India’s first A320neo is redelivered

When the Indian regulator DGCA declares its registered fleet list next time, it would reflect re-delivery of VT-ITC, the first A320neo with IndiGo. On March 10, 2016, MSN 6799 to be registered as VT-ITC took off from Toulouse for New Delhi. As the aircraft landed in New Delhi the next day, IndiGo became the second … Continue reading India’s first A320neo is redelivered

Srinagar – the new summer favorite, Go FIRST bases an aircraft at Srinagar

Srinagar is the only airport in top 10 by traffic to surpass pre-COVID numbersOne of the few sectors where capacity leader is not IndiGoIndiGo effectively using the A321neo to manage capacity It is probably going to be a summer to remember for airlines and a welcome one after two summer seasons to forget. The season … Continue reading Srinagar – the new summer favorite, Go FIRST bases an aircraft at Srinagar

Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

The first part of this three-part series looked at International ambitions of Indian LCCs with narrow-body aircraft and the basis for selecting its hub. The second part covered Spicejet and its proposed hub at Ras Al Khaimah. The last part of the series looks at IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share. IndiGo … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

IndiGo – Qatar one-way codeshare a boost for Qatar

India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share – IndiGo, announced a one-way codeshare with Qatari flag carrier Qatar Airways. The codeshare, interestingly, is a one-way codeshare where Qatar Airways will place its code between Doha and Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad. For what was believed to be a big strategic announcement, this came as … Continue reading IndiGo – Qatar one-way codeshare a boost for Qatar

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?