Air India is on a recruitment drive. It’s looking for more than 500 new employees — most of them should be no older than 25 years, so as to become the airline’s young face at the new terminal; it would be inaugurated on July 3 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Air India would be one of the first to shift to the swank and massive Terminal 3; it would also be one of the biggest airlines to operate from there. Most of the airline staff at the new terminal will consist of freshly hired personnel.
The new recruits would be hired on a three-year contract with customer service agents not older than 25 years and senior personnel not older than 40. Though existing airline staff would also work at the new terminal, the passengers would see the younger brethren first.
“Most of our manpower is 50 plus who don’t have energy levels and motivation required for quality customer service,” he said. “That is why we are taking younger people. They will be given good salaries but they will work on contract basis, to ensure continued performance.”
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5085 posts, RR: 48 Reply 4, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 13321 times:
Looks like Maran's acquisition will have a major impact on SpiceJet's future. http://www.livemint.com/2010/06/1321...Jet-looks-to-buy-at-least.html?h=B
India’s second largest low-fare carrier, SpiceJet Ltd, is likely to place an order for buying at least 20 more planes as part of a renewed expansion drive after media baron Kalanithi Maran agreed at the weekend to purchase a 37.75% stake in the airline to become its single largest shareholder.
The planned aircraft purchase would double the fleet of the Gurgaon-based airline. The airline’s “board will go for another round of fleet acquisition in order to boost its expansion on domestic and international routes,” said a senior SpiceJet executive who didn’t want to be named.
SpiceJet has an all-Boeing 737 fleet of 20 aircraft to which it plans to add four more this fiscal. The 20 planes it is likely to order will be in addition to the four. SpiceJet operates 137 flights daily to 19 cities. The airline has received approval to operate flights to the capitals of Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives.
SpiceJet declared a net annual profit of Rs61.4 crore for fiscal 2010 compared with a loss of Rs352.5 crore during the previous fiscal. In April, SpiceJet had a market share of 12.6% among domestic carriers, behind IndiGo’s 15.7%.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2936 posts, RR: 7 Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 13261 times:
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 4): The planned aircraft purchase would double the fleet of the Gurgaon-based airline. The airline’s “board will go for another round of fleet acquisition in order to boost its expansion on domestic and international routes,” said a senior SpiceJet executive who didn’t want to be named.
Unless SpiceJet picks up planes second-hand - shouldn't be an issue - it will take a while for any new aircraft to be delivered. This is good news for SpiceJet as they finally have a clear owner rather than a confused batch of shareholders.
Quote: SpiceJet, India’s second largest LCC, is entering a new growth chapter after US financier, Wilbur Ross, decided to exit the investment at a profit. Stepping in at the height of the oil crisis in mid-2008, Mr Ross injected cash to help stabilise the airline through the ensuing global financial crisis and it is now positioned to launch an aggressive expansion phase.
VIDP From India, joined Feb 2010, 152 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 13034 times:
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8): The new promoters propose to change the name of SpiceJet after acquisition and shift its registered office away from Gurgaon.
Just pray to God that they dont make Sagar Ratna or Sarvana Bhawan people as their catering partners with only south indian meals being served. Sir we have stopped serving salted cashew nuts we have now Banana Chips for you
Quote: Over 100 people on board an Air India plane had a close shave when two tyres of the left landing gear of the aircraft deflated soon after it landed at the IGI airport here today.
"Air India's Mumbai-Bhopal-Indore-Delhi flight (IC-133) with 100 passengers and six crew members landed at Delhi airport around 10.58 a.m and was taxiing towards the parking bay when engineers at the ground noticed two deflated tyres of the left landing gear and sparks emanating due to friction," an airline official said.
They then immediately informed the pilot and asked him to stop the Airbus-320 aircraft.
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5085 posts, RR: 48 Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 12883 times:
Quoting aviationbuff (Reply 11): and coconut water in place of soft drinks. Jokes aside ... but changing the name of Spicejet may not be the wisest move.
