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14 Mar 2023

India Aviation Industry Newsletter

Airports Authority of India’s new terminal at Port Blair

The Airports Authority of India has undertaken the work for Construction of New Integrated Terminal Building at Port Blair an estimated cost of Rs.707 Crore, with total built up area of 40,837 sqm equipped with 28 check-in counters, three passenger boarding bridges and four conveyor belts  capable to serving 1200 passengers during peak hours. The design of the terminal inspired by nature is a shell shaped structure depicting sea and islands. New Terminal Building is a Large Span (120 Mtr) structural steel framed building provided with aluminium sheet roofing and cable net glazing all around.


Air India boosts services to destinations in East Asia

Air India announced for the start of IATA Summer season on 26th March the carrier will significantly boost services to East Asia adding a total of eight new weekly flights: six to Bangkok (three each from Delhi and Mumbai), as well as additional weekly flights from Delhi to Seoul (Incheon) and Hong Kong operated by Boeing 787 aircraft. Air India Chief Commercial and Transformation Officer Mr Nipun Aggarwal said “Building a more robust network is a key element of Air India’s Vihaan.AI 5-year transformation plan and having boosted services on multiple routes to North America and Europe in quick succession, we are now pleased to step up services to the East. We recognise the importance of providing our customers with convenient and reliable travel options, and this increase in frequency demonstrates our commitment to meeting those need.”


IndiGo further strengthens cargo operations

IndiGo has appointed Mark Sutch as its new Chief Commercial Officer – CarGo International. The Cargo Business will be spilt by two business Leaders for cargo, focusing on the domestic and international business, respectively. Mr. Mahesh Kumar Malik, Chief Commercial Officer will continue leading the domestic market for CarGo business. IndiGo CEO Pieter Elbers said “We are pleased to welcome Mark Sutch as our CCO- CarGo International. Mark brings a wealth of industry experience that will support IndiGo to further expand our CarGo business. I would like to thank Mahesh for filling in the two Cargo roles combined for the past period and please join me in wishing Mahesh and Mark all the very best in their new roles in taking Cargo business for IndiGo to even greater heights.”

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