IndiGo Works to Globalize Before Introduction of A321XLR

India’s largest airline, IndiGo has received the go-ahead from the aviation watchdog of India, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to wet lease two Boeing 777-300ERs from Turkish Airlines for a period of six months, with the option to extend for another six months. The pilots and the crew…

JetSMART Requests Authorization to Open a Subsidiary for Domestic Flights…

On November 24, a Public Hearing by the Colombian Aeronautical Authority (Aerocivil) will be held, where it will be revealed that JetSMART requested to open a subsidiary in Colombia to operate domestic flights. According to the request, the company plans to have twelve Airbus A320neo that will be incorporated over…

Air India Reinforces Flight Operations for the U.S. and U.K.

Air India — after being acquired by the Tata Group — is determined to reclaim its position as a leader of international airlines. After weeks of announcing the fleet expansion in Mid-September, the airline has revealed its plan of adding 5,000 seats and 20 weekly flights to the U.S. and U.K.…

Dubai Airshow Recap: Day 3

Boeing came away from a day at the Dubai Airshow with the headline news for the first time on Tuesday as the American aircraft manufacturer inked a deal with Indian startup Akasa Air for 72 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Valued at nearly $9 billion at list prices, the bill is…

IndiGo Chooses CFM for Next Round of Engines for Airbus…

India's biggest low-cost carrier, IndiGo, announced on May 21 that it had opted to buy approximately 620 new LEAP-1A engines from CFM International to power its massive Airbus A320neo family fleet, which consists of the A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft. Although the airline did not reveal the value of the…

IndiGo Looks to Initiate Freight Operations

India's low-cost airline, IndiGo, is looking to purchase four Airbus A321s and converting them to freighters. These aircraft will be the first freighter aircraft in the airline's fleet and the plan for the full freighter configuration comes as demand for air cargo consistently increases. In a statement made on April…

IndiGo, SpiceJet Bolster Domestic Networks

This week, IndiGo announced the addition of seven new domestic routes. The routes are part of the country's UDAN "Regional Connectivity Scheme" that seeks to better connect India and make air travel affordable and expansive. The goal is "letting the common citizen of the country fly," and Indian airlines are…

Indian Aviation Industry Braces For $3.6 Billion Loss, Looks To…

After halting international services into and out of the country, the Indian government announced Monday that it would suspend domestic passenger services starting March 25 in an effort to slow the spread of the novel Coronavirus across the country. Airlines were directed to halt their scheduled passenger operations after 11:59…

IndiGo Places Massive Firm Order for A320neo Jets

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has placed an order for 300 A320neo family aircraft in what has been labeled as one of Airbus' largest orders coming from a single carrier. The order is spread out in a mix of A320neos, A321neos and the recently launched A321XLR and is valued at a…