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Spicejet to add 14 flights from Bangalore, Hyderabad to Kochi, Port Blair, Kolkata and more

Low cost carrier Spicejet is adding eight new direct flights from Hyderabad to Kolkata, Pune and Coimbatore. The airline will operate these flights daily commencing on 1st January 2019. Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency SG 749 Hyderabad Kolkata 7:15 am 9:25 am Daily SG 750 Kolkata Hyderabad 9:55 am 12:05 pm Daily SG 751 Hyderabad Kolkata 4:45 pm …

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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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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 …

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Vistara announces new routes from Bangalore to Guwahati and Kolkata

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

Vistara Airlines (TATA-SIA) has announced a series of new routes from Bangalore, Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and Port Blair. The airline will use Kolkata as a stop for both it’s Bangalore – Guwahati and it’s Delhi to Port Blair flights. The new flights from Delhi and Port Blair will commence on 30 September while the flights from Bangalore and Guwahati will …

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Indian airlines reduce fares, carry free supplies to aid Nepal earthquake relief

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

Disasters bring out the best in people, and Indian airlines are no exception. Following the deadly earthquake in Nepal, all four Indian carriers operating to Kathmandu, Air India, IndiGo, Jet Airways and SpiceJet, are putting their best feet (or wings) forward, and pitching in to support the aid efforts directed towards the stricken Himalayan nation. Additional flights Indian carriers were …

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Proactive Air India pilots, AAI ATC and doctors land sick passenger

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Bold decisions, strong initiative and alert reactions by Air India pilots resulted in a passenger suffering an on-board medical emergency being successfully rushed to hospital. An Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANP performing flight AI-331 from Bangkok, Thailand to Mumbai, India on November 5, with 244 passengers on-board, diverted to Kolkata India to offload an on-board medical emergency. Around 21:00 IST …

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Etihad to add third daily from New Delhi and Mumbai and commence Kolkata

Etihad unveils 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery on its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner A6-BLA as it rolls out of the paint hangar at Paine Field, Everett, WA.

National carrier, Etihad Airways of Abu Dhabi will commence its third daily flights between Abu Dhabi and Mumbai effective February 15, 2015, and New Delhi effective May 1, 2015. The airline will also commence flights to Kolkata starting February 15. All three flights will be operated with a narrow body A320 in a two class configuration. With this, Jet Airways …

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Sale offer from SpiceJet starting at Rs 1,999

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet has announced yet another sale. This is for flights from select cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Fares commence at Rs. 1,999 all inclusive and tickets need to be purchased till September 16, 2014. The travel period is from October 7, 2014 to January 15, 2015 and the usual terms and conditions …

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IndiGo to commence 16 new flights to eight destinations

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

Just a day after announcing a slew of new flights from Vishakhapatnam (Vizag), the home airport of civil aviation minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, India’s largest domestic carrier IndiGo, has announced a slate of 16 new flights to eight destinations. Effective August 28, 2014 Second and third daily non-stop flight between Bangalore and Kochi Sixth daily non-stop flight between Bangalore and …

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IndiGo strengthens Pune presence

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, has strengthened its presence in the industrial town of Pune, with the arrival of its 73rd Airbus A320 aircraft. Highlighting the growing economic strength of the city which has seen air traffic double in the last five years, despite a severely constrained airport, IndiGo announced new flights connecting Pune non-stop with Kolkata and additional non-stops …

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IndiGo adds Bagdogra as a destination. New Ahmedabad Mumbai Guwahati flight.

India’s largest domestic airline is adding Bagdogra as its 30th domestic destination from December 1, 2013. With its 71st A320 joining the fleet, IndiGo will operate 448 daily flights to 30 domestic and five international destinations. Flight 6E-434 commences an almost 12 hour duty cycle at 05:45 starting at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Guwahati to Bagdogra to Kolkata to Bangalore. …

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AAI makes progress on PPP for six airports

by BA StaffYesterday, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that it has invited the Request For Qualification (RFQ) for selection of the prospective bidders for Chennai and Lucknow Airports for conversion of these airports to a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The RFQs will remain open till mid-October, and applications are allowed from a single entity or a consortium. As …

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Infographic: India’s ten busiest airports: June 2013 vs. June 2012

by Vinay Bhaskara June was a mostly positive month for traffic at India’s ten busiest airports. As the table below shows, traffic grew at eight airports, while declining at just two. Total traffic at India’s ten busiest airports grew around 2% year-over-year to roughly 10.7 million passengers, positive news after some declines in passenger traffic earlier this year. There were …

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Analysis: Jet Airways to withdraw from Bhubaneswar

by Vinay Bhaskara According to several reports, Mumbai-based full service carrier Jet Airways is planning on pulling out from Bhubaneswar from the Winter 2013/14 season. Inventory has been zeroed out from 27th October onwards and flights to and from Bhubaneswar are no longer bookable on jetairways.com. Additionally, sources are saying that Jet Airways has not requested slots at Bhubaneswar for …

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Bhutan Airways (Tashi Air) to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok

by Vinay BhaskaraAccording to the Airline Route blog, private Bhutanese carrier Bhutan Airways (also known as Tashi Air) is set to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok flights from October 2013 with its new Airbus A320 aircraft. Proposed schedules are as follow: B3700 PBH-CCU 1035 – 1110 CCU-BKK 1150 – 1550 320 Daily B3701 BKK-CCU 0630 – 0730 CCU-PBH 0810 – 0945  320 Daily Tashi Air …

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Analysis: Emboldened by Etihad deal, Turkish Airlines seeks additional flying rights to India

by Vinay Bhaskara Late last week, The Times of India reported Turkish Airlines, one of the world’s fastest growing airlines in the world, wanted to more than quintuple its Indian footprint, requesting an increase in weekly seat allocation from 4,000 to 20,000 seats per week, and gain access to Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad. Turkish is also requesting …

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