Aviation

More flights to the islands

Andaman & Nicobar Islands’ tourism and hospitality industry appeals to the Ministry of Home Affairs for increased flight frequency at Port Blair in order to ensure enough tourist footfalls. India’s apex hospitality association, Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), has submitted a representation to the Additional Secretary …

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MoCA’s 100-day plan for aviation

JyotiradityaScindia, Union Minister, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), has unveiled a 100-day plan to boost the aviation sector in the country, which has suffered a major setback. Its plan is to develop four airports: in Kushinagar – which will be the focal point for Buddhist tourism, Dehradun, Agartala and of …

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Airlift and tourism go together

Understanding the importance of airlines and their contribution to the development of tourism is vital. Gavin Eccles, Managing Partner, GE Consulting & Advisory, provides insights into how destinations and airports need to be aligned to the new realities post covid-19. The aviation industry is undergoing fundamental change, and, we are …

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We’ll come back stronger

After 18 months of pandemic, travel industry is not in the best shape. However, Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, Air Asia, is very optimistic that with mass vaccination programs going on everywhere, proper precautions and travel guidelines, industry will revive soon. Janice Alyosius In spite of slump in business for aviation …

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Stronger Airlink with India

Airlink, the privately-owned South African regional airline based in Johannesburg, has named AirlinePros International as its General Sales Agent for India, strengthening its foothold across borders. The privately-owned South African carrier Airlink has appointed AirlinePros International as its General Sales Agent for the India market. The IATA and IOSA-accredited Airlink …

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The rise of private jets

Private aviation is now being seen as more of a necessity than a luxury due to its safety provisions and greater control over the customer environment. Here are few reasons why private jets could take off in 2021-22, with particularly strong demand from high net-worth individuals both for leisure and …

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Know your ministers

Right from the Ministry of Culture to the Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Railways, there’s been a shuffle of authority with the new Modi cabinet being announced. The appointed ministers must now be a formidable force that takes the travel and tourism sector out of the rut …

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Fuelling a difference

India is working with leaders around the globe to decouple GDP growth from emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases (GHGs). A report by McKinsey & Company and World Economic Forum reveals India is well placed to stay ahead in technology development. While the aviation industry contributes less than 1% …

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Ready to welcome travellers

With Etihad Wellness, the airline is prepared to provide a travel experience that prioritises passenger wellness. Neerja Bhatia, VP, Indian Sub-Continent, Etihad Airways, shares more details on the several measures the airline has introduced for guests to travel with greater peace of mind. The world has been battling a global …

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Must imbibe sustainability

While the talk of sustainability has been going on since long, COVID has put a spotlight on this aspect. Experts share how and why tourism should be a flagbearer of sustainability and how hotels, airlines and travel companies are making sure that being responsible is the way forward. Atul Bagai, …

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