IndiGo may be hit by Pratt & Whitney engine inspection

The bad news from Pratt & Whitney (P&W) shows no signs of ebbing for customer airlines using its snag-ridden engines on the best-selling single aisle Airbus A320neo planes and passengers. The engine-maker has now warned that “600 to 700 engines will be removed for shop visits between 2023 and 2026 (and) the accelerated removals and … Read more

Submit financials in one week, Delhi HC tells SpiceJet

The Delhi high court has issued SpiceJet a notice directing it to submit its accounts statement and asset-liability affidavit within a week. The court has also summoned the airline’s chairman and managing director Ajay Singh, to appear in person on 24 August for the hearing. The court’s action comes on a plea filed by Kalanithi … Read more

‘India’s airline fleet, airport capacity likely to double’

India is set to double its commercial fleet and airport capacity in metro cities in the next three to four years, Union minister of civil aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia said on Friday. “There will come a time in India, in the not-too-distant future, the next three years, four years, where our fleet capacity will grow from … Read more

SpiceJet must pay Marans entire ₹380 crore, says SC

A bench presided over by Chief Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and comprising Justice P.S. Narasimha dismissed Spicejet’s plea seeking additional time to pay the ₹75 crore to Maran and Kal Airways, as directed by the apex court on 13 February. Besides, the bench said that a clear message should be sent to ensure the court’s orders … Read more

An old hand at Indigo resigns

Indigo is never short of news. Promoter’s spat. Staff complaints. And now the veteran, Sanjay Kumar resigns. Sanjay had joined Indigo in it’s earlier days in 2007 as Chief Commercial Officer and was currently the Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer. He is credited with creating Indigo’s mega spider web type of network. In between in … Read more

Airlines face difficulty in tackling excess capacity amid low demand

Even as the government lifted the cap on capacity deployment, most airlines are finding it difficult to operate at full capacity due to less demand, a report by Mint. The aviation sector in India has faced several hurdles since 2020. First, the pandemic-induced lockdowns forced the lanes to be grounded for two months. Then, the … Read more

Spicejet settles with AAI. Also rumoured to be in stake sale discussions.

Spicejet has informed that it has settled with Airports Authority of India (AAI) and has cleared all the ‘principal’ dues. Financial difficulties of the airline are widely known. It has been defaulting/ delaying on most of it’s financial commitments. It was moved to ‘cash and carry system’ in airports run by the AAI. Spicejet has … Read more