After two years,India to resume all international flights from 27 March

NEW DELHI: In order to prevent spread of Covid-19, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had suspended operations of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India with effect from 23rd March 2020 vide circular dated 19.03.2020. Currently, in terms of DGCA’s circular 28.02.2022, suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger services to/from India has been […]

India extends suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights to December 31

NEW DELHI: India’s aviation safety regulator DGCA on Thursday extended the suspension of scheduled international commercial passenger flights to December 31. The restrictions, however, will not apply on international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), an official circular said. “In partial modification of circular dated 26.6.2020, the […]

DGCA extends suspension of international passenger flights till November 30

NEW DELHI: The suspension of scheduled international passenger flights has been extended till November 30 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said on Wednesday. “However, the international scheduled flights may be allowed on selected routes by the competent authority on a case-to-case basis,” the Indian aviation regulator said in a […]

DGCA issues detailed refund guidelines after Supreme Court verdict

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued detailed guidelines on Wednesday regarding a refund of the ticket price for the flights cancelled amid the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. The guidelines came six days after the Supreme Court directed that a full and immediate refund should be given to passengers for the air tickets cancelled […]

Airline ticket refund: DGCA tells Supreme Court that tickets booked during lockdown are entitled for refund

NEW DELHI: Airline ticket refund, DGCA, Supreme Court, Coronavirus lockdownThe Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has informed the Supreme Court that people who had booked air tickets during the lockdown are entitled to immediate refunds. The DGCA also clarified that in case of tickets booked prior to the lockdown up to May 24, the […]

28.32 lakh domestic air passengers in August, 76% lower than in August 2019: DGCA

NEW DELHI: A total of 28.32 lakh domestic passengers travelled by air in August this year, 76 per cent lower than the corresponding period last year, aviation regulator DGCA said on Wednesday. While IndiGo carried 16.82 lakh passengers, a 59.4 per cent share of the total domestic market, SpiceJet flew 3.91 lakh passengers, which is […]

Parliament passes bill to give statutory status to aviation regulators

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill that seeks to improve India’s aviation safety ratings and provide statutory status to regulatory institutions, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020, which provides for statutory backing to the DGCA, the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) and the Aircraft Accident […]

‘Photos, videos allowed in flight, not recording equipment’

NEW DELHI: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Sunday said that passengers on board a flight can take photos and videos, but cannot use any recording equipment which would create chaos, disrupt flight operations and violate safety norms. The clarification comes after the aviation regulator earlier said that a scheduled flight will be […]

Airlines face suspension if passengers violate selfie regulations

NEW DELHI: Be wary the next time you take a selfie inside an aircraft or at aerodrome or decide to take picture-perfect snaps of the landscape below during landings and takeoffs as airline authorities could take punitive action against those responsible for the violation. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a fresh […]

International air travel to remain suspended till September 30

NEW DELHI: The government of India has extended the suspension on scheduled commercial international flights to and from India till September-end. The government had last extended the suspension in July till August 31, Monday. A circular by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday said that it has further extended the suspension regarding […]

AirAsia opens flight booking from April 15, says open to any change by DGCA

NEW DELHI: Budget carrier AirAsia India on Saturday said bookings for its flights are open from April 15, but it is open to any change in case aviation regulator DGCA issues fresh directives on the issue. Domestic and international commercial flights in the country are suspended till April 14 amid the lockdown to curb the […]

Coronavirus impact: DGCA extends ban on international flights till April 14

NEW DELHI: All international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till April 14, aviation regulator DGCA announced on Thursday, amid a nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on March 19 had announced that no international commercial passenger flight operations will take place in India […]

Indian airlines to avoid Iranian airspace, will re-route flights: DGCA

NEW DELHI: Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the “affected part of the Iranian airspace” and reroute their flight “suitably”. On Friday, the American aviation regulator, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), issued a Notice […]

Rising airfares: DGCA to engage with airlines for appropriate action

NEW DELHI: Aviation regulator DGCA will continue to monitor airfare movements on a daily basis and also engage with airline for appropriate action, a senior official said Tuesday amid concerns over rising ticket prices. With crisis-hit Jet Airways drastically curtailing its operations, there has been an adverse impact on the number of flights being operated […]

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