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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 25  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Indian Aviation Thread has reached a milestone, sort of. Thanks to everyone for making this thread interesting and popular.

MODERNISATION OF KOLKATA AND CHENNAI AIRPORTS. Link:
http://pib.nic.in/release/release.asp?relid=19040

Though the modalities of implementation of the modernization plans of Kolkata and Chennai Airports have yet to be decided, the Airport Authority of India(AAI), in the interim, has drawn up plans for both the Airports. This information was given to the Parliament by Shri Praful Patel, Minister for Civil Aviation in the Rajya Sabha today.

In Kolkata, the AAI envisages the construction of a new international departure block with car parking facilities etc. at an estimated cost of Rs. 225 crores. After this a new international arrival block will be constructed. AAI has already initiated work to extend runways and to develop plans for construction of a new domestic terminal building and 11 additional bays. Construction of an Integrated Cargo Complex is likely to be completed soon.

At the Chennai Airport the AAI has already started construction to expand and modify the International Terminal Block at an estimated cost of Rs. 23.47 crores, 20 additional parking bays are being constructed, further AAI has plans for constructing a new domestic terminal building for which the State Government of Tamil Nadu has been asked to hand over 583 hectares of land to the AAI.

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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6581 times:

MAXjet Confirms: No Truth to Acquisition by Kingfisher Airlines. Link:
http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...&newsId=20060725005695&newsLang=en

Quotes:
MAXjet Airways, the industry's first low-fare, all-business class transatlantic airline, has confirmed there is no truth in the report that Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines International is in advanced talks with MAXjet for an outright acquisition. The unfounded report was published on July 21 by IST Times News Network, dateline New Delhi.

"The article printed in the Times of India business section on July 21 is unfounded," said MAXjet CEO Gary Rogliano. "We never were, and currently are not, in any such discussions to sell MAXjet."


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6575 times:

Snag hits Jet's London-Delhi flight. Link:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1803011.cms

Quotes:
NEW DELHI: Over 100 passengers abroad a Jet Airways London-Delhi flight had the most harrowing flying experience of their lives when one of the four engines suffered a mid-air "burn-out".

"After about two hours of flight, there was a loud 'thud' and we saw sparks coming out of one the engines," said Satya Prakash, a passenger on-board the flight on July 15. "Thankfully, it didn't lead to a a fire and the engine was switched off, but we could see on our television monitors that the aircraft was fast losing altitude. It created a panic situation inside the aircraft," he added.

The aircraft was turned around, fuel dumped and returned to London. But this, passengers say, was just the beginning of their ordeal. They allege that the airline didn't accomodate them in hotels till late in the night, a charge that Jet Airways denies.

"There was a technical fault and it was rectified. All passengers were taken care of, put up in hotels and acomodated on British Airways and Jet Airways flights to Delhi and Mumbai. These allegations are baseless," said a Jet spokesperson.

But the passengers have a different story. "When we boarded the flight, we were informed that there was a technical fault. Later, the captain announced that it has ben rectified and we took off. Incidentally, this burn-out happened in the same engine which was so-called rectified.

This just shows the callous attitude of the airline," says Prakash, who has even shot off a letter to civil aviation minister Praful Patel seeking his intervention in the matter.


User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6570 times:

We all Desi A.nutters are pleased to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Indian Aviation thread. Full credit goes to the leadership of dear LAXDESI. He is the biggest desi of us all.  Wink
cheers!!
VT-ASJ



ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 6555 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 3):
We all Desi A.nutters are pleased to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Indian Aviation thread. Full credit goes to the leadership of dear LAXDESI. He is the biggest desi of us all.

Concur whole-heartedly!! and may we see golden jubilee and beyond with continued enthusiasm!!!!!!


User currently offlineBlrsea From India, joined May 2005, 1423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Indian cuisine on Singapore Air flights

Quote:
Singapore Airlines on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Indian in-flight cuisine, the `Shahi Thali' for its first class passengers from August 2006 onwards.
...


