Ministry of Civil Aviation asks airlines to move from Delhi Airport’s T1 to T2

Delhi International Airport

India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation wants budget carriers GoAir, IndiGo and SpiceJet to move operations from Delhi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1) to Terminal 2 (T2).

Currently, T1 that has a capacity for 20 million passengers is handling 24 million passengers. By moving the low cost airlines to T2, the ministry hopes to reduce the load on T1 and begin work on its expansion well before winter.

The airlines have been hesitant to move as they fear a rise in operational costs.

In a strongly worded letter to the airlines, published by Hindustan Times yesterday who has a copy, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has said: “As a final opportunity, the airlines operating from T1 shall discuss the issue among themselves in order to arrive at a mutually acceptable situation in a month, by July 15, 2017. In case there is no consensus by July 15, the airport operator shall be free to decide the suitable course of action, which shall be binding on these airlines.”

Terminal 2 was renovated early last year so the low cost airlines could operate out of there. However, airlines have been hesitant to move as they fear a rise in operational costs.

Until 2016, T2 was used for international flights, which now operate out of Terminal 3 (T3). Since the carriers have been hesitant in moving to T2, the terminal remains under-utilised, serving Haj flights once a year.

Currently, Delhi Airport’s operational Terminals 1 and 3 are handling a total capacity of 62 million passengers per annum. International Terminal 3 is also reaching a stage of congestion, which the ministry hopes to ease by making T2 operational “before the commencement of winter schedule 2017”.

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IndiGo will launch one more service from Bengaluru to Singapore

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Indigo Airlines

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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Netra Venkateshwaran  

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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Netra Venkateshwaran  

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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Netra Venkateshwaran  

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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Netra Venkateshwaran  

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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Netra Venkateshwaran  

India’s budget airline, Indigo will launch a direct flight between Bengaluru and Singapore from June 30. Currently, it has from two to five services between the cities, with a layover at Chennai.

Flight 6E73 will depart from Bengaluru at 2120 and land in Singapore at 0430. Return flight 6E58 will leave Singapore at 0530 and land in Bangalore at 0800.

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IndiGo to launch ten new flights from June

IndiGo

Starting from June 10, budget airline airline Indigo will add ten new direct flights to “cities with high demand and expanding potential”.

These are new services on existing routes that will operate late evening and early morning; the Pune-Kochi will be the only new service in this schedule.

IndiGo will start a ninth service between Hyderabad and Chennai, third service between Hyderabad and Raipur, sixth service between Chennai and Mumbai, second service between Hyderabad and Pune.

Following are the fights to launch from next month:

Flight Number

SectorDep. TimeArr. Time

Effective Date

6E 156

Chennai-Hyderabad

2100

2210

10-Jun-17

6E 121

Hyderabad-Chennai

2240

2350

10-Jun-17

6E 0405

Hyderabad-Raipur

1025

1145

1-Jul-17

6E 304

Raipur-Hyderabad

1225

1340

1-Jul-17

6E 0387

Chennai-Mumbai

2240

0035

15-Jun-17

6E 0386

Mumbai-Chennai

0020

0215

16-Jun-17

6E 241

Hyderabad-Pune

0230

0350

15-Jun-17

6E 242

Pune-Hyderabad

0420

0530

15-Jun-17

6E 0337

Kochi-Pune

0025

0205

15-Jun-17

6E 0338

Pune-Kochi

0235

0415

15-Jun-17

With its fleet of 134 A320 family aircraft, IndiGo now operates 934 daily flights connecting 46 destinations.

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Starting from June 10, budget airline airline Indigo will add ten new direct flights to “cities with high demand and expanding potential”.

These are new services on existing routes that will operate late evening and early morning; the Pune-Kochi will be the only new service in this schedule.

IndiGo will start a ninth service between Hyderabad and Chennai, third service between Hyderabad and Raipur, sixth service between Chennai and Mumbai, second service between Hyderabad and Pune.

