Vietnam’s low-cost ‘bikini airline’ Vietjet airlines to soon launch operations in India

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Vietnam’s low-cost ‘bikini airline’ Vietjet airlines to soon launch operations in India

International low cost airlines Vietjet aka ‘Bikini Airlines’ announced big news for Indian travelers. Most of the male travelers would be happy to hear this announcement. Vietjet Airlines is going to launch its India operations very soon. Company is all set to dive into Indian aviation market. It is going to grab attention of all adventure travelers especially male travelers. The reason behind Vietjet Airlines popularity is their uniqueness in services. There was an outrage when its cabin crew served the passengers in bikinis once in a while. Let’s checkout some fun facts about the airline.

  • Vietjet Airlines was founded in November 2007
  • It was the first privately owned new-age airline in Vietnam.
  • Company became the second private airline to provide domestic services in just 4 years after its launch.
  • This is the fifth airline overall to offer civil domestic flights in Vietnam.
  • On 9 February 2013, the airline launches its first international flight between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok becoming the first Vietnamese private airline to enter the international market.
  • Company does not have any direct booking capabilities with the GDS, Amadeus CRS, Sabre, or Travelport.
  • As per the report of Tuoi Tre newspaper, nation’s aviation authorities fined VietJet Air was $1,000 for organizing the Hawaiian-themed dance to celebrate its maiden flight between Ho Chi Minh City and the tourist hub of Nha Trang. Incident got media attention when five female local beauty contest participants take part in the show and performed during a flight on August 3 2012. According to the investigation officer, vietjet airlines found guilty for violating the rules of local aviation.
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However, the flight attendants don’t wear bikini on every flight. Very few flights have this service available. Bikini is use to attract more clients by vietjet airlines but it is limited with some special flights only. You have to use special flights if you want the flight attendant to serve you in bikini. Despite of all odds, company is growing and wanted to try their hands in Indian market. It will definitely help airline to understand the Indian market and change numbers in yearly profit.

Company has bold marketing strategy we all know that. But it might leave completely different results in Indian market. The airline has to be extra cautious while organizing such “Bikini Promotions” for Indian travelers.

Singapore Airlines to operate more flights from India

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Singapore Airlines to operate more flights from India

After getting a huge profitable season, Singapore Airlines is aiming to invest more time and money in Indian Markets. We all know that SIA & TATA have a joint venture by the name of Vistara Airlines. Although SIA has 49% shares in venture. Tata Sons have majority in shares with higher 51% stakes. After this successful session, Singapore Airlines is all set to increase flights from India soon.

As per the official statement “We will add an additional 10 flights per week by the end of March. We will fly one extra flight from Mumbai, taking the number of flights to 18 per week from the current operation of 17 weekly flights. Apart from Mumbai, we will also increase our flight frequency from Coimbatore,” says David Lim, general manager, India operations at Singapore Airlines.”

However, company might remove extra flights from Mumbai. As per the company, they are getting response on this route on occasional events. The demand on this route varies little bit more than the company expectations. As per the company statement “The demand varies in holiday season and normal days”. Company is looking to improve services and quality for Indian customers. Also SIA has thoughts about expansion in Indian market. Currently Singapore Airlines is operating flights in Thiruvananthapuram, Vizag, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai, Bengluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai , Kolkata and Hyderabad.

After getting better response from Indian market, company is looking forward to make more profits by serving more customers. Year 2018 is going to be an awesome year for all the travelers. Every aviation giant is looking forward to expand their fleets to serve more customers. Service quality standards would be improved. Being a traveler myself, I am looking forward to experience the coming expansion. If you have anything to share with us then you can comment below.

Indigo Cancels 37 flights after grounding of planes

Indigo Cancels 37 flights
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Indigo Cancels 37 flights after grounding of planes

Recently Indigo cancels 37 flights after getting its 8 flights grounded by DGCA. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) grounded total 11 planes on March 13th 2018 because of engine failure problems. 8 out of these 11 planes are operated by Indigo Airlines and 3 by GoAir airlines. DGCA took this decision after an aircraft A320 suffered engine failure problem in mid air. Aircraft landed in emergency situations at Ahmedabad airport. Good thing was everyone including crew members and passengers were safe during this emergency landing.

After indigo cancels 37 flights, people started facing problem during their travel. However, in an official statement, Indigo said “We have cancelled flights on routes, where we have multiple flights, where we can adjust passengers on to other flights. While we understand that this may cause inconvenience to some of our passengers, given that we have multiple flights to the same destination, we are proactively re-accommodating all our affected passengers on other flights.”

Passengers are not happy with this. Even the airline companies are trying to make adjustments and serving each and every passenger. Also, companies are providing alternate options to its customers. Travelers can choose to use another flight, can get full refund and can avoid additional cost on flight cancellation.

