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New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?  
User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2005 times:

Can anyone confirm this?

On http://www.airfleets.net/, I found the information that the next 747-4B5 will be leased from KE again, but only 23 December 2004, as VT-AID.

I thought due to LAX it was supposed to arrive mid Mai (actually now) and another one in October or so. But I was told that probably the elections have 'grounded the plan' until completition. How come this a/c appears in the database?
So a decision in favor for KE has been taken, and the delivery date is slightly back??


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User currently offlineBN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5641 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1960 times:

That aircraft is probably for increasing LAX service. The Jun 11 sked is for 3 X weekly. In October or December... AI will go 6X a week.


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User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

That means that AI could have done LAX earlier with the existing fleet??

I thought there was a plane due in May, which was apparently postponed due to elections - but why is the deal for the plane in December (which I thought was tendered for October) then already fixed?? Hmmm...

 Confused  Confused  Confused

So, I hope I am assuming right that two jumbos will arrive this year still (but when?)

Btw, how are the sames for BOM-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-LAX doing? Any info??

User currently offlineB747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1911 times:


If you check the above post, you will see that VT-AID has been operating for Air India for almost 6 months now. I have no clue why airlinefleets.net or whoever else thinks otherwise.

That means that AI could have done LAX earlier with the existing fleet??

VT-AIC and VT-AID were acquired to enable the expansion of ORD services and the introduction of LAX. The current fleet of 9 744s is absolutely capable of handling 23x weekly flights. The additional aircraft will only be required to increase LAX frequency.

[Edited 2004-05-08 03:17:58]

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1831 times:

Thanks, Sean.

Sorry for a confusing misspelling in my previous post, last line I meant 'sales' and not 'sames'...

So, anyone of you an idea or the chance to check whether tickets on AI 137/136 BOM-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-LAX vv. on AI are selling well? Should in my eyes be an attractive alternative.

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