Tuesday, 29 November, 2022
TopicInternational Flights

Topic: International Flights

Lufthansa’s chaotic cancellations leave 700 passengers stranded at Delhi’s IGI Airport

Stranded passengers and their relatives gathered in front of Terminal 3 seeking refunds and alternate arrangements for the cancelled flights.

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.

India extends suspension of scheduled international flights till 28 February

In a circular Wednesday, DCGA mentioned that the restriction will not be applicable to international 'all-cargo operations and flight' approved by the aviation regulator.

125 passengers on charter flight from Italy test positive for Covid in Amritsar

Of 179 passengers on the plane, 160 eligible persons were tested. Italy is listed as one of the 'at risk' countries, according to the health ministry.

Hong Kong bans flights from India, US, 6 other nations to curb Omicron outbreak

The two-week ban until 20 January will also apply to flights from Australia, Canada, France, Pakistan and the Philippines, Hong Kong CEO Carrie Lam says.

Delhi’s Covid spike due to international flights coming in: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Jain said that many international passengers, who test negative at the airport, end up testing positive a few days later at home and infect their family members.

India extends suspension of scheduled foreign flights till 31 January amid Omicron concerns

The DGCA on 1 December had decided not to resume international flights from 15 December, less than a week after announcing that it would restart the services.

Govt stalls resumption of scheduled international flights from 15 Dec amid Omicron concern

Aviation watchdog DGCA said the effective date for resumption will be notified in due course. Scheduled international flights have been suspended since 23 March last year.

Resuming international flights impractical, increasing air bubbles way forward, Indigo CEO says

Indigo CEO Ronojoy Dutta says it is not up to India to unilaterally open up scheduled international flights since other countries have to agree.

Pakistan halts evacuation, temporarily suspends flight operations to Afghanistan

According to Geo News, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) suspended the operations due to 'lack of facilities' & 'garbage' at Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport tarmac.

On Camera


Italian PM vows cooperation during India's G20 presidency

India can open a new chapter in ties with Italy. Rome knows real intent of China’s outreach

India and Italy can easily support each other in gaining access to areas where they have limited presence, and should also relaunch the discussion of the trilateral partnership with Japan.
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.