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 connects Pune to Chandigarh

National carrier Air India (IATA:AI, ICAO: AIC) tweeted the launch of new flights yesterday becoming the first airline to announce expansion in 2017. The Star Alliance member will start services between Mumbai (BOM) & Chandigarh (IXC), Chandigarh & Pune (PNQ), Mumbai & Amritsar (ATQ) and Amritsar & Nanded (NDC). The new flights will be progressively … Continue reading Air India connects Pune to Chandigarh

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

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

Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?

The Wadia group owned Mumbai headquartered airline Go Air which has been in the news recently for exodus of pilots has reduced flights in June and July. This comes at a backdrop of already reduced operations in April and May. I had tweeted about how the airline saw lower departures at both Mumbai and Delhi … Continue reading Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?

Vistara adds Lucknow & Bengaluru to its network

Full service carrier Vistara – a JV of Tata Group & Singapore airlines, which is battling low Load Factors since it started flying in January, has announced its next phase of expansion. The airline will start services to Lucknow and Bengaluru effective 18th May and 16th June 2015 respectively. With this addition, the airline will … Continue reading Vistara adds Lucknow & Bengaluru to its network

Taking passenger experience to new level – Etihad’s flagship B787-900

“Welcome onboard, turn right here” or something similar the cabin crew said to us as we stepped into the flagship Boeing 787-900 Dreamliner of Etihad to fly from Abu Dhabi to Mumbai. I had intended to write a combined review of my flight experience from Rome to Mumbai but the fantastic experience I had on … Continue reading Taking passenger experience to new level – Etihad’s flagship B787-900