Air travel

Free flight for champs: Madurai teacher’s treat to inspire kids 

T Godwin Rajkumar o the Alanganallur Government Boys Higher Secondary had promised to four boys of his school a free flight trip to Chennai if they won the State-level swimming competition.

published on : 3rd April 2019

Domestic air travel likely to get costlier as parliamentary panel recommends passenger service fee be increased

Panel has suggested the price hike in order to generate more revenue for clearing pending security dues running into crores of rupees.

published on : 7th March 2019

Pakistan's airspace closure leaves thousands of passengers stranded worldwide 

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Thursday temporarily restored Pakistani airspace for commercial aviation, allowing some flights to depart.

published on : 1st March 2019

China bars millions from travel for 'social credit' offenses

Some 5.5 million people were barred from buying train tickets, according to the National Public Credit Information Center.

published on : 22nd February 2019

Pulwama effect: CRPF, other forces can now take free commercial flights to Kashmir Valley

The decision will immediately benefit approximately 7.8 lakh paramilitary personnel of the ranks of constable, head constable and assistant sub-inspector who were otherwise not eligible earlier.

published on : 21st February 2019

Air travel to get cheaper for Kerala expats?

Non-Resident Keralites Affairs Department feels the cut in airfare will provide some respite to those expats who travel three to four times a year. 

published on : 22nd January 2019

November not a happy month for fliers, no. of passengers denied boarding rises

While domestic traffic for November stood at 1.16 crore compared to 1.18 crore in October, passenger related complaints received in November stood at 786.

published on : 24th December 2018

SpiceJet launches direct flight from Delhi to Hong Kong

SpiceJet is the only domestic budget airline to have a direct flight in this route with one-way fares starting from Rs 12,997.

published on : 23rd November 2018

Domestic air passenger traffic up by 21 per cent this year

Thanks to the festive season, the month of September has shown an 18.95 per cent increase in domestic traffic over last month (August), the report states.

published on : 28th October 2018

50 million passengers soon; GMR plans to expand Hyderabad airport

The Hyderabad international airport that started with 6.2 million passengers in 2009, is expected to handle over 18 million passengers by the year end.

published on : 4th October 2018

JD(S) alleges DGCA denied permission to chartered flights to Kochi for MLAs

Fearing poaching of their legislators by the BJP, the Congress and the JD(S) had earlier decided to fly them to a resort in Kochi.

published on : 18th May 2018