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Air France-KLM, Delta and Jet Airways Consider Bid for Air India

Update: According to Delta's CEO, Ed Bastian, the airline does not plan to invest in Air India.  As the Indian government begins preparing to accept its first bids for its struggling national carrier, Air India, a syndicate of airlines is looking to make an investment. According to the Press Trust of India, Air France–KLM, Delta and Jet Airways, which have all been joining forces over the last year, are among a group of airlines likely to participate in the auction.…

Air India to Be Sold as Four Entities as Part…

The government of India has announced a plan for the sale of Air India, after an earlier decision to privatize the company. The Indian government announced that will be dividing state-owned Air India into four separate companies, offering at least 51 percent of each entity, as part of a proposed…

Air India Chairman: Employees Must Perform or the Airline Will…

As Air India Chairman Pradeep Singh Kharola continues on his quest to turn around India's flag carrier, he recently issued a message to employees stating that it is pivotal for employees to play their part in improving the productivity of the airline. The Economic Times reported that Kharola stated: "We have…

Strong Growth in Indian Domestic Market Fuels Airline Fleet Expansions

The burgeoning Indian aviation industry is forecast to grow significantly over the next ten years, with Indian airlines expected to add over 900 aircraft to their fleets, according to Indian media outlet Firstpost. The growth is expected to be driven by high demand in the Middle East and Asian-Pacific regions,…

Air India Assets to Be Sold as Airline Transitions to…

Appointed as Air India’s new Chairman and Managing Director last week on Nov. 28, Pradeep Singh Kharola is expected to assume office sometime this coming week. Upon taking office, he will be tasked with handling the potential sale of the airline’s assets as part of a transition of the airline…

United Airlines Temporarily Suspends Delhi Flights Due to Smog Crisis

The environmental crisis currently plaguing India's capital city, New Delhi, has caused United Airlines to temporarily suspend their flights to the city. The city has been covered in a thick layer of smog since Tuesday, causing havoc among airlines. Flights have been canceled since November 9 and the suspension is…

A Closer Look as Air India Inches Closer to Privatization

As the flag carrier of India, Air India has encountered troubling times over the past few years, finally resulting in the Indian government beginning proceedings to privatize the airline. The airline has been bleeding cash for years, being propped up by taxpayer money without many consequences. However, the Indian government…

IndiGo Posts Record Profit Driven by Domestic Traffic Growth

Low-cost carrier and India's largest airline by passengers and fleet size, IndiGo, has just posted its highest ever quarterly profit at Rs. 811 crore, or $127 million. The Delhi-based airline is one of few airlines in India which consistently posts profits. Last quarter, IndiGo reported a net profit growth of…

Qatar Continues Planning for New Domestic Airline In India

In an effort to compete with Emirates and Etihad within India, Doha-based Qatar Airways has been eyeing a large expansion by creating a new domestic airline within the Indian market. Last month, Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker announced plans to launch a 100% foreign-owned airline in India through a…

Lufthansa “Not Interested in Being Another Player for Domestic Operations”…

German-based carrier Lufthansa on Monday announced it had no current intentions to venture into India’s domestic aviation market, one of the fastest growing airline industry hubs in the world. The comments come weeks after Qatar Airways announced it had plans to venture into the domestic airline business with as many…