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Since mid-March, most jumbo jets have barely flown except on short hops to maintain pilots’ certifications, while many furloughs seem to be becoming permanent.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla Thursday chaired a high level meeting to review measures like paid quarantine, two-layered health screening among others.
Financial consequences of Covid for large carriers & their employees will be wrenching & passengers who do start flying again will have to bear the costs.
Passengers will be able to book two seats on one boarding pass, and charges for the second seat will be 25% of the first one.
The last 747-8 will roll out of a Seattle-area factory in about two years, a decision that hasn’t been reported but can be teased out from Boeing statements.
Indian airlines need $2.5 billion to keep flying, but Modi govt hasn’t doled out funds to industries or airlines backed by private businesses or billionaires.
The DGCA mentioned birds and wildlife are expected to expand their environment in the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, increasing the risk of collision with aircrafts.
The virus has been destabilizing for Southeast Asia, whose rosy economic outlook before Covid was premised in large part on booming international travel.
As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
16 asymptomatic passengers on seven different flights have tested positive for Covid-19 so far after landing in their respective destinations.