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Taiwan Tourism Opens Information Centre In Mumbai  

Taiwan Tourism Opens Information Centre In Mumbai

The Taiwan Tourism Bureau Information Center was inaugurated in Mumbai recently by Dr. Trust Lin, Director, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Singapore Office. The office is located in the TAITRA (Taiwan Exte......
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GoAir commences operations to Maldives, First ever direct flight from Mumbai  

GoAir commences operations to Maldives, First ever direct flight from Mumbai

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, who had recently announced commencement of its international operations, launched its direct flight to Male out of Mumbai. The new internationa......
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Qatar’s 2018/19 Cruise Season Sets Sail with the Arrival of Boudicca  

Qatar’s 2018/19 Cruise Season Sets Sail with the Arrival of Boudicca

The 2018/19 cruise season kicked off in Qatar with the Boudicca docking at Doha Port last week. The season, which continues until April 2019, is expected to see nearly double the number of cruise s......
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GoAir commences International Operations . . .  

GoAir commences International Operations . . .

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, who had recently announced commencement of its international operations, launched its first ever direct international flight to Phuket out of N......
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Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards  

Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards

The Technical Sales and Customer Service team at Etihad Airways Engineering was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ award which recognised the multi-cultural team for playing a key ro......
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Passenger Record of the Previous Year within Reach : Austrian Airlines  

Passenger Record of the Previous Year within Reach : Austrian Airlines

In the first three quarters of 2018, Austrian Airlines carried a total of over 10.6 million passengers, resulting in a rise of 8.2 percent compared to the prior-year period. The flight offering mea......
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Indigo Airlines glitch hits flights at airports  

Indigo Airlines glitch hits flights at airports

Indigo Airlines’ systems were down at all airports on Sunday due to a technical glitch for about one-and-a-half hours, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at different airports across the......
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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .  

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of......
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Govt unveils Digi Yatra, facial recognition system that allows entry into airports  

Govt unveils Digi Yatra, facial recognition system that allows entry into airports

Travellers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government’s Digi Yatra initiative. Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said the in......
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Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India  

Fiji Airways appoints Bird Travels as GSA in India

Fiji Airways has appointed Bird Travels Private Ltd, the Airline Management Services arm of Bird Group as its local representative in India. The association marks the airline’s latest step in......
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PM inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector  

PM inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated a new airport in Jharsuguda - also known as the powerhouse of Odisha. Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister of the State,......
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Brussels Airlines ceases its Mumbai service as from January 2019  

Brussels Airlines ceases its Mumbai service as from January 2019

On 7 January 2019, Brussels Airlines will operate its last flight from Mumbai to Brussels. For economic reasons, the airline has decided to cease its flight service between India and Belgium. Custo......
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India Needs To Address Infrastructure Constraints: IATA  

India Needs To Address Infrastructure Constraints: IATA

IATA has called on the government of India to maximise the potential contribution of aviation to India’s development by addressing infrastructure constraints that limit growth and government ......
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Indian Railways undertakes various IT initiatives to improve train operations and provide better passenger experience  

Indian Railways undertakes various IT initiatives to improve train operations and provide better passenger experience

Indian Railways has always focussed on adoption of new technologies to improve train operations and provide better passenger experience to its customers. In this series, Indian Railways has introdu......
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Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World  

Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World

Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness......
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Jet Airways introduces 'seat select' initiative for it's passengers at attractive rates  

Jet Airways introduces 'seat select' initiative for it's passengers at attractive rates

Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, today announced a 'Seat Select' sale that offers the airline's guests an exclusive opportunity to select their pref......
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Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .                                       

Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .

In view of closure of Cochin airport and to ensure that passengers are not inconvenienced, DGCA has asked the scheduled domestic airlines to mount additional flights. Out of 71 arrivals and 74 depa......
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Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines  

Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines continuously increases its passenger volume. Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported over 1.4 million passengers in July 2018, corresponding to a rise of 4.0 percent com......
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Improvements in Phuket boat safety gets Chinese media attention  

Improvements in Phuket boat safety gets Chinese media attention

Thailand’s Tourist Police Bureau recently took Chinese media members to Phuket to see first-hand how improved Phuket tour boat safety measures and shipyard standards are being implemented and......
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Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa  

Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.   Under the expanded cod......
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Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare  

Air India And Ethiopian Airlines Expands Codeshare

Air India and Ethiopian Airlines, both members of Star Alliance and with an extensive network in their home countries, have agreed to strengthen their cooperation by expanding the current free-sale......
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Emirates adds frequencies to the Netherlands  

Emirates adds frequencies to the Netherlands

Emirates today announced that due to strong market demand, it will introduce five additional flights per week from Dubai to Amsterdam. These additional flights will complement its existing double d......
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Emirates expands its network in Italy, signs codeshare agreement with Trenitalia  

Emirates expands its network in Italy, signs codeshare agreement with Trenitalia

Emirates and Trenitalia, Italy’s national railway company, today announced a new codeshare agreement which will enable Emirates customers from across its worldwide network to discover new des......
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Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Reaches Break-Even Point After Good Second Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, managed to achieve business results at the break-even point in the first half of 2018 following a strong second quarter performance. Adjusted earnin......
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Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking  

Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint c......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner and operator, currently with 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announce......
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Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh Indian visitors between Jan-May 2018  

Singapore welcomes 6.1 lakh Indian visitors between Jan-May 2018

Singapore has received over 6 lakh visitors from India between January to May 2018, reporting a 17% year-on-year increase from 2017.   The year 2017 was a record year for Singa......
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New ticket confirmation process in Railways  

New ticket confirmation process in Railways

A tool has been developed to predict the probability of waitlisted ticket getting confirmed at the time of booking as well as during Passenger Name Record (PNR) enquiry of waitlisted ticket. The to......
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Employees Clinch European Championship for Austrian Airlines!  

Employees Clinch European Championship for Austrian Airlines!

Once again Austrian Airlines achieved top rankings this year in the renowned SKYTRAX World Airline Awards 2018 which were presented in London on July 17, 2018. Austria’s national carrier is t......
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No visa fee for children under 18 visiting UAE  

No visa fee for children under 18 visiting UAE

Children of tourists, under the age of 18 visiting UAE will be exempted from visa fee, during the summer season from July 15th to September 15th of each year UAE cabinet announced on Sunday
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Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth  

Traffic Results for the First Half of 2018: Expanded Fleet as the Basis for Passenger Growth

Austrian Airlines carried close to 6.4 million passengers in the period January to June 2018. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 9.8 percent or about 600,000 passengers. This rise in passeng......
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Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018  

Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that six state-of-the-art aircraft will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, Unit......
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Austrian Airlines Restructures Route Network and Increases Frequencies  

Austrian Airlines Restructures Route Network and Increases Frequencies

Austrian Airlines is restructuring its route network. Beginning October 2018, Austrian Airlines will remove certain connections from its winter schedule, such as Hong Kong, Havana and Colombo. Flig......
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Brussels Airlines welcomes over 100,000 guests during the first weekend of the summer holidays  

Brussels Airlines welcomes over 100,000 guests during the first weekend of the summer holidays

This weekend, from Friday June 29th until Sunday July 1st, Brussels Airlines will fly 11% more travelers to their holiday destination, compared to last year. The highest peak will be on Friday, whe......
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CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality  

CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality

VK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), the company that administers the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) achieved yet another milestone by becoming the only airport in the ......
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Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft  

Planet Nine Private Air LLC (“P9”) launches its first Falcon 7X ultra long-range charter aircraft

Planet Nine (P9), a brand new boutique US-based ultra long-haul charter specialist, secured its FAA Part 135 operating certificate on Friday, June 22, and is making its first Dassault Falcon 7X ava......
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IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again  

IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again

Following the recent increase in IndiGo flight frequencies for business and leisure travelers across the 6E network, - IndiGo continues to record the highest On Time performance of 80.9% in May 201......
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Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe  

Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided evidence that the current system for allocating capacity at Europe’s airports is benefiting consumers with greater choice and expan......
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Austrian Airlines : Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year   

Austrian Airlines : Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 7.3 Percent in May Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of May 2018: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.3 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of......
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Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted  

Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN).   The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs lo......
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Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  

Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins th......
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Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax  

Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — the $1.86 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and ......
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Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan  

Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double......
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New Economy Light Fare Now Bookable on North American Routes  

New Economy Light Fare Now Bookable on North American Routes

Effective immediately, Austrian Airlines passengers can book the so-called “Economy Light” air fare for flights to North American destinations. The new air fare represents the least exp......
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Norwegian Bliss makes history as the largest ship Christened in Seattle  

Norwegian Bliss makes history as the largest ship Christened in Seattle

Following a month and a half long show-stopping tour that began in Bremerhaven, Germany and continued around the United States and included previews in New York, Miami and Los Angeles, Norwegian Cr......
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Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India  

Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India

Amadeus introduced the ‘Airport Common Use Service’ (ACUS) to key stakeholders in the Indian aviation industry at India’s first Common Use Roundtable, an event hosted by Amadeus a......
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Austrian Airlines Introduces New Economy “Light” Fare on North American Routes  

Austrian Airlines Introduces New Economy “Light” Fare on North American Routes

Austrian Airlines passengers will be able to book a so-called Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America. As the basic rate, the new fare is the least expensive option for price-co......
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Lufthansa introduces new in-flight menu. . .  

