Virgin Atlantic opens reservations for flights between Manchester and India

Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of flights to Manchester from New Delhi and Mumbai. The airline will fly to Mumbai thrice a week starting December 19, 2020 while the twice a week operations to New Delhi will begin on January 05, 2021. The airline will operate three class B787-9 Dreamliner on both these routes. … Continue reading Virgin Atlantic opens reservations for flights between Manchester and India

Nine Indian airports make it to ACI world’s best airports list

Indian airports continued to shine in the annual Airport Councils International (ACI) rankings. The ranking which were released on 9th March 2020 saw addition of categories over last year. This year saw 140 awards being won by 84 airports across the world. Last year, seven airports from India had made it to the list while … Continue reading Nine Indian airports make it to ACI world’s best airports list

Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Mumbai will welcome Air Astana – the flag carrier of Kazakhstan on 1st of June and help link another destination from the financial capital of India. Air Astana will deploy the Airbus A320 on this route and operate four times a week. Air Astana has been operating to India since 2004, with Delhi being its … Continue reading Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

The main runway 09/27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport, Mumbai (IATA:BOM, ICAO: VABB) will be closed six days of the week (Monday to Saturday) from 7th November 2019 until 28th March 2020. The closure will be from 0400 UTC to 1200 UTC, i.e. 0930hours to 1730 hours local time.The runway will remain open on … Continue reading Brace for delays, Mumbai main runway to be closed six days a week

Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

The suspension of Jet Airways threw up some interesting challenges in Indian aviation. While the suspension led to capacity crisis, increasing fares and a lot more on the commercial side, over a period of time I was keenly observing how airports handle the capacity at Terminals. Even before I joined aviation, with my masters in … Continue reading Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit