Even as the suspension of air traffic between the UK and India was lifted, tougher pre-departure Covid tests will continue to suppress travel between the two countries for some time to come.
The migration maths behind the world’s biggest evacuation exercise currently underway can transform several Indian sectors and immensely benefit from the global skillsets that the returning diaspora brings with them. By leveraging those skills, the notional loss of remittances can be more than compensated by the robust post-Covid growth in strategic sectors, making the Indian economy more self-reliant than ever before. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay,” says the Dalai [...]
New budget flights starting this winter, as well as cheaper holiday costs and simpler ways of applying for a visa, are set to make travel to India from the UK more attractive than ever, believes an industry expert. From December, just ahead of the most popular time of year for Britons to travel to India, WOW air will become the first budget airline to fly from the UK to India with fares starting from £149. Indian budget carrier IndiGo is also expected [...]
India’s national carrier is marking 70 years since the first Air India flight took off from Mumbai to London in June 1948 by inviting members of the Indian diaspora in Britain to share their memories of the airline in its early days. Air India’s iconic first international flight, on a Super Constellation aircraft, took off from Mumbai on June 8 and landed in London via Cairo and Geneva on June 10, 1948, with just 42 passengers on board, including some Indian Nawabs and Maharajas. Air India celebrated the [...]
Vinay Dube is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jet Airways, India’s leading private full-service international airlines. The aviation industry veteran took time out for ‘India Global Business’ during a recent London visit to explain what made Jet launch its fourth direct flight on the London-India circuit, future growth ambitions and plans to acquire as many as 150 new aircraft over the next five years. What prompted Jet to launch its fourth direct flight in the UK? In October, we [...]