News Listings for Vishakhapatnam

  • AirAsia to launch new India, Indonesia services

    News | 10 Mar 2015 04:40 | Firdaus Hashim

    ​AirAsia will launch new services to India and Indonesia in the coming months.
  • IndiGo to raise frequencies, launch new flights from Hyderabad

    News | 02 Apr 2012 10:30

    India's low-cost carrier IndiGo will launch two new daily and direct flights between Delhi and Patna, taking the total to three daily services on the route,...
  • Jet power

    News | 07 Mar 2000 00:00

    The potential for Indian air transport has never been greater <p>Julian Moxon/MUMBAI</p> <p><img src='../Assets/GetAsset.aspx?ItemID=4042' /></p> <p>With a population of close to 1 billion people, most of whom travel by train, India offers immense potential for air transport. </p> <p>That potential was unlocked with the Indian Government's liberalisation of the domestic civil aviation industry in 1990. </p> <p>One of the first to take advantage of the new conditions was Jet Airways, which in just seven years has become India's largest private airline. Since its launch in 1993, the carrier has expanded its fleet from two Boeing 737-300s to 30 aircraft. Load factors are consistently in the high 60% or low 70% area and growth seems set to continue - albeit more steadily as it settles down to a period of consolidation. </p> <p>Liberalisation opened the way to foreign airlines holding a maximum of 40% in new startups, and Jet Airways was launched with backing from Gulf Air and Kuwait