AVIATION

Enterprising eye on travel

After adding new destination management companies (DMC) to its product portfolio, Tourism Enterprises will focus on educating travel trade from smaller cities. TT BUREAU Tourism Enterprises has grown organically in the last five years with nine DMC partners worldwide, informs Ravi Gosain, Managing Director, Tourism Enterprises. He explains that the …

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Finnair adds new routes

With its hub in Helsinki, Finnair’s expansion will reach all-time high during winter with new routes opening to 20 intercontinental destinations, including Goa and New Delhi. TT BUREAU Juha Järvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair says, “We will fly two weekly flights to Goa till March 21. For the moment, it’s …

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A United stand for India

United Airlines completes a decade of its non-stop daily services from Mumbai to New York/Newark, underlining India as an important market with huge potential. TT BUREAU United Airlines’ decade long journey in India has been a successful one, says Marcel Fuchs – VP Atlantic and Pacific Sales, United Airlines, who …

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10 years of connecting Delhi-Guangzhou

As China Southern Airlines celebrates ten years of its New Delhi to Guangzhou flight, TRAVTALK maps their journey so far and takes a look deeper in to its future course. NIKHIL ANAND It was back in October 2007 when China Southern Airlines began their tryst with the Indian market. From …

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Air India flight to LA on the cards?

Pankaj Srivastava, Director-Commercial, Air India, speaks about the possibility of opening connectivity to Los Angeles. If the overflying permission to fly shorter routes comes sooner they will operate the Delhi-Tel Aviv flight, he says. Also, Air India plans to increase connectivity to Australia to 10 flights a week from Delhi. …

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Smooth take off for aviation in 2017

TT BUREAU David Lim, General Manager – India, Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines completed 70 years of operations in 2017. On July 1, the Airbus A350-900 commenced operations on the Mumbai-Singapore route. Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first A350-900 in March 2016 and now has 18 of the aircraft type …

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Delhi-Vancouver daily from Dec

Air Canada is set to make its Delhi-Vancouver flight a daily operation, starting December 1, reveals Margaret Skinner, Director Sales, EMEA, Air Canada. NISHA VERMA For Margaret Skinner, the Indian market is a growing market and offers a good mix of business for them. “The economy is strong and we …

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Mumbai-London daily

With the addition of a third daily non-stop between Mumbai and London, Jet Airways will capitalise on the demand and popularity while crossing the 1,000-seat mark on this route. TT BUREAU Jet Airways commenced its third daily non-stop flight service on the Mumbai-London route, making it the only Indian airline …

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Oman Air gets ready for 2018

Oman’s national airline is not looking at expansion but a sustainable growth with focus on the corporate segment, the religious and tour packages. TT BUREAU The year 2017 has been a challenging year for Oman Air with lots of variables such as increased capacity in the market and lower demands. …

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Air Arabia promotes Baku flight

Air Arabia recently conducted a three-city roadshow in Mumbai, Delhi and Ahmedabad to promote new flight services from Sharjah to Baku with connections from India TT BUREAU Air Arabia hosted a three-city roadshow starting with Mumbai on September 18, Delhi on September 19 and concluded in Ahmedabad on September 20. …

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