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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 April

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 April

How The ME3 Became So Dominant In The Indian Market

When looking at the international aviation market in India, three airlines stand out in particular: Emirates, Qatar, and Etihad. Popularly known as the Middle East three, or ME3, these airlines dominate the market for international flights. But how did the ME3 become so big in India?. Read here

IAAI Seeks Immediate Relief Package for Travel & Tourism

Biji Eapen, President, IATA Agents Association of India (IAAI), urged Government of India through an appeal to the Prime Minister of India to introduce immediate bailout (Economic Relief Package) favoring Indian Travel & Tourism Sector. Travel & Tourism Sector in India has emerged as one of the significant sectors generating income, employment, and supporting the alleviation of poverty. Travel & Tourism Sector contributed 9.2 per cent of GDP in India, to the total Economy Rs 16, 907.9 bn in 2018

India suspends flight operations until May 3

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) India has announced that all domestic and international scheduled airline operations in India will remain suspended until 2359 hours of May 3, 2020. The office of DGCA also announced the continuation of travel and visa restrictions relating to Covid-19. The statement said the restrictions will not apply to international all cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

SpiceJet delivers 16 tonnes of pharma goods from India to Vietnam

SpiceJet operated its first ever cargo freighter today, carrying around 16 tons of pharma essentials including medicines and other medical supplies from Hyderabad, India to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The airline deployed its Boeing 737 freighter aircraft for the assignment which took-off from Hyderabad to reach Ho Chi Minh City. SpiceJet operated its first cargo freighter on the Chennai-Singapore-Chennai route just yesterday to bring critical medical equipment and devices to India. The airline operated the country’s first cargo-on-seat flight on April 7. Since then, the airline has been regularly using its Boeing 737 aircraft to carry cargo in the passenger cabin. Ajay Singh, Chairman & Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, “It is a moment of pride for our aviation sector to see the government’s ‘Lifeline Udan’ initiative scripting a great success story in these unprecedented times. SpiceJet is proud to be a part of this crucial initiative of transporting medical and other vital supplies by placing not just its freighter but passenger fleet too to maximum utilization.”

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