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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 78  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19350 times:

Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

200 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 19344 times:

For the April-October 2008 period:
International traffic is up about 10%
Domestic traffic is down about 8%
Total traffic is down about 3%

http://aai.aero/traffic_news/oct2k8annex3.pdf


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 19286 times:

Jet Airways cuts basic fare by up to 40%.
http://www.hindu.com/2008/12/30/stories/2008123055471500.htm

Quotes:
Jet Airways has announced up to 40 per cent reduction in basic fares on the economy class on all its domestic flights from Monday.

The basic fare for the Mumbai-Delhi economy class will now be Rs. 2,000, for Mumbai-Kolkata it will be Rs. 4,065 and for Bengaluru-Mumbai it will come around Rs. 1,220, a company statement said.


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 19230 times:



Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

To you too, and thanks for your efforts in keeping this thread going over the years!

 thumbsup 

Question: The reduced fares - do they include tax?


User currently offlineLeftWing From Singapore, joined Mar 2006, 284 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 19220 times:

reduced fares ??? this is from the 9W website

x 1 Adult
Base Fare : INR 1,750

Total Taxes, Surcharges and Fees
Fuel Surcharge (YQ) : INR 2,700
Passenger Service Fee (WO) : INR 233
Air Traffic Congestion Fee (YR) : INR 150
Total Trip Cost : INR 4,833
(including taxes, surcharges and fees)

fuel surcharge is still there:
with airlines parking airplanes and cutting flts the congestion fee is still there
service fee what the heck is that !.....


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User currently offlinePP705 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 19185 times:



Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Happy New Year 2 U 2. Thank U for this wonderful thread on Indian aviation.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 19117 times:



Quoting LeftWing (Reply 4):
service fee what the heck is that !.....

That is what the airlines pay to the airport operator - Rs 225.

I'm still surprised that fuel surcharges are still above Rs 2000. Makes no sense at current ATF prices. The congestion fee is understandable in the winters, but the airlines really should be forced to make their fleets and pilots CAT III compliant.



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User currently onlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1655 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 19096 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 6):
ut the airlines really should be forced to make their fleets and pilots CAT III compliant.

today only iread that it takes about 12 lakh rupes to train one pilot on CATIIIB. Nw for a 2 week period, is that a just investment.

I am sure it is: as I spent the whle of yesterday in a plane waiting for it to take off (was stuck in the DEL fog).


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 19090 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 6):
I'm still surprised that fuel surcharges are still above Rs 2000. Makes no sense at current ATF prices

Maybe they hedged their fuel at a high price??



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 19069 times:

Yay - flight ticket prices have finally fallen. I can now get seats on BLR-DEL (3 weeks away) for Rs. 3000 all inclusive. Pretty good deal considering it was hovering around 5K for the past few months!


Latest Trip Report - GoAir BLR-BOM-BLR
User currently offlineSPR773 From India, joined Jun 2008, 163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 19056 times:

Thanks @ LAXDESI for the greetings...wishing you and all fellow Indian A-netters a very Happy New Year ahead....Hope that this new Year sees the indian aviation industry rise like a phoenix out of the ashes  old  .... and may the passenger benefit from convinient connections , lots of options to fly and lots of new destinations.....
Disclaimer - I do tend to get carried away sometimes  Smile


User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 19032 times:

Wishing everybody a prosperous new year

Quoting LeftWing (Reply 4):
fuel surcharge is still there:
with airlines parking airplanes and cutting flts the congestion fee is still there
service fee what the heck is that !.....



Quoting Cricket (Reply 6):
I'm still surprised that fuel surcharges are still above Rs 2000. Makes no sense at current ATF prices. The congestion fee is understandable in the winters, but the airlines really should be forced to make their fleets and pilots CAT III compliant.

