Articles by Sindhu Bhattacharya
May 22, 2018
Air Passenger Charter: Govt promises relief on cancellation charges, refunds for delays and cheaper F&B at airportsGovernment's draft Air Passenger Charter will be put up for public consultations and then notified within a month.
Mar 29, 2018
Govt bites the bullet on Air India, but high debt, other bid conditions could make disinvestment a bumpy rideKeeping over Rs 33,000 crore debt on the books of the two airlines on offer could be the biggest hurdle to this stake sale.
Mar 13, 2018
Why aviation regulator DGCA's diktat on A320neo jets will not impact IndiGo's near-term profitabilityThe trouble is with the Airbus A320neo aircraft fitted with a particular series of Pratt & Whitney (P&W) engines, found to cause vibrations.
Mar 09, 2018
UDAN scheme: Can international expansion of regional connectivity be a winner despite hiccups?UDAN, an acronym for ‘Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik’ was launched last year to enhance connectivity to India’s hinterland
Jan 11, 2018
Why easing of FDI caps by Narendra Modi govt is largely cosmetic, changes little on the groundAny easing of FDI norms is welcome and it cannot be denied that under the Modi government, FDI inflows have jumped substantially
Dec 14, 2017
Air Deccan to return with Re 1 tickets: Why Captain Gopinath's second coming is excitingIn this second innings, Deccan is expected to fly 20-seater planes on regional routes under the UDAN scheme of the government, where some seats on each aircraft are covered under a subsidy and fares anyway capped at Rs 2,500 per hour of flying.
Dec 13, 2017
Gujarat elections 2017: Why PM Narendra Modi's seaplane ride sends mixed signals to his legions of followersDazzle it did, and citizens’ eyes were blinded to such an extent by this Modi mega show that they clean forgot about the safety of it all.
Dec 08, 2017
Jet Airways profit falls 91% in Q2: Is too much reliance on Gulf routes behind airline's falling profitability?Jet Airways has deployed almost half of its international capacity on Gulf routes, where the market growth is tapering off, which obviously means its yields (revenue per passenger) suffered on these routes.
Nov 16, 2017
BS VI rules: Early roll-out for Delhi is a welcome move, but will be a damp squib if delayed for rest of the countryWhile BS VI grade fuel will be made available from next summer in Delhi, what happens if a BS VI compliant vehicle has to tank up outside city limits?
Nov 15, 2017
Trade deficit widens sharply to $14 bn October: Why glitches in GST continue to plague small exportersIn value terms, these small and micro industries comprise 40-45 percent of India’s total export basket whereas in volume terms, their share is even higher, which is why they have the most to lose from GST glitches