Indian domestic air traffic grew at 3.74% in 2019; a turbulent year comes to an end

Domestic air traffic in India recorded a growth of 3.74% in 2019, after double digit growth for the preceding four years to close 2019 with 1441.71 lakh (144.17 million) passengers as compared to 1389.76 lakh passengers in 2018. The year was characterized by the fall of Jet Airways in April. The last year’s prediction on … Continue reading Indian domestic air traffic grew at 3.74% in 2019; a turbulent year comes to an end

Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

The first part of this three-part series looked at International ambitions of Indian LCCs with narrow-body aircraft and the basis for selecting its hub. The second part covered Spicejet and its proposed hub at Ras Al Khaimah. The last part of the series looks at IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share. IndiGo … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 2

The first part of this three-part series looked at International ambitions of Indian LCCs with narrow-body aircraft and the basis for selecting its hub. This part looks at SpiceJet’s recent announcement about its hub at Ras Al Khaimah (RAK), the long overdue codeshare and what really is Spicejet looking at in the long term. SpiceJet … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 2

Air India suffers a loss of 491 crore due to Pakistani airspace closure

National carrier Air India has suffered a loss of INR 491 crore due to closure of airspace by Pakistan following counter-terrorism action taken by the Indian Air Force in February 2019. Spicejet has suffered a loss of INR 30.73 crores while IndiGo has suffered a loss of INR 25.1 crore. GoAir which started international operations … Continue reading Air India suffers a loss of 491 crore due to Pakistani airspace closure