Indian Aviation: HY2018 throwback

When IndiGo declared its results few weeks back, it was a shocker and a wake-up call for many who thought that Aviation is on a roll. This was quickly followed by news indicating financial stress at Jet Airways. The six months ending June has seen airlines add over 40 aircraft and the top airlines in … Continue reading Indian Aviation: HY2018 throwback

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New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club

The Indira Gandhi International Airport, still popularly called IGI by many, crossed 50 million passengers in calendar year 2016. The airport handled 55.64 million passengers and was 12th worldwide by passengers in November. It is an achievement which makes the country proud. The growth at Delhi is primarily fueled by National Carrier Air India which … Continue reading New Delhi airport joins the 50 million passengers club

Air India connects Pune to Chandigarh

National carrier Air India (IATA:AI, ICAO: AIC) tweeted the launch of new flights yesterday becoming the first airline to announce expansion in 2017. The Star Alliance member will start services between Mumbai (BOM) & Chandigarh (IXC), Chandigarh & Pune (PNQ), Mumbai & Amritsar (ATQ) and Amritsar & Nanded (NDC). The new flights will be progressively … Continue reading Air India connects Pune to Chandigarh

Aviation growth in India reaches record numbers in March

Impressive growth continues for Indian Aviation with 78.72 lakh passengers taking to air travel in March 2016. This was a growth of 24.03% YoY and 25.25% MoM. The Quarter on Quarter (QoQ) growth was also 24%. For the period from January to March, 230.03 lakh passengers travelled by air, 44.57 lakh more than the same … Continue reading Aviation growth in India reaches record numbers in March

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

Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?

The Wadia group owned Mumbai headquartered airline Go Air which has been in the news recently for exodus of pilots has reduced flights in June and July. This comes at a backdrop of already reduced operations in April and May. I had tweeted about how the airline saw lower departures at both Mumbai and Delhi … Continue reading Go Air cancelling key sectors from June to August – Is it just pilot crunch or more?