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Passenger screening at CSMIA - Coronavirus

UPDATE: This airport has screened 150,000+ passengers for COVID-19

The ongoing Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has created havoc across the world. Global markets have been hugely impacted by the spreading virus. The virus, which originated in People’e Republic of China, has spread across 100 countries. The death toll has reached 3900+ till date and total cases have surpassed 110,000 across the globe. While the entire world is talking and taking precautions, a lot of active measures have been taken in the Aviation industry too. Passengers flying in from […]

Vistara's Economy Class

Vistara unveils India’s First Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

Vistara, a joint venture between TATA Companies and Singapore Airlines, took delivery of their first state-of-the-art Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on February 29, 2020. The aircraft, registered as VT-TSD (Tango Sierra Delta) flew from Boeing’s Everette Factory, Washington to India on a non-stop 16 hour flight. The aircraft landed at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport on February 29, 2020 around 1400 hrs.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Victor Tango Aviation (@teamvtaviation) on Feb […]

VT-ITC, Airbus A320neo

#6EUpdates from India’s #6EAirline

IndiGo, a low-cost carrier based out of Gurugram (Haryana) has brought out significant updates in the recent weeks. New routes, new linguistic website, enhanced network and a lot more to serve its customers. IndiGo, over the years, has grown to become the most successful airline of India, with one of the finest On Time Performances (OTP) for a long time. IndiGo Network IndiGo connects to 63 destinations in its domestic network and 24 internationally. The airline has a fleet of 250+ airplanes including the Airbus A320, Airbus A320neo, Airbus A321neo and the regional […]

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Bidar finally gets first civil flight operated by TruJet

TruJet, a regional air carrier led by Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd. of Hyderabad, has become the first airline to carry out civil operations to Bidar in Karnataka. The airline launched direct flights from Bengaluru to Bidar on February 7th. Karnataka Chief Minister Shri. Yeddyurappa inaugurated the service in Bengaluru and flew in the same flight to Bidar and back. With the launch of this flight, Bidar finally arrives on the map of Civilian Airports in India. This flight was […]

Air India Aircraft

Air India’s New Routes from Mumbai

India’s National carrier Air India is all set to fly to new destinations starting February 2020. The airline has announced it’s operations to Doha and Stansted as new destinations. The airline will also add an additional service on the existing Mumbai to London Heathrow route. Last year, Air India had commenced operations to cities like Nairobi, Kuwait and Colombo from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai and Stansted from Amritsar. We at Victor Tango Aviation were thrilled to be invited and be […]

VT-ESP, Boeing 747-400

Coronavirus: Air India Boeing 747 Rescue Flight to Wuhan

Latest Update: February 2, 2020 10:15 IST India’s national carrier, Air India, operated a special relief flight today (January 31) to get back stranded Indians from Wuhan, China after the country has been affected with the infectious Corona Virus. Over 40 students and approximately 350 Indians will be airlifted from Wuhan to India after the deadly outbreak of Corona Virus in China. Earlier today, Air India ferried a Boeing 747-400 aircraft registered VT-ESP (named after the famous Ajanta caves) from CSMIA, […]

Boeing 777X Takeoff

Boeing 777X Completes Successful First Flight

Boeing, one of World’s leading aircraft manufacturer, successfully completed the first test flight of Boeing 777X on January 25, 2020. The test flight lasted for 3 hours 51 minutes and has one of the most rigorous test flight programs ever operated by Boeing. The aircraft is the largest and most fuel efficient twin-engine aircraft ever built. The airframe is expected to be delivered to airlines by 2021. The Boeing 777X is a combination of the existing Boeing 777 and Boeing […]

Air Fest 2019

Indian Air Force to host Air Fest 2019 in Nagpur

In order to encourage youth to join the Indian Air Force, Air Fest 2019, an aerial display has been planned at Nagpur on November 8 and 10, 2019 by the Head Quarters Maintenance Command. IAF recently celebrated it’s 83rd Air Force Day at Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad with a thrilling display of the metal birds from various squadrons. This year’s Air Fest will have a performance by the AkashGanga Display Team. The AkashGanga Display Team is Indian Air Force‘s […]

VT-ITC, Airbus A320neo

IndiGo Places Firm Orders for 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft

India’s Budget carrier IndiGo placed a firm order for 300 Airbus A320neo family aircraft. Estimated at a list price worth of almost $33 Billion USD, this is the largest order from the airline. This firm order also marks one of the largest aircraft orders for Airbus from a single airline operator! IndiGo currently has a market share of almost 48% and has been serving the Indian skies since 2006. The airline’s systematic expansion plan has resulted in 10 years of […]

G-VZIG, Boeing 787-9

Virgin Atlantic Relaunches Mumbai Flights

On October 27th (start of Winter Schedule), Virgin Atlantic restarted their daily flights from London Heathrow to CSMIA, Mumbai after almost a four year gap of absence. This service adds to the existing flights provided by Air India and British Airways between Heathrow Airport and CSMIA, Mumbai. The inaugural flight was operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner equipment with registration G-VCRU nicknamed “Olivia-Rae“. The aircraft has a 3-class seating configuration – C31W35Y198. Photo Gallery We at Team VT Aviation were pleased […]