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AirAsia India-Air India Merger by 2023 as AirAsia Sells Off India Stake to Tatas

Budget carrier AirAsia India is likely to be merged with Air India Express by the end of 2023. An operational review process is underway to integrate the two carriers, Air India said in a statement this week. The merger news follows Malaysia-based AirAsia Aviation Group's announcement on Wednesday that it has sold off its remaining…

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Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

Merger or no merger, the Vistara team has its work cut out for it. The full-service airline would rather concentrate on thriving and growing in a market that’s dominated by low-cost carriers.

Vistara CEO on Fighting India’s Low-Cost Carriers and Nagging Merger Questions

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Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

Indians have built quite an appetite for travel, though it is mostly domestic for now. But with the stage set for international travel to take off once again, destinations with easier visa regimes stand to gain.

Interview: The New Travel Habits of Indian Tourists

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Majority Owner of India’s SpiceJet Looks to Sell Part of His Stake

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian carrier SpiceJet, is said to be in talks with a Middle Eastern carrier and an Indian conglomerate to partially sell a portion of his stake in the budget airline. Singh holds around 60 percent stake in the airline. “The company continues to be in discussions with various…

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India’s Newest Carrier Akasa Air to Begin Commercial Operations From August 7

Akasa Air, India’s newest airline, will be taking to the skies on August 7 with its first flight connecting the country’s financial center — Mumbai with Ahmedabad in western India. Akasa will operate 28 weekly flights between Mumbai and Ahmedabad. From August 13 onwards, the airline will start operating 28 weekly flights between Bengaluru, more…

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Akasa Air CEO on How India’s Newest Startup Carrier Will Stand Out

No matter how big the Indian aviation pie may be, a new carrier, especially one whose crew wears sneakers, entering the market, will definitely shake things up as airlines compete more aggressively to tap first-time fliers.

Akasa Air CEO on How India’s Newest Startup Carrier Will Stand Out

Airline Weekly

India’s Jet Airways Ready for Second Act, Investors Say

Could India's Jet Airways be ready for a comeback? The airline had global ambitious before going belly-up in 2019, before the pandemic. But now, a consortium of investors say the carrier is all set to relaunch.

India’s Jet Airways Ready for Second Act, Investors Say

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India’s IndiGo Blames Airbus for Slower Expansion

Jet orders are not arriving on time, delaying IndiGo's international expansion. Given its biggest-ever quarterly loss, that may be a blessing. The airline seems to be putting more focus on Southeast Asia expansion.

India’s IndiGo Blames Airbus for Slower Expansion

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Jet Airways May Get a Lifeline From India’s Largest Bank

Jet Airways' key lenders, such as the State Bank of India, are weighing the decision whether to swap some loans for equity, according to Bloomberg. A deal like that would give the carrier, which defaulted on loan repayments in December, breathing room to cut costs.

Jet Airways May Get a Lifeline From India’s Largest Bank

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Indian Airlines Seek Emergency Credit as They Grapple With Losses

India should be a strong and growing air market. But most of the country's carriers are struggling, and they need help to stay afloat. By one estimate, losses at Indian carriers will reach as much as $1.9 billion in the year that ends in March. That's not good.

Indian Airlines Seek Emergency Credit as They Grapple With Losses