FCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10220 times:
Indian Civil Aviation Secretary Ajay Prasad said in Singapore today , Air India is looking for funds to finance a 50 long haul planes order.
He also added that there will be no problem to find them.
The order will be split between long range 350 seaters planes and medium capacity long range 250 seaters
INITIAL deliveries calls for September 2006 !!!!!!!!!
In the battle are : A340-500/777-200LR/777-300ER/A340-600/A330-200/7E7-8 !!!!!!!!!!!!! No more A340-300s.
Final decision should be taken before the end of March.
This time should be the good one !!!!!!!!!!!
Air India Express will beginn on March27th with the first delivery of their 737-800s.
Indian Al should received 9 wide bodies (Types ?) , beginning on November to open new international routes.
After , all the new Indian LCCs came and will come , India seems to wake up seriously !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 10103 times:
The process for acquiring an airplane in India seems more Byzantine than any process than the acutal Byzantine empire could have possibly devised. Given the dozens of false starts in the past and resulting threads, I would not believe it until deposits are put down for new airplanes.
MrNiji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 9643 times:
That having been said, I'm an Indian born in the USA who has not flown Air India back to India since 1980.
I know what you mean.. often one experiences, even if one desparately wants to book AI, that any other alternatives is more convenient, either because AI does not offer suitable connections (Hub and Spoke, as well as Point to Point).. my girlfriend came over from SIN to India, and I tried everything (without her kmowing ) to push her in AI, end she ended up with UL, because AI just did not offer that what we wanted to.. I ended up on TG, since AI does serve every single city in India from SIN except CCU... what a management
Doesn't that make you American?
N79969, do you know the Simpsons episode where Illegal immigrants are urged to leave the country... when they discuss Apu's status in the end, being an Indian - just kidding.. Since I am Indian and US-born, too, I just claim both for me, probably same as KKfla737
TRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1384 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 9426 times:
Native Indians are the real Indians. Oops! sorry, Americans. So, who are these Indians and Americans? It is so confusing. Who are Asians? Indians are not asians? Again what is going on. Are people here crazy?
Everything depends on how the North Americans define things and how they see you. But still who cares.
Back to the topic, when is AI coming to YYZ? Why can't they choose BOM over DEL. They could get more Pax from BOM than DEL as Amritsar and DEL are not too far away. Sorry if I sound ignorant.
LH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 9246 times:
Air India is coming to YYZ in May/2005 from Amritser via Birmingham 3/wk.
Amritser is being chosen becuase of the Huge Punjabi population in Toronto.
Anyways, AI would have full flights to BOM, DEL, AMS, AMD, HYD from YYZ.
Try this one for size.......Born in Finland, Grewup in Finland,India, Tanzania, Canada, residing in Canada.
Indianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 8541 times:
Oh GawD! Another "Ai considers this" and orders that kind of post! Wake up folks! this is Air India, Indias national shame: which is still stuck in an era that the rest of India has left behind.
Air India doesnt deserve to get any more help from the Govt of India to purchae planes or whatever else. This airline needs to be shutdown and its assets transferred to IC or other state carriers who can do a far better job.