Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
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Owned and operated by consortium including GMR Group, MAHB and the government of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad International Airport is the gateway to Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh in India. Hosting domestic, regional and international services for over 20 airlines, the airport is a hub for airlines including Blue Dart Aviation, DHL Aviation and Flyington Freighters.
Location of Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, India
Ground Handlers servicing Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
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Thai Airways has again adjusted the strategy of its new hybrid unit Thai Smile as the group struggles to determine the ultimate product mix and network. The latest changes include a dedicated business class cabin, which will be introduced in 2013 following delivery of Thai Smile’s seventh A320, and plans to convert the unit into a full subsidiary. Thai Smile also continues to tweak its network, dropping earlier plans to launch services from Bangkok to Hyderabad and Phuket to Singapore.
As Thai Smile represents an experiment for Thai Airways and the overall Asian market, it is not surprising to see almost continual changes to the operation. But all the changes reflect flaws in Thai Smile’s initial business model, which falls between low-cost and full-service. Thai Smile will likely evolve from a hybrid into more of a pure full-service regional subsidiary similar to Singapore Airlines’ SilkAir and Cathay Pacific’s Dragonair.
Kenya Airways plans to launch its first services to North America, South America and Australia by 2017, making it one of the few carriers to serve every inhabited continent. While these three continents will give Africa's currently fifth-largest airline by seats a global presence, its future is pegged on Asia, with the carrier over the next 10 years planning to launch seven new routes into China, six in the Indian Subcontinent and three across North and Southeast Asia as well as having a growing presence in Europe and the Middle East. It is poised to become Africa's largest carrier.
Growth will be fuelled by Africa's status as a burgeoning market, as well as reliance on partners: Kenya Airways will open routes to SkyTeam member hubs in Xiamen (Xiamen Airlines), Hanoi (Vietnam Airlines), Seoul (Korean Air), Moscow (Aeroflot) and Prague (Czech Airlines). The intercontinental focus follows Kenya's strong emphasis on regional Africa, with the carrier aiming to serve every African nation by the end of 2013.
India’s GMR Infrastructure has released financial highlights for the three months ended 31-Dec-2011 including specific data for Delhi, Hyderabad, Male (Maldives) and Istanbul Sabiha Gocken airports. EBITDA increased in all cases, but the post-tax loss also widened at Delhi due to the continuing impact of a court order to suspend collection of airport development fees there since mid-2011, pending regulatory approval.
Negatively impacted by high fuel prices, a weakening rupee and an “irrational” pricing environment in the domestic Indian market, SpiceJet reported an INR2.4 billion (USD48.0 million) net loss and loss before tax in the three months ended 30-Sep-2011 (2QFY2012). This marked a large and negative turnaround from profits of INR101.1 million (USD2.5 million) and INR126.3 million (USD2.0 million) respectively in 2QFY2011. The record quarterly loss occurred despite a 22% increase in revenue to INR76.6 billion (USD153 million) and came amid weakening yields in the pressured domestic Indian market.
SpiceJet’s results are indicative of the Indian aviation industry as a whole, which is currently heavily unprofitable and facing considerable structure challenges. CEO Neil Mills stated “the industry as well as SpiceJet are struggling for the past 6-8 months because of high crude prices, a weak rupee and irrational pricing from one of our competitors”. In the highly-competitive, yet rapidly-expanding markets, fares are being sold below cost in recent months, while airlines’ costs bases have increased, creating significant pressures on yields and profitability.
India was the fastest growing domestic market in the world in Sep-2011 with 18.4% year-on-year growth. Traffic growth in the India market exceeded the growth rate seen in China (9.7%) and Brazil (7.5%) in Sep-2011, and was considerably more robust than the global growth rate of 3.8%. India's domestic aviation market expansion has been the strongest in the world, tripling in the past five years, according to IATA, to become the ninth largest aviation market in the world.
Given the strong market fundamentals, the robust rate of growth is expected to continue. IATA forecasts that the Indian civil aviation market will register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 16% during the period 2010-2013. Looking further ahead, the Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation’s Vision 2020 statement envisages a compound annual growth rate of around 15% in the next five years. Investment opportunities of USD120 billion are envisaged up to 2020 with USD80 billion on new aircraft.
On the surface, India's aviation industry looks to be in rude health, but behind the strong headline traffic figures is growing financial pain. India's airlines reported continued strong domestic passenger growth of 22.3% in Jul-2011 following on from an 18% expansion in the first half of the year. India is now the ninth largest and fastest growing domestic market in the world. The Indian government anticipates that India would become one of the three largest markets in the world by 2020.