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IndiGo, AirAsia India, Spicejet top on-time for 2018. Chennai airport tops.

The ramp at Rajiv Gandhi airport, Hyderabad. Photo by Devesh Agarwal. Used with permission. Do not re-use.

Three of India’s low-cost carriers, IndiGo, AirAsia India, and Spicejet feature in the OAG’s Punctuality League 2018 as India’s most punctual airlines. Chennai, Hyderabad, and New Delhi airports also feature in the annual report of airlines and airports with the best on-time performance (OTP) in the world. The best of the best As per the Punctuality League 2018, the most …

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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 begins operations from Hyderabad

Vistara Airlines, Airbus A320 VT-TTB in its official livery receiving water cannon salute.

Today, Vistara (Tata-SIA) operated it’s first flight from Hyderabad to New Delhi. The airline started its operations on 9th January 2015 from Delhi to Mumbai. (Read our trip report from the inaugural flight). The airline now serves five cities, with Goa being its recent addition on 20th February. Vistara will operate double daily return flights between Delhi and Hyderabad. Phee Teik Yeoh, …

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New Delhi airport world’s best, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad in top 5

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) Terminal 3 overview. Photo courtesy DIAL.

New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi international airport (IGIA) has been ranked as world’s best airport for the year 2014, in the airport service quality (ASQ) awards of Airports Council International, in the 25 to 40 million passengers per annum (MPPA) size category. The ASQ awards survey covers 34 key service areas including major categories such as access, check-in, security, airport facilities, …

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SpiceJet and TigerAir collaborate via interline agreement

Two budget carriers, India’s SpiceJet and Singapore’s Tiger Airways, have signed a three-year interline agreement to carry passengers on each other’s networks through Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi airport (RGIA). From January 6, 2014, SpiceJet customers from 14 Indian cities Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chennai, Kolkata, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Indore, Mangalore, Madurai, Pune, Tirupati, and Visakhapatnam, can connect to TigerAir’s Singapore flights from …

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Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad airports amongst best in the world

by Devesh Agarwal Three of India’s airports have placed amongst the best airports in the world in the 2012 airport service quality (ASQ) awards of the airports council international (ACI). The nation’s largest two airports, New Delhi’s GMR operated Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) and Mumbai’s GVK operated Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), placed second and third respectively in the …

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Why SpiceJet should choose Bangalore to commence it’s Bombardier Q400 regional flights

Low fare carrier SpiceJet is expected to announce commencement of their regional operations using their recently ordered 15 Bombardier Q400 turb0-prop aircraft which are expected to start arriving from end June onwards. It appears SpiceJet will commence their regional operations from Hyderabad using their first four or five aircraft and then commence another hub from Bangalore in late 2011 or …

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Thai Airways flight diversion – lessons for Bangalore and Hyderabad

Last month on 9th October returning from a business trip, I boarded Thai Airways flight TG236 a nice Boeing 777-200ER registration HS-TJS from Hat Yai bound for Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Normally this one and a half hour flight is a rather uneventful, even boring experience, but this flight turned out to be anything but that, and with some valuable …

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Flights disrupted across India as Hyderabad airport re-fuelling system fails

Airline flight schedules went haywire on Monday, due to a re-fuelling problem at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad. A technical hitch in the fuel hydrant system of Reliance, the fuel franchisee, led to disruptions and delaying almost all the morning flights by up to two hours. 27 flights were delayed due to ‘pressurisation problem’ in the Reliance …

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Fog disrupts flights at Hyderabad airport

Thick fog over Hyderabad early today, hit operations at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. The meteorological department attributed the thick fog to a “rare phenomenon” in Hyderabad. Mr. A. Viswanath, chief commercial officer of GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), which operates the airport, said, 19 departing flights and 10 arriving flights were delayed. An additional 6 scheduled flights …

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British Airways commences London Hyderabad

British Airways commenced operations to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA),Hyderabad, today. The new route provides a direct flight from Hyderabad to London Heathrow Terminal 5 and is aimed at the IT segment of Hyderabad, with its connections to 22 destinations in North America. British Airways will operate five weekly Boeing 777-200ER non-stop flights between Hyderabad and London, with a three …

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BIAL files default notice against aviation ministry

The Deccan Herald reports that the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) consortium has filed a default notice about 10 days ago against the Union civil aviation ministry asking it to make good losses of Rs 23 crore. BIAL claims it had incurred the losses and indirectly held the ministry responsible for it — its complaint was the failure to clear …

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BIA domestic UDF fixed at Rs. 375 on par with RGIA

The Deccan Chronicle reports that the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) is ready to roll out the User Development Fee (UDF) for Bengaluru International Airport Limited which is likely to cheer air passengers but leave the promoters red faced. While the UDF for domestic passengers will be Rs 375, international travellers will have to fork out Rs 1,000 every time …

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GHIAL commissions new Haj terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) announced that it is all set for its maiden Haj operations from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. GHIAL has provided all facilities at the new Haj Terminal for the convenience of the pilgrims this year. The facilities are meant for both the passengers and the visitors. The Saudia Airlines Airbus A300 flight to Hyderabad will …

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Parliamentary committee recommends UDF withdrawl, re-open HAL and Begumpet

In what is sure to be a shock, to both the BIAL and HIAL consortia, the Deccan Chronicale reports, the parliamentary standing committee on transport, tourism and culture, on Thursday October 23, recommended immediate withdrawal of user development fees (UDF) being charged by Hyderabad and Bengaluru airports. It said the private operators had invested only Rs 330 crore and Rs …

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GMR to copy Memphis airport model to increase non-aero revenues

The volatility in aviation turbine fuel (ATR) has triggered GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL) to change gear from aero to non-aero operations. Currently, revenues from aero operations contribute to three quarters of us total revenues. The rest comes turn non-aero operations. GHAIL is looking at reversing this ratio to offset the turbulence in global ATF prices. It is trying to …

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The RGIA rebellion … lessons for residents of Bangalore

A hearty congratulations to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) at Hyderabad for finally getting operational. Similar congratulations are due to BIAL very soon. An even heartier and resounding congratulations to the domestic airlines, for showing to RGIA management, what we individual consumers will be unable to — even a monopolistic airport cannot expect to charge unreasonable fees. The ground handling …

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