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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 85.  
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 16448 times:

Indian Aviation Thread: Part 84. (by Jayeshrulz Nov 12 2009 in Civil Aviation)

Thread carried forward......................

AI to take delivery of the first of its B787s in 2Q2011
http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...edding--suppliers-share-wrap/page1

Quote:
Air India is now reportedly due to take delivery of the first of its B787s in 2Q2011, most likely in June. The aircraft will be quickly deployed on routes to Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and destinations in Europe. Air India will be the third B787 operator.

Does AI have sufficient funds for the purchase. Good to hear that Boeing is making good progress and within 18 months we may  crossfingers  see 787 in AI livery at our local airports.

[Edited 2010-01-23 01:38:04 by aviationbuff]

207 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 16447 times:

Heavy maintenance services to 9W fleet at HYD for 10 years

http://ptinews.com/news/481356_GHIAL-joint-venture-signs-pact-with-Jet

Quote:
MAS GMR Aerospace Engineering Company, the 50:50 JV between GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd and Malaysian Aerospace Engineering, today signed a memorandum of understanding with Jet Airways for providing heavy maintenance services of the airline's entire fleet.

The company also signed MoUs with Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services (MACS) for commercial development of the Hyderabad Airport and with Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn.

Bhd for setting up an ab-initio flight training.

These MoUs were signed in the presence of Malaysian Prime Minister Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak here.

MAS GMR Aerospace Engineering Company will provide exclusive heavy maintenance services to Jet Airways fleet over the next ten years in Hyderabad at the upcoming MRO facility.

The MoU with Asia Pacific Flight Training is for setting up of ab-initio flight training center in partnership with Jeppesen India, a Boeing subsidiary.

Great news .... not long ago SpiceJet also signed similar agreement but for 3 years, while the 9W agreement is for 10 years.


User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 16334 times:



Quoting Aviationbuff (Thread starter):
AI to take delivery of the first of its B787s in 2Q2011

Cannot wait to see the Dreamliner in AI's livery. That'll be one majestic bird  Smile Any idea when 9W is expected to take deliveries of theirs? They desperately need planes that size. Its a perfect fit!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 16271 times:

MAS GMR has got heavy mx contract with both SpiceJet & 9W.......Thats a big deal.
Only drawback is that these airlines Mx team will be left as line mx only.

Aircraft Maintenance is mainly Major Mx.......Not Line Mx.

regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 16265 times:

Hi Mel..... seeing your post after a long time.... hope all well!

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
drawback is that these airlines Mx team will be left as line mx only

What are the odds that airline's mx team migrates to MAS-GMR?


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16238 times:

This deal also impacts the AI MRO planned at NAG. If most of the country's 737's are being worked on at HYD this works tremendously to the advantage of GHIAL's plans of making HYD India's MRO hub. Will 9W's 330's and 777's also have heavy work done at this facility and from what I read earlier the facility will start with only C checks but as some of 9W's fleet of 737's are nearing D-checks (the 737-400's for example) will D-checks also happen at HYD?


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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16224 times:



Quoting Cricket (Reply 5):
If most of the country's 737's are being worked on at HYD this works tremendously to the advantage of GHIAL's plans of making HYD India's MRO hub

Spice's deal is only for 3 years. If in the mean time AI's facility in NAG is up and running Spice may look to them. AI have 18 737s of their own.

Wasn't Boeing going to invest in the MRO in NAG, i thought that was part of the entire AI fleet deal...?


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2968 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 16094 times:



Quoting AirIndia (Reply 6):
Wasn't Boeing going to invest in the MRO in NAG, i thought that was part of the entire AI fleet deal...?

Dinesh Keskar gets asked that question every time he holds a press event and he evades it everytime!



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User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 16032 times:

Air India brings back 747

Quote:
As per Amadeus timetable display on 25JAN10, Air India appears to be bringing back Boeing 747-400 service. From 01FEB10, 747-400 to operate:

2 weekly Delhi – Riyadh
2 weekly Kozhikode – Riyadh
6 weekly Mumbai – Riyadh

Source: http://airlineroute.net/2010/01/25/ai-744/

What could be the reason of bringing back JumboJets, while it was announced few weeks ago that they will discontinue them.

Who cares .... I love to see them in AI livery


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 15977 times:



Quoting AirIndia (Reply 4):
hope all well!

All Izzz welll Guru.....Seen your pics on FB.... Smile

Quoting AirIndia (Reply 4):

What are the odds that airline's mx team migrates to MAS-GMR?

Job security & salaries might be an issue.

