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Air India’s all-women pilot team to fly over North Pole on world’s longest air route – india news

An all-women pilot team of Air India will fly over North Pole on the world’s longest air route and the flight from San Francisco (SFO) will reach Bengaluru on January 9 covering a distance of about 16,000 kilometres. “Flying through the North Pole is very challenging and airline companies send their best and experienced pilots on this route. This time ...

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Covid-19: Negative coronavirus test required for air travel to Canada – world news

As the winter surge of the pandemic continues in Canada, the government has made it mandatory for all Canada-bound international travellers to produce a negative Covid-19 test result before being allowed to board a flight to a Canadian destination. Air travel remains restricted to the country as the ban on entry of foreign nationals, first announced in March last year ...

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Air India opens booking for flights between India, UK – india news

India’s national carrier Air India on Saturday opened booking for flights between India and the United Kingdom hours after the civil aviation ministry said flights from India to the UK will start operating from January 6. Air India also confirmed that the new flights are in addition to the regular flights and tickets could be booked online through its website. ...

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Boeing’s 737 Max returns to US skies with American Air after 21 months – world news

Boeing Co.’s 737 Max has returned to commercial service in the US, with the first flight since two deadly crashes prompted the longest aircraft grounding in the nation’s history. An American Airlines Group Inc. 737 Max 8 departed Miami at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday on the first leg of a round trip journey to New York’s LaGuardia Airport. American’s president, Robert ...

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‘Chinese air force heavily deployed in Ladakh theatre in support of PLA’: IAF chief – india news

Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Tuesday said that China has heavily deployed the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) to support its army in the Ladakh theatre along with a large number of radars and missiles, even as he listed out the possible Chinese objectives for its actions at the northern border. The air chief said ...

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Air pollution: CAQM’s role is still hazy – editorials

People in the national capital and nearby areas spent almost half of last week breathing severely polluted air. The concentration of ultra-fine PM2.5 and fine PM10 particles in the air was over 10 times the level considered safe for breathing. Blanketed by a layer of smoke and fog, the outdoors were hazardous for the young and the elderly. In the ...

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Air India pilots ask management for details of UK virus strain – india news

Air India pilots have demanded the airline’s management provide them with details of the distinct phylogenetic cluster of Sars-CoV-2 that has been discovered in the United Kingdom (UK). In a letter to its director of operations on Tuesday, the frontliners pointed out that Air India, from the beginning of the pandemic, has taken the lead on relief missions, ferrying essential ...

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UAE airlines under scanner for air bubble violations – india news

The ministry of civil aviation has found breaches of the air bubble agreement put in place between India and the United Arab Emirates by some UAE airlines that carried unauthorised transit passengers from India. A transport bubble or air bubble arrangement is a temporary arrangement between two countries aimed at restarting commercial passenger services when regular international flights are suspended ...

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Spike in air pollution, cold wave conditions likely from Dec 29: IMD – india news

Air pollution levels are likely to spike and ‘cold wave’ to ‘severe cold wave’ conditions are likely to set in over many parts of northwest India, including Delhi, from December 29, the India Meteorological Department has said. Delhi recorded an air quality index (AQI) of 337 in the “very poor” category on Saturday. Under the influence of an approaching western ...

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Indoor air pollution: Don’t brush it aside – analysis

Last week, The Lancet had some grim news for India: Air pollution killed 1.7 million Indians in 2019, said a report published in the journal. Outdoor air pollution is not only increasing, but also killing more: The death rate from outdoor air pollution has increased during this period by 115%, it warned. There was, however, a sliver of good news: ...

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