Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

As airlines remain grounded due to COVID-19, the time could be used to re-look at some of the regulations in the country and tweak them to make them more attractive. The most discussed and debated regulation has been the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). Some of my suggestions were incorporated in the National Civil aviation Policy … Continue reading Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

The two largest airplane makers in the world, Airbus and Boeing announced their Q1-CY20 results today. As anticipated both the manufacturers have declared losses as the world battled COVID-19 and air travel is one the most impacted industries worldwide. Airbus reported revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and a consolidated net loss of EUR 481 million … Continue reading Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

A blood test at airport, will this be the new normal ?

Emirates - the Dubai headquartered airline became the first airline in the world to conduct a pre-flight COVID-19 test. All passengers on today's flight to Tunisia were tested for COVID-19 at the Dubai Airport in co-ordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The rapid test was done at the check-in area with results being available in … Continue reading A blood test at airport, will this be the new normal ?

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

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