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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 2  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Posted (9 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5990 times:

Air India Express continues its expansion on Middle East routes with lower fares. Link:
http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/Dis...05&file=Local_News200512172384.xml

Quotes:
Keralite expatriates who had lobbied aggressively for cheaper airfares between Doha and destinations in their home state are in for a rude shock next April: Air-India Express, the budget airline, will offer fares that on average are, only 15 per cent lower than those of full-service, conventional carriers. In an interview with The Peninsula on Thursday, Air-India's Dubai-based Regional Director, Sanjeev Talwar, said, the budget airline floated by national carrier Air India would operate 12 weekly flights between Doha and various Indian destinations from the third week of April 2006. Of these, three would be to Mumbai, two to New Delhi and the remaining seven shared between the three Kerala cities - Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvanathapurm.

These flights will be operated by new, Boeing 737-800 aircraft configured to carry 180 Economy class seats. Talwar said, fares on AI Express would be about 25 per cent lower than those of full-service, conventional carriers but the advantage would be available mainly to those who book their tickets well in advance. "As the day of the flight nears, the margin will lessen but A-I Express tickets, on an average, would cost about 15 per cent lower," he explained.

However, passengers will be offered some sops: A-I Express will serve a free "basic" meal on board but other in-flight attractions such as free strong beverages and choice entertainment, will be missing. Passengers will also have to make-do with only 30kgs free baggage allowance instead of the current 50kgs.

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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

any clue about how they are going to tackle "Deccan Lanka"...


ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5896 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 1):
any clue about how they are going to tackle "Deccan Lanka"...



Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
A-I Express will serve a free "basic" meal on board

Thats one way  Smile
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5851 times:

It always hurts me that most Indian travellers and even non-travellers, are so eager to criticise Indian carriers like AI and IC (although these carriers score well over a lot of foreign carriers in many respects)...while constantly heaping praise on foreign carriers.....

Why this biased mentality??


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5788 times:

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 3):
Why this biased mentality

I guess its due to the past reputation of these organisations.Although they have Improved considerably over the years.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5784 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Keralite expatriates who had lobbied aggressively for cheaper airfares between Doha and destinations in their home state are in for a rude shock next Apri

Yeah, yeah, the Mallu expats want their cake and want to eat it was well. Terms like 'rude shock' are misleading. And I didn't know that 50kgs was the allowed allowance on Y class? AIX will have a basic meal just like Air Arabia, you want class - use EK's expanded services to Kerala.



A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5780 times:

Talk of the Devil, EK just issued this Press Release....

EMIRATES INCREASES FOCUS ON KERALA

WITH EXPANSION IN SERVICES



� Emirates to start services to Thiruvananthapuram

� Existing service to Cochin becomes daily from 1st February 2005

� Airline to also boost services to Chennai





Mumbai, 19th December 2005 � Emirates, one of the world�s fastest growing international airlines, today re-affirmed its commitment to the state of Kerala with the announcement of a significant increase in services starting early next year.



From 1st February 2006, the airline will start services between Dubai and India�s Thiruvananthapuram International Airport. On the same day, it will also increase its service to Cochin from five-a-week to a daily service.



Emirates will fly eight times a week to Thiruvananthapuram, its sixth destination in India and second city in the state of Kerala after Cochin. The airline intends to operate its modern Airbus A330-200 on the route, in a three-class configuration offering seats in First, Business and Economy class, as well as the B777-200 aircraft in a two-class configuration. Both wide-bodied aircraft offer industry-leading comforts including ergonomically designed seats, and personal entertainment systems in all classes.



Effective 1st February 2006, Emirates will add four more flights to Chennai to serve the city eight times a week.



HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Emirates Chairman, said: �We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers more travel connections to and from India with our new flights to Thiruvananthapuram, and our increased service frequency to Cochin and Chennai.�



�Air transport links form the foundation on which commerce can prosper and on which friendly relations are built. We welcome our new links with Thiruvananthapuram and look forward to growing that relationship.�



Sheikh Ahmed added: �We would like to thank the Government of India for its support. Emirates is committed to contributing to the dynamic Indian economy, and we look forward to facilitating greater tourism and business traffic to the cities which we serve.�



In Thiruvananthapuram, the capital city of the state of Kerala, Emirates will invest in a dedicated sales office to provide top-notch service to its customers, and recruit over 25 staff to manage passenger, airport and cargo operations. The airline also intends to hire more staff in Cochin and Chennai to support its expanded operations.



