May 2022: Air India the only airline to lose passengers in best month since restart

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) declared the traffic statistics for May this afternoon. A total of 1 crore and 20 lakh passengers flew in May 2022. This is 10 lakh more than the previous month and the best ever month since the restart of scheduled domestic flights in Indian skies in May 2020! … Continue reading May 2022: Air India the only airline to lose passengers in best month since restart

First half of 2021 – Air India has dethroned SpiceJet as No.2 in market share

National carrier Air India has dethroned Spicejet as the number two in domestic market share, year to date. This is the second consecutive month that Air India has been number two in the market but with the latest numbers, for the first half of the year – Air India carried 42.58 lakh passengers as compared … Continue reading First half of 2021 – Air India has dethroned SpiceJet as No.2 in market share

Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

A week ago, for the ninth time – the guidelines for sale of Air India were changed. The airline would be recording a loss in the tune of INR 8,000 crore this fiscal year. Time and again, the losses are blamed on the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines – the AI – IC … Continue reading Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations

August 14th marked the 100th day of Vande Bharat Mission – the much touted repatriation effort undertaken by the Government of India. While the scheme has been much criticized from some quarters for the way the booking process was handled and lack of tickets, there is no denying the fact that over 10 lakh people … Continue reading Hundred days of Vande Bharat Mission – Air India group operates to 29 offline stations