Traffic rights granted effective Summer 12
Spicejet – 7 services/week for Delhi-Kabul, Delhi-Guangzhou, Madurai-Colombo, Hyderabad-Bangkok, Trivandrum-Male, Cochin-Male, Delhi-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai, Delhi-Hong Kong, Delhi-Riyadh.
Jet Airways – 4 services/week on Guwahati-Dhaka, 7 services/week each on Mumbai-Chittagong, Kochi-Kuwait, Mumbai-Kuwait, Trivandrum-Dubai, Chennai-Colombo-Male, Mumbai-Singapore, Delhi-Singapore, Mumbai-Dar es Salaam, Kolkata-Bangkok.
IndiGo – 7 services/week each on Kolkata-Kathmandu, Chennai-Singapore, Hyderabad-Singapore, Delhi-Bangkok, Chennai-Dubai, Delhi-Dubai, Hyderabad-Dubai, Cochin-Dubai, Mumbai-Jeddah.
Traffic rights granted effective Winter 12
Jet Airways – 7 services/week on Bangalore – Brussels – Chicago /SanFrancisco/ Washington D.C., Mumbai-Paris, Delhi-Munich, Chennai-Munich, Bangalore-Munich, Mumbai-Frankfurt, Mumbai-Munich.
In Bangalore Aviation‘s opinion, the majority of SpiceJet’s granted routes appear feasible (though they did not get rights to Delhi-Dhaka-Yangon).
Jet Airways’ summer services are a bit more tenuous, we see Guwhati-Dhaka as very unlikely, same for Mumbai-Chitagong. Chennai-Colombo-Male is now more crowded thanks to Maldivian, Mumbai-Dar Es Salaam is a rather small market with admittedly growing business connections, and a second daily Delhi-Singapore is unlikely given the elevated competition on this route.
Jet’s winter services granted vary. We’ve been very vocal in our support for Jet adding Bangalore-Brussels-San Francisco (they’d instantly become the fastest option, perhaps they can JV with Lufthansa on the route). Similarly, Brussels-Chicago makes sense after American Airlines cut the route; it can be placed into the vacated Brussels-JFK slot. Mumbai-Paris makes sense as an addition to Jet’s strong Mumbai operation, as do Mumbai-Frankfurt/Munich if those two routes can be timed to connect in Lufthansa’s long haul banks. Chennai-Munich could also work under a JV with Lufthansa scenario; bringing the third Indian destination into the fold. Bangalore-Munich and Delhi-Munich likely wouldn’t work given the expanded capacity from Lufthansa’s 747-8is to Frankfurt (they wouldn’t want Jet to cannibalize some of the traffic).
Most of IndiGo’s given rights have already been announced, and the remainder are very safe and conservative.