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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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Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice  

Mumbai airport runway exceeds declared capacity, handles 50 flights/hr twice

As per the TOI report, Mumbai airport’s runway may have a declared capacity to handle 46 takeoffs and departure in an hour, but twice on Friday—once in the morning and once in the......
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Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’  

Indian Railways accomplishes major savings in its ‘ElectricTraction Energy Bill’

The total cumulative savings from April, 2015 to October, 2017 reaches ?5636crores.  
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Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers  

Companies Compete for Austria’s Young Talents: Austrian Airlines Launches Education Program for Future Air Traffic Managers

Dual aviation management studies in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences Worms starting in March 2018 Austrian Airlines looking for up to e......
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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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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa  

Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM and Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Kigali - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) highlighted five priorities which must be addressed for aviation to deliver maximum economic and social benefits in Africa. These are:
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Airfares soar due to smog, shut runway  

Airfares soar due to smog, shut runway

According to a report by Arindam Majumder in The Business Standard, Smog in the national capital, coupled with a runway closure at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, threw flight schedu......
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Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans  

Delhi smog and runway closure to dent travel plans

According to a report by Anumeha Chaturvedi in The Economic Time, the alarming levels of smog and pollution and the closure of the runway at the Delhi airport will likely affect the itineraries o......
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Rock stars and rising stars in startups and chatbots for hotel discovery make the tech headlines at the Travel Tech Show at WTM  

Rock stars and rising stars in startups and chatbots for hotel discovery make the tech headlines at the Travel Tech Show at WTM

Tips from the coalface for the startup community made for a mix of highs and lows during Day two of the Travel Tech Show at WTM London on Tuesday 7 November.   Newbies includin......
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September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA  

September Passenger Demand shows slowing growth of 5.7%: IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for September, 2017, showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose......
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Sharjah Tourism conducts 4-city India roadshow  

Sharjah Tourism conducts 4-city India roadshow

The Sharjah Tourism Board conducted a 4-city tourism promotional roadshow for stakeholders & travel agents in Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Ahmedabad last month. The aim of the roadshow ......
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14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation  

14 firms pitch to become advisers for Air India privatisation

As per a Mint report by Tarun Shukla, as many as 14 firms have expressed interest to act as transaction and legal advisers to the government for the privatisation of Air India Ltd.

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New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism  

New policy on the cards to boost medical tourism

According to a report by Sushmi Dey in The Times of India, the government plans to bring out a policy to promote India as a key destination for medical tourism. The proposed policy aims to promot......
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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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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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Jet Airways to introduce three new international services  

Jet Airways to introduce three new international services

Jet Airways will introduce three new international services to its already extensive global network this winter, besides reinforcing six existing routes with additional frequencies to meet gr......
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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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New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October  

New in the Winter Flight Schedule 2017/18 Flights to the Seychelles Starting in October

Austrian Airlines will initiate flight service to the Seychelles starting with its winter 2017/18 flight schedule. As of October 25, 2017, Austrian will fly non-stop every Wednesday&......
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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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IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies  

IndiGo launches inaugural flight from Amritsar to Bengaluru; adds 18 flight frequencies

Further enhancing its customer experience, IndiGo announced the launch of 18 additional flights on its network. Starting October 29, the carrier will operate its first daily flight between Am......
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Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru  

Sarovar Hotels takes over a new hotel in Bengaluru

Expanding its strong portfolio in the Southern India, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd. announced the signing of its latest hotel in Bengaluru, La Marvella Sarovar ......
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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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Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains  

Ministry of Railways runs various Onam special Trains

In view of the continued emphasis by Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on improving passenger services & amenities, Ministry of Railways has decided to run Onam Special Trains f......
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AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR  

AirAsia Group CEO set to speak at next PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR

AirAsia Group CEO Tony Fernandes is set to speak at the forthcoming PATA Youth Symposium in Macao SAR, hosted by the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT).   Organised by the Ass......
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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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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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High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways  

High Capacity Parcel Vans in Indian Railways

To meet the demand of full vehicle load perishable traffic, Indian Railways has developed High Capacity Parcel Vans (VPs) with a capacity of 23 Tonnes which are attached to passenger carrying train......
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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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Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway  

Double Tracking of North East Frontier Railway

Doubling is taken up when the routes are saturated.  They are taken up in phases depending upon traffic density. As on date, 5 doubling projects have been taken up in North Eastern Regio......
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Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA  

Strong demand growth continues in June : IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic data for June showing that demand (measured in total revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose by 7.8% compare......
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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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Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit  

Israel Tourism expects 20% surge in business travel from India post Modi’s visit

The India Office of Israel Ministry of Tourism is hopeful of a surge in business travellers, after the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel earlier last month that led to a number of joi......
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Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities  

