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Centre back to drawing board on international operations of domestic carriers

Jul 13, 2015

Centre back to drawing board on international operations of domestic carriers

The proposed rules stipulate that a new start-up domestic airline will only be allowed to operate on those international routes to begin with, which are more than six hours of flight from India. #Business #Civil Aviation Ministry #Jet Airways #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #AirAsia India #Route dispersal guidelines #Vistara #5/20 rule #Domestic flying credits #Federation of India Airlines
DGCA nixes airlines' proposal to charge for check-in baggage

Jul 08, 2015

DGCA nixes airlines' proposal to charge for check-in baggage

In April this year, DGCA had allowed domestic carriers to unbundle their services and charge separately for facilities such as preferred seats, meals on board and use of lounges. #Business #SpiceJet #IndiGo #PolicyWatch #DGCA #AirAsia India
Work still in progress on changes to 5/20 norms: civil aviation ministry

Jul 02, 2015

Work still in progress on changes to 5/20 norms: civil aviation ministry

The proposed rules stipulate that a new start-up domestic airline will only be allowed to operate on those international routes to begin with, which are more than six hours of flight from India. #Jet Airways #SpiceJet #GoAir #Federation of Indian Airlines #Ministry of Civil Aviation #AirAsia India #Ashok Gajapathi Raju #Vistara #5/20 rule #RN Choubey #which has IndiGo
Lounge access to porter service: AirAsia India begins the red carpet service for passengers for Rs 800

Jun 30, 2015

Lounge access to porter service: AirAsia India begins the red carpet service for passengers for Rs 800

AirAsia India has introduced the Red Carpet service for its passengers at a cost of Rs 800, which includes lounge access with unlimited meals and drinks as well as priority baggage on arrival. #Delhi #Bangalore #AirAsia #Mittu Chandilya
IndiGo closing in on 40% market share, SpiceJet scripts remarkable turnaround

Jun 22, 2015

IndiGo closing in on 40% market share, SpiceJet scripts remarkable turnaround

Jet Airways' domestic network seems to have taken the worst hit during the five months under review - combined market share of Jet Airways and JetLite has fallen from 24.1 percent in January to just 21.5 percent now. #Jet Airways #NewsTracker #Aviation #SpiceJet #GoAir #IndiGo #AirAsia #DGCA #JetLite #Vistara
Tatas' move to gain management control in AirAsia India may raise questions

Jun 17, 2015

Tatas' move to gain management control in AirAsia India may raise questions

According to multiple sources, Tata Sons may be already in discussions with Telestra Tradeplace's Arun Bhatia for buying out much or all of his 21 percent stake in AirAsia India at undisclosed valuations. #Business #Aviation #Tata Sons #CompanyWatch #Competition Commission #Federation of Indian Airlines #Tony Fernandes #Singapore Airlines #Arun Bhatia #AirAsia India #Telestra Tradeplace #Vistara
AirAsia hopes to get $300 mn bond issuance, mulls jet sales: CEO Fernandes

Jun 15, 2015

AirAsia hopes to get $300 mn bond issuance, mulls jet sales: CEO Fernandes

The comments from Fernandes on raising new equity came after Hong Kong-based GMT Research issued a report last week questioning AirAsia's accounting practices, accusing it of using transactions with associate companies to boost its earnings. #Business #Aviation #CompanyWatch #AirAsia #Tony Fernandes #GMT Research
Monsoon bonanza: Air India offers tickets starting Rs 1,777 for domestic travel

Jun 10, 2015

Monsoon bonanza: Air India offers tickets starting Rs 1,777 for domestic travel

The July-September and January-March quarters are considered lean season as against the rest two quarters in terms of travel demand. #Business #air india #Jet Airways #Aviation #SpiceJet #CompanyWatch #IndiGo #AirAsia #monsoon sale
5/20 may be replaced: The two Tata airlines and their overseas woes

May 28, 2015

5/20 may be replaced: The two Tata airlines and their overseas woes

Is the Government finally ready to ease if not totally remove restrictions on overseas flying by Indian airlines? A senior official in the ministry of civil aviation said today that inter-ministerial consultations on replacing the current 5/20 norms are now complete and a final note will be sent to the Cabinet Secretariat within a week. He said all consultations on the proposal which the ministry has made to replace the 5/20 norms are now complete but "the proposal basically remains largely the same as it was originally". #India #airlines #Tata #AirAsia #Vistara
Caught in the red, is AirAsia making the best use of its 171 aircraft?

May 27, 2015

Caught in the red, is AirAsia making the best use of its 171 aircraft?

Malaysia-based AirAsia, Asia's biggest budget airline by passenger volume, posted a net loss for October-December due to a weaker ringgit and higher costs despite lower fuel prices. #Business #Aviation #CompanyWatch #Airbus #AirAsia #Tony Fernandes #corporate #Tiger Airways #Lion Air #Jetstar Asia