air travel

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

Air travel likely to become better and cheaper

With new players entering field and Covid restrictions expected to be relaxed, get ready for new flying experience

published on : 30th January 2022

5G networks increase overall cyber security risks: Expert

Rajan, former director, Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), explained the cyber-security risks that 5G networks pose.

published on : 20th January 2022

Proposals sent to Saudi Arabia, nine other countries for air bubble agreement: Jyotiraditya Scindia

International passenger flights are being operated under bilateral air bubble arrangements with various countries in a restricted manner currently.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Maharashtra government considering revision of air travel guidelines: Chief Secretary

On Wednesday, the Mumbai civic body mandated all domestic passengers landing at the city airport to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.

published on : 2nd December 2021

Filmmaker’s drone damaged in flight from Bengaluru

After collecting his baggage from Terminal One at Mumbai, Tisekar checked it to learn that the lens of the camera attached to the drone had been damaged.

published on : 20th November 2021

Domestic air passenger traffic rises 67 per cent to around 88 lakh in October: ICRA

The growth in domestic passenger traffic, on a sequential basis, was nearly 24-25 per cent higher compared to 71 lakh, as per ICRA.

published on : 9th November 2021

US to allow international visitors, here are the new travel rules

The new rules allow air travel from previously restricted countries as long as the traveller has proof of being jabbed with any WHO-recognized vaccine and a negative COVID-19 test. 

published on : 8th November 2021

Complete vaccination mandatory for foreign travellers to US from Nov 8: Biden admin announces new rules

Fully vaccinated air travellers will continue to be required to show documentation of a pre-departure negative viral test from a sample taken within three days of travel to the US before boarding.

published on : 26th October 2021

Airlines can operate domestic flights without any capacity restriction from October 18: Government

The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the ministry's order.

published on : 12th October 2021

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