Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 74  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16752 times:

Anil Ambani in race to buy out SpiceJet.
http://avindia.blogspot.com/

Quotes:
After losing the battle to acquire the country’s largest low-fare carrier Air Deccan to Vijay Mallya in May last year, Anil Ambani, chairman of the Reliance-Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (R-Adag), is once again pursuing his ambitions to enter the aviation business and has initiated buyout talks with Gurgaon-based low-fare carrier SpiceJet.

Again, the battle is going to be tough for Ambani as full- service carrier Kingfisher Airlines Ltd’s controlling shareholder Mallya and the country’s largest private carrier Jet Airways (India) Ltd are also in the race for picking up a stake in SpiceJet, which completed three years of operations on 23 May.

SpiceJet is valued at around Rs755 crore on the stock markets. With 17 aircraft, it ranks the lowest in terms of the cost of operations among airlines in India and operates 117 flights daily to 17 cities.

198 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16751 times:

Air India Express to push their launch of the PNQ - DXB service to November 1 which was earlier expected to start on 18 june. This is because of the mass bookings done on IC till October.


A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3231 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16750 times:

I doubt if the Tatas and ADAG will be willing partners in SG. Do we expect Tatas to cash out?


Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16712 times:

Air Arabia doubles frequency of Mumbai Flights

http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...oubles+frequency+of+Mumbai+Flights

Quote:
Air Arabia announced that beginning on 08-Jun-08, the number of flights to Mumbai will double, from daily to double daily flights, from the LCC’s primary hub in Sharjah, UAE.

Everyday, afternoon flights will depart Sharjah at 16:36PM and arrive in Mumbai at 21:00PM. Return flights will depart Mumbai at 21:45PM and arrive in Sharjah at 23:05PM. Evening flights will depart Sharjah at 23:35PM and arrive in Mumbai at 04:00AM. Return flights will depart Mumbai at 04:45AM and arrive in Sharjah at 06:05AM.

This step underscores Air Arabia’s commitment the burgeoning Indian market and the City of Mumbai” said AK Nizar, Head of Commercial Department, Air Arabia. “, Today, even more people in the large Indian expatriate population living in the UAE and GCC can take advantage of our extensive Middle Eastern network. We currently serve 11 destinations in India and we are keen on continuously providing the best value for money services to this emerging region”

The other destinations Air Arabia serves in Indian are Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmdedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Kozhikode and Delhi.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16712 times:

We will support the development of the Indian aviation industry: Mr. Majali

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...?aid=2973&sid=6&sname=Associations

Quote:
Samer Majali, CEO, Royal Jordanian, who was elected Chairman of the IATA Board of Governors at the recently concluded International Air Transport Association’s 64th Annual General Meeting in Istanbul, expressed that the Board of Governors will support the development of the Indian aviation industry.

In an exclusive with TravelBiz Monitor, about his new role and plans, Majali said, “The Board of Governors will support the development of the Indian aviation industry, infrastructural development with airports, Air Traffic Control and also specifically address the issue of passenger information requirements. The passenger information requirement issued by the government in India is quite complicated. We will ensure that the industry works according to global standards for passenger information requirements and not specific to one country,” stated Majali.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16708 times:

AAI plans modernisation of airports in Tripura

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...?aid=2972&sid=6&sname=Associations

Quote:
The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to modernise the Agartala airport as well as renovate two other airports in Tripura. North Eastern Council, the nodal agency for the development of the area has initiated the process for setting up of dedicated airline for the region in order to improve air connectivity. Adding to the existing four aprons in Agartala, the Authority is planning to construct more aprons, which will increase the space for aircraft parking with loading and unloading facilities and help in avoiding congestion at the airport. Apart from this, the lighting and signaling systems at the airport will also be modernised. The state government has sent a proposal to the Centre for revamping two abandoned airports at Kailasahar in North Tripura district and Kamalpur in Dhalai district.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16707 times:

MoCA to meet the PM to discuss woes of the airlines

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=2981&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories

Quote:
Following the declaration by domestic airlines to reduce their overall capacity (routes, frequency etc.) by 20 per cent due to the hike in Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) recently had a meeting with the airlines to discuss ‘what the future holds for them and the passengers.’

Talking exclusively to TravelBiz Monitor, Ashok Chawla, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation said, “MoCA had a meeting with the airlines to discuss the solution on the price hike in the ATF, which has hit the Aviation industry globally. The Ministry has suggested various measures adopted internationally by the airlines to cut down the consumption. The airlines have been asked to consume less engine power and to cut down on routes attracting lower load factors.”

Talking about the losses made by the airlines due to increased ATF, Chawla said, “It’s a difficult situation and we are anticipating a loss of one billion USD for the year 2008. Every possible step is being taken for handling the situation, but it’s a similar situation across the world. The Minister of Civil Aviation will meet the Prime Minister and the Finance Minister and request them for tax relaxation, a reduction in taxes levied by the centre and the states.”



