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British Airways announces upgrades to World Traveller Plus

British Airways has announced changes to their premium economy – “World Traveller Plus” offerings. As part of the airline’s five-year £6.5 billion-pound investment plan, BA will update the cabin’s furnishings, service and dining options. Carolina Martinoli, Director of Brand and Customer Experience, British Airways “This latest tranche of our £6.5bn investment is set to improve World Traveller Plus and customers …

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Photos: New Singapore Airlines A380. Apartment Suites and better Business.

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Singapore Airlines has finally unveiled its much awaited new cabin for its Airbus A380 flagship fleet. The cabins in all four classes of service, Suites, Business, Premium Economy and Economy are focussed around the theme of “Space made personal, experience the difference”. The new cabins feature intimate and bespoke elements while increasing space and privacy. The new configuration offers 471 …

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Vistara to reconfigure aircraft, boost economy class capacity

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

The Tata-SIA Airlines Vistara, will be reconfiguring its Airbus A320 aircraft and boosting economy class capacity and reducing both business class and premium economy class capacity tacitly admitting failure of its strategy. The airline will change its existing configuration of 16 business, 36 premium economy, and 96 economy, to eight business, 24 premium economy, and 126 economy class. Class Business …

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Singapore’s premium economy seat is wider than many others’ business class

Singapore Airline's India country head David Lau demonstrates the new premium economy seat

Singapore Airlines is known for its luxurious approach to passengers, some would call it over the top (OTT). A similar approach seems to be applied to the airline’s new Premium Economy (PEY) class which is being retrofitted on to the airline’s existing Airbus A380 fleet of 19 aircraft, and another 19 Boeing 777-300ERs (airline internal designation 77WN). The first 20 …

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Vistara to re-configure aircraft? Revisiting strategy due to 60 crore loss?

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

The Tata Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara will be re-configuring its Airbus A320 aircraft going forward in an effort to stem losses. The re-configuration could happen as early as this month when the airline’s seventh A320 is delivered. The airline’s chief commercial officer Gian Ming Toh appears to confirm this development. In response to a query by Bangalore Aviation, …

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Star Alliance announces round-the-world (RTW) fares in premium economy class

Air India Boeing 777-300ER VT-ALJ Bihar in special Star Alliance livery being wheeled out of the hangar.

With 11 of its member airlines offering a dedicated premium economy class cabin, Star Alliance, the world largest airline grouping is now offering a Round-the-World (RTW) fare in the Premium Economy Class. The 11 Star Alliance airlines which offer a dedicated premium economy class cabin include Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, EVA Air, Lufthansa, LOT Polish Airlines, …

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Exclusive video interview with G.M. Toh, Chief Commercial Officer, Vistara

Vistara Airbus A320 in-flight over India.

On the eve of the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline Vistara commencing services to Bangalore, we had an opportunity for an exclusive interview with the airline’s Chief Commercial Officer Giam Ming Toh. Mr. Toh brings years of global experience to the table. Watch Giam Ming talk to Bangalore Aviation on a variety of topics. Vistara’s experiences in the first five …

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In pictures: Singapore Airlines’ new premium economy class, routes, dates

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Singapore Airlines has finally unveiled its previously announced premium economy class, and has opened up selected routes for sale which will commence operations on August 9, 2015, the island nation’s 50th independence anniversary, on the Singapore Sydney route. Singapore Airlines will invest $80 million to install the new class on 19 Airbus A380s, 19 Boeing 777-300ERs (B77Ws) and the first …

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Inflight review: Tata-SIA Vistara premium economy: A320: New Delhi – Mumbai

Vistara A320-200 Business Class Cabin

Today morning, I flew the inaugural flight of India’s newest full service airline, Vistara, the brand name for Tata-SIA Airlines, the joint venture between India’s most respected conglomerate the Tatas, and Singapore Airlines. Indira Gandhi international (DEL) to Chhatrapati Shivaji international (BOM). UK890. Depart 12:30 Arrive 14:45. All times local. Airbus A320-200. VT-TTB. Seat 7D. 09-January-2015. Check In – New …

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BREAKING: First cabin pictures of Vistara premium economy class

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery

Bangalore Aviation is on-board UK890, the inaugural flight of Vistara, the Tata-SIA joint venture airline, from New Delhi to Mumbai. Our team member Vedant Agarwal is on board and sends us this first high resolution picture of the premium economy class. Vistara is the only airline in India to offer a premium economy on domestic routes, and we shall bring …

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Tata-SIA airlines unveils its brand Vistara – an analysis

The Tata-SIA Airlines Ltd. (TSAL), the 51:49 joint venture between the Tatas and Singapore Airlines officially unveiled Vistara as its airline brand yesterday. Drawn from the Sanskrit word Vistaar which means limitless expanse. The logo is derived from a ‘yantra’, a perfect mathematical form that reflects the unbounded universe. Its fluid interconnecting lines reflect the seamless experience the airline wants …

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Air France KLM Delta increase economy class baggage allowance

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The Air France-KLM-Delta grouping have announced an increase in economy class baggage allows on their India to USA, Canada, and Mexico routes. However this increased allowance will apply only for tickets issued effective today, April 17, 2014, onwards. The baggage allowance is increased to two pieces of check-in baggage per person with maximum weight of 23 kg (50 lbs) per …

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Delta to add more flights on New York JFK Los Angeles route with full flat-bed seats

by Devesh Agarwal Delta Air Lines will debut three updated Boeing 757 aircraft on the transcontinental route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport beginning July 1, 2014. These will be the first 757 aircraft in service to feature Delta’s previously announced upgrades which will include full flat-bed seats in BusinessElite on transcon flights …

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Best & Beyond – Air France reveals new economy and premium economy class upgrades

by Devesh Agarwal Flag carrier Air France, revealed its new upgraded economy class and premium economy class service offering which includes new seats, new meal services, in-flight entertainment (IFE) systems, ice-cream and second hot meal service on longer flights. The carrier will equip 44 of its long-haul Boeing 777s starting from summer 2014 with the new product. These upgrades are …

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WestJet introduces Plus

Earlier today, Canadian LCC Westjet announced the launch of Plus, a part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering several benefits. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 CALGARY, Aug. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – WestJet today announced the market launch of Plus, an important part of the airline’s fare bundle roll-out, offering additional flexibility, comfort and convenience to guests looking …

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