July 23rd, 2019 11:52 AM 0 COMMENTS

SpiceJet’s Direct Flights to New Delhi from Mangaluru to Resume from August 4

SpiceJet will resume its Mangaluru-Delhi direct flights from August 4, 2019. The flight will leave Mangaluru International Airport at 6.15 am and arrive in Delhi at 8.55 am. On its return journey, it will leave New Delhi at 8.30 pm and will arrive at 11.15 pm. Meanwhile, SpiceJet captured its highest domestic market share in five years at 15.6% this June. IndiGo continued to maintain its top market share by... Read More

July 17th, 2019 2:51 PM 0 COMMENTS

Pakistan Reopens Airspace Saving the Operating Cost for Indian Domestic Carriers

In a relief to passengers travelling to the west, Pakistan has opened the airspace after 140 days. The re-opening drops the travel times and reduces the operating expenses for the airlines. It is worth noting that after the closure of the Pakistani airspace, the flights had to be diverted to a different route which was costing the airlines more fuel. Pakistan closed the airspace after India’s strike on Balakot terror... Read More

July 6th, 2019 6:29 PM 0 COMMENTS

Bengaluru Airport Commences the Use of Full-Body Scanners

Following the government’s mandatory order to install full-body scanners at 84 airports in India, Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) established the system, and the trial run began on 1 July 2019. “Based on specifications issued by the BCAS, BIAL is using body scanners with Millimetre Wave (illumination) technology. This technology ensures that the scanners are safe for pregnant women and people with pacemakers,” a spokesperson for Bengaluru International Airport Limited... Read More

July 4th, 2019 9:43 AM 0 COMMENTS

India Has a Total of 404 Foreign Pilots Working in the Country: Aviation Minister

India has a total of 404 foreign pilots working in the country, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in Rajya Sabha. Among the 404 foreign pilots, IndiGo employs 199 of them. There is a shortage of type rated commanders/pilot-in-command due to growth in the aviation sector and induction of new type of aircraft in the fleet of Indian airline operators, Puri said in his written response to a question... Read More

July 2nd, 2019 6:38 PM 0 COMMENTS

UDAN International Scheme Commences With SpiceJet’s New Guwahati-Dhaka Service

SpiceJet has commenced service between Guwahati and Dhaka under the International Air Connectivity Scheme (IACS) from 1 July 2019. The flight will depart Guwahati at 11.55 am, while it will leave Dhaka at 2.10 pm every day. The service between Guwahati-Dhaka is the first to fly under the UDAN International scheme. The promotional airfare for a one-way trip between Guwahati and Dhaka costs INR 3,355. The first flight between the... Read More

July 2nd, 2019 6:23 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kerala-Saudi Arabia Flight Takes an Additional 30 Minutes for the Flight Due to Tehran Airspace Ban

The restriction to fly over Iran Airspace has added another 30 minutes to the trip duration of Kerala – Saudi Arabia flights, making it difficult for the airlines. The airlines are asked to avoid flying over the water area of Tehran airspace with the Strait of Hormuz which connects the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The detour to avoid Iran airspace is leading to extra usage of fuel... Read More

July 1st, 2019 1:36 PM 0 COMMENTS

Cochin Airport Registers a Profit of INR 167 Crore Despite the Flood This Year

The Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) has announced a net profit of INR 166.92 crore in the financial year 2018-19, a 7% rise from the previous year. The turnover of the year was INR 650.34 crore, 17.52% increase from last year. The turnover in the previous year (2017-18) was INR 553. 41 crores and the net profit was INR 155.99 crore. The Cochin airport remained closed for 15 days due... Read More

June 25th, 2019 12:25 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kannur Airport Remains Underutilized, Needs More International Flights: Report

Only 20% of the inbuilt facilities of Kannur International Airport are used, says a report by The Hindu. The airport is yet to open its gates to foreign airlines and has less number of domestic carriers operating from it. “Opening the doors to foreign carriers would have resulted in 40% use of the state-of-the-art facilities. One flight of a foreign airline would make the difference,” the report quoted the Managing... Read More

June 24th, 2019 7:02 PM 0 COMMENTS

2.9% Increase in Domestic Air Traffic Passenger, 93.9% Passenger Load Factor for SpiceJet: DGCA Report May 2019

The domestic air traffic passenger in the country has increased by 2.9% in May, according to the latest report released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). The aviation regulator attributes the growth to the ongoing tourist season. All domestic airlines together flew 1.22 crores passenger in May. Among the airlines, IndiGo flew 59.80 lakhs of passengers, followed by SpiceJet that flew 18.03 lakhs of people. Air India took... Read More

June 12th, 2019 8:40 AM 0 COMMENTS

Government may remove the landing charges of aircraft with less than 80 seats

According to a report by The Economic Times, the government may waive the landing charges at 15 defence airports for aircraft having less than 80 seats. The smaller aircraft help in establishing air connectivity to the regional parts of the country and waiving landing charges may boost the regional connectivity, says the report. Landing charges is a fee collected by the airports from the airlines depending on the weight of... Read More

June 8th, 2019 9:57 AM 0 COMMENTS

Low-Cost Airlines of India Becoming More Valuable Than the Global Counterparts: Report

The unexpected growth of three budget airlines – IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir – creates market distortion, analyses Business Insider. According to a report published by the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA), the three low-cost airlines – IndiGo, SpiceJet, and GoAir – will make a record profit in FY 2019-20. Among the three, IndiGo alone will register a profit of USD 400-500 million, the report stated. Such profit is more... Read More

June 5th, 2019 9:21 PM 0 COMMENTS

Kannur Airport Seeks Flybus Services to Connect Mysuru, Kodagu to Airport

Kannur International Airport authorities have requested Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation for Flybus service from Mysuru, Virajpet and Madikeri to the Kannur airport. The bus connectivity will help the flyers from Mysuru and Kodagu regions. MD of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation Shivayogi Kalasad confirmed the request from Kannur International airport to The Hindu and also said that it had given a positive response to the initiative. However, the authorities... Read More

June 4th, 2019 1:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

India’s Air Traffic Falls for the First Time in Five Years: IATA

India’s domestic aviation traffic has recorded its first negative growth rate in April since January 2014, according to The International Air Transport Association (IATA). The domestic traffic has fallen 0.5% year-on-year. The demise of Jet Airways is cited as a possible reason for this drop. Over the past five years, annual growth has averaged a pace close to 20%. The main explanation for this dramatic slowing is the exit of... Read More

June 4th, 2019 12:07 PM 0 COMMENTS

Commercial Flight Service Likely to Begin From Hindon Airport From June End

Hindon, Delhi’s second airport, is all set to begin its commercial operations from June end. Flights from Hindon airport will fly under UDAN scheme, giving passengers affordable flying options. Hindon airport was formed to ease the congestion at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Hindon airport is located at a distance of 40 kms from Delhi IGI. The Ministry of Defence has approved the proposal of Ghodawat Enterprises for the... Read More

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