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Only a slight spike in Lakshadweep passenger traffic after boycott Maldives call

Lack of flights is the primary reason why the euphoria over Lakshadweep yet to pay dividends.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to Bangaram in Lakshadweep.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 11:46 AM IST

Will Air India Express succeed with hand baggage-only fares where others failed?

As Air India Express goes around integrating erstwhile AirAsia India with itself and expanding rapidly on domestic sectors, the need to differentiate is huge.

An Air India Express aircraft is seen.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 04:13 PM IST

What the sharp reduction in flights at Mumbai airport means for passengers

Mumbai Airport has been asked to reduce the number of flights so that there are fewer instances of delays. The impact of this move is manifold.

Number of flights has been reduced at the Mumbai airport following complaints of delays. (REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 04:47 AM IST

View: Global cuisine, marquee brands needed to make Indian airports transit hubs

The absence of varied cuisine on-board is a perfect recipe for airports to work aggressively towards getting a 24x7 food court.

A boy looks at Air India airline passenger aircrafts parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 13, 2024 07:17 PM IST

From Bali to Baku, expansion of airlines reveal where Indians are travelling

IndiGo, Air India and Vistara are leading the pack of Indian airlines that are aggressively catering to the demands of Indian tourists looking to fly abroad.

Data shows that there are multiple new destinations where Indian carriers have started flying.(ANI)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 11:54 AM IST

Delhi airport is making money, but not in the way you would imagine

Costlier finances and depreciation costs are causing losses, but the GMR Airport-operated airport is generating revenues mostly from non-aero verticals.

The Delhi airport declared a loss of INR 127.7 crore for the October to December quarter (Q3 - FY24). (HT PHOTO)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 09:47 AM IST

In 2023, domestic aviation soared due to religion and tourism

In a country as religious as India, there is some bit of religious traffic at almost all destinations.

A boy looks at Air India airline passenger aircrafts parked at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Published on Feb 01, 2024 05:54 PM IST

Booking a flight? Take a look at the busiest hours at India’s top airports

It is not between 0600 and 0700 hours in the morning as you would imagine.

At Delhi, which sees 3,273 weekly domestic departures, the busiest hour is 0800-0900 with 194 weekly departures. (ANI)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 10:25 AM IST

The Tatas were expected to quickly revive Air India. We are still waiting

As the Tatas approach the second anniversary of taking over Air India, when will the legacy fleet get its due and what's holding it back?

This comes amidst the backdrop of Air India’s first A350 touching down in India in the last week of 2023 and gearing up for domestic operations starting January 22. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 27, 2024 11:47 AM IST

Boeing makes further inroads in the Indian aviation market with big Akasa Air

The jumbo plane order is a big win for Boeing in the Indian narrowbody market, which has been primarily dominated by Airbus planes.

Visitors gathered near an Akasa Air aircraft during the 'Wings India 2024', an exhibition and conference on civil aviation, at the Begumpet Airport in Hyderabad on January 18, 2024.(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2024 09:21 AM IST

300 cancelled flights, 40,000 fewer passengers: True extent of airport havoc

IndiGo reported only 22% flights on-time at six metro airports. Air India’s OTP stood at 18.6% on Monday.

Dense fog covers the Indira Gandhi International Airport on a cold winter morning, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
(ANI)
Published on Jan 17, 2024 10:11 AM IST

Why IndiGo's on-time reputation has taken a knock this winter

Has India’s largest airline grown too big too soon?

IndiGo passenger assaults pilot amid chaos due to flight delays(Twitter )
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 08:25 AM IST

Air India under the Tatas has a long way to go to become a Maharajah again

Complaints abound as passengers fret about broken seats, defective remotes, malfunctioning in-flight screens and poor cleanliness.

Autos-to-steel conglomerate Tata Group took over Air India in January 2022. (AP/Representative)
Published on Jan 11, 2024 10:28 AM IST

IndiGo to charge 2,000 per seat in select categories

For rows 2 and 3 on the Airbus fleet, the seat selection charges have gone down from ₹450 to ₹400.

An IndiGo airlines passenger aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai.(Reuters file photo)
Published on Jan 08, 2024 07:20 PM IST

Maldives vs Lakshadweep: Only one airline operates a flight to Indian island

Indian travellers have long preferred Maldives to Lakshadweep, which is reflected in the number of flights by Indian carriers.

