Indian Airlines

SpiceJet plans more India-China flights

SpiceJet, the discount carrier controlled by the billionaire Kalanithi Maran, will add flights to mainland China as trade expands between India and its neighbour amid intensifying competition at home.

Saturday, 27 April, 2013, 5:07am

Maharajah dons many guises to greet world

The popular portly mascot has appeared as a playboy, artist and even sumo wrestler to help identify his carrier

FOR THOSE WHO have recollections of the golden age of air travel before mass-transiting took place in the 1980s, the diminutive Indian gentleman from Air-India, the Maharajah, immediately comes to mind whenever the airline is mentioned.

14 Aug 2004 - 12:00am

7,000 trains every day

INDIAN Railways is the second largest network in the world with 63,000 kilometres of track and 7,000 trains transporting 11 million passengers a day. Nearly 1.6 million workers keep the system functioning.

Meanwhile, seven private airlines operate in India, as well as the national carrier, Air India.

26 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Clouds fill India's open skies

WHEN India's ''open skies'' policy was announced with much fanfare in April 1989, several private operators leapt in, sensing that mega-bucks could be made with air taxi services.

Four years on, the high hopes have ended in false starts, dives and crash landings.

1 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Third year of operating loss

THE world's scheduled airlines together suffered an operating loss during 1992 for the third consecutive year, according to preliminary figures released by the International Civil Aviation Organisation.

Operating revenues of airlines were estimated at US$213 billion while expenditure was put at $213 billion.

24 Apr 1993 - 12:00am