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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 62  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7114 times:

http://www.airportsindia.org.in/traffic_news/aug2k7annex3.pdf

Indian aviation traffic growth data for the period April 1-August 31, 2008:
International traffic grew at 17%.
Domestic traffic grew at 33%.
Total traffic grew at 29%.

Total number of passengers for the period is 48 million, which translates to expected traffic of about 120 million for the fiscal year April1,2007-March 31,2008. For reference, US annual passenger traffic is about 700 million.

Share of the top five airports is 65%, and the top five airports are:
BOM, DEL, MAA, BLR, HYD.

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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7114 times:

Bidding for Navi Mumbai airport to be over by '08: Praful Patel. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...aful_Patel/articleshow/2463808.cms

Quotes:
The bidding process for the Navi Mumbai airport is likely to be over by 2008, Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel said here on Tuesday.

"The Maharashtra government-run company CIDCO, which is developing the airport, is appointing a technical consultant. The Union Cabinet has already given in-principle approval to the project. By next calendar year, the bidding process should be completed," Patel told reporters here.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 7107 times:

Finnair Eyes Expanding India-North America Traffic (by LAXDESI Oct 16 2007 in Civil Aviation)

User currently offlineFreqflyer From India, joined Apr 2006, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 7020 times:

Quoting PNQIAD,reply=91, Indian Aviation Thread: Part 61 :
My brother-in-law was to fly BOM-AMD on 9W yesterday (Sunday) - he booked that 'cos he didn't want to take chance on a single flight out of PNQ since he had an urgent meeting to attend Monday morning. At BOM though - all 4 daily departures to AMD were cancelled - he had to rebook on a DN flight.... is this a little too out of the ordinary for all flights to a destination being cancelled?

The sunday morning 9W flight BOM- BDQ was also cancelled, but an SMS was sent the previous night that the flight was being clubbed with an 11 am one.

Also , 9W operates 6x BOM-AMD except Tue and Sun ( 5x).
Would the commencement of direct international flights out of AMD, esp with EK starting from 28th Oct affect 9W, given that they have the largest share of International pax going on the AMD-BOM / BOM-AMD sectors.


It appears SG now overnights 2 a/c, DN 1, and IT an ATR at AMD. Can anyone confirm?


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 6952 times:

Quoting Freqflyer (Reply 3):
Quoting PNQIAD,reply=91, Indian Aviation Thread: Part 61 :
My brother-in-law was to fly BOM-AMD on 9W yesterday (Sunday) - he booked that 'cos he didn't want to take chance on a single flight out of PNQ since he had an urgent meeting to attend Monday morning. At BOM though - all 4 daily departures to AMD were cancelled - he had to rebook on a DN flight.... is this a little too out of the ordinary for all flights to a destination being cancelled?

The sunday morning 9W flight BOM- BDQ was also cancelled, but an SMS was sent the previous night that the flight was being clubbed with an 11 am one.

9W's super-tight 737 operation has been rather heavily hit with a couple of bird-hit incidents - the one at Nagpur took a 737-800 out of the picture, and yesterday a 737-700 had a suspected bird-hit at Jaipur (the bird hit the underside of the wing, and after a quick spray it the plane could fly again).

Quoting Freqflyer (Reply 3):
Would the commencement of direct international flights out of AMD, esp with EK starting from 28th Oct affect 9W, given that they have the largest share of International pax going on the AMD-BOM / BOM-AMD sectors.

9W canned its AMD-LHR service and shifted the slots to ATQ... I still believe AMD can be a huge intl hub, it needs US connectivity!



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 596 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6900 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 4):
9W canned its AMD-LHR service and shifted the slots to ATQ... I still believe AMD can be a huge intl hub, it needs US connectivity!

Was AMD-LHR loads that bad? Or was it just marketed badly? I would have thought that AMD would be a popular destination out of the UK.

Cheers


User currently offlineFreqflyer From India, joined Apr 2006, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 6838 times:

Quoting BigTom (Reply 5):
Was AMD-LHR loads that bad? Or was it just marketed badly? I would have thought that AMD would be a popular destination out of the UK.

