IndiGo has announced new domestic flights out of Mumbai’s Terminal 2. This expansion will take the IndiGo passengers to a new domestic flying experience for the first time, and would be welcome.
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Jet Airways has switched off the IFE for their flights since April 1, and the airline has also shut down lounge access for Business Class passengers at Delhi, Hyderabad and Mumbai.
A few Jet Airways slots are redistributed in light of the current situation. Vistara and AirAsia have added a few flights out of Mumbai, so has SpiceJet.
United is operating its non-stop flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Newark with a technical halt due to Pakistan airspace closure. United has cancelled Delhi service for now.
Inmarsat-BSNL and Airtel have secured an inflight and maritime connectivity service provider license in India. They can now provide in-flight WiFi in India.
Jet Airways’ unused slots at Mumbai airport are being temporarily redistributed to other airlines. That means Vistara and AirAsia India have quickly added new flights.
The Preliminary report of the investigation of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 aircraft which crashed last month, released today indicates that the pilots followed the Boeing and FAA recommended procedure to recover the plane, however could not do so.
Air India has implemented several cost-cutting measures over the past several years. Air India has now made some changes to its inflight menu to offer “a healthier meal” as a part of their cost-cutting initiatives.
Lessors have grounded 15 more aircraft taking the operational fleet to below 30 aircraft. Flights out of Mumbai and Delhi are severely affected.
Air India has revised its baggage allowance on flights to the USA. Air India has slashed the baggage allowance on the Mumbai – Newark flight by 50% due to payload restrictions.
Mumbai airport was shut down, for three days a week, for two months to complete runway repair works. Recarpeting of the runway intersection is completed now.