Jet Airways, India's largest domestic airline, has reached an agreement to launch service between India and San Francisco International Airport. The airline plans to launch flights between the airport and Mumbai, India's financial center, by way of Shanghai, later this quarter.
"We've been given permission to fly, and we can go now," said Joe Cheung, sales manager at Jet Airway's new Burlingame office. He said papers must first be signed to make it official, and could not yet give details of a launch date from San Francisco airport.
But he noted that the airline is planning an evening departure from San Francisco for the flight to Shanghai and Mumbai.
Legacyins From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1973 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 8167 times:
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 1): We've been given permission to fly, and we can go now," said Joe Cheung, sales manager at Jet Airway's new Burlingame office. He said papers must first be signed to make it official, and could not yet give details of a launch date from San Francisco airport.
But he noted that the airline is planning an evening departure from San Francisco for the flight to Shanghai and Mumbai.
Thanks for sharing. Witn an evening departure from SFO, does this mean a morning or early afternoon arrival into SFO? Either way, their 773 will probably sit on the ground for a few hours.
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5085 posts, RR: 48 Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 8152 times:
Quoting Legacyins (Reply 2): Witn an evening departure from SFO, does this mean a morning or early afternoon arrival into SFO? Either way, their 773 will probably sit on the ground for a few hours.
I remember reading a report that Jet wasn't happy with the slot timing offered by the PVG airport--It was around 2.00am.
BOM-PVG-SFO is 9301 miles--BOM-PVG is 3151 miles and PVG-SFO is 6150 miles. This would be about 19 hours of flying from SFO to BOM--SFO-PVG 13 hours and PVG-BOM 6 hours--plus 2 hours at PVG, for a total of 21 hours. BOM-PVG-SFO will be around a total of 18 hours.
A possible schedule is as follows:
Departure from SFO around 7:30 pm will get the flight into PVG by 10:30 pm, and into BOM by 6:00 am--all local times.
Departure from BOM around 10:00am will get the flight into PVG by 7:00 pm, and into SFO by 3:00 pm--all local times.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3140 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8100 times:
Soon there'll be numerous other ways to get to SFO - including on CX's newly expanded India frequencies. However I think there's enough demand on BOM-PVG-SFO to sustain the route, and wish 9W all the best in making this a success!
Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8045 times:
It seems only Kingfisher and Indian are flying to AGX (Agatti, Lakshadweep). While Kingfisher is flying their ATR-72s, Indian is sending the Dorniers (I am not too sure whether this service of IC is still running).
Why no other airline is showing interest to serve this route even during the just concluded peak tourist season? They all are flying ot Imphals and Aizwals, but not to LD. Is it due to regulations or is AGX is not such a money spinner afterall? IT fares doesn't seem too cheap for the 40 mins hop.
Planeboy From India, joined May 2005, 199 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 8025 times:
This 'leasing' deal between IT and AI is really interesting. While both of them are competitors in the real terms, they still are co-operating under the strange circumstances.
- AI still has 'considerable influence' on policy making bodies within the Indian govt, and its not in its interest to let IT or any other new airline to fly abroad.
- IT has the brand, money, service credentials and importanly the planes. Clearly it doesn't make sense to fly them domestically with low yield or keep them idle.
- AI has few new planes coming into its kitty in the near future. IT is happy to let them use their planes in IT livrey and crew till then, indirectly promoting IT brand. This could also make AI regulars to ditch AI when IT's time comes.
Suppose one fine day IT gets the nod to fly abroad, can they get all those leased planes back in a scramble? What are the chances of AI acting 'rogue' ?
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3140 posts, RR: 9 Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 7997 times:
Quoting Planeboy (Reply 8): Why no other airline is showing interest to serve this route even during the just concluded peak tourist season
Well - the word "Peak tourist season" is a bit of an overstatement for Lakshwadeep - given the lack of tourist infrastructure there,. and the unwillingness of India to develop it as a tourist destination. That might be the reason no one else's flying there. And IT probably flies there only because VJM owns a resort (or two) out there, so they have little choice!
That being said, I have no idea of the actual traffic demand or yields on that route.
Comorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4861 posts, RR: 16 Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 7893 times:
Quoting MaverickM11 (Reply 14): Why is upper management jumping ship at 9W (Jet Airways) and going to IT (Kingfisher)? Seems like a dozen high level positions have left in the last two years for Kingfisher. Any reason why?
My guess is somebody made them an offer they couldn't refuse...
Seriously, companies in India are facing a big problem with rapid growth - employee retention. At the engineer level, job hopping is very 3-6 months has become common as it is the only way to move up the compensation ladder quickly before the music stops. I've had to cancel a few offshore projects because of this.
LAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5085 posts, RR: 48 Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 7876 times:
AI may set up European hub in Munich. Why can't AI convert the India-Europe-USA flights to India-Europe terminator flights and redeploy the aircrafts to the proposed Munich hub? http://avindia.blogspot.com/
New Delhi: Air India's long wait for a European hub could end soon. The German city of Munich is emerging as the favourite over other contender cities like Frankfurt and Vienna. A formal announcement is expected in the coming days.
Just like Jet Airways offering scissor connections between India and Europe and North America from its hub in Brussels, AI plans to connect a large number of Indian cities to its European hub.