An important factor why lots of pax avoid AMD is the terrible attitude of the customs people. The entire customs staff has been shifted twice, probably when they tried to extort from an influential passenger. Though things have started improving, a lot of AMD residents prefer to travel through BOM / DEL for this reason. Hopefully, with the increasing no. of flights , AMD will get better staff, not just people not welcome in the major airports.

Another factor is the terminal itself, which is just a glorified govt. building. Next to the new domestic terminal, it is pathetic. Work on the new international terminal has started now, but it is being built a longish distance away from the new domestic terminal. The old one is right next to it. Things should improve once the new building is operational.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week ago) and read 6803 times:

Quoting Freqflyer (Reply 6):
Another factor is the terminal itself, which is just a glorified govt. building. Next to the new domestic terminal, it is pathetic. Work on the new international terminal has started now, but it is being built a longish distance away from the new domestic terminal. The old one is right next to it. Things should improve once the new building is operational.

Never flown thru the Intl Terminal at AMD, but from the plans I have seen for the new terminal it will quite something. Modi wants AMD to become a hub airport...



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 6728 times:

Quoting Freqflyer (Reply 6):
An important factor why lots of pax avoid AMD is the terrible attitude of the customs people. The entire customs staff has been shifted twice, probably when they tried to extort from an influential passenger. Though things have started improving, a lot of AMD residents prefer to travel through BOM / DEL for this reason.

Reminds me of how one flight from ME to Kerala--this is going back many years--had just one passenger as Customs was perceived to be a nightmare. Passengers preferred to connect through BOM instead. I know things have changed, but is there still a preference for BOM over airports in Kerala if you are bringing in a lot of stuff?


User currently offlineCakentennis From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6702 times:

The last time I came to India, I flew KU out of JFK. There was a 6 hour transit period between my incoming flight and outgoing KU to AMD.

When we landed, I was the first to deboard and first in line for immigration. The officer waited a full 5 minutes to finish chewing his tobacco and then proceeded to attend to us passengers. It's always a pain coming into AMD.

I thought about writing a trip report, but the experience was so horrible, I decided to can the idea and spare A.netters the wrath of my disgust for both KU and AMD.

This time around I'm going to be flying RJ into DEL. I've flown them before in 99' and liked them. Pray they don't disappoint me.


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 6685 times:

http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1192616045.html

Airbus Sees More A380 Orders From Asia
October 17, 2007
Airbus expects to receive new orders for its A380 superjumbo by the middle of next year from Asian airlines such as Air India and Air China, the planemaker's chief salesman said on Wednesday.

"The next one who is going to make a decision is probably Air India. We've been in discussions with them about the airplane. We have been in discussions with Japanese carriers, we have been in discussions with Chinese carriers," Airbus sales chief John Leahy told reporters.

"I would like to believe that we should have new orders by the middle of next year."

Speaking on the sidelines of a welcome event by Singapore Airlines for its first A380, Leahy said he expected to receive additional orders from the state-controlled carrier.

"I think they want to get the airplane into operation now but I think it's inevitable that Singapore will have return orders."



surely that cant be right. I am sure John Leahy knows how the govt. of India & AI work. It bloody took them years if not decades & multiple committes to place their order with Boeing last year. They cant be efficient enough to place their next order by the middle of next year ?? I would definitely be surprised if that happened.

AI.


User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6607 times:

[b]surely that cant be right. I am sure John Leahy knows how the govt. of India & AI work[b]


one look at the AI training center will send you crying for help....


User currently offlineFreqflyer From India, joined Apr 2006, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 6600 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 7):
Never flown thru the Intl Terminal at AMD, but from the plans I have seen for the new terminal it will quite something. Modi wants AMD to become a hub airport...

