Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicAir travel

Topic: Air travel

The reason why airline tickets are costly right now

Fares this summer may be 30% higher than pre-pandemic levels due to high demand, according to Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian.

Singapore Air eyes overseas hubs after Covid slump in domestic market, India key growth area

The strategy involves setting up an airline in another country that taps the potential growth in its domestic market. India’s allure lies in its domestic and international market.

Mental health of pilots under scanner after plane crash in China

An anonymous survey of 1,848 pilots in 2015 found 12.6% suffered from depression while 4.1% experienced suicidal thoughts.

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.

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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