Air India - the national carrier of India has been in the news for multiple reasons in the past. The airline has been on the block for an outright sale for the second time in last few years. Being a public entity funded by tax payers money, the airline is open for scruitny and data … Continue reading Only 19 routes make money for Air India!
As airlines remain grounded due to COVID-19, the time could be used to re-look at some of the regulations in the country and tweak them to make them more attractive. The most discussed and debated regulation has been the Route Dispersal Guidelines (RDG). Some of my suggestions were incorporated in the National Civil aviation Policy … Continue reading Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive
The two largest airplane makers in the world, Airbus and Boeing announced their Q1-CY20 results today. As anticipated both the manufacturers have declared losses as the world battled COVID-19 and air travel is one the most impacted industries worldwide. Airbus reported revenues of EUR 10.6 billion and a consolidated net loss of EUR 481 million … Continue reading Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate
Emirates - the Dubai headquartered airline became the first airline in the world to conduct a pre-flight COVID-19 test. All passengers on today's flight to Tunisia were tested for COVID-19 at the Dubai Airport in co-ordination with Dubai Health Authority (DHA). The rapid test was done at the check-in area with results being available in … Continue reading A blood test at airport, will this be the new normal ?
The last few days had seen airlines start preparations for limited services starting tomorrow. With the announcement of extension of countrywide lockdown this morning coming from Prime Minister Modi, the flights will remain grounded for some more time. Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) released a notification soon and was followed with an official NOTAM. … Continue reading Airline operations in India to remain suspended till 3rd May