2018-19: Top Airports in India

Airports Authority of India (AAI) which runs majority of the airports in the country and handles air traffic control at all airports in the country announces the air traffic numbers at the close of financial year (April to March) end in India. The international air traffic grew 6.1%, while the aircraft movements were up 3.4%. … Continue reading 2018-19: Top Airports in India

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Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Travelport, a travel commerce platform is making inroads in India. Over the last one week it has announced a long-term partnership with Jet Airways and Air India. The long-term supplier agreement with Jet Airways will be effective from April 2019 and will enable the airline to sell its inventory to online and offline travel agencies … Continue reading Travelport makes inroads in India, signs up with Jet Airways & Air India

Indian routes in top 100 busiest routes in the world record lowest average fare

Last week,  Routes Online  announced the top 100 busiest routes in the world in 2017. The methodology involved using OAG Schedules to find top 500 routes by overall seat capacity and then ranked in passenger traffic with help of Sabre Market Intelligence. The 449 kilometer route between Cebu and Seoul Gimpo in South Korea tops the … Continue reading Indian routes in top 100 busiest routes in the world record lowest average fare

India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement

Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!

The Jet Airways group recorded an average fare of INR 7080 in last financial year. This includes its Domestic as well as International operations. While Jet Airways has near equal division of revenue for Domestic and International, Spicejet which has far lesser International exposure reported average fare of INR 3670. But come second half of … Continue reading Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!

India – Australia sign open skies agreement

India and Australia signed a revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) last week to liberalize travel between the two countries. The new arrangement gives unlimited access to Australian carriers to Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Indian carriers will have unlimited access to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide airports in Australia and can nominate one … Continue reading India – Australia sign open skies agreement

Indian domestic passenger traffic crosses 100 million mark in 2017

"Growth is assured but another 20%+ year will be a miracle & dream". This was the last line of the blog last year and what better way to start this one with the same since that has come true. Indian aviation market grew by 17.3% in 2017 with airlines carrying 117.17 million passengers. These numbers … Continue reading Indian domestic passenger traffic crosses 100 million mark in 2017