Vistara - the TATA - SIA joint venture inducted its first A321neo. The aircraft VT-TVA landed in New Delhi flying non-stop from Hamburg. The aircraft - which is part of the order of 50 from the Airbus A320 Family signed in 2018. You can know more about the aircraft, its configuration, pictures and likely routes … Continue reading Vistara inducts A321neo
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
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
The first leg of our trip got us to Lisbon, Portugal on Emirates. The next stop was Madrid and the multiple daily flights between the two airports comprised of Iberia, Air Europa, Easyjet and TAP Air Portugal. With the leg from Madrid to Nice being planned on Air Nostrum – operated by Iberia and Easyjet … Continue reading TAP Portugal & the aircraft surprise!
As the Paris Air Show comes to an end, there was the usual buzz around orders, options, firm commitment, intent and repeat orders. Amidst all this, Airbus announced the launch of A321XLR which also clocked orders at the air show. I have been a keen follower of “thin markets” and this has led to me … Continue reading A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets