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

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

Bhutan’s Drukair Prepares Launch Of Singapore Flights

Drukair, the national airline of the Kingdom of Bhutan, made its debut in Singapore yesterday with a special inaugural flight from Paro. Carrying a delegation led by Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck, the Airbus A319 jet touched down at Changi International Airport to kick start month-long festivities to commemorate the route’s commercial launch … Continue reading

Hyatt Opens Second Goa Property

Hyatt Hotels Corporation opened its second property in Goa on India’s west coast earlier this week. Located on the calm and inviting waters of Bambolim Bay, the new Grand Hyatt Goa is built in the architectural style of a 17th century Indo-Portuguese palace and spread across 28 acres of lush tropical gardens.   314 contemporary … Continue reading