India Flight News

Tiger Air Add Hyderabad and Tiruchirappalli Flights

Tiger Air has added two more flights to boosts its India operations. This will increase its weekly flights to 46 in order to meet demand.

Thursday, 21st January 2016 at 03:57am

Indian Airlines Experience Rise in Passengers

Airlines in India recorded a 19.71 percent increase in passengers in December 2015 versus December 2014, resulting in over 75 percent of occupied seats on every flight last month.

Thursday, 21st January 2016 at 03:47am

SpiceJet Takes The Lead Among Local Carriers

SpiceJet took the lead among local players as its passenger load factor hit an all time high on November.

Tuesday, 22nd December 2015 at 05:56am

Chennai Airport Returns To Normalcy

After days of non-operation due to flooding, Chennai airport has gone fully operational as flood waters eased.

Tuesday, 8th December 2015 at 06:07am

Chennai Airport To Resume Operations Sunday Afternoon

Flooding at the runway due to continuous rains prompt airport authorities to temporarily stop operations.

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015 at 03:42am

Vistara And Axis Bank To Offer Credit Card Facility

Vistara and Axis Bank are teaming up to provide a credit card facility for frequent and seasonal flyers.

Tuesday, 24th November 2015 at 03:38am

India's Airlines Pursue Regular Flights Amid Attacks In Paris

Jet Airways and Air India pursue Paris flights despite ISIS-linked terrorist attacks on the French capital.

Saturday, 14th November 2015 at 01:43am

Local Airlines Get A Go Signal On Zero Bag Fare

The DGCA has given local airlines the thumbs up to offer zero-bag fare promo and to penalise takers who violate it.

Thursday, 12th November 2015 at 03:38am

IndiGo Continues To Soar, Embarks On IPO

IndiGo is one low cost carrier which continues to soar. Now it is bracing itself for an ambitious IPO.

Saturday, 24th October 2015 at 01:44am

Vistara JAL Team Up To Enhance Passenger Convenience

Vistara and Japan Airlines' recent tie up to enhance passenger convenience may prove that two airlines could be better than one.

Wednesday, 21st October 2015 at 02:46am

IndiGo Jet Airways SpiceJet Offer Red Eye Flights

Domestic passengers can avail of cheaper air fares as some of India's airlines offer red-eye flights.

Monday, 19th October 2015 at 02:39am

SpiceJet Negotiates Deals On Huge Aircraft Orders

SpiceJet is in talks with aircraft manufacturers, hoping to land a favourable deal involving substantial aircraft orders.

Friday, 16th October 2015 at 03:40am

Seasoned Pilot Brings Simulator To Delhi Airport

Passing the time at Delhi airport may no longer be as uneventful for passengers who have sampled the flight simulator installed by a seasoned pilot.

Wednesday, 14th October 2015 at 03:21am

SpiceJet To Acquire Six More Airliners By November

SpiceJet appears more driven these days, implementing an expansion programme which calls for buying six new airliners within a month's time.

Saturday, 10th October 2015 at 02:50am

Air India To Link Two Regions Via Record Non Stop Flights

Air India dreams of linking Bengaluru and San Francisco through non-stop flights which may set a record 18-hour flight for the airline.

Wednesday, 30th September 2015 at 10:53am

IndiGo Pilots Go Paperless

IndiGo pilots say goodbye to bulky aircraft manuals as they go paperless and shift to electronic manuals.

Friday, 4th September 2015 at 16:14pm

Airbus To Put Up An MRO Close To Its Indian Markets

Indigo's huge orders of new aircraft from Airbus prompts the latter to put up maintenance and repair plant closer to its market.

Wednesday, 2nd September 2015 at 16:17pm

Air India Advises Union Members To Keep Calm

Air India advises an association of union members to keep calm after a notification sparked some negative reaction from the group.

Tuesday, 1st September 2015 at 16:17pm

Garbage Woes At Gannavaram Airport

Garbage near Gannavaram airport has become a burden as birds feeding on trash cause trouble to airlines and passengers alike.

Friday, 14th August 2015 at 09:39am

Bhubaneswar Lands In Vistara List Of Destinations

Delhi-based airline Vistara increases flight destinations to 11 with the recent addition of Delhi-Bhubaneswar route.

Saturday, 8th August 2015 at 16:07pm

Vistara, CSIA Makes Boarding A Breeze

Boarding becomes a breeze as Vistara and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport offer mobile boarding services.

Sunday, 2nd August 2015 at 05:07am

Post Punjab Attack - Security Tightens At Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport and other high traffic areas have tightened security amid recent terrorist attack on Punjab's Gurdaspur District.

Wednesday, 29th July 2015 at 04:18am

KPMG Gets Dragged Into Airline Discord On 5 And 20 Ruling

Professional services firm KPMG gets dragged into ongoing discord on the 5/20 ruling which continue to divide major airlines from new entrants.

Tuesday, 28th July 2015 at 05:04am

Jet Airways Gets Down To Business By Cutting Fares

By cutting business-class base fares by more than 50%, Jet Airways gets down to business this off season.

Sunday, 19th July 2015 at 04:00am

Jet Airways Kicks Off Monsoon Months With Cheap Fare Offers

Jet Airways along with other carriers kick off the monsoon season by offering cheap airfares to budget-conscious travelers.

Friday, 10th July 2015 at 06:05am

IndiGo Pilots And Crew Get Fatter Paychecks

IndiGo pilots and crew have reason to play harder after a day's work as management fatten their paychecks anew.

Thursday, 9th July 2015 at 06:02am

Indian Airlines Bring More Women Pilots Into The Fold

The number of women pilots in India are inching up, thanks to the country's airline industry which welcomes both genders into the fold.

Wednesday, 8th July 2015 at 06:02am

SpiceJet Passengers Save More By Carrying Less

SpiceJet allows passengers to save more if they travel without bringing any check-in luggages.

Friday, 3rd July 2015 at 02:13am

Statistics Show Proof Of India's Thriving Airline Industry

India's airline industry is alive and kicking as statistics reveal increased air travel, huge volume of visitors, and improved market share of key players.

Thursday, 2nd July 2015 at 02:59am

Plans For New NCR Airport Weighed Down By Issues

A new airport project in the NCR is in the pipeline but several issues will have to be threshed out so government could move forward.

Tuesday, 30th June 2015 at 10:53am

Jet Airways Passenger Forces His Way Into Aircraft Lavatory

A passenger created trouble at the Mumbai airport when he forced his way into a Jet Airways plane and locked himself in the lavatory.

Friday, 26th June 2015 at 01:56am

Pursuing The Decades Long Probe On The Air India Bombing

Three decades have gone by since the Air India Flight 182 catastrophe took place and investigators are still probing the incident which took 329 lives.

Wednesday, 24th June 2015 at 06:58am

Passengers On Cloud 9 With SpiceJet In Flight Yoga

Low-cost carrier Spicejet brought passengers to cloud 9 on Sunday as it held yoga sessions on selected flights.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2015 at 02:21am

Pappu Yadav Displays Rude Behaviour On Jet Airways Flight

Member of Parliament Pappu Yadav reportedly showed his rude side while on board a Jet Airways aircraft returning to Delhi.

Thursday, 18th June 2015 at 01:49am

Gold Smuggler's Luck Ends At Chennai Airport

An airport loader runs out of luck after Chennai Airport authorities caught him smuggling gold stashed in a bag.

Wednesday, 17th June 2015 at 05:20am

Air India Refurbishes Old Fleet Via Dry Lease Deals

India's flag carrier Air India replaces older fleet through dry lease deals with Kuwait and Chinese leasing firms.

Monday, 15th June 2015 at 08:29am

Sharing India's Military Airspace: Time To Test The Waters

India's military is receptive to sharing its airspace with commercial air carriers but opts to test the waters first.

Thursday, 11th June 2015 at 09:38am

Traces Of Radioactive Substance Found At Delhi Airport

Traces of radioactive substance was found at the Delhi International Airport yesterday, prompting emergency units to rush to the site.

Sunday, 31st May 2015 at 09:51am

India's Civil Aviation Sees No Point In Regulating Fares

Civil Aviation Ministry of India sees no point in regulating air fares after conducting a review of historical price changes.

Tuesday, 26th May 2015 at 15:31pm

DGCA Probes Costly Air Ticket Cancellations

The DGCA conducts a probe on Indian airlines charging steep cancellation charges as concerned groups vent their frustration.

Saturday, 16th May 2015 at 06:06am

The Way You Fly Sets The Price

Flying gets more expensive as some airlines announce price hikes on flight services. Still, how you choose to fly (or not to fly) sets the price.

Wednesday, 13th May 2015 at 03:34am

SpiceJet Hires Personnel In Full Swing

India's budget carrier SpiceJet moves on as it seeks to hire more personnel to replace those who have left at the time the firm was in crisis.

Tuesday, 12th May 2015 at 02:51am

Air India Offers New Sydney to Delhi Route

Air India offers new non-stop flight services between Sydney and Delhi. Airport officials from Sydney look forward to the offer which starts May 17.

Saturday, 9th May 2015 at 02:17am

Government Orders A Revisit Of Air India's Boeing Purchases

Indian government plans to revisit Air India's Boeing 787 jet purchases in line with attempts at resuscitating the ailing flag carrier.

Friday, 8th May 2015 at 02:25am

New SpiceJet Promoter Ajay Singh Reshuffles Management

New head of SpiceJet Ajay Singh looks to make them management in the Indian carrier more effective by bringing in new people and giving extra authority to middle management.

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 at 14:07pm

Air India to Change Recent Order for Bigger Planes

National Indian carrier Air India is considering changing its recent order for Dreamliner planes from Boeing 787-8 to its larger brother 787-9.

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 at 14:06pm

Jet Airways Enters Partnership with Air Seychelles

India's Jet Airways and Air Seychelles enter a codeshare deal, allowing travelers better connections on their travels with these carriers.

Wednesday, 6th May 2015 at 01:47am

SpiceJet Offers Special Discount for Hand Luggage

SpiceJet launches a limited period fare scheme, offering RS 999 all-inclusive tickets to all passengers who board their planes with just one piece of cabin luggage.

Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 14:01pm

Air India Cuts Costs by Shutting Down Some Offices

In order to cut down mounting costs, Air India has decided to cut down some of its local and international offices. So far, 23 Air India booking offices have been shut down.

Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 13:59pm

Air India, SpiceJet, IndiGo all Resume Flights to Kathmandu

Following a devastating earthquake that shook Nepal, Indian carriers Air India, SpiceJet and IndiGo are resuming their scheduled flights to Kathmandu.

Tuesday, 28th April 2015 at 13:58pm

Cochin Becomes SpiceJet's International Operations Hub

SpiceJet has increased its international operations from Cochin International Airport. This could likely mean that the carrier has selected this airport for its hub for international operations.

Friday, 24th April 2015 at 09:16am

Jet Airways to Sell or Lease its Wide-Body Fleet

In an attempt to reduce its Rs 12.000-crore, debt Indian carrier Jet Airways plans to sell its wide-body fleet to raise cash.

Friday, 24th April 2015 at 09:16am

SpiceJet to Open Advanced Bookings up to March 2016

Following an approval from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, SpiceJet opens advanced bookings up to march next year.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 at 08:25am

Jet Airways Wants Two Boeing 777s Back From Etihad

Jet Airways may ask its strategic partner Etihad to return two leased Boeing 777 planes in order to improve the service on the U.S. routes.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 at 08:24am

A Look at Air India's 'Operation Rahat'

DGSCA (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) investigates if Air India carried more passengers from Yemen during the 'Operation Rahat' than its planes had room.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015 at 08:23am

Air India to add 50 Planes by 2021

Air India intends to boost its current fleet with 50 more planes in the next five to six years in an attempt to expand its domestic and international operations.

Saturday, 18th April 2015 at 05:50am

Air India Flight Attendants Can Now Wear Western-Style Clothes

Air India has revealed the new uniforms for its male and female cabin crew, which now includes western formals for both sexes in addition to the sari.

Friday, 17th April 2015 at 02:10am

IndiGo Offers Fares Starting at RS 1,399

The largest Indian airliner (domestic-wise) IndiGo is joining the "fare war" currently going on in this country by offering discounted one-way fares starting at Rs 1399.

Thursday, 16th April 2015 at 02:10am

SpiceJet Adds to Ahmedabad-Muscat Route

Indian carrier SpiceJet has announced on Thursday that it is adding two new flights for the Ahmedabad-Muscat route per week.

Thursday, 16th April 2015 at 02:09am

Vistara to Introduce a New IFE System on its Planes

Indian airline company Vistara is introducing a new IFE (in-flight entertainment) system to its business class next month, while the economy and premium economy class travelers will be able to use the service starting November.

Wednesday, 15th April 2015 at 02:08am

Air India Pilots Allegedly Squabble Over Trim Sheet

Pilots of Air India's Airbus bound for Delhi reportedly engaged in a squabble before take off on Sunday but airline officials rule out any serious aggression.

Thursday, 9th April 2015 at 03:24am

Federal Aviation Administration Ups India's Air Safety Status

United States aviation regulatory agency ups India's safety rating, opening up opportunities for India air carriers to expand flights to the US.

Wednesday, 8th April 2015 at 14:16pm

GMR Gears Up To Bid For India Airports

GMR Infrastructure is all geared up to bid for key airport facilities offered by India's local government in line with its privatisation plans.

Tuesday, 7th April 2015 at 03:42am

Air India Crew Not Keen on New Uniforms

Indian national airline company Air India spent around 80,000,000 Rs to outfit its cabin crews, but it seems that the 18,000 pilots, flight attendants and other personnel are not too keen on the uniforms designed by the NIFT (National Institute of Fashion Technology).

Monday, 23rd March 2015 at 02:29am

Prime Minister Office Seeks a Performance Report and Revival Plan from Air India

As concerns over the financial health of the biggest airline carrier in India grow, the Prime Minister Office (PMO) in this country asked the company to provide a detailed financial performance report on its profitability and loses.

