Articles tagged “india”

India’s Thriving Domestic Travel Scene Prompts Overtourism Concerns

India’s Thriving Domestic Travel Scene Prompts Overtourism Concerns

Adam Popescu, Bloomberg

As India's middle class expands, so too will the country's tourism industry. In many ways this is good news. It will bring more money into local economies but at the same time it needs to be well managed.

1 week ago

Jet Airways India Buys $8.8 Billion of Aircraft to Remain Competitive

Jet Airways India Buys $8.8 Billion of Aircraft to Remain Competitive

Benjamin Katz and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The race is on for airlines to expand quickly in India and capture as much of the growing and traveling middle class as possible.

3 weeks ago

India’s Government Will Try Again to Sell Its National Airline

India’s Government Will Try Again to Sell Its National Airline

Shruti Srivastava and Vrishti Beniwal, Bloomberg

If at first you don't succeed ... try again, and again, and again. Unless someone out there is willing to take a risk, the Indian government looks like it will be stuck with the loss-making Air India.

1 month ago

How the Indian Government Could Successfully Sell Air India

How the Indian Government Could Successfully Sell Air India

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg

On Friday the Indian government is considering having to infuse cash into Air India to give salaries to airline workers unpaid for the month of April. Hopefully, that will motivate the government to be more practical about how to sell the carrier. But we're doubtful.

1 month ago

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

India Aims to Ease Language Barriers for Air Traffic Control

Debjit Chakraborty and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Beyond being a safety issue, this kind of streamlining will serve India well as its aviation market continues to flourish, not just because of a rising middle class but the advent of low-cost service.

1 month ago

U.S. Tax Cuts Have Helped Some Carriers Choose Boeing Over Airbus

U.S. Tax Cuts Have Helped Some Carriers Choose Boeing Over Airbus

Benjamin Katz and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

American Airlines and other U.S. carriers were thrilled enough as it was when tax cuts passed late last year, and, unsurprisingly, they've wasted no time making the cuts work in their favors.

1 month ago

Delta Air Lines Will Return to Mumbai Despite Competition from Gulf Carriers

Delta Air Lines Will Return to Mumbai Despite Competition from Gulf Carriers

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

By most accounts, there's not much heft in the new agreements the U.S. government reached with Qatar and the United Arab Emirates over airline subsidies. Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways will still carry a significant number of travelers between the United States and India. Perhaps the updated diplomatic agreement isn't the reason Delta is returning to India. Maybe it's just a good market.

2 months ago

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Wow Air Is Offering Ultra-Cheap Flights Between the U.S. and India Via Iceland

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Wow Air has made eye-catching moves in the past but this is surely the boldest. As long as the basic fares are cheap enough, we're betting that passengers will be willing to put up with the add-on charges that the airline is famous for.

2 months ago

Indian Regulator Takes a Closer Look at IndiGo Share Slump

Indian Regulator Takes a Closer Look at IndiGo Share Slump

Santanu Chakraborty, Bloomberg

IndiGo has had a bit of a rough time over the past few months, but the departure of its president was still a shock. We'll have to see what the Securities and Exchange Board of India finds out in its investigation.

3 months ago

Air Indigo President, a Key Player in Its Rise, Resigns Unexpectedly

Air Indigo President, a Key Player in Its Rise, Resigns Unexpectedly

Santanu Chakraborty and Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

Air Indigo President Aditya Ghosh is the airline's public face and a key player in formulating a strategy that enabled the carrier to become India's biggest. He's leaving at a key moment, although the management bench is said to be strong.

3 months ago

7 Headwinds Are Making Air India’s Sell-off a Bumpy Ride

7 Headwinds Are Making Air India’s Sell-off a Bumpy Ride

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

India is not the first country that has politicized the sale of a state-owned airline. Still, it is to blame for a process that has created perverse incentives. Individual politicians can engage in risky one-upmanship of demands without being held accountable for blowing the best deal possible.

3 months ago

Asia Was the Driver of Global Aviation Growth in 2017

Asia Was the Driver of Global Aviation Growth in 2017

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Economics and population growth mean that India and China are quickly becoming of the powerhouses of the aviation industry. It won't be too long before more European and North American airports drop out of the top 20.

3 months ago