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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 25 May

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 25 May

Civil Aviation Ministry Decides To Restart Flights Under UDAN Scheme

As domestic flight operations are set to resume from today, the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Sunday decided to restart flights under the UDAN Scheme in a calibrated manner.The UDAN (Ude Desh Ka Aam Naagrik) scheme aims to make flying affordable besides connecting underserved and unserved airports across the country. While restarting flights under the UDAN Scheme, preferences will be given to flights connecting the North-East region, hill states and islands, along with short-haul routes, according to Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri.

FPG Amentum arranges the acquisition of two IndiGo A321NEOs for investor customers  

FPG Amentum announced the acquisition of two Airbus A321-200NX for investor customers. The aircraft were delivered new in sale & leaseback transactions with InterGlobe Aviation Ltd.

India aims to start international flights by mid-June or July amid COVID-19 pandemic 

Speaking to reporters Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri asserted that India will try to start a good percentage of international flights before August, if not the entire civil aviation. Responding to a question Puri said, “My answer to that question is why August or September? Let us at least in this interaction say that we must have a more ambitious goal. Why not start by June-mid, June-end or July.” He also recommended ”Aarogya Setu app for everyone” saying, ”it’s an excellent contact-tracing device.”

India’s Book Air Ambulance Offers Affordable Membership 

Having run an online air ambulance service targeting high-net-worth individuals with three King Air C90s for the past eight years, New Delhi-based Book Air Ambulance has introduced the first-ever membership in India that it calls “cashless and affordable air ambulance” service. With the service, Book Air Ambulance, a venture of Flaps Aviation, intends to address the serious medical issues of patients from small communities who need to travel to the five the country’s metro areas—Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Chennai—for treatment.

India finally opens its skies for domestic aviation after 2 months

Indian skies opened up for domestic passenger services on Monday after a gap of two months, with Delhi-Pune and Mumbai-Patna flights being among the first to take off. Both the flights were operated by IndiGo on Monday morning, reports Mint. While the Delhi-Pune flight departed at scheduled at 4.45 am, the Mumbai-Patna flight left at 6.45 am. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended since March 25 when the government imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

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