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

What summer 2020 could look like for the India – UK market?

The world may not have come to a stop, just yet, but India definitely has. Amidst this, the Summer Schedule 2020 started on Sunday 29th March. On a normal start of the schedule, airports are abuzz with the launch of new flights; passengers are checking and matching the revised flight numbers and minor time adjustments. … Continue reading What summer 2020 could look like for the India – UK market?

Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3

The first part of this three-part series looked at International ambitions of Indian LCCs with narrow-body aircraft and the basis for selecting its hub. The second part covered Spicejet and its proposed hub at Ras Al Khaimah. The last part of the series looks at IndiGo – India’s largest carrier by fleet and domestic market share. IndiGo … Continue reading Indian LCCs, global narrow-body ambitions: Part 3