IATA agents urges Civil Aviation Minister to allow full refund of air tickets

According to a recent news report, IATA Agents Association of India has requested the Civil Aviation Ministry to allow passengers a full refund of the ticketed value (including basic fare and fuel surcharges) of unutilised tickets as well as rescheduling travel dates by utilising total ticketed value or EMD as credit. Considering the worldwide spread … Read more

China’s coronavirus epicentre Hubei resumes domestic flights from Sunday

The coronavirus epicentre, Hubei, has resumed services of domestic flights. With the exception of its capital city Wuhan, domestic passenger flights resumed operations on Sunday. Hubei Province has been under lockdown for more than two months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected last year. Since no new coronavirus cases were reported for several … Read more

Indigo operates relief flight from Delhi to Jodhpur for Iran-returned Indians

IndiGo operated a relief flight from Delhi on March 29 to carry 139 Indian passengers. who were being shifted to the Army Isolation centre in Jodhpur. The flight 6E-9121 operated by two captains and four cabin crew was operated after all passengers were certified as being corona negative prior to the flight. These passengers had … Read more

IATA urges G20 to support the airline industry

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has urged G20 leaders to act quickly to support the aviation industry in order to prevent irrecoverable damage to international connectivity arising from the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In an open letter to the G20 Presidency, Iata’s director general and CEO Alexandre de Juniac emphasized the essential … Read more

Vistara suspends international flights till March end

Indian airline Vistara announced it will be temporarily suspending its international operations from March 20 to March 31. The airline has also temporarily adjusted its domestic capacity for the months of March and April 2020 in view of “reduced demand”, said a report. Customers booked on the affected flights will be fully refunded and the … Read more

ACI says support for the aviation industry must not discriminate

Airports Council International (ACI) World has today emphasized that the COVID-19 outbreak is a systemic crisis affecting the entire global aviation sector impacting particularly heavily on airports and airlines. The sector is in dire need of support to avoid collapse. ACI World Director General Angela Gittens – responding to a letter from SkyTeam CEO and … Read more

First ever Indore – Kishangarh flight commenced under UDAN

Under the UDAN scheme of Government of India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) recently flagged off the first-ever thrice-weekly flight from Indore (Madhya Pradesh) to Kishangarh (Ajmer, Rajasthan). In its constant endeavor to connect the unconnected regions, Ministry of Civil Aviation awarded the Indore-Kishangarh route during the UDAN 3 bidding process to Star Air. … Read more

DOMESTIC FLIGHT OCCUPANCY DROPS 15 PC AS CORONAVIRUS SPARKS FEAR OF FLYING

According to recent reports, fresh bookings and occupancy in domestic flights have dropped by almost 15 per cent in the last few days as customers defer or cancel trips over fears of Coronavirus. With domestic travel, generating bulk of the revenue for carriers slowing down, the slump in crude oil price will provide limited relief … Read more

Ministry of Civil Aviation outlines various measures to help curb the spread of Coronavirus

Government of India had started taking measures including screening much before the WHO has termed the Virus outbreak as Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) on 30th January 2020, said Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister(I/C), Civil Aviation. Addressing a press conference on Corona Virus related issues here today, Union Minister said that screening of passengers coming from … Read more