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Jul 14


Jet Airways - Double daily wide body passenger

Jet Airways is pleased to announce the operation of double daily wide body passenger aircraft (B777-300) on Mumbai - Singapore – Mumbai route effective 06th August 2016


May 30


Jet Airways - wide body operation from INDIA to SINGAPORE eff 01st JUNE 2016

We would like to remind you that eff. 01st JUNE 16, 9W will operate a wide body aircraft (A330- 200) between BOM to SIN daily as per the attached flyer.

We are certain that these flights will give you strong opportunity to enhance your business on Jet Airways. We look forward to your continued support.

Thanking and assuring you of our co-operation at all times.

Warm Regards,
Aditya Gohel
+91 9820024248

Jan 01


CSR Payment schedule - 2016

CSR Payment schedule 2016

Apr 24


Turkish Airlines - Ex-BOM New destinations

Turkish Airlines have now added new destinations.

Please note,  the new additional destination tariff rate sheet  is applicable eff 24th April 2015 in which rates for following destinations has been added.



Jan 13


Saudi Airlines to launch Freighter from JED / RUH to Milan and Addis

Saudi Airlines Cargo is pleased to launch B-747 Freighter Flights from JED / RUH   to  MILAN & ADDIS.“By operating DIRECT Freighter flights into MXP & ADD we are offering First Class connections from our entire network including INDIA”

Dec 29


Air India CSR Payment Schedule 2015

Fortnightly CSR payment dates for the year 2015. 

Please be guided accordingly,


Charusheela Sawant 

Oct 28


Royal Jordanian cargo introduces a freighter service EX-BOM

Commencing 16th November 2014, Royal Jordanian cargo introduces a freighter service

Bi - Weekly A310-300F : EX-BOM to AMM on Day 3 & 7 

RJ087 - BOM Dep 10:55hrs - AMM Arr 16:55hrs 

And onwards to N.Africa ,Middle East, Europe, N.America & Canada.

Oct 11


Jet Airways expanding their International Network

Jet Airways happy to announce direct flights to AUH connecting seamlessly to the entire Etihad network from AMD, GOI, LKO and PNQ, along with expansion of services ex-Kerala to DOH a DXB. 

They are expanding services to BKK, CMB, DOH, and DXB from BOM, together with adding another daily flight from DEL to BKK, as well as the first direct flight to Vietnam's largest city Ho Chi Minh City (SGN).

Rammohan Krishnaswamy 
Senior General Manager



Sep 12


Delhi-based MSD Aviation gets no-objection certificate to launch cargo airline

NEW DELHI: After providing initial approvals to six airlines to operate national and regional passenger services since coming to power in May, the new government has issued a no-objection certificate to a Delhi-based company, MSD Aviation Pvt Ltd, to launch a cargo carrier. 

"The airline will now have to apply to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for a permit," a senior civil aviation ministry official said. Getting an NOC is the first step towards launching flight operations. .. 

Sep 09


Vistara likely to take off on Oct 15

Vistara, the Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture, is likely to commence operations on October 15, commemorating J R D Tata’s flight from Karachi to Mumbai on the same date in 1932. 

J R D Tata’s flight carrying mail between the two cities was the first by an Indian company and it opened the air link to peninsular India. 

Aug 28


Viraj Group invests Rs 90 crore for logistics arm

Viraj Profiles has extended its logistics arm by setting up its Inland Container Depot (ICD) – Vaishno Container Terminal at Tarapur, Maharashtra at an investment of Rs 90 crore. The facility was inaugurated by V S Krishnan, IRS, Chief Commissioner of Central Excise, Service Tax and Customs. 

Jul 24


Saudi budget airline Flynas to begin operations ex-HYD

Flynas, a budget airline from Saudi Arabia, will begin operations to India, with two weekly flights from next month.  

Apr 29


Jet Airways introduces new direct route ex-BOM-CDG, Inaugural flight on 14th MAY 2014

Jet Airways (9W) pleased to announce that effective 14th May 2014 we will be introducing a new direct flight between BOM - CDG, which will be operated by A-330.


