Understanding Aviation: Basics of METAR

This is the fourth article in the “Understanding Aviation” series. The previous ones have covered Network Planning, Route Development and Airport Capacity. This article will talk about METARs. This is officially the fog season in India. From Amritsar to Guwahati, the region is engulfed in dense fog - typically early in the morning. This fog … Continue reading Understanding Aviation: Basics of METAR

Vistara starts offering booking on Google Flights

Vistara - the TATA-SIA JV now allows its customers to directly search and book its flights on google through the integrated “Book on Google” feature. This has been possible with the implementation of NDC (New Distribution Capability) through a partnership with Amadeus. Google flights has been in the market for nearly a decade and over … Continue reading Vistara starts offering booking on Google Flights

IATA AGM:Airlines Urge Governments to Adhere to Global Slot Allocation Guidelines

The IATA (International Air Transport Association) is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Seoul, South Korea from 1st June to 3rd June, 2019. This is the 75th AGM of IATA. As part of the resolutions which were passed during this meeting, a significant one was about urging governments to adhere to global slot allocation … Continue reading IATA AGM:Airlines Urge Governments to Adhere to Global Slot Allocation Guidelines

Flying the inaugural Buddha Air flight to Kolkata from Kathmandu

Dipalay took the inaugural flight from Kathmandu to Kolkata. Effective 27th May 2019, Buddha Air – one of the most successful private carriers from Nepal launched a three-weekly flight on the Kathmandu – Kolkata sector. This marks a new beginning for both India and Nepal in terms of aviation links. The sector which has previously … Continue reading Flying the inaugural Buddha Air flight to Kolkata from Kathmandu

IndiGo opens select destinations under Turkish code share for sale

Indian domestic market leader IndiGo – which started flights to Istanbul, Turkey today has also started selling code-share flights on Turkish Airlines to select destinations. These destinations include Athens, Malta, Brussels, Budapest and Tel Aviv. Some readers would have already seen this tweet from a month ago! Some surprising destinations may form part of the … Continue reading IndiGo opens select destinations under Turkish code share for sale