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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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Analysis: Indigo second quarter FY2018 results: soaring high

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITC. Copyrighted image. Re-use prohibited.

India’s largest domestic carrier, IndiGo, reported its second quarter results of the fiscal year 2017-2018 (Q2FY18) yesterday. It was a result that surpassed expectations. IndiGo Q2FY18 results snapshot (in ₹) comparisons to Q2FY17 Revenues ₹5,506 crores (up 13%) Costs ₹4,741 crores (up 14.2%) EBITDAR ₹1,581 crores (up 61.8%) Profit before tax (PBT) ₹7,645 (up 333%) Profit after tax (PAT) ₹551 crores …

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Spicejet Q4FY17 results analysis

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

Spicejet reported the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016-2017 results on June 3, 2017, a Saturday, not a working day for the financial markets. The timing of the results announcement was as interesting as the results themselves. Overall, the results were below analyst expectations and are reflective of the intensely competitive fare and capacity environment in Indian aviation. Key financial …

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SpiceJet Q3FY17 results analysis: severe turbulence ahead

SpiceJet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPJ. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Spicejet reported its third quarter (ending December 31) results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2017 (FY2017). With earnings of Rs 181.1 crores, the results were below expectations. As was the case with its competitors, consistent fare sales and aggressive capacity addition added to the revenue pressure but as SpiceJet usually leads in the fare sales and demand stimulation, …

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Jet Airways Q3 FY17 results analysis: challenging times ahead

Jet Airways Boeing 737-800 VT-JGA.

Jet Airways reported its third quarter (ending December 31) results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2017 (FY2017). With earnings of Rs 156.3 crores, the results were much below expectations and point to structural challenges. The results decline was driven by intense competition in the market, consistent fare sales and aggressive capacity addition – all of which added to …

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Analysis: IndiGo Q3FY17 results highlight challenging environment

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITC. Copyrighted image. Re-use prohibited.

IndiGo reported its third quarter (ending December 31) results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2017 (FY2017). With earnings of Rs 487.3 crores, the results yet again failed to meet analysts’ expectations. As reported earlier, intense competition in the market, consistent fare sales and aggressive capacity addition have added to the revenue pressures. Key numbers Total revenue: Rs 5,158 …

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Indigo Q2 fiscal 2017 results analysis – Capacity affects yields and profits

IndiGo first A320neo VT-ITC touches down at New Delhi's IGI airport after a non-stop flight from Toulouse, France

IndiGo reported its second quarter (ending September 30) results for the fiscal year ending March 31 2017 (FY2017). With earnings of Rs 139.8 crores, the results yet again failed to meet analysts’ expectations. As reported earlier, intense competition in the market, consistent fare sales and aggressive capacity addition have added to the revenue pressures. Key numbers Passenger Revenue – Rs. …

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Jet Airways to integrate hub at Terminal 2 at Mumbai

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Jet Airways will shift its domestic operations from March 15, 2016 (late night of March 14, 2016), to Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai. Like it already offers at Delhi’s T3, this move will enable Jet Airways to offer integrated domestic and international services within one terminal, drastically reducing connecting times between flights. The minimum …

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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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Analysis: Operational profit eludes Jet Airways in Q2 FY2015, outlook positive

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Jet Airways, India’s largest private airline recently announced results for the second quarter (Q2) and the half-year (1H) for fiscal 2014~2015. The results were the first after a joint announcement with 24% stake holder Etihad Airways PJSC about the airline ceasing operations of its low cost JetKonnect brand exiting the segment. The Jet Group operates two airline operator licenses. 9W …

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Alaska Airlines renews IOSA registration, completes IATA safety audit

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines announced it successfully completed the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) and has been renewed on the IOSA Registry. The airline has been on the registry since 2006. Brad Tilden, Alaska Airlines CEO said: “Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is core to our responsibility. Meeting this internationally recognized benchmark …

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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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Maps: Potential United Boeing 787 operations for 2014

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: United Airlines With the announcement of thrice weekly San Francisco – Chengdu to commence in June 2014, Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines has the planned the following long haul routes for its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in 2014. San Francisco – Chengdu –> 3x weeklySan Francisco – Osaka Kansai –> DailySeattle – Tokyo …

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Turkish Airlines increases frequency in Valencia

Middle Eastern carrier Turkish Airlines has announced that it is increasing frequency to Valencia, Spain from five flights per week to seven per week on 27th October 2013. Flight schedules are as shown below. TK 1301 Istanbul-Valencia 1010-1305 DailyTK 1302 Valencia-Istanbul 1405-1850 Daily The aircraft will have a one hour turnaround in Valencia, and Turkish Airlines will offer the quickest …

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Qatar Airways bringing its 787 Dreamliner to Bangalore and New Delhi

AirlineRoute is reporting As per 10AUG13 GDS timetable/inventory display, QATAR Airways plans to operate Boeing 787 aircraft on flights to Bangalore and Delhi, during the month of September 2013. Planned operation as follow. Doha – Bangalore 01SEP13 – 29SEP13 1 daily (BLR departure 02SEP13 – 30SEP13)QR226 DOH 2020 – 0310+1 BLR 788 DailyQR227 BLR 0440 – 0625 DOH 788 Daily …

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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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Air Cargo Germany suspends operations

by Devesh Agarwal German air freight operator Air Cargo Germany announced a “temporary” but indefinite suspension of all of its operations as of Thursday, April 18. ACG Boeing 747-400 freighter at Mumbai. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal The carrier, with an IATA code of 6U and based out of Frankfurt Hahn airport, has a fleet of four Boeing 747-400 freighters that …

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