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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 12  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

Lufthansa yet to approve Kolkata flight due to lack of aircraft availability. Link:
http://sify.com/finance/fullstory.php?id=14157886

Quotes:
German airlines company Lufthansa is yet to approve flight operations to Kolkata, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) Guenter Wehrmann said. The airlines company is however happy with the market potential in the region, Wehrmann told reporters on the sidelines of a CII sponsored seminar yesterday. The actual problem for Lufthansa's connectivity with Kolkata is the non-availability of aircraft, he said.

Speaking about Indo-German business, he said Germany's imports to India stood at around Rs 17,000 crore and is growing at the rate of 16 per cent, while the country's exports to India stood at 4,200 million Euros and growing at the rate of 37.7 per cent.

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User currently offlineRocketman742 From India, joined Oct 2004, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6662 times:

AIX s newest Boeing 737 800 will be leaving seattle today for its ferry to Delhi. Should be landing in Delhi on the 16 th via YYZ,BHX and SHJ. The plane will be based in MAA hopefully to shuttle between KUL and SIN.
AI will also take delivery of its 777s more towards the end of this year rather then the begining of next year. These will be used to at least initially replace the korean 744s on the FRA LAX route as their lease expires next year and would not be renewed. Also AI will be returning 3 A310s to SIA this year as they will be replaced by AIX 737 800s. The only new route on the horizon is mauritius which will extend to Joburg. This route has already been delayed by a year should have started 1 apr 2006 but has again been delayed by a few months. On a different note 5 miss India contestants will be joining as cabin crew. AI has however gone and signed on these girls as confirmed staff from day 1 and they will therefore fly at a much higher $$$ per hour. This has seriously pised off the almost 2000 crew that AI has been using as cabin crew for almost 2 years without confirming them. I dont see them making life easy for these 5 girls who will be making more money then them from day1.


User currently offlineDebn From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 89 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6658 times:

Lufthansa yet to approve Kolkata flight due to lack of aircraft availability.

I think it's just an excuse. If Lufthansa really thought this route was profitable it would re-allocate aircraft from some other non-profitable route. Kolkata is clearly not very attractive to all the international airlines. Even Malaysian is thinking about yanking the KUL-CCU rute.


User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6652 times:

Quoting Rocketman742 (Reply 1):
AIX s newest Boeing 737 800 will be leaving seattle today for its ferry to Delhi

http://static.flickr.com/47/110760607_f2577ae493_o.jpg



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 6628 times:

Does someone know AIX's schedules from MAA to SIN and KUL? The website already has the cities in the "drop down" menu, but wouldn't show any schedules.

User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6604 times:

Buddies,

Pl help me finalise an iterinary for DEL - SIN - BKK - DEL.

Which are the best airlines etc. I wish to travel from 12 April till 16 April. This is for my annual leave.

Unabale to decide on what airlines to fly to minimise loss of time. Please Help.


User currently offlineHimmat01 From India, joined Dec 2004, 1047 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 6596 times:

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 4):

AIX has announced schedules for flights to KUL from MAA. The flight IX 651 will arrive at 8.45 AM and will depart at 9.45 AM as IX 652. It will be operate on all days.



An airplane might disappoint any pilot but it'll never surprise a good one.
User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6530 times:

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 5):
Which are the best airlines etc. I wish to travel from 12 April till 16 April. This is for my annual leave.

I've flown TG and SQ on DEL-BKK and DEL-SIN but some of my friends have said that IC offers some of the better prices on this route if price is what you're after.

That AIX 738 with winglets looks real nice.



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 offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 6522 times:

Quoting Himmat01 (Reply 6):
AIX has announced schedules for flights to KUL from MAA. The flight IX 651 will arrive at 8.45 AM and will depart at 9.45 AM as IX 652. It will be operate on all days.

Yeah.. I could pull up the schedules. But it seems you can't book them yet. Any idea when is the inaugural flight?


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6491 times:

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 8):
Yeah.. I could pull up the schedules. But it seems you can't book them yet. Any idea when is the inaugural flight?

I think around April end.

Quoting Rocketman742 (Reply 1):
AI will also take delivery of its 777s more towards the end of this year rather then the begining of next year. These will be used to at least initially replace the korean 744s on the FRA LAX route as their lease expires next year and would not be renewed

How many 777s will be delivered at the end of 2006?


