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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 52  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9529 times:

Hankering for young look, IA offers attractive early retirement package of $30,000 to $60,000 to cabin crew. I think they will easily save more than that in reduced fuel costs from employing lighter cabin crew.  Big grin
http://www.business-standard.com/com...t=1&chklogin=N&autono=284007&tab=r

Quotes:
The Indian Airlines board today cleared an attractive voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its 500-odd cabin crew. Under the scheme, cabin crew between the age of 41 and 58 will get Rs 13 lakh to Rs 25 lakh compensation depending on the number of years left in service.

The airline has also attached a clause to this scheme saying that cabin crews can switch over to other jobs within the airline by taking less compensation. The compensation will be in addition to the existing post-retirement benefits. Further, cabin crew who are below the age of 50 years can opt for ground duties at the discretion of the company. Such cabin crew will receive the benefit of an additional monthly compensatory allowance ranging from Rs.15,000 to Rs 50,000 per month within specified limits.

The government-controlled airline, which will soon merge with Air-India, has also amended its recruitment conditions so as to appoint cabin crew with qualification of 10+2 and experience. Traditionally, Indian Airlines was recruiting graduates as cabin crew. This move is aimed at targeting professional and young cabin crew of other airlines and to reduce the average age of the cabin crew.

At present, Indian Airlines has crew members between 40 and 58 years at various slabs out of its total strength of 1,300. The average salary drawn by Indian Airlines cabin crew is between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000 a month.

He added, “Moreover, we are planning to recruit over 100 young and professional cabin crew in the next three to six months. We are targeting cabin crew of other airlines who are having dynamism and new energy to excel.”

[Edited 2007-05-12 00:19:06]

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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 9359 times:

James McNerney's interview to Business Today where he says that Boeing will be doing a lot more work out of India

http://vnu.fp.factiva.com/viewarticle.asp?AN=BTDY000020070423e35600001



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, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 9293 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
At present, Indian Airlines has crew members between 40 and 58 years at various slabs out of its total strength of 1,300. The average salary drawn by Indian Airlines cabin crew is between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000 a month

Shouldn't the retirement age of F/As be 40.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9208 times:

What is going on at Royal Nepalese Airlines? Heard its no more "Royal"... after recent political developments.

Can anybody confirm whether RNAC is still flying to BLR? It used to fly two times a week with a 757.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 9203 times:

Its not sporting the "Royal" anymore.

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 3):
Can anybody confirm whether RNAC is still flying to BLR? It used to fly two times a week with a 757.

Last heard it was operating Twice a week to DEL,Even the Weekly BOM had stopped.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9164 times:

Quoting Planeboy (Reply 3):
Can anybody confirm whether RNAC is still flying to BLR? It used to fly two times a week with a 757.

I think they stopped that service a couple of years ago.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9150 times:

http://www.royalnepal-airlines.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Nepal

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 9133 times:

The DEL-KTM route has never been the same since IC814, I believe after 9W and S2 started operating the flight there was some rebound, but recent political events in Nepal have seen a drop-off in passenger numbers for them as well.


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 offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9111 times:

So what´s the current mood in India for private airports, saw that 2 airports in India have been partly privately funded,
new Hyderabad airport being one, http://www.newhyderabadairport.com/airport/aviation.html
I find it strange that Pondicherry don´t have an one, would anyone be interested in funding it privately and could it be profitable?

[Edited 2007-05-13 13:55:25]

User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9060 times:

Any idea where all Air India Cargo A310 is flying? is it in their new scheme.

User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 9059 times:

Quoting Alessandro (Reply 8):
I find it strange that Pondicherry don´t have an one, would anyone be interested in funding it privately and could it be profitable?

Doesn't Pondicherry already have an airport (some airline was planning to launch flights from there)? Why would they need another private one when they're not using the existing one?



Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9036 times:

OK, a couple of pictures from my last trip. In the first one you can see one of the oldest civilian commercial jets in India and one of the newest in the same frame (in the background you'll see one of 9W's new liveried brand spanking new A330's)

The second image is the massive wing of the Airbus A380 which I flew again BOM-BOM

I am uploading my video of teh A380 landing so you should have it online soon. The N93i is a surprisingly good shooter!

OK, some people have asked me for the earlier shots I took on teh A380 when I flew in HKG, those are here...

KongHong



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, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9013 times:

This is the video I took, for which I started a new thread
A380 Wing In Action (by Cricket May 13 2007 in Civil Aviation)



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 offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 8991 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 10):
Doesn't Pondicherry already have an airport (some airline was planning to launch flights from there)? Why would they need another private one when they're not using the existing one?

Only helicopter if I recall right, nothing on www.wikipedia.org


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8915 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 2):
Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
At present, Indian Airlines has crew members between 40 and 58 years at various slabs out of its total strength of 1,300. The average salary drawn by Indian Airlines cabin crew is between Rs 40,000 and Rs 50,000 a month

Shouldn't the retirement age of F/As be 40.
regds
MEL

Why?

If that were the case, shouldn't everyone retire at 40?

Cabin crew like everyone else should be assessed like anyone else. If they can do their jobs well, and present a pleasing and hospitable face to customers, they should be able to work until they are 65.


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5014 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8853 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 14):
Why?

If that were the case, shouldn't everyone retire at 40?

Cabin crew like everyone else should be assessed like anyone else. If they can do their jobs well, and present a pleasing and hospitable face to customers, they should be able to work until they are 65.



Quoting Jaysit (Reply 14):
If they can do their jobs well,

= Doing a job well could be constructed in a fashion that could auto default to maximum age requirements.

Cheers,
A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 8694 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 14):
Why?

If that were the case, shouldn't everyone retire at 40?

Cabin crew like everyone else should be assessed like anyone else. If they can do their jobs well, and present a pleasing and hospitable face to customers, they should be able to work until they are 65.

Considering this field needs glamour & fitness.And 40+ its not always possible to mantain former.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlinePNQIAD From India, joined May 2006, 585 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8629 times:

Jet, Lufthansa in cargo airline talks

Quote:
Private airline Jet Airways is in talks with Lufthansa Group to float a wholly owned subsidiary for dedicated cargo operations.

Confirming the development, Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal said, "We will be launching a dedicated cargo airline services by the end of 2007. We are seeking the help of Lufthansa to float the freighter service. We are planning to increase our cargo revenues to 10 per cent in the current financial year from 6 per cent. We have already appointed a senior representative from the American Airlines to supervise cargo operations."

Jet is also holding talks with Lufthansa for a possible tie-up for setting up an aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in India.


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8616 times:

Quoting PNQIAD (Reply 17):
onfirming the development, Jet Airways' chairman Naresh Goyal said, "We will be launching a dedicated cargo airline services by the end of 2007.

Nice and interesting development--any idea about the aircrafts they will use i am guessing 737CFs any WBs?? maybe an additional order for 332Fs

Karan


User currently offlinePlaneboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8585 times:

Jet wants to become one among top 5 airliners of the world

NG seems to get everything right. Right product, right timing, right 'connections', right vision and right set of people....

Jet now eyes world’s top five slot

Monday, May 14, 2007

Mumbai: India alone is small cheese for Jet Airways. It now wants to become one of the top five international airlines in the next five years. By then Jet hopes to have total revenues of $3.5 to $4 billion (Rs 14,350 crore to Rs 16,100 crore), with half its operations being overseas.

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal announced this road map on Sunday while celebrating the 14th anniversary of his airline as well as the induction of wide-bodied aircraft-- a Boeing 777-300 ER and an Airbus 330-200 - into his fleet.