"If Munich is the final choice for the hub, we will try to launch flights from Mumbai this year itself. Our Star Alliance partner, Lufthansa, has a Delhi-Munich flight and we will first focus on Metros where neither we, nor our partners have a connection to Munich," said a senior official.
AI will continue its direct flights to three European cities even after the hub gets operational --- Paris, London and Frankfurt. However, a severe shortage of planes --- worsened by delay announced by Boeing for the 787 Dreamliner --- will mean that AI will be able to achieve the plan of linking important metros to its hub with a daily flight only in next three to four years.
Low-cost carrier Air Deccan launched its first fully owned hangar for the maintenance and repair of its fleet at Chennai airport. The Rs 111.5 million hangar stretches over 6,503 sq metres, large enough to hold one Airbus aircraft or two ATR propeller aircraft.
"The Deccan-Kingfisher combine is aggressively building up its infrastructure to ensure better maintenance of its fleet. The hangar facility in Chennai will strengthen our engineering competence and is consistent with expansion plans of the airlines," said GR Gopinath, the airline's executive chairman.
The hangar will be used to provide basic and medium-level maintenance checks and protective storage for Deccan and Kingfisher Airlines aircraft, as well as function as a repair shop and assembly area. It is expected to significantly reduce aircraft downtime for both airlines.
Gopinath said the airline preferred Chennai to Mumbai and New Delhi because of congestion problems at the airports in the two metros. K Ramalingam, chairman, Airports Authority of India, said the hangar "would pave the way" for other airlines to invest in creating maintenance hubs.
Nimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3140 posts, RR: 9 Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7681 times:
Quoting B742 (Reply 17): In addition to sending the 77W to DEL, they will also fly the 77W to BOM on flights SQ432/4 from 1st July.
No surprise really, given they're up against 9W's 332s on this sector, with fully lie flat J seats and great Y seats. SQ probably had to do it to remain competitive on the sector. I guess it also helps that they've got a good complement of 77Ws now, and have some spare capacity that could be deployed on these sectors.
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 22, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 7628 times:
JET AIRWAYS WILL LAUNCH ITS DAILY DIRECT FLIGHTS TO MUSCAT & DOHA, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 23, 2008
January 19, 2008: Jet Airways, India’s premier airline will launch its daily direct flights to Muscat and Doha from Kozhikode (Calicut) from Wednesday, January 23, 2008.
Jet Airways will also simultaneously launch flights from Kochi to Muscat and Mumbai to Doha on Wednesday, January 23, 2008.
Jet Airways is already operating daily direct flights on the Kochi-Kuwait-Kochi, Kochi-Bahrain-Kochi, Mumbai-Bahrain-Mumbai and Delhi-Kuwait-Delhi sectors.
Jet Airways will serve these routes, with its world-class service, on the advanced Boeing 737-800 aircraft, offering the highest quality of comfort, courtesy, reliability and high standards of in-flight and ground services, for which the airline has been highly acclaimed.
With the introduction of these new flights Kozhikode will be the second city in Kerala to be connected by Jet Airways’ international services to the Middle East.
Announcing the launch of these new flights, Mr. Naresh Goyal, Chairman, Jet Airways said, “With the launch of Jet Airways’ operations to Muscat and Doha Indian nationals living and working in Middle East will be closer to home.”
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 538 (Kozhikode -Muscat) will depart Kozhikode at 0930 hrs and arrive Muscat’s Seeb International Airport at 1135 hrs. Flight 9W 537 (Muscat- Kozhikode) will depart Muscat’s Seeb International Airport at 0230 hrs and arrive Kozhikode at 0800 hrs.
Jet Airways’ flight 9W 554 (Kozhikode -Doha) will depart Kozhikode at 2000 hrs and arrive Doha International Airport at 2200 hrs. Flight 9W 553 (Doha- Kozhikode) will depart Doha International Airport at 1000 hrs and arrive at Kozhikode 1655 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9W 553 will depart Doha International Airport at 1100 hrs and arrive at Kozhikode at 1755 hrs.
Launching flights to Muscat from Kochi on January 23, 2008, Jet Airways’ flight 9W 534 (Kochi-Muscat) will depart Kochi at 2250 hrs and arrive Muscat’s Seeb International at 0100 hrs. On the return leg, flight
9W 533 (Muscat-Kochi) will depart Muscat’s Seeb International Airport at 1305 hrs and arrive Kochi International Airport at 1750 hrs.
Launching simultaneous operations to Doha from Mumbai, Jet Airways’ flight 9W 552 (Mumbai-Doha) will depart from Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 0720 hrs and arrive at Doha International Airport at 0825 hrs on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. On Tuesdays and Saturdays,
flight 9W 552 will depart Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 0840 hrs and arrive at Doha International Airport at 0945 hrs. The return flight 9W 551 (Doha-Mumbai) will depart Doha International Airport at 2315 hrs and arrive at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at 0515 hrs.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31457 posts, RR: 57 Reply 23, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7493 times:
Quoting Comorin (Reply 15): Seriously, companies in India are facing a big problem with rapid growth - employee retention. At the engineer level, job hopping is very 3-6 months has become common as it is the only way to move up the compensation ladder quickly before the music stops
Cricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2960 posts, RR: 7 Reply 24, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 7381 times:
PNQ airport on Google Maps - the tarmac area has been more than tripled, though you can sure see a lot of Su-30's, MiG-29's and Jaguars - just two 737's on the civilian side. With the airport shutting down I wonder where the fighter jets are moving...