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6527 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 3):
We all Desi A.nutters are pleased to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Indian Aviation thread. Full credit goes to the leadership of dear LAXDESI. He is the biggest desi of us all.
cheers!!

All hail the King , Hail LAXDESI


Karan


User currently offlineAKLDELNonstop From New Zealand, joined Apr 2006, 311 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6438 times:

Hey Guys,

Any idea on how the Delhi Apt plans are coming along I cant seem to find a website for it yet!!! Also when is the construction for the New Terminal due to start?

Another thing I read in one of the Indian mags, cant remember which was that once completed DEL will be able to handle 100mn pax annually and BOM 28 mn....is this true? ANd if yes does it make any sense? I thought BOM has more traffic than DEL?

BTW congrats to LAXDESI

Cheers


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6437 times:

Is Deccan cancelled? Don’t fret, Jet it

From: http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1043802

Quote:
BANGALORE: They are rivals in distress stretching out a helping hand to each other. Budget carrier Air Deccan and full service operator Jet Airways, which have been contemplating an interlining agreement for quite some time now, finally inked the pact on Tuesday.

Under the agreement (termed Passenger Disruption Agreement), in case of cancellation of flights of either airline on account of technical reasons, weather problems, or inadequate airport infrastructure, passengers would be accommodated on the other's flight.
...
Analysts said the catchwords for both airlines are better plane load factor and lower rate of cancellations.
...

Interesting times ahead!



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 6415 times:

Air Deccan winds up Mumbai-Nasik service

From: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200607261741.htm

Quote:
Nasik, July 26 (PTI): No-frills carrier Air Deccan has wound up its Mumbai-Nasik service due to poor response, airlines sources said today.

The service was started on March 27, 2005 with 47-seat aircraft operating from Ojhar airstrip, about 21 km from here, to Mumbai. It was discontinued from July 21, the sources said.

Working in association with the Hindustan Auronautics Limited (HAL) facility in Ojhar, the Maharashtra Economic Development Corporation had spent Rs 2.5 crore to make available night landing facilities at local air strip.
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"People find the road and rail services between Nasik and Mumbai more convenient to reach their destinations," a source said.

According to police, security staff, including four police officers, deployed at Ojhar airstrip were withdrawn following the discontinuation of the Air Deccan service...



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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 586 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6387 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 8):
Is Deccan cancelled? Don’t fret, Jet it

Aren't there several problems with this? I am sure DN and 9W must have addressed those... but

1. DN flies to a number of smaller cities where 9W does not and so to those passengers - it is a pretty useless arrangement.

2. How would the pricing work? Would DN pay 9W more that vice-versa since 9W is a full-service airline?

3. 9W passengers might be quite unhappy with the barebone DN service - though I personally would think they would be glad to get to their destination faster than wait umpteen hours for "full-service" replacement flight.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6347 times:

Quoting Aseem (Reply 3):
We all Desi A.nutters are pleased to announce the Silver Jubilee edition of Indian Aviation thread. Full credit goes to the leadership of dear LAXDESI. He is the biggest desi of us all.
cheers!!
VT-ASJ

Def one of the Popular Topic Threads.Thanks all for Contributing.Its nice to Know what happens in Aviation with Indian based Airlines.I don't contribute much to the topics,But Def Educational for Me.

regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6297 times:

I suppose this would work the way stand-by works in the US. After all the 9W booked passengers are accomodated, they will let the DN masses in. That said, will 9W increase its catering reserve in anticipation of the hoards of DN passengers who might show up? Or will they first serve the 9W folks and serve whats left to the DN refugees?

Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 10):
2. How would the pricing work? Would DN pay 9W more that vice-versa since 9W is a full-service airline?

3. 9W passengers might be quite unhappy with the barebone DN service - though I personally would think they would be glad to get to their destination faster than wait umpteen hours for "full-service" replacement flight.

I think the 9W passenger will be happy to just get to where they are going, even if they have to buy a sandwich and bottle of water on board.


