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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...

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...

Delhi govt registers FIR against 4 airlines for not checking RT-PCR report of passengers

The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party government in New Delhi filed a complaint against four major airlines for failing to check the RT-PCR test reports of passengers arriving in the national capital from Maharashtra. The stringent move was taken against Indigo, Air Asia, Spicejet and Vistara under the Disaster Management Act. The airlines, however, are...

Sonu Sood, SpiceJet to evacuate 1,500 students from Kyrgystan

Real-life hero Sonu Sood, who helped thousands of migrants to return home amid the coronavirus lockdown, has now joined hands with SpiceJet airlines to evacuate 1,500 students from Kyrgystan. The announcement about Sonu Sood’s role in the major initiative was revealed by SpiceJet on its Twitter handle. The airlines informed that it will be operating...

58,000 passengers travelled by air on Monday: Puri

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday informed that more than 58,000 passengers flew on Monday as India resumed limited domestic air travel after two months of suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Airports are abuzz & passengers are back in air. 58,318 passengers flew to their destinations on 832 flights on the...

Domestic flight services resume in India after two months

After a gap of two months, India on Monday resumed domestic flight services that were suspended amid the coronavirus pandemic to contain the spread of the virus. The Delhi airport saw its first departure at 4.45 am to Pune while Mumbai airport’s first departure was at 6.45 am to Patna, the officials said. The first...

Airlines indulge in fun banter on Twitter on importance of being ‘grounded’

Several Indian airlines including IndiGo, Vistara and SpiceJet, among others indulged in a fun banter on Twitter and left the netizens amused. Interestingly, Delhi Aiport also joined in the conversation. The tweet exchange took place amid the nationwide lockdown because of the novel coronavirus outbreak. Even the domestic and international passenger flight operations have been...

SpiceJet to cut employees’ salaries due to crippled travel demand amid lockdown

SpiceJet Ltd on Tuesday said it would cut employee salaries by 10 per cent to 30 per cent in March as a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus crimps travel demand. “The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent (India) lockdown have forced us to take some tough measures to ensure that no...

SpiceJet pilot tests positive for coronavirus

SpiceJet on Sunday said that one of its pilots who did not fly any international flight in March has tested positive for coronavirus. “One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for COVID-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March 2020,” a...

Now, Vistara bans comedian Kunal Kamra

Stand-up comedian Kunal Kamra on Friday tweeted that he has been banned by Vistara airlines, more than two months after he was grounded by four other airlines for heckling TV journalist Arnab Goswami on an IndiGo flight to Lucknow. Kamra tweeted: “Air Vistara has also banned me now till the 27th April, following orders like...