I read somewhere, a long time ago, that 60% of pax thru BOM originated from Gujarat. There was also an estimate that about 1000 cr is spent every year by Gujaratis and their relatives who travel to BOM to catch Intl flights ( I have no idea about the authencity of these figures, but if you consider that for relatives coming and going in the NRG season, on average 2 people go to BOM to receive and see them off again, with some shopping thrown in) One of the reasons given for Mumbai based pols not to allow AMD to have an Intl Airport. The same percentage was given by SQ - the no of pax from Guj boarding its flights from BOM

The move to lengthen the runway, as the first step to getting International flights was started by Chimanbhai Patel, and the NDA decided that AMD would have a world class terminal. It seems one of PP's first acts as MoCA was to stop work on the terminal and "re-assess" the design which was given to the designers of Changi, iirc., and only Modis good equation with him has got the project going again. Also the fact that PP has a lot of business interests in Gujarat.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6567 times:

Quoting Freqflyer (Reply 12):
read somewhere, a long time ago, that 60% of pax thru BOM originated from Gujarat

If true, then Jet's decision to discontinue AMD-LHR baffles me. I am leaning towards the above figures being grossly exaggerated.


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 6543 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 13):
If true, then Jet's decision to discontinue AMD-LHR baffles me.

it was not that it did that badly , 50-60% loads were pretty decent considering it was a day time AMD departure 3x wekly service, it was just that AT performance was so much more better they decided to discontinuoe.

Karan


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 596 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 6525 times:

Quoting Cakentennis (Reply 9):
This time around I'm going to be flying RJ into DEL. I've flown them before in 99' and liked them. Pray they don't disappoint me.

RJ can be a bit up and down, why don't you try QR or EK? Might work out better for you.

Your experience at AMD used to be repeated ad nauseam in most of the smaller international airports in India earlier. I remember having real wrangles with immigration and customs in TRV and Chennai in the early to mid-nineties. Thankfully these seemed to have eased of late. Have a good trip anyway.

Cheers


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2964 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 6458 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 14):
it was not that it did that badly , 50-60% loads were pretty decent considering it was a day time AMD departure 3x wekly service, it was just that AT performance was so much more better they decided to discontinuoe.

90% loads thru ATQ with higher yields, made logical sense for 9W!

Also keep in mind that despite the roads, not all Gujarati's travel through AMD. 9W has fantastic connectivity throughout Gujarat to BOM, incl double-daily flights to several smaller population centres in the state. In fact in Bhuj or even Baroda, it is easier going through BOM than AMD. There was a proposal by the Gujarat Govet to start their own intra-state airline, whatever happened to that?



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User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6442 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
There was a proposal by the Gujarat Govet to start their own intra-state airline, whatever happened to that?

I heard of this as well apparently now they are analyzing which aircraft category to purchase , below or above 40 seats

Karan


User currently offlineFreqflyer From India, joined Apr 2006, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 6442 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
not all Gujarati's travel through AMD. 9W has fantastic connectivity throughout Gujarat to BOM, incl double-daily flights to several smaller population centres in the state. In fact in Bhuj or even Baroda, it is easier going through BOM than AMD

It is a viscious circle - the lack of flights is caused by pax preferring BOM/DEL . As the pax numbers are less, airlines avoid AMD. However, the entry of EK and QR is likely to change a lot of things. UL were supposed to start AMD, whatever happened to them? Will EK's entry scupper their chances permanently? If BA / VS and LH also get interested, things should really start rolling.


User currently offlineVTNYC From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8):
Reminds me of how one flight from ME to Kerala--this is going back many years--had just one passenger as Customs was perceived to be a nightmare. Passengers preferred to connect through BOM instead. I know things have changed, but is there still a preference for BOM over airports in Kerala if you are bringing in a lot of stuff?

Mallus would rather give up their first born than fly thru BOM/DEL. Lack of fluency in the local language coupled with high handed treatment of the southies by the customs made the transit in BOM/DEL a nightmare. Upon arriving in BOM in 1985, I found a customs hall overflowing with passengers disgorged from a Saudia and and AI 747 from the Middle East. Upon being informed that the customs wait was about 5 hours, I tried my luck with the green channel and coming off a flight originating in the western world and looking slightly educated, I was let thru. I felt pity for the uneducated gulf worker walking in with a rolled up bamboo mat on his head, who I was sure would be fleeced by the guys up front. The anomaly of the 1 passenger flight probably had more to do with AI "effeing" up it's schedule.



