All stories by Aneesh Phadnis
Jio's new offer dampens tariff hike talk, adds to Vi's worriesRediff.com1 days ago
The new offer is part of its strategy to turn India to an exclusively 4G market.
Production slumps in the powerloom hub of BhiwandiRediff.com23 Feb 2021
Hit hard by volatility in yarn prices, 50% of the looms said to be operating only 3-4 days a week.
Petition by employees of debt-laden Jet Airways rejectedRediff.com23 Feb 2021
A committee of creditors had, in October, approved of the resolution plan submitted by UAE businessman Murari Lal Jalan and Kalrock Capital.
Ministry bats for coronavirus vaccines for aviation staffRediff.com25 Jan 2021
Railway employees including station masters, engine drivers, ticket checkers, etc too have been selected for vaccination and their list is being compiled for the exercise.
As airlines spread wings, regional connectivity gets a boostRediff.com15 Jan 2021
While the number of operational airports in the country will rise to 131, other smaller towns too are seeing a surge in connectivity.
Ministry urges Covid-19 insurance cover for foreign touristsRediff.com8 Dec 2020
Indian and global airlines such as SpiceJet, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic among others too are marketing Covid-19 insurance products to attract passengers.
Boeing Max 737 is set to fly again; DGCA to take a call soonRediff.com19 Nov 2020
SpiceJet is the only Boeing 737 MAX operator in India, with 13 aircraft of the type in its fleet and a total of 205 planes on order.
Alliance Air to focus on cost control, phasing out of expat pilotsRediff.com29 Oct 2020
Alliance Air, which is the largest regional airline, is currently operating 77 daily flights compared to 126 last year.
SpiceJet sea plane to take off on Saturday, one-way fare at Rs 1,500Rediff.com29 Oct 2020
SpiceJet will operate two daily flights using wet leased Twin Otter aircraft from Maldivian Aero. PM Modi is expected to inaugurate and travel on first flight.
For Jet Air staff, it's 'light at the end of the tunnel'Rediff.com19 Oct 2020
Jet's staff strength stands whittled down to around 4,000, with many former employees having joined airlines in India and abroad.
Meet Murari Jalan, the new 'owner' of Jet AirwaysRediff.com19 Oct 2020
His vision for Jet Airways is to operate the carrier as a full-service airline, both domestic and international.
How airports are going all out to please passengersRediff.com15 Oct 2020
These would include passenger engagement initiatives, consumer offers, and curated menus at food and beverage outlets.
As domestic sales decline, drug makers focus on exportsRediff.com1 Oct 2020
While sales in the domestic market declined 4.2 per cent during the April-July period, exports grew steadily at 9.5 per cent during the same period.
Lufthansa cancels flights to India till October 20Rediff.com30 Sep 2020
The move comes after the government rejected its plan to operate 20 flights a week.
Vi starts upgrading 3G subscribers to 4GRediff.com28 Sep 2020
Vi will continue to offer basic voice data services to its 2G users.
Will Khona's return as CEO give GoAir its second wind?Rediff.com29 Aug 2020
Kaushik Khona's second innings at GoAir will be more challenging than the first. Globally, the aviation industry is in deep distress because of the pandemic, reports Aneesh Phadnis.
Shareholder nod sought to pay IndiGo CEO's salaryRediff.com15 Aug 2020
According to the annual report, Ronojoy Dutta's remuneration package includes a gross annual salary of $1.27 million, which would be payable in rupees. Also, he is entitled for a commitment bonus payout. In FY20, he received a remuneration of Rs 11.4 crore in his role as CEO and whole-time director.
Domestic air traffic rises 6% in JulyRediff.com14 Aug 2020
Airlines flew 2.1 mn passengers in July, against 1.9 mn in June.
'Air India needs to change its attitude towards safety'Rediff.com12 Aug 2020
A K Chopra, a retired DGCA official, had flagged concerns regarding engineering, flight safety, operations, and training standards in the airline and subsidiaries, thus warning the management of grave safety risk. He also called for the replacement of the chief of flight safety Harpreet A De Singh, who, he said, did not meet the regulatory requirements for holding the post.
In times of COVID, how travel firms plan to generate revenueRediff.com6 Aug 2020
While Yatra is building a digital services platform to offer skill development training and sourcing solutions to corporate, Thomas Cook has partnered ICMR-accredited labs to offer Covid-19 certification, and MakeMyTrip is offering chartered flight services.