AirAsia India, the latest entrant in India’s low-cost airline segment, is considering routes different from those taken by other airlines. These included the Northeast which, the company thought, offered an exciting opportunity, said Tony Fernandes, chief executive of AirAsia Group. “We will go places where no one goes. “We are different animals. “We want to fly more people, make flying more affordable and reduce the cost as much as possible because the lower the cost of ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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Malaysian carrier AirAsia has tendered an apology, withdrawn all copies of its in-flight magazine Travel 3Sixty from circulation, and removed the same from its website, complying with a Directorate General of Civil Aviation order, for wrongly depicting India’s map.According to official sources, DGCA Chief Prabhat Kumar received a complaint on Thursday morning about AirAsia's in-flight magazine wrongly depicting India’s geographical boundaries. The map showed Jammu & Kashmir as ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
A tribunal on Tuesday stayed the Bengaluru airport’s move to raise landing and parking charges and offer discounts to carriers making it their hub. Bangalore International Airport Ltd has offered a 40 per cent discount on landing and parking charges to airlines headquartered in the city that kept most of their aircraft in the airport. On an appeal by the Federation of Indian Airlines, a lobby group of private airlines, the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority Appellate Tribunal on ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The trial will be available for free for up to 60 passengers on selected flights from now until October. The Airline has not given details of the sectors on which WiFi would be available. Those using the service will have an Internet data quota of 1 MB and ...Jagran Post, 2 weeks ago
Jet Airways has decided to scrap its low-cost brand, Jet Konnect, launched five years ago, to focus on its full-service operation, as it faces competition from established airlines and start-ups like AirAsia and Vistara. The airline, which reported its sixth straight quarter of losses on Monday (though it managed to reduce the figure), will reconfigure all its Boeing planes and offer a standard configuration of 12 business class and 156 economy seats. Jet Airways hopes to switch to the single ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
GoAir aimed to grow its revenue by over 36 per cent and carry over 6.7 million passengers in 2014-15 with increased capacity, better loads and improved corporate sales, the airline’s chief executive officer Giorgio De Roni said. The airline made profits in 2013-14, but they were lower than the Rs 104 crore (Rs 1.04 billion) of 2012-13. GoAir is in talks with foreign airlines for a strategic investment but De Roni said the airline was not under pressure to sign a deal and a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
The Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is unlikely to lift restrictions on domestic airlines to launch international services anytime soon. According to the current norms, Indian airlines are required to have at least five years of operational experience and a fleet of a minimum of 20 aircraft (known as the 5/20 rule) for starting international services. A senior official in the civil aviation ministry said, “There is a lot of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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