I have a feeling that they have hedged the fuel prices as even the Singapore - Delhi flight, the fuel surcharge is enough to make me not want to travel with them.. i am running out of options fast


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 19021 times:

Check out delays and resched's at DEL over the 29-30 night
S.NO FLIGHT NO. DESTINATION STD RSCHD



1. BA 142 DEL-LHR 0330 0730 hrs

2. CA 947 DEL-PEK 0145 1600 hrs

3. AF 147 DEL-CDG 0120 1400 hrs

4. KL 872 DEL-AMS 0140 1400 hrs

5. AI 101 DEL-JFK 0030 1300 hrs

6. CX 752 DEL-HKG 0400 0930 hrs

7. AA 293 DEL - ORD 1255 1730 hrs

8. AI 310 DEL- HKG 0800 1250 hrs

9. IT 4375 DEL-JLR 0710 0900 hrs

10. IT 3802 DEL-HYD 0800 0850 hrs

11. IT 3301 DEL-SXR 1100 1250 hrs

12. 9w 731 DEL-BHO 0715 0815 hrs

13. 9w 332 DEL-BOM 0650 0800 hrs

14 9W 609 DEL-IXL 0635 0800 hrs

15. 9W 827 DEL-HYD 0615 0800 hrs

16. 9w 319 DEL-IXZ 0620 0900 hrs

17. S2 5165 DEL-SXR 0815 0900 hrs

18. S2 6137 DEL-LKO 0550 0900 hrs.



CANCELLED FLIGHTS:



S.NO. FLIGHT NO. SECTOR STD

1. G8 451 DEL-BOM 0505

2. SG 121 DEL-BOM 2300

3. IT 4357 DEL- KUU 0650

4. IT 4349 DEL-SLV 0920

5. IT 3341 DEL-IXL 0730



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 19021 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 12):
Check out delays and resched's at DEL over the 29-30 night
S.NO FLIGHT NO. DESTINATION STD RSCHD

Why all this awful delays??



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19008 times:



Quoting B747forever (Reply 13):
Why all this awful delays??

The dreaded Delhi fog coupled with irlines not sending in CAT IIIB compliant aircraft and/or pilots



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 18992 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 14):
The dreaded Delhi fog coupled with irlines not sending in CAT IIIB compliant aircraft and/or pilots

I think for the larger airlines such as CX it may only be because of the fog and other safety reasons where e.g. the captain refuses to fly, I don't think it will be a problem with their equipement


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17142 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 18957 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 14):
The dreaded Delhi fog

Oh, I see. Hope the fog will ease soon.



Work Hard, Fly Right
User currently offlineKaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2893 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 18900 times:

Wish you the same Laxdesi and thanks for keeping Indian Aviation Series active

Karan


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 18828 times:

Del Fog has us in BOM stuck at the Airport for 15-19hrs average.Tonight it seems better.
I feel I'll be spending Newyears night at the Airport.
Wish all you folks a very happy New year.Hope 2009 is great for Aviation.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 542 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 18771 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 18):
I feel I'll be spending Newyears night at the Airport.

I wouldn't mind spending the New Year's at the airport for a change!  Wink Big grin

Wish you a all a very Happy New Year!

- Vivek


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 18726 times:



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 15):
I think for the larger airlines such as CX it may only be because of the fog and other safety reasons where e.g. the captain refuses to fly, I don't think it will be a problem with their equipement

More than that, actually the 29-30 night was so bad that visibility fell to under 50m, and you need CATIIIC for that, which no runway in DEL is capable off. The international flights were further delayed in the morning as priority was given to landings and then domestic opns as the terminal was overflowing!



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 18684 times:



Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 19):
I wouldn't mind spending the New Year's at the airport for a change!

Not if its work for the past 16yrs  Smile
Last night too it was bad up north,but cleared within hrs.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineFreqflyer From India, joined Apr 2006, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 18563 times:

Fares have not decreased uniformly across all sectors and airlines. In Nov, I flew Spicejet CJB-AMD for about Rs. 4900 or so. Now I've been told by their call centre that the lowest fare "till February" on the sector is Rs. 5940/-. Even Paramount is in excess of 7000 on the dates I want to fly. Flights to CJB from BOM have reduced drastically and IT/DN have also withdrawn AMD-CJB services and this may have caused the spike in fares.

