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
Estimates suggest that eight out of ten diamonds polished worldwide are cut in Surat. Some of the biggest names in Petrochemicals – Essar, Reliance, Shell, ONGC have business in neighboring Hazira which houses a deep-water LNG terminal and over a quarter of the total fabric production in the country is around Surat but the city … Continue reading Is Surat the opportunity which airlines missed?
IndiGo, India’s largest carrier by domestic market share, announced further expansion of its International services yesterday. The airline announced next set of flights to Doha and flights between Bengaluru & Singapore. The flights will be effective 30th June 2017. Rival Jet Airways has started flights between these two cities in December 2016. While Jet Airways … Continue reading IndiGo to launch flights between Bengaluru and Singapore
Trip Background Receiving an invite on a Monday morning for a Chef’s table by an airline can be the best stress buster on a Monday of any week. That is precisely what happened in the third week of July when Vistara – the TATA-SIA Joint Venture got in touch with me from this blog to … Continue reading Flying the new feeling – Vistara UK 991 from Delhi to Pune
The Wadia group owned Mumbai headquartered airline Go Air which has been in the news recently for exodus of pilots has reduced flights in June and July. This comes at a backdrop of already reduced operations in April and May. I had tweeted about how the airline saw lower departures at both Mumbai and Delhi … Continue reading Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?