Now Airworks MRO will try leasing their hangar space for Airline Major Mx use....Not many B737 operators left.

regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineOurboeing From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15931 times:

How is AI doing with their extension to IAD?

I am planning a trip to India in July and am looking into it.
I also realized that UAL has a non stop from IAD to Dubai. Since I am from Chandigarh and the airport there is being built and is there is no word on Fly Dubai flight from Dubai to Chandigarh.

I have tried to google information on it but am unable to find anything.

Does anyone has any updates?

OURBOEING


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 11, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15919 times:



Quoting Ourboeing (Reply 10):
and is there is no word on Fly Dubai flight from Dubai to Chandigarh.

Nope Flydubai has not been granted access to India. So you have to fly domestic on DEL - IXC route.



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 15908 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 11):
So you have to fly domestic on DEL - IXC route.

OurBoeing: I was told there is a convenient bus service operated by a company called Indo-Canadian that operates A/C buses directly from the DEL international airport to Chandigarh. The bus schedules from DEL airport are timed to meet the International arrivals at DEL (mid night arrivals). You may want to look into this as a better alternative to a domestic flight.



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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 15876 times:

Wasn't a MRO center being set up at HAL (the old BLR) airport? What news of that?

User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15799 times:

AirAsia firms plans for launch of more services to India

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...nch-of-more-services-to-india.html

AirAsia plans to start six new routes to India in this year's first quarter. The six new routes are:
PEN - MAA Daily from 28 April
KUL - MAA Daily from 17 May
KUL - BLR Daily from 20 May
KUL - HYD Daily from 20 July
KUL - BOM four times a week from 6 May
KUL - DEL Daily from 4 August

A320s for MAA, BLR and HYD
AirAsia X will launch the Mumbai and New Delhi services with Airbus A330s.

Quote:
The airline already operates to Kolkata, Kochi, Trichy and Trivandrum.

AirAsia group, which already flies to four Indian cities, will operate 148 weekly flights to India and aims to carry two million passengers to India and back this year, says group CEO Tony Fernandes.

"AirAsia has well-arrived in the Indian market to change the very definition of low-cost airlines as the India market is booming," he adds.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15797 times:

GoI to charge USD 60 for Visa-on-Arrival

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/goi-...arge-usd-60-for-visaonarrival-9419

Quote:
According to a PTI report, the Government of India (GoI) has decided to charge a fee of USD 60 per person for granting the Visa-on-Arrival scheme, with an aim to attract more tourists during the Commonwealth Games this year. The scheme has been extended to five countries, Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore, on a pilot basis for a year beginning this month.



User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 15790 times:

India's Jet picks up stake in MAS-GMR joint venture

http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...take-in-mas-gmr-joint-venture.html

Quote:
Indian carrier Jet Airways is to buy a 26% stake in the Hyderabad-based MAS-GMR Aerospace Engineering.

The facility aims to open in the first quarter of 2011. It will offer C- and D-checks initially to Airbus A320s and Boeing 737s before moving onto long-haul types.

GHIAL signs MoUs with Jet Airways, MACS, Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn. Bhd

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/ghia...cific-flight-training-sdn-bhd-9426

GHIAL signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
1. Jet Airways for heavy maintenance services of their entire fleet of over 100 aircraft for a period of ten years

2. Malaysia Airports Consultancy Services (MACS) for Commercial development of the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

3. Asia Pacific Flight Training Sdn. Bhd to set up ab-initio flight training.


User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1028 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 15752 times:

I read in a newspaper that DGCA made the min. visibility for t/o to 150 from 125.
Other airlines like AI and IT are cribbing that their planes can takeoff in low visibility and the decision has been in the favor of 9W and SG 737's who dont have Auto land capability.


http://ibnlive.in.com/news/new-dgca-...elhi-airport/109067-3.html?from=tn

Doesn't the 737 CAT III capable?
Or the airlines haven't put it?

Cheers!
-JK.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 15635 times:

Finance ministry moves for AI-IA demerger.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...A-demerger/articleshow/5502764.cms

Quote:
Indian Airlines which were merged in August 2007 despite widespread criticism. Interestingly, the merger has actually not moved much beyond a common billboard and a holding company.

With a rehab plan for Air India proving to be a fraught task, a proposal to undo the decision to forge Air India and Indian Airlines into a single entity has been mooted by the finance ministry. The ministry, which has to foot the bill for any revival package, is understood to be increasingly nervous over the viability of bailout plans for the floundering carrier.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 19, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 15597 times:

AirAsia to fly to five major Indian cities this year.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articlelist/13353990.cms

Quote:
Budget carrier AirAsia said on Tuesday it will launch flights from Malaysia to five major Indian cities in 2010, with plans to carry two million passengers a year.