Following are the fights to launch from next month:

Flight Number

SectorDep. TimeArr. Time

Effective Date

6E 156

Chennai-Hyderabad

2100

2210

10-Jun-17

6E 121

Hyderabad-Chennai

2240

2350

10-Jun-17

6E 0405

Hyderabad-Raipur

1025

1145

1-Jul-17

6E 304

Raipur-Hyderabad

1225

1340

1-Jul-17

6E 0387

Chennai-Mumbai

2240

0035

15-Jun-17

6E 0386

Mumbai-Chennai

0020

0215

16-Jun-17

6E 241

Hyderabad-Pune

0230

0350

15-Jun-17

6E 242

Pune-Hyderabad

0420

0530

15-Jun-17

6E 0337

Kochi-Pune

0025

0205

15-Jun-17

6E 0338

Pune-Kochi

0235

0415

15-Jun-17

With its fleet of 134 A320 family aircraft, IndiGo now operates 934 daily flights connecting 46 destinations.

goindigo.in 

Starting from June 10, budget airline airline Indigo will add ten new direct flights to “cities with high demand and expanding potential”.

These are new services on existing routes that will operate late evening and early morning; the Pune-Kochi will be the only new service in this schedule.

IndiGo will start a ninth service between Hyderabad and Chennai, third service between Hyderabad and Raipur, sixth service between Chennai and Mumbai, second service between Hyderabad and Pune.

Following are the fights to launch from next month:

Flight Number

SectorDep. TimeArr. Time

Effective Date

6E 156

Chennai-Hyderabad

2100

2210

10-Jun-17

6E 121

Hyderabad-Chennai

2240

2350

10-Jun-17

6E 0405

Hyderabad-Raipur

1025

1145

1-Jul-17

6E 304

Raipur-Hyderabad

1225

1340

1-Jul-17

6E 0387

Chennai-Mumbai

2240

0035

15-Jun-17

6E 0386

Mumbai-Chennai

0020

0215

16-Jun-17

6E 241

Hyderabad-Pune

0230

0350

15-Jun-17

6E 242

Pune-Hyderabad

0420

0530

15-Jun-17

6E 0337

Kochi-Pune

0025

0205

15-Jun-17

6E 0338

Pune-Kochi

0235

0415

15-Jun-17

With its fleet of 134 A320 family aircraft, IndiGo now operates 934 daily flights connecting 46 destinations.

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IndiGo to launch a Chandigarh-Jammu service

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IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo, India’s budget airline will launch a daily direct flight between Chandigarh and Jammu from March 26.

Flight 6E 367 will take off from Chandigarh at 1335 and arrive in Jammu at 1450. Return flight 6E 244 will leave Jammu at 1525 and land in Chandigarh at 1640.

IndiGo to launch daily flights between Madurai and Chennai

IndiGo

With effect from March 1, IndiGo will begin two daily flights between Madurai and Chennai.

Flight 6E 698 will depart form Madurai at 1320 and land in Chennai at 1425.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Chennai at 1145 and land in Madurai at 1250. 

Flight 6E 385 will depart form Madurai at 2000 and land in Chennai at 2105.

Flight 6E 118 will depart from Chennai 1825 at and land in Madurai at 1930.

Currently, this is the only direct service by the budget airline from the South Indian city. 

One of these two IndiGo flights will further connect to Delhi.

Flight 6E 698 will continue to Delhi from Chennai at 1515 after a 50-minute layover.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Delhi at 0825 and arrive in Chennai at 1115. It will continue to Madurai after a 30-minute layover.

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With effect from March 1, IndiGo will begin two daily flights between Madurai and Chennai.

Flight 6E 698 will depart form Madurai at 1320 and land in Chennai at 1425.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Chennai at 1145 and land in Madurai at 1250. 

Flight 6E 385 will depart form Madurai at 2000 and land in Chennai at 2105.

Flight 6E 118 will depart from Chennai 1825 at and land in Madurai at 1930.

Currently, this is the only direct service by the budget airline from the South Indian city. 

One of these two IndiGo flights will further connect to Delhi.

Flight 6E 698 will continue to Delhi from Chennai at 1515 after a 50-minute layover.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Delhi at 0825 and arrive in Chennai at 1115. It will continue to Madurai after a 30-minute layover.

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With effect from March 1, IndiGo will begin two daily flights between Madurai and Chennai.

Flight 6E 698 will depart form Madurai at 1320 and land in Chennai at 1425.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Chennai at 1145 and land in Madurai at 1250. 

Flight 6E 385 will depart form Madurai at 2000 and land in Chennai at 2105.

Flight 6E 118 will depart from Chennai 1825 at and land in Madurai at 1930.

