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Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad

This Indian airport has made it to the world’s top 10 in 2019

AirHelp studied on-time performance, service quality, and food and shopping options to rank airlines and airports. It's final rankings include just 1 Indian airport in the top 10, and no Indian airlines.
Jet Airways plane

Jet Airways, once India’s biggest private airlines, is struggling to survive

Jet Airways India Ltd. was forced to ground more jets after it failed to pay lease rentals on time, which leaves the airline with 20 operating planes compared to 124 in January.

Boeing says it needs more time to complete 737 Max software fix

The delay in Boeing's fix for the grounded 737 fleet bodes poorly for investors banking on the airline to quickly getting its single-aisle workhorse back in the air.

After Air India, GoAir also junks boarding passes with Modi photo, says used old stock

GoAir and Air India found themselves in a controversy this week as passengers pointed out that their boarding passes featured photos of PM Modi.
Jet Airways plane

Modi government to tap other airlines to help Jet Airways by taking over some of the planes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is keen to avoid the collapse of an airline that employs about 23,000 people, weeks before elections.
A Jet Airways India Ltd. aircraft prepares to land at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai

Civil aviation body to discuss rising fares with airlines as Jet Airways cancels flights

Air fares have been rising after cash-strapped Jet Airways cancelled a number of flights over the last few weeks due to non-payment of lease rentals.

Is DGCA callous about Indian fliers’ safety and soft on Boeing 737 MAX & Airbus A320 Neo?

The DGCA issued safety regulations regarding the operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, a day after an Ethiopian Airlines’ plane crash.
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Virgin Atlantic junks make-up for crew: Key step or should looks not be on job checklist?

Virgin Atlantic recently made applying make-up optional for their cabin crew.

Pilot shortage is said to cripple Indigo, Asia’s biggest budget airline

Indigo scrapped as many as 49 flights on Wednesday
Indian railways

Railways will soon show status of reserved & vacant seats just like airlines

Railway minister Piyush Goyal has instructed officials to make the reservation charts public with the help of the Centre for Railway Information Systems.

On Camera

Priyanka Vadra, Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Robert Vadra

Not Gandhi dynasty, but a Narasimha Rao-like figure can save the Congress now

The Congress needs someone who can re-build its image and appeal as a credible opposition without totally sidelining the Gandhi family.
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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.

Defence

RFID

RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?