Malaysian no-frills carrier AirAsia Berhad -- which runs a joint venture airline with Tata Sons in India -- and civil aviation authorities in the Emirates on Saturday prohibited the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile devices on their flights. AirAsia has also banned the use of Galaxy Note 7 on some of the subsidiary airlines, including AirAsia India, while Emirates banned its use on all its national carriers because of the risk of batteries exploding in the ‘phablet’ ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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The infusion will help the airlines plan their next rounds of operations as easing of 5/20 norms With the aviation ministry easing the 5/20 norms, Tata Sons is stepping up investment in its airline ventures in India. The promoters of Vistara, Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, have agreed to infuse Rs 150 crore (Rs 1.5 billion) in the airline. According to regulatory filings by the Tata-SIA joint venture on June 2, 2016, the board of the airline approved the issue of fresh shares to its main ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Govt’s decision to allow in-flight Wi-Fi doesn’t take off with budget airlines, full-service carriers enthused Full-service carriers were encouraged by the government’s decision to allow in-flight internet access, while low-cost carriers remained non-committal, citing pricing concerns. While SpiceJet quoted expenses involved in upgrading the aircraft for Wi-Fi service, a senior IndiGo executive was sceptical about the viability of on-board Wi-Fi hotspots in domestic flights, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
7,000 unemployed pilots in India but airlines continue to bet on expats Arav Joshi (26) completed his flying course from a New Zealand-based training academy in 2012. That did not translate into a job. He then did a type-rating course from a Pune-based facility in 2014. The total expenditure came to around Rs 50 lakh. He is still without a job. A type-rating certification is an important credential for a pilot to fly a commercial jet. But despite such training, Joshi is among the 7,000-odd who ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Federation of Indian Airlines has appealed to DGCA to extend notice period of flyers from 6 months to a year Older airlines and new carriers have trained guns on each other over domination of the Indian sky. The bone of contention is pilots. Threatened by recent entrants poaching expert fliers, incumbents, including the state-owned Air India, have united under the banner of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) and approached the government to increase the notice period after resignation for ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Changes in market share of other airlines have been minor Vistara has doubled its market share to 2.8 per cent in June over the corresponding month last year. Jet Airways saw the sharpest fall among all airlines during this period. Domestic air traffic rose 20.81 per cent in June on the back of low fares and peak season demand. Carriers flew 7.9 million passengers against 6.6 million passengers in June 2015. According to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation data, domestic airlines flew ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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