Jet Airways has received approval from Directorate General of Civil Aviation for CAT II authorisation of its ATR 72 – 500/600 fleet for low visibility operations. The airline is first in India to receive such a approval for CAT – II operation of turbo pop aircrafts. This would allow turbo pop aircrafts to take off on runways with visibility as low as 125 meters and land on runways with 300 meters . In a statement issued by Nikhil Ved , Senior Vice President flight operation the approval would allow the company to enhance its operations in the winter season in India.
Jet Airways currently flies to 35 destination with turbo pop powered aircrafts and the same is used to connect Metro cities with Tier II and III cities of the country . It would also reduce the number of flights canceled due to fog situations.
Within 8 days of listing , Indigo airlines stock gained 36% to achieve a market capitalization of Rs10,000 crores.The company has surpassed its two listed peers Spicejet and Jet airways.The stock reached at whopping Rs 1,1680 climibing 11.9% and attaining a market cap of Rs Rs 41,287.85 crore .Initially on 10th of Novemeber the day it was valued at Rs 31,648 crore.The market cap is combined to that of Jet airways 5,100 crores and spicejet 3,482 crores.
The company has the largest market share of 37.4% as on August 31, 2015. With a fleet of 98 aircrafts, 75 of them are leased the company has been able to maintain a profitable venture from the day it was incubated.It is interting to see that the company does not partner in any loyalty or miles program provided by other airlines.
State carriers Indian airlines and Jet airways have confirmed that flights to and from Paris will depart as per the schedule.Both carrier operate delay scheduled flights from Delhi and Mumbai respectively.The capital city of France was shaken by massive terror attacks on Friday in which more than 140 people are feared to be killed . After the attack the president declared the state of emergency.
Top travel agents in India have said that they would assist passengers who would like to cancel their travel from and to to Paris . In a statement issued by Makemytrip , the company’s chief of holiday business said that “We are closely monitoring the situation in Paris and are in constant connect with our concerned customers. While we have received queries, there have not been any cancelations. All our packages are in place as per schedule,”.Meanwhile the visa comapany VFS global has confirmed that they have not received any directive from the French government. Also not travel advisory has been issued by the Indian government agencies.