Aviation

Closing borders not a solution

While sharing his view on how the past year has been for the aviation industry and what awaits in 2021, Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO, IATA, says that waiting for global distribution of the vaccine to reopen borders to travel is not a wise option. Instead, borders must …

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Alitalia looks to restart in March

Italy’s flag carrier Alitalia recently organised a webinar for the Indian travel trade, where the team not only educated  them on the airline’s product offerings but also shared plans to welcome travellers to Italy. Alitalia may begin its India operations in March this year, all the while ensuring a safe …

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Etihad: Technology used best

The pandemic has impacted every industry globally with some, such as aviation, facing unprecedented challenges. Etihad Airways has weathered the impact of this crisis through a combination of transformation and innovation, adapting their business to the new reality. Building on its tech-driven approach, Etihad Airways has introduced various measures to …

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AI bidders to soon be analysed

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, has said that the ban on international flights to and from the United Kingdom has been extended till January 7, 2021. He also talks about the Air India disinvestment process, which has crossed the first stage. Nisha Verma With a new variant of …

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100% recovery by 2021-end

Ronojoy Dutta, Chief Executive Officer, IndiGo, throws light on various facets of the airline’s business and plans to tackle challenges in the industry. He even discusses issues and challenges affecting the LCC, such as a dearth of pilots and heavy taxation, the latter being a hurdle to the aviation sector’s …

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Decision on AirAsia India soon?

Completing 19 years in the aviation industry, AirAsia is now looking to move to new horizons. From its partnership with TATA Group to expansion in its stronghold of Southeast Asia, Tony Fernandes, Group CEO, AirAsia shares it all. Sharing his views on AirAsia’s journey in the aviation industry in the …

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Engine of economic growth

Pradeep Kharola, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, claims that the definition of tourism has changed over the past years from simply being ‘entertainment’ to an economic activity and engine of growth. Nisha Verma At a recent webinar with FAITH, Pradeep Kharola said that tourism is second nature to humans. “Tourism …

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Vistara tops APAC Nov score

Compared to other regions, Asia Pacific (APAC) has among the highest ratio of airlines with a Safe Travel Score of 4.0 or higher, indicating their commitment to a safe end-to-end passage. Safe Travel Barometer, a comprehensive B2B monitoring and benchmarking solution of COVID-19 health and safety protocols, and traveller experience …

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Etihad committed to sustainability

‘Sustainability will play an even bigger role in a post-COVID-19 world, and Etihad Airways remains at the forefront to pioneer new and effective ways of mitigating aviation’s environmental impact to reduce carbon emissions and create cleaner and more sustainable transportation,’ says Adrian Gane, Director Sustainability & Industry Affairs, Etihad Airways. …

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‘67% flyers feel air travel is safest’

Vinod Kannan, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara, recently shared results of their latest survey, revealing that at least two out of three (almost 67 per cent) customers believe that flying is the safest way to travel from one place to another. With business picking up, Vistara hopes to operate its complete …

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