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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 July

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 20 July

AAI and BEL sign MoU for co-operation in civil aviation industry

In a move that could provide a major boost to the civil aviation industry, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) has entered into an MoU with Navratna defence PSU Bharat Electronics (BEL), to provide a platform for both the companies to collaborate and support each other to address the emerging global opportunities in the airport business, including those in the Asia Pacific region.
AAl will play the role of a development partner and render assistance to BEL to execute MEA projects outside India.AAl will play the role of a development partner and render assistance to BEL to execute MEA projects outside India.

Alliance Air to bring remote Bastar area into India’s aviation map

Air India’s regional subsidiary Alliance Air is all set to bring the remote Bastar area of Chhattisgarh on India’s aviation map by connecting Jagdalpur to Raipur and Hyderabad commencing 5th August 2020 using ATR72 aircraft.

IndiGo introduces 6E double seat product

IndiGo launched a new product “6E double seat” that allows a passenger to book two seats for himself or herself to ensure social distancing following an extensive online survey. The booking will only be available through the airline’s website. IndiGo’s chief strategy and revenue officer Sanjay Kumar said “Even though air travel is the safest mode of travel at this point, we understand the customers’ emotional need for safety.” “We had been receiving such requests and are happy to introduce the option to book two seats for a single passenger to ensure additional safety”.

Star Air Launches Charter Services

Star Air has entered into the charter services business to fulfil private air travel requirements.
The group previously has an experience of over six years of running helicopter charter service operations successfully under Ghodawat Enterprises Pvt Ltd. The airline, Star Air, with its world-class fleet of three Embraer ERJ-145 aircraft Airbus H135 and  Airbus H135 helicopters. Sanjay Ghodawat, Chairman Star Air said “We are delighted to expand our airline operations by opening this private charter services. Like our scheduled commercial airline services, we are offering a world-class charter service keeping your comfort, safety, and overall flying experience in mind.”

U.S. passenger flights to India can resume July 23 

The government of India has agreed to allow U.S. air carriers to resume passenger services in the U.S.-India market starting 23 July the U.S. Transportation Department announced last Friday. India’s Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Twitter it was moving to “further expand our international civil aviation operations” and arrangements from some flights “with US, UAE, France & Germany are being put in place while similar arrangements are also being worked out with several other countries.”

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