The Indian aviation industry went through turmoil during the last two years battling pandemic, capacity restrictions and fare limits. 2021 seems to be the year the sector appears to recover. Here is a summary of all the key happenings in the Indian aviation sector. Air India is expected to be finally handed over to the Tata group in the first quarter of 2022. Tata Group already operates two airlines –... Read More
The employees of Air India and Indian Airlines will now come under the ambit of Employees Provident Fund Organizations (EPFO). The ministry scraped off the two notifications dated February 1962 and January 1963 that counted them under an exempted trust managed by the national carrier so far. Coming under EPFO will provide the employees with better returns than they were under the trust. The decision will come into effect from... Read More
SpiceJet has started using six aircraft out of its 13 Boeing 737 Max planes for commercial operations, confirms the Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh. In a reply given to Rajya Sabha, the Minister said that the plane was approved for operations after Boeing modified the aircraft’s software as mandated in EASA’s airworthiness directive. “Out of 13 grounded Boeing 737 Max aircraft of Spice Jet, six aircraft... Read More
Jet Airways is expected to make a come back early next year. The airline had some very loyal customers under its wing. In line with resuming services next year, Jet Airways might place a huge order with Airbus and Boeing. According to a BloombergQuint report, Jet Airways might place a $12 billion aircraft order with the said manufacturers so that it can make a comeback. The airline nor the aircraft... Read More
The leading aerospace event in the Middle East, Dubai Airshow 2021, witnessed participation from more than 104,000 attendees across five days (from 14-18 November). Deals worth USD 78 million were announced during the event. According to a release, Dubai Airshow 2021 was officially the biggest edition since its commencement in 1989. There was a 50% increase in trade visitors compared to its pre-pandemic edition held in 2019. “USD 78 billion... Read More
In a statement released today, Emirates Airline has announced that it has already restored 90% of its network after what conspired was the unprecedented turn of events and the whole industry got affected by the devastating impacts of Covid-19. The airline also added that it is all set to return to 70% of its pre-pandemic capacity before the end of 2021. Emirates has been on a revival path for some... Read More
The aircraft model Boeing 737 Max jetliner, notorious for two fatal air crashes in 2018 and 2019, is back to passenger service as the safest airline, according to Ajay Singh, the Chairman and Managing Director of SpiceJet Airline. The domestic airline provider launched the services with the Boeing 737 Max jetliner two days ago after diligent scrutiny and safety measures. “So far, with all the flights that we have flown,... Read More
After being grounded for more than two years, the Boeing 737 Max will start operating again in South Korea. According to a Yonhap News Agency report, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport said that Boeing 737 Max will be cleared for passage through the territorial sky, landing and takeoff, from November 22, 2021. Not just in South Korea but globally, the Boeing 737 Max was banned in 2019 after... Read More
SpiceJet, India’s one of the major airlines, have resumed its operations using Boeing 737 Max, which was grounded for the past 30 months. The passenger service on the carrier began on Saturday prior to which the airplane VT-MXH and Max 8 were taken on a test flight to check functionality. The test flight was one hour long between the cities of Delhi and Jaipur. The carriers flew over the city... Read More
The air passenger traffic in India is growing at a rapid pace. It has already reached near the pre-COVID levels. The government has also allowed the airlines to be able to operate flights at a 100% of their capacity. According to a PTI report, domestic air passenger volume grew by 70.86% to 89.95 lakh in October 2021. Compared to 52.71 lakh passengers last year, this year’s numbers are very positive... Read More
The unprecedented turn of events that took place due to the Covid-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on almost every industry that was based upon contact and the aviation industry was no exception. But now things seem to be turning a leaf as the world seems to be returning to a bit of normalcy. The travel restrictions around the globe are easing and passengers are becoming confident again to travel.... Read More
India’s one of the biggest airlines Indigo is now considering charging its customers for the luggage they check-in for the flights according to the latest developments. This decision from the airline comes in to tackle the intensifying price war in India’s aviation industry. This also shows positive signs of recovery as the travel restrictions have lifted and the passengers are gaining their confidence back to travel. The Move to Unbundle... Read More
In the recent development of events, India’s one of the leading airlines Indigo announced that it will be initiating 12 new flights in the month of November. The airline has already commenced flights between Jodhpur and Ahmedabad from November 1st and flights on other routes including Bengaluru-Rajkot, Kolkata-Coimbatore, Delhi-Trivandrum, and Dibrugarh-Dimapur routes from November 2nd. The airline will also launch flights between Ahmedabad and Ranchi from 10th November. The Reason... Read More
IndJets India has become the fourth company to receive permission from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to offer internet services inside flights. In a statement, the company said that BSNL and Inmarsat are its strategic partners and will help it in providing in-flight internet connectivity. The company said that it has received approvals from the Ministry of Communications and the DoT. IndJets has joined the league of Nelco, Airtel, and... Read More
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