India suspends international flight services

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International Flight Operation Ban Extended Till Jan 31: DGCA

The Director-General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on December 9, announced extending the ban on international flights till January 31. The Indian Civil Aviation Ministry decided to extend the ban in view of Covid-19's new variant Omicron. However, the flight operation under Vande Bharat, selected routes with lower cases of Covid-19. Initially, the international flights were scheduled to resume from December 15.

Thu, 09 Dec 2021 - 08:07 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: International Flights, Civil Aviation Ministry, Ban Extended, Union Civil Aviation Minister, DGCA

Courtesy: Live Mint

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DGCA To Take Decision On International Flight Resumption: Omicron Scare

Amid the Omicron scare, the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry announced to reconsider the resumption of international flights. Scheduled to resume on December 15, the international flight services have now been postponed. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) will take a decision and announce the same in the due course of time. In addition, the DGCA and Aviation Ministry are closely monitoring the global developments of Omicron. 

Wed, 01 Dec 2021 - 08:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Union Civil Aviation Minister, Omicron Strain, International Flights, civil aviation, DGCA

Courtesy: ANI

Jolly Grant Airport

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Dehradun's Jolly Grant Airport's New Terminal Inaugurated

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inaugurated the new terminal building of Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun on October 8. Reportedly, the development of the terminal costed Rs 325 crore and is spread in an area of 28,729 Sqm and 1,200 people are allowed during the peak hours. Nares Bansal, Trivendra Singh Rawat, and Ramesh Pokhriyal joined the meeting through video-… read-more

Sat, 09 Oct 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Ettishree Shukla

Tags: Dehradun, Airport, Uttarakhand, Union Civil Aviation Minister

Courtesy: ANI News

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Centre Nods To Drone Flight Operations Of Swiggy, Spicejet, 18 Others

The Aviation Ministry has approved a conditional exemption for drone flight operations of 20 entities including SpiceJet, Dunzo Air Consortium and Swiggy. The one-year exemption is granted under the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021, and the drones have been allowed to operate beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS). The 20 entities have been selected by a committee after evaluating the Expressions of Interest by 34 participants. … read-more

Wed, 05 May 2021 - 07:50 PM / by Neha Sanjeev

Tags: Union Civil Aviation Minister, Swiggy, Dunzo, Flights

Courtesy: India Today

Airlines

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Mutant COVID-19: India Extends The UK Fights Ban Till January 7

Amidst the new COVID-19 strain fear spreading in the country, the Centre on December 30 extended the ban on flights originating from the UK till January 7. However, the Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri clarified that the flight suspensions will not be extended beyond January 7. Earlier, Indian government had suspended the India bound UK flights till December 31. Reportedly, over dozen of new strain positive cases have been… read-more

Wed, 30 Dec 2020 - 12:08 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: UK, Flights, UK flight ban, Covid-Strain, Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Civil Aviation Minister

Courtesy: Times Now

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardip Singh Puri

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Aviation Minister Says 2 Lakh Air Passengers To Travel Daily By October End

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that an assessment made by the ministry expects domestic flights to carry two lakh passengers every day by the end of October. He added that the passenger count is expected to reach three lakhs between Diwali and the 2020 end. He further mentioned that domestic flights under 'Lifeline Udaan' travelled around 5,45,685 km and carried 940.29 tonnes in its journey. 

Thu, 08 Oct 2020 - 03:35 PM / by Debanshi Das

Tags: Union Civil Aviation Minister, air passengers, Covid-19, Lifeline Udaan

Courtesy: Yahoo News

Hardeep Singh Puri

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Hardeep Singh Puri Says Vande Bharat is Mission of "Hopes and Happiness"

The Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that Vande Bharat is a mission of "hopes and happiness" and so far over 16.25 lakh people have been benefited with this. The ministry added that on September 13 about 4,170 people returned. Vande Bharat mission, which is currently in its sixth phase, was started with an aim to get back Indians stranded in different countries owing to the pandemic.

Mon, 14 Sep 2020 - 08:03 AM / by Sneha Ramesh

Tags: Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Vande Bharat Mission, Flights, Coronavirus

Courtesy: ANI News

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Flight Tickets Booked During First 2 Phase of Lockdown Will be Refunded: DGCA in SC

All flight tickets booked between March 25 and May 3 will be fully refunded by airlines, DGCA conveyed to the Supreme Court on September 6. It stated that non-refund of tickets and creating "involuntary" credit shell was a violation of Aircraft Rules (1937). Earlier, in June, the apex court had asked airline operators and the Centre to help customers by creating a credit shell with a validity of 2 years.

Mon, 07 Sep 2020 - 12:09 AM / by Nitesh Kumar Singh

Tags: DGCA, Union Civil Aviation Minister, Supreme Court, Airplane

Courtesy: LiveMint

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Passengers Without Masks to be Included in ‘No-Fly List’

Aviation Regulatory body, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on August 28, that passengers without masks violate the COVID-19 operating procedures and hence can be added to the ‘No-Fly List’ by the airlines.  "The face masks should be removed only for genuine reasons like drinking water or having food," DGCA advised. Centre has granted permission to resume consumption of food in airlines, … read-more

Fri, 28 Aug 2020 - 02:34 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: DGCA, Covid-19, Union Civil Aviation Minister

Courtesy: ANI

India Eyes Bilateral Air Bubble Pacts

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India Eyes Bilateral "Air Bubble" Pacts with 13 More Countries

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on August 18 confirmed that India is in process of establishing bilateral air bubble arrangements with 13 more countries. The countries with which negotiations are being held include Australia, Italy, Singapore and Japan among others. A bilateral air bubble agreement allows airlines of the countries concerned to operate with some restrictions. Since July, India has made such air bubble arrangements … read-more

Wed, 19 Aug 2020 - 12:25 AM / by Tania Mukhopadhyay

Tags: International Flights, Union Civil Aviation Minister, India, Qatar, UAE

Courtesy: Times of India