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6476 times:

Is Boeing speeding up 777 production to achieve the earlier deliveries, because that would mean that even 9W might get its first 777-300ER earlier.


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 offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6469 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 9):
Quoting Planeboy (Reply 8):
Yeah.. I could pull up the schedules. But it seems you can't book them yet. Any idea when is the inaugural flight?

I think around April end.

As per Hinduonline, the service should begin end of March.
Quote:
Air India Express, which offers low-cost services to the Gulf countries, is believed to be weighing the option of delinking Mumbai and Delhi from its new summer schedule, while adding Chennai to its network. According to travel industry sources, the move by the no-frills subsidiary of the national carrier follows the lower-than-expected load factor on these routes. The summer schedule will begin by March-end.

AI Express is likely to offer six flights a week to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur from Chennai, an informed source said. The airline, which began services last year, now flies to four cities in the Gulf, namely, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Muscat, and Salalah, from Kozhikode, Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Mumbai and Delhi


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 12, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 6467 times:

Govt to modernise metro, non-metro airports. Link:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1650396,00020016.htm

Quotes:
Apart from Delhi and Mumbai, the Government is contemplating to modernise other metro airports and 35 non-metro airports in the country, Rajya Sabha was informed on Tuesday. The work on non-metro airports is proposed to be taken up and completed by 2010-11 at an estimated expenditure of Rs 4,662 crore, Minister of state for Civil Aviation Praful Patel said in a written reply.

To another question, he said the airports at Amritsar, Nagpur, Srinagar, Jaipur and Kozhikode have been declared as international airports in the last three years. Apart from the proposals for development of Greenfield airports at Hassan, Gulbarga and Gangtok, Airports Authority of India has taken initiatives during the last one year for operationalisation of the airports at Cooch Behar, Pantnagar, Akola, Gondia, Surat and Mysore on the demand of airlines.


User currently offline9W77W From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 6388 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 10):

Does anyone know how to access Boeing production slots, are they public? I remember coming across posts which refer to Boeing production information.

On another note, I sincerely hope either 9W or AI start SFO flights with their new T7s.

Regards,
VT-DEN


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6329 times:

Govt yet to receive Jet-Sahara merger proposal. Indian wants to take over Sahara infrastructure. IMO, if all or a portion of Sahara infrastructure is not transfered to Jet, then it should go to other private carriers as Indian has substantial infrastructure at most metro airports. Link:
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200603141901.htm

Quotes:
Nearly two months after the biggest-ever takeover deal in the history of Indian aviation, the Government is yet to receive any formal proposal for the merger of Air Sahara with Jet Airways. This was revealed by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel in the Rajya Sabha today leading to protests by the members of Left parties.

An agitated Dipankar Mukherjee (CPI-M) wondered how the Government was ignorant about it when the Chairman of Indian Airlines has sought an allocation of the infrastructural support, including land of Sahara for the state-owned airlines, following reports of Jet Airways-Sahara merger. Reacting to the member's observations, Patel said the Government had not received any formal proposal for the merger of the two airlines.

"We are not insensitive. We have read it in media. There is a possibility of such a situation. Therefore, the Government will, in the best of international practice, try to come out with guidelines," he said when asked whether land and other support would be transferred to Indian Airlines in the event of merger. The CPI-M members wanted to know whether the infrastructural support and land allocated to Air Sahara would be transferred to Indian Airlines as a result of the former's merger with Jet, as these facilities cannot be transferred automatically to the new merged airlines.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Tripartite panel on airport revamp yet to meet. Put on hold handover of Delhi, Mumbai airports to pvt parties: Karat of CPM. CPM hints at adverse effect on industrial relations. Link:
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...03/15/stories/2006031504560100.htm

Quotes:
No meeting of the committee has been held so far though it has been asked to submit its report in three months. Keeping in view the strong opposition of the employees, as the major stakeholders in AAI, the Government should not take a unilateral decision on change of management which can adversely affect the industrial relations.

"No meeting of the committee has been held so far though it has been asked to submit its report in three months. Keeping in view the strong opposition of the employees, as the major stakeholders in AAI, the Government should not take a unilateral decision on change of management which can adversely affect the industrial relations," the communication to the Prime Minister has pointed out.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 6290 times:

Air travellers offered new service. Link:
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1449214.cms

Quotes:
Air passengers landing in Chennai need no longer feel lost, as a private tourism company would help them with hotel bookings, car rentals and other travel services for a fee under the 'Swagat Seva' scheme launched by the government. "The new service 'Swagat Seva' launched at the Chennai airport today is in line with the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation's recommendation to fulfil the needs of passengers," Akbar Travels General Manager R Kannan told reporters here last night.


