Spicejet moves ahead with investments in Technology

Low cost carrier Spicejet has lately been in the news for the proposed long haul operations. The airline has been silently transforming itself on the technology front, after coming out of near bankruptcy two years ago. The airline has started offering “Self Bag Drop” at domestic terminal, Mumbai. (Mumbai Airport introduces India’s first Self Bag-Drop) … Continue reading Spicejet moves ahead with investments in Technology

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Jet Airways to begin services on Bengaluru – Colombo route

Jet Airways will launch non-stop services on Bengaluru – Colombo sector in the wee hours of 5th January 2017. The daily service will be operated by B737-800 aircraft with 12 seats in Business and 156 in Economy. The airline which recently announced Bengaluru as one of its focus city and domestic hub after Mumbai and … Continue reading Jet Airways to begin services on Bengaluru – Colombo route

Go Air re-jigs network for summer schedule 2016

Go Air, the smallest airline amongst the old timers in India, is re-jigging its network effective the beginning of Summer Schedule (27th March 2016). My first blog post (Go Air – The silent performer) was about this airline, where I had mentioned that the airline started with a philosophy of deploying additional capacity in Europe … Continue reading Go Air re-jigs network for summer schedule 2016

Flight Review: Jet Airways from Pune to Coimbatore via Bengaluru

Background A cross country holiday was being planned and that involved few flights & train journeys. The first of which was till Coimbatore with either non-stop flights from Mumbai or one-stop ones from Pune. Website Experience – Booking & Web Check-in The tickets were redemption of JP Miles from two different accounts and the online redemption … Continue reading Flight Review: Jet Airways from Pune to Coimbatore via Bengaluru

Vistara adds Lucknow & Bengaluru to its network

Full service carrier Vistara – a JV of Tata Group & Singapore airlines, which is battling low Load Factors since it started flying in January, has announced its next phase of expansion. The airline will start services to Lucknow and Bengaluru effective 18th May and 16th June 2015 respectively. With this addition, the airline will … Continue reading Vistara adds Lucknow & Bengaluru to its network

The Q Story – Looking at the network of Q400s of Spicejet and its short history

One December day in 2010, Spicejet (SG) announced that they have concluded a deal with Bombardier from Canada to purchase 15 Q400 turboprops with options for 15 more. This came as a big surprise for the entire aviation fraternity in India. Nobody expected this nor predicted it.  Very few LCCs in the world operate a … Continue reading The Q Story – Looking at the network of Q400s of Spicejet and its short history

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