The new IndiGo in the making – with or without Air India

The last two weeks have been exciting times for Indian Aviation. The union cabinet gave its nod to privatise National carrier Air India and Secretary Civil Aviation Mr. R N Choubey informed that IndiGo has expressed interest in the National carrier. I have closely followed IndiGo since inception and have many a times predicted their…

One year of National Civil Aviation Policy

The National Civil Aviation Policy (NCAP) completes a year on 15th June 2017. The policy which was announced amidst fanfare last year was the result of extensive consulting and feedback from general public resulting in multiple iterations leading to the final policy. A year is too less to evaluate and look at the policy since…

Air India pulls out of Delhi Moscow market

Air India has stopped accepting bookings for its flights between New Delhi and Moscow effective 15th July 2017. The flight between the capitals of two countries was launched in July 2014, after 15 long years and operated daily at its peak and was scheduled to be four times a week. The flight was reduced to…

Jet Airways to utilize all its B77W effectively from winter 17

Jet Airways over the past few weeks has updated its schedule to reflect the deployment of all ten B777-300ER (B77W) aircraft. This will probably be the first time when all 10 aircraft will be effectively used for long haul operations. The current published schedule which sees utilization scale up close to 17 hours each day…

Air India opens reservation for flights to Copenhagen

National carrier Air India opened reservations for flights between Delhi & Copenhagen – the capital of Denmark. The airline had, last week, announced thrice a week frequency between its hub and Indian Capital New Delhi to Stockholm Arlanda and this blog had given an indication of impending announcement of Copenhagen as well. (Air India opens reservations…