First Flight, PA001 DEL-FRA-LHR-JFK; Dream- JFK-COK on a B6 787
User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 596 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 6357 times:

Yeah, from the time flights from the Gulf to Kerala/TN and AP destinations became more common, most passengers heading to South India from the Gulf began avoiding BOM/DEL like the plague, mostly because of hostile treatment from immigration and customs personnel there. I was once on a flight in to BOM from BKK that landed around the same time as two Gulf flights. The lines at Customs were huge, and passengers - especially those who looked like they were unsure of their rights - were being badgered into giving up any foreign currency they carried in their wallets on the pretext that it was illegal. It was sickening to watch, and all officials involved appeared to be hand in glove with the whole scheme. Can't blame Mallus/Tamils etc for avoiding our big cities. That said, things have changed tremendously nowadays and even 'labour' pax know their way around a lot more now and are not so easily pushed around.

Cheers


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 6330 times:

Quoting VTNYC (Reply 19):
Lack of fluency in the local language coupled with high handed treatment of the southies by the customs



Quoting BigTom (Reply 20):
Can't blame Mallus/Tamils etc for avoiding our big cities

Have you guys noticed that a good number of customs officers at BOM are south Indians....? In fact, you find a good representation of customs officers from all over India.....so, it's not an "anti-Southie" issue...it's just the sickening behaviour and attitude of the said customs dept. towards all arriving passengers....


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 6327 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 14):
it was not that it did that badly , 50-60% loads were pretty decent considering it was a day time AMD departure 3x wekly service, it was just that AT performance was so much more better they decided to discontinuoe.

Then BA would do very well by offering a daily flight to LHR with immediate connectivity to their North American flights. Are the Indo-UK bilateral rights fully utilized on the UK side?


User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2868 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 6 days ago) and read 6308 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 22):
Then BA would do very well by offering a daily flight to LHR with immediate connectivity to their North American flights. Are the Indo-UK bilateral rights fully utilized on the UK side?

Boss where will they get additional aircraft capacity and low yielding LHR early morning slots from to transfer it to AMD, but i do get your very valid point

Karan


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 6297 times:

Quoting Karan69 (Reply 23):
Boss where will they get additional aircraft capacity and low yielding LHR early morning slots from to transfer it to AMD, but i do get your very valid point

If AMD has such potential--as implied by many--then why did BA choose CCU over it? Does anyone know if bilateral rights are fully utilized on UK side?

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
Also keep in mind that despite the roads, not all Gujarati's travel through AMD. 9W has fantastic connectivity throughout Gujarat to BOM, incl double-daily flights to several smaller population centres in the state. In fact in Bhuj or even Baroda, it is easier going through BOM than AMD.

Good point. I see an opportunity for EK to offer services to these smaller population centres(3x weekly), and provide decent connectivity to UK/NA. Does EK fly to AMD? If yes, is it doing well?


