Is it time to look beyond trading of ASK for RDG & merge UDAN & RDG in long term?

Last few weeks have seen the media report the possibility of a tweak in the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) to allow trading of Available Seat Kilometers (ASKs) between airlines to satisfy the mandatory requirement of Category II and Category IIA routes as defined in the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). The permission to trade had been “inadvertently” left out from the new policy and something…

Garuda Indonesia starts non-stop services to Bali from Mumbai

Indonesian National carrier Garuda Indonesia will launch non-stop services between Mumbai and Denpasar (Bali) starting today. The twice a week flight will be operated by Airbus A330-200 and a third frequency will be added from 2nd June 2018. The service would operate on Mondays and Thursdays and Saturday operations would be added later. The flight…