With the Air India group now with the TATAs, Delhi will see Air India, Vistara, AirAsia India and Air India Express having a capacity share of 40.17 percent, about three percent more than IndiGo’s. It will become a two-legged race at Delhi with neck-to-neck departures.
There are two ways of looking at schedule overlaps. The first is how this effectively helps take on the competition and the other is as a challenge
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
SpiceJet had recently reached a settlement with Avolon, another major lessor of MAX aircraft
Many of the 16 points listed by the Civil Aviation Minister under the new plan are either reparations or extensions of prevailing plans. Five new airports in the next 100 days provide the highest boost to the UDAN scheme.
Boeing’s India operations and 275 partners contribute to each of its commercial airplanes worldwide and every defence airplane in India, says Salil Gupte, its country chief.
‘Make in India’ is at the heart of Airbus’s business strategy for the country, says Rémi Maillard, President and MD of Airbus India and South Asia.
With the Taliban having an air arm and in possession of surface-to-air missiles, airlines are likely to give Afghanistan a wide berth, increasing travel time to Central Asia
Aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia urged states to reduce the value-added tax (VAT) on aviation turbine fuel (ATF). States have long resisted such calls.
Airfares between India and UK are likely to fall towards normal levels are more flights are being added on the route, but Etihad, Turkish Airlines and Emirates are already offering much cheaper tickets for mid-September
Most Europe and North America-bound flights from Delhi fly over Pakistan and Afghanistan. Typically, an airliner spends between 30-45 minutes over the Afghan airspace. Operations to Kabul are always fraught with risks. But to avoid Aghanistan means taking a longer route.
The simple answer is demand growth and limited flights. Both countries need to increase the number of flights under the existing air bubble agreement between India and the UK.
The airline’s ambitions are sky-high, but a number of factors will decide how high it soars in the Indian aviation market, which has laid low many an airline and tycoon in the past. The kind of planes it flies and the hub it chooses will play a role in determining success or failure. Moreover, it may have a dream team in the cockpit, but profitability will still depend on how Akasa Air performs, how IndiGo responds, and how Spicejet and GoFirst fare
The ultra-low-cost carrier is timing its entry to capitalise on a recovery in air travel when the pandemic pans out, although it faces hurdles. However, experts generally agree that more competition is always good for the aviation sector
The pandemic curtailed flight operations across the country, widening the combined losses of 138 airports to Rs 2,882.74 crore. Still, the airports at Kandla and Chandigarh did better than the year before
On 194 of the 531 routes that IndiGo operates, the airline had an absolute monopoly. On several routes, it muscles out competitors by increasing frequency of flights or through better fares.
Airlines are bleeding and planning to raise capital to survive. Experts say airlines will have to either contract operations or resort to mergers and acquisition to become viable but both options have pitfalls and challenges
By opting to fly to Haneda and not Narita, Vistara will also be able to offer connections to US-bound passengers
Spicejet’s finances are worse than they were six years ago, when its balance sheet seemed about to crashland. Its income is propped up by assumptions of hefty compensation from Boeing for grounding of aircraft, and it is operating in a tough, pandemic-hit environment, but its small and rapidly growing, cargo business offers a ray of hope
IndiGo had an active fleet of 130 A320ceo at the end of March 2017 -- its highest-ever active count. Overall, India’s larget airline operated 158 A320ceo in its fleet. Now, it has only 59 of them active.
Airline becomes first carrier in India to do so. Scheme applicable with immediate effect across its network, comprising 67 domestic stations. However, it also raises the question whether airlines can offer discounts when fare caps are in place.
Less than a quarter of planes operated by Indian carriers were idled by the pandemic on June 11, in contrast with airlines in other countries that placed their aircraft in long-term storage
IndiGo is expected to retain its 55 percent market share over the next 2-3 quarters, experts said
Two parallel runways mean Bengaluru could increase air traffic movement to over 60 per hour compared to around 45 in Mumbai. This could translate into over 2,000 additional seats per hour. The final result could be Bengaluru overtaking Mumbai.
Also, starting June 1, the base fare will increase across the country. The argument for it is that there are very few passengers across the country and there is no need to increase the ceiling price since flights aren’t full. Also, since discretionary travel is not around, the increase in fare won’t impact demand directly.