Flights

Interim flights to France, US to begin from July onwards

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said international flights may resume under bilateral air bubbles with other countries subject to certain conditions. He said this was because many countries including India were continuing with restrictions on entry of foreign nationals. He said bilateral air bubbles was the answer to the current situation. “We...

Good samaritans help fly 180 migrants from Mumbai to Jharkhand

Around 180 migrants from Jharkhand managed to land at their home state after former students of Bangalore’s National Law School funded their air travel. The migrants who had been stuck in Mumbai post the lockdown told a newspaper that they did not have the money for a train ticket and also did not have the...

Passenger on Air India Delhi-Ludhiana flight tests COVID-19 positive, 40 quarantined

A passenger on Air India Delhi-Ludhiana flight on Tuesday tested positive for coronavirus. Air India has said a total of 36 passengers on the flight along with 4 crew members have been put in institutional quarantine following the Punjab government rules. Air India has said, “The passenger who works in the security department of Alliance...

States announce mandatory quarantine for domestic passengers as flights set to resume from Monday

A day before the Centre plans to resume domestic flights, confusion prevails over whether passengers will have to undergo quarantine at destination states or not. Some states have also expressed reservation at the decision to resume flights even as India reports a surge in Covid19 numbers. Maharashtra, one of the worst affected states, has called...

International flight operations may resume from mid-June if situation improves: Centre

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that international flight operations in the country may start by mid-June or end-July if the COVID-19 virus “behaves in a predictable manner”. He said this on Saturday afternoon, during an online discussion with the public to clarify norms governing “calibrated” restart of domestic flights from...

Domestic flight operations to resume from May 25: Hardeep Puri

India will resume domestic flight operations from May 25—two months after the services were suspended following the nationwide lockdown imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri on Wednesday announced that operations will recommence in a “calibrated manner” from Monday. “All airports and air carriers are being informed to...

First flight carrying stranded Indians to land in Kerala on Thursday night

The first flight carrying stranded Indians from abroad will land at Kochi in Kerala on Thursday night. The flight with 175 people on board will land in Kochi from Abu Dhabi at around 9.40 pm. The Air India flight will leave from UAE at 4.15 pm. The second flight with stranded Indians will also land...

Over 1000 expats to return to Guj from May onwards

Over 1000 people will return to Gujarat during the first week of the Centre’s massive efforts to bring back Indians stranded abroad. The global evacuation of Indians will start from May 7 onwards. The SVPI airport in the city will see flights from the United Kingdom (UK), Singapore, Kuwait, Philippines and the United States (US)....