Saturday, 21st March 2015 at 02:29am

Jet Airways Cut down on International Travel Fares

Previously this week, Indian low-cost airliner SpiceJet announced a one-way fare offering called "Let's Go Abroad Sale" for international routes for as low as 2,699 Rs. These tickets could be booked between March 19 and 22 and are valid for use anytime between March 19 and June 30 in 2015.

Tuesday, 17th March 2015 at 02:30am

SpiceJet Brings International Summer Travel Cost Down

After the Indian low-cost airliner SpiceJet decided to cut down the fare for international travels for the summer, it looks like other companies are quickly following in its trail.

Monday, 16th March 2015 at 02:29am

Indian Government Asked to Keep the 5/20 Rule

The government was pressured by a lobby group to not relax its existing 5/20 rule just to accommodate the desires of the new start-ups like Vistara and AirAsia India.

Sunday, 25th January 2015 at 01:54am

Jet and Etihad Airways Slash Fares By 25%

Jet Airways and Etihad Airways treated their customers to an exciting promo offer on the country's commemoration of Republic Day, a major public holiday, last January 26.

Saturday, 24th January 2015 at 01:56am

Vistara To Add Goa And Hyderabad In Its Network

Vistara is set to expand its growing network across the country with the scheduled launch of two more destinations, Goa and Hyderabad, over the next few weeks.

Friday, 23rd January 2015 at 02:04am

SpiceJet Permitted To Accept Advanced Bookings

SpiceJet has been granted a permit from the country's Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of their request to accept advance bookings.

Friday, 23rd January 2015 at 02:01am

Vistara Slashes Fares to Take On Rivals

Vistara slashed fares in an effort to attract customers away from its main rivals, Air India and Jet Airways.

Thursday, 22nd January 2015 at 02:04am

Jet Airways To Lease SpiceJet's Bombardier Q400

Jet Airways is eyeing to lease SpiceJet's fleet of Bombardier Q400 turboprops in its plan to expand its domestic route network.

Tuesday, 6th January 2015 at 07:12am

Govt Authorizes Air India To Hire 800 Cabin Crew

Air India has been given a green signal by the country's Civil Aviation Ministry to hire an additional 800 cabin crew for its fleet of 100 aircraft.

Tuesday, 6th January 2015 at 01:58am

Phee Teik Yeoh: Vistara's First CEO

The owners of Vistara have appointed Malaysian-born Phee Teik Yeoh to head the airline company as its first Chief Executive Officer.

Monday, 5th January 2015 at 07:11am

Man Arrested After Making A Call To Air India Office

A male resident from Kolkata was recently arrested by the Kolkata Police Special Task Force after he was confirmed to have made a threatening call to Air India's Kolkata office.

Monday, 5th January 2015 at 03:00am

Airports Across India Alerted After Hijack Call

All airports across India were placed on high alert after the Air India booking office in Kolkata got a call from an anonymous caller who threatened to hijack one of its planes.

Monday, 5th January 2015 at 02:53am

Vistara Takes Delivery Of 3rd Aircraft

Vistara takes delivery of another A320 aircraft when it commenced operations last January 9.

Monday, 5th January 2015 at 01:58am

IndiGo Flight Stalled For 7 Hours

An IndiGo flight from Raipur to Chennai caused a harrowing experience to its passengers after the plane got stalled for 7 hours at Swami Vivekananda International Airport.

Sunday, 4th January 2015 at 02:59am

SpiceJet, Quo Vadis?

SpiceJet, a low-cost carrier and currently the country's second largest airline by market share, seems to have headed to a territory no companies would ever dare going to.

Sunday, 4th January 2015 at 01:57am

IndiGo Increases Frequency on Vistara Routes

As Vistara launches its inaugural Delhi-Mumbai flight this, low-cost leader IndiGo tried to rain on its parade by flooding the same route with cheaper, more seats for travelers.

Saturday, 3rd January 2015 at 01:57am

Vistara To Face Stiff Competition Against Rivals

Vistara will be facing stiff competition from more established carriers in its league as it starts its commercial operations.

Friday, 2nd January 2015 at 01:58am

Jet Airways Holds Ticket Sale

Jet Airways has been acting like budget carrier recently, as it has joined in a seat sale bandwagon which is known to be a trademark of low-cost carriers.

Friday, 26th December 2014 at 01:43am

IndiGo To Venture Into Hospitality Business

IndiGo is mulling to venture into the hospitality business by setting up a chain of hotels and an aviation university in its bid to diversify its business.

Thursday, 25th December 2014 at 01:42am

SpiceJet Through Turbulent Years

SpiceJet has a long history of turbulent years since its inception back in 1990s, when it started as a joint venture between India's S K Modi Group and Germany's Lufthansa.

Wednesday, 24th December 2014 at 05:02am

Vistara To Offer Premium Economy Class

Vistara, the upcoming full-service carrier scheduled to commence commercial operations in January next year, is planning to offer three-class seats on all of its routes.

Monday, 22nd December 2014 at 01:46am

AirAsia India Commences Service To Pune

AirAsia India has launched its direct service from Bangalore to Pune, the second largest city in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Thursday, 18th December 2014 at 05:13am

Canceled SpiceJet Flight Irks Passengers

SpiceJet has infuriated passengers Wednesday at the Karnataka International Airport when its flight bound for New Delhi was canceled leaving passengers stranded for hours.

Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 05:01am

Flight Cancellations Infuriate Thousands Of SpiceJet Passengers

Thousands of SpiceJet passengers were furious following the cancellations of the airline's domestic flights, leaving them without choice but to get stranded and wait in vain.

Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 04:59am

Did SpiceJet Flex Its Muscle To Get Government Support?

How would a privately-owned carrier be able to get support from the government by granting it a full bailout package amidst criticisms especially from the public sector?

Wednesday, 17th December 2014 at 04:59am

Vistara Finally Secures Permit To Fly

Vistara, the newest airline to enter the Indian aviation market, is now prepping up for its maiden operations after it secured its license from the regulatory board.

Monday, 15th December 2014 at 05:03am

Air Canada To Fly Soon To Delhi

Air Canada continues to expand its network with the planned opening of a non-stop trans-continental route from Toronto to Delhi, India in Asia.

Thursday, 11th December 2014 at 04:58am

Jet Airways Now Offers Exclusive Full-Service Products

Jet Airways, a full-service carrier, starts to offer its customers full-service products on all domestic flights after it canceled the operations of its low-cost affiliate.

Monday, 8th December 2014 at 04:59am

AirAsia India To Fly Soon To Pune

AirAsia India continues to expand its route network with the opening of more domestic routes in the coming weeks.

Monday, 1st December 2014 at 07:07am

Air India Refuses MPs' Request To Upgrade Seats

Air India has turned down repeated requests from Members of the Parliament, asking for seat upgrades and increase baggage allowance on their travels around the country.

Sunday, 23rd November 2014 at 01:49am

SpiceJets Canceled Flights Irk Customers

The cancellations of SpiceJet flights over the last few weeks have become frequent that it spawned a barrage of calls from angry customers.

Saturday, 22nd November 2014 at 01:52am

IndiGo To Have 12 More Aircraft In 6 Months

IndiGo has been aggressively expanding operations as it awaits the delivery of 12 more aircraft over the next 6 months to support its expansion program.

Friday, 21st November 2014 at 01:50am

Air India Market Share Improves In October

Air India is back to positive growth in terms of market share in the domestic sector, when it posted a 4% increase during the month of October this year.

Thursday, 20th November 2014 at 07:09am

CM Banerjee Takes IndiGo Flight To Delhi

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her entire entourage took an IndiGo flight to Delhi after their original Air Indian flight that would have flown them to the capital was canceled, much to her dismay.

Wednesday, 19th November 2014 at 07:11am

India's Domestic Air Traffic Posts 18% Growth In October

India's domestic air traffic has continued its upward trend, when majority of the local airlines posted a combined double-digit growth, at 18%, for the month of October.

Tuesday, 18th November 2014 at 01:50am

IndiGo Increases Frequencies On 3 Routes

IndiGo continues to expand its share in the domestic market with the addition of three more flight frequencies to three domestic routes.

Monday, 17th November 2014 at 07:11am

Is IndiGo Massive Plane Order Practical?

While consistently making profits and expanding market share for at least five years already, many analysts are still unsure if IndiGo is heading in the right direction with the recent massive plane order.

Sunday, 2nd November 2014 at 08:29am

AirAsia To Acquire 13 More Planes By 2015

AirAsia is planning to increase its fleet next year, as it takes delivery of 13 more narrow-body A320s, bringing to 183 its total number of aircraft by then.

Wednesday, 29th October 2014 at 08:57am

Vistara Raring To Take Off This November

Vistara is raring to take off this year as soon as it secures its air operator's permit from the aviation regulator this month.

Wednesday, 29th October 2014 at 08:36am

Air India Relaunches Mangalore to Kuwait Route

Air India has resumed service to Kuwait from the port city of Mangalore starting today with a three-times weekly service bringing back to seven its destinations in the Gulf.

Monday, 27th October 2014 at 08:28am

Airlines Offer Fare Extravaganza During Diwali Festival

SpiceJet, Jet Airways, and IndiGo, have launched their respective ticket promo to lure customers offering heavily-discounted tickets to most domestic destinations during Diwali festival.

Thursday, 23rd October 2014 at 08:28am

IndiGo, SpiceJet Rivals Engage In Airfare War Anew

IndiGo, SpiceJet, and a host of other local carriers engage in another round of airfare war in their bid to attract sizable volume of passengers during the holiday season.

Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 at 08:31am

IndiGo's Record Plane Orders Total $40B

Unusual for an airline coming from a country whose aviation industry has been in the doldrums, IndiGo defies convention with its record-breaking plane orders twice in four years.

Tuesday, 21st October 2014 at 08:30am

Tiger Airways Inks Deal With IndiGo To Sublease 12 A320s

Tiger Airways has signed a deal with India's largest and profit-making airline, IndiGo, to sublease a dozen of its underutilized A320 aircraft.

Friday, 10th October 2014 at 08:35am

Securing Indian Visa More Challenging For Aussie Travelers

India has made it more difficult for Australian travelers to obtain a visa as the Indian government no longer allows applications from walk-in or through registered mail.

Friday, 10th October 2014 at 04:05am

Air India Cancels Dreamliner Flight

Air India was forced to cancel a B787 flight, the latest of a series of misfortunes attributed to its fleet of Dreamliner jets that it has taken delivery since 2012.

Sunday, 5th October 2014 at 03:43am

Grenade Like Object Scares Air India Flight Crew

A grenade-looking object found on board of an Air India flight bound for Jeddah sent an alarmed to flight crew who immediately contacted the ground security officials.

Saturday, 4th October 2014 at 03:43am

AirAsia Mulls Flights To Africa, Europe From India

AirAsia is mulling to expand its network further by opening direct services to African and European continents from its hub in India.

Saturday, 4th October 2014 at 03:34am

Mittu Chandilya Wonders Why SpiceJet Attacks AirAsia India

Mittu Chandilya is wondering why SpiceJet has been hostile to his airline which has just commenced commercial operations in June this year.

Friday, 3rd October 2014 at 03:53am

Jet Airways Gets a New CEO

Jet Airways has a new Chief Executive Officer following the recent approval by the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) of its appointment of Cramer Ball.

Thursday, 2nd October 2014 at 03:44am

IndiGo Launches Own Fare Promo

IndiGo is not to be left behind in a fare war amongst Indian players as it has launched its own fare promo, offering tickets for as low as Rs.700.

Thursday, 2nd October 2014 at 03:44am

AirAsia India Ties Up With Amadeus

AirAsia India has partnered with Amadeus, the world leader in transaction processing for the global travel and tourism industry.

Wednesday, 1st October 2014 at 03:32am

JetLite Suffers Mass Exodus Of Pilots

JetLite is suffering mass exodus of its pilots for lucrative slots on offer, particularly in the newcomer, Vistara and IndiGo, India's largest airline.

Tuesday, 30th September 2014 at 03:44am

AirAsia To Relaunch Hyderabad-Kuala Lumpur Route

AirAsia has announced the relaunch of a direct route between Hyderabad and Kuala Lumpur that it abandoned in 2011.

Tuesday, 30th September 2014 at 03:36am

AirAsia In Talks With Indian Banks For Possible Partnership

AirAsia is currently in a negotiating table with Indian banks to enter into strategic partnership via card loyalty programme.

Friday, 26th September 2014 at 04:40am

SpiceJet Offers MSME Travelers Discounted Fares

SpiceJet has launched a special offer for travelers working for micro, small to medium enterprises, allowing them to avail of up to 10% discount on tickets.

Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 04:54am

Jet Airways To Launch More International Routes

Jet Airways is set to expand its international operations before the year ends with the launch of three more direct services from three points in India to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Wednesday, 24th September 2014 at 04:45am

AirAsia India And Jet Airways Engage In Another Fare Duel

Low-cost newcomer AirAsia India and full-service biggie Jet Airways engage in another round of fare war enticing customers with their all-inclusive low fares.

Tuesday, 23rd September 2014 at 04:41am

Indian Carrier CEOs Meet With Minister Raju

Top executives of most Indian carriers meet with the Aviation Minister Raju to discuss various issues that slow down progress on the country's commercial aviation industry.

Monday, 22nd September 2014 at 04:45am

AirAsia Have 1.5 Million Promo Seats Up For Grabs

AirAsia has launched its latest edition of mega seat sale, offering a massive 1.5 million seats to Indian customers for as low as Rs.690.

Saturday, 20th September 2014 at 04:35am

Jet Airways Lures Customers With Rs500 Tickets

Indian carrier Jet Airways lures travelers with its special fare promo, offering tickets for as low as Rs.500 to all domestic destinations across its network.

Saturday, 6th September 2014 at 03:02am

AirAsia India Attracts Customers With Rs1290 Fares

Low-cost carrier, AirAsia India, is holding another round of ticket promo, offering all-inclusive tickets for as low as Rs.1,290 to selected destinations from its hub in Bangalore.

