Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicInternational Flights

Topic: International 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.

Canada extends ban on direct passenger flights from India till 21 Sep, cites Covid risk

According to Transport Canada, passengers travelling from India via indirect routes must obtain negative Covid test reports from a third country before entering Canada.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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