India's domestic air passenger traffic soared by 15% in May 2023, as per DGCA data, with IndiGo leading the market. The month also saw the grounding of Go First and notable market share growth for Tata Group airlines and Akasa Air.
Northeast India is set to witness improved regional connectivity as JettWings Airways becomes the inaugural airline to operate from the region under the UDAN scheme. With a focus on providing regional connectivity to the northeast and eastern regions, JettWings Airways aims to establish itself as a reliable and sustainable airline deeply rooted in the region.
The civil aviation ministry has taken action after the temporary suspension of Go First flights resulted in a surge in airfares on routes previously serviced by the airline. Airlines have been instructed to self-monitor airfares and maintain reasonable pricing. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation will oversee the implementation of these measures to prevent excessive fares and ensure fair pricing for passengers.
The Civil Aviation Ministry advises airlines to monitor airfare rates and provides flexibility for travelers affected by the incident. Envoys from multiple countries express condolences, while the Railway Ministry announces compensation measures.
Domestic airlines in India witnessed a significant surge in passenger numbers, with over 1.29 crore travelers in April 2023, reflecting a remarkable growth of more than 22% compared to the previous year. The DGCA's official data unveils valuable insights into on-time performance and market share trends among airlines.
Akasa Air has unveiled its flight schedule from Kolkata, introducing daily non-stop flights to Bengaluru and Guwahati. Passengers can now enjoy convenient travel options between these cities, while experiencing Akasa Air's exceptional services and innovative amenities onboard.
Go First, the crisis-hit airline currently undergoing insolvency resolution, has announced an extension of its flight suspension until May 26. With ongoing legal proceedings and an uncertain future, the airline's passengers and stakeholders find themselves in a state of limbo. Efforts to resume operations by May 27 remain uncertain due to various operational challenges and the departure of several pilots.
Checkout the step-by-step process to file for a refund, create a user account on the claims portal, and accurately fill out the required claim forms. Assistance from Go First's helpline is also available.
Air India has announced the resumption of its nonstop Amritsar-Mumbai flight service, addressing the capacity deficit caused by the temporary cessation of operations by another airline. Passengers can now book flights for seamless travel and early morning arrivals, with convenient onward connectivity to key cities in southern and central India.
Tata Group-owned, Air India, on Wednesday started its daily operations for its Mumbai-Coimbatore route starting from May 3rd, using its A320-Neo fleet. The move is aimed at providing seamless travel to its passengers, with the flight operating daily on all…