Category Archives: Aviation

MoCA proposes air bubbles with neighbouring countries, negotiating with 13 more countries

In a series of tweets, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Civil Aviation, announced that MoCA has proposed air bubbles with neighbouring countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Bhutan. “We are now taking these efforts forward and are negotiating with 13 more countries to establish such arrangements. These countries include Australia, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Nigeria, Bahrain, Israel, Kenya, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand. We continue to further strengthen the reach and scope of ‘Vande Bharat Mission’. Air travel arrangements are already in place with USA, UK, France, Germany, UAE, Qatar and Maldives,” he tweeted.

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SpiceJet starts flights from Dubai to 5 Indian cities till 31st August

SpiceJet has started scheduled flights to Dubai from 5 Indian cities—– Delhi, Jaipur, Kozhikode, Madurai and Mumbai— starting August 17 till 31st August. The airline made the announcement through a Tweet, which said, “We are back, Dubai! SpiceJet is operating scheduled flights between Dubai and 5 Indian cities – Delhi, Jaipur, Kozhikode, Madurai and Mumbai, from 17th to 31st August 2020.” According to guidelines issued by SpiceJet, all types of visas will be acceptable for these flights. Flight schedule from India to Dubai City (origin)                                                         Dates Delhi to Dubai                   August 17,19,23,25,26,31,31 Jaipur to Dubai                 August 20,23,27,30 Kozhikode to Dubai         August 18,19,20,23,25,26,27,30,31 Madurai to Dubai             August 17, 19 Mumbai to Dubai             August 18,20,25,27 Flight schedule from Dubai to India City (Destination)             Dates Dubai to Delhi                    August 17,19,23,25,26,31,31 Dubai to Jaipur                  August 20,23,27,30 Dubai to Kozhikode         August 18,19,20,23,25,26,27,30,31 Dubai to Madurai             August 17, 19 Dubai to Mumbai             August 18,20,25,27

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InterGlobe Air Transport unveils new and enhanced website

Airline and travel management company, InterGlobe Air Transport (IGAT) has launched its new website. IGAT provides diverse expertise across passenger and cargo sales, which will be showcased through a modern, well-organized, and easy to navigate website. It has been revamped to address the need of the current business landscape and is in-line with the company’s mission to provide its customers with the resources and tools to understand the experience and gain knowledge about the company’s three decades in the business. Commenting on the launch of the refurbished website, Siddhanta Sharma, President & CEO, InterGlobe Air Transport, said, “The business landscape has tremendously changed over the last few months with the global pandemic. In an era when every business is moving online, we felt there was a need to refurbish our digital presence to address the need of the hour.  We are delighted to launch our new user-friendly brand website, which will make all relevant information on our services easily accessible to our customers across the globe. By investing resources in the focused development of a modern age interface, we have ensured that the website allows prospective customers to find business-relevant information with the utmost ease. We are confident that this new website will not only serve our existing customers but also be instrumental in landing new business for the company.” The website is designed to deliver a smooth experience by enabling efficient navigation between passenger services, cargo services, car rental and other pages. InterGlobe Air Transport has worked with Multia – the design division of Multiversity Group  to completely revamp its website –

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CapaJet announces South East Asia & Pacific repatriation flights beginning 19th August

After successfully organizing & operating a number of repatriation flights in last two months, bringing back thousands of stranded Indians home, CapaJet has announced that it would be operating new flights beginning 19th August targeting key routes in South East Asia & Pacific. These flights will be operating from Jakarta, New Delhi, Port Moresby, Nadi and will touch down in Delhi, Singapore & Jakarta. These flights will operate in accordance with the directive released by the Ministry of External Affairs and the Department of Civil Aviation India to bring back stranded Indians in the country. The first flight will be between Delhi, Singapore & Jakarta on 19th August followed by another Jakarta-Delhi flight on 22nd August. While online bookings have already started and tickets are selling fast, there are limited seats available. All the necessary approvals to run these special flights have been granted by the authorities of relevant countries. The flight from Port Moresby to Delhi will depart on the 23rd of August while Nadi-New Delhi is scheduled for 24th August. CapaJet is committed to providing high-end service and comfortable flying experience to its flier. To ensure this, the company has selected Singapore Airlines and Garuda Airlines to operate its long-haul Asia and APAC repatriation mission. CapaJet has emerged as a preferred repatriation carrier in last few with months and we have received overwhelming praise for its past flights. Komal Seth, India Representative – CapaJet said, “At CapaJet, we are constantly engaging & collaborating with various governments to ensure that stranded citizens from around the world reach their home. All our missions have been very successful so far and these upcoming flights targeted in the pacific & Southeast Asian …

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Virgin Atlantic to resume flights to India from 2nd September

Under the air bubble scheme of the India and UK governments, Virgin Atlantic has announced to restart passenger flight to India from London Heathrow starting 2nd September from Delhi and 17th September from Mumbai. The airline plans to operate 3 flights a week from Delhi and four flights a week from Mumbai on 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Virgin Atlantic have put in place additional measures at the airport and onboard to ensure the health and safety of its people and customers. On the development, Alex McEwan, Commercial Manager India, Virgin Atlantic commented, “This year marks 20 years of flying between UK and India and we’re delighted to resume our passenger services to this beautiful country. We know many of our customers will be excited to reunite with friends and family and we are looking forward to welcoming them on board, taking to the skies safely in true Virgin Atlantic style. The health and wellbeing of our customers and crew remain our number one priority and our teams have been working tirelessly to implement new measures and evolve our experience so customers can feel confident to book and fly with us. This includes social distancing at the airport and onboard wherever possible, meticulous cleaning of the aircraft and individual Health Packs for all customers, containing medical-grade face masks, hand sanitizer and surface wipes.” The airline will be offering a simplified hot food service in all cabins, redesigned to limit interaction, enclosed and controlled from preparation in a COVID-safe, monitored environment to the moment it is served. Economy and Premium Economy customers will now enjoy a “Fly safe, eat well” meal box, which incorporates a choice of two hot meals, cheese and biscuits and …

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Travelport’s free health & safety tracker offers data on 80+ airlines

In a bid to comply with demands from travellers and travel agents regarding information on an airline’s health and safety measures, Travelport has launched the Airline Health & Safety Tracker. This free-of-charge tool is available to both Travelport customers and the wider industry. It highlights the safety measures being undertaken by more than 80 of the world’s largest airlines – all available immediately. Data is delivered to both online and offline travel agencies through the recently launched Travelport COVID API-COVID-19 Resource Hub, which is also available to the general public. The new tool provides detailed information on a range of topics, including lockdown rules, entry requirements and quarantine measures for travellers. Country-level information can be displayed at the click of a button, allowing agents to advise their customers easily and instantly. Sandeep Dwivedi, Chief Operating Officer at InterGlobe Technology Quotient, says, “Gradual shifts towards safer journeys with refined safety measures is leading us to an evolving industry. To be able to track and match these safety measures with respective requirements shall lay genesis for a better travel booking experience, one that is frequently ensured by Travelport, lately with the Airline Health & Safety Tracker. This readily-accessible aid shall undoubtedly bring much respite from tedious manual searching and help travellers meet their respective requirements.

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