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Infographic – IndiGo fleet operations larger than Malaysia AirAsia

A brief comparison of select Asian low cost carriers shows India’s IndiGo (6E) airline larger than Malaysia’s AirAsia (AK) in terms of fleet operations. While AirAsia as a group is the largest low cost carrier in Asia, when broken up in to its various operating subsidiaries, the largest, Malaysia AirAsia with an airline code of AK has 73 aircraft compared …

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AirAsia is Business Traveller’s ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ for two years in a row

By BA Staff AirAsia was once again distinguished as the best in its class, when the airline was awarded with the ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ award at the 2013 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific’s Awards ceremony, held at the Conrad Hotel in Hong Kong recently. AirAsia, ‘Best Low-Cost Airline’ Award 2013 This is the second successive win for AirAsia, a nod to the …

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Kingfisher lawsuit against IAE shows Vijay Mallya’s desperation

by Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal Earlier this month, defunct Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines, which has been grounded since 20th October, 2012 when the Indian regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) suspended its flying license, filed its annual report for fiscal year 2012-2013. Instead of focusing on finding a way to pay off the nearly Rs. 7,000 Crore …

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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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easyJet announces new routes out of Belfast

by BA StaffeasyJet, one of the largest low cost carriers (LCC) in Europe, has announced two new routes from its Northern Ireland base at Belfast International Airport. Starting in summer 2014, easyJet will introduce new nonstop flights from Belfast to Bordeaux, France and Jersey in the Channel Islands. Ali Gayward, easyJet’s Northern Ireland head had this to say about the …

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Routes: easyJet to begin services between Jersey and London Gatwick

British low cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has announced new thrice daily service between Jersey and its hub at London Gatwick commencing 30th March 2014 utilizing 156 seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Find out more details below. 28th August 2013 easyJet, the UK’s largest airline has today announced it is increasing its Jersey network with the introduction of a year-round service to …

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Dutch Antilles Express suspends operations

by Vinay Bhaskara A Dutch Antilles Express ATR 42-300 on the ground at its largest hub – Hato International Airport in Curacao According to several news reports (see here and here), Caribbean low cost carrier Dutch Antilles Express, the second largest airline in the Dutch country of Curacao has suspended operations. Formed in 2005 via the merger of Bonaire Express and …

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GOL and Delta achieve alliance milestones

Atlanta based American full service carrier Delta Air Lines and Brazilian low cost carrier (LCC) GOL Linehas Aereas Inteligentes recently detailed the benefits of their alliance 20 months after its inception. Find the details below. 22nd August, 2013 SAO PAULO, Aug. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Twenty months after Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 …

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Ryanair enhances consumer security on Ryanair.com

Earlier today, European ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) Ryanair launched a new customer verification system on the Ryanair.com website. Find the details below.  20th August 2013 Ryanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (20 Aug) launched a new consumer verification security system on the Ryanair.com website, which offers increased security when booking Ryanair’s lowest fares on Ryanair.com.Delivered through CardinalCommerce’s Centinel® …

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Jet Airways Q1 FY2013~14 performance analysis – part 2 – JetLite, aircraft utilization, and ancillary revenues

by Vinay Bhaskara JetLite continues to be a (modest) bright spot in Jet Airways’ broader operations. The low cost wing of Jet Airways, which was recently merged with the JetKonnect brand to streamline low cost operations, reported a net post-tax profit of Rs. 6.9 Crore, down from Rs. 11.7 Crore a year prior. An increased proportion of JetKonnect’s fleet was …

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SpiceJet to launch services to Guangzhou

Indian low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet will be launching flights 4 times per week between Delhi and Guangzhou, the hub of the Chinese Pearl River Delta. Services will begin on 8th February, 2013 with the following schedule: SG 81 — DEL – CAN — 1720-0035+1 — 2467 —  737-800SG 82 — CAN – DEL — 0155-0525 — 1357 — 737-800 …

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Lufthansa to re-launch new Germanwings budget airline with a la carte service-fare concept

German major, Lufthansa will re-launch its budget airline Germanwings on July 1, 2013, with a new brand and product concept allowing all passengers to enjoy “à la carte flying”. Passengers will then be able to create their own package and adapt it in detail to their individual needs, from low-cost flying without add-ons to a high-quality passenger experience with lots …

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Topic of the Week – Air India Express as a True LCC

Open publication – Free publishing Above you can find my article in Orient Aviation India magazine (pages 9-10: reading link is http://issuu.com/orientaviation/docs/oamagindia_may12/3) on Air India Express’ hypothetical shift towards an LCC business model. Readers, what are your thoughts on Air India Express’ plan? Will you stop flying Air India Express because of these service cuts? Can this model be modified …

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