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Air India to become first Indian airline to fly over North Pole

On the occasion of 73rd Independence Day 2019, National carrier Air India will become the first Indian airline to fly over the North Pole. Its Delhi-San Francisco flight will take the route saving 2,000 to 7,000 kg of fuel and reducing the carbon emissions by 6,000 to 21,000 kg, per flight. It will fly over ..

Indian carrier Vistara becomes member of International Air Transport Association

Vistara, the joint venture carrier between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, has become the 3rd Indian carrier to be a member of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), a global body of 280 airlines. Air India and Jet Airways are the two other airlines in India that are IATA members. The IATA membership will enable ..

India Convention Promotion Bureau

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) has been set up under the patronage of the Ministry of Tourism. It has been set up to promote India as a venue for International Conferences and Exhibitions. ICPB is the only travel industry body with participation from the entire MICE industry, with members from state governments, hotels, airlines, tour operators, ..

India signs with Russia for visa free entry of flight crew

India and Russia have recently agreed to implement the general declaration for visa free entry of the crew of chartered and scheduled flights between the two countries. A pact on the issue was signed here recently by officials of the two countries. The agreement will facilitate visa-free entry, stay and exit of crew of aircraft ..

New Zealand authorities: Govt to scrap foreign ownership limits on its airlines

At the launch of a discussion document on New Zealand’s international air transport policy, New Zealand authorities held that the government is proposing to scrap foreign ownership limits on New Zealand airlines. They held that the policy review purported extending to seek inter-government agreements with liberalized investment criteria, provided certain conditions were met. The review ..

Delta Airlines world’s first carrier to produce own fuel

U.S.-based Delta Airlines will soon become the world’s first air carrier to produce its own jet fuel. Delta announced it is buying a oil refinery near Philadelphia from the Phillips 66 oil company for 150 million Dollars for the purpose. Delta spent 12 billion dollar on jet fuel last year, which was about 36 percent ..