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 6281 times:

Quoting Sshank (Reply 12):

or maybe 9W will give their pax some compensation to buy water & sandwiches on DN. I am sure getting to their destination within reasonable amount of time & some sort of monetary compensation to buy stuff on DN should keep 9W pax happy.
AS PNQIAD said 9W could cover this by paying DN less vs what DN pays to 9W for carrying their pax.

AI


User currently offlineMahan From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 6264 times:

Air Deccan Flight Reliability

My parents were scheduled on the July 25, 0800 hours DN Flight on BLR-MAA sector. Their flight was cancelled at the last minute and they had to buy tickets on Indian for Rs 2K more per head. They had no choice, since they had to be in MAA US Consulate for their Visa interviews by that afternoon. Morever, DN would not refund their money immediately asking them to go the agent who booked their flight.

They were informed that DN's flight dispatch reliability has improved when they booked ther DN flight, but their very first experience was not good ( to put it mildly )..

So I am wondering if the dispatch reliability has increased and if anyone from Air Deccan happens to read this post, note that your company lost our family's business for some time to come..

[Edited 2006-07-26 21:47:41]


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User currently offlineLfutia From Netherlands, joined Dec 2002, 3339 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 6243 times:

Indian Airlines called (yes thats right they called) and they said that our flight from Delhi to Jodhpur is cancelled and that they are going to figure something out. Mum wants them to apparently fly 16 of us in a small jet to Jodhpur. I on the other hand dont mind flying down to Mumbai and then up to Jodhpur. If thats the case, then I might as well get Indian Airlines' FFP. Too bad I can't earn miles with them on UA.

Leo



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User currently offlineAseem From India, joined Feb 2005, 2046 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6221 times:

Quoting Lfutia (Reply 15):
Too bad I can't earn miles with them on UA.

Then lets together wish that merged AI and IC join *Alliance.



ala re ala, VT-ALA ala
User currently offlineSshank From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 309 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 6216 times:

Mahan - while they may have indeed improved - it is from an abysmal level to a more tolerable level. My BLR-MAA-BLR day trip in Jan was fine (both segements on time). However, the standard Air-India rule of thumb still applies which goes along of lines of "if you really need to be somewhere on a certain day, do not fly AI (or allow a day as a buffer)". I would think something similar should apply to DN. I would fly DN for discretionalry trips - where a delay is not going to upset your plans in a big way, but if you have an interview or starting a new job, or are getting married - stay clear of DN.

Quoting Mahan (Reply 14):
Air Deccan Flight Reliability

My parents were scheduled on the July 25, 0800 hours DN Flight on BLR-MAA sector. Their flight was cancelled at the last minute and they had to buy tickets on Indian for Rs 2K more per head. They had no choice, since they had to be in MAA US Consulate for their Visa interviews by that afternoon. Morever, DN would not refund their money immediately asking them to go the agent who booked their flight.

They were informed that DN's flight dispatch reliability has improved when they booked ther DN flight, but their very first experience was not good ( to put it mildly )..

So I am wondering if the dispatch reliability has increased and if anyone from Air Deccan happens to read this post, note that your company lost our family's business for some time to come..


User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6189 times:

Is air india really that cheap? people go on and on about how cheap they are, but they are rarely on top of any searches conducted on, for example, opodo,expedia, and their website fare is often beaten by expedia e.t.c.
referring to flights to/from uk



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6149 times:

Quoting Ammunition (Reply 18):
Is air india really that cheap? people go on and on about how cheap they are, but they are rarely on top of any searches conducted on, for example, opodo,expedia, and their website fare is often beaten by expedia e.t.c.
referring to flights to/from uk

I'm guessing it's cheap when you go through the Indian consolidators, and the cheapest fares may not show up on the online booking systems.

Quoting Mahan (Reply 14):
My parents were scheduled on the July 25, 0800 hours DN Flight on BLR-MAA sector. Their flight was cancelled at the last minute

That's sad to hear, but did DN provide any details on why the flight was cancelled? Given they have numerous flights on this sector, did they provide seats on a later flight (I know you wouldn't have taken it due to the interview)?

