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Air India loses money on all international flights, but two

Air India Boeing 777-237LR VT-ALF Jharkand at New Delhi IGI airport. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

National carrier Air India lost money on 57 of its 59 international routes in the last fiscal year which ended March 31, 2014. The airline lost a whopping Rs 4,273.35 crores (approximately $712 million at current exchange rates) operating these international flights. This according to an internal “Route Economics” provisional report for April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 which …

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AirAsia shifts operations to New International Terminal Chennai (NITC)

By BA Staff AirAsia is shifting its operations in Chennai, from Anna International Terminal, Chennai Airport to the New International Terminal, Chennai (NITC) effective from 21 October 2013. From the effective date onwards, flight departure from Chennai will be based and operated at the NITC. Arrivals will be at the old terminal. AirAsia guests with flights from the NITC are …

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Peach Starts Services on Okinawa (Naha) – Taipei (Taoyuan) Route

By BA Staff Peach Aviation Limited announced today that it had started servicing an Okinawa to Taipei route. The Okinawa to Taipei route is Peach’s first international route departing from and arriving at Naha airport, and is the first Japanese airline to operate regular international flight services from Naha airport in approximately 11 years. Peach Representative Director & CEO Shinichi …

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Regulator certifies Dubai World Central for passenger operations

By BA Staff The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the sole regulator of all licensed airfields within the UAE, has certified Al Maktoum International Airport at Dubai World Central (DWC) for passenger operations after assessing and confirming full compliance of the aerodrome with its stringent requirements. In a letter issued by GCAA’s Air Navigation and Aerodrome department yesterday, the regulator …

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Analysis: SpiceJet to launch Delhi-Macau

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in the Macau Business Daily states that Gurgaon based low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is planning on launching nonstop flights between Delhi and Macau. SpiceJet has already won approval from the Indian government to launch Delhi-Macau, likely using Boeing 737 equipment. But it has not yet filed for approval from the Macau government. A Macau …

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Vested interests shaping government policy helped AirAsia partner Tatas too

AirAsia India first Airbus A320 with Sharklets VT-ATF

Aviation insiders have known for many years what AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes dared publicly state the day before yesterday, after his meeting with civil aviation minister Ajit Singh. Vested interests have shaped, nay, distorted Indian civil aviation policy. One of the more shameful rules of Indian civil aviation is the policy of allowing Indian carriers to operate international flights only …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Airline-wise share of international passenger traffic, to and from India, 2011 to 2012

Based on a report in The Economic Times we have prepared this infographic showing the airlines’ market share of international passenger traffic to and from India during fiscal 2011~2012. The chart throws up some surprises. SriLankan Airlines and Oman Air feature on this list, but Singapore Airlines does not. Hard to accept? and where is AirAsia? Share your thoughts via …

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Jet Airways offer direct transfers for morning international to domestic flights

Jet’s international passengers to transfer direct to domestic flights through international terminal security hold area. International Jet Airways’ passengers landing at Mumbai’s CSI Airport, and connecting on to domestic flights will now have the option of being able to transferred to the domestic terminal to board their flights directly. This facility is available to passengers of Jet Airways flights arriving …

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Video: The Science of Jet Lag – TED Luncheon Talk

by Devesh Agarwal Jet lag is the curse of the international traveller. Much of human physiology and body patterns are adapted to an internal 24 hour clock called the Circadian Clock or Circadian Rhythm. Virtually all aspects of our life, especially sleep, alertness, cognition, body temperature, behaviour, digestion, strength, even our thinking and memory is tied in to this clock. …

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MAPS: New international flying rights granted to Indian carriers

India’s erstwhile civil aviation ministry has granted new international flying rights to both national carrier Air India, and private carriers Jet Airways and SpiceJet. First up is Air India, which received flying rights for  several new routes from its Delhi and Mumbai hubs. The Sydney and Melbourne rights give credence to the idea that Air India plans to begin operations …

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Exclusive interview: Giorgio De Roni – CEO GoAir – Part 2: We first deliver results, we do not over-promise.

Continuing from part 1 of the interview with the the soft spoken CEO of GoAir, Giorgio De Roni, who has quietly turned around the Wadia family promoted airline from a rock bottom position, dismal market share, and reputation for frequent cancellations, to a top performing contender in the Indian airline industry, with some of the best performance parameters in the …

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Mangalore, Lucknow, Varanasi, Trichy, Mangalore and Coimbatore declared International airports

Photo copyright Samrat Mondal. Used under CC licence. The Union Cabinet today approved the declaration of Chaudhary Charan Singh Airport, Lucknow, Lal Bahadur Shastri Airport, Varanasi and airports at Tiruchirapalli, Mangalore and Coimbatore as international airports. The Indian ministry of civil aviation says, all these airports are capable of handling medium capacity long range type of aircrafts and are also …

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SpiceJet to commence Dubai flights from Mumbai and Delhi

After almost two years after it commenced international flights, low fare carrier SpiceJet is expanding its destination portfolio by adding Dubai. The airline will commence daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai later this month from June 25th. The flights will be operated by narrow body Boeing 737-800 aircraft and SpiceJet has announced a special inaugural fare of Rs. …

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Kingfisher Airlines to cease international operations as lessors take re-delivery of airline’s A330 aircraft

The international operations of financially beleaguered Kingfisher Airlines have all but collapsed as lessors have commenced demanding “re-delivery” (industry parlance for return) of the wide body Airbus A330-200s which constitute the mainstay of the international flights. The actions are ironic as Dr. Mallya acquired Capt. Gopinath promoted Air Deccan to hasten Kingfisher’s entry in to international operations. The Air Deccan …

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The end of an era: Airbus officially removes Kingfisher A340-500s from its order book

A news report from the Dow Jones yesterday stated that Airbus had finally removed the Airbus A340-500 that were once ordered by Kingfisher. Airbus has officially taken (06-Dec-2011) Kingfisher Airlines’ two A340-500s off its order book. The carrier, as previously reported, was expected to cancel the two orders after Airbus announced last month it was abandoning production of the aircraft …

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Analysis of Kingfisher’s Q1 Results

Continuing the series of Indian carrier financial analyses, today we take a look at Kingfisher. Previous Analyses: SpiceJet Following the trend of most Indian carriers, Kingfisher posted a drop in net income; facing a net pretax loss of Rs. 3.90 billion vs. a pretax loss of Rs. 2.64 billion in Q1 2011. As compared to SpiceJet, Kingfisher did not see …

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Survey Results: Price, service quality and comfort are top influencers when buying international travel

In our survey two weeks ago, we asked the discerning readers of Bangalore Aviation to inform us on your top influencing factors on how airlines should secure your international travel business. Ticket price was the top most factor, followed by the airline’s service reputation and seat/cabin comfort in close order. Surprisingly, not many readers were concerned about an airline’s alliance …

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