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Hear from GMR Airports, Air India Express, Go Air and Scoot on India’s aviation

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India witnessed over 23% growth in domestic air travel demand in 2016, the highest in the world, and twice that of neighbouring China, according to IATA. International traffic is expected to grow at close to 10% in FY2017 and FY2018, yet remains well below its true potential of 15%-17% because of bilateral restrictions. Even so, India is set to become …

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India: The new flight path

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LCCs account for 59% of India’s domestic traffic and are the major force behind the country’s fast growing aviation market India is currently served by 70 foreign airlines and five Indian carriers, with the latter having a market share of around 36%. With the fuel prices expected to stay low, and India’s GDP projected to expand at around 7.5% or …

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Long-haul low-cost airline operations: Are we nearly there yet?

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Can low-cost airlines replicate short-haul success on longer routes? Steven Greenway, former Head of Commercial at Scoot, shared his thoughts at Aviation Festival Asia 2016. Here’s a brief summary of his session. What are the biggest challenges for LCCs when considering long-haul? Financials – long-haul operations are very costly. Utilisation – you can get the hours, but you can’t get …