The new cities are Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, New Delhi and Mumbai. AirAsia already flies from its Kuala Lumpur base to Kochi, Kolkata, Trichy and Trivandrum.


User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 15553 times:

Question about 9W A332


On the Jet Airways website, under About us --> Fleet Information --> A332, they have seat diagrams of three different layouts on the A332, with the footnote "Includes aircraft that have been wet leased / dry leased to other airlines."

My question is, would anyone be able to tell me which of these configurations is currently used on the BOM-BRU and DEL-BRU-EWR sectors? When I flew on 9W 2 years ago, it was just the config with the new herringbone structure Biz class.....but now there are two additional layout there....so, which one is used on flights to the US and Canada?

Thanks in advance for any replies....I need to block some seats, but the diagrams completely threw me off.....


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2975 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15547 times:



Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 20):
My question is, would anyone be able to tell me which of these configurations is currently used on the BOM-BRU and DEL-BRU-EWR sectors? When I flew on 9W 2 years ago, it was just the config with the new herringbone structure Biz class.....but now there are two additional layout there....so, which one is used on flights to the US and Canada?

Thanks in advance for any replies....I need to block some seats, but the diagrams completely threw me off.....

The site has not been updated. The wet leased aircrafts are gone, now all of 9W's A332s are owned. So all of them have the new J class, herringbone structure.



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 15543 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 21):
The wet leased aircrafts are gone

but he means

Quoting Gr8Circle (Reply 20):
aircraft that have been wet leased / dry leased to other airlines

Some 332s have been leased to Oman Air i guess..........


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 23, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15521 times:



Quoting Jayeshrulz (Reply 17):

Doesn't the 737 CAT III capable

To operate CAT III.......
Aircraft should be equipped.
Crew should be qualified.
Airport should have required equipment.

regds
MEL.



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineAviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 15479 times:



Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 18):
Finance ministry moves for AI-IA demerger.

IA staff must be pleased by this initiative.......


