[Mumbai] Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube Also Quits
Jet Airways Tuesday said its CEO Vinay Dube has resigned from the company due to personal reasons.
This is the second high profile exit in as many days at the grounded Jet Airways after Deputy CEO Amit Agarwal put in his papers on Monday.
In a filing to stock exchanges, the airline said Dube has “resigned from the services of the company with immediate effect due to personal reasons”.
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[Mumbai] Jet Airways CEO Vinay Dube Also Quits
[New Delhi] Indian Domestic Air Traffic Jumped Record 26% Growth in July
Domestic air passenger traffic jumped by nearly 26 per cent in July, registering double-digit growth for the 24th consecutive month with lower fares attracting more fliers.
IndiGo saw its market share climb to 39.8 per cent It had a market share of 37.9 per cent in June.
Latest data from aviation regulator DGCA showed that local airlines flew
85.08 lakh passengers in July compared to
67.62 lakh fliers recorded in the year-ago period.
This is the 24th straight month that domestic air traffic has registered high double-digit growth, which also comes against the backdrop of many airlines offering lower fares as they compete to attract more passengers.
In terms of market share in July,
Jet Airways (16.3%),
Air India (14.8 %),
GoAir (8.4 %),
Vistara (2.6 %) and
When it comes to load factor — a measure of seat occupancy in flights — low-cost carrier
SpiceJet emerged on top with 92 %in July. The same stood at 93 % in June.
IndiGo’s load factor stood at 83.6 % higher than 77.9 % seen in the previous month.
Among other airlines,
GoAir registered a load factor of 90.3 % followed by Air Asia with 85.7 % while that of
Jet Airways and Vistara were 83.8 % and 75.2 % respectively.
National carrier Air India registered a lower load factor of 80.3 %in July compared to 82 % in June.
Scheduled domestic airlines shelled out compensation to the tune of Rs 35.56 lakh for denied boarding to passengers last month.
For cancellations, the carriers gave a total
compensation of Rs 23.22 lakh while the overall amount for
flight delays, a total amount of Rs 61.33 lakh was given “towards compensation and facilities”.
According to DGCA, 1,111 passengers were affected by
denied boarding, 4,796 people by cancellations and
delays impacted 65,953 passengers.
Last month, as many as 948 passenger-related complaints were received by the scheduled domestic airlines with maximum number coming against Air Pegasus — which saw disruptions in its operations amid financial woes.
As much as 34.2 % complaints were related to flight problems, followed by customer service (27.4 %) and baggage (17.5%).
[Chennai]IndiGo And Jet Airways Cancel Flights on Chennai-Dubai Route
Air services on the Chennai-Dubai sector were yet to be restored as three airlines have cancelled their flights today, following the crash landing of an Emirates flight in Dubai,
Two flights, each belonging to Jet Airways and Indigo, in Chennai-Dubai route were cancelled this morning
Similarly, budget air carrier Spice Jet also cancelled flights in this route.
Three hundred people, mostly Indians had a narrow escape, as an Emirates flight from Thiruvananthapuram to Dubai yesterday crash landed and exploded on the run way in Dubai, Which has shut down one of the world’s busiest airports
[Mumbai]Selfie Lover Flyer Held For Molesting Air Hostess Of Jetairways Gujarat man held for molesting air hostess
A 29-year-old man from Gujarat was arrested for allegedly molesting an air hostess onboard a Mumbai-bound flight from Dammam in Saudi Arabia,
The incident took place yesterday on Jet Airways flight 9W 563
The accused, identified as Mohamad Ambudkar was travelling from Saudi Arabia and during the entire journey, he forcefully tried to take selfie with an air hostess,
Ambudkar, who hails from Gujarat, also smoked cigarette inside the washroom of the aircraft. Upon landing at the city airport he was handed over to the police
[New Delhi,India] Five Jet Airways Planes Receive Bomb Threats:Panic Grips IGI Airport Also After Brussels.Jet airways Has Code Sharing With Middle East Airline Etihad
Panic gripped passengers at the Indira Gandhi international airport today after the Jet Airways call centre received threats about bombs in five of its aircraft from Delhi, hours after blasts ripped through Brussels airport killing 26
While three of the planes had already departed by the time the anonymous call about the bomb threats was received, the fourth aircraft, which was bound for Chennai, was diverted to Nagpur,
Another plane, also bound for Chennai which was preparing for take off, was grounded and is undergoing checks by the security agencies,
Jet Airways said.”Jet Airways has received a security alert for five flights from Delhi. All flights are on ground and are being checked by security agencies at the respective airports,” the airline said in a tweet
Sources said the three planes, which received bomb threats, had already flown to their respective destinations — Gorakhpur, Chandigarh and Dehradun.
