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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Delhi adds another unique connection – WOW air to start flights to Reykjavik from 6th December

Early morning on Tuesday 8th May, I got an intimation that WOW air will announce its Delhi operations on May 15th. Continuing with the policy of not “breaking news” till things are in public domain, I did not tweet until somebody else did. The reaction to the news was “WOW”. This will be the airlines first … Continue reading Delhi adds another unique connection – WOW air to start flights to Reykjavik from 6th December

Garuda Indonesia starts non-stop services to Bali from Mumbai

Indonesian National carrier Garuda Indonesia will launch non-stop services between Mumbai and Denpasar (Bali) starting today. The twice a week flight will be operated by Airbus A330-200 and a third frequency will be added from 2nd June 2018. The service would operate on Mondays and Thursdays and Saturday operations would be added later. The flight … Continue reading Garuda Indonesia starts non-stop services to Bali from Mumbai

Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

Vistara, the TATA-SIA joint venture took delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo and 14th aircraft in fleet today. The aircraft is registered VT-TNB. The airline had selected BOC aviation to lease 20 aircraft, 13 A320ceo and 7 A320neo in second half of 2014. The airline which was running a social media campaign with hash tag #NotJustAnotherNeo announced the … Continue reading Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

Lufthansa opens bookings for A350 service to Mumbai

German carrier Lufthansa today opened bookings for the Airbus A350 service on Munich – Mumbai – Munich sector. The route is currently served by A330-300 aircraft. Indian capital New Delhi was the first scheduled destination for the Lufthansa A350-900 and services started from 10th February 2017. Boston will be the second A350 destination from 14th March … Continue reading Lufthansa opens bookings for A350 service to Mumbai

2016 ends on a high note for Indian Aviation

Airlines in India ended a dream 2016 carrying 99.88 million passengers, falling just short of the 100 million passenger mark. Two airlines stood out in the entire year, Spicejet which kept their load factors above 90% for the entire year and IndiGo which went from strength to strength despite the issues with A320neo. The airline … Continue reading 2016 ends on a high note for Indian Aviation

Flight Review: Flying the Maharajah from Kochi to Delhi

This seems to be a season for reviewing Air India flights. The national carrier which is often in news has been close to my heart. I have always felt that the airline has a lot of potential to grow and be successful as an airline on the domestic and international circuit.   Background This was … Continue reading Flight Review: Flying the Maharajah from Kochi to Delhi

After years of evaluation, Jet Airways makes the move to Amsterdam

After evaluating for a few years, Jet Airways has decided to move its flights from Brussels to Amsterdam. The airline made this announcement yesterday. The airline will also pull out of Newark where it currently flies from Mumbai via Brussels. This shift is in partnership with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta which will help … Continue reading After years of evaluation, Jet Airways makes the move to Amsterdam

Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?

The Wadia group owned Mumbai headquartered airline Go Air which has been in the news recently for exodus of pilots has reduced flights in June and July. This comes at a backdrop of already reduced operations in April and May. I had tweeted about how the airline saw lower departures at both Mumbai and Delhi … Continue reading Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?