For the services provided by them, the company would charge Rs 500, which is part of the revenue sharing agreement with the Airports Authority of India, he said. The company would operate a 24-hour service counter at the airports and help passengers with check-in, immigration and customs formalities. They would also arrange hotel bookings, car rental, air tickets, medical assistance, travel insurance, sight-seeing and help elderly and first time travellers


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 17, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6272 times:

Finnish PM announces direct flight between India and Finland New Delhi. Link:
http://www.irna.ir/en/news/view/menu-235/0603129596180928.htm

Quotes:
The first direct flight between India and Finland will become operational by October 2007, said visiting Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen here Sunday. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the factory expansion ceremony of Kone Elevator India in Chennai, Vanhanen said the proposed flight would reduce the travel time between the two countries to just six-and-a-half hours.

Vanhanen would be meeting his Indian counterpart Manmohan Singh in New Delhi on Monday and negotiations on civil aviation and landing rights are expected to be high on the agenda. The Finnish prime minister, who is on a six-day visit, had yesterday inaugurated the Nokia factory at Sriperambudur near Chennai, capital city of Tamil Nadu.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

Indo-Pak talks on air links stall. Link:
http://www.business-standard.com/com...lselect=1&chklogin=N&autono=218501

Quotes:
Last week talks between India and Pakistan for increasing air links failed to lead to any breakthrough. According to senior civil aviation ministry officials, the Indian side was not keen on permitting unlimited access to Pakistani carriers unless it got similar treatment from the Pakistani side.

“No breakthrough could be achieved on the number of flights that Indian private carriers would be permitted to fly to Pakistan,” an official said. The two sides also talked about permitting private carriers from both the countries to operate flights.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3224 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6245 times:

Thai airways increases frequency BLR-BKK to daily

Reported in the local papers today, TG is increasing the frequency to daily (from the current 5x pw).

New schedule:

TG 325 BKK 1930 BLR 2130 -T--F-S
TG 325 BKK 2115 BLR 2315 M-WT-S-

TG 326 BLR 00:30 BKK 05:50 -T-TF-S
TG 328 BLR 22:45 BKK 04:05 -T--F-S

The article went on to add that TG is generating good loads ex-BLR with a bulk being business travellers, and about 20% being tourist traffic. I think there's room to increase the tourist traffic between the 2 countries  Smile. There was also discussion about including an Economy plus section on the flights between BLR-BKK. I'll post a link to the article when I find it  Smile



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3224 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 6244 times:

S’pore Airlines offers special fares to Bangkok
From http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1449723.cms

Quote:


NEW DELHI: There is good news for leisure travellers to Bangkok. By booking tickets online, one can purchase return economy ticket to Bangkok from Delhi, Mumbai, Amritsar and Ahmedabad for Rs 8,999, exclusive of taxes on Singapore Airlines.

The special online fares from Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, has been pegged at Rs 6,999. Taxes and other surcharges in this sector can total up to another Rs 7,000. Tickets can be purchased up to March 25, while travel has to be completed by April 15.

Announcing this special offer, BK Ong, general manager — India, Singapore Airlines, said the promotion is geared to raise awareness level about the online channel among customers for purchase of tickets.

This is the first time the airline is using its website for sale of tickets in India. Airlines executives said that the offer does not involve stopover in Singapore on the entire journey.

Usual return economy fares on Singapore Airlines to Bangkok from any of the Indian cities the airline flies to ranges between Rs 10,000 to Rs 23,000, exclusive of taxes.
...


A random search on the website did not show up this fare for BLR-BKK!



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 21, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6179 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 19):
Thai airways increases frequency BLR-BKK to daily

I am happy for BLR. I hope they do the same for MAA-a possibilty given the new bilateral. TG should do well, with feed from India, if they were to start a non-stop from BKK to SFO.


User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6141 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 19):
Thai airways increases frequency BLR-BKK to daily

Now, if only they were to synchronize their flights with UA/TG flights from NRT/HKG, they can get more US bound traffic.