The standard DN T&Cs clearly state that on cancellation, the money is re-imbursed only via the booking channel. So that should not have been a surprise.



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 6133 times:

Congrats for the quarter century....

certainly becoming the 'Never Ending - Desi Thread'.. Beware Peter Max..!

Cheers.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 6124 times:

New passenger concourse at MAA Kamaraj Airport

From: http://www.hindu.com/2006/07/26/stories/2006072618750600.htm

Quote:
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has constructed a departure passenger concourse module as an extension of the Kamaraj Domestic Terminal (KDT), which has registered a whopping 50 per cent growth in the domestic passenger traffic in the first quarter of this year.

Giving details of the Rs.1 crore KDT Departure-II module, Chennai Airport Director Dinesh Kumar said the 880 sq mt module was equipped with 15 check-in counters and would cater exclusively to four domestic carriers: Air Sahara, Air Deccan, Spice Jet, and Go Air.

The highlight of the Departure-II facility would be the "express check-in" counters to facilitate passengers with hand baggage.

These special counters would also segregate those with checked-in baggage and thereby ease the congestion.
...
Chairman of the AAI K. Ramalingam, is likely to declare open the new passenger amenity by the end of the month.



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6111 times:

Stansted hopeful of direct passage to India

From: http://www.businessweekly.co.uk/news/view_article.asp?article_id=10743

Quote:
BAA Stansted executives are advancing talks with a number of carriers about launching direct services from the Essex hub to Delhi and other Indian centres.

BAA Stansted executives are advancing talks with a number of carriers about launching direct services from the Essex hub to Delhi and other Indian centres.

At present passengers with Turkish Airlines can access Delhi from Stansted but indirectly. A non-stop service is seen as a priority as trade between this region of the UK and a number of territories within India gathers momentum.
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“With the addition of a second runway and our capacity set to grow to 76 million passengers a year by 2030, Stansted will be ideally placed to take advantage of travellers from India wanting to get to South East England – especially the London and Cambridge areas – as their economy grows and global reach increases.

"We also envisage huge demand for direct flights to India from executives and domestic travellers from the East and South East of England."

As its expansion programme rolls out, Stansted will be able to accommodate millions of ethnic passengers from London’s City and East End areas as well as from other local towns renowned for their high cultural diversity.



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6108 times:

Indian plans to lease 16 aircrafts for expansion

From: http://www.myiris.com/newsCentre/new...6094&dir=2006/07/26&secID=livenews

Quote:
After 43 aircrafts being bought from Airbus for USD 2 billion, public sector carrier Indian is leasing 16 aircrafts to compete more aggressively in the booming aviation market.

Of the 16 aircraft being leased, 12 are wide-bodied aircraft which could help in substantial additional capacity.

Indian has already received four bids for dry lease of wide-bodied aircraft. The airline is also working out plans for short-term lease of four Airbus A320 aircraft.

Indian now deploys only 36 aircraft as many planes are undergoing maintenance. The fleet utilisation will be increased by one aircraft per month to 42 aircraft by January....

Interesting to see that they've received 4 bids this time. Hopefully IC finalize something before all 4 bidders walk away.



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 6094 times:

Jeh Wadia announced that he (the Wadia Group) is tying up with the SIA Engineering Company to set up the first 'independent' Manitenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility in India. The company will start Line-Maintenance operations in eight Indian cities by November and are looking to establish a hangar 'somewhere' in the country for airframe maintenance for narrowbodied jets - ie A32X and 737NG series and will look to invest some $30 million in the next couple of years and have 100 people on the rolls by the end of the year. They also plan to set up a training institute to churn out AME's. The first customer for the JV where SIAEC has a 51% stake and the Wadia 49% will be GoAir obviously.

I think this is a great idea that the Wadia's are getting into - if carriers like DN and SG outsource their maintenance opns they can save even more money. I personally believe this is a better business to get into rather than starting an airline.



