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  • SpiceJet well positioned to gain from 737 MAX reinduction Nov 25, 2021 04:15 PM IST

    SpiceJet well positioned to gain from 737 MAX reinduction

    The settlement with Boeing is a positive for the airline and is expected to help in its cash flow and retiring of the older models, thereby bringing in efficiency all across and in the operating costs.

  • India a very important market, believe bilaterals have to expand, says flydubai’s Ghaith Al Ghaith Nov 25, 2021 01:48 PM IST

    India a very important market, believe bilaterals have to expand, says flydubai’s Ghaith Al Ghaith

    flydubai CEO Ghaith Al Ghaith also says that while the Indian aviation market presents a good opportunity, his company is currently focused on business in the emirate

  • SpiceJet plans to add 20 planes to cargo operations in two years: Sources Nov 24, 2021 05:28 PM IST

    SpiceJet plans to add 20 planes to cargo operations in two years: Sources

    The airline may spend as much as $3 billion to expand its cargo operations over the next few years, people aware of the plan said

  • Clearing the financial runway for airlines to take off Nov 22, 2021 12:11 PM IST

    Clearing the financial runway for airlines to take off

    Airlines are roaring back to life as travel picks up, but they continue to demand relief from the government. What gives and should the govt bow to their demands? 

  • Jyotiraditya Scindia launches online platform e-GCA to provide 298 services of DGCA Nov 11, 2021 02:06 PM IST

    Jyotiraditya Scindia launches online platform e-GCA to provide 298 services of DGCA

    The online platform will provide services to various DGCA stakeholders such as Pilots, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, Air Traffic Controllers, Air Operators, Airport Operators, Flying Training Organizations, Maintenance and Design organizations, among others.

  • India keen to increase international flights, but restrictions may not be lifted Nov 10, 2021 03:14 PM IST

    India keen to increase international flights, but restrictions may not be lifted

    Govt in talks with many countries, including the US and the UK, to increase services under the air bubble agreement. Data of international passengers and corresponding COVID-19 cases to be collected after November 15.

  • CRISIL withdraws SpiceJet's rating; puts company in non-cooperating category Nov 02, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    CRISIL withdraws SpiceJet's rating; puts company in non-cooperating category

    "Crisil Ratings is yet to receive adequate information from SpiceJet Limited (SpiceJet) to enable it to undertake a rating review. Crisil Ratings is taking all possible efforts to get the rated entity to cooperate with its rating process to enable it to carry out the rating review," the rating agency said.

  • Some airlines risk failure if they do not cut emissions faster: Report Oct 27, 2021 09:04 AM IST

    Some airlines risk failure if they do not cut emissions faster: Report

    Airlines are also at a rising risk of shareholder activism at a time when major fund managers such as BlackRock Inc, Vanguard Group Inc and State Street Corp have publicly expressed concerns about climate change, the report from CAPA Centre for Aviation and Envest Global released on Wednesday said.

  • UDAN scheme: Aviation Ministry likely to seek four-fold increase in FY23 budgetary outlay Oct 26, 2021 03:47 PM IST

    UDAN scheme: Aviation Ministry likely to seek four-fold increase in FY23 budgetary outlay

    Officials say the Civil Aviation Ministry and AAI will seek a budgetary allocation of Rs 2,500 crore for the UDAN scheme as they expect regional routes to bounce back in 2022-23 after struggling through the pandemic.

  • Book excerpt | What really happened at Jet Airways: A banker's perspective Oct 24, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    Book excerpt | What really happened at Jet Airways: A banker's perspective

    In 'The Custodian of Trust', former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar shows how bankers sometimes get a ringside view of the most spectacular corporate implosions of our times.

  • Resuming India operations after a decade, Qantas to launch Delhi-Sydney flight in December Oct 22, 2021 11:56 AM IST

    Resuming India operations after a decade, Qantas to launch Delhi-Sydney flight in December

    Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said these tri-weekly non-stop flights will initially be meant for Australian citizens but expects tourists from India to use the service once the country’s borders reopen to international visitors

  • Airports set to increase revenue after Tata Group takes over Air India Oct 21, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    Airports set to increase revenue after Tata Group takes over Air India

    The takeover of Air India by the Tatas is expected to increase the number of business-class and transfer passengers, improve operational efficiency, and payment of dues on time, all of which will benefit airports.

