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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 22 March

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 22 March

GoAir successfully trials Srinagar-Delhi night flight

GoAir successfully conducted its first trial night operation from Srinagar International Airport to Delhi on Friday, SIA authorities are hopeful that all airlines will operate night flights from the airport after final approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) next week.

Maldivian To Commence Direct Flights From Maafaru To Mumbai

Maldivian, the National Carrier of Republic of Maldives, owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Limited (IAS) is to commence direct flights from Maafaru to Mumbai in April 2021

Star Air adds new destinations

Star Air, the aviation arm of the Sanjay Ghodawat Group, is expanding its route network despite the impact of Covid-19 on domestic travel during the recent lockdown. The airline plans expansion to more cities such as Nagpur and Jamnagar as early as April 2021. Star Air director Shrenik Ghodawat said “On the safety aspect, Star Air is working hard to fulfil all Covid-19 protocols, which will help increase passenger confidence… and is all set to expand its business further.”

Vistara expects regular short-haul international operations in the next 3-6 months

Buoyed by the acceleration of the anti-Covid-19 vaccination drive, Tata-SIA airline operating as Vistara, expects regular short-haul international operations to commence in the next three to six months. Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer Vinod Kannan, “it might take at least 3-6 more months to resume short-haul international operations within the subcontinent based on bilateral government approvals. “While global rollout of the vaccine has begun in full swing, resumption of regular international air travel is still some time away. “Therefore, we feel travel bubble agreements will continue for a while and it may take us at least 3-6 more months to resume short-haul international operations within the subcontinent based on bilateral government approvals, while long-haul air travel may take at least till the end of the year to resume.”

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