User currently offlineTheBigOne From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 240 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 18504 times:

I am flying LHR - BOM in mid January on AI and am wondering how many of the 747-400s now have had the interior upgraded? I know there are photos of the first aircraft that was refirbished, but am wondering if the program has continued? I am really looking forward to flying on the aircraft with the new interiors.


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31702 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 18488 times:

Read someplace that AI dropped fares "upto" 82%.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
25 Karan69 : Sadly IIRC that was the only one which got refurbished, but thats the usual route it does so if ur luck is any good you will get her Karan
26 Cricket : Upto 82% on short sectors because the drop in basic and fuel surcharges look the most attractive on sectors like Delhi-Jaipur or Mumbai-Aurangabad. P
27 Cricket : Thirteen flights canned out of DEL yesterday Flights rescheduled today: 05(G8- 451- DEL to BOM / 6E- 201- DEL to IMF / GF-130- BAH to DEL / GF- 131- D
28 Post contains links PP705 : http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4265704/
29 TheBigOne : Karan - thanks for that information. So what ever happened to the plans to refirbish all 6 owned aircraft? If I'm not mistaken it has been a couple o
30 HAWK21M : crazy fluctions in RVR last night too.Jumping from 200-400-100mts,before recovering after 0500hrs to 800mts. regds MEL
31 Cricket : Seeing atmospheric conditions outside my house things are pretty bad. I live under the finals of 28 (GK-2 and thanks to open conditions on clear days
32 AirIndia : tell me about it...... i was among the first victims this season when EK 513 was cancelled on 29/12 morning 4am.
33 Karan69 : Hehe it is Air India mate, not all have been painted in the new colours Karan
34 OHLHD : While trying to find a good fare to BOM I realized that SV will not use 747´s to BOM from April? Can anyone confirm this?
35 Asiaflyer : Is Kingfishers new route to SIN, that was supposed to start on Jan 19, canceled? It was possible to book it 2 weeks ago but now it is not on ITs websi
36 HAWK21M : Which city? Last night was the worst so far. Odd compared to last year. regds MEL...
37 Asiaflyer : Goa, so I have no direct flight from SIN. When checking before Christmas, IT offered flights from SIN via BOM to Goa. Today, I can't book any flights
38 Karan69 : SIN and HKG do seem "postponed " for now, Why dont u try the GOA flight on 9W via MAA as if u come via BOM it will be a long transit for u Karan
39 Kaitak : Can anyone tell me where I can find a plan/satellite photo/airport chart of DEL with the new runway; I keep looking at Wikipedia's satellite links, bu
40 Asiaflyer : Thanks for the input, but 9W's website only gives me the option to fly via BOM. Looks like I have to book the legs separate via MAA then. Shortest fl
41 PP705 : I think so too. I checked travelocity.co.in a couple of weeks back and saw IT BOM-SIN-BOM for Rs. 17K. I checked again yesterday and the flight is no
42 Post contains links HAWK21M : Happy holidays. http://www.maplandia.com/india/delhi/delhi/palam/ regds MEL
43 PP705 : IT's inugural BOM-LHR flight leaves BOM in a few hours. Good luck to Dr. VJM and IT.
44 Cricket : Doctor, not so sure, but hopefully IT will manage to make inroads on this (very crowded) sector!
45 Nimish : Very unlikely - as folks who travel on this sector probably are already loyal to BA or 9W, or are desperate for a *A or Skyteam offering, or looking
46 Vivekman2006 : The inaugural flight IT007 took off nearly 30 minutes late. Aircraft operating the route is VT-VJK In fact, all the four LHR departures - BA, IT, 9W
47 AI : Not sure what to read into this. My friend got a very good deal through a online website on IT LHR-BOM-LHR in early April. He booked it. After about 2
48 Post contains links AI : http://publication.samachar.com/pub_...377692|3377693|3377694&nextIndex=0 Kingfisher flight runs out of fuel midair, almost N Raghuraman Tuesday, Janu
49 MHTripple7 : I was there too! Except I was waiting for a KB flight to PBH that was delayed 5 hours. That was not a good day at all.
50 United777 : I just flew BA on LHR-HYD. The 772 (three class) was full!! Anybody know the the outlook on the route? Does it seem like a route that BA will keep? I'
51 Cricket : Unlikely, VJM has stated that his hubs will be BLR and BOM for international operations initially and he will try to run a hub and spoke operation.
