Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

A week ago, for the ninth time - the guidelines for sale of Air India were changed. The airline would be recording a loss in the tune of INR 8,000 crore this fiscal year. Time and again, the losses are blamed on the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines - the AI - IC … Continue reading Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

These airports have lost connectivity in Winter schedule

The unlikely fallout of COVID19 and the regulated capacity at 60% in the domestic air traffic market has meant that the count of active airports in India has dropped below 100 as the Winter schedule started the previous Sunday. The IATA Northern Winter schedule came into effect on October 25, 2020. Globally, there are two … Continue reading These airports have lost connectivity in Winter schedule

Virgin Atlantic opens reservations for flights between Manchester and India

Virgin Atlantic has announced the launch of flights to Manchester from New Delhi and Mumbai. The airline will fly to Mumbai thrice a week starting December 19, 2020 while the twice a week operations to New Delhi will begin on January 05, 2021. The airline will operate three class B787-9 Dreamliner on both these routes. … Continue reading Virgin Atlantic opens reservations for flights between Manchester and India

If AirAsia is to exit India, does it rely on template of AirAsia Japan 1.0?

Making money in India from Aviation has been an internal challenge as the industry goes through frequency bust cycles! Amidst this, there has been much speculation about AirAsia India - in which the TATA group holds 51% stake while the rest is held by Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia. The airline has been mired in … Continue reading If AirAsia is to exit India, does it rely on template of AirAsia Japan 1.0?

Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ TwoTwenty business jet with six orders

Airbus Corporate Jets has launched the ACJ TwoTwenty business jet, creating a whole new market segment “The Xtra Large Bizjet.” This offer includes for the first time a flexible cabin catalogue, addressing the requirements of the heavy and long-range business jet categories. Airbus has been going big with the A220 which was rebranded from C-Series, … Continue reading Airbus Corporate Jets launches ACJ TwoTwenty business jet with six orders