IndiGo returns to Jabalpur

When the summer schedule started in March, there was a surprise - IndiGo had dropped Jabalpur! The airline had an impeccable record of not abandoning a station after it started. So much so that when it curtailed flights to Singapore from Delhi and Mumbai, it launched them from Chennai and kept Singapore active. This also … Continue reading IndiGo returns to Jabalpur

First half of 2021 – Air India has dethroned SpiceJet as No.2 in market share

National carrier Air India has dethroned Spicejet as the number two in domestic market share, year to date. This is the second consecutive month that Air India has been number two in the market but with the latest numbers, for the first half of the year - Air India carried 42.58 lakh passengers as compared … Continue reading First half of 2021 – Air India has dethroned SpiceJet as No.2 in market share

Airlines have started reporting profits, when will the page turn for airlines in India?

Over the last two days, there have been two positive news on the airline profitability front. Delta Air Lines - one of the top three US carriers reported a profit of $652 million in the second quarter of the calendar year. This is the first profit for the airline since the pandemic began and also … Continue reading Airlines have started reporting profits, when will the page turn for airlines in India?

Dash 8-400 production comes to a halt

The De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 (formerly the Bombardier Q400) will see an indefinite suspension in production. In a press release, the company said “Given that prevailing industry circumstances have hindered the ability to confirm new aircraft sales, De Havilland Canada will not produce new Dash 8-400 aircraft at its Downsview site beyond currently confirmed … Continue reading Dash 8-400 production comes to a halt