Indigo tops with 57.7% market share in Sep, Vistara, Air India second and third

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) Indigo flew ahead of other airlines during the month of September with 57.7 per cent share in the domestic aviation sector, Vistara secured second slot with a market share of 9.6 per cent. As per the aviation regulator’s data for September, Indigo carried 59.72 lakh air passengers during the month … Read more

Consumer Prices, Taiwan Semiconductor, Delta Air Lines: 3 Things to Watch

By Liz Moyer — Stocks mostly rose after the Federal Reserve’s meeting from September show the policymakers expect higher interest rates to stick around, despite hopes for a pivot. Key inflation data due out Thursday could help the Fed decide the size of its next rate move in November, which markets are predicting to … Read more

Air India unveils new domestic In-flight menu

New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) Air India has unveiled a specially curated menu for its domestic passengers with effect from October 1 coinciding with the onset of festive season. The new in-flight menu, featuring an assortment of gourmet meals, trendy appetizers and decadent desserts, showcases India’s locally sourced culinary influence. It also incorporates exquisite renditions … Read more

Americans Say Air Travel and Hotels Are Back to the Bad Old Days

(Bloomberg) — With life returning to normal, the post-pandemic travel boom has created a burst of grumpy customers. Crowded airports, jammed parking lots and standing-room only bars and restaurants have left many feeling frazzled. Satisfaction with the overall experience slipped on a measure of traveler sentiment on J.D. Power’s 2022 North America Airport Satisfaction Study, after hitting an all-time … Read more

Akasa Air adds Agartala and Guwahati to its network

New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, announced its foray into the eastern cities of India, taking the tally of its destinations to eight cities with the addition of Guwahati as the seventh and Agartala as its eighth destination. These new flights will provide seamless one stop connectivity between Bengaluru and Agartala … Read more

Air India Express incurs loss first time in seven years due to Covid

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Amid the losses that the aviation sector incurred during the Covid pandemic, Air India Express, India’s first budget airline on regional international routes, reported a net loss – for the first time in seven years – of Rs 72.33 crore in FY2022, against a net profit of Rs 98.21 crore … Read more

Akasa Air adds Delhi as sixth destination, fifth aircraft joins fleet

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, announced Delhi as the sixth destination on its network, adding to its existing network of Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kochi, Chennai, and Mumbai. The newly-commencing flights on the Delhi-Bengaluru and Delhi-Ahmedabad routes will start on October 7, within two months of the airline’s commercial start. To further … Read more

Air India unveils transformation plan

New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) With a focus on five key pillars — exceptional customer experience, robust operations, industry-best talent, industry leadership, commercial efficiency — Air India on Thursday unveiled its comprehensive transformation plan. The plan is called “Vihaan.AI”, which in Sanskrit signifies the dawn of a new era, with identified objectives for Air India … Read more

Smoke, fire in engine of Air India Express plane at Muscat airport

New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) An Air India Express flight B737 IX-442 MCT-COK (Muscat-Cochin) VT-AXZ witnessed smoke and fire in its engine number two at Muscat airport on Wednesday. The plane was carrying 145 passengers, including four infants, the officials said, adding that all of them were safe and no injuries have been reported. “A … Read more