Air India has announced a slew of new flights to be launched on June 1. All of these flights will come on the back of route allocations done to them in lieu of Jet Airways shutdown.
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Jet Airways used to operate a daily A330-300 service on Bangalore-Amsterdam route. As Jet Airways suspended operations, KLM will now add a 3x weekly 787-9 flight on this route.
KLM is planning to launch flights to Bangalore, a 3X weekly flight operating using a 787-9. That means the connectivity between Bangalore and Amsterdam is coming back pretty after the loss of Jet Airways on this rout.e
AirAsia India has applied for an international flying permit. They inducted their twentieth and twenty-first aircraft with registrations, VT-KUL and VT-BKK hinting at the initial international destinations they will fly to.
Next month, Vinod Kannan will join Vistara as the new CSO, coming in from Scoot. Sanjiv Kapoor will continue to be Vistara’s CCO. This move is made in line with Vistara getting all set to fly abroad.
Virgin Atlantic is launching a new service between London and Mumbai, which will operate on the 787-9 aircraft. This new flight will cover some of the base lost by the loss of Jet Airways.
Airbus’s A220 aircraft, which was acquired by them from Bombardier last year, has been primed up for longer flights now. The A220 will be able to fly an added range in the coming days.
Amazon is racing towards creating a super app. Amazon has partnered with Cleartrip to launch flight bookings to further expand the options under Amazon Pay.
Air India is increasing capacity on some domestic routes on a temporary basis by deploying the 747-400. So try and grab a seat to experience the classic aircraft while you can.
Air India is facing a huge problem with broken seats, frozen IFE and so-on, especially on the 777s. Air India is losing INR 3 crore a month due to their defective product.
With the shutdown of Jet Airways, some major value erosion has happened from the JetPrivilege programme as well. Here is how much of value we are being able to see being generated from the programme at the moment.