“When we began our journey in 1993, the mission we had set ourselves was to become India’s first choice domestic carrier. We have largely fulfilled the mission," Goyal said at a gathering of corporate bigwigs and Bollywood personalities at the Mumbai airport. (In fact Jet Airways and Indian Airlines remain neck to neck.)

"I strongly believe that Indians can create and run an airline, which competes with the best in the world such as Singapore Airlines, British Airways, Cathay and Emirates,” Goyal added.

On the acquisition of Air Sahara, Goyal confirmed that the new name for the airline, Jetlite had been cleared. " Air Sahara will be launched as JetLite within two months. Currently, we are doing the route rationalization,” Goyal said.

He said $50 million would be injected into the airline for its revival. Since all of Air Sahara’s aircraft are on lease, Jet would acquire new aircraft to enhance its fleet. Earlier Air Sahara had ordered 10 Boeing 737 aircraft, which it could not buy due to its resource crunch. “We will exercise that right and acquire all the 10 aircraft. JetLite will have all economy class configuration and services will match Jet Airways’ standards,” Goyal added.

Contrary to common perceptions JetLite will not be in between full service carriers and low cost carriers. Its tickets will be priced in such a manner that the airline would not lose money. “We always work to maximise profits and we would like to do the same thing with JetLite,” he added.

He added, “Our objective is to become one of the best five airlines in the world and be the first choice airline on all the routes that we fly into and out of India in the next five years. We will also complement the new merged Air India.”

To achieve this Jet is in the process of acquiring 20 wide-bodied aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. While two have already arrived, the rest will be inducted soon. To fund this aircraft acquisition, Jet would be raising $400 million through a rights issue and the money will be raised in less than four months of getting board approval.

It has also made Brussels its European hub and will provide seamless connectivity to several European countries as well as from five Indian cities to different locations in the US and Canada. The prime minister of Belgium who is keen on developing the Brussels airport at par with other European hubs has pledged his support in providing Jet Airways the necessary assistance to achieve its dreams.

The Belgium government have offered Jet Airways to run a flying and engineer’s training academy in association with a local partner to create trained manpower for Jet’s own requirement as well as for other international carriers. “We will train 150 to 200 pilots at an already existing academy at Brussels and have identified a reputed trainer. It should be operational in 90 days,” Goyal said.

Apart from expanding its network in the US and Europe, Jet will aggressively set up base in Shanghai, Hong Kong and South Africa. By next year it will fly to the Gulf.

Jet has also chalked out a plan to start full- fledged cargo operation and the all cargo airline will be launched before 2007.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 18):
any idea about the aircrafts they will use

Makes sense to go for the B737-700C,until the B737-900F is produced.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3069 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 8562 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 16):
Considering this field needs glamour & fitness.And 40+ its not always possible to mantain former.
regds
MEL

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Quoting Jaysit (Reply 14):
Why?

If that were the case, shouldn't everyone retire at 40?

Cabin crew like everyone else should be assessed like anyone else. If they can do their jobs well, and present a pleasing and hospitable face to customers, they should be able to work until they are 65.

Sounds reasonable, in the larger context....however, we have a lot of members on this forum who keep referring to the F/A's of AI and IC as 'Uncles' and 'Aunties' and how they are overweight and look old, etc....now that IC is doing something to correct that, isn't it the right step for them....?


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 8452 times:

Jet charts growth path for Jet Lite.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...r_Jet_Lite/articleshow/2046045.cms

Quotes:
Jet Airways is busy crafting a unique strategy for its proposed budget carrier, Jet Lite, that is expected to be launched in a couple of months. Jet Lite will not conform to the conventional operating strategies of low cost, no-frill carriers like Air Deccan, Spice Jet and Go Air, as it will be positioned as a value-based airline. Also, Jet Lite will serve complimentary food and beverage on board.

"There will be no tickets up for grabs at throw away prices. Such strategies are causing the aviation industry to bleed," said a company source. Last year the Indian aviation sector incurred overall losses of Rs 2,500 crore due to a combination of factors such as soaring aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices, price wars in the low cost carrier (LCC) segment and lack of infrastructure.

