Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
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3810m x 46m
2813m x 46m
- Airlines currently operating to this airport with scheduled services
All Nippon Airways
Ariana Afghan Airlines
Biman Bangladesh Airlines
China Eastern Airlines
China Southern Airlines
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Pakistan International Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
- Airlines currently operating to this airport via codeshare
- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
South African Airways
Indira Gandhi International Airport is the main gateway to Delhi, India and one of the busiest airports in the region. Operated by Delhi International Airport Limited (which is 54% owned by GMR Infrastructure), the airport host domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services from over 40 airlines. The airport acts as a hub for airlines including Air India, Air India Regional, Blue Dart Aviation, GoAir, IndiGo, JetLite and Kingfisher Airlines.
Location of Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport, India
Ground Handlers servicing Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport
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Nepalese start-up BB Airways aims to pursue significant expansion of its international network following a restructuring which will see the carrier replace a wet-leased Boeing 757 with two dry-leased Airbus A320s. The carrier, which launched services in Sep-2012, has had a relatively slow initial seven months but has an ambitious plan to exploit the expected rapid growth of the Nepalese international market with a focus on migrant worker traffic.
Nepal is a small but underserved market with huge potential. Foreign carriers dominate the market, exploiting the weakness of flag carrier Nepal Airlines, which recently committed to renewing its small fleet in 2015 but is unlikely to grow significantly. If it succeeds at rapidly expanding and overcoming initial challenges, BB could soon become Nepal’s largest carrier.
Lion Air Group affiliate Malindo launched services on 22-Mar-2013 with seven daily flights spread across Malaysia’s two largest domestic routes – Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu and Kuching. With its hybrid business model and low fares, Malindo will impact both AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines (MAS), which were previously the only two carriers on domestic trunk routes within Malaysia.
Malindo is planning rapid domestic and international expansion, leveraging Lion’s huge order book for 737s. India is poised to become Malindo’s first international destination with service to Delhi starting in Jun-2013, exploiting a market which is under-served due to cuts last year at AirAsia X. Several planned destinations in India and China will allow Malindo to increase aircraft utilisation and tap into the lucrative Malaysia-India and Malaysia-China markets. It also seeks to tap the fast-growing Indonesia-India and Indonesia-China markets, which Malindo will serve by offering connections to Lion.
This is the second part of a report looking at the Thai Airways Group performance from 2012 and outlook for 2013. The first part looked at Thai’s mainline operation, which has been impacted by unfavourable economic conditions on long-haul routes and faces increasing competition in Asia. This part looks at Thai Smile, a new hybrid unit that the Thai Airways Group launched in Jul-2012.
2013 will be a key year for Thai Smile as the unit rapidly expands and continues to evolve its hybrid model. Thai Smile is adding five international routes over the next month, giving it a network of six international and seven domestic routes. Several more destinations, primarily international, are expected to be added in 4Q2013.
2013 will also likely see Thai Smile transition from being a unit of Thai Airways to a 100%-owned subsidiary. Thai Smile was launched as a unit because using the Thai Airways operators’ certificate (AOC) was seen as a quicker and cheaper solution. But Thai’s board is expected to soon approve a proposal to convert Thai Smile into a subsidiary, which would see it apply for its own AOC.
Fraport has indicated it intends to end its Indian operations in Jun-2012 with the airport operator also considering selling its 10% stake in Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL). Does this spell the end for foreign investment in airports in a market that has never quite lived up to its promise?
Two of the first destinations for Boeing 747-8 launch operator Lufthansa will be Delhi and Bangalore, notable as the 747-8 will have the largest capacity in Lufthansa's fleet after its A380, which India has not yet permitted foreign airlines to operate with. Lufthansa serves Delhi with daily 747-400 and A340-600 service while Bangalore sees daily 747-400 service. With Lufthansa utilising 46 of the 50 weekly frequencies available to German carriers (Lufthansa is currently the sole operator to India) and the Germany-India bilateral unlikely to be expanded in the near future, the deployment of larger aircraft is Lufthansa's main mechanism to expand in the growing Indian market.
Europe-India services will grow in the near future with British Airways (BA) likely to expand in India following International Airlines Group (IAG), its parent company, acquiring bmi, which has bestowed IAG with 42 London Heathrow slots. The Lufthansa Group of airlines is the largest European airline group serving India while IAG is a distant second and Air France-KLM third.
Jet Airways-Jetstar interline positions carriers for growth in India, Southeast Asia and Australasia
A new interline agreement between India's Jet Airways and low-cost carrier Jetstar is a significant development for the two carriers and their respective markets. Jet Airways on a single ticket will be able to sell across Jetstar's network from Singapore, which predominantly includes points in Southeast and East Asia (where Jet Airways' network is thin) as well as Australia and New Zealand, where traffic flows to India may shift in the short/medium-term as Air India looks to commence direct flights and Virgin Australia works with new alliance partner Singapore Airlines.
The agreement further evolves Jetstar's hybrid model as Jet Airways passengers, like those of select oneworld carriers, will receive checked luggage and, on long-haul flights, meals and comfort kits on Jetstar flights as part of their ticket whereas other passengers have to pay separately. While this adds complexity and some are sceptical of LCCs moving away from a stripped-down model, blurring the lines and adding complexity is rational when yields and network enhancements outweigh the additional cost.
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