Emirates to celebrate the special flavours of Diwali
From November 4 to 10 Emirates Airlines customers travelling in all classes between Dubai and India will enjoy classic Indian sweets and delicacies associated with Diwali. Emirates will also extend the celebrations to select lounges across its global network by offering its customers special dishes.
GECAS Orderbook Provides Vistara Seven A320neo
GECAS announced 23 October the signing of a lease contract for seven A320neos to enter service with Vistara, the India based full-service carrier and joint venture of Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, following deliveries from Airbus in the latter part of 2019 and continuing into 2020. “GECAS is delighted to partner with Vistara to expand its fleet of A320neos,” noted GECAS’ Aashish Sonawala, SVP Marketing. “These aircraft offer very attractive operating economics to the airline that is striving to offer a world-class experience to its passengers. We look forward to a long and cherished association with Vistara”
Pratt & Whitney launches Industry Capability Enhancement programme in India
Pratt & Whitney has launched its Industry Capability Enhancement programme to support medium and small scale enterprises serving global aerospace majors through precision manufacturing and highly specialised engineering services from India. As part of this unique program to enhance India’s aviation ecosystem, Pratt & Whitney organised a special training session, launching with its suppliers Belcan and QuEST Global Engineering Services, at its Hyderabad training centre recently. Pratt & Whitney reinforces its commitment to the Indian government’s “Skill India” and “Make in India” initiatives, which will provide further impetus to the growth of aviation sector in India.
The Andhra Pradesh government partners with IndiGo to introduce international services from Vijayawada
In a collaborative endeavour to provide air connectivity between Vijayawada and Singapore, IndiGo is all set to operate first international flight from Vijayawada jointly with the Andhra Pradesh government. As part of the strategic partnership between the two, the low cost airline will operate two weekly non- stop services between Vijayawada and Singapore effective December, 2018. The first flight will fly out of Vijayawada International Airport on 4 December.
20 Cities Will Need Second Airport by 2030, Says Civil Aviation Ministry Study
least 20 cities in India will need a second airport by 2030, the initial findings of a study by the civil aviation ministry has revealed, two officers directly involved in the exercise said on condition of anonymity. Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, Visakhapatnam, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmadabad, Rajkot, Patna, Kolkata and Bangalore are among cities that will need a second airport by 2030. “The study should be completed by the end of this year, and the aim is to map the saturation point,” said one of the two officials mentioned in the first instance, a senior official at Airports Authority India (AAI), which is conducting the study. “Some airports are already operating beyond the capacity but still have scope for expansion. But most of us agree that expansion is not matched with the growth in aviation sector, which is why we are observing congestion at airports. We do not want this when we are aspiring for one billion trips in next 15 years, up from around 200 million (trips a year) now,” the AAI official said.
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