52 Vivekman2006 : Oh! So did you finally manage to reach PBH? Waiting for your TRs - Vivek
53 Cricket : IT sources are claiming that BOM-HKG/SIN which were sched for Jan 12/16 respectively have been delayed till Feb at the earliest - a three/four week pu
54 Mk777 : Wouldn't it make sense the domestic flights to DEL land on rwy 28 and intl. flights on rwy 29 during foggy conditions? It takes 20 mins taxi time from
55 Cricket : The problem is the ground taxi - pilots are not really confident taxi-ing planes filled with people across an active runway in low visibility conditi
56 Hohd : I am also curious regarding LHR-HYD service. I am looking at BA for travel this summer to HYD, and BA has the lowest fare so far from Houston. The ot
57 Justbala : Two hours should be fine in BLR , esp. since you will be landing at a non peak hour at the international side. Domestic departure and International a
58 Post contains links Shanxz : Jet Airways VP predicts more airlines going bust and more consolidation in the industry in 2009. Which airlines do you think will remain in India at t
59 PP705 : That would require a change in the present government policy and this being election year, it is unlikely. Everyone knows she is covering up. Nobody
60 Cricket : I believe the next administration will make any changes if at all, but to your second point about Mubdala investing (via a loan) in 9W I personally t
61 HAWK21M : What was the IT load like? regds MEL.
62 Comorin : A friend of mine wants to go to Kochi from NYC next month, and I got excited at seeing a $300 o/w fare on Jet's website. Alas, on closer view, there w
63 Blrsea : Fuel surcharge goes to the airline
64 Buck3y3nut : This made me laugh. Haven't heard that in ages... Thanks for the laugh brother!!!
65 Cricket : And nothing to the agent, which is the lovely thing for the airline heh! But still $460 isn't too bad o/w
66 Comorin : You're welcome! Thanks as usual! I presume it would apply to the return leg as well?
67 Cricket : I've always found that r/t tickets are never 2x o/w tix on international flights usually they're 1.5-1.8x. However, you never know - I was looking fo
68 Ourboeing : Happy New Year to all of you as well. You know, fog is a reason that I have stopped visiting India during the December holidays. I have wasted so much
69 Cricket : There are worse places to be stuck in compared to HKG, but I guess you stayed near the airport, that city is always great fun! Hey I live in DEL and
70 PP705 : I think when 9W started, GF and KU had a stake until the government asked them to move out.
71 Ourboeing : One last story before I call it a night I visited India this past summer and flew CO. As I mentioned, sat through 15 hours worth of crappy service and
72 Cricket : They did until a clarification was issued preventing foreign airlines from having a stake - plus I think FDI was reduced to 26%. Keep in mind that UA
73 HAWK21M : Any Idea where the proposed Deccan Cargo six A310F & 6 ATRs are currently? regds MEL.
74 PP705 : Are those A310F coverted from the old Air India A310s?
75 Cricket : No I believe all those went to AI cargo along with some CD 732's! Gopinath, a brilliant destroyer of shareholder wealth has found it impossible to ra
76 HAWK21M : I heard they got one A310 from AI. Thinking ahead....Where are they going to get the loads to fill 12 A310F & ATRs.Even Quikjet needs to consider on
77 Cricket : I don't think loads are an issue - loads from SE Asia and W Asia are very good for SQ, MH and EK in belly freight. Despite the slowdown, loads for a
78 HAWK21M : Just the discussion doing the rounds last night at work too.When will the rise commence again. regds MEL
79 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Domestic air travel from Bangalore will cost more from the 16th of this month as the Bengaluru International Airport Ltd. (BIAL) has decided to levy U
80 PP705 : but the same guy revolutionised air travel in the country. He pioneered the concept of low cost carriers in India but reckless expansion probably bla
81 Cricket : I will never deny Gopi that, I know the man well, but I do think he is feted far beyond his capabilities. He did allow for low-fares and his legacy o
82 HAWK21M : That would not be LCC specific though.any details? True gopi helped many Pax fly for the 1st time.But a business needs to be profitable to succeed. r
83 Cricket : Might be an exaggeration, but the guy was like a fighter pilot. Only other time I've had such a mad t/o was in a LearjetXR out of the old Hyderabad a
