Indian Aviation: HY2018 throwback

When IndiGo declared its results few weeks back, it was a shocker and a wake-up call for many who thought that Aviation is on a roll. This was quickly followed by news indicating financial stress at Jet Airways. The six months ending June has seen airlines add over 40 aircraft and the top airlines in … Continue reading Indian Aviation: HY2018 throwback

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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

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

Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

The Suratis are rejoicing and for a reason! IndiGo – country’s leading airline by market share has announced flights to Surat connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur effective 16th August 2018. This will make IndiGo the fourth scheduled airline at Surat which recently saw AirAsia India start services. Spicejet and Air India are the … Continue reading Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?

India – Australia sign open skies agreement

India and Australia signed a revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) last week to liberalize travel between the two countries. The new arrangement gives unlimited access to Australian carriers to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Indian carriers will have unlimited access to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide airports in Australia and can nominate one … Continue reading India – Australia sign open skies agreement

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