Saturday , 24 August 2019
Home >> 2017

Yearly Archives: 2017

Court favours Delhi airport, but IndiGo and Spicejet resist move to T2

Jet Airways A330 fleet at New Delhi IGI airport Terminal 2

In the on-going saga of getting airlines to move to the re-opened Terminal 2 (T2) at the Indira Gandhi airport, the Delhi High Court has passed a judgement favouring the airport operator M/s Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). In November, India’s largest domestic airline, Indigo, had approached the court petitioning against DIAL’s efforts forcing IndiGo to shift a part of …

Read More »

OAG report exposes gaps in DGCA on-time performance (OTP) reports

Bengaluru Kempegowda airport ramp. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission.

Data from the world’s leading provider of digital flight information OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd, appears to contradict the On-Time Performance (OTP) as reported by the country’s regulator the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA). OAG which used to be the Official Airline Guide and handles more than 35 million dynamic flight status updates per day shows national leader IndiGo ranked …

Read More »

Lufthansa unveils business class seat for it’s 777x

German flag carrier Lufthansa has revealed the concept for its new business class which will feature on its 777-9 which is scheduled to be delivered in 2020. The cabin will feature lie flat seats with direct aisle access. The airline has gone for a particularly interesting staggered 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 configuration. That will make every alternate center seat a throne …

Read More »

IndiGo follows Go Air. To increase its A320neo seating to 186.

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITC. Cabin. Copyrighted image. Re-use prohibited.

India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo, is following the lead of fellow A320neo (new engine option) operator Go Air and will add another six seats to its new A320neo aircraft to increase capacity to 186 seats. IndiGo, the world’s largest A320neo operator has chosen to implement the Airbus Space-Flex cabin made by Zodiac Aerospace. The Space-Flex module was developed in order …

Read More »

Indigo takes delivery of it’s first ATR

Indigo ATR 72-600 VT-IYA. Indigo Image.

Low cost carrier Indigo has taken delivery of the first of it’s 50 ATR 72 order. This aircraft is the first non – A320 aircraft to be operated by the carrier since it’s inception in 2006. The aircraft is an ATR 72-600 with the registration VT-IYA. Indigo plans to use these ATR aircraft to operate to small airports under the …

Read More »

FlyDubai places $27 billion order for 737 MAX’s

Middle-eastern low cost carrier flydubai has signed an agreement for 225 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The order which is valued at $27 billion at list prices represents the largest single-aisle jet order from a middle-eastern carrier. The agreement includes a commitment for 175 MAX airplanes and an option for 50 additional MAXs. The initial order of 175 aircraft will be …

Read More »

Indigo Partners places record breaking Airbus order

American equity firm Indigo Partners’ has placed an additional order for 430 A320neo family aircraft for it’s four portfolio airlines. The aircraft will be allocated among the ultra low-cost airlines Frontier Airlines (United States), JetSMART (Chile), Volaris (Mexico) and Wizz Air (Hungary). The deal which is valued at $49.5 billion at current list prices, is the largest single order in …

Read More »

Only one runway in 50 years. India’s lagging airport expansion.

Runway 09 at Kempegowda airport, Bangalore. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

In 2006-07, Mumbai and New Delhi airports were awarded to M/s GMR and GVK and entered an era of private airport management. In the mean time, private public partnership greenfield airports were in progress at Kochi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore. Passengers across the nation waited with anticipation to finally be free of the poor service standards of the Airports Authority of …

Read More »

Emirates orders 40 Boeing 787’s

The Boeing 787-10 rolled out at Boeing South Carolina. Boeing Image.

American airframer Boeing and middle-eastern carrier Emirates have announced a $15.1 billion deal to purchase 40 787-10 Dreamliners and related equipment at the opening day of the 2017 Dubai Airshow. The airline previously had an order for 70 Airbus A350’s which it cancelled in 2014. This order for 787’s will likely be used to replace some of Emirates’ older 777’s …

Read More »

IndiGo explains the Katyal manhandling incident, admits fault.

IndiGo A320 at Bengaluru airport

Low cost carrier IndiGo has written a detailed clarification to the Civil Aviation ministry explaining the manhandling incident of Mr. Katyal at New Delhi airport. The letter written by Mr. Aditya Ghosh, IndiGo’s President and Wholetime Director is addressed to Mr. P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the Union Minister for Civil Aviation, Government of India. The airline acknowledges its fault and …

Read More »

Analysis: Qatar buys 9.61% of Cathay Pacific for $662 million for China foothold

After being rebuffed in its attempt to buy a stake in US carrier and fellow oneworld member, American Airlines Group, national carrier Qatar Airways Q.C.S.C. has bought a 9.61% stake in another fellow oneworld carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Limited. Qatar Airways bought 378,188,000 shares of Cathay Pacific from Kingboard Chemical Holdings and its allied companies for HK$5.2 billion (approximately US$662 …

Read More »