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India Aviation Thread: Part 58  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8398 times:

The linked article suggests that MAA-LAX via BRU is part of Jet Airways future plan. I can see my Mom using this service to visit me, over the MAA-BKK-LAX on Thai that she took on her current visit. She gets to avoid the long layover at BKK, and the language barrier that she faced on Thai Air. She also indicated a preference for two 10 hour segments to a 4 and 16 hour segments to reach LAX. The icing on the cake will be the same aircraft service to LAX.

I hope this happens soon.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...tal_Europe/articleshow/2258858.cms

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User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8392 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):

I guess slots in BLR are hard to get till the new airport opens next year. MAA-BRU-LAX, sounds very interesting. Its about time cities other than BOM, DEL get intl. service especially for people from south India who had to connect via BOM or DEL in the past. Good work 9W, hope this suggestion turns out to be true.

So, will 9W still launch BLR-PVG-SFO , maybe from 2008 summer, when the new BLR airport opens???
Or will they stick to one-stop via BRU even to the N. American west coast???



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User currently offlineVtmaa From India, joined Oct 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8392 times:

LAXDESI
Does TG have a decent connection to MAA from BKK. I thought the MAA-BKK leg is not a direct since the BKK-MAA continued on to DXB.


User currently offlineBoogyJay From France, joined May 2005, 490 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8384 times:

The FAA yesterday (August 16th, 2007) issued the final STC's of the AI B747-400 retrofit program. That means VT-EVA, which was the prototype of this modification, is now airworthy and work on the next a/c will be able to begin, after all the parts are PMA'd.

Congrat's to all parties involved !


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8377 times:

Quoting Vtmaa (Reply 2):
Does TG have a decent connection to MAA from BKK. I thought the MAA-BKK leg is not a direct since the BKK-MAA continued on to DXB.

TG flies 4x week from MAA to BKK. The flight originates from DXB, and leaves MAA around 12:20 a.m. and lands at BKK around 5:50 a.m. The connecting non-stop BKK-LAX flight leaves around 7:30 p.m.-- a layover of about 12 hours with hotel, transportation, and meals provided by TG-- and lands at LAX around 9:30 p.m.

On the return to MAA from LAX, the layover at BKK is around 3 hours.


User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8364 times:

Update on Air India at Amritsar - Expansion and more routes on the way

In an interview with The Tribue, Air India's Passenger Sales Manager (Mr Anil Sabharwal), confirmed the following expansion of the airline's flights from Amritsar:


  • Amritsar-Birmingham-Toronto to be upgraded to daily, from the current 5 weekly by year end
  • Amritsar-Dubai to be upgraded to 6 weekly from September
  • Amritsar-San Francisco flights by December 2007 / January 2008
  • Amritsar-Vancouver fights by December 2007 / January 2008
  • Amritsar-New York JFK flights (via DEL & LHR) confirmed to begin on September 11th 2007


Source: The Tribune

Explaining the reasons for this expansion at Amritsar, Mr Sabharwal commented:

"The Punjab market has tremendous scope. We are starting our new flights as we are now getting a brand new fleet of aircraft, including new generation Boeing 777 aircraft. The civil aviation sector has been recording unprecedented growth [in Punjab] which is safely above 35 per cent per annum. We are expanding our operations in the north irrespective of new international flights started by Jet Airways. Since the growth is phenomenal, there is enough for every carrier,"

While this good news for Amritsar, I have to admit I didn't see Air India announcing Amritsar-San Francisco and Amritsar-Vancouver! And to be honest, I still feel I will only believe it when I see it. I doubt these will be direct flights to SFO and YVR - maybe 1-stop .ATQ-FRA-SFO, or will it more likely be ATQ-DEL-FRA-SFO?

[Edited 2007-08-17 20:38:45]

User currently offlineConcorde001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1230 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 8340 times:

More Promising News about Jet Airways ops at Amritsar

Following publication for CAA data for July, it seems Jet Airways' Amritsar-London flights are continuing to perform well. July saw a load factor of 81.6%.

Source: CAA

Just to give some perspective, you can see below how this route has performed for 9W since it began in August 2006. I must say, it does look encouraging. Interestingly, the months which saw the highest load factors (Feb & March) were those which saw 9W operate ATQ-LHR six weekly.