Lufthansa introduces new in-flight menu. . .

Lufthansa India this month unveiled a brand-new menu that has again been curated in collaboration with The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts and its Master Chef Vinod Saini. The new menu offers a s......
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Emirates provides special Ramadan service for customers observing the holy month  

Emirates provides special Ramadan service for customers observing the holy month

Emirates will commence its signature Ramadan service for customers during the holy month, expected to begin on May 17th. Emirates’ Ramadan service consists of specially crafted iftar meals on......
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Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year  : Austrian Airlines  

Significant Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in April of 5.5% Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2018: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported almost 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise ......
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New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training  

New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training

he big event is approaching just one day from now: Austrian Airlines is going to welcome its new Boeing 777 at its home airport in Vienna. The long-haul aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was mo......
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Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures  

Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, offers a free layover service to all international transit Turkish Airlines passengers who fly thro......
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Indian Railways marks 26 years of Ladies Special Suburban Trains  

Indian Railways marks 26 years of Ladies Special Suburban Trains

On 5th May Indian Railways has a special reason to cheer and celebrate for the women commuters. The first ever Ladies Special train in the world was started between Churchgate and Borivali on 5th M......
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Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa  

Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa

A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on 7th-8thMay 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constr......
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Suresh Prabhu lauds Telecom Commission’s decision to allow in-flight connectivity  

Suresh Prabhu lauds Telecom Commission’s decision to allow in-flight connectivity

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation has welcomed the Telecom Commission’s approval for offering in-flight connectivity within Indian airspace. He said that the decision would enable fl......
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Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra  

Sindhudurg Airport will be a boost for Aviation Sector in Maharashtra

Maharashtra will get a new airport at ParuleChipi in Sindhudurg district in 2018. Work on the project is expected to be completed in June this year, before the onset of monsoon and the Ganesh Festi......
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Oman gets a stylish new gateway ‘The Muscat International Airport’  

Oman gets a stylish new gateway ‘The Muscat International Airport’

The first phase of Oman’s brand new Muscat International Airport is currently operational and has increased passenger capacity to 20 million- up from the previous 12 million passengers record......
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THAI Smile wins the Grand Prize from Tripadvisor for the second consecutive year, Best Airline in Thailand  

THAI Smile wins the Grand Prize from Tripadvisor for the second consecutive year, Best Airline in Thailand

THAI Smile has won the Winner of Regional Airline in Asia and the Best Airline in Thailand for the second consecutive year, also the Winner of Economy Class in Asia from the review of passengers in......
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Austrian Airlines Reports Earnings Decline in the Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Reports Earnings Decline in the Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported adjusted earnings before interest and taxes (Adjusted EBIT) of minus EUR 67 million in the weak winter quarter of January-March 2018 (Q1 20......
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Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan  

Air Astana’s Indian Passengers enjoy 72 hours Visa free stopover in Kazakhstan

Air Astana passengers holding Indian passports can enjoy 72 hours visa free stopovers in Kazakhstan with effect from 23th April 2018 until the end of the year. Passengers with Air Astana flights tr......
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Cathay Pacific Group Releases Combined Traffic Figures For March 2018  

Cathay Pacific Group Releases Combined Traffic Figures For March 2018

Cathay Pacific Group today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for March 2018 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and cargo and mail uplift......
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Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE  

Oman Tourism along with Cox and Kings Ltd. hosted networking events in Mumbai and Delhi for MICE

Oman Tourism along with Cox & Kings Ltd. hosted a Cocktail and Dinner evening in Delhi and Mumbai on 11th and 13th April 2018. Around 40-45 attendees representing the top management and decisio......
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Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA  

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 b......
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Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe  

Airport Strikes are causing Travel Mayhem in Europe

Europe is facing significant air travel disruption on Tuesday because of public-sector workers’ strikes in Germany and France that affect some of the countries’ main airports. &......
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Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018  

Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in the first quarter of 2018

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.5 million passengers in the first quarter of 2018, comprising a rise of 13.3 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the airline&rsqu......
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Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership  

Turkish Airlines celebrates 10th Anniversary of its Star Alliance Membership

Turkish Airlines celebrates the 10th Anniversary of joining to the Star Alliance network which was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recogniti......
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Austrian Airlines cancelled 150 flights due to internal assembly  

Austrian Airlines cancelled 150 flights due to internal assembly

After the works council board invited the employees, who spontaneously would like to take part in the internal assembly earlier than planned to a so-called “framework program”, starting......
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IndiGo emerges winner at the APAI Awards 2018  

IndiGo emerges winner at the APAI Awards 2018

Marking a double milestone, India’s largest and fastest growing airline, IndiGo has bagged two prestigious awards titled as - the ‘Best Low Fare Domestic Airline’ and ‘Best ......
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Ministry of Railways Devises action plan for improvement in passenger experience at Hazrat Nizamuddin station  

Ministry of Railways Devises action plan for improvement in passenger experience at Hazrat Nizamuddin station

Ministry of Railways is constantly striving to improve passenger amenities and facilities for making the journey of passengers comfortable and pleasant.   Towards this objectiv......
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Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again  

Annual results 2017: Austrian Airlines Improves Results Once Again

Business results in detail   Total operating revenues rose eight percent to EUR 2,466 million (see chart on the last page). The main reason for this developmen......
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Premium Economy Now Available on All Austrian Airlines Long Haul Flights  

Premium Economy Now Available on All Austrian Airlines Long Haul Flights

The installation of the new Premium Economy Class has been completed and passengers can now enjoy the new travel class with all its advantages. All eleven long-haul aircraft in the Austrian Airline......
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Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic results for February 2018: More Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Following the positive start to the New Year (plus 10.5 percent in January 2018), Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume for the month of February 2018 as well: Austria’s flag carri......
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NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway  

NewGen ISS Goes Live in Norway

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Norway became the first market to implement the New Generation of IATA Settlement Systems (NewGen ISS).  NewGen ISS wa......
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IndiGo to operate additional ATR flights from this month  

IndiGo to operate additional ATR flights from this month

Further strengthening its route network into Tier-II & III cities, IndiGo will launch 7 additional flights from March 25, 2018. IndiGo will operate two direct daily flights on Hyderabad-N......
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Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways  

Customer Friendly Initiatives Extended to the Public by Indian Railways

Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charges will not be levied on passengers for booking railway tickets (at the railway ticketing counters as well as through IRCTC ticketing website) on......
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FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!  

FREE, FREE, FREE: Half Day City Tours in Taipei, Taiwan!

