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User currently offlineJetWay From India, joined Mar 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 2766 times:

Hi Everybody
Happy New year to all

I was curious to know that with recent biltarel air services agreement signed between India and UK last year did it give fifth freedom rights to the UK and Indian carriers.
So can an airline like BA start a flight Like LHR-DEL-SYD and return since their is demand which is mainly monopolised by the likes of SQ/MH/TG and Qantas has no plans to start flights out of any other place except BOM.Infact they plan to go daily from here in the near future.
So is it possible for the British Carriers to mount such a route since they are on the expansion spree into India?


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User currently offlineCarduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 5 months 11 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

In BOAC on 707s we actually did operate through most middle points en route to SYD, CCU one day, DEL on another, KHI on another, etc!

Main situation is now the same as then - the aircraft had to spend some hours on the ground before it's return trip to London so as to fit in with night time flying hours restrictions at airports en route, and at LHR.

This is probably one of the reasons that BA have xx their MEB routing, and possibly thinking about doing the same at SYD, where the aircraft spend a very long time on the ground at turnaround, and therefore 'not earning' The 744 can possibly be used more intensely on other routes giving a greater return for the increased number of flying hours!

When BA pioneered the route a long time ago, BA used to terminate in SIN and QF took the pax on to OZ from there. So we may have history repeating itself!

Per Ardua ad Astra! ........ Honi Soit Qui Mal y Pense!
User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 2720 times:

IC is expected to fly to LHR sometime in near future and they have also been allowed to fly to Australia (read SYD). So its a matter of time and aircraft before we see this service.
BTW!! IC is based in DEL, so both these flights are expected to from here.

[Edited 2006-01-02 20:35:00]

[Edited 2006-01-02 20:36:55]

[Edited 2006-01-02 20:38:37]

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User currently offlineJasepl From India, joined Jul 2004, 3582 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 months 10 hours ago) and read 2684 times:

Quoting JetWay (Thread starter):
So is it possible for the British Carriers to mount such a route since they are on the expansion spree into India?

Possibe, certainly. After all BA still have the right to fly UK-India and beyond.

However, I would think it unlikely. They do well enough right now and use the permitted frequencies to capacity, so why wreck yields?

Besides, no cities in India can come close to Bombay in providing good yield.

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