Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

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. The second part covered Spicejet and its proposed hub at Ras Al Khaimah. The last part of the series looks at IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share. IndiGo … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

Bengaluru Airport to start limited operations on new runway; upgrades capacity

In October, this website had reported that Bengaluru is likely to commission second runway on 5th December. An official NOTAM (Notice to Airmen) has been issues which states that Runway 09R will be operational daily from 1400hrs to 1530 hours local time, on all days except Tuesdays. The airfield is closed for operations on Tuesdays … Continue reading Bengaluru Airport to start limited operations on new runway; upgrades capacity

Vistara’s B787-9 to have 299 seats, bags slots at London Gatwick along with IndiGo

IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by domestic market share and Vistara – India’s only private full-service carrier (FSC) have both bagged slots at London Gatwick. The information comes from initial coordination report and is subject to change. The airport was world’s busiest single runway airport until Mumbai overtook it. London Gatwick is a case study … Continue reading Vistara’s B787-9 to have 299 seats, bags slots at London Gatwick along with IndiGo

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

IndiGo intends to fly the A330-300 to Manchester in summer 2020

IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by domestic market share and fleet seems to have made up its mind about operating the wide body aircraft. The airline has filed and now has approved slots at Manchester for a daily flight each from Mumbai and New Delhi. As per the filing and initial approval released by slot … Continue reading IndiGo intends to fly the A330-300 to Manchester in summer 2020