Speaking to TOI on cannibalisation effect Garry Kingshott, chief commercial officer of the airline said, "We will continue to fly on all major routes connecting the metros while Jet Lite would operate on the same routes only to complement Jet Airways. Besides, Jet Lite will take on the market where the demand for business class and a full service carrier is not required, which is the tier II and tier III cities."

Also, Jet Airways and Jet Lite would sign a ‘re-protection' agreement where passengers — who got a delayed flight, want to cancel a ticket or want to catch an earlier/later flight — can avail the services of both the airlines. With this, the passenger traffic would be shared in-house, without spilling on to competition.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31568 posts, RR: 57
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 8386 times:

Paramount looking for stake in other Airlines
Found this very surprising.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 8380 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 23):

How is Paramount doing in India

Their business plan is quite confusing, is it a all business class airline or a premium economy product

Regards
Ag92


25 Cricket : Well, they're making money by all indications by sticking to clear policy of servicing routes down south with that they call 'business class' even th
26 15A : Their business model is similar to Jet or Kingfisher in terms of being a full service carrier What they call Business class is a Economy + product - a
27 Post contains links and images Nimish : Staff crunch lands AI Express in major crisis From: http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1096877 Wow! I did not know that AIX is outsourcing work
28 Nimish : [ deleted duplicate post][Edited 2007-05-15 13:19:08]
29 Karan69 : That is quite old news ,infact was announced when AIX launched operations. Karan
30 Post contains links Nimish : Smaller airports see passenger traffic surge From: http://www.business-standard.com/com...mnu2&subLeft=1&autono=284527&tab=r
31 Post contains links PNQIAD : India threatens to ban Russian and Malaysian airlines Anybody have anymore background info on this? Are Russians and Malaysians violating bi-laterals
32 Nimish : There was a mention on this forum about 2 months ago that MH/Malaysia were the reason for S2 to disband their DEL-KUL-SIN-DEL service - they did not
33 Post contains links BigTom : http://www.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=86529 India, Russia backtrack on airline ban Looks like DGCA getting tough made the Russians back dow
34 AI : But why was Russia threatening to ban 2 airlines from India from its airspace ?? Was there any concern about safety / maintainance of these airlines ?
35 HAWK21M : Very unlikely. Tough Counter measures always works. regds MEL
36 Gr8Circle : None of the Indian carriers have been under question about safety / mx ..... it's obviously a political issue.....
37 Post contains links VTNYC : Resolved.... storm in a tea cup... Anet thread
38 VTNYC : Dark clouds over flights to Malaysia NEW DELHI: In a move that could disrupt flights from India to Malaysia, the civil aviation authority has warned o
39 HAWK21M : What was the Reason for the Malaysian Authorities action. regds MEL
40 Mohan : Well my assesment is that the Russians want to increase frequency into Amritsar and wanted to have Bilateral discussions to enhance the same, Indians
41 Post contains images Nimish : Wow - pretty strange - why were we unwilling to extend the bilaterals with Russia? I thought we've been doing a good job of expanding the bilaterals
42 Cricket : Russia is playing hard ball with India, Malaysia on the other hand I think wants to protect MH and its share into KUL. I think MH is scared that is A
43 Karan69 : that is indeed what the CNBC report suggested Karan
44 HAWK21M : I think GOI should look into the Interests of its own Airlines & take desicions to favour them. regds MEL
45 BigTom : Precisely, as more and more international airlines look for more routes to and from India, DGCA should be able to negotiate from a position of streng
46 Cricket : Petty protectionism my the Malaysian government, and I fully support the MoCA on this.
47 Karan69 : Absolutely, it should be tit for tat Karan