User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 6137 times:

I thought the recent revision to the Thai bilateral did not grant any additional MAA-DXB rights, so I doubt the MAA frequencies will see a bump up.

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 21):
I am happy for BLR. I hope they do the same for MAA-a possibilty given the new bilateral. TG should do well, with feed from India, if they were to start a non-stop from BKK to SFO.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (8 years 5 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 6125 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 17):
Vanhanen said the proposed flight would reduce the travel time between the two countries to just six-and-a-half hours.

How can this be possible....even a direct flight from DEL would be atleast 7 hours plus, non stop....


25 LAXDESI : DEL-FRA which is about 3800 miles takes 7 hours and 45 miniutes to complete the journey on LH. DEL-HEL which is 3249 miles should take no more than a
26 Gr8Circle : Ohhh.. well, thanks....
27 Nimish : UA/TG don't code share on the BLR-BKK sectors (which is a real pity). With BKK being a *A hub, and with UA flying numerous services to BKK (I assume?
28 Blrsea : They do code-share. As I have mentioned earlier in my posts, one of the shortest route sold by travel agents in BLR is BLR-BKK-NRT-SEA. This flight m
29 Post contains images Nimish : Might seem like nit-picking, but there is no code share between TG/UA for this sector. The flight has no UA flight number (I assume that's what meant
30 Andaman : Finnair's web site tells the flying time HEL-DEL would be 6h 35 min.
31 LAXDESI : Thanks for the confirmation. I noticed that Finnish Air flies to JFK on its own metal. I hope they time the DEL-HEL flight to connect with HEL-JFK in
32 Post contains images UpperDeck79 : Unfortunately they didn't... you will have a 6-hour transfer....
33 LAXDESI : That's too bad. Thanks for the info. though.
34 Post contains links Nimish : Air India, Indian merger likely in a year from http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/001200603161650.htm Quote: New Delhi, March. 16 (PTI): Air India a
35 Gr8Circle : Has there been any indication on what the new merged entity will be called....I would think the AI name should stick as it is already known internati
36 Post contains images Nimish : While this is an important thing to consider, it's definitely a premature thought for now The bigger issues are the need to merge 2 huge govt. organi
37 Cricket : I've said this before and will say it again - mergers between PSU's are fraught with problems no matter how well-intentioned the purpose. BSNL and MTN
38 LAXDESI : I think you have a point. Assuming the merger never takes place-what then? Will the IPO change anything wrt management and employees mind set/work cu
39 Cricket : Well, Maruti was theoretically a JV not a PSU but Jagdish Khattar was a GoI Bureaucrat before he took over. I don't think AI and IC will bleed money
40 Post contains links LAXDESI : An article on trade projects that India-China trade will surpass India-USA trade by 2007. What implication does it have for India-China aviation marke
41 Karan69 : Air India + Indian = Air Indian........ what say
42 Post contains images Aseem : better than Indian Air. sounds polluted! cheers!! VT-ASJ
43 Post contains images VTNYC : Looking at the fleets, network and work culture, how about "Khichadi Airlines" VT-NYC
44 Karan69 : You mean United Airlines?? hehehehe or better still United Indian Airlines United Airlines of India
45 VTNYC : Taking a page from THY, Turk Hava Yollari, the Turkish Airline, how about Bharatiya Anthar Rashtriya Biman Seva.... or BAR-BS goes well with current
46 Post contains links LAXDESI : BA cuts London, US return fares from Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. Why is BA cutting its fare so early? Is this a case of too much capacity or just a he
47 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air Deccan to rope in anchor investors before public offer. Expects an overall valuation of $500 million. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.c
48 Post contains links LAXDESI : Govt. proposes zero airport fees for feeder airlines operating 60-80 seater aircrafts. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1452
49 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways may not get all Sahara rights. I hope AAI's plan to redistribute Sahara's infrastructure to all airlines prevails. Link: http://www.busine
50 Cricket : March-April; is usually a low season, May is when the tour companies start huge amounts of outbound, so I guess it makes sense. Plus just how many se
