Domestic air traffic continues to rise, records annual growth of nearly 47%
As per the data released by the aviation regulator DGCA on Thursday, nearly 1.27 crore passengers were carried by the domestic airlines during December in the country as against 1.12 crore during the same period last year. The passenger load factor or occupancy of the airlines remained on the higher side in the range of 80 to 90 per cent.
'Without any care for customers...': Foreign national narrates his pathetic experience on Air India flight
Narrating his bad experience in the Air India flight on January 5, Loic Sanlaville, on his Facebook page, wrote that he found out that his flight to Delhi was cancelled while reaching Paris airport. "You made everyone wait 1h30 before finally sending a bus to drive us to a hotel. Finally left the day after in an aircraft without a screen, without reading light, without water in the toilet (when I flushed, the button fell down!!!)."
Go First begins probe, offers free tickets as DGCA holds airline did not comply with rules
Moreover, the airline decided to offer all affected passengers one free ticket for travel on any domestic sector. "In line with our philosophy of customer centricity, the airline has decided to offer all affected passengers one free ticket for travel on any domestic sector in the next 12 months," said the airline in a statement.
Go First flight leaves passengers behind, DGCA promises action
Many air passengers alleged that Flight G8 116 from Bengaluru to Delhi took off around 6.30 a.m. leaving nearly 50 passengers while they were still inside the bus at the tarmac. Aviation regulator DGCA said: "We have sought a report from the airline and appropriate action shall be taken afterwards."
Asia-Pacific airlines saw air cargo volumes dip 18.6% in Nov 2022: IATA
As per the International Air Transport Association (IATA), this was the worst performance of all regions and a decline in performance compared to October (minus 14.7 per cent). Airlines in the region continue to be impacted by lower levels of trade and manufacturing activity and disruptions in supply chains due to China's rising Covid cases.
'Airline should have acted swiftly': Tata Sons Chairman anguished over urinating incident
He said that the Tata Group and Air India will review processes to prevent any such incident in future. "The incident on Air India flight AI102 on November 26, 2022, has been a matter of personal anguish to me and my colleagues at Air India," Chandrasekaran said in a statement on Sunday.
Indigo expands its fleet to 300 aircraft
Speaking on the occasion, Pieter Elbers, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo said: "We are excited to announce that our fleet size now stands at 300 aircraft, giving wings to our ambitions. We have recently expanded operations across west, east, and north-east India as well as the middle east.
Paris-bound Air India flight returns to Delhi after technical snag
Officials said that Air India's Delhi-Paris flight AI 143, carrying nearly 210 passengers, took off from the Indira Gandhi International Airport at 1.28 p.m. and was in the air for nearly 35 minutes when a full emergency was declared. It returned to Delhi safely at 2.25 p.m. Aviation regulator DGCA said: "On 04.02.2023, Air India B787-800 aircraft VT-AND operating flight AI143 (Delhi-Paris) was involved in Air turnback due to Slats Drive snag message." Earlier on Tuesday, an IndiGo flight from Delhi to Phuket returned to Delhi due to a technical snag shortly after takeoff.
Aviation Ministry asks airlines to ensure 2% of international passengers are tested
Against the backdrop of rising coronavirus cases in China and in a few more countries, the government on Thursday decided to subject 2 per cent of the passengers arriving on international flights to random coronavirus tests starting from Saturday morning.
2,613 significant tech snags reported by various airlines in last 5 years: Government
According to Ministry of Civil Aviation data, Indigo airline topped the list with 885 such incidents while Spicejet and Vistara reported 691 and 444 technical snag related occurrences, respectively between the years 2018 and 2022. While Air India (Fleet A) reported 361 such incidents, Air India (Fleet B) reported 38 technical snags.