Category: Aviation

Indian passengers boarding Air Astana to enjoy 72 hours visa-free stopover in Kazakhstan

Air Astana passengers holding Indian passports will enjoy 72 hours visa-free stopovers in Kazakhstan with effect from April 23, 2018, until the end of the year. Passengers with Air Astana flights transiting in Almaty and Astana simply need to notify check-in staff at the point of departure in order to enjoy the benefit of a […]

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IndiGo reports record profit after tax of INR 22.4 million for fiscal 2018

InterGlobe Aviation (IndiGo) revealed its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 results. According to the reports, the revenue from operations was INR 230,208.87 million for the year ended March 2018, which was an increase of 23.9% compared to last year. Revenue from operations for the quarter ended March 2018 was INR 57,991.13 million, an increase […]

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IndiGo’s flights from 6E 2000 to 6E 2999 shifted to Terminal 2, Delhi

In a move to support Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) with revamping of Terminal 1, IndiGo has shifted its partial operations to Terminal 2 starting March 25, 2018. All IndiGo flights numbered from 6E 2000 to 6E 2999 are now departing from and arriving at Terminal 2, in Delhi. During this transition phase, IndiGo has […]

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Vistara launches Airborne comic book to educate young flyers on air travel

The carrier released ‘Airborne’–a first-of-its-kind comic book designed to educate and sensitise its ‘Young Stars’ or young travellers to the nuances of air travel. ‘Airborne’ is being given to Vistara’s young travellers at the check-in counters and to the children of Salaam Baalak Trust, Vistara’s NGO partner. In a fun and interactive way, Vistara’s ‘Airborne’ […]

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Demand forecast at 1,750 for new aircraft in India over 20 years

India will require 1,750 new passengers and cargo aircraft over the next 20 years to meet an exponential rise in both passenger and freight traffic, according to Airbus’ latest India Market Forecast. To help meet this growth, India will need 1,320 new single-aisle aircraft and 430 wide-body aircraft valued at USD 255 billion. While much […]

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Vistara clocks 91.2% passenger load factor in February 2018

More than 95% PLF in economy class As per the DGCA monthly report, Vistara recorded its highest-ever Passenger Load Factor (PLF) of 91.2% in the month of February 2018, with more than 95% occupancy in its Economy class during the month, after having topped the list among full-service carriers (FSCs) several times over the last […]

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Indian aviation sector charts 17.3% growth in 2017

According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the domestic airlines carried 117.2 million passengers during January-December, as against 100 million during the same period in 2016, thereby charting a growth of 17.3%. The first two months of 2018 also saw 22% yoy passenger growth. Hence, monthly PLFs for major airlines have been on the […]

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