The international air travel market faces massive challenges in Asia, but that isn’t stopping some airlines from planning long-haul growth, particularly into India. Three announcements this week will bring additional flights from Europe to the sub-continent, with onward connections across the Atlantic.
New cabins on the horizon for economy and business class, short-haul and long; might travel get more comfortable rather than less? Plus some good news for travelers looking to get online in the sky or earn free travel with their points.
Two weeks from now it will be permissible to use WiFi enabled devices on board aircraft in India, assuming the pilot agrees. But that doesn’t mean the systems will actually be available to use.
Loyalty programs are a profit machine for airlines, but they depend on the airline as well. Can Jet Privilege continue to deliver? Or is that a delusional dream??
Nearly five years ago Virgin Atlantic dropped its services to India’s financial center, Mumbai. Just five months from now the airline will bring it back. Starting 27 October 2019 Virgin Atlantic will fly from London to Mumbai on a daily basis.
With no money and a bleak outlook for the future who would want to stick around to manage Jet Airways? It seems that the answer is no one, despite the critical work necessary to wrap up the company’s accounts. In the past two day three key executives resigned, making the situation even more pressing.
Improving the passenger experience or driving a revenue boost? Why not both? Air India’s latest IFE plans hope to deliver improvements on both sides of the ledger.
How do you say “slot squatting” in Arabic? Etihad Airways plans a pair of additional flights to Heathrow from its Abu Dhabi home starting in the next two months, squatting on openings it picked up from Jet Airways as that carrier collapsed.
Delta Air Lines is bringing back its Mumbai service. The new service, launching in December, was announced with significant political overtones and brings the carrier into a busy market.
Maybe it is temporary, as the airline claims. More likely it is a permanent situation. Without money or a coherent plan for recovery one thing is clear: Jet Airways is no longer an operating carrier.