Tag Archives: Mumbai

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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Analysis: Virgin Atlantic’s India Expansion

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787-9 G-VNEW. Boeing Image.

Virgin Atlantic made its India debut in July 2000 when the airline launched its flight to India’s capital, New Delhi. Back then, Virgin Atlantic was a boutique airline fuelled by the ambitions of a maverick entrepreneur, Sir Richard Branson.  A lot has changed since then. Today, Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group is a minority shareholder (20%) in the airline with …

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Vistara to commence Mumbai Dubai flights replacing Jet Airways

Economy class on the Retro Livery Tata SIA Airlines Vistara Airbus A320neo. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint-venture Vistara will commence flights on the Mumbai Dubai sector from August 21, 2019. This flight will operate on a schedule very similar to that operated by Jet Airways which suspended operations in April. Dubai will be the second destination for Vistara. The airline will commence flights to its first international destination, Singapore, from New Delhi and …

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Vistara to begin international flights to Singapore

Full service carrier Vistara (Tata-SIA) has announced that it will begin its first international routes to Singapore from Mumbai and New Delhi. The airline will operate a daily flight from Delhi and Mumbai starting 6 and 7 August 2019 respectively. Vistara will operate these flights with Boeing 737-800s in a two-class cabin configuration. Flights between Delhi (DEL) and Singapore (SIN) …

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Now “Book The Cook” on Singapore Airlines flights from Mumbai and Delhi

Singapore Airlines Book The Book Lobster Thermidor ex-Mumbai and Delhi flights

Fancy a traditional Kaiseki gourmet meal at 35,000 feet? Or some Nalli Nihari lamb shank? How about a fancy Shahi Thali? I have always admired the variety and detail of the in-flight dining onboard Singapore Airlines. The news that has me excited is that Singapore Airlines has finally introduced its famous Book The Cook meal service on its flights originating …

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SpiceJet to begin Bangkok flights from Mumbai, doubles Delhi flights

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Low-cost carrier SpiceJet will launch two new flights to Bangkok from 17 May 2019. The airline is launching a new route from Mumbai to Bangkok. It will also double its current Delhi – Bangkok with a second daily flight. The airline is attempting to capture market share in the wake of the Jet Airways collapse. It will be adding 27 …

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Indigo begins domestic flights from Mumbai T2, adds three international flights

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

Low-cost carrier Indigo has announced that it will begin 20 new domestic flights from Mumbai and three international flights. The airline is adding international flights to Damman, Jeddah and Abu Dhabi, all of which were previously destinations served by Jet’s 737 fleet. The new domestic flights will be operated by the airline from Mumbai’s Terminal 2. Rival airlines have been …

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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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Air Italy discontinuing India flights from Feb 2019

Air Italy had announced its India flights in April of last year. The airline would operate flights to Mumbai and Delhi from October 2018. In October however, it significantly scaled down its launch and pushed the date back, finally beginning operations in December. Now just a couple of months into the operation, it appears that the airline will be discontinuing …

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Ural Airlines delays Mumbai flights to July

Ural Airlines Airbus A321 VP-BSW.

Russian carrier Ural Airlines has pushed back their Mumbai launch to 2 July 2019. The airline had previously planned to launch flights from 31 March 2019. The frequency of the new service has also been changed from a daily to four times weekly. The route will be operated by an Airbus A321. Flight Number Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency U6 …

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Air Italy delays and scales down India launch

Air Italy is an Italian airline in which Qatar airways has a major stake. Qatar bought a 49% stake in the airline which was formerly Meridiana and rebranded it earlier this year. The middle eastern carrier intendeds to use Air Italy to bolster it’s operations to the US and in Europe. The airline is also undergoing a rapid expansion of …

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Jet Airways 9W697 returns to Mumbai after cabin pressure drops

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Jaipur operating 9W 697 was forced to return to Mumbai after the cabin pressure in the aircraft dropped. The drop in pressure was caused due to the crews failure to turn on the maintain cabin air pressure switch. 30 passengers out of the 166 on the flight have taken ill with nose and …

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Jet Airways to begin Manchester service

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

Jet Airways has announced that it will begin a five time a week flight from Mumbai to Manchester. The flight will be operated by an Airbus A330-200. Manchester will be Jet’s 21st international destination. Time table for the Mumbai – Manchester flight Flight Number Origin Destination STD STA Operation Days 9W 130 Mumbai Manchester 0230 0755 1,4,5,6,7 9W 129 Manchester …

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GoAir starts international operations with flights to Phuket and Maldives

GoAir's first Airbus A320neo VT-WGA MSN7047 takes-off at Toulouse airport.

Low cost carrier GoAir will begin its first international operations with flights from its Mumbai and New Delhi hubs to the popular holiday destinations of Phuket in Thailand and Male in the Maldives. The first inaugural flight of GoAir will be from Delhi to Phuket on October 11, 2018 and the first flight to the Maldives will be from Mumbai …

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IndiGo to connect Surat with five Indian cities in massive introduction

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

India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, is making a massive entrance in to the Gujarati city of Surat connecting it to five major Indian cities. From August 16th onwards, the airline will begin flights between Surat and Bangalore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Mumbai, and New Delhi. At the same time, the airline is launching flight on three new routes; Jaipur Varanasi, Jaipur Guwahati, …

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Jet Airways to commence Mumbai Manchester flights

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

Jet Airways has announced it will start a non-stop service between Mumbai and Manchester starting in the winter schedule. The service will operate four times a week using a two class 254 seat Airbus A330-200 which includes an 18 seat business class. On Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from Terminal 2 at the two airports; Flight 9W 130 will depart …

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African countries issue deadly Ebola virus outbreak alert

Daniel Bausch, Division of Viral and Rickettsial Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, CDC

Internal strife and civil war has caused an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Bikoro, Equateur Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Ebola virus disease (EVD), also known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) or simply Ebola, is a viral hemorrhagic fever of humans and other primates with a mortality rate of up to 90%. The strife has …

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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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Emirates offers a new non-stop Dubai Newark flight. Goes daily to Florida

Emirates Boeing 777-300ER A6-ENN.

Dubai-based Emirates airline will start a new non-stop daily service between Dubai and Newark (EWR) effective June 1. 2018. The new flight will complement the existing daily flight which operates via Athens, Greece. Emirates will use a three class cabin Boeing 777-300ER, offering eight suites in first class, 42 flat-bed seats in business, and 306 bone-crunching narrow seats in economy …

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