Wednesday, 25 May, 2022
TopicDomestic Travel

Topic: Domestic Travel

Mere 29% travellers got refunds from airlines for cancelled plans during 3rd wave, survey says

LocalCircles asked people about their travel plans between January and March this year, and if they were able to get a refund in case they cancelled. This is what it found.

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.

Domestic air passenger traffic rises to 70.66 lakh in September, up by 5.44% from August

IndiGo carried most number of passengers in September with a 56.2% share of the domestic market while SpiceJet accounted for an 8.5% share, DGCA data showed.

Domestic flights to operate at full capacity from 18 October to meet passenger demand

Airline carriers have been operating at 85% of their pre-Covid capacity since 18 September. The capacity stood at 72.5% between 12 August and 18 September.

Govt considering to allow domestic air travel without negative Covid report if fully vaccinated

Ministry of Civil Aviation and Health ministry are currently discussing the matter with other stakeholders. Centre has however opposed a similar measure for international travel.

Airlines may soon be allowed to run 75% of pre-Covid domestic flights, says Hardeep Singh Puri

The government on 2 September had allowed Indian airlines to operate up to 60 per cent of their pre-Covid services within the country.

Indian tourists are finally out. But there’s a bigger headache than coronavirus — red tape

Checking into a hotel is easier. Getting past the innumerable checkpoints where you are asked the same set of questions again, and again, is not.

Karnataka mandates week-long institutional quarantine for arriving passengers from 7 states

Passengers from states where Covid-19 cases are high including Delhi, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu will be subjected to the rule.

Indian airlines caught unawares by Modi govt decision to resume flights

The short notice makes it harder for airlines to prepare for operations, deploy staff, arrange for protective gear & ensure the virus stays away from flights.

Govt spent Rs 393 crore on PM Modi, council of ministers travel in last 5 years

An RTI response said the bulk of the foreign and domestic travel expenses were incurred in 2014-2015.

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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