ATF prices increased

July 2020

The prices of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) have been revised upwards, following the global trend. The new prices are in effect from June 1, 2020. The price of a kilolitre of ATF will cost Rs […]

Airport ground services firm facing higher costs

July 2020

Airport ground services company Air India-SATS is grappling with lower revenues and higher costs due to reduced airline operations combined with new rules for passengers, baggage and aircraft cleaning. The firm plans to pass on […]

Test flights for drones permitted

July 2020

Private entities including SpiceJet and Reliance-backed drone start-up Asteria Aerospace are among 13 consortiums that have received approvals from the government to test-fly drones beyond visual line of sight. SpiceXpress, the air cargo division of […]

Upper limit for airfares fixed

July 2020

The upper limit for airfares has been set to prevent airlines from charging exorbitantly high prices on resumption of flights. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has released a fare structure setting the minimum […]

Domestic flight operations resumed on May 25, 2020

July 2020

After nearly two months of being shut down, flight operations resumed in a calibrated manner on May 25, 2020. However, uncertainty and chaos was witnessed at airports as airlines, following last-minute instructions from the government, […]

CIAL launches CAT III lighting system

July 2020

Cochin International Airport Limited has installed the CAT III lighting system to enhance visual acuity and provide guidance to pilots during final approach and landing. It has been installed at a cost of Rs 360 […]

Vistara to delay taking delivery of some aircraft

July 2020

Vistara is in talks with aircraft manufacturers and leasing companies to delay taking delivery of some aircraft. The development comes in view of the low air travel demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier, in […]

IndiGo announces flexible payment scheme

June 2020

IndiGo has announced a flexible payment scheme called Flex Pay under which passengers will have to pay only 10 per cent of the total fare amount at the time of booking. Under this scheme, passengers […]

Air Deccan ceases operations

April 2020

With mounting financial stress owing to suspension of flight operations, Air Deccan has become the first Indian carrier to cease operations. The airline called off its operations “until further notice” and all its employees have […]

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