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AirAsia adds more flights from Delhi, Pune, Srinagar and Hyderabad

Low-cost carrier AirAsia has announced eight new flights across its existing network. The new flights will begin on 1 February 2019. The carrier will add a morning and evening service between Delhi and Hyderabad. AirAsia is also adding a second flight each between New Delhi and Pune and Srinagar. Time table of new AirAsia flights Flight No Station From Departure …

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How the Indian airline industry is attacking AirAsia India

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.

Over the last year, the media has covered the various challenges AirAsia India is facing. Ranging from executive level departures late in 2017 onwards, to filing a First Information Report (FIR i.e. a criminal complaint) against former officers of the airline, to CBI (Central Bureau of Investigations) investigations of its director. In this analysis, we explore how the hyper-competitive Indian …

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AirAsia to add flights to Imphal and Pune

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane at the gate.

Low cost carrier AirAsia India will begin operating a new route from New Delhi to Imphal beginning 7th April 2018. The airline will also new flights between Bangalore and Pune and Bangalore and Delhi. The airline has also inducted it’s 17th Airbus A320 into it’s fleet with which it will operate these flights.

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AirAsia to begin flights from Indore and Nagpur

First flight of AirAsia India. Takeoff roll.

AirAsia India will begin operations from Indore and Nagpur from 17th March. The airline will operate flights from Nagpur to Bangalore and Kolkata and from Indore to Bangalore and Goa. The airline is has also added it’s 16th Airbus A320 to it’s fleet. Amar Abrol, MD & CEO, AirAsia India “2018 is already proving to be a great year for …

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AirAsia India to restart operations from Chennai

First flight of AirAsia India. Plane after pushback.

Low cost carrier AirAsia India is relaunching flights to Chennai as it’s 17th destination. Chennai was one of the original destinations of the airline when it had first begun it’s India operations. The airline is also inducting it’s 15th Airbus A320. The airline will operate three daily flights between Bangalore and Chennai and 2 daily flights between Chennai and Bhubaneshwar …

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IndiGo, AirAsia India, Spicejet top on-time for 2018. Chennai airport tops.

The ramp at Rajiv Gandhi airport, Hyderabad. Photo by Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission. Do not re-use.

Three of India’s low-cost carriers, IndiGo, AirAsia India, and Spicejet feature in the OAG’s Punctuality League 2018 as India’s most punctual airlines. Chennai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi airports also feature in the annual report of airlines and airports with the best on-time performance (OTP) in the world. The best of the best As per the Punctuality League 2018, the most …

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Video: Painting the #Kabali livery on AirAsia India A320

AirAsia India Airbus A320 VT-APJ in Rajinikanth Kabali livery. Airline photo.

AirAsia India is the official airline partner for Kabali, the latest movie of Tamil super-star Rajinikanth which releases tomorrow. Probably the biggest star of Indian cinema, he is also called Thalaivar, which means ‘The Boss’, in Tamil. The airline has re-painted one of its A320 aircraft VT-APJ (after the late President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam), in a Kabali tribute livery. …

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AirAsia orders 100 Airbus A321neo. Wants massive India expansion. #FAS16

AirAsia A321neo. Airbus CGI.

Malaysia-based low cost carrier AirAsia has placed an order with Airbus for 100 Airbus A321neo. The order value is $12.6 billion This is the airline group’s first ever order for the extended variant of the popular A320neo family. The announcement was made by AirAsia Group Chief Executive Officer Tony Fernandes and Airbus President and CEO Fabrice Brégier at the Farnborough …

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Tatas and its nominee Directors to take majority stake in AirAsia India

S Ramadorai, Ratan Tata, Tony Fernandes and Mitu Chandilya with AirAsia staff

Tata Sons Limited and its nominated Directors Mr. S. Ramadorai (Chairman) and Mr. R. Venkataramanan, have together entered in to an agreement to take over the stake of Arun Bhatia promoted Telestra Tradeplace Limited in Air Asia India Limited, to gain a majority stake in the airline. Air Asia India is a joint venture promoted by Tony Fernandes promoted AirAsia …

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Through the lens: Leased Spicejets, Air India Sharklet and more

Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANE.

