Foreign trips may pinch fliers as airfares surge
Flights to US, Europe this holiday season may cost three times more on Jet’s exit. The India-London sector could see new flights, with Vistara and IndiGo possibly starting them next year, but other routes will have to wait. A Delhi-Paris ticket is priced at Rs 1,14,642 against Rs 40,020 in December last year, according to travel aggregator ixigo.
SBI Card, Vistara launch premium co-branded credit card
The joining fees for Club Vistara SBI Card and Club Vistara SBI Card PRIME are Rs 149...
Vistara renews partnership with Amadeus on ticket distribution services
Vinod Kannan, Vistara's chief strategy officer, said, "We are pleased...
IndiGo becomes IATA member
IndiGo on Wednesday announced it has become a member of the global lobbying body the International Air Transport Association, which is a group of more than 290 member airlines.
After Jet Airways' demise, Lufthansa plans to 'strengthen' partnerships with Indian airlines
For 2020, the Lufthansa group will be trying to strengthen Indian partnerships so that Indian carriers can bring passengers from second and third-tier cities to its four gateways. However, apart from launching a Munich-Bengaluru flight service in April, the airline does not plan to start any other flight service in 2020.
Vistara to double fleet size by March 2020
Last year, Vistara had ordered 50 aircraft from the Airbus A320neo family, including the A321neo, to be delivered until 2023. With three new Airbus A320neo aircraft, two of the six wide-body aircraft, a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, the airline will take the fleet size from 22 aircraft in March 2019, to 42 by March 2020.
IndiGo's rising costs are indication for growth; expect a smooth landing by 2022: CEO Rono Dutta
IndiGo airline's CEO Rono Dutta clears the air on the issue and talks about IndiGo's south-east Asia strategy. Owing to seasonal disruptions, the profitability faltered however they had to start the China and Vietnam flights by October 31 though regulatory approvals there were required and so were the slots.
Vistara to start flights on Mumbai-Colombo route from Nov 25
Vistara airlines to start daily non-stop flights on Mumbai-Colombo route from November 25 onwards this year. Since August, the airline has started flights connecting India with Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore, now Colombo being the fourth destination.
Vistara set to fly to New York, Tokyo in codeshare with SIA, SilkAir
The Delhi-based airline had in August this year extended its codeshare pact with Singapore Airlines and its regional arm SilkAir to international routes as well besides for domestic flights, which is in place since 2017.
Vistara to deploy new A320neo planes with enhanced features on its India-Singapore route from Nov 24
Vistara has been operating daily flights on the Delhi-Singapore and the Mumbai-Singapore routes since August 6 and August 7 respectively, using Boeing 737-800NG planes that were leased post the shutdown of Jet Airways in April this year. These planes can carry extra fuel and can fly one hour extra as compared to old A320neo planes.
How govt is trying to make Air India attractive for potential buyers
Tata Group chairman N. Chandrasekaran says he will ask his team "to evaluate" bidding for Air India, which was founded by the group 87 years...
Vistara to order 26 CFM engines worth $2.4 billion
Along with the engine order, the airline has also signed a long-term rate per flight hour agreement for maintenance of the 120 Leap-1A engines which will power its 60 Airbus planes in service or on order.
Air India sale: Tata Group looking at bid to fly the bird it founded 87 years ago back home
Govt has shown willingness to exit Air India, as opposed to its earlier plan of retaining a minority 24%.
Will ask my team to look at bidding for Air India: Tata Group chief
The Tata Group may consider bidding for Air India, an airline it once owned, whenever the govt finalises its sale. “Ideally, it is a Vistara decision. It is not a Tata Sons decision. I will ask the team to evaluate it," said the Tata group chief N Chandrasekaran. Acquisition of Air India would help the Tatas scale their aviation business.
Tata Group restructures GMR deal to meet regulatory norms
A 15% holding for the Tatas would keep its effective stake in Delhi International Airport Ltd, the GAL unit that runs the airport in the national capital, below 10%. Tata, GIC & SSG Capital Management have agreed to invest Rs 8,500 crore in GAL.
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