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,
25 HAWK21M : I wonder where.Too Bad BOM is not an option. regds MEL
26 Karan69 : MEL , lets start one we all can pool in and also provide "Technik Tours" like SR does at ZRH. Karan
27 Cricket : But Mel, where on earth is there the space in BOM for such a hangar. It will need to be a two/three bay hangar and with the reconstruction plan demol
28 Post contains links and images Blrsea : New passenger concourse at Kamaraj Airport
29 B747FAN : Thank you all for continuing these Indian Aviation threads. I love reading all your posts, news excerpts and trip reports from Karan69. Definately a l
30 Post contains links Blrsea : AI enters market to wet lease 9 aircraft
31 Karan69 : Why are the MD-11/747-300 even being considered for lease. Also as far as i know there are no 346/343 and 332 available for lease, The 772ERs were av
32 Sammyk : They probably just included it as the planes probably meet their requirements but are most likely a last resort if they can't get their hands on the
33 Post contains links Nimish : SIA in talks with Kingfisher Air From: http://www.myiris.com/newsCentre/new...3088&dir=2006/07/28&secID=livenews
34 Post contains links Nimish : China, India impact on long-haul doubted From: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...ory/0,20867,19932792-23349,00.html Interesting article. However
35 Post contains links Nimish : AI flight causes scare at Bahrain airport From: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1820788.cms Lucky there was no damage due to landing on
36 Karan69 : That is true an MD-11 in AI colours would look fantastic, unfortunately as far as memory serves there are less than 5 MD-11 in pax service, all the o
37 Sammyk : Less than five? I don't have figures handy but I'm pretty certain there are many more than that in passenger service. I think Finnair alone has 5+ an
38 Cricket : AZ used to fly one of their two MD-11M Combi's into DEL but that got upgraded to a 772. I think both these planes have gone in for conversion to frie
39 Karan69 : I agree, i meant to say that there are only 5 pax which have any chance of bing given for lease, i know about KLM and Finnair, AZ no longer operate p
40 Post contains images AirIndia : slightly off topic, but 2 ex-S2 hostesses managed to create limelight for themselves by forcing entry into the PMs house. Thats bizzare and funny... o
41 Nimish : Oh - I thought they were current employees, did not realize they were ex-hostesses. Who was the 3rd chap with them?
42 HAWK21M : Probably the Flight steward {biggrin] Seriously speaking....What were they trying.Heard the Issue is Big now. regds MEL
43 Gr8Circle : Sorry to say this, but this pic reminds me of the old Santacruz terminal at BOM, back in the 70's....why do all Indian airports have these dull yello
44 Cricket : Inbound tourism to/from India is still extremely limited and nowhere near its potential. While it is true that J class seats on most airlines are ful
45 HAWK21M : The BOM WE Highway have got some Signs put up.They look bright & Clear.I hope the Rains dont corrode them. regds MEL
46 Post contains links and images Nimish : Air Deccan appoints Cor Blokzijl as VP Flight Operations From: http://news.moneycontrol.com/india/n...tions/market/stocks/article/231029 So there's a
47 Post contains links Himmat01 : Deccan Lanka to commence operations in October 2006 Deccan Lanka will commence operations in October 2006. Initially, it will operate 3 ATRs on CMB-MA
48 Sammyk : What bugs me about those and other signs is that they are usually hand painted/stenciled. Makes everything look so amateurish. Why can't they just bu
49 Aseem : Wonder why can't VM think of anything like that. I my opinion his vision of starting an airlines from US is too far fetched. DN has given us more tha
50 Himmat01 : With so many options available for signage these days, the AAI babus still have a 1970s mindset. You need not leave India to see the latest in signag
51 Kmsyd777 : I don't want to sound offending... but I fail to understand something... people don't realise that a Government like GOI which has to feed a billion
