Eleven thousand passengers separated Air India and Vistara in October – Will AI push Vistara out in November?

As November comes to a close, the month has seen the highest ever domestic passenger numbers recorded post COVID lockdown in India. However, I was closely tracking data for October and waiting for the regulator to declare the granular data for October. The summary for October was about Air India topping the OTP charts but … Continue reading Eleven thousand passengers separated Air India and Vistara in October – Will AI push Vistara out in November?

Air India gains momentum in September, industry set up for a great winter!

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared the traffic statistics for September this afternoon. Domestic air traffic crossed the 1 crore mark again with 1 crore 3 lakh (103.55 lakh) passengers flying in September 2022. This is an increase of 2.14% over August. However, August had 31 days while September had 30 and thus … Continue reading Air India gains momentum in September, industry set up for a great winter!

Air India’s quest for 30% clearly indicates a merger with Vistara

Thursday afternoon, Air India unveiled its transformation plan named “Vihaan. AI”. The reactions ranged from calling this a rebranding of Air India to wondering how the airline will climb from 8% ish market share to 30% in five years. More often than not, the context becomes clear after the dust settles and that is exactly … Continue reading Air India’s quest for 30% clearly indicates a merger with Vistara

What to expect in the five B777s which are joining Air India?

Air India, now owned by the TATA group, announced the induction of aircraft in its fleet which will take the fleet up by 25 percent. This comes after the airline has already operationalised 16 aircraft, which were grounded for a long time. These 16 include 10 narrow-body and six wide-body aircraft. The airline did a … Continue reading What to expect in the five B777s which are joining Air India?