Jet Airways goes live with “Flight Only” fares

Jet Airways today opened reservations for its “Flight only” ticket fares. The date coincides with moving to digital redemption. The airline was supposed to go live with this change starting 25th September but was delayed to 15th October 2018 with bookings opening today. Not many sectors have the Flight only tickets open for sale as … Continue reading Jet Airways goes live with “Flight Only” fares

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Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Indian carriers have long been conservative about International expansion and none have been able to make a dent to competition or make fortunes from International operations. While low cost carriers (LCCs) IndiGo and Spicejet earn less than 15% of their revenue from International operations, Full Service Carrier (FSC) Jet Airways has this number north of … Continue reading Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today announced the delivery of its first 90-seat Q400 aircraft. The aircraft was handed over to India’s SpiceJet Limited, the launch operator for the extra-capacity, 90-seat aircraft. The aircraft is to be registered VT-SQA and starts its multi stop journey to India today. The airline currently operates 78 seater Q400. The airline … Continue reading Bombardier Delivers First 90-seat Q400 Aircraft to SpiceJet

Spicejet relaunches a revamped SpiceClub loyalty program

Indian low cost carrier Spicejet has relaunched its loyalty program SpiceClub. The revision replaces its prepaid loyalty program launched in 2016 and now makes it free for registration. SpiceClub offers upgrades, complimentary meals, discounts and exclusive deals. The airline website claims that the new structure is live effective 17th August but the airline has not … Continue reading Spicejet relaunches a revamped SpiceClub loyalty program

Preview: Vistara World – Vistara’s In-flight entertainment service

End of July, Indian full service carrier Vistara – the TATA – SIA Joint Venture had announced launch of “Vistara World” which would have more than 70 hours of video and audio content streamed onto personal devices and laptop in-flight. The airline is an adding to the long list of airlines worldwide which are opting … Continue reading Preview: Vistara World – Vistara’s In-flight entertainment service

Vistara EconomyLite fare without meals is live!

Indian full service carrier Vistara – a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and TATA announced the launch of “Freedom Fares” on 31st July 2018. The fares, which created divides on social media, were open for sale today. It is applicable for flights operating August 29th onwards. My first reaction was surprise. The fare choice was … Continue reading Vistara EconomyLite fare without meals is live!

Vistara to roll out In-flight entertainment service for personal devices and laptops

Indian full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and TATA group, announced the launch of “Vistara World” which will have more than 70 hours of video and audio content streamed wirelessly onto personal handled devices and laptop in-flight. “Vistara World” is expected to be rolled out fleet wide in August 2018 and … Continue reading Vistara to roll out In-flight entertainment service for personal devices and laptops

Vistara announces its much anticipated aircraft order, opts for Boeing B787-9 for long haul

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