25 Ourboeing : Thanks Westwing. I have two young children and when we get to Delhi we are all pretty much worn out so always check into a hotel and fly out to IXC t
26 HAWK21M : DEL Visibility drops rapidly around 0200hrs almost every night.All Aircraft heading for DEL get stuck up.Poor Employees Its been a tough Winter for IN
27 Post contains links WestWing : You're welcome. With kids, the overnight break would really help. I mentioned the airport bus because someone told me about it only recently...but I
28 Jayeshrulz : haha yes, did you see the republic day? The Army March was hardly visible from 200 meters Secondly there was no proper airshow this time because the
29 Gr8Circle : Thanks buddy....that solves my problem.....
30 HAWK21M : True.....Since jan 1st week things have been bad this year.....Hopefully improves sooner. regds MEL.
31 Ojas : QR is increasing its flights to Goa from summer 2010 from 4 weekly A320 to daily A321. It will further increase ATQ from 4 weekly A320 to daily A320/A
32 Post contains links Pe@rson : Might find these links interesting: http://www.anna.aero/2010/01/29/five...e-strategies-on-hyderabad-chennai/ http://www.anna.aero/2010/01/29/indi...w
33 Post contains links Aviationbuff : Smaller Aircraft to be assembled by GMR in HYD http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report...mr-to-assemble-planes-next_1340486
34 Post contains images HAWK21M : We need 75-100 seaters.....Lots of them regds MEL.
35 777way : Great Wall Airlines resuming service to Chennai from March.
36 Aviationbuff : Air China launch Bangalore from late-Feb 10 Air China from 27FEB10 launches 2 weekly Shanghai – Chengdu – Bangalore service, its 2nd destination i
37 Post contains links Aviationbuff : US EXIM Bank, Air India sign USD 1. 1 billion financing deal http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/us-e...sd-1-1-billion-financing-deal-9468 When I first re
38 Post contains links AirIndia : PP said something http://business.rediff.com/report/20...ector-revival-by-2011-minister.htm
39 Post contains links LAXDESI : Swiss airlines starts weekly Zurich-Goa service. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...oa-service/articleshow/5528227.cms Quote: Swiss International
40 Aviationbuff : Finnair MD11 final service rescheduled Finnair’s planned FINAL MD11 service is being pushed back by a week, as per 03FEB10 GDS timetable display. Th
41 Mk777 : Do IAD bound passengers complete immigration formalities at JFK when flying on AI 101?? Also is the I-94 departure card taken while checking in at IAD
42 777way : Saudia to use A320 to Lucknow in addition to 757s.
43 Anshuk : A year or so ago, 9W plastered the newspapers with ads about BLR-BRU flights. This never materialized, did it? Does anybody here have any information
44 ojas : 9W started BLR - BRU and it lasted for 4 months. It was a disaster like IT's BLR - LHR.
45 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India expects to get Rs 1,200 crore allocation in forthcoming budget http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...ocation-in-forthcoming-budget-9508
46 aviationbuff : SriLankan reduce Bangalore from Mar 10 SriLankan Airlines from 28MAR10 is reducing Colombo – Bangalore form 5 to 3 weekly. Service operates
47 jayeshrulz : SV does not have 77W. They only have 772ER as the 777.
48 ojas : SV uses B77W and B77L notations to the following aircrafts B77L :- New 3 class B772ER B77W:- New 2 class B772ER
49 Post contains images Anshuk : Hmmm, that's pretty sad. I would have liked there to be one    I don't like the idea of arriving in BOM, collecting my baggage and checking it once
50 ojas : No it is not. However with AI you can transfer at BOM like you transfer at DXB, DOH etc. There is an international "connector" flight which offers co
51 Post contains images jayeshrulz : Isn't this confusing and misleading information. I hope they dont show 717's as 747. 
52 Anshuk : I know, I have used this flight twice. However, I'm a JP silver (soon to be gold) and hence try to fly 9W or its partners as much as possible! EK is
53 ojas : From MAN coming 22nd you can fly QR. MAN - DOH - BLR. Plus 9W has FFP partnership with LH, so you can fly via FRA to BLR.
54 777way : Leased 743 are listed as 74E which is 747-400 Combi designation, also they used 74L which is for 747SP.
55 Post contains images Anshuk : Yup, I was pretty happy about that. If only QR had a partnership with 9W as well! LH is prohibitively expensive to fly on   My home airport right no
56 Post contains images Gr8Circle : If you want to fly LHR - BLR via BOM on 9W, all you have to do is take your luggage off the conveyor belt at BOM, pass through customs and hand over
57 Post contains links aviationbuff : Emirates flight grounded in Mumbai after terror alert call http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...alert-call/articleshow/5544883.cms
58 Post contains images Anshuk : They do?! I didn't know that! Thanks for the info, I'll keep a look out the next time  
59 Post contains links aviationbuff : SpiceJet in Profit. .... Dubai World unit sells SpiceJet stake http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...ld-unit-sells-spicejet-stake/page1 46% ... great
60 Nimish : I've used the intl "connector" to connect to LX, but that was no good. I had to leave the intl "arrivals" terminal, come out, wait 20 minutes for a l