    2006
  • AUG & SEP - average load factor of 66%
  • OCT, NOV & DEC - average load factor of 79%

    2007
  • JAN - average load factor of 79%
  • FEB - average load factor of 86%
  • MAR - average load factor of 92%
  • MAY - average load factor of 84%
  • JUN - average load factor of 80%
  • JUL - average load factor of 81.6%

Here's wishing 9W continued success on all its international routes. With rave reviews of 9W, particularly from the UK, I'm sure 9W will do well.

[Edited 2007-08-17 20:37:12]

User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 8188 times:

SpiceJet to start non-stop Delhi-Kochi flight on Aug 29.
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/..._on_Aug_29/articleshow/2289475.cms

Quotes:
SpiceJet, low-cost airline, which had already started its operations to Kochi (via Bangalore), would introduce direct flight from Delhi to Kochi from August 29, a top airline official said on Friday.

Speaking to reporters at the International Airport here, Ajay Singh, Director, SpiceJet, said the first flight to Kochi, via Bangalore had already started from August 15, commemorating 60th anniversary of India's independence, while the second direct flight from Delhi to Kochi was scheduled for August 29.

This year SpiceJet would add six more new Boeing aircraft and the increased fleet size will help the airline in adding more destinations to its existing network, increasing its daily flights to 130 from the present 89, he said.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8156 times:

Aviation policy meet 'inconclusive.' Looks like NG has his friends in GoM to oppose the policy change to 3 years for international flying.
http://www.business-standard.com/com...=294590&leftnm=3&subLeft=0&chkFlg=

Quotes:
The Group of Ministers (GoM) constituted to clear the new civil aviation policy has decided to meet again in this session of Parliament as its short meeting today remained “inconclusive.”

The 10-member GoM chaired by External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee attended a presentation on the key features of the proposed policy by Civil Aviation Secretary Ashok Chawla, which among other things seeks lowering the eligibility criteria for Indian carriers to fly on international routes, from the existing five years to three years. The move would allow many Indian private carriers, including Air Deccan, Kingfisher and SpiceJet, to fly abroad.

In the June 15 Cabinet meeting, at least eight Cabinet ministers opposed the policy. Pranab Mukherjee was believed to have raised concerns over air traffic congestion.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8152 times:

SpiceJet expects to fly overseas by next year.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..._next_year/articleshow/2288689.cms

Quotes:
Domestic low-cost carrier SpiceJet on Friday said it may to start flights to overseas destinations with the relaxation of civil aviation policy for new carriers to fly abroad. "By next year we expect to get a license to fly abroad. We will fly shorter destinations, which are similar to those we are operating in India," Spicejet Director Ajay Singh told media.

Asked about the possible destinations, he said it has not been finalised yet as the government policy was not clear.
"We have not finalised any destination. There is not much of clarity on the new aviation policy but we believe that government has relaxed norms for minimum flying experience to three years form the earlier five years," Singh said.

On the company's fleet expansion plans, he said with $350-400 million loan from the US Exim expected to be cleared the carrier would add 10 aircraft between 2009 and 2011. "About $80 million raised recently through debt and equity has been used for advances for the 10 new planes," he added.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8055 times:

Sid Sharma at SpiceJet told me that they'll look at Gulf and SE Asia routes from DEL, BOM, BLR - DXB, SHJ, BKK. Anyway, BIAL has set a date of April 2, two-three weeks after HYD.
Just working on a major aviation strory - spent time with the Secretary yesterday, more updates in a while.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8016 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 10):
Just working on a major aviation strory - spent time with the Secretary yesterday, more updates in a while.

Anything on international flying norms?


User currently offlineGamps From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7987 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
The linked article suggests that MAA-LAX via BRU is part of Jet Airways future plan

So MAA-BRU will be back online first time after 2001! Sabena Airlines used to serve this route thrice a week and was always full with US bound passengers - route was operated till the end of Sebena.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7973 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 11):
Anything on international flying norms?

That will be decided by the committee...


As regards 9W discussion.. this is from the horse's mouth - transcript of an email sent by 9W to a colleague.

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From 5th August 2007, Jet Airways has commenced daily operations between Mumbai and Newark via Brussels with B777-300ERs. This will be followed by commencement of operations between Delhi and Toronto via Brussels from 5th September 2007. Brussels will, therefore, be an important hub for Jet Airways in Europe, where arrival and departure of flights will be synchronized in order to provide passenger transfer access between Delhi & Newark and between Mumbai and Toronto. Jet Airways is planning to introduce a Delhi-Brussels- New York (JFK) flight from Winter 2007 with the Toronto flight thereafter originating in Chennai.