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 16705 times:



Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Anil Ambani in race to buy out SpiceJet.

New entrant in the industry with deep pockets will be interesting competition wise.

Any update/info re Paramount and Go Air.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 16574 times:

Patel tells Air India to 'perform or perish'
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..._or_perish/articleshow/3109985.cms

Quotes:
Flag carrier Air India on Saturday was asked by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to either perform or perish due to competition from a new crop of international airlines that excel in service.

"It is a tough statement I make... either they perform or they perish because ultimately it is a consumer interface," he said in an interview to a news channel on the eve of the 60th anniversary of Air India's first international flight.


User currently offlineBlrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 579 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 16544 times:

EK additional flights to BLR starting 1st July - total 10xPW

EK564 ..T.Th.. 03:30 DXB 09:00 Bengaluru International Airport (BLR)
EK565 ..T.Th.. 10:25 BLR 12:55 Dubai International Airport (DXB)



from star dust....
User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12466 posts, RR: 37
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 16510 times:

Reported from PPRUNE that KU A340 suffered a heavy landing at BOM within the last few days, apparently after an engine (No.4?) failure. Anyone heard more?

User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16495 times:

From 8th June

G9 1401 2335 0400 2hrs 55 mins
G9 1402 0445 0605 2hrs 50 mins

Air Arabia will now have 86 weekly flights to India.


Air Arabia to double Mumbai flights
Published: Friday, 6 June, 2008, 12:50 AM Doha Time

AIR Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, yesterday announced that the number of flights to Mumbai from Sharjah would double to twice a day, from Sunday.
Every day, afternoon flights will depart Sharjah at 4.36pm and arrive in Mumbai at 9pm. Return flights will depart Mumbai at 9.45pm and arrive in Sharjah at 11.05pm.
Evening flights will depart Sharjah at 11.35pm and arrive in Mumbai at 4am. Return flights will depart Mumbai at 4.45am and arrive in Sharjah at 6.05am.
“This move underscores Air Arabia’s commitment to the burgeoning Indian market and the city of Mumbai,” said AK Nizar, head of commercial department of the airline.
“Today, even more people in the large Indian expatriate population living in the UAE and GCC can take advantage of our extensive Middle Eastern and international network. We currently serve 11 destinations in India, and we are keen on continuously providing the best value for money service to this rapidly developing nation.”
In India, the airline also flies to Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Kozhikode and Delhi.


http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topic...sion=1&template_id=36&parent_id=16



A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep
User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16451 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8):
Air India on Saturday was asked by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel to either perform or perish

It is instructive to compare employee numbers and annual RPKs (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) .
NACIL = (AI + IX + IC + CD). Based on the most recent stats I could find.

UA: 55000 employees, 189 billion RPKs annually
WN: 34000 employees, 116 billion RPKs annually
NACIL: 34000 employees, 34 billion RPKs annually

Or the number of employees per 1 billion annual RPKs

UA: 291 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs
WN: 293 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs
NACIL: 1000 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs

(EDIT: Corrected some numbers above)

[Edited 2008-06-07 22:46:16]


The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineSammyk From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1690 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 16417 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!



Quoting WestWing (Reply 12):
UA: 291 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs
WN: 293 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs
NACIL: 1000 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs

It wouldn't surprise me if the labor cost of those 1000 NACIL employees is less than that of UAs 291.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16380 times:



Quoting WestWing (Reply 12):
It is instructive to compare employee numbers and annual RPKs (Revenue Passenger Kilometers) .
NACIL = (AI + IX + IC + CD). Based on the most recent stats I could find.

I hope you can provide similar numbers for Jet Airways. I am sure they will be better than that of AI, but still not as good as UA (or WN); this has to do with higher capital intensive nature of UA's operations given the higher wages in US.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 16377 times:

Thread on Jet plans to LAX/ORD from BOM/DEL via Milan?

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4017776/


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 16294 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 14):
I hope you can provide similar numbers for Jet Airways. I am sure they will be better than that of AI, but still not as good as UA (or WN);

Yes, this is correct:

9W: 11000 employees, 12 billion RPKs annually
9W: 916 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs

Comparative Revenue and "Profit" on a "per employee" basis in Rs. millions.

NACIL: Revenue: Rs. 4.48m/employee, "Profit(Loss)": (Rs 0.77m/employee)
9W: Revenue: Rs: 6.37m/employee, "Profit(Loss):" (Rs: 0.04m/employee)

On a per-RPK basis in Rs.

