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indigo may delay its low-cost, long-haul flight plan over high fuel price




high fuel price and aircraft acquisition cost have prompted indigo to have second thoughts on acquiring airbus a330neo wide-body jets, through which it had planned to launch low-cost, long-haul direct flights to european cities from the coming winter. instead, the airline is weighing options to acqu...



indigo may delay its low-cost, long-haul flight plan over high fuel price




a high fuel price environment and aircraft acquisition cost has delayed indigo’s plans of clinching a deal for wide-body planes. the airline which is known to be a tough bargainer is having second thoughts on acquiring the airbus a330 neo through which it initially planned to launch direct flights...



indigo grounds five a320 neo planes in delhi over engine issues: sources




budget carrier indigo on wednesday grounded five a320 neo aircraft due to issues with pratt & whitney engines, according to sources. without specifying the number of planes, an indigo spokesperson confirmed that "a few a320 neos have been taken out of service pro-actively and await spare engines fro...



indigo on long-haul flight path, to take final call on buying air india




can indigo airlines replicate its domestic success in the lucrative long-haul international flight market? a few weeks ago, the airline, the largest by market share, asked the government for permission to fly international long-haul flights (eight- to ten-hours) that included four key destinations ...



trai nod to on-board wifi: domestic airlines cold to calls, cite high cost




domestic airlines are evaluating the telecom regulatory authority of india’s (trai) recommendations to allow on board wi-fi, but high cost and price sensitivity may deter them from rolling out the service. the indian aviation market, dominated by low-cost carriers, is mostly served by single aisle...



indigo flight suffers fuel leak at delhi airport, passengers deboard




an indigo airlines flight bound to thiruvananthapuram was cancelled after the plane suffered a massive fuel leak while waiting to take off at new delhi indira gandhi airport. the fuel leak took place from the wing of the flight 6e-945 (del-trv). all the passengers and the stuff onboard were made to ...



pilot makes false announcement on delay,caught by atc on board




an indigo pilot faced a major embarrassment when he was caught attributing a flight delay to the air traffic controller to "cover up" the absence of his co-pilot. following the incident, which took place at chennai airport last week, the airports authority of india raised the issue with indigo, aski...



indigo on long-haul flight path, to take final call on buying air india




the advantages that accrue to the carrier in the domestic skies may not apply to its new international foray



former go air ceo wolfgang to join indigo as chief operating officer




former go air ceo wolfgang prock schauer will join indigo as chief operating officer. prock schauer had quit go air in 2017. prock-schauer will take charge of indigo's operational aspects including flight operations, maintenance, engineering and in-flight services. he will also be responsible for th...



govt proposes steep hike in compensation for flight delays to passengers




the civil aviation ministry has proposed an increase in compensation or cancellation fees. it also intends to provide monetary benefits to passengers for missed flight connections- a move vehemently opposed by airlines. minister of state for civil aviation jayant sinha said that the draft passenger ...



indigo q1 net profit plunges 96% to rs 278 million, more trouble ahead




if the march quarter numbers were disappointing, with a 73 per cent year-on-year fall in net profit, the june quarter performance at interglobe aviation (owner of airline indigo) was worse. with a spurt in fuel cost and pricing pressure, the company reported a 96 per cent decline in net profit over ...



indigo takes delivery of its first atr 72-600 aircraft




low cost carrier indigo on friday received the first turbo-prop aircraft atr 72-600 as it prepares to foray into regional operations from december.the profitable airline, which faces competition from the likes of spicejet, jet airways and air india, has placed orders for 50 such aircraft with franco...



oil price hike shadow on govt, aviation industry




there have been concerns over rising crude oil prices putting pressure on the budget, but more worrying could be an impact on industry, especially aviation, since its cost of operations is steadily going up. the benchmark indian crude oil basket crossed $66 a barrel last week. aviation turbine fuel ...



close shave for indigo passengers as wild boar strays on runway




nearly 160 passengers and crew on board a hyderabad-bound indigo flight from visakhapatnam had a narrow escape when a wild boar strayed on the runway and came under the aircraft while it was in the last stage of taxiing.as the pilot could not have rejected the take off at that time, he was forced to...



spirit is first budget airline in the us to offer wifi




the pricing might even be competitive. spirit estimates an average price of $6.50 per flight, which slightly undercuts gogo's $7 (though it's not as sweet as jetblue's no-extra-charge access). that price could go higher or lower depending on your route and "demand," though, so don't be surprised if ...



air india may have to pay $8.8 mn penalty to passengers for flight delay




state-run carrier air india may have to pay a penalty of usd 8.8 million to 323 passengers of its may 9 delhi-chicago flight, which was delayed as a fallout of withdrawal of relaxations given on flight duty time limitation (fdtl) of the crew. this incident has brought into focus in a plea by air ind...



interglobe aviation, avenue supermarts, mrf hit new highs




shares of avenue supermarts, which operates supermarkets under the brand name of d-mart, interglobe aviation, which operates no-frills carrier indigo and tyre major mrf have hit their respective new highs on the bse after the benchmark indices gaining more than one percentage points on thursday.inte...



kolkata-bound indigo flight returns to mumbai after engine failure scare




a kolkata-bound indigo flight was forced to turn back to mumbai following a suspected engine failure on thursday evening. confirming the incident, an indigo spokesperson said the mumbai-kolkata flight 6e-395 returned to mumbai around 5.45 p.m. "due to a technical glitch (oil chip in one engine) in t...



indigo shows interest in air india's divestment: official




low-cost carrier indigo has written to the ministry of civil aviation expressing an interest in taking over air india's international flights."indigo has written a letter with an unsolicited expression of interest (eoi) in the divestment procedure of air india," civil aviation secretary r n choubey ...



what's fuelling indigo's long-haul plans?




aneesh phadnis  |  mumbai  july 25, 2017 last updated at 20:06 ist



interglobe aviation skids 11% on weak june quarter results




interglobe aviation (owner of airline indigo) has dipped 11% to rs 891, also its 52-week low on the bse in early morning trade, after the company reported a 96% year on year (yoy) decline in net profit at rs 278 million in june 2018 (q1fy19) quarter. the analysts on an average had expected a profit ...



petrol at record high: bring fuel under gst, say commuters, iocl, congress




feel like you're being robbed blind by high fuel prices? petrol price has touched a record high of rs 76.87 per litre and diesel climbed to its highest ever level of rs 68.08. petrol was the costliest in mumbai where high local taxes led to a price of rs 84.40 per litre. diesel was also the costlies...



indigo to fight an aggressive price war despite fall in profit




india’s largest airline indigo sounded alarm over low fares saying they are not sustainable. however, the airline vowed to keep discounting fares amidst an expanding price war which resulted in its net profit to fall by rs 3,227 million in the fourth quarter sales.indigo will continue fighting com...



full text: indigo wants air india to start low-cost international flights




car makers see dip in demand from biggest buyers- uber and ola. here's whybusiness standardin an investor call, indigo founders lay out the airline's long-term plansbs web team  july 7, 2017 last updated at 11:00 isthttp://mybs.in/2uxdwuw



budget 2018: how rising oil prices impact govt and aviation industry




there have been concerns over rising crude oil prices putting pressure on the budget, but more worrying could be an impact on industry, especially aviation, since its cost of operations is steadily going up. the benchmark indian crude oil basket crossed $66 a barrel last week. aviation turbine fuel ...