AVIATION

25 years of flying high

SriLankan Airlines celebrates 25 years of direct operations from Colombo to Delhi, the airline’s fifth destination in India. TT Bureau Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager—Northern India, SriLankan Airlines and Subhash Goyal, Chairman, Stic Travel Group, GSA of SriLankan Airlines, shared the story of the airline’s 25 years on the route at a …

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Adieu to passengers’ woes

Get ready for chatbots to address your queries, real-time flight status, detailed flight schedules and more with AirSewa 2.0 web portal and application, recently launched by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. TT Bureau In yet another promising initiative, Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Commerce & Industry, along …

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Strengthening reach & network

Amongst the fastest growing low-cost carriers in the world, IndiGo has a simple philosophy – to offer fares that are low, flights that are on time, and a courteous, hassle-free travel experience. Manas Dwivedi With an intent to strengthen the breadth and density of its network by adding new flights …

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India’s big strides in aviation

Alexander de Juniac, CEO, IATA, believes that India will continue to be the fastest growing aviation market in the world, whilst sharing how it can achieve the same in an exclusive with TravTalk. Nisha Verma The International Air Transport Association (IATA) organised the International Aviation Summit in Delhi in association …

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Hahn Air salutes North India

Hahn Air organised a special evening for its travel trade partners at The Metropolitan Hotel and Spa, New Delhi, to recognise the top performing travel agencies from Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. TT Bureau Hahn Air’s award ceremony saw in presence Dennis Huk, Vice President—Global Account Management, Hahn Air and …

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MOCA aspires for billion trips

Jayant Sinha, Minister of State, Civil Aviation, claims that with the growing demand for air travel in India, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) is planning for 1 billion passenger trips in the next 15-20 years. Nisha Verma The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MOCA) has witnessed an extraordinary growth over …

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Pay for hand baggage only

Etihad Airways has launched a new hand baggage-only ‘Deal Fare’ across selected destinations, allowing travellers to purchase lower fares in Economy Class if no checked baggage is required. TT Bureau The‘Deal Fare’ includes a complimentary carry-on baggage allowance of 7 kg and is available on flights between Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, …

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Apt SITE for millennials

SITE Young Leaders Conference is scheduled to be held in Las Vegas in October this year. TT Bureau The Society of Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) India held its members meet recently in Delhi. In a  presentation, Vikas Suda, SITE India Chapter Vice President—Events & Operations, highlighted the advantages of being …

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60 and staying strong

Aeroflot celebrated 60 years of flight operations between Moscow and Delhi. Kidisyuk Sergey, General Manager—India, Nepal & Bangladesh, Aeroflot, talks more about the airline and the roadmap ahead. TT Bureau As the largest airline of the Russian Federation, Aeroflot has completed 60 years of flight operations between Moscow and Delhi. …

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Aviation gives wings to tourism

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has been working closely with the Ministry of Tourism to begin flight operations to 34 tourism sites across India. TT Bureau Speaking at a joint press conference with KJ Alphons, Minister of State (I/C), Tourism, Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Civil Aviation said that the aviation …

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