61 TK787 : Hello everyone, Turkish aviation sites report that TK to lease 3 more JetAirways 77Ws. Agreement signed last week. Anyone here can confirm, what regs?
62 Post contains links WestWing : Also being reported by one of the news services (PTI) quoting an unnamed source close to the deal : (link) It would seem to confirm reports that 9Ws
63 Post contains links ojas : 9W expected to start BOM&DEL - CMB within the next 6 months, along with some other city as well. As I had mentioned earlier, starting BOM - CMB wa
64 abrelosojos : = I am surprised this was so difficult for you. I have a lot of clients in India and usually take the 9W flight from BRU connecting in BOM. It is alw
65 Post contains images Anshuk : I've never had to wait 60 mins! I think the most I've ever waited is about 20 mins. Which is still a fair bit, but its not too bad! BOM is reasonable
66 AirIndia : Buddy, the ICE IFE will k
67 Post contains images AirIndia : Buddy, the ICE IFE will keep u busy and take your mind off the 10 abreast config......  
68 ojas : Air Arabia will add 4 flights per week to Delhi effective summer 2010 increasing the capacity to 11 per week. With this Air Arabia will have 106 fligh
69 Post contains images aviationbuff : They are silently busy finalizing the deal    .... strong rumors about buying/having major stake in another LCC.
70 Post contains images Anshuk : I'm a big guy! :P but yeah, I considered it and decided to go with 9W. Their IFE isn't comparable to ICE, but its still pretty good. Good enough to k
71 Post contains images Nimish : Glad to know things have improved. I remember waiting forever in the Bombay summer heat during the day at the intl terminal, and maybe that has scarr
72 Post contains links Cricket : So 9W would have farmed out most of its 77W fleet - as it is the last of the 13 was sold off to the Abu Dhabi royal family. It seems that both 9W and
73 Karan69 : On a side note , 9W seems to be upgrading HKG to 77W from both BOM and DEL from March to April Also random operations out of BOM will be 777 ops this
74 Anshuk : I tried that once, except, in a friends car. Got stuck in hideous traffic for about an hour and half for the 3-4 kilometers. But then again, it was a
75 Post contains images OURBOEING : I am in the process of booking tickets for my trip to India and am thinking about giving AI a chance from IAD-DEL but am not too sure if they will be
76 ojas : AI has a good in flight product, the new B777-200LR. Good legroom, desi food etc etc. If you had a bad experience on CO, you might want to watch out
77 abrelosojos : = It is hard to build an "intercontinental" brand when you compete with irrational Gulf players who destroy your yields. Moreover, Indian traffic is
78 Anshuk : I was of the belief that a majority of 9W's revenue and profits come from the international flights. I've read on more than one occasion that even th
79 ojas : Regional means flights to SE Asia and to the Gulf.
80 AirIndia : going to try jet konnect del-udr-del today. meeting grandpa as he is unwell. got an easy seat on ZED subload.
81 Cricket : Fair enough, but the surprising thing is that both 9W and IT have not managed to convert their high-yield passengers to their international flights (
82 Post contains links aviationbuff : Naked Body Scanner Images Of Film Star Shahrukh Khan Printed, Circulated By Airport Staff Exposed: Naked Body Scanner Images Of Film Star Pr (by Burj
83 Post contains links WestWing : Air India to consider Dublin for European hub The article (click link above) says that US-bound passengers are able to pre-clear Customs and Immigrati
84 777way : going to try jet konnect del-udr-del today. meeting grandpa as he is unwell. got an easy seat on ZED subload. Yes this facility is at Shannon, PIA als
85 OURBOEING : I looked up AI tickets and they are the cheapest. I think I am going to give AI a chance and have a very good feeling about it. But the bad part is t
86 Post contains images Anshuk : Its sad that they're yet to have integration between the two sites, let alone a single site for both of them. Look at the DL/NW merger! The NWA site
87 WestWing : Several news outlets reporting an American citizen "Winston Marshall" was arrested at DEL airport security checkpoint because of a concealed(?) 4-inch
88 mk777 : Where all will AI make hubs??? Which makes me want to ask how is their FRA scissor hub doing??? Wait till DEL T3 comes online, then use that as a hub
89 VTMAA : I think DL/NW had a better deal - both had more similarities of their systems (both were Skyteam carriers) so integration was easier. DL/NW may be a
90 AI : Is it still the case that you need to show the credit card used for the booking at check-in ? I was planning to pay for my sister & her kids next
91 Anshuk : You can pay using your card, but your sister will need an attested photocopy of both sides of the card used, with your signature on it. You should bl
92 Post contains links aviationbuff : MIAL to open new Terminal 1C at domestic airport in April 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/mial...omestic-airport-in-april-2010-9542
93 WestWing : The news article includes the following: "However, the new Terminal 1C will be operational for three years. After that, it will be broken down to giv
94 jayeshrulz : I am sorry but that was not the case with me. My father booked the tickets abroad for my family and all we were asked is boarding pass(online check i
