Emirates - the Dubai headquartered airline became the first airline in the world to conduct a pre-flight COVID-19 test. All passengers on today's flight to Tunisia were tested for COVID-19 at the Dubai Airport in co-ordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The rapid test was done at the check-in area with results being available in … Continue reading A blood test at airport, will this be the new normal ?
The last few days had seen airlines start preparations for limited services starting tomorrow. With the announcement of extension of countrywide lockdown this morning coming from Prime Minister Modi, the flights will remain grounded for some more time. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a notification soon and was followed with an official NOTAM. … Continue reading Airline operations in India to remain suspended till 3rd May
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis today which shows that 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing due to the COVID-19 crisis. IATA claims that 2.7 million are airline jobs and over 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry and this includes travel and tourism industry. Global air … Continue reading IATA predicts 25 million jobs are at risk globally due to COVID19
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) released its AIP Supplement (34/2020) today for closure of runway 09L/27R at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru due to runway rehabilitation works and upgrading the runway from CAT I to CAT III. Runway 09L/27R will be closed for all operations starting 26th March 2020 until 4th November 2020 – a … Continue reading Bengaluru airport to shut old runway for 223 days from 26 March 2020
For the last two years, there have been constant talks about both IndiGo and Spicejet planning a foray to London. While IndiGo even filed for slots at airports in London Area on the A321, Spicejet filed the slots at airports in UK with the A330 – an aircraft it did not have in fleet or … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 1