Progressively, the airline will be connecting more cities between India and North America over the Brussels hub to link cities such as Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad in India to New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Vancouver in North America.

Effective Winter 2007, Jet Airways also be upgrading its product on the India/ Singapore-Kula Lumpur routes by replacing the current B737s by the wide body A330s.

In addition to the above, and subject to relevant regulatory approvals, future expansion plans by March 2008 include daily frequencies between Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco, Mumbai-Hong Kong and Delhi-Hong Kong, Mumbai-Johannesburg and Mumbai-Nairobi, Delhi-Dhaka and Kolkata-Dhaka routes.

----

Discuss. Enjoy.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7919 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):
Jet Airways is planning to introduce a Delhi-Brussels- New York (JFK) flight from Winter 2007 with the Toronto flight thereafter originating in Chennai.

How about a service to SFO or LAX before starting one to JFK, as Jet already flies to EWR. I know many elderly people who are acutely missing the AI LAX-FRA-BOM flight, and are forced to fly Asian airlines but are not happy about it.


User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7830 times:

Looks like we'll (finally) be seeing AI and/or 9W sooner rather than later in YVR.

Finally.

A huge untapped PTP market that has been neglected for years.

Question: why is it Amritsar that seems to be the main point of expansion for AI.
When I read the article about Air India planning Amritsar - Vancouver, I would have expected Delhi - Vancouver?

I am not that familiar with India, but would be curious if somebody could shed the light on the popularity of Amritsar.


User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7776 times:

has any one seen the JET Lite livery...or is Jet going keep the same....

User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7763 times:

Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 15):
I am not that familiar with India, but would be curious if somebody could shed the light on the popularity of Amritsar.

Most traffic on that route comes from Punjab (a state in north india). Amritsar would cater to all that traffic, without having the pax to travel 10 hours to Delhi.......


User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7732 times:

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 17):
Most traffic on that route comes from Punjab (a state in north india). Amritsar would cater to all that traffic, without having the pax to travel 10 hours to Delhi.......

Well there you go. Thanks for the info.

I realise a vast majority of the Indian population in Vancouver comes from the Punjab. I would expect the flight to continue to DEL as well perhaps?

Call me naive but I had never even heard of Amritsar until I saw the movie "Bride and Prejudice."  Smile


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1631 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7715 times:

Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 18):
realise a vast majority of the Indian population in Vancouver comes from the Punjab. I would expect the flight to continue to DEL as well perhaps?

Thats why the flights from Amritsar. Amritsar has been among the most important cities in Punjab, but politically not strong enough to be capital. It was always under the shadows of Lahore and remianed a religious center. Post partition, due to heavy immigration of sikh population from pakistan, the city developed prominence and has become an important cultural as well as political center (seat of Akal Takht).

Apart from that the city is represnted in the indian parliament by Mr. Navjot Sidhu, he was known to be a big hitter of sixes and thats why perhaps so many flights out of amritsar (like sixes out of ther stadium)........... this was perhaps a bad joke, a real loss of creativity but then what do you expect on the fist day of the week.... Big grin Big grin Big grin


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 596 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7711 times:

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 19):
this was perhaps a bad joke, a real loss of creativity but then what do you expect on the fist day of the week

Guru, beginning of the week blues huh! Same here !!!
(For the rest of you out here Sunday is the first day of the work week).

Cheers


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3089 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7646 times:

Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 18):
Call me naive but I had never even heard of Amritsar until I saw the movie "Bride and Prejudice."

Don't feel too bad about that....most Americans think that Bangalore is the only city in India.... Big grin


User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7550 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 13):

Again, no mention of starting operations to IAD, i wonder when the Indian carriers will realize the potential of the washington DC metro area travelers to the Indian Sub-continent??!!??



