May 4, 2021| 59 0

Malaysia Airlines Denies Flying Passengers From India

Malaysia Airlines has responded with force to claims they breached a ban on flying passengers in from India. The Kuala Lumpur-based airline has lodged complaints to the police about allegations made in social media accounts. The allegations claimed the airline ignored a Malaysian Government ruling banning ex-India passengers. Malaysia Airlines axes …

May 4, 2021| 64 0

Air India Carries 30 COVID Positive Travelers To Italy

30 travelers on an Air India flight from Amritsar to Rome last Wednesday have tested positive on arrival. The entire flight has been quarantined for 10 days, as per Italy’s new rules for travelers from India. This flight is the latest of many carrying multiple positive passengers from India, which is battling a massive second wave of COVID-19. Posit …

March 30, 2021| 67 0

When Will The Sale Of Air India Be Complete?

The last week has seen a flurry of action around Air India’s privatization. The government has officially narrowed down the number of potential buyers to two major players, bringing the process towards the last phases. However, the sale has seen repeated delays in the last year, prompting concerns. So when will the sale of Air India be complete? Las …

March 9, 2021| 58 0

Impressive: IndiGo Holds Over Half Of The Indian Domestic Market

IndiGo has over half of India’s domestic market this month and takes the top spot at all of the country’s top-20 airports. Its dominance has existed for years, but it’s good to see the numbers maintaining despite the challenging circumstances. It has 343 domestic routes this month, with Bangalore having more routes than its other top-five airports. …

March 2, 2021| 69 0

Air India Returns To Moscow With The Airbus A320

Air India is returning to Moscow after having suspended services due to the pandemic. The airline operated its first flight to the city’s Sheremetyevo Airport on Saturday. The route is currently intended to be run once per week. We’ve seen many airlines slowly rebuilding their networks, having had to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gi …

February 14, 2021| 75 0

Lufthansa Cuts 103 India-Based Jobs

Lufthansa has axed 103 India-based cabin crew jobs this week. The move comes as the German giant suffers deep losses and burns through €500,000 an hour. Lufthansa has had a turbulent year in India, only returning in July and seeing its flight scheduled axed by the government in October. Another blow According to the Times of India, Lufthansa has axed …

February 9, 2021| 61 0

Boeing Set To Launch Indian 737 Tail Production

Boeing is launching a new vertical tail fin production facility in the state of Telangana, India. The facility is a joint-venture with Tata Advanced Systems and will see an existing defense plant grow to accommodate the new line. Expanding According to ITLN, Tata Boeing Aerospace announced last week that it plans to open a new production line at its …

February 8, 2021| 53 0

Which Airlines Fly The Largest Boeing 787-8 Fleets?

The Boeing 787 is a revolutionary widebody aircraft, offering exceptional efficiency and passenger comfort. The smallest variant of the aircraft, the 787-8, was the first one built and known as the original Dreamliner. So which airline operates the largest fleet of the smallest 787? ANA The launch operator of the Boeing 787 program, Japan’s ANA is th …

February 5, 2021| 76 0

Martinair Boeing 747 Looses Panel Departing Amsterdam Schiphol

The Dutch Safety Board is searching for a lost Boeing 747 panel. It fell off a plane operated by cargo carrier Martinair Holland somewhere above the Netherlands on January 16th. The aircraft made it safely to its destination in Kenya, and the reason for the accident is under investigation. Plane found, location of the panel remains unknown If anyone …

February 4, 2021| 81 0

Air India Seeks To Avoid Aircraft Seizures

The Indian government is moving to protect Air India from potentially seeing its aircraft seized. After a long-standing legal dispute between energy firm Cairn and the government was ruled upon, it opened the door for Air India’s assets to be taken. Here’s more on the issue. Dispute In late December, UK-based Cairn Energy won a long-standing legal di …

February 1, 2021| 62 0

How Is India’s Air Market Recovery Going?

India has had one of the fastest aviation recoveries globally, especially in the domestic market. The country is now routinely seeing over 85% recovery in terms of passenger numbers on domestic flights. However, international flights remain far below their pre-COVID levels. Here’s the status of India’s air market recovery. Looking up India has long b …

January 31, 2021| 42 0

Singapore Airlines Declines To Join Tata For Air India Bid

Singapore Airlines has reportedly declined to join the Tata Group’s bid for Air India. The two are currently in a joint-venture agreement in full-service airline Vistara. However, Singapore Airlines has waived the non-compete clause in Vistara’s contract, allowing Tata to bid for Air India alone. Waiver According to the Times of India, Singapore Airl …

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