AVIATION

SriLankan to up frequencies

Owing to increase in demand, SriLankan Airlines is all set to increase its frequencies to Delhi, Mumbai, and Hyderabad, shares Dimuthu Tennakoon, Head-Worldwide Sales & Distribution, SriLankan Airlines. TT BUREAU With the recent launch of services to three new destinations, SriLankan Airlines is expanding its reach in India making itself …

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Fiji Airways big on India market

With a 19 per cent increase in air traffic from India in 2015-16, Fiji Airways is planning to appoint a full-time dedicated Country Sales Manager. SHAHZAD BAGWAN With the recent codeshare with Jet Airways running successfully, Fiji Airways is looking to expand its network in India. The airline has announced …

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How open are Indian skies?

As international airlines struggle with limited flying rights to India, Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior VP, Commercial (GCC, Subcontinent, Africa), flydubai, speaks on restrictions in tapping the high growth potential between India & UAE. As the Dubai sector exhausts its bilateral seat capacity of 62,500 flights a week between India and Dubai, …

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Lufthansa wings to start-ups

Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Passenger Airlines, says the Indian market is very crucial. India’s growing economy and a booming aviation industry has made them launch their latest aircraft in the country and the airline is also propelling various start-ups here. NKHIL ANAND & NISHA VERMA Q Please tell …

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Oman Air’s 3rd Mumbai daily

Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has commenced a third daily flight between Muscat and Mumbai, starting this August. Oman Air’s new daily flight between Muscat and Mumbai is the latest move in the airline’s ambitious plan of fleet and network expansion. The 2-hour 50-minute flight …

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2100 aircraft by 2020 for India

Boeing has forecast that India will require 2100 new airplanes worth $290 billion by 2020. Dinesh A. Keskar, Senior Vice President-Sales Asia Pacific & India, Boeing, discusses factors boosting the country’s growth. Shahzad Bagwan Tell us about Boeing’s forecast on the India market? Based on factors like GDP growth in …

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24 years of flying high

Oman Air completed 24 years of operation in India. Paul Gregorowitsch, CEO, Oman Air, visited India to meet travel and commercial partners in the country. In an exclusive interaction with TRAVTALK, he talked about the company’s expansion plans and India as a potential market. NISHA VERMA Q How important has …

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Tigerair merges with Scoot

Nine months after Scoot and Tigerair announced their intention to pursue a single brand and operating licence under the enhanced Scoot brand, the airline industry bid farewell to Tigerair Singapore, as its last flight departed from Singapore for Tiruchirappalli on July 24. Now, all the flights previously under the Tigerair …

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Air NZ on a flight of fantasy

Air New Zealand takes viewers on ‘A Fantastical Journey’ in its latest safety video that features Hollywood actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. Air New Zealand has teamed up with American actors Katie Holmes and Cuba Gooding Jr. for its latest safety video titled ‘A Fantastical Journey’. Air New …

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Toronto–Mumbai get closer

The city’s travel trade couldn’t be more excited about Air Canada’s Mumbai-Toronto-Mumbai direct non-stop service, which launched recently. This is what they had to say. Sunil Bijlani, Founding Partner & CEO, Vacation World This is a landmark event. Flying directly to Toronto will be a highlight for the holidaymakers to …

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