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Vistara Receives First Airbus A321neo With a Three-Class Configuration

Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vistara is continuing to develop itself and further establish as a premium full-service carrier in India. The airline is just over five years old and is operated as a joint venture between Singapore Airlines and Tata Sons, a large Indian conglomerate. Primarily a domestic airline it only launched its first international route last year. Since then it has continued on an upward trajectory. In the first quarter of this year, the airline…

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 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…

Potential International Partnerships Arise For Embraer After Boeing Fallout

Brazilian planemaker Embraer confirmed Monday that it has entered talks with at least two potential new partners after its previous deal with American manufacturing giant Boeing fell through. Embraer CEO Francisco Gomes Neto said that his company is negotiating with companies in China, India and “others.” The Chinese state-owned manufacturer…

Indian Government Sets Price Limits on Airfares

India implemented one of the toughest lockdowns in the world as the coronavirus started spreading across the country. Outside of severely restricting people’s day to day travel within cities the government took it one step further by stopping international arrivals on non-citizens and completely suspending domestic air travel two months…

One Year Later: Looking Back at Jet Airways

This past week we marked the one year anniversary of Jet Airways suspending operations. The airline flew its last flight from Amritsar to Mumbai on April 17, 2019. The airline technically still exists as an entity since bankruptcy proceedings are ongoing. Planes the airline has leased have been repossessed and…

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…

Virgin Atlantic Adds New Manchester to Delhi Service

Virgin Atlantic announced last week that it would be starting flights from Manchester to Delhi from October 26. The flight will operate three times per week on Airbus A330-200s, fitted with Economy, Premium Economy and Upper Class cabins to seat 266 passengers, according to Routesonline. The flight times are as follows,…

Vistara Receives First Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The growing Indian airline Vistara has taken delivery of the first of its long-awaited Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners this past week. It is the first of five and sets the stage for the beginning of true long haul international operations as airlines in India fill the void left by the collapse…

Jet Airways Seeking Fresh Bids

Indian carrier Jet Airways has announced that it will be reopening its expression of interest (EOI) process in a move to potentially attract new investors. After ceasing operations this past April, the insolvency process for the airline saw the reassignment of its slots to other carriers and the repossession of…