The airline will promote its newest destination, Thiruvananthapuram, to business and leisure travellers through its sales and marketing efforts.



India is already one of the U.A.E.�s top five major trading partners with total trade volume chalking up over AED 13 billion in 2003. Bilateral ties between both countries continue to strengthen with each passing year.



Emirates� increased services to Cochin and Chennai will cater to the strong demand for seats between Dubai and India, as both booming economies attract growing interest from regional and international business traffic. The added flights will also benefit the large population of expatriates from India�s southern states living and working in the U.A.E.



Emirates currently operates 43 non-stop flights a week between Dubai and India � 19 to Mumbai, seven to Delhi, four to Chennai, five to Cochin and eight to Hyderabad.



Flight Schedules

Below flight schedules are subject to final approval from the respective airport authorities. All timings are local.



Thiruvananthapuram new service

Flight Days Depart Arrive

EK 520 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat DXB at 1320 TRV at 1840

EK 521 Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sat TRV at 2010 DXB at 2245



EK 522 Tues, Wed, Fri, Sun DXB at 2155 TRV at 0315*

EK 523 Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sat TRV at 0430 DXB at 0705



Cochin additional services

Flight Days Depart Arrive

EK 530 Tues, Thurs DXB at 0400 COK at 0915

EK 531 Tues, Thurs COK at 1030 DXB at 1305



Chennai additional services

Flight Days Depart Arrive

EK 542 Fri DXB at 2100 MAA at 0215*

EK 543 Sat MAA at 0330 DXB at 0620



EK 544 Wed, Sat, Sun DXB at 0300 MAA at 0820

EK 545 Wed, Sat, Sun MAA at 0935 DXB at 1230



* Next day



A300B2/B4/6R, A313, A319/320/321, A333, A343, A388, 737-2/3/4/7/8/9, 747-3/4, 772/2E/2L/3, E170/190, F70, CR2/7, 146-3,
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5726 times:

What news on the S2 B763.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5709 times:

EK's increase in frequency/destinations to India is fast. Best of luck to them. Does anyone know how EK and EY divide up the 18,000 seats a week to India? Is it first come first serve?

Looking up MAA to JFK, there is a twelve hour wait at DXB. On the return, there is a four hour wait at DXB. Why didn't they schedule it better given that they have two daily non-stop flights to JFK. When are they going to start their non-stops to LAX, and SFO from DXB?


User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

Jet Airways evaluating Boeing 747-800 for non-stop flight to US

Quote:
JET Airways is evaluating the Boeing 747-800 aircraft to consider the option of flying non-stop between India and the US, the Chairman, Mr Naresh Goyal, has said.

"The flight to the US is very much on. Initially, we plan to start operating through Brussels. This flight should start early next year. We are also considering the new Boeing aircraft to see whether the airline can do a non-stop service between the two nations," he added.

The new Boeing aircraft being examined by Jet Airways was launched by the US-based aircraft manufacturer in November and serves the 400-500 passengers market. The aircraft has a range of 14,815 km and is scheduled to enter commercial service in September 2009. Earlier this year, Jet Airways was given official permission to operate a three-times-a-week service on the India-Brussels-New York sector.

...
Mr Goyal, however, maintained that there was no case in the US and that the airline will start operating on the route from next year. ....


User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5654 times:

Panel on Delhi, Mumbai airport revamp to meet on Dec 21 � Left demands handover of works to AAI

Will the Bombay and Delhi airports ever be revamped??


User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1426 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 5621 times:

Airbus-loyalist Deccan looks at B737 in phase II

Quote:
In a move which may swing the market share of the world's leading aircraft makers in India, Air Deccan is said to be evaluating the new-generation Boeing 737-800/900 for its next round of fleet expansion.

The airline, which has been a loyal Airbus 320 customer with firm orders for 32 planes in its pocket, is said to be exploring better price options with its American rival. Market sources say the airline may be considering induction of 30-40 planes for the next round of ramp-up.
...