Saturday, 6th September 2014 at 02:57am

SpiceJet Promo Offer Sparks Fare War Among Rival Carriers

Shortly after the news broke out of a discount ticket sale by SpiceJet, other rival carriers similarly launched their own fare promo, sparking another price war.

Wednesday, 3rd September 2014 at 03:10am

Air India On Track to Profitability

Air India has recently announced publicly that the carrier is now on the path to financial recovery after years of indebtedness and being unprofitable.

Tuesday, 2nd September 2014 at 03:00am

IndiGo To Launch New Service and Up Frequencies

IndiGo, an Indian low-cost carrier, is set to add more frequencies as well as launch new direct service adding 16 new flights to its daily operations to and from major points in the country.

Monday, 1st September 2014 at 15:58pm

Air India Passengers Irked By Wheelchair Charges

There's nothing more irksome for Air India travelers than an unreasonably hefty charges against wheelchair-bound passengers by the airline, an act viewed as lack of compassion toward persons with special needs.

Monday, 1st September 2014 at 03:01am

AirAsia India Launches Bangalore-Chandigarh Service

AirAsia India has recently launched a direct service between Bangalore and the northern city of Chandigarh last September 5, 2014.

Tuesday, 26th August 2014 at 15:51pm

Vistara To Commence Operations This Year

New airline Vistara is set to commence commercial operations this year, making it the newest airline to foray into India's already crowded aviation market.

Monday, 25th August 2014 at 10:50am

Jet Airways To Rebrand

Jet Airways is tinkering about adopting a new branding formula that would potentially offer new image and business strategy that is seen to improve its operations.

Saturday, 23rd August 2014 at 11:02am

Jet and Vistara To Offer Exciting Options To Indian Travelers

Jet Airways and the upcoming Vistara, also a planned full-service airline, vow to offer Indian travelers more exciting options in their products and services.

Wednesday, 20th August 2014 at 11:03am

JetPrivilege Upgrades Reward System

JetPrivilege has enhanced its reward system, which would enable members to easily accrue mileage via reduced mileage flown and lower redemption requirement.

Monday, 18th August 2014 at 07:04am

Jet Airways Inks Codeshare Agreement With Vietnam Airlines

Jet Airways has inked a codeshare agreement with Vietnam Airlines, enabling them to expand their respective markets in South and Southeast Asian regions.

Sunday, 10th August 2014 at 07:03am

Chennai Airport Not Airline Operator Friendly

Airline operators don't find Chennai's airport an ideal destination, despite the city's rich heritage attractions that make it the most visited city in India.

Monday, 4th August 2014 at 04:29am

Air India Lures Travelers With Free SIM Cards

Air India has launched a promo to lure London-bound travelers into flying with them by giving out free SIM cards that comes with free talk time worth £1.

Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 04:29am

Tata Group To Launch Luxury Airline

Tata Group, along with its partner, Singapore Airlines, is set to launch in October this year a luxury airline, Vistara, the first of its kind in the country's aviation history.

Wednesday, 30th July 2014 at 07:08am

SpiceJet Overtakes Air India

SpiceJet increased its market share to 19% in June over the previous month, effectively overtaking state-owned Air India as the country's third largest airline.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 04:37am

Jet Airways And Etihad To Help Indias Economy Grow

Jet Airways and UAE's Etihad Airways have vowed to help grow the Indian economy, as well as the country's aviation industry through their partnership.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 04:31am

Air India To Expand Route Network

Air India is set to expand its domestic and global network, especially its European routes, following its induction to Star Alliance.

Tuesday, 29th July 2014 at 03:47am

Two More Airlines To Test Indian Skies

Two proposed airlines are awaiting approval following the granting by DGCA to AirAsia India and three other carriers their respective air operator's license.

Tuesday, 22nd July 2014 at 04:42am

Indian Travelers Avoid Malaysia Airlines

Indian travelers now fear taking a Malaysia Airlines flight after two successive fatal incidents involving the airline, most recent of which was the MH17 crash.

Monday, 21st July 2014 at 12:28pm

Air India Mere Seconds Away When MH17 Get Shot

Air India was within a hair's breadth away when Malaysia Airline's flight MH17 got hit by a missile, causing the demise of 298 passengers and crew on board.

Sunday, 20th July 2014 at 12:25pm

Air India Allows Passengers To Taste Food

Air India's first class and business class passengers are now allowed to taste the food they want to order on-board before getting them delivered to their seat.

Friday, 18th July 2014 at 03:03am

India's New Budget Disappoints Carriers

India's recently-approved budget has not amused the troubled local airlines that have been struggling to stay afloat amidst the years-long industry crisis.

Monday, 14th July 2014 at 03:04am

AirAsia Triggers Fare War Ahead Of Its Launch

The launch of AirAsia India's inaugural flights has caught local Indian carriers off-guard, prompting them to launch an impromptu promo on such a short notice.

Thursday, 10th July 2014 at 04:39am

What Will Air India Get From Star Alliance?

With its recent induction as the 27th member of Star Alliance, a question hangs in the air as to what benefits will Air India get out of its membership.

Tuesday, 8th July 2014 at 03:10am

Jet Airways And Alitalia Ink Codeshare Agreement

India's Jet Airways and Italy's Alitalia have inked a partnership through codeshare agreement for flights between Abu Dhabi and Italian and Indian destinations.

Monday, 7th July 2014 at 03:05am

AirAsia India Optimistic Of First 12 Months

AirAsia India must be seeing something most Indian airlines don't see, as it is confident that it will be able to break even during the first 12 months of operation.

Monday, 7th July 2014 at 02:13am

July 11 Marked Air India's Formal Induction To Star Alliance

Air India marked an important milestone in India's aviation history last July 11 as it gets formally inducted to Star Alliance as its 27th full-member airline.

Sunday, 6th July 2014 at 03:03am

AirAsia's Tony Fernandes To Invest More In India

Tony Fernandes discloses that he is keen on pouring fresh capital in India for other possible joint ventures with local counterparts, if an opportunity arises.

Friday, 4th July 2014 at 03:43am

IndiGo Attracts Global Banks For Its IPO

IndiGo attracts quite a number of international banking institutions to take an active role during the airline's initial public offering (IPO) sometime in 2015.

Thursday, 3rd July 2014 at 03:45am

Jet Airways To Retire JetLite Brand

Jet Airways has announced that it is going to terminate the operation of its low-cost brand, JetLite, in its bid to cut operating costs and stem losses.

Tuesday, 1st July 2014 at 07:03am

Air India To Hire More Flight Crew

Air India is planning to hire more flight crew in its effort to improve service standards as it joins the world's largest airline grouping, Star Alliance.

Monday, 30th June 2014 at 03:44am

Air India's Woes To Continue Despite Its Induction To The Alliance

While its induction to Star Alliance as the 27th full-pledged member will give Air India a major boost, the airline's financial woes seem to perpetuate.

Sunday, 29th June 2014 at 03:45am

IndiGo To Expand Fleet

IndiGo is set to undertake an aggressive expansion program, through acquisition of more aircraft, to support its long-term goal in the domestic market.

Friday, 27th June 2014 at 03:46am

Air India To Be Inducted As Newest Star Alliance Member

Air India is set to become the newest member of Star Alliance on July 11, making it the first and only Indian carrier to join the world's largest airline group.

Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at 04:39am

Air India To Become 27th Star Alliance Member

Air India will mark another milestone in its country's aviation history, as it finally becomes the 27th full-pledged member of Star Alliance on July 11.

Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at 03:44am

Air India Is Now Star Alliance's Newest Member

After a seven-year long wait, Air India finally gets inducted as the newest and 27th member of the world's largest airline grouping, Star Alliance, on July 11.

Tuesday, 24th June 2014 at 03:43am

Jet, Etihad Partnership Faces Legal Hurdle Anew

The partnership between India's Jet Airways and UAE's Etihad Airways is facing another legal hurdle, this time in Singapore, in view of unfair competition.

Thursday, 19th June 2014 at 04:41am

Indian Carriers Among The World's Cheapest

Indian carriers IndiGo and SpiceJet were found to be the cheapest not just in the subcontinent, but also among the world's 10 most affordable airlines.

Thursday, 19th June 2014 at 03:45am

IndiGo Cares About Differently-Abled Passengers

IndiGo remains true to its mission by providing its passengers a comfortable and hassle-free travel experience, especially to those with limited mobility.

Wednesday, 18th June 2014 at 04:41am

AirAsia India Heightens Fare War Anew With Kochi Fare Promo

Newly-launched airline AirAsia India triggers a new round of fare war by launching another ticket promo for yet another surprise route�"Bangalore to Kochi.

Tuesday, 17th June 2014 at 04:39am

Will Indian Travelers Welcome AirAsia With Open Arms?

Will Indian travelers welcome AirAsia's entry into an industry where the players are struggling to cope with high operating costs but low travel demand?

Sunday, 8th June 2014 at 04:45am

Local Carriers Feel Threatened Says AirAsia CEO

Tony Fernandes, AirAsia's CEO, believes that local carriers feel threatened with the entry of his low-cost empire's subsidiary into the Indian travel market.

Thursday, 5th June 2014 at 04:38am

AirAsia India To Take Off This Month

AirAsia India will finally launch its maiden operations in the middle of this month after a series of delays with its inaugural flight from Bangalore to Goa.

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 07:08am

AirAsia India Launched Operations Last June 12

AirAsia India was finally able to launch its maiden operations last June 12 after successfully securing its air operator's permit early last month from DGCA.

Tuesday, 3rd June 2014 at 04:39am

IndiGo and SpiceJet Counter AirAsia Low Fare Offer

IndiGo and SpiceJet put up a valiant fight against AirAsia India in an aggressive, if not desperate, mood to counter the new airline's bold move of offering ridiculously low fares.

Monday, 2nd June 2014 at 07:14am

Oneworld Eyeing Indian Carrier To Join Their Alliance

Oneworld is eyeing an Indian carrier to join their alliance and tap the huge Indian aviation market which is projected to grow even more in the next decades.

Monday, 2nd June 2014 at 04:42am

What The Future Holds For SpiceJet

The future of India's fourth largest airline, SpiceJet, seems to be bleak as it registered a record-breaking loss of $170 million during the last fiscal year, keeping its annual losing streak to fifth in a row.

Thursday, 8th May 2014 at 07:22am

AirAsia India Eyes June 12 For Inaugural Flight

AirAsia India will write a historic milestone in its own book officially as an airline company on June 12 this year when it launches its twin inaugural flights to start its commercial operations in India.

Friday, 30th May 2014 at 07:08am

Jet Airways To Reform Amidst Record Loss

Jet Airways is set to implement reforms following successive losses year after year, posting a net loss of over Rs21 billion during the first quarter of this year�"its biggest quarterly loss ever.

Wednesday, 28th May 2014 at 07:14am

IndiGo Market Share Grows To 32pc

IndiGo continues to expand its client base as it captured a lion share, or 32%, of the domestic market during the last fiscal year.

Friday, 23rd May 2014 at 07:13am

SpiceJet and Others Restructure Pricing Scheme To Ensnare Customers

SpiceJet and other local airlines implement a new pricing strategy that would enable them to offer the best travel experience to their customers.

Tuesday, 20th May 2014 at 07:20am

7 Carriers To Spoil AirAsia India's Debut

All seven existing carriers in India have joined forces calling for the cancellation of AirAsia India's permit to operate in the country, citing irregularities in the formation of the joint venture between Tata Group and Malaysia's AirAsia Bhd.

Thursday, 15th May 2014 at 08:44am

New Government To Go Over Local Aviation Law

India's new government is expected to go over the current aviation law of the country to reevaluate its current provisions, specifically the 5/20 rule that is viewed by industry experts as anti-business.

Thursday, 15th May 2014 at 07:15am

Jet Airways To Axe Unprofitable Routes

Jet Airways is going to axe routes that proved to be unprofitable for the loss-making carrier, some of which will be on its domestic network.

Wednesday, 14th May 2014 at 08:46am

Indian Carriers Flout AirAsia's Profit Claim

The country's existing carriers flout AirAsia's claim of being profitable despite its low-cost business model offering tickets up to 35% lower than full-service airlines.

Tuesday, 13th May 2014 at 08:45am

Jet Airways To Lay Off Staff

Jet Airways will be laying off some of its staff nationwide in its bid to cut down costs by terminating their service contracts as the airline ceases service to some destinations.

Thursday, 8th May 2014 at 10:29am

AirAsia India Finally Permitted to Fly

AirAsia India finally gets its permit to fly from DGCA after more than one year of waiting since it submitted its application to the regulatory agency.

Thursday, 8th May 2014 at 08:44am

Jet Airways Penalised

Jet Airways got penalized when it was found guilty by the local consumer court for violating civil aviation procedures after two of its passengers were not allowed to board their flight back home.

Wednesday, 7th May 2014 at 08:46am

Air India To Debut As Star Alliance Member

Air India will soon become the first Indian carrier to be inducted as member of Star Alliance when it debuts in July this year as the 27th full-member airline.

Tuesday, 6th May 2014 at 03:43am

Indian Politics To Spare Etihad-Jet Deal, Says Etihad CEO

Etihad Airways' own CEO, James Hogan, is confident that Indian politics will keep its hands off the deal between Jet Airways and Etihad Airways.

Monday, 5th May 2014 at 03:45am

Jet Airways Offers All New Web And Mobile Services

Jet Airways has launched a new customer service experience, offering a revolutionary web self check-in service to its customers using their mobile devices.

Friday, 2nd May 2014 at 03:46am

3 Factors That Make India a Major Aviation Market

Aviation industry experts have cited three major factors why India will become one of the world's major aviation markets in the next two decades.

Tuesday, 29th April 2014 at 10:31am

SpiceJet Allows Digital Devices On Board

SpiceJet now allows its passengers to use digital devices on board its flights, making it the first Indian carrier to do so.

