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Air China to begin a direct Mumbai-Beijing service

Air China's first Boeing 747-8i. Boeing 747-89L B-2485 LN (MSN) 41191.

Chinese national carrier, Air China will launch a direct service from Mumbai, India to Beijing, China from 25 October 2015. The service will be operated by an Airbus A330-300 in a 301 passenger configuration with 30 seats in Business class, 16 seats in Premium Economy and 255 seats in Economy Class. The airline will be discontinuing it’s existing Mumbai – …

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First independent airport lounge opens at London Heathrow Terminal 5

The first independent shared-use airport lounge has opened at London Heathrow’s Terminal 5 (T5). Located at the north end of the terminal, near gate A18, ‘Aspire, the Lounge and Spa at LHR T5‘ is jointly owned and operated by Collinson Group, the owners of Priority Pass, and Swissport, the world’s largest aviation services provider. The lounge is open from 05:00 …

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Delhi to be first 787-9 destination for British Airways

British Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner G-ZBJC. Image Copyright Devesh Agarwal.

British Airways has announced that it will operate it’s first Boeing 787-9 dreamliner from London Heathrow to New Delhi. The airline will begin the dreamliner service from the 25th of October. The airline will initially operate the 787-9 five days a week and will increase to seven from late March. Flight Number Departure STD Arrival STA BA257 London Heathrow 1930 …

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Vistara to commence weekend flights between Mumbai and Goa

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery receiving water cannon salute.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara, will commence weekend flights between Mumbai and Goa from July 17. The thrice a week flights will operate on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays till September 13, and become a daily service from September 14 after Vistara receives its seventh brand new A320 from Airbus. The airline already operates flights between its hub in …

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Exclusive photos: Vistara’s inaugural flight to Bangalore

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

The Tata-Singapore Airline joint venture airline, Vistara commenced operations at Bangalore today, a little over five months after it first commenced operations. As reported earlier, from today the airline commenced daily flights from the tech capital of the country to the the national capital New Delhi and the financial capital Mumbai. Bangalore Aviation was at hand to capture the arrival …

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Air Pegasus to launch Bangalore Madurai flights

Air Pegasus ATR. Courtesy the airline.

Bangalore based Air Pegasus announced it will launch thrice a week flights between Bangalore and Madurai from June 26, 2015. The flights will be operated by ATR72 turbo-prop aircraft. The flight will depart Bangalore on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:40 arrive Madurai at 12:00 The flights will return on the same day, departing Madurai at 12:30 and arriving Bangalore …

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Air Pegasus announces Bangalore Kadapa flights

Air Pegasus ATR. Courtesy the airline.

Bangalore based Air Pegasus has announced the launch of flights between Bangalore and Kadapa (previously Cudappah), its third destination after Hubli and Thiruvananthapuram. Kadapa in south-west Andhra has a strong mining, agricultural and industrial economy. It is poorly connected to Bangalore by rail, and the flight should be a hit with the more senior business travellers. The flight will depart …

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Vistara to connect Bangalore with New Delhi and Mumbai in June

Inaugural flight of Vistara, Tata-SIA airline. Cabin luggage tags for the Business, Premium Economy, and Economy class.

Vistara, the joint venture of Tata and Singapore Airlines, will finally connect Bangalore to New Delhi and Mumbai in mid June 2015. The airline will offer daily flights on the New Delhi Bengaluru and Mumbai Bengaluru routes starting June 16, 2015 for which bookings have been opened. Vistara Bengaluru schedule Route Flight Dep Arr Day of Week New Delhi to …

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Air Asia India’s New Delhi flights to Bangalore, Goa and Guwahati

First flight of AirAsia India. Takeoff.

AirAsia India has announced schedules for its much awaited flights from India’s capital New Delhi. Starting May 21, the airline will offer flights from New Delhi to Bangalore, Goa and Guwahati and represents a major expansion in to a very competitive market. New Delhi is hub to two of India’s large low cost airlines; IndiGo and SpiceJet. The airline is …

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Vistara to begin services to Pune

Tata-SIA Airlines Vistara A320 business class cabin.

