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COVID-19 has held back launch of some of the most anticipated routes

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COVID-19 has held back launch of some of the most anticipated routes

For airlines, months, and at times, years of efforts go into announcing a route. This involves looking at the fleet plans for the next couple of years and planning aircraft delivery based on estimations.

The airlines that will benefit from passenger preference for non-stop flights due to COVID-19

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The airlines that will benefit from passenger preference for non-stop flights due to COVID-19

As the government works out with other countries on ways to mitigate the quarantine requirements and see how services can re-start, there is a new thinking that is taking shape — the need to have more non-stop flights from India as passengers want to avoid hubs.

India-China air traffic mirrors trade — heavily skewed in Beijing's favour

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India-China air traffic mirrors trade — heavily skewed in Beijing's favour

While all efforts are being made to contain the current conflict, there remains a possibility of things going out of control – either militarily and economically or just on the economic front. Either way, if the aviation industry is hit, there won’t be much impact on Indian carriers.

Here are the routes on which airlines charged the highest fares in May

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Here are the routes on which airlines charged the highest fares in May

There are restrictions on fares and pressure on demand, then how are airlines fixing fares to ensure they make money? Read on.

Reopening Indian skies: How many flights are up, how many planes are being used and other questions answered

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Reopening Indian skies: How many flights are up, how many planes are being used and other questions answered

As airlines increase presence, let us check the numbers for a single day – looking at the planes, utilisation, presence and more.

A new worry for India’s airlines — planes ready to be delivered

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A new worry for India’s airlines — planes ready to be delivered

The move by some airlines from India to place record orders with Airbus and Boeing will now haunt them because the coronovirus pandemic has severely impacted passenger demand.

IndiGo’s plan to ‘refresh' its fleet of A320 planes, explained

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IndiGo’s plan to ‘refresh' its fleet of A320 planes, explained

The airline seems to make the most of the current situation by benching the A320ceos and postponing its maintenance leading to cost savings.

Excess planes continue to hurt airlines resuming flights on a trimmed schedule

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Excess planes continue to hurt airlines resuming flights on a trimmed schedule

Airlines continue to burn cash by paying lessors as they grapple with fewer flights and uncertainty in travel demand

What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days?

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What does it take to resume flights in about 4 days?

While many airlines across the world have started with empty middle seats as the norm, India is not going ahead with the same, enabling airlines to sell all available seats, albeit with a price cap.

Indian aviation missed a 1991 moment

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Indian aviation missed a 1991 moment

The finance minister doled out three sops for aviation and they were old wine in new bottle, which left airlines high and dry.

InterGlobe’s bid for Virgin Australia — what does it mean for IndiGo?

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InterGlobe’s bid for Virgin Australia — what does it mean for IndiGo?

IndiGo and InterGlobe Enterprises are different entities. Does that mean it could lead to more issues?

When will air traffic in India return to pre-COVID-19 levels?

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When will air traffic in India return to pre-COVID-19 levels?

Any economic recovery hinges firmly on the discovery of a vaccine for the coronavirus and the same holds true for Indian aviation

COVID-19 impact | What awaits passengers and airlines when flying resumes

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COVID-19 impact | What awaits passengers and airlines when flying resumes

From booking tickets to airport check-ins to boarding planes, the Indian aviation industry is set for a series of unprecedented changes.

Flight bookings: Here is a win-win for airlines and passengers

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Flight bookings: Here is a win-win for airlines and passengers

A middle path has to be found on ticket refunds to passengers

RIP SLB model? The asset light model of airlines could soon be history

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RIP SLB model? The asset light model of airlines could soon be history

As demand drops worldwide, airlines will look to reduce capacity across the board.

Jet Airways shutdown: What happened to its 123 planes?

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Jet Airways shutdown: What happened to its 123 planes?

April 17 marks the first anniversary of the demise of Jet Airways. Here is a deep look at the status of the aircraft that belonged to the airline and the evolution of the Indian aviation market.

COVID-19 has triggered the early retirement of old planes

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COVID-19 has triggered the early retirement of old planes

If you fancied flying that B747-400 with KLM or the A340-600 with Virgin Atlantic, unfortunately you can’t! Read on to know why

Coronavirus: Confusion reigns in Indian aviation, helping neither airlines nor passengers

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Coronavirus: Confusion reigns in Indian aviation, helping neither airlines nor passengers

Are bookings open? Will flights take off? What happens to refunds if flights don’t take off? India’s aviation authoriries are caught in a dilemma between protecting the interests of passengers and those of airlines.

Coronavirus pandemic: India’s air connection to China third time unlucky

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Coronavirus pandemic: India’s air connection to China third time unlucky

Call it luck or rather the lack of it, every Indian airline has had an internal or external roadblock within a year of launching operations to China.

India’s airlines have grounded over 650 planes. Where are they parked?

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India’s airlines have grounded over 650 planes. Where are they parked?

A check on where airlines have parked their grounded fleet after sharp drop in traffic triggered by coronavirus outbreak

Exclusive | India’s airlines ground around 1 in every 2 planes

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Exclusive | India’s airlines ground around 1 in every 2 planes

The grounding is led by national carrier Air India which has two-thirds of its fleet grounded while GoAir has 60 percent of its fleet grounded and Vistara has over half its planes down.

Coronavirus concerns: 5 things that airlines must do to stay aloft

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Coronavirus concerns: 5 things that airlines must do to stay aloft

A look at what airlines did in the last economic downturn of 2008-09 will give a hint at what to expect in the next couple of months.

Coronavirus impact: Why there are few takers for Iata’s appeal to relax airport slots

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Coronavirus impact: Why there are few takers for Iata’s appeal to relax airport slots

Dropping of fares to stimulate demand is a tactic that doesn’t work in the case of a health emergency.

Flybe grounding could give Vistara an elusive slot at London Heathrow

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Flybe grounding could give Vistara an elusive slot at London Heathrow

Trading of slots is allowed at London Heathrow, which has one of the most expensive slots in the world.

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