25 BigTom : Early days yet, they've just started AMD flights. Cheers
26 LAXDESI : Thanks. I am sure it will do very well as it should be able to attract passengers from the discontinued Jet AMD-LHR flight. I hope they have decent t
27 Post contains links LAXDESI : AI BOM-JFK Non-Stop Struggling (by LAXDESI Oct 18 2007 in Civil Aviation)
28 Post contains images Cakentennis : I'm hoping that they have their new IFE installed in their A342s soon. I haven't flown QR and EK was a bit of a downer for me. I really just felt lik
29 LAXdesi : I don't remember acoustics being a problem, but I liked the new domestic terminal on my last visit to AMD around July 2006.
30 Freqflyer : I believe EK starts on Oct 28 and QR in second half of December. I agree, a better PA system is required . Perhaps the speaker holds the microphone t
31 Post contains links LAXDESI : China Southern starts operations from Delhi to Guangzhou. http://www.expresstravelworld.com/200710/aviationworld11.shtml Quotes: China Southern will s
32 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher, IndiGo gain air space; Jet skids. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/..._Jet_skids/articleshow/2472055.cms Quotes: The Kingfisher-Air Dec
33 Post contains links and images Nimish : Kingfisher Airlines to invest Rs 1,200 cr for expansion, global operations From: http://www.financialexpress.com/news...xpansion-global-operations/229
34 Cricket : China Eastern is starting CCU-KMG next month with a 73G! But this service will help people on the way to Shenzhen and Guanzhou, but I think that the
35 LAXDESI : Indigo has been adding aircrafts steadily. I wonder what their market share will look like once all 100 aircrafts are in service.
36 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air service between Mumbai-Shirdi to take off soon. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Devotees of Sai Baba, who have been facing problems of long d
37 Post contains links LAXDESI : Indian travellers ordeal reduced in UK. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Here's hope for anyone and that's just about everyone flying into Heathro
38 Post contains links LAXDESI : McDonald's goes to Delhi airport. I hope they offer veggie burgers too. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: From opening its first outlet at Basant L
39 Blrsea : Does anyone know which terminal at CDG flights from SEA and BLR fly into? I am looking at SEA-CDG-BLR flights on AF and there is a 1.5 hour connection
40 Karan69 : 90 mins for any international connection is tight, because even if your flight from SEA has a 10 mins delay you begin worrying for the rest of your f
41 BlrBird : Both are in same terminal (2E) I think you should be good.
42 BlrBird : Does this mean IT has deferred its 332 delivery by couple of months, as per their earlier schedule they were suppose to start receiving them late by
43 Abrelosojos : = Actually, with AF dont be too sure. They have a bad tendency to change terminals a lot and you might end up getting 2F. 1.5 hours is really cutting
44 Blrsea : Thanks for the feedback about CDG guys. I have read too many people on this thread advising against using CDG, especially if connection time is less.
45 Post contains links LAXDESI : Paramount to have fleet of 45 Embraer aircraft by 2010. Is this a case of excessive puffing by Paramount? http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems...aft+b
46 Post contains links LAXDESI : Hyderabad airport nears completion. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: The new Hyderabad international airport at Shamshabad here is nearing complet
47 Alangirvan : I read about Sapphire in Airliner World, and I see there was some discussion in thread 54. Does this airline look serious? Has it progressed since Jun
48 Cakentennis : I'd be surprised if they started a Hyderabad service before Ahmedabad. I think they should really be targeting the Gujarati market first and commence
49 Karan69 : Plus it will be a hard task to break into strong footholds of KLM LH and the mighty EK. Karan
50 Post contains links AirIndia : click here and see the third news item another link: link 2 - newsday.com
51 HAWK21M : How long was it AOG. regds MEL
52 Post contains links LAXDESI : Railways overtake airlines in fare battle. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...are_battle/articleshow/2479385.cms Quotes: In the race of price war,
53 Post contains links LAXDESI : http://dm.airliners.net/discussions/...eneral_aviation/read.main/3666720/ New thread: San Jose airport lures Indian carriers with sops. [Edited 2007-1
54 Cricket : It is a puff piece for the railways.. it was only for a very short period of time that II AC fares were at par with air-fares. Anyway, even if it cos
55 Post contains images CDG : Hi Blrsea, Please relax !! All should work out just fine for you !! When are you flying ? A lot more gates will open next sunday, and the India-Usa w
56 LAXDESI : That's good to know. I do have plans for a LAX-CDG-MAA on AF, with a stopover in Paris on the way out.
57 BlrBird : Then dont have any application with DOT for route authority for US-India services yet! Is this another paper airline?
58 777way : PIA schedules showing 737 from KHI to both DEL and BOM for the first time ever, also 777 back to BOM once a week, BOM now getting all PK jet fleet. PL
59 Post contains links LAXDESI : Twice-a-week, daytime flights to Kuala Lumpur from Chennai. http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/23/stories/2007102359330500.htm Quotes: Beginning October 28
60 Abrelosojos : = Having just flown through CDG yesterday (TR to follow), I can sadly say nothing has really improved ... and then there is the omnious threat of ind
