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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 77  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 25113 times:

Air France will do what it takes to be India’s favourite.
http://avindia.blogspot.com/

Quotes:
It’s all about an India focus at Air France’s headquarters in Paris. The Indian welcome, “namaste,” newspapers, vegetarian food and films on board its flights make up the current agenda. More destinations in India and more services to Chennai are in the list of long-term objectives.

At present, 80 per cent of Air France’s Indian passengers transit through Charles de Gaulle Airport, while the remaining 20 per cent stay on for tourism or other purposes. “There is a great potential for more passenger traffic and we want to tap this,” he says. For this, flight crew are being given an orientation on what food Indians prefer, the regional films they like to watch and even the gestures that should be used while guiding them. “So far, 250 flight attendants have volunteered to learn Indian culture through our programme,” says Mr. Pinson.

French crew will welcome Indian passengers now with a ‘namaste.’ “And, sometime later, we may have a few Indian crew who can speak Hindi and Tamil,” he says.

The passenger traffic from India has trebled in five years since the launch of the Bangalore service in 2005 and the Chennai service in 2006. But, there is a bit of a standstill this year and it may have been caused by inflation and competition. He, however, projects a 9 per cent to 10 per cent growth every year.

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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 25110 times:

Data from AAI show an increase of about 9% in international traffic for the month of July 2008 over July 2007. However, domestic traffic dropped by about 15%, and the overall traffic dropped by about 9%.

http://www.airportsindia.org.in/traffic_news/jul2k8_trafficnews.jsp


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 25108 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 204):
IndiGo offers 14 additional new flights for customer convenience

IndiGo's sustained growth seems rather unbelievable in these times, esp when the previous post talks about a 15% drop in domestic traffic! Either IndiGo has some secret sauce which lets it succeed, or it's bleeding money with low loads (like the other carrier) and is being foolish in launching new domestic routes.



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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 25096 times:

RGIA logs in 80% growth in int'l cargo handling in Sep'08

http://www.myiris.com/newsCentre/new...6203&dir=2008/10/06&secID=livenews

Quote:
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA), Hyderabad, has logged a 80% growth in the handling of international cargo during the month of September 2008.

RGIA handled total tonnage of 3,570 tons of international cargo in September 2008 as compared to 1,986 tons handled at the Begumpet airport during the corresponding period last year. This marks an impressive increase of 80%.

In the first six months of its commercial operations RGIA has clocked a 50% increase in international cargo handling. RGIA handled 18,000 tons of International cargo during this period compared to 11,000 tons at Begumpet airport during the corresponding period last year.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 24885 times:

Tirupati domestic airport declared international airport

http://news.webindia123.com/news/Articles/India/20081008/1073818.html


Quote:
The Government today declared the existing domestic airport at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh as an international airport. This would offer improved air connectivity, wider choice of services at competitive cost to the air travellers, thus boosting tourism and economic development of the region, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said after the Union Cabinet meeting that gave the approval.

''Some expenditure would be involved in installation of X-ray machines and other equipment, setting up of arrival and departure hall, and appointment of staff,'' Mr Chidambaram said.



User currently offlineMk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 24745 times:

So have the glitches been removed from the new rwy at DEL?

Are they using the rwy primarily for landings or takeoffs??

I wonder how much time the domestic airlines take to get to and from the terminal??



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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 24533 times:

Finnair to cut frequency to Mumbai and Delhi for winter

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/finn...o-mumbai-and-delhi-for-winter-3782

Quote:
Helsinki-based Finnair will cut its frequency by one flight each from both Mumbai and Delhi from next month. As a result, the Delhi-Helsinki service will be reduced to six days a week from a daily service and the Mumbai-Helsinki service will be reduced from six to five days a week. The airline has also introduced a new time-table for the winter months to “make flying to Europe more convenient” for Indian travellers.

The reduction in frequency, according to Desmond Chacko, Sales Manager – Indian Continent, Finnair, will be limited only to the winter months. “We hope that we will be able to resume the original frequency from both Mumbai and Delhi by April/May 2009,” he said. The reason for cutting the frequency, according to Chacko, is the phasing out of the current fleet of MD-11 aircraft by the airline which operated on the Mumbai and Delhi route. These will now be replaced by A-330 aircraft.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 24294 times:

Post monsoon maintenance of Runway 09/27 being carried out for third consecutive year

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/post...ut-for-third-consecutive-year-3799

