This article was first published on CNBCTV18 Over the past few quarters, Spicejet has also consistently declared the higher RASK (revenue per available seat kilometer) and higher average fares than competitor IndiGo, India’s biggest airline. The future of successful airline operations will depend on the ability to keep costs as low as possible, fares as … Continue reading The secret of SpiceJet’s consistently high occupancy rates
Indian full service carrier Vistara, a joint venture of Singapore Airlines and TATA group, announced the launch of “Vistara World” which will have more than 70 hours of video and audio content streamed wirelessly onto personal handled devices and laptop in-flight. “Vistara World” is expected to be rolled out fleet wide in August 2018 and … Continue reading Vistara to roll out In-flight entertainment service for personal devices and laptops
The Suratis are rejoicing and for a reason! IndiGo – country’s leading airline by market share has announced flights to Surat connecting Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Jaipur effective 16th August 2018. This will make IndiGo the fourth scheduled airline at Surat which recently saw AirAsia India start services. Spicejet and Air India are the … Continue reading Kya Surat Hai! IndiGo to start Surat operations in August. Will there be a surprise?
The Jet Airways group recorded an average fare of INR 7080 in last financial year. This includes its Domestic as well as International operations. While Jet Airways has near equal division of revenue for Domestic and International, Spicejet which has far lesser International exposure reported average fare of INR 3670. But come second half of … Continue reading Carrying extra bag or baggage? You could end up paying more than the air fare on some sectors!
I have always felt that India needs another Full Service Carrier (FSC), ever since the demise of Kingfisher. There is market for FSC at the right price and differentiator. No wonder then that I have been keenly tracking Vistara, since the day TATA-SIA announced its launch. The airline operates a fleet of 13 A320ceo and … Continue reading Vistara – Setting the tone for growth
The Ministry of Civil Aviation released the revised Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG), in continuation of what was stated in the National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) of 2016. The order, dated 8th August 2016, is available on the website of the ministry. I am glad to say that some of the suggestions made on this blog … Continue reading Revised Route Dispersal Guidelines in India
Airlines in India carried a total of 74.76 lakh passengers amongst them in February 2016. Thanks to 2016 being a leap year, the extra day in February helped the airlines clock a growth of over 24%, a little higher than the average 20% which the industry has seen for the last 13 months. The script … Continue reading Leap year helps higher growth in February 2016