Business  /  Published 01.07.20

IndiGo lengthens furlough for pilots

IndiGo, India’s largest domestic carrier, on Tuesday  announced 5.5 additional days of leave without pay for its pilots, effective July, as Covid-19 continues to impact the revenues of the ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 30.06.20

Pratt & Whitney engine switch on track

More than 80 per cent of the A320 Neo engines have been modified and the remaining planes would also be modified before the expiry of the deadline set by the director-general of civil aviation (DGCA),...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 27.06.20

IndiGo new scheme: 10% upfront for ticket

In a move to woo flyers, IndiGo has come up with a flexible payment option allowing customers to secure booking on a domestic flight by paying 10 per cent of the ticket price upfront or a minimum Rs 4...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 22.10.19

Clicks, cake and a sleepy passenger in Calcutta

Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee cut a cake at Delhi airport on Tuesday afternoon, posed for pictures with the airline crew and co-passengers and slept through the entire length of the flight to Calcutta.The ...
By Sanjay Mandal in Kolkata

India  /  Published 27.05.20

Passenger infected

IndiGo on Tuesday said it had grounded the crew that operated the flight from Chennai to Coimbatore on Monday after one of the passengers tested positive for the coronavirus. This is possibly the...
By PTI in Mumbai

Calcutta  /  Published 24.04.20

Long airline refund backlog

Many airlines have started the process for refunding money to passengers for tickets purchased but not used.Several, however, said it would take long till someone actually got back the money because o...
By Sanjay Mandal in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 06.08.19

Truce in IndiGo battle turns brittle

The shaky truce between the founders of IndiGo, the country’s largest airline, appears to have crumbled.US-based Rakesh Gangwal, who holds a 36.65 per cent stake in InterGlobe Aviation, the parent c...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 30.07.19

Puja date for Calcutta-Vietnam flight

The city will have a direct link to Vietnam from Durga Puja with IndiGo announcing a daily flight to Hanoi from October.The inaugural fight will leave for the Vietnamese capital on October 3, IndiGo o...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta

Business  /  Published 11.07.19

IndiGo dogfight over engine deal

The battle between Rakesh Gangwal and Rahul Bhatia, the two founders of IndiGo, has erupted over accusations of falling corporate governance standards at the airline — stemming principally from rela...
By Our Special Correspondent in Mumbai

West Bengal  /  Published 02.11.18

Flights on collision course near Calcutta

Two Indian domestic flights averted a potential mid-air clash on Wednesday in Bangladesh airspace, thanks to a Calcutta air traffic control (ATC) alert in the nick of time, airport officials said. A G...
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