09 Jun 2021
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 June
Bengaluru airport achieves energy neutral status
The Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) achieved net energy neutral status during the 2020-21 financial year, according to airport operator Bangalore International Airport (BIAL). The airport has achieved energy neutral status since December 2020 through its onsite solar installations as well as power purchase agreements (PPA) from solar and wind energy suppliers. MD & CEO, BIAL Hari Marar said “As we expand our operations at BLR Airport, we aim to remain the flag-bearer of sustainable operations. We have put in place various measures to reduce carbon footprint and protect our environment. Energy security is a very important aspect of our business as it is one of the key indicators to assess our sustainability levels.”
Decision on offloading of government share in key airports will be taken soon, says Hardeep Singh Puri
Decision on offloading of government share in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad will be taken soon, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri stated at a recent press conference. He also added that active consultations are currently underway for the government stake sale in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru airports
Indian aviation tech company to help Middle East airlines revamp customer loyalty programmes
India-based IBS Software, a technology solutions provider that targets the global airlines industry, is gearing up to partner with the leading airlines in the Middle East to re-strategize and revamp their customer loyalty programmes as airlines make their post-pandemic comeback, the founder and executive chairman of IBS told Arabian Business. The IBS package will also enable airlines to operate multiple loyalty programmes from a single platform.
J&K govt signs MoU with GoAir for transportation of perishable fruits
The Jammu and Kashmir Horticulture department Monday signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with airline carrier GoAir for transportation of perishable horticulture and agricultural produce to various destinations across the country.
Vistara receives US DOT Approval to fly to US
Vistara has formally received US department of transportation approval to fly to the country. Air India is the only Indian carrier that operates to the US at present. In a statement the carrier said “We are reaching out to the relevant authorities in the United States of America to secure permissions to commence operations to the US. While we have received a temporary foreign air carrier permit from the department of transportation, USA, the process is still ongoing. We shall be sharing further details at an appropriate time.”
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