Emirates adds five routes, brings network to 92 cities

  Dubai-based airline Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Johannesburg (October 1), Cape Town (October 1), Durban (October 4) in South Africa; Harare in Zimbabwe (October 1) and Mauritius (October 3). The addition of the five points will expand the Emirates’ global network to 92 destinations, as the airline gradually resumes its operations. … Read more

SITA partners with Safety Line to make flights more sustainable

  SITA, the global IT provider for the air transport industry, is partnering with start-up Safety Line to help pilots and airlines limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and operational costs by reducing fuel consumption of aircraft at key flight stages. A flight can be roughly divided into three phases: climb, cruise and descent. Safety Line, … Read more

IndiGo operated its maiden CarGo flight to Chittagong

Continuing with its commitment to support the nation, IndiGo operated its maiden flight to Chittagong, Bangladesh on September 21, 2020. The 6E flight from Kolkata to Chittagong transported a total of 9963 kg of CarGo i.e. 51.482 CBM which includes medical supplies, and other general commodities. The flight was operated while adhering to all the precautionary … Read more

Gulf Air resumes direct flights to Delhi

Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has announced that it has resumed its direct flights to and from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on September 19. Last week, the airline resumed flights to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Cochin and Calicut with plans to announce further expansion into more destinations within India soon. The flights are operating … Read more

Boeing, Etihad Airways and World Energy lift sustainable aviation fuel to the next level

  Boeing and Etihad Airways concluded testing on the aerospace company’s 2020 ecoDemonstrator programme last week with a cross-country flight using a 50/50 blend of sustainable and traditional jet fuel. Flying from Seattle to Boeing’s manufacturing site in South Carolina, Etihad’s newest 787-10 Dreamliner used the maximum sustainable fuel blend permitted for commercial aviation. The … Read more

Jordan’s Queen Alia airport resumes international operations

Following the announcement made by the Government of Jordan, Queen Alia International Airport (QAIA) Group has announced the relaunch of its international operations from this week. Accordingly, Fly Jordan, Jordan Aviation, Turkish Airlines and Fly Dubai have begun their operations to the Jordanian capital with QAIA, carrying passengers from Istanbul during the first two days. … Read more

Hardeep S Puri to review Darbhanga and Deoghar Airports on Sep 12

Hardeep Singh Puri, MoS, I/C, Civil Aviation will visit the states of Bihar and Jharkhand for review of Darbhanga and Deoghar airports respectively on September 12, 2020. Airports Authority of India is developing these airports. With the operationalization of these airports, air connectivity of the region will be improved. Further, it will give an impetus … Read more

Adani Airports to acquire a controlling interest in Mumbai Airports

  The Mumbai International Airport is world-class and I compliment the GVK Group for having built such an outstanding airport. The addition of the Mumbai International Airport and the Navi Mumbai International Airport to our existing portfolio of 6 airports provides us with a transformational platform that will help shape and create strategic adjacencies for … Read more

Lufthansa to offer 160 flights between India and Germany in September

In September alone, Lufthansa will be offering Indian customers 160 flights between India and Germany, more than five per day and more than four times as many as in August. The five-star airline will be operating between its German hubs Frankfurt and Munich, the latter being Europe’s only five-star airport, and the key Indian cities … Read more

Ban on international flights from India extended till August 31: DGCA

The suspension of international flights from India has been extended till 31st August due to the surging COVID-19 crisis. However, the government has allowed the movement of passengers via air bubbles. An air bubble is a travel corridor between two countries that will fly their aircraft in a regulated environment. Director-General of Civil Aviation in … Read more