After battling AirAsia in India, low cost carrier and Indian domestic market leader IndiGo is taking the battle to AirAsia’s home – Kuala Lumpur. The airline announced launch of flights from Delhi and Bengaluru effective 15th November 2018. The flights would operate as below 6E 1821 DEL 0255 – 1040 KUL x2 6E 1814 KUL … Continue reading IndiGo takes the battle home to AirAsia – launches Kuala Lumpur
Early morning on Tuesday 8th May, I got an intimation that WOW air will announce its Delhi operations on May 15th. Continuing with the policy of not “breaking news” till things are in public domain, I did not tweet until somebody else did. The reaction to the news was “WOW”. This will be the airlines first … Continue reading Delhi adds another unique connection – WOW air to start flights to Reykjavik from 6th December
“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?
Call it by choice or rather the lack of it, I found myself on Lao Airlines ATR72-500 (QV 314) for a short hop to Luang Prabang from Hanoi. This definitely is the rarest of airlines I have travelled so far. With a fleet of 11 aircraft (4 A320, 7 ATR), the airline serves 21 destinations. … Continue reading The tale of rarest tail yet – Lao Airlines