Who can participate: Transit or transfer passengers with 7- to 24-hour layovers before their next connecting flight, who have valid R.O.C. visas or come from countries eligible for ......
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SRIJAN an idea competition for 635 Station Development on Indian Railways, has been launched at MyGov portal  

SRIJAN an idea competition for 635 Station Development on Indian Railways, has been launched at MyGov portal

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) is taking up redevelopment of around 600 major Railway stations across the country. In this mega exercise, assistance and involv......
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First Senator Lounge in a New Design Opens at Vienna Airport  

First Senator Lounge in a New Design Opens at Vienna Airport

Effective immediately, the first Senator Lounge at Vienna Airport shines in a new design. Two Business Class Lounges have also already been upgraded. The themes of Austria and individuality are man......
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Action Plan for Cleaner Bedding and Better Meals  

Action Plan for Cleaner Bedding and Better Meals

A policy of zero tolerance towards poor quality of food and bedding is being strictly enforced by Indian Railways. In current financial year, 12 catering contracts have been terminated ......
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2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor  

2017 Marked by Strong Passenger Demand, Record Load Factor

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2017 showing that demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) for the year ended 31 December rose......
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Identification of Railway Stations under Nirbhaya Fund  

Identification of Railway Stations under Nirbhaya Fund

List of Stations (State-wise) for the provision of Video Surveillance System under Nirbhaya Fund:-  
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Drive Against Entry of Unauthorized Persons in Reserved Coaches of Trains  

Drive Against Entry of Unauthorized Persons in Reserved Coaches of Trains

Drives against entry of unauthorised persons are conducted by Zonal Railways on regular basis on all the trains. During the financial year 2017-18(upto December 2017) 18.18 lakh checks ......
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Traffic results for January 2018: Austrian Airlines Starts the New Year with Strong Passenger Volume  

Traffic results for January 2018: Austrian Airlines Starts the New Year with Strong Passenger Volume

Austrian Airlines carried more than 730,000 passengers in January 2018, comprising a rise of 10.5 percent from the prior-year month. This increase is mainly due to the airline’s expanded flig......
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Revamping Ticketing System in Railways  

Revamping Ticketing System in Railways

During recent years the following innovative measures have been taken with a view to facilitating passengers in getting tickets and also to boost up the earnings:-
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Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme  

Committee to Review Flexi Fare Scheme

An eight member Committee comprising General Manager/West Central Railway, Principal Financial Advisor/East Central Railway, Executive Director Passenger Marketing, Railway Board, Execu......
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Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines  

Start of the semester break: Getting on the slope with Austrian Airlines

Austria is starting its semester break. In this regard, Austrian Airlines is offering numerous flight connections to ski areas within and outside of Austria. The offering ranges from Innsbruck, Sal......
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New Railways in New India Budget  

New Railways in New India Budget

New India Budget to transform Railways into a modern, safe, green, affordable and comfortable mode of transport Drastically scaling up investments by almost three times to Rs 1,48,528 cr. in 2018......
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SATTE Conference Agenda 2018  

SATTE Conference Agenda 2018

SATTE India Conference 2018 Hall No – 8, 1St Floor
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This Republic Day, ixigo Celebrates Indian Train Travel  

This Republic Day, ixigo Celebrates Indian Train Travel

As a tribute to the Indian Railways on Republic Day, ixigo, India’s number one train app and leading travel marketplace, has launched a video ‘Train Mein Hai GharWaliBaat’’.......
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ixigo introduces augmented reality feature for train travellers  

ixigo introduces augmented reality feature for train travellers

ixigo, a travel marketplace, has introduced an augmented reality (AR) feature on its train app today. Said to be first of its kind, the AR Coach Position feature will enable train travellers ......
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2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering  

2017 a successful year of collaboration with Dubai Aviation entities for Bayanat Engineering

To meet Dubai Aviation's growing demand for efficient and reliable solutions, Bayanat Engineering sharpened its solutions spectrum with partnered technology providers. The 2017 achievements ill......
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Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March  

Airline operators look to increase number of flights to Patna in March

Grappling with space constraint to cater to 26 departures, the Jayprakash Narayan International (JPNI) Airport will almost double the number of flights, which operate Patna. It is likely to host ......
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National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.  

National Rail Transport Seminar on the theme Railways for Sustainable Development held in New Delhi.

The Centre for Transportation Research and Management (CTRAM), is an autonomous body of Transport Professionals in the country organized a National Rail Transport Seminar with the theme &ldqu......
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Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees  

Austrian Airlines Looking to Hire 600 New Employees

Austrian Airlines can look back at a successful year in 2017. Close to 12.9 million passengers flew with Austria’s red-white-red national carrier last year, comprising a rise of 12.8 percent ......
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Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume  

Traffic Results for the Entire Year 2017: Record Year with 12.8 Percent Growth in Passenger Volume

Austrian Airlines carried approx. 12.9 million passengers in the period January to December 2017. This comprises a year-on-year increase of 12.8 percent or 1.5 million passengers. This rise can be ......
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Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project  

Goa airport gets green nod for INR 183 cr expansion project

According to a PTI report, Goa's Dabolim airport has been given the green nod for construction of a parallel taxi track and other associated facilities at a cost of INR 183.35 crore, accordin......
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Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines  

Civil Aviation Ministry welcomes Parliamentary Committee Report on issues related to improving consumer satisfaction of airlines

Ministry of Civil Aviation welcomes the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism & Culture’s 256th Report on “Issues Related to Improvin......
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New Catering Policy in Indian Railways  

New Catering Policy in Indian Railways

New Catering Policy issued on 27th February 2017 inter alia stipulates that Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) has been mandated to carry out the unbundling by cr......
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Ministry of Railways extends SMS facility regarding status of delayed trains to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Humsafar and Superfast trains.  

Ministry of Railways extends SMS facility regarding status of delayed trains to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha, Humsafar and Superfast trains.

Ministry of Railways has extended its facility of information to passengers through Short Messaging Service (SMS) to 1373 trains including Garib Rath, Duranto, Jan Shatabdi, Suvidha,&n......
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Accident Insurance to Train Passengers  

Accident Insurance to Train Passengers

An Optional Travel Insurance Scheme has been launched w.e.f 01.09.2016 for the Confirmed/RAC railway passengers who book e-ticket through official website of Indian Railway Catering & Tou......
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Mumbai Port Trust takes up citizen centric projects  

Mumbai Port Trust takes up citizen centric projects

According to a PTI report, the Mumbai Port Trust (MbPT) is planning to open up a slew of citizen-focussed facilities being built at a cost of INR 300 crore over the next six months, a top officia......
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IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI  

IRCTC to launch its co branded debit card in association with SBI

As per The Financial Express report, to incentivise passengers to use the online ticket booking system and adopt cashless methods, Indian Railways is set to launch its own co-branded debit ca......
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Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights  

Heathrow launches new measures to boost domestic flights

UK fliers are set to save more when flying from Heathrow as the airport announced a 50 per cent increase in the discount for domestic flights. From January, passengers flying to any UK dest......
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Minister of Railways directs to re categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance  

Minister of Railways directs to re categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

In a major policy decision, Ministry of Railways has comprehensively revised categories of various Railway Stations with a view to make it more practical and rational. This comes after the Minister......
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Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts  To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat  

Minor Hotels Announces AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Debut in Oman with Development of New Hotel in Muscat

Minor Hotels, a hotel owner, operator and investor, currently with a portfolio of 157 hotels and resorts in 24 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, South America, Africa and the ......
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Cancellation charges go cheaper for domestic air tickets  

Cancellation charges go cheaper for domestic air tickets

As per the Indian Express report, travel booking websites have hailed the reduction in cancellation charges for domestic air tickets. The lower cancellation charges will enable flyers travell......
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Indian Railways holds special conclave on “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway  

Indian Railways holds special conclave on “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway

The Ministry of Railways conducted a brainstorming conclave titled “Sampark, Samanvay, Samvad” to discuss and deliberate “Vision for New Railway – New India 2022”. The......
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Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs  

Easing Of Trains Travel For Foreign Nationals And NRIs

With a view to facilitate foreign tourists to book reserved tickets online, a facility to book tickets online upto 365 days in advance has been extended to Foreign Tourists and NRIs. Broad fea......
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Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots  

Ryanair responds bullishly to industrial action threat from pilots

Passengers planning to fly with low-cost carrier Ryanair face potential disruption in the build-up to Christmas after staff announce plans for industrial action in a bid to win union recognition an......
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Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar  

Eurostar unveils new customer loyalty programme, Club Eurostar

Eurostar has launched a new loyalty programme, Club Eurostar. Available to leisure and business travellers, the new programme offers more flexibility, additional benefits, and is accessible......
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Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport  

Starting Tomorrow: Renovation of Austrian Airlines Lounges at Vienna Airport

Austrian lounges receive new design with a focus on Austria and individuality Renovation of all three Business Class lounges and all two Senator lounges
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume plus 9.3 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines transported around 953,000 passengers in November 2017, corresponding to a rise of 9.3 percent compared to November of 2016. This increase is mainly due to the expansion of Europe......
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flydubai announces new destinations in Europe  

flydubai announces new destinations in Europe

Dubai-based carrier flydubai announced the launch of two new European routes for next year: flights to Krakow will start on April 8, 2018 and flights to Catania will start on June 13, 2018. f......
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Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System  

Ministry of Railways extends the facility of booking of tickets from counters through UPI/BHIM Apps Payment System

