Minimise use of middle seat, DGCA tells airlines

New Delhi: The civil aviation regulator has asked airlines to avoid allocating the middle seat to passengers, if aircraft capacity allows. “The airline shall allot seats in a manner that the middle seat or seat between two passengers is kept vacant, if the passenger load and seat capacity permit,” the Directorate General of Civil Aviation […]

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Airlines lose around $113 bn over nCoV, IATA calls ‘crisis unprecedented’

New Delhi: With coronavirus infections spreading to nearly 80 countries severely hurting the travel and tourism sector, global industry body International Air Transport Association (IATS) has estimated the combined revenue loss for airlines in the range of $63-113 billion. In its latest financial impact of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) on airline sector, IATA now sees 2020 […]

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Vijay Mallya expresses sympathy with Jet founder Naresh Goyal, slams Centre

New Delhi: Embattled liquor baron Vijay Mallya has once again attacked the government for discriminating between public sector and private airlines while extending solidarity with crisis-hit Jet Airways and its founder Naresh Goyal. In a series of tweets, Mallya said he was sorry that so many airlines had bitten the dust in the country. “Even […]