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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 2 August

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 2 August

Peekay Group’s 3D Printing Facility opens at Bengaluru Airport City

The Peekay Group announced the opening of a new 3D Printing Facility in partnership with Bengaluru Airport City Limited (BACL) inaugurated this first-of-its-kind facility, that focuses on engineering, design and collaboration. BACL CEO Rao Munukutla stated We are excited to inaugurate this state-of-the-art 3D printing facility at our Airport City and partner with the Peekay Group. This facility will act as a catalyst to help transform our Airport City into a technology hub. From healthcare to sustainable construction and aerospace, 3D printing helps develop a culture of creativity and scope for scaling innovation across industries. This technology will further help consolidate Bengaluru’s strategic position as a knowledge-based economy, and as the Silicon Valley of India. A technology hub coupled with upcoming world-class retail, dining, and entertainment facilities will make our Airport City a truly global destination.”

Bahrain International Airport welcomes the maiden IndiGo flight from Mumbai

Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), welcomed the arrival of the inaugural IndiGo flight from Mumbai to Bahrain, following the commencement of a new direct service. The aircraft received a water cannon salute as it taxied to the terminal to mark the occasion. IndiGo Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, Mr. Sanjay Kumar said “We are pleased to announce Bahrain as our 25th international and 99th overall destination in the 6E network. These new flights will enhance international connectivity and bolster trade, commerce and tourism between India and the Kingdom of Bahrain, which is known for its pearl diving and trading tradition. Bahrain will be the first post covid international addition to the 6E network. We will strive to stay true to our promise of affordable fares, on-time performance, courteous and hassle-free service across wide network, onboard our lean clean flying machines.”

India Signed Bilateral Air Service Agreements With 116 Countries

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation Gen. (Dr) V. K. Singh (Retd) in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 1 August 2022 India Signed Bilateral Air Service Agreements With 116 Countries. Any designated foreign airline can operate to/from a point in India if it is designated as a point of call in the bilateral Air Services Agreement (ASA) signed between India and the country which has designated the airline.

No Charge For Web Check-In For Scheduled Domestic Airlines

Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has issued Air Transport Circular (ATC)-01 of 2021 titled, “Unbundle of Services and fees by scheduled airlines” as per which, some services like preferential seating have been allowed to be unbundled and charged separately from the travellers. Such unbundled services are provided on “opt-in” basis by Airlines and are not mandatory in nature.

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