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

Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

As airlines remain grounded due to COVID-19, the time could be used to re-look at some of the regulations in the country and tweak them to make them more attractive. The most discussed and debated regulation has been the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). Some of my suggestions were incorporated in the National Civil aviation Policy … Continue reading Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

Thoughts this week – 16 May 20

This week, we look at IATA opposed mandatory quarantine measures for arriving passengers UK announces a mandatory 14-day quarantine for arriving passengers KLM updates its voucher policy Virgin Atlantic intends to operate to 24 destinations in 2021 Lufthansa group starts scaling up IATA opposes mandatory quarantine measures for arriving passengers Industry body IATA (International Air … Continue reading Thoughts this week – 16 May 20

Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss

Singapore Airlines posted a full year loss as COVID-19 crippled the passenger traffic in fourth quarter of financial year. The airline announced that it has cut passenger capacity by 96% and this was topped by mark-to-market fuel hedging losses due to unprecedented plunge in fuel prices. There was a drastic drop of $894 million in … Continue reading Singapore Airlines announces a full year loss