Vistara will continue to operate as an independent entity as both the Tata group and Singapore Airlines remain invested in its expansion and growth plans, an executive has said.
The move comes days after SpiceJet asked 80 pilots to go on a non-paid leave of three months. Pilots who have been placed on leave without pay are from SpiceJet’s Boeing and Bombardier fleets.
SpiceJet latest news: Before this in July, DGCA had imposed similar restrictions on SpiceJet flights that were approved for the summer schedule, following numerous flight safety incidents and a show-cause notice. On September 21, the regulator said the restrictions have been extended as a matter of "abundant caution".
SpiceJet said that the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft between March 2019 and November 2020 financially impacted the airline.
AirAsia India topped the charts with a 93.3 percentage On Time Performance (OTP) across the four metro airports - Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, and Mumbai.
Akasa Air has also announced additional daily flights on the Ahmedabad-Bengaluru route also commencing from October 07, 2022. Akasa Air is expected to have crossed 250 flights per week by October 10, 2022, along a total of nine routes.
As part of this transformation plan, Air India will expand its market share to at least 30 per cent over the next five years and increase international routes.
The EASA approval means that India’s largest MRO and aviation services and solutions major will be able to offer full maintenance support for the Airbus 320 family of aircraft, including the A318, A319, A320 and A321.
At present Air India’s narrow-body fleet stands at 70 aircraft, of which 54 are in service; the remaining 16 aircraft will progressively return to service by early 2023.
Air India: Bird Group, Celebi Aviation and I Squared Capital are said to have showed interest in taking over AIATSL and other subsidiaries.
As of April-June quarter, Gangwal and his family held 36.61 per cent stake in IndiGo.
The Indian aviation sector is also seeing an uptick in hiring due to the arrival of new airlines. Recently, Akasa Air started its operations and is offering flights between Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.
IndiGo's new CEO Pieter Elbers Pieter Elbers was appointed as the Senior VP of Network and Alliances after he returned to Netherlands prior to being promoted as the Chief Operating Officer in 2011. Elbers has a bachelor’s degree in logistics management and master’s degree in business economics.
The Vereinigung Cockpit union has called for a 5.5 per cent raise for its members this year and an inflation-busting 8.2 per cent increase in 2023.
Mopa International Airport has been developed by GMR Airports Limited subsidiary GMR Goa International Airport Limited (GGIAL)
The Airbus flight 6E-6264 from Delhi to Udaipur returned to Delhi due to a technical issue. "All passengers were accommodated on another aircraft which operated to Udaipur," the statement added.
In the internal communication on Friday, Air India CEO and Managing Director Campbell Wilson said the airline would seek airport slots to carry out the improvements.
Following the Lufthansa flight cancellation, DCP, IGI Airport said that traffic movement slowed down due to the gathering of the crowd, although the situation was handled with the help of staff of IGI airport and the crowd was dispersed.
Lufthansa said flight cancellations would affect Frankfurt and Munich airports, adding that several flights would also have to be cancelled on Thursday.
Gen (Retd) VK Singh said that enabling government interventions had to go hand in hand with a change in mindset to be fully effective.
“SpiceJet B737 aircraft VT-SLP, operating flight SG-8363 (Delhi-Nashik) on Thursday was involved in an air turnback due to an autopilot snag,” the official said.
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