95 ojas : Different airlines have different policies on the credit cards used while booking. In the USA it does not matter which card you use for booking. I kn
96 AI : The reason I had asked this was that I am aware there was a fraud with credit card bookings in India sometime back & most if not all airlines had
97 ojas : But why are you risking your chances just because of its inaccurate implementation? Which is what I'm explaining, better be safe than sorry. Call up
98 comorin : Guys, how come BLR never grew into a big destination for US/Europe traffic? Its a big, fast-growing city and yet 9W and IT could not make a go of it.
99 Anshuk : As Ojas said, there are different policies for different airlines. And a majority of the Indian airlines follow this policy. However, like I said, I
100 AirIndia : This is the best approach. Just 4 days back I had to scan my mom's cc have her sign a letter and fax it to stn mgr in UDR so that her sis cud board a
101 Post contains links ojas : 9W to start BOM - JNB from April 14th 9W Announces Schedule For BOM - JNB (by ojas Feb 15 2010 in Civil Aviation)
102 Cricket : Oh well, that is because both airline staff and CISF security at smaller airports tend to be far stricter than at DEL or BOM. At the two large airpor
103 777way : PIA are using 772 on one of their twice weekly BOM service.
104 Post contains links aviationbuff : CX to discontinue BOM-DXB service effective March 28, 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/cath...rvice-effective-march-28-2010-9572
105 AirIndia : Also heard that they will operate HKG-DXB-JED now............
106 Post contains links ojas : http://finchannel.com/news_flash/Tra..._Non-Stop_Service_To_South_Africa/ Here is the news article for the same.
107 Post contains images OURBOEING : I have booked on CO instead again, despite of the worst in flight service that we received during our trip to DEL a year and a half ago. The reason b
108 ojas : Should have gone to a desi travel agent or used travelocity, expedia, orbitz etc etc. It would have been done in minutes.
109 Nimish : Bottom line - BLR traffic is much lower quantity wise than BOM/DEL, Plus the recession. When 9W/ IT started BLR, they did not really invest in the ro
110 Post contains links Anshuk : makemytrip has a US site as well. Makemytrip is really good, in my opinion. On a majority of occasions, I've found the cheapest fares to be on them a
111 777way : Garuda considering Indian service again.
112 Anshuk : Which airlines serve Indonesia, ex-India? Direct and non-stop, that is.
113 ojas : None. The most recent flight to CGK I remember was by AI via SIN.
114 Post contains links ojas : Kingfisher Airlines To Start DEL - LHR (by ojas Feb 16 2010 in Civil Aviation) Kingfisher airlines to start daily DEL - LHR flights from summer 2010.
115 comorin : Thank you Nimish. Very good points about investment and FFP - I hadn't thought about the FFP angle. Looks like there are several city tiers here? Tie
116 Post contains links and images aviationbuff : Hyderabad airport rated world’s number one airport in service quality In the category of airport handling five to 15 million passenger http://www.tr
117 Post contains images aviationbuff : Good to see DEL in the category of Best Airport Improvement in Asia Pacific Region.
118 Post contains links aviationbuff : India's domestic market grows 22.7% in January http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-market-grows-22.7-in-january.html As per India's ministry of ci
119 Kappel : No wonder IT is looking at adding additional aircraft. I wonder how the international market is doing, but this is phenomenal. IT's loadfactor can st
120 ojas : I don't know whether it was posted earlier or not; but after temporary suspension it seems IC has resumed services between SHJ and LKO & ATQ. SHJ
121 comorin : BLR too needs an honorable mention for upgrading the old HAL 'cowshed', but I guess as a greenfield airport that doesn't count.
122 HAWK21M : Amazing achievement.
123 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India receives 8bn rupees govt equity infusion http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...n-rupees-govt-equity-infusion.html
124 ojas : According to the GDS, starting April 7th 2010 IT will launch 6 weekly flights between DEL and HKG. IT 031 DEL - HKG 2330 0735+1 Ex-Tu IT 032 HKG - DEL
125 Post contains images golfradio : I am not surprised at all. I have used a number of small airports in North America and some in Europe but HYD is right at the top in terms of my expe
126 VIDP : IT firstly needs to get their A321/A320 up and running which they have stored all across India. That would provide them sufficient capacity. They hav
127 aviationbuff : Air India resumes 2 routes to Sharjah Source: AirlineRoute Air India this month has resumed 4 weekly Amritsar – Sharjah and 3 weekly Lucknow – Sha
128 Cricket : Just flew to JDH - work on the new terminal there has pretty much ground to a halt, the current terminal can barely handle the afternoon rush. Anyone
129 Post contains links legacyins : Looks like, according to the article, they will route the IAD flight via Milan. We will see if it comes to frutation. http://www.thehindubusinessline.
130 AirIndia : Does that include UDR? Becaiz i was there 2 weeks back. The terminal builing is complete and is quiet neat and tidy. However the work on the 2 jetbri