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 23, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 7418 times:

Mumbai’s runway to run into the sea.
http://avindia.blogspot.com/

Quotes:
An extended runway at Juhu that goes into the Arabian Sea - this is what the aviation think tank is currently mulling over to deal with congestion and saturation issues at the space-starved Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

Currently with the AAI, the Juhu runway system has two runways - a main runway with a length of 1,143 metres (of which only about 600 metres is actually available) and a cross runway with a length of about 752 metres.
MIAL’s Aviation Advisor Pamidi Prasad Rao said, “The runway can extend into the Arabian Sea because the continental shelf, which is the slope between the earth and the inside of the sea, is less. This is an advantage. Also, if considering such a proposal, there has to be a runway correction at Juhu so that it can be used as a parallel runway.”

According to SRR Rao, regional executive director of AAI (western region), the entire feasibility study was done keeping in mind what will happen to the structures, roads and buildings in the vicinity. In fact, the Juhu Airport, if allowed to extend the runway into the sea, will also be able to serve bigger aircraft. The MIAL also said that it is possible to have a taxi-track between Santa Cruz and Juhu airports and allow them to function independently.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2966 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (6 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 7370 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 23):
An extended runway at Juhu that goes into the Arabian Sea - this is what the aviation think tank is currently mulling over to deal with congestion and saturation issues at the space-starved Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA).

Talking to Ashok Chawla, he said Kalyan first, Juhu is unworkable - you're going to go straight through the Juhu-Tara road, through the beach - through Mocha! (No!!!!!) The costs are going to only a bit lunatic.



