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.
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.
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."
"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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.