India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement
Singapore Airlines (SIA) announces the launch of non-stop flights between Singapore and Los Angeles in November. The route will be flown by the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra-long-range) aircraft. The airline will also increase frequency on the Singapore – San Francisco route to 10 times per week from current daily. With these services and the non-stop … Continue reading Singapore Airlines launches more non-stop flights to the USA
The last year or so saw large consultancies predict a 100 aircraft order from Vistara before the end of 2017. In the end, the order announcement came today, almost a year later and the order itself is a modest one which has seen the airline, a joint venture of TATA – SIA, give business to … Continue reading Vistara announces its much anticipated aircraft order, opts for Boeing B787-9 for long haul
The Suratis are rejoicing and for a reason! IndiGo – country’s leading airline by market share has announced flights to Surat connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur effective 16th August 2018. This will make IndiGo the fourth scheduled airline at Surat which recently saw AirAsia India start services. Spicejet and Air India are the … Continue reading Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?
Jet Airways invited a select group of people to their hanger in Mumbai on 28th June 2018 for an exclusive preview of the MAX8. The celebrations were curtailed on account of the crash of a private aircraft in Mumbai, a few hours before the ceremony was to take place. The invitees included Media, bloggers, analysts … Continue reading Jet Airways MAX8 – BYOD is the future
The Jet Airways group recorded an average fare of INR 7080 in last financial year. This includes its Domestic as well as International operations. While Jet Airways has near equal division of revenue for Domestic and International, Spicejet which has far lesser International exposure reported average fare of INR 3670. But come second half of … Continue reading Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!
Jet Airways which recently completed 25 years of operation welcomed its first B737 MAX8 aircraft at the national capital New Delhi in India. The airline took delivery of the aircraft at Seattle on 19th June 2018 and the aircraft flew from Seattle to New Delhi via Goose Bay and Prague. The aircraft is registered VT-JXA … Continue reading India’s first B737 MAX8 lands in Delhi
India and Australia signed a revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) last week to liberalize travel between the two countries. The new arrangement gives unlimited access to Australian carriers to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Indian carriers will have unlimited access to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide airports in Australia and can nominate one … Continue reading India – Australia sign open skies agreement
Jet Airways – first operator of the B737 MAX8 aircraft in India will receive the aircraft later this month. This will be the first of the 75 aircraft which the airline ordered in 2013 and confirmed in 2015. The airline has subsequently placed an order for additional 75 aircraft and is rumored to be in … Continue reading Jet Airways opens reservation for B737 MAX8 flights