Articles Tagged ‘Delhi’

Jet Airways grows almost 50% in two years; traffic dips in July as alliance membership issues remain unresolved

Jet Airways grows almost 50% in two years; traffic dips in July as alliance membership issues remain unresolved

India’s Jet Airways made a loss last year but grew by almost 20%. What has happened to the airline’s domestic market share and how extensive is the airline’s international network? Which international routes have been launched (and dropped) in 2012?

India's airports report first drop in international traffic since March 2009; Kingfisher's domestic share just 3% in August

India’s airports report first drop in international traffic since March 2009; Kingfisher’s domestic share just 3% in August

India’s airports saw passenger numbers fall by 6.3% in July, but which airline has been growing its domestic market share most this year? Which airports have seen the biggest changes in international traffic, and which carriers have the highest domestic load factors?

Kingfisher's share of Indian market falls to just 5.4% in April; Delhi airport traffic up almost 20% to almost 36 million

Kingfisher’s share of Indian market falls to just 5.4% in April; Delhi airport traffic up almost 20% to almost 36 million

Kingfisher’s domestic decline continued once more in April with the once market-leading airline now having just over 5% of the domestic market. Which are the top 15 airports in India in the last 12 months and which European country has a similar sized aviation market?


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 […]

IndiGo sees passenger numbers up 40% for second straight year; operating international services since September

IndiGo sees passenger numbers up 40% for second straight year; operating international services since September

While certain Indian carriers are making the headlines for all the wrong reasons, ambitious IndiGo, is still growing by 40% per annum, joint #1 in the domestic market and gradually entering international markets. How high are its monthly load factors and what competition does it face on its international routes?

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 […]


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?

IndiGo aiming to be #1 in Indian domestic market; latest Airbus order could grow fleet to 250 aircraft by 2025

IndiGo aiming to be #1 in Indian domestic market; latest Airbus order could grow fleet to 250 aircraft by 2025

So what do you do while you’re waiting for Airbus to deliver 100 aircraft you ordered back in 2005? Answer? Order 180 more! Yes, India’s IndiGo is not lacking in ambition and it’s now #3 in the Indian domestic market. How quickly has its network been growing and which are its top 12 routes?

SpiceJet turns five; carrying six million passengers per year; adding international routes to Colombo and Kathmandu

SpiceJet turns five; carrying six million passengers per year; adding international routes to Colombo and Kathmandu

SpiceJet is heading off abroad next month, but which are its busiest airports in India? How many airports does it serve and which are its busiest routes? How much competition will it face on its new international services?


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?

Delhi now #1 airport in India; Mumbai route served by nine carriers; Kingfisher adds competition on international routes

Delhi now #1 airport in India; Mumbai route served by nine carriers; Kingfisher adds competition on international routes

Delhi’s traffic has trebled in nine years to over 25 million passengers. It now has a fantastic new terminal, but which are the biggest carriers at the airport? And just how competitive are some of the airport’s routes?

Indian domestic market continues to grow at 20%; Indian airports handled 124 million passengers in 2009 (+14%)

Indian domestic market continues to grow at 20%; Indian airports handled 124 million passengers in 2009 (+14%)

India has a new #1 airport. Delhi overtook Mumbai in 2010 but what’s been happening in the domestic market? Which carrier has had to dramatically cut back its network and is Jet/Jet Lite still beating Kingfisher?