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SpiceJet mishap: DGCA forms team to probe into mishap on turbulence-hit aircraft

New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has instituted a multi-disciplinary team to look into the mishap on board a SpiceJet flight that was caught in severe turbulence on Sunday. As many as 15 persons, including 12 passengers and three crew members, were injured because of the severe turbulence on the Mumbai-Durgapur flight...

Commercial international flights to and from India delayed over Omicron concerns

New Delhi: The Indian government has said that it will notify the new date for resumption of commercial international flights. Earlier, it had been decided that these flights would be resumed from December 15. However, with the emergence of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron, the government has decided to defer the move. In a...

Taliban invites India to resume flights to Afghanistan

New Delhi: The Taliban government of Afghanistan has written to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of India, inviting it to resume commercial flights between the two countries. The Civil Aviation ministry has received a letter from the Taliban and is reviewing it. The Taliban had announced on Sunday that the Kabul international airport was...

Ray of Hope: NCLT clears Jet Airways’ revival plan, stocks surge by 5%

In what could be a ray of hope for grounded airline Jet Airways, the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) on Tuesday approved the resolution plan for the airline submitted by the Kalrock-Jalan consortium. Notably, Jet Airways was grounded in April 2019 after suffering a severe financial crunch. An SBI-led consortium had then referred it to...

DGCA orders probe on mid-air marriage in Tamil Nadu in violation of COVID-19 guidelines

At a time when the government is urging people to cancel their planned wedding or opt for a simple marriage function owing to the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a mid-air marriage aboard a chartered flight has infuriated the country’s aviation regulator—the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). In fact, the aviation watchdog on...

DGCA extends international flight ban till March 31

India’s aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, has extended the ban on international air travel till March 31. The ban has been extended due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases across the world. Notably, COVID-19 cases in several countries is once again moving northwards despite the governments trying their best to speed up...

Now, flyers with no check-in baggage will get cheaper flights: DGCA

India’s aviation regulator has permitted domestic flight operators to provide concessions in ticket prices to passengers who travel without any baggage or just cabin baggage. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), in a circular, said that passengers will have to declare about their baggage if they want to avail the concessions. As of now,...

DGCA seeks report from Indigo on violation of safety protocols by TV journos

After several videos of media persons openly violating the safety protocols of air travel went viral, the DGCA has sought a report from IndiGo in this regard. The DGCA’s action came in response to a Chandigarh-Mumbai flight in which actor Kangana Ranaut was also travelling.  The actor was sitting in one of the front rows...

Centre extends international flight ban till Aug 31

The Centre on Friday extended the ban on international commercial flights till August 31. The ban, however, will not be applicable to international cargo operations. Centre has also clarified that the ban will also not be applicable on special flights approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. A statement by the Ministry of Civil...

International flights to remain suspended till July 31: DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday said it was extending the suspension of scheduled international passenger flights in the country till July 31. The aviation regulator, however, added that some international scheduled services on selected routes may be permitted on a case to case basis. Scheduled international passenger flights were suspended in...

International commercial flights to remain suspended till July 15

International commercial flights to and from India will continue to remain suspended till July 15, the DGCA announced on Friday. All passenger flights were suspended following the lockdown that was imposed in March to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the country. Domestic flights were resumed on May 25. The restriction on international flights will...

DGCA initiates probe against AirAsia after pilot raises safety concerns

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is investigating AirAsia India after one of its pilots, who runs a popular YouTube channel called Flying Beast, alleged violations of safety norms by the low-cost airliner. Gaurav Taneja tweeted on Sunday that he has been suspended by AirAsia India “for standing up for safe operations of an...