Air India, now owned by the TATA group, announced the induction of aircraft in its fleet which will take the fleet up by 25 percent. This comes after the airline has already operationalised 16 aircraft, which were grounded for a long time. These 16 include 10 narrow-body and six wide-body aircraft. The airline did a … Continue reading What to expect in the five B777s which are joining Air India?
Vistara's all economy aircraft have been a double edged sword. From operating routes with three class service on one frequency and mono class on another to moving routes to mono class, the airline has come a long way. Yet challenges remain, especially with very low utilisation of the mono class fleet.
In 2014, I had written an article with a similar title when AirAsia India took to the air. Eight years later, I want to use the same title as Akasa Air makes its maiden commercial flight today. A new airline in the country is a treat for network planning analysts like me. It gives an … Continue reading Let the battle begin! – Akasa Air takes to the skies today
While the country waits for an order from either Air India or Jet Airways or both, the surprise came from Star Air! The Bengaluru headquartered all Embraer operator has signed a deal with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) for leasing two E175 aircraft. E175 is an interesting choice and signals that the airline is ready to … Continue reading Star Air plans to induct two E175s this year
Yesterday, IndiGo and RECARO announced that the carrier will be the first in the Indian subcontinent to launch the RECARO BL3710 seats. Starting January next year, 75 aircraft of the A320neo family will be fitted with these seats. I was surprised that the press release specifically wanted to mention the Indian sub-continent because not many … Continue reading IndiGo’s RECARO move – beyond the press release