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2008-10-17 09:00:15

India-based airlines Kingfisher and Jet Airways, which recently formed a cost-saving alliance, plan to send back 15 narrow-bodied leased aircrafts to the leasing companies, after their leases end later in 2008 and in 2009, according to media reports. Majority of the 15 leased aircrafts have been operating on international routes. The new move is expected to eliminate nearly 75 flights per day, which represents around 8% of the combined domestic flights. According to media reports, eight...

2008-10-14 00:00:31

Business in brief AVIATION Kingfisher Airlines, the Indian carrier that launched its first international service just over a month ago, has shelved plans to expand its global flights. The group, which launched its Bangalore to London service on 3 September and is chaired by the tycoon Vijay Mallya, said it was "reviewing all our earlier projections" in light of the financial downturn. Kingfisher has sold three of its five Airbus A340s, despite getting licenses to operate in the UK, US and...

2008-09-28 21:00:24

By Shobha John It was meant to be an engine of growth. But most low-cost carriers in India have now hit an air pocket. Though the aviation sector as a whole is in decline, it's these airlines that have been hit the hardest by multiple factors such as high fuel prices, difficult acquisitions, downsizing and bad man-management. The father of India's no-frills airline revolution, Captain GR Gopinath, says the typical low-cost carrier is meant to be "much like a self-service Udipi hotel...

2008-09-24 03:00:20

By Lim, Kenny MUMBAI India's Kingfisher Airlines has awarded its advertising account to JWT Mumbai, shifting the business from incumbent Equus Red Cell, as the domestic carrier prepares to expand global operations next month. The airline, which bought a majority stake in Air Deccan last year, is looking to expand its route map across North America, the UK, Southeast Asia and West Asia. According to Vikram MaIhotra, GM of marketing at Kingfisher Airlines, JWT was selected based on its...

2008-09-20 12:00:37

By Manju V MUMBAI: The demarcating line between low-cost carriers and full- fare airlines may get blurred if Kingfisher Red's competitors, too, follow its decision to serve free hot and cold snacks on flights. Low-cost carriers, too, have started issuing seat numbers on boarding passes following a directorate-general of civil aviation order. Now, if more low-cost carriers also get on the free-food bandwagon, there will be very little to help the flier differentiate between a low-cost...

2008-09-18 21:00:20

By Manju V MUMBAI: Some time next month, a cabin crew member of a low-cost airline will wheel out an in-flight catering cart laden with steaming idli-sambhar or dahi vada or kathi rolls. And the announcement that the meal is on the airline will be the icing on the cake. In-flight food service has been the most popularly recognised demarcating line between a low-cost carrier (LCC) and a regular airline. But Kingfisher Red (Air Deccan before its makeover) is set to change that from...

2008-09-16 00:00:23

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The Kingfisher-Deccan combine may have started operating flights on a common code named IT, but Air India and Indian Airlines that integrated last August may continue using two codes, AI and IA, at least for two more quarters. The merged airline, National Aviation Company of India Ltd (Nacil), has realized that the passenger booking systems of the two airlines can't be merged. "We are now switching over to a brand new, state-of-the-art passenger reservation...

2008-09-16 00:00:23

By Anshul Dhamija Bangalore: Considering an overseas vacation but put off by high airfares? Here's your chance. Flying abroad from Bangalore just got cheaper than flying within India. A return ticket to Singapore on international low-cost carrier Tiger Airways, inclusive of taxes, is just about Rs 11,000. Compare this with return fares of Rs 10,848 to New Delhi and Rs 10,770 to Kolkata on domestic budget carriers. Last year this time, the cheapest ticket to Singapore was in the range of...

2008-08-30 21:00:17

By Arpit Basu KOLKATA: Here's some real good news for those travelling by low- cost carriers (LCCs), Kingfisher Red (Deccan) and JetLite. Henceforth, they will be spared the trouble of checking in more than once while covering multiple sectors along the way.The botheration of collecting the luggage at the transit destination and then checking in again will soon be a thing of the past. Both the LCCs will now be equipped with an advanced check-in system to facilitate passengers. While...

2008-08-25 15:00:00

By Kushan Mitra Jet Airways has declared a large profit of Rs 143 crore for the first quarter ended June, but most of it is the result of the way it now depreciates its smaller Boeing 737 and ATR planes. The fact is that all airlines continue to bleed and so, are cutting costs and increasing revenues by raising fares. From August 1, all the leading carriers Jet, Kingfisher-Deccan and Air India have raised fares up to 10 per cent on all sectors. But Deccan reversed its decision within 24...


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