Polish Airlines to introduce direct flight between Bengaluru and Warsaw
The technology giant has about 3000 professionals working in the country. Infosys BPM chief executive Anantha Radhakrishnan said the new flight service will help them expand their workforce in Poland.
Airlines face suspension if passengers violate selfie regulations
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued a fresh order u...
Travel agents' body says full cash refunds needed from airlines for cancelled flights
The statement comes against the backdrop of the Supreme...
Bengaluru airport processes 1.8 lakh kg pomegranates amid COVID-19
The airport also accounted for 99% of the total pomegranate exports from Karnataka, according to the data available from the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) and the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS).
Vistara, Japan Airlines enter frequent flyer partnership
A frequent flyer program (FFP) is a loyalty programme wherein a passenger earns points for travelling on an airline's flights, which can then be used to get rewards on the same airline or partner companies.
Vistara sees 'steady return in demand'; to increase daily flights to 100 by month-end: CEO Leslie Thng
Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, which also resulted in the suspension of scheduled domestic as well as international flights, Vistara was operating more than 200 flights to 34 destinations every day.
SpiceJet announces flights to London from December this year
Post the COVID crisis, SpiceJet had also operated its maiden long-haul charter flight from London’s Heathrow airport to repatriate 329 Indian & British nationals.
Average daily airline passengers grow close to two times in the past three and a half months
According to analysts, this growth is largely because of discretionary or need-based travel. An analyst with a leading brokerage who wished to be unnamed said, “This is a pent-up demand. It includes travellers who were stranded in a particular location due to lockdown restrictions. It also includes travellers who planned visits to their relatives.
Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri hints at shutdown of Air Asia's Indian operations
“AirAsia’s shop is anyway shutting down,” Hardeep Singh Puri said in televised comments that were widely circulated on social media. “Their parent company has problems.”
Offering free tickets on Vande Bharat flights would have further affected airlines' finances: Puri
The Central government had started the Vande Bharat mission on May 6 to help stranded people reach their destinations through special international flights on payment basis. Scheduled international passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 23.
Dues of 4 major domestic airlines to AAI more than doubled in Feb-July period
India has six major domestic carriers, IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir, AirAsia India, Air India and Vistara, which owed to the AAI a total of Rs 2562.04 crore as on August 1 and this was around 10 per cent more than on February 1, officials said. The domestic airline that owes the highest amount of dues to the AAI is Air India.
Ex-WestJet CEO appointed non-executive director on IndiGo board
The InterGlobe Aviation has appointed Albert Saretsky, who was the former CEO of a Canadian airline, as a non-executive non-independent director on the board of IndiGo, according to a statement.
Indian airlines seek $1.5 billion interest-free credit line from government
Airlines including IndiGo, Vistara, a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, SpiceJet and state-run carrier Air India, also want the government's help to persuade aircraft lessors to ease leasing terms, as well as a deferment of taxes and abolition of excise duty on aviation fuel, Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written statement to the parliament.
Revenues of Indian airlines fell by 85.7% in April-June period due to COVID-19: Hardeep Singh Puri
Scheduled domestic flight services were suspended in India from March 25 to May 24 due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown. They were resumed from May 25 but in a curtailed manner. The employee count at ground handling agencies fell by 22.44 per cent to 29,254 in April-July period, Puri said.