March 14, 2021| 22 0

SpiceJet Starts Offering $4 COVID Testing To Get People To Fly

SpiceJet is offering passengers COVID-19 tests for as little as ₹299 ($4) through its subsidiary SpiceHealth. The price is much lower than the market price for RT-PCR treating and is SpiceJet’s most recent attempt to diversify its business. Testing is currently available in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Gurgaon. Testing SpiceJet is offering travelers a sign …

March 10, 2021| 19 0

Indian Passengers Neglecting Mask Rules Will Be Banned From Flying

India will place those refusing to wear masks properly onboard on a no-fly list, possibly even permanently. The decision comes after a High Court Justice saw several passengers wearing their masks incorrectly and decided to issue an order to tighten mask rules. Let’s find out more about the new rules. Taking action Under the new rules, India will beg …

March 9, 2021| 29 0

Impressive: IndiGo Holds Over Half Of The Indian Domestic Market

IndiGo has over half of India’s domestic market this month and takes the top spot at all of the country’s top-20 airports. Its dominance has existed for years, but it’s good to see the numbers maintaining despite the challenging circumstances. It has 343 domestic routes this month, with Bangalore having more routes than its other top-five airports. …

March 2, 2021| 30 0

IndiGo Sells 8 Airbus A320neos To BOC Aviation For Leaseback

Indian low-cost giant IndiGo has signed a sale-and-leaseback agreement with BOC Aviation for eight new A320neos. The planes will be delivered in the second half of 2021 and feature CFM engines. Let’s find out more about this deal. Key move IndiGo is no stranger to leasing aircraft, with most of its 284 aircraft fleet acquired through leasing deals. T …

February 14, 2021| 33 0

Lufthansa Cuts 103 India-Based Jobs

Lufthansa has axed 103 India-based cabin crew jobs this week. The move comes as the German giant suffers deep losses and burns through €500,000 an hour. Lufthansa has had a turbulent year in India, only returning in July and seeing its flight scheduled axed by the government in October. Another blow According to the Times of India, Lufthansa has axed …

February 9, 2021| 35 0

Boeing Set To Launch Indian 737 Tail Production

Boeing is launching a new vertical tail fin production facility in the state of Telangana, India. The facility is a joint-venture with Tata Advanced Systems and will see an existing defense plant grow to accommodate the new line. Expanding According to ITLN, Tata Boeing Aerospace announced last week that it plans to open a new production line at its …

February 7, 2021| 29 0

IndiGo Gears Up For The Future By Hiring Again

After a crippling 12 months, the first signs of an aviation recovery have begun to crop up. India’s biggest airline, IndiGo, has announced plans to begin hiring a new batch of pilots through its cadet program. The decision signals confidence in the aviation market in the medium term, a very good sign considering the year gone by. More pilots Prior to …

February 4, 2021| 44 0

Air India Seeks To Avoid Aircraft Seizures

The Indian government is moving to protect Air India from potentially seeing its aircraft seized. After a long-standing legal dispute between energy firm Cairn and the government was ruled upon, it opened the door for Air India’s assets to be taken. Here’s more on the issue. Dispute In late December, UK-based Cairn Energy won a long-standing legal di …

February 3, 2021| 29 0

Which Are India’s Busiest Airports?

As the world’s third-busiest aviation market, India is home to several major airports across the country. From Delhi to Port Blair, traffic across airports has been rising quickly in the last decade. Here’s a list of India’s busiest airports. Data used in this article is from the fiscal year 2020, April 1st, 2019 – March 31st, 2020, the most recent …

February 1, 2021| 47 0

When Will India Reopen For All Commercial International Flights?

Since March, India has banned all scheduled passenger international flights, cutting off international travel. While repatriation flights and travel agreements became common by the summer, international traffic remains under 50% of pre-COVID levels. So when will India reopen to all commercial flights? Banned India first banned all scheduled internati …

February 1, 2021| 33 0

How Is India’s Air Market Recovery Going?

India has had one of the fastest aviation recoveries globally, especially in the domestic market. The country is now routinely seeing over 85% recovery in terms of passenger numbers on domestic flights. However, international flights remain far below their pre-COVID levels. Here’s the status of India’s air market recovery. Looking up India has long b …

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