September 2021 is the 17th month since the restart of scheduled domestic civil aviation in India. The days leading up to the start on May 25, 2020 were filled with confusion. As the country moved from a lockdown to unlock phases, the initial discussion revolved around allowing flights only between the green zones i.e. states … Continue reading Understanding Capacity Caps and Pricing Caps
Vistara - the TATA-SIA JV now allows its customers to directly search and book its flights on google through the integrated “Book on Google” feature. This has been possible with the implementation of NDC (New Distribution Capability) through a partnership with Amadeus. Google flights has been in the market for nearly a decade and over … Continue reading Vistara starts offering booking on Google Flights
Even as the vaccines move into final stages and countries start planning for vaccine administration, logistics and storage - the airline industry is yet to see any significant recovery on the horizon. Amidst this lack of recovery the focus has shifted again on slots - the prized possession for airlines. The Worldwide Airport Slot Board … Continue reading As pandemic rages on, focus shifts back to slots
People regularly reach out to me to know more about Network Planning and ways to become a network planner. With a little more time at hand, thanks to the time saved in commuting, I decided to pen down what network planning is. This won’t look like a regular post but I hope this is a … Continue reading Network Planning – a fine blend of Art and Science
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!