St. Regis Makes South Asian Debut With Mumbai Opening

Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ luxury St. Regis brand made its South Asian debut with the official opening of the new St. Regis Mumbai in the heart of India’s commercial capital. The city’s leading denizens turned up to celebrate the occasion with a glittering opening party hosted by executives from Starwood and partner Pallazzio Hotels & Leisure. … Continue reading

Vistara Takes To The Skies

Vistara, the joint venture airline by Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, took to the skies for the first time today.   The inaugural service of India’s third full-service carrier, flight UK 890 from Delhi to Mumbai, was given a grand send off from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The country’s Minister of Tourism, Culture & Civil … Continue reading

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

Etihad Unveils 2015 Expansion Plans

Etihad Airways has revealed its growth plans for 2015, announcing 6 new routes and equipment adjustments on several existing services. The national airline of the UAE will begin passenger flights between its Abu Dhabi base and Algiers, Edinburgh, Entebbe, Hong Kong, Kolkata and Madrid in the first half of next year, while also serving Brisbane … 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