Aviation

Re-engineering tourism

  TravTalk Digital Conclave that entered its fourth edition focused once again on the burning topic of the day – Revenge Tourism. The world over, tourism industries are hoping that people will start travelling with a vengeance, and among the first ones to possibly do that will be the resilient …

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We are all suffering together

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State (I/C) for Civil Aviation, has said that his ministry is constantly in touch with travel agents and other stakeholders in dealing with the crisis they presently face. While the government has resumed evacuation flights for Indians stranded abroad, no news has been shared yet …

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Air India flight to LA on the cards?

Pankaj Srivastava, Director-Commercial, Air India, speaks about the possibility of opening connectivity to Los Angeles. If the overflying permission to fly shorter routes comes sooner they will operate the Delhi-Tel Aviv flight, he says. Also, Air India plans to increase connectivity to Australia to 10 flights a week from Delhi. …

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Delhi-Vancouver daily from Dec

Air Canada is set to make its Delhi-Vancouver flight a daily operation, starting December 1, reveals Margaret Skinner, Director Sales, EMEA, Air Canada. NISHA VERMA For Margaret Skinner, the Indian market is a growing market and offers a good mix of business for them. “The economy is strong and we …

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Oman Air gets ready for 2018

Oman’s national airline is not looking at expansion but a sustainable growth with focus on the corporate segment, the religious and tour packages. TT BUREAU The year 2017 has been a challenging year for Oman Air with lots of variables such as increased capacity in the market and lower demands. …

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Air Canada bullish on India

Air Canada continues to invest in the India market, not just in terms of new and expanded direct services but also through the number of airplanes deployed here. This, says Duncan Bureau, Vice President, Global Sales, Air Canada, represents over $500 million in terms of capital deployment. Hazel Jain Q) Where …

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SQ’s A350 on Mumbai-Singapore route

In a bid to enhance the travel experience of Indian passengers, Singapore Airlines introduced its Airbus A350 aircraft on its daily service route of Mumbai-Singapore with effect from July 1, 2017. Shahzad Nasir With this development, Mumbai becomes Singapore Airline’s 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 …

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SpiceJet wings to UDAN

Ready to launch new routes under Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, SpiceJet will be expanding its wings internationally as well. SpiceJet is all set to start flying on routes under Ministry of Civil Aviation’s (MoCA) UDAN scheme in July, revealed Ajay Singh, Chairman, SpiceJet. “The flights would start …

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IndiGo gears up for UDAN

IndiGo will be looking at participating in the second round of bids for Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN) scheme, reveals Aditya Ghosh, President & Whole Time Director, IndiGo. He shares plans for new routes in an exclusive interaction with TRAVTALK. NISHA VERMA Q) Which new routes will IndiGo be …

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SriLankan flies to Melbourne

Melbourne joins SriLankan Airline’s network from October 29, offering connectivity between Colombo and Australia for the tour-based market from India. SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, will be establishing its presence in Australia with daily non-stop services to Melbourne from October …

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