Vistara opens reservation for flights to London Heathrow

Vistara - the TATA SIA joint venture is making some big moves! The airline announced international commercial flights with its wide body aircraft - two of which are now delivered and in India. The airline will fly to London Heathrow starting this month end. The first of the B787-9 had landed in India in February … Continue reading Vistara opens reservation for flights to London Heathrow

London Heathrow website starts listing Vistara & Spicejet flights

In March this year, I wrote “We will have to wait much longer than before to know where the aircraft eventually flies but I have become more confident that the airline would now get a slot at London Heathrow and willing to stick my neck out to say Delhi – London Heathrow will be its … Continue reading London Heathrow website starts listing Vistara & Spicejet flights

Lock down led to focus on agri and cargo in Indian aviation

India has been in lock down since March 2020. This meant that all scheduled commercial operations were suspended which took a hit on cargo as well. Airlines devised ways to continue cargo operations with Spicejet being on the forefront - converting three Q400 aircraft to freighters by removing seats. Both Spicejet and IndiGo started operating … Continue reading Lock down led to focus on agri and cargo in Indian aviation

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