Phone +91 124 4534500 / 600 (200 lines)
  • en en

News

Akasa Air, a new Indian airline, gets its first aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max

New airline Akasa Air has received its first aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max in Seattle. The airline released pictures of the brand new bird in its livery. Akasa Air has ordered a total of 72 planes and aims to get 18 planes by March 2023. It has already signed up 154 pilots,115 cabin attendants and […]

Read More

Go First to resume Srinagar-Sharjah services by the end of this month

City based domestic airline Go First announced its plans to resume scheduled direct flights between Srinagar and Sharjah by the end of this month. The airline said it has recently received the bilateral rights to operate five flights per week on the Srinagar-Sharjah-Srinagar route and is awaiting the final approval. The airline had commenced the […]

Read More

Air India plans to add over 200 new planes to its fleet, 70% to be narrow-bodied aircraft

Tata Group-owned Air India is considering buying more than 200 new planes with 70 per cent of them being narrow-bodied aircraft, aviation industry sources said. While Air India has zeroed in on Airbus’s A350 wide-bodied aircraft for the procurement, the talks with Airbus and Boeing for narrow-bodied aircraft is still on, they said. A wide-bodied […]

Read More

Tourism and wellness will drive Mysuru’s growth: PM Modi

Ahead of the International Day of Yoga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need to sync Mysuru’s growth with tourism and wellness. Listing some projects the Centre has initiated for Mysuru’s development, he said yoga will create a brand for Mysuru globally. At a public meeting after launching a slew of development projects, he said […]

Read More

Ministry of Civil Aviation celebrates International Yoga Day 2022 at Gwalior Fort

Ministry of Civil Aviation celebrated the International Day of Yoga by organising a massive Yoga demonstration of more than 2,000 people at Gwalior Fort. The event was inaugurated and led by Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Jyotiraditya M Scindia. This year International Day of Yoga is falling in the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” year for […]

Read More

India launches National Air Sports Policy (NASP) 2022.

With the vision of making India, top sports destination by 2030 by providing a safe, affordable, accessible, enjoyable and sustainable air sports ecosystem, the country launched National Air Sports Policy (NASP) 2022. “It is time for India to take its rightful place and become global capital of air sports. We want to create an environment […]

Read More

Accor India appoints Vineet Mishra as Cluster General Manager

Vineet Mishra has been appointed as Cluster General Manager of Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity, along with Novotel & Ibis Bengaluru Outer Ring Road and Novotel & Ibis Chennai. A seasoned hospitality veteran, Mishra brings on board an illustrious career spanning over 23 years with an exceptional network in the industry. In his new […]

Read More

GoFirst to explore further penetration into Thailand through direct and interline arrangements

GoFirst is looking to expand its reach and presence in the Thailand aviation market in a big way using the support it is getting from the TAT and the Thailand government. The airline’s top management had a detailed meeting with Tanes Petsuwan, Deputy Governor for International Marketing – Asia & South Pacific, and TAT recently […]

Read More

Oman Air increases flights to India destinations

Oman Air, the Sultanate of Oman’s flag carrier, has amended its summer schedule to reflect increased frequency and flight resumptions. Based on the table below, the airline is boosting frequency to 8 Indian destinations: Bangalore, Mumbai, Kozhikode, Kochi, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, and Chennai as demand increases. Between Muscat and its operational India destinations, the airline […]

Read More

ITC’s three lead zero carbon-certified hotels create global milestone

Reaffirming its credo of ‘Responsible Luxury’ with a comprehensive focus on sustainability, health and hygiene, ITC Hotels is proud to announce that 3 of its properties in India have been ranked as the world’s top 3 LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Zero Carbon certified hotels, a first-of-its-kind achievement globally. ITC Windsor, Bengaluru, became […]

Read More

Goa’s Mopa airport to start operations on September 1

With nearly 98 per cent work of the Greenfield International Airport at Mopa being completed, the airport is expected to commission full-fledged from September 1, this year. Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on 7 June said that the airport will be inaugurated sometime between August 15 and 30, depending upon the appointment by Prime Minister […]