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25 HAWK21M : Runway over the JT road would need to be elevated. regds MEL
26 Cricket : But really, the costs of this are going to be crazy, even if the runway is aligned 09/27 landing from the East is going to be impossible unless you h
27 BigTom : By Kalyan, do you mean the new site around Panvel talked about earlier, or is this a different site altogether? In any case Mumbai needs a new airport
28 Cricket : There is a IAF base - used mainly for choppers and the occasional An-32 and Ilyushin 76 that already exists. The MoCA is talking about activating thi
29 BigTom : Cricket, thanks for clearing that up. So I suppose good ole CST will have to serve Mumbai for the foreseeable future. I hope they manage to clear the
30 Cricket : You know the funniest part, a senior MoCA official even admitted that the correct term isn't 'land-locked' but 'slum-locked'...
31 HAWK21M : True & with both Runways of both Airports almost aligned.Its not worth it. If only the political will to move those slums existed.BOM Airport could b
32 Gr8Circle : Kalyan (N.E. of BOM) and Panvel (S.E. of BOM) are miles apart....both places currently suffer from poor connectivity by road, to Mumbai city....roads
33 Post contains links LAXDESI : Planning commission supports finance ministry's proposal to allow higher stakes in domestic airlines by foreign airlines. If it is OK for AI to consid
34 Post contains links LAXDESI : Airlines may have to pay for delayed take-off . http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryP...may+have+to+pay+for+take-off+delay Quotes: Indian carriers may
35 Himmat01 : Where exactly is this airfield in Kalyan? I am not able to locate it on Google Earth.
36 Gr8Circle : Is there an airport there or is it just a proposed site (like the one at Panvel)? I never heard of any airport out near Kalyan in all these years....
37 Post contains links VTMAA : Not sure how valid this is, why would Jet want to start another EWR service. Could this be for a different US destination? Jet Airways to introduce Ch
38 Gr8Circle : Is it possible that they are just starting a MAA-BRU flight, which will feed into the other 9W flights to EWR, YYZ and other locations to be started.
39 VTMAA : I agree, that might be a possibility. This would be in line with taking advantage of a scissor hub operation in BRU. One way or the other, as long as
40 Post contains links Blrsea : Air Deccan mulls fare hike upto Rs 1,000
41 Post contains links BlrBird : From other thread... Kingfisher Applies for BLR-NYC/SFO DOT application (in Kingfisher name) http://dmses.dot.gov/docimages/pdf102/481159_web.pdf
42 Karan69 : These plans only look good on paper i dont think it is practical, if such a situation as mentioned in the article does arise, be sure that the Airlin
43 Post contains links SLCNate : I don't know which of these two is correct, but at least looks like MAA is going to be back on the North American radar, a year after DL pulled out.
44 Post contains links and images Nimish : Got this via email: MyAviation.net photo: Photo © hkore
45 Cricket : As I have said earlier - The aircraft from MAA (a 332) will be used on the BRU-YYZ rotation and the Delhi flight to BRU will first be upgraded to a 7
46 Karan69 : BHX will be a good route choice and 9Ws 332 product will really cut it well on that route , i think they will originate from DEL. Actually Cricket it
47 Cricket : I know, I said by 2011 before the 787's come in unless additional BTW, Datta also indicated to me that 9W might well switch the order to 789's - he s
48 Post contains links Cricket : An interesting article in Mint today about the Sahara JetLite acquisition and how Sahara had run S2 to the ground... http://www.livemint.com/2007/08/2
49 Nimish : Wow - the article is rather brutal! But I guess this just reinforces S2 for the trash it was (operationally, strategically etc.).
50 Gr8Circle : HI Nimish....thanks for the pic of Juhu airport....brings a tear to the eye to see such familiar territory, albeit from an unfamiliar angle.....after
51 Post contains images HAWK21M : Fantastic Pic. Thanks for sharing. Found another. regds MEL
52 Nimish : All thanks go to Ravi who sent me that post and that picture location.
53 Karan69 : From what the specs of the 789 look like they might just have to if they intend to launch non-stop US service, will have almost 772 capacity with atl
54 Post contains links and images Cricket : Still, 9W should be with the planes soon after the launch of the sub-type. Adding my Juhu pic to the thread as well..
55 Post contains images HAWK21M : Showing the end of Juhu Aerodrome Runway. regds MEL
56 Post contains images Gr8Circle : Wow! I can almost make out the individual bhel-puri stalls..... Is there a place where I can find more aerial pics of Mumbai, or alternately, can som
57 Cricket : Heh, I can see Mocha! Mel, both our pics are from 737NG's...
58 Post contains images Gr8Circle : What's that.... (sorry, been away for quite some time...)
59 BlrBird : SQ Winter '07/08 schedule changes for India SIN - Current - Winter AMD - Tue,Sat - Tue,Thu,Sat 772 (SQ 530/531) - 1xw extra ATQ - Wed,Sun - Wed,Fri,Su
60 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India dreams big on Boeing 787s. http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryP...ir+India+dreams+big+on+Boeing+787s Quotes: Even as Air India (AI) gears up
61 Nimish : Wow - BLR gets extra flights this winter? Cool.. Does the bilateral allow for this or is this for the "winter open skies" thing?
62 Post contains links and images Nimish : Some more emailed to me by non-member Ravi: Western Suburbs: MyAviation.net photo: Photo © hkore Vile Parle Station MyAviation.net photo: Photo
63 Karan69 : I am sure most of yoll are aware of the category of people that fly the above mentioned routes especially on AI and in Economy---people who travel in
64 Post contains links HAWK21M : http://www.mocha.co.in/juhu.htm Try a search on Flickr. regds MEL
65 Post contains images Gr8Circle : " target=_blank>http://www.mocha.co.in/juhu.htm Wow! Seems to be where the old Shivsagar joint was..... Nimish, thanks for all the pics.....means a lo
66 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on AI BOM-JFK non-stop. AI To Drop Fare On BOM-JFK Nonstop Due To Low Load (by LAXDESI Aug 24 2007 in Civil Aviation)
