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Two IndiGo passenger jets narrowly avoid mid-air collision

Two IndiGo regional flights narrowly escaped a mid-air collision over Bengaluru airspace in southern India late on July 10, 2018. Together, the two aircraft – both Airbus passenger jets – were carrying 328 passengers onboard, all of whom later landed and deplaned safely. The two IndiGo aircraft were operating on Coimbatore-Hyderabad and Bengaluru-Cochin routes, when […]

IndiGo Chief Commercial Officer Resigns

Sanjay Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer of IndiGo, has resigned from the airline, with effect from 15th July 2018, to pursue other career interests, the airline has announced. Rahul Bhatia, Interim CEO of IndiGo, said “I would like to thank Sanjay for all he has done for the Company in making IndiGo the airline it is. […]

IndiGo CEO quits, leaves India’s largest carrier fend for itself

IndiGo Airlines parent, InterGlobe Aviation, announced on April 27, 2018, that the company’s president and whole-time director, Aditya Ghosh, is stepping down. While the board considers his replacement, Rahul Bhatia, the company’s founder and director, took over as interim CEO. But after going through several tumultuous months, topped with Ghosh’s exit, the airline faces more […]

IndiGo, GoAir grounded A320neos take back the skies

In March 2018, the planes were grounded by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for technical reasons, related to Pratt and Whitney turbofan engines. The concerned planes were subject to repetitive engine failures. At least three A320neo owned by Indian companies have had emergency landing between February and March 2018. Overall, Times of India […]

IndiGo plans to order up to 50 A330s in a deal worth $13 billion

IndiGo, India’s largest airline by passenger numbers and fleet size, plans to order as many as 50 A330 wide-body jets in a deal that would be worth $13 billion. The purchase would pave way for the carrier’s expansion into low-cost long-haul flights. IndiGo’s plans have not yet been made public, but according to unnamed sources […]

Air India might be sold intact after all

India’s minister for aviation Jayant Sinha said on December 1, 2017 that the troubled state-owned carrier Air India is going to be sold intact, without separating its international and domestic operations, local media reports. “What we will be offering through the bidding process is the integrated airline which means international and domestic both,” said Sinha, […]

It happened again: IndiGo staff manhandles a passenger

IndiGo is the latest airline to get in the public eye for the harsh treatment of passengers. The airline’s CEO apologized after a video, showing IndiGo ground staff pinning a customer to the ground by the throat, escalated on social media and local television news, causing public outrage and governmental investigation. The video, released on […]