84 Post contains links and images Cricket : Slowdown, what slowdown - seen at the flightline at XFW View Large View MediumPhoto © Andre Oferta View Large View MediumPhoto © Sven Ole Ni
85 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Singapore Airlines to withdraw few flights from India effective January 26, 2009 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/sing...dia-effective-january-26-2009-
86 Cricket : Hmm.. connecting traffic from India must be easing up a bit this winter. I should expect things to perk up in the summer schedule.
87 PP705 : Pardon my ignorance ........ I need someone here to explan this complicated language.
88 PP705 : Not surprising considering the present economic situation worldwide.
89 Cricket : Hahaha - sometimes I get caught up in the site Foxtrot meant row F (window on a narrow aisle) and rwy 27 is runway 27.
90 AKLDELNonstop : My take off from HYD this Dec was pretty scary. Around 60 degree angle just after take off. This was on G8 flying to DEL. But the scariest has to be
91 PP705 : Thank You
92 HAWK21M : Could be the F/O. how was the landing? regds MEL.
93 Cricket : I've had worse courtesy 9W crosswind landings at DEL - but that was sitting right above the landing gear. I don't know why but I feel that A320 famil
94 Post contains links PP705 : Guys what do you make of this? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I..._on_safety/articleshow/3970269.cms
95 Rajrs : Hi Everybody, This is my first post on A.Net. Raj
96 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Welcome! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- BIAL to earn Rs 150-200 crore per annum by levying Rs 260
97 Cricket : " target=_blank>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...9.cms I think ToI also carried a story talking about how understaffed the DGCA is compared to
98 Cricket : It seems that the fog came back with a vengeance today! LH762 MUC-DEL was diverted to LHE - given the current geopolitical climate, the passengers (In
99 PP705 : Welcome to A.Net
100 PNQIAD : " target=_blank>http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...9.cms Pardon the conspiracy theorist in me - but could this be just an underhanded attempt by
101 Cricket : But what if the Indian gov't stops giving route authorities to US carriers in retaliation. W$hat will happen to DL's shiny 77L's then? You know the o
102 Rajrs : quote=Aviationbuff,reply=96]Welcome![/quote] Thanks. But. on what basis Indian govt can stop awarding routes to U.S. carriers? Rajrs.
103 HAWK21M : Welcome.Nice to see another Indian posting out here. True.Looks like Fog is returning again up north. regds MEL
104 PP705 : You've got a valid point here, especially since the Indian carriers have better products.
105 Post contains links Aviationbuff : AI witnesses ten per cent growth in domestic passenger traffic at GMR Hyderabad Airport http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/ai-w...ffic-at-gmr-hyderabad-a
106 Aviationbuff : I have few queries on the AI lease of A310 aircraft from CSA. How many A310 aircraft did AI took on lease from CSA. As the aircraft was operated by th
107 PP705 : AI did in the past. They did operate a 9W A340 on lease for some time.
108 Post contains links Ivo : Flyington Freighters is planning a new order with Airbus, even some A380??????????? http://www.business-standard.com/india/storypage.php?autono=283857
109 Cricket : Well, it is still operating I saw the plane on the int'l tarmac at BOM today morning. Actually BOM was quite interesting yesterday and today, as was
110 777way : Air China upgarding DEL to A340 from summer schedule, Cargolux seem to have pulled out of India and possibly Eurofly too, the latter maybe doing Goa c
111 PP705 : It's been more than a week since IT started BOM-LHR. Does anyone know or have any idea about the loads?
112 Nimish : There was a post on AI.net from a crew member that the loads were low.
113 Karan69 : That could well be a downgrade considering the product on the 333s is a lot better in both J and Y then the 343s unless the latter have been refurbis
114 Cricket : I saw a China Southern A346 at DEL yest - I didn't know DEL-PVG had moved from a 343!
115 HAWK21M : They will never commence ops just await the announcements only. True.Last night was so busy that there was no spare bay available after midnight too.
116 WestWing : The news item you linked is datelined May 2007. Flyington ordered six A330Fs (they switched to six A330Fs from an initial consideration of four B777F