Quote:
The main runway RWY 09/27 at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) will be closed daily for regular post monsoon maintenance from today to the 25th of this month between 10.30 am- 4.00 pm. This maintenance is necessary to fully restore RWY 09/27 as during monsoon only limited time for maintenance work is possible due to weather conditions. With the current clear weather all maintenance can be brought back on schedule. This is the third consecutive year when post monsoon maintenance is being carried out by Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL). During the period of closure, the secondary RWY 14/32 will remain operational.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 24238 times:

Crisis hits India: Airlines seek $1bn bailout

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...bn_bailout/articleshow/3585353.cms

Quote:
The global credit meltdown has hit home, and how. India's beleaguered airline sector has become the first industry to seek an official
bailout from the government. The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) has asked for a $1 billion (about Rs 5,000 crore) interest-free loan from the government to tide over the current crisis in addition to many other fiscal sops and easing of regulatory measures.

FIA, whose members include Air India, Go Airlines, IndigGo, Jet Airways
, Kingfisher Airlines, Paramount Airways and Spicejet, also wants a moratorium of three years on the repayment of the loan.

A fiercely competitive market, slowing passenger traffic, rising costs and the current liquidity crunch has brought the industry to a stage where it feels that if a bailout package is not on the cards then it would need to substantially downsize.

Simply put, many an airline will be grounded which doesn't sound implausible considering that the $6-billion (Rs 30,000-crore) industry is expecting losses to mount to $2 billion (Rs 10,000 crore) this year.

When asked if Kingfisher Airlines had approached the government for a bailout package and for help till the company was able to raise money, Vijay Mallya, chairman of the company, said: "It was part of the presentation made to PM by FIA."

In a presentation made to the Prime Ministers Office, the FIA has asked for the following:
• Reduction in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) price to global levels. This is to be brought about by eliminating excise duty of 8.24% and custom duty of 5.14% on ATF by putting ATF under the category of declared goods thereby limiting state sales-tax at 4% and by reducing the base ATF prices to bring it in line with international levels. For the last measure the government might need to consider a subsidy.
• Reduction in landing and navigation charges. Specifically, the industry wants a temporary relief of 50% on landing, terminal navigation and route navigation charges for domestic operations for the next two years. Also, that there should be no further increase and creation of new charges at airports like user development fee (UDF), introduction of Common User Terminal Equipment (CUTE), increase in rentals.
• Alteration in route-disbursal guidelines.
• Self-handling to optimize the cost structure and quality of service.

Most Indian carriers have been trying to raise money the past few months. Mallya said recently that he wanted to raise $400 million (Rs 2000 crore). With the global credit situation worsening by the day, it looks unlikely that any of the carriers will be able to raise funds in a hurry or on their terms.



User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 24219 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Reply 8):
Crisis hits India: Airlines seek $1bn bailout

This should make next weeks summit at HYD really interesting actually. I will try and do some live posts from there.



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User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 24196 times:

How has the runway closure affected ops at BOM? Any major delays as yet?

Cheers


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2989 posts, RR: 25
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 24144 times:



Quoting BigTom (Reply 10):
How has the runway closure affected ops at BOM? Any major delays as yet?

Cheers

It seems there is an average 20 - 30 min delay during the restricted time.



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 23941 times:

Delhi overtakes Mumbai in aircraft handling

Quote:
Delhi airport, which has enhanced its capacity to handle more flights for the winter schedule starting October 1, will overtake Mumbai as the country's largest airport in terms of aircraft handling capacity.

That is because Mumbai, which has no scope for further expansion, has not allowed any additional aircraft movements this winter schedule allowing only 32 flight movements per peak hour.

However, Delhi has increased the number of flights which it can handle during per peak hour from 40 during the summer schedule to 55 during the winter schedule.

This has been possible after the third runway in the city was pressed into service a couple of weeks ago.

Delhi airport has been trailing Mumbai airport, currently the busiest in the country. While Delhi airport handled around 230 daily flights (departures) in the summer schedule, Mumbai handled 330 flights per day.

this is from the link: http://www.rediff.com/money/2008/oct/13air.htm


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 23920 times:

Mumbai-Nashik flight gets HAL nod

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/mumbainashik-flight-gets-hal-nod-3809

Quote:
According to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report, the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has given approval for commencement of commercial flights from Mumbai to Nashik and the service operated by Kingfisher Airlines is expected to start by month-end. “We have given approval to operate the flight from our Ojhar airport near Nashik and the first flight may take off around October 25," informed Prakash V Deshmukh, Managing Director, HAL.

The aircraft to be operated will be an ATR-42 type capable of carrying around 40 passengers



User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 23881 times:

** JUST IN **

Dont know if its been mentioned before, but I just was on NDTV that as i write this post, Naresh Goyal & Vijay Mallaya are siging a deal that brings together 9W and KF in a tie-up to jointly face key infrastructure costs like ground handling, ticketing. They will code share on domestic routes..............


