Vistara opens reservation for flights to London Heathrow

Vistara - the TATA SIA joint venture is making some big moves! The airline announced international commercial flights with its wide body aircraft - two of which are now delivered and in India. The airline will fly to London Heathrow starting this month end. The first of the B787-9 had landed in India in February … Continue reading Vistara opens reservation for flights to London Heathrow

Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations

August 14th marked the 100th day of Vande Bharat Mission - the much touted repatriation effort undertaken by the Government of India. While the scheme has been much criticized from some quarters for the way the booking process was handled and lack of tickets, there is no denying the fact that over 10 lakh people … Continue reading Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations

London Heathrow website starts listing Vistara & Spicejet flights

In March this year, I wrote “We will have to wait much longer than before to know where the aircraft eventually flies but I have become more confident that the airline would now get a slot at London Heathrow and willing to stick my neck out to say Delhi – London Heathrow will be its … Continue reading London Heathrow website starts listing Vistara & Spicejet flights

Aviation geeks have to mature to respond to a crisis

On Friday evening, whatsapp groups and social media started buzzing with news about runway excursion at Calicut. A quick check on the television, and the news channels were busy with news about Sushant Singh Rajput. Soon whatsapp started flooding with details - name of the captain and first officer, photos, videos and further details.  Air … Continue reading Aviation geeks have to mature to respond to a crisis

Airbus and Boeing results show COVID19 pain is here to stay

Airbus and Boeing - two of world’s largest aircraft manufacturers declared their half yearly results over the last two days. On expected lines, both have declared losses. Boeing saw a drop of 26% in revenues in the first half of 2020 over the same period last year. The drop was 39% for Airbus. For Boeing, … Continue reading Airbus and Boeing results show COVID19 pain is here to stay