In the past, Qatar Airways has repeatedly expressed a desire to invest in IndiGo, the country’s largest domestic airline. State-owned carrier of Qatar, Qatar Airways, will start a new domestic airline in India, its Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker announced on Wednesday. While he did not elaborate on the plans, Al Baker, responding to media queries at an event in Berlin, said the airline would partner with his government’s investment arm, Qatar Investment Authority, and soon ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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A major accident was averted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Wednesday morning after an IndiGo plane entered the wrong taxiway and almost collided with a Jet Airways plane that was stationed there. Consequently, Runway 28 was ...DNA, 2 months ago DIAL tells 3 airlines to shift services DNA, 2 months ago
D-Mart’s Rs 40,000 crore market cap on listing day propels its founder ahead of Rahul Bajaj and Anil Ambani. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com. Avenue Supermarts, owner of retail chain D-Mart, made a historic market debut on Tuesday, with its stock gaining 114 per cent over the issue price of Rs 299 to close at Rs 641 -- one of the best listing-day performances. The stellar debut saw the supermarket chain’s market value soar to Rs 39,988 crore, more than the combined market ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IndiGo which has close to 40 per cent market share, at present has 129 aircraft and operates 883 daily flights to 44 destinations. It also has around 400 aircraft on order. With size of operations growing steadily, IndiGo is looking to tap into expat airline executives as it increasingly finds it difficult to hire skilled professionals at home. Over the last one year at least four executives from foreign major airlines have joined the airline in crucial positions. An airline source said the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Two IndiGo and SilkAir planes almost collided over Kolkata airspace last December, it has emerged, prompting the government to launch a probe. The IndiGo plane from Kolkata to Hyderabad (VT-IEM) and the Kolkata-bound SilkAir aircraft from Singapore (9VMGH) were involved in the incident that happened on December 11. Together, there were more than 200 people in the two planes. Both the airlines did not provide the number of passengers who were on board their respective flights when the incident ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
A passenger onboard an IndiGo plane from Mumbai to Chandigarh opened the emergency chute of the aircraft ‘accidentally’, resulting in injury to a co-passenger, following which the airline lodged a first information report against the accused. The incident occurred this morning when the flight was getting ready to depart for Chandigarh, IndiGo said in a statement. Just after the boarding completed, a passenger seated on seat number 12C suddenly opened the emergency exit door and ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
UP government renews proposal for one at Jewar, 100 km from Delhi In 2016, Delhi airport handled nearly 56 mn passengers, joining the ranks of some of its busiest global peers. Photograph: Reuters The Uttar Pradesh government is pushing for a new airport at Jewar, in the same district as Noida and about 100 km from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi. The state government feels Delhi will require a second airport in a few years and this is an opportunity. The GMR Group ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Tata group bets big on design and price as it looks to mark its spot in a highly cluttered category with its newest offering. The Tigor is India’s first styleback, states a communique from the Tata group. The company is positioning its newly-launched car bang in the middle of two popular categories. By doing so, it hopes it can break through the clutter, in a market where customers are driven as much by the desire to upgrade to a better lifestyle, as by the need to find the best ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
Times Now, the English news channel Arnab Goswami headed until recently, had an average daily reach of 1.7 million people.That may be a fraction of the 48 million Aaj Tak reached every day in 2016, but Goswami had no trouble getting investors for his new venture.The television anchor tells Vanita Kohli-Khandekar what the nation -- well, at least the Indians who once watched his nightly show -- wants to know about Republic TV.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com "I will do the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Refusing to apologise to the Air India official whom he allegedly thrashed, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Saturday said he would only tender an apology to Parliament for disrespecting its dignity. Asserting that it was a small conflict, Gaikwad said the staff member of the airline is mad and around eight such cases of indulging in a brawl have been registered against him. “The Air India staff had started the conflict. It was his fault why would I apologise? I will apologise to the ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Air India revokes flight ban on Sena MP Gaikwad Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago Row over Sena MP's assault of AI staffer resonates in and out of Parliament Rediff.com, 1 month ago Live updates: After being barred from flying, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad to reach Mumbai at 10 AM DNA, 1 month ago
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