Jan 06


Customs Holiday List - 2014

Customs Public Holidays in India - 2014

Customs Holidays List is published by the Customs Department on yearly basis at the start of the year. The list may differ from city to city.



Dec 26


Air India CSR Payment Schedule 2014

Ref: All IATA Agents,

Fortnightly CSR payment dates for the year 2014. 

Please be guided accordingly. 

Dec 12


Air India decides to lift cargo from Trichy

Trichy:  The Air India Express has finally decided to lift cargo from Trichy airport, though in small quantities. The national carrier's Chennai-based general manager (commercial) Ramaiah Radhakrishan who was briefly in Trichy on Tuesday told TOI that the first consignment would be officially lifted in the AXB-611 taking off for Dubai around 1.10 am on Wednesday.

Oct 28


SpiceJet plans global expansion

Aiming to expand its international network gradually, no-frills carrier SpiceJet today said it would add two more global destinations, Dammam and Kuala Lumpur, by March next year along with increasing frequencies on certain foreign routes

Oct 25


SpiceJet to add new international destinations

Announcing the launch of its Bangalore-Bangkok direct flight, SpiceJet on Friday said it will be adding 3 to 4 international destinations in the next year.

"Bangkok is our tenth international destination. The strategy going forward will be to expand as much internationally as possible within the five hour flying radius of India ... hopefully we will be adding 3 to 4 international destinations in the next year," SpiceJet Senior Vice President & Head (Ground Services) Kamal Hingorani said.

Oct 25


Tata SIA Airlines flights likely by June 14

A day after FIPB cleared the Tata-Singapore Airlines' (SIA) airline venture, Tata group Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata and SIA chief Goh Choon Phong on Friday met Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh exuding confidence of launching flights by May-June next year.

"We are looking at very fast clearances. We hope that we will be able to launch by May-June," Tata SIA Airlines Chairman Prasad Menon, who accompanied Tata and Goh, told reporters after the 45-meeting with Singh.

Sep 24


Domestic air traffic set to grow at 10%: Airbus

India's domestic air traffic is set to grow at the "fastest rate" of 10 per cent against the global average of about five per cent in the next two decades, triggering a demand for over 29,000 additional planes across the world, aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday.

Air travel till 2032 will be fuelled by traffic to and from emerging markets like India, Brazil and China, and world air traffic will grow at 4.7 per cent annually, requiring 29,220 new passenger and freighter aircraft valued at nearly $4.4 trillion.

Sep 24


Tata, SIA airline to remain under Indian control

Tatas and Singapore Airlines have assured the government that control of their proposed airline venture would always remain in Indian hands, while seeking approval to offer passenger services on both domestic and international routes.

The new venture, proposed to be called Tata SIA Airlines Ltd, would have Tata Sons as the majority partner with 51 per cent stake, while Singapore Airlines would hold 49 per cent stake with $49 million of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Sep 21


SpiceJet starts Pune Sharjah flight; eyes pact with Air Arabia

Budget carrier SpiceJet, which on Friday announced the launch of Pune-Sharjah flight from Saturday, said it is in talks with Air Arabia for an ‘interline arrangement’.

In aviation parlance, an ‘interline arrangement’ is a deal under which the same ticket covers different legs of the journey flown by different airlines. 

Sep 20


Etihad to double its flights to Mumbai, Delhi

Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways on Thursday announced it would double its flights to Mumbai and Delhi by the end of December.This follows the Union Cabinet approving enhanced traffic rights between India and Abu Dhabi. Etihad is acquiring 24 per cent stake in Jet Airways; the deal is awaiting regulatory approval.
Sep 16


Mumbai airport plans new cargo complex

Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) is all set to enhance its cargo facilities with a separate cargo complex that will have a projected capacity to handle one million tones of cargo shipments per annum. The development of the proposed cargo village is still in the planning stage as the Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) is developing an altogether separate masterplan for the same.

Sep 05


Lufthansa Cargo said it is raising rates 20 percent worldwide

In a letter dated August 29 Lufthansa Cargo said it is raising rates 20 percent worldwide, effective with its winter schedules 2013/14.
So far, not a word has been heard from other carriers.
That may indicate others are waiting to see if Lufthansa can make the increases stick.
The letter signed by Lufthansa Board Member Andreas Otto noted:
“The constant downward trend of yields has lead to prices being again, partially, significantly below cost of operation.

