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India Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 August

India Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 August

Air India to operate up to 13 weekly flights between India & UK

Air India has announced it will operate 13 weekly flights connecting London with Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Amritsar, and Kochi from 16th August to 1st September.

IndiGo to launch IATA Travel Pass for international travel

IndiGo has partnered with International Air Transport Association (IATA) to launch a pilot project for IATA Travel Pass, which will enable passengers to create a ‘digital passport’ to verify their pre-travel test or vaccination status to meet the SOPs of the destination. The pilot project will begin in the country from 20th August. IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta stated “We are certain that our collaboration with IATA on this innovation will prove to be a stepping-stone towards international air travel recovery, while providing a hassle-free experience to our customers.”

India working towards progress in flying training: Civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Indian government has come up with a policy of Flying Training Organisation (FTO) under which eight new FTOs are likely to be established at five government airports, in a bid to promote flying training in the country.

Over 360 UDAN air routes operational now

India has till date operationalised 361 air routes under the regional connectivity scheme ‘Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik’ or RCS-Udan. The scheme was launched in 2016. Under it, airlines are provided with a ‘Viability Gap Funding’ to keep fares affordable and accessible. The Ministry of Civil Aviation said in a statement “To date, 361 routes and 59 airports (including 5 heliports and 2 water aerodromes) have been operationalised under the UDAN scheme. The scheme is envisaged to establish strong aerial connectivity in all States and UTs of the country which hitherto were not connected, laying the foundation of a new regional segment in India’s aviation market.”

With addition of INDAMER, MIHAN set to become Aviation hub

With Air India MRO, Dhirubhai Ambani Aerospace, Kalpana Aviation, Thales successfully operating, the addition of Allen Aircraft Radio-INDAMER, the Multimodal Hub Airport at Nagpur (MIHAN) is set to become the Aviation Hub. It has already become the Information Technology (IT) Hub.

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