Qatar Airways and Malaysia Airlines have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for leading Asia Pacific Travel by strategic co-operation. The new agreement will further facilitate a strategic cooperation that will see both airlines working closely together across multiple areas of the business to offer an unrivalled and range of value-added services to passengers. With the enhanced partnership, both airlines will leverage each other’s network strengths and provide more access... Read More
AirAsia India has just announced a new service called ‘FlyAhead’. With the ‘FlyAhead’ service, passengers will be able to take an earlier flight if they wish to. It won’t be a free service though. Passengers who want to opt for an early flight than their pre-booked one will have to pay Rs 1500 for it. Corporate and SME customers will have to pay Rs 500 for the same. Guests who... Read More
Singapore Airlines said that the country’s entry and COVID-19 testing criteria for Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) passengers had been relaxed, and its flight operations will begin from February 22. The passengers on VTL flights originating from India and arriving in Singapore must continue to provide a negative PCR or professionally performed ART test within two days of departure. According to Singapore Airlines (SIA), the travel history requirement of fully-vaccinated travellers... Read More
Air India Repatriation Flight Leaves for Ukraine to Bring Back Indians as Political Tensions Escalate
This morning, Air India’s planned repatriation flight from India to Ukraine took off for bringing back the Indian nationals. The airline used its B-787 Dreamliner aircraft, which has a capacity of over 200 seats, for its unique operation. Tonight, a flight from Ukraine will arrive in Delhi. Air India announced earlier this week that it would run three flights to Ukraine in the following week. The airline will run two... Read More
Few Gulf airlines have relaxed the COVID-19 testing requirements for Indian travellers, especially for the passengers travelling from Kolkata to Dubai. On its website, Emirates had mentioned that the passengers from India travelling via its airline need to have valid PCR test result from a test taken within 48 hours, and another rapid test taken within six hours of departure. Interestingly, the airline has specified that the guideline applies to... Read More
Air India gets the approval of an Appeals Court in Quebec to challenge the order by the Canadian Court that allowed Devas Multimedia to seize its funds as compensation for a failed 2005 satellite deal with Antrix Corporation, the commercial wing of ISRO. Judge Christine Baudouin agreed to Air India’s claim that the Court should take a closer look at the argument of the German Major Deutsche Telekom and three... Read More
Malaysia Airlines has joined the Arab Air Carriers’ Organisation (AACO), expanding its presence in North Africa and the Middle East. IAG, Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines are the other airlines that are part of the pan-Arabian organisation. Although Malaysia Airlines operated in loss during the COVID-19 pandemic, the airline utilised the time to establish codeshare agreements and partnerships, most notably with Singapore Airlines, British Airways and JAL. The association with... Read More
Air India Express, a low-cost carrier has announced that travellers who are completely vaccinated will not have to worry about taking an RT-PCR test on their departure to India from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). India has also scrapped the seven-day mandatory home quarantine guideline for passengers landing in India from abroad. This announcement is going to aid in the ease of travel process for the people and also boost... Read More
Air India has confirmed that it will be operating around three flights this week to Ukraine. “Seats are available on these flights – booking is open through Air India booking offices, website, call centre and authorised travel agents,” said the airline on its Twitter profile. These flights will help the Indian nationals to leave Ukraine as the tension in the country increases with Russia trying to take over. There are... Read More
NCLAT Rejects Go Airlines’ Petition Against the Withdrawal of Sovika Aviation Services’ Insolvency Proceedings
The National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) has rejected a plea filed by budget airline Go Airlines challenging an NCLT judgement allowing Sovika Aviation Services to withdraw from insolvency proceedings. On September 23, 2021, the Mumbai bench of the National Company Law Tribunal granted the Resolution Professional’s Section 12A plea to discontinue the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process (CIRP) against Sovika Aviation Services. Sovika Aviation is a company that offers a... Read More
Rakesh Gangwal, the co-promoter of IndiGo Airlines, resigned from the carrier’s parent company InterGlobe Aviation and hence, from its Board of Directors, with immediate effect. He was serving as a non-independent, non-executive Director at the company. In a letter written to the Board of Directors, Gangwal said that he would sell his stakes at the airline over a span of five years but may consider re-joining the board as a... Read More
Regional air carrier TruJet has temporarily suspended its flight operations citing various technical and administrative reasons. The airline is a crucial player in the central government's UDAN regional connectivity. "The operations are temporarily hampered because of various administrative and technical reasons, and rest be assured that TruJet will resume its operations at short notice," the airline said in a statement released to the media. TruJet has been facing a financial... Read More
The government of India has issued a memorandum regarding the travel provisions of the government employees, which states that they can book their tickets through private airlines. Earlier, the government staff were allowed to travel only by Air India. They were allowed to travel in other airlines only when Air India flights were not operating on the routes concerned. “It is clarified that the air travel on government account, both... Read More
The Ministry of Tourism has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Alliance Air Aviation Limited (AAAL), a subsidiary of Indian Airlines, for boosting tourism throughout India. The aim is to position India as a preferred tourism destination, and Alliance Air, which primarily operates domestic routes as part of the government’s UDAN regional connectivity scheme, is a suitable partner for the mission. AAAL has a vast domestic network across India.... Read More
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