Indian airlines are in a rush to start international services – or so we are made to believe. BangaloreAviation recently reviewed the bilateral rights applied for against what airlines have started. Route choices clearly emerged although experts indicate that there’s a fair amount of posturing involved. That is, airlines will often ask for routes they know they will not fly …Read More »
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GoAir to announce Bangkok and Dubai flights. Appoints new COO.
Go Airlines has called a press conference on July 18th, 2019. The note to press indicates that it is “to share expansion plans.” As the airline is without a Chief Executive Officer, the event will be handled by their vice-president for airports, marketing and network. The airline has just appointed Miranda Mills, an executive with 25 years of experience in …Read More »
GoAir to commence Kannur Abu Dhabi flights from March 2019
Low fare carrier, GoAir, has announced it will commence four flights a week between Kannur in Kerala and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates from March 1, 2019. The airline will also commence flights between Kannur and Muscat, the capital of Oman, a day earlier, from February 28th. Flight Schedule Flt No From To Dep. Time Arr. Time Freq. …Read More »
GoAir starts international operations with flights to Phuket and Maldives
Low cost carrier GoAir will begin its first international operations with flights from its Mumbai and New Delhi hubs to the popular holiday destinations of Phuket in Thailand and Male in the Maldives. The first inaugural flight of GoAir will be from Delhi to Phuket on October 11, 2018 and the first flight to the Maldives will be from Mumbai …Read More »
How the Indian airline industry is attacking AirAsia India
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 …Read More »
GoAir appoints Cornelis Vrieswijk as CEO
Low cost carrier GoAir has announced the appointment of Cornelis Vrieswijk as its new Chief Executive Officer effective June 4, 2018. Vrieswijk has over 25 years of experience in aviation and travel industry. He has experience in driving ventures, transitions, turnarounds and large-scale projects for diverse and multifaceted organizations with emphasis in aviation/travel and aircraft maintenance industry in Europe. He …Read More »
The CEO churn in Indian aviation and why it continues
Even during a lull, the Indian civil aviation market never ceases to keep one on their toes. The recent weeks have seen three Chief Executives of Indian carriers in the news. First, Aditya Ghosh of IndiGo put in his papers after steering the ship for over ten years, apparently under pressure from the promoters. Amar Abrol of AirAsia India is …Read More »
DGCA directive grounds several IndiGo and Go Air A320neos
The Indian civil aviation regulator, Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has issued a directive which effectively grounds several Airbus A320neo aircraft of IndiGo and Go Airlines. The directive is the latest development resulting from last month’s emergency airworthiness directive (EAD) issued by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) which affects the Airbus A320neo and A321neo powered by the Pratt …Read More »
Impact of the new Pratt & Whitney GTF engine issues on IndiGo and Go Air
The recent emergency airworthiness directive (EAD) covering the Pratt & Whitney PW1100G-JM geared turbo-fan (GTF) engine caught the industry by surprise. Aircraft maker Airbus followed the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued EAD, announcing a suspension of deliveries of A320neo and A321neo powered by the GTF engine. The airframer has also suspended taking delivery of new engines, and engine fitment …Read More »
Court favours Delhi airport, but IndiGo and Spicejet resist move to T2
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 »
IndiGo follows Go Air. To increase its A320neo seating to 186.
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 »
BREAKING: Is Wolfgang Prock-Schauer leaving Go Airlines?
Rumours are abuzz regarding a leadership change at the Wadia promoted Go Airlines. Bangalore Aviation has reviewed an internal memo circulated to employees which speaks about a corporate realignment. While the operational heads continue to report to the CEO, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, revenue and finance responsibilities have been shifted to the Chairman/Managing Director and promoter Mr. Jehangir Wadia for “final approval”. …Read More »
DGCA brief details issues with the PW1100 GTF engine on the A320neo
A brief submitted to aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) confirms Bangalore Aviation’s earlier analysis on the ongoing challenges with the Pratt & Whitney PW1100 G-JM Geared Turbo Fan (GTF) engines which power the Airbus A320NEOs of Lufthansa, IndiGo and Go Airlines. Problems with PW1000G GTF engine The brief, which was reviewed by Bangalore Aviation, traces problems to …Read More »
Analysis: The PW1100 GTF engine and the Airbus A320neo
The on-going issues of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100 G-JM Geared Turbo-Fan (GTF) engine fitted on the Airbus A320neo (New Engine Option) are well known. Original launch customer Qatar Airways has refused to take delivery of the new variant citing these problems. The GTF engine has been inducted in to the fleets of Indian carriers, first with market leader …Read More »
Analysis: GoAir signs MOU with Airbus for another 72 A320neos. Doubles order to 144.
Indian budget carrier GoAir has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with European airframer Airbus to purchase another 72 A320neo aircraft. This effectively doubles GoAir’s A320neo existing 72 plane order, placed in 2011, to 144. GoAir is the third operator of the new aircraft, globally, after Germany’s Lufthansa, and India’s IndiGo. It has taken delivery of two A320neos as of …Read More »
GoAir to buy another 70 A320neo family airplanes
Media outlets across the world are reporting that Indian low fare carrier GoAir will order another 70 A320neo narrow body airplanes. This is in addition to the existing order of 72 A320neo from which, the airline received its first delivery last month. The order will be worth $7.5 billion at list prices though one can expect GoAir to receive hefty …Read More »
Indian carriers waive charges for Srinagar flights
Following the series of disturbances in Jammu and Kashmir state capital Srinagar, airlines in India are waiving off charges and penalties on cancellation and rebooking of flights that are scheduled to operate to and from the capital city. The current situation that has made access to the airport either difficult or impossible, leaving passengers who have booked tickets for outbound …Read More »
GoAir takes delivery of its first A320neo. Qualifies for international flights.
Mumbai based low-cost carrier GoAir, promoted by the Wadias, has received the first Airbus A320neo from its order of 72. This makes the carrier the third operator in the world to use the new fuel-efficient jetliner behind Germany’s Lufthansa and India’s IndiGo. This plane is the 20th aircraft in the GoAir fleet and officially qualifies the airline to now fly …Read More »
GoAir relocates all Mumbai operations to Terminal 1B
The Wadia promoted, Go Airlines will move its arrivals to Terminal 1B at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, from tomorrow, Tuesday, March 15, 2016. With this, the airline will consolidate all its operations to Terminal 1B. GoAir was operating in a split mode with departures from Terminal 1B and arrivals in Terminal 1A. GoAir was the last airline operating …Read More »
Analysis: How will IndiGo integrate the Airbus A320neo?
Indigo received their first Airbus A320neo (new engine option) today and within a week of the Directorate General’s of Civil Aviation approval with type certificate. With a few more formalities the aircraft will be ready to fly the Indian skies making Indigo the first Asian and Indian operator of the new aircraft. Other airlines (GoAir, Vistara and Air India, all have …Read More »