Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
Does this clear the way for Jet and Sahara to serve the cities AI has vacated in Europe, southeast Asia and Australia through the years? I must say quite honestly, I looked at PIAs website and was slightly embarrassed by how many more useful destinations they serve than AI. As I have put in another thread about US carriers relating to Africa, I believe airlines are ambassadors of sorts and AI's lack of presence in Europe is totally unacceptable.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2643 times:
Relax folks, this gaandmasti is just another reporter leaking something from a "source" in the ministry to test the waters. Prafulbhai has become careful now that he realizes everything he does is under heavy scrutiny. The draft policy is just that - a draft. It still needs to be submitted to the cabinet for approval before it becomes policy and with the influential Communists opposed to it, don't expect anything other than status quo for now.
This also reminds me that Praful Patel "guaranteed" us a comprehensive civil aviation policy by the end of the year. He has 4 days left. I look forward to seeing his resignation announced on January 3 if he cannot deliver on his "guarantee".
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2615 times:
Sean: Careful with your choice of words mamu!
Praful "bhai" is just acting to protect the interests of his favorite carrier 9W. All the newer entrants, with better cash flows, are eyeing the opening up of the intl sector. 9W therefore would like to restrict their entry and gain higher yields on intl sectors with little competition.
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2608 times:
I try to be more diplomatic than you Roy, but I largely agree with your assesment. Praful Patel's policymaking while serving as minister has largely been skewed to the advantage of certain private sector interests at the expense of other private sector interests, state-owned entities and the market as a whole. This is simply another example in a long chain of similar actions.
Kkfla737 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1033 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2537 times:
- "This also reminds me that Praful Patel "guaranteed" us a comprehensive civil aviation policy by the end of the year. He has 4 days left. I look forward to seeing his resignation announced on January 3 if he cannot deliver on his "guarantee". "
How true. I also will sit at the edge of my seat the next 72 hours awaiting to learn of the comprehesnive new course of Indian aviation. And given his "guarentee" I also anticipate a resignation if no such plan is put forward!
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1498 posts, RR: 19 Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
You have my vote.Anything but PP Now
Ok Mel.. you're appointed as Director Technical to ensure that no Indian guys will have to ever carry a rusted bucket. All those who vote in my favour get plum posts (Sean... you'll be CMD AI). Why, I'd even appoint Roy as Director Audit (only he'll have to pass the CAT exams). After all with Liberty, Equality and Fraternity - another 'weird' is possible.
By the way Patel is not going to resign in a hurry. From what I've heard, for starters he's going to the USA on 06JAN accompanying Big Daddy Pawar who's going for his treatment. Thereafter he will participate in the Indo-US aviation bilaterals scheduled from 12 or 13JAN. No way I see him giving up Civil Aviation anytime now.
The problem with Indian Aviation is not just a Patel. As long as we have coalition governments cobbled together with parties of opposing ideologies and political interests, any serious development will take a back seat. What we will have is motivated, greed driven, uncoordinated growth which will never let us improve our lot.
What we need are qualified, educated folk like our PM, unfettered by political alliance considerations running every ministry and the key positions within. Then and only then will we have a chance of real development in aviation.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai
Trvyyz From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1365 posts, RR: 10 Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2288 times:
"And a Fleet of 20 Aircraft too"
If this rule were applied to everyone operating to India, then SriLankan Cannot fly to India. Also How many a/c's does AI own?35 is not too much including the leased a/c's. But anyway the rules are meant only for domestic carrirers only, a fleet size of 20 makes no sense to me.