48 Post contains links BigTom : For those who didn't see this: Posted by rutvij on Airliners India. Part of AI's Memorandum to Exim Bank http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...sc&sta
49 Karan69 : WHY in 2008 are they not getting the aircrafts in June--or have they given up hope on a new Paint Scheme.-- And why he bleady hell does it say SIN Ag
50 Cricket : You know the fun thing.. I'm actually meeting good ol' Thulasidas for a meeting tomorrow...
51 HAWK21M : Ask him the Big question on the B777 Schedule delay. regds MEL
52 BigTom : And also about the whole livery mess with both IC and AI getting new ones and now we wait for another. Cheers
53 Post contains links Sunnyb : Check out this funny thread.. Indian Airlines Billboards (by Sunnyb May 17 2007 in Civil Aviation)
54 Post contains links Cricket : Met Thulasidas and strted a new thread AI To Take Delivery Of 777's In Late June (by Cricket May 17 2007 in Civil Aviation) Cheers
55 Post contains links LAXDESI : No air pockets enroute India: Malaysia. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...a_Malaysia/articleshow/2056640.cms Quotes: Malaysia on Thursday said it
56 BigTom : Looks like this is sorted, that's a relief. Isn't there some sort of 'Open Skies' between India and the ASEAN countries? Cheers
57 Post contains images Mk777 : AF has 3 flights to IAD from CDG in the summer (2 in winter), UA has 1, i don't know if AI can compete with them, maybe if the pricing of tix is comp
58 Cricket : Huh? Baalu is surface transport minister, PP has no underling!
59 Post contains images LAXDESI : That explains the communication gap; Malaysian authorities have been dealing with the wrong ministry.
60 Cricket : Baalu's official designation is Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping. Aviation has been a separate ministry since the 50's. India does n
61 Planeboy : Hi guys, Few years back I had got an Excel spreadsheet having "fleetwise schedule" of 9W. That is, all the route information of an equipment was given
62 Post contains links BigTom : Indian Govt plans 'merchant airports' Govt moots merchant airports to manage air traffic Cheers
63 Karan69 : That seems an impressive schedule excel sheet--of which year of operations does it belong to Karan
64 Planeboy : Its of year 2005, much before 9W had their wide bodies. Many of their then short-haul ships would have got replaced by now. I got this spreadsheet th
65 Cricket : PP is having a press conference tomorrow at RGB on the merger.
66 Post contains links LAXDESI : Gammon, Macquarie to jointly bid for Chennai airport. IIRC, land has been transferred to AAI by TN for airport expansion. However, the transferred lan
67 HAWK21M : What Time. regds MEL
68 Post contains links Cricket : This is why the Press Conference was held. Air India's New Livery (by Cricket May 22 2007 in Civil Aviation)
69 Post contains links LAXDESI : India Wants To Clarify Flight Pact With Malaysia. http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v3/news_business.php?id=263570 Quotes: India is ready to hold disc
70 Cricket : A couple of other notes about the presser AI's first flights with the 777-237LR will be BOM-JFK on August 1 DEL-JFK non-stop will start by September
71 Karan69 : Finally some positive news, Any other details like time slots etc.. for the two and what about the 744 doing B)M-DEL-LHR-JFK. Karan
72 Post contains links and images OwlEye : Spicing up this thread cannot harm i.m.o...
73 Post contains links PNQIAD : A profile of 9W on Rediff.com: Jet Airways: 14 years of flying high!
74 HAWK21M : Any date on when the New livery will start being painted. regds MEL
75 BigTom : The new livery looks nice. bright and contemporary, though a la Jaysit, I can't help but thinking that it would have looked better if the wheel motif
76 Cricket : The first AI plane will arrive at DEL on July 10 - VIP tarmac there will be a function on the tarmac and that will include a Press Conference. Another
77 HAWK21M : Will you be attending. regds MEL
78 Post contains images Gr8Circle : He always does.... But then, that's how we get the cool pics
79 Cricket : Arrey yaar, pet bharna padta hai re! Work is work no?
80 Mk777 : Do you think AI might announce new routes to N. America that day as well, now that they are finally getting their new a/cs??
