AVIATION

Powering Indian carriers

Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice President, Sales, Asia Pacific and India, Boeing, claims that they are a dominant player in the wide-body aircraft market in India. Boeing has provided the 777s and the 787s, which are operating with Air India right now, and Jet Airways has been operating 777s for over …

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Tashkent-Mumbai direct soon

Uzbekistan Airways in collaboration with Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) is planning to introduce two direct flights from Tashkent to Mumbai. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Uzbekistan and India, Uzbekistan Embassy invited Indian travel trade and delegates to present the business and touristic …

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Mumbai-Jakarta takes flight

Mumbai seems to have caught the eye of the Garuda. After commencing flights between Mumbai and Jakarta with a pit stop in Bangkok, the airline now wants a direct non-stop to cut down the turnaround time, reveals M. Arif Wibowo, President and CEO, Garuda Indonesia. HAZEL JAIN FROM INDONESIA Q) …

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240mn fliers in Dubai by ’25

Dubai Airports project 240 million passengers will travel through its two airports by 2025. Airport expansion plans are already in place to cater to the growth. According to Lorne Riley, Director-Corporate Communication, Dubai Airports, “India is our largest market, one of our most important ones globally. India contributes almost 25 …

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Making regional connectivity a reality

In a bid to make flying affordable for the masses, the National Civil Aviation Policy promises to enable Rs. 30 crore domestic ticketing by 2022, Rs. 50 crore by 2027 and increase international ticketing to ’20 crore by 2027. TravTalk asks experts what needs to be done to achieve this …

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Spanish flavor to Air India

The recent launch of the Delhi-Madrid route will open up a panoply of destinations for Indians, not only in Europe, but also to South America, claims Pankaj Srivastava, Director- Commercial, Air India. Excerpts from an interview: Q) Please tell us about the newly launched Delhi-Madrid route by Air India? A) …

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Tier II on Thai Smile’s radar

Thai Smile Airways is exclusively focusing on Tier-II cities in India, which according to them has huge potential. Thai Smile Airways has introduced its new connections from Bangkok to a total of four Tier-II cities in India. While the Bangkok to Gaya and Varanasi route started operating on October 1, …

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Mega Maldives’ swift flight

Mega Maldives Airlines has forayed into India with its thrice a week flight between Delhi and Male, and aims to boost its presence through its GSA, the Bird Group. Announcing the new flight in Delhi, George Weinmann, CEO, Mega Maldives Airlines, said, “We are really excited that the ticket sales …

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Charters need infrastructure thrust

For Santosh Kumar Sharma, Director, Foresee Aviation, the Indian charter industry is looking up and it could reach greater heights with better infrastructure and smooth procedures. The entire world is looking at India as an emerging economy. However, the policies and the infrastructure must be in place, says Sharma. “There …

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