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An American Boeing 777-200 lifts off from New York's JFK. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ben Suskind)

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 route to daily service from Nov. 17 to Jan. 1 to serve the winter season. However, as reported by One Mile at a Time, American has modified the route…

India’s GoAir Rebranded as GoFirst

Wadia Group-controlled budget carrier GoAir has filed for an initial public offering to raise 36 billion rupees ($491 million) and reinvented itself as GoFirst, after fifteen years of flying. This move comes as airlines try to boost finances to cope with the continuous disruptions caused by the pandemic waves hitting…

Emirates Flying Medical Supplies to Aid India’s Covid-19 Crisis

United Arab Emirates flag carrier Emirates announced on Sunday that it will fly medical supplies from its base in Dubai to nine cities in India free of charge from this week onwards to help the country battle a tragic and escalating upsurge in Covid-19 infections. India reported 4,092 new deaths…

SpiceJet Deferring Employee Salaries by up to 50 Percent

India's low-cost domestic carrier, SpiceJet, has made the decision to defer up to fifty percent of April's salaries of its many employees as a lack of cash amidst India's second wave of Covid-19 infections has tragically impacted its operations. Junior employees such as the drivers and loaders have received their…

Boeing Issues $10 million Assistance Package to Support India

In order to help sustain the health and livelihood of the citizens of India and stave off a potential economic depression, Boeing has announced a $10 million emergency assistance package for India to support the country's response to the current surge in COVID-19 cases, with the outbreak raising many challenges for the…

India Regional Carrier TruJet Eyes Airbus A220, E2

In an interview with the Indian publication Money Control, Laxmi Prasad, the chairman of TruJet minority owner Interups Inc., revealed plans for TruJet to purchase 54 Airbus A220s and 54 Embraer E2s. The news arrived after his investment firm, Interups Inc., acquired a 49.9% stake in the company. TruJet expects talks…

IndiGo, SpiceJet Bolster Domestic Networks

This week, IndiGo announced the addition of seven new domestic routes. The routes are part of the country's UDAN "Regional Connectivity Scheme" that seeks to better connect India and make air travel affordable and expansive. The goal is "letting the common citizen of the country fly," and Indian airlines are…

Uncertainty Still Looms Over Travel Rebound

It has now been over a year since the Coronavirus swept across the globe and began to change many aspects of the way we live, including largely pausing non-essential travel. Whilst a year ago it would have been hard to believe that passenger numbers would remain low for so long,…

Air Asia Sells Stake In Indian Subsidiary

Air Asia announced it is selling most of its stake in its Indian subsidiary, Air Asia India. The decision comes due to the airline’s need to focus on recovering in its key markets across Southeast Asia, as reported by Reuters. The budget airline group is selling its stake to Tata…

Jet Airways to Be Flying Again by Summer 2021

On Monday, the Times of India reported that the recently-defunct Jet Airways will be relaunching all of its domestic routes by Summer 2021. The carrier ceased operations due to insolvency in April 2019 but was granted a lifeline when a consortium of businessman including Murari Lal Jalan and London’s Kalrock…