First up in this Through the lens is VT-EXC. EXC is the latest Airbus A320 in Air India’s fleet and sports the new ‘Sharklet’ wingtips, it has been leased from China Aircraft Leasing Group Holdings Limited (CALC). It is the third out of five aircrafts that will be leased from CALC by the airline. The aircraft is powered by two …

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Why incumbent airlines should accept 5/20 rule removal

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

In a sea of ill-conceived rules governing Indian commercial airlines, the 5/20 rule, which requires Indian carriers to wait five years and have a fleet of 20 aircraft before they can fly the lucrative and profitable international routes is one of the worst. No such restriction applies to the foreign airlines flying IN to India. The newcomers Tata-SIA Vistara and …

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Vistara refutes media reports on possible winter fog grounding

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-Singapore Airlines joint venture airline, Vistara has refuted media reports that quotes Indian regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, officials, that its pilots and aircraft are not likely to be Cat IIIB certified by this winter. In a response to a detailed questionnaire seeking the airline’s responses, a Vistara spokesperson replied“Vistara has been working closely with DGCA for …

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Infographics: Domestic performance of Indian carriers over last 12 months

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Bangalore Aviation has produced a set of graphics which provide significant insight in the domestic operating performance of Indian carriers for the last 12 months. The source data is obtained from India’s regulator The Directorate General of Civil Aviation. On time performance One of the key selling points of IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, is, on time performance (OTP). As …

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Opinion: AirAsia India must perform to Fernandes hype in perverse market

First flight of AirAsia India. Takeoff.

In March 2012, when AirAsia India was not even an idea, the long distance affiliate of its parent AirAsia, AirAsia X, withdrew from both New Delhi and Mumbai citing extremely high airport charges. Through the formation and application process of AirAsia India, group boss Tony Fernandes repeatedly claimed his Indian affiliate would not fly to New Delhi and Mumbai any …

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Different yet similar: Network Strategies for Indian carriers

A view of the ramp at Bangalore Airport.

Indian carriers seem to be all chasing the same passenger. A cursory look at capacity deployment across seven carriers shows very little variance in terms of a domestic network strategy. However, as one starts to delve deeper some differences tend to emerge. Overall planners focus on three things: schedule offerings (and consequently slots); aircraft utilization; and feed (just a fancy name …

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Bangalore Airport salutes the Father of Indian Aviation

AirAsia India Airbus A320 VT-JRT, crossing the water cannon salute. AirAsia Image.

Air Asia India’s fourth Airbus A320 named “The Pioneer” which bears bears a special livery commemorating JRD Tata, who is known as the ‘Father of Indian Aviation’, was welcomed on it’s arrival to Kempegowda International Airport, Bengalore with the traditional water cannon salute by two Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) trucks. The aircraft is registered VT-JRT, and is a …

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Air Asia India’s New Delhi flights to Bangalore, Goa and Guwahati

First flight of AirAsia India. Takeoff.

AirAsia India has announced schedules for its much awaited flights from India’s capital New Delhi. Starting May 21, the airline will offer flights from New Delhi to Bangalore, Goa and Guwahati and represents a major expansion in to a very competitive market. New Delhi is hub to two of India’s large low cost airlines; IndiGo and SpiceJet. The airline is …

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AirAsia India continues tradition, paints fourth aircraft in homage to JRD Tata

AirAsia India Airbus A320 VT-JRT in JRD Tata livery. Airline image.

AirAsia India has painted its fourth Airbus A320 aircraft with a special livery in homage to JRD Tata, considered the father of Indian civil aviation in the Indian sub-continent. The aircraft bears the registration VT-JRT (Jehangir Ratanji (Dadabhoy) Tata) and has been named ‘The Pioneer’. The livery feature a portrait of JRD Tata with the Puss Moth, the aircraft he …

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Air India pays 18x delay compensation of private airlines. To deduct salaries of those responsible.

A tail parade of each of Air India's Boeing aircraft as in 2011. The 747-400, 777-300ER, 777-200LR and 737-800.

In a bold move national carrier Air India has put errant employees and vendors who delay flights on notice. The airline will deduct salaries of employees and caterers found responsible for delays of flights. The Maharaja which has one of the worst one-time performance (OTP) records amongst Indian carriers, has been instructed by the top bureaucrat in the civil aviation …

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