Showing posts with label Indigo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Indigo. Show all posts

12 people stage protest mid air inside Indigo Flight, arrested

Twelve men who staged the protest inside the airborne plane were detained by Madurai police after the flight, 6E 7195, landed on Saturday“The flight left Chennai airport at noon, and before it reached Madurai, the 12 stood from their seats to raise slogans. As we received a complaint from the Airport Authority of India and IndiGo flight officials, we have held the 12 people who protested inside the flight,” an inquiry officer with the Madurai District Police administration said on condition of anonymity.

IndiGo appoints Ronojoy Dutta as CEO,an IIT grad who handled United Airlines’ 9/11 nightmare

As airline turbulence goes, not many can equal Ronojoy Dutta in experience and insights. His battle scars from the global aviation industry’s worst nightmare, the 9/11 attacks, stand testimony to that.

And InterGlobe Aviation, which owns India’s low-cost private carrier IndiGo, must have counted on just that when it announced yesterday (Jan. 24) that Dutta has been appointed CEO of the company.The airline, India’s biggest by market share, is in need of some drastic manoeuvres. It posted a loss of Rs652 crore ($92million) in the July-September quarter of financial year 2019—the first time it went into the red since listing on the stock exchange three years ago. It corrected course in the October-December quarter, but profits were about 75% lower year-on-year at Rs190.9 crore.

While 67-year-old Dutta’s been working on a five-year business plan for IndiGo ever since he was made a principal consultant in December, now he will be in direct control.
Dutta was president of United Airlines between 1999 and 2002 and is a former colleague of IndiGo cofounder Rakesh Gangwal. He succeeds Aditya Ghosh, who quit eight months ago and has since joined Oyo. Cofounder Rahul Bhatia had served as interim CEO in the intervening period.

A strategic adviser for several carriers such as Air Canada and Hawaiian Airlines, Dutta spent 17 years at United Airlines. Gangwal was with the airline between 1984 and 1994, before moving to US Airways, Dutta later became a strategic adviser and member of the board. Dutta headed Air Sahara from 2004 to 2006 and quit just before its takeover by Jet Airways %. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, Dutta got his management degree from Harvard Business School.

He has also advised financial institutions such as Cerberus, Greenbriar, Houlihan Lokey and aviation consultancy AAR Corp.

Double check the status of your next IndiGo or GoAir flight before heading to the airport.

Double check the status of your next IndiGo or GoAir flight before heading to the airport. Eleven aircraft operated by the two budget carriers have been taken out of serviceas the aviation regulator ordered the grounding of all Airbus A320 Neo planes powered by Pratt & Whitney engines. These engines have a history of shutting down in-flight and the most recent incident was reported on IndiGo’s Ahmedabad-Lucknow flight yesterday. An aircraft operates about 7-8 daily flights and hence 80-90 flights could get canceled in all, Business Standard reports.

IndiGo to operate 18 new flights from June

IndiGo, which currently operates over 900 flights, plans to add these additional flights to existing routes

Low-cost carrier IndiGo today announced 18 new domestic flights in its summer schedule, including its 15th flight between Bengaluru and Delhi and tenth flight between Bengaluru and Hyderabad and Kolkata and Bengaluru.

It will also operate new additional flights from Ranchi, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram, a press release from the airline said.

The new flights will provide increased frequencies on the routes and offer greater travel options to its customers, it said.

Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo, said, “We have witnessed a growing demand in the domestic sector for business and leisure travel. The additional frequencies in the summer schedule are a testament to our promise to provide enhanced connectivity in the country. It gives me immense pleasure to announce these new frequencies, which will provide even more flexibility of choice to our customers, and connect these destinations across India.”