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Qatar Airways has been voted the world's best airline for a record seventh time at the 2022 Skytrax World Airline Awards, winning the prestigious airline of the year 2022. The top 40 airlines in 2022 reflect a number of changes from earlier year ratings, and Skytrax attribute part of this to the varying operational levels of some airlines due to ongoing Covid-19 restrictions during the period of the customer survey. India’s Vistara was another key winner, ranked 20th in the list of world's best airline. Vistara also received two awards, the Best Airline in India and Southern Asia and Best Airline Staff Service in India and Southern Asia. Here are the top 10 airlines of 2022.
Qatar Airways has been named the world’s best airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022, while Singapore Airlines Ltd. and Emirates landed in the second and third spots respectively.
See the winners of the 2022 World Airline Awards.
The Indian government lifted caps on domestic airfares with effect from August 31 after more than two years, allowing airlines to set ticket prices freely. With airfare caps removed, the market is still divided on what it would mean for the airline industry.
Apart from a gut punch in the untimely demise of key investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, the airline got a taste of changing regulations, cut-throat competition and much more over the last 30 days
Despite the recovery in passenger traffic, the rating agency expects the industry to report a loss between Rs 150-170 billion in 2022-23 due to high ATF prices and a depreciating rupee.
There are many issues bedevilling India’s airlines and preventing them from lifting the domestic market to its full potential. And there is no silver bullet that will eliminate all those problems. But until they are addressed, India’s airlines will continue to flounder
Aviation experts said that the new prices reflect the competitive landscape present in India and the fact that all airlines in India have reduced prices is a very positive sign for the industry going forward.
Most airlines in India are in talks with oil marketing companies including Bharat Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, and Indian Oil Corporation and will sign supply agreements with OMCs by October.
The incident took place late in August on a Southwest Airlines flight from Houston in Texas to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico.
"We are forecasting airlines to rebound quickly and add 25%-plus percent annual seats back into the market," Dave Schulte, the managing director for regional marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, told reporters.
Schnellmann said that the airport will be operational by October 2024 and while the majority of the traffic the airport will cater to will be domestic, he was hopeful that airlines will also start operating international short-haul flights from Noida airport soon after its launch.
SpiceJet is yet to declare the results for the quarters ending March 31 and June 30, 2022. The airline had, in May, blamed a ransomware attack for the delay in releasing the Q4 FY22 results.
Alaska Airlines stated that there were 176 passengers and six crew members on the flight when the incident occurred and that no one was injured.
It will also start a new route connecting Bengaluru with Chennai from September 10.
The Tata-SIA airline stepped in to take the space vacated by others and also benefitted as business travel made a comeback last month.
Passengers booking SpiceJet flights will receive an SMS with details of the SpiceJet taxi service.
The government had in June started discussions with airlines about the removal of price bands for passenger fares.
Airlines have to share with the customs department PNR details of all international passengers to prevent violations of the customs act
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation is looking into the matter.
Akasa Air was flagged off by Civil Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on August 7. Its inaugural flight was from Mumbai to Ahmedabad.
It was the second straight day of major disruptions and the worst day for cancellations since mid-June.
China deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near Taiwan on Thursday in its biggest-ever drills in the Taiwan Strait, set to run until noon local time (0400 GMT) on Sunday in six zones encircling much of the island.
Dutta added that Air India and Vistara are focused on the international market and he expects any capacity expansion by the Tata Group, which operates these airlines, to be focused on that.
Zeroing in on a group of 19 airlines around the world -- the same one Qantas Airways Ltd. uses to assess its performance against peers -- Virgin Australia canceled the biggest proportion of flights in the three months through July 26, according to data from analytics company Cirium.