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Low-cost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir to report record profits in 2019-20; growth in domestic capacity to resume in H2: CAPA
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Low-cost carriers IndiGo, SpiceJet, GoAir to report record profits in 2019-20; growth in domestic capacity to resume in H2: CAPA

IndiGo alone could be on track to report a profit of $400-500 million. Meanwhile, the combined fleet size of Indian LCCs is expected to cross 500 aircraft this year, CAPA said.

Aero India 2019: Airbus sees market for wide-body jets in India’s budget carriers on expanding international operations
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Aero India 2019: Airbus sees market for wide-body jets in India’s budget carriers on expanding international operations

With Indian airlines expanding international operations, the A330neo is the next natural step for growth, Joost van der Heijden, Airbus head of marketing for Asia and North America, said.

Boeing says Indian airfares unsustainably low; lifts country's 20-year order forecast despite market challenges
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Boeing says Indian airfares unsustainably low; lifts country's 20-year order forecast despite market challenges

India’s passenger traffic has risen at around 20 percent in recent years, making it one of the world’s fastest-growing aviation markets.

Jet Airways needs urgent recapitalisation, could report higher Q-on-Q loss for June quarter
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Jet Airways needs urgent recapitalisation, could report higher Q-on-Q loss for June quarter

Jet Airways' worrying financials and the management’s struggle to keep the airline together come amid a steep rise in costs for all airlines operating in India

Full list of flights Indigo, GoAir cancelled after DGCA put breaks on A320neo planes for safety concerns
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Full list of flights Indigo, GoAir cancelled after DGCA put breaks on A320neo planes for safety concerns

Giving out details about the total flight that IndiGO cancelled the report revealed the airline nixed 17 flights out of Delhi airport and 3 flights out of Mumbai airport.

‘India may need 1,850 new planes worth $250 bn in 20 yrs on policy boost’
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‘India may need 1,850 new planes worth $250 bn in 20 yrs on policy boost’

In March, the company had projected that demand from India would add up to orders for 1,740 planes over 20 years

Aviation has come a long way in the past 15 years, but many challenges remain
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Aviation has come a long way in the past 15 years, but many challenges remain

In the last 15 years, a lot has happened to India's civil aviation sector. In 2000-01, only about 14 million Indians flew on a domestic flight. This increased by more than three-fold to over 45 million domestic passengers in 2009-10.

Put an end to fire sales if you want lower airfares: captains of Indian airlines
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Put an end to fire sales if you want lower airfares: captains of Indian airlines

Officials at a full service airline have also earlier indicated they would be happier if predatory fares become history.

Air India flight delays: Salary cuts as punishment is no solution, overhaul system instead
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Air India flight delays: Salary cuts as punishment is no solution, overhaul system instead

The latest move to cut salaries could set off internal resentment and bad blood among employees, who are already seething because of salary delays

Planning your air travel? Tuesdays are the best days to find cheap tickets
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Planning your air travel? Tuesdays are the best days to find cheap tickets

Will air tickets be costly or cheap this year and is there really a “best” day to find low fares?

Daily discount schemes a hit: SpiceJet fills more seats than any other airline in August
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Daily discount schemes a hit: SpiceJet fills more seats than any other airline in August

The almost-daily fare discount schemes and an improved cabins seem to be working for SpiceJet, at least in terms of aircraft loads.

There may be no food on some AI flights, even if you're willing to pay
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There may be no food on some AI flights, even if you're willing to pay

No food means aircraft weight is less and aircraft turnaround time is faster. Or in other words we can get an incoming aircraft ready faster for an onward flight" said an AI official.

Four reasons why AirAsia's India flight may be a turbulent one
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Four reasons why AirAsia's India flight may be a turbulent one

Indian market is likely to be a tough nut to crack for AirAsia. Here's why

Changing dynamics: Is low-cost flying becoming really high cost?
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Changing dynamics: Is low-cost flying becoming really high cost?

Consumers may have to pay a high price for both the lower price and increased choice.

Air India increases economy seats, competes with low cost carriers
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Air India increases economy seats, competes with low cost carriers

The new aircraft will seat 180 passengers and help the airline fight the LCCs more effectively. <br /><br />

Buffet to a la carte: How flyers will be charged at every step
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Buffet to a la carte: How flyers will be charged at every step

When airlines have been allowed to charge for a host of services like check in bags and preferred seats? More importantly, will airlines feel incentivized to offer more services because they are now allowed to charge for these?

AirAsia's 'zero rupee' offer: Why IndiGo, SpiceJet need to strategize now
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AirAsia's 'zero rupee' offer: Why IndiGo, SpiceJet need to strategize now

The Malaysian carrier, which is launching an airline in India in partnership with the Tatas, today announced 'zero rupee' fares to Indian cities on international routes within Asia.

Why Indian carriers may be gunning for AirAsia venture
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Why Indian carriers may be gunning for AirAsia venture

The message is clear: AirAsia will perhaps be in direct competition with IndiGo and SpiceJet for fares and this would be particularly true in the south Indian markets since AirAsia's base would be Chennai.

Will foreign airlines invest if India's FDI rules are eased?
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Will foreign airlines invest if India's FDI rules are eased?

Indeed, barring Indigo, India's largest low-cost carrier, and Spicejet, no other airline is earning money at the moment. So why would foreign airlines want to invest in India?