Yoga to be performed mid-air on select SpiceJet flights


Budget carrier SpiceJet has teamed up with Isha Foundation of Sadhguru to conduct mid-air yoga sessions on some of its Boeing flights on Sunday.

SpiceJet crew and the Isha Foundation instructors will perform Upa Yoga at a height of 35,000 feet on June 21, the International Yoga Day.

According to the airline, approximately 50 dedicated Isha instructors and SpiceJet crew members, who have been specially trained to perform Upa Yoga, will undertake a 10-minute session onboard select Boeing flights across the SpiceJet network.

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Mangaluru International Airport to become first airport with Cargo terminal with private participation

Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) is set to become the first among 22 airports in the country to operate the air cargo terminal with private participation.

Operations of the terminal would begin on June 26, airport director J T Radhakrishna said.

At present, domestic air cargo terminals were available in airports like Coimbatore, Lucknow and Jaipur besides the metro terminals. These were being managed by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), he said in a release here.

AAI had plan to run these air cargo terminals with private participation in 22 airports including Mangaluru, Ahmedabad, Tiruchirappalli and Visakhapatnam.

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World Travel Awards lands in Seychelles ahead of Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015


World Travel Awards (WTA) has arrived in the paradise destination of Seychelles ahead of the Africa & Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony 2015.

The prestigious red-carpet ceremony will welcome industry leaders from across the regions to Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare on Saturday, June 20th.

The Gala Ceremony – which will welcome nearly 200 industry leaders to the luxury resort – will be hosted by the glamorous former Miss Seychelles, Sherlyn Furneau, and leading presenter Galen Bresson.

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India’s domestic air traffic grows 18% in May

Domestic Airlines

As per a Business Standard report, air traffic in India rose 18.35 per cent in May on a year-on-year basis, and IndiGo retained its No. 1 position amongst domestic airlines growing its market share to 38.9 per cent.

In May, domestic airlines flew 7.1 million passengers as against six million in the same month last year. May is the peak season for leisure travel and all airlines reported growth in occupancy over the previous month.

SpiceJet reported the highest load factor of 93.1 per cent followed by IndiGo (91.9 per cent) and GoAir (89 per cent). Vistara’s loads too improved from 67 per cent in April to 71 per cent in May.

Vistara topped the list for on-time performance with 98.5 per cent punctuality record followed by AirAsia, Jet and IndiGo all of which reported punctuality between 80-86 per cent. Vistara and AirAsia also reported zero cancellations in the month.

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