Articles tagged “indigo”

How Jet Airways Was Left With So Few Good Options

How Jet Airways Was Left With So Few Good Options

Andy Mukherjee, Bloomberg

The indebted Jet Airways was outmaneuvered by its low-cost rival IndiGo's assertive pricing and greater efficiency. Now the carrier's choices are few and, as this analyst astutely points out, politically fraught.

2 weeks ago

Why India’s Airlines Have a Long-Haul Road to Success

Why India’s Airlines Have a Long-Haul Road to Success

Jay Shabat, Skift Airline Weekly

India’s airlines punch far below their weight in the intercontinental arena. In fact, deeply troubled Air India maintains its leadership in the market. But will things change as others, including some low-cost carriers, contemplate long-haul flying?

3 weeks ago

Why India’s Airlines Struggle to Turn Growth Into Profit

Why India’s Airlines Struggle to Turn Growth Into Profit

Mihir Sharma, Bloomberg

Intense rivalry is forcing a price war on airfares in India. Even the well-managed, airline market leader IndiGo recently declared a quarterly loss. But some of the weaker players may be culled in the next couple of years.

2 months ago

India’s Airlines Struggle Amid Tough Competition

India’s Airlines Struggle Amid Tough Competition

Kyunghee Park and Jill Ward , Bloomberg

It seems crazy to think that in such a buoyant aviation market carriers are struggling to make a profit. If they can't succeed now, maybe there's a case for consolidation?

2 months ago

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Why It’s Hard for Airlines to Make Money in India’s Growing Market

Rajesh Kumar Singh and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

A booming market doesn't necessarily mean massive profit. For a variety of reasons, Indian carriers have struggled over the years. Maybe the government needs to rethink how it regulates airlines?

5 months ago

IndiGo Had Worst Quarter Since 2015

IndiGo Had Worst Quarter Since 2015

Ronojoy Mazumdar and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

IndiGo has had a dramatic year so far, but its financial results have been anything but that. The carrier hopes to put its engine troubles behind it to get new planes off the ground.

6 months 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.

7 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.

9 months ago

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Air India Still Searching for a Savior as Potential Buyer Drops Out

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Where does Air India go from here? The country's government is desperate to shift it off the books but the fact that a successful airline like IndiGo won't touch it, says a lot about the state of the company.

10 months ago

India Is Moving Ahead With Plan to Sell Its Flagship Airline

India Is Moving Ahead With Plan to Sell Its Flagship Airline

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

IndiGo is already developing long-haul flights, and maybe, if it ends up buying this controlling stake in Air India, India's biggest airline will be in a stronger position despite the debt situation.

10 months ago

SpiceJet Undertakes Its Largest Expansion in Bid to Take Share From Indigo

SpiceJet Undertakes Its Largest Expansion in Bid to Take Share From Indigo

Iain Marlow and Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It appears as though SpiceJet founder Ajay Singh put the struggling India carrier back on track when he returned to the airline in 2015. In its competition against Indigo, SpiceJet is trying to solidify its place in a troubled but fast-growing aviation market.

10 months ago

Indian Government Offers Sweetener to Potential Air India Bidders

Indian Government Offers Sweetener to Potential Air India Bidders

Siddhartha Singh and Archana Chaudhary, Bloomberg

In such a high-growth aviation market it is pretty amazing that India's national carrier is still struggling. Merging the company with one of its low-cost competitors might just be the best way forward.

1 year ago