In a major boost to Government’s key initiative of cashless transactions and passenger friendly measures, Ministry of Railways has introduced the facility for booking of railway tickets from ......
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Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today  

Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today

To improve passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under Project ‘Swarna’. With improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and h......
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Ministry of Railways Announces Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion/Frequency Reduction of Trains For The Forthcoming Foggy Season  

Ministry of Railways Announces Cancellation/Partial Cancellation/Diversion/Frequency Reduction of Trains For The Forthcoming Foggy Season

In order to manage the train operations in upcoming foggy season 2017-18, Ministry of Railways has devised a detailed plan for cancellation & frequency reduction etc. of trains traversing throu......
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Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines  

Bye Bye Fokker: The End of an Aircraft Era at Austrian Airlines

On the morning of November 29, 2017, employees, invited guests and members of the Friends of Vienna Airport Association had the opportunity to officially bid farewell to the beloved Fokker fleet of......
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IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft  

IndiGo plans to induct 50 wide bodied Aircraft

According to a report by Anirban Chowdhury in The Economic Times, IndiGo, which has shown interest in buying Air India’s international operations, is actively considering alternate plans to......
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Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport  

Wizz Air to base four new A320s at London Luton airport

Wizz Air has announced an expansion at its Luton base, with the addition of four Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet by June 2018. The allocation of four more Airbus A320 aircraft, each equip......
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More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled  

More Than Three Decade Old Demand for an Express Train for People of Kirandul in Dantewada District of Chhattisgarh Fulfilled

Fulfilling the demand of more than three old decades of local public of Kirandul for running of an “Express Train” in their area, Indian Railways has extended the existing special train......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of October, 2017. Following are the salient features:   Passengers carried by domestic airli......
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GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights  

GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights

·         Inducts 4 A320 NEOs ·         
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AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel  

AirAsia India offers base fare at INR 99 for local travel

According to a report in The DNA the Malaysian Budget carrier AirAsia announced a discount sale, offering passengers one-way base fare at INR 99 for a domestic journey across its Indian JV airlin......
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THAI Smile Airways launches direct flight to Bangkok from Mumbai  

THAI Smile Airways launches direct flight to Bangkok from Mumbai

THAI Smile Airways announced the launch of its new flights on Bangkok–Mumbai–Bangkok route. THAI Smile will operate its Bangkok-Mumbai flights five times a week under the flight n......
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Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Jointly along with Chief Minister, West Bengal Flag off New Cross Border Train between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata Khulna Bandhan Express from Kolkata through Video Confencing  

Prime Minister of India and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Jointly along with Chief Minister, West Bengal Flag off New Cross Border Train between India and Bangladesh, Kolkata Khulna Bandhan Express from Kolkata through Video Confencing

Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, the Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh & the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, in an historical ev......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in October 2017, Compared to the Previous Year

  Increase of passenger load factor by 1.2 percentage points in October January-October 2017: 13.3 percent increase in passenger......
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UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’  

UNWTO and WTM Ministers Summit: Tourism protests are a ‘wake up call’

Over 60 ministers of tourism and private sector leaders gathered on 7 November in London for the UNWTO / WTM Ministers’ Summit on ‘overtourism&rs......
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Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London  

Brexit talks top the agenda on the opening day of WTM London

Fears about the impact of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit on the travel trade dominated debates at World Travel Market London – the leading global event for the travel industry.
Ministry of Railways provides information through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of delayed trains.  

Ministry of Railways provides information through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of delayed trains.

Ministry of Railways has commenced facility of information to passengers  through Short Messaging Service (SMS) regarding status of trains running late by more t......
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Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore  

Air India Express to operate thrice weekly flight to Singapore from Coimbatore

As per the Hindu Business Line report, Air India Express, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, will operate three flights a week on Delhi-Coimbatore-Singapore sector starting November 18......
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Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism  

Malaysia Airports inks MOA with MTPB and GMR Hyderabad to promote tourism

As per a Bernama report, Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd (MAHB) has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (MTPB) and GMR Hyderabad Internatio......
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Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly  

Financial result as at September 30, 2017, Q3 Austrian Airlines increases result significantly

Financial result as at September 30, 2017 Q3: Austrian Airlines increases result significantly ·         ......
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First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats  

First Boeing 767 Equipped with Premium Economy Seats

Altogether 252 Premium Economy seats will be installed in twelve long-haul aircraft High traveling comfort due to more legroom, additional service and extr......
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IndiGo forays into regional markets adds ATR to its fleet  

IndiGo forays into regional markets adds ATR to its fleet

IndiGo announced its foray into regional markets. The airline will begin ATR operations with flights between cities on its existing network of Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mangalore, Madurai and ......
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Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai  

Ministry of Railways launches tri weekly Rajdhani between Delhi, Mumbai

To fulfill the long overdue demand of passengers & to provide faster and convenient connectivity to passengers between two metros Delhi and Mumbai, Ministry of Railways has introduced a n......
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Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World in 2 to 5 million Passenger category in ACI ASQ Survey  

Jaipur and Srinagar Airports rated Best Airports in the World in 2 to 5 million Passenger category in ACI ASQ Survey

The Jaipur and Srinagar Airport got First and Second rank respectively in the category of 2-5 million passengers in ACI-ASQ Survey. Dr. Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, Airports Authority of India a......
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GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2  

GoAir to relocate its entire operations to Terminal 2

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai  

Indian carriers eye flying slots of Qatar Airways at Dubai

According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141  

IndiGo introduces special fares starting Rs. 1141

Low-cost carrier, IndiGo has announced Diwali special fares. The three day sale – starting from October 11 to 13, 2017 – is valid for travel 15 days post the date of b......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project  

GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume of 13.9 Percent Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines carried a total of more than 9.8 million passengers in the first three quarters of 2017, comprising a rise of 13.9 percent. The flight offering in available seat kilometers (ASK) ......
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Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight  

Airlines slash fares in Diwali fortnight

According to a report by Tarun Shukla in The Hindustan Times, airlines are offering a Diwali bonanza to travellers in the form of sharp fare cuts, a sign that demand for plane seats in the festiv......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland  

PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Railway Minister acts towards ending the VIP culture  

Railway Minister acts towards ending the VIP culture

As per the PTI report, in order to end the VIP culture, the Railway Ministry has ended a 36-year-old protocol, where it was mandatory for General Managers to be present on arrival and departu......
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Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India  

Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India

As per the TNN report, after a two-month pilot project in February, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA......
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flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica  

flydubai launches flights to Montenegro’s capital city Podgorica

Dubai-based airline flydubai has announced the start of flights to Montenegro’s capital Podgorica, which will begin on November 1. With two flights a week, the flights include a stopove......
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SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association  

SriLankan Airlines receives Four Star rating by Airline Passenger Experience Association

SriLankan Airlines added another feather to its cap by being honoured with a prestigious Four Star Rating by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide  

Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards  

Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards

On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ Maharashtra received three National Tourism Awards 2015-16 at the hands of the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, here today. These three awards wer......
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Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year  

Austrian Airlines Announces Passenger Record in its Anniversary Year

On September 30, 1957, the company “Austrian Airlines Österreichische Luftverkehrs Aktiengesellschaft” was founded in the large meeting room of Creditanstalt bank in Vienna’s......
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Alitalia to resume flights  to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight  

Alitalia to resume flights to India after 9 years with Delhi-Rome flight

Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet  entered  codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet entered codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines and WestJet have entered into a codeshare agreement, which sees Hong Kong Airline placing its HX marketing code on WestJet-operated flights. The two carriers are building......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017  

Performance of Domestic Airlines for the year 2017

Traffic data submitted by various domestic airlines has been analysed for the month of July, 2017. Following are the salient features: Passengers carried by domestic airlines d......
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Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala  

Minister of Railways Inaugurates/ Dedicates Various Initiatives pertaining to State of Tamil Nadu/ Kerala

Indian Railways is heralding in a new era vying for a turnaround in the system. To cater to the diverse rail needs of the burgeoning populace, an array of modern facilities and services are being i......
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Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated  

Upgraded Passenger Terminal Building of Jammu Airport Inaugurated

The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Ka......
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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways  

Measures to Improve Catering Services in Indian Railways

Indian Railways is taking several measures to improve catering services on over its network. It is emphasised that improvement of catering being an on-going process. A new Catering Policy has been ......
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Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year  

Upward Trend for Passenger Volume in July: +14.8% Compared to the Previous Year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of July 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.4 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 14.......
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Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service  

