India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

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Jet Airways to utilize all its B77W effectively from winter 17

Jet Airways over the past few weeks has updated its schedule to reflect the deployment of all ten B777-300ER (B77W) aircraft. This will probably be the first time when all 10 aircraft will be effectively used for long haul operations. The current published schedule which sees utilization scale up close to 17 hours each day … Continue reading Jet Airways to utilize all its B77W effectively from winter 17

Air India opens reservation for non-stop flights to Washington

National carrier Air India started accepting reservation for its non-stop flights to Washington from its hub and Indian Capital New Delhi to be operated by the B777-200LR aircraft. The flights will be effective 7th July 2017 and operate thrice a week with departures on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The airline had launched non-stop services to … Continue reading Air India opens reservation for non-stop flights to Washington

Aviation growth in India reaches record numbers in March

Impressive growth continues for Indian Aviation with 78.72 lakh passengers taking to air travel in March 2016. This was a growth of 24.03% YoY and 25.25% MoM. The Quarter on Quarter (QoQ) growth was also 24%. For the period from January to March, 230.03 lakh passengers travelled by air, 44.57 lakh more than the same … Continue reading Aviation growth in India reaches record numbers in March

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

Air India announces direct 3x weekly flights on Delhi – San Francisco

National carrier Air India today announced non-stop flights to San Francisco from its hub and Indian capital New Delhi to be operated by the B777-200LR aircraft. The flights will start on 2nd December’15 and would operate thrice a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. This will be the first non-stop to San Francisco and will … Continue reading Air India announces direct 3x weekly flights on Delhi – San Francisco

Flying the new feeling – Vistara UK 991 from Delhi to Pune

Trip Background Receiving an invite on a Monday morning for a Chef’s table by an airline can be the best stress buster on a Monday of any week. That is precisely what happened in the third week of July when Vistara – the TATA-SIA Joint Venture got in touch with me from this blog to … Continue reading Flying the new feeling – Vistara UK 991 from Delhi to Pune