Jet Airways expands connectivity between emerging Indian cities

In a major move, Jet Airways, India’s full service, premiere international airline today announced the expansion of its domestic network during this monsoon by introducing 14 new direct, non-......
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UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism  

UNWTO hosts meeting of global leaders on fighting sexual exploitation of children in tourism

The Headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid has hosted a meeting of experts to discuss measures the fight against child sexual exploitation in the tourism sector. The initi......
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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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South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme  

South African Tourism targets Delhi’s Ultra HNHs through travel agent training programme

South African Tourism concluded the 7th edition of its annual travel trade training sessions in Delhi.  Aimed at equipping travel agents with the best tips to sell the destination, ‘Lear......
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route  

Jet Airways introduces it's signature First Class suites on the Delhi - Singapore route

Jet Airways, India’s premiere international airline, has introduced its First Class services on daily flights between Delhi and Singapore, with the deployment of its flagship Boeing 777 jetli......
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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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Thailand seeking ways to minimise below quality online prices	 

Thailand seeking ways to minimise below quality online prices

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and the recently-established Online Tourism Club (Thailand) are seeking ways to minimise online operators that sell lower quality tour packages, especially i......
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India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market  

India sees three years of path-breaking and inclusive growth in the aviation sector Emerges as the world’s third largest aviation market

The civil aviation industry in India has emerged as one of the fastest growing industries in the country during the last three years. With a 19 percent growth in domestic passenger traffic from abo......
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Minister of Railways Flags off Train Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) and Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily)  

Minister of Railways Flags off Train Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) and Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily)

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off Train No 17323/17324 Hubballi - Varanasi - Hubballi Express (Weekly) & 17325/17326 Hubballi - Mysuru - Hubballi Express (Daily) thr......
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Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route  

Etihad Airways announces the year-round deployment of its award-winning Airbus A380 aircraft on the Abu Dhabi to Paris route

The superjumbo, which features ‘The Residence’ - the world’s first three-room suite on a commercial airliner - will operate from 1 July on one of its twice-daily services from the......
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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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IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru  

IndiGo introduces daily non-stop flight between Singapore and Bengaluru

Continuing to strengthen its network in the Asia-pacific region, IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest growing low-cost carrier is pleased to announce its first non-stop flight and 5th overall ......
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Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding  

Kyrgyz Republic and IATA sign Memorandum of Understanding

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Civil Aviation Agency of the Ministry of Transport and Roads of the Kyrgyz ......
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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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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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Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years  

Air Cargo To Grow at 9 per cent in Next Few Years

While delivering the key note address at the India Integrated Transport & Logistics Summit 2017, the Minister for Civil Aviation, Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that the country has seen ......
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Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra  

Etihad Airways and Strategic Partner Jet Airways sign landmark tourism Agreement with the State Goverment of Maharashtra

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, and strategic partner Jet Airways, India’s full-service premium international carrier, have signed a ground breaking agreemen......
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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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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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 $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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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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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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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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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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Minister of Railways Flagged off / Inaugurated Various Train Services  

Minister of Railways Flagged off / Inaugurated Various Train Services

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu flagged off/inaugurated the following new trains through Video Conferencing from here today i.e. 3rd April, 2017. ......
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Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways  

Workshop on leveraging Private Investment in Indian Railways Organized by the World Bank and Indian Railways

The Ministry of Railways and the World Bank organised a knowledge sharing workshop on leveraging private investment in Railways on March 29, 2017. The objective was to showcase the projects that pr......
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PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500  

PM Modi's UDAN project takes off; one-hour flights capped at Rs 2,500

The government on Thursday announced the list of airlines that will be connecting unserved airports in the country. 50 per cent of seats on every flight will cost Rs 2,500 per seat unde......
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Rohtang tunnel will boost Himachal Pradesh tourism  

Rohtang tunnel will boost Himachal Pradesh tourism

Tourist footfalls in the picturesque, remote Lahaul Valley in Himachal Pradesh will spike with the construction of the 8.8-km horseshoe shaped Rohtang tunnel, an engineering marvel, Chief Min......
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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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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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Air India to commence flights to Tel Aviv, Israel  

Air India to commence flights to Tel Aviv, Israel

Indian national carrier Air India announced that it will begin flights between India and Israel by May, 2017. AI is planning to open the New Delhi-Tel Aviv route with three weekly flights. Ya......
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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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Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule  

Ryanair launches Liverpool winter 2017 schedule

Ryanair launched its 2017 Liverpool winter schedule, with 2 new routes to Copenhagen and Milan, a new winter service to Prague and 24 routes in total, which will help deliver 2m cu......
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Taiwan Tourism Board records 9% growth in Indian arrivals  

