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.
Tags: civil aviation, Ministry, Milestone, Domestic Flights, Post Covid Growth
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.
Tags: Air India, pilot, Domestic Flights, post-retirement, Tata groups
Courtesy: Free Press Journal
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.
Tags: International Flights, Domestic Flights, Price Hike, AVIATION FUEL PRICES, INTERNATIONAL CRUDE OIL
Courtesy: The Indian Express
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.
Tags: Jalan Kalrock Consortium, Jet airways, Domestic Flights, NCLT
Courtesy: DNA India
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.
Tags: Drones, Domestic Flights, India, Modi Government
Courtesy: Times Now News
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%.
Tags: Airline, Domestic Flights, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya Scindia, Air Travel
Courtesy: United News of India
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.
Tags: IndiGo Airlines, Domestic Flights, Cancellation Fee, Domestic Passengers
Courtesy: Live Mint
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
Tags: IndiGo, Delivery Partner, Domestic Flights, Airlines
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.
Tags: emergency, air passengers, Domestic Flights, AIR TRAFFIC
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
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
Tags: DCGA, Domestic airlines, civil aviation, Domestic Flights