Virgin Atlantic's announcement reflects a gradual shift in the aviation industry, which is notorious for putting a premium on female flight attendants’ appearances, toward giving them more choice over how they express themselves at work.
In a statement, IndiGo said it was maintaining its position "regarding scheduled cancellations of 30 flights per day until March 31, 2019". However, it said these cancellations do not include NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) which are issued by various airports due to operational reasons.
Speaking to the media at the Global Aviation Summit 2019, organised jointly by the civil aviation ministry, the Airports Authority of India and Ficci, the minister also emphasised on carrying out of maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) work domestically.
The new flight will be operated by a Boeing 787 (Dreamliner) aircraft on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from Bengaluru and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from London, Air India said in a release.
Air India on Friday unveiled the revamped first class and business class in its fleet of Boeing aircraft flying to international destinations to woo high-end travellers and increase the occupancy from 60 per cent to over 80 per cent.
Domestic airlines have reported the number of technical snags they have experienced. Of them all, IndiGo's numbers jump out, because it first reported 340 odd snags and when rivals reported the number suspect, it was revised to over 14,000 snags.