A recent Parliamentary Standing Committee report flagged several issues of aviation safety and gave multiple recommendations, chief among them being stepping up spot checks.
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.
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.
Minister for IT and Infrastructure Gudivada Amarnath announced that flight services between Visakhapatnam and Colombo will be resumed from the second week of July.
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Rajan, former director, Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), explained the cyber-security risks that 5G networks pose.
International passenger flights are being operated under bilateral air bubble arrangements with various countries in a restricted manner currently.
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.
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.
The growth in domestic passenger traffic, on a sequential basis, was nearly 24-25 per cent higher compared to 71 lakh, as per ICRA.
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.
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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.
The carriers have been operating 85 per cent of their pre-COVID domestic services since September 18, according to the ministry's order.
Air carriers reporting a 50 per cent no-show, 90 per cent cancellation of tickets to Southeast Asia.
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.