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Jio's new offer dampens tariff hike talk, adds to Vi's worries

Jio's new offer dampens tariff hike talk, adds to Vi's worries

Rediff.com1 days ago

The new offer is part of its strategy to turn India to an exclusively 4G market.

Production slumps in the powerloom hub of Bhiwandi

Production slumps in the powerloom hub of Bhiwandi

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

Hit hard by volatility in yarn prices, 50% of the looms said to be operating only 3-4 days a week.

Petition by employees of debt-laden Jet Airways rejected

Petition by employees of debt-laden Jet Airways rejected

Rediff.com23 Feb 2021

A committee of creditors had, in October, approved of the resolution plan submitted by UAE businessman Murari Lal Jalan and Kalrock Capital.

Ministry bats for coronavirus vaccines for aviation staff

Ministry bats for coronavirus vaccines for aviation staff

Rediff.com25 Jan 2021

Railway employees including station masters, engine drivers, ticket checkers, etc too have been selected for vaccination and their list is being compiled for the exercise.

As airlines spread wings, regional connectivity gets a boost

As airlines spread wings, regional connectivity gets a boost

Rediff.com15 Jan 2021

While the number of operational airports in the country will rise to 131, other smaller towns too are seeing a surge in connectivity.

Ministry urges Covid-19 insurance cover for foreign tourists

Ministry urges Covid-19 insurance cover for foreign tourists

Rediff.com8 Dec 2020

Indian and global airlines such as SpiceJet, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic among others too are marketing Covid-19 insurance products to attract passengers.

Boeing Max 737 is set to fly again; DGCA to take a call soon

Boeing Max 737 is set to fly again; DGCA to take a call soon

Rediff.com19 Nov 2020

SpiceJet is the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in India, with 13 aircraft of the type in its fleet and a total of 205 planes on order.

Alliance Air to focus on cost control, phasing out of expat pilots

Alliance Air to focus on cost control, phasing out of expat pilots

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

Alliance Air, which is the largest regional airline, is currently operating 77 daily flights compared to 126 last year.

SpiceJet sea plane to take off on Saturday, one-way fare at Rs 1,500

SpiceJet sea plane to take off on Saturday, one-way fare at Rs 1,500

Rediff.com29 Oct 2020

SpiceJet will operate two daily flights using wet leased Twin Otter aircraft from Maldivian Aero. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate and travel on first flight.

For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'

For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

Jet's staff strength stands whittled down to around 4,000, with many former employees having joined airlines in India and abroad.

Meet Murari Jalan, the new 'owner' of Jet Airways

Meet Murari Jalan, the new 'owner' of Jet Airways

Rediff.com19 Oct 2020

His vision for Jet Airways is to operate the carrier as a full-service airline, both domestic and international.

How airports are going all out to please passengers

How airports are going all out to please passengers

Rediff.com15 Oct 2020

These would include passenger engagement initiatives, consumer offers, and curated menus at food and beverage outlets.

As domestic sales decline, drug makers focus on exports

As domestic sales decline, drug makers focus on exports

Rediff.com1 Oct 2020

While sales in the domestic market declined 4.2 per cent during the April-July period, exports grew steadily at 9.5 per cent during the same period.

Lufthansa cancels flights to India till October 20

Lufthansa cancels flights to India till October 20

Rediff.com30 Sep 2020

The move comes after the government rejected its plan to operate 20 flights a week.

Vi starts upgrading 3G subscribers to 4G

Vi starts upgrading 3G subscribers to 4G

Rediff.com28 Sep 2020

Vi will continue to offer basic voice data services to its 2G users.

Will Khona's return as CEO give GoAir its second wind?

Will Khona's return as CEO give GoAir its second wind?

Rediff.com29 Aug 2020

Kaushik Khona's second innings at GoAir will be more challenging than the first. Globally, the aviation industry is in deep distress because of the pandemic, reports Aneesh Phadnis.

Shareholder nod sought to pay IndiGo CEO's salary

Shareholder nod sought to pay IndiGo CEO's salary

Rediff.com15 Aug 2020

According to the annual report, Ronojoy Dutta's remuneration package includes a gross annual salary of $1.27 million, which would be payable in rupees. Also, he is entitled for a commitment bonus payout. In FY20, he received a remuneration of Rs 11.4 crore in his role as CEO and whole-time director.

Domestic air traffic rises 6% in July

Domestic air traffic rises 6% in July

Rediff.com14 Aug 2020

Airlines flew 2.1 mn passengers in July, against 1.9 mn in June.

'Air India needs to change its attitude towards safety'

'Air India needs to change its attitude towards safety'

Rediff.com12 Aug 2020

A K Chopra, a retired DGCA official, had flagged concerns regarding engineering, flight safety, operations, and training standards in the airline and subsidiaries, thus warning the management of grave safety risk. He also called for the replacement of the chief of flight safety Harpreet A De Singh, who, he said, did not meet the regulatory requirements for holding the post.

In times of COVID, how travel firms plan to generate revenue

In times of COVID, how travel firms plan to generate revenue

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

While Yatra is building a digital services platform to offer skill development training and sourcing solutions to corporate, Thomas Cook has partnered ICMR-accredited labs to offer Covid-19 certification, and MakeMyTrip is offering chartered flight services.

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