Analysis: Why ‘stopover holidays’ are the next big opportunity for Indian airlines

Airlines in India are looking to expand to the east and the west, powered by the steady induction of planes such as the A320/A321neos or the B737 MAX8s, which have helped increase their range and reach. Yet, securing traffic all through the year will be a challenge.

As each airline tries to create its own hub with a fair mix of domestic traffic connecting to international flights and one international flight connecting to another, it is time for the government to explore a mechanism wherein airlines, hotels and the tourism sector benefit by offering “stopover holidays”.

National carrier Air India has the largest long-haul network for any airline from India. The airline has an established hub in New Delhi — the national capital and the largest airport in the country Read More

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