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India to Resume International Flights from December 15

After a coronavirus-induced suspension, India will restart scheduled foreign flights on December 15, the Aviation Ministry said on Friday. In a statement, the Civil Aviation Ministry said the issue of resuming scheduled commercial international passenger services had been looked into in cooperation with the Ministries of Home Affairs, External Affairs, and Health and Family Welfare. "The matter of resuming scheduled commercial international passenger services to and from India has been examined in consultation with the Ministries of Home Affairs, External…

Air India’s Problems Haven’t Ended With the Sale to Tata

The drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization finally came to a close with the Indian government agreeing to hand over the airline to the Tata Group, a large Indian conglomerate. This is great news since it was the Tatas that founded what is known as Air India now back in…

Air India Reunites With Tata After 68 Year Separation

After nearly 70 years apart, Tata and Air India are finally due to be united once again after the company won the winning bid for the flag carrier. With a $2.4 billion payout, the Indian government will surrender 100% ownership of the airline and its subsidiary Air India Express to…

Tata Group Likely to Win Bid for Air India

The long and overly drawn-out saga of Air India’s privatization might come to a close soon. The Indian government has been trying since 2017 to privatize the airline but has had trouble finding a buyer of the dumpster fire of an airline. In late 2019, the Indian government moved a…

American Airlines Expands Its Return to New Delhi

In response to growing travel demand between the United States and India, American Airlines has increased its flight frequency from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. The carrier initially planned to operate the route thrice weekly during off-peak months and increase…

The AirlineGeeks Podcast Episode 25: Milk Runs and New Aircraft

Thank you for reading the AirlineGeeks Podcast Recap. This article gives a brief look at last 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, Overcast or through our distributor, Anchor.…

Air India Employees Make Attempt to Buy the Airline

The Indian government has repeatedly tried to privatize Air India. The first time around there really wasn’t interested by any major entity to buy-in. Then the Indian government went ahead with some financial gymnastics to create special purpose vehicles to take a huge chunk of the airline’s debt off the…

SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London…

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…

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…