It seems that Maran has decided to keep the SpiceJet name. He also plans to add more flights in South India, and focus on international operations. MAA is where my family is in India, and I am excited about the possibilities for both MAA and SpiceJet with Maran at helm.
golfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 556 posts, RR: 2 Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 12771 times:
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8): I wonder if they will come up with a name that reflects southern heritage.
Given the culture of sycophancy that exists in Tamil Nadu, I would reckon a name like Karunanidhi Jet, Annadurai Airways or some such name will be more probable. I think the recruitment policies will change too to reflect the special TN reservation policy.
aviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1424 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 12579 times:
Indian scheduled airlines carry 47.85 lakh domestic passengers in May 2010
According to a PIB release, the total domestic passengers carried by Indian scheduled airlines in the month of May 2010 were 47.85 lakh. The total passengers carried by domestic airlines in the month of April 2010 were 41.88 lakh. The break-up for the month of May 2010 (in Lakh) is as follows:
Kingfisher Airlines – 10.00 (20.9%)
Jet Airways – 8.69 (18.2%)
AI (Domestic) – 8.47 (17.7%)
IndiGo – 7.53 (15.7%)
SpiceJet – 6.32 (13.2%)
JetLite – 3.84 (8%)
GoAir – 2.81 (5.9%)
Paramount Airways – 0.19 (0.4%)
The seat factors of domestic airlines in the month of May 2010 was:
IndiGo – 92.3%
SpiceJet – 90.4%
Paramount Airways – 86.6%
GoAir – 86.0%
JetLite – 85.4%
Kingfisher Airlines – 83.2%
Jet Airways – 82.5%
Air India (Domestic) – 77.8%
Quote: According to a PTI report, state- run oil companies, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), have again raised Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, this time by over 1.7 per cent, in line with the rising trend in international oil prices.
gr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 2988 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 12451 times:
Quoting golfradio (Reply 18): Given the culture of sycophancy that exists in Tamil Nadu, I would reckon a name like Karunanidhi Jet, Annadurai Airways or some such name will be more probable. I think the recruitment policies will change too to reflect the special TN reservation policy.
Quoting ojas (Reply 19): There are news reports that Spicejet name will be retained, no changes there.
I think "Spice" goes very well with South Indian culture...no need to change the name....
25 ojas: Air India is on a massive re structuring spree. Here are some features: * A dedicated call center EXCLUSIVELY for the gulf flights to be setup * There
26 ojas: http://airlineroute.net/2010/06/17/ua9w-codeshare/ http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets...ct-with-United-Airlines/4862717013 Thanks to jim for the upd
27 Cricket: I assume this means the AA code-share is over?
28 Jacobin777: Of interest: "A Canadian commission of inquiry is expected to release a report on Thursday into the bombing of Air India flight 182 in 1985. The fligh
29 gr8circle: I hope the Canadian authorities get the culprits before they die of old age....
30 gr8circle: I just saw a headline on the ToI website that says "Mumbai ATC goes blind for 21 minutes".....now this is a really scary story if you read it, one th
31 ojas: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...06/18/stories/2010061854550100.htm SpiceJet may becomes Sun Airways once the Marans takeover. The proposed name
32 Vivekman2006: So this means mandatory Sun TV if (and when) they decide to have IFE on those planes??
33 LAXDESI: I am not thrilled with the new name, but could have been a lot worse. I wonder if Maran has any plans to acquire widebody aircraft in 2-3 years.
34 karan69: Any one have any idea of this construction activity going on at BOM http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...3&highlight=&mforum=airlinersindia
35 Cricket: Maran denied that he would change the name in an interview to ET two days ago, but it does make sense, but I hope he doesn't become another southern
36 LAXDESI: I think he would need a turboprop to connect 2nd tier cities if he has a hub and spoke model in mind, with MAA/DEL as hubs. I wonder if he would grow
37 HAWK21M: It did occur on Wed morning around 0550hrs.In fact Pushback was delayed on our Aircraft for approx 15-20mins due this problem as Communications could
38 777way: Is it true Jet are planning charters to Iraq?