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 23846 times:

Makes sense if they can get it to work.


Cheers


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 882 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 23803 times:

This is good news. In a world of growing prices of "black gold" a collaboration between these 2 heavy weights of India is a step in positive direction. With this agreement, maybe these guys can finally start getting a bit creative with their routes instead of focusing on the same old congested routes... (ala JFK et al)

User currently offlineBlr2Syr From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 68 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 23670 times:

Awsome news - IT + 9W

I hope they merge fully and a super strong brand emerges. They need to synergize. I think its a way better idea to first form and alliance with the future set on merger. ( Read a long engagement).
The first step would be
- develop a focus on the network., Reduce network overlapp , reduce fleet sizes on the domestic network.
- Work together on an international strategy - non overlapping market ie JFK , SFO and LHR
- Develop non overlapping hubs 9w = BOM , DEL etc, IT = BLR , MAD, HYD
- Grow the fleet together - Domestic = A320 or 737 , International = 777/332 , short haul = ATR72
- merge ground handling by spinning it into a third firm


User currently offlineHawaijahaz From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 23653 times:

I think it's a great idea. Hopefully together IT and 9W will become a formidable international airline.

What do you guys think about the cultural differences at 9W and IT? I don't know much but it seems like IT is more flamboyant while 9W is more conservative.

Hopefully this will lead to Jet-Fisher!!


User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23537 times:

Airfares to Goa already hiked for festive period in December

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/airf...or-festive-period-in-december-3811

Quote:
According to a PTI report yesterday airfares to Goa have already sky-rocketed for the forthcoming Christmas and New Year holiday period. The minimum fare from Delhi to Goa for December 24, 2008, the day that practically marks the start of Christmas and New Year celebrations, has already touched Rs 8,715, while the maximum fare goes up to Rs 19,400. The minimum fare from Mumbai is Rs 3,228, while the maximum can go up to Rs 23,910. The fares are inclusive of taxes.

Considering minimum air ticket price to the coastal state ranges between Rs 4,400 and Rs 4,500 from Delhi for different airlines anytime in November, air travel will be at least twice as expensive during the festival time in December.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 23529 times:

Both are taking a very sensible decision. The strategic alliance can work wonders for both the airlines. It will be interesting to see how things work out in the future and how long this understanding exists.

User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1428 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 23478 times:

5 Indian Airports among the worlds 25 fastest growing airports 2007 in the Airports Council International's report.
Bangalore ranked 4, Kolkata 7, Hyderabad 10, Chennai 14 and New Delhi 25.

http://www.aci.aero/aci/aci/file/Pre.../2008/Interesting%20Stats_2007.pdf


User currently offlineAarbee From India, joined Aug 2005, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 23309 times:

Jet Air(sic!) Lays Off 850 Flight Attendants

Thread :
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4178380/



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User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 23177 times:



Quoting Blr2Syr (Reply 17):
I hope they merge fully and a super strong brand emerges. They need to synergize. I think its a way better idea to first form and alliance with the future set on merger.

This is just an operational alliance aimed at reducing costs, route rationalization, sharing of crew and code-share. No merger or transfer/sale of equity is planned. Vijay Mallya & Naresh Goyal were quite clear about this.

Read this Vijay Mallya interview from timesofindia.com

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...jay_Mallya/articleshow/3596539.cms


User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 23176 times:

Jet-Kingfisher invites Air India to join alliance

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/J...n_alliance/articleshow/3597936.cms

Quote:

Exuding confidence that their alliance would help them save an estimated Rs 1,500 crore, leading private carrier Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines on Wednesday invited state-owned Air India to come on board for overcoming the slowdown in the crisis-ridden aviation sector.

