January 25th, 2022 6:48 PM 0 COMMENTS

Go First Announces Right to Fly Republic Day Offer for Domestic Travel

Airlines are planning new offers to lure passengers to air travel. The latest to announce offer is Go First. Go First Republic Day Offer is here to grab for passengers planning for domestic air travel during February and March 2022. Dubbed as ‘Right to Fly’, the airline offers tickets starting from Rs 926 under the offer. The travellers have to book tickets between January 22 and 27 to avail of... Read More

January 25th, 2022 5:37 PM 0 COMMENTS

Calicut Airport Demands Ministry to Resume the Operations of Wide-Bodied Aircraft

The Calicut International Airport’s Advisory Committee has requested the Ministry of Civil Aviation to pace up the process to resume wide-body aircraft operations, suspended since the Air India Express flight accident held at the airport on August 7, 2020. The accident had nothing to do with the airport’s infrastructure, according to committee head M.P. Abdussamad Samadani, Member of Parliament. Samadani, who represents the Malappuram Lok Sabha constituency of Kerala, also... Read More

January 24th, 2022 10:56 PM 0 COMMENTS

Air India Hand Out Date to Tatas Will Happen Soon

Air India, the state-owned airline is soon going to be handed over to the Tatas. According to a Hindustan Times report, Air India’s handover should be any time post-Republic Day, which is on January 26, 2022. To recall, Tata Sons had placed the highest bid for Air India and the government had awarded the cash-strapped airline to the Tata Group, where it came from. While the final handover date hasn’t... Read More

January 23rd, 2022 11:04 PM 0 COMMENTS

American Airlines Adds Two New Destinations to Fly from Austin

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

January 23rd, 2022 11:10 AM 0 COMMENTS

IndiGo to Provide Passenger Services From Kadapa Airport in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh government will enter into a new tie-up with IndiGo airlines to resume air travel from Kadapa airport. IndiGo is replacing Trujet, which provided the services earlier under the UDAN scheme of the central government. IndiGo may operate four flights per week from Kadapa airport for one year. The state’s cabinet cancelled the existing Selected Airline Operator Agreement with Trujet as it stopped the flights once the three-year viability... Read More

January 22nd, 2022 10:14 PM 0 COMMENTS

Former IAS Officer Vikram Dev Dutt Takes Charge as Chairman and MD of Air India

India’s national carrier, soon awaiting its privatisation, gets a new chairman and managing director. A 1993-batch IAS officer of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory cadre Vikram Dev Dutt took charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. His appointment is in effect from Friday. The Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Rajiv Bansal, was at the helm of Air India so far. While replacing... Read More

January 22nd, 2022 6:27 PM 0 COMMENTS

Hong Kong Gives a Go-Ahead to the Operations of Boeing 737 MAX Aircrafts

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

January 22nd, 2022 6:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Lufthansa Airlines Revamps Its Top Management

Lufthansa Airlines is all set to make changes in its top management. Effective from April 1, 2022, Jens Ritter, the airline’s current Member of the Executive Board and COO of Eurowings, will take charge as the new Chief Executive Office of the airline. He will succeed Klaus Froese, who adorned the position for more than six years. Froese will fly for Lufthansa as a captain, piloting the new Boeing 787... Read More

January 22nd, 2022 12:57 PM 0 COMMENTS

Domestic Passenger Traffic Surged 6.7% in December

Nearly 1.12 crores passengers travelled by air in December 2021, an increase of 6.7% compared to November 2021, India’s aviation regulatory authority the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), revealed in its monthly statement. In November, the count of domestic air travellers was around 1.05 crores. Taking the yearly count, a total of 8.38 crore people travelled on domestic flights in 2021, registering a 33% increase from 2020, which was... Read More

January 21st, 2022 8:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Aviation Ministry and DoT to Examine 5G’s Impact on Aircraft Operations

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to conduct discussions with various industry stakeholders and the Department of Telecommunications ahead of the 5G launch in India to deal with 5G interference with aircraft operations. The move came after the recent 5G launch in the USA, which resulted in many airlines, including India’s national carrier Air India, cancelling flights due to potential dangers, reports Economic Times. India plans to conduct 5G... Read More

January 21st, 2022 6:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Singapore Airlines Delays Quarantine Free Flights to Perth

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reportedly deployed the launch of quarantine free-flights to Perth, Australia. The airline was going to launch quarantine free flights for fully vaccinated passengers between Singapore and Perth. But since the authorities in Western Australia have cancelled their plans to reopen borders, the airline has no other option but to delay its flights. According to a Channelnewasia report, the airline was supposed to start this flight service... Read More

January 21st, 2022 4:55 PM 0 COMMENTS

Airbus Cancels Qatar Airways’ A321neos Orders Amid Airbus A350 Dispute

Over the ongoing dispute between Qatar Airways and Airbus on the Airbus A350 paint degradation issue, Airbus cancelled the order of 50 Airbus A321neos it signed with Qatar Airways. The order was cancelled on January 20 while the pre-trial proceedings took place in British High Court. The aircraft manufacturer’s move to cancel a separate contract with Qatar Airways for a different aircraft model shows the intensity of dispute between the... Read More

January 20th, 2022 6:03 PM 0 COMMENTS

Indian Aviation Industry Is ‘Chronically Ill’, Says IndiGo CEO

IndiGo’s Chief Executive Officer Ronojoy Dutta calls the Indian airline industry ‘chronically ill’ and requests the central Government to implement some life-saving reliefs quickly. The COVID-19 pandemic crippled India’s domestic airlines. They witness a drop in passenger numbers and suffer from the maladies of high price for Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which increase the cost of operations for airlines. Dutta requests to reduce the jet fuel tax from 11% to... Read More

January 20th, 2022 5:20 PM 0 COMMENTS

Emirates SkyCargo Named ‘Safest Global Airline Partner’

Emirates SkyCargo has been named ‘Safe Global Airline Partner’ for the year 2021. For the unaware, SkyCargo is the cargo business of Emirates, flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The airline has been excellent when it comes to the transportation of sensitive pharmaceutical shipments by SkyCell, a globally leading manufacturer of specialised containers for the transportation of sensitive pharmaceuticals by air. According to the SkyCell’s global shipment data... Read More

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