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Air India Express Fleet Expansion  
User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4115 times:

A-I CMD V Thulsidas told ET that load factors from Kerala for its budget carrier were in the region of 95-97%, and the trends suggested that lower fares will continue to drive traffic up. Hence, the airline will consider revisiting its fleet expansion numbers again. A-I will get four more Boeings on lease in Q1 of ’06, which will increase the AI Express fleet strength to seven planes.
The Economic Times

Couple of questions?


  • Where are the pilots?
  • The report says " The airline is currently flying three leased planes and has proposed purchase of 18 Boeing 737-800s. The pre-PIB clearance has been given and A-I is awaiting go- vernment nod to place the order. ", now where does this order stand compared to the one by the parent company?

rgds
VT-ASJ


ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
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User currently offlineFCKC From France, joined Nov 2004, 2348 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

Perhaps should be good for them to buy 737-900s.

User currently offlineMrniji From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3962 times:

Quoting FCKC (Reply 1):
Perhaps should be good for them to buy 737-900s.

Why that?  Confused - AIX is not for longhaul routes!

They should think of getting A380s for their AIX - soooo many travel India-Gulf  Wink


User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3933 times:

It's good that they are expanding. How long do you think it'll take GOI to approve this order. Perhaps in 2010?

PG


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3889 times:

Quoting Aseem (Thread starter):
Where are the pilots

Currently there are very few left.They too might switch over soon.
sad case.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
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