Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

A week ago, for the ninth time - the guidelines for sale of Air India were changed. The airline would be recording a loss in the tune of INR 8,000 crore this fiscal year. Time and again, the losses are blamed on the merger of Air India and Indian Airlines - the AI - IC … Continue reading Was there a simpler solution to Air India – Indian Airlines merger?

Vistara announces maiden international destination – Singapore

Vistara – the TATA-SIA joint venture which launched operations in January 2015 has announced its maiden international destination. The airline will start International operations from 6th August 2019 with flights to Singapore from Delhi. The airline will connect Mumbai to Singapore from the next day. The flights will be operated by the B737-800s which earlier … Continue reading Vistara announces maiden international destination – Singapore

IndiGo’s “look east” expansion

IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by domestic market share and fleet has been on a rapid expansion on International routes in the recent months. While the expansion is planned across countries, the focus seems to be currently towards the east – partly due to the closure of Pakistani airspace leading to a detour for flights … Continue reading IndiGo’s “look east” expansion

Vistara – Setting the tone for growth

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