In conversation with Capt. Arun Nair, Chief Pilot Training and Standards, AirAsia India

This could well be the last winter for AirAsia India – the airline which is all set to be 100% owned by the TATA group, could well be the first one which will get integrated in the larger Air India structure – if news reports are to be believed. This website asked some questions to … Continue reading In conversation with Capt. Arun Nair, Chief Pilot Training and Standards, AirAsia 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?

B747s are no more registered as Indian Airlines’ fleet drops by 21 planes between January and April

The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released the fleet details of Schedule / Scheduled commuter airlines on its website. The details are current as of April 15, 2022. The last update was in January 2022.  There has been significant change in the Indian aviation landscape between January and April, with the most prominent being … Continue reading B747s are no more registered as Indian Airlines’ fleet drops by 21 planes between January and April

March 2022: Battle for second place in Indian skies continues

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared the traffic statistics for March, coming just days after the country recorded its highest post COVID passenger traffic which led to crossing of 4 lakh passenger mark for the first time since restart of civil aviation.  March saw Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) at new highs, which have … Continue reading March 2022: Battle for second place in Indian skies continues

Battle for second place heats up in Indian skies as February registers 20% sequential growth

The Indian domestic aviation market braved the Omicron led wave which started in the last days of December last year and tapered off towards end of February. Airlines carried 76.96 lakh passengers in February, a growth of 20% over the previous month when traffic was muted as cases in the third wave were at its … Continue reading Battle for second place heats up in Indian skies as February registers 20% sequential growth