Vistara, Air Asia lead losses in FY19; Vistara loses Rs 1.33/km

Air India Express, the no frills airline that is part of the Air India family, was the only one to make money in the financial year gone by, while others lost between 3 paise to 2.88 rupees for every kilometer that their passengers traveled during the year. As expected, the biggest loser among the big […]

Indian Aviation 2016: INDIGO the big winner, JET Airways, AIR INDIA losers

InterGlobe-owned Indigo turned out to be the big winner in Indian aviation sector in 2016, increasing its domination of the Indian skies relentlessly through the year. It was a good year for Indian aviation as low fuel prices kept fares affordable, leading to a 23% jump in total passengers to 99.9 million; almost 10 cr […]

Air India tops in passenger complaints, cancellations; Vistara pax happiest

Air India had the largest number of passenger complaints in January, according to numbers released by the Airports Authority, while Vistara passengers complained the least. Among the big domestic airlines, both Indigo and Spicejet scored high with low levels of passenger complaints while Jet Airways and Go Air saw passenger complaint rates that were double […]

Air India increases baggage allowance to 25 kg; 10 kg more than others

Air India has increased the baggage allowance for domestic economy class passengers to 25 kg, or 10 kg more than what most private airlines in India offer. Air India said it was the only airline in India to offer so much as baggage allowance on domestic economy class tickets. “This offer is valid from Aug […]

Air India accuses media of trying to demoralize its staff

In an unusually strong statement, India’s state airline Air India, which has been trying to make a comeback after mounting losses, accused a section of the media of spreading negative and baseless news against it to prevent its re-emergence. During Air India’s times of trouble, the Indian domestic aviation market has been captured by private […]