Emirates: My 50th Airline, to Europe and back

Friends, fellow avgeeks and social media expressed equal surprise and amusement when I said Emirates will be my 50th airline. To have traveled 49 and not flown Emirates or been to Dubai was a surprise for all. When this trip was being planned, I had in mind to fly Ukraine International Airlines from Delhi, visit … Continue reading Emirates: My 50th Airline, to Europe and back

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Flight Review: Air Astana – From the heart of Eurasia

Air Astana was another airline in my bucket list for a while. I was mighty impressed with their efforts to grow their hub traffic and how they have effectively used multiple aircraft in their fleet to start, expand and sustain a route. The airline recently started flights from Astana to Delhi and has upgraded the … Continue reading Flight Review: Air Astana – From the heart of Eurasia

The busiest route in Indonesia on Sriwijaya Air

This was to be the last domestic flight I had planned before leaving Indonesia after few weeks of work. I wanted to cover all the major airlines and the only one left was Sriwijaya. Its fleet consists of B737-300 (scheduled for my ride), B737-500, B737-800 and B737-900ER, along with its subsidiary NAM Air, which operates … Continue reading The busiest route in Indonesia on Sriwijaya Air

Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia

Citilink – an all Airbus A320 operator in Indonesia started off as a low cost arm of National Carrier Garuda Indonesia. Years later it was hived off as a separate entity and continues to operate close to 50 aircraft (A320ceo + A320neo) from its main bases at Jakarta and Surabaya. This airline stood out in … Continue reading Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia