Vistara Unveiled, To Take Off In October 2014

Tata Sons Limited and Singapore Airlines today announced that their new joint venture airline in India will be named Vistara, with first flights to begin in October 2014. Headquartered in Delhi, the airline will operate the Airbus A320 jet, with plans for a 20-aircraft fleet by the fifth year of operation.   The name is … Continue reading

AirAsia India Takes Off, Eyes Growth Amid Difficult Landscape

AirAsia India, the latest affiliate carrier to join the AirAsia Group, completed its maiden flight today with promises of more seats and low fares. Flight I5 1320 took off from Bangalore at 1510 hrs, arriving in Goa an hour later at 1625 hrs, with the bright red Airbus A320 cutting a striking figure at the … Continue reading

Air India Plans Dreamliner Flights To Far East

Air India has revealed plans to send its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to the Far East, with flights between Delhi, Hong Kong, Osaka and Seoul. The state-owned carrier currently boasts 2 aircraft which have received battery modifications, flying within India and internationally to London (Heathrow) since 22 May 2013. A further 4 jets are scheduled to … Continue reading

Airlines Suspend Dreamliner Operations

Operators of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner have moved to ground their fleets following an advisory issued by the Federal Aviation Administration pending safety testing of the onboard batteries. A series of incidents involving the aircraft (most recently an emergency landing in Japan) prompted the directive, with Japanese and US operators the first to suspend operations. … Continue reading

Flydubai Plans Second Indian Route

Middle Eastern low cost carrier Flydubai has unveiled plans to launch its second route to India from 11 June 2011. Following the successful commencement of operations between Dubai and Lucknow last year, the airline will fly 3 times weekly flights between the emirate and Hyderabad, providing a low cost connection to and from South India.   … Continue reading