Vistara announces launch of Delhi-Kathmandu daily direct flights from 11 February; introductory return fare starts at Rs 9,999
Kathmandu will be Vistara's fifth international destination after the airline launched its global operations in August last year, the airline stated in a release.
Vistara starts phasing out nine Boeing 737 planes; airline begins induction of latest batch of A320 neos in fleet
Vistara had placed orders for 50 aircraft, comprising both A320 Neos and A321 Neos for domestic as well as short and medium-haul international operations with deliveries between 2019-2023.
The IndiGo employees' worries have significance especially in the backdrop of the developments that led to the temporary grounding of Jet Airways last month.
IndiGo awaits approvals to enter China after acquisition of A321 Neos in fleet; to expand international network
IndiGo has been allowed to operate seven flights a week to Chengdu and Guangzhou from New Delhi and Kolkata, respectively, as per reports
GoAir grounds 7 planes for maintenance ahead of sub-leasing; aircraft expected to be back in operation by end of month
GoAir also plans to phase out all its A320 Ceos (current engine options) planes through subleasing to other carriers and replace them with A320 Neo (new engine options)
The Mumbai-headquartered GoAir has 49 planes in the fleet and 30 of them are Airbus A320 Neos.
High maintenance costs due to the NEO engine issue as well as a change in the airline’s earlier model for acquiring aircraft (from sale and leaseback to outright purchase) could be the two main reasons for a spike in costs for IndiGo.
Unhappy about frequent issues with Pratt & Whitney engines: IndiGo co-founder and interim CEO Rahul Bhatia
Rahul Bhatia said that in the interim, IndiGo continues to rely on spare engines to keep the aircraft flying
India's domestic air passenger traffic is on the rise, but carriers reporting technical snags raises questions over safety
While India's air passenger traffic rose to 1.07 crore in February 2018 airlines have reported an exceptional jump in technical glitches in past few days