Last-minute flight cancellations hit holiday crowd
On Monday, GoAir cancelled 18 flights, attributed it to factors such as inclement weather, low visibility and anti-CAA protests in the country. IndiGo also has similar problems. Air India’s 12 A320 are grounded due to technical issues.
Boeing ousts CEO Dennis Muilenburg after two deadly crashes
Boeing ousted CEO Dennis Muilenburg on Monday with no end in sight to the crisis ...
Delta Air to start direct India flights, has signed pact with Vistara
Delta will connect New York to Mumbai on daily flights starting Dec 24.
Vistara to accommodate passengers on next flights for customers stuck on Delhi-Gurugram highway
"Due to heavy traffic congestion on Delhi-Gurugram Highway, customers who miss their flight due to this will be accommodated on the next Vistara flights for no extra fee or fare on the basis of the seat availability from Delhi," Vistara tweeted.
IndiGo to start flights to Dammam from three Indian cities
"The airline will operate a total of 10 daily direct flights connecting Dammam with Mumbai, Hyderabad and Trivandrum," IndiGo said on Thursday, adding it is part of its bid to expand international operations and strengthen presence in the Middle East.
Air India cost saving plans to add over Rs 700 crore per annum, as govt readies plan to divest stake
While one initiative of moving to one ticket booking software for domestic flight bookings would save about Rs 519 crore in 2020, the other initiative of putting a bigger aircraft on Delhi-London route and smaller Dreamliner on Delhi-Washington route would add about Rs 100 crore to airline’s bottom line.
Air India unable to move engine due to Rs 100 crore GST dues
The airline hopes to pay the GST dues on Thursday, along with salary to employees. “We have raised the cash to pay for these things from our ticket sales. Hopefully, we will be able to send the engine to Vadodara once some GST dues are paid on Thursday, and then we raise the e-way bill required for that shipment,” said the official.
Sanjiv Kapoor resigns as Vistara Chief Commercial Officer
Chief Strategy Officer Vinod Kannan will take over as the CCO from Kapoor, who joined the airline in March 2016. Kapoor resignation will be the second top-level resignations in the aviation sector with AirAsia India’s chief commercial officer Sanjay Kumar, another aviation veteran, resigning from AirAsia India.
India advises Malaysian PM against comments on internal matters including CAA
“The PM of Malaysia has yet again remarked on a matter that is entirely internal to India. The Citizenship Amendment Act provides for citizenship through naturalization to be fast-tracked for non-citizens who are persecuted minorities from three countries,” MEA spokesperson noted.
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.
Pratt & Whitney names Ashmita Sethi managing director of India operations
Ashmita Sethi has been appointed as the managing director of Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies for its India operations. She brings more than 20 years of experience from the defence and aerospace industry to this role and joins Pratt & Whitney following a career in corporate and public affairs with Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
Synergy, Delhi-based firm show interest in Jet Airways
Synergy owns majority shares in airlines including Colombian carrier Avianca Holdings. The conglomerate had last time submitted an expression of interest in August after the August 10 deadline set by the resolution professional running the bid process.
India in a classic Darwinian mode of survival of the fittest: Uday Kotak
We are at a time where clean business and governance is coming to the fore, Kotak said.
Overcapacity in skies pulls down fares, hurts airlines’ bottomline
Airlines seem to be in a doom loop, with excess capacity and not enough places to fly aircraft profitably.
Vistara passengers can now earn and burn frequent flier miles on Lufthansa
Codesharing allows an airline to book its passengers on its partner carriers and provide seamless travel to destinations where it has no presence. An interline arrangement refers to a pact to issue and accept tickets for flights that are operated by the partner airline.
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