Air India Express expands fleet

SYDNEY (Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation) - Air India signed an agreement with ILFC to lease four B737-800 aircraft for five years for LCC subsidiary, Air India Express. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery from Feb-06 to Jun-06 and will be deployed on Kerala-Gulf routes.

Air India: “Operations under the Air India Express brand recorded an average load factor of 97% in the Kerala-Gulf sector from the time of launch [Apr-05] until now, far higher than the expected average load factor of roughly 70%”, S Venkat, Secretary.

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Latest confirmed speakers include:

  • Ajay Singh, Director, SpiceJet
  • Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia
  • Tony Fernandes, CEO, AirAsia
  • Jeh Wadia, Managing Director, Go Air
  • Captain Gopinath, Managing Director, Air Deccan
  • David Huttner, former Head of Strategy, Virgin Blue Airlines
  • Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, Jet Airways
  • Marwan Boodai, Chairman and CEO, Jazeera Airways
  • Kiran Kumar Grandhi, Managing Director, Hyderabad International Airport
  • Mumtaz Khan, Chairman & CEO, Emerging Markets Partnership
  • Peter Harbison, Managing Director, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
  • Andrew Miller, CEO Consulting, Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation
  • Peter Hill, CEO, SriLankan Airlines
  • Dr Nasser Al Tayyar, Chairman, Al Tayyar Airways
  • Ingo Marowsky, Aviation Secretary, International Transport Workers' Federation