Thursday , 6 October 2022

Airlines

The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXR and VT-AXT

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXR and VT-AXT. You will observe Air India Express has paid a lot of …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXP and VT-AXQ

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXP and VT-AXQ. VT-AXP features two relatively modern paintings. The Lady with a musical …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXM and VT-AXN

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXM and VT-AXN. VT-AXM features two palaces, one from north India and one from …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXI and VT-AXJ

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series we feature the tails of VT-AXI and VT-AXJ. VT-AXI features two classical miniature paintings. On the left is Solah Shringar …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXG and VT-AXH

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXG and VT-AXH. VT-AXG features bridal wear and exotic jewellery. In India divorce is …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXE and VT-AXF

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXE and VT-AXF. VT-AXE features two classical dance forms from south India. Bharatnatyam from …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXC and VT-AXD

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXC and VT-AXD. VT-AXC features two very popular musical instruments. The tabla and the …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXA and VT-AXB

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. We commence the series with two tails — VT-AXA and VT-AXB. VT-AXA features the two largest mammals from India. The camel and the Asian …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express

Air India Express Boeing 737-800 VT-AXN lands at Mumbai CSI airport.

Air India has always had some of the best looking planes in the world. Its exotic livery was in sync with the airline’s theme “your palace in the skies”. As the national carrier of India, Air India also promoted the rich cultural, national and geographical heritage of the country. From the earliest times, Air India had a practice of naming …

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Singapore Airlines – First and Business Class meals

Singapore Airlines may be suffering its worst losses since being listed; it may have cut the salary of its CEO by 20%; staff are feeling the heat; pilots are put on long leave; but the pampering of its premium passengers is untouched. After all premium passengers still account for almost $4.65 billion in revenues for the carrier which translates to …

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Air India losses can feed 400 million Indians for a year

I read the following press report and just shook my head. Forget a pinch of salt, there isn’t enough salt on god’s green earth to make this statement fly. The government would infuse additional equity into ailing Air India provided it saves at least Rs 2,000 crore ($417 million) this financial year by implementing cost-cutting measures, Civil Aviation Minister Praful …

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Lufthansa opens new lounge at Munich; offers end to end Mumbai Munich premium service

Even during the current economic slowdown and it’s resultant impact on premium air travel, Lufthansa is continuing it’s ongoing investment in lounges. It recently opened the Lufthansa Senator Lounge at Munich. With the Munich lounge, Lufthansa now offers a complete end to end premium experience for passengers on its recently launched all business class Mumbai Munich service. The new lounge …

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Bloopers of Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials”

787-9 normal black and white livery

Considering the importance of safety, Air New Zealand wanted to make sure people were paying attention to their safety announcements and developed this very ingenious safety video with crew wearing nothing but body paint. Air New Zealand’s nude safety demonstration video “Bare Essentials” took the internet by storm. [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-Mq9HAE62Y” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light” wmode=”transparent” class=”javascript:void(0);”] …

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Image: Leased Jet Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER VT-JEG in Gulf Air livery

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER painted in Gulf Air livery.

Ten days ago, on March 3rd, Gulf Air received the first of the four Boeing 777-300ER (VT-JEG) aircraft leased from Jet Airways. Two more aircraft are expected to join the Gulf Air fleet later this month while the fourth one will join in May. The 312 seat uber-luxurious Jet Airways Boeing’s are well known. See a photo gallery of the …

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Arik to use Kingfisher A340-500 interiors and seating

According to Business Traveller magazine, Nigerian carrier Arik Air will launch its flights from London to Lagos on December 15, using the Airbus A340-500 aircraft with their plush interiors and seating designed for Kingfisher Airlines. Arik recently took delivery of its first of three A340-500 aircraft, planes originally destined for Kingfisher Airlines before it was forced to shelve the order. …

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Jet Airways wins Business Traveller’s ‘Best First-Class service in the world’ award

Congratulations to Jet Airways, which has been voted as the ‘Airline with Best First-Class Service in the World’, by readers of the prestigious Business Traveler magazine, at the 20th Annual ‘Best in Business Travel’ Awards. The airline received the award at a gala ceremony at the Sofitel, Los Angeles on December 11, 2008. With the introduction of its award-winning First …

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Kingfisher Airlines first Airbus A330 arrives at BIAL

Kingfisher Airlines received its first wide body Airbus A330 today. The magnificent machine touched down at 10:05am IST at the Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) on June 20, 2008. It received the traditional water cannon salute from the fire trucks at BIAL. However, everything is being kept low key, since Dr. Vijay Mallya is not in town. I am looking forward …

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