Hawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4191 times:
Wow..that is good news I guess. From what I hear Air Deccan offers a fairly decent product. I'm glad that they are expanding.
I vaguely remember that the Indian financial Budget make is very expensive for Indian carriers to buy new aircrafts. Does anybody remember what the tax rates were. I also remember that there was a big hu-ha about this and there were talks of removing this tax. Any update on that front will be appreciated.
PANAM_DC10 From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 4220 posts, RR: 89
Reply 7, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
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Airbus are doing a pretty fine job sweeping up all these orders
That could be termed as a "mild understatement" !! What I find interesting with Kingfisher and now Air Deccan is that both requirements/orders seem to have been upsized from their initial requirement. Is this in anyway related to Government restrictions/legislation that could affect procurement and the carriers are ordering while they can?
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
Gr8 news! Airlines like Deccan and the APEX schemes introduced by the full-fare carriers have turly expanded the market. The rush on many routes is unbelievable! Flights as far ahead as Jan-29th are sold out!
But i thik Air Deccan should proceed with caution. India is not america. Our Aviation History is littered with many examples of airlines which grew too fast for their own good only to fall flat later. (East WEst, Damania etc).
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31713 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (10 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3573 times:
Our Aviation History is littered with many examples of airlines which grew too fast for their own good only to fall flat later. (East WEst, Damania)
I disagree with the Demise of the above.
East west sunk after its MD was eliminated,the other Three Brothers of the Wahid family had their own business & were not keen on its Mgmt.
Damania was very Sucessful & was sold to Skyline NEPC.
Yes Agreed Skyline NEPC,NEPC sunk due to bad mgmt,& Modiluft due to differences with Lufthansa.
Air Deccan Is a good start to LCC in India,Hopefully they do well.