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 11):

After flying A320s why consider the B737NG.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5495 times:

UAE based investment company raises stake in Spice Jet to US $50 million. Good to see capital from abroad flowing into Indian aviation sector. Link:
http://www.ameinfo.com/74480.html

Quotes:
Earlier this year, Istithmar invested US$12.5 million in SpiceJet. The stake rise comes through SpiceJet's recent issue of Foreign currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB). Istithmar's investment in SpiceJet, its first in India, reflects the group's long term plans in the burgeoning aviation industry in India. The investment is in line with the group's strategy of identifying projects with a strong potential for growth and success.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 5487 times:

Link:http://www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG3_sub.asp?newscode=127040&catcode=ENG3&subcatcode=

Quotes:
Chennai-Delhi Indian Airlines plane makes emergency landing
An Indian Airlines plane from Chennai carrying 100 passengers and six crew made an emergency landing at the Palam airport tonight after a hydraulic failure.

The plane, IC-539, which took off from Chennai at 1815hrs, landed at the Palam airt at 2050 hrs safely, an airport spokesman said. "There was a hydraulic failure in the aircraft and a precautionary landing was conducted," the spokesman told UNI.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5474 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 14):
after a hydraulic failure

What component.Was this an A320.
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MEL



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 16, posted (9 years 22 hours ago) and read 5417 times:

Paramount launches Chennai-Delhi flights. Link:
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1340607.cms

Quotes:
The latest airline to take to the Indian skies, Paramount Airways on Weddnesday launched its Chennai- Delhi-Chennai daily flight offering an inaugural fare of Rs 5,999 per ticket and promising 'business class' facilities to all passengers.
The airlines sources said its 'Embraer 170' aircraft with 70-seats, would leave Chennai at 10.35 AM and reach Delhi at 1.15 PM. The return journey would start at 3.05 PM. reach here at 5.45 PM.


User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 22 hours ago) and read 5413 times:

Hey SQ has also started thrice a week flights to Hyderabad. Pretty cool. they cover all the major metros now.. cant wait for the authorities to build a nice intl airport in chandigarh now!  Smile


I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 21 hours ago) and read 5400 times:

If anyone can supply me with some Indian airline timetables, I would be willing to pay a few dollars plus postage for each one. I am particularly interested in Air Deccan, Kingfisher Airlines, Jagson Airlines, and Paramount Airways. If you can help, contact me at dzekria@email.com







User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1428 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 years 21 hours ago) and read 5392 times:

hey. i woudl gladly try to help. you want them in the hard form right? like a hard copy.
What else do u want?



I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
User currently offlineAirways1 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 1999, 560 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 19 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Yes, I'm only interested in original airline issued timetables in good condition. That means no photocopies or travel agent issued timetables.

Any Indian airlines, past or present, would be welcome, except for Air India, Indian Airlines, Jet Airways or Sahara, of which I already have quite a few.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 21, posted (9 years 13 hours ago) and read 5308 times:

Here we go again. Further delays in awarding contracts for BOM and DEL airport modernization. Link:
http://sg.biz.yahoo.com/051222/15/3xfmm.html

Quotes:
Panel of Indian ministers Wednesday deferred a decision on selecting bidders for the modernization of Delhi and Mumbai airports, the country's civil aviation minister Praful Patel said Wednesday. The move implies that the government's deadline of finalizing bidders and awarding the contracts on or before December 31 will not be met.

"A committee of five secretaries, headed by the cabinet secretary, will now look into the process and submit their recommendation to the empowered group of ministers within two weeks," said Patel without elaborating. The federal government's left-wing allies have been opposing the modernization of the two airports disagreeing with the selection criteria for the bidders.

The Indian government plans to form two joint venture companies which will restructure and modernize the two busiest airports in the country. Private companies will hold a 74% stake in the venture and remaining 26% will be held by Airports Authority of India and other government companies. The successful bidders will be allowed to run the airports on a 30-year lease, which can further be extended by another 30 years.

