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Aditya Ghosh resigns from Indigo

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITK. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Low cost carrier Indigo has announced that Aditya Ghosh is resigning from his post as president and director of the company. Rahul Bhatia has been appointed as the company’s CEO. Indigo has also appointed Gregory Taylor as a senior advisor to the company and will be considered by Interglobe Aviation’s board as the company’s next President and CEO. Gregory Taylor …

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Embraer E190-E2 completes first revenue flight

Windroe Embraer E190-E2 PR-EFL.

Embraer’s brand new E190-E2 has completed it’s first revenue flight with launch customer Widerøe. The aircraft bearing registration LN-WEA and operated as flight WF622 from Bergen airport to Tromsø Airport. The flight marks the entry into service of the first of Embraer’s three new E-jets. The deliveries of the larger E195-E2 are planned to start in 2019and the smaller E175-E2 …

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Jet Airways announces codeshare agreement with AeroMexico

Jet Airways Airbus A330-300 VT-JWQ. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Jet Airways and AeroMexico have announced an agreement for codesharing between the two carriers. The codeshare agreement will see Jet Airways will put its “9W” code on flights operated by AeroMexico from London to Mexico’s capital city. AeroMexico will put its “AM” code on Jet’s direct flights from London to India. Sales for the same will begin today for travel …

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After Southwest accident, CFM orders inspections for Boeing 737 engines

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

CFM International, the sole supplier of engines powering the Boeing 737 Next-Generation aircraft (the 737-600, 737-700, 737-800, 737-900 and 737-900ER) has issued a new service bulletin in the wake of the Southwest Airlines accident in which a passenger perished. The service bulletin calls for operators of CFM56-7B engines to inspect the fan blades on long-service engines. The Southwest Airlines tragedy, …

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SWISS unveils #SWISSJazzContest

SWISS ramp at Zurich airport. Photo by and copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Swiss International Air Lines unveils #SWISSJazzContest campaign in association with Switzerland Tourism and Montreux Jazz Festival Through the campaign SWISS provides Jazz enthusiasts and students from different music schools/colleges a chance to showcase their talent by registering on www.flyswiss.co.in and uploading a 2-minute musical audio or video and win tickets to attend the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The contest …

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Spicejet to relaunch flights to Hubli

SpiceJet Bombardier Q400 Dash 8 VT-SUB lands at Kempegowda airport Bangalore. Photo by Vedant Agarwal. All rights reserved.

Low cost carrier Spicejet has announced that it will restart operations to Hubli. The airline will operate flights to Hubli from Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad. The flights from Chennai and Hyderabad will be under the UDAN regional connectivity scheme and will make Hubli Spicejet’s fifth destination under the scheme. The airline stopped it’s operations to Hubli after a crash …

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Qatar invests in private jet company JetSuite

JetSuite Phenom 100. JetSuite Image.

Middle eastern carrier Qatar Airways has announced an investment for a minority stake American private aviation company JetSuite and indirectly into JetSuite X the companies scheduled regional service. Qatar is the second airline to invest in the company after JetBlue. Qatar has been investing in foreign airlines over the past few years, they have a 20% stake in IAG (British …

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Vistara receives 20th A320. Qualifies for international operations

Vistara's first Airbus A320neo VT-TNB on its maiden commercial flight.

Vistra airlines has recieved its 20th aircraft. The aircraft is an Airbus A320neo – the seventh of the type in the airline’s fleet. With this delivery, the airline now qualifies to begin international operations. The airline is expected to begin short-haul international operations in the second half of this year and will most likely operate it’s first international flight to …

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