Monday, August 15, 2022

India will re-evaluate airfare cap depending on ATF price movement

NEW DELHI: The government of India will certainly re-evaluate the fare cap in place for domestic airlines once there is a healthier environment in terms of jet fuel prices, according to Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia. After the coronavirus pandemic rattled the country’s civil aviation space, the sector is now in recovery mode, especially in […]

Air India reported 184 tech snags in last one year, IndiGo 98, SpiceJet 77

NEW DELHI: Air India, IndiGo and SpiceJet reported 184, 98 and 77 incidents due to technical snags during the one year period till June 30, Minister of State for Civil Aviation V K Singh said on Monday. Go First, Vistara and AirAsia India reported 50, 40 and 14 incidents due to technical snags in the […]

Akasa Air to start Bengaluru-Mumbai flights from August 19

NEW DELHI: Akasa Air on Tuesday said it will start operating flights on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route from August 19. The new carrier will launch commercial flight operations on August 7 by running its first service on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route. On August 13, the airline will start operations on the Bengaluru-Kochi route. “With this, Akasa Air […]

Akasa Air to operate its 1st commercial flight on August 7; opens ticket sales

NEW DELHI: New airline Akasa Air on Friday said it will launch commercial flight operations on August 7 by operating its first service on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route using Boeing 737 Max aircraft. In a statement, the carrier said it has opened ticket sales on 28 weekly flights it will be operating on Mumbai-Ahmedabad route from August […]

Star Air to expand regional connectivity, adds 2 Embraer E175 aircrafts

NEW DELHI: In its effort to strengthen India’s regional connectivity, Star Air, the aviation vertical of Sanjay Ghodawat Group, announced the regional carrier has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for two Embraer E175 aircrafts with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), one of the largest Regional Aircraft Lessors in the world. The same was announced during […]

Air India appoints Sandeep Gupta as Chief Pilot for Airbus A350 fleet

NEW DELHI: As it prepares to revamp operations and strengthen its fleet, Air India on Monday appointed its senior executive Sandeep Gupta as the Chief Pilot for its wide-body Airbus A350 fleet. Currently, Captain Gupta is the Chief Pilot for the A320 fleet as well as incharge of the airline’s Hyderabad-based training centre CTE. According […]

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Boeing to spin off venture capital arm

NEW DELHI: Boeing and AE Industrial Partners (AEI) have announced a strategic partnership to expand Boeing’s venture capital investing in mobility, space and connectivity, industrial tech and enterprise digital solutions, with a broader emphasis on sustainability. The partnership brings together Boeing’s aerospace and technology innovation and its HorizonX Ventures platform with AEI’s operational and private […]

GoAir plans Rs 2,500 crore IPO early FY22; may file preliminary papers in April

NEW DELHI: Wadia group-owned GoAir plans to come out with a Rs 2,500 crore-initial share sale early next fiscal, according to sources. The no-frills airline has been working on expansion plans and an Initial Public Offer (IPO) will help in raising funds. In recent months, many companies have hit the capital market with their IPOs […]

Surveys & air transport

Pakistan extends airspace ban along its eastern border with India till 28

LAHORE: Pakistan on Thursday extended its airspace ban along its eastern border with India for the third time till June 28, according to a notice issued by the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Pakistan fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the Indian Air Force struck a Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist training camp in Balakot. […]