Low Cost Carrier

  • SpiceJet offers lowest fare of Re 1 April 1, 2014

    Low-cost carrier SpiceJet, which lowered its fares by up to 75 per cent last quarter, on Tuesday offered fares as low as Re 1 across its domestic network with limited period bookings, putting its rivals on the mat. Besides, the Gurgaon-based airline also announced two more special schemes, offering travellers tickets...
  • AirAsia: The Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya show July 22, 2013

    Tony Fernandes and Mittu Chandilya are as different as chalk and cheese. Gregarious, irreverent Fernandes, who's promised to paint the Indian skies in the red hues of his AirAsia airline once he gets a permit to fly domestic routes later this year, is a journalist's delight, full of quotable and...
  • AirAsia to start India operations later in 2013 June 29, 2013

    Chennai: Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia on Saturday said its Indian operations should begin later in 2013 with flights for southern region and the company would also look at setting up some ancillary businesses in the country. "We are hopeful of starting Indian operations later this year with three aircraft serving...
  • Will AirAsia disrupt Indian aviation? March 13, 2013

    Any foreign investor entering the Indian civil aviation market will know the unwritten rule before making any public announcement of his intent: Always seek the blessings of the ministry beforehand. Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal and Etihad CEO James Hogan, both well-versed in the workings of the Indian system, did...
  • Here is why JetLite does not exist any more April 20, 2012

    It's an airline in transition. And no one feels it more than Jet Airways' cabin attendant Sushmita D. Depending on her roster, it is, "What meal would you like to have sir?" on some days. And "What meal would you like to buy Sir?" on others. These days, it can...
  • AI for low-cost airline to counter cash flow issue August 8, 2009

    New Delhi: Ailing national carrier, Air India, is planning to get back on its feet. The company's Chief Managing Director Arvind Jhadav admitted there was a cash flow problem, but also charted out the Maharaja's course of action in the future. The airline is now aiming for a turn-around in...
  • Aviation crisis a death knell for low cost carriers October 16, 2008

    New Delhi: The low cost air travel concept has hit an air pocket and losses of nearly $2 billion have left domestic carriers high and dry. With Jet Airways deciding to lay off 1,900 employees in a massive retrenchment drive, is seems the concept of low cost carrier is coming to...
  • Book yourself on a flight to space for Rs 80 lakh October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams — will you be the next Indian to go to space, considering space is just a two hour flight away and the ride costs just Rs 80 lakh? You can now book yourself on a flight to outer space online or just walk...
  • Forget cheap travel, air fares set to rise sky high August 10, 2007

    New Delhi: Air travel is getting expensive by the day and in fact the low-cost carriers and super-low discount schemes may soon die an early death. Jet and Kingfisher Airlines are planning to hike prices and more private carriers are likely to follow suit. Jet wants to raise fares by...
  • Fly with Air Deccan @ Rs 6 per ticket October 7, 2006

    Bangalore: Low-cost airline Air Deccan announced on Saturday that it would offer 3 lakh tickets at Rs 6 (plus taxes) each for travel between October 30, 2006, and March 25, 2007. The bookings for the same will open from tomorrow. The scheme was in addition to its plans to offer...
  • It's not fare! Govt warns airlines September 29, 2006

    New Delhi: It may be a party in the skies for the high-flying consumers and those smitten by the lure of low-cost airlines, but the airlines themselves are trying hard to keep some serious turbulence at bay. With domestic carriers running into mammoth losses this year, the Aviation Ministry is trying...
  • Fly for Rs 3 on Air Deccan's b'day August 22, 2006

    Bangalore: Low-cost airliner Air Deccan is celebrating its third anniversary in a novel way by offering 3 lakh tickets at Rs 3. The '3 for 3' offer opening on Wednesday would hold good for the months of November, December and January next year. Passengers would have to pay Rs 3, besides...