51 Nimish : This was actually interesting - to see the half page ads in the local papers in BLR - but with the tag line "Fly from Chennai". And this is when BA i
52 VTNYC : How about, if Jet just decides to leave the two corporate identities seperate? Nah, it wouldn't work. This is the Indian "bureaucrazy", they draft ru
53 LAXDESI : I am sure Jet has an escape clause in the contract to walk away or renegotiate the price if all/most of Sahara's infrastructure is not transferred to
54 Jetway : GMR plans 3 airport terminals in New Delhi NEW DELHI, MARCH 16: GMR Infrastructure will shortly pick up 46% stake in Delhi International Airport Ltd,
55 Karan69 : Very impressive-----But does not terminal 1 currently handle domestic airlines and flights. Also if by the looks of the above statement are they thin
56 9W77W : Only 60 parking bays at DEL from 2010 to the completion of Phase II (2020?). IMHO that is not going to be enough! My very crude math says an a/c occu
57 Post contains links VTNYC : BLR on google maps. Bangalore Airport
58 Post contains images Andaman : JFK-HEL-DEL could had made sense, like Malaysia has JFK-ARN-KUL. "Finnish Air" was something new, sounds kind of fresh though Well, Finnair could cha
59 LAXDESI : Delhi's total passenger traffic(intl. & dom.) for 2005 was about 11.5 million and growing at 24%. The anticipated figure of 35 million by 2020 implie
60 Post contains links LAXDESI : Hyderabad Int'l airport in 2 years and will be capable of handling A380. First phase capacity will be 7 million passengers and final targeted capacity
61 Post contains links LAXDESI : Embraer Says India May Buy $4 Billion Worth of Small Planes. Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...d=aUCc239f6UP4&refer=latin_america Quotes: I
62 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet-Sahara merger entering turbulence zone?. Link: http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1018545&CatID=4 Quotes: Has the Jet Airways-Air Sahara deal h
63 Post contains images Aseem : somebody clear my rusty memory. It his owned or leased. thnx VT-ASJ
64 Post contains links and images Aseem : If I am not wrong then the white plane on IAF side is LCA. Bangalore's new airport just got BIGGER Indian Express rgds VT-ASJ
65 Post contains links Aseem : here is link to HYD. Frigging Google calls it BLR. Zoom out and you'll find far up north. VTNYC had posted correct BLR HYD rgds VT-ASJ
66 Post contains links LAXDESI : Paramount to operate two daily Chennai-Madurai flights with a 70 seater Embraer. Shouldn't the EMBs be utilized on long-thin routes? Link: http://www1
67 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet, Sahara seek Bangkok rights separately. I hope Jet gets it and uses A330s on this sector with convenient connections to US bound flights of Americ
68 Sammyk : Leased. The owned aircraft don't show up until the end of the year...unless something has changed.
69 Post contains links Nimish : More Air India flights from Birmingham From http://www.dailyindia.com/show/9505....hts_from_Birmingham_(LONDON_DIARY) Quote: London, March 19 (IANS) A
70 Nimish : Next A.net BLR meet - March 24th or 25th evening Who's interested? Planeboy & Nimish have confirmed that either of those dates works.
71 Himmat01 : [quote=Nimish,reply=70][/quote I can make it on both the dates.
72 Mahan : I will be landing in BLR on Mar 24 morning.. I would love to meet you guys.. Although I am new member, I have been lurking on this forum for a loooooo
73 Aseem : how about YYZ meet next sunday... where are TRVYYZ, AirbusfanYYZ, SunnyB & Gr8Circle!! cheers!! VT-ASJ
74 Nimish : Hi Mahan - welcome to A.net - and hope to see you in BLR next weekend. Does the 24th evening work for you? Or we can meet on the 25th evening - if yo
75 Post contains images Blrsea : I will be landing in BLR on 26th night, unfortunately, I can't make it this time
76 Post contains links LAXDESI : Domestic airlines post huge losses. Given that load factors are reasonable, more condolidation should follow for the sector to be profitable. If the p
77 Vimanav : ...along with KUL-AMD from 01APR06. rgds//Vimanav
78 LAXDESI : I noticed that the equipment on both AMD and CCU sector is A332. Can't they switch to 738/320 and make it work. Perhaps Air Asia will fly these route
79 VTNYC : Hey, not fair!!! If you give us folks in NYC a longer time frame to work with, we might be able to pop over if the fares work out. VT-NYC
80 Post contains images VTNYC : that is because you followed the Bangalore link, zoomed out moved north and then panned in. If you just search for Hyderabad, IN, the link info comes
81 Post contains links and images Aseem : you still have time for the real thing...follow the thread and join YYZ Meet - Important Dinner Info! (by Vaporlock Feb 19 2006 in Non Aviation) than