131 VIDP : Nopes. UDR is complete . The order for Jetbridges has already been placed and will be installed soon.
132 AirIndia : good to know that. so may be next time in UDR will be on jetbridges. However, while we were bussed to the a/c I noticed that the old terminal covered
133 Post contains links aviationbuff : Other threads on Indian Aviation ... Kingfisher To Join OW - Info On AA Website (by kiwiandrew Feb 22 2010 in Civil Aviation) AI To Offer DEL-MXP-IAD
134 Malayil : Any news on new service to MAA or COK? Did Kingfisher stop their turbo-prop hopper flight from GOI to TRV? I took that flight in the summer and had a
135 ojas : Effective 28th march 9W will start daily DMM - TRV flights 9W 566 TRV - DMM 2030 2250 4hrs50mins 9W 565 DMM - TRV 2350 0715+1 4hrs55mins Aircraft: B73
136 Post contains links VTMAA : According this article the Sriperumbudur airport (Chennai Greenfield airport) project has finally been shelved http://www.hindu.com/2010/02/27/stories
137 Post contains links aviationbuff : Mumbai International Airport receives Emirates’ first luxury lounge in India http://middleeastaviation.aero/news/...80%99+first+luxury+lounge+in+Ind
138 gr8circle : Joining the illustrious ranks of the site near Nhava Sheva for Mumbai....?
139 Post contains images jayeshrulz : Yaayy!!! I'm sooo happy!!EK you rock!! Being a frequent EK flyer, nice chance for my miles run. EK will be the only dedicated airline lounge in BOM a
140 Post contains links Anshuk : I'm pretty sure I've seen dedicated BA and LH lounges there as well! Although, I think BA lets CX use it. But its primarily a BA lounge. Can anybody
141 Post contains links jayeshrulz : Then the link reads wrong? http://www.britishairways.com/travel/ecbenftloungelist/public/en_in#sa Yes BA has a lounge in BOM.
142 abrelosojos : = This is correct. EK is not the only dedicated lounge at BOM. I have used both BA and LH. Of course, alliance partners with elite status can use bot
143 777way : Kingfisher hiring various staff for Pakistan (Karachi and Lahore) are they flying there soon?
144 Post contains images Anshuk : Haha, if we all start believing the media on matters related to aviation we'll have incidents like - "A Kingfisher jumbojet ATR-42 skidded off the ru
145 Anshuk : I have only ever used the Maharaja and Clipper Lounges. The Galleries Lounge is much better, I suppose? I used the Maharaja Lounge about a year and h
146 Post contains images aviationbuff : Thiagarajan will be disappointed with you; as there is no mention of his Airbus A380.
147 Cricket : I can only hope that the lounges at DEL T3 will be great - I assume AI, 9W and IT will get lounges as will EK but with the alliances starting up in In
148 Post contains images Anshuk : My sincere apologies to him! AI will most certainly have the Maharaja Lounge. I don't see why 9W doesn't have its own lounges yet. They have lounges
149 jayeshrulz : LOL, that's true...
150 AirIndia : EK's will wait for a DEL lounge till T3 comes by........ with 4 flights a day, DEL warrants a dedicated lounge!
151 Post contains images HAWK21M : Why do the media print such reports regds MEL.
152 Anshuk : Does anybody have any more information regarding the rumoured relaunch of BOM-PVG-SFO by 9W?[Edited 2010-03-01 14:30:11]
153 abrelosojos : So Air India has a shining new website ... but like with many things AI, it chokes when I ask it to actually book and get me a ticket. Saludos, A.
154 Cricket : The upstairs shared IT/9W lounge at 1-D is quite nice, though with the J-class cutback you don't see too many people there. At DEL T2 there is no spa
155 AirIndia : Just saw the feature on-line. Did it say that the first flight would land in July? Wasnt it April-May?
156 VIDP : AI will be taking part in trials in a later stage around end of March/ Mid of April . The complete terminal for the rest of the airlines starts from
157 Anshuk : Just saw the report online. Wow! That terminal will be amazing! 78 contact stands? Amazing! Are there any remote bays as well?
158 jayeshrulz : Hi. Currently there is NO word from the company about BOM-PVG-SFO. But i think 9W is keen to start PVG with a A332.There were some "rumors" in the co
159 Cricket : Including three triple airbridge A380 gates on the SW arm. I'll try and organise a photoshoot there for my publication in late-March or early-April.
160 Post contains images jayeshrulz : PLEASE!! Can i have some pics too? Thanks.
161 Post contains links and images Anshuk : That would be absolutely amazing! Last time I flew into DEL, it was too foggy (as usual) to make out much. But one thing was certain - it was HUMUNGO
162 Post contains links blr380 : Two new international carriers to BLR in 10 days!! QR started their BLR service about a week back and Air China just started their operations from BLR
163 AirIndia : thats cool. we'll be eager to see the snaps. I will try to be on the inaugural EK flight from DXB. However there is no news on the status of 1D. It o
164 Cricket : That was the plan but with 'Konnect' and 'Red' around - would airlines want the confusion? Mallya publicly stated that IT will move to the new T3 whe
165 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways to reconfigure 17 aircraft to all-economy seats. What's the reason for Jet to keep two LCC brands? Is it the ongoing litigation that still