67 Karan69 : Shiv Sagar still exists, Mocha has come up where the Dominos pizza outlet was Karan
68 Post contains links United777 : Just FYI ... New AI 772LR on it's way to DEL right now. NON-STOP from PAE. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC160
69 BlrBird : This not part of 'winter open skies' but part of upgraded bilateral.
70 PNQIAD : Pune's Marathi daily Sakal is reporting that PNQ-DXB will now be operated daily instead of 3x week and will now be operated by IC instead of AIX. I co
71 Gr8Circle : Ohh....thanks...I am out of touch.....
72 Blrsea : BlrBird, do you have any links for this info? just curious
73 Nimish : Oh wow! Congratulations to Singapore on getting the new bilateral in place! I did not know that had happened, hence the surprise. The new flights are
74 Karan69 : Also makes excellent Australian [SYD and MEL] connections which i assume would be the greater target market to tap into. Karan
75 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways’ Chairman Naresh Goyal is believed to be now eyeing South India-based airline Paramount Airways, reports CNBC-TV18. IIRC, Jet was lookin
76 Blrsea : When does these flights start and end? Is it only for winter season or regular schedule going forward?
77 Karan69 : I had posted this on the airliners India thread, LH will be upgrading the DEL-MUC route from a 343 to a 346, So DEL will see LHs currently largest air
78 AirIndia : And perhaps the 380 too when LH acquires them.!!! So on the 380 note, which airport do you think would be the first to handle a scheduled 380 in Indi
79 Post contains images HAWK21M : Interesting. Will paramount sell. regds MEL
80 Karan69 : COK is already A380 ready and i assume the new BIAL and HYD will be too.. but on a constant operational basis i see DEL receiving it from LH or maybe
81 Post contains links LAXDESI : Indian aircrafts to shed last vestige of colonial past. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article2324601.ece Quotes: It changed the fla
82 Karan69 : They waste time on useless stuff like this, they should concentrate on improving infrastructure and facilities on ground rather than worry about what
83 Post contains links and images Cricket : Unlikely, I spoke to their MD recently and he said that he might be on the prowl for someone. I just flew on 9W 311 BOM-DEL which was operated by VT-
84 Gr8Circle : While on the subject, what does 'N' have to do with the US...? Or many other such registrations...? The GoI is a bunch of useless idiots!! If they re
85 HAWK21M : Some people are bent on renaming everything from Roads to Registration marks.Improve the Infrastructure. regds MEL
86 AirIndia : What about relaying the entire rail network................ stupid babus!!
87 Karan69 : Did the aircraft have AVOD PTVs on every seat, if so how were they. Karan
88 Cricket : Mt take-off yesterday. It was a bit cloudy. There is VT-JWG (9W's latest 330-203) in the frame as we turn onto 27!
89 Cricket : The choice of serials (no movies as this was a domestic flight) was very good, but my complaint of 9W AVOD (this is the second time I've used the sys
90 Nimish : I heard it's a permanent thing (earlier in this thread). It starts with the Winter schedule (29/October onwards).
91 HAWK21M : I've tried the AVOD on 9W B737s.Very user friendly & excellent in clarity & resoulationwise.The touch screens work great. regds MEL
92 Post contains links Concorde001 : Virgin Atlantic To Launch More Indian Services (by Concorde001 Aug 27 2007 in Civil Aviation) VS are looking at HYD, BLR, AMD. I think HYD might be a
93 Post contains links LAXDESI : Spicejet to expand fleet, posts breakeven in Q1. The article seems to indicate that all future deliveries to SpiceJet will be 737-900 series. http://w
94 BlrBird : This is regular schedule (Singapore carriers have authority to increase freq 3xw(W07) to 5xw(S08) and to 7xw(W08), as long as Jetstar or Tiger dont a
95 Post contains links CRJ900X : Hey all, According to the article from The Times of India, Alliance Air will eventually be operating 12 CRJ's. Previous information stated that the ai
96 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air Deccan starts flight to Jamshedpur. I use to live in Jamshedpur around early eighties, and use to take the train to Kolkata and then catch a fligh
97 Cricket : I believe Air Deccan is operating this flight on a deal with Tata Steel where the company assures at least 10-12 seats per flight. Very old article a
98 D328 : Off topic, but I am time builing at a flight school here in FL and a lot of want to be Indian pilots are here, and they are failing the Private/Instru
99 Karan69 : Plus even if the article is to be believed they should be CRJ-700s and also was not their delivery date Aug mid----guess no sight no news of them. Ka
100 Nimish : I have no answers, but want to get more details on this. Do you have any guess as to why this is happening? Is this test after they've been through t
101 LeftWing : D328........... agree 100% with ...its very evident now most of these guys DONT HAVE THE APTITUDE or the drive to become a pilot...... most guys are i
102 Cricket : The problem is that, as some airlines have told me is that there is a glut of First-Officers, the entire shortage is on the left-hand seat!
103 PNQIAD : A caveat: I have ZERO knowledge about piloting an aircraft or becoming one to do so. But won't these first officers graduate to become full captains
104 Cricket : Does anyone know whether the one all-white 737 in S2's fleet going to be the first to be repainted whenever S2 comes up with a livery?
105 Comorin : Don't worry! By the time they make to ATP there will be a dog in the left seat that will bite them if they do anything wrong!
106 Post contains images Gr8Circle : If they are failing, they obviously won't be flying any planes....so what are you worried about? It's only those who pass that will be flying planes
107 Stealthpilot : Can't really answer that. If they keep failing then 1) they won’t be pilots or 2) hopefully they learn something. I would imagine that lately lots
108 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 59. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 59 (by LAXDESI Aug 28 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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