Air India has confirmed that it will be operating around three flights this week to Ukraine. “Seats are available on these flights – booking is open through Air India booking offices, website, call centre and authorised travel agents,” said the airline on its Twitter profile. These flights will help the Indian nationals to leave Ukraine as the tension in the country increases with Russia trying to take over. There are... Read More
According to a senior official, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has removed the restrictions on flights that can be operated between India and Ukraine under the bilateral air bubble agreement to make travel easier for Indians from the regions. India has recommended its people to temporarily leave Ukraine due to the current circumstances in the country as a result of rising tensions with Russia. Under the air bubble agreement, the... Read More
Six Indian airlines and 60 foreign airlines from 40 countries, including none from China, will begin operating 3,249 weekly flights to and from India on Sunday, as regular international flights return after a two-year hiatus. Fares are projected to decline from the stratospheric heights of the bubble system, which lapses on Saturday, as connection to the authorised number of flights increases gradually. However, because of Russia's conflict in Ukraine, they... Read More
India’s leading domestic airlines IndiGo is all set to resume its scheduled international flights in the upcoming month. The airline will be bringing back its international flights on more than 150 routes in a phased manner as informed via a statement from IndiGo. International flights from India have been under restrictions for the past couple of years because of the pandemic which was finally continued on Sunday. Although selective flights... Read More
As part of Operation Ganga, the Government of India's endeavour to repatriate back Indians stuck in Ukraine, AirAsia India flew numerous flights from Budapest, Hungary, and Suceava, Romania, to Delhi, bringing 500 Indians home. On the 4th of March, AirAsia India, in collaboration with the Ministry of External Affairs, flew its first rescue flight from Suceava, Romania to New Delhi, flown by Capt. Manish Uppal, Head - Operations, AirAsia India.... Read More
US Airlines have begun to reduce the number of flights they provide to consumers, blaming the rising cost of gasoline, which has been compounded by Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Alaska Air announced that in the first half of this year, it will lower its offers by up to 5% due to "sharp increases in fuel expenses." Allegiant Airlines will slash flights by between 5% and 10% in the second quarter,... Read More
India’s aviation stocks are surging as the country prepares to resume international flights on March 27; IndiGo is up 8%
After the government announced that India will restart scheduled international commercial flights on March 27 after a two-year break, shares of aviation companies soared in the early trading on Wednesday. On the National Stock Exchange (NSE), InterGlobe Aviation, which operates IndiGo, jumped 8.02 percent to Rs 1,727.00 per share, while on the BSE, it rose 7.90 percent to Rs 1,726.45. India will restart scheduled international commercial flights on March 27... Read More
Aeroflot, Russia's flag carrier, has announced that all foreign flights would be halted beginning March 8, with the exception of flights to Belarus, as Moscow confronts a slew of Western sanctions over its invasion of Ukraine. The move came after Russia's civil aviation body, Rosaviatsiya, suggested that all Russian airlines functioning foreign-leased planes halt both cargo and passenger airlines abroad, mentioning a high risk of rental planes being impounded as... Read More
Following the shutdown of Russian airspace, some United Airlines flights planned to travel from Mumbai and Delhi have been cancelled, resulting in longer flight times and higher fuel usage. Hundreds of passengers, including many from Kolkata, have been stranded as a result of the abrupt cancellation. According to industry sources, the airline has planned new flights on the sector for which tickets must be acquired again because the flights had... Read More
[caption id="attachment_42048" align="alignnone" width="1200"] (From ANI)[/caption] The Indian Air Force is deploying its Ilyushin-76 heavy-lift transport aircraft to Russia as part of its effort to rescue stranded Indian people from Ukraine. According to government sources, the Air Force is taking every measure and will not send its American-made C-17 aircraft to Russia, instead deploying the Russian-made Ilyushin-76. "The Indian Air Force is sending Ilyushin-76 heavy-lift transport planes to Russia to... Read More
Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia said on Thursday that 19 planes from Bucharest, Suceava, Kosice, Budapest, and Rzeszow will bring 3,726 Indians home on Thursday. Mr Scindia wrote, "Under Operation Ganga, 3726 Indians will be flown back to India today on eight flights from Bucharest, two flights from Suceava, one flight from Kosice, five flights from Budapest, and three flights from Rzeszow." Meanwhile, students who were evacuated from... Read More
Following a restriction on flights to the United Kingdom, Russian airline Aeroflot has decided to halt all flights to Europe beginning Monday. Following the decision by numerous nations to restrict their airspace in protest of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the airline has decided to suspend all flights until further notice. Aeroflot was grounded by the UK Civil Aviation Authority earlier this month until further notice. "This means that Aeroflot will... Read More
The impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine on the global aviation sector grew on Friday, with two more European countries banning Russian airlines and the European Union announcing restrictions on aeroplane component exports. After London and Moscow blacklisted one another's airlines in a tit-for-tat response for the Ukraine incursion, Virgin Atlantic and British Airways began routing flights around Russian airspace. Poland and the Czech Republic have also announced that Russian... Read More
Airlines find it challenging to deal with the conflict in Europe as Ukraine closed its airspace, fuel prices increased, and the carriers are asked to take caution to deal with Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine. With Russia declaring operation in the dawn, several airlines have ceased their operations, even the civil flights. The region in the southwest of Ukraine, Moldova, is the latest to stop the flight operations over the... Read More
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