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BIAL announces 120% increase in UDF for next four months

The main passenger terminal building at Bangalore Airport.

Bangalore Airport (BIAL) has announced that the User Development Fee (UDF) at the Kempegowda International Airport, will be increased for four months from 16 April 2019. The UDF per passenger will be revised: from Rs. 139 to Rs. 306 for domestic departures from Rs. 558 to Rs. 1,226 for international departures The revised fee will be applicable for tickets procured …

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Vistara adds five daily flights from Bangalore to Mumbai, along with other seasonal flights

Full-service carrier Vistara has announced that it will begin operating 14 new flights from 16 April 2019. The flights will be between Mumbai and Bangalore, Hyderabad and Kolkata with varying frequencies and will end on 15 July 2019. The airline appears to be taking the opportunity to seize the market share previously held by rival Jet Airways. In all likely hood …

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Spicejet launches flights from Jharsuguda, Kishangarh, and Lakhimpur. And 20 more flights.

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 new UDAN flights from Jharsuguda, Odisha, Kishangarh, Rajasthan and Lakhimpur, Assam. The airline has launched 14 new UDAN and 14 other direct flights. Starting today the airline will operate the UDAN routes of Kishangarh-Ahmedabad-Kishangarh, Lakhimpur-Guwahati-Lakhimpur, Jaipur-Amritsar-Jaipur, Delhi-Jharsuguda-Delhi, Hyderabad-Jharsuguda-Hyderabad, Kolkata-Jharsuguda-Kolkata and Bhopal-Udaipur-Bhopal. The airline has also launched direct flights on the Mumbai-Bhopal-Mumbai, Mumbai-Gorakhpur-Mumbai, Chennai-Patna-Chennai, Delhi-Bhopal-Delhi (two …

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Breaking: Two Surya Kirans crash at Aero India 2019 rehearsal

Two aircraft of the Indian Air Force aerobatic display team the Surya Kirans have reportedly crashed at the final rehearsal day of Aero India 2019. The pilots have reported having ejected and their condition is unknown at this time. Two suryakiran aircraft have just collided. I see smoke and saw two chutes. No word on anything more at the moment. …

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Airbus to display A330neo at Aero India 2019

European airframer Airbus will be demonstrating the latest edition to its widebody line, the A330neo at the upcoming Aero India airshow. (Read our analysis on why Indigo may buy the A330neo) The aircraft will be performing flying displays and will be on static display. The airframer will also be flying its C295 tactical airlifter. Airbus will also have the H135 …

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Jet Airways announces Republic Day sale

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Full-service carrier Jet Airways has announced a week-long Republic Day sale today. The sale has begun today and offers up to 50% off on base fares through the airline’s domestic and international networks (except to Muscat and Sharjah). The sale is also valid to select destinations in Europe on Air France and KLM. Passengers can book tickets through the sale …

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AirAsia adds more flights from Delhi, Pune, Srinagar and Hyderabad

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced eight new flights across its existing network. The new flights will begin on 1 February 2019. The carrier will add a morning and evening service between Delhi and Hyderabad. AirAsia is also adding a second flight each between New Delhi and Pune and Srinagar. Time table of new AirAsia flights Flight No Station From Departure …

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Vistara offers 4X CV points on bookings

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

Full-service carrier Vistara has announced a special offer on its fourth anniversary. Club Vistara members will earn four times the normal CV Points on every booking made between 10 January 2019 and 16 January 2019 for travel up to 10 April 2019. Customers will also get 10% Cashback on using American Express Credit Cards or ICICI Credit & Debit Cards …

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NokScoot begins Delhi-Bangkok flights

Thai low cost carrier NokScoot has begun flights between Delhi and Bangkok.  The airline which is a joint venture of Thai carrier Nok Air and Scoot which is a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines. The airline operates a fleet of five ex-Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200ERs which are configured in a 24 business and 391 economy configuration. One of the airlines 777s …

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Jet Airways announces code-share with flynas

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Jet Airways has announced a code share agreement with Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas. As part of the agreement, Jet Airways will place its flight codes on flynas flights between Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh. The airline will also place its code on flights to Medina, Gizan, Taif and Abha from the three cities. flynas will place its codes on Jet Airways flights from Jeddah to Mumbai, Riyadh to Mumbai and …

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Jet Airways offering up to 30% off on global sale

Jet Airways has announced a global sale on tickets through its domestic and international network. The airline is offering up to 30% off on flights on its network and on connections with its codeshare partners Air France and KLM. To take advantage of this sale: Tickets must be booked by 11th December 2018. For international bookings, travel can begin after …

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Spicejet to add 14 flights from Bangalore, Hyderabad to Kochi, Port Blair, Kolkata and more

Low cost carrier Spicejet is adding eight new direct flights from Hyderabad to Kolkata, Pune and Coimbatore. The airline will operate these flights daily commencing on 1st January 2019. Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency SG 749 Hyderabad Kolkata 7:15 am 9:25 am Daily SG 750 Kolkata Hyderabad 9:55 am 12:05 pm Daily SG 751 Hyderabad Kolkata 4:45 pm …

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Singapore Airlines to add second flight to Bangalore with an A350

First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.

Singapore Airlines will add a second flight to Bangalore from 17 May 2019. The airline will operate the second flight with its regionally configured Airbus A350-900 three times a week. The airline currently operates a daily flight with a Boeing 777-200ER. Flight Number Origin Destination STD STA Frequency Existing 777 Service SQ502 Singapore Bangalore 2005 2150 Daily SQ503 Bangalore Singapore …

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Airbus delivers the first A330neo to TAP

TAP Air Portugal has become the first airline to take delivery of the Airbus A330neo. The aircraft an A330-900neo was the first of a 21 aircraft order placed by the Portuguese carrier. The aircraft which is leased from Avalon features 298 seats configured in a three-class layout with 34 business, 96 economy plus and 168 economy class seats. It is …

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Video: Airbus ACJ320neo completes it’s first flight

The first ACJ320neo (Airbus corporate jet) has successfully completed it’s maiden flight at Airbus’ Finkenwerder plant in Hamburg. The aircraft performed the two hour and 40 minute flight on Friday. It is powered by CFM LEAP-1A engines. Derived from the Airbus A320neo, the ACJ version includes features such as extra fuel-tanks in the cargo-hold that will deliver for increased range, …

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China Southern is leaving SkyTeam

China Southern Airbus A321 B-8423. Taking off for it's delivery flight.

China Southern Airlines has officially conformed that it will leave SkyTeam at the end of the year. The airline which is Asia’s largest, posted the below notice to it’s shareholders and investors. There have been rumors of China Southern leaving SkyTeam and going OneWorld for some time now. The airline has had a second rate status in SkyTeam due to …

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Airbus delivers it’s first A321LR

European airframer Airbus has delivered it’s first A321LR ‘Long Range” to Israeli carrier ARKIA Israeli Airlines. The aircraft bearing the registration 4X-AGH is powered by two CFM LEAP-1A engines and is configured in a single class layout with 220 seats. The A321LR is a modified version of the Airbus A321neo has a range of 4,000nm (7,400km).

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