27 Jun 2022
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 27 June
BLR Airport achieves strong growth in international traffic with highest international connectivity among all South Indian Airports
Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR Airport), has witnessed robust growth in international flight operations, connecting 23 international destinations in May’22 – the highest in South India. The Airport continues to expand its international network and has also emerged as a major transfer hub in South India, supporting the development of India's growing aviation sector. BLR Airport witnessed 15% higher International ATMs per day between Mar '22 and April '22 and 48% growth in ATMs in May. Kempegowda International processed an average of 9300 daily international passengers during the last week of May 2022, with a 66 % recovery to pre-Covid levels.
Hans Airways appoints Martin Dunn as Chief Commercial Officer
Hans Airways, the new UK airline which is gearing up to start scheduled services from Birmingham to India this year announced the promotion of Martin Dunn to Chief Commercial Officer. Mr Dunn is working closely with CEO Satnam Saini in the executive leadership team and is responsible for overall sales, distribution, marketing, brand and product, e-commerce and digital retail functions, as the airline heads towards launch later this summer.
ICAD named master system integrator for India’s Noida Airport project
Yamuna International Airport Private Limited (YIAPL), a special purpose vehicle (SPV) created for the development of the greenfield Noida International Airport (NIA) in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh, India, has finalised the choice of ICAD Holding as Master System Integrator (MSI) consultant for the development of NIA. The move is said to align with the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation’s DigiYatra Policy.
IndiGo Awarded “Value Airline of the Year” At The ATW Airline Industry Achievement Awards 2022
IndiGo, won Value Airline of the year award at the recently held ATW’s Airline Industry Achievement Awards 2022 in Doha. IndiGo was honoured for expanding its domestic and international network, and contribution to the Indian aviation sector. IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer Mr. Willy Boulter stated “We are really delighted to receive this prestigious ATW award, which I was pleased to accept on behalf of all our people at IndiGo who provide the on time, hassle free and affordable service that we are famous for. ATW awards are hard to win and a concrete recognition of all the progress we have made, despite the pandemic, in growing the penetration and value of our brand in India and elsewhere.”
Ministry of Civil Aviation celebrated International Yoga Day 2022 at Gwalior Fort
Ministry of Civil Aviation celebrated International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2022, by organizing a massive Yoga demonstration of more than 2,000 people at Gwalior Fort. The event was inaugurated and lead by Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation. The event was attended by State Dignitaries and Senior officials of MoCA, AAI, State government and Local administration. Common Yoga Protocol, Lecture on Yoga by Experts, Yoga Demonstration from yoga experts from Rani Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education were some of the activities undertaken at the event.
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