AVIATION

Chennai on Korean Air radar

Korean Air, which started flying into India from December 2016, has seen a positive response from the trade and is already looking at further expansion. The airline organised a special Korean Night for its travel trade partners in New Delhi. Speaking at the event, Sang Wook Han (Paul), Regional Manager, …

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A-350 on Delhi-Bangkok route

Along with bringing its latest aircraft, Thai Airways is set to connect more Tier-II cities with Thai Smile, reveals Viset Sontichai, Director-Indian Sub-continent, Thai Airways. To stress on the importance India holds for Thai Airways, the airline is focusing on increasing the number of flights between India and Thailand. Viset …

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Fly Delhi-Ho Chi Minh in July

After the announcement of a direct flight between Delhi and Ho Chi Minh City on VietJet Air starting July, Vietnam Tourism is looking at big arrival numbers from India. Vietnam Travel Mission with the theme ‘Vietnam – Amazing destination for Indian tourists’, organised by Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam …

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Boosting flights to Sri Lanka

SriLankan Airlines is looking to expand its operations from south Indian destinations to the island nation and increase its frequency from Mumbai and Delhi as well. ANKITA SAXENA Udeni Perera, ManagerWestern India, SriLankan Airlines, informs that the airline currently operates 107 flights a week from 11 Indian cities and is …

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Leisure travel on the rise

Air Arabia has seen a change in traffic mix from Tier-II and Tier-III cities travelling to leisure destinations rather than for religious tours. Sachin Nene, Regional General Manager-India, Air Arabia, believes that the airline has seen an increase in MICE business, leisure travellers, FITs and even religious tours to places. …

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Unparalleled service is key

For Hahn Air, last year was excellent in terms of product offerings and trade support, informs Bharat Kapoor, Director, Global Account Management, Southern India. NISHA VERMA In 2016, Hahn Air added 44 new partners, out of which 22 were interline agreements, reveals Bharat Kapoor. “This means that these airlines can …

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Planes worth $22bn for SpiceJet

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, has announced a landmark deal with Boeing with the purchase of 205 airplanes worth up to $22 billion (`150,000 crores). SpiceJet is set to fly higher after being close to a shutdown in December 2014. The mega deal is only a step closer, …

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1st UDAN flight to take off in Feb

The government’s ambitious Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) Regional Connectivity Scheme has attracted a total of 43 initial proposals from 11 bidders to cover 190 routes, reveals Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation. As the first round of bidding closed for MoCA’s UDAN scheme, Sinha announced that …

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AI’s plan to rule the skies

After starting four international flights last year, Air India is all set to start six new international routes in 2017, the first one being Delhi-Kochi-Dubai. Amidst negative media reports on its ‘On time Performance’ (OTP), Air India has announced a number of new international and domestic flights, which will start …

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Vistara soars from Indian runway

The airline has grown to connect 20 destinations within 24 months and is gearing up to fly overseas after the delivery of its 20th aircraft in 2018. Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara, informs that they are working on a global network through interline and code-share agreements for maximum visibility. Q. …

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