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

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?

Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations

August 14th marked the 100th day of Vande Bharat Mission – the much touted repatriation effort undertaken by the Government of India. While the scheme has been much criticized from some quarters for the way the booking process was handled and lack of tickets, there is no denying the fact that over 10 lakh people … Continue reading Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations

Spicejet joins the bandwagon of global airlines to convert passenger aircraft into freighters

Indian low cost carrier Spicejet joined the bandwagon of global airlines which converted passenger aircraft into freighters as airlines find ways to sustain the current times and dip in passenger demand due to COVID19. Spicejet operates a fully owned subsidiary named SpiceXpress which operates a fleet to five B737 series aircraft – a mix of … Continue reading Spicejet joins the bandwagon of global airlines to convert passenger aircraft into freighters

Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 2

The first part of this three-part series looked at International ambitions of Indian LCCs with narrow-body aircraft and the basis for selecting its hub. This part looks at SpiceJet’s recent announcement about its hub at Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the long overdue codeshare and what really is Spicejet looking at in the long term. SpiceJet … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 2