Taiwan Tourism Board records 9% growth in Indian arrivals

Joining the likes of a host of international destinations positioning India as a priority inbound source market, the Taiwan Tourism Board (TTB) is set to increase its marketing budget this ye......
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ICRA : India’s air passenger traffic grows 20% in December 2016  

ICRA : India’s air passenger traffic grows 20% in December 2016

According to ICRA Ltd, during December 2016, the air passenger traffic in India stood at 24.3 million, exhibiting a substantial growth of 20% over December 2015. During the nine months of FY2......
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Air India sets world record with all women crew flight around the globe on International Women's Day  

Air India sets world record with all women crew flight around the globe on International Women's Day

In a quest to set a new world record, Air India has operated a flight around the world with an all-women crew ahead of International Women’s Day.   The flight which depar......
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Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives  

Minister of Railways inaugurates key freight sector initiatives

Indian Railways Freight and Passenger Business Action Plan -2017-18 was launched on 2 Mar 2017.   Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu i......
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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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Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016  

Dubai welcomed 1.8 million visitors from India in 2016

Dubai attracted 1.8 million overnight visitors from India in 2016, recording a 12 per cent growth over the previous year to become the number one source market in South Asia.  
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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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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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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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Delhi's Cannaught Place to go vehicle free from FEB for 3 months.  

Delhi's Cannaught Place to go vehicle free from FEB for 3 months.

The middle and inner circular roads of Connaught Place (CP) in the heart of the national capital will be vehicle-free from February for next three months on pilot basis, a move aimed at decongestin......
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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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IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges  

IATA urges govt. to defer hike in airport charges

International airline lobbying group International Air Transport Association (Iata) has asked government to defer hike in airport charges by as much as 10%.  
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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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World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017  

World GDP is projected to expand by 2.5% in 2017

  Geneva - The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that it expects the global airline industry to make a net profit in 2017 of $29......
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Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors  

Food, Home Delights, Beauty and Wellness Expos Draw Over 490,000 Visitors

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 27th Food Expo, the eighth Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the third Home Delights Expo and the inaugural Beauty & Wellness E......
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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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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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 Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand  

Inrcrease in global airtravel and demand

Global air traffic grew 6.8 by the end of 2015, with the Middle East being the fastest in terms of growth.Preparatory information for 2015, discharged on Wednesday by the United Nations......
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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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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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Passengers at the London airports face travel setbacks  

Passengers at the London airports face travel setbacks

Flight passengers in london departing for the french cost are having facing air travel chaos after flights were cancelled or delayed because of ongoing strike of French ATCs across most of France.<......
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The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip  

The airport subway of Munich fortuitously completes first trip

  The modern personal transport system (PTS) linking Munich Airport's Terminal 2 to the new infield satellite facility whisked the invited media representatives through the tunnel ......
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Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship  

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus to strengthen well established Relationship

Garuda Indonesia Group and Airbus signed today a Memorandum of Partnership covering enhanced Maintenance Training support to GMF AeroAsia, the maintenance and repair subsidiary of Garuda Indonesia,......
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Kerala Tourism partners with Kerala travel  

Kerala Tourism partners with Kerala travel

Kerala ranks amongst India's Top Three tourist destinations. For decades promoted as God's Own Country because of its varied and divine offerings for nearly every kind of discerning tourist......
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SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact  in the Travel and Tourism Industry  

SATTE 2016 reflects a positive impact in the Travel and Tourism Industry

UBM India launched the 23rd edition of South Asia’s leading travel trade show SATTE (January 29th – 31st) at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Dr Mahesh Sharma, Union Minister of State for Tou......
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Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala  

Liquor ban kills tourism in kerala

The tourism industry in Kerala has urged the government to constitute a regulatory body to regulate uncontrolled growth and check unhealthy practices in the sector.   The recom......
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Tourism Ministry recommends up gradation of Srinagar airport  

Tourism Ministry recommends up gradation of Srinagar airport

Union Tourism Ministry has recommended “up-gradation” of Srinagar ‘International’ Airport. stating that failure to upgrade its facilities would lead to bad publicity of Kash......
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Delhiites be warned  

Delhiites be warned

NEW DELHI-The Delhi government decided on Friday that odd and even number vehicles will utilize kerbstone, on alt......
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Carriers to avoid Sinai airspace entry point : Eurocontrol  

Carriers to avoid Sinai airspace entry point : Eurocontrol

Egyptian authorities have requested that air traffic avoid a waypoint off the northern coast of the Sinai peninsula.Pan-European air navigation organisation Eurocontrol has......
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