AVIATION

Aviation taking big flight

Ministry of Civil Aviation is taking a number of initiatives to make sure ease of flying, as well as servicing aircraft within the country. The aim is to create a healthy aviation ecosystem that benefits all, says Jyotiraditya Scindia. TT Bureau Jyotiraditya Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation (MoCA), claimed …

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First, get the basics right

Ajay Singh, CMD, Spicejet, says that from getting ATF under GST to excise duty, there is a need to get all the basics right before the government thinks about making India a hub for global aviation. Nisha Verma Speaking at Wings India 2022 recently, Ajay Singh, CMD, SpiceJet, said that …

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A change of course

Airports and aviation companies have been evolving and innovating themselves to not just stay relevant during the pandemic but to zoom ahead of the curve and do their bit to re-open travel quickly. These seven instances could give us an indication of where the industry is headed. Hazel Jain In-flight …

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Continued recovery in July

ICRA has revealed that there has been continued recovery in domestic passenger traffic in July 2021 with a sequential growth of 56-57%, as COVID-19 infection trajectory has dropped. Domestic passenger traffic grew 56-57 per cent at around 48-49 lakh in July, compared to 31.1 lakh in June 2021, signifying a …

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Vaccine success will lead the way

Which countries initiate and successfully implement their COVID-19 vaccination programme will likely determine which ones will restart tourism and air connections first. And, until a database that aggregates COVID-19 vaccination rates is made available, a platform that tracks the latest announcements is a need of the hour. Tracking COVID-19 vaccination …

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Aviation, tourism go hand in hand

In order to drive domestic demand, Ministry of Tourism is planning small boutique roadshows and will soon be offering Dekho Apna Desh webinars in a crisper format to put the right information across. Nisha Verma Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), has shared that right now, the …

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Ready and Jet Set Go for festival season

With the aviation industry slowing inching towards the part of the revival and pre-Covid operations, the upcoming festive season might be the much-needed boost to the industry. Sharing her views, Kanika Tekriwal, CEO & Founder, JetSetGo Aviation decipher queries on how the business is going to be like:  How are …

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Charters: A tough sell even today

They are high in demand, thanks to COVID-19, but charter flights are a tough job to pull off. Amidst lack of clarity about state and country-wide quarantine protocols and permissions, operators have to jump many hurdles to get the aircraft off the tarmac. Hazel Jain Even as one of the …

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SpiceJet gets nod for US & UK

SpiceJet has received the government’s nod to operate flights to the US and the UK. It has already operated over 450 charter flights to repatriate over 75,000 Indian nationals stranded abroad. The airline will also operate its first long-haul flight from Amsterdam to Bengaluru on August 1. Manas Dwivedi In …

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