Monday, 28th April 2014 at 05:32am

Air India To Put Assets Overseas On The Block

With financial resources becoming scarce these days for the beleaguered state-owned carrier, Air India is now planning to put some of its properties overseas on the block to raise funds.

Sunday, 27th April 2014 at 05:30am

AirAsia India May Finally Take Off Soon

AirAsia India is now preparing to take off after it secures its license to operate from the aviation regulatory board of India.

Thursday, 24th April 2014 at 05:29am

Salary Cut May Affect Air India Summer Operations

The salary cut plan by Air India may greatly affect the state-owned airline's operations this summer, according to the pilots union.

Tuesday, 15th April 2014 at 10:26am

Air India to Become 27th Member of Star Alliance

Air India will soon become the Star Alliance's 27th full member as early as June this year, after an invitation to the state-owned carrier to join the world's largest grouping of airlines.

Friday, 4th April 2014 at 10:30am

SpiceJet Orders Boeing Planes New

SpiceJet continues to manifest itself as India's largest in the budget travel market as it places an order of 42 Boeing B737 MAX planes, worth $4.4 billion.

Sunday, 30th March 2014 at 11:12am

AirAsia India Takes Delivery Of First Aircraft

AirAsia India has taken delivery of the first aircraft which will make up its initial fleet during its inaugural service.

Monday, 24th March 2014 at 10:50am

SpiceJet Crew In-flight Dance Number Irks DGCA

SpiceJet has irked the DGCA officials following the airline crew's in-flight performance of a song and dance number during the country's celebration of Holi, the annual festival of colors and love.

Friday, 21st March 2014 at 10:52am

India Okays SIA To Operate A380 Jets

The Indian government recently approves the request by Singapore Airlines to operate its A380 super jumbo jets between India's major destinations and the tiny city-state of Singapore.

Friday, 21st March 2014 at 10:51am

Indian Carrier in Hot Water Over An In flight Video

Indian Carrier SpiceJet is now in hot water following a dance routine aboard five of its domestic flights during the celebration of Holi, a popular national festival.

Thursday, 20th March 2014 at 10:28am

Indian Carriers to Increase Fleets This Year

Indian carriers are planning to increase their respective fleets this year through placement of orders by as many as 400 aircraft.

Monday, 17th March 2014 at 07:57am

India Help in Search For Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

The search for the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight 370 that went missing shortly after its take-off from Kuala Lumpur International Airport on March 8, has expanded its coverage towards the Andaman Sea.

Friday, 14th March 2014 at 10:40am

SpiceJet Orders B737 Max Planes

SpiceJet, India-based budget airline, has recently inked a deal with Boeing for firm orders of 42 B737 Max planes worth $4.4 billion.

Wednesday, 12th March 2014 at 10:41am

Night Operations at Chandigarh Airport Extended

Extended night operations are now possible at Chandigarh Airport after the Minister of Defence approved the request of private airline operators to allow them to operate beyond 8pm.

Thursday, 6th March 2014 at 09:33am

Indian Carriers Slug It Out With Low Fares

With India's peak season for travel waning, the country's major carriers, once again, engage themselves in a do-or-die battle to attract air travelers.

Tuesday, 25th February 2014 at 07:55am

AirAsia India's Take off Hits a Snag

Existing carriers are seeking disapproval of AirAsia's application for a license to operate in India.

Friday, 21st February 2014 at 10:30am

AirAsia India Take Off Hits Another Snag

AirAsia India hits a snag before it could even take off as the country's existing carriers are seeking disapproval of its application for a license to operate in India.

Friday, 21st February 2014 at 09:33am

AirAsia India Might Never Take Off

The operation of the Indian subsidiary of Malaysia-based AirAsia might never see its day after it was haunted by strong opposition from a group of private airline operators in the country.

Friday, 21st February 2014 at 07:51am

Jet Airways Activates Own App For iOS

The country's largest privately-owned airline, Jet Airways, has just announced today the launch of its own iOS-based mobile application

Tuesday, 18th February 2014 at 08:09am

Indian Carriers Increase Services To SE Asia

Southeast Asia seems to be a more lucrative market for Indian carriers as most of them who have existing operations in the region either expanded their services or set expansion plans.

Saturday, 15th February 2014 at 07:55am

AirAsia Drops 4 Indian Routes

Another AirAsia subsidiary is now contemplating to drop another Indian city from its network.

Saturday, 15th February 2014 at 07:49am

SIA Tata Airline Raring To Fly

Tata Group is looking forward to the launching of yet another airline joint venture this April with a foreign-based carrier.

Friday, 14th February 2014 at 04:22am

Air Costa Builds Up Fleet

India's youngest airline, Air Costa, has just signed a contract with Brazil-based Embraer for a firm order of 50 E-Jet E2 aircraft.

Thursday, 13th February 2014 at 07:54am

Air India to Remove First Class Seating from International Flights

Air India, India's flagship airline will stop offering first class seating in order to cut costs.

Saturday, 1st February 2014 at 10:28am

Budget Airlines in Asia Join Forces to Reap Benefits.

With intense competition for passengers, budget airlines all across Asia are joining forces to share resources and profits.

Saturday, 8th February 2014 at 10:30am

India Air Safety Downgraded by FAA

India's air safety records remain a serious issue, according to United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) who has downgraded the country along with other 13 nations to the cellar.

Friday, 7th February 2014 at 03:49am

Demand for Planes in India Set to Rrise

Analysts predict that the Indian aviation industry will be one of the fastest growing in the world over the next two decades which will mean that it will be demanding a lot of new aircraft over the next few years.

Thursday, 6th February 2014 at 10:31am

Kingfisher Helped India Cut Carbon Emissions

The total carbon emissions related to airline operations went down in 2012, thanks in part to the suspension of Kingfisher Airlines.

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:15am

Jet Airways and AirAsia Slash Fares

Jet Airways' budget subsidiary Jet Konnect, and Air India became the latest carriers to join other airlines to offer low-fare promo in the hope of luring customers away from their competitors.

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:14am

India to Lift Restrictions on Local Aviation

The Indian government is mulling to scrap another outdated aviation law that restricts local airlines from launching international flights.

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:13am

Air India to Offer Inflight Wi-Fi Service

Air India, the country's state-owned flag carrier aims to set the blaze in the local aviation industry when it launches an in-flight Wi-Fi service on board all its planes.

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:12am

Air India IndiGo SpiceJet GoAir in Fare War

Millions of Indian travelers will benefit from now until April 15 as major Indian carriers slash their ticket prices.

Tuesday, 4th February 2014 at 09:12am

India Looks to Lift Ban on Airbus A380

As part of reform of the aviation sector, the Indian government has lifted the ban on A380s flying to and from Indian airports which should result in greater passenger numbers and improved quality of flights.

Wednesday, 29th January 2014 at 10:32am

India to Relax Aviation Rules

India will soon ease its rules on commercial aviation that have been in place for decades that many industry players view as an impediment to the development of the country's aviation industry.

Tuesday, 28th January 2014 at 03:26am

Tata SIA Airlines to Use A320s for Inaugural Operations

The proposed Tata-SIA airline venture has opted to keep a fleet of the medium-range narrow-body aircraft for its inaugural operations anytime this year.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 at 08:38am

SpiceJet Orders More Planes From Boeing

Already the biggest operator of Boeing planes, India's second largest low-cost carrier, SpiceJet, has placed an order of 40 more Boeing planes which is worth over $4 billion.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 at 08:37am

India to Ease Restrictions on Aviation Rules

The commercial aviation in India will soon get a boost with the lifting of restrictions imposed against local airlines wanting to fly to international destinations.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 at 08:35am

Air India to Leaseback Aircraft

To infuse liquidity and stem losses, the state-owned flag carrier, Air India, is selling some of its aircraft and leases them back for its continued use.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 at 08:30am

Air India Becoming More Generous to Employees

The beleaguered airline created a buzz when it announced that starting this year, it will expand its free ticket handout to its employees.

Thursday, 23rd January 2014 at 08:13am

SpiceJet Spreads its Wings

SpiceJet is set to conquer beyond its network with the interline agreement signed with Singapore-based low-cost carrier, Tigerair.

Monday, 6th January 2014 at 13:33pm

Etihad Lure Away Air India Pilots

Now, Air India is facing another battle - to keep its topnotch pilots from getting poached by its rivals.

Monday, 6th January 2014 at 13:31pm

Aviation Industry of India Year 2013 in Review

New partnerships, additional routes, losses, glitches�"and all those highs and lows. Learn how India's aviation industry fared last 2013.

Monday, 6th January 2014 at 13:31pm

Air Pegasus to Make Bangalore its Hub

India will soon see another airline taking off with the planned launch of Air Pegasus in the latter part of the first quarter of this year.

Tuesday, 21st January 2014 at 02:26am

SpiceJet Partners with Singapore Tigerair

SpiceJet has started its partnership with Tigerair, a budget carrier from Singapore allowing both airlines to each other's tickets in addition to their own tickets.

Thursday, 2nd January 2014 at 04:42am

Air India to Debut as Star Alliance Member

India will soon be represented in the world's first and largest grouping of global airlines, Star Alliance, this year barring any hitches.

Monday, 30th December 2013 at 04:34am

Indian Airlines Keep Abreast With Social Media

The growing popularity of the social media among the large segment of the world's population has caught the eyes of many airlines companies, including Indian Airlines.

Saturday, 28th December 2013 at 04:35am

IndiGo Still Favorite Airline in India

In the latest survey done by TripAdvisor, a popular travel website, IndiGo came out as the favorite airline of travelers into and out of India.

Thursday, 26th December 2013 at 04:36am

Jetstar Launches Overseas Dreamliner Service

The flag carrier's budget subsidiary, Jetstar Airways, has finally launched an international flight using the new generation Boeing B787, with the Melbourne-Bali direct service.

Tuesday, 24th December 2013 at 04:37am

Qatar Airways to Launch A350 in 2014

As early as middle of next year, Qantas Airways will hold the sole distinction in the aviation history when it takes delivery of the first A350 aircraft.

Saturday, 21st December 2013 at 04:39am

SpiceJet and Tigerair Ink Deal

The partnership between SpiceJet and Singapore-based Tigerair is an interline agreement with both airlines giving each other the rights to sell tickets other their own.

Friday, 20th December 2013 at 04:41am

India to Grant Qatar Airways More Seats

Qatar Airways' seats entitlement between Doha and India will soon be increased upon the approval by the Indian government.

Thursday, 19th December 2013 at 16:57pm

Air India to Debut as Star Alliance Newest Member

Air India's entry to the elite circle of global airlines will come sooner than expected next year as the alliance is aiming to grab a substantial share of India's huge growing air travel market.

Wednesday, 18th December 2013 at 11:47am

Etihad Airways Expands Service to India

After its 24% stake purchase of Jet Airways a few months ago, Etihad Airways, the United Arab Emirates' national flag carrier, has announced recently that it is expanding its service to India.

Sunday, 15th December 2013 at 16:55pm

Indias Newest Airlines to Commence Operations Next Year

Hopes are still high for two of India's newest airlines that they will finally hit the Indian airspace next year.

Thursday, 12th December 2013 at 16:56pm

Jet Airways Seals Deal with Etihad Airways

et Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways have finally sealed the deal for the latter's 24% stake purchase of the former, amounting to Rs2,069 crore.

Monday, 9th December 2013 at 09:39am

India to Become Worlds Top 3 Aviation Market by 2020

This bold projection was coming from the country's Civil Aviation Minister, Ajit Singh, during the consultative committee meeting in Panaji, Goa recently.

Thursday, 5th December 2013 at 16:56pm

New Indian Carrier to Commence Operations Next Year

India's commercial aviation industry will soon be seeing another player taking off in 2014 in an industry troubled by losses, labor unrest, and other problems.

Thursday, 21st November 2013 at 10:36am

Tata SIA Carrier to Take Off in 2014

The proposed carrier of India's Tata Group and Singapore Airlines is expected to take off as early as next year.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:40am

SpiceJet Eyes More International Routes

Though India's local aviation industry has hit a snag in recent years, this has not prevented SpiceJet from opening two more international routes.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:39am

India To Discard Nonsense Aviation Rule

Indian Aviation Minister has recently announced that one of the country's unpopular aviation rule will soon be removed this coming November.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:37am

Delhi Edges Over Mumbai as Aviation Center

SIA Airlines has picked Delhi to become its main hub in India when it starts to operate soon.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:37am

Air Costa to Challenge Indias Airline Giants

he entry of foreign-based airlines through joint ventures with local companies has somewhat challenged Air Costa to stage a bold attempt to fly to India's major destinations.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:36am

Air Costa Inaugurates Service

The newest airline to hit the Indian skies finally took off amidst the difficulties faced by most airlines in recent years.

Friday, 1st November 2013 at 04:36am

Air Costa Plans India Wide Network

Air Costa, the newest airline in India, is planning to cover the entire country when it applied for a license for an India-wide route network from the aviation regulatory office.

Wednesday, 23rd October 2013 at 04:59am

Local Subsidiaries of Foreign-based Airlines Good For India

After the recent amendment on FDI laws in the country's commercial aviation, India is witnessing an influx of foreign-based airlines seeking permit to set up local subsidiaries in the country with local partners.

Monday, 14th October 2013 at 05:01am

The Truth About the Air India Decline

Many would say that Air India is the airline most Indians want to lose despite it being an institution and the flag carrier of the country. Why so?

Saturday, 12th October 2013 at 05:03am

Indian Aviation Industry Gets A Boost

The ailing commercial aviation industry of India recently gets a boost with the entry of foreign-based airline companies seeking to invest in local carriers or set up a new airline or subsidiary of their own mother unit back home.

Sunday, 6th October 2013 at 05:00am

Jet Airways May Head Down Under

Etihad Airways is egging on Jet Airways to fly direct to Australia to tap the growing market between India and Down Under.

Monday, 30th September 2013 at 05:00am

Booking JetEscapes Holidays Now Possible On Jet Airways Own Website

Jet Airways customers would no longer need to go to a separate website to book their JetEscapes Holidays.