Currently, this is the only direct service by the budget airline from the South Indian city. 

One of these two IndiGo flights will further connect to Delhi.

Flight 6E 698 will continue to Delhi from Chennai at 1515 after a 50-minute layover.

Flight 6E 859 will depart from Delhi at 0825 and arrive in Chennai at 1115. It will continue to Madurai after a 30-minute layover.

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Airlines waive off cancellation charges on flights to Port Blair

Andaman and Nicobar

Andaman And Nicobar

Government-owned full service airline Air India and budget carrier IndiGo have waived off cancellation and rescheduling charges for their flights to and from Port Blair due to cyclonic weather conditions in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

A statement by IndiGo reads: “For December 7 and 8, IndiGo has waived all cancellation and change fees for all passengers flying to and from Port Blair who may wish to change their flights due to heavy rainfalls at Andaman and Nicobar island.”

The unfavourable weather conditions have crippled all ferry services from the islands to the airport in Port Blair, stranding about 1,400 tourists to the archipelago of the Indian subcontinent.

Air India announced: “In view of the inclement weather conditions resulting in inconvenience to stranded tourists, applicable penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation and refund charges for travel from/to Port Blair stand waived on all tickets issued on or before December 7 for the travel period between December 6 and 9.” 

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Andaman And Nicobar

Government-owned full service airline Air India and budget carrier IndiGo have waived off cancellation and rescheduling charges for their flights to and from Port Blair due to cyclonic weather conditions in the Andaman and Nicobar islands.

A statement by IndiGo reads: “For December 7 and 8, IndiGo has waived all cancellation and change fees for all passengers flying to and from Port Blair who may wish to change their flights due to heavy rainfalls at Andaman and Nicobar island.”

The unfavourable weather conditions have crippled all ferry services from the islands to the airport in Port Blair, stranding about 1,400 tourists to the archipelago of the Indian subcontinent.

Air India announced: “In view of the inclement weather conditions resulting in inconvenience to stranded tourists, applicable penalties of re-issuance, date change, no-show, cancellation and refund charges for travel from/to Port Blair stand waived on all tickets issued on or before December 7 for the travel period between December 6 and 9.” 

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Indian Airlines’ Diwali promotions

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Airlines diwali sale

Celebrations for Diwali have begun already. Adding to the festivities, five Indian airlines have contests, sales and promotions on offer for passengers.

Here is a list of who is spreading the cheer.

GoAir

Using promo code GO250 will enable a ₹250 discount at the time of purchasing a GoAir ticket, any time before October 31, for travel between November 15 and December 20. However, this offer is valid only for limited seats, across select fare types. This will be revealed at the time of booking.

IndiGo

The budget airline is offering cashbacks for payments made through MobiKwik, a wallet app available on mobile phones. Once the transaction is completed, the e-money will be credited to the customer’s MobiKwik account within 48 hours.

Flyers will receive a ₹300 cashback on bookings made on the airline’s website, and a ₹400 cashback on bookings made on the IndiGo mobile app.

The offer is valid only if booked between October 25 and 29. No travel period has been specified for this.

Further, the website states that an “additional discount of up to seven per cent on the IndiGo App is applicable only on base fare across all domestic flights for bookings made 15 days in advance. The additional discount is not applicable on sale fare.” To avail of this, one must enter promo code APPPRMO at the time of booking.

Jet Airways

The full-service airline is offering all-inclusive Diwali special one-way fares, starting at ₹345: Chennai-Coimbatore is ₹345, Mumbai-Goa is ₹835, Ahmedabad-Mumbai is ₹500 and Kolkata-Guwahati is ₹971.

Jet Airways says: “Valid for both one way and return journeys, the special fares offer guests’ substantial savings on Economy travel across direct flights on participating sectors. The offer is available on first-come-first serve basis.”

The six-day sale opened bookings at the stroke of midnight on October 25 and will end on October 30. It is valid for travel until 15 days after the date of purchase.

SpiceJet

“Spicy Hot Jackpot” by SpiceJet will run a lucky draw contest for seven consecutive weeks starting November 1. Each week, seven passengers stand a chance of winning a Royal Enfield 350 cc bike, premium smartphone, 40-inch Panasonic television, home theatre system, premium watch, Paper White  Kindle, and SpiceVacations Couple’s Holiday Package for Goa.

