Air India Express opens reservation for flights to Singapore from Madurai

Air India Express, the profitable subsidiary of national carrier Air India has started accepting reservations for flights between Madurai and Singapore. The flights would operate four times a week starting 15th September 2017. The flights between Madurai and Singapore would operate on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays while the return flights would operate on Mondays, … Continue reading Air India Express opens reservation for flights to Singapore from Madurai

GoAir announces launch of Abu Dhabi, its 4th International operations

Indian low cost carrier GoAir has announced flights to Abu Dhabi from Kannur, effective 1st of March 2019. This will be the airline’s fourth international destination, having started international flights in October with launch of Phuket, Male and Muscat. The airline currently connects Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Kannur to international destinations. The airline will start … Continue reading GoAir announces launch of Abu Dhabi, its 4th International operations

Kannur – The next big international gateway? IndiGo, Go Air and Jet Airways look to connect Kannur to Gulf

Kannur Airport (IATA: CNN) which was inaugurated on 9th of December 2018 could see rapid international connectivity if airlines decide to utilize the rights allocated to them. While Air India Express – the low cost arm of national carrier Air India started operations on 9th of December with flight to Abu Dhabi, Jet Airways, IndiGo … Continue reading Kannur – The next big international gateway? IndiGo, Go Air and Jet Airways look to connect Kannur to Gulf

Jet Airways to start flight from Pune to Singapore, launches third Delhi – Singapore flight

Indian full service carrier Jet Airways has opened sale of flights to Singapore from Pune. The flights will operate daily and would be effective 1st December 2018. The flight timings are as below 9W22 PNQ0510 – 1315SIN 9W21 SIN2100 – 0005+1 PNQ The airline will also operate a third frequency between Delhi and Singapore 9W16 … Continue reading Jet Airways to start flight from Pune to Singapore, launches third Delhi – Singapore flight

IndiGo takes the battle home to AirAsia – launches Kuala Lumpur

After battling AirAsia in India, low cost carrier and Indian domestic market leader IndiGo is taking the battle to AirAsia’s home – Kuala  Lumpur. The airline announced launch of flights from Delhi and Bengaluru effective 15th November 2018. The flights would operate as below 6E 1821 DEL 0255 – 1040 KUL x2 6E 1814 KUL … Continue reading IndiGo takes the battle home to AirAsia – launches Kuala Lumpur

Delhi adds another unique connection – WOW air to start flights to Reykjavik from 6th December

Early morning on Tuesday 8th May, I got an intimation that WOW air will announce its Delhi operations on May 15th. Continuing with the policy of not “breaking news” till things are in public domain, I did not tweet until somebody else did. The reaction to the news was “WOW”. This will be the airlines first … Continue reading Delhi adds another unique connection – WOW air to start flights to Reykjavik from 6th December

Indian domestic passenger traffic crosses 100 million mark in 2017

“Growth is assured but another 20%+ year will be a miracle & dream”. This was the last line of the blog last year and what better way to start this one with the same since that has come true. Indian aviation market grew by 17.3% in 2017 with airlines carrying 117.17 million passengers. These numbers … Continue reading Indian domestic passenger traffic crosses 100 million mark in 2017

Airline fleet in India likely to expand by 181% by 2024, where is the infrastructure?

Last week, the Hon. Minister of Civil Aviation tabled before the parliament, proposed Fleet expansion of Airlines in India. The plan submitted by airlines looks as below Air India: Will induct 3 B777-300ER and 16 A320 aircraft between December 2017 and March 2019. AirAsia India: Will induct 60 aircraft in the next 5 years. Go Air: … Continue reading Airline fleet in India likely to expand by 181% by 2024, where is the infrastructure?