It’s raining flights to Bangkok

2017 has seen unprecedented increase in flights between India & Bangkok. While airlines from many other countries have increased flights to India, the case of Bangkok is unique as Indian carriers are launching additional flights and connecting tier II cities. The first three quarters of the calendar year has seen the traffic grow 17% between…

The tale of rarest tail yet – Lao Airlines

Call it by choice or rather the lack of it, I found myself on Lao Airlines ATR72-500 (QV 314) for a short hop to Luang Prabang from Hanoi. This definitely is the rarest of airlines I have travelled so far. With a fleet of 11 aircraft (4 A320, 7 ATR), the airline serves 21 destinations.…

India needs a better On-Time Performance monitoring system

The year 2017 has been turbulent for airlines in India on the On Time Performance (OTP) front. Early this year, two staffers of Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) were suspended for alleged fudging of data. While news reports indicated the regulator setting up a committee, neither did we see the report nor did we hear about…