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  • 26-May-2009 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Anirban Chowdhury

    Survival instinct

    Six years after running down the low-cost model, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines are betting on it to keep running.

  • 23-May-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury & Ruchismita Panigrahi

    Airlines slash fares 50% for holiday season

    It is bonanza time for international travellers yet again, with foreign carriers like Singapore Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific cutting fares almost 50 per cent.

  • 19-May-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Jet Airways: Will Jet connect?


  • 05-May-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Air India: The middle path

    National carrier Air India has positioned itself clearly between the full-service airlines (Kingfisher and Jet) and budget carriers (IndiGo, Spice and JetLite).

  • 28-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Air India to restructure routes as losses soar

    2008-09 accounts for Rs 3,000 crore of Rs 4,334 cr accumulated losses.

  • 26-Apr-2009 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Anirban Chowdhury

    Opposition to JV with SATS cost Air India chief his job

    Arvind Jadhav likely to replace Raghu Menon as CMD.

  • 24-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Kingfisher ad equates LCCs with 'Indi-gnity'

    Losing marketshare to low-cost carriers (LCCs) like IndiGo, full service carrier Kingfisher Airlines has decided to take them on at a different level through its new marketing campaign, focusing on tongue-in-cheek messages taking potshots at LCCs.

  • 23-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Major brands make beeline for new terminal at Delhi airport

    Major retail and food and beverage (F&B) brands like Swarovski, Croma, Satya Paul, Fresco and Haldiram’s are lining up to set up shop at the new domestic departure terminal at the Delhi airport.

  • 23-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    MIAL appoints consultant for realty project

    Putting the development of its 200-acre real estate space on the fast track, Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL) has appointed hospitality consultants HVS Hospitality Services to look for potential bidders as well as study the market ...

  • 21-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Airlines reluctant to shift to new terminal at Delhi

    Even as the Delhi airport’s sparkling new domestic departure terminal opened on Sunday, full-service carriers including Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines are already complaining about the extra costs they will have to incur in shifting to ...

  • 21-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    19 highway projects up for rebids

    NHAI alters bid process, project terms to lower risk for potential investors.

  • 17-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Foreign airlines pull out of India

    Cite high airport charges, fall in premium inbound travel as reasons.

  • 04-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    IRCTC becomes the largest contributor to e-commerce

    With the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) pushing electronic booking of tickets and scores of online travel portals entering the business, the share of tickets sold online in the total ticket revenues of the railways has ...

  • 04-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Travel portals cash in on bus bookings

    As luxury bus travel remains untouched by the overall slowdown in the travel industry, a bevy of travel companies are cashing in on this opportunity by getting into luxury coach bookings or expanding their already existing portfolios.

  • 03-Apr-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Airlines default on deadline for oil dues

    Kingfisher Airlines, Jet Airways and state-owned Air India have started this financial year with accumulated dues of Rs 4,000 crore to oil companies and airports.

  • 03-Apr-2009 | Surajeet Das Gupta & Anirban Chowdhury

    'We'll be bigger than Grameen Bank by 2010'

    Q&A: Suresh Gurumani

  • 31-Mar-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    ADF at Delhi airport may be reduced

    DIAL manages to convince hotel bidders to increase security deposits by 50%.

  • 26-Mar-2009 | Ashish Sinha & Anirban Chowdhury

    Venue shift: Travel firms work on special S Africa packages

    The local travel and hospitality sector may lose Rs 50-55 crore as a result of the Indian Premier League (IPL) shifting to South Africa. But this is good news for airlines that fly between India and South Africa. And travel companies are working out ...

  • 24-Mar-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Ministry-DIAL rift over closure of runway

    Differences have cropped up between the civil aviation ministry and Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) over the closure of the airport’s main runway.

  • 20-Mar-2009 | ANIRBAN CHOWDHURY

    IERS-DLF sole bidder for Gurgaon Metro link

    The consortium of IL&FS group company ITNL ENSO Rail Systems Ltd (IERS) and real estate major DLF has once again emerged as the sole bidder for the 3.2-km Rs 1,000-crore Gurgaon Metro rail project, being implemented through a public-private ...

  • 19-Mar-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Travel firms feel early summertime blues: Few takers for packages

    The travel industry is feeling the pinch of the slowdown this year, with few takers for the international summer holiday packages on offer.

  • 13-Mar-2009 | Anindita Dey & Anirban Chowdhury

    Airlines' maintenance reserve may come under tax net

    The Income Tax Department proposes to bring maintenance reserve of airline companies under the tax net. Sources close to the development said the department would soon send notices to companies for taxation of the maintenance reserve which ranged ...

  • 13-Mar-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    Flights of fancy: Airlines up capacity as traffic decreases

    Airlines in the country have only themselves to blame for the Rs 10,000 crore losses that they are expected to make this fiscal. They failed to respond to the slowdown in demand and quickly reduce excess capacity.

  • 09-Mar-2009 | Anirban Chowdhury

    SpiceJet, GoAir in talks for consolidation

    CEOs met late last month to discuss agreement.