Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

The suspension of Jet Airways threw up some interesting challenges in Indian aviation. While the suspension led to capacity crisis, increasing fares and a lot more on the commercial side, over a period of time I was keenly observing how airports handle the capacity at Terminals. Even before I joined aviation, with my masters in … Continue reading Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop

Indian airports are traditionally slower to embrace Information Technology led solutions and hence Hindustan Times report in April 2016 about Jet Airways & Air India planning to automate check-in at T2 at Mumbai Airport was a pleasant surprise.  (Link: No More queues: Jet Airways, AI to automate check-in process) Last week market leader SITA and … Continue reading Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop

Delhi, Mumbai top ranked airports in the world in service quality

Airports Council International (ACI) – the trade association of the world’s airports, today announced the winners of 2017 Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards. Eleven airports from India were recognised in different categories. Delhi & Mumbai were declared joint winners in the Over 40 million passenger’s category which saw a tie at second place between Beijing and … Continue reading Delhi, Mumbai top ranked airports in the world in service quality

Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Mumbai will welcome Air Astana – the flag carrier of Kazakhstan on 1st of June and help link another destination from the financial capital of India. Air Astana will deploy the Airbus A320 on this route and operate four times a week. Air Astana has been operating to India since 2004, with Delhi being its … Continue reading Analysis – Air Astana launches flights to Mumbai

Terminal utilization at Indian airports at 92.2%, most important airports operating over capacity

The Indian government released data related to per annum terminal traffic capacity against the demand at present in the country. The data was given out as an answer in Lok Sabha – the lower house of Indian parliament. This lists out data for 111 airports for year 2018-19 and lists out capacity of the terminal. … Continue reading Terminal utilization at Indian airports at 92.2%, most important airports operating over capacity