Vistara's first 787-9 aircraft operates its maiden commercial flight on Delhi-Kolkata route
Vistara's Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan said, "We are seeing a reasonable demand on some of the routes and are happy to add more flights to fly people home and help them reunite with their loved ones. This also enabled us to deploy India's first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on the Delhi-Kolkata route on 28 and 29 May 2020."
Vistara trying to retain jobs & cut spending: Chairman Bhaskar Bhat
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Vistara operates cargo flights to deliver essentials
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Airlines cancel flights in the wake of Cyclone Nisarga
Vistara also cancelled flights to Delhi and Kolkata. Other airlines too cancelled flights.The operators of the Mumbai airport held a meeting with its stakeholders to devise preventive measures to tackle potential adversities accompanied by the cyclone.
COVID-19 effect: Vistara temporarily modifies in-flight services
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the service alterations in domestic flights' premium economy class and economy class include reduction in meal choices and withdrawal of services like onboard sales, welcome drink, hot meals and hot beverages.
Domestic airlines curtail fleet expansion plans
Carriers are likely to take delivery of not more than 25 planes for the year ending December, less than a third of what they were collectively scheduled to get, said several people aware of the matter. This includes 10-15 planes already inducted, they said.
Airlines manage to fill half of flights on average; demand to fall further
Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri wrote on microblogging platform Twitter that airlines ferried 30,136 passengers on 367 flights till 5 pm on Thursday.
Day 2: Airline operations smoother, but AI faces ire
Operations at India's airports were smoother on the second day after the chaos that marked the resumption of domestic flights on Monday.
'I took one of India’s first flights in months. It was surreal'
Confusion and chaos prevailed as India resumed domestic flights after two months on Monday.
Lack of clarity over quarantine requirements bother many pilots
Several cockpit and cabin crew members have moved to their home towns from their base stations in the wake of the nationwide lockdown imposed on March 25. Now, many of them are returning to their base stations to report for duty.
Vistara announces leave without pay for up to 4 days per month in May and June for senior employees
The compulsory no-pay leave will affect around 1,200 employees in senior grades. Vistara had sent the same set of senior employees on compulsory LWP for up to six days in April. The remaining 2,800 employees of the airline such as members of cabin crew and ground handling services will be unaffected.
Two days after Centre approves flights, states come in with riders
Some states are specifying their own rules for quarantining passengers while others hint at a longer ban.
Protective gear for crew to aircraft deep cleaning - airlines prepare to resume domestic ops
All employees will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times, including cabin crew that will wear protective gowns, face masks and face shields, it said. "The airline will also ensure disinfectant cleaning of all aircraft at the turn-around of every single flight and deep cleaning of all aircraft every 24 hours with approved disinfectant cleaners," Vistara said in a statement.
Domestic aviation industry will need up to Rs 35,000 crore additional funding in FY21-23: Icra
At the same time, the industry is expected to report revenue de-growth of 44 per cent and a negative CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 26 per cent in 2021-2023, Kinjal Shah, Vice President at Icra, said during a webinar on Thursday.
Airlines, OTAs blame each other for botched ticket refund process
Refund requests and customer complaints to airlines and online travel agencies (OTAs) are rising in the lockdown with both parties blaming each other for the botched refund process that has seen thousands of customers caught in a limbo between the online
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