Vistara (Tata-SIA) today announced that it will begin operations to Pune form 9th April 2015. The airline will operate a daily flight on the Delhi-Pune-Delhi route. Passengers can now book Vistara flights from Delhi to a total of 7 destinations – Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, Hyderabad, Guhawati and Bagdogra. Mr Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara “We received a very enthusiastic …

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Vistara to begin Guwahati and Bagdogra service in April

Vistara VT-TTB welcomed at Mumbai CSI airport with the traditional water cannon salute.

Vistara (Tata-SIA) has announced the addition of Guwahati and Bagdogra to its network. From April 2, 2015, Vistara will operate daily on the Delhi-Guwahati-Bagdogra-Delhi routing. Flights on these sectors are available for booking. The airline has steadily expanded it’s network since begining it’s operations in January, with Goa and Hyderabad being recent additions. Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO, Vistara “We’ve had …

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Air India commences direct New Delhi Vijayawada flights

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

National carrier Air India will introduce a daily direct daily service between New Delhi and Vijayawada from tomorrow, January 15, 2015 which will be the second service on the route. Presently the carrier flies on a one-stop flight via Hyderabad. The new flight AI459 departs New Delhi at 06:20 and arrives Vijayawada at 08:25 The return flight AI460 departs Vijayawada …

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IndiGo to commence Bangalore Dubai flight in December

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, will finally commence its first international flight from Bangalore when it starts operating to Dubai from December 15th. An announcement on the airline’s website shows the schedule of IndiGo’s flights between Bangalore and Dubai. 6E 95 departs Bangalore at 07:20 arrives Dubai 09:50 6E 96 departs Dubai at 10:50 arrives Bangalore 16:20 IndiGo fares Bangalore …

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Qantas and Emirates commence A380 service to Dallas-Fort Worth

Qantas A380 VH-OQL Phyllis Arnott on its first flight to Dallas-Fort Worth airport. Photo courtesy the airport.

In quick succession Dallas-Fort Worth Airport has joined the major leagues of Los Angeles, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, Miami, San Francisco, Houston Intercontinental, and Atlanta as an airport that receives Airbus A380 super-jumbo services. And not just just from one but at least two international carriers, as both Australia’s Qantas and Dubai’s Emirates airline commenced ultra-long haul services connecting …

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Air India under-serves Chennai in new non-stop to Singapore strategy

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

National carrier Air India will introduce an all Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, all non-stop flights strategy to Singapore from October. The airline already operates the new aircraft on the New Delhi Singapore route, and currently operates an Airbus A330-200* a Boeing 787-8 on the Mumbai Chennai Singapore return route. The new flight schedule is : AI342 will depart Mumbai at 00:05 …

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AirAsia India commences direct flights from Bangalore to Jaipur and Chandigarh

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.

With the arrival of its second aircraft VT-ATB, India’s newest airline, AirAsia India, commenced its foray in to North India with direct flights from its Bangalore hub to Jaipur and Chandigarh. AirAsia Jaipur and Chandigarh schedule Flight From To Departs Arrives I5 1722 Bangalore Jaipur 9:45 12:20 I5 1723 Jaipur Bangalore 12:45 15:15 I5 1824 Bangalore Chandigarh 15:45 18:40 I5 …

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Lufthansa to commence A380 operations to both Mumbai and New Delhi this winter?

German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa is expected to commence its long desired Airbus A380 super-jumbo service to both New Delhi and Mumbai from this Winter schedule which commences on October 26, 2014. READ ONLINE: Emirates may suspend A380 operations to Mumbai Lufthansa A380 schedules to India As per the airline’s on-line time-table which was retrieved today, the schedules are: Frankfurt New …

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IndiGo to commence 16 new flights to eight destinations

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

Just a day after announcing a slew of new flights from Vishakhapatnam (Vizag), the home airport of civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo, has announced a slate of 16 new flights to eight destinations. Effective August 28, 2014 Second and third daily non-stop flight between Bangalore and Kochi Sixth daily non-stop flight between Bangalore and …

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