SpiceJet joins global Airlines grouping IATA

SpiceJet has joined global airlines grouping International Air Transport Association(IATA) as a member.It became the first Indian low-cost carrier to join the IATA. The membership will allow SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of the IATA grouping through interlining and code shares.It will also enable the carrier in seamlessly expanding… Continue reading SpiceJet joins global Airlines grouping IATA

Fares fly high as planes grounded

Air fares has increased causing inconvenience to passengers. The rise in air fares has been due to demand and supply gap after a large number of aircrafts were grounded due to variety of reason such as a) safety precaution, b) maintenance issues, c) financial crisis of airlines, and, d) shortage of pilots. The Directorate General… Continue reading Fares fly high as planes grounded

Airspace north of Delhi turns no-fly zone for four hours

The airspace towards North of Delhi was a no-fly zone for commercial airlines on 27th February 2019.This was due to India-Pakistan tensions which forced airlines to suspend flights to and from airports. A no-fly zone is a territory over which aircraft are not permitted to fly.  Its objectives include:(a) Security of a particular area (b)… Continue reading Airspace north of Delhi turns no-fly zone for four hours

Poor decisions harming aviation

Spice jet chairman has said that the aviation sector is reeling under high costs because of poor “leadership” and decision making. Civil Aviation policy,2016 seeks to(a) make regional air connectivity a reality (b) take flying to the masses by making it affordable and convenient. (c)enhance ticketing from 8cr to 30cr by 2022 and 50 cr… Continue reading Poor decisions harming aviation

Only 4 UDAN routes in northeast operational

According to Airport Authority of India’s records, only 4 UDAN routes in North-East India is currently operational. Launched in 2017, the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS)-Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik (UDAN) seeks to connect under-served and un-served airports in India through revival of existing air-strips and airports. The scheme is being implemented by Airport Authority of… Continue reading Only 4 UDAN routes in northeast operational

India set to be third largest aviation market

India set to be third largest aviation market News: In its latest 20-year forecast for the aviation industry, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has revealed that India will be the third largest aviation market globally  in 6 years. Important Facts: 2. India is now expected to be among the top three countries by 2024… Continue reading India set to be third largest aviation market