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Air Asia India adds one A320; to connect Hyderabad-Bhubaneshwar

Budget carrier AirAsia India today announced the induction of an additional Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet besides launching a new route, connecting Telangana capital Hyderabad with Bhubaneshwar from early 2018. The airline also said it will enhance connectivity to Jaipur and Bhubaneswar from its Bengaluru hub. AirAsia India will now have three direct flights

Want to make Air India vibrant: Raju

Civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapati Raju today said the government wants to make Air India vibrant for which plans on an ‘alternative mechanism’ was being worked out. The national carrier, entirely funded by government, was making losses and was now in a debt trap due to interest burden. “We want to make Air India a

Global airlines’ industry profit to hit $38.4bn in 2018: IATA

The global airlines’ industry is projected to record a higher net profit of USD 38.4 billion in 2018, primarily bolstered by strong demand, industry grouping IATA said today. The International Airport Transport Association (IATA) said the expected net profit is more than USD 34.5 billion projected for this year. The figure for 2017 was revised

UDAAN: Rajasthan to connect all districts with air services

The Rajasthan government looks to provide air connectivity to all districts either through its inter-state air services or the central scheme UDAAN, a senior official said. While the Centre is pushing ahead with the ambitious regional air connectivity scheme UDAAN, the Rajasthan government’s intra-state air services initiative has been operational for little over a year.

India’s Jet, Air France-KLM announce tie-up on routes

India’s Jet Airways and Air France-KLM today announced enhanced cooperation, widening their existing code-share agreement to expand their operations between Europe and India. The agreement will see Jet Airways, India’ second largest airline by revenue, and Air France-KLM working together to develop their commercial and product offerings. “This agreement strengthens the partnership built between these

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