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From competitive foreign airlines to infrastructure constraints: Troubles of Indian domestic carriers
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Changing legislatives, rising competition from foreign airlines, rebounding oil prices are painting the skies blue for aviation sector in India.
Air India may launch Wi-Fi services on its domestic flights by July this year, says media report
Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Air India may launch Wi-Fi services on board of its Airbus A-320 planes which are mainstay of its domestic operations by July 2017.
A decade later and Mumbai airport still worst for on-time performance
Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Three out of six airlines monitored for On-Time Performance at airports had Mumbai at the bottom of the data charts amongst the four metros in India.
Piyush Goyal bets on divestment, rules out Air India privatisation
Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Without naming Hindustan Antibiotics, Goyal said a Pune-based pharma company is also under the hammer.
Despite bottom line pressure, FY17 to be the best for airlines
Mon, Mar 13, 2017
"Airlines are maintaining healthy load factors backed by low fares. But since oil prices are on an uptrend, impact on profitability in Q4 is inevitable as average ATF price during the quarter are 37.9% higher YoY, while the yields continue to remain under pressure," says an Icra report.
CAG says Air India's loss at Rs 321 cr; airline claims profitability
Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Air India, which is staying afloat on taxpayers' money, reported an operational profit of Rs 105 crore in 2015-16 -- its first in more than a decade.
International Women’s Day: Air India repeating history since 2010, 2012, 2016...
Wed, Mar 08, 2017
It isn’t surprising that companies flock to gloat about their ‘women friendly’ initiatives be it a gift hamper or an entire flight crew of females on the occasion of Women’s Day.
Air India to raise $470 million for purchasing four Boeing 787 planes
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
At the current dollar-rupee exchange rate, $470 million translates to little over Rs 3,100 crore.
Air India Express to consider flying to Bangkok, says CEO Sundar
Tue, Feb 21, 2017
Air India Express, wholly owned subsidiary of State-run Air India may be soon start flying its aircraft to Bangkok, its CEO K. Shyam Sundar said in an interview to Bloomberg on Tuesday.
India’s domestic air traffic grew over 25% in January
Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Passengers carried by domestic airlines in January were 95.79 lakhs as per the data provided by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Friday.
Centre wants Air India to survive, says Raju
Tue, Feb 14, 2017
"If it is left like what it is, it is bound to die.... we want Air India to survive, we don't mind where it is, who runs it. As long as it serves the Indian people and Indian skies, we are happy," Raju said.
Air India likely to induct 34 planes in over two years
Wed, Feb 08, 2017
A majority of the planes inducted would be the Airbus A320s and the rest will be the Boeing 777.
Air India to start 3 flights a week non-stop from Delhi to Washington
Sat, Feb 04, 2017
"Today, I am happy to announce that Air India will now establish three flights a week non-stop from New Delhi to the Dulles International Airport (in suburb of Washington DC)," McAuliffe said at a formal announcement ceremony at this airport in the suburb of Washington DC.
Begged for help, not loans, says Mallya
Sat, Jan 28, 2017
Squarely putting the blame for collapse of Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) on the then government's policies and economic conditions, troubled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya has said public funds were used to bail out state-owned Air India, but not the then "largest domestic airline."
Air India temporarily removes 57 over-weight crew members from flying duty
Fri, Jan 20, 2017
Air India has asked its crew members including air hostesses to 'shape up' within a stipulated time frame and if they failed to do so they would be grounded permanently.
Domestic air passenger traffic up 23% in 2016
Tue, Jan 17, 2017
"Passengers carried by domestic airlines in 2016 were 998.88 lakh as against 810.91 lakh during the previous year, registering a growth of 23.18 per cent," the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its statistical analysis.
Air India to soon start direct flights to Washington, Copenhagen
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Outlining its network expansion plans which include new flights and increase in frequencies to the existing domestic and international destinations, Air India on Monday said it expects to roll out non-stop services to Washington and Copenhagen from the national capital in next fiscal.
Check-in errors to baggage trouble: Why most of your flights were delayed in December
Mon, Jan 16, 2017
Nearly half of the flights that touched the Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) runway were delayed in December due to a chain reaction of previous delays and other errors by airlines, a CSIA report showed on Monday.
Delivery of two A320neo planes to Air India delayed
Sun, Jan 15, 2017
The delivery of first two Airbus A320neo planes to Air India has been delayed by a month due to engine issues and the national carrier is now expected to induct these more fuel-efficient aircraft next month.
CBI case a 'shock'; will hit Air India hard, says Lohani
Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Ashwani Lohani said, "Air India that has been a victim of gross indecision in recent years and only lately had started to come out of its slumber will also take a hit, I am absolutely certain, as an outcome of the unfortunate turn that this case has now taken."