Wednesday, 29 June, 2022
TopicAirline industry

Topic: airline industry

Malaysia Airlines may shut down if restructuring talks fail, says carrier’s CEO

The company has cut salaries for management and pilots, offered unpaid leave to employees, has sought payment deferrals and contract renegotiations since March.

Anti-Covid coating, fabric barriers – innovations in the works to make your flight safe

Airlines are considering a range of modifications to keep passengers apart to reassure public that their health won't be at risk on a flight.

Global aviation job losses could touch 5 lakh by the end of the year

More than 50,000 positions were eliminated across the sector in August, with the trend line suggesting that there are many more to come.

Airlines struggle to get passengers, democratic erosion in Latin America & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Indian airlines face risk of extinction as Modi govt refuses to rescue them

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.

IndiGo’s Rahul Bhatia considering bidding for Richard Branson’s collapsed Virgin Australia

Rahul Bhatia is evaluating data of Virgin Australia, which collapsed 2 months ago, and is finalising a strategy but no decision has been made.

Airlines and airports will need very expensive revamp to survive in the virus era

Airlines have been burning through $10 billion a month as passenger totals have tumbled more than 90 per cent during the past month.

How coronavirus will forever change airlines and the way we fly

Changes in cabin configurations, passenger testing, and a switch to only essential travel may become the norm soon.

Modi govt told airlines to stop selling tickets, but they still are

Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri reiterates that no commercial flights will be allowed to operate until the spread of coronavirus has been controlled.

For global airline industry, Covid-19 crisis is going to be bigger than 9/11 aftermath

IATA says airlines worldwide could lose $252 billion in revenue this year and burn through as much as $61 billion in the second quarter as travel slumps.

On Camera

YourTurn

Representational image | File photo of a teacher at a school | ANI

MP para teachers scheme showed India struggled with contract service. Apply that to Agnipath

Agnipath is a continuation of the casualisation of frontline workers in civil bureaucracy—a trend that began in MP in 1996. It didn't turn out too well.
An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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