India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

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

Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA

​The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist Cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu, ​​Lumbini (Kushinagar itself is a Buddhist cultural site) and declaration as an “International Airport” will … Continue reading Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA

Boeing terminates agreement to establish joint venture with Embraer

In a not so surprising move Boeing announced that it has terminated Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with Embraer. The MTA was signed in 2018 under which the two companies sought to establish a new level of strategic partnership. This involved creating a joint venture comprising Embraer’s commercial aviation business and a second joint venture to … Continue reading Boeing terminates agreement to establish joint venture with Embraer

Vistara announces commercial operations of its B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on Delhi Mumbai sector

Vistara – the TATA-SIA joint venture took delivery of its first B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft in late February. While this marks a new phase in the growth of the airline which started international operations last year, the gloom and closures surrounding Corona virus has led to the airlines joining others in suspending international operations. The airline … Continue reading Vistara announces commercial operations of its B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on Delhi Mumbai sector

VietJet Air expands India service

Vietnamese low cost carrier (LCC) VietJet has announced a massive expansion to India. The schedule was published by RoutesOnline this morning. The airline will convert its current 4x weekly Ho Chi Minh City – Delhi route and 3x weekly Hanoi – Delhi route to Daily effective 29th March 2020 – the beginning of Summer Schedule. … Continue reading VietJet Air expands India service