Monday, 30th September 2013 at 04:59am

AirAsia India Now Raring to Fly

Eight months after AirAsia Bhd. of Malaysia and Tata Sons Ltd. proposed a joint venture to form a new budget airline, AirAsia India, the offshoot of the partnership, is now cleared to take its wings.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:44am

Tata SIA Joint Venture Unethical Says Arun Bhatia

The interest of foreign airlines in India's aviation market is growing these days after the government relaxed its policy on foreign direct investment in aviation business late last year.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:41am

SpiceJet To Fly To Bangkok From Bangalore

SpiceJet, India's second largest low-cost airline in terms of market share is preparing to launch its direct service to Bangkok, Thailand from India's southern city of Bangalore.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:40am

JetEscapes Lures Sri Lankan Holidaymakers To India

Travelers, especially holidaymakers from Sri Lanka will now have the chance to enjoy the sights and sounds of India via Jet Airways on its Jet Escapes Holidays packages.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:39am

Indian Travelers to Malaysia via AirAsia Soars

The popularity of Malaysia to Indian travelers continues to grow if inbound traffic of AirAsia flights from the subcontinent is any indication.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:38am

Foreign Airlines Bullish On Indias Aviation Market

The interest of foreign airlines in India's aviation market is growing these days after the government relaxed its policy on foreign direct investment in aviation business late last year.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:37am

Bitter Lesson Learned From Kingfisher Fiasco

If there is one bitter lesson for lessors to learn from India's biggest aviation failure in recent history, it's the seemingly relaxed policy on aircraft leasing to Indian carriers.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:36am

AirAsia Confident On Indian Subsidiary

Like all his previous ventures in other countries, Tony Fernandes has been very upbeat about his new venture in India.

Friday, 27th September 2013 at 11:36am

Qatar Airways To Debut as oneworld® Member

On October 30, 2013, was an important milestone for Qatar Airways as it officially becomes the newest member of the world's third largest airline alliance, oneworld.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:42pm

Mittu Chandilya to Launch AirAsia India

Tony Fernandes surprised industry experts and bigwigs on May 15 this year when he named Mittu Chandilya, the CEO for his Indian joint venture for his local budget airline subsidiary - AirAsia India.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:39pm

Indias First Regional Airline Soon To Take off

India's aviation industry may have experienced turbulent times in recent years but this does not deter a company engaged in real estate development to launch a new airline.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:38pm

Indian Government to Promote Regional Airline Policy

In an effort to give travelers from far flung areas a chance to travel by air, the government is devising a new policy that would oblige local carriers to fly to Tier II and Tier III cities regardless of their commercial viability or profitability.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:38pm

Indian Carriers Tie Up With Hotel Properties

Gone are the days when online hotel booking can be made only either through the hotel or travel company's websites.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:37pm

Air India Acquire New Planes to Replace Aging Fleet

Air India is embarking on a fleet augmentation and refleeting program in a bid to fare better in its fight for market share in the country's domestic market.

Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 15:36pm

Jet Airways Launches Low-Fare Promo

Jet Airways is not going to allow budget carriers to erode its market share in the domestic sector as it launched its own low-fare promo over the weekend.

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 at 05:41am

India Welcomes Foreign Firms to Invest in Local Carriers

With its aviation industry in the doldrums, India now welcomes foreign investments with open arms into the country to resuscitate the ailing airlines which are now in danger of becoming another casualties following the demise of Kingfisher last year.

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 at 05:39am

Etihad Stake Purchase of Jet Airways Approved

The planned 24% stake purchase by Etihad Airways on Jet Airways finally gets sealed by the Indian government.

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 at 05:37am

AirAsia India Hits Snags

The Indian subsidiary of Tony Fernandez' newest venture has earlier planned to launch its maiden service on October this year. Due to a petition, however, this schedule will likely be postponed.

Tuesday, 13th August 2013 at 05:36am

Jet Airways Strengthens its Regional Hold

Jet Airways has announced recently that it will launch additional flights to and from regional destinations in the country.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 at 04:15am

Air India Pilots Penalized For Gentlemanly Behavior

In the West, offering a seat to a lady is a gesture commonly associated to a gentleman. And that's what the two pilots were exactly doing during a flight.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 at 04:13am

Air India Flight Headed to Kochi Arrives in Mumbai

The plane requested an emergency landing at Mumbai's airport at 1722 hours shortly after the pilot sensed the problem while the plane was still cruising at high altitude.

Tuesday, 23rd July 2013 at 04:11am

Indian Airlines Asked to Pay Rs75,000 for Lost Bags

State-owned Indian Airlines may have merged with another state-owned carrier and dissolved its name after the merger but it didn't remove its liability to a man who lost his baggage during his flight from Delhi to Bangkok in 2006.

Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 01:56am

Air India Plans Hub for South India

Perhaps threatened by the entry of AirAsia into the local market, the state-owned Air India was told to build its own hub for its southern operations in the country.

Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 01:52am

AirAsia to Undergo Acid Test in India

AirAsia may have been successful in its foray into regional markets with its respective local subsidiaries doing well but its toughest battle is yet to come.

Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 01:52am

AirAsia India Preps for Maiden Flight

With an initial investment of US$30 million for its joint venture in India, AirAsia Bhd. is prepping up its local subsidiary, AirAsia India, for its maiden service by October this year.

Saturday, 20th July 2013 at 01:51am

Jet Airways Awarded Best Domestic Airline

Jet Airways added another feather in its cap in the recent CNBC Awaaz Travel Awards 2013 held in Mumbai. The country's largest international carrier bagged the honor of being the "Best Domestic Airline" in India.

Thursday, 11th July 2013 at 08:14am

Indian Carrier Prefers Women to Cut on Cost

There are various reasons why women are preferred in some jobs and one of them is that simply because they are more efficient in those areas. Take, for instance, the commercial aviation industry.

Thursday, 11th July 2013 at 08:14am

AirAsia India To Take Off by Year End

AirAsia's local subsidiary AirAsia India will not commence commercial operations until the end of the year.

Thursday, 11th July 2013 at 08:12am

Indian Carriers to Recruit 5000 New Staff

Job hunters who want to join in the airline industry will have a bright prospect this year as Indian carriers are going to hire as many as 5,000 personnel.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2013 at 06:23am

Air Traffic in India Stays Flat

Though India's commercial aviation industry is showing some progress, its domestic passenger traffic showed sign of slight improvement.

Monday, 1st July 2013 at 05:32am

Air Costa to Take Off This Month

India's commercial domestic travel market will soon have another player with the entry of Air Costa.

Monday, 1st July 2013 at 05:31am

Jet Airways Business Class Seat Designed in Garage

Not wanting to be spied on, Naresh Goyal thought of a novel idea to get rid of nosy people, most especially industrial spies, when he designed a prototype of a business class seat for his planes - did it in the confines of his home's garage.

Friday, 21st June 2013 at 07:30am

SkyTeam To Woo IndiGo

Indian airlines may not be left out of the major alliances, after all, as SkyTeam, the world's second largest airline alliance is now eyeing IndiGo as its newest recruit to represent the subcontinent.

Friday, 21st June 2013 at 07:30am

Indian Carrier to Acquire More Planes

Indian carriers are already seeing a much stiffer competition ahead as new entrant has eased its way into the local market recently.

Monday, 17th June 2013 at 05:56am

Air India Launches Own Dreamliner in UK

The national flag carrier recently launched its own B787 Dreamliner in London during a special gala celebrating its 65th year of operations linking the subcontinent and United Kingdom.

Monday, 17th June 2013 at 05:55am

Indian Airlines Now Allowed to Fly to Myanmar

Part of Myanmar's economic reforms, the government has granted Indian airlines permit to fly to the country after decades-long isolation from most of the outside world.

Thursday, 13th June 2013 at 10:45am

Fees on Airline Seats Faces Hurdle

The Indian aviation regulatory agency has warned airlines about their practice of charging extra fees on seats their passengers prefer in each flight.

Thursday, 13th June 2013 at 10:44am

Will IndiGo Join Star Alliance Soon?

Star Alliance has been courting an Indian airline, particularly Jet Airways, to join in its fold but a hurdle is blocking their way - Air India.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:46am

Paramount Airways Still Grounded

It has been over a month since Paramount Airways was supposed to resume operations after it lost its license in 2010.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:44am

Kingfisher Out of OneWorld Alliance

A official from the OneWorld confirmed that Kingfisher is not going to be inducted into the grouping as its new member.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:41am

India to Reduce Airport Fees

In a bid to liven up its sagging aviation industry, the Indian government is planning to lower airport fees at all its minor airports to attract investments.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:38am

Trio of Kingfisher Executives Resign

The final hurrah of Kingfisher had long been over more than a year ago following a series of financial meltdown that resulted to cancellation of flights and grounding of aircraft.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:35am

AirAsia Maiden Flight Delayed

AirAsia India may not be able to hit on target its planned maiden flight on September this year after all.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:35am

Jet Airways to Acquire More Aircraft

he entry of AirAsia into the Indian local market must have triggered Jet Airways to flex its muscle by acquiring more aircraft to possibly give the market better options with more seats and better connections within India.

Tuesday, 11th June 2013 at 01:33am

Thai Airways International: The Golfer-Friendly Airline

The flag carrier is helping Thailand attract foreign golfers into the country in its effort to transform the kingdom into a major golfing destination in the region.

Monday, 27th May 2013 at 08:57am

Qatar Airways Plans More Routes in India

With a global network covering all the inhabited continents on earth, you would think Qatar Airways has covered all the major destinations and has reached a cap for its route network expansion.

Monday, 27th May 2013 at 08:53am

Jet Airways' JetEscapes Launches Luxury Package

The holidays brand of Jet Airways, JetEscapes, recently launched a luxury vacation package called 'Fly-Cruise' that offers its guests exclusive dream vacations aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Monday, 27th May 2013 at 08:47am

Airlines Warned Not To Sell Seats

Indian he airlines were warned by the aviation ministry against charging passengers for the seats they want to take on a flight.

Monday, 27th May 2013 at 08:44am

Air India's Dreamliner Resumes Service

After more than three months of its grounding as per order from FAA to undergo intensive retesting, the Dreamliners finally took off to the skies again.

Monday, 27th May 2013 at 08:43am

Jet Airways To Fly to Kuwait and Abu Dhabi

Air travelers from Kochi and the surrounding regions will soon have another option to get to Abu Dhabi and onwards to Kuwait with the introduction of a daily service by Jet Airways to these two Gulf destinations.

Thursday, 16th May 2013 at 09:23am

Airlines Find Ways To Increase Revenue

Most Indian airlines are struggling to make both ends meet as a result of lower demand, increasing operating costs and the skyrocketing fuel prices sending the country's aviation industry into trouble.

Thursday, 16th May 2013 at 09:22am

What Now For Indian Carriers After Jet Etihad Deal?

Does the stake ownership of Jet by Etihad really matter to the future of other Indian airlines?

Thursday, 9th May 2013 at 04:06am

Indian Airline Apologizes to James Dean

Don't be silly. James Dean has been dead for decades long before the airline was even conceived. But yes, Jet Airways wrote a letter expressing regrets, not to James Dean, the cat, but to its owner who was about to board its flight.

Thursday, 9th May 2013 at 04:06am

Air Travelers in India Will Soon Pay For Premium Services

Happy days for Indian travelers will soon be over once Indian airline operators receive official notification from aviation regulator allowing them to begin charging fees for premium services.

Thursday, 9th May 2013 at 04:05am

Airlines Object to Premature Opening of Chennai Airport Terminal

Many airline operators are not pleased with the government's decision to open the Chennai Airport haphazardly which is tentatively scheduled this May.

Thursday, 9th May 2013 at 04:03am

Lessors Thankful to Kingfisher Airlines

Thanks to Kingfisher Airlines for the lesson it has given us. Thus said Nirvan Veerasamy, managing director of Veling Ltd, an aircraft lessor to the doomed airline.

Friday, 26th April 2013 at 05:59am

India Approves AirAsia JV With Tata Group

Tony Fernandes must have been grinning from ear to ear with the recent approval of his joint venture with Tata Group of India to launch an Indian subsidiary of his own AirAsia.

Friday, 26th April 2013 at 05:58am

Air India Plan International Routes From Delhi

Air India is now poised to take on an aggressive mood with its expansion plans of its route network following the recent development in the country's aviation industry, referring to Etihad's stake purchase in Jet Airways.

Friday, 26th April 2013 at 05:58am

AirAsia Relaunches Service to Delhi and Mumbai

Travelers to and from Delhi and Mumbai will, once again, see the colors of AirAsia flying to these airports as the Malaysia-based airline resumes service to these Indian cities soon.

Friday, 26th April 2013 at 05:57am

AirAsia Told to Get License

The Civil Aviation Ministry has said it clear that AirAsia India should get a license first before they can start their operations.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:58am

Kingfisher Planes Deregistered

The doomed Kingfisher Airlines is finally heading to oblivion following the deregistration of 17 of its planes by the Indian government as per request by the airline's lessors.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:58am

Kingfisher Airlines is No More

It's just a matter of time before Kingfisher is laid to rest in its final place, the ground, where else.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:57am

Jet Airways European Expansion on Hold

The Abu Dhabi-based airline is aggressive in its business expansion through minor equity acquisitions across the globe, including Jet Airways.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:57am

Indias Domestic Air Traffic Contracts

Bad times may not be over yet for the country's aviation industry as local airlines struggle to fill their planes as shown in the latest data obtained from International Air Transport Association.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:56am

Indian Modern Airports Dilemma

Most major airports in India are modern and comparable to major airports around the world in terms of physical size and features.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:55am

How AirAsia Brands Itself in India

Will AirAsia be able to replicate its success in India now that its partnership with Tata group has been given a go signal to set up a local subsidiary?

