Air India to be sold as one entity, says Jayant Sinha


December 2, 2017: Minister of state for aviation Jayant Sinha has stated that the government will not separate the domestic and international airline businesses of Air India to attract buyers for the national carrier. Earlier, IndiGo, which had expressed interest in acquiring Air… Continue Reading

Bengaluru Airport expects 19% increase in air traffic during winter schedule 2017


November 9, 2017: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has now commenced the winter schedule 2017-18 for the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru (BLR Airport). During winter 2017-18, the daily Air Traffic Movement (ATM) is expected to be at 614 at the start of… Continue Reading

Bird Group interested to acquire Air India’s ground-handling arm


August 31, 2017: Travel services firm Bird Group has expressed interest in acquiring Air India’s profitmaking ground-handling subsidiary formally, aviation secretary RN Choubey stated while speaking on the sidelines of an Assocham conference. While IndiGo is looking to acquire the… Continue Reading

IndiGo shows interest in buying Air India


Jun 30, 2017: Hours after the government gave in-principle approval for “disinvestment” of debt-ridden Air India, low cost carrier IndiGo submitted its expression of interest (EoI) for the airline. IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh wrote to aviation authorities, saying his airline… Continue Reading

Low-cost carriers get 1 month to shift to IGI Terminal 2


Jun 16, 2017: Low-cost airlines will have to take a decision mutually within a month on who will shift operations to the revamped Terminal 2 from Terminal 1 (T1) at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport. The airport operator will… Continue Reading

India to be 3rd largest buyer of passenger planes: CAPA

Jun 01, 2017 India is poised to become the third-largest buyer of commercial passenger planes in the world, after US and China. The orders for aircraft by the airline companies in India is set to touch the 1,080 mark, which… Continue Reading

IndiGo to start operations to Amritsar from March 16


Feb 20, 2017: Continuing to strengthen its domestic network expansion beyond metro cities, IndiGo, has announced Amritsar as its 44th destination. Effective March 16, IndiGo will operate a daily non-stop flight between Amritsar and Delhi and Amritsar and Mumbai. In… Continue Reading