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official. The airport at D......
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"Embraer fleet complete – #17 OE-LWN took off on maiden flight"

On the weekend, the seventeenth Embraer Jet bearing the registration number OE-LWN took off on its initial flight OS 683 from Vienna to Zagreb. Thus, the Embraer fleet is complete, which is gradual......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport

As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017  

Austrian Airlines Increases Earnings and Raises Forecast for 2017

Austrian Airlines generated considerably higher earnings than expected in the first half of 2017. Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) totaled EUR 8 million, comprising a year-on-year rise of ......
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Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata  

Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata

Cathay Dragon became the first international airline to introduce self-printing web generated boarding cards at Kolkata Airport. The online check-in feature allows passengers to check-in and print ......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket  

300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

Flying to more countries and also international destinations than any other airline in the world, Turkish Airlines has started to operate four weekly flights to Phuket as from 17th July.
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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program  

Malaysian Delegation expressed interest in Station Redevelopment Program

In connection with Station Redevelopment Program, Malaysian Delegation visited Rail Bhavan i.e. 18th July, 2017 and had a meeting with the senior officials of Railway Board. In the meeting, Malaysi......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger and Freight Initiatives  

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger and Freight Initiatives

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurated the Following Passenger & Freight Initiatives:- 1) Release of New Freight Structure for Double Stack Dwarf Containers......
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Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger Initiatives  

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurates Various Passenger Initiatives

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu Inaugurated the Following Passenger Initiatives:-   1. Lift on Platform No. 4/5 at Bhopal Station. 2. Foundation Stone......
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GoAir extends its Fly Smart offerings!  

GoAir extends its Fly Smart offerings!

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, has launched 2 new initiatives keeping in mind the ever changing need of today’s traveller. The launch of Smart Snack, which is specifica......
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16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna  

16th Austrian Embraer OE-LWP took off on maiden flight to Bologna

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 549 from Vienna to Bologna. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWP is the 16th of a total of 17 aircraft of this type, which will jo......
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Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines  

Traffic Results for the first half of 2017: Additional 690,000 Passengers flew with Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines carried almost 5.8 million passengers in the period January to June 2017, comprising an increase of around 690,000 passengers or 13.5 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This gr......
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Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide  

Qatar Airways’ Successful ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’ Campaign Becomes Top Viral Video Worldwide

Qatar Airways has received tremendous support globally for its recently-launched television and social media commercial titled ‘No Borders, Only Horizons’, which has been viewed by more......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0  

Ministry of Civil Aviation seeks to upgrade its AirSewa web portal; consults stakeholders for designing AirSewa 2.0

The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was l......
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Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried  

Air Canada Sets Record for Passengers Carried

Air Canada transported close to one million customers throughout the six-day holiday period, during which it achieved a single-day record for passengers carried. On Thursday, June 29, Air Canada we......
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Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo  

Austrian Airlines to Launch Flight Service to Cape Town and Tokyo

Austrian Airlines will include two new long-haul destinations in its portfolio starting in 2018. As of May 15, 2018, it will offer up to five weekly flights to Tokyo, and also fly to Cape Town twic......
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Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines  

Cathay Dragon grows Mainland China network through expansion of codeshare arrangement with Shenzhen Airlines

Cathay Dragon today announced an expansion of its codeshare agreement with Shenzhen Airlines that will see the airline add three new destinations to its network in Mainland China.  
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Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation  

Lufthansa Group : Digitalization supports the green transformation

The Lufthansa Group would like to make the travel experience even more efficient, sustainable and attractive for its passengers. For this, the Group is focusing more strongly on digital solutions a......
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Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France  

Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and for a period of one year, Zhao Guang You, chef of the JE Mansion restaurant in Beijing, will be signing new dishes for the Company on flights ......
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IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India  

IndiGo expresses interest in buying stake in Air India

IndiGo, India's largest carrier in terms of market share, has expressed interest in Air India, Secretary Civil Aviation R N Choubey told reporters today. "Post the Cabinet decision tomorrow, we......
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Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers  

Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers

Austrian Airlines opens its own Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for premium customers. Senators, Star Gold ticket holders and Business Class passengers have a total of ten Senator and Busi......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines  

Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida

The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi  

GoAir launches third daily direct flight between Bengaluru and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, is set to increase its operations between Bengaluru and New Delhi with the launch of a third daily direct flight between the two cities, with e......
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myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet  

myPanorama offering Virtual 360° Tour of the Austrian Airlines Fleet

Austrian Airlines is offering myPanorama, a 360° tour of the flight cabins in the Austrian Airlines fleet. This means passengers and other interested parties can virtually visit the aircraft, a......
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Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year  

Garuda Indonesia awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew' for Fourth Consecutive Year

Garuda Indonesia, the national flag carrier of Indonesia, has been awarded 'World's Best Cabin Crew 2017' by the Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, Fr......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for May 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for May 2017 that show a slight decrease in the number of passengers carried and an increase in cargo......
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Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled  

Qatar Airways’ Global operations running smoothly, with Majority of Flights operating as Scheduled

Qatar Airways’ operations to and from its Doha hub are running smoothly, with the vast majority of flights operating as scheduled.   In the past week, the award-winning g......
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Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.  

Turkish Airlines join forces and rebrand their Brussels-based association as AIRE.

LOT Polish Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Ukraine International Airlines and the 16 members of the International Air Carrier Association (IACA) have officially transformed the association into the Air......
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Emirates Airline Foundation to support building of new facility for Safe Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome  

Emirates Airline Foundation to support building of new facility for Safe Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome

The Emirates Airline Foundation announced today its support to fund the construction of a new building for Safe Centre for Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. The new state-of-the-art 20,000 squa......
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Minister of Railways, launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience  

Minister of Railways, launches Mission Retro-Fitment to enhance the passenger experience

To enhance the passengers experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortab......
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Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer  

Singapore Airlines introduces special website and mobile app offer

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year  

Austrian Airlines increased its passenger volume in May 2017 compared to previous year

Austrian Airlines further increased its passenger volume in the month of May 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported close to 1.2 million passengers, corresponding to a rise of 15.1......
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Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars  

Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE.   The new......
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Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico  

Jet Airways and Aeromexico sign landmark codeshare MoU to pormote travel between India and Mexico

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, and Aeromexico, the flag carrier airline of Mexico have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines cooperation in......
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GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi  

GoAir launches three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the launch of three daily direct flights between Ahmedabad and New Delhi. GoAir will give business travellers an effective same......
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Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals  

Lufthansa Group brings direct payment option to the check-in counter and gate with card terminals

The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna  

Austrian Airlines Brings Prominent Supporters to Vienna

Flight OS 1088 from New York carrying a total of 181 passengers landed in Vienna. Quite a few stars were on board such as Ute Lemper, Amanda Lepore, Dionne Warwick and many more. The celebrities tr......
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Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement  

Bangkok Airways and Hong Kong Airlines enter into codeshare agreement

Bangkok Airways, the Asia’s boutique airline and Hong Kong Airlines, the Hong Kong based full-service carrier, have entered into codeshare partnership, giving travelers enhanced connectivity ......
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SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking  

SIA Signs Buckingham Palace Declaration Against Wildlife Trafficking

Singapore Airlines has signed the United for Wildlife Transport Taskforce1 Buckingham Palace Declaration in support of efforts to prevent trafficking and transportation of illegal wildlife and thei......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion  

Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion

Bangkok Airways Pubic Company Limited launches the “Mid Year Charge Up” promotion, offering great fares to various destinations in Thailand and overseas for travelers who seek a value-f......
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Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights  

Qatar Airways Continues Its Ramadan Tradition Of Offering Passengers Iftar Meal Boxes On Board Selected Flights

Passengers flying on board Qatar Airways who are fasting during the Holy Month of Ramadan will be offered a delicious Iftar meal box infused with a traditional Middle Eastern twist to break their f......
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Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice  

Qatar Airways and Monacair partnership will provide seamless helicopter travel for passengers between Monaco and Nice

Qatar Airways and Monacair are delighted to announce a new partnership between one of the world’s leading airlines and the French Riviera’s premium helicopter operator, commencing 4 Jul......
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Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year  

Jet Airways Group records second profitable Year

  Jet Airways Group FY17 highlights:   Total revenue up 1.7% at INR 22,693 crores compared to INR 22,321 crores in FY16 Available Seat Kilometers inc......
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Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member  

