Aviation

‘We will not disappoint’

In his report shared at the 76th AGM of IATA, Alexandre de Juniac, outgoing Director General and CEO, IATA, spoke about sustainability, partnership with the travel trade and his stepping down from the position after a tenure of five years. Nisha Verma Speaking at the 76th AGM of IATA, Alexandre …

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Aviation, tourism go hand in hand

In order to drive domestic demand, Ministry of Tourism is planning small boutique roadshows and will soon be offering Dekho Apna Desh webinars in a crisper format to put the right information across. Nisha Verma Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism (MOT), has shared that right now, the …

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Flexible bookings are a must

With flexible cancellation and amendment policies in bookings being projected as the top criteria for travellers to take the plunge and book their travels, airlines and hotel brands are making sure to play to the tune. Brands share their revised policies with us as they prepare to welcome guests. Nisha …

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IndiGo first LCC to offer BSP

Starting November 2020, travel agents in notified markets can use IATA’s Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) when making bookings on the IndiGo website and Travelport GDS. Manas Dwivedi With the objective of increasing distribution and making the sales process seamless, IndiGo has begun accepting IATA -Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) …

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What kills the virus?

Boeing and University of Arizona, in their study and tests, have found that all disinfection methods being adopted by airlines are indeed effective in killing the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. Nisha Verma Boeing and University of Arizona have joined hands to study the effectiveness of cleaning solutions on aircraft …

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Regional carriers replacing capacity?

Varun Kumar, Team Leader – Consulting & Research at CAPA India, shares his views on whether the architecture of the airline model in India is poised for a change in light of the recent initiation of regional airlines into the market, and what would help bring about this segue. Hazel …

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Vistara & IndiGo tagged ‘Safe’

While Air China leads on the Safe Travel Score for the Asia Pacific region by Safe Travel Barometer, India’s Vistara and IndiGo airlines are also among the top 10 safest carriers in the region. Hazel Jain Safe Travel Barometer has announced an update (October 2020) to its Safe Travel Score …

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SpiceJet offers seaplane travel

To boost tourism and provide last-mile connectivity, SpiceJet has launched a seaplane service between Ahmedabad  and Statue of Unity, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the  service. The airline has already conducted  successful trial runs in Nagpur, Guwahati and Mumbai. Manas Dwivedi In a move that would revolutionise the country’s …

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Cap on domestic fares continues

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, has announced that the price cap for domestic flights will be extended by a few more months, till February 24, 2021. Nisha Verma Hardeep Singh Puri has shared that the upper and lower limits on domestic airfares will remain in place for another …

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Slow recovery ahead for aviation

According to CAPA India’s ‘Executive Summary of Mid-Year Outlook for Indian Aviation in FY2021’, domestic traffic is expected to be in the range of 30-40 million airline passengers in the second half of FY2021, approximately 50 per cent down year-on-year. In the second half of FY2020, there were approximately 69 …

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