As the Paris Air Show comes to an end, there was the usual buzz around orders, options, firm commitment, intent and repeat orders. Amidst all this, Airbus announced the launch of A321XLR which also clocked orders at the air show. I have been a keen follower of “thin markets” and this has led to me … Continue reading A321XLR: A game changer for thin markets
Indonesia national carrier Garuda Indonesia has terminated its service to Mumbai. This marks the end of the Indonesia connection to Mumbai after last few years of unsuccessful attempts by AirAsia X which operated one stop A330 services from Denpasar to Mumbai via Kuala Lumpur, Garuda Indonesia’s one stop service to Mumbai from Jakarta via Bangkok … Continue reading Garuda Indonesia terminates Mumbai
India and Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 12th July 2018 to revise the Air Services Agreement (ASA) and increase the frequency entitlement from the current seven frequencies per week to take it to 28. While India was represented by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) represented Philippines. The … Continue reading India – Philippines amend Air Services Agreement, quadruple entitlement
Jet Airways over the past few weeks has updated its schedule to reflect the deployment of all ten B777-300ER (B77W) aircraft. This will probably be the first time when all 10 aircraft will be effectively used for long haul operations. The current published schedule which sees utilization scale up close to 17 hours each day … Continue reading Jet Airways to utilize all its B77W effectively from winter 17
IndiGo, India’s largest carrier by domestic market share, announced flights to Qatari capital Doha. The flights announced earlier this week will be effective 5th May, initially from Delhi & Mumbai. The airline had announced 6 new destinations – 3 each on domestic and international side during its analyst call post Q3 results. Madurai & Amritsar are … Continue reading IndiGo announces flights to Doha – will it interline?