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
IndiGo – India’s largest domestic carrier by market share is facing roadblocks in its first major international expansion. The airline entered into a codeshare agreement with Turkish Airlines for 20 points beyond Istanbul and unlimited points in India. The airline which had announced two flights in quick succession, has kept the second flight on hold … Continue reading IndiGo delays second frequency to Istanbul; starts technical stop at Ahmedabad for inbound flight