ACCC report finds airlines have more than doubled price of cheap airfares

ACCC report finds airlines have more than doubled price of cheap airfares

Australian airlines have more than doubled the price of cheap airfares despite having the worst on-time performance on record, a grim consumer watchdog report has found. The quarterly Australian Competition and Consumer Commission review showed the cheapest economy airfares were 56 per cent higher in August 2022 after hitting an 11-year-low in April 2022. “After … Read more

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline’s baggage nightmare

Qantas: Single photo sums up airline's baggage nightmare

A photo has emerged of a single suitcase left behind on a Qantas-operated tarmac, in the latest scandal to hit the airline. The photo was shared on Twitter by Australian singer Fanny Lumsden and captioned with a simple: “Lol Qantas.” It’s not known whether this was on an international or domestic flight. This comes as … Read more

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Logos to develop $100m Qantas pilot training facility in St Peters

Qantas is planning to open a $100 million purpose-built training center of “state significance” in Sydney’s south. With the backing of the New South Wales government, the center will train pilots across its current and future fleets, including ultra-long-range flights to cities like New York, London and Paris. The multimillion-dollar simulation facility will be partly … Read more

Travel chaos: Airline experts warn delays and cancellations will continue for months

Travel chaos: Airline experts warn delays and cancellations will continue for months

An aviation expert has warned travel chaos “pain” could continue into next year as the industry struggles to meet soaring demand after stripping services during the pandemic. Flight Center managing director Graham Turner cautioned travelers to be wary of delays and cancellations until at least the end of the year as airlines contend with inexperienced … Read more

Center proposes draft law allowing aircraft lessors to repossess planes in case of a dispute

Center proposes draft law allowing aircraft lessors to repossess planes in case of a dispute

The Ministry of Civil Aviation, on Friday, notified that it proposes to introduce the Protection and Enforcement of Interests in Aircraft Objects Bill 2022; that looks at facilitating international aircraft leasing companies to re-possess and transfer planes in case there is a financial dispute with an Indian airline. Planes can be repossessed and taken out … Read more

DGCA grounds two GoFirst aircraft after technical snags

DGCA grounds two GoFirst aircraft after technical snags

In a protracted episode of Indian airlines facing engineering malfunctions on their aircraft, Wadia Group-owned GoFirst saw incidents on two of its flights Tuesday on Airbus A320neo aircraft, equipped with Pratt & Whitney engines. These aircraft have been grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), and will only fly after cleared by the … Read more

Cyient to partner with Honeywell to manufacture its first cloud-cockpit system

Cyient has inked a multi-year deal with Honeywell for this project, the company shared in its regulatory filing

Technology Solutions company Cyient has announced that it is joining hands Honeywell to manufacture the aviation industry’s first cloud-connected cockpit system. As per the regulatory filing, Cyient announced partnership with Honeywell “to manufacture the aviation industry’s first cloud-connected cockpit system, namely the Honeywell Anthem.” Cyient has inked a multi-year deal with Honeywell for this project, … Read more

What is triggering SpiceJet to be the worst-performing airline stock in Asia?

SpiceJet, known for naming its aircraft after the aromatics used to flavor food, has struggled in India’s cut-throat aviation market.

Once an investor darling, SpiceJet is now the worst-performing airline stock in Asia, fighting a run of negative publicity triggered by a slew of seemingly innocuous but frequent technical glitches. The airline also hasn’t restored pilot salaries even after a surge in domestic demand and has delayed releasing quarterly results for the three months ended … Read more

Hydraulic failure in Air Arabia flight, aircraft lands safely at Cochin

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Air Arabia G9-246 flight, carrying 222 passengers from Sharjah went through a hydraulic failure on Friday. The aircraft was bound to land in Kochi at land at 7:13 PM. According to the officials, full emergency was declared at the Kochi airport at 6:41 PM and the aircraft landed safely at runway … Read more