52 Himmat01 : It seems that you have been away from India for a very long time. Feeding a population of billion plus is not a problem. Again it is because of the b
53 Post contains images Kmsyd777 : ... you make it sound like the "babus" are some aliens who were left behind when the vulcans last visited earth... these thoughts aside... i think pr
54 Post contains links AI : http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/1...ist~socialites~pick~Air~India~kits Apparently Thulsidas got a few prominent socialites to come to AI HQ at Nari
55 Gr8Circle : Your connecting feeding of billion people with observance of international standards at airports is way out of whack....what's one got to do with the
56 Post contains images Kmsyd777 : ... still not seeing the bigger picture are we????... Sorry mate, but I have come across so many posts in our Indian Aviations Threads... complaining
57 Lfutia : I thought i'd give you an update with Indian Airlines. well Indian Airlines in Houston has taken a complete week to do absolutely nothing. The lady ha
58 Sammyk : Kmsyd777, do you honestly think that money "saved" from cheap signage will result in helping feed the starving? It will more than likely line the pock
59 Post contains links Sshank : Jet reports a loss for 1Q http://www.hindu.com/2006/07/30/stories/2006073003611300.htm Looks like they were marginally profitable with the domestic op
60 Ammunition : just a quick question, do TG send their t7's to BOM at all? Its scheduled as an A333, DEL is scheduled 773. thanks amo
61 HAWK21M : So Which Airlines in India have posted a Profit last FY.Anyone having the Stats. regds MEL
62 Lfutia : well folks, we've come to a solution. After calling Indian Airlines (Indian side) last night, We're flying to Jaipur then taking a bus to Jodhpur. Leo
63 Karan69 : Are they giving yoll any sort of compensation, considering that yoll are 16 people and if you dont mind me asking what routes are you gonna be flying
64 Post contains links Cricket : Three airlines are listed - Jet, Deccan and SpiceJet so the stats are available at www.nseindia.com but the short answer is that in FY06 only 9W, IC
65 Gr8Circle : Current account deficit has to do with balance of payments....imports v/s exports, etc.....nothing to do with foodgrains production, which is what I
66 AirIndia : This is because of the oil imports..... possibility of being in surplus is bleak, only when the global oil supplies run out....
67 HAWK21M : Flying to Jodhpur would have Given you a Tour of the Long Taxi track in Camouflage Territory. Interesting & Surprising. regds MEL
68 Cricket : Why should it be? Oil prices up, fares down which means that while LF's are up yields are down. Even 9W said that Breakeven LF went from 69% to 74%,
69 AirIndia : i travelled TG last year BOM-BKK.... it was an A333 AFAIK.. DEL gets a T7
70 Cricket : I've flown a 777-200 with 10-abreast DEL-BKK TG316 and flown back on a A333 on TG315. DEL gets a lot of aircraft swaps, I've even seen 744's and 777-
71 Jaysit : Interesting that they're the only Indian carriers with those lucrative routes to the Gulf and the US. Of course, they'll make money. Does IC make any
72 Jaysit : I'm curious if anyone is making a profit right now on the India-UK routes? I suppose that underserved routes like BLR-LHR or AI's ATQ-BHX may host pr
73 Cricket : Both AI and IC derive a lot of profit on the Gulf routes, on domestic sectors IC has to run a lot of loss making sectors because of other 'considerat
74 Post contains links HAWK21M : Interesting because AI & IC were the ones on top,where as most expected the private operators to do well.Thanks to the Gulf sectors I guess.What abou
75 Kmsyd777 : Is it? or maybe not? I have made my point and you've made yours... you want development in aviation and I think it should be balanced with other sect
76 HAWK21M : Whats the Status of INDIGO operations.The 1st Flight was Scheduled for 2nd.Has it been on scheduled. regds MEL
77 Kmsyd777 : I think it has been rescheduled to Aug 4!
78 Post contains links and images Cricket : View Large View MediumPhoto © Tobias Rose - AirTeamImages Well Indigo's second plane is already ready - minus a proper engine cover though.