NACIL: Overall Profit(Loss) per RPK flown: (Rs. 0.81)
9W: Overall Profit(Loss) per RPK flown: (Rs. 0.10)

[Edited 2008-06-08 09:28:55]


The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 16255 times:

Thai Airways is all set to operate day flights to BOM. From 17th July 4 additional day flights on the BKK - BOM route will be deployed

TG 339 BKK - BOM 0740 1050 Tu,Th,Su
TG 340 BOM - BKK 1220 1820 Tu,Th,Su

Flights to be operated by an A330-300

With this TG will have 54 weekly flights from India, 51 to BKK , 4 to DXB (from MAA).



A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 16205 times:

Jet cancels Delhi-HK flights, for now. Delay in Boeing delivery may have prompted the decision.
http://www.business-standard.com/common/news_article.php?

Quotes:
Sources in the company said that the flights, which were supposed to begin from June, may have been delayed till November.

"We have decided to defer our Delhi-Hong Kong flights as we found it necessary to deploy that capacity on other routes," said Executive Director Saroj K Datta, refusing to divulge more details.

Sources close to the development, however, said that the operations to Hong Kong had been deferred due to the delay in deliveries of some of their Boeing aircraft that were supposed to be deployed on the India-US route. Jet has ordered 10 Boeing aircraft and exercised its options for three more. These three have been scheduled to be delivered between 2007 and 2009.

"The delay in deliveries of some of the Boeing aircraft has compelled Jet to deploy the Airbus A330, which was supposed to be used on the Delhi-Hong Kong route, on the US route," said a source. Jet took the delivery of one of its A330s last month. This was supposed to be deployed on the Delhi-Hong Kong route. Two more A330s are to be delivered during the year.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 16181 times:



Quoting WestWing (Reply 16):

9W: 11000 employees, 12 billion RPKs annually
9W: 916 employees per 1 billion annual RPKs



Quoting WestWing (Reply 12):
NACIL: 34000 employees, 34 billion RPKs annually

So AI is 1,000 employees per 1 billion RPKs annually--about 9% more employees/RPK. I had expected Jet to have 20-30% less employees per RPK.

Why is Jet not substantially better than AI on this metric?


User currently offlineCOEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 337 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16160 times:

Question about Delhi airport.....

If one arrives on an international flight in DEL late evening and has an early morning connecting domestic flight to catch the next morning, is there a convenient place to hang out at the airport? Or is getting a hotel the only reasonable possibility? Thanks.


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16158 times:



Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 19):
Why is Jet not substantially better than AI on this metric?

Probably because AI+IC+IX have more international operations than 9W . International Ops have a higher average stage length and therefore higher pax-km are put on compared to domestic ops.

If you look only at IC+CD (without AI+IX):

IC+CD: 18726 employees and 12.6 billon RPKs (5.6b international and 7.0b domestic).
9W: 11088 employees, 12.2 billion RPKs (3.6b international + 8.6b domestic).

Which gives us:

IC+CD : 1486 employees per billion RPKs
9W : 909 employees per billion RPKs. (about 60% of IC+CD)

I suspect if 9Ws international traffic was higher, the difference would be even greater.



The best time to plant a tree is 40 years ago. The second best time is today.
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 16139 times:



Quoting WestWing (Reply 21):
Probably because AI+IC+IX have more international operations than 9W . International Ops have a higher average stage length and therefore higher pax-km are put on compared to domestic ops.

Thanks for the clarification. It makes sense.


User currently offlineN867DA From United States of America, joined May 2008, 1008 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 16133 times:



Quoting COEWR787 (Reply 20):

If one arrives on an international flight in DEL late evening and has an early morning connecting domestic flight to catch the next morning, is there a convenient place to hang out at the airport? Or is getting a hotel the only reasonable possibility? Thanks.

I have reached DEL at midnight and spent the night inside the domestic terminal lounge until 6am. There's not a whole lot to do there, but there are comfy seats and a Cafe Coffee Day. It's not a bad place, but you won't sleep a lot. If you don't want to suffer, I would recommend getting a hotel-if there are any around.



A nation turns its lonely eyes to you
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2889 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 16054 times:

It seems TG has timed the new flights to BOM to connect to Australian flights, and give competition to SQ CX, with the current ones you would reach SYD MEL late evening

One point of interest, on my recent TG flight between BKK-BOM there were atleast 25-30 pax connecting on to DL JFK flight, which came as a bit of surprise given the difference alliances and varied routing, did any of yoll know about this