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:55am

Etihad Forgoes Major Alliances To Expand Market

If there's one lesson Etihad has learned from not joining in any major airline alliances, it's strategic partnership with any major carrier with extensive network.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:53am

Air India Storm Is Brewing In The Horizon

It seems as if its merger with Indian Airlines has been a bad spell for Air India. Since the merger between the two erstwhile rivals in 2006, troubles have been dogging the surviving Air India company.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:51am

Air India Should Adopt LCC Model

To be able to sustain its operations longer than where it is heading now, Air India needs to adopt a business model that most budget carriers are using.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:50am

AirAsia Offers 2 Million Tickets

Indian travelers were treated to a big surprise last week when AirAsia launched its one-of-a-kind tickets sale giving away two million seats up for grabs.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:50am

AirAsia India Starts Hiring Flight Crew

The local subsidiary of AirAsia has announced recently that it will start accepting applicants for its flight service crew on April 13, 2013. AirAsia India which would be based in Chennai will start operations soon, initially serving the huge domestic market.

Wednesday, 24th April 2013 at 10:49am

Jet Airways and Etihad To Seal Deal

After months of speculations, India's Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways will finally sit on the negotiating table to seal the deal.

Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 04:46am

Air India Cabin Crew Balk At BMI Test

Air India is courting controversy recently when it sent a memo to more than 40 of its cabin crew, most of them female, to undergo medical exam which includes checking their body mass index (BMI) before the month is over.

Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 04:46am

AirAsia India Free Seats, Anyone?

Now there are rumors that AirAsia India is going to offer seats to its customers at no cost.

Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 04:44am

AirAsia Indian Local Subsidiary Sets to Take Off

India's domestic aviation industry will soon get another challenger in the already saturated market with the entry of Malaysia-based AirAsia Bhd.

Thursday, 28th March 2013 at 04:42am

Jet Airways Eyes More Routes Overseas

Jet Airways' founder and Chairman, Naresh Goyal, is seeking the approval from the aviation ministry of his application to expand his airline's network by mounting more international routes from India.

Monday, 25th March 2013 at 06:35am

Passengers Get Compensation From Indian Airlines

The now-defunct Indian Airlines was ordered by the national consumer commission to pay two complainants, a man and his daughter, Rs50,000 as compensation for a canceled flight.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:22am

Tiger Airways Scouting for Indian Partner

With the recent ease of India's aviation policy regarding foreign participation in a local airline, Tiger Airways is training its eyes on India's huge market.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:21am

SpiceJet To Replace Its Boeing Fleet with Airbus?

An Indian budget airline, SpiceJet, is weighing options whether to replace its all-Boeing fleet with Airbus planes amid problems haunting Boeing's Dreamliner jets which remain grounded.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:20am

Quo Vadis Tony Fernandes?

Where, in the world, is Tony Fernandes? Seems like India's Civil Aviation Minister suddenly gets interested in the man he didn't like to see.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:20am

Ban on A380 Service Stays

Travelers to and out of India still can't get a flight aboard a A380 jumbo aircraft as the Indian government keeps its earlier decision to ban any aircraft larger than B747 on all its airports.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:17am

Air India Employees to Soon Get Promotions

Employees of Air India will definitely be jumping up and down upon hearing the news that finally their promotions, which have been long overdue, will soon be realized.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:16am

Air India Ticket Promo Ignites Price War

India's air travel market is showing some slack in recent months prompting airlines to entice travelers to fly.

Saturday, 23rd March 2013 at 03:14am

The Birth of AirAsia India Indias Newest Budget Airline

AirAsia's top honcho, Tony Fernandes, must be grinning from ear to ear following the approval of the Indian government of his new venture in the world's second fastest growing and Asia's third largest economy.

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 02:17am

SpiceJet Deemed The Best Fit For Tigers Expansion Plan

In 2007, Tiger Airways made news unheard of in India before when it launched flights to Singapore from the country's southern cities at rock-bottom one-way tickets worth $50.

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 02:16am

Tiger Airways To Enter the Indian Domestic Market

After AirAsia successfully got the nod of Indian government for its joint venture with Tata Group to set up a new airline early this month, Tiger Airways is mulling to enter the Indian domestic market.

Tuesday, 19th March 2013 at 02:15am

Tiger Airways to form Partnership With Indian Carrier

After AirAsia and an Indian partner got the nod recently from the Indian government to form a local subsidiary, another partnership between a local airline and a foreign carrier is looming ahead on the horizon.

Thursday, 14th March 2013 at 05:00am

Jet Airways Plans to Buy 6 Airlines Slots Left by Kingfisher

India's second-largest airline, Jet Airways, is seeking to get six of the available slots left open by Kingfisher Airlines as the government recently withdrew all slots allotted to the doomed airline.

Friday, 8th March 2013 at 09:15am

Why the Indians DislikeTheir Airlines

If you were an Indian traveler, you would not probably bat an eye before you issue a litany of your own experience flying with any of the airlines.

Friday, 8th March 2013 at 09:15am

Kingfisher Fails to Renew License Causing Withdrawal of Flights

Driving the final nail to Kingfisher Airlines' coffin, the Indian government announced early this week the withdrawal of all flight entitlements allocated to the dormant airline after it failed to renew its license after its expiry on December 31, 2012.

Monday, 4th March 2013 at 03:44am

Air War Heats Up Again

Just when one airline disgracefully exited the stage, another airline entered the scene - and this has been the biggest aviation news in India most recently.

Monday, 4th March 2013 at 03:42am

Indian Airlines Airfare War Results to High Discounts

Air travelers will be treated to what Jet Airways dubbed, on Tuesday, the country's largest airfare extravaganza wherein 20 lakh seats are available for sale at Rs2,250 for travel between now until the end of this year or December 31, 2013.

Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 07:25am

Malaysia's AirAsia Forms Joint Venture With Tata

Asia's first and largest budget airline, AirAsia, has formed a joint venture with Tata Group, India's largest multinational business conglomerate.

Thursday, 28th February 2013 at 07:21am

Air India Headquarters Move to Delhi

The iconic 23-story Nariman Point in Mumbai will soon lose its famous tenant when the flag carrier moves to Delhi.

Monday, 25th February 2013 at 05:18am

Kingfisher Woes Could Affect Funding for Other Airlines

Current and future airlines in India are at risk of losing their chances of getting assistance from lenders and leasers after Kingfisher Airlines refused to return its planes to its lessors after it failed to settle its payment obligations.

Monday, 18th February 2013 at 06:47am

Air India Ticket Call Centre Shut Down

Passengers were surprised Tuesday when Air India's ticket call center shut down without prior notice leaving them without option than go to their travel agents.

Monday, 18th February 2013 at 06:44am

Why Air India Wants a Quick Solution For the Dreamliner Glitches

Air India's woe seems to stretch on much longer than expected as the grounding of all Dreamliner aircraft around the world is still in effect.

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 at 03:06am

Kingfisher Airlines Loss Now at 142 Million Dollars

The embattled Kingfisher Airlines is accumulating more losses in the last quarter of last year, now amounting to 7.55 billion rupees, or $142 million.

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 at 03:05am

Indian Airlines Rely on Sharklets to Reduce Fuel Costs

With the steady unabated increase of jet fuel prices in the market, many airlines are turning to sharklets device fitted on their aircraft.

Tuesday, 12th February 2013 at 03:04am

IndiGo is First Indian Airline to Acquire Airbus A320

IndiGo is making history in the Indian aviation industry as the first local airline to acquire the modern aircraft with the latest fuel-saving technology from Airbus company, the A320neo.

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 02:45am

Low Cost Indian Carriers Among the Fastest Growing Airlines

In the latest global ranking in the world aviation industry, India's own IndiGo and SpiceJet were among the most aggressive when it comes to expanding operations.

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 02:44am

IndiGo and British Airways Discussing Possible Alliance

IndiGo, India's largest budget carrier, and British Airways are said to be in talks for a possible alliance, this according to people who are privy to the discussions.

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 02:43am

Low-Cost Carriers to Slash Ticket Prices

The price of airfare of a rival airline is almost always the deciding factor of an airline whether or not to drop its own ticket price or match to even the competition.

Tuesday, 5th February 2013 at 02:42am

Kingfisher Revival Plan Inadequate

Kingfisher Airline, once India's second-largest, is attempting to resurrect itself with the new investment of Rs. 6.5 billion rupees ($119 million) but an aviation regulatory official dismissed it as too small.

Monday, 28th January 2013 at 04:03am

Jet Airways Now Offering Mangalore - Dubai Flights

et Airways, the Mumbai-based and India's second largest airline launched the Mangalore-Dubai route on January 3 this year as part of its expansion strategy.

Monday, 28th January 2013 at 04:02am

Air India to Join the Star Alliance Soon

Air India may no longer have to wait for some more years to join the global alliance of airlines, Star Alliance.

Monday, 28th January 2013 at 04:01am

Air India Now One of the Airlines with Youngest Fleets

India's oldest airline, Air India, now has some of the world's youngest fleets whose average age is only 2.5 years.

Monday, 28th January 2013 at 04:00am

AirAsia to Expand Network in India

AirAsia is expanding its network of airline affiliates across Asia with the launching of an Indian affiliate which is to be co-owned by an Indian multinational, Videocon Group.

Monday, 28th January 2013 at 04:00am

How Kingfisher Impacted the Aviation Industry

The troubles of Kingfisher Airlines have greatly affected the country's entire aviation industry.

Monday, 14th January 2013 at 01:37am

Kingfisher Loses Operating License

After the date had lapsed to renew their license, Kingfisher Airlines was ordered by India's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to pay their employees in order to regain their license to operate again.

Monday, 14th January 2013 at 01:22am

Indian Low Cost Airlines Shows Growth

In the most recent 2012 global ranking, India's low-cost airlines, IndiGo and SpiceJet, grew by 34.6% and 16%, respectively, in terms of capacity.

Monday, 14th January 2013 at 01:20am

Airlines Offer More Premium Economy Service For Indian Flyers

Air travelers from India seem to have love affair with premium economy cabin, the latest product innovation offered by Air France and Virgin Atlantic.

Monday, 14th January 2013 at 01:16am

2012 Not a Good Year for India's Aviation Industry

The year 2012 seemed to be quite hostile to aviation industry in India as the erstwhile second-largest airline, Kingfisher Airlines, plunged to its darkest moments in its seven-year history as it met its untimely demise.

Monday, 14th January 2013 at 01:15am

Air India Performance Improves According to Aviation Minister

According to Ajit Singh, India's Civil Aviation Minister, the performance of Air India has improved, and the airline is also planning to resume giving promotions to its workers starting January next year.

Wednesday, 2nd January 2013 at 04:08am

Kingfisher Airline to Resume Operations in a Phased Manner

Kingfisher Airlines revealed last week its plan to resume operations in phases after being suspended last October due to its employees' strike over unpaid salaries.

Sunday, 30th December 2012 at 13:29pm

Jet Airways Executes Fog Preparedness Plan

In order to lessen any inconvenience that its passengers may experience this winter season, Jet Airways has decided to execute its fog preparedness plan.

Sunday, 30th December 2012 at 13:28pm

Jet Airways to Include ATR 72-600s in its Fleet

A new set of twin-engine turboprops will soon bear the Jet Airways livery as India's premier airline has announced recently their plans to induct five brand-new ATR 72-600 series into their fleet.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:54am

Survival Tactics of Air India

Air India was able to take the second biggest share in the domestic market in the last couple of months.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:53am

How the Indian Airline Sector Benefited from Kingfisher's Fall

The demise of Kingfisher Airlines is a boon to other Indian carriers, such as Jet Airways.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:50am

Air India Offers Promo Fares for International Passengers

To fight off competition, Air India recently has offered a special all-inclusive promotional return fares to passengers flying on international routes.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:49am

Air India Could Suspend Services to North East Airports

Air travelers to and from India's northeastern region may soon find themselves seeking for more flights as Air India threatens to suspend services to several routes such as Shillong, Lilabari and Tezpur.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:48am

Jet Airways Adds New Airbus A330-300s to Its Fleet

Jet Airways inducted its all-new Airbus A330-300 series into its fleet this month.

Friday, 28th December 2012 at 01:47am

Air India to Provide Better Flight Services

The air travel industry has proven to be very tough these days in almost every part of the world including India that Air India Express is planning to improve its inflight service.

Monday, 24th December 2012 at 03:55am

Jet and Spice in Talks

After the news that SpiceJet and Jet Airways are having negotiations with foreign investors, shares of the two rival airlines skyrocketed by almost 20 percent.

Friday, 30th November 2012 at 06:30am

Jet Asia to Launch More Flights

Jet Asia Airways is in full gear to double its fleet size as it plans to mount scheduled services after more than a year since it started serving international charter flights.

Thursday, 29th November 2012 at 01:34am

SpiceJet Benefits from Kingfisher Woes

What other airline's losses could be another airline's gains. And that's what exactly happened to SpiceJet, currently India's second largest low-cost airline.

Thursday, 29th November 2012 at 01:33am

Jet Airways Gets One Million Facebook Fans

Jet Airways has added another milestone recently for getting one million fans on the world's largest social networking site.

Thursday, 29th November 2012 at 01:32am

Jet Airways and American Express Team Up

Jet Airways and American Express Team Up to Launch the Most Powerful Airline Credit Card

Thursday, 29th November 2012 at 01:22am

Air India Reduces Surat-Delhi Flight Schedules

Air India recently made the decision to reduce frequency in its Surat-Delhi route starting from December.

Thursday, 29th November 2012 at 01:19am

Air India Breaks Record for the Most Passengers per Day

Air India was able to carry 34,911 passengers on its domestic flights in one day.

Thursday, 8th November 2012 at 11:41am

Jet Airways to Increase Capacity Starting April 2013

Beginning April 2013, Jet Airways will augment capacity of some of its flights as they start taking delivery of new planes.

