Air travel

US air travel returns to normal after technology breakdown

Attention turned to the federal agency where the technology failure apparently started hours before it inconvenienced more than 1 million travelers.

published on : 13th January 2023

All about NOTAM, the system that paused US air travel

Aviation experts say such alerts can be highly important, such as the notification of a closed runway, or if there is a problem with ground-based signals used to land the plane.

published on : 12th January 2023

Computer breakdown sows chaos across US air travel system

The Federal Aviation Administration said preliminary indications “traced the outage to a damaged database file."

published on : 12th January 2023

Karnataka: Air travel set to soar in the new year

With fear of the pandemic departing, air travel across the country is poised for a big leap. Karnataka is sitting pretty with ongoing infrastructure works in the aviation sector across districts.

published on : 5th December 2022

Soon, space travel will cost same as air tickets, says Skyroot co-founder

Speaking about Skyroot’s plans, Pawan said they were working on Vikrant 1 which would be a bigger one that would put satellites into orbit. 

published on : 29th November 2022

One-third of air passengers had to pay extra for flight seats in last 12 months: Survey

As per the survey, some 60 per cent of the respondents also batted for capping the number of paid seats at 30 per cent of the total seats.

published on : 17th October 2022

Asia-Pacific region may not remain world's largest air passenger market in 2022: Report

As against 3.38 billion flyers in the APAC region, accounting for 37 per cent of the global volume of 9.16 billion in 2019, the numbers of air passengers in the region slipped by more than half.

published on : 19th September 2022

Post pandemic, Kerala witnessing surge in air travel: Riyas

The state has been witnessing a surge in air travel after fierce spells of Covid, PWD and Tourism Minister P A Mohamed Riyas has said.

published on : 3rd September 2022

India to see 400 million air travellers in 7-10 years: Scindia

He also said there are tremendous growth opportunities for domestic airlines and they are expected to have a fleet of 1,200 planes in five years.

published on : 24th August 2022

Passenger safety paramount on planes

A recent Parliamentary Standing Committee report flagged several issues of aviation safety and gave multiple recommendations, chief among them being stepping up spot checks.

published on : 11th July 2022

Opt for lowest airfare, book tickets 21 days ahead for LTA, meetings: Fin Min tells govt staff

The Finance Ministry's instructions are an attempt to trim unnecessary expenditure as fiscal expenses are high due to factors including excise duty cuts on petrol and diesel.

published on : 19th June 2022

No COVID-19 testing requirement for those travelling to the US

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic and will reassess the need for a testing requirement if the situation changes.

published on : 11th June 2022

Flights to SL from Vizag to resume in July

Minister for IT and Infrastructure Gudivada Amarnath announced that flight services between Visakhapatnam and Colombo will be resumed from the second week of July.

published on : 16th May 2022

Coronavirus crisis: Airlines, travel agencies hit

Air carriers reporting a 50 per cent no-show, 90 per cent cancellation of tickets to Southeast Asia. 

published on : 4th March 2020

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