Articles tagged “indigo”

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

IndiGo Co-Founder Distances Himself From Control Question

Pratik Parija, Bloomberg

Hmmm. This statement looks designed to quell the current speculation but it sounds like there are problems behind the scenes.

5 days ago

IndiGo Founders Feud May Stall Airline’s Growth

IndiGo Founders Feud May Stall Airline’s Growth

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The last thing India's airline sector needs right now, after the collapse of Jet Airways, is a wobbling strategy by its market leader, IndiGo. Let's hope this founders feud is a tempest in a teapot that passes quickly.

1 week ago

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

India’s Low-Cost IndiGo Sets Its Long-Haul Sights on Europe

Anurag Kotoky , Bloomberg

Despite the well-documented challenges, airline bosses won't give up on the low-cost, long-haul dream. Will IndiGo be able to pull it off?

1 week ago

Low-Cost Airline IndiGo Shows No Sign of Slowing Down Its Expansion

Low-Cost Airline IndiGo Shows No Sign of Slowing Down Its Expansion

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

While the problems at Jet Airways show the challenges of the Indian market, IndiGo clearly thinks its financial strength gives it the means to succeed.

3 weeks ago

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Pilot Shortage Threatens to Stifle Asia’s Tourism Boom

Kyunghee Park, Bloomberg

Asian airlines are scrambling to build academies to train new pilots. But tourism economies are increasingly being hurt by the dearth of pilots. The industry needs to come together with better solutions to solve this looming labor crisis.

3 months ago

Pilot Shortage Leads IndiGo To Cancel Dozens of Flights Daily for Next 2 Months

Pilot Shortage Leads IndiGo To Cancel Dozens of Flights Daily for Next 2 Months

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

The U.S. hospitality and food service industries had an estimated 900,000 unfilled jobs in 2018. Indigo and Asia, actually, need more pilots — badly.

3 months ago

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Ex-United President Is Selected as CEO to Lead IndiGo Into a New Era

Raini Hamdi, Skift

IndiGo’s appointment of veteran airline CEO Ronojoy Dutta to lead its aggressive expansion, particularly into new long-haul territory, is a fresh departure from the woes of non-happening Air India or Jet Airways.

4 months ago

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.

5 months 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?

5 months 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.

6 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?

6 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?

9 months ago