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Over 4 Lakh People Travel Domestic In 1 Day, India Creates Aviation History

The skyrocketing domestic airline traffic helped India to create a record, globally. As per media sources, India created a record of over 4 lakh passengers travelling via domestic flights, in just a day. Furthermore, the Aviation Ministry said, more than 37.5m passengers were carried by domestic airlines in just the first three months of 2023.  The data showed that a 51.7% growth compared to a year ago, in India.

Wed, 03 May 2023 - 08:43 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: civil aviation, Ministry, Milestone, Domestic Flights, Post Covid Growth

Courtesy: BBC

Air India

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Air India Proposes To Re-Hire Pilots Post Retirement For 5 Years

Air India, which is controlled by the Tata Group, has decided to re-hire pilots after they retire for a five-year term as the airline seeks operational stability amid discussions of purchasing 300 single-aisle planes. The post-retirement contract as a commander in Air India will be for 5 years or until the age of 65. Prospective pilots have been instructed to submit their documentation, and written consent, by June 23.   

Fri, 24 Jun 2022 - 11:02 AM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Air India, pilot, Domestic Flights, post-retirement, Tata groups

Courtesy: Free Press Journal

National flights

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Domestic Flight Fare To Increase, International Price Remains Unchanged

Indian domestic flight fare prices have seen a rise of up to 15-30 % in the last two to three weeks, according to data. The reason for rising in the fare prices is due to the Russian vision with Ukraine. The international tickets had also seen an increase similar to the domestic ones, by March 27 the prices will get back to normal despite the oil scarcity. 

Mon, 14 Mar 2022 - 10:44 AM / by Rupsa Debnath

Tags: International Flights, Domestic Flights, Price Hike, AVIATION FUEL PRICES, INTERNATIONAL CRUDE OIL

Courtesy: The Indian Express

A flight of Jet Airways.

Photo: The News Minute

Jet Airways Is Set To Re-Start Its Domestic Flights By 2022

Following being out of operation for almost three years, the Jalan Kalrock Consortium has confirmed that Jet Airways will resume its operations in India by the first quarter of 2022 with a flight from New Delhi to Mumbai. Reportedly, it has also got approval on its revival plan by the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT). Furthermore, the company will start international flights in the mid-year of 2022.

Mon, 13 Sep 2021 - 04:28 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Jalan Kalrock Consortium, Jet airways, Domestic Flights, NCLT

Courtesy: DNA India

Nano Drones

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Government May Soon Allow Carrying Nano Drone To Flight

In order to promote the use of drones, the government is planning to allow the carrying of drones to domestic flights. However, according to the Ministry of Civil Aviation's new rules, the passengers can only carry nano drones weighing just 250 grams for ground use. Besides, according to the reports of Times of India, carrying drones to international flights shall apply based on the law of the land.

Mon, 06 Sep 2021 - 06:59 PM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Drones, Domestic Flights, India, Modi Government

Courtesy: Times Now News

An aeroplane in the sky.

Photo: Deccan Herald

Domestic Aviation Industry To Allow 72.5% Passengers: MoCA

The Ministry of Civil Aviation announced on August 12 that it has increased the passengers’ capacity from 65% to 72.5% to fly in domestic airlines. The order came after the MoCA Jyotiraditya Scindia held a meeting on August 6 and said ''will remain in place until further order.'' Besides, people have to invest more in tickets as a separate order by the government has increased the airfare bands to 12%. 

Fri, 13 Aug 2021 - 08:54 PM / by Brijesh Goswami

Tags: Airline, Domestic Flights, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Air Travel

Representational photo: Indigo airline flight

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Indigo Airlines Exempts Fee Over Date, Time Alteration For New Booking

The Indigo Airlines on April 17, proclaimed to waive-off the customization fees for time or date change on the domestic tickets booked between April 17 and 30. Reportedly, the offer will allow the passengers to make changes in their new bookings until April 30, 2021. However, the airline clarified that the cancellation fee is still intact and will be chargeable.

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 - 12:01 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: IndiGo Airlines, Domestic Flights, Cancellation Fee, Domestic Passengers

Courtesy: Live Mint

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IndiGo Teams Up With CarterPorter For Door-To-Door Baggage Delivery

IndiGo airlines has collaborated with luggage transfer platform CarterPorter to facilitate door-to-door baggage delivery service. Starting from Delhi and Hyderabad, IndiGo will soon expand the service to Mumbai and Bengaluru. The ‘6EBagPort’ service, available on arrival and 24 hours before departure, will facilitate contactless baggage delivery for Rs 630 for one way. The airliner aims to make passengers "worry-free" by eliminating the need… read-more

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 - 09:57 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: IndiGo, Delivery Partner, Domestic Flights, Airlines

Courtesy: News18

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Flyer Tries To Open Emergency Exit Mid-Air On Delhi-Varanasi Flight

A Delhi-Varanasi flight on March 27 suffered a security scare after a passenger attempted to open the emergency exit mid-air causing disturbance on the flight. Reportedly, the passenger seemed mentally ill and the crew held him until the flight landed safely. According to SHO Phulpur, the pilot alerted the air traffic control and requested a priority landing after which the passenger was handed to the Central Industrial Security Force.

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 09:44 AM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: emergency, air passengers, Domestic Flights, AIR TRAFFIC

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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Fare Concession For Domestic Flyers Carrying No Baggage: DGCA

In a major relief to flyers, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has allowed domestic flight operators to offer concession on "no baggage" or "only cabin baggage" journeys. However, passengers will have to declare the baggage's weight while booking the tickets in order to avail the concession. The DGCA has also allowed charging of various services, including preferential seating, airline lounges, and meal-snack-drink charges … read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 03:15 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: DCGA, Domestic airlines, civil aviation, Domestic Flights

Courtesy: NDTV