"The increasing bilateral rights between India-UAE will hamper plans to make Delhi a world-class hub on the lines of Singapore & Dubai airports."
It is now official that Air India cabin crew are unfit as medical examinations, pending for five years, reveal that to begin with, one in every four flight attendants is overweight.
While Air India asked for revising up the seats by 2,500 per week, IndiGo and SpiceJet asked for enhancing the quota by 4,000-5,000 seats per week.
The airline doesn’t want to sell it to private companies but lease it to govt enterprises after it received strong interest from SBI, ONGC and LIC.
Tan, who is known as his 'right hand' in aviation circles and was the airline's former commercial head, has been appointed CEO of AirAsia Expedia.
Indian airlines thus far do not have the wherewithal to expand their international footprint and travellers have to depend on foreign airlines.
Airlines operating in India will now need just a one-time approval to import aircraft over five years, following an easing of norms.
"We have wanted to enter that space. We are better positioned today from a product portfolio standpoint and it has to satisfy missions that Indian military is looking at."
The aviation ministry had disapproved of AirAsia's India entry, arguing that the Indian promoters should have first set up an airline company.
Experienced flight attendants or fresh graduates are also eligible, an offer that provides a ray of hope for cabin crew of grounded Kingfisher Airlines.
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