82 Cricket : No surprises there - even though I expect Deccan top start making money soon. Are you serious? Sounds like unsubstantiated rumour to me. I know they
83 Subkk : I think this might be planted article by Jet. They have the best PR in the entire Indian industry. Subbu
84 Cricket : Nandini Verma - best PR in the industry????? Honestly, that is a seriously hilarious thought! Even Jitendra Bhargava is more efficient. Now, Adfactor
85 Vimanav : No Indian carriers will make money in the current scenario... here's why: 1. Fuel prices are still way beyond what they can afford 2. Yields are way
86 Post contains images MrNiji : Which is a quite common scenaria in every dynamic market - many newcomers coz high market potential - dropping prices, price war, and break even and
87 Post contains images LAXDESI : Welcome back. Where have you been? Economic discussion without your presence has been too one-sided.
88 Post contains links Blrsea : Jet-Sahara merger in trouble?
89 Post contains links Blrsea : Jet did not approach Govt on Sahara takeover What is Jet airlines' thinking? Aren't the modalities worked out yet? Are they having second thoughts abo
90 LAXDESI : What then? Jet pulls out and Sahara is forced to remain independent and compete-a difficult proposition. I do not understand the ownership change par
91 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : Yes! And I'm quite sure that I see Siddaveeralingaiah pushing back the TG A320
92 Post contains links LAXDESI : Foreign pilots facing language trouble. Link: http://www.ndtv.com/morenews/showmor...trouble&id=85990&category=National Quotes: Even as Indian pilots
93 Post contains links LAXDESI : An article in Economic Times hints at the possibility of Jet retaining the Sahara brand so as to not lose Sahara's infrastructure. All of this is real
94 Post contains links Nimish : Competition from LCCs may cause IR to remove I-AC and II-AC from long distance trains From http://www.business-standard.com/com...lselect=1&chklogin=
95 Post contains links Nimish : Russian pilot misunderstands, has near miss over Mumbai skies From: http://epaperdaily.timesofindia.com/...ntityId=Ar01100&ViewMode=HTML&GZ=T Quote:
96 Nimish : A.net BLR meet So far Himmat, Planeboy & Nimish are confirmed. Mahan - you're welcome to join - but I have no way to contact you to firm up the plans.
97 Post contains links LAXDESI : GoAir to add 20 Airbus A320 by 2008. Looks like they are converting their old order of 10 firm plus 10 options to 20 firm. Link: http://www1.economict
98 Post contains links LAXDESI : Turkish Airlines adds Mumbai to network. Link: http://www.expresstravelandtourism.com/200603/market07.shtml Quotes: Turkish Airlines is set to increas
99 Karan69 : Good to hear the number of A.netters in India has increased congrats to BLR for having the highest, enjoy the meet and post pictures. If yoll keep a m
100 Debn : Guys, I was trying to find the cheapest way to fly from Portland, oregon (PDX) to Kolkata(CCU). And it seems, PDX-SIN leg on NW is only $725, add $150
101 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet and Deccan exploring areas of synergy-code-share, pooling of technical resources, and spares/tooling for ATRs. Good ideas and about time. Link: ht
102 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet-Sahara deal status. Link: http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1458556.cms Quotes: Even as speculation is rife on the status of th
103 Post contains links Aseem : Jet Air offers 2nd daily Mumabi-London flight Hindustan Times rgds VT-ASJ
104 Nimish : We can always meet again after the 29th/April. The meeting this weekend is more social - as we're meeting at 20:00 at my home.
105 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air China to launch passenger flights to India. Link: http://www.forbes.com/business/feeds/afx/2006/03/21/afx2612062.html Quotes: Air China, the mainl
106 Post contains links LAXDESI : Link: http://www.ameinfo.com/81117.html Indian Airlines will start a daily service between Dubai and Mumbai starting 25 March, reported Emirates Today
107 Cricket : And most people still fly SQ (making a six hour DEL-PVG flight into a twelve hour adventure including two hours at that shopping mall called Changi -
108 Post contains images VTNYC : Hey LAXDESI, as they say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and noticing the number of copy cats threads like Japan Aviation and Irish Aviati
109 Post contains images Blrsea : I am not discounting the Indian aviation boom, but I feel Indians just talk more than others Argumentative Indians? Wherever more than 2 desis meet,
110 Post contains images LAXDESI : Hinglish-Chinglish Bhai-Bhai Didn't they hire seventeen Indian Air-Hostesses? Perhaps for Indian yields are higher on ME sectors than on domestic sec
