Articles Tagged ‘Air India’

Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Both Air India and Ethiopian Airlines were busy showing off their brand new 787s last week. But which two airports, one in Europe and one in Asia, welcomed the Dreamliner?

Kingfisher goes from first to last in Indian market in just seven months; Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spicejet benefit

Kingfisher goes from first to last in Indian market in just seven months; Jet Airways, IndiGo and Spicejet benefit

Latest statistics from India confirm that Kingfisher is now the smallest of the country’s seven airlines operating domestically. But which carriers have gained most from Kingfisher’s downsizing? And which carriers have the best and worst load factors this year? Which airports are driving the growth in international traffic?

Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

Kingfisher Airlines abandons UK market; Virgin Atlantic announces plans to resume Mumbai flights in October

The UK – India market is currently going through some changes. Kingfisher’s on-going troubles mean that it is axing its long-haul flights to the UK while Virgin Atlantic is returning to Delhi with twin-engined aircraft later this year. But how have passenger numbers evolved during the last decade, and which routes are now a British […]


Is India's domestic market too competitive to be profitable? Six major routes served by all seven Indian airlines

Is India’s domestic market too competitive to be profitable? Six major routes served by all seven Indian airlines

We all know competition is a good thing, right? But can you have too much of a good thing? Just ask India’s airlines. The world’s fifth busiest domestic market has grown by 18% this year but which six major domestic routes are served by all seven domestic airlines? And which are the biggest routes that […]

Kingfisher's share of Indian domestic market falling fast; SpiceJet share reaches record 16.1% thanks to Q400s

Kingfisher’s share of Indian domestic market falling fast; SpiceJet share reaches record 16.1% thanks to Q400s

The Indian aviation is currently the opposite of the US. Impressive growth in demand but woeful financial performance. But which airlines have gained (and lost) most market share of demand between August and October? Who has the highest (and lowest) load factors and punctuality? Which airports are seeing international traffic grow fastest?

Air India launches new route from Delhi to Gaya and Varanasi

Air India launches new route from Delhi to Gaya and Varanasi

Air India now flies from Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport to Gaya and Varanasi.


Indian domestic traffic up 15% in Q2 2011; IndiGo launches first international flights to Dubai and Bangkok

Indian domestic traffic up 15% in Q2 2011; IndiGo launches first international flights to Dubai and Bangkok

Demand for domestic air travel in India continues to grow at an impressive rate but which airlines have been gaining (and losing) market share in recent months? Which reported the highest (and lowest) load factors in June, and which two carriers reported zero flight cancellations?

Air India lacks sufficient Star quality for global stage

Air India lacks sufficient Star quality for global stage

So after four years of work, Air India has failed to satisfy Star Alliance’s membership criteria. So where does that leave the state-run airline? What share of the domestic market does it have? How does its load factor compare with its rivals? Which are the airline’s biggest international markets and how significant are they?

India’s aviation market (now the size of France) revs up for further growth; first F1 race in Delhi later this year

India’s aviation market (now the size of France) revs up for further growth; first F1 race in Delhi later this year

India’s airports handled over 140 million passengers in the last 12 months, but which are growing fastest? How competitive is the domestic market and what share of international capacity is provided by Indian carriers? And when will India’s airlines finally join global alliances?


Indian domestic traffic up 21% in Q1 2011; Kingfisher and IndiGo neck-and-neck with almost 20% each of market

Indian domestic traffic up 21% in Q1 2011; Kingfisher and IndiGo neck-and-neck with almost 20% each of market

India’s domestic market growth shows no signs of slowing down, being up over 20% in the first quarter of 2011. But how are passenger numbers split between the seven domestic airlines? What is happening to international growth and which airline will soon be adding its 12th Indian destination?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 26 October – Tuesday 2 November)

Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection […]

Air India cuts Frankfurt scissor hub from end of October

Air India cuts Frankfurt scissor hub from end of October

Air India is currently the second biggest non-German carrier at Frankfurt (as measured by seat capacity) but all that will change this winter as it dismantles its scissor hub leaving just a single route. How does it compare with Jet Airways’ similar operation at Brussels?