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Indian Airlines Eyeing Jet Airways’ Assets

With the grounding of Jet Airways in mid-April, other Indian airlines have begun circling trying to get a piece of what remains of the carcass. In order to maintain current levels of capacity, the Indian aviation ministry is granting airlines such as SpiceJet and IndiGo many of Jet’s highly-coveted slots at airports in Mumbai and New Delhi in order to create the least amount of disruption. It is likely that other airlines such as Vistara have also received slots but…

Air India Close to Defaulting on Loans for Aircraft Purchases

The Indian aviation market faces more turmoil as state-owned carrier Air India is potentially about to default on just over $1 billion in loans due this financial year which were used for the purchase of aircraft. The news comes in the same week as Jet Airways ceased flight operations after…

SpiceJet Hires Jet Airways Employees Following Cancellation of All Flights

The past few months in the Indian aviation market have been dominated by the tumultuous financial struggles of Jet Airways. These struggles came to a head last week when the airline announced it was ending all flights. The end of operations of India’s largest private airline has not only left…

Jet Airways ‘Compelled to Cancel’ All Flights After Failure to…

India’s beleaguered carrier Jet Airways issued a statement on Wednesday suspending all flight operations. The airline, which had cancelled all international and some domestic services from last week and was left with only five aircraft in service, advised that the State Bank of India (SBI)representing a consortium of Indian lenders…

Nearly 70 Percent of Jet Airways’ Fleet Grounded as Airline…

Beleaguered Indian airline Jet Airways has suspended all international operations amid its continued financial struggles. The suspension is currently planned until Monday when airline officials will be meeting with lenders to attempt to secure more funding. Flights to London, Paris, and Amsterdam are among those suspended with passengers booked on…

United, Air India Marketing New Delhi Flights as Nonstop Despite…

With Pakistan restricting access to its airspace, airlines operating in the region have been forced to take indirect flight paths to get to their destinations. While this may mean an extra hour or so flying time and a brief delay for some, it means fuel stops for those flying the…

Vistara Receives Approval for International Flights

Vistara, the Tata Group and Singapore Airlines joint venture, has finally received government approval to begin international flights. This comes after where all Vistara could really do was sit and wait. Normally, the Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation, would be granting international flying permits. Instead, a…

India’s Vistara Keeps International Flights on the Horizon

Vistara, a growing Indian airline, announced two new routes recently in conjunction with a codeshare partnership with Japan Airlines to strengthen the airline’s domestic network as it readies for launch of international operations soon. Better Domestic Feed The first new route announcement is to Raipur from Delhi with a double…

New Jet Airways Bailout Plan Emerges Following Airline’s Default on…

As reported in late January, Indian airline Jet Airways has been experiencing cash flow troubles that have forced the airline to delay salaries, payments to vendors and more. Aircraft deliveries have also been delayed as the Boeing 737 MAX was supposed to join the fleet in March but has since…

Jet Airways Continues to Struggle with Cash Flow

In the ever-interesting Indian aviation industry, Air India shockingly hasn’t been the center of attention recently. One of the other near-bankrupt airlines is getting media attention for a new series of financial problems. This is after Etihad gave Jet Airways a $35 million cash infusion back in October 2018 and…