Category Archives: Aviation

Mumbai Airport to shut main runway from Nov-March; flights down from 46/hr to 35/hr

GVK Mumbai International Airport has released a statement stating, “RWY 09/27 will not be available for aircraft operations  from 1 November 2019 to 28 March 2020, 6 days of week, from Mondays to Saturdays between 09:30 Hrs to 17:30 Hrs, due to major rehabilitation and re-carpeting works. The present runway handles 46 flights per hour, however the secondary runway will operate 35 flights per hour.”

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By 2024, India set to have 200 airports with 70 catering to intl travel: Aviation Minister

Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri has said that, by 2024, India is likely to have 200 operational airports with 70 of them catering to international travel. Emphasising on sustainable development, he says, “While we adopt state-of-the-art communication, navigation and surveillance technologies, we are conscious and mindful that our growth must be environmentally sustainable.”

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AirAsia India records lowest cancellations in August: DGCA

Overall cancellation rate of scheduled domestic airlines for the month of Aug 2019 has been 1.61%, according to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). Air Asia recorded lowest cancellations with (0.45%), followed by Vistara (0.47%) and SpiceJet (0.62%). GoAir was next with 0.85% cancellations, while IndiGo recorded 0.90%. Air India had 3.80% cancellations in August 2019.

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Air India now has largest share of international seats at Delhi & Mumbai airports: CAPA India

CAPA India has recently reported that at the end of Q2, with Jet’s exit, Air India now has the largest share of international seats at both at Delhi and Mumbai airports. The 3 LCCs, IndiGo, SpiceJet and GoAir have also increased their share of international seats at Mumbai Airport over the last year from 4.0% to 20.4%.

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AirAsia India to connect Tripura with Delhi, Kolkata & Guwahati from October

After introducing flights from Guwahati (Assam) and Imphal (Manipur), AirAsia India will start operations from another north-eastern state- Agartala (Tripura) from next month, disclosed an AAI official. According to him, the airline has got the initial approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation to operate few flights from Tripura capital Agartala connecting Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and other cities of India. The operations are likely to start from the fourth week of October. (Source: IANS)

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Passenger load for domestic airlines registers growth of 3% from Jan-August: DGCA

According to a recent data by Directorate General of Civil Aviation, (DGCA), Passengers carried by domestic airlines during Jan-Aug 2019 were 943.58 lakhs as against 913.95 lakhs during the corresponding period of previous year thereby registering annual growth of 3.24% and monthly growth of 3.87%. Also, GoAir has been reported as the most punctual airline for 12 months in a row by DGCA.

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4 out of 5 travellers globally prioritise value over cost in flight booking: Travelport

When booking a flight, value is a top priority for over four out of five (86%) travellers today with just one in five (18%) now booking solely on cost, reveals Travelport’s Global Digital Traveler Research 2019, which surveyed 23,000 people from 20 countries. This trend is apparent across all age groups led by Baby Boomers (91%) who prioritize value marginally more than younger generations. To find offers of value, travellers ‘nearly always’ use a combination of travel review sites like TripAdvisor (42%), price comparison sites like Kayak.com (38%), recommendation sites like Kiwi.com (36%) and have conversations with travel consultants (31%).

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Return tickets now mandatory for Indians travelling on tourist visa: Thai Airways

It is mandatory for Indian passport holders to travel with return ticket if they are travelling on tourist visa, according to a recent statement issued by Thai Airways. The statement advises passengers that the immigration department in many countries have deported passengers due to one-way tickets seeking entry into the country on tourist visa. Hence, Indian nationals travelling on tourist visa must have confirmed return tickets, in order to avoid any inconvenience

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Delhi-Seoul non-stop on Air India from Sept 19; fares starting at Rs 41,618

Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) and Air India have joined hands to announce the launch of a new nonstop flight connection from Delhi to Seoul. This first joint promotion initiative intends to promote more travellers visiting from India to South Korea with Air India as their preferred airline. It will be the shortest duration flight flying from Delhi-Seoul with six hours of flying time and maximum baggage allowance of two pieces, which is 46 kgs for economy passengers. With fares starting from INR 41,618, Air India is all set to target the Indian market with mostly the same fare offered from all the departure cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. Not just this, to comfort the South Korean passengers on board, the Dreamliner aircraft on this air route will serve Korean food along with the Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian meal options. In the year 2018 approximately 119,791 Indian tourist visited South Korea and 150,457 South Korean tourist visited India.

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