- Vivek


25 Post contains links HAWK21M : Any seperate thread on the HYD Airshow 15-18/10/2008 anyplace. OK.Found it http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4177784/ r
26 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Gopinath plans offer to buy back Air Deccan http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...Air_Deccan/articleshow/3596843.cms
27 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways lays off 850 flight attendants http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/J...attendants/articleshow/3596360.cms
28 HAWK21M : Thats a big Layoff.....& is only a start considering the financial situation faced by both 9W & Hope they recover fast. regds MEL[Edited 2008-10-15 01
29 Post contains links Aviationbuff : AI to make formal induction into Star Alliance by '09 http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ance_by_09/articleshow/3595953.cms
30 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet flights won't leave city till staff taken back: Raj http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/J..._warns_Raj/articleshow/3598701.cms
31 Post contains links Aviationbuff : SpiceJet reduces fares http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...uces_fares/articleshow/3599258.cms Some refreshing news for a change!
32 Aarbee : At least some decent practice. With the downturn, and (hoping) less congestion. Good move.
33 Hawaijahaz : How is Spicejet doing? I flew them for the first time in 2005 and really liked them. They seems to have pretty reasonable fares. Also I don't hear muc
34 HAWK21M : ALL Commericial airlines out here are in the Red currently.The Cargo airlines are in profits but things have slowed down. regds MEL
35 Asiaflyer : According to Reuters, Local Indian Airlines are defaulting on jet fuel payment. Reuters are citing the Indian Oil Secretary. The airlines mentioned ar
36 Post contains links and images HAWK21M : AI plans to lay off 15,000 employees through temp vrs Mallya to not reduce staff as yet Another 1050 staff to reduce on 9W Protests by sacked staff of
37 Cricket : OK, despite last nights incidents - as I wrote in the other blog, shit is still going to hit the fan. NG said some politically correct things yesterda
38 HAWK21M : Lucky...........Looking fwd to those pics.....cheers. regds MEL
39 777way : Etihad Cargo quit Bangalore and Bombay according to their schedules.
40 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air traffic plunges to a 5-year low on fuel prices http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...uel_prices/articleshow/3610790.cms Quotes: Hit by high aviat
41 Post contains links Aviationbuff : British Airways and ICICI Bank launch co-branded credit card Offers Indian travellers airline reward scheme. http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/brit...-l
42 Post contains links Aviationbuff : RGIA reaches crucial milestone http://www.thehindu.com/2008/10/18/stories/2008101851280500.htm
43 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Centre mulls changing policy on second airport http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/cent...ging-policy-on-second-airport-3847 Our politicians are great the
44 Post contains links Aviationbuff : US sees great potential in modernisation of Indian airport infrastructure http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/us-s...indian-airport-infrastructure-3835
45 HAWK21M : Any good links to pics of the India-aviation 2008 at HYD. I've found just a couple. regds MEL
46 777way : Emirates Skycargo drop Delhi and Bombay services.
47 Post contains links Aviationbuff : NACIL – EADS sign MRO Joint Venture agreement http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/naci...n-mro-joint-venture-agreement-3850
48 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher Airlines freezes pilot hiring http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...lot_hiring/articleshow/3616406.cms Bad situation for the young pilots.
49 HAWK21M : Since when.any reason. regds MEL
50 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Emirates Skycargo have sold all three A310s to Kuzu Cargo of Turkey. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4183763/
51 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air France woos Indian traveller, plans flights to Pune, Kolkata http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ne_Kolkata/articleshow/3616394.cms
52 Post contains links Aviationbuff : India's Tata moves closer to aerospace after manufacturing site is approved http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...e-after-manufacturing-site-is.html
53 Nimish : Not a surprise given they're going to 5x/day on a wide body, and given the limited range needed, I'm sure they will have no problems in packing the 7
54 HAWK21M : Interesting.That explains why they were not around here for some time. regds MEL
55 Cricket : The 772A and 773A that EK use would be slightly limited in payload terms won't it? One reason SQ switched to the 77W to DEL and BOM (for one of the f
56 Post contains links and images Vivekman2006 : Were they still operating to BOM?? The last time I saw an Emirates SkyCargo 744F at BOM was way back in January 2008. Haven't seen them since then! V
57 Vivekman2006 : EK operates the 77W to BOM as well (mainly on EK 501/502) Also, SQ switched to the 77W for BOM & DEL to introduce a better product in all classes. Th
58 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GoAir may introduce business class soon http://www.business-standard.com/india/storypage.php?autono=336926 ...........and the middle seat will be kept
59 HAWK21M : Noted them last was on a night 3-4 weeks ago. regds MEL
60 Nimish : Believe it or not, European airlines (I've seen this on LH), do this on a regular basis, where the same Y seat becomes a J by blocking out the middle
