AVIATION

Spice zing to int’l UDAN routes

SpiceJet turned out to be the biggest winner of routes in Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA’s) ambitious UDAN 3, with around 24 proposals being awarded. Ajay Singh, Chairman and MD, SpiceJet, shares the details and gives insights into the future of Indian aviation. Nisha Verma The UDAN routes would include …

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Tourist routes in focus for UDAN 3

The results of Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA’s) Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme’s Round 3 witnessed a major inclusion of tourism routes in coordination with MOT. Nisha Verma Under UDAN 3, MoCA awarded 235 routes to different airlines, out of which 46 are tourism routes, and 189 are …

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25 years of flying high

SriLankan Airlines celebrates 25 years of direct operations from Colombo to Delhi, the airline’s fifth destination in India. TT Bureau Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager—Northern India, SriLankan Airlines and Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Stic Travel Group, GSA of SriLankan Airlines, shared the story of the airline’s 25 years on the route at a …

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Adieu to passengers’ woes

Get ready for chatbots to address your queries, real-time flight status, detailed flight schedules and more with AirSewa 2.0 web portal and application, recently launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. TT Bureau In yet another promising initiative, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, along …

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Strengthening reach & network

Amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world, IndiGo has a simple philosophy – to offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. Manas Dwivedi With an intent to strengthen the breadth and density of its network by adding new flights …

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India’s big strides in aviation

Alexander de Juniac, CEO, IATA, believes that India will continue to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world, whilst sharing how it can achieve the same in an exclusive with TravTalk. Nisha Verma The International Air Transport Association (IATA) organised the International Aviation Summit in Delhi in association …

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Hahn Air salutes North India

Hahn Air organised a special evening for its travel trade partners at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi, to recognise the top performing travel agencies from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. TT Bureau Hahn Air’s award ceremony saw in presence Dennis Huk, Vice President—Global Account Management, Hahn Air and …

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MOCA aspires for billion trips

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation, claims that with the growing demand for air travel in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) is planning for 1 billion passenger trips in the next 15-20 years. Nisha Verma The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) has witnessed an extraordinary growth over …

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Pay for hand baggage only

Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage-only ‘Deal Fare’ across selected destinations, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required. TT Bureau The‘Deal Fare’ includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7 kg and is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, …

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Apt SITE for millennials

SITE Young Leaders Conference is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in October this year. TT Bureau The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) India held its members meet recently in Delhi. In a  presentation, Vikas Suda, SITE India Chapter Vice President—Events & Operations, highlighted the advantages of being …

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