LOT Polish Airlines Confirms Revival Of The Warsaw-Lyon Route

To cater to the rise in demand for nonstop flights between Poland and Central and Eastern France, LOT Polish Airlines has announced the reintroduction of the Warsaw-Lyon route. The direct connection between the two cities will be re-established on September 30, 2024. Starting from that date, the flag carrier of Poland will operate six flights weekly between its primary hub and the capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.

The services will run on all days except Saturday. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, flight LO345 will depart Warsaw at 08:10, while the return leg – LO346 – will leave Lyon at 11:20. If those timings don’t work, perhaps travelling one of the remaining three days may fit better. On Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, the LOT Polish Airlines flight LO347 leaves Warsaw at 16:00, whereas the return service – LO348 – departs from Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport at 19:10 (all times mentioned are local).

The flight time for each sector will be approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes. The carrier will operate an Embraer 195 aircraft on this route.

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AerCap To Lease Ten New Narrowbody Jets To Turkish Airlines

Dublin-based aviation leasing company AerCap and Turkey’s flag carrier, Turkish Airlines, have signed an aircraft leasing agreement. According to the paperwork, the former will lease ten new Airbus A321neo jets to the latter.

Turkish Airlines, one of the oldest in the world and with a fleet of over 450 aircraft (passenger and cargo), will strengthen its short—and medium-haul network with the ten single-aisle aircraft leased from AerCap. The bolstered fleet will also allow the carrier to add new destinations to its portfolio.

The details about delivery have not been shared yet. That said, the aircraft in question is among the most popular worldwide, providing operational efficiencies and cost reduction over the previous-gen jets.

Also Read: Turkish Airlines Orders 220 Airbus Planes

NOTE: The image has been taken from the official Airbus media centre website.

Tata Celebrates 2 Million SUV Sales

Tata Motors has been in the SUV game since 1991. That’s when the Sierra compact SUV was launched in the Indian market. From that and through the Safari Stormes, the Indian auto giant has grown its passenger car business multifolds as it presently sells four SUVs powered by diesel, petrol and electric powertrains. The modern-day SUVs – Safari, Harrier, Nexon, Punch – have pushed the lifetime SUV sales for Tata Motors past 2 million (20 lakh).

To celebrate the occasion, the automaker has introduced a range of benefits for all its SUV offerings under the ‘King of SUVs’ festival. The starting prices of the Safari and Harrier models have been revised to INR 15.49 lakh and INR 14.99 lakh, respectively. That’s not all, as buyers can get benefits of up to INR 1.4 lakh on popular SUV variants. Those planning an EV from Tata Motors can get a Nexon.ev and Punch.ev with benefits worth up to INR 1.3 lakhs and INR 30,000, respectively. These offers will apply to bookings made on or before July 31, 2024. 

Vietnam Airlines Flaunts Its Newest Member

The flag carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines, has taken delivery of a brand-new Airbus A320Neo. Powered by engines that promise up to 16 per cent in fuel savings, 75 per cent less noise and 50 per cent lesser emissions compared to the previous-gen jets, it’s the first of three Airbus A320neos that the airline will receive before 2024 comes to a close.

The newly received aircraft features a two-class layout, with 8 seats in Business Class and 174 in Economy. Passengers will have the comfort of a 28-29-inch seat pitch, 5-inch recline and wireless IFE system. Vietnam Airlines is ecstatic to receive the new aircraft for what is going to be a busy summer season. The new narrowbody jets will serve routes such as Hanoi-Dalat, Hanoi-Phu Quoc, Ho Chi Minh City-Thanh Hoa, and Ho Chi Minh City-Chu Lai.

The three Airbus A320neos will provide approximately 40,000 seats during the summer peak for Vietnam Airlines. In the second half of the year, they’ll offer about 300,000 seats. The carrier is also expected to receive Boeing 787-10s soon. Once inducted, the largest member of the Dreamliner family will also take the same title in the airline’s fleet.

Also Read: Vietnam Airlines Launches Direct Flights To Manila

Air India Welcomes New Narrowbody Jet With New Livery

What you see above is another new Air India aircraft sporting the brand’s latest livery. Landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport from the Airbus facility in Toulouse, France, it’s an A320neo with registration code VT-RTN.

Besides flaunting the new livery, the single-aisle jet boasts a three-class interior layout. It comprises eight seats in Business Class, 24 in Premium Economy and 132 in Economy—details about what the interior offers to passengers were released last month. The Premium Economy section in a narrowbody aircraft is a first for the carrier.

The new A320neo should enter service in August 2024, operating on short-haul domestic routes. Three A320neo jets with old Air India livery but with the new three-class configuration have already begun serving passengers on Air India’s domestic network.

The first new aircraft sporting Air India’s new livery and interior, an Airbus A350-900, entered service in January this year. The airline claims that starting early next year, it will begin offering a completely overhauled flying experience through its new, upgraded, refurbished aircraft on domestic and international routes.