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    AirAsia India plans expansion; set to induct three more Airbus A320 neos by June 2021

    On November 17, Malaysia's AirAsia Berhad had said it was reviewing its investment in AirAsia India. Against this backdrop, there have also been concerns about the domestic airline.

    Air India plans to operate non-stop flights on Chennai-London route from January

    Asked how has been the occupancy rate in its London flights after the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the spokesperson said the "load factors have been generally good".

    Ahmedabad-Kevadia seaplane service suspended for around 3 weeks for maintenance

    SpiceJet said in a statement that the operation has been temporarily suspended due to mandatory aircraft maintenance for which it was taken to a facility in Maldives as such a facility is still under construction in Ahmedabad.

    Almost 65 per cent of domestic air travel back to pre COVID-19 level: Pradeep Singh Kharola

    Kharola also said in the times of COVID-19 air travel has become a preferred mode of travel for being a safe means of transportation. "On the first day of resumption of domestic air services (May 25) there were 79,000 people who would travel and we were worried. But gradually it started improving," he said.

    Airbus re-sells six unwanted jets built for AirAsia

    Unwanted jets have become an emblem of pandemic-induced problems in the aerospace industry that have come on top of a chill in ties between two of its major players.

    Vistara to operate Mumbai-London flights thrice a week from Jan 16

    Leslie Thng, Chief Executive Officer, Vistara, said, "We are delighted at the very positive response to our service between Delhi and London Heathrow which has encouraged us to further strengthen the network by adding connectivity from Mumbai as we see considerable demand between the two countries, and remain optimistic about the future."

    Air India waives rescheduling, no-show charges amid farmers' protest

    "In view of traffic disruption in NCR region due to closure of Delhi borders, we are allowing no-show waiver & one free reschedule to passengers who couldn't report for their flights," the national carrier said in a tweet on Thursday.

    Passengers can carry double check-in baggage in economy class of India-UK flights: British Airways

    Till date, only one piece of check-in baggage, weighing not more than 23 kg, was permitted in the airline's economy class.

    SpiceJet commences Delhi-Ras Al Khaimah flight operations

    The launch of the services to one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), comes more than a year after the Gurugram-based airline announced its plans to launch a new international airline with RAK International airport besides making it as the first overseas hub in the UAE.

    Tata Sons in talks with Vistara co-pilot Singapore Airlines to jointly bid for Air India

    The holding company of the $113-billion (₹8.34 lakh crore) salt-to-software conglomerate has taken a decision in principle to bid for Air India, officials close to the developments said.

    AirAsia India assures travel agents about its financial sustainability, expansion plans

    AirAsia India assures travel agents about its financial sustainability, expansion plans

    AirAsia India's CCO Ankur Garg, Chief of Sales Ajay Kumar Wadhawan and other team members during a virtual meeting with TAAI assured them about the "stability of the airline" as well as provided insight on its expansion and upcoming schedules, as per the communication from TAAI.

    Private flyers’ club swells; business jets, charters popular amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Private flyers’ club swells; business jets, charters popular amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Operators attributed growth to the beginning of festive season last month. Demand continued in November. “The premier reason for growth in traffic movement in October can be attributed to the festival season — when travel usually sees a spike — the nationwide unlocking and easing of travel restrictions,” Kanika Tekriwal, founder of New Delhi-based JetSetGo, told ET.

    Farmers protest: Air India offers free rescheduling of flights for affected passengers

    Farmers protest: Air India offers free rescheduling of flights for affected passengers

    "In view of traffic disruption in NCR region due to closure of Delhi borders, we are allowing no-show waiver & one free reschedule to passengers who couldn't report for their flights," Air India said on Twitter. "Waiver will be valid for flights scheduled out of Delhi airport only for 26th Nov '20," it added.

    SpiceJet begins freighter services to Leh

    SpiceJet begins freighter services to Leh

    The launch of the dedicated freighter services to Leh, the first by any domestic airlines, will boost connectivity to the area, SpiceJet said in a release. It will also address the challenges of surface transportation, owing to bad weather conditions in the winters, the airline added.

    International flight ban extended till Dec 31, 2020

    International flight ban extended till Dec 31, 2020

    The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today announced ban on international flights will continue till the end of this year. The order, however, clarified that cargo flights and limited international flights under bubble arrangement will continue to operate.

    Air India announces first direct flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco

    Air India announces first direct flight between Bengaluru and San Francisco

    This would be the first non-stop flight between Bengaluru and the US, connecting the world’s two tech hubs – the original Silicon Valley and the Silicon Valley of India.

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