The Indian government will, however, handle "sovereign functions" such as airport security, customs, immigration and air traffic control


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 hours ago) and read 5256 times:

Impressive air cargo growth in India. No wonder Jet Airways is looking to start a freight carrier. Link:
http://news.webindia123.com/news/showdetails.asp?id=196442&cat=India

Quotes:
The government today said that there has been a 12.4 per cent growth rate in air cargo over the last ten years. In a written reply to the Rajya Sabha, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said during the year 2004-05, there has been an annual growth of 27.1 percent over the previous year.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 23, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 5235 times:

Premier Air, a new LCC, to begin operations from Oct 2006. Link:
http://www.centreforaviation.com/avi...n_Low_Cost_Airline_sector_in_2006/

Quotes:
Premier Air, a proposed new Chennai-based LCC announced the following launch details:

Base: Chennai; Launch: Oct-06;
Network: Connecting all major metropolitan cities, with major focus on South Indian cities;
Fleet: Six aircraft; Investment: USD50 million; Investors: Group of US-based NRIs.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 hours ago) and read 5210 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 23):
Fleet: Six aircraft

What type.
regds
MEL



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25 LAXDESI : No details on aircraft type in article.
26 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air France long term plans for India. Link: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default...C12%5C18%5Cstory_18-12-2005_pg5_28 Quotes: Air France plans to incr
27 Post contains links LAXDESI : Interesting interview with Jet Airways executive. No approval yet on India-USA application. Link: http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1002916&CatID=
28 Post contains links LAXDESI : Fog delays flights at Delhi. Link: http://www.ndtv.com/topstories/showt...n+Delhi&id=18424&category=National Quotes: Heavy fog in Delhi has delayed ai
29 HAWK21M : Last night Fog struck Del. After 0330 RVR dropped below 600m. regds MEL
30 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air Arabia to fly to Kerala. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1344146.cms Quotes: Sharjah-based United Arab Emirates (UAE) n
31 Post contains links Blrsea : A-I to phase out old aircraft, Indian to follow
32 6thfreedom : can anyone assist with sources for domestic and international pax for India since 1995?? Total pax and yearly growth rates would be appreciated. Cheer
33 Post contains links Blrsea : Air Arabia, the international low-fare carrier in India and Kingfisher Airlines, have announced an alliance.
34 Nycank : Does anyone have any numbers on the number of BOM-DEL flights per day ? Do most of the airlines in the BOM-DEL sector ever discount their fare ?
35 Post contains links Cricket : Directorate General of Civil Aviation - www.dgca.nic.in - it has all the audited statistics in their annual reports. There are close to 50 flights a
36 EWROwznj00 : How badly is that affecting flights in and out of Northern India? I remember in 1999, United had to put me up in London for 2 days because I could ge
37 Post contains links LAXDESI : BMI to offer 7% commission to travel agents in India. I think it is a move in the right direction. BMI should do well when UK/USA restrictions are lif
38 Post contains links Blrsea : New Delhi airport flaunts latest fog-buster system, problem is no one trained to use it
39 Toxtethogrady : No word on the Air India expansion into the US? IAD, IAH and SFO were being mentioned last summer.
40 Post contains links Aseem : they've announced it so often that people have stopped taking interest and will only sit back and take note when they actually have the planes to sta
41 Post contains images RobK : Apologies if it's already been discussed - I haven't looked. Air India will soon take delivery of B772 VT-AIR. It's not an -ER version. RK
42 Post contains images Aseem : cool!! but if it is not ER then is it that older one. The real rustbucket!! Is this the one belong to UA and leased to RG till now. I like the regist
43 Post contains images RobK : No, it's older than that . It's line# 8. RK
44 Nimish : Can it fly the standard FRA-LAX type of sectors that the other AI 772 often need to do?
45 AirIndia : Mel, I was in Gurgaon on friday evening, very near to the airport. We were having a small stag get together. Believe me, around 2am in the night, the
