Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicAir travel

Topic: Air travel

IndiGo stops child with special needs from boarding flight at Ranchi airport

DGCA has asked IndiGo to submit a report after the airline didn't allow a specially-abled child to board a flight with his family on 7 May, claiming the boy was in a 'state of panic'.

As Covid cases decline, 59 per cent citizens plan to travel in upcoming months, survey finds

While 12 per cent have booked tickets, most are likely to follow through closer to travel date.

Hong Kong bans flights from India, US, 6 other nations to curb Omicron outbreak

The two-week ban until 20 January will also apply to flights from Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan and the Philippines, Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam says.

Travel curbs announced from Japan to Spain as Omicron variant spreads

Japan will ban foreigners from Tuesday until more is known. UK has reintroduced mandatory PCR tests & Israel shut borders for inbound foreign nationals for 14 days.

No Covid test for children under 5 as India revises international travel guidelines

Revised guidelines say children under 5 will undergo testing and treatment if found symptomatic for Covid on arrival or during the home quarantine period.

Centre issues draft guidelines to ensure ease for disabled people during air travel

According to the guidelines, airports must make special arrangements to facilitate the screening of people with special needs, keeping the dignity & privacy of the passenger in mind.

Indians are travelling again, boosting tourism & demand in airline fuel in the country

India proving to be a bright spot for jet fuel demand after Covid delta variant interrupted air travel recovery. This could be fleeting though if vaccination pace doesn't improve.

Domestic flights to be costlier as Centre hikes airfare caps by 9.83-12.82%

According to the civil aviation ministry, the lower limit for domestic flights under 40 minutes has been raised by 11.53% while the upper cap for the same duration by 12.82%.

Domestic flights to become costlier from 1 June as govt raises lower limit on fare

The Ministry of Civil Aviation said due to the surge in Covid cases and fall in passenger traffic, the airlines' seat capacity may be lowered from 80 to 50 per cent.

Where in the world can you fly to right now? Take a look

Countries that quickly rolled out Covid vaccines are making rapid progress toward the return of flying, including in Europe, where several nations have started to relax restrictions.

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational image | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

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File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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