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
When IndiGo declared its results few weeks back, it was a shocker and a wake-up call for many who thought that Aviation is on a roll. This was quickly followed by news indicating financial stress at Jet Airways. The six months ending June has seen airlines add over 40 aircraft and the top airlines in … Continue reading Indian Aviation: HY2018 throwback
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
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 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
"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
Last week, the Hon. Minister of Civil Aviation tabled before the parliament, proposed Fleet expansion of Airlines in India. The plan submitted by airlines looks as below Air India: Will induct 3 B777-300ER and 16 A320 aircraft between December 2017 and March 2019. AirAsia India: Will induct 60 aircraft in the next 5 years. Go Air: … Continue reading Airline fleet in India likely to expand by 181% by 2024, where is the infrastructure?
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 … Continue reading It’s raining flights to Bangkok
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 … Continue reading India needs a better On-Time Performance monitoring system