46 HAWK21M : I don't think the Private Operators will want to spend $$$ on the training of their Pilots [Crew set training] for just 2 months of Fog].They'll find
47 RobK : The "new" 777 was reported ferrying AFW to Stansted overnight on 20-21 Dec but I can't find anything on the trackers under ex UAL reg, an AIC flight n
48 Post contains links AI : http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus...grades~to~CAT-III~B~Landing~System this is my first posting on this forum. am not sure if this link will work a
49 LAXDESI : Welcome to A.net.
50 Concorde001 : Out of interest, does anyone know if the Delhi-Amritsar flights are operating? Especially the AI flight which leaves Delhi at about 1am on Wednesdays
51 Post contains links Blrsea : IA clocks Rs 65.61-cr net profit in '04-05
52 EWROwznj00 : Has the fog always been so bad? I remember flying in and out of Delhi during this time 12 years Is the fog there is much worse in other parts of the w
53 Post contains images Nycank : " target=_blank>www.makemytrip.com This reverts to us.makemytrip.com and does not show domestic sector
54 Post contains links Aseem : Ten US-based non-resident Indians have teamed up to float Premier Airways, the new kid in the low cost airline space. The company plans to launch its
55 Post contains links Blrsea : Use this URL instead - http://india.makemytrip.com/
56 HAWK21M : Sure is.What Engines. regds MEL
57 Cricket : A couple of points over here - ToI Mumbai's story today was factually incorrect when it mentioned that 737's can't use the Cat IIIB system - ignoring
58 Post contains images Aseem : grow up!!! a plane is lot more than just engines. cheers! VT-ASJ
59 Post contains images FlyHigh@Tom : Coming back to the 30KG limit that AI express will impose.....what else would you expect if you operate a B738 configured to carry 180 pax ? I am pret
60 Post contains links Aseem : Fog clears, govt slams airlines for neglecting passengers "We have told them that they should take necessary steps (including training pilots under th
61 Post contains links Blrsea : Spicejet to convert 10 options to firm orders next year [Edited 2005-12-27 20:59:54]
62 Post contains images HAWK21M : To me it is Only Airframe & Engines Let the Megabucks arrive first regds MEL
63 Post contains images AirIndia : Try telling that to the fighter pilots.... who practically fly winged engines..
64 Cricket : The same ToI story has been insisting that 737's don't have Cat IIIB facilities! I guess with 9W getting the new 737-800 simulators, training for Cat
65 Post contains images Nimish : C'mon Cricket - those are minor meaningless details . But honestly - this whole exercise of "firing all the private carriers" is a bit of an eyewash/
66 Cricket : Hahaha Nimish! Though, I think this is also a way for the MoCA/AAI to tyake the flak away from PeePee, whose accent and Saville Row suits were praised
67 Post contains images Nimish : This is something that I've not come to grips with (not that my opinions count anyway ). PP and his sidekicks were super-efficient when it came to si
68 Cricket : The problem is that they are sadly still around! *sigh* Not that the liberalised ASA's have exactly helped Indian carriers that much, AI doesn't have
69 Blrsea : Looking at the opposition that the Left is mounting on the govt to even scrap privatising BOM/DEL airports, have no doubt about the Left's clout in t
70 Post contains links Blrsea : Female in-flight supervisors to make debut on Air India From whom did AI lease these two 747s? Where are the crew for these aircrafts from?
71 Post contains images Aseem : complete surprise!!! to put things into perspective, these "two" are in addition to "Elephanta". Moreover, wet lease is a clear sign of desperation. M
72 Blrsea : As per the report, one of them is going to be used for BOM-LHR terminator flight. Not sure where the other would be used.
73 Aseem : is there a route where an additional aircraft can upgrade it to daily? What the current frequency of LAX flight?? thnx VT-ASJ
74 Post contains links LAXDESI : Miscellaneous news about Indian Aviation. Link: http://inhome.rediff.com/money/2005/dec/28spec2.htm Quotes: Indian Aircraft Numbers Indian carriers wi
75 Texdravid : With all due respect, this statement epitomizes how AI feels about MAA. "The only two that count". How provincial. How dated. How sad.
76 HAWK21M : East West.I Doubt. regds MEL
77 Sammyk : Why are you surprised? These are for Haj flights. They need the capacity for this and wet leasing is the way to go for this short term lease. No poin
78 Cricket : Oh well, thank god you live in the 'Land of the Free' where you can catch a flight to anywhere from everywhere. Thank god for small mercies. You can
