Air traffic continues to soar for sixth straight month

The air traffic in India continued to grow around 20% for the sixth straight month, with 388.33 lakh passengers in the first six months of the year, a growth of 19.81% over the same period last year. The month of June saw a growth of 16.03% with 66.01 lakh fliers taking to the skies in … Continue reading Air traffic continues to soar for sixth straight month

Gradual removal of 5/20 and new Route Dispersal Guidelines

In November when the ministry of Civil Aviation came up with a draft policy I had written on how the more things change, more they remain the same – “Another Policy without substance – 11th November 2014”. Subsequently in January the revised Route Dispersal guidelines and policy on 5/20 rule for international operations was announced … Continue reading Gradual removal of 5/20 and new Route Dispersal Guidelines

Dream run continues for airlines in India

Airlines in India carried an impressive 76.55 lakh passengers in the first month of 2016, a growth of 22.58% on Year on Year (YoY) basis. This growth continues to be driven by lower fuel prices making flying affordable and increased capacity in the market. The country saw 20% more domestic departures and 22% higher ASKMs … Continue reading Dream run continues for airlines in India

Let the battle begin. . IndiGo launches non-stop Bengaluru – Chandigarh service to counter Air Asia India

For last few days, I was itching to get back to Network Planning – a hobby I have pursued for over 15 years now, and started in the days when I would ask anybody flying around – mostly my father, to get the printed schedule of the airline and then break it down into rotations, … Continue reading Let the battle begin. . IndiGo launches non-stop Bengaluru – Chandigarh service to counter Air Asia India