GoAir is working to solve problems for its customers. Company is trying to shift passengers to other flights and running other options for visitors. People might not be happy but DGCA took the right decision. Considering safety feature, it’s very much important not to compromise with quality. Airline companies are trying to co-operate with passengers and providing different options for visitors so that they could avoid problems during their journey.

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Benefits of Air Travel – Top 5 benefits of Air Travel

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Benefits of Air Travel – Top 5 benefits of Air Travel

Airplanes were developed with a primary goal: to take their occupants across the skies at speeds never before imagined. For thousands of years, before the invention of the wheel, humans were limited by the speed of their legs. When it comes to benefits of air travel, time saving is the first thing came to mind. But time is not the only advantage of air travel. There are a lot of other benefits if you use airline as your travel option. Today we are going to talk about those hidden benefits of air travel.

For hundreds of thousands of years, the skies were quiet. Birds flew swiftly, and made journeys across the globe that would take a lifetime for you and me to travel on foot. We could only look up from the earth, and let the tempting breeze caress our faces. Flying was something we only did in our dreams. Then not long ago, fantasy became reality. Now we can fly.

We fly faster than any creature can run, and fly farther in a day than you or I could walk in an entire lifetime.

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Time saving: One of the best things about air travel is that you can cover great distances in a reasonable time frame. Travelers don’t need to spend hours to reach destination. Travelers can simply board a flight and cross the international borders in very less amount of time. Imagine about a destination which is thousands of miles away from your home location.  You wanted to explore that particular location. Travelers can’t imagine about a trip which required months to reach destination. But if you are using airline as your transportation option then you might consider traveling there.

Long distance trips: Imagine a world where you don’t have option of airplanes. You might be scared to think about it because none wants to travel from one destination to other by spending huge amount of time. Traveling doesn’t have any boundaries now. You can travel anywhere in this world within hours. All you need to do is, just book a ticket for yourself with any airline that’s it. You are all set to fly and visit your dream destination.

Enhance destination list: This is one is the best benefits of air travel. A traveler can simply expand his/her traveling destination list if he has the option to travel by airplanes. Being a traveler myself, I don’t want to stick with regular transportation options while traveling. I always want to explore multiple destinations during my holiday. Once could simply do that if he has a faster way to travel and only air travel can make it possible. Travelers can add multiple destinations to their travel bucket list.

Safe & secure transportation: Airports are one of the safest & secured check points for any transportation. The high and tight security at airports makes sure that every passenger is safe while entering or traveling from airport. Sometimes passengers don’t like so many security checks while check-in and boarding flight. But all these security checks make it a safe travel option for any traveler. It’s very hard for anyone to beat this high end security. Both internal and external security is very strict at airports.

Useful in natural calamities: It might look strange while we are calling air travel useful during natural calamities. It’s because most of the travelers believe that if an airplane can’t fly during bad weather then how it is useful during natural calamities. Well yes, an airplane can’t fly during bad weather but it can help in other ways. It is one of the most important transportation options during earthquake, flood, accidents and rescue operations. Air travel is the only option available in above written emergencies. It adds so much value to benefits of air travel.

So this was my list on “Benefits of Air Travel”. If you have something to share then you can share with us here. When we fly, we lift our feet off the ground. We share the journey with those same people who helped us place our feet upon the moon. When we fly, we bring together new people, places, and things.

Spicejet received India’s Best Domestic Airline award at the Wings India Awards

spicejet received Indias Best Domestic Airline award

Spicejet received Indias Best Domestic Airline award

On 8th march 2018 at Hyderabad, Ministry of Civil Aviation and The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry organized award ceremony with sidelines “Wings India 2018” to appreciate the contribution of airline companies in aviation sector. The governing body honored companies for their work in sector. During this event, Spicejet received Indias Best Domestic Airline award at the Wings India Awards for Excellence in the Aviation Sector.

Nasim Zaidi who is former civil aviation secretary and Chief Election Commissioner of India the head of India was leading the team of jury members. He selected the winners and distributed awards. When SpiceJet get into nomination list, Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet received the award. During his speech Singh said “I am honored to receive this award. This is recognition of SpiceJet’s spectacular comeback. This award belongs to each and every SpiceJet user who has worked with such passion and dedication in the last three years.”

SpiceJet is one of the Industry leaders in Indian aviation sector. The airline company holds largest fleet in India. Ajay Singh is continuously working towards the connectivity. Recently Spicejet invested $1.7 Billion and ordered 50 Bombardier Q400 turboprop airliners. This is one of the largest single orders ever for the Q400 turboprop aircraft program.

This is not the only big order company placed. In the year 2017, SpiceJet ordered over 100 amphibian planes of worth $400 Million. Companies aim is clear and it is focusing on its expansion to increase connectivity in different regional areas. All the Spicejet loyal users will be happy to see their favorite airline company on top. This achievement will definitely motivate Airline Company to continue providing better services to its users.

For more information on SpiceJet recent information, please visit check the official page of Spicejet here