Tuesday, 29 November, 2022

Topic: airline

Govt asks airlines to share international travellers’ data with customs department

Information shared for inbound & outbound international flights include the name of the passenger, billing/payment information (credit card number), baggage information among others.

Sri Lanka urges airlines to carry enough jet fuel to last return trips or fill up elsewhere

The Sri Lankan govt has taken measures for minimum interruption to flight schedules. The steps include fuel tankering & refueling aircraft through technical stops at foreign airports.

IndiGo to start rehiring staff in 3 months as it recovers from Covid ‘carnage’

IndiGo, which has around 730 Airbus SE A320neo planes on order, laid off about 10% of its workforce due to the pandemic-driven slowdown.

Covid passports emerge as key for aviation industry to restart international travel

The vaccine news has prompted a spate of technology-led moves to devise mechanisms to monitor travelers’ Covid credentials and combat false claims from people desperate to fly.

Flight passengers need to be tested for years even with Covid vaccine, says Heathrow

Heathrow airport chief John Holland-Kaye said the time required for a global vaccine roll-out means testing must go hand-in-hand with inoculation for normal travel to resume.

Lawmakers, airline unions push masks madate citing case of Covid transmission on flight

Calls for stricter rules comes as safety concerns raise questions about whether passengers will return in sufficient numbers to keep airline companies from collapsing.

Hunt for Lion Air black boxes shows how some aviation technology is still dated

In an era when smartphones automatically back up to the cloud, flight recorders don’t transmit data & need to be physically hauled from the deep.

Drunk, entitled, chauvinistic: Flight attendants describe Indian male passengers

The focus is back on male Indian flyers after actor Zaira Wasim filed a complaint against a fellow passenger for touching her inappropriately.

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Former Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa | ISPR/Twitter

On my last day as Pakistan Army Chief, I leave Asim Munir with bigger problems than my billions

Does Indian Army Chief Gen Pande have no interest in making CPEC, cheese pizza economic corridor? I suggest him this corridor against China. Learn from us.
Representational image of workers at a construction site | ANI

GDP data this week will indicate FY23 outlook. But analysis shows growth still below pre-Covid yrs

Analysis of industrial & consumer data not included in usual ‘high-frequency indicators’ shows although demand seems to have recovered from pandemic, it remains weak.


Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.