Read More

Star Air commences direct flights between Bhuj and Ahmedabad

Star Air is set to operate Bhuj as its 17th destination under the regional connectivity scheme UDAN. With the launch of the new destination, Star Air will operate its Embraer 145 jets for direct and connecting flights between Bhuj, Ahmedabad, and Belagavi as part of its summer 2022 schedule. Star Air will operate five times […]

Read More

Arunachal’s remote Tezu on aviation map as first Dornier plane lands

Marking the start of commercial operations, a Dornier 228 aircraft operated by Alliance Air landed at Tezu airport in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh on 2 June, officials said. The 17-seater aircraft, manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), took around 20 minutes to reach Tezu from Dibrugarh in Assam, they said. “We extend our deep […]

Read More

Ethiopian Airlines To Start Direct Flights Between Chennai And Addis Ababa Effective July 2

Ethiopian Airlines, Africa’s leading airline and the flag carrier of Ethiopia has announced that it is all set to start three weekly services between Addis Ababa and Chennai, India effective from 2 July 2022. Chennai will be the fourth destination in India to join Ethiopian’s wide network, following New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Ethiopian Airlines […]

Read More

Airports Authority of India to incorporate barrier-free facilities at airport

In continuation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of equipping airports with additional services or people with reduced mobility, the Airports Authority of India under the aegis of the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation has been endeavouring to accomplish the objective of making airports barrier-free. And today, one can see ramps, railings, water facilities and […]

Read More

Sarovar Premiere, Manakamana to arrive in Nepal with 44 keys

Sarovar Hotels signed a new hotel in Manakamana, marking group’s entry in the temple town of Nepal. This will be Sarovar’s first Sarovar Premiere branded resort and second hotel in Nepal after Sarovar Portico, Birgunj. Commenting on the development, Anil Madhok, Executive Chairman, Sarovar Hotels, said, “We are delighted to partner with Manakamana retreat Resort […]

Read More

Lemon Tree signs a new hotel in Chirang, Assam with 40-keys

Lemon Tree Hotels Limited (LTHL) has announced signing a new property in the Northeast region, which will feature 40 well-appointed rooms, complemented by a multi-cuisine restaurant and a bar. It will also have a conference room and a fitness center for recreation. The new hotel, Keys Select by Lemon Tree Hotels is expected to open […]

Read More

Nepal PM Deuba inaugurates second international airport near Lumbini

Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday inaugurated the country’s second international airport built by China that will help connect Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha and a major tourist and pilgrimage destination, to Buddhist circuits in South Asia as well as to the rest of the world. The USD 76 million Gautam Buddha […]

Read More

Nepal waives charges for international airlines conducting flights to Gautam

Nepal has decided to waive several charges for one year for international airlines conducting flights to the country’s newly-opened Gautam Buddha International Airport. The decision by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) on a 100 per cent waiver of charges, including for landing, parking, communication, navigation aid and security check, will be effective from […]

Read More

Jaipur becomes first city in India for housing two leopard safaris

Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, has become the first city in India to house two leopard reserves after the launch of the Amagarh project.  Amagarh is a reserved forest section in the Aravali mountain range spreading over 1,524 hectare and it houses 15 leopards.Besides leopards, other wildlife found here are hyenas, jackals, wild cats, foxes […]

Read More

India: Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary becomes Rajasthan’s 04th and country’s 52nd Tiger Reserve

India’s tiger conservation efforts received a boost after the environment ministry notified the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary in Rajasthan as India’s 52nd tiger reserve recently. With this announcement, Rajasthan now has four tiger reserves — Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Sawai Madhopur district, Mukundra Hills Tiger Reserve in Kota district and Sariska Tiger Reserve in Alwar district. […]

Read More

Nepal: International flights commence at Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA)

International flights have commenced from the Gautam Buddha International Airport (GBIA) on 16th May. A plane of Jazeera Airlines landed at the airport for the first time. The narrow-body aircraft carrying 178 passengers arrived here from Kuwait as a maiden international flight to the GBIA, coinciding with the 2566th Buddha Jayanti. The airplane was welcomed with […]

Read More