Air India introduces new in-flight F&B menu for international flights, includes premium brands of spirits
Air India's First and Business Class customers who follow the vegan lifestyle will now be able to choose from a selection of plant-based meal options. Moreover, the airline's bar menu now features a range of premium brands of spirits as well as a new wine list that includes French and Italian wines.
Air India introduces Premium Economy experience on select international routes
Premium Economy passengers will be able to check-in at dedicated counters and have priority tags affixed to their check-in baggage, and also be amongst the first to be invited to board the aircraft. The class will be initially available to customers travelling on select routes operated by its fleet of Boeing 777-200LR aircraft: Bengaluru-San Francisco, Mumbai-San Francisco, and Mumbai-New York.
Rs 60K crore allocated for development of existing airports, Rs 38K crore for new Greenfield airports
Upgradation and modernisation of airports is a continuous process and is undertaken by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and other airport developers from time to time depending on the availability of land, commercial viability, socio-economic considerations, traffic demand and willingness of the airlines to operate to/from such airports.
At 55.9%, IndiGo led market share in Feb; airlines received 359 complaints
In February 2023, a total of 359 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines. The number of complaints per 10,000 passengers carried for the month of February has been around 0.3 per cent. As per the latest data issued for February by aviation regulator DGCA, IndiGo carried 67.42 lakh passengers during the month, followed by Air India (10.76 lakh) and Vistara (10.53 lakh).
17 scheduled airlines operating in the country, DGCA issued 718 Air Operator Certificate
As per a written reply by the Ministry of Civil Aviation in Rajya Sabha on Monday, at present, there are 148 operational airports in the country, which includes 137 airports, two water aerodromes and nine heliports. There were 96 operational airports of the Airports Authority of India as on March 2017.
Airlines misguiding people, forcing passengers to pay more, says Parl Panel
The Committee also pointed out the wrong information published by the private airlines on their websites, regarding the number of seats left in the flight and the prices of the tickets. The level of misinformation can be gauged from the fact that even after the last tickets have been sold, the same number of seats show on the website, as indicated before the tickets sale.
Number of air-passengers benefitting from RCS-UDAN falls in 2022-23
A Parliamentary standing Committee took note of the dwindling numbers and has sought an explanation from the Ministry. In its latest report, the Committee noted that there has been a fluctuation in the number of RCS passengers who have benefitted from the UDAN Scheme. While the number of RCS passengers rose.
Air India offers voluntary retirement scheme to its staff again
The VRS offer will be available for permanent general cadre officers who have attained the age of 40 years or above and completed a minimum of five years of continuous service at the airline. Clerical and unskilled categories of employees who have completed a minimum of five years of continuous service at Air India will also be eligible to opt for VRS.
'Indian aviation industry gradually moving out of turbulent phase'
Moreover, the industry has witnessed improved pricing power, as reflected in the healthier yields and thus the revenue per available seat km - cost per available seat kilometre (RASK-CASK) spread of the airlines. The same is expected to continue, given the sequential decline in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices from the peak of June 2022 and the anticipation of relatively.
Air India resumes Delhi-Copenhagen flight after 3 yrs
This service will further strengthen Air India's foothold in Europe, after the recently resumed flights to Vienna and Milan, the airline said. Passengers can now conveniently fly non-stop to Copenhagen, a popular tourism and business centre and an educational hub of Europe.