The news comes in from Uganda where eight airlines have applied for service licenses to Uganda's civil aviation authority out of which four are first-timers. The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) heard presentations from airlines for scheduled and non-scheduled operations. The four airlines that have applied for renewal of their license include Entebbe Airways, Uganda Air Cargo, KAFTC trading as BAR Aviation and Samaritans' Purse International. On the other hand,... Read More
Airlines in the UK have been going through a rough patch for the last couple of months as they battle with the problem of understaffing. The airlines in the country have been forced to cancel their flights on multiple occasions because of the shortage of staff. There has been a constant lack of an operable workforce which has disrupted flight schedules and caused numerous frustrated passengers to become stranded. The... Read More
The Hong-Kong based airline Cathay Pacific announced on Thursday that it plans to resume flights from its base in Hong Kong to India’s capital city and Mumbai. The flights have been scheduled to resume from May 4 for the Mumbai to Hong-Kong service whereas the Delhi to Hong-Kong service will start from May 6. Notably, Hong Kong has been witnessing restrictions due to Covid-19 and recently, India’s flag carrier Air... Read More
The German flag carrier Lufthansa has acquired an additional $ 11 billion in debt because of the covid-19 pandemic. This is clear evidence of the fact that even though air travel across the globe has improved a lot, the effects of the pandemic haven’t quite left the airlines. The factors like the significant growth in the number of flights cancellation and ever-growing debt are still keeping airlines such as Lufthansa... Read More
The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has cancelled the delivery of yet another Qatar Airways A350-900. This makes it the third A350 aircraft being cancelled by the manufacturer in what has been an ongoing and increasingly spiteful clash between Airbus and the Gulf airline. Just last week, Qatar Airways raised the stakes as it stated that surface flaws on the A350s increase the risk of fuel tanks igniting. The Ongoing Issue... Read More
The flag carrier airline of India Air India has announced on Sunday that will be cutting down its services between India and Sri Lanka. The airline informed that it will be reducing the number of flights to 13 from 16 per week from April 9 because of the decreasing demand. For those unaware, Sri Lanka is currently facing the worst economic crisis in its history. The local public in the... 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
The flag carrier airline of Iceland – Icelandair, in a new development has taken delivery of another Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. The new addition to the airlines’ fleet comes as a part of the multi-aircraft air deal which was announced back in October 2021 with the Aviation Capital Group (ACG). For those unaware, Icelandair is part of the Icelandair Group and operates to destinations on both sides of the Atlantic... Read More
One of the leading global airlines' Emirates is doing its part to contribute towards environment conservation as it supports the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve in its effort to protect the unique environment of the region. The UAE based carrier has recently revealed how it supports the conservation reserve which is working towards restoring and preserving the fragile desert ecosystems. Lets’ take a look. What is DDRC and Role of Emirates... Read More
India’s leading domestic airline Indigo is once again witnessing a slow but sure upsurge in the demand for corporate travel in the country. Indigo turned profitable back in the December quarter of 2021 after the unprecedented events that followed due to the Covid-19 pandemic hampering all of the airline industry. According to Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer of Indigo, Sanjay Kumar, the airline had witnessed a 70% recovery of the... Read More
The Bengaluru International Airport has witnessed an 18.9% escalation in its passenger traffic year-on-year basis to 16.07 million in the calendar year 2021. The airport operator informed that this upsurge comes on the back of double-digit growth in the domestic passenger volume. The domestic passenger traffic has seen a growth in light of the increased speed of vaccination and ease of travel restrictions imposed by the states due to the... Read More
In a recent development, the largest airline by fleet size, American Airlines has decided to add two new leisure routes from Austin. American Airlines will deploy its Embraer aircraft two operate once a week on the new routes to Mexico and Jamaica. The capacity of the flights might not be noteworthy, but it's another step towards the expansion of schedules by the airline from Austin as its position in the... Read More
After a long wait of three years, Hong Kong is finally allowing airline carriers across the world to resume their operations using Boeing B737 MAX aircraft in the city’s airspace. The permission comes in as the Civil Aviation Department (CAD) in Hong Kong issued a directive which has now allowed for resuming of the operations for narrow-body aircraft in Hong Kong. The 737 MAX aircraft were banned in countries across... Read More
India’s upcoming and most awaited airline Akasa Air seems to be on track for its first flight this summer. From being in the preliminary stages of setting up the airline to finding high-profile investors, signing an aircraft deal with Boeing and deciding upon the airline’s branding, CEO of Akasa Air, Vinay Dube has really brought the airline into fruition. Things have been going well as far as the airline is... Read More
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