Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6835 times:
Quoting AirIndia (Thread starter): Sean - CEO elect !
Mel - Director, Mx
Subin - Director, PR
Roy - Director, HR !!
- me director PR..? why not, I am on board.. as long as I receive enuff bribes and the director, HR won't fire me
Karan would be the first pilot! Olly director logistics and bookings, Guru inflight chief supervisor and customer relations, Texdraved regional manager TN ( )and rocketman742 would lobby in the parliament - Aseem Director international operations.. others?
TKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 6826 times:
To take it on a serious note how will you position the airline- Low cost or full service - domestic or International?
Well the second part is easy to answer - The current rules require that you need five years domestic exposure before you can venture international. So domestic it will be!
Low Cost or Full Service?
Well fashionnable as the "Common Man's Favourite Airline" concept may be, I would go for a "medum frills" airline.
Some ways I will go about it
a, No PTVs or multi channel music - you can always bring ur walkman (oops discman) with you, cant you??? You save a ton on the IFE setup and with the average sector length between 90-120 mins, there is hardly enough time to watch a movie in full anyway!
b, Make sure enough newspapers are given - both vernacular and English - Indians are so used to this form of entertainment as you can see from the cabin crew running helter skelter on any morning flight to satisfy that TOI wallah who will not even dare to look at the "Hindu"!!!
c, Be health conscious - save only DIET versions of the popular softdrinks ! Not only will your passengers get healthier (after all who will turn away a free drink) it will also push up the volumes of your exclusive soft drink supplier, who is otherwise struggling to push these in other outlets! And before I forget we should not forget to give the FULL CAN, to prevent angry outbursts from agitated travellers!
For the fleet i would go for A319s for Domestic and if and when allowed A330s for international CHARTER operations, for popular holiday destinitions and also Cricket tours which i am sure will prove popular.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31851 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 6717 times:
Quoting AirIndia (Reply 18): I think the only thing needed now is the finances.. and we could soon be having our own fancy flight and hangar parties...
Thats the reason for Two Hangars....The Way my Workloads Increasing.I thought Since I cannot come to the meet,Might as well bring the Meet to Me
We can have our parties in Style,& rent out the Hangar for New Airline Type launches.
Only one problem $$$
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4909 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6692 times:
The best name would be 'HOT AIR', reflecting t/o conditions in India.
The flagship (ship#1) could be christened "Hindustan Ambassador" out of respect for a form of transportation cherished by one and all, without fear of political, ethnic or religious correctness.
The route structure would be based on a daily opinion poll carried out at the airports based on sensitivity to customer and crew needs. IFE would be locked to a.net of course.
To keep costs down, the livery would have Bollywood billboards and 12 across seating. Trolley service will carry a 'Meals Ready' sign, universally understood in India.
Now seriously, after lurking on a.net for 6 months, I think an Indian carrier would do well to have a secondary hub outside of India. A perfect example would be to do a hub and spoke out of Europe - this way you could fly from say Hyderabad to Charlotte with just one stop - my 2 cents.
That'll take another 5 years. Rishi if your good at finance, please be kind enough to take up the VP-Finance position. A chance to work in Mother India
Quoting Comorin (Reply 22): Now seriously, after lurking on a.net for 6 months, I think an Indian carrier would do well to have a secondary hub outside of India. A perfect example would be to do a hub and spoke out of Europe - this way you could fly from say Hyderabad to Charlotte with just one stop - my 2 cents.
OK, livery needs to have some Indian touch.. but one demand from the Vice-President Corporate Affairs (though I am still suspecting Roy, being in charge of HR, might fire me ) - , and if this emand is not fulfilled, I shall withdraw and build up a competiting airline : POLISH THE UNDERBELLY