Saturday, 29 December 2012

Year 2013 Airlines see growth in India Asia A Good sign after long Global Aviation Recession

Airlines see growth in premium economy service from India

Several incumbent carriers that see growth opportunities are mainly from emerging regions such as Asia, Africa and West Asia.

Foreign airlines remain interested in India despite challenges.

A number of carriers have either suspended services to India ( such as AirAsiaX, American Airlines and Qantas) or have reduced frequencies on certain routes (Air France, Austrian and Lufthansa).

Jet Airways recently announced plans to suspend its Mumbai-Johannesburg service from June.

Reasons for these reductions include insufficient traffic, poor yields and high airport charges, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation, a research agency on aviation.

Apart from AirAsiaX, these are largely carriers that face competition from Gulf and Asian carriers on routes to/from India.

AirAsiaX's withdrawal was in part due to the weakness of its direct distribution strategy in the Indian market, which could not support the capacity generated by 11 weekly wide-body services into Kuala Lumpur, the agency said.

However, CAPA says there are several incumbent carriers that see growth opportunities.

These are mainly from emerging regions such as Asia, Africa and the West Asia with examples including:

Dragonair has announced plans to launch services to Kolkata from Nov-2012.

Etihad will launch Abu Dhabi-Ahmedabad services, effective Nov-2012.

Virgin Atlantic will be resuming London-Mumbai services from Oct-2012.

Kenya Airways commenced non-stop Nairobi-Delhi service in May-2012.

Air China launched Chengdu-Mumbai service in May-2012.

Iraqi Airways launched routes from Baghdad to Delhi and Mumbai in first quarter. BMI commenced London-Amritsar service in Oct-2011.

SilkAir launched a new Singapore-Kolkata route in Aug-2011.

Singapore Airlines has launched five additional frequencies to Mumbai last year.

Virgin Atlantic will benefit from the suspension of Kingfisher's Mumbai-London operation.

It plans to schedule the service to facilitate convenient onward connections to at least four US destinations. It is expected to emerge as an important player on Mumbai-UK and Mumbai-US routes, says CAPA.


Meanwhile, Africa is a region of growing interest.

Kenya Airways, which launched its second Indian destination in May-2012, has identified Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad as cities that it plans to expand to over the next few years.

Ethiopian Airlines has similar expansion plans and has suggested that its Addis Ababa hub could play an important role in carrying traffic between India and South America.

Several airlines that do not currently operate to India are understood to be evaluating the possibility of entering the market in the next 12-24 months.

These include Alitalia and Czech Airlines (in Europe); Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar Asia, Lion Air, Myanmar Airways and Vietnam Airlines (in Asia) and Air Austral (Africa).


But it is carriers such as Emirates, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines that have the most aggressive expansion plans and are pushing for additional ‘bilaterals' as their current entitlements are exhausted.

Emirates, the largest foreign carrier in India, already operates 184 weekly services to 10 cities across India, not including its low-cost subsidiary, Flydubai, but has exhausted its ‘bilaterals'.

Turkish Airlines, which has a daily service to Mumbai and Delhi, is seeking to increase this to double daily and wishes to operate to an additional six destinations.

Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific are also expected to seek increased rights, CAPA said in its analysis on Indian aviation.

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RIP Damini :(

 They Rape her in Delhi, they send her to Singapore to get killed, then the PM comes and says that he ain't gonna celebrate New Year due to compassion, the media says that her organs are all failing, the culprits order their Biriyanis , the judges don't know whether they are fastrack or not, the public don't know what to do cause protesting and candle lighting have been diverted to a constables death. 

Anna Hazare and Kejriwal are missing as usual along with Raj thackeray during a crisis. 

People are still watching the cricket match as Dabanng 2 isset to make 200 crores. 

It's anotherday in Paradise. 

Oh , in the meanwhile 16 other rapes have been reported, 5 in delhi as well. As usual nobody cares. Women you have no hope for safety in this country. Save yourselves if you can. Its upto you to make sure 

It is gonna be a Happy New Year after all :/ :( 

Gang raped Girl Damini has passed away

Singapore, Dec 29 (IANS) A young woman who was flown to Singapore after her brutal Gang-Rape and torture in the Indian capital died here early Saturday, the Mount Elizabeth Hospital announced.
The victim, whose name has not been revealed, passed away "peacefully" at 4.45 a.m. with her distraught family and Indian Diplomats by her side, hospital official Kelvin Loh said in a statement.
"We are very sad to report that the patient passed away peacefully at 4.45 a.m.,"
Chief Executive Loh said. "Her family and officials from the high commission of India were by her side."
The 23-year-old woman suffered multiple-organ failure after she was raped by six men in a moving bus in Delhi for about 40 minutes Dec 16 and dumped her by a roadside.
Her male friend was also badly beaten up and thrown out of the bus.

All six accused, including one who is said to be juvenile, have been arrested and are in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail.

Authorities in India shifted the woman, who had been on ventilator support since her rape, to Singapore Thursday in last ditch attempt to save her life.
"Despite all efforts by a team of eight specialists in Mount Elizabeth Hospital to
keep her stable, her condition continued to deteriorate over these two days," Loh

"She had suffered from severe organ failure following serious injuries to her body
and brain.
"She was courageous in fighting for her life for so long against the odds but the trauma to her body was too severe for her to overcome."
B.D. Athani, medical superintendent of Delhi's Safdarjung Hospital, said the woman had been speaking to her mother and other family members earlier, giving the impression that she would somehow survive.

But her condition deteriorated rapidly after the operation, with a fatal infection spreading to her chest, lungs and intestine, he said.
India's High Commissioner to Singapore, T.C.A, Raghavan, said the woman's family was "shattered".
"The scale of her injuries (was) very great," Raghavan told the media.
"It was very trying for the family. The girl of course was unconscious...
"I must say they (the family) bore the entire process with a great deal of fortitude and a great deal of courage."
He said arrangements were on to take the body to India in line with the family's wishes.
The horrific gang-rape, in which the rapists used an iron rod to torture her, triggered angry demonstrations across india against growing sexual crimes against women.

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