IndiGo’s China foray

IndiGo has filed for flights to Guangzhou from Kolkata effective 17th October. This was reported by Routes Online this morning. This comes a day after the airline started flights to Chengdu from New Delhi, its first destination in mainland China. The airline operates flights to Hong Kong – from Bengaluru and Kolkata. Network Thoughts was … Continue reading IndiGo’s China foray

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Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

The suspension of Jet Airways threw up some interesting challenges in Indian aviation. While the suspension led to capacity crisis, increasing fares and a lot more on the commercial side, over a period of time I was keenly observing how airports handle the capacity at Terminals. Even before I joined aviation, with my masters in … Continue reading Mumbai Airport needs a balancing act – for passengers benefit

Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

New Delhi and Hyderabad airports – both operated by GMR led consortium will see an increase in the aircraft parking stands. Hyderabad will see an increase of 9 stands (Stand No. 70 to 78) all of which are CODE C compatible. All the stands are remote stands and power-in and push-back type. This means that … Continue reading Additional aircraft parking stands being commissioned at Hyderabad and Delhi

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