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A Jet Airways 777-300 landing at London Heathrow (Photo: AirlineGeeks | William Derrickson)

New Aviation Fuel Taxes Announced in India Threaten to Further Cripple Industry

Asia has been seeing a retreat in its markets this year and several Asian economies are seeing their currencies continuing to slide in value. The Indian rupee has been among the worst hit in the region with a decline of more than 12 percent versus the dollar this year. As a result, the Indian government has announced taxes on 19 different imports valued at around $12 billion USD. One of the items is jet fuel. India already pays the world’s…

India’s Growing Aviation Industry is Struggling to Make Money

India is expected to be the third largest aviation market in less than 10 years. However, carriers on the subcontinent forever struggle to turn a profit. Flag carrier Air India has been on the brink of bankruptcy for quite some time and the government is looking for some good samaritan…

IndiGo Encounters Further Problems with Airbus Aircraft

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo airlines has encountered further problems with its Airbus aircraft. The carrier has just made the decision to ground five of its Airbus A320neo aircraft due to technical issues. The aircraft's Pratt & Whitney PW1100 Geared Turbo Fan engines are supposedly the cause of the groundings as…

11 More A320neo Aircraft Grounded In India

Following a mid-air engine failure of an IndiGo A320neo operated by Pratt & Whitney PW1100G engines on Monday morning, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) immediately sent an order to two airlines to ground 11 additional aircraft in their fleets. Gurgaon, India based IndiGo now has 11 total A320neos…

Next-Generation Aircraft Engines: The Weakest Link

After the Airbus A320neo's biggest customer IndiGo had to withdraw three aircraft from service due to engine related issues, the European builder and engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney decided to suspend all deliveries of the aircraft type that are powered by PW1100G-JM PurePower engines. The announcement was released after a…

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…

IndiGo Sets Its Eyes on Low Cost Long-Haul Service

Indian low-cost carrier IndiGo has announced its plan to acquire the international operations of India's flag carrier airline, Air India. The low-cost carrier, based in Delhi out of Indira Gandhi International Airport, expressed its intentions to acquire the international operations or both Air India and its subsidiary, Air India Express…

The Fight for the Asian Narrow Body Market

Asia is the fastest growing aviation market in the world with passenger numbers and aircraft sales growing dramatically. At the core of the boom is the narrow body market that features two major competitors: the Airbus A320 and the Boeing 737. These two companies are in the thick of a…