61 Aviationbuff : Very bad.....Many people prefer to fly J class not for the service but for the extra space and comfortable seats. Thanks for the info, I did not know
62 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher concludes sale and leaseback deal with DAE for 3 A330-200 http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...to+grow+wide-body+lease+portfolio+
63 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Emirates gets started on second round of expansion in India http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4186668/ Emirates to oper
64 Post contains links Aviationbuff : KLM to end HYD service http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4186667/
65 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Airlines get time till Mar'09 to clear dues in EMIs http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...clear_dues/articleshow/3627843.cms
66 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Centre approves fund for Sikkim’s first airport at Pakyong http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/cent...kims-first-airport-at-pakyong-3864
67 FlyHigh@Tom : G8's business class... The so called J class seats in G8 (the types where you just leave the middle seat empty) are not charged at the same rate as wh
68 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet, Kingfisher may reduce number of flights http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...ce_flights/articleshow/3629090.cms I personally feel that the alli
69 Buck3y3nut : So anyone know how ITs LHR flights are doing??? I haven't even seen any pictures of the IT birds at LHR and no Trip Report either... Boy it would be e
70 HAWK21M : Didn't IT stop its International Flight? regds MEL.
71 Nimish : I checked with a colleague at work who flew this sector on IT last week - he said the flight was almost empty in Y (which is where he was), but the c
72 Flybhx764 : Does anyone know if ATQ will have any new airlines starting? Thank you
73 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Collision of two flights averted at Chennai airport http://in.news.yahoo.com/48/20081024...n-of-two-flights-averted-at_1.html
74 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Don't impose UDF on air travellers: Parliamentary panel http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/dont...ravellers-parliamentary-panel-3883
75 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Airhostess falls from plane, escapes with minor injuries http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...from_plane/articleshow/3640927.cms
76 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways posts loss of Rs 384.5 crore in Q2 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...3845_crore/articleshow/3640753.cms
77 Post contains links HAWK21M : Blue Dart still in profits Cargo is still surviving although rate of profits has slowed due to worldwide circumstances. regds MEL
78 777way : Indian Airlines quit Pakistan, China Airlines Cargo quit Delhi, EVA Cargo quit Bombay.
79 Post contains links LAXDESI : U.S., India, EU Discuss Relaxing Rules on Airline Ownership http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...01091&sid=ayYjZidpkMtA&refer=india Quotes: The U.S.
80 Post contains links Aviationbuff : [b]Air India enhances privileges for frequent fliers[b] http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...rivileges-for-frequent-fliers-3891
81 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways awarded the ‘Best Domestic Airline’ at TTG Travel Award 2008 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...line-at-ttg-travel-award-2008-3888
82 777way : Have mainline AI droped out of Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Muscat, Dar es Salaam, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur?
83 Tonyban : LAXDESI...is Singapore Air discontinuing it's SIN-ATQ service ? I can't seem to book any dates after Feb 1st 2009. Thanks
84 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air Arabia launches flights to Hyderabad http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...abia+launches+flights+to+Hyderabad
85 HAWK21M : Terminal work covering Bays 41-46 continuing...parking problem at BOM due lack of bays. regds MEL
86 Cricket : Are domestic flights parking at the international terminal at BOM because of this?
87 Post contains links and images Cricket : I'm sorry to say, but I actually preferred the all-white livery. Yuck! What was NG thinking, that shade of blue is horrible.. you need a dark colour t
88 Post contains links PNQIAD : yes it is. Here's link to the news article: Singapore Airline to withdraw its services from Amritsar Article says from Feb.4
89 HAWK21M : The work is at the International terminal,not domestic. At the International terminal there are Aircraft of IT [A320]& 9W [B737]parked too due lack o
90 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Howrah region to get Kolkata’s second airport http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/howr...o-get-kolkatas-second-airport-3916 Had been to Kolkata once and
91 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Al-Jazeera and Tiger Airways targeting Hyderabad as their next Indian Destination. Jazeera Airways plans bold expansion http://www.thenational.ae/arti
92 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Fly Hyderabad to UK for Rs. 90: British Airways http://www.business-standard.com/ind...a/storypage.php?tp=on&autono=48689
93 Post contains links Aviationbuff : ATF Prices Reduced http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...11/01/stories/2008110151720100.htm
94 Cricket : CCU congestion? There is a bit mid-day when all the north-east flights take off, but there really isn't much congestion per se at CCU - flown in and