117 Cricket : Given the current turmoil in Andhra business circles I won't be surprised if the planes are Not Taken Up (NTU)
118 Gr8Circle : You're not an a.nutter if you can sleep through a take-off
119 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Delhi Airport to have ‘low-cost’ terminal for LCCs in 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/delh...ost-terminal-for-lccs-in-2010-4668 There were si
120 Post contains links Aviationbuff : NACIL tightens purse-strings further with more cost-cutting http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/naci...further-with-more-costcutting-4666 Thecost-cutting
121 777way : CA introduced new F and J cabins on A340 a year ago. PIA have reduced frequency temporarily on Lahore-DEL route with 737, to thrice weekly from previ
122 Cricket : Load factor on a BOM-DEL flight I took on Thursday was under 50% on VT-PPD (321) and the BOM-DEL leg the day earlier many of the passengers on VT-SCK
123 HAWK21M : I hope Loads pick up for Indian operators in 2009. regds MEL
124 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Turbulence continues for Jet as third-quarter loss deepens http://www.atwonline.com/news/story.html?storyID=15298 Other highlights of of the article i
125 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Fog disturbs normal operations at the Indira Gandhi International Airport http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/fog-...-gandhi-international-airport-4704 Si
126 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Alliance with Jet Airways to take off within six months: Mallya http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/alli...-off-within-six-months-mallya-4700 As per Mr. V
127 PP705 : Take off.....to no where?
128 WestWing : Some questions about the IC/AI merger. Are IC flights still using the "IndAir" call sign and the "IAC" designator for flights or have they switched to
129 HAWK21M : The painting of the new livery will be during check C only,as it would not be wise to ground aircraft for this purpose otherwise. regds MEL
130 Cricket : Erm, the FFP part is already operational, the code-share bit I'm still not so sure about...
131 WestWing : I do not know when a C-check is required. Is it at the earlier of 4800 hrs and 18 months? If the 18 months is the governing factor, then since the ne
132 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Paramount to hire 500 pilots and 600 cabin crew http://finance.indiainfo.com/2009/01...500_pilots_and_600_cabin_crew.html There was also rumor that th
133 Rajrs : What is check C? Preventive or Breakdown maintenance ? Rajrs.
134 Post contains links Blrsea : Delta to cut flights to India
135 Abhi : Quick question -- is Air India flying to Vancouver in April? I haven't heard or read anything about this but my uncle who works for Air India mentione
136 Cricket : Paramount is desperate to stay in the news all the time - they keep on talking but they have only FIVE planes and expect to get only five more this y
137 9W748Capt : Wait, so they're going to fly daily until peak season starts, THEN cut flights? Does this make sense to anyone else? Weird. Oh well, let's hope thing
138 Post contains links PP705 : Is this guy exaggerating or could this be true? http://www.consumercomplaints.in/complaints/emirates-c37317.html
139 PP705 : I think it was a mistake on thier part to move the flight from JFK to ATL. That probably was the begining of the decline for this route. New York Mumb
140 Post contains links Rajrs : AI, IA merger may get delayed, causing delay in joining *A. http://www.business-standard.com/ind...rger-may-get-delayed/00/12/346697/ Rajrs.
141 WestWing : Thanks for this link. It answers my earlier question about how far along the AI/IC merger was. In looking for more information I did find an Economic
142 MHTripple7 : I'm glad DL moved the flight to ATL. Now people living in New York have no choice but enjoy AI's fantastic service on their 77L Nonstop flight which
143 PP705 : CO flies EWR-BOM
144 Freqflyer : Paramount is backed by some of the deepest pockets in the land. Check their investors' antecedents. If they want 50 planes, they will get 50 planes.
145 HAWK21M : Depending on the type.approx 3000hrs/18 months average. Scheduled Mx check. If not having the right people to manage the airline,it could lead to pro
146 MHTripple7 : You're right, for some reason I wast thinking CO only flew EWR-DEL. Thanks.