Finnair becomes PATA’s newest aviation member

Finnair, the flag carrier for Finland and a member of the oneworld alliance, has joined the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The carrier, headquartered in Helsinki, is majority owned by the ......
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Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards  

Emirates Named “Best Airline in the World” at the ULTRAS 2017 Awards

Emirates took home “Best Airline in the World” and “Best Middle Eastern Airline” at the prestigious ULTRAS 2017 Awards, as voted by the well-travelled read......
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China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto  

China Airlines Celebrates Inaugural Flight of “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” to Kumamoto

The most healing liveried aircraft in the world is coming! The China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” featuring Taiwan and Japan’s superstar cartoon bears OhBear (Taiwan),......
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SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature  

SpiceJet raises the customer experience bar with Self Bag Drop feature

SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, has yet again raised the bar for customer experience by offering - ‘Self Bag Drop’ (SBD) at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji ......
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Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice  

Qatar Airways and IATA Showcase Cabin Safety Best Practice

IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference 2017     The IATA Cabin Operations Safety Conference (COSC......
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SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi  

SriLankan Airlines increases frequencies to New Delhi

A total of 11 flights a week will operate to and out of DEL from 15th July   SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance will be......
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Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness  

Minister of Railways Releases Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness

Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu released Third Party Audit Report on Station Cleanliness and Inaugurated Swachh Rail Portal. Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pr......
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Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht  

Bangkok Airways (BA) announces operating results for the first quarter of 2017 net profit 565 million baht

Bangkok Airways Public Company Limited (BA) announces its operating results for the first quarter of 2017 which has achieved total revenue amounting to 7,469 million baht. The net profit was report......
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Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train  

Discover the Spanish Palace on Wheels with the Al-Andalús Luxury Tourist Train

The Al-Andalus train considered the most luxurious and spacious in the world takes passengers back to the Golden Age of the ‘Belle Époque’. It offers beautifully decorated lounge......
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Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic  

Lufthansa and SAP hold a technology conference above the Atlantic

Digitalisation flying high: Lufthansa and SAP take off for a technology conference at 10,000 metres’ altitude. Topics such as artificial intelligence and the future of work are at the focus. ......
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Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017  

Cathay Pacific releases combined traffic figures for April 2017

Cathay Pacific Airways today released combined Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon traffic figures for April 2017 that show an increase in both the number of passengers carried and the volume of cargo......
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Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise  

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise

Qatar Airways marked the successful conclusion of this year’s emergency exercise, which has been dubbed ‘Delta Oryx 2017’. The emergency simulation consisted of a crash site in th......
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Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service  

Emirates to launch third daily Brisbane service

Emirates today announced it will introduce a third daily service to Brisbane, Australia from 1 December 2017, complementing Emirates’ existing two daily services.   The d......
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Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart  

Fourteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWO Took Off on Maiden Flight to Stuttgart

Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 183 from Vienna to Stuttgart. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWO is the fourteenth aircraft of this type in the ......
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Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha  

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha

Qatar Airways celebrated the opening of KidzMondo Doha’s interactive edutainment establishment on Wednesday, during a special ceremony held at the kid-sized city at Mall of Qatar. The inspiri......
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Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017  

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017

Austrian Airlines significantly increased its passenger volume for the month of April 2017: Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported more than 1.1 million passengers, corresponding to a ri......
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Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017  

Hamad International Airport handles record number of aircraft take-offs and landings in March 2017

Hamad International Airport (HIA), Qatar’s gateway to the world, handled a record 21,842 aircraft take-offs and landings and 177,325 tonnes of cargo in the month of March, making it the busie......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe  

Jet Airways announced new direct services connecting South-India with Europe

Jet Airways, India's full service, premier international airline, announced the introduction of new, direct services connecting Chennai with Paris and Bengaluru with Amsterdam. The new flights ......
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Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement  

Middle East Airlines and Turkish Airlines have signed a codeshare agreement

Middle East Airlines (ME) and Turkish Airlines (TK) signed a codeshare agreement. The agreement will be effective as of May 15th, covering routes between Turkey and Lebanon, and expanding the trave......
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AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger  

AirBaltic launches flights between Riga, Aberdeen and Stavanger

The Latvian airline airBaltic launched a direct route linking Riga and Aberdeen. The route offers convenient travel options for travellers from United Kingdom and Baltic States.   ......
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First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020  

First Phase of Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020

The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) expects the first phase of the much delayed Navi Mumbai airport to take off by 2020, reducing some of the pressure on the Mumbai airport, reports Mint. J......
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Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation  

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation

Austrian Airlines launches Internet on board in real time operation. Two aircraft are “online” effective immediately, and starting tomorrow another 10 jets will be added. All 31 Airbus ......
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International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta  

International Flight Services Launched in Terminal 3, Soekarno Hatta

President & CEO Garuda Indonesia Pahala N Mansury and President & CEO of Angkasa Pura II Muhammad Awaluddin inaugurated Garuda Indonesia international flight operations service at Terminal ......
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Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter  

Austrian Airlines Begins 2017 with Traditionally Negative Winter Quarter

Austrian Airlines, Austria’s flag carrier, reported earnings before interest and taxe......
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Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar  

Qatar Airways Announces Third daily direct Flight to Bali Denpasar

  Qatar Airways has announced that commencing 7 May 2017, the airline will operate a third daily non-stop route from Doha’s Hamad International Air......
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China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch  

China Airlines “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” Set for May 26 Launch

China Airlines unveiled today the “Buddy Bears Liveried Aircraft” in partnership with the Tourism Bureau of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, Kaohsiung City Gover......
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Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight  

Thirteenth Austrian Embraer OE-LWE Took Off on Maiden Flight

Another Embraer aircraft took off on its initial flight OS 375 from Vienna to Amsterdam. The Embraer featuring the registration number OE-LWE is the thirteenth aircraft of this type in the Austrian......
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Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport  

Ministry of Civil Aviation works on increasing capacity of Delhi Airport

The Ministry of Civil Aviation is working with stakeholders on a roadmap to increase Airside Capacity of Delhi Airport from the current 67 movements per hour to 95 movements per hour at peak time i......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

. Increase of around 14% more passengers than the previous year   . Seat load factor of 77.2% is a 0.8-percentage-point improvement from March 2016   . Pri......
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Qatar Airways to Exhibit at Arabian Travel Market  

Qatar Airways to Exhibit at Arabian Travel Market

Qatar Airways will showcase its unique and revolutionary new premium travel experience, Qsuite, for the first time in the Middle East at next week’s Arabian Travel Market (ATM), the region&rs......
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 $34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic  

$34m three-year tripartite partnership to strengthen Singapore’s destination appeal and drive visitor traffic

Changi Airport Group (CAG), Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will take an ongoing joint partnership, aimed at promoting inbound travel, to new heights.  <......
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Indian Railways takes various initiatives to facilitate travel in this summer  

Indian Railways takes various initiatives to facilitate travel in this summer

In an endeavor to provide smooth travel experience to the railway travelers, Indian Railways have taken various initiatives for improved passenger experience. Considering the peak season during sum......
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Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification  

Qatar Airways Achieves Compliance with IATA Resolution 753 Certification

Qatar Airways has become the first airline in the world to achieve compliance with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Resolution 753 at its hub in Hamad International Airport (HIA).......
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Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900   

Lufthansa presents Mumbai with Airbus A350-900

India’s leading European Airline Lufthansa, will operate its daily flight between Mumbai and Munich with the most modern long-haul aircraft of the world, the ......
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On arrival e-Visa facility extended to cruise passengers at NMPT  

On arrival e-Visa facility extended to cruise passengers at NMPT

  In line with Govt. of India’s policy on ‘ease of doing business’ in ports, on arrival e-Visa stamping facility has been extended to cruise tourists calling at NMPT ......
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Railways Cooperation between India and France  

Railways Cooperation between India and France

On April 13th of 2017, , Minister for Railways Mr Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, held meeting with , Minister of State for Transport, Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Franc......
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Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017  

Traffic Results for January-March 2017: Austrian Airlines Carried More Passengers in Q1 2017

Austrian Airlines carried almost 2.2 million passengers in the period January to March 2017, comprising a rise of 6.6 percent in a year-on-year comparison. This increase is mainly due to the ......
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Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet  

Vistara now brews Starbucks coffee at 30,000 feet

In its commitment to redefining air travel in India, Vistara, the country’s finest full service carrier, has elevated its in-flight service to new heights by offering Starbucks® India Est......
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Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017  

