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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 October

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 26 October

CHIAL approves freight charges for integrated cargo complex

The Chandigarh International Airport Limited (CHIAL) has finalised freight charges for handling the domestic and international cargo at the airport.The CHIAL is set to start an integrated cargo complex with perishable cargo centre, giving a fillip to both perishable and non-perishable exports from the region. CHIAL chief executive officer Ajay Bhardwaj said “We have finalised the freight charges for cargo which would start functioning from first week of November. This will enhance the capacity of cargo complex, including the facility of international cargo, with the arrangement of storage of perishable cargo. Total area of new complex is 14,127sqmt.”

Global Xpress approved for Indian airlines

BSNL, a partner of Inmarsat, has received the necessary licences to deliver Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band mobile broadband services in India. Under BSNL’s Inflight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) licence from India’s Department of Telecommunications, GX will be available to Indian customers across the government, aviation and maritime sectors.

Kenya Airways to adopt Indian IT firm’s single system solution

India-based IT and business solution company, Cargo Flash Infotech will be replacing Kenya Airways’ manifold of operations and management systems that were either have limited connectivity options or systems working in silos, in which information sharing is restricted due to systems’ limitations. Kenya Airways’ numerous operations and management systems are currently being substituted by Cargo Flash’s single, next-generation ‘nGen’ system that includes Cargo Reservations (RES) System, Cargo Revenue Accounting (CRA) System, Cargo Handling and Warehouse Management, ULD Management Solution, and Customer Portal.

SpiceJet unveils special livery to celebrate 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine

SpiceJet unveiled a special livery on its Boeing 737 aircraft at the Delhi airport to celebrate India’s reaching the historic milestone of administering 100 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses. The livery bearing an image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and healthcare workers adorned three Boeing 737 aircraft.

Thomas Cook India, SOTC partner with Vistara

Thomas Cook Limited and its Group Company SOTC Travel have partnered with Vistara to launch Vistara Getaways. As customer confidence in travel witnesses an encouraging resurgence, Indians are seeking to catch up on delayed holiday plans, avail of a quick break or celebrate special occasions with loved ones. In the face of this positive outlook, Vistara Getaways brings customers four-pronged benefits: air-inclusive holiday experiences, special pricing, the reassurance and service excellence that is the hallmark of the three brands and the added reassurance of Thomas Cook and SOTC’s TravShield comprehensive Safety Commitment & Assured Safe Travel Programme in association with Apollo Clinics and Vistara’s stringent safety and hygiene protocols

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