IndiGo to shun 10 percent workforce

IndiGo - India's largest carrier by domestic market share and fleet has announced that they would bid a painful adieu to 10 per cent of our workforce. The airline has a fleet of over 250 aircraft and cash reserves which dwarf every other airline in India. The airline would have nearly 25,000 employees on its … Continue reading IndiGo to shun 10 percent workforce

Lock down led to focus on agri and cargo in Indian aviation

India has been in lock down since March 2020. This meant that all scheduled commercial operations were suspended which took a hit on cargo as well. Airlines devised ways to continue cargo operations with Spicejet being on the forefront - converting three Q400 aircraft to freighters by removing seats. Both Spicejet and IndiGo started operating … Continue reading Lock down led to focus on agri and cargo in Indian aviation

Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA

​The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for declaration of Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as an International Airport. Kushinagar Airport is located in the vicinity of several Buddhist Cultural Sites like Sravasti, Kapilvastu, ​​Lumbini (Kushinagar itself is a Buddhist cultural site) and declaration as an “International Airport” will … Continue reading Kushinagar airport gets international tag – real problem will be ASA

Time to tweak Route Dispersal Guidelines and make them attractive

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

Airbus, Boeing announce Q1 losses, cut production rate

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