Route Development – How Air Astana developed India market?

There is no denying the fact that I am a big fan of multi-aircraft fleets! Even the strong proponents of single fleet types like IndiGo have eventually graduated to multiple fleet types and sub-fleets. As it stands today, IndiGo has a mix of A320, A321 and ATR but the sub-fleet varies from seating configuration which … Continue reading Route Development – How Air Astana developed India market?

Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

The two largest airplane makers in the world, Airbus and Boeing announced their Q1-CY20 results today. As anticipated both the manufacturers have declared losses as the world battled COVID-19 and air travel is one the most impacted industries worldwide. Airbus reported revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and a consolidated net loss of EUR 481 million … Continue reading Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

New Delhi and Hyderabad airports – both operated by GMR led consortium will see an increase in the aircraft parking stands. Hyderabad will see an increase of 9 stands (Stand No. 70 to 78) all of which are CODE C compatible. All the stands are remote stands and power-in and push-back type. This means that … Continue reading Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?

I have been a keen follower and believer of the Regional Jets market since 2011 and an article on Network Thoughts about Regional Jets in India is still one of the most read ones. Needlessly to say, I closely tracked Bombardier and Embraer programs for the next generation regional jets. Subsequently, Bombardier C-series became the … Continue reading Airbus increases range of A220; what it means for India?

Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia

Citilink – an all Airbus A320 operator in Indonesia started off as a low cost arm of National Carrier Garuda Indonesia. Years later it was hived off as a separate entity and continues to operate close to 50 aircraft (A320ceo + A320neo) from its main bases at Jakarta and Surabaya. This airline stood out in … Continue reading Flight Review: The all familiar 180 seater A320 with Citilink, Indonesia