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EI-WLA, Boeing 777-300ER

Alitalia Operates Maiden Cargo Flight to CSMIA, Mumbai

On June 20, 2020, Alitalia – the flag carrier of Italy – launched their first cargo freighter service to CSMIA, Mumbai. Alitalia plans to operate a non-scheduled weekly flight on the Mumbai – Rome – New York sector with their Boeing 777 Passenger to Cargo [P2C] converted aircraft. The flight is scheduled to operate every Sunday, till the end of July. This Rome-Mumbai flight has enhanced the connectivity between Italy and India. Alitalia is operating on this route after almost 12 […]

ZK-OKN, Boeing 777-300ER

Air New Zealand lands in Indian soil for the very first time, thanks to the Kiwi Repatriation Effort

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has made it a tough time for the aviation industry around the world. From frequency cuts to grounding planes, the air transport industry has been facing the heat of this pandemic situation. International Air Transport Association (IATA) estimates 2020 global revenue losses for passenger business of between $63 billion and $113 billion! Airlines have been adapting to the situation too! Many airlines are operating cargo flights to deliver essential items, repatriation flights and evacuation flights to bring […]

Terminal 2, CSMIA Mumbai

Terminal 2 of CSMIA wins the 2020 AIA Architecture Award

Mumbai’s landmark and one of the most beautiful airport terminals ever built, Terminal 2 of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport bags another award for it’s architeture. This time, Terminal 2 CSMIA wins the 2020 AIA Architecture Award. The program has been designed to award outstanding architectures across the world which have totally transforfed architectural designs. This iconic terminal has been serving guests since February 12, 2014 and has received numerous awards for it’s beauty and efficiency. More details about the […]

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 […]

VT-PPH, Airbus A321

Air India Makes History With World’s First Use Of Taxibot Robotic Vehicle on Commercial Airbus Flight

On October 15th, on it’s 87th birthday, Air India made history by becoming the first airline in the world to use a Taxibot on a commercial passenger aircraft. Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director Ashwani Lohani flagged-off the flight. The flight was AI 665, an Airbus A321 with registration VT-PPH, bound for CSMIA, Mumbai from IGI Airport Terminal 3, New Delhi. The Taxibot is a semi-robotic towbarless tractor (built for aircraft) used as an alternate taxiing equipment. The taxibot is […]

VT-GSE, Embraer ERJ-145LR

Star Air commenced services from Belagavi to Mumbai

Star Air, a part of Sanjay Ghodawat group (SGG), announced Mumbai as their next destination. As part of their expansion plan, the airline plans to connect Belagavi with Mumbai. The services are expected to start from September 6, 2019. Ticket bookings open for sale from August 9, 2019. Star Air is a recently launched airliner carrier in India with its base at Bengaluru Kempegowda International Airport (BLR). The airline operates the Embraer ERJ-145LR aircraft type – a unique type in India […]

9V-SKU, Airbus A380

Singapore Airlines to (re)introduce A380 with New First Class Suites to Mumbai

Singapore Airlines is bringing back the Airbus A380 with the New First Class Suites to CSMIA, Mumbai. The A380 will replace the existing Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the SQ424/423 schedule from September 1, 2019. The A380, now nicknamed as A380R (R for retrofitted), comes with the New First Class suites (6 seats), revamped business class (78 seats), premium economy (44 seats) and economy class (343 seats). The new configuration is F6C78W44Y343. The inaugural of this flight stands as  – SQ424 […]