Karan


25 Nimish : Definitely recommend a hotel - as there's nothing like even 3 hours of shut eye on a flat bed after a long intl flight. Plus the ability to shower, g
26 AirIndia : There is Radisson very close. infact its halfway between the intl and domestic terminals. Besides there are a lot of guest houses in that area but th
27 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India’s pilot training school to buy five aircraft simulators http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=2992&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories
28 Cricket : Erm, Radisson has some pretty insane rates, so just check. Forget perform or perish, NACIL is in a pretty bad way domestically. Of all the carriers i
29 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet plans flights to Tirupati http://www.deccan.com/City/CityNews....%20plans%20flights%20to%20Tirupati
30 LeftWing : This is a JV with Boeing.....
31 Post contains links LAXDESI : Mallya plans single brand, to shelve Air Deccan. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: UB's think tanks are now strongly considering operating under on
32 Aviationbuff : Startup airlines from other countries can fly to India on day 1 and Airlines of India has to .................
33 Cricket : In a weird sort of way, there is a perverse logic to not allow airlines to start flights from India on Day 1, five years is a bit much.
34 Nimish : Only - we should then make sure we use the same logic reciprocally as well. Not have a hypothetical brand new "WallahWallah Air" start up and it's fi
35 Post contains links Cricket : Anyway, as I said http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4020392/ I guess, but these guys will just be carting around human
36 Post contains links Aviationbuff : AAI to revamp 16 non-metro airports http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...?aid=3007&sid=6&sname=Associations [Edited 2008-06-10 06:08:43]
37 Post contains links and images Aviationbuff : Air India eyes cost-control measures http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...l_measures/articleshow/3117178.cms VRS can be the best solution and with t
38 Post contains links PNQIAD : Air India mulls slew of cost-control measures It would actually do NACIL much better if they manage to trim the bloated workforce (no pun intended ) r
39 Post contains links Aviationbuff : HAL to make new generation Dornier aircraft http://www.business-standard.com/com...leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=39276
40 Nimish : Exactly what our SG or 6E or the erstwhile DN would be great at doing!
41 WestWing : Is there a plan for IC flights to start using AI flight numbers and the "Air India" call sign? If yes, does anyone know what the time frame is for thi
42 Ojas : Jet Airways to start 3 new routes from Pune to HYD,NAG,AMD from July 15 PNQ - HYD 9W 3421 PNQ - HYD 0615 0740 9W 3422 HYD - PNQ 0825 1035 Daily PNQ -
43 BigTom : I would venture to say that we 'human cargo' as you call us, do keep airlines like AI in the black, though many of you don't like our kind sharing yo
44 Ojas : Yields low!!! on the Gulf India route??? I hope you are kidding. Even though they may cater to "human cargo" as you coin it, the money generated out
45 AirIndia : with oil prices going north, we'll perhaps soon see "premium" human cargo too......
46 Cricket : I didn't mean to insult anyone's feelings, but what I meant is that the low-cost Arab airlines have quickly become a favourite of labour contractors.
47 Aviationbuff : Agree! Low Yield or Bread and butter for airline - Check the fare, frequency and load factors and compare the same with the so called "premium market
48 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Confident Airlines gets license for non-scheduled operations http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3011&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories Confident Airli
49 Vivekman2006 : " target=_blank>http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...tions It will be interesting to see how the modernisation happens at defence airfields such as
50 LAXDESI : That may be what private carriers are hoping for--a prolonged strike at AI that leaves it much weaker.
51 Post contains links Aviationbuff : AI Planes a blip from collision http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080611/jsp/calcutta/story_9395268.jsp
52 Post contains links and images Kaitak : The aircraft which crashed at KRT yesterday evening, ST-ATN, was formerly VT-EVF of Air India (LN 548): View Large View MediumPhoto © Andrew Hunt
53 Post contains links LAXDESI : SpiceJet to cut down on number of flights from 117 to 100, a cut of about 15%! http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...of_flights/articleshow/3121119.c
54 HAWK21M : No mention on TCAS. regds MEL
55 Jlk : Did anyone hear the ads on local radio @ SFO for the 9W SFO-PVG-BOM flights? One ad combines Giants baseball and Indian cricket commentary and the oth
56 Jacobin777 : Does anyone know which concourse the plane will be parked in?
57 Legacyins : It will arrive at the A-Terminal.
58 AirIndia : A major low cost carrier, Jazeera does not allow passengers to travel unless they have booked tickets using their credit cards or if the person whose
59 BigTom : I think AI Express has something similar. I'd booked online for someone I know the other day and got a message saying that the credit card holder had
60 Cricket : In India, unlike some other parts of the world - the airline is left holding the bill in case of fraud. EK's new flights into India Flight Days Depar
61 Karan69 : The first flight will be flown by a NewZealand Captain, who trained the current batch of 9W 777 converts Karan
62 VH-BZF : Anyone heard when IC will start operating to Melbourne/Australia? They initially stated they would start A330 services from the start of this year fro
