THE BIG PICTURE

 

Commencing April 2019, Travelport and Jet Airways to ink a new long-term supplier agreement

Travelport, the leading travel commerce platform, has recently announced a renewed and long-term partnership with India’s Jet Airways. The airline ...
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Civil aviation ministry to press facial recognition in action at airports come 2019

The civil aviation ministry had decided to develop standards for digital processing of passengers at airport to ensure uniform implementation ...
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Air India to deploy Boeing 747-400 on domestic routes for the festive season

What is generally reserved for VVIP movement and long-haul flights, the national carrier will press into action double-decker Boeing 747-400 ...
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SE Asia connect gets a boost as IndiGo announces non-stops to KL from Delhi, Bengaluru

India’s southeast Asia connect has received a major shot in the arm with the low-cost carrier IndiGo announcing non-stop flights ...
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Developing home-grown leasing ecosystem a major long-term challenge: CAPA report

CAPA’s latest report stressed on the importance of developing home-grown leasing ability to cope up with the massive projected growth ...
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IGIA globally ranked the best on-time busiest airport but challenge looms

It may only be for a month, but it is a significant feat, nonetheless. Indira Gandhi International Airport in New ...
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Inbound facing headwinds, FTAs not reflective of ground reality, says CAPA

In an insightful report, CAPA has outlined that despite the noteworthy growth in FTAs in the recent years, pure tourism ...
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Long-term outlook positive but profitless growth a concern for carriers 

The aviation industry was going through a tumultuous time and was expected to remain so, at least in the short-term, ...
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Setback from fuel prices a short-term pain for carriers, says Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar, an aviation man and former CCO, IndiGo suggested caution in route deployment, both domestic and international. He exuded ...
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SriLankan Airlines connects South Asia like none other, says Chinthaka Weerasinghe

Regional connectivity, especially within SAARC nations, remains important for seamless movement of people, for business and tourism. Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager—Northern ...
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MoCA eyeing air-connectivity to iconic tourist sites; chopper connect for the NORTHEAST

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation suggested that the ministry was exploring all possibilities to link iconic tourist ...
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High oil price, falling rupee slated to dent profit margins of airlines

A rapidly falling rupee and escalating oil prices are likely to eat into the profit margins of Indian carriers, cancelling ...
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