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
In a move to punish London for imposing a ban on the Russian airline Aeroflot, Russia has banned UK’s British Airways from landing at its airports or crossing its airspace. The ban took effect from yesterday. “A restriction was introduced on the use of Russian airspace for flights of aircraft owned, leased or operated by an organisation linked to or registered in the UK,” Rosaviatsiya, the Russian agency responsible for... Read More
SpiceJet Launches Six Flights to Bangkok, IndiGo Announces Services From Kadapa to Five South Indian Cities
India’s budget carrier SpiceJet has announced new international flights to Bangkok. According to a statement released by the airline, the operations will commence from March 10 in a phased manner. The newly launched SpiceJet Bangkok flights will enhance the air connectivity between India and Thailand. SpiceJet will operate daily direct flights connecting Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai with Bangkok. “We are delighted to launch new flights connecting Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata... Read More
Delay in Delivery of Boeing 777X Irks Emirates, May Cancel the Order if Delivery Extends Beyond 2023
The Gulf carrier Emirates may cancel the order for Boeing 777X passenger aircraft if they are not delivered at least by 2023, airline’s President Tim Clark reportedly told an aviation publication. Boeing 777X passenger aircraft was initially announced for delivery in April 2020 and is beyond the schedule for two years. “Honestly, if it goes beyond 2023, and it goes on for another year, we probably cancel the program. What... Read More
Kuwait Airways, the national carrier of the State of Kuwait, has announced 17 new routes for this summer, taking its network to a total of 57 destinations. “Kuwait Airways is pleased to announce the operation of 17 new destinations to link Kuwait to the world, which comes within the framework of the airline’s preparations for the summer season that will witness a remarkable recovery in the movement of travel around... 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
Boeing Co and Airbus SE executives met with Tata Group executives in recent weeks to negotiate plane orders for Air India, according to two people familiar with the matter. In a $2.4 billion equity-and-debt deal last month, Tata reclaimed ownership of state-run carrier Air India after nearly 70 years. While Air India has lucrative landing slots, the group confronts a difficult task in modernising the airline's old aircraft and improving... Read More
Singapore Airlines Group reported a net profit of S$85 million ($62.8 million) for the third quarter ended December 31st, marking the company's first profit since the COVID pandemic began. The airline credits its success to increased cargo revenues and passenger numbers as a result of Singapore's Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) programme. First profitable quarter since December 2019 Singapore Airlines Group (SIA) has reported its first profit since December 2019, thanks... Read More
As Vistara focuses on growing capacity utilisation, expanding fleet, and improving overall services, the full-service carrier plans to dramatically increase its workforce size to a total of 5,000 people by the end of this year. The airline currently employs roughly 4,000 people. The airline industry is seeing a surge in traffic figures after being severely hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, especially the third wave, which heavily impacted air traffic that... Read More
Air New Zealand reported a statutory loss of US$254.6 million for the six months ended December 31, but the company is confident that brighter days are on the way. For the six months ended December 31, 2021, Air New Zealand reported a statutory loss before taxes of US $254.6 million (NZ $376 million). In comparison, the same time last year saw a statutory loss before taxes of US $71.1 million.... Read More
Akasa Air, the latest arrival into India’s aviation market, is hoping to hire around 300 cabin crew members and pilots by March 2023, according to its investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. The remuneration for pilots is roughly 80% higher than that of its competitor SpiceJet. By March 2023, Jhunjhunwala’s airline plans to add 300-350 cabin staff members and pilots. SpiceJet and Akasa Air will both use Boeing 737s in their fleets. While... Read More
IndiGo, a budget airline, has announced additional discounts and offers for its passengers, including a complimentary meal and seat selection if booked using its mobile app beginning February 21. The promotion will run through the end of March, and you may get it by entering the code in the promo code section. In order to strengthen the country's COVID immunisation campaign and encourage travellers to travel again, IndiGo is now... Read More
The new promoters of Jet Airways (India) Limited, Jalan-Kalrock consortium, has appointed former Sri Lankan Airlines chief executive Vipula Gunatilleka as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Jet Airways (India) Limited. Gunatilleka is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the University of Colombo, as well as a Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA) from the United Kingdom and a Certified Public Accountant (FCPA) from Australia. Ankit Jalan, a member of Jet... Read More
In a recent report, American Airlines said that it is continuing to operate with drastically decreased capacity in contrast to pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels. Despite increasing demand, the airline's domestic routes were down 14.5% in 2021, and it served below half of its foreign network compared to 2019. "While demand for domestic and short-haul foreign markets has essentially rebounded to 2019 levels, the timing of a full recovery remains unknown. American... Read More
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