147 Cricket : I've met Thiagrajan and I'm not questioning the fact that he has the dosh to keep flying and expanding - its just that the desperation for news is a
148 Freqflyer : Mr Thiagarajan is dynamic and far-sighted. But I'm not referring only to him. Look to the other investors behind Paramaount. That being so, if they d
149 Post contains links 777way : Ethiopain Cargo launched once weekly freighter service to Chennai http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/cargo/schedule.aspx with Southern Air 747F. PIA
150 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GoAir joins fare war with IndiGo, SpiceJet http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/goai...fare-war-with-indigo-spicejet-4744 Go Air is fighting hard. There we
151 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Qatar Airways to start one-stop flights from nine Indian cities to Houston from March 30, 2009 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/qata...to-houston-from-
152 Post contains links Aviationbuff : LCC Viva Macau planning operations to India by second half of 2009 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/lcc-...-india-by-second-half-of-2009-4783 Another L
153 PP705 : I have my doubts on the viability of this route.
154 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Virgin & Singapore To Invest In India As posted by Kleiner here: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4292893/
155 Nimish : And I've just benefited big time - booked DEL-BLR flight tickets on Indigo for Rs. 2265 a head - compared to Rs. 2750 on the train (2AC)! Happy days
156 PP705 : That's a steal. Was there any advance purchase requirement?
157 Post contains links Aviationbuff : GOI orders private airlines to spare aircraft for national emergency http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/goi-...rcraft-for-national-emergency-4804 good de
158 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Some more....however, this time BLR is missing. Air India Express to offer reduced fare package http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...to-offer-reduc
159 Aviationbuff : Wishing you all a Happy 60th Republic Day
160 Post contains links and images Gr8circle : Saw this pic of one of AI's two 747-300s.....apparently, it's going to be scrapped....as the plane is just over 20 years old, why was it sent for scra
161 Post contains links Rajrs : Srilankan software company selected by Kingfisher Airlines for s/w service solutions. http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Se...frmNewsDetailView.aspx?AR
162 Nimish : at least 21 days in advance - Rs. 750 cancellation charges.
163 Post contains links PP705 : Bad times for the King of Good Times http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...01/30/stories/2009013051990100.htm
164 Cricket : " target=_blank>http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...0.htm Not surprised, but I thought that they were turning the corner...
165 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Four international airlines looking to operate from Hyderabad http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/four...ing-to-operate-from-hyderabad-4869 I have some co
166 Post contains links Aviationbuff : 9W offers additional free check-in baggage allowance of ten kgs at no extra cost http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...e-of-ten-kgs-at-no-extra-cost-
167 Post contains links Aviationbuff : India to be spared of Boeing job cuts http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B...g_job_cuts/articleshow/4056661.cms Relief to the employees of Boeing in I
168 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air Arabia announces new fares for Hyderabad-Sharjah route http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blnus/09281791.htm 85% load factor is excellent news fo
169 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Aviation fuel prices slashed 4% http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/B..._slashed_4/articleshow/4058099.cms When will the airlines going to drop the Fue
170 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air France to withdraw Chennai services from March 28, 2009 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...i-services-from-march-28-2009-4902 How was the load
171 Post contains links Aviationbuff : JAL, ANA to cut flights on seven international routes including Mumbai http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jal-...on-seven-international-routes-4896 How m
