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  • 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.

  • Air India sale: Govt officials meet Tata Sons, Ajay Singh for the second day in a row Sep 30, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    Air India sale: Govt officials meet Tata Sons, Ajay Singh for the second day in a row

    On September 30, government officials met the two bidders of Air India for a second consecutive day to discuss the divestment of the airline. Officials from the Ministry of Civil Aviation, Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation met with officials from the Tata Group and Spicejet Chairman Ajay Singh.

  • IndiGo remains market leader but rivals catch up in post-pandemic India Sep 28, 2021 04:34 PM IST

    IndiGo remains market leader but rivals catch up in post-pandemic India

    A look at the top 20 cities by domestic traffic in the pre-pandemic era presents an interesting picture.

  • 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

  • Vistara announces direct flights between Delhi and Paris Sep 23, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Vistara announces direct flights between Delhi and Paris

  • Vistara's chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan to replace Leslie Thng as CEO Sep 14, 2021 01:45 PM IST

    Vistara's chief commercial officer Vinod Kannan to replace Leslie Thng as CEO

    Vinod Kannan, who is currently serving as Vistara’s Chief Commercial Officer, joined the airline in June 2019 as Chief Strategy Officer

  • Singapore Airlines may agree to integrating Air India, Vistara flight networks after Tata deal: Report Sep 13, 2021 09:26 AM IST

    Singapore Airlines may agree to integrating Air India, Vistara flight networks after Tata deal: Report

    Singapore Airlines will not be joining its joint venture partner Tata Group's bid for Air India, a media report said.

  • Vistara gets another Rs 750-crore fund infusion from Tata Sons, Singapore Airlines Aug 10, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Vistara gets another Rs 750-crore fund infusion from Tata Sons, Singapore Airlines

    In the latest round of fund infusion, Tata Sons would infuse Rs 382.5 crore in Vistara while Singapore Airlines would infuse Rs 367.5 crore.

  • 3 Big Factors That Will Decide If Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Airlines Will Succeed Aug 09, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    3 Big Factors That Will Decide If Rakesh Jhunjhunwala’s Akasa Airlines Will Succeed

    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

  • Pune airport was most profitable in FY21; Mumbai, Delhi biggest lossmakers Jul 23, 2021 05:00 PM IST

    Pune airport was most profitable in FY21; Mumbai, Delhi biggest lossmakers

    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

  • Air India, Vistara market share up in May-June, but low-cost carriers likely to bounce back Jul 21, 2021 01:10 PM IST

    Air India, Vistara market share up in May-June, but low-cost carriers likely to bounce back

    Full-service carriers have expanded their market share to nearly 25 percent in May and June as other airlines contracted, possibly to conserve cash but low-cost carriers can again lure more passengers with more flights.

  • The reason IndiGo is such a dreaded competitor Jul 15, 2021 01:59 PM IST

    The reason IndiGo is such a dreaded competitor

    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’ dilemma - consolidate or contract to fly out of COVID turbulence Jul 08, 2021 09:33 AM IST

    Airlines’ dilemma - consolidate or contract to fly out of COVID turbulence

    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

  • Vistara starts weekly flight to Tokyo’s Haneda airport, expands global reach Jul 07, 2021 06:26 PM IST

    Vistara starts weekly flight to Tokyo’s Haneda airport, expands global reach

    By opting to fly to Haneda and not Narita, Vistara will also be able to offer connections to US-bound passengers

  • Vistara starts flights on Delhi-Tokyo route under air bubble arrangement Jul 07, 2021 04:19 PM IST

    Vistara starts flights on Delhi-Tokyo route under air bubble arrangement

    The airline's flight on Delhi-Tokyo route would be operating under the air bubble arrangement formed between India and Japan.

  • Spicejet is flying on cargo and a prayer Jul 06, 2021 05:11 PM IST

    Spicejet is flying on cargo and a prayer

    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

  • Vistara 48-hour Monsoon Sale: All-in fares start at Rs 1,099 - check details Jun 24, 2021 11:27 AM IST

    Vistara 48-hour Monsoon Sale: All-in fares start at Rs 1,099 - check details

    Bookings will begin from 12.01 am on June 24 and end at 11.59 pm on June 25 for travel between August 1 and October 12

  • IndiGo’s discounted airfare deal: What’s the offer and what it means for the airline and its passengers Jun 23, 2021 03:44 PM IST

    IndiGo’s discounted airfare deal: What’s the offer and what it means for the airline and its passengers

    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.

  • Airline fleet status check in India: Grounded in reality Jun 22, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Airline fleet status check in India: Grounded in reality

    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

  • Smaller airlines unlikely to claw back lost market share as COVID-19 hits passenger traffic Jun 18, 2021 05:15 PM IST

    Smaller airlines unlikely to claw back lost market share as COVID-19 hits passenger traffic

    IndiGo is expected to retain its 55 percent market share over the next 2-3 quarters, experts said

  • Mumbai-Kolkata Vistara flight faces turbulence; three passengers injured Jun 07, 2021 09:26 PM IST

    Mumbai-Kolkata Vistara flight faces turbulence; three passengers injured

    Flight UK775 encountered severe turbulence 15 minutes before landing.

  • 17 pilots of Air India, IndiGo, Vistara died of Covid in May: Sources Jun 03, 2021 10:50 PM IST

    17 pilots of Air India, IndiGo, Vistara died of Covid in May: Sources

    While IndiGo did not comment about the pilots' deaths, the carrier said it has given first dose to around 20,000 of its total 35,000 employees and its ground handling subsidiary Agile.

  • Aviation industry facing 'one of the toughest times'; vaccines key to demand recovery: Vistara CEO Leslie Thng Jun 01, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Aviation industry facing 'one of the toughest times'; vaccines key to demand recovery: Vistara CEO Leslie Thng

    The second wave of the pandemic has significantly impacted the domestic air travel demand, which was slowly on the recovery path. With plummeting demand, mainly due to many states putting in place travel restrictions to curb COVID infections, airlines are flying at lower capacities and also grappling with financial woes.

  • Flights at one-fourth of pre-COVID levels, but govt caps airline capacity at 50% level Jun 01, 2021 02:48 PM IST

    Flights at one-fourth of pre-COVID levels, but govt caps airline capacity at 50% level

    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.

  • A year after airlines came out of the 2020 lockdown, aviation looks wobbly again May 25, 2021 01:38 PM IST

    A year after airlines came out of the 2020 lockdown, aviation looks wobbly again

    Air traffic has fallen back close to the level seen a year ago, when airlines resumed operations after a two-month halt. Airlines now face much higher regulation and uncertainty about when their business will return to pre-COVID levels

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