Regulators Inspect Aircraft Across India

In early May, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) — India's commercial aviation regulator — started overnight inspections of many aircraft across the county. The goal of the initiative is to inspect aircraft that belong to Indian carriers with weak finances or aging fleets. When considering the state of…

SpiceJet Deferring Employee Salaries by up to 50 Percent

India's low-cost domestic carrier, SpiceJet, has made the decision to defer up to fifty percent of April's salaries of its many employees as a lack of cash amidst India's second wave of Covid-19 infections has tragically impacted its operations. Junior employees such as the drivers and loaders have received their…

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…

SpiceJet to Start Service from New Delhi, Mumbai to London…

On Monday, SpiceJet announced that it will begin flights between India and the United Kingdom on Dec. 4, making it the first low-cost carrier to offer the service under the current air bubble agreement. The airline says it will be flying three times a week to London Heathrow – twice…

India’s SpiceJet Cooperates with Middle East Airlines, Signs Codeshare Agreements

SpiceJet, an Indian low-cost carrier, has signed a codeshare and interline agreement with Emirates. According to the agreement, the passengers are allowed to book both airlines’ flights from November 25 for travel starting on December 15. Emirates currently provides 170 weekly services from Dubai to nine destinations in India, where…

India Seeks to Create Domestic Aircraft Leasing

India is undoubtedly a large and growing aviation market. A liberalized approach to aviation and the country’s strengthened economic position in the world has helped it become one of the fastest-growing markets, doubling in the past seven years. This fast-paced growth is expected to continue as more and more of…

India Seeks to Create Domestic Aircraft Leasing

India is undoubtedly a large and growing aviation market. A liberalized approach to aviation and the country’s strengthened economic position in the world has helped it become one of the fastest-growing markets, doubling in the past seven years. This fast-paced growth is expected to continue as more and more of…

India Seeks to Create Domestic Aircraft Leasing

India is undoubtedly a large and growing aviation market. A liberalized approach to aviation and the country’s strengthened economic position in the world has helped it become one of the fastest-growing markets, doubling in the past seven years. This fast-paced growth is expected to continue as more and more of…

IndiGo and SpiceJet Report Fiscal Year Losses

Two of India's largest carriers have announced losses at the end of their fiscal years. Both IndiGo and SpiceJet reported losses after seeing operating profits from the previous year. At year-end, IndiGo reported a 1.5 billion rupee ($21.6 million USD) loss before tax. In the previous year, the carrier saw…