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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 1 April

Air Canada chooses IBS as tech partner

Air Canada has chosen IBS Software as its technology partner to power the airline’s new loyalty programme, to be launched in 2020. Under a multi-year agreement, Air Canada will use IBS’s iFly Loyalty Suite as the core technology solution for its new programme.

‘Air train’ plan to connect IGI terminals set to take off

Transiting between the various terminals of IGI Airport, the world’s 12th busiest hub at Delhi will become a breeze in a few years’ time, with the airport operator finalising the route of an “air train” connecting the terminals as well as Aerocity, the hotel centre.  The train will have four stations, including one at the cargo terminal, which are also expected to provide seamless seamless connectivity with Metro lines.

Belagavi’s first UDAN flight to take off on 1 May

After a long wait, the first flight under UDAN-3 scheme will take off from Belagavi on 1st May. SpiceJet will launch the flight under the Centre’s ambitious regional connectivity scheme between Belagavi and Hyderabad. This flight will be operate daily between the two cities.

Delhi airport raises Rs 2,000 cr from realty monetisation

The GMR group-run Delhi international airport (DIAL) has raised Rs 2,000 crore from real estate monetisation, which will help its on-going expansion plan, as the nation’s largest airport is set to handle over 70 million passenger this fiscal year, a senior executive said last week. The country’s busiest airport currently handles about 62 million passengers per annum.

Drones to monitor Kempegowda International Airport construction projects

Bengaluru: Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) will soon use drones for aerial site photography to monitor the progress of ongoing construction projects. The drones will take aerial photographs of the New South Parallel Runway (NSPR) project area (624 acres), the new terminal (T2) and apron project area (166 acres) and the forecourt project area (128 acres). The aerial monitoring will be done on a fortnightly basis.

Facial Recognition Testing Goes Live At Hyderabad Airport

In a very first initiative from India, facial recognition will be adopted in Hyderabad airport to scan through travellers, providing them with a facility of paperless travel and avoiding identity checks at multiple points in an airport. As tweeted by Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport. Passengers will be free from the hassle of showing their tickets and ID cards at the Hyderabad Airport. “Facial recognition is expected to be fully functional from March onwards,”

IGI Airport in Delhi to get ‘express check-in’ facility for handbag-only passengers

Air passengers taking domestic flights to travel out of Delhi from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI) can soon expect to save their time via the express check-in counter service. However, passengers with only handbags will be allowed to avail of this facility.

Increased summer season flights from Chandigarh

The frequency of flights connecting Chandigarh with Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad was increased in the new summer schedule issued by Airports Authority of India (AAI) on Friday to be effective from 31 March till 26 October.

Mumbai-Delhi remains world’s third busiest domestic route in 2018: OAG

Mumbai-Delhi remained the world’s third busiest domestic route in 2018 with 45,188 flights operated by six airlines during the year, averaging almost 124 flights daily. OAG published the “busiest routes 2019” report which featured Bangalore-Delhi as the 19th busiest domestic route with 28,716 flights by seven airlines between the two cities last year.

Mumbai runway repairs worth ₹23 crore completed

The repair of the intersection of the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA)’s runway cost Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) between ₹23- ₹25 crore. MIAL, which runs the airport on February 7, had announced the partial shutdown of the runway to recapped the intersection area. The runway is set to be fully functional after almost two months from 31 March. This gives the section of the runway an additional 10 years.

Vistara gets Jet landing and take-off slots for Delhi-Raipur flights

Vistara has been allotted the same slots in which Jet operated its flights on the Delhi-Raipur route according to reports.

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