The IndiGo promoters are fighting for the control of the company and both promoters have sent letters to SEBI in July 2019 sharing their side of the story today. This is not going to go well, I think!
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Hyderabad airport has started trials for facial recognition at airport entry gates, entry to security check and boarding gates. Trials are expected to continue till July 31, 2019, and will later be implemented on a full-scale basis.
Adani group won bids to manage 6 AAI airports: Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mangalore, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram. The Cabinet has cleared the transfer of three airports, Ahmedabad, Lucknow and Mangalore to Adani group and will clear the rest in the next cabinet meeting.
GoAir started operations in 2005 and has now added its 50th aircraft in 2019. GoAir is planning to add an aircraft a month, launch more international destinations and may go for an IPO.
Bengaluru airport has started body scanner trials for security check since July 1, 2019. It will gradually replace all door frame metal detectors with body scanners by April 2020.
Air India introduced a scheme to offer up to 40% discount on tickets purchased last minute before departure on select sectors every day. It sort of works, or perhaps not. Let’s find out.
Dubai Duty Free has started accepting Indian rupees as its 16th currency from July 1, 2019. You can now purchase anything at Dubai Duty Free with INR without converting it to any other currency.
Air India will start daily non-stop 787-8 flights on Mumbai-Hong Kong and 4x weekly flights on Delhi-Seoul route from September 18, 2019. Air India will discontinue fifth freedom flights to Seoul and Osaka from Hong Kong.
Singapore Airlines will invest SGD 50 Million in upgrading its Changi Airport Lounges, all the way from the Gold Card Lounges to the Private Room in an exercise that will start in August 2019.
British Airways added an extra 4x weekly rotation on Mumbai-London Heathrow route from June 2, 2019, to October 25, 2019. British Airways will now add a third daily flight on the Mumbai – London Heathrow route from March 1, 2020.
IndiGo has changed the way they will charge you for changes and cancellations. In this case, be careful, because you could now be paying more for changes/cancellations up to 96 hours before departure! On the other hand, changes will be free within 24 hours of booking now.