IndiGo announces an order for 620 CFM LEAP 1A engines to power 310 A320neo family aircraft

IndiGo, India's largest carrier by fleet and domestic marlet share, announced a deal with CFM for 620 LEAP-1A engines to power its next set of 310 A320neo family aircraft. These include the A320neo, A321neo and the A321XLR. The deal includes new installed engines and associated spare engines, as well as a long-term, multi-year service agreement.The … Continue reading IndiGo announces an order for 620 CFM LEAP 1A engines to power 310 A320neo family aircraft

IndiGo to follow Spicejet into the freighter space

IndiGo - India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share has initiated a freighter programme. The airline is in the process of sourcing four A321ceo aircraft - each of which will be converted from passenger jets to a full freighter configuration. The airline has already issued a Letter of Intent (LoI) with a lessor … Continue reading IndiGo to follow Spicejet into the freighter space

Vistara starts offering booking on Google Flights

Vistara - the TATA-SIA JV now allows its customers to directly search and book its flights on google through the integrated “Book on Google” feature. This has been possible with the implementation of NDC (New Distribution Capability) through a partnership with Amadeus. Google flights has been in the market for nearly a decade and over … Continue reading Vistara starts offering booking on Google Flights

Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

A week ago, for the ninth time - the guidelines for sale of Air India were changed. The airline would be recording a loss in the tune of INR 8,000 crore this fiscal year. Time and again, the losses are blamed on the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines - the AI - IC … Continue reading Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

If AirAsia is to exit India, does it rely on template of AirAsia Japan 1.0?

Making money in India from Aviation has been an internal challenge as the industry goes through frequency bust cycles! Amidst this, there has been much speculation about AirAsia India - in which the TATA group holds 51% stake while the rest is held by Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia. The airline has been mired in … Continue reading If AirAsia is to exit India, does it rely on template of AirAsia Japan 1.0?