111 LAXDESI : BCCI mulls acquiring 747 to ferry players between venues! Couldn't they lease a A320/737 from one of the domestic carriers for the duration of the mat
112 Post contains images Aseem : thanks dude!! you need space for their bloated egos and larger than life images. Wish A380 was commercially available. BTW!! LAXDESI please keep up t
113 Post contains links Airish : A-I, IA chairman made a detailed presentation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on merger along with Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel. http://www.h
114 Airish : If it was a 747 maybe AI could operate, maintain and use the aircraft when the BCCI does not need it. Also would the 747 be able to land and take off
115 Post contains images LAXDESI : I agree fully. I like your sense of humour.
116 LAXDESI : From the Hindustan Times article linked by Airish: Patel's presentation also included a roadmap for an IPO of the combined entity after the merger. Th
117 VTNYC : What!! No accusation by the communists of a monoply!!! Where is the brouhaha about the combined entities hogging up the gate space and slots? Guess i
118 LAXDESI : They could still kill Jet-Sahara deal by not drafting rules favourable to merger at present and then come up with new set of rules to enable a smooth
119 Aseem : what is current state of affairs at S2 considering the fate of merger hangs in balance? I presume their LHR flight has been dumped without an alterna
120 Post contains images LAXDESI : I think that flight is still operational on B763. I hope the Jet-Sahara deal does not go through, and somehow Kingfisher buys out Sahara with interna
121 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways stock at all-time low to Rs. 919-down 19% from the day Jet-Sahara deal announcement and below IPO price of Rs. 1100. Link: http://www.fina
122 Post contains links Aseem : East West Airlines awaits takeoff Talking Tarmac rgds VT-ASJ
123 Post contains images MD90fan : Does anybody fly CCU-DXB, if not do you guys think its feasible? Did you know they have a subsidary in Estonia with the same name?(Aero)
124 Nimish : EK is just launching this flight.
125 Post contains links Nimish : KLM Airlines launches `BlueBiz' for corporates From: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200603221241.htm LH has a similar program in place, but I
126 Nimish : GoAir to spread wings to three more cities from April 3 From: Good to see new routes being announced.
127 Andaman : Yes, I think the name Aero in Estonia comes back from Finnair's history. Aero also flies domestic routes (ATR) in Finland for Finnair.
128 9W77W : GOI regulations are never going to make sense to a logical mind. IMO 5 year wait to launch Intl operations makes no sense except it allows Ministry o
129 Post contains images Sammyk : Actually I think it's a good idea. Too many airlines are popping up at once and even being run by those not normally in the airline business. Many wi
130 Mrniji : I agree. Demonstrate the ability to operate, and demonstrate that you are safe first before representing India abroad
131 Post contains links Aseem : PM clears AI-IA merger plan, carrier will be in global top 25 NEW DELHI, MARCH 22 On the margins of delicate negotiations involving Air Sahara�s
132 Post contains images Mrniji : Which should, population wise, be normal But..: what with these groovy airports?? Where tzo lodge all these pax?
133 Aseem : that's an old question, but things are moving no doubt. As you very well understand we have to work on all fronts. Don't you worry by the time the me
134 Post contains images Cricket : I know, but they use some of them on the PVG-LAX flight too (they do tend to speak better English - which is why India is a the call centre for the w
135 Post contains links Desh : IA AND AI to merge .... seems like it http://www.indianexpress.com/story/983.html
136 Post contains images LAXDESI : That could be a problem for me but I can survive on salads and cheese for a day. It will be a long time before I see MU offering PVG-MAA though.
137 Post contains images Mrniji : What is the new name? Air Indian?
138 Karan69 : Hey, i had suggested that see one of the posts above
139 BandA : hmm... Air Indian... I think that sounds pretty good
140 Stealthpilot : I’m not sure if I completely agree with either of you .... Safety is, in my opinion, the primary concern regarding the operation of these new airli
141 Post contains images LAXDESI : Well put. Then we have the case of Air Arabia with less experience than Indian carriers allowed to fly to India. What sense does that make?
142 LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 13.
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