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Indigo connects to the US with new codeshare flights

IndiGo announces new flights between Ras Al Khaimah and Hyderabad

The most popular airline in India, IndiGo, is expanding its global network with the introduction of new codeshare flights to the United States of America through Istanbul. By enabling easy connectivity to New York, Boston, Chicago, and Washington through its codeshare arrangement with Turkish Airlines, this strategic expansion offers up a world of possibilities for Indian travellers beginning on June 15, 2023.

With the expansion of IndiGo into a new continent, these new links represent a key turning point in the airline’s mission to improve global connectivity from India.

IndiGo announces 19 new connecting flights via Turkey to Portugal and Switzerland(Opens in a new browser tab)

Passengers on IndiGo will have access to a wide range of U.S. destinations through to this codeshare agreement, including New York, the pulsing city that never sleeps; Boston, the historically significant centre of academic excellence and cultural heritage; Chicago, the energetic city known for its architecture and deep-dish pizza; and Virginia, where the Dulles International Airport serves as a gateway to the attractive Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Travellers may now set out on exciting excursions with IndiGo, whether they choose to stroll around Central Park in New York, discover the Freedom Trail in Boston, awe at the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago, or see the famous sites in Washington, D.C.

Travellers on business and for pleasure can take advantage of the prospects for trade, commerce, and exploration in these growing American cities through to these new linkages, which have enormous potential.

IndiGo launches Super 6E on 14 international routes(Opens in a new browser tab)

Scotland, Bulgaria, Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark, the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, Malta, France, the Czech Republic, Israel, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, and Portugal are just a few of the European nations that are accessible via codeshare connections that IndiGo already offers to 33 destinations.

Customers can easily visit www.goIndiGo.in, IndiGo’s official website, to plan their trips and purchase tickets. These flights not only represent an increase in IndiGo’s international connectivity, but they also highlight the airline’s dedication to meeting the changing needs of its customers by offering convenient and affordable travel options to places with vibrant economies and captivating tourist attractions.

Flight No.OriginDestinationFrequencyEffectiveDepartureArrival
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyJun 15, 202314:0517:50
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDailyJun 15, 202315:1018:50
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyJun 15, 202315:1519:20
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDailyJun 15, 202319:3012:20
6E 4221DullesIstanbulDailyJun 15, 202322:4515:45
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDailyJun 15, 202323:1015:45
6E 4221DullesIstanbulDailyOct 28, 202322:4015:40
6E 4225BostonIstanbulMon,Wed,Fri,SatOct 28, 202323:1015:25
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyOct 29, 202315:1019:10
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyOct 29, 202315:5520:15
6E 4224IstanbulBostonMon,Wed,Fri,SatOct 30, 202315:5019:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulTue,Thu,SatOct 31, 202320:5013:45
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyNov 05, 202315:1019:10
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyNov 05, 202315:5520:15
6 4221DullesIstanbulDailyNov 05, 202322:4015:40
6E 4224IstanbulBostonMon,Wed,Fri,SatNov 06, 202315:5019:25
6E 4225BostonIstanbulMon,Wed,Fri,SatNov 06, 202323:1015:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulTue,Thu,SatNov 07, 202320:5013:45
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyNov 12, 202315:1018:10
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyNov 12, 202315:5519:15
6E 4221DullesIstanbulDailyNov 12, 202321:4015:40
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDaily except Tue and ThuNov 13, 202315:5018:25
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDaily except Tue and ThuNov 13, 202322:1015:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulTue,Thu,SatNov 14, 202319:5013:45
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDailyNov 27, 202315:5018:25
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDailyNov 27, 202322:1015:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDaily except Mon and SunNov 28, 202319:5013:45
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDailyDec 05, 202319:5013:45
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDaily except Tue and ThuFeb 05, 202415:5018:25
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDaily except Tue and ThuFeb 05, 202422:1015:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulTue,Thu,SatFeb 06, 202419:5013:45
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulTue,Thu,Sat,SunFeb 27, 202419:5013:45
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDaily except SunMar 04, 202415:5018:25
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDaily except SunMar 04, 202419:5013:45
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDaily except SunMar 04, 202422:1015:25
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyMar 10, 202415:1019:10
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDailyMar 10, 202415:5019:25
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyMar 10, 202415:5520:15
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDailyMar 10, 202420:5013:45
6E 4221DullesIstanbulDailyMar 10, 202422:4015:40
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDailyMar 10, 202423:1015:25
6E 4221DullesIstanbulDailyMar 30, 202422:4515:45
6E 4225BostonIstanbulDailyMar 30, 202423:1015:45
6E 4234IstanbulNew YorkDailyMar 31, 202414:0517:50
6E 4224IstanbulBostonDailyMar 31, 202415:1018:50
6E 4220IstanbulDullesDailyMar 31, 202415:1519:20
6E 4236New YorkIstanbulDaily
Mar 31, 2024
19:30
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IndiGo to Receive Customized Compensation from Pratt & Whitney for Engine Groundings

IndiGo to Receive Customized Compensation from Pratt & Whitney for Engine Groundings

InterGlobe Aviation, the parent company of IndiGo, has reached an agreement with International Aero Engines (IAE), an affiliate of Pratt & Whitney, for customized compensation related to grounded aircraft affected by engine issues.