172 PP705 : The news channels are reporting on some trouble in an Indigo aircraft which had an emergency landing at DEL. Anyone with any info?
173 Post contains links Rajrs : SFO expected to start in second half of the year by AI. http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/naci...ith-induction-of-new-aircraft-4890 Rajrs.
174 Legacyins : Hopefully they will learn from 9W's mistakes on this route.
175 LAXDESI : Will it be from BOM, DEL, or BLR? The article suggests a non-stop on B772LR.
176 Post contains links HAWK21M : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/videoshow/4060253.cms regds MEL
177 Nimish : Suggestion on AI.net (which I agree with): While BLR-SFO might be a nice thought, it might be cheaper to operate the flight as a DEL-SFO-DEL with a t
178 Cricket : The problem is that DEL is a horrible place to transit - given a choice most passengers would rather take EK and transit in DXB rather than in DEL or
179 LeftWing : .....agree 100%...last week CX and 4 other airlines all boarded thru Gate 1 and no aerobridges...all pax were bused to the a/c.....this just sucks bi
180 Cricket : To be fair I've climbed down airstairs on a 777 at DXB because of a lack of gates down airstairs from a 343 at CDG because 2E collapsed... CSIA is sl
181 Post contains links Aviationbuff : JetLite joins the IOSA Registry http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jetlite-joins-the-iosa-registry-4934 Great news for JetLite.
182 Rajrs : Congratulations "JETLITE". Rajrs
183 Post contains links Aviationbuff : AAI puts non-metro airport development projects on fast track http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/aai-...opment-projects-on-fast-track-4939 This is a good
184 AirIndia : is this is greenfield project or upgradation of Dabolim. If its the latter, i guess the govt might still be involved as Dabolim also has a large nava
185 Post contains links Cricket : Dabolim is a Naval field and only the civilian terminal is 'operated' by the AAI like in Jodhpur (where the plane passes a gate) to get to the civil
186 PP705 : This can happen at any major airport. I have climbed down and up at BKK. I was on the first BA flight from BOM which landed at LHR T5. We were bussed
187 Cricket : Though climbing up a 777 is great fun - if you get out of the second door, the engine looms right in front of you. Quite a sight, I deplaned from EK5
188 Post contains links Aviationbuff : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/..._on_Monday/articleshow/4084177.cms Air India will add 3 A321s to fleet on Monday Good news for AI. I also read
189 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Jazeera Airways to ponder on partnering with LCCs in Indian domestic market http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jaze...ccs-in-indian-domestic-market-4992
190 Post contains links Aviationbuff : IT Defers A380 Purchase Two Years Posted by Stich http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4307784/ This news is on the expect
191 Post contains links Shanxz : What makes LH such a successful brand in India? Just read an article in the Indian Express USA about the topic, which is generated quite some discussi
192 Vimanav : LH actually dropped a bombshell on its staff at HYD, CCU, MAA and BLR on Friday, 06FEB09 when it coolly informed staff at these offices that only the
193 Post contains links LAXDESI : Daily AI flight to Dubai from Tiruchi. http://avindia.blogspot.com/ Air India Express is all set to increase the frequency of its flights on the Chenn
194 HAWK21M : Shouldn't the terms be Three months salary.Sad case. regds MEL
195 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Air India Express inducts another B737-800 aircraft to expand network operation http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...t-to-expand-network-operation-5
196 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Kingfisher to sell 25% stock for Rs 2,000 cr http://www.business-standard.com/ind...stock-for-rs-2000-cr/00/29/348281/ the article also mentions that
197 Nimish : What about the airport manager and the like? Or was it only the city office staff that were let go?
198 Comorin : Are financials publicly available for IT or are they buried within UB Group? Any links welcome. Thanks
199 Vimanav : Apparently only city office staff were affected. brgds//Vimanav
200 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 79. http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...eneral_aviation/read.main/4310948/
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