As a milestone in customer service, Malaysian low-cost airline AirAsia bagged the best low-cost carrier at the World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019, which happened in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, for the seventh time in a row. The award witnessed the participation from regional counterparts Scoot, Jetstar, SpiceJet, Nok Air, and Firefly, and Air-Asia emerged ahead of everyone to bag Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline and Asia's Leading Low-Cost Airline Cabin... Read More
Previously, Air India, the national carrier used to follow a very much criticised method of calculating human remains based on bodies’ weights. Putting an end to that method, now Air India has implemented uniform charges for transporting human remains from UAE to India. The airline revealed that there will be a flat rate of Dh1500 on all mortal remains no matter what the destination is and weight of the body... Read More
In the wake of a series of flight delays and cancellation complaints by passengers on social media, The Aviation watchdog Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked all the airlines to circulate text messages following every 30 minutes to all the passengers whose flight has been delayed, cancelled or whose boarding gates have changed. In a directive sent to all the airlines in India, Directorate General of Civil Aviation... Read More
Vistara Announces New Mumbai-Dubai International Route, Will Fly Three-Class Cabin A320neos on New Route
India’s popular full-service carrier, Vistara has announced Dubai as its new international destination. It is worth noting that Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Vistara’s second international destination and the latest addition to its international network. The airline in its release also announced that it has opened bookings for daily flights between Mumbai and Dubai starting 21 August 2019. Vistara Mumbai-Dubai Flight Schedule Vistara also noted that it will deploy... Read More
The next big thing in Indian aviation is the sale of the national carrier, Air India. While the government has put the entire stake in the troubled carrier on the market, there are speculations floating around as to who might bid for Air India and increase their market share in the country. There were also some rumours that the Gulf-based carrier, Emirates might also be the one to place a... Read More
Indian aviation regulator, The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) met with officials of Pratt & Whitney, IndiGo, GoAir and Airbus to review the frequent in-flight shutdown of engines which both the airlines are facing since the induction of the A320Neo planes in early 2016. The aviation watchdog has said that it will come out with additional security protocol within a week for these airlines who are facing Pratt &... Read More
Emirates has been in the headlines lately as it is trying to establish its service between Mexico City and Dubai through Barcelona. However, in other news, the Gulf-based carrier has announced that it would deploy Airbus A380s on its route to the Egyptian capital of Cairo starting this month. Emirates Operating 25 Weekly Flights to Cairo It is worth noting that the Airbus A380 is one of the largest commercial... Read More
Air India has yet again defaulted on its promise to pay its dues to the oil companies. On October 5, Air India had received a warning that if they did not make the lump-sum payment of what they owe to the oil corporations, fuel supply for the airline will be stopped effective October 11, 2019, in six major airports of India. According to reports from PTI, to its reply, Air... Read More
The domestic low-cost carrier, GoAir announced the start of its new flights from Guwahati connecting Aizawl, Mizoram a few days back. The airline had announced that the first flight would take off from Guwahati on October 15 and that happens to be tomorrow. GoAir Flight from Guwahati to Aizawl Details The flight number for the new GoAir flight between Guwahati and Aizawl is G8 248 and this flight would depart... Read More
Air India has a burden of huge debt around its neck. As per reports, the amount of the total debt of Rs 55,000 crore at the end of March 31, 2018, has risen to a total of Rs 58, 351.93 crores at the end of March 31, 2019. The debt comprises of both the working capital debt and aircraft-related debt. Air India's financial situation remains grim as the government moves... Read More
Vistara is the only private full-service carrier in India. While the other full-service carrier in India is the national airline, Air India, most eyes are on Vistara now as the airline is planning to expand its wings outside India. Vistara has already started flights to destinations like Singapore, Thailand and others. The carrier is also going to receive its first lot of Boeing 7878-9 Dreamliner planes which will be the... Read More
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has published data for global air freight markets which highlights demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) for the cargo going by airplanes. As per this new report, the FTK decreased by 4.5% in September 2019 as compared to the data obtained in the same period last year. It is worth noting that this is the eleventh consecutive month that the FTK has dropped.... Read More
Owing to the very strict guidelines set by the Indian aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Indian carriers, GoAir and IndiGo will be the first two to have replaced their entire fleet of aircrafts with new P&W Engines. It is worth noting that the aviation regulator has asked the two carriers to change the engines which are faulty and causing mid-air shutdowns from P&W. The same issue... Read More
The full-service carrier, Vistara, has been on the headlines recently for all the good reasons. Last, we saw the carrier introduce new routes along with likely plans of launching international routes and more. Now, Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons’ jointly owned airline has launched a new offer which would please the customers who are planning to fly on Vistara flights. This offer concerns extra baggage charges, on which the flyers... Read More
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