95 HAWK21M : Finally a small boost to the weakening industry. regds MEL
96 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Malaysia Airlines to roll out new Indian menu from today http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/mala...ut-new-indian-menu-from-today-3919
97 Post contains links Aviationbuff : VAT rate cut on ATF may take some more time http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B..._some_time/articleshow/3664727.cms
98 Post contains links Aviationbuff : 9W to cut salary across the board Jet pilots say start with expats http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...oss_board_/articleshow/3663574.cms Beginning
99 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Airlines charge extra for direct booking too http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...ct_booking/articleshow/3663886.cms
100 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Sama's Dammam-Mumbai flights start from Nov. 12 http://www.zawya.com/Story.cfm/sidZA...flights%20start%20from%20Nov.%2012 Sama Airlines, the budget ai
101 Post contains links Aviationbuff : British Airways bid for India's Go Air grounded: http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/006200811021431.htm
102 AirIndia : Emirates Embarks On Major Expansion In India Capacity will increase to 163 flights per week. Airline to introduce fifth-daily to Mumbai: Effective 1st
103 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GoI approves new Air Services Agreement between India and Iran http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/goi-...eement-between-india-and-iran-3937
104 HAWK21M : BZ [Blue Dart] 4th B752PCF VT-BDN touched down at Chennai around 1600hrs. regds MEL[Edited 2008-11-04 04:11:20]
105 Post contains links LAXDESI : Mallya seeks nod for more foreign flights. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Quotes: Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher on Thursday made a fresh application with
106 Aviationbuff : Strange! no mention of HYD
107 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GECAS moves to repossess A320s after Kingfisher defaults http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=14631
108 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Rajiv Gandhi International Airport inaugurates new Spa http://www.moodiereport.com/document.php?c_id=1113&doc_id=19073
109 Post contains links Ojas : EY,QR stall CCU-take off Calcutta, Nov. 8: Two Gulf-based airlines that had thought of starting direct flights from the city sometime soon have shelve
110 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways terminates services of 35 expat pilots http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...pat_pilots/articleshow/3689872.cms
111 Spr773 : From what I read Dr.M was in a tight spot over paying fuel overdues to AAI and Praful Patel had clearly indicated in the Parliament that 9W and IT we
112 HAWK21M : Heard 9W & IT are still not out of the red yet.The next two months are critical.Maybe the vacation season will help. Time will tell. regds MEL
113 Cricket : IT absorbed a lot of dues when they bought Air Deccan, so you can't put all the blame on VJM
114 Cricket : 9W-UA sign FFP deal PRESS RELEASE JET AIRWAYS AND UNITED AIRLINES FORGE FREQUENT FLYER PARTNERSHIP November 10, 2008: Jet Airways, India’s premier i
115 Post contains links Aviationbuff : India opens air space for ASEAN countries http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/indi...air-space-for-asean-countries-3980
116 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher in spat with GECAS over early return of aircraft http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...over-early-return-of-aircraft.html
117 Post contains links Aviationbuff : After India Aviation - 2008, Hyderabad is gearing for "Routes Regional Asia" http://www.routesonline.com/events/94/routes-regional-asia/ Hoping the ai
118 SPR773 : One question after reading the extract from the article...why are the other lessors trying to pull out their leased aircraft from IT ? They almost ma
119 SPR773 : Does India open skies to ASEAN countries means that we would be seeing more air traffic from Malaysia / Singapore to more Indian cities (Tier 2) like
120 Aviationbuff : Looking forward to the expansion of AirAsia in India so that many indians including me can enjoy short vacations to exotic locations at an affordable
121 Vimanav : Your wish may come true very soon. Besides the fact that AirAsia is starting TRZ from 01DEC, currently the India-Malaysia Bilaterals are on in New De
122 Cricket : I actually met Tony Fernandes, CEO of Air Asia in Hyderabad where he was a guest (he flew SQ incidentally) and he was talking about MAA, COK and HYD
123 Aviationbuff : Good news.
124 HAWK21M : What about Bom ops? regds MEL.
125 Post contains links HAWK21M : http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4211508/ Anyone aware of the Answer. regds MEL.
126 Cricket : BOM in a while actually they specified - also because while BOM can fill a 333, it appears in that strange cusp between multi-frequency A320 opns or
127 HAWK21M : Interesting. Any news on quikjet & deccan cargo. regds MEL
128 Cricket : Given Gopi's great track record of cash burn and his current (non) love affair with VJM I would think that Deccan cargo might have it bad!
129 Hawaijahaz : It sounds like KF is in trouble. Anybody know their financial position? Are their international ops profitable yet? (I think its only 1 flight)
130 Karan69 : Confirmed from one of the Air hostess i know at KF who has flown the BLR-LHR route atleast 6 times since it began have been around 35-40% Karan
131 HAWK21M : Loads reported to be in the 35-40% average.But it does seem to be in trouble,the next couple of months will clear things. How would gopi fill Ten A31
