Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicDomestic airlines

Topic: Domestic airlines

India extends suspension of international commercial passenger flights till 30 September

The restriction doesn't apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA. International scheduled flights on selected routes are also exempted.

Indian airlines suffer over Rs 15,000 cr losses in FY 2020-21, Air India & IndiGo worst-hit

In comparison, Indian carriers suffered a loss of Rs 5,497.24 crore in FY 2019-20 and Rs Rs 6,709.43 crore in FY 2018-19.

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.

Govt directs airlines to stop in-flight meals on domestic airlines to prevent Covid spread

For flights that are longer than two hours, airlines can serve pre-packed snacks, meals and beverages. This is to ensure all people don't remove their masks at the same time.

Delhi HC issues guidelines to DGCA, airlines to ensure proper wearing of masks on flights

The guidelines issued for strict compliance include periodical checks of the aircraft to ensure that passengers are complying with the protocol, especially regarding wearing masks.

Airlines can operate up to 60% of pre-Covid domestic flights till 24 February, says govt

In September, the Civil Aviation ministry had increased the capacity of domestic flights for airline operators from 45%, issued on 26 June, to 60%.

Singapore Airlines cuts 20% of workforce as coronavirus smashes travel

Passenger traffic isn't expected to recover until 2024, which makes Singapore Airlines particularly vulnerable as it has no domestic market to fall back on.

Full refund for domestic and international tickets booked during lockdown, DGCA tells SC

Passengers will be refunded in full for tickets bought between 25 March and 3 May, domestic carriers given the option of offering a credit shell.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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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