  • Fragmented terminal model poses a challenge to airlines, may impair India’s emergence as a hub Oct 20, 2021 12:09 PM IST

    Fragmented terminal model poses a challenge to airlines, may impair India’s emergence as a hub

    India needs an integrated airport terminal model for both domestic and international flights in an era that has made code-share agreements between overseas and domestic airlines all too common. 

  • India saw highest post-pandemic domestic air traffic on Oct 17: Aviation Minister Oct 18, 2021 04:41 PM IST

    India saw highest post-pandemic domestic air traffic on Oct 17: Aviation Minister

    A total of 3,27,923 passengers travelled on 2,372 flights within India on Sunday, as the threat of COVID-19 eases in the country and passengers start travelling given the festive season.

  • The big switch for Air India employees Oct 14, 2021 04:10 PM IST

    The big switch for Air India employees

    From moving to new homes to dealing with higher monthly expenses, Air India’s sale affect the lives of its employees in Delhi.

  • Indian government considers reviewing bilateral air services agreements, airlines cautiously optimistic Oct 14, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    Indian government considers reviewing bilateral air services agreements, airlines cautiously optimistic

    In the last couple of years, India has hardly exchanged any fresh ASAs. Yet, the Indian government is keen to revise some ASAs which it believes are heavily skewed in favour of airlines from some other countries. The decision that has generally been welcomed by the global airline industry. 

  • Civil Aviation Ministry asks airlines to continue following protocol for MPs Oct 12, 2021 12:47 PM IST

    Civil Aviation Ministry asks airlines to continue following protocol for MPs

    The development comes after some issues of negligence regarding the protocol came to the notice of the ministry.

  • Over 300,000 daily domestic air passenger traffic in India, first time since COVID-19 outbreak Oct 10, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Over 300,000 daily domestic air passenger traffic in India, first time since COVID-19 outbreak

    Domestic airlines carried around 304,020 passengers on 2,340 flights on October 9, as the trend of air passenger traffic rising in the first week of every month continued for the third straight month in October.

  • Retired Air India pilot: "In 1971 everything was perfect, the culture was beyond compare" Oct 09, 2021 12:54 PM IST

    Retired Air India pilot: "In 1971 everything was perfect, the culture was beyond compare"

    Memories of two Air India pilots who flew with J.R.D. Tata. Plus, their thoughts on what went wrong and top tips for Ratan Tata.

  • Air India bid: Ratan Tata, Chandrasekaran to soon meet Amit Shah-led group of ministers Oct 07, 2021 06:19 PM IST

    Air India bid: Ratan Tata, Chandrasekaran to soon meet Amit Shah-led group of ministers

    The representatives of Tata Group will discuss the finals details of the Air India deal with the Air India-Specific Alternative Mechanism, as the empowered group of ministers, is known, sources have said

  • Airlines warn erratic global COVID-19 rules could delay recovery Oct 06, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Airlines warn erratic global COVID-19 rules could delay recovery

    The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which groups 290 airlines, said confusion over travel restrictions were holding back the industry’s fragile recovery after the pandemic plunged air travel into its worst ever downturn.

  • Why TCS shareholders should be happy if Tata Sons acquires Air India Oct 04, 2021 12:40 PM IST

    Why TCS shareholders should be happy if Tata Sons acquires Air India

    Tata Sons is dependent on TCS for 90 percent of its income. Thus, a large acquisition by the parent company will be financed by payouts from the software giant.

  • Tata Group may take up upto 15% of Air India's debt: Sources Oct 01, 2021 01:34 PM IST

    Tata Group may take up upto 15% of Air India's debt: Sources

    While the sources did not mention the conditions under which the Tata group may be willing to acquire up to 15 percent of Air India's debt, they did mention that it is a big part of the discussions between the government and the Tata Group.

  • For airlines to reach 85% capacity, non-IndiGo airlines need to step up Sep 24, 2021 01:13 PM IST

    For airlines to reach 85% capacity, non-IndiGo airlines need to step up

    There has been an average gap of 10% between the capacity deployed and passenger numbers, except for a few days. If traffic has to reach the 73.7% mark -- the highest ever -- capacity will have to breach 80%. For that, airlines, other than IndiGo, will have to contribute more

  • Mumbai seems to have lost the aviation game completely Sep 18, 2021 04:18 PM IST

    Mumbai seems to have lost the aviation game completely

    With Jet Airways shifting its headquarters to Gurugram, Go First is the only airline to be headquartered in Mumbai. The expansion of Delhi to Gurugram and NOIDA, cheaper rents, better infrastructure and connectivity and improved housing are the winning factors for Delhi NCR.

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