Star Air to start operations from 25th January

Sanjay Ghodawat group promoted Star air will start operations from 25th January 2019. The airline will utilize its sole aircraft - an Embraer E-145 registered VT-GSC for the operations. The airline will start services to Hubballi, Tirupati and Belgavi, from its base in Bengaluru. The flights to Belgavi are effective 5th February 2019. The airline … Continue reading Star Air to start operations from 25th January

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IndiGo and Turkish Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

India’s largest domestic carrier, IndiGo, and Istanbul-based Turkish Airlines, a member of Star Alliance, today announced a codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement. The signed codeshare and mutual cooperation agreement between the two carriers, the effectiveness of which is subject to receipt by IndiGo and Turkish Airlines of all necessary Board and regulatory approvals, will enable … Continue reading IndiGo and Turkish Airlines Announce Codeshare Agreement

15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

National carrier Air India – a Star Alliance member has 15 aircraft which are grounded. The information was conveyed by the Ministry of Civil Aviation last week while answering a question in Rajya Sabha – the upper house of parliament. Air India has a fleet of 123 aircraft comprising four B747, eighteen B777, twenty-seven B787, … Continue reading 15 aircraft on ground, Air India needs INR 1525 Cr to make them operational

IndiGo to take delivery of it’s 200th aircraft today

Indian low cost carrier and domestic market leader IndiGo reaches a new milestone with the induction of its 200th aircraft.VT-IZI and VT-IZK are scheduled to start their flight to Delhi later today, in quick succession, to reach the milestone. The airline will now have 127 A320ceo, 61 A320neo and 12 ATR72-600 in its fleet. This … Continue reading IndiGo to take delivery of it’s 200th aircraft today

Its Complex! Jet Airways further cuts down on complimentary meals

Struggling carrier, Jet Airways has announced further tightening of its meal policies on-board domestic flights starting 7th January 2019. Passengers who are not Jet Privilege Gold or Platinum members and booked in Saver or Classic Fare classes will have to buy their meals on board. The complementary meals will be restricted only for Flex class … Continue reading Its Complex! Jet Airways further cuts down on complimentary meals

The secret of SpiceJet’s consistently high occupancy rates

This article was first published on CNBCTV18 Over the past few quarters, Spicejet has also consistently declared the higher RASK (revenue per available seat kilometer) and higher average fares than competitor IndiGo, India’s biggest airline. The future of successful airline operations will depend on the ability to keep costs as low as possible, fares as … Continue reading The secret of SpiceJet’s consistently high occupancy rates

Jet Airways goes live with “Flight Only” fares

Jet Airways today opened reservations for its “Flight only” ticket fares. The date coincides with moving to digital redemption. The airline was supposed to go live with this change starting 25th September but was delayed to 15th October 2018 with bookings opening today. Not many sectors have the Flight only tickets open for sale as … Continue reading Jet Airways goes live with “Flight Only” fares

Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?

Indian carriers have long been conservative about International expansion and none have been able to make a dent to competition or make fortunes from International operations. While low cost carriers (LCCs) IndiGo and Spicejet earn less than 15% of their revenue from International operations, Full Service Carrier (FSC) Jet Airways has this number north of … Continue reading Is Air India paying INR 25 crore per month to keep aircraft on ground?