Understanding Capacity Caps and Pricing Caps

September 2021 is the 17th month since the restart of scheduled domestic civil aviation in India. The days leading up to the start on May 25, 2020 were filled with confusion. As the country moved from a lockdown to unlock phases, the initial discussion revolved around allowing flights only between the green zones i.e. states … Continue reading Understanding Capacity Caps and Pricing Caps

Ahmedabad airport to be shut for 9 hours daily for major rehabilitation

The Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport (IATA: AMD) at Ahmedabad will be shut for 9 hours each day from November 10, 2021, to May 31, 2022 for nine hours daily, says a new NOTAM (Notice to Airmen). The airport had recently commissioned additional bays. The airport has since clarified that a revised start date is … Continue reading Ahmedabad airport to be shut for 9 hours daily for major rehabilitation

Civil aviation minister writes to states to expedite 1900 acres of land acquisition to ensure airport expansion

Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia has started writIng to Chief Minister’s of various states as per a release from Press Information Bureau. The main agenda is to request the Chief Minister's to expedite land acquisition. In Phase 1, he spoke to CM's of five states. The five states are Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar … Continue reading Civil aviation minister writes to states to expedite 1900 acres of land acquisition to ensure airport expansion

Indian government owned airports need better social media strategy

India was fast pacing towards being the top three market in aviation, until COVID-19 hit and put spanner in the plans. What happens on the other side of the pandemic is anybody’s guess but the pandemic period could well be utilised to get our house in order. Indian airports are unique! Private greenfield ones (Kochi, … Continue reading Indian government owned airports need better social media strategy

Spicejet to add Bhavnagar to its network starting tomorrow

Indian low cost carrier Spicejet is expanding. The airline lost its number two position by market share to Air India for first half of 2021. Starting August 20, 2021, the airline will launch flights to Bhavnagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat and connect the city with Delhi, Mumbai and Surat. The airline will … Continue reading Spicejet to add Bhavnagar to its network starting tomorrow