March 10, 2021| 266 0

Indian Passengers Neglecting Mask Rules Will Be Banned From Flying

India will place those refusing to wear masks properly onboard on a no-fly list, possibly even permanently. The decision comes after a High Court Justice saw several passengers wearing their masks incorrectly and decided to issue an order to tighten mask rules. Let’s find out more about the new rules. Taking action Under the new rules, India will beg …

March 9, 2021| 260 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| 240 0

IndiGo Sells 8 Airbus A320neos To BOC Aviation For Leaseback

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has signed a sale-and-leaseback agreement with BOC Aviation for eight new A320neos. The planes will be delivered in the second half of 2021 and feature CFM engines. Let’s find out more about this deal. Key move IndiGo is no stranger to leasing aircraft, with most of its 284 aircraft fleet acquired through leasing deals. T …

February 15, 2021| 304 0

Vistara Adds New Route To The Maldives With An Airbus A320neo

Vistara will commence a new route from Mumbai to the Maldives on March 3rd. The thrice-weekly service comes as Malé becomes a popular holiday destination, with few border restrictions currently in place. The route will be flown by Vistara’s three-class A320neo. Jumping on the trend With travel heavily restricted in 2020, only a handful of countries h …

February 10, 2021| 202 0

IndiGo A320neo Diverts With Engine Troubles

An IndiGo Airbus A320neo diverted to Kolkata after suffering from engine issues. The aircraft was flying from Guwahati to Bangalore when the pilots noticed a warning notification. The flight landed safely and passengers were later taken to Bangalore on a replacement aircraft. Diverted The incident occurred on IndiGo flight 6E291 from Guwahati to Bang …

February 8, 2021| 207 0

India’s Civil Aviation Minister Wants To See 1,000 New Air Routes

India’s Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, has said he wants to see 1,000 new air routes in India. The new routes will be a part of the government’s growing UDAN-RCS (Regional Connectivity Scheme), connecting underserved towns. The scheme has become popular among airlines as they grow domestic demand. Huge expansion Speaking after India’s a …

February 7, 2021| 205 0

IndiGo Gears Up For The Future By Hiring Again

After a crippling 12 months, the first signs of an aviation recovery have begun to crop up. India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, has announced plans to begin hiring a new batch of pilots through its cadet program. The decision signals confidence in the aviation market in the medium term, a very good sign considering the year gone by. More pilots Prior to …

February 3, 2021| 255 0

Which Are India’s Busiest Airports?

As the world’s third-busiest aviation market, India is home to several major airports across the country. From Delhi to Port Blair, traffic across airports has been rising quickly in the last decade. Here’s a list of India’s busiest airports. Data used in this article is from the fiscal year 2020, April 1st, 2019 – March 31st, 2020, the most recent …

February 1, 2021| 213 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 18, 2021| 284 0

IndiGo Airbus A320neo Diverts Over Foul Odor In Cockpit

An IndiGo Airbus A320neo diverted to Bhopal Airport after the pilot reported a foul odor in the cockpit. The pilots opted for a precautionary landing on the way from Surat to Kolkata to further investigate the matter. The plane landed safely in Bhopal one hour after takeoff. The incident The diversion occurred on IndiGo flight 6E357 operating on Sund …

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