Monday, 23 May, 2022
TopicAirline industry

Topic: airline industry

Nationalisation did not kill Air India, politics did. Tata’s challenge lies beyond fixing it

A great airline cannot just be a bus service, it must stand for something. Tata might want to take clues from one of its hospitality brands: The Taj.

Airlines are getting ready to fly but worst period for aviation sector may not be over yet

Airlines continue to face immense challenges. The public and private lenders who’ve kept the industry afloat through the past two years seek to recover the money they’ve extended.

‘Zoom fatigue’ – what airlines are hoping will revive business flying

Even as air travel slowly rebounds with the rollout of vaccines gathering pace in most major economies, getting business travel back on track is a key objective for airlines.

How India’s airline sector troubles with Covid surge are spilling into global travel market

Carriers in India had reached 87% of their pre-pandemic seat capacity through early April, which has now unraveled domestic flights are pulled back due to rising cases.

US travel industry prepares for a rebound with arrival of Covid vaccines

After months of deep discounts — with hotels offering lavish perks and airlines dangling fares — prices are set to make up at least part of the ground they lost.

Emirates’ fleet of jumbo A380 jets could return by 2022 as demand for air travel increases

The Dubai-based airline is the largest customer of the Airbus A380, whose sheer size has made it particularly unviable to maintain during the pandemic.

Airlines are making money selling everything but tickets

With international flights running at 12% of their levels a year ago, the usual path for companies to bring in cash is blocked. Still, there are many ways to provision your army.

Pakistan’s PIA tops list of airlines that are close to shutting down due to Covid crisis

Airlines in jurisdictions where there is scant support from up high are most likely to go bust, according to an analysis by Bloomberg News.

Cathay Pacific to cut more than 5,000 Hong Kong jobs as ‘future remains highly uncertain’

The Hong Kong-based airline is also closing Cathay Dragon unit as part of a sweeping restructuring of the city’s flag carrier triggered by the hit to air travel from the pandemic.

Malaysia Airlines may shut down if restructuring talks fail, says carrier’s CEO

The company has cut salaries for management and pilots, offered unpaid leave to employees, has sought payment deferrals and contract renegotiations since March.

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India has debated sedition at length but it won’t go without the overhaul of justice system

Preventive Detention has stayed its course because India didn’t invest much in the investigative competence of the police, or legal acumen of the prosecutors.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

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As drones usher in new era of warfare, India’s growing UAV industry begins to take flight

With a growing indigenous base of drone manufacturers and exporters, and incentives from government, industry sentiment is bullish. However, some concerns remain. 

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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