Aviation

Etihad redefines air travel

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, was formed in 2003 and quickly went on to become one of the world’s leading airlines. Etihad sees tackling the climate crisis as the most important issue of our time, and through strategic partnerships with major global aviation brands and OEMs, Etihad …

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Aviation insights in New Year

What will be the new vision of Tata and Air India? On the global front, will the cities of Europe and North America be reinstated? Should the international vision of Vistara be integrated? 2022 seems to be throwing a lot more questions than answers, says Gavin Eccles, Managing Partner, GE …

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Enticing Indian travellers

The pearl-shaped island, one of the first few countries to open borders to fully vaccinated Indian travellers, has introduced an offer to bring more travellers to Sri Lanka. SriLankan Airlines has assured Indian travellers that it is committed to increase the number of flights to a wide range of destinations …

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DGCA digitalises with eGCA

eGCA, an online portal aimed at automation of the processes and functions of DGCA, has been implemented in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of Digital India. The platform will provide a strong basis for IT infrastructure and service delivery frameworks. Janice Alyosius The DGCA has implemented its e-governance platform, …

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Wind under IndiGo’s wings

Ronojoy Dutta, CEO & Whole Time Director, IndiGo, shares how they are focusing on short and middle haul international flights despite a capacity increase in the domestic segment, and why privatisation of Air India is a much-needed move, beneficial to the country. Nisha Verma Just like all other airlines, the …

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New air travel norms

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued fresh guidelines for international arrivals into India, which will be evaluated regularly. The necessity to keep an eye on the virus’ ever-changing nature and the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern (VOCs) continues to be a priority. The earlier criteria for …

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Belted for a boost in travel

Neerja Bhatia, Vice President, Indian Sub-Continent, Etihad Airways, discusses traffic between India and Abu Dhabi, as the next few months will see UAE host many global events. She also highlights the airline’s NDC adoption & emphasis on loyalty programme. Hazel Jain What Etihad routes, that see a lot of traffic …

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Air India returns to TATA

  Talace, a subsidiary of Tata Sons, has won the bid for Air India and has bought the national carrier at the value of Rs. 18,000 crore. It is now a wait-and-watch situation for the industry. Nisha Verma With this winning bid, Tata will own 100% stake in Air India, …

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Fly Delhi to Maafaru & Male

Maldivian is all set to start direct flights from New Delhi to Maafaru and Male’ on 21st October 2021. It will operate A321 & A320 on this route with both business and economy class configuration. Maldivian, the national carrier of Republic of Maldives, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services …

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Flying with the times

Tony Douglas, Group CEO, Etihad Airways, shared how not only managing the pandemic times, but also the way forward will be fuelled by sustainable initiatives with collaborations across the industry. NishaVerma Tony Douglas claimed that at Etihad, they tried to capitalise on the old cliché of never waste a good …

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