81 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India Express, Alliance Air to merge. http://www.business-standard.com/com...leftnm=11&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=23657 Quotes: V Thulasidas, CMD, Air-Ind
82 Gr8Circle : So, CD will merge into AIX I suppose.....and the fleet will consist of 738's, A319/318 and 732 (for a while at least).....right?
83 LAXDESI : I think CD have ordered few ATRs too. This is a great opportunity for AIX to increase its fleet utilization. Run the 738s on domestic sectors during
84 Karan69 : Read reply number 48--so technically this year should see the commencement of BOM-JFK, DEL-JFK, and BOM/BLR-FRA-SFO/LAX service Karan
85 HAWK21M : Have they or is that on consideration. regds MEL
86 Cricket : Two things, the low-cost operation according to Trivedi at IC will also get CRJ's (Embraer didn't respond to the tender) which will operate the Gujar
87 Karan69 : Are any of the new batch of A319s slated for CD--- Or would they stick to the 12 737-800s for AIX--------[It was supposed to be 12 for AIX and 6 for
88 Cricket : He told me 50-70 seaters which could mean either.
89 Post contains links LAXDESI : SpiceJet suffers Rs 19 cr operating loss in '06-'07. This compares well to dismal results of Deccan and Kingfisher. http://www1.economictimes.indiatim
90 Cricket : Since SpiceJet was reconciling its Financial Years and making them standard April-March years, the last fiscal was only a 9-month year. But compared
91 HAWK21M : I Agree.With Spice low profile,unhyped,Gradual Expansion is a good sign.However hopefully these airlines show profits soon. regds MEL
92 Cricket : According to guidance issued by the company to analysts, the company should operate on a break-even basis for the first two quarters and actually mak
93 DIJKKIJK : If the consolidation game in the Indian aviation sector continues, Spice Jet may be the most likely takeover target for 9W, given their synergy of op
94 Cricket : I doubt 9W is in the financial position to mount a takeover of a relatively healthy airline, not only do they have to fund their S2 purchase they als
95 HAWK21M : What news on Jet Lite livery on its Aircraft. regds MEL
96 Karan69 : Infact that was what was suggested for the long term--- 9W takes over S2--Done SJ---Should be done by another 3 yrs KF takes over DN GO----Which i fe
97 Mk777 : I was reading somewhere that rwy 10/28 at DEL is getting 2 rapid exit taxiways when planes land on rwy 10. This would allow more take offs and landing
98 Post contains links Comorin : Delhi to get 2nd Airport: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/D...t_in_Noida/articleshow/2076854.cms Does this make any sense at all?
99 Karan69 : On paper it does not make sense but ill let the Delhi-ites make a call on that. Karan
100 Cricket : Mayawati wants airport, Mayawati gets airport, makes sense simply because not only is there significant traffic growy=th but accessing the airport fr
101 Jaysit : At some point the US-India market is going to be saturated. The dumb and obnoxious cretin should focus first on building infrastructure in UP - school
102 Cricket : Dude, I no fan of the lady, but, she won an absolute majority in UP, so if you would like to go tell 150m that they're dumb, go ahead. Fact of the ma
103 LAXDESI : Behenji is unlikely to do any better than Mulayam. I hope they further split up UP into more states to make it more governable. It will be nice to ha
104 Post contains links AI : http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/...%3A02%3A11++0530+&keyword=dch_home 'Factory-like' airport is an eyesore, says Centre From B S Arun, DH News Ser
105 Jaysit : Behenji is a crook. As was the SP government. Does it make a difference who rules UP? Or Bihar? Both states are basket cases. As for aviation playing
106 BlrBird : Finally some one took notice to what is turning out to be biggest con(?) job! People of Bangalore are thinking that they are going to get great inter
107 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 53. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 53 (by LAXDESI May 29 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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