63 Vivekman2006 : IC (AI) currently has two A330-200s. One of them is being used on the BOM-SIN route (IC coded flight) and the other on the BOM-LHR route (AI coded fl
64 Ojas : It is used for AI not IC. The SIN flight is the traditional AI 442/443 which had been operated by the A310's all these years, and now the A330-200 is
65 Cricket : Well, AI is looking for a couple more A332's according to the grapevine, but with 787 delays, there just aren't A332's to be had - especially you con
66 Jacobin777 : Thanks... Interesting.. .... I'll certainly be there for its arrival...does anyone know what time it arrives @ SFO? I'll probably go take some photos
67 Ojas : 1815 hrs it will arrive into SFO. Looking forward to its first pictures in SFO!
68 Jacobin777 : 1815...Hopefully I'll be there.. ...regarding the photos...hopefully I'll be able to get a good view from somewhere..I only have a 300 mm lens unfort
69 Mk777 : I am sure the arrival will be on the 28's, so get a boat and be under it when its coming to land....hehehehehehe!!! Well, will the a/c get a water ca
70 Jacobin777 : It probably will... ....
71 Blr2Syr : Which aircraft are they using ? ATR ?? - Looks like an awfully long flight
72 Post contains links Comorin : I couldn't find a "Bonehead Aviation Thread' so I thought I'd post the following for your reading pleasure: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C..._Ba
73 Post contains links Ojas : Jet Airways to start BAH - DEL , BAH - TRV soon. With this BAH will be connected to 4 points in India BOM, DEL, COK, TRV. http://www.gulf-daily-news.c
74 Ojas : ^^^^^^^^ Edit: 9W will codeshare on EY's flights to the UAE and offer connections to DEL, TRV. They won't be starting it on their own metal.
75 Post contains links Cricket : I doubt they can fly anything else into Rajahmundry - look at the size of that tarmac! View Larger Map
76 Post contains links Himmat01 : Check this link. You can see an ATR parked at Rajahmundry. http://www.ourairports.com/airports/...oom=16,type=Satellite,airport=VORY
77 Legacyins : I was watching a local TV channel last night in the S.F. Bay Area and saw a Jet Airways advertisement for their new service starting tomorrow. I know
78 Tonyban : I heard that add on the local KCBS 740AM and thought they were one the best advertising gimmicks I have ever heard. Also very funny !!!
79 COEWR787 : Thank you all for your suggestions. I got myself a free room in the Maurya Sheraton using a few stray Sheraton points that were begging to be used up
80 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Indian states to mull jet fuel tax cuts next week http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...News/idINDEL20606120080611?rpc=611
81 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Malaysia Airlines to launch fifth flight from Bangalore next month http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3023&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories What is t
82 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways pulls out of SpiceJet talks http://www.reuters.com/article/marke...sNews/idINBOM9956320080613?rpc=611 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti
83 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India Express cancels its Goa-UAE flights http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3037&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories The reason given is load susta
84 Post contains links Aviationbuff : BJets, to offer fractional and block charters in India in the next two months http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3038&sid=36&sname=Top%20Storie
85 HAWK21M : Has the quikjet B733F arrived on schedule on the 14th. Anyone aware. regds MEL
86 BlrBird : I have heard there is good amount of cargo..
87 Hohd : I wonder whether they will continue Jet Lite flight on HYD-PNQ sector. Both KF and Spice jet have withdrawn from this sector.
88 AirIndia : Thats a great place. Favorites with the Clintons and Gates..... Try the Special clinton platter at Bukhara, with Dal Bukhara, Peshawari Naan and King
89 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet to cut routes from July. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..._from_July/articleshow/3131817.cms Quotes: The country’s largest private airline
90 Cricket : Maybe the route is economical with a AT7. Keep in mind ATR's and even E170's attract only 4% sales tax on ATF (giving ATR operators an almost 25% dis
91 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Oman Air launches Bangalore service on 15 June http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...nches+Bangalore+service+on+15+June [/quote]Oman Air launched its
92 Post contains links Aviationbuff : SAS International to resume services to India in Oct’08 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3033&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories
93 Ojas : It is just temporary , KF and S2 are resuming their PNQ - HYD runs
94 Post contains links Cricket : Finally, Google Video posted my massive upload of the latest GMR walk-thru of T3 at DEL http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.ma
95 Buck3y3nut : that's cool. But I tried searching their website for airfares. Anyone know when they will be loaded? I'm might be planning a trip to India in decembe
96 Post contains links LAXDESI : Looks like Jet will not be launching any new international flights until the end of 2009. Hopefully, more slots at BRU will be available by then. Does
97 Mk777 : Well December to mid-jan is the peak travel time to India...wedding season....hehehe!! So good luck getting a cheap airfare. Besides, i don't think S
98 Post contains links Cakentennis : Jet Airways considers charging for check-in luggage ? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...g_in_China/articleshow/3135137.cms I hope it wouldn't com
