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

Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Mumbai will welcome Air Astana – the flag carrier of Kazakhstan on 1st of June and help link another destination from the financial capital of India. Air Astana will deploy the Airbus A320 on this route and operate four times a week. Air Astana has been operating to India since 2004, with Delhi being its … Continue reading Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

The main runway 09/27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (IATA:BOM, ICAO: VABB) will be closed six days of the week (Monday to Saturday) from 7th November 2019 until 28th March 2020. The closure will be from 0400 UTC to 1200 UTC, i.e. 0930hours to 1730 hours local time. The runway will remain open … Continue reading Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

The suspension of Jet Airways threw up some interesting challenges in Indian aviation. While the suspension led to capacity crisis, increasing fares and a lot more on the commercial side, over a period of time I was keenly observing how airports handle the capacity at Terminals. Even before I joined aviation, with my masters in … Continue reading Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

Air India re-jigs Hong Kong slots, starts daily non-stop Mumbai – Hong Kong service

National carrier Air India has opened reservations for its flights to Hong Kong from Mumbai. The airline has been trying to add flights to Hong Kong for the last couple of years and has either found it difficult to fit in a spare rotation or slots at Hong Kong. The schedule change was reported by … Continue reading Air India re-jigs Hong Kong slots, starts daily non-stop Mumbai – Hong Kong service