"We keep getting thrown AI at us.We can't inhibit the growth of AI. In 1960, the first jet aircraft that I flew was AI. It was a full carrier then,"
"We need more seats.Suddenly Etihad has got 33,000 seats more.We've been asking for revision of traffic rights into India for five years since 2008.
Airline groupings such as Star Alliance usually give a wide berth to budget carriers, but IndiGo, being the market leader in the Indian market, makes it difficult for any alliance to ignore it.
In spite of low earning per passenger, IATA upgraded its global outlook for the airline industry to $12.7-billion profit in 2013 on revenues of $711 billion.
Sources confirmed that five flights were delayed by a few hours from the delhi airport due to the inability of the airline to generate the 'despatch sheet' and hand it over to their pilots in time.
The govt is planning to prescribe dos and don'ts to airlines on its policy of unbundling airfares, which allows separate charges for various services.
The airline, which is selling a 24% stake to Gulf carrier Etihad, will increase capacity on overseas routes by 10-12% and develop a hub for flying more travellers towards the east of India.
SpiceJet's attempts to match spiralling operating costs by raising airfares has made the airline seek growth through international expansion
SpiceJet said its net loss has narrowed to Rs 186 cr for the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2013 on the back of higher passenger traffic and fare hikes.
The ministry has asked Airports Authority of India to waive navigation, landing and parking charges for all tier II, tier III airports.
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