99 LAXDESI : From a post at airlinersindia website: AI's BOM-JFK Nonstops are getting cancelled due to Poor Loads on Some days. Cancellation is due on 24th Jun as
100 Post contains links AirIndia : A nice link that has old pictures of airports in the UAE. Dubai and Abu Dhabi have gone thru transformation but Sharjah appears to be the same as it w
101 Aviationbuff : 3 days back I saw an advertisement of Jet Airways in Arab News (a daily of Saudi Arabia), which was something like ......" Coming soon! One of Asia's
102 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways to issue BCBP on all international routes by August 2008 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3049&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories
103 Post contains links Aviationbuff : It is indeed ATR http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems...hern+News+-+Andhra+Pradesh&Topic=0
104 Mk777 : I would suggest AI to try BOM-IAD instead....i think it would work as its a *A hub and UA can provide connections to the rest of the US.
105 Cricket : 9W to Saudi???? Thats news!
106 Post contains links and images Aviationbuff : Its not that you dont trust me I just cliked the ad using my mobile phone to share. I also searched on the net but could not find any info on it.
107 PNQIAD : Are these cancellations intermittent or or are these getting canned? Did a search but could not find anything.....
108 Post contains links Cricket : Hahahaha... no but thought the Saudi's were being obstinate and only allowed AI to operate, I haven't heard 9W talk of saudi until now, maybe the tal
109 Post contains links Buck3y3nut : AI's Companion Free Scheme... While shopping for flights to LHR, I came across this: http://home.airindia.in/SBCMS/Webpag.../Companion-Free-Scheme.asp
110 Post contains links Aviationbuff : India to play key role in Qatar Airways’ global growth strategy http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...ys%E2%80%99+global+growth+strategy Inida has
111 Cricket : CNN-IBN is running a story that the MoCA is looking at scrapping that rule and making it 3 years. SpiceJet benefits!
112 Aviationbuff : Great news. We can also add Indigo among the beneficiaries, even though they do not qualify immediately. Will it impact the process of re branding De
113 Cricket : Well, the Karnataka HC has approved the merger and now they have to approach SEBI for clearance since Deccan is a listed company. I think the mereger
114 Post contains links LAXDESI : S'pore Airlines may raise flights from India. http://www.business-standard.com/com...leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=40284 Quotes: With air traffic betwe
115 HAWK21M : If it goes through....Talk about Timing for IT.Their first Widebody arrives this month regds MEL
116 Post contains links LAXDESI : 5 year rule scrapped for international flights? http://www.ibnlive.com/news/plane-go...tic-fly-international/67370-7.html Quotes: CNN-IBN learns from
117 Buck3y3nut : I just booked my ticket on AI from JFK - LHR along with my sister. Prices were very cheap as compared to the European carriers. Right now the schedule
118 Nimish : Indeed. Malaysia is the local manufacturing hub for Dell - and I know a lot of our servers, desktops and laptops are imported from Malaysia. No doubt
119 Post contains links Cricket : Look at the Civil Aviation Minister's response http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I..._minister_/articleshow/3143326.cms
120 Post contains links Karan69 : Etihad looking to lease 9W 777s http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4033530/ Karan
121 BlueElephant : Hello All. I am here at my home in AMD I just read in the paper that they are cutting 8 flights out of AMD... I don't have the paper with me and the I
122 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air fares go up from Friday. I expect a large drop in demand given the large fare hikes, and looks like all airlines have been cutting capacity in ant
123 Post contains links LAXDESI : AI-IA witness fall in load factor since merger. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...nce_merger/articleshow/3146827.cms Quotes: The merged public se
124 Post contains links LAXDESI : From a post at airlinersindia: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/airlinersindia-ftopic3905-200.html Quotes: 777LR frequencies may be chopped from en
125 Nimish : It should be painfully obvious that the market to NYC from BOM/DEL is overloaded - and with the US carriers taking away a lot of the traffic due to c
126 Post contains links LAXDESI : Age bar may lead to freeze in air pacts. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..._air_pacts/articleshow/3147113.cms Quotes: The government may put a br
127 Post contains links Flyhigh@tom : http://www.livemint.com/2008/06/1901...3/Jet-confirms-JetLite8217s-R.html As per the article erstwhile Sahara Airlines Ltd is being investigated for u
128 Spr773 : Anyone have any info on why the LH flight from PNQ to FRA / MUC will be all business A319 ? I mean the load factor would be really good if they send d
129 Cricket : PNQ can't support a Airbus A330-300 LH's smallest long-haul aircraft with the regular product. The A319LR in all-J is the only thing they can send to
130 Hohd : AI could extend the BOM-JFK or DEL-JFK nonstop to BLR or HYD. That would make it onestop from HYD or BLR and the flight may be viable. I dont underst
131 Nimish : This is really silly IMO - but I admire the MoCA's stand to highlight the futility of the Center's decision against reducing the time to fly intl.
132 Manny : The timings of these route are such that A/C spend only a couple of hours on Indian soil. And remain parked at JFK for 10-12 hours. So it would be mo
133 BlrBird : may be in wait and watch mode.. see how IT does with nonstops..
134 Post contains links BlrBird : IT's first A332 arrives in BLR!! http://aviation.deveshagarwal.com/20...er-airlines-first-airbus-a330.html
