Amazon Air Launches Service in India, Leases Two Aircraft to…

Amazon has launched Amazon Air services in India. A first for the country, as to date no e-commerce company has had its own dedicated fleet operating in the country. Two Boeing 737-800 freighter aircraft will be used. Amazon has leased the two 737s from the cargo airline, Quikjet Cargo Airlines…

Lessor: Air India Set to Order Around 500 Jets

According to a Reuters report, Air India is near an order of 500 jets through AirLease Corp, one of the largest aircraft lessors in the world. "As a result of this recovery, there is now more momentum for large orders from airlines who have sort of sat back and watched the movie,…

IndiGo Works to Globalize Before Introduction of A321XLR

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has received the go-ahead from the aviation watchdog of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to wet lease two Boeing 777-300ERs from Turkish Airlines for a period of six months, with the option to extend for another six months. The pilots and the crew…

Finnair Expands Operations to Asia for Summer 2023

Finnair recently announced plans to increase the frequency to destinations in Asia for summer 2023. The Oneworld member airline will resume service between Helsinki and Osaka, Japan’s Kansai International airport on March 26. In addition to the airline’s daily operation to Tokyo's Haneda Airport in the summer months, Finnair will…

Merger with Vistara Ushers Promising Future for Air India

Indian conglomerate TATA Group has announced it is merging Indian flag carrier Air India with the Singapore Airlines joint-venture airline, Vistara. The move looks to bolster Air India’s presence in Asia and provide a facelift to an Air India that in the last few years has been hanging on by…

Canada, India Expand Bilateral Agreement to Allow Unlimited Frequencies

As China continues to pursue its zero-Covid-19 strategy imposing heavy restrictions on international travel and countries in East Asia continue to feel the impact of the closure of Russian air space to European and North American carriers, efforts are being made to boost commercial relationships with other Asian countries that…

Wizz Air Expands Network to Saudi Arabia in Agreement with…

Wizz Air, a Hungarian airline and a top-three low-cost carrier in Europe as measured by the number of passengers carried, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Investment of Saudi Arabia to launch 20 new routes from Central and Eastern Europe to Saudi Arabia. The carrier has…

Air India Leases Six Boeing 777s To Bolster Fleet for…

Air India plans to bolster its fleet by leasing six Boeing 777 aircraft in the coming months, with the aircraft expected to be delivered by October and held by the airline for a period of two years. According to local media, Air India needs the new aircraft to improve its…

Ethiopian Airlines Increases Presence in India, Expands Cargo Fleet

On July 2, Ethiopian Airlines will commence twice-weekly flight operations to Chennai, India — which will join the vast Ethiopian network as the fourth destination in India after New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, India. Ethiopian started its service to India with a debut flight to New Delhi in 1966 —…