Aviation

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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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 Canada bullish on India

Air Canada continues to invest in the India market, not just in terms of new and expanded direct services but also through the number of airplanes deployed here. This, says Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada, represents over $500 million in terms of capital deployment. Hazel Jain Q) Where …

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SQ’s A350 on Mumbai-Singapore route

In a bid to enhance the travel experience of Indian passengers, Singapore Airlines introduced its Airbus A350 aircraft on its daily service route of Mumbai-Singapore with effect from July 1, 2017. Shahzad Nasir With this development, Mumbai becomes Singapore Airline’s 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 …

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SpiceJet wings to UDAN

Ready to launch new routes under Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, SpiceJet will be expanding its wings internationally as well. SpiceJet is all set to start flying on routes under Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) UDAN scheme in July, revealed Ajay Singh, Chairman, SpiceJet. “The flights would start …

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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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