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Aviation

Air india boeing 747

Looking back at Air India’s luxurious Boeing 747 fleet that once ruled the skies

In 1971, the Boeing 747 opened up major hubs around the world and allowed Air India to flourish as an international carrier. 50 years later, the aircraft have been replaced by more efficient versions such as the Boeing 777 and 787s. Here’s a look at the plane that helped build Air India’s reputation as ‘Maharaja of the Skies’.

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British Airways prepares for travel restart with COVID-19 testing kit plan

In anticipation of travel restrictions in the UK lifting by mid-May, British Airways has partnered with Qured to provide its customers with an antigen COVID-19 testing kit at a discounted price. Passengers can carry these kits abroad and self-administer the test prior to returning to the UK.

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Flights to resume from T1 at Mumbai Airport from March 10

Terminal 1 at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) will resume operations after being shuttered for a year. From March 10, carriers such as GoAir and IndiGo will operate domestic flights from T1 instead of T2.

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Uttar Pradesh to get a new international airport at Kushinagar

The third international airport in the state, Kushinagar Airport, is expected to provide tourists from Sri Lanka, Japan and other Asian countries with improved connectivity to places of significance along India’s Buddhist circuit.

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Will the COVID vaccine spur international travel?

After a year of lockdowns and travel restrictions across the globe, many are hopeful that the COVID vaccine will encourage governments to reopen their borders. Will the newly inoculated help kickstart international travel once more?

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The road ahead: Jet Airways may resume flights by mid-2021

Jet Airways is set to take flight once more by mid-2021, says one of the airline’s new promoters, Murari Lal Jalan of Kalrock-Jalan consortium. Here’s a look at what’s in store for the beleaguered carrier which has been grounded since April 2019.

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What air travel will look like in the near future

Rigid protocols and standards, biometric systems, immunity passports, biometric boarding technology and the best intentions pave the road to recovery for the devastated aviation sector, in the process redefining the future of travelling.