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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Vistara introduces new yoga-inspired inflight safety videos

The retro crew uniform that will be used on special flights of the Retro Livery Tata SIA Airlines Vistara A320neo. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

The Tata Singapore Airlines brand Vistara, has released a new set of in-flight safety videos for display on their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner and Airbus A321neo aircraft. Vistara new inflight safety video in English (A321) Vistara new inflight safety video in Hindi (B789) A journey across India Vistara has chosen Yoga. Their new in-flight safety video goes beyond the aircraft …

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Vistara to start London flights on 28 August. Bookings Open.

Vistara's first 787-9 lands at New Delhi airport. Photo by Yash Kumar (TeamAviationIndia).

Vistara has officially announced that it will begin operating flights to London Heathrow on the 28 August 2020. BangaloreAviation had previously reported that the airline would likely begin flights this month. The service which will be operated thrice weekly will be operated under the bilateral transport bubble between India and the United Kingdom. The airline is announced one-way fares of …

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IndiGo plans to raise Rs 4000 crore by QIP to combat pandemic induced losses

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

The Board of Directors of Interglobe Aviation Limited, the company that operates IndiGo, has approved raising additional equity of up to Rs 4000 crore by way of a Qualified Institutional Placement (QIP) as the airline strengthens its war chest to tide over the downturn in aviation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read: Indigo’s Q1FY21 results analysis: Highlighting the depth of …

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Lufthansa will resume Germany to India passenger flights from 13 August

Lufthansa Boeing 747-8i D-ABYI 'Fanhansa Livery'.

German flag carrier Lufthansa will resume inbound passenger operations to India from 13 August 2020. The routes being reinstated are: Frankfurt to Delhi (Airbus A340-300) Munich to Delhi (Airbus A350-900) Frankfurt to Bangalore (Airbus A330-300) Frankfurt to Mumbai (Airbus A330-300) The airline has already been operating outbound flights from the three cities to Frankfurt and Munich. As per the latest …

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Vistara commencing flights to London Heathrow next week

Vistara's first 787-9 lands at New Delhi airport. Photo by Yash Kumar (TeamAviationIndia).

Social media chatter indicates the Tata – Singapore Airlines joint venture Vistara will commence its maiden long-distance international flights this Independence Day with flights between New Delhi IGI and London Heathrow. The flight will be operated by Vistara’s sole Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner (click the link for cabin images), though the airline is expected to receive its second 787 in about …

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Air India Express IX1344 overshoots runway and falls into valley at Kozhikode airport

An Air India Express Boeing 737-800 operating flight IX1344 from Dubai to Kozhikode Calicut airport landed at the airport but overshot the runway and fell into a valley. The aircraft has broken into several pieces. The aircraft involved was VT-AXH, delivered to the airline in November 2006 and carried the Gateway of India / India gate tail art. Rescue services …

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Karnataka guidelines for international arrivals (V4, August 2020)

The government of Karnataka has issued revised guidelines for international arrivals into the state. Passengers must pre-register before travelling As with the earlier guidelines, all passengers must pre-register on the Karnataka COVID war room website at least 72 hours before travel. Categorized arrivals All passengers will be categorized on arrival. Passengers showing any symptoms of COVID-19 will be sent to …

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Airline hubs are facing a huge challenge

The Corona pandemic continues to impact traffic volumes across the globes. Airports that were once bursting at the seams are now eerily silent while many of the terminals remain empty. Runways that would count seconds until the next arrival and departure now wait longingly for aircraft to alight. The buzz of jet engines has been interspersed with large periods of silence. …

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