132 Post contains links Jlk : Absolutely. "Call for foreign investment in Indian airlines By Amy Kazmin in New Delhi Published: November 14 2008 19:01 | Last updated: November 14
133 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Any news on Flyington Freighters No update on their website .... http://flyington.com/index.html
134 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India doubles bailout plea to USD 800 million http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...ilout-plea-to-usd-800-million-4014
135 HAWK21M : In my opinion as said before....They'll never start up regds MEL:
136 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Airlines, oil PSUs in fresh row http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B..._fresh_row/articleshow/3714973.cms
137 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Indian budget carrier eyes Thailand links http://www.bangkokpost.com/151108_Business/15Nov2008_biz33.php
138 Post contains links and images Cricket : But unless a rather dramatic change happens in the next few months and that really looks unlikely until the NDA returns to government - IndiGo can't
139 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Oil firms slash ATF prices by 12% http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B..._cut_by_12/articleshow/3717478.cms
140 HAWK21M : Painting requires a controlled atmosphere.I suspect this was a top coat over an existing scheme.The area is very prone to peeling because of the rela
141 Hawaijahaz : Is Thailand really that profitable? It seems like there are a lot of flights between India and Thailand. I know that there are a lot of tours that in
142 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher is believed to be discussing 25% stake sale with three foreign airlines — British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. http:/
143 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Expansion plans of RGIA frozen http://www.thehindu.com/2008/11/17/stories/2008111754330500.htm
144 HAWK21M : has the policy been revised to permit foreign airline investment in Indian airline companies? regds MEL...
145 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet Airways obtains regulatory approval for the use of RNAV1 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...approval-for-the-use-of-rnav1-4033
146 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Austrian Airlines to pull out of Mumbai by March 2009 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/aust...l-out-of-mumbai-by-march-2009-4034
147 Hawaijahaz : I don't really understand that RNAV1 is but my understanding from reading that article is that it has to do with spacing between aircrafts during fli
148 Cricket : It is near impossible to get a ticket DEL-BKK return for under 25k - the 773's that TG use for 315/316 go full. Every evening during 'India' hour at
149 Hawaijahaz : Wow! I think you can get cheaper tickets to Singapore. I guess the yields are still pretty good for more airlines to start flying there. I always tho
150 AirIndia : The most that go from Delhi are the bachelor boys, going there to have a good 3-4 days. You usually bump into the guys from your flight at all hotspo
151 Cricket : Well you also get your fair share of old dirty uncleji's - which is worse really! :-P Doing a day trip into PNQ tomorrow. I think IT has been removin
152 Post contains links Aviationbuff : DHL inaugurates new facility at Bangalore airport http://www.financialexpress.com/news...ility-at-Bangalore-airport/388490/
153 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Foreign airlines start pulling out of India as traffic declines http://www.livemint.com/2008/11/2000...oreign-airlines-start-pulling.html
154 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Mumbai-Nagpur flight takes off without passenger http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...er_returns/articleshow/3743261.cms
155 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet chief likely to meet pilots, engineers on salary cuts http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...alary_cuts/articleshow/3745124.cms
156 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Patel asks airlines to cut fares; Jet waits for profit http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/P...for_profit/articleshow/3745252.cms
157 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet likely to announce a 20% cut in staff salaries http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/J...f_salaries/articleshow/3745437.cms
158 Vimanav : Actually Tony has these honest intentions, but when he listens to the "Voice of Reason" he will either decide against or re-adjust his plans for some
159 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Direct Air India flight from Aurangabad to Jeddah flagged off for Haj pilgrims http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/dire...-flagged-off-for-haj-pilgrims-40
160 HAWK21M : I guess 9W has no choice.....Its to save the airline finally that matters. regds MEL
161 Spr773 : Its like the old Indian saying "Sir salamat to pagdi pachaas..." On the same lines.... "Airlines salamat to pilot pachaas...!!!" ( aur pilot ko bhi p
162 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jet proposes pay cut in slabs http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...t_in_slabs/articleshow/3748632.cms
163 Post contains links Aviationbuff : SpiceJet CFO quits as operating margin sinks http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...perating-margin-sinks-to--58/page1 http://www.livemint.com/2008/11
164 Post contains links Andaman : Actually Finnair is increasing their traffic to/from India next summer and are interested to open a third Indian destination, Bangalore: http://econo
