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

Regulator acts on Spicejet’s continuous mid air snags

Since May of this year (i.e, in just 2 months), Spicejet has reported 9 mid air snags. This is uncommon in Indian skies and deserved a closer look by the regulator – The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). DGCA has now acted and ordered Spicejet to operate only 50% of it’s flights that have … Read more

Airfares sting, no ‘low-cost’ flight up in the skies now

Airlines will watch for passenger response during the lean months of July-September Airlines will watch for passenger response during the lean months of July-September With the rise in fuel prices, domestic and international airfares have witnessed surge by up to 50% in the past few months, according to data from online portals. A ticket for … Read more

Not easy for airline to turn profit in India, says IATA official

  It is not easy for an airline to turn a profit in India and a lot of issues such as fare caps and high taxes on aviation turbine fuel (ATF) have to be resolved, a senior IATA official said on Sunday. Philip Goh, Regional Vice President for Asia Pacific of International Air Transport Association … Read more

Pawan Hans Disinvestment: Govt Picks Star9 Mobility As Winner For ₹211 Cr Bid

The government has finalised disinvestment for state-owned helicopter service provider Pawan Hans Ltd, according to an official statement on Friday. An empowered cabinet group picked Star9 Mobility Private Ltd as winner for buying 51% stake in Pawan Hans. The asset sale plan will help bridge the budget gap and meet spending targets as the economy … Read more

What are Europe’s ‘ghost flights’, and why are they a problem?

An EU regulation that dates back to 1993 requires European airlines to maintain empty or near-empty flights With the decline in flights for business or pleasure due to the ongoing pandemic, airlines that are attempting to maintain market share are complaining about the ‘ghost flights’ they are being forced to fly. An EU regulation that … Read more