Mrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Well, this is a short article of the Indian Media, which is not too bad.. reference is taken to the AI and IC Deals.. no excuse for our stupid Ministry, but it shows the other side, too, namely how B and A live with the support of their governments and mess up the scenario. The key quotation is this: I agree
A former Indian Airlines boss was so disgusted off with the aggressive lobbying by both sides that he suggested that both the manufacturers should toss and whoever wins should clinch the deal.
The other central observation:
As it appears, the aircraft purchase scene is already murky, and the politicians seem to be making it murkier. Both Air-India and Indian Airlines have suffered enough for not purchasing aircraft on time. As a result, they have lost serious market share to private players. It does seem that there is more than meets the eye.
Full article, Trouble on the tarmac, is available here. Comments?
Lumberton From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 4708 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1980 times:
Maybe a bit off topic, but can Indian domestic aviation continue to grow at the rate cited in the article with oil selling at US$66 (today) or US$70/bbl? I know there are lots of orders pending for A320's and B737's. I wonder how the business plans for these airlines--particularly the startups (IndiGo, Kingfisher, etc.)--took sustained high fuel prices into account?
"When all is said and done, more will be said than done".