Articles Tagged ‘Air India’

Latest route launches (14 - 20 January)

Latest route launches (14 – 20 January)

Air India begins first non-stop between Hyderabad and Chicago, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launches with Athens service, and more.

Air India begins first non-stop between Hyderabad and Chicago

Air India begins first non-stop between Hyderabad and Chicago

Air India launched Hyderabad to Chicago on 15 January, with Chicago neck-and-neck with San Francisco as Hyderabad’s most-demanded US airport.

Latest route launches (8 - 13 January)

Latest route launches (8 – 13 January)

Air India launches Bangalore to San Francisco, Star Air commences Tirupati to Kalaburagi, and more.


Air India takes off from Bangalore to San Francisco

Air India takes off from Bangalore to San Francisco

Air India began San Francisco to Bangalore on 9 January, with the reverse direction taking off on 11 January. The P2P round-trip demand was 137,000 in 2019.

United Airlines starts Chicago to Delhi, its third route to Delhi

United Airlines starts Chicago to Delhi, its third route to Delhi

United Airlines has started Chicago – Delhi, on which it competes directly with fellow Star Alliance member Air India. While Air India hasn’t captured much traffic over O’Hare, United will be able to.

Air India Express: only carrier on 38% of international routes; competition growing

Air India Express: only carrier on 38% of international routes; competition growing

Air India Express focuses on the Gulf and South India. We look at its route network and competition and how its network overlap with its parent is changing.


AirAsia India passes 10 million seats as troubles continue; every route competes directly with IndiGo

AirAsia India passes 10 million seats as troubles continue; every route competes directly with IndiGo

As AirAsia India’s two owners are both reportedly keen to sell their shares, we look at the carrier’s network, airport, and competition development.

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has grown by 830,000 in the past few years. 75% is still indirect, despite growing non-stops. Delhi – Toronto is now #1 airport-pair.

IndiGo now #1 at India's top-10 airports with average 41% share

IndiGo now #1 at India’s top-10 airports with average 41% share

Jet Airways’ end meant IndiGo became #1 at Mumbai. IndiGo has avg. 41% share of seats at India’s top-10 airports vs. 14% for #2. Bangalore has the biggest difference between #1 and #2 with a 14.4m seat gap. 


India passed 250 million seats in 2019; LCCs now 80% domestically

India passed 250 million seats in 2019; LCCs now 80% domestically

IndiGo has a 47% domestic share, 3x more than #2, SpiceJet. Air India is now #1 internationally from Jet Airways’ end – but IndiGo’s close behind.

Vistara adds Mumbai to Colombo flights; total capacity up 78% in W19

Vistara adds Mumbai to Colombo flights; total capacity up 78% in W19

Vistara launches six times weekly services between Mumbai and Colombo on 25 November; we see how the India – Sri Lanka market has evolved.

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic to add second-daily Heathrow – Delhi. For all airlines, seats down 25% since 2015 from Jet Airways’ end and big cuts in seats per departure.