Aviation

‘Unprecedented’ travel trends

Increase in connected trips, blurred lines between leisure and business travel, and an accelerated pace of change, a recent survey of decision-makers from airlines and travel agencies reveals how travel is different post-recovery from the pandemic. TT Bureau Travel will return to pre-pandemic levels by the end of 2024, believe …

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Of cabin interiors & safety

There have been numerous incidents of airline passengers expressing their displeasure on aircraft cabin interiors and appearances in the country in recent times. Naveen Chawla, CEO, Epsilon Aerospace, offers insights into the world of cabin interiors and how it can contribute to the overall safety of passengers. Recently, airline passengers …

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More Ethiopian flights to India

Ethiopian Airlines, celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted service to Mumbai, plans to increase its services to India. The airline is starting three weekly flights to Chennai from July 2 this year, and also bringing three to five more Indian cities under its ambit.  The Chennai flights were initially planned in …

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We plan quarter to quarter: Vistara

Five-year plans for businesses are difficult to design in these times, says Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara. He talks about focus markets for the airline, fleet and route expansion, revenue generation and the immense potential that the country offers to the aviation industry. Hazel Jain Deepak Rajawat, Chief Commercial …

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Airlines need tailwinds to fly high

As aviation markets opened up, domestic airlines are on the path of revival riding on pent-up demand. But rising fuel prices are giving a bumpy ride to the aviation sector. Experts talk about the way ahead at a brainstorming session recently. Nisha Verma The CEOs of the aviation sector discussed …

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Pent-up demand to drive global travel

India has always been an extremely important market for Malaysia Airlines, and being the fastest growing economy in the world at present, the country offers a huge potential. The airline sees many people flying into India from Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, and other countries, apart from the outbound travellers. Janice Alyosius …

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Jazeera Airways hopeful of growth

Rohit Ramachandran, CEO, Jazeera Airways says that airlines are expecting strong growth in all Indian destinations. Keeping that in view, the company plans to have a fleet of 35 aircraft by 2026, which will be exclusively neo type aircraft. Janice Alyosius Jazeera Airways was the first non-government airline in the …

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Vistara flies high on trade ties

Vistara airlines, which started flights to Paris six months back and also flies to London and Frankfurt, has tied up with Air France. The partnership or interline with Air France is meant for both airlines to help each other, says Sumeet Gosain, Head of Sales, India, Vistara. Nisha Verma Sumeet …

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Demand for airport lounges to go up

Liberatha Peter Kallat, CMD, Dreamfolks Services, talks about the impact of resumption of international commercial flights on airport services. She said it will naturally increase passenger footfalls at airports, thus resulting in more travellers opting for lounge and other services. Janice Alyosius DreamFolks Services is India’s largest airport service aggregator …

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A change of course

Airlines globally have had to tweak strategies in order to face headwinds caused by the ripple effects of the pandemic. We present a glimpse at what seven airlines did in order to stay relevant. British Airways Catching up on the sustainability trend, British Airways will soon become the first airline …

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