Aviation

New initiatives by Etihad Airways

For Etihad Airways, it is imperative that a guest’s journey is planned as seamlessly as possible. Planning international travel in a post-pandemic world surely is a different experience. The situation remains highly dynamic, as countries have different restrictions, various quarantine measures are in place and guidelines are constantly updated by …

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Every woman is inspirational

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), talks about the importance of women in the economy as Women’s Day 2021 approaches. She also shares details on both domestic and international civil aviation operations, and by when she sees recovery for each of them. Nisha Verma Every woman is …

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3 Indian LCCs in APAC’s top 5

Three low-cost Indian carriers – IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir – feature in the top five list on the January 2021 Leaderboard for Safe Travel Score among Asia Pacific Airlines. Air India features in the top 10 full-service airlines. Even as countries inoculate their population with COVID-19 vaccines, resumption of air …

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Delhi-Jaisalmer flight resumes

Through the united efforts of the travel trade and hoteliers of Jaisalmer, SpiceJet’s Delhi-Jaisalmer flight was reinstated soon after its cancellation and a new lease of life was given to tourism in the desert city. Sharing their joy, the trade suggests that such partnerships can bear fruit in other destinations …

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More airports to be privatised

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is working towards reinstating of the tourist visa with other ministries, as well as privatising about 10 more airports starting financial year 2021-22. Nisha Verma Pradeep Singh Kharola, Secretary, MoCA, has shared that the government is planning to privatise another six to 10 airports starting …

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More partnerships for Qatar

HE Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, says that the airline is keen to pursue more partnerships with other airlines. It will also continue to offer different fares for different classes. Manas Dwivedi HE Akbar Al Baker believes that the future of the aviation industry may be slightly grim …

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A world of plenty

Being an IATA Accredited agency about three decades ago was not easy– it was a milestone! But what is the value of being an IATA agent today? Have we bartered quality for quantity? Sunil B Satyawakta, Director, Civica Travels, shares his views. Some 30 years ago, for a travel agency …

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Trends that will change air travel

David Lavorel, CEO, SITA at Airports and Borders, plots a new course for aviation’s recovery in 2021 and predicts a smarter, safer and more sustainable travel industry that is fit for people as well as the planet with six technology trends set to transform air travel in 2021. Manas Dwivedi …

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Intriguing times for aviation

The year may see an interesting turn of events for the aviation industry as the vaccine rolls out, feels Peter Harbison, Chairman Emeritus, CAPA. But, to truly get back to being a profitable sector, air travel may still take another year. Manas Dwivedi This is a remarkable time for us …

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Indore emerges as airline hub

Not just Star Air India, but a second regional airline Flybig has started flights from Indore connecting Madhya Pradesh to other nearby states, which is bound to encourage more intra-state tourism this year. Hazel Jain The cleanest city of India now has another feather in its cap. It is slowly …

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