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SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London Heathrow Under Air Bubble Agreement

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice from New Delhi and once from Mumbai – using a wet-leased A330-900neo aircraft. While this is a step forward for SpiceJet, it will be competing with multiple major airlines on…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 16: Lufthansa Announces Cuts as Airbus…

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at this week’s episode of our news podcast. For our full analysis of each of these stories, you can listen to The AirlineGeeks Podcast on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, or through our distributor, Anchor. Our…

Hong Kong Suspends Cathay Dragon, Air India Flights

Hong Kong has temporarily barred Cathay Dragon’s flights from Kuala Lumpur and all Air India flights from operating in the city after a number of passengers originating from India tested positive for COVID-19. Cathay Dragon acknowledged the temporary suspension in a press release on Sunday citing it was informed by…

A Personal Look Back: Air India Was Once A World…

These days, many people in and around the industry see Air India as a poorly run airline that most avoid flying if they can help it. They’re known for poor on-time performance, rundown planes, indifferent staff and more. A quick search online results in dozens of bad reviews for every…

India to Launch ‘Air Bubble’ Flights to U.S., UAE, France,…

India has signed bilateral flight agreements with the U.S. and France, under which airlines of each country will be allowed to operate international flights to and from India starting on Friday. “Air bubble arrangements with the U.S., the [United Arab Emirates], France & Germany are being put in place" by…

Indian Government In Hot Water over Repatriation Flights

The Coronavirus outbreak has left millions of people stranded worldwide and away from their home countries. Governments across the globe have operated special charters to bring their distressed citizens back home since a considerable portion of global commercial air travel had come to a screeching halt. Countries with larger diaspora…

Indian Aircraft Could Gradually Return to International Skies Soon

A month after resuming domestic travel, the Indian government expects that domestic travel numbers will reach 150,000 daily travelers before mid-July and believes traffic may reach full capacity by the end of 2020. “We started with 30,000 passengers on May 25 and since then have had a maximum of 72,000…

Indian Aviation Industry Braces For $3.6 Billion Loss, Looks To…

After halting international services into and out of the country, the Indian government announced Monday that it would suspend domestic passenger services starting March 25 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus across the country. Airlines were directed to halt their scheduled passenger operations after 11:59…

Indian Government Announces 100 Percent Sale of Air India

After months of speculation and a previous failed attempt at privatization, there finally is a confirmation of sorts in the ever-lengthening saga of Air India’s privatization that everyone knew already. The civil aviation minister of India Hardeep Singh finally announced that the government is looking to sell 100 percent of…

Air India Makes Some Progress Towards Privatization

It is now expected that the official expression of interest for privatizing Air India should be done by the end of November, after a delay of a month in the drawn-out process for privatization. The committee overseeing the privatization was supposed to have it ready by the end of October…