Lufthansa Group welcomes almost 10 million passengers on board in March 2017

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group transported some 9.6 million passengers in March, 14% more than the same period last year, although the ......
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Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year  

Passengers get a taste of Thailand and Sri Lanka on board Qatar Airways flights and in lounges over the Thai and Sri Lankan New Year

Thai New Year will be celebrated on 13 to 14 April on select inbound flights from Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket in......
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Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme  

Hyderabad International Airport launches Passenger is Prime programme

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd (GHIAL), which operates the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),  launched  'Passenger is Prime (PIP) programme.    &nb......
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CSIA Mumbai  celebrates arrival of first  

CSIA Mumbai celebrates arrival of first " FlyrwandaAir Flight"

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) added yet another international route. This new route for travellers between the African city of Kigali and the Mumbai metropolitan w......
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Provision of Local Cuisines in Running Trains through Self-Help Groups ( INDIA)  

Provision of Local Cuisines in Running Trains through Self-Help Groups ( INDIA)

Self-Help Groups (SHGs) are empanelled by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC) for providing local cuisines in running trains through station based e-catering service. At......
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Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia  

Indian Cabinet approves the revised Air Services Agreement with Malaysia

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with Malaysia.       The revised text of......
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Qatar Airways wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 Air Transport Awards  

Qatar Airways wins ‘Airline of the Year’ at the 2017 Air Transport Awards

Qatar Airways proudly accepted the ‘Airline of the Year’ award on Saturday 25 March at the 2017 Air Transport Awards, as the airline was recognised for its innovation, service, hospit......
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Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights  

Emirates introduces laptop and tablet handling service for US flights

Emirates will introduce a new service to enable customers to use their laptops and tablet devices until just before they board their flights to the US.    ......
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Air India to launch Delhi to Washington DC non stop flights from July 7  

Air India to launch Delhi to Washington DC non stop flights from July 7

Air India is set to launch its new flight AI014 from Ahmedabad to Washington DC with effect from July 7.   Air India flight, AI103, will d......
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. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . .                  .                                                     

. . . TAAI and Air India Meeting Yield Results . . .

Air India agreed to the proposal from TAAI, that they must remunerate ALL IATA agencies irrespective of their size, for the sale of all Domestic & International Passages. <......
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Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets  

Airlines mocks Trump's ban on Laptops and Tablets

Emirates, Royal Jordanian and other airlines mocks the decision of US President Trump's Decision of ban on Laptops and Tablets while passengers travel to US from Middle East.  ......
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Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal  

Thai Airways makes passenger payments easier with Paypal

Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) held a joint press conference at its Head Office with Paypal, making elec......
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Hamad International Airport ranked as 6th Globally  

Hamad International Airport ranked as 6th Globally

mad International Airport in Qatar is shrugging off competition from other mega airports and travel hubs in the Middle East to maintain its status as the region’s best airport for the third c......
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Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance  

Garuda Indonesia Group books Net Income of US$9.35 Million for 2016, Maintaining Positive Performance

National airline PT Garuda Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (GIAA.JK) and its subsidiaries maintained positive performance throughout 2016 with a net profit of US$9.36 Mil, or the equivalent of IDR 12......
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Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power  

Indian Railways to generate 100 mv of solar power

Around 1,000 MW of solar power will be generated annually by the railways soon, Union railway minister Suresh Prabhu said Saturday. Of this, 500 MW will be produced by installing solar panels on ro......
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ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern  

ITB China announces its first ever partner airline China Eastern

ITB China announces their first partner airline: China Eastern and ITB China signed a corresponding partnership agreement on 10 February 2017. ITB China will take place from ......
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Boeing rolls out it's newest first 737 MAX 9  

Boeing rolls out it's newest first 737 MAX 9

Boeing rolled out its newest jetliner, the 737 MAX 9, early Tuesday at its assembly line here. The Chicago-based airplane-maker anticipates a first flight for the aircraft in May of this year. ......
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GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service  

GMR led Delhi Airport achieves World no. 2 position in the highest category of Airport Service

Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd, a GMR led consortium, today announced that Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become world’s number 2 airport in the highest category - over 4......
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Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI  

Mumbai’s Iternational Airport adjudged as the Second Best Airport globally by ACI

Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport was rated the Second Best Airport globally in the ‘over 40 million passengers per year’ category at the Airport Service Quality ......
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Think Strawberries announces partnership with American Cruise Lines as Exclusive Reseller  

Think Strawberries announces partnership with American Cruise Lines as Exclusive Reseller

Think Strawberries, India’s market leading travel representation company, has entered a new business vertical as it has partnered with American Cruise Lines (ACL), as their exclusive ti......
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Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia  

Garuda Indonesia Increases Seasonal Flight Frequency to Australia

The national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, in a joint press conference with Tourism Australia, announced that it will increase seasonal flight frequencies on the Jakarta - Australia routes f......
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Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement  

Hong Kong Airlines and Jet Airways ink codeshare agreement

Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed full-service airline, and Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, have entered into a codesha......
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Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia  

Peach Aviation Joins Forces with AsiaPay to Launch Integrated e-Payment Solution for Travelers in China and Asia

AsiaPay, a leading payment gateway service provider in Asia since 2000, has announced a collaboration with Peach Aviation, a well-known low cost carrier (LCC) in Japan, to offer UnionPay and AliPay......
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Air China Flight Delayed for more than 12 hours, passengers stranded  

Air China Flight Delayed for more than 12 hours, passengers stranded

A video went viral on Social Media platform Facebook in which passengers are complaining about the Air China flight no. CA948 Ca991 delayed for more than 12 hours and no assistance, accomodation or......
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Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion  

Jet Airways plans to order 75 new Boeing aircrafts worth $ 7.5 billion

Jet Airways is expected to order 75 Boeing 737 Max planes worth over $7.5 billion, according to the US-based aircraft maker. Dinesh Keskar, Senior Vice- President (Sales), Asia Pacific and India,......
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Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017  

Garuda Indonesia to launch direct flight Jakarta - Moscow in August 2017

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia plans to launch direct flights from Jakarta to Moscow in August 2017. Operated by Airbus A330-200, this route will be served 3 times a week. The plan wa......
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Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care  

Emirates sets standards for on-board medical care

Dubai, UAE, 07 February 2017 – Flight diversions due to inflight medical emergencies make up a tiny portion of the millions of flights operated annu......
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Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter  

Jet Airways declares another profitable quarter

Jet Airways Group today announced its seventh successive profitable quarter with a profit of INR 156.3 cr for the period ending December 31, 2016 supported by rising traffic and imp......
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..Ethiopian Airlines expands India service..  

..Ethiopian Airlines expands India service..

Ethiopian Airlines is adding cargo and passenger service to Ahmedabad and Chennai and increasing its capacity to Delhi as a part of its expansion in India.  ......
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Government asks Qatar to start airline in India  

Government asks Qatar to start airline in India

The civil aviation ministry has asked the Qatar government, which runs Qatar Airways, to start an airline in India and participate in the country’s growth story.   The re......
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Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru  

Etihad Airways is going to launch third daily flight to Bengaluru

Etihad Airways is launching a third daily flight on the Abu Dhabi – Bengaluru route, e......
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DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata  

DGCA launches probe into IndiGo flight making emergency landing at Kolkata

An IndiGo plane, carrying 186 passengers and crew including two infants onboard, from here to Dibrugarh was diverted to Kolkata due to a technical snag, where it made an emergency landing. Th......
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Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas  

Soon Qatar Airways will land in LasVegas

Qatar Airways will soon land in Las Vegas. Starting January 8 next year, the carrier will add Las Vegas in its route map.  The new route will be the company's 11th ......
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Abu Dhabi Cruise Sector Celebrates Record Numbers of Ships and Passengers into the Emirate  

Abu Dhabi Cruise Sector Celebrates Record Numbers of Ships and Passengers into the Emirate

The cruise sector in Abu Dhabi is celebrating a year of achievement with record numbers of ship calls and passengers arriving in the emirate during the previo......
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Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights  

Air India to reserve six front seats for women on Domestic flights

National carrier Air India will soon reserve six seats in the front rows of its aeroplane fleet for women passengers for their safety without any extra charges.   ......
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GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes  

GoAir places order worth Rs. 52000 crore for 72 A320 neo planes

GoAir has penned a firm contract for 72 A320neo aircraft following its MoU signed during the Farnborough International Airshow. The agreement doubles GoAir’s firm order book for the air......
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Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too  

Surfing above the clouds: Lufthansa and Austrian Airlines going online on short haul and mid-range flights too

Send emails from a height of 10,000 meters, do your online shopping while soaring over the Alps, stream videos above the clouds - and all o......
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SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016  

SWISS posts record passenger volume for 2016

Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS)1 transported 16,517,559 passengers in 2016, a 1.3% increase on 2015, which had itself been a record year in passenger vol......
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Now Air India to allow 40-50 kg free check-in baggage on Boeing 747 flights  

Now Air India to allow 40-50 kg free check-in baggage on Boeing 747 flights

In what will bring huge smiles to travellers, Air India has unveiled yet another offer today after virtually beating Indian Railways with AC II Rajdhani-like train fares. The state-contro......
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Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.  

