To keep the skies safe, it is essential that passengers and crew get vaccinated. So, as soon as the opportunity presented itself, airlines of India have started to vaccinate their staff, and will also try to vaccinate their families in some cases later. Here is the latest update on who has started on the efforts so far.
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Air India might be in for some fresh hell as the airline has been made a scapegoat in the ongoing tug of war between Cairn Energy plc of the UK and the Government of India. The airline has been sued by the energy major and they want to take “joint control” of the airline.
Maharashtra guidelines for air travel now indicate that one needs to have a negative RT-PCR report on arrival, with the sample being collected not before 48 hours of arrival in the state.
The UAE has extended the ban on travel originating from India to May 31, 2021. Further three other countries from South Asia face a similar ban for now.
Go Air, the no-frills carrier, is moving forward to rebrand itself as Go First, an Ultra Low-Cost Carrier from May 13, 2021.
Airbus will resume work on installing a new A320/A321 Final Assembly Line in the space earlier occupied by the A380 line. This decision reflects Airbus’ expectation that demand for their narrowbody jets will go up in the days ahead. Airbus already has a backlog of over 5000 jets for this family type.
As travel comes back in some parts of the world, Priority Pass is planning to add over 20% new lounge capacity in 2021. Here is an insight into their grand plans for the year ahead.
Delhi Airport will consolidate operations at Terminal 3 of the airport due to the falling traffic due to the pandemic. So on your next flight from May 18, 2021 onwards, head straight to Terminal 3, rather than T2 if you were earlier told to do so.
The Maldives is the latest country to bar the entry of those travelling from South Asian countries, including India for an extended basis into the country.
Your next trip to Goa might need you to present a Negative RT-PCR Report to enter the state. The High Court of the state certainly thinks so and the state has notified this now.
Vistara is going to launch flights to Tokyo Haneda in June 2021. Initially, one flight a week will be operated under the air bubble agreement with Japan.