Vistara becomes the fourth airline in India to induct Airbus A320neo

Vistara, the TATA-SIA joint venture took delivery of its 1st Airbus A320neo and 14th aircraft in fleet today. The aircraft is registered VT-TNB. The airline had selected BOC aviation to lease 20 aircraft, 13 A320ceo and 7 A320neo in second half of 2014. The airline which was running a social media campaign with hash tag #NotJustAnotherNeo announced the…

Spicejet moves ahead with investments in Technology

Low cost carrier Spicejet has lately been in the news for the proposed long haul operations. The airline has been silently transforming itself on the technology front, after coming out of near bankruptcy two years ago. The airline has started offering “Self Bag Drop” at domestic terminal, Mumbai. (Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop)…

Air India opens reservation for flights to Stockholm

National carrier Air India opened reservations for flights between Delhi & Stockholm – the capital of Sweden. The airline had, last week, announced thrice a week frequency between its hub and Indian Capital New Delhi to Stockholm Arlanda. This will be the airlines first connection to Nordic countries. Arlanda airport saw close to 25 million…

First B737 MAX reaches its hometown – Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air, the launch operator of B737MAX family took delivery of its first aircraft on 16thMay 2017. The 737MAX program was launched by Boeing in August 2011 to counter the A320neo (New Engine Option) family of rival Airbus in December 2010. The aircraft, a B737 MAX 8, operating as OD1 reached Kuala Lumpur via Anchorage…

Is Surat the opportunity which airlines missed?

Estimates suggest that eight out of ten diamonds polished worldwide are cut in Surat. Some of the biggest names in Petrochemicals – Essar, Reliance, Shell, ONGC have business in neighboring Hazira which houses a deep-water LNG terminal and over a quarter of the total fabric production in the country is around Surat but the city…

IndiGo signs term sheet for 50 ATR72-600

Domestic market leader IndiGo today announced that it has signed a term sheet with turbo prop manufacturer ATR for 50 ATR72-600 aircraft. The first seven aircraft are expected to join the fleet this financial year and the airline expects to take the fleet to 20 aircraft by end of 2018. The airline would bid for…

Jet Airways finds routes to utilize wide body aircraft effectively

Jet Airways will strengthen its hub at Amsterdam with a flight from Bengaluru effective 29thOctober 2017. This will be the fourth daily departure for the airline from Amsterdam with current departures to Mumbai, Delhi and Toronto. The airline had moved its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam in March 2016 following an agreement with Delta-KLM-Air…