Jet Airways recently received its fifth Boeing 737 MAX, as part of its fleet modernisation plan.
Messe München has recently purchased Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa from the Indian publishing house STAT Trade Times and is enhancing its logistics portfolio in a targeted manner with them. Previous owner, STAT Trade Times will still remain on board.
IndiGo has commenced operations to Kuwait and Abu Dhabi, further enhancing air operations between India and the Gulf region.
The Union ministry of civil aviation has cleared an international air connectivity scheme, which will connect Guwahati airport with seven countries.
Vineet Gulati has taken charge as the member air navigation services (ANS) on the board of the Airports Authority of India (AAI). Prior to his appointment as ANS member, he has served at AAI in various capacities, as executive director (air traffic management), general manager (air traffic flow management) and air traffic controller in ATC centers at various international airports.
IndiGo has stated that it is in talks with manufacturers to add wide-bodied aircraft to its fleet but there is no firm timeline amid difficult market conditions in the Indian market.
Boeing and SpiceJet celebrated the delivery of the carrier’s first 737 MAX 8. The airline plans to use the 737 MAX to expand and standardise its fleet, while leveraging the super-efficient jet to reduce fuel costs per airplane by $1.5 million a year.
GoAir launched its inaugural flight from New Delhi to Phuket, making it as the sixth domestic carrier to hit international skies.
Saudi Airlines Cargo has launched ‘Fly Express’, a new product offering high priority express delivery for urgent international shipments.
IndiGo has announced the expansion of its overseas network with the launch of flight services to Male, Republic of Maldives and Phuket, Thailand from November.
The Centre has approved the proposal of setting up of an international airport at Halwara, 32 km from Ludhiana. The development comes after chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh sent a proposal to the Centre for permitting civilian flights from Halwara Air Force Station.