Airports & Airlines

 

Long-term outlook positive but profitless growth a concern for carriers 

The aviation industry was going through a tumultuous time and was expected to remain so, at least in the short-term, believed stakeholders. They concurred on the need for finding ways to turn the ongoing profitless growth ...
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Setback from fuel prices a short-term pain for carriers, says Sanjay Kumar

Sanjay Kumar, an aviation man and former CCO, IndiGo suggested caution in route deployment, both domestic and international. He exuded confidence in growth prospects, in short, and long-term, even if the short-term growth was profitless. Excerpts ...
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SriLankan Airlines connects South Asia like none other, says Chinthaka Weerasinghe

Regional connectivity, especially within SAARC nations, remains important for seamless movement of people, for business and tourism. Chinthaka Weerasinghe, Manager—Northern India, SriLankan Airlines shares his insight on ways to boost travel and Island nation’s flag carrier’s ...
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MoCA eyeing air-connectivity to iconic tourist sites; chopper connect for the NORTHEAST

Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation suggested that the ministry was exploring all possibilities to link iconic tourist destinations with major international airports for seamless connectivity. She was speaking at the recently held FICCI ...
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High oil price, falling rupee slated to dent profit margins of airlines

A rapidly falling rupee and escalating oil prices are likely to eat into the profit margins of Indian carriers, cancelling the impact of 18 percent year-on-year growth in passenger volume, a recent media report by Economic ...
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That the govt. means business is best demonstrated by not being in the business to run Air India: Are we missing an opportunity?

The much-awaited sale of the national carrier attracted no buyer. The writing was on the wall. Some concern had been expressed by the prospective bidders that the terms of proposed sale were not attractive enough. Firstly, ...
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IndiGo gearing for flying international, suggests a top-tier management transition 

In another shakeup in the top management of the domestic carrier, Chief Commercial Officer Sanjay Kumar has parted ways with IndiGo. According to the airline’s official statement, he has put in his papers to pursue other ...
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Air India Privatisation Setback

CAPA report suggests rather than be dissuaded, it is time to pursue disinvestment with even greater determinationA strategic investment in Air India would have provided the successful bidder with a critical presence in what is forecast ...
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Air India Express, IndiGo ranked most inexpensive international carriers

A Global Flight Pricing Report prepared by Melbourne-based Rome2rio, a multimodal travel planning site, has ranked Air India Express and low-budget carrier IndiGo as one of the top five inexpensive international airline to fly in the ...
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Domestic air passenger numbers record highest ever monthly rise

The domestic passenger count has gone up considerably in the first quarter of 2018, as per DGCA findings. The data put out by the aviation body reveal that the passenger traffic in the period of January ...
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IndiGo 2.0 gets going

Indigo is in the news again, this time in the process of announcing its new management team, as it embarks upon its next phase of development. Having acquired 140 aircrafts, all one type, become India’s leading ...
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With Kyiv as the hub to outbound, UIA connects Delhi with non-stops

UIA is flying non-stops between Delhi and Kyiv five times a week, with an eye on tapping the outbound to Europe and beyond. With an eye on tapping the Indian outbound flying to eastern Europe and ...
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