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Jet Airways

What Jet Airways’ near-collapse says about India

India faces the very real possibility that sometime in the future, there won’t be a single full-service airline flying domestically.
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Air India halves luggage allowance on Mumbai-NY route as Pakistan airspace closure continues

Economy passengers flying from Mumbai to New York, or vice versa, aboard Air India will now only be able to carry one piece of luggage weighing 23 kg.
Suresh Prabhu

Airlines responsible for their own financial performance, govt can’t interfere: Suresh Prabhu

Prabhu said that airlines prepare their own business plan on the basis of their own market assessment and financial resources.

Air India boarding pass with PM Modi & Rupani photos comes under scrutiny

The airline said its a third party advertisement and will be withdrawn if it is found to be in violation of the model code of conduct.
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Pakistani airspace closure continues to affect world’s flights, Air India worst-hit

Pakistan closed its airspace to commercial flights on 27 Feb, so west-bound flights originating in India and South-East Asia have to take a circuitous route.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Starting with BSNL & MTNL, India’s new govt must bring bankruptcy process to public sector

The telecom companies are unable to pay salaries, and a turnaround seems impossible. A bail-out for employees would be cheaper than what the govt pumps in.

Air India, Jet Airways among airlines forced to reroute flights after Pakistan closes airspace

Inbound and outbound flights from US and Europe for Delhi are being re-routed through Ahmedabad and Mumbai, tweeted Air India.
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Air India receives hijack threat, civil aviation ministry orders stricter security measures

The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security has asked all airlines and CISF to follow enhanced security measures which include intense checking of passengers, baggage, vehicles and others.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Indian Airlines defined flying for three generations post-Independence

Despite chronic delays and unexciting food, Indian Airlines was a brand Indians were close to.

On Camera

File photo of Pakistan PM Imran Khan | Facebook

Who wants an ‘Islamic President’ in Pakistan and where does Imran Khan fit in?

Imran Khan’s PTI colleagues are campaigning for a so-called Islamic Presidential System where the Supreme Leader will have absolute power.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.