AVIATION

Stable Passenger Demand Growth in November: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for November 2019 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 3.3% compared to the same month in 2018. This was unchanged from October’s result and below the long-term trend. Capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) …

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Short-haul routes first

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, shares that the airline is targeting a 50 per cent growth this year and creating a local airline in Ras Al Khaimah. Anupriya Bishnoi While Jet Airways’ suspension of operations initially threw the Indian aviation industry into disarray, it seems to have recovered …

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Egypt Air soars ahead

Leadership should be dynamic, progressive, innovative and competitive, says Wael Ahmed Fuad Gaber, General Manager – India & Sri Lanka, Egypt Air. Hazel Jain Egypt has traditionally been one of India’s most important trading partners in the African continent. Moreover, the India-Egypt bilateral trade agreement has been in operation since …

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Dushanbe-Delhi under 3 hours

Direct connectivity between Dushanbe (Tajikistan) and Delhi on Somon Air’s new flight has reduced travel time between the two cities by at least nine hours. The airline is also offering special fares to agents in the India market via its GSA – Bird Group. Nisha Verma Having begun its inaugural …

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Warsaw to Washington D.C on LOT

Effective 2nd June, LOT Polish Airlines will launch a new route from the Polish capital and Star Alliance hub Warsaw to Washington D.C. operated by Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a 3-cabin configuration. A direct flight from Warsaw to Washington D.C. has long been on our “short list”. During extensive business …

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More aircraft and routes

Sanjay Kumar, COO, AirAsia India, claims that the airline saw decent growth in 2019 and intends to remain on the path with the addition of new flights and improved service in 2020. TT Bureau Claiming that the previous year was a pleasant one for AirAsia India, Sanjay Kumar says, “Between …

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Boeing buoyant on India

The Boeing Company is optimistic about India’s aviation market and hopes to play a major role in its growth story, says Darren Hulst, Senior MD, Market Analysis & Sales Support, Commercial Airplanes, The Boeing Company. Hazel Jain India is the most dynamic market for civil aviation commercially right now for …

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More Tier-II & III with Lufthansa

This European carrier is connecting the aspiring international traveller from Tier-II and Tier-III cities of India to its larger global network through codeshare agreements with Indian airlines such as Air India and Vistara. George Ettiyil, Senior Director, Sales (South Asia), Lufthansa Group Airlines, shares more. Hazel Jain Q. How has …

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