Airline operations in India to remain suspended till 3rd May

The last few days had seen airlines start preparations for limited services starting tomorrow. With the announcement of extension of countrywide lockdown this morning coming from Prime Minister Modi, the flights will remain grounded for some more time. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a notification soon and was followed with an official NOTAM. … Continue reading Airline operations in India to remain suspended till 3rd May

GMR gets LoA for Bhogapuram airport in India

GMR Airports Ltd has received Letter of Award (LoA) for the development and operations of Bhogapuram Airport in Andhra Pradesh. The project involves design, build, finance, construction, development, up-gradation, modernization, operation and maintenance of Greenfield International Airport at Bhogapuram for the period of 40 years, extendable by additional 20 years through international competitive bidding process, … Continue reading GMR gets LoA for Bhogapuram airport in India

IATA predicts 25 million jobs are at risk globally due to COVID19

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released new analysis today which shows that 25 million jobs are at risk of disappearing due to the COVID-19 crisis. IATA claims that 2.7 million are airline jobs and over 65.5 million people are dependent on the aviation industry and this includes travel and tourism industry. Global air … Continue reading IATA predicts 25 million jobs are at risk globally due to COVID19

Bengaluru airport to shut old runway for 223 days from 26 March 2020

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) released its AIP Supplement (34/2020) today for closure of runway 09L/27R at Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru due to runway rehabilitation works and upgrading the runway from CAT I to CAT III. Runway 09L/27R will be closed for all operations starting 26th March 2020 until 4th November 2020 – a … Continue reading Bengaluru airport to shut old runway for 223 days from 26 March 2020

IndiGo – Qatar one-way codeshare a boost for Qatar

India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share – IndiGo, announced a one-way codeshare with Qatari flag carrier Qatar Airways. The codeshare, interestingly, is a one-way codeshare where Qatar Airways will place its code between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. For what was believed to be a big strategic announcement, this came as … Continue reading IndiGo – Qatar one-way codeshare a boost for Qatar