Aug 31


BJP MPs meet aviation minister for cargo complex at Ahmedabad airport

After Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited (GAIC) failed to get NOC from Airport Authority of India (AAI) for more than a year, several BJP MPs from Gujarat led by national vice-president Purushottam Rupala have approached the Union Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh for clearance of Centre for Perishable Cargo at city's Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport.

This cargo complex was readied last year at a cost of Rs 5 crore, but got stuck days before it was supposed to be inaugurated. The airport authority smelled a rat in the manner in which the GAIC, a Gujarat government undertaking, brought a third party said to be a beneficiary into the whole scheme without informing the authority as per the norms.

Aug 30


AI's first Dreamliner commercial flight arrives in Australia

Air India's first commercial Boeing 787 Dreamliner flight to Australia landed on Friday morning with almost full capacity but without Indian politicians who were to mark the return of the carrier Down Under.

Media reports said that Air India's Flight AI-312 landed at Sydney Airport at 8.29 am (local time) few minutes behind its schedule and then to Melbourne early afternoon at 11.59 am. 

Aug 29


Air India can fly Dreamliners to Japan with ICAO clearing operations

New Delhi: State-owned Air India can commence operations of Dreamliners to Japan with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) saying it no longer sees any “significant safety concerns” (SSCs) in India’s airline operations.

Aug 25


81 foreign airlines operating 1,734 flights per week in India

NEW DELHI: Foreign airlines are operating over 1,700 flights per week to and from 25 Indian airports, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said today.

In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Singh said 81 foreign airlines were operating a total of 1,734 scheduled services per week.

"Of these 81, 72 are passenger, while nine are cargo flights and of the 1,734 flights, 1,655 are passenger and 79 are cargo. They are currently operating to and from 25 airports in India," Singh said.

Aug 24


Mumbai airport to operate with one runway for 7 months

Mumbai: From October, the main runway will be shut for eight hours a day, six days a week, for the construction of two new taxiways; international flights won't be affected but expect major disruptions on domestic routes.

Get ready for delays, possible higher ticket prices, and some upset schedules as the Mumbai airport plans to shut its main runway for eight hours, six days a week, starting October-end to build two new taxiways.

Aug 01


SpiceJet to start Ahmedabad- Muscat non-stop flights

New Delhi: : SpiceJet, India’s most preferred low cost airline has commenced sale of tickets for its latest international flight on the Ahmedabad-Muscat route.

SpiceJet has been rapidly expanding its global footprint in the recent past by the addition of several foreign cities in the Middle Eastern and Asian regions on to its network. Muscat will be the ninth international destination to be served by SpiceJet. The launch of a new direct flight between Muscat, the capital city of Oman and Ahmedabad, the capital city of the State of Gujarat, will improve connectivity between two thriving centers for trade and commerce.

Jul 29


CCTV cameras have helped curb cargo thefts at airport, says CISF

Incidents of theft at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport's cargo terminal have reduced drastically following the installation of over 650 CCTV cameras, said the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).

The agency also uses their personnel as undercover loaders to regularly keep a watch.

The CISF, given charge of the securing the cargo terminal in 2011, says the last theft took place in April. According to Mumbai Police, no more than 10 thefts have been reported in the past year, most of them inside jobs.

Jul 17


DHL launches new service from India to Shanghai

HYDERABAD: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm of Deutsche Post DHL, has launched two new weekly services connecting Nhava Sheva and Chennai ports with Shanghai for less-than-container load consignments.

Less-than-container load cargo is referred to shipments that are insufficient to fill a standard container — such parcels are combined and stuffed into a container for export or import.

The new direct services offer substantial saving in transit time, the company said in a statement. It takes 17 days from Nhava Sheva port to Shanghai and 15 days from Chennai to Shanghai, which would especially meet the requirements of the retail and automotive sectors.

Nov 30


Air India CSR Payment Schedule 2015

Fortnightly CSR payment dates for the year 2015.

Please be guided accordingly.

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