135 Post contains links LAXDESI : Collusion in air? Delhi-Mumbai budget airfare set at Rs5,400. http://www.livemint.com/2008/06/2100.../Collusion-in-air-DelhiMumbai.html Quotes: Starti
136 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on AI's possible frequency reduction on BOM?DEL-JFK non-stop flights. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4036110/
137 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India 'must' remain in government hands: Praful. http://www.ptinews.com/pti%5Cptisite...328B76525746E0051AE79?OpenDocument In govt. hands, AI is d
138 Cricket : The interesting with the new airfare hike is that it is on basic since travel agents will actually get a commission on this. Interestingly I'm hearing
139 HAWK21M : Unless privatised,It will never improve. regds MEL
140 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Japan announces allotment of 20 additional slots for Indian carriers by March 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...spx?aid=3080&sid=15&sname=Av
141 Post contains links AI : http://publication.samachar.com/pub_...tp://www.samachar.com/mostread.php Air India flies least passengers per plane New Delhi, June 22, 2008 First Pu
142 SPR773 : Air India is fast becoming a white elephant for the government....they have to as Praful Patel had said "shape up or ship out"...!!!!!
143 Cricket : To be fair to AI they still need to operate some routes whic other carriers won't, and the fact that they don't have enough small ATR's hurts them. Y
144 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GHIAL considering a separate FBO facility for private jets http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3078&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stories Great to know tha
145 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on India-Japan bilateral revision. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4038557/
146 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher Airlines vie for Heathrow slots. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Kingfisher is expected to make Heathrow its first long-haul destinati
147 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Chennai’s Anna International Airport, to commence work on second domestic terminal within two months http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3098&
148 Post contains links Aviationbuff : LCC sector increases its share in Indian domestic market Complete Article Here: http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3097&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stor
149 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India to withdraw agency commission by five per cent Complete Article Here: http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Arti...id=3096&sid=36&sname=Top%20Stor
150 777way : PIA allowed to air Indian movies onboard after a ban of almost 50 years, lateset tender shows them alreaday seeking suppliers. Earlier this year India
151 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher, Deccan to prune flights. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Bangalore: Kingfisher Airlines and Simplifly Deccan, part of the UB Group, h
152 Post contains links LAXDESI : SpiceJet to reduce 20 flights from July 1--a 17% reduction. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: "We are reducing our total number of flights from 117
153 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet, Kingfisher to fly away with agents' commission. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...commission/articleshow/3161946.cms Quotes: After national
154 Cricket : I guess this will mean the end of several small travel agents in India...
155 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways swings to full-year, fourth-quarter losses http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=13125
156 Post contains links LAXDESI : After 2012, India demand will fall 50%, says Boeing. http://www.business-standard.com/com...=327122&leftnm=1&subLeft=0&chkFlg= Quotes: Aircraft manufa
157 Post contains links HAWK21M : Pilots asleep on controls No more Freebies regds MEL
158 Cricket : Scary story if true...
159 Jacobin777 : I wonder what's going to happen to IndigoAir's 100 A32X order...
160 Post contains links PNQIAD : Mysore airport to be ready soon Anybody know what the runway specifications are? Is it designed only for ATR/eqv aircraft? or will it be extended to h
161 HAWK21M : Indications & sequence of events seem to point to the story being true. regds MEL
162 Post contains links PNQIAD : Flying abroad norms: Airlines win battle Reading the article it seems the rules were supposed to be different for international flying (as against dom
163 Post contains links BlrBird : IT having second thoughts about its international expansion... http://www.business-standard.com/com...=327279&leftnm=1&subLeft=0&chkFlg=
164 Jacobin777 : " target=_blank>http://www.business-standard.com/com...kFlg= Thanks for the link.. ...I'm not surprised at this....
165 SLCNate : IMO, finally Mallya is owning up to the occasion and making right decision. He now understands that not every venture pays like a liquor business, no
166 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher-Deccan combine reduce metro, regional flights http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/king...bine-reduce-metro-regional-flights
167 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Paramount Airways adds new routes to its network Will enhance operations from 62 flights to 66 flights a day in the following weeks http://www.travelb
168 Post contains links Ojas : From a thread at airliners-india.net Mallya rethinks overseas plans AVIATION CRISIS DEEPENS Manisha Singhal / Mumbai June 28, 2008, 0:12 IST San Franc
