Your views: Topic of the week: What should the Indian airline industry do, to survive 2012?

Dear Readers, welcome to a new financial year.

As you know, interactivity with you, our readers, is important to us, and we constantly ask for your thoughts and your views on our stories. Comments received are featured in EVERY page footer, and we are thankful for the contributions received.

Deriving from my friend Brett Snyder The Cranky Flier, from today onwards, we increase the interaction level up another notch with a section called “Your Views”. Every Monday, we shall bring forth a “Topic of the week” and seek YOUR VIEWS, on the subject. We once agin seek your support by way of your comments on whether you are enthused by this idea, and of course a more lengthy comment on the topic of the week.

Kind regards

Devesh Agarwal

Topic of the week: – What should the Indian airline industry do, to survive 2012

2012 is going to be a rough year for airlines. Despite double digit growth in passengers, Indian airlines are leading the world in losses. Sky-rocketing oil prices, excessive government interference, gouging levels of taxation, airport charges running amock, a comatose Air India on constant tax-payer bailout, and unchecked fleet expansion by some airlines are just some of the challenges facing Indian carriers.

What should the Indian airline industry do, to survive 2012?

About Devesh Agarwal

A electronics and automotive product management, marketing and branding expert, he was awarded a silver medal at the Lockheed Martin innovation competition 2010. He is ranked 6th on Mashable's list of aviation pros on Twitter and in addition to Bangalore Aviation, he has contributed to leading publications like Aviation Week, Conde Nast Traveller India, The Economic Times, and The Mint (a Wall Street Journal content partner). He remains a frequent flier and shares the good, the bad, and the ugly about the Indian aviation industry without fear or favour.

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