At the end of each week, SpiceJet will announce the seven winners on its website. They will also be contacted via email.

The bumper prize is a Mercedes Benz C Class car, the winner for which will be announced at the end of the seventh week on December 16.

Additionally, 50 winners daily will be randomly selected for a free SpiceClub membership with benefits worth ₹3,000.

Eligibility:

  • Tickets booked during and for travel between October 25 and December 15.
  • Tickets bought through a SpiceClub membership.
  • Tickets bought with an add-on service/product (SpiceMax, Hot Meals, Priority Check-in, Bag Out First, MyFlexiPlan, FlyForSure, Carry More On-board).

Vistara

The full-service airline, a joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, will give a complimentary one-class upgrade to 250 bookings each day. Vistara also has an ongoing Diwali Celebration Sale wherein one-way flight tickets start from ₹920 (all inclusive).

Booking Period: October 26-31

Travel Period: October 30-31, and Nove,ber 10, 2016 to March 25, 2017

IndiGo offers “Quiet Zone” on-board

Silence

IndiGo Quiet Zone

IndiGo has introduced a “Quiet Zone” on its aircraft, keeping business travellers in mind. Seats under this zone will not be allotted to or pre-booked for passengers under the age of 12.

IndiGo Quiet Zone A statement shared by the airline reads: “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers — row numbers one to four and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a “Quiet Zone” on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work. Also, in order to ensure passenger safety and easy evacuation during an emergency, we avoid children below the age of 12 to be seated in these rows (adjacent to emergency exit).”

Rows 1, 12 and 13 are emergency exit rows and therefore have extra legroom. The other rows have the same legroom as the rest of the seats on-board.

Intolerance towards kids on-board has been a debatable issue for many flyers. Quiet zones in airlines helps solve this problem by keeping the two away from each other, in an effort to offer a peaceful journey to both.

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IndiGo Quiet Zone

IndiGo has introduced a “Quiet Zone” on its aircraft, keeping business travellers in mind. Seats under this zone will not be allotted to or pre-booked for passengers under the age of 12.

IndiGo Quiet Zone A statement shared by the airline reads: “Keeping in mind the comfort and convenience of all passengers — row numbers one to four and 11 to 14 are generally kept as a “Quiet Zone” on IndiGo flights. These zones have been created for business travellers who prefer to use the quiet time to do their work. Also, in order to ensure passenger safety and easy evacuation during an emergency, we avoid children below the age of 12 to be seated in these rows (adjacent to emergency exit).”

Rows 1, 12 and 13 are emergency exit rows and therefore have extra legroom. The other rows have the same legroom as the rest of the seats on-board.

Intolerance towards kids on-board has been a debatable issue for many flyers. Quiet zones in airlines helps solve this problem by keeping the two away from each other, in an effort to offer a peaceful journey to both.

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Airlines ban the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on their aircraft

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Last week, Samsung suspended sales of its newly launched Samsung Galaxy Note7 and recalled 2.5 million units worldwide, citing explosion of “phablets” due to faulty batteries as the reason.

Thereafter, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a notice on Friday that prohibits the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 mobile phones onboard. The statement also bans placing the device in check-in baggage.

Vistara and Jet Airways have been quick to act on the DGCA notice and immediately tweeted about it on Friday.

AirAsia Berhad has banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on all its AirAsia and AirAsia X aircraft, including AirAsia India.

AirAsia says: “Following the recall of the Galaxy Note 7 mobile device by Samsung due to safety concerns over its battery, AirAsia and AirAsia X would like to inform all guests that the usage and charging of the device onboard all our flights are prohibited with immediate effect until further notice.”

Etihad Airways has also temporarily banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note7 on its aircraft.

A statement released by the Abu Dhabi-based carries says: “Following the global recall by Samsung of its Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Etihad Airways has, as a precautionary measure, enforced a temporary ban on the in-flight use and battery charging of these devices on all its flights until the issue is rectified by the manufacturer.”

US and Japanese aviation authorities have issued similar warnings to their passengers.

Pakistan’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines says: “In view of recent reports about Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices, and the international warnings to airline passengers not to carry this smartphone during flights, PIA passengers are also strongly advised not to carry it, not even in their check-in luggage, as it may compromise aircraft and passenger safety.”

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