Jet Airways, one of the leading full-fledged carriers of India, is on the track of a turnaround. It is one of the most efficient service providers of the country and serves more than 70 destinations all across the globe with over 3000 weekly flights. This carrier recently entered into an equity partnership with the Etihad Airways and is now getting the benefits of cost synergies. Now, travellers can book comparatively cheaper Chennai Delhi flights with the carrier, which may commence operations on new routes also, as the travel pattern in the country is changing drastically.
A few decades back, air travel was limited to a small section of the society and people used this mode of transportation to go from one country to another. However, in the past few years, domestic travel increased significantly that included metro cities, but as per recent statistics, small cities are emerging as most travelled destinations. The increased in traffic has shown a positive impact on balance sheets of all the carriers. Jet Airways is also one of the beneficiaries that showed consistency in the quarter 1 and 2 report regarding revenues. As far as quarter 3 is concerned, its officials are expecting a similar performance because of the crude oil benefits. A reduction in the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) in the peak season is blessing for these airlines operating on thin profit margins. An official from the carrier said that most people book flight tickets in advance, and so far numbers are looking encouraging for this quarter.
In the second quarter results of this year, the airline broke the trend and posted profits for of INR 70 crores after 2012. It also managed to consolidate its losses by around 96 per cent in the third quarter, which is more than 750 crores in the previous year. In order to convert these figures into profits, the airline is focusing on cost benefits along with improving overall heads. Approval of fund raising by issuing redeemable preference shares is another vital step taken by the carrier in recent days. Now, it can raise around $300 million in order to meet its expansion or restructuring plans. It has recently announced a single brand strategy, and may soon start operating JetLite and Jet Konnect under the name Jet Airways.
India is one of the most popular destinations among tourists from across the globe. From scenic Himalayan ranges in the north to sparkling beaches in the south and from green valleys in the east to deserts in the west, there is lot to see and experience in this nation. People who want to explore India and wish to come here with lowest air fare can reserve seats with low-cost carriers operating in the region. A few days back SpiceJet, IndiGo and GoAir announced holiday sales for different destinations. The months between November and March are considered to be the best times to visit this country because of pleasant weather. Travellers can enjoy snowfall in Shimla that usually starts in the last week of November and lasts for a week or ten days.
They can reach this place by road, trains or booking flights to Shimla. Low-cost carriers (LCCs) like GoAir and SpiceJet often announce discounts for travel to tourist destinations. Colonial buildings amidst lush green vegetation and snow-capped Himalayan mountain peaks are main attractions of this hill station. Travellers can head towards Manali or Mandi to behold the beauty of these valleys. The airport is around 23 km from the town and can be easily reached by booking cabs or taking help of public transport. Apart from this, a number of flights from Shimla Airport (SLV) to many international cities are operated for the convenience of travellers. People can also head to Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Cochin, Ahmedabad or Goa as direct flights are operated to these cities from SLV.
The flamboyant colours of Goa in the months of December and January are worth visiting. This state located on the south-western region of the country showcases perfect blend of modern and colonial charm. Parties start from Christmas and end till the first week of the New Year. Tourists can easily reach here by boarding flights to Goa from all the major cities of the country and international airports. Goa International Airport is the nearest air gateway in the region, located at around 30 km from Panaji. Apart from domestic, global tourist destinations are also well connected.
India has emerged as one of the most crucial markets in the aviation industry in recent years. The growing need to travel across different cities of the nation as well as the world, and recent changes in government regulations attracted a number of investors. Malaysia-based operator AirAsia Berhad is one among them that started operations in the year 2014, in India. The announcement regarding same was made in the second month of 2013. As per reports, this group operates at the lowest unit cost. Hence, air ticket booking with this airline ensures high value for money, and it is also termed as the pioneer of low-cost travel in the Asian countries. As far as India is considered, this airline currently serves Bangalore, Chennai, Jaipur, Kochi and Chandigarh.
The carrier has placed orders for 10 aircraft to be delivered in 2015. Considering the demand in the Indian market, this low-cost carrier (LCC) is planning to add capacity along with network expansion. It has recently announced plans to initiate operations from Delhi, one of the busiest cities in terms of air traffic. Travellers may soon see Delhi Bangalore flights along with Jaipur, Chennai and other popular destinations in the AirAsia booking list. While currently, they can book flights from Bengaluru to Goa, Jaipur, Chennai and Chandigarh at INR 699 including taxes. This carrier is ahead in the fare war as it offered seats at just INR 1 as an introductory offer. This is the reason that it is able to get record flight occupancy.
The chief executive officer (CEO) of the company said that they want to make air travel affordable. These discounted tickets can be booked before 16th of November for travel dates falling between 10th June 2015 and 17th January 2016. Apart from these cheap domestic tickets, travellers planning a holiday trip abroad can check Big Sale announced by the parent company. International flights are available at INR 2599 (all inclusive). The offer is also applicable on flights from Hyderabad, Kochi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Tiruchirappali to Kuala Lumpur. Apart from this, Chennai to Bangkok flights operated by Thai AirAsia can also be booked.
As per several researches and reports, the Middle Eastern and Asian markets may emerge as the largest for the aviation service providers. Countries like China, India and Dubai are on the top of the list, where market players are showing their interest. This is the reason people can see a number of players settling their bases in these countries. The Malaysia-based airline AirAsia recently commenced its services in India. It provided the lowest air fare to attract new fliers and has been quite successful so far. This has induced other carriers to bring down the cost and further improve their quality. Being an underutilised market, there is a plethora of scope, and new players are capitalising it to their fullest.
Air Asia recently launched some new flights, which marked initiation of its services in the northern part of the country. Most of them are on non-metro routes as rivals like SpiceJet, IndiGo and Go Air are already popular on them. A similar step has been taken by Air India – the flag carrier of the nation. It has recently announced operations on Delhi to Pantnagar route from the 14th of October. Now, travellers wanting to enjoy their vacations in the valleys or experiencing boat rides in Nainital can opt for these flights. Earlier, Kingfisher used to provide services on this route, but due to certain reasons, these were barred by the government. As per reports, operations will be resumed to this destination by Air India, which is planning to operate four weekly flights. Travellers can reserve their seats now, but their travel date has to fall on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday or Sunday.
Travellers planning an adventure trip to Jim Corbett Wildlife National Park or destinations like Ranikhet and Bhimtal can avail these services as Pantnagar is gateway point. Apart from this, the carrier has also launched operations to a number of other regional stations, including Lilabari, Silchar and Shillong. It has been operating flights to Indore, Mumbai, Delhi, Lucknow and other popular routes since years. The carrier has managed to be one of the leading airlines of the country by providing flawless facilities to almost all the cities of the country.