Is this an effect of low oil prices? but there seems to be a spate of announcements focussed on ultra-long haul (ULH) flights. Dubai based Emirates airline has announced a new non-stop flight between Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and Auckland, New Zealand starting March 1. This announcement follows recent announcements by Singapore Airlines on its ULH Singapore Newark …Read More »
Monthly Archives: January 2016
Will the Etihad deal end Jet Airways’ funding woes?
[bsu_note note_color=”#affbcd” text_color=”#070707″ radius=”4″] By the numbers A fortnightly financial analysis column by independent financial analyst Nupur Sarraf. The views are of the author and Bangalore Aviation may not subscribe to them in full or in part.[/bsu_note] Jet Airways has once again turned to Etihad to raise funds. The Indian carrier is in talks with the Middle Eastern airline to …Read More »
BIAL moves forward on second runway. Target completion in two years.
According to informed sources, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) the operator of the Kempegowda International Airport (KIAB), has commenced activities on constructing the second parallel runway on the south side of the airport. The airport is targeting completion of the new runway in two years. The new runway will be parallel to the existing runway, 4,000 metres long, again like …Read More »
Airbus delivers first A320neo to launch customer Lufthansa
European airframer Airbus, has delivered the first A320neo (new engine option) to German flag carrier Lufthansa. The A320neo is the latest revision of the popular single aisle narrow-body A320 family. It features the new Pratt & Whitney PurePower® Geared Turbofan™ PW1100G-JM engines which have an improved efficiency and reduce fuel burn by 15% along with reduced emissions and noise, compared …Read More »
GoAir connects Bangalore Port Blair, Mumbai Leh, in network expansion
Mumbai based low fare carrier GoAir, has added new routes and additional frequencies in its latest round of network expansion which takes effect in the Summer 2016 schedule which takes effect on March 27, 2016. The new flights reflect GoAir’s strategy of connecting Tier 1 metro cities with Tier II and sometimes even Tier III cities. These include two triangular …Read More »
IndiGo adds 24 new domestic flights, unloads Doha flight from GDS
India’s largest domestic airline IndiGo, is launching 24 new flights on its domestic network between tomorrow and January 15th, as its fleet cross the 100 aircraft mark. From tomorrow IndiGo is launching 12 new flights on Delhi Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Bengaluru Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru Bhubaneshwar, Bengaluru Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar Kolkata and Chennai Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sectors. A week later, on January 14, 2016, IndiGo …Read More »
SpiceJet increases frequencies on south India and Kabul routes
Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet has increased its frequencies on certain south India routes, and on its Delhi Kabul route. The carrier will increase frequency on the Kabul route to five times a week, from the existing three a week from February 8, 2016. The airline has also added additional flights on its Chennai Hyderabad, Chennai Kochi, Bangalore Vijayawada, …Read More »
Former Air India Airbus A310 crashes in Congo. 8 killed.
An Airbus A310-300 aircraft registered to Services Air over-ran the runway at Mbuji-Mayi airport in the Democratic Republic of Congo and killed eight people in a residential area just beyond the runway on December 24, 2015. The crew of five were unhurt, but the aircraft is substantially damaged. As per a report in The Aviation Herald “Witnesses reported the crew …Read More »