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Govt allows airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services, Vistara to be first in line
Delhi: Three more airlines start check-in at metro station
Delhi’s second airport to operate first flight from tomorrow
Facial check may be enough to board Vistara flight from today
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Govt allows airlines to provide in-flight Wi-Fi services, Vistara to be first in line

March 02, 2020
The Union government on Monday issued a notification to announce that all airlines operating in India can now provide in-flight wi-fi services to its passengers.
“The Pilot-in-Command may permit the access of Internet services by passengers on board an aircraft in flight, through Wi-Fi on board, when laptop, smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, e-reader or a point of sale device is used in flight mode or airplane mode,” the notification stated. … …

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Delhi: Three more airlines start check-in at metro station

Nov 19, 2019
NEW DELHI: Passengers taking AirAsia, SpiceJet and GoAir (international) flights out of Delhi and using the Airport Express Line to reach Terminal 3 of IGI Airport can now get their boarding passes at metro check-in counters. These counters have been set up near the entrance of the New Delhi Metro Station and started operations on Monday. …

Delhi’s second airport to operate first flight from tomorrow

10 Oct 2019
The wait for Delhi’s second airport is finally over. Hindon airport is ready for the first commercial flight from tomorrow, 11th October. The first flight from Hindon will be by Heritage Aviation company’s nine-seater plane which will take off for Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district. …

Facial check may be enough to board Vistara flight from today

Sep 6, 2019
NEW DELHI: From Friday, if you are taking a Vistara flight, you may undergo facial recognition technology trials.
The trials will be carried out for three months with Vistara Airlines and, if successful, will be officially launched at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and subsequently at other terminals, Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced. …

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Mumbai Airport changes terminals for domestic and international flights: Complete details

Aug 27, 2019
Mumbai: In a move aimed at passengers and airlines convenience, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) has unified operations all international flights of IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir from Terminal 2.
IndiGo and GoAir domestic flights will operate from Terminal 1 and SpiceJet domestic flights from Terminal 2. …

Watch: Bengaluru airport’s new terminal gives an ‘immersive garden’ experience

August 23, 2019
A video walkthrough of the upcoming Terminal 2 (T2) of the Bengaluru airport has gone viral on social media since its release Thursday.
The five-minute video, which shows the complete ‘Terminal in a Garden’ concept of Kempegowda International Airport’s T2, also draws parallels to the ‘Garden City’ identity of Bengaluru. The new terminal is set to open on March 2021. …

Soon, you may not need to get boarding pass stamped

Jun 15, 2018
NEW DELHI: Domestic flyers out of Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai could be among the first in India who do not need to get their boarding cards stamped “security checked” after clearing pre-embarkation frisking.
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is approaching the Delhi and Bengaluru airports to carry out this pilot project and both these airports have agreed to do so. The Mumbai Airport will also start a pilot project in three months where boarding cards of domestic flyers will not be stamped. …

Soon, travellers can make phone calls, browse internet on flights

May 1, 2018
New Delhi, May 1 () Millions of travellers will soon get to use internet and voice services on mobile phones during flights in the Indian airspace, as the Telecom Commission today cleared a proposal for allowing wider in-flight connectivity that is now available in most of the developed markets.
Major airlines, including Air India and Vistara, today welcomed the Telecom Commission’s decision, with Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu saying he will ensure “earliest implementation” of the proposal. …

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36 visa-friendly countries Indians can go to right now!

Apr 02, 2018

Bengaluru, Hyderabad airports begin Aadhaar based entry for passengers

May 4, 2017
Bengaluru and Hyderabad airports have started using Aadhaar-enabled entry to enhance security and to cater to the increased number of passengers passing through airports during peak traffic. At present, passengers are asked to show printed or electronic air tickets and a government identity card to enter airports. …

MEA’s new rules will make passport obtaining process hassle free

December 27, 2016
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday, announced new passport rules which are expected to make the passport obtaining procedure easy. The rules carried changes in various categories including orphaned children, sadhus, single mothers and government employees.

Aviation ministry likely to introduce biometric screening at airports

Dec 17, 2016
NEW DELHI: Your thumb could soon be all the documentation required to enter an airport. And once the government is able to achieve this the second phase could see you flashing your thumb to board the aircraft, at least for domestic flights. …

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Refund development fee, DGCA tells airlines   

Currently, a domestic passenger boarding a plane from IGIA has to pay Rs 100 per flight towards development fee while the amount is Rs 600 for international flyers
New Delhi, April 28, 2016
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked airlines to refund development fee charged from passengers flying out of the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on tickets booked for journeys after April 30. …

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Now, extra round of frisking just ahead of boarding plane 

Jan 15, 2016
NEW DELHI: Air travellers will now have to undergo another round of frisking and baggage check before boarding their flights. …

Every Indian can visit 59 Countries without a visa.
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59 Countries every Indian can visit without a visa!

September 9, 2015
What’s the first thing you do when you plan a vacation? Book tickets? Nahh. Pack bags? Nopes! Ask family and friends for tips? Nopes. It is go to the Visa page and check out the Visa procedure. …

Air India forms ‘speedy’ grievance redressal mechanism in image-salvaging exercise

20 September 2015
In an image-salvaging exercise and as an attempt to win back passengers’ confidence, Air India has put in place a ‘speedy’ grievance redressal mechanism at the airline, including immediate response to any adverse feedback about the quality of its both on board and on-ground services. …

Govt changes name of visa-on-arrival scheme to e-tourist visa  

Apr 14, 2015
NEW DELHI: The Union home ministry has decided to rename the tourist visa-on-arrival scheme as ‘e-tourist visa’ scheme with effect from Wednesday. …

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