79 LAXDESI : Overnighting at secondary cities and flying in to metros in the morning is not a bad idea.
80 HAWK21M : LCC means saving of $$$. How would that work out. regds MEL
81 Aseem : that early morning flight to metro can be revenue generator. why not dry lease for long term basis? They do need planes after all! Or maybe there wer
82 Post contains images Cricket : Unless the flight is to DEL in winter!
83 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jaipur Airport granted international airport status. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1351274.cms Quotes: Jaipur's Sanganer
84 Post contains links LAXDESI : Domestic airlines outshines int traffic in Apr-Aug 2005. Link: http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=75042 Quotes: With about 20 per ce
85 Post contains images Feroze : Thanks for that piece of info. One thing puzzles me though. IC have a daily flight: Jaipur-Delhi-Dubai-Delhi-Jaipur (IC 895/896). Do pax bound for Ja
86 Nimish : Good for Jaipur. However: * What does this actually mean? I guess it translates to at least stationing of customs/immigration staff? Is anything else
87 Post contains images RobK : B772 VT-AIR on its way! Departed last night (28th) at 2348z from Fort Worth Alliance heading for Stansted using N766UA as callsign. I believe it's fli
88 Nimish : Good news for AI! Has this a/c's arrival at AI been discussed on A.net? Where did this come from (assuming it's an ex-UA - is it another "rustbucket"
89 Aseem : the way I see it is that in India status is all so important that declaring it international airport is landmark in itself. What remains to be answer
90 Post contains images RobK : Replies 41, 42, 43 ,47 above. Detail in reply 47 didn't actually take place, as suspected. RK
91 Sshank : While I don't disagree that the cesspools called airports in DEL and BOM are in need of a lot of help, you show astounding levels of ignorance (expeci
92 Jaysit : Don't know about MAA, but BLR and HYD appear to be.
93 Aseem : MAA's prospects aren't that bleak. If we keep asides IT, one would notice a lot of automobile MNCs have come up in Chennai. In addition, hotel shorta
94 HAWK21M : When will it be in BOM. regds MEL
95 LAXDESI : Very true. Furthermore, there has been a lot of construction lately in the IT corridor of Madras and many of the major IT firms have started leasing.
96 Speedbird2025 : Any news on when AI will start service to IAD, IAH and SFO?? Thought by now we should have seen something... Anyone know the status of these routes..
97 LAXDESI : Most likely SFO end of next year when they receive one of the 777s on order or sooner if they can lease either 747 (SQ?) or 777.
98 Sammyk : I believe the 777 deliveries are starting in 2007 and the first one being an LR model.
99 Post contains links and images HAWK21M : View Large View MediumPhoto © Terry Nash - Cactus Wings BTW S2 B763 is doing Training Flights in MAA. regds MEL
100 Post contains images Airindia : Guys... wishing you all a great 2006 and many more posts..
101 AI : any more news or photos of VT-AIR ? i am sure it must have reached India by now.
102 Post contains links LAXDESI : Aircraft parking charges reduced by 50% at non metro airports. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1353848.cms Quotes: In a bid
103 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India Express pilots win pay raise. Link: http://www.flightinternational.com/A...+Express+pilots+win+pay+rises.html Quotes: Air India’s internat
104 LAXDESI : I was curious to see what the fares are for RT non stops to DEL from EWR and ORD. Using sidestep.com, I found the following fares inclusive of taxes:
105 Nimish : It's traditionally low season from middle of January until March/April. These prices seem pretty good - is there a fare to other points in India (Say
106 Cricket : Unlikely - just look at city pairs like DEL-BOM, BOM-BLR, DEL-BLR, DEL-HYD, BLR-MAA almost all flights on these clogged sectors are between 0600-1000
107 AI : S2 has announced their inaugural fares for DEL-LHR-DEL as 10,000 INR + taxes. Their service is starting 5th Jan 2006. That is very cheap compared to p
108 Nimish : Whoa!!! That can't be true *rubbing my eyes in disbelief*!! If it is true, then this is a water shed on the India-London route, since no one in their
109 Cricket : That would mean the effective fares are below Rs 12,500 rtn. Holy F****** Sh**!!!!!!! If I get tickets that cheap between MAA and DEL rtn I'ld consid
110 Jasepl : It is true. They had it all over the TV as well. Made the news headlines. 2006 DEL-LHR seats are on sale for Rs 10,000. They went on sale 1.5 hours ag
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