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

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

Major US airline CEOs warn 5G could ground some planes, wreak havoc

The chief executives of major US passenger and cargo carriers on Monday warned of an impending “catastrophic” aviation crisis on Wednesday when AT&T and Verizon are set to deploy new 5G service. The airlines warned the new C-Band 5G service could potentially make a significant number of widebody aircraft unusable and “could potentially strand tens … Read more

Mid-air emergency for Spicejet flight. Boeing 737MAX at it again.

It was a Mumbai to Kolkata flight on December 9, 2021. After 15 minutes of departure, the pilots had to shut down an engine and divert the flight back to Mumbai where the aircraft LANDED SAFELY. Key points to note – SpiceJet is currently the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in India. Previously, Boeing 737 … Read more

Promoters feud may be nearing end at Indigo

The Company has called for an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on 30 December, seeking approval to amend it’s Articles of Association (AoA) and remove restrictions on promoter share transfer. Key points to note – Indigo has two founders – Rahul Bhatia and Rakesh Gangwal Bhatia group owns 37.83% stake of Indigo and Gangwal group 36.61% … Read more

Indigo focuses on improving customer experience

In the post covid world, airlines globally are looking at revival and are expected to do very well over the short to medium term – revenge traveling for leisure as well as business. Indigo to ensure that it continues to remain the leading airline in India, has listened to it’s customers and is in the … Read more

Malaysia’s AirAsia Group restructures its huge Airbus plane order

Malaysia’s AirAsia Group Bhd said it has reached a deal with Airbus SE to restructure an order for 362 narrowbody planes worth tens of billions of dollars, including switching 13 A320neos to the larger A321neo model. Deliveries of the 362 A321neos are now planned through 2035, the cash-strapped airline said on Wednesday, without providing details … Read more