Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 5195 posts, RR: 47 Posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2451 times:
Here is the update to the Indian Govt's open skies policy for this winter :
a) LUFTHANSA on Monday announced that it would take up the open sky offer and operate a daily flight between Bangalore and Frankfurt.
*B 747-437B (Sean) would know for sure which aircraft would operate on this route...I would guess A 343 as they currently fly this aircraft to BLR. Btw...how good are LHs First class loads to and from BLR?
b) GULF AIR will take up the offer and are in the process of evaluating it right now. They operate to seven cities here and are in the process of firming up which of these cities we should increase flights to during the period.
c) KUWAIT AIRWAYS is also examining various options. The airline is examining the situation and depending on demand and aircraft availability, we would consider making use of the offer made by the Government," said Mr Pran Dasan, Manager (Sales and Marketing), Indian Subcontinent.
Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
Did they not do that since they launched the service
BTW...How do i quote on this forum
As Behramjee said about FRA-BLR. You can quote as you like. I do the following:
I type < i > (without space), then copy/paste the text to cite, the < / i > to end the citation..
Whats the latest regarding their HYD flights?
Interesting question, I would like to know, too. Is this announcement, that AI might start flights HYD-FRA in cooperation with LH to be taken serious (afaik they said sth about this winter, but this seems bizarre to me)?
Then, maybe Sean can update us about whether BOM-NBO-LOS will take off this winter finally, and whether there are prospects for the 'earlier this year euphoric discussed' proposed route BOM-JBG-GRU... and: what about YYZ/SFO?? Any updates when this will happen??
ACAfan From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 710 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2060 times:
I have a feeling the runway at HYD is not quite long enough. AND there is no reason to expand Begumpet if in a few years time there will be a sparkling new airport at Shamshabad.
BTW, how is that project coming along?
[over radio] Mugwomp tower, Mugwomp tower, this is Albatross One Three requesting permission to land. Over?
Albatross? [Jake flips over the checkerboard to a chart that has various bird sizes] Let's see... finch, wren, scrub bird, lockeet, freckled duck, culah, kukaberra, parrot, cockatoo, alba... alba...?!?! It's a jumbo!! [into radio] Negative one three, you'll have to turn back, our runway isn't long enough for a bird your size.
Not long enough?!? Look pal, I can land this thing on a dime!
[heard over radio] Uh... Wilbur, if, if the runway isn't long enough...
Listen you can't let these radar jockeys push you around. Just leave it to me alright?
[into radio] I say again mate, our runway is too short.
Freddie Laker ... May be at peace with his maker ... But he is a persona non grata ... with IATA
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1970 times:
When a Govt announces a open sky policy it is usually for the country. After all the Civil Aviation Ministry is not just for one airline for the aviation industry.
Unfortunately, the idiots in Rajeev Bhavan, led by Mr.Prafull Patel havent learnt that basic truth yet. Hence Civil Aviation policy remains finding out ways to preserve the shit that is Air India. It is this mentality that has turned Air India into a millstone around Indias neck. Air India is holding back the growth in the entire aviation sector.
It is high time that Mr.Prafull Patel understood that he is the Minister for Civil Aviation and not the Minister for Air India. He should be working towards the development of Aviation and not the protection of Air Indias monopoly.
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 1862 times:
I have a feeling the runway at HYD is not quite long enough
You are absolutely right. Rwy 27 at HYD has a maximum length of 2996m which may cause the A340-300 which LH is planning on the route to have weight penalties. LH on its part has already done its groundwork and even identified the person to head the station.
By the way EK is planning something like 150 extra sections and innumerable upgrades during the open sky. A pity if they repeat what they did last year. Put B773s into DEL and then cut DEL-DXB OW fares to INR 5500 to fill in the those planes.
Al Jazeera - the new Kuwait based airline is also seriously exploring the possibility of India operations shortly and have initiated first steps with the Ministry and DGCA.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai