Articles tagged “spicejet”

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?

1 month ago

Epic India Fare War Part of a Shakeout Under Way for Decades

Epic India Fare War Part of a Shakeout Under Way for Decades

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

It is difficult to see a way out of the mess that is the India aviation market. There will be a lot more aviation pain before there is gain.

2 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.

7 months ago

India Will Quintuple Airport Capacity to Meet Surging Demand

India Will Quintuple Airport Capacity to Meet Surging Demand

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Not too long ago, less than three percent of India's population flew, according to SpiceJet's chairman and managing director. That airline came back from the dead and now things are seriously looking up across the industry.

9 months ago

SpiceJet Is Buying Seaplanes to Reach Indian Areas That Other Airlines Can’t

SpiceJet Is Buying Seaplanes to Reach Indian Areas That Other Airlines Can’t

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Most of India’s 450 airstrips are too decrepit for big planes. So SpiceJet's likely plan to buy 100 amphibious planes to reach otherwise hard-to-serve areas sounds like a puddle-jump worth taking.

12 months ago

Interview: SpiceJet Founder Rescued an Airline and Has Big Ambitions for Indian Aviation

Interview: SpiceJet Founder Rescued an Airline and Has Big Ambitions for Indian Aviation

Brian Sumers, Skift

Unless you're obsessed with aviation, you probably don't know SpiceJet. But you might someday. India is a fast-growing aviation market, and SpiceJet has nearly 200 Boeing 737s on order. Someday, it might even fly long-haul jets to London or beyond.

1 year ago

$85 Billion Worth of Planes Not Enough to Meet Demand for SpiceJet in Asia

$85 Billion Worth of Planes Not Enough to Meet Demand for SpiceJet in Asia

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

After some very difficult years due to industry expansion, it looks like SpiceJet is ready to go again. Will it be different this time?

2 years ago

Top 10 Airline Sites in the U.S., UK and India for June 2016

Top 10 Airline Sites in the U.S., UK and India for June 2016

Sarah Enelow, Skift

Budget airlines' strategy of focusing on direct bookings allows them to grab a larger share of web traffic and gain ground in the direct booking wars.

2 years ago

The Indian Airline That’s Giving Away Seats to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

The Indian Airline That’s Giving Away Seats to Compete With Low-Cost Carriers

Anurag Kotoky and Manish Modi, Bloomberg

Price wars like this never, ever end well. And there's little option beyond cutting back services in markets where you have to compete like this.

3 years ago

India’s Growing Problem of Under-Qualified Yet Certified Pilots

India’s Growing Problem of Under-Qualified Yet Certified Pilots

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

Unmanaged growth and hyper-competition doesn't always make for the safest experience when you need to take the time to properly train the talent behind the controls.

3 years ago

SpiceJet Founder Talks Up the Airline, Citing Interest From Foreign Carriers

SpiceJet Founder Talks Up the Airline, Citing Interest From Foreign Carriers

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

What better way to pump up your stock than to talk about how foreign airlines are beating down your door to invest but the timing just isn't right. Hmmm.

4 years ago

India’s Troubled SpiceJet to Get $200 Million Infusion from JP Morgan

India’s Troubled SpiceJet to Get $200 Million Infusion from JP Morgan

Anurag Kotoky, Bloomberg

What's that line about throwing good money after bad?

4 years ago