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  1. Paul W
    Paul W 20 December 2012 at 10:41 am |

    Really good analysis and also entertaining writing style. Thanks for quality original content which keeps me coming back to your blog for more.

  2. Rita
    Rita 20 December 2012 at 10:46 am |

    Their first step should be letting their carriers freely join global alliances. It’s their reluctance on that front that allowed EK to be the “de facto” national carrier for a nation of 1 billion.

    Some consolidation would be nice, given that the population that could afford air travel at all is a tiny fraction of the nation as a whole.

    Finally, ease the visa costs and restrictions. DEL/BOM are perfectly situated to replicate the success of DXB/DOH (plus enormous domestic feed). I dream of the one day when I could do EWR-BOM on UA then BOM-HKG on 9W, seamlessly.

  3. Brian L.
    Brian L. 20 December 2012 at 10:47 am |

    The government of India has created an over-regulated, unprofitable, undesirable business environment, and they’re blaming everyone but themselves for their problems, like a selfish, spoiled brat. I wouldn’t be surprised if, one day, there are no domestic Indian airlines.

  4. Carl
    Carl 20 December 2012 at 10:57 am |

    Isn’t the Indian government its own worst enemy in virtually every arena of the economy? This is a country where everyone has a diesel generator because the electric supply system is so unreliable even in urban areas. This is a country with border crossings between internal states. This is a country where everyone wants to be a government minister so that they can be a chokepoint on private decisions

  5. Ex-CON1K
    Ex-CON1K 20 December 2012 at 11:56 am |

    There is NO…NEED…TO WOORRY!

  6. ikonos
    ikonos 20 December 2012 at 7:50 pm |

    There is something that indigo must be doing right as it is making money and gaining market share. I am sure they are playing in the same environment and other airlines can probably learn from them how to be profitable. I doubt govt is the reason for all their problems.

  7. Carl
    Carl 20 December 2012 at 7:55 pm |
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