Articles Tagged ‘India’

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways to Islamabad and Lahore – is Dhaka next?

British Airways serves Islamabad with Lahore coming soon. Will Dhaka be next? It has good yield, strong local traffic, and Biman with a one-stop offering.

United Airlines' big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

United Airlines’ big long-haul expansion with 5 routes to Africa + India; P2P demand of 524,000

As United Airlines unveils multiple new routes, as it redeploys 2021 capacity from Europe, we explore them and the US – India and US – Africa markets.   

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.


Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan’s international seats +68% since 2010; domestic seats/population lower than Bangladesh

Pakistan is an enormous country and could be a future aviation paradise. We see what’s been happening, noting that it is very underexploited domestically.

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.

Bangalore – Shanghai key unserved; RDC’s Apex shows low breakeven for IndiGo & China Eastern

Bangalore – Shanghai key unserved; RDC’s Apex shows low breakeven for IndiGo & China Eastern

With 39,000 existing passengers and a decent average fare, we look at the breakeven performance of one LCC and one FSC on Bangalore – Shanghai using RDC’s Apex tool.


AirAsia resumes domestic flights from 29 April across five AOCs

AirAsia resumes domestic flights from 29 April across five AOCs

AirAsia’s Malaysia AOC to restart 8 domestic routes from 29 April, with remaining 31 in May/June. We look at its plan & domestic ops across the Group.

Bangalore Airport up 16 million seats since 2015 as second runway opens

Bangalore Airport up 16 million seats since 2015 as second runway opens

We explore the drivers of Bangalore Airport’s growth as it continues to beat India’s average, with Munich, Seattle, and Tokyo coming this year.

GoAir to begin Colombo from Delhi and Bangalore

GoAir to begin Colombo from Delhi and Bangalore

GoAir to begin two routes to Colombo: Delhi (which had 227,200 passengers last year) and Bangalore (147,600).


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.

American Airlines to start Seattle – Bangalore; big connectivity over Seattle

American Airlines to start Seattle – Bangalore; big connectivity over Seattle

Seattle – Bangalore has 36,000 P2P and Seattle – India over 170,000. American Airlines’ new service means 15 non-stop routes from North America to India.

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.