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.
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?