Thursday, 8th November 2012 at 11:39am

Hurricane Sandy Causes Jet and AI to Suspend Flights

Hurricane Sandy, which is said to be one of the largest storms to hit the United States East Coast, had forced Jet Airways and Air India to cancel/delay flights bound to New York and Newark for an indefinite period.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 05:38am

Kingfisher to Rely on Own Funds to Restore Operations

Kingfisher Airlines will have to rely on its own strength to redeem itself from financial mess as it successfully persuaded its striking employees to return to work.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 01:06am

Richard Branson Talks About Indian Airline Business

Sir Richard Branson, is not yet keen on launching a local airline in India, considering the country's ailing local aviation industry.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 01:05am

Kingfisher Employees to Return to Work, According to CEO

The CEO was able to persuade the employees to resume work after sitting down with them on Thursday, marking the end of their strike.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 01:02am

Kingfisher Employees Strike Finally Ends

The standoff between the management and the employees of the beleaguered airline is finally over as the employees agreed to return to work on Friday after weeks of work stoppage.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 01:01am

Kingfisher Airlines License Suspended by the Indian Government

The end was imminent for Kingfisher Airlines when the Indian government suspended its license on October 20 after violence erupted following weeks of protest staged by its employees.

Tuesday, 30th October 2012 at 01:01am

Air India Express to Provide More Seats

Air India Express will soon increase its seat capacity between Oman and India as it opens up more direct flights between the two countries.

Saturday, 27th October 2012 at 02:33am

Air India to Restore Cancelled Flights

Air India and its subsidiary Air India Express would soon restore all its flights from Kerala's three hubs to various Middle East destinations.

Saturday, 27th October 2012 at 02:32am

Huge Price Cut on IndiGo Tickets

IndiGo made its own move by offering up to 40 percent off its regular price if booked at least one month ahead.

Saturday, 27th October 2012 at 02:30am

Deccan Shuttles Introduces Regional Service

Gujarat's first regional airline, Deccan Shuttles, made its inaugural flights from its hub in Ahmedabad to Bhavnagar, Kandla, and Surat last August 27 this year marking a first in the state's aviation history.

Saturday, 27th October 2012 at 02:29am

Kingfisher May Cease Operations For Good

The extended grounding of its aircraft could signal the end of its business as its unpaid employees are in protest asking for their unpaid service of seven months.

Wednesday, 10th October 2012 at 02:27am

IndiGo Now Number 1 in the Indian Domestic Market

For the first time in its history, IndiGo Airlines grabbed the biggest share in Indian domestic market for fiscal year to date.

Monday, 1st October 2012 at 02:42am

Air India Dreamliner To Make its Maiden Flight to Bangalore

On September 19, while Bangaloreans celebrate Ganesha Chaturthi, Air India's brand new 787 Dreamliner will make its maiden flight from Delhi to Bengaluru International Airport.

Saturday, 22nd September 2012 at 02:00am

Can the Dreamliner be the Redeeming Factor for Air India?

Air India sees its new fleet of Boeing 787 Dreamliners as a redeeming factor after years of losing streak starting in 2006 when it merged with India Airlines.

Saturday, 22nd September 2012 at 01:59am

Indian Domestic Airlines Can Now Get Help From Foreign Investors

The government of India finally approved on Friday a policy reform in the country's ailing airline industry that signaled the entry of foreign capitalists to invest in the country's domestic airlines which are currently suffering financial hardship.

Saturday, 22nd September 2012 at 01:56am

IndiGo Launch Thai Language Website

Today marks another milestone for IndiGo, India's biggest and fastest growing carrier, as it launches its Thai-language website in Bangkok, providing an improved service to their Thai customers.

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 at 01:57am

IBM Help Jet Airways Go Green

With the help of IBM's technology, Jet Airways would now be able to get an accurate calculation and tracking of aircraft emissions.

Tuesday, 18th September 2012 at 01:56am

AirAsia Requested to Restore Services to Mumbai and Delhi

India's High Commissioner to Malaysia was appealing to AirAsia officials to restore air service between Malaysia and the Indian cities of Mumbai and Delhi

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 03:52am

Kingfisher Airlines Operating on a on Holding Pattern Basis

Kingfisher Airlines is currently operating on a "holding pattern" basis, according to its Chairman, Vijay Mallya.

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 03:51am

IndiGo Introduce Flights From Mumbai to Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Goa

Starting this September, IndiGo will add more flights to its growing network: between Mumbai and Ahmedabad and Goa while another two are Ahmendabad-Chandigarh and Goa-Chandigarh via Mumbai.

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 02:45am

Air India Will Have its first Boeing Dreamliner

The three-year long wait is finally over as Air India will finally take delivery its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner this September.

Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at 02:43am

Go Airlines Remain Upbeat Despite Hardships in India's Aviation Industry

Despite the financial hardship most airlines in India has been experiencing in recent years, Go Airlines CEO, De Roni, is upbeat about India's aviation industry.

Thursday, 23rd August 2012 at 10:34am

Indias Two Largest Carriers Report Profits

The aviation industry in India has finally seen brighter days as two of its largest carriers are back in black.

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 at 14:23pm

Air India to Resume International Service at the End of the Month

Air India will soon resume its international service by the end of this month two months after it scaled down operations following a massive pilot strike that shook the airline industry in the country.

Wednesday, 15th August 2012 at 14:13pm

Jet Airways Introduces JetEscape Packages

In order to corner a bigger market share, Jet Airways has introduced to the traveling public, an array of attractive JetEscape packages for its corporate clients as well as leisure travelers.

Wednesday, 1st August 2012 at 03:06am

The Curious Launch of Air Mantra

Launching an airline during crisis in the aviation industry seems to be a paradox.

Wednesday, 1st August 2012 at 03:05am

Kerala to Launch its First Own Airline

Air Kerala will become an addition to the growing airline business in India despite its ailing aviation industry.

Wednesday, 1st August 2012 at 03:04am

Kingfisher Airlines: Flights will Fly as Scheduled

After a series of setbacks and labor unrest causing the cancellation of 40 flights recently, officials from Kingfisher Airlines announced recently that all flights will fly as scheduled.

Wednesday, 25th July 2012 at 03:05am

SpiceJet Launches Flights to Srinagar and Delhi

piceJet will launch its new flights to Delhi and Srinagar from Chandigarh which is part of its expansion in northern India.

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 at 02:11am

Kingfisher Airlines Granted Additional Time to Make Rehabilitation Plan

Kingfisher Airlines has been given more time to strategize a rehabilitation plan to recoup a portion of the debts.

Tuesday, 17th July 2012 at 02:10am

Tiger Airways to Begin Operations in Hyderabad

Singapore's Tiger Airways is set to begin its operations in Hyderabad, India on September 27, 2012.

Sunday, 8th July 2012 at 06:20am

Air India Pilots End 58-day Strike

Air India striking pilots had recently agreed to go back to work within two days' time after 58 days of dispute between them and the management.

Sunday, 8th July 2012 at 06:19am

IndiGo Plane Uses Advanced Navigation System

Budget carrier IndiGo touched down at the Kochi Airport using a sophisticated navigation system that is the first in the local airline industry.

Wednesday, 4th July 2012 at 02:29am

India Has Cheaper Domestic Air Fares, Says IATA

According to the data collected based on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) study, Indian air fares, on average, are much lower than in other major markets in the world.

Wednesday, 4th July 2012 at 02:28am

Air India Pilots to End Strike in 48 hours

Within 48 hours, the almost two months-long strike staged by Air India pilots will come to an end as they (striking pilots) informed the Delhi High Court to finally return to work.

Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 at 06:22am

Equal Pay for AI-IA Starting August

Former employees of the pre-merge Indian Airlines and Air India will expect to get the same amount of salary starting August if the surviving airline, Air India, will decide to pay them, in addition to providing the same working conditions.

Friday, 29th June 2012 at 03:26am

Tightened Airport Security Requires Shoes Off

Indian airports will soon get a makeover of their respective security equipment so as to make them able to detect more accurately.

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 at 09:12am

India Can't Seem to Get Off the Ground

India has been very proud of its economic achievement that it wants to flaunt to the world what they got and what they can achieve more. However, when it is the moment to shine, somehow something rained on its parade.

Wednesday, 20th June 2012 at 09:11am

IndiGo's Colors Soar High

CEO of IndiGo, Aditya Ghosh, is one of a kind among the bunch of company leaders, who was able to steer his airline to great heights, making profit in the process.

Friday, 15th June 2012 at 03:03am

IndiGo and SpiceJet to Require Fees for Printing e-Tickets

Two more budget carriers are charging their passengers for printing e-tickets issued to them at the airport. IndiGo and SpiceJet are taking the cue from their rival, Jet Airways, who earlier made the first move.

Friday, 15th June 2012 at 03:01am

Air India to Move Base to Delhi

The huge building located Nariman Point, Mumbai will not be Air India's headquarters anymore, as the airline is planning to shift its base to Delhi.

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 02:11am

Air India to Launch Summer Flights

The flag carrier would soon resume services to canceled destinations and launch new schedules this summer following the stabilization of its operations.

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 02:09am

30% Airfare Increase, Ajit Seeks Tax Relief

The one-way fare via a full-service airline for the Delhi-Mumbai route has gone up to Rs42,476 on a business class,

Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 02:08am

Air India to Remove Unprofitable Routes

Unprofitable Air India routes may soon disappear from the flag carrier's map as they are working out on a new business strategy, according to sources.

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 01:29am

Air India to Replace Pilots on Strike

Due to the striking pilots, Air India has decided to hire new pilots as replacements in order to bring the airline's international operations back to normal, according to Ajit Singh, the Minister of Civilian Aviation.

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 01:28am

Trichy Airport Undergoes Renovation

After undergoing a Rs1 crore renovation project, the Trichy Airport officially opened last November 22, 2011.

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 01:26am

Jet Airways Boosts Connectivity between Kuwait and Mumbai

The additional flight frequency that Jet Airways has introduced to its Mumbai-Kuwait route is seen to boost connectivity between the two cities and provide utmost convenience to the passengers flying to these two destinations.

Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 01:12am

Air India's 787 Dreamliner to Fly in Australia This September

After finally receiving its orders from Boeing, Air India announced that its first 787 flight to Australia is scheduled on September.

Saturday, 9th June 2012 at 05:22am

Air India's Compensation for 787 Delay could be Price Reduction

Air India and Boeing have finally agreed that the compensation for the late delivery of the airline's 787 Dreamliner orders will be in form of price reduction and discounts.

Saturday, 9th June 2012 at 05:21am

SpiceJet to Launch Services to Delhi and Mumbai

Low-cost Indian airline SpiceJet plans to expand its international services but introducing new Dubai-bound flight schedules from Delhi and Mumbai.

Saturday, 9th June 2012 at 05:18am

SpiceJet to be the First to Use Imported Jet Fuel

India's third largest airline, the SpiceJet, is expecting the delivery of the imported aviation fuel that it bought from the international market early this year. It is said that it is the first airline in the country to take such move.

Thursday, 7th June 2012 at 05:24am

Three More Airports in the Asia-Pacific Region Passes Airport Carbon Accreditation

Three more airports of the Asia-Pacific Region were awarded with the Airport Carbon Accreditation during the 7th ACI Asia Pacific Annual Conference in Singapore.

Thursday, 7th June 2012 at 05:22am

AirAsia Operations in India Still Possible

Tony Fernandes, the CEO of AirAsia, clarified that it still possible for his airline to commence operations in India. Before this happens, though, the Indian government may have to relax its aviation policy first.

Tuesday, 5th June 2012 at 05:03am

Jet Airways to Increase Auxiliary Revenues

To recover from the massive losses sustained because of the increased price of fuels, Jet Airways have thought of a plan to keep afloat by increasing its auxiliary revenues.

Monday, 4th June 2012 at 04:14am

Air China, Virgin Australia Plan to Operate in India

Air China and Virgin Australia have recently announced their plans to provide flights to different Indian cities. Other international airline have also stated their interest in doing the same.

Monday, 4th June 2012 at 04:14am

Air India Seeks Compensation Deal from Boeing

After suffering from revenue losses due to the 3-year delay of their Dreamliner Aircraft orders, Air India is now demanding compensation from the aircraft manufacturer Boeing.

Monday, 4th June 2012 at 04:12am

Domestic Flights for Kolkata Airport's New Terminal for the End of the Year

The Domestic Wing of Kolkata Airport's New Terminal is not yet operational, and therefore cannot offer domestic flights yet. However, it is reported that such services will surely be available by the end of the year.

Friday, 1st June 2012 at 03:19am

Private Airlines to Add More International Flights

The Civil Aviation Ministry has allowed private airlines to add more international flights to their daily and weekly schedules.

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 at 03:06am

Aviation Minister Vows to Solve Air India Crisis in 3 Months

On the 12th day of Air India pilots' protest, the Civil Aviation Minister has finally made a promise to end this conflict once and for all.

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 at 03:05am

India Approves Fuel Import

With increasing price of locally-sold fuels, airline companies are now planning to make their purchase from the international market. The government has already allowed them to do such.

Tuesday, 29th May 2012 at 03:00am

Jet Airways Wins Lonely Planet Magazine Travel Award 2012

Jet Airways wins the 2012 Lonely Planet Magazine Award for the Best Airline�"First-Class/Business (Indian).

Friday, 25th May 2012 at 04:56am

Jet Airways Announces Additional Mumbai to Dubai Flight

Jet Airways introduced a new flight schedule for the Mumbai-Dubai route.

Thursday, 24th May 2012 at 03:09am

Air India Pilots' Protest Now On Its 17th Day

The conflict that arose between Air India and its pilots is now on its 17th day, causing the airline to lose billions of rupees.

Thursday, 24th May 2012 at 03:02am

Jet Airways To Stop Hiring Foreign Pilots

The airline has stated that they will stop employing expats pilots in their company. Find out why.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 at 11:38am

Air India Crisis Won't End Yet, More Flights Delayed

As a result of the rift between Air India and its pilots, more flights were delayed, resulting to the inconvenience to the passengers. Read on to learn what caused the disagreement between the two parties, and why it won't end soon.

Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 at 11:37am

Air India Pilots on Strike, 14 More Flights Called Off

Air India has no choice but to cancel more flights as its pilots continue their strike.