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62 Karan69 : Bull sh#$t they were originally expected to take delivery in that time frame, add 4 months to that and we are looking at early 2009. Which means more
63 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet airways to operate from Karipur from Jan '08. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...rom_Jan_08/articleshow/2487479.cms Quotes: Private carrier Je
64 Cricket : I thought it was ANA, NW and Royal Air Maroc who were launching the plane.. AI would be among the first 10 customers, but third?
65 Karan69 : Cricket all these get the 6 +2 test beds, but even i dont feel AI is the 3rd launch customer Karan
66 Cricket : Oh yeah, I saw a ATR-42 in AI colours at DEL last night, was in the bus and couldn't take my camera out, though I did feel that all the vehicles on th
67 Post contains links Manny : Interesting article on India-China aviation routes or lack of it. http://chasingthedragon.blogs.fortun...na-india-business-travel/#comments On a relat
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69 Post contains images HAWK21M : BZ 3rd B752SPF arrived today.This is RB211-535E4 powered. regds MEL
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71 Cricket : Weirdly Chinese airlines have been very aggressive MU (I think, because that is what a friend's ticket says) is starting a Kolkata-Kunming service on
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73 Gr8Circle : Hi, I had a question about BOM airport....I noticed a lot of new and extremely good pics taken from the Eastern end of Rwy 27....in many of these pics
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75 Manny : I see your point. But are the services enough to satisfy market demand ? Or other third country carriers like CX, TG, ANA walking away with lions sha
76 Post contains links Legacyins : This was recently posted. http://www.business-standard.com/com...page_c.php?leftnm=10&autono=302421
77 Cricket : CX??? CX can hardly meet India-HKG demand with the restrictive bilateral over there. What is pretty crazy is that very often you end up flying quite
78 Post contains links BlrBird : Kingfisher acquires 45.97% of Air-Deccan through open offer.. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/..._in_Deccan/articleshow/2495007.cms fair use.. BSE
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85 Mk777 : Well why are they making it so confusing...why not 10R/28L?? Is it not parallel to the existing 10/28? weird, very weird for me!! on this note, any p
86 Post contains links LAXDESI : KLM to add two more flights to HYD, and increase capacity to DEL. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..._Hyderabad/articleshow/2500544.cms Quotes: KL
87 Tonyban : Hello, I just returned from a trip to India. As our AI-777 was taxing for take off at Delhi, I must have noticed some 30-40 aircraft, Jet, Kingfisher,
88 Mk777 : Probably all of them were being loaded up for the morning rush hour to various Indian destinations.
89 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet flies back into profit, nets US $ 7 million. JetLite loses nearly $50 million during the first half of the year, which is an improvement over a lo
90 Cricket : The Press RElease from DIAL New Delhi, October 29 2007: Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi is on its way to join the league of the most modern
91 Post contains links Karan69 : I dont know if i have mentioned it earlier but credible sources [rumours] told me that 9W is looking for A380s and 748F/772LRF, expecting an order ear
92 Cricket : The 777F is likely to be ordered next year as part of a tie-up that Naresh Goyal is planning with Mukesh Ambani (his to-be neighbour on Altamount roa
93 Post contains images Gr8Circle : The last part of your post is the key as mentioned by Mk777....a lot of flights to all over India, depart from DEL and BOM between 6.00am and 9.00am
94 Post contains links Beaucaire : So Airbus can soon expect an order for 10-12 A380's from Air India .. http://www.hemscott.com/news/latest-news/item.do?newsId=52587579611546
95 LAXDESI : Cricket, Thank you for posting the DIAL press release. I am very excited about the progress at Delhi Airport. With CATIIIB landing system, integrated
96 Post contains links PNQIAD : Air Deccan seeks nod to fly abroad Now that IT has a 46% stake in DN - it will probably be easier for IT to use DN certs. to fly abroad from next year
97 LAXDESI : Good question. How about adding 5% more and at least becoming a majority stakeholder. One never knows what objection will come its way regarding its
98 Blrsea : Can DN wetlease from IT and operate flights to US? Will that cause any issues? Only the flight numbers will be DN flight numbers, but service will be
99 VTNYC : Surprised that it's day 3 of JFK operations for 9W and no reports or pictures. Did drive in to JFK on Sunday and noted Jet Airways sign on the termina
100 LAXDESI : Not a bad idea, except that the thread may become more(or less) popular which may require more(or less) frequent threads than the two per month you a
101 Sammyk : How does being at the American terminal point to a future SkyTeam membership? --- As for the thread post count/frequency, why change a good thing? Wh
102 Vtnyc : Meant to say "One World"
103 Buck3y3nut : Even then, how does it point towards an alliance? Looking at 9W right now, they have agreements with CO, NW. You can earn miles using your NW Worldpe
104 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 63. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 63 (by LAXDESI Oct 30 2007 in Civil Aviation)
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