Aviation

IndiGo gears up for UDAN

IndiGo will be looking at participating in the second round of bids for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, reveals Aditya Ghosh, President & Whole Time Director, IndiGo. He shares plans for new routes in an exclusive interaction with TRAVTALK. NISHA VERMA Q) Which new routes will IndiGo be …

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SriLankan flies to Melbourne

Melbourne joins SriLankan Airline’s network from October 29, offering connectivity between Colombo and Australia for the tour-based market from India. SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne from October …

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Munich beyond connections

Munich Airport is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year by reinventing the concept of an ‘airport city’. It offers a seamless and convenient gateway to Europe. Donning many a feathers in its cap, Munich Airport is the only European airport that has been awarded a 5-star ranking by Skytrax and …

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AirAsia X flies Mumbai-Bali

Indonesia AirAsia X has recently launched Mumbai-Bali direct daily giving added impetus to not just leisure traffic between the two countries but also business. Taking advantage of the liberal bilateral agreements that have been signed between India and Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia Extra has started a direct flight from Mumbai to …

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India on Qatar Airways’ radar

Among the various business development plans of Qatar Airways, Group Chief Executive H.E. Akbar Al Baker shares that they will be starting a five-star airline in India. Excerpts from the interview. SHEHARA RIZLY Q) How is your investment in India coming along? We have not yet made a formal application, …

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Oman Air improvises guest experience

Oman Air has enabled the pre-purchase of extra luggage space and extra legroom, as well as lounge services at Muscat International Airport when booking on its website. In order to provide more convenience for guests, Oman Air has enabled the pre-purchase of extra luggage and extra legroom. The front and …

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Ni Hao! Shandong entices Indian agents

Shandong Airlines recently took Indian agents to the Shandong province in China to showcase its tourism products, chart a growth path and strengthen relations between the two countries. NISHA VERMA FROM SHANDONG For Wang Shuai, General Representative-India, Shandong Airlines, India remains a crucial market since there are a lot of …

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Plans for direct flights to India: PAL

Philippine Airlines is mulling to re-enter the India market with a direct flight. Currently engaged in fleet expansion, the airline aims to be ranked as a 5-star airline by Skytrax by 2020 and is improving flight experience for this. ANKITA SAXENA I n 2016, the Philippines received a record arrival …

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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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