[caption id="attachment_71950" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Source: samchui.com[/caption] Singapore Airlines will resume operating two daily A380 flights to Sydney while bringing back its quad jet service to Melbourne and Hong Kong. It occurred shortly after it was disclosed that starting in May of next year, Singapore-Frankfurt-New York JFK would transition to the 777-300ER. The A380 to Hong Kong, Melbourne The double-decker is a common mode of transportation for Singapore Airlines between... Read More
The future of Jet Airways is uncertain since its creditors and new owners cannot agree on a plan to save the Indian airline from bankruptcy. If a crucial court hearing on Tuesday ends without a resolution, creditors may contact India's aviation ministry to request permission to liquidate Jet's assets. "There are concerns the resolution plan may fall apart so we are looking to see if we can at least get... Read More
Go First, an Indian low-cost carrier, has been granted a government loan once more as it gets ready to restart operations. The carrier has had a difficult few months as it battles to meet demand as a result of planes being grounded. The current loan is a component of a government programme launched to provide financial assistance to industries most severely impacted by COVID lockdowns. Borrowable of Funds In accordance... Read More
According to Tuesday's announcement from Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines (SIA), Vistara would be merged with Air India, with a goal of finishing the process by March 2024, subject to regulatory approvals. After that, SIA will own 25.1% of the combined AI-Vistara-AI Express-AirAsia India Pvt Ltd (AAIPL) business, with Tatas owning the remaining 74.9%. SIA Investment As soon as this integration is finished, SIA will invest $250 million, valuing the... Read More
Emirates and Air Canada made the start of their codeshare agreement official. Through their collaboration, the carriers' customers will be able to travel conveniently to 46 markets across three continents, including those in America, the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. Read More: Emirates, Air Canada Sign a Codeshare Agreement to Offer Customers Better Experience Beginning on December 1 for travel, codeshare tickets will be made available... Read More
The DGCA has loosened regulations for Indian carriers wishing to wet lease aircraft, which is a great move. Instead of the previous six months, IndiGo is now permitted to use its leased Turkish Airlines 777s for up to one year. Wet Lease Deals The regulator has reached a compromise with the airline, one month after the DGCA denied IndiGo's proposal for a two-year wet lease arrangement. According to Business Standard,... Read More
The HSBC Star Alliance Credit Card will allow Australians to earn Star Alliance Points on everyday purchases and convert them into miles or points across Star Alliance carriers' frequent flyer programmes, as well as accelerate their path to Star Alliance Gold Status through everyday spending. The card is the world's first credit card created in collaboration with an airline alliance, and it will be issued solely on Visa credit. Star... Read More
In its monthly report, the nation's aviation watchdog, Directorate General Civil Aviation (DGCA), reported that domestic air passenger traffic increased annually by 59.16% in the first ten months of 2022. During the same time period, domestic airlines in India carried nearly 10 crore passengers. January-October 2022 Domestic airlines carried 98.83 crore passengers between January and October 2022 compared to 62.96 crore during the same time last year. The increase in... Read More
The 5G rollout in India is accelerating at a pace with focus on Airports. The two telecom companies, Airtel and Jio, are attracting potential users as they start to cover all of the major cities and business hubs. High-speed connectivity is already starting to be seen at several airports in India, though there is still a long way to go before 5G is spread throughout the country. Bharti Airtel has... Read More
[caption id="attachment_71020" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Source: exyuaviation.com[/caption] The flag carrier of the Himalayan country, Nepal Airlines Corporation, has urged the civil aviation authority to reverse its unilateral decision to reduce the number of flights on the lucrative Kathmandu-Delhi sector from 14 to 10 per week for failing to make use of the recently opened Gautam Buddha International Airport. According to PTI, in a statement released on Tuesday, Nepal Airlines Corporation... Read More
[caption id="attachment_71011" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Source: orissapost.com[/caption] Air India has developed a new set of grooming guidelines for its cabin staff as it starts a transformation initiative. Around a month ago, it published an entire list, but a more recent paper outlines some substantial revisions to uniform and personal grooming standards. New Rules: Male Cabin Crew Since the Tata family acquired Air India, new directives for standard operating procedures and... Read More
India stopped using the Air Suvidha Forms for international travellers on Monday. It is no longer necessary for incoming international passengers to complete the self-declaration forms for Covid vaccination on the Air Suvidha portal. It is significant to remember that the choice will take effect at midnight. “In the light of sustained declining COVID-19 trajectory and significant advances being made in COVID-19 vaccination coverage both globally as well as in... Read More
On November 22, the whale-shaped Airbus Beluga super transporter aircraft made a stunning entrance at Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA), leaving both airport personnel and travellers in amazement. Internet users are in awe after seeing pictures of one of the largest aircraft that have appeared online. One of the features of this super transporter is that it looks like a whale. Due to its size, this aeroplane has... Read More
Air India is moving through with its intentions to expand into the US at full speed and is trying to acquire a number of widebody aircraft trained pilots to fly the extremely long-haul trips. The carrier is reportedly looking for pilots abroad as it prepares to take delivery of more Boeing 777s to increase its US flight capacity. Boeing 777 pilots to Expand US Operations As it looks to expand... Read More
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