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

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Jet Airways opens reservation for B737 MAX8 flights

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

Jet Airways to start operations on UDAN route starting mid June

Jet Airways, which recently completed 25 years of operations, is likely to start operations on the routes it won under the round 2 of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. Some of the Online Travel Agencies (OTAs) have started showing flights for sale. These flights have been numbered 9W 3xxx but are not yet … Continue reading Jet Airways to start operations on UDAN route starting mid June

Small Planet Airlines starts wet-leased operations for IndiGo

In 2015, I had written how IndiGo was doing a smart thing by converting its 30 A320ceo on order to the A320neo. Back then, it was assumed that Pratt&Whitney will deliver the Pure Power engines on time without glitches. Unfortunately, what has followed since has affected fleet expansion and fleet renewal plans of every airline … Continue reading Small Planet Airlines starts wet-leased operations for IndiGo

IndiGo starts another journey today – inducts ATR72-600 & 186 seater A320

India’s largest domestic carrier by market share IndiGo took the delivery of first of its 50 ATR72-600 aircraft today at Toulouse. The aircraft will fly to India via multiple stops starting with Brindisi airport in Italy and Heraklion International Airport, Greece, Hurghada, Egypt & Sharjah, UAE before making it to India. The aircraft is registered … Continue reading IndiGo starts another journey today – inducts ATR72-600 & 186 seater A320

IndiGo opens reservation for ATR flights

India’s largest carrier by domestic market share – IndiGo, has opened booking for its second fleet type – the ATRs. The airline has been coming up with teaser advertisements on its social media handles for the last few days. In preparation for the launch, the airline had made a small change to its booking display … Continue reading IndiGo opens reservation for ATR flights

The new IndiGo in the making – with or without Air India

The last two weeks have been exciting times for Indian Aviation. The union cabinet gave its nod to privatise National carrier Air India and Secretary Civil Aviation Mr. R N Choubey informed that IndiGo has expressed interest in the National carrier. I have closely followed IndiGo since inception and have many a times predicted their … Continue reading The new IndiGo in the making – with or without Air India

Lufthansa joins the growing list of airlines providing iPads to cabin crew

German carrier Lufthansa became the latest airline to offer iPads to its cabin crew. The airline is terming this as a year of digitization and has issued 20,000 cabin mobile devices as part of this campaign. “Lufthansa crewFlight” – the application custom developed will show the seating plan and give plenty of information on the … Continue reading Lufthansa joins the growing list of airlines providing iPads to cabin crew