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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 ..

SpiceJet becomes first Indian low-cost airline to join IATA

SpiceJet has become the first Indian low-cost carrier to get the membership of global airlines’ grouping International Air Transport Association (IATA). The membership also allows SpiceJet to explore and grow its collaborations with international member airlines of IATA through interlining and code shares. This will enable SpiceJet to seamlessly expand the network options for its ..

Where was Black Box of Boeing 737 MAX 8 sent for further probe?

The Black Box of the crashed Ethiopian Airline aircraft has been sent to France for further investigation. The global airline industry is awaiting the results of the probe to find the real cause of the plane crash. Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 had crashed soon after the taking off from the Addis Ababa airport last week ..

US not to down Boeing 737 MAX 8

United States of America has ruled out all speculations grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aeroplanes thus walking out of the line of countries which have taken the measure after a second consecutive air-crash involving the same model within 5 months when the Indonesian air crash had claimed lives of all onboard. Boeing had asked ..

Sunil Bhaskaran appointed as new CEO & MD of low cost carrier AirAsia India

Tata Group veteran Sunil Bhaskaran has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Managing Director (MD) of low cost carrier AirAsia India with effect from November 15, 2018. He will oversee the next phase of expansion and growth of the company, AirAsia India said in a statement. The airline, jointly owned by ..

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 ..

Qatar Airways following become world’s first airline to launch double beds in business class

Qatar Airways has become the world’s first Airline to launch double beds in its brand new business class suite “Qsuite” from London to Doha in Qatar. Such suites will allow passengers to recline two middle seats into a fully flat bed and features partition panels to create a private bedroom with two entertainment screens inside. ..

Rajiv Bansal appointed as new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India

Rajiv Bansal, the 1988 batch IAS officer of Nagaland cadre, has been appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Air India for three months. Bansal, who is additional secretary and financial adviser at the petroleum ministry, will replace Ashwani Lohani — who has been appointed as the Chairman of Railway Board. It ..