It’s raining flights to Bangkok

2017 has seen unprecedented increase in flights between India & Bangkok. While airlines from many other countries have increased flights to India, the case of Bangkok is unique as Indian carriers are launching additional flights and connecting tier II cities. The first three quarters of the calendar year has seen the traffic grow 17% between…

India needs a better On-Time Performance monitoring system

The year 2017 has been turbulent for airlines in India on the On Time Performance (OTP) front. Early this year, two staffers of Mumbai International Airport (MIAL) were suspended for alleged fudging of data. While news reports indicated the regulator setting up a committee, neither did we see the report nor did we hear about…

One year of National Civil Aviation Policy

The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) completes a year on 15th June 2017. The policy which was announced amidst fanfare last year was the result of extensive consulting and feedback from general public resulting in multiple iterations leading to the final policy. A year is too less to evaluate and look at the policy since…

Is Surat the opportunity which airlines missed?

Estimates suggest that eight out of ten diamonds polished worldwide are cut in Surat. Some of the biggest names in Petrochemicals – Essar, Reliance, Shell, ONGC have business in neighboring Hazira which houses a deep-water LNG terminal and over a quarter of the total fabric production in the country is around Surat but the city…