A name for the airport but no land – endless woes for an airport at Pune: Part One

Pune is the largest city in India without a dedicated airportCurrent airport is a civilian enclave at defense airportAirport has more flights at night than dayWhen the current expansion is complete, the airport would have run out of all possible expansion scenariosCurrent airport cannot handle widebody flightsCurrent terminal, smaller than the HAL terminal at Bengaluru, … Continue reading A name for the airport but no land – endless woes for an airport at Pune: Part One

A name for the airport but no land – endless woes for an airport at Pune: Part Two

The new airport has a name but no land!City is punching above its weight, having handled more passengers than Ahmedabad Part One of the article can be found here Over the last decade there were many cities which formed associations to start attracting air traffic. While airlines do pay attention to such associations, what matters … Continue reading A name for the airport but no land – endless woes for an airport at Pune: Part Two

Lufthansa to resume PrivatAir service to Pune in February

For the last few weeks’ internet forums were abuzz with Lufthansa’s Pune operations with Airbus A319. When I reached out to Lufthansa, the team was kind to share complete details about the operations. Lufthansa and PrivatAir abruptly suspended cooperation for commercial reasons in Summer 2018. While bookings closed for further flights, passengers were re-accommodated on … Continue reading Lufthansa to resume PrivatAir service to Pune in February

Jet Airways to start flight from Pune to Singapore, launches third Delhi – Singapore flight

Indian full service carrier Jet Airways has opened sale of flights to Singapore from Pune. The flights will operate daily and would be effective 1st December 2018. The flight timings are as below 9W22 PNQ0510 – 1315SIN 9W21 SIN2100 – 0005+1 PNQ The airline will also operate a third frequency between Delhi and Singapore 9W16 … Continue reading Jet Airways to start flight from Pune to Singapore, launches third Delhi – Singapore flight

Suggestion – Slot allocation at Civil Enclaves in India

Indian Aviation is unique but when this argument goes global, the aviation scene is compared with markets similar to India. More often than not, all fast growing markets get classified together – Indonesia, India, Kazakhstan and so on.  Cheap Fares, Congested Airports, booming passenger Numbers – the markets show similar trends. One of the reasons … Continue reading Suggestion – Slot allocation at Civil Enclaves in India