165 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher agrees to cut fares http://www.rediff.com/money/2008/nov...kingfisher-agrees-to-cut-fares.htm
166 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Paramount Airways launches Chennai-Pune services http://indiaaviation.aero/news/airli...ys-launches-Chennai-Pune-services-
167 Post contains links Aviationbuff : IC & AI passenger systems to be integrated on one platform AI to integrate passenger systems of both airlines (AI and IC) on one single platform. The
168 Nimish : High time. Though I'm not so bothered on the AI-IC integration per-se (given their lack of doing anything meaningful with the integration) - integrat
169 Cricket : EDS was supposed to do the integration but once HP bought EDS they said that they will not be able to meet their target - AI could look for another v
170 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India slashes fares on all domestic routes AI has cut fares by reducing fuel surcharge by Rs 400 per ticket. The fuel surcharge was Rs 2,350 for s
171 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher gets nod to operate more intl flights. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...re_flights/articleshow/3785822.cms Quotes: Flying high on che
172 BandA : well they can skip all these changes and just do one thing, eliminate one seat per row on their stuffed 777s and they'll be my favorite... almost eve
173 Buck3y3nut : I'm glad to hear about Male. I was checking tickets to Male and seems like the most economical options were Sri Lankan via Colombo, or Emirates via D
174 Cricket : I think those only operate from ORY to the Caribbean Nope.
175 AirIndia : I just flew 9W from UDR-DEl via JAI yesterday. It was a 737-800 with winglets and AVOD. I was wondering why would 9W deploy that aircraft on that rout
176 HAWK21M : Guru.....good to hear you are visiting. Its amazing that JAI has Fog & not DEL at the same time.Probably DEL being better equipped is a reason too. r
177 AirIndia : Hi Mel. Hope you are doing well! Yes, i do keep coming to DEL once in 2 weeks. I guess the very next day DEL too was hit by thinck fog... how are ops
178 HAWK21M : nice to hear about your forthnight trip home.Things are great as usual.fog season for us is 23/12/08-15/02/09.Last year was smooth,hopefully the tren
179 PP705 : Namaskar Anyone knows how Go Air is doing? There were rumours of it closing or being sold out but now I hear they are introducing some form of a busin
180 Cricket : Middle seat empty for around 25% more along with slightly more pitch. Still, the airline is the weakest of all the LCC's in India
181 HAWK21M : They are still looking for a sale.But at the right price. regds MEL
182 Cricket : But no one has the cash right now to make a purchase and GoAir's network is too weak.. nothing unique about them really.
183 PP705 : Has IT's finances improved? They seems to be on a big route expansion plan. There are reports in the newpapers that they are starting BOM-LHR, BOM-SIN
184 HAWK21M : Amongst Indian operators only Cargo Airlines are in profit.but with prices of ATF falling,Things will start to improve in the comming months. regds ME
185 PP705 : Does anyone know the status of the proposed airport in Navi Mumbai? Has the economic slowdown affected the plans?
186 777way : Alitalia Cargo have quit India according to their updated website schedule.
187 HAWK21M : Just the Board exists currently regds MEL
188 Post contains links BlrBird : UL drops India flights Sri Lankan Airlines is to cancel all flights from Colombo to the Indian cities of Calicut, Coimbatore, Hyderabad and Cochi from
189 PP705 : " target=_blank>http://www.alternativeairlines.com/a...=3347 Their ads claimed they had the maximum number of flights out of India for a foreign airl
190 Post contains links PP705 : Looks like its going to be just the board for some more time and with the elections around the corner, that some time could be a long time. In fact I
191 Post contains links PP705 : 9W - the best first class in the world http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...ss-service-in-the-world-award-4350
192 777way : Jet's F class is the best looking no doubt, dont know about service, any trips reports of it here?
193 PP705 : Guys please don't get me wrong on this. Everytime I am at BOM, I have noticed that the KQ flight is always assigned a remote bay and never at a gate.
194 777way : Why did Indian quit Dhaka?
195 Post contains links PP705 : Go Air G8 to expand fleet http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...March_2011/articleshow/3871443.cms[Edited 2008-12-21 20:41:19]
196 HAWK21M : Parking bay availability is tough,hence some airlines are allotted bays as per AOCC based on their timings. Nothing regarding airlines.Even 9W is all
197 Gr8Circle : It's quite strange that such a thought should enter your mind at all....I'm not really offended, but just surprised.....I've arrived on AI and 9W int
198 Post contains links PP705 : Jet may buy stake in MRO facility at Hyderabad airport http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ad_airport/articleshow/3876425.cms Where are they gettin
199 Post contains links PP705 : EK fined by Chandigarh court. Congratulations to a fellow A.net member for being the successful counsel. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...ned_1_
200 Post contains links PP705 : Another near miss http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/s...I=&SectionName=rSY%7C6QYp3kQ=&SEO=
201 PP705 : No TRs on 9W first class here but there is one on 9W business class. I think its a KUL-MAA or SIN-MAA on an A330.[Edited 2008-12-29 02:46:19]
202 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 78. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4263278/
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