For Uttar Pradesh, the Jewar airport is likely to be a game changer. Especially as it caters to Noida, a fast-developing hub for software, media and IT companies.
For cities and travel providers, the challenge is to convert the one-time travel to a recurrent visit. This, in turn, translates to jobs, economic outcomes and growth.
As Tatas start reviving the airline post acquisition, Air India faces the dual challenge of intense competition in the domestic market as well as on international routes.
As countries rush to vaccinate their citizens, air travel is continuously witnessing complex and asymmetric rules that speak to each country and their politics.
Air India is a story everyone loves to cover. Its management or mismanagement and stories that spill over into the political arena make for passionate debate.
As such, there is quite a difference between the intent and the impact of the much advertised public-private partnership model to develop airports.
Whatever the case may be, Jet Airways 2.0 will enter a marketplace with formidable competition, constrained cash and an extremely price sensitive customer base.
India is well on its way to becoming one of the top three air travel markets. In the coming years, bilaterals will become even more important to the country.
For states, asset monetisation plan is an opportunity to leverage connectivity towards greater returns, towards commerce and job creation.
Whether it is cost-overruns, the inequitable partnership or the fact that consumers have had to pay additional fees, this is an area that needs to be looked into.
India has witnessed large airline losses yet it is also home to one of the most profitable airlines; macro-economic woes continue yet scenes of people travelling unabated are a reality.
Most citizens, including those debating Mizoram-Assam border clashes, have never quite visited the Northeast, due to lack of awareness and lack of connectivity.
With COVID, India’s airlines burnt through cash and lack of assets on balance sheets meant that bankers were wary of lending to them.
Drones can have significant economic implications, including the ability to deliver supplies, provide reconnaissance and serve as elements of attack and defence.
Assuming the vaccine passport is standardized, not all vaccines are being accepted by all countries.