169 LAXDESI : Both Jet and AI are BOM/DEL centric. IT may do well by restricting itself to the southern region for international flights. I don't think non-stops w
170 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher borrows Rs1,000 crore from ICICI; defers international plans. http://www.domain-b.com/aero/airlines/20080628_kingfisher.html Quotes: Kingfi
171 Post contains links LAXDESI : Mangalore Kuwait Flights to be introduced on July 17. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Long-awaited dream of people from Coastal Karnataka and Nor
172 N867DA : The Golden Route for all the Indian carirers is BOM-(optional Europe stop)-JFK. And the classic domestic route is BOM-DEL. Jet Airways had an ad year
173 Ojas : @LAXDESI None of the flights of AIX from KWI are direct to India, all are routed via SHJ or MCT. Accusiung Jet of being BOM/DEL is pushing it. But yes
174 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Government to spend Rs 850 crore on expansion of Madhya Pradesh airports http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/gove...pansion-of-madhya-pradesh-airports
175 Post contains links Aviationbuff : India bags the leading destination in Asia award at World Travel Awards, 2008 Air India wins India’s leading airline award http://www.travelbizmonit
176 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India to go for $6.5 bn insurance cover http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...ance_cover/articleshow/3177291.cms
177 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Lufthansa Moves Out of MRO Deal With GMR (Hyderabad Airport) http://www.redorbit.com/news/busines...sa_moves_out_of_mro_deal_with_gmr/ Sad News.
178 Post contains links Aviationbuff : MIAL to induct ‘Loop taxiway’ to reduce departure delays Plans expansion of parking slots http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/mial...taxiway-to-reduce
179 Post contains images HAWK21M : Since its on 14-32,its not the primary runway.Also would need getting those slums cleared too. regds MEL
180 Karan69 : Not really, would require relocating some of the cargo storage area and shortening the width of the transit road Karan
181 Post contains links LAXDESI : JetLite cancels global flight plans, and eliminate 20 of its daily domestic flights. http://www.business-standard.com/com...=327501&leftnm=1&subLeft=0
182 Cricket : All of these are older 737's one would guess!
183 Spr773 : Discretion is the better part of valour ....its tough times for airlines around the world...!!! No word from Dr Mallya about the hi-fi glamorous launc
184 Post contains links LAXDESI : Gulf Air to start Hyderabad flights on Tuesday. Does Gulf have decent connections to its Europe/NA flights from India? http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Qu
185 OURBOEING : Yaaro, I was on Indian Airline's website trying to book a ticket for the flight from DEL-IXC and am having a very hard time understanding this message
186 PNQIAD : Weird indeed - how does IC regret something that they accept? Shouldn't it say "we regret to inform you that cards outside of India will be accepted
187 BlrBird : SQ increases flights to BLR Adds two more day (Tue, Thu) flights taking the total to 5xw with this SQ has total 12xw. SQ501 BLR 09:55 SIN 17:00 M.T..T
188 OURBOEING : I am struggling to find someone to talk to at Indian Airlines in India. All their phones just keep ringing and ringing and no one seems be there at t
189 LAXDESI : My wife's friend and her family flew down to LAX from MAA via HKG on CX; MAA-HKG was full, and so was HKG-LAX. They paid Rs. 55,000 ($1,280) for each
190 Jlk : Everyone I know and their friends in the west coast to MAA take CX these days. I'm sure their flights on days that connect to the 4x weekly MAA fligh
191 Cricket : With AI sinking, that can't really be helped. But thbe airlines in India had a tough time with foreign cards since fraud rates were very high!
192 Cricket : LH press release on new flights to PNQ Lufthansa commenced its new non-stop services between Pune and Frankfurt with the arrival of Lufthansa flight L
193 OURBOEING : That does make sense. Now, I ended up sending two emails last night and got a response this morning and I am satisfied by their response. I am going
194 Cricket : DEL-IXC is a fairly short flight, so I don't know how much 'service' you'll get.
195 Mk777 : I am surprised you did not want to take the janshatabdi express from delhi to chandigarh, you would have enjoyed their service. I think the train lea
196 Post contains links LAXDESI : Airlines need to raise fares by 30%: Goyal. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...y_30_Goyal/articleshow/3182585.cms Quotes: The days of high level c
197 Post contains links LAXDESI : Buzz of Vijay Mallya eyeing a stake in SpiceJet gets louder. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...n_SpiceJet/articleshow/3190344.cms Quotes: After a
198 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 75. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4052014/
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 73 posted Sat May 10 2008 09:36:32 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 72 posted Thu Apr 17 2008 22:03:18 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 71 posted Mon Mar 17 2008 09:05:33 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 70 posted Tue Feb 19 2008 22:51:41 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 69 posted Wed Jan 30 2008 13:37:13 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 68 posted Thu Jan 17 2008 18:13:20 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 67 posted Wed Jan 2 2008 00:12:43 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 66 posted Mon Dec 17 2007 12:32:22 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 65 posted Tue Dec 4 2007 11:00:10 by LAXDESI
Indian Aviation Thread: Part 63 posted Tue Oct 30 2007 20:48:50 by LAXDESI