Earlier in the day, 26 people were killed and many injured, including two crew members of Jet Airways, in explosions at Brussels international airport
[New Delhi]5/20 Jinn Still In Cage: Centre To Domestic Airliners
Govt has not taken any decision on on fate of 5/20 rule:
The government today conceded the demand of the promoters of old airlines for a “patient” hearing on the issue even as it said no decision has been taken on the fate of the regulation.
At a meeting, chaired by Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju, the promoters contended that relaxing of the norms will have negative impact on domestic connectivity and services and may lead to rise in airfares.
The meeting comes at a time the Civil Aviation Ministry is preparing a draft note on the new aviation policy to take it to the Cabinet for its approval.
The decade-old regulation requires an Indian carrier to have a minimum five years of domestic flying experience and a fleet of at least 20 planes to fly overseas.
The meeting was attended by
Jet Airways Chairman Naresh Goyal,
IndiGo promoter Rahul Bhatia, its
President Aditya Ghosh and
SpiceJet Chairman Ajay Singh, among others.
A controversy had been triggered when the Civil Aviation Ministry held a meeting with two Tata Group-promoted startup airlines — Vistara and AirAsia India — to discuss the proposed aviation policy as part of the stakeholders’ consultation on the draft civil aviation policy.
The FIA, which comprises Jet Airways, SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir, and claims to represent more than 90 per cent of the domestic airlines industry, took strong objection to this “one sided” confabulations which had also included discussions on international flying norms for domestic carriers, popularly known as “5/20 norm”
[New Delhi]Airliners Demand Roll Back In Irrational ATF
Airlines body FIA demanded roll back in jet fuel prices
FIA today demanded a roll back of the 12 per cent hike in jet fuel prices by oil companies and sought appointment of an independent price regulator to deal with the issue of “irrational” pricing.
In a letter to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju today, Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) threatened to move fair trade watchdog CCI if the “non-transparent” price increase continues.
FIA is a body of four established domestic private Profit Making airlines –Jet Airways+ IndiGo+SpiceJet + GoAir.
Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), or jet fuel, price was yesterday hiked by 12 per cent by the oil marketing companies on global cues.making air travel more costly
Jet fuel constitutes over 40 per cent of an airlines operating cost and any upward increase in the prices pushes up the cost of operations of the carrier.
The FIA also keeps open its option to pay for fuel in line with the earlier charges
According to FIA, the average price per barrel (MOPAG) from January 2016 to February 2016 has declined by 22 per cent from a rate of USD 46.49 per barrel to 36.1 per barrel while during this period the exchange rate variation has been 1 per cent from Rs 67.60 to Rs 68.20.
During this period there has been no variation in sales tax.
[New Delhi]Jet Airways to Acquire 75 Fuel-Efficient Boeing Planes
Naresh Goyal-promoted private carrier Jet Airways will acquire 75 fuel-efficient 737 MAX 8 aircraft from US plane maker Boeing.
The decision to buy new single-aisle aircraft was confirmed at the biennial Dubai Airshow today, according to a Boeing release. The deal price was not disclosed in the release.
Jet Airways will be the first airline in India to take delivery of the 737 MAX planes, it said, adding this also marks the largest order in Jet Airways’ history and supports the airline’s aircraft replacement strategy with modern planes.
The order includes conversions of 25 Next-Generation (NG) 737s to 737 MAX 8s, as well as options and purchase rights for an additional 50 aircraft,
This new single-aisle airplane will deliver 20 per cent lower fuel use than the first NG 737s and the lowest operating costs in its class.
It Endorses Jet Airways’ confidence in the long-term prospects of the Indian aviation sector, which reflects the positive forecast for the country’s economy and offers tremendous potential for growth and development,
The price tag for these planes is estimated at $240 billion.
[New Delhi] Bomb Scare Today Disrupted International Flights.40 Minutes Emergency was declared
3 International flights disrupted after hoax bomb call in Delhi.Emergency was declared at 2 am which was ,after through search,called off at 2.40 am
Two international flights were called back while one which was preparing for departure from the Indira Gandhi International Airport was taken to an isolation bay due to a bomb scare early today
At 01.30 AM a threat call was received at the Delhi Airport’s call centre in Gurgaon.
The caller claimed that there were bombs on three international flights
 9W078 of Jet Airways to Hong Kong,
CX694 of Cathay Pacific also bound for Hong Kong and
LX147 of Swiss Air to Zurich As per authorities this later turned out to be hoax,
However, by that time, Jet Airways and Cathay Pacific flights had already left while Swiss flight was preparing for departure.
As per sources ,The Bomb Threat Assessment Committee declared threat as specific at 2 am. Both the Jet Airways and Cathay flights were called back and taken to isolation bay after landing under emergency conditions. Swiss Air flight which was on-ground was also sent to isolation bay,
A thorough search of the aircraft, passengers and their baggage was carried out by the security agencies and later all the three flights were cleared for take-off by them,, adding that emergency was called off at 2:40 AM.
Sources said that some Air India flights from Delhi airport were also delayed due to bomb threat call last evening.