Air India fares to be low as Rajdhani to boost passengers traffic.

Taking on the reduced prices in Rajdhani Express, national carrier Air India will launch a three-month long sale of tickets priced at par or below Rajdhani fares. The national carrier claims the mo......
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Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.  

Turkish Airlines launches its updated mobile application.

Turkish Airlines, the one and only airline flying to more countries and international destinations than any other, presents its new mobile application to its esteemed passengers.  &nbs......
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Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.  

Drunk Indonesian pilot got fired by Citilink Airlines.

The pilot slurred his words during an in-flight announcement prior to the departure of the Surabaya-Jakarta flight on 28 December. Several passengers were alarmed and decided to disembark the aircr......
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Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%  

Growth of low cost carriers boosted Global air traffic upto 6%

Worldwide passenger air traffic grew again last year, albeit at a slightly slower pace, led by the dynamic growth of low-cost air carriers, the International Civil Aviation Organization repor......
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Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections  

Through Delhi, Vistara eases international connections

While Vistara does not currently operate any international flights, it has formed partnerships with Air France, KLM and Japan Airlines to offer check-in services for international travellers.......
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Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines  

Codeshare signed between Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines

Etihad Airways and Montenegro Airlines, have signed a codeshare agreement that provides travellers with enhanced connectivity when flying between Middle East and south-east Europe.  
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Now travellers in India will enjoy their first cruising experience  

Now travellers in India will enjoy their first cruising experience

If you are choosing Maldives as your next holiday destination, this news might be music to your ears, dear travellers. Luxury cruise, Costa neoClassica, will final......
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Frshly offers Hot Food on the Move  

Frshly offers Hot Food on the Move

Indian Food tech start-up - ‘Frshly’ has launched its service offerings at the Bengaluru Central Railway Station
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SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities  

SWISS earns IATA Fast Travel Platinum Award for its self-service facilities

SWISS has been honored with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Fast Travel Platinum Award for its wide range of innovative self-service facilities.......
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London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.  

London flights cancelled as thick fog causes more Christmas travel chaos.

Thick fog is threatening to cause further travel chaos over the Christmas period, as flights are delayed and cancelled for the second day. The Met Office issued a severe weather warning on Sunday a......
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Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar  

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar

Turkish Airlines has launched a direct flight from Istanbul to Zanzibar... meaning they now fly t......
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Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah  

Revival of tourist travel to Andamans after cyclone Vardah

Leading integrated travel and travel-related financial services company Thomas Cook (India) today said there has been a swift revival of tourist travel to Andamans after
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Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai  

Garuda Indonesia strengthens its global presence with a new service to Mumbai

  Garuda Indonesia, the airline of Indonesia, further strengthens its global presence by launching a new service from Jakarta to Mumbai via Bangkok today. Mumbai serves as the airline&......
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Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations  

Air India introduces city check in at New Delhi and Shivaji Stadium metro stations

  Air India opens its Flight Information cum Ticketing Counter cum Excess Baggage issuance Counter, each at DMRC operated Airport Express Metro Stations, i.e. New Delhi & Shivaj......
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Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017  

Terminal 1( Israel ) Returns to Full Activity Summer 2017

The Israel Airports Authority management has decided to open Terminal 1 to supply all international activities for departing passengers, including expansion of aviation and commercial activities an......
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Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services  

Indira Gandhi International Airport launches mobile check- in services

Staff at Delhi Airport will now be able to check- in passengers via tablet services.   Delhi Airport has deployed a series of Rockwell Collins solutions in recent years, includ......
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Air India Flight  

Air India Flight "AI773" rocked by Clear-Air Turbulence

Images Copyright : Mumbai Mirror   About 100 passengers aboard AI773 momentarily faced mid-air panic as the Air India aircraft encountered ......
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Malaysia Airlines flight from London hit by Severe Turbulence several injured  

Malaysia Airlines flight from London hit by Severe Turbulence several injured

Images from social media showing damage on the Malaysia Airlines flights which was hit by severe turbulence. Photograph: i......
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Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India  

Flybe announces codeshare growth with Air India

Leading regional airline continues growth with tenth codeshare agreement offering UK customers seamless connections to Delhi with Air India   Flybe......
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SCAT to start new route to Batumi  

SCAT to start new route to Batumi

Kazakh airline SCAT will start flights to Batumi in early June, according to the head of Adjara’s Tourism Department, Mamuka Berdzenishvili.The number of Kazakh citizens travellin......
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Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary  

Lufthansa looks to purchase Brussels Airline to lay into Eurowings Low Cost subsidiary

Deutsche Lufthansa AG plans to purchase the remaining shares of Brussels Airlines and fold the Belgian transporter into its Eurowings low cost unit, adding ability to better contend with Ryanair Ho......
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Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft  

Emirates orders two additional A380 aircraft

  DUBAI, U.A.E – Emirates anno......
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Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua  

Increase in flght capacity for Rotorua

Rotorua Airport is getting geared up to see an increase of 7% in the capacity of Air New Zealand flights as a result of the schedule changes to be implemented by the airline in the coming months.
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Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east  

Oman Arab Bank backing two airlines of the middle east

Oman Arab Bank (OAB) in the process of coverage of the GCC aviation sector and a buy recommendation on Air Arabia and an accumulate recommendation on Jazeera Airways, backing the budget airline'......
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Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption  

Alaska Airlines disruptions after volcanic eruption

  Alaska Airlines has cancelled 41 flights on Monday after volcanic ash covered the skies over the state due to the eruption on Mount Pavlof, an active volcano on the Alaska Peninsula.......
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Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit  

Monarch airlines owner said to be considering short-haul exit

  Monarch Airlines is considering selling it's short-haul services after an 18-month turnaround that rescued it from the brink of collapse.   Investment firm G......
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EgyptAir passenger hijacks Flight, hijacker boarded the flight from Alexandria  

EgyptAir passenger hijacks Flight, hijacker boarded the flight from Alexandria

EgyptAir after negotiations at Larnaca airport had resulted in the release of all those on board the flight after disarming hijacker.   Most of the passengers onboard hijacked ......
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Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport  

Possible 4th runway for IGI Airport

Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) on Monday submitted plans of expanding IGI airport's infrastructure in constructing a fourth runway to cope with the increasing demand of air travel. ......
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Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015  

Virgin Atlantic a year of profits in 2015

Virgin Atlantic has reported a close multiplying of pre-assessment benefits for 2015, with visit administrator Virgin Holidays contributing a large portion of the aggregate. The Virgin ......
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Emerald Hotel getting facelift worth Bt300 Million  

Emerald Hotel getting facelift worth Bt300 Million

Bangkok’s Emerald Hotel is plannig to spend Bt300 million plus on renovations over the next two years while it looks to tap business from the aviation sector this year.General man......
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El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit  

El Al Israel Airlines rebounds in $106 million 2015 net profit

El Al Israel Airlines posted a $106.5 million net profit for 2015, reversing the loss of 2014 of $28 million as passenger numbers increased 7.6% over the year.In 2014, El Al saw its pro......
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Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros  

Munich airport reports record earnings of 135 million Euros

Strong growth in passenger traffic and the continuing boom in airfreight lifted Munich Airport to yet another very successful year in 2015. The airport once again posted a year-on-year increase in ......
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Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe  

Chaos in Brussels has triggered travel disarray across Europe

Travellers to and from Brussels should expect serious disruption to air and rail services along with Brussels city transport following terrorist attacks in Brussels and ongoing security concerns in......
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Blizzard threatens travel in central parts of the U.S.  

Blizzard threatens travel in central parts of the U.S.

Storms to hit a spread of snow from Colorado to Michigan with the potential for blizzard conditions in central parts of United States later this week.As a storm heads east of the Rockie......
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