Delhi Airport(Vijayanand Gupta/ HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 09:36 PM IST

Which airlines in India are flying the Boeing 737 MAX and should you be worried?

The rear mid-cabin plug on the Alaska Airlines MAX 9 separated inflight leading to its emergency diversion.

Passenger oxygen masks hang from the roof next to a missing window and a portion of a side wall of an Alaska Airlines Flight 1282, which had been bound for Ontario, California and suffered depressurization soon after departing, in Portland, Oregon, US, on January 5, (Instagram/@strawberrvy via REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 08:41 AM IST

December marked the highest-ever air traffic in India

At 13.8 million, domestic passengers saw a jump of 8.4% over December 2022 and 6.1% over December 2019.

There were 91044 flights in December 2023, 3% more than December 2022 when airlines had 88128 departures. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 01, 2024 03:24 PM IST

Flight delayed? Know your rights as a passenger

In November, 2.69 lakh passengers were compensated by airlines for delays, and nearly 40 thousand passengers were compensated for cancellations.

Regulator's rules on compensation for delayed, cancelled, and overbooked flights.(HT File Photo/Representative image)
Published on Dec 28, 2023 08:18 AM IST

How IndiGo hit 100 million passengers milestone in a financial year

IndiGo: The feat comes as India is recording the highest-ever domestic traffic in history.

An IndiGo airlines passenger aircraft taxis on the tarmac at Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport in Mumbai. (Reuters file photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2023 04:47 PM IST

Surat airport finally gets its moment in the sun. What next?

Surat airport is in the focus after the Diamond Bourse opening, international airport tag and new flights, but can it sustain the momentum?

The new integrated terminal building of Surat Airport. (PTI)
Published on Dec 18, 2023 11:58 AM IST

Visa-free Thailand is attracting Indians by the hordes despite steep air fares

Airlines are jostling for the opportunity by adding flights to destinations such as Bangkok and Phuket.

Thailand now allows visa-free entry for Indians.(AFP)
Published on Dec 13, 2023 08:26 AM IST

The flights that will take you to visa-free Malaysia

As Malaysia becomes Visa-free for Indian passport holders, here are the list of flights you can take to visit the country.

The flights that will take you to visa-free Malaysia(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 01:37 PM IST
By, Delhi

World Cup final: Ahmedabad creates air traffic records ahead of big match

WC 2023: Airlines quickly deployed additional capacity, led by IndiGo and Vistara as fares continued to inch higher and higher.

A folk dancer performs to welcome passengers arriving at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup final between India and Australia. (Reuters)
Published on Nov 19, 2023 01:11 PM IST

All the flights that take you to visa-free Thailand

Thirteen destinations in India are connected to Thailand with non-stop flights.

Mumbai Airport(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 29, 2023 03:36 PM IST

Passenger numbers under pressure as airlines count on Diwali lift

October 2023 numbers were surprisingly the same as two years ago, when the capacity in Indian skies had recovered from the fall of Jet Airways.

The airline industry was expected to make a big move over pre-COVID but the last few weeks have seen the momentum slow down. (AP)
Updated on Nov 03, 2023 11:36 AM IST

Why does charging of seats matter for airlines? Is it even legal? Explained

In India, passengers' complaints have increased regarding seat selection fees with calls for intervention from the government.

The roots of these charges lie in the Air Transport Circular (ATC) 01 of 2021, which talked about unbundling of services. (File)
Updated on Oct 27, 2023 04:44 PM IST

Not just pilot shortage: what caused Akasa Air’s August turbulence?

The drop in August was a steep 16% in departures over the previous month, which also led to a corresponding drop in passenger numbers and loss of market share.

An Akasa Air passenger aircraft on the tarmac at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai.(Reuters)
Published on Oct 26, 2023 11:32 AM IST

Why all Indian flights seem to be leading to Maldives

The 2nd boom to Maldives is starting this winter with the first set of flights being announced by Vistara and again outnumbered by IndiGo in due course of time.

The second boom to Maldives is starting this winter with the first set of flights being announced by Vistara and again outnumbered by IndiGo in due course of time.(REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 11:10 AM IST
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