Monday, 14th May 2012 at 05:00am

Pilot Protests Continue�"Air India To Cancel More Flights

In day three of the pilots' protest against Air India management, 20 more flights were cancelled last Thursday.

Thursday, 10th May 2012 at 04:58am

Passengers for Hyderabad Airport to Go Down This Year

Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HRGIA) is expecting a lower number of passengers travelling this year as India's domestic airlines are affected by local challenges.

Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 04:33am

India to Have a New Domestic Carrier: Volk Airlines?

Volk Airlines, which was said to be the first vegetarian airline in the world, has launched its website which states having a registered office located in Chennai.

Tuesday, 24th April 2012 at 12:05pm

IndiGo Launches Six New Flights

Adding over 55 flights across India since January 2012, IndiGo is all set to all launch yet another six new flights on its network.

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 10:40am

Jet Airways to Seek Approval on International Expansion

Jet Airways is seeking the approval from the Civil Aviation Ministry as the airline bids on the expansion of its international services.

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 08:02am

Jet Airways Gets 500,000 Facebook Fans

India's premier international airline, Jet Airways, became the first airline in India to get 500,000 fans on Facebook.

Wednesday, 18th April 2012 at 08:00am

Jet and Air India Not Yet Following Rules for Flight Duty Timing

A new set of rules for India's pilots and cabin crew workers was passed but after seeking certain clarifications, Jet Airways and Air India were allowed to not yet follow the rules made for long haul flights.

Tuesday, 17th April 2012 at 03:40am

Air India to Push Through With Dreamliners' Delivery

Air India is set to claim the 27 Dreamliner planes it put on order from Boeing Co. despite the country's flag carrier suffering from financial woes.

Monday, 16th April 2012 at 04:42am

Jet Airways and JetLite Consolidate Under JetKonnect Brand

Jet Airways has recently announced its rebranding, effectively consolidating all its low-cost services, including the former JetLite, under the banner of the JetKonnect brand effective March 25.

Monday, 16th April 2012 at 04:39am

JetPrivilege and Barista Lavazza Sign Partnership

Jet Airways' JetPrivilege, India's leading frequent flyer system, has recently inked a partnership with Barista Lavazza in a venture to improve its members' lifestyle experience.

Monday, 16th April 2012 at 04:37am

Smaller Airlines' Growth Seen

Smaller regional airlines are set to lead in the growth of India's civil aviation industry while larger carriers continue to struggle for sustainability.

Monday, 16th April 2012 at 04:34am

Indian Government Urging Airlines to Refuse EU's Carbon Scheme

The officials of India's government are urging Indian airlines to boycott the carbon charge scheme of the European Union.

Friday, 13th April 2012 at 05:10am

Kingfisher Airlines Resumed Wage Payments

The financially troubled Kingfisher Airlines recently received good news and is sharing them to its employees.

Thursday, 12th April 2012 at 12:51pm

Airbus Not Delivering More Aircraft to Kingfisher

Airbus has been considerate of the financial problems happening to Kingfisher Airlines as the company announced that it will not insist Kingfisher to take the delivery of its ordered aircraft until the financial health of the airline improves.

Thursday, 12th April 2012 at 12:16pm

Kingfisher Airlines No Longer Flying Overseas

India's Kingfisher Airlines is no longer flying to its international destinations, marking the last international flight arriving at 1810 BST in London. On March 25, Kingfisher stopped flying to Kathmandu, Dubai, Bangkok and Colombo.

Tuesday, 10th April 2012 at 03:42am

IndiGo launches New Flights from Delhi, Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam and Patna

IndiGo, India's largest carrier is further enhancing its customer experience with the launch of new flights on its network, under its summer schedule plan.

Monday, 2nd April 2012 at 09:53am

IndiGo launches new flights from Delhi and Mumbai

Starting March 18, 2012 IndiGo will operate its new daily & direct flight between Mumbai-Srinagar-Mumbai, its second daily and direct flight between Mumbai-Lucknow-Mumbai route.

Saturday, 17th March 2012 at 03:35am

AirAsia Exploring Opportunities For New Routes to South India

Budget airline, AirAsia is currently looking into possible market opportunities to introduce flight schedules from Bangkok to India's southern cities.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 at 01:52am

AirAsia To Launch Chennai-Bangkok Route On March 23

AirAsia has announced it will launch its new Chennai-Bangkok route with a flight frequency of five times a week starting March 23.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 at 01:51am

IATA Suspends Kingfisher Airlines, Air India Plans Revival

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended India's besieged Kingfisher from participating in the airline industry's key payment system due to unpaid bills.

Wednesday, 14th March 2012 at 01:49am

IndiGo connects Southern India with new flights from Chennai, Kolkata Vizag and Bhubaneswar

IndiGo, India's largest budget carrier is further enhancing its customer experience with the launch of six new flights on its network.

Tuesday, 6th March 2012 at 14:38pm

Kingfisher Airlines Cancels Around 30 Flights

About 30 flights heading to major metro cities in India were cancelled by Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday as they try to look for solutions to their current financial problems.

Thursday, 1st March 2012 at 04:52am

30 More Indian Airports Needed in Next 10 Years

India's Planning Commission has announced the country will need 30 more airports in the next 10 years to accommodate the increase in air passenger traffic.

Friday, 27th January 2012 at 03:44am

Air Asia Discontinue Bangkok - Delhi Service

AirAsia (TAA) has made a business decision to cancel flights from Bangkok to New Delhi.

Thursday, 26th January 2012 at 04:17am

AirAsia Offer Colombo to Bangkok Promo Fares

AirAsia, winner of Skytrax Award for 3 consecutive years 2009, 2010, 2011, is offering an exclusive promotional daily direct flights from Colombo to Bangkok for LKR 5,500* each way.

Thursday, 26th January 2012 at 04:08am

Kingfisher Chief: Airline Safe to Fly

Cash-strapped Kingfisher Airlines chief, Vijay Mallaya, is reported to have said that the airline is "1000 percent safe to fly".

Friday, 13th January 2012 at 07:59am

Indigo Launches 5 New Domestic Routes

IndiGo is expanding its domestic network with five new domestic routes.

Thursday, 5th January 2012 at 04:20am

Jet to Introduce Online Missing Baggage System

Jet Airways will become the first Indian airline to offer the facility for passengers to go online to trace missing baggage.

Thursday, 5th January 2012 at 03:56am

IndiGo launches Delhi to Bangkok Route

IndiGo have just launched a new route from Delhi to Bangkok, Thailand. This is the second international route the airline has announced.

Friday, 7th October 2011 at 09:39am

Jet Takes Fine Dining in the Skies

Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, is launching an all-new in-flight dining service - 'Epicurean Series'

Tuesday, 2nd August 2011 at 03:16am

Air India Launches Domestic Travel Scheme

Air India has launched a short-term promotion scheme, Silver and Platinum Pass, for passengers in its domestic network in an effort to provide air travel at competitive and affordable rates.

Wednesday, 29th June 2011 at 12:08pm

Air India Adjusts 30 Flights

Air India, the national carrier of India recently announced the adjustment of about 30 flights on its domestic and international sectors.

Wednesday, 29th June 2011 at 12:06pm

IndiGo Win Best Low-Cost Airline at World Airline Awards

IndiGo Airlines have been awarded the 'Best Low-Cost Airline' award for Central Asia and India at the World Airline Awards held in Paris.

Tuesday, 28th June 2011 at 15:01pm

Jet Airways Increase, Air India Decrease

Indian Carrier Jet Airways have announced that they will be increasing its capacity with new routes and 7 new aircraft in the coming year.

Thursday, 2nd June 2011 at 03:15am

GoAir Ranked the Best Performing Airline by Airbus

GoAir, India's smart low-fare domestic airline has been ranked by Airbus as the "Best Performing Airline" in the Airbus A320 category operator in Asia Pacific / Middle East/ Africa.

Thursday, 2nd June 2011 at 03:15am

India Flights Unaffected by Volcanic Ash

Indian carriers have stated that their flights have not been affected by the volcanic ash clouds from Iceland causing major disruption of air traffic in Europe.

Monday, 30th May 2011 at 05:49am

Air India Deadline for Joining Star Alliance.

Star Alliance has given Air India a deadline of July 31, 2011 to meet all requirements for joining.

Monday, 16th May 2011 at 08:02am

Mumbai Airport to Increase Number of Flights

Mumai's international airport could soon increase the number of flights it handles by up to 60%.

Monday, 16th May 2011 at 08:01am

Air India Strike Over

The Air India pilots have called off their 10-day-old strike after the government agreed to look into their complaints.

Saturday, 7th May 2011 at 04:56am

Air India Strike Reaches Day Seven

With no obvious sign of an agreement on the horizon, the Air India pilots strike reaches day seven.

Wednesday, 4th May 2011 at 12:14pm

Air India Pilots Strike Continues

The Pilots Strike has now entered into the 6th day following a decision by the high court to defer its decision on the matter till Tuesday.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 at 03:51am

90 Percent of Air India Flights Cancelled

As almost half of Air Indias 1,600 pilots continued their strike almost 90% of their domestic flights were cancelled.

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011 at 03:42am

AirAsia Launch Calcutta To Phuket Direct

Thai Air Asia have announced that they will start a new direct route from the popular tourist resort of Phuket, Thailand to Calcutta by the middle of next year.

Wednesday, 20th April 2011 at 07:20am

Air India Includes Smaller Cities

Air India has announced that they will now include small or so-called 'tier-II' cities on its network map at competitive fares.

Wednesday, 20th April 2011 at 07:19am

Air India Low Fares Threaten Low Cost Airlines

Following Air India's fare reductions by up to 20% on certain internal flights this year, competing low cost airlines are seeing the effect as they face the prospect of taking a hit on their profits.

Wednesday, 13th April 2011 at 12:48pm

Mumbai Airport Getting Greener

A new terminal building is being planned at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, India.

Wednesday, 13th April 2011 at 12:47pm

New Mobile Check-in Service for Air India

Air India have introduced a new mobile check in service for its passengers on internal flights.

Monday, 11th April 2011 at 05:53am

Kingfisher Gives Free Flights to World Cup Heroes

Kingfisher Airlines today announced that the cricketers of the winning world cup team can take advantage of free lifetime air travel.

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 at 04:50am

IndiGo Launch Four More Indore Flights

Budget carrier IndiGo said on Wednesday that they will launch four flights connecting Indore to Delhi, Bangalore, Srinagar and Nagpur from April 2 2011.

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 at 04:45am

Airlines May Be Short of Pilots

Airlines in India may need to hire up to 20% more pilots than they currently employ if the government goes ahead with the proposed new rules regarding duty hours.

Wednesday, 6th April 2011 at 04:43am

Indian Airline Companies Team up on Points

Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways make separate partnership deals on air miles.

Tuesday, 5th April 2011 at 06:02am

Indigo Announce Eight New Internal Flight Routes

Indigo announced the launch of eight new direct flights including from Lucknow to Mumbai and from Delhi and Bangalore.

Friday, 1st April 2011 at 10:08am

Chandigarh Airport Handles Record Number of Flights for the World Cup

Following additional flights laid on by Jet Airways from Mumbai and Delhi to Chandigarh on Wednesday March 30th 2011 (and return flights on the 31st), Chandigarh airport dealt with a record 98 flights in one day.

Thursday, 31st March 2011 at 05:16am

Indian Airlines Increasing Flights Despite Growing Fuel Prices

Indian Airlines are increasing the number of flights this summer at the fastest rate since 2007, despite the surge in global crude oil prices.

Wednesday, 30th March 2011 at 04:37am

India Flight Performance Announced

Statistics released by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation have been announced comparing India airline performance.

Thursday, 24th March 2011 at 04:43am

More Domestic India Flight Schedules Announced

Air India and Jet Airways have announced more domestic flight routes

Tuesday, 22nd March 2011 at 04:06am

Jet Airways Partners With US Airways

Jet Airways has announced a reciprocal frequent flyer partnership with US Airways, the US-based airline.

Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 05:38am

Indian Airlines and Air India to Share IA Code

Indian Airlines and Air India announced they will share the flight code AI, news which comes nearly four years after the merger of the 2 Indian airlines was announced.

Thursday, 3rd February 2011 at 04:05am

India extends Visa on Arrival Countries

India has extended its visa-on-arrival (VOA) scheme to include citizens of Indonesia and Myanmar.

Friday, 28th January 2011 at 02:41am

Travel Ban Lifted on Three India States

The Indian government has waived travel requirements for foreign nationals to the states of Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.

Monday, 10th January 2011 at 11:52am

New Bangalore Service From Etihad

This week saw the commencement of Flights to Bangalore by Etihad Airways, their eighth destination in India.

Thursday, 6th January 2011 at 11:29am

North of India Gaining in Popularity

The north of India was one of the most popular destination choices for potential travelers during the 2010/2011 festive season.

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 at 04:47am

Delhi Plans for Low Cost Terminal

Plans to re-develop Delhi International Airport's (DIAL) Terminal 1A into a fully operational domestic and international transit hub look set to go ahead.

Friday, 10th December 2010 at 05:06am

Jet Airways Launch New Delhi to Milan Route

This week Jet Airways started direct flights from New Delhi to Milan.

Thursday, 9th December 2010 at 08:16am

Spicejet Purchasing 60 New Aircraft

INDIAN low-cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet will buy 60 new aircraft to support its assertive growth into domestic and international markets.

Friday, 12th November 2010 at 03:29am

Four More Countries Offered Visa on Arrival from India

Great news for Cambodian, Vietnamese, Laotians and Filipinos travelling to India as now they will be granted visas on arrival (VOA) from January 1, 2011.

Friday, 12th November 2010 at 03:28am

Jet Airways Adds 46 Additional Flights

Jet Airways have announced an additional 46 domestic flights throughout India.

Wednesday, 3rd November 2010 at 04:51am

Jet Airways Direct Flights to Colombo

You can now fly to Colombo from Delhi or Mumbai with Jet Airways.

Friday, 22nd October 2010 at 10:22am

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