According to a recent PTI report, InterGlobe Aviation finalized an amendment to its existing agreement with IAE on June 14, 2024. The compensation addresses the ongoing situation where over 70 IndiGo planes have been grounded due to problems with Pratt & Whitney engines.

Specifically, more than 30 aircraft were affected by a powder metal defect, with others sidelined due to earlier issues. Although the exact financial details were not disclosed, the arrangement reflects efforts to mitigate the operational impacts faced by the airline.

Last year, Pratt & Whitney identified a rare powder metal defect that posed a risk of engine component cracking in twin-engined Airbus A320neo aircraft. This discovery necessitated accelerated inspections across affected fleets, potentially grounding 600-700 Airbus jets between 2023 and 2026.

Despite these challenges, InterGlobe Aviation reported robust financial performance in the fiscal year ending March 2024. The Gurugram-based carrier, known for its budget-friendly operations, recorded a significant increase in profit after tax to Rs 1,894.8 crore for the March quarter. This growth was driven by higher passenger traffic, expanded capacity, and favorable market conditions.

For the full fiscal year, IndiGo achieved a net profit of Rs 8,172.5 crore on a record total income of Rs 18,505.1 crore. As of March 2024, the airline operated a fleet of 367 planes, including 13 on damp lease, reinforcing its position as a dominant player in the domestic aviation sector.

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Investigations Reveal Fake Chinese Titanium in Boeing and Airbus Jets

Investigations Reveal Fake Chinese Titanium in Boeing and Airbus Jets

Airliners manufactured by Boeing and Airbus have components made from titanium that was sold with fake documentation.

The Federal Aviation Administration (F.A.A.) revealed the problem after Boeing reported it to the agency when it was notified by parts supplier Spirit AeroSystems. Spirit AeroSystems, the same company that made the door on the 737 Max plane which suffered a door blowout on January 5, is at the center of this issue.

The falsified documents are being investigated by Spirit AeroSystems, which supplies fuselages for Boeing and wings for Airbus, as well as the F.A.A. The investigation began after a parts supplier found small holes in the material from corrosion. Spirit was testing the metal to determine if it was up to standard and structurally sound enough.

“This is about documents that have been falsified, forged, and counterfeited,” Spirit AeroSystems stated. “Once we realized the counterfeit titanium made its way into the supply chain, we immediately contained all suspected parts to determine the scope of the issues.”

The F.A.A. said in a statement that it “will investigate further the root cause of the document traceability issue and continues to monitor closely any new developments that could potentially lead to an unsafe condition in the fleet.” The agency is trying to determine the short- and long-term safety implications for planes made using the parts. It is unclear how many planes have parts made with the questionable material.

Boeing, in its statement, reported a voluntary disclosure to the F.A.A. regarding the procurement of material through a distributor who may have falsified or provided incorrect records. “Boeing issued a bulletin outlining ways suppliers should remain alert to the potential of falsified records,” the company added.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), which oversees Airbus, said it learned of the issue from authorities in Italy and began an investigation. So far, the agency said, it has not found indications of a safety problem. The problem was discovered after a parts supplier found small holes in the titanium from corrosion.

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Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines Expands U.S Network to 20 Destinations

Turkish Airlines, renowned for its expansive global network, currently flies to more countries than any other carrier worldwide.

Recently, the airline has expanded its reach in the United States, bringing the total number of destinations served to 14. With the recent addition of Denver and Dallas, the airline is now setting its sights on further expansion.

In a recent interview, Turkish Airlines Chairman telegraphed the next four U.S. cities that are in their crosshairs: Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis. These additions will join an already impressive roster that includes Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York JFK, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.

As of now, Turkish Airlines operates flights to 14 destinations across the United States. The confirmed destinations include Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Dallas (DFW), Denver (DEN), Detroit (DTW), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Seattle (SEA), and Washington (IAD).

Bolat, in his interview, indicated that Turkish Airlines plans to eventually serve 20 destinations in the United States. The proposed new routes to Philadelphia, Charlotte, Orlando, and Minneapolis would bring the total to 18, suggesting there are two additional cities potentially on the horizon.

However, it’s important to note that flights from Minneapolis and Orlando directly to Istanbul are not imminent, as the airline has not yet made any official announcements, and ticket sales have not commenced. Additionally, representatives from Minneapolis airport have not commented on the possibility of nonstop service to Istanbul.

The airline’s ambitious expansion plans are supported by the acquisition of numerous additional widebody planes over the next few years, necessitating new destinations to deploy these aircraft. Turkish Airlines’ strategy appears to be targeting major American Airlines hubs, ensuring a strong presence across key U.S. cities.

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