79 Tonyban : Is the Amritsar- LHR route for Jet Airways back in the works ? Their website states that August 4 will be the first flight.
80 Concorde001 : Looks like it! The flight is to be operated by a A332 an is scheduled to arrive into LHR at about 7pm. Does anyone know what the loads are like? As m
81 Nimish : 04/Aug: 9W 124 ATQ 14:25 LHR 19:05 332 0 C0 A0 J0 Z7 Y7 M7 T7 U7 N9 L7 Q2 S2 K4 H4 V4 O9 05/Aug: 9W 124 ATQ 14:25 LHR 19:05 332 0 C9 A9 J9 Z7 Y9 M9 T9
82 Concorde001 : Thanks Nimish. Surprising to see full far business sold out already on 04AUG! How does LHR-ATQ look?
83 Sshank : My guess would be that they are holding these seats for "VIPs" and other 9W folks who may travel on the inaugural flight. It will be interesting to se
84 LFutia : Sorry for the late reply. I think Indian Airlines is paying for the coach from Jaipur to Jodhpur. We are actually taking AA nonstop from ORD to DEL o
85 Concorde001 : You may be right there! The non-stop sector to ATQ is all theirs. However, T5 and HY may present competition for 9W. Until now, HY and T5 have enjoye
86 Boeing747_600 : Oh Come on!! Please!! Yes, the bloke needs to be grounded and given refresher courses, but to fine him is just a tad extreme, IMO.
87 Nimish : Hey hang on, isn't this the reason Pilots justify their extremely high salaries - since they work in a "high risk/high stress environment". How is it
88 Comorin : I just got back from a 'Do' at the Indian Consulate-General in NYC with a delegation from Tamilnadu doing a road show. Pretty impressive and ambitious
89 Aseem : Thanks for the inside information. Eagerly waiting to see some press release, and if that gentleman was so forthright in disclosing this piece of sec
90 Abrelosojos : = Not necessarily. J9 means Business is wide open. A0 could be a myraid of things, including 9W's redemption basket ... which given an inaugural flig
91 Comorin : Aseem - I too hope he meant what he said, it was a pretty serious crowd in there...let's see what happens!
92 Texdravid : Any news on Paramount airlines? Anybody have background info on this company? My mom recently flew this airline and raved about the service. Is this t
93 AvioGuy : Although i havent flown Paramount yet but the reason why someone says that it is better than both IC and 9W is only because Paramount is an all busin
94 HAWK21M : The Fan Cowl needs painting over the Primer.Probably in hurry to Test flight the Aircraft. Heard they have recruited some Good Mx team members & are
95 Cricket : Run by a 29-year old Coimbatore based businessman called Thiagrajan - business family I think. Anyway all-biz class airline operates Embraer EJets -
96 Gr8Circle : Isn't AI profitable on the India - LHR sector? If they do that, will they be offering a connection to BOM from YYZ? On which airline would the YYZ-EW
97 Aseem : how about BRU-YYZ on EY instead of a connection at EWR?? rgds VT-ASJ
98 Concorde001 : I would think they are profitable. They have been on the route for a very long time. Also, they have the LHR-AMD route all to themselves, and operate
99 LFutia : Mel, we tried to get seats on the Mumbai -> Jodhpur flight on Jet Airways but they only had 7 seats available for a group of 16 so that wasnt possibl
100 Post contains images Karan69 : 16 of yoll on a bus journey after a 15 hr non-stop flight, i can just imagine the atmosphere Karan
101 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Simple yaaaar.....more flying, more T/O's and more landings......remember, I'm an a.nutter....
102 Sshank : Good for them - they need this badly. I guess they will start this route with the SAA 343s, any one know when 9W get their first 777?
103 Tonyban : I flew LHR to ATQ via Tashkent back in November 2004. Tashkent is an absolute 'hell hole'. One of the most depressing airports to transit through. I b
104 HAWK21M : Whats this Big Family or Group of Friends. regds MEL
105 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 26. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 26 (by LAXDESI Aug 3 2006 in Civil Aviation)
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