166 Post contains images OURBOEING : Got three different emails from Kingfisher for rescheduling the DEL-IXC-DEL trip of my trip to India in July. I am actually thanking them to reschedu
167 AirIndia : as well as Air Arabia, Air India Express, Jazeera and maybe some day FlyDubai!
168 ojas : Jazeera has stopped operations to India. So among international LCC's Air India Express and soon Air AsiaX counts.
169 AirIndia : Oh... was not up to date on that one. thanks. was it part of the route cuts that jazeera recently made? Guess their loads would have declined once th
170 Cricket : In fact, I think they've approached the Ministry for permission on certain routes - I think they want some gulf routes (DXB, AUH, SHJ type) and some
171 ojas : According to the GDS, GMG airlines of Bangladesh will terminate its 3 weekly DEL - DXB services effective 28th March 2010. The routing was 3 weekly DA
172 Post contains links and images aviationbuff : Air India takes delivery of 46th A320 aircraft at 'India Aviation 2010' in Hyderabad http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...ia-aviation-2010-in-hydera
173 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India and GE Aviation sign GE Branded Services Agreement http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...ge-branded-services-agreement-9722
174 Cricket : The show was kind of insipid this year, while A and B were there - Airbus also delivered Indigo's 25th A320 at the show, the Naval Aircrash and the l
175 HAWK21M : Is that a total of 46 A320s with CFM56-B powerplant or the V2500s included.[Edited 2010-03-06 02:36:39]
176 Cricket : IC will have only 4 A320's with CFM56's I guess because the other 39 Airbus' with CFM engines are 319's and 321's. I assume IC will retire some of th
177 jayeshrulz : Aren't they the double bogey ones? They are rare now.How many are there.I suppose 12?
178 Vimanav : The oldest ones are VT-EP* (starting with EPB till EPT, barring EPN which was lost in BLR). These were delivered between JUN89 - SEP90. The VT-ES* se
179 AirIndia : What are the other key 3rd country carrier routes out of India....? I mean howmany 5th freedoms out of India? Does Syrian still has the DAM-SHJ-DEL r
180 HAWK21M : I would have thought the entire fleet utilizing CFM56-5Bs will reduce stores inventory for the A319/20/21s. Shouldn't there be more than four CFM pow
181 Cricket : Indigo and Kingfisher (both Kingfisgher and ex-Deccan) use IAE V2500 engines IIRC, the first big CFM56 Airbus order was by IC when they ordered the 4
182 VIDP : Not sure abt Syrian but ET does ADD-DEL-PEK and vv
183 ojas : That's gone away 3 years ago I guess. *ET: ADD-DEL-PEK daily flights but 5th rights only on 4 days per week. *CX: BOM-BKK-HKG 3 weekly & daily DE
184 AirIndia : Thats an interesting route! and starting DXB-JED instead Thanks Ojas!
185 Post contains links and images aviationbuff : CFM opens Hyderabad maintenance training centre http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...d-maintenance-training-centre.html Great news ..... for HYD ...
186 Cricket : With A320's? Doubt that will stop the route just yet. CX's price of DEL-BKK is very competitive. IT will use 2-class A320's on the route ~150 seats a
187 ojas : CX does not/will not have rights between DXB and JED.
188 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India to lose Rs 5,400cr in 2009-10, says Praful Patel http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...aful-Patel/articleshow/5664130.cms The cost saving i
189 Post contains links aviationbuff : Kingfisher Airlines conferred 5-Star Airline ranking by Skytrax http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/king...ar-airline-ranking-by-skytrax-9756 Kingfisher i
190 Post contains links aviationbuff : British Airways introduces new First cabin in Mumbai, India http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/brit...w-first-cabin-in-mumbai-india-9746
191 aviationbuff : Cathay Pacific Bangkok/Mumbai May 10 aircraft change Source: AirlineRoute As per 10MAR10 GDS timetable display, Cathay Pacific’s 3 weekly Hong Kong
192 Post contains images comorin : Interesting that Jet Airways is only a 3-Star, like AI. No need to rub it in! Much gnashing of teeth and hair pulling is going on in rival BLR.
193 Post contains links LAXDESI : SpiceJet to take on AI, Jet with international operations. Btw, when will Indigo complete five years of domestic operations? http://www1.economictimes
194 AirIndia : Mallya knows how to maintain 5* ratings........ But skytrax ratings are like the filmfare awards......... whoever wants gets the award....... as long
195 LAXDESI : From Wikipedia, Indigo received its first aircraft on July 28, 2006. One would expect to see them start international operations in 2011.
196 Post contains links LAXDESI : http://www.airportsindia.org.in/traffic_news/TRNOV2009.pdf From AAI website: Passenger Traffic The total passenger traffic handled during April–Nove
197 LAXDESI : I believe SpiceJet has 739 in its fleet(from SeatGuru), configured with 212 Y seats. Has anyone flown it?
198 abrelosojos : = Yes. Flown it. Yes. 212 seats. = Yes. Saludos, A.
199 WestWing : Does anyone know what the disposition of 9Ws ten 77Ws is going to be through the end of 2010 ? - It is known that four were / are leased to and in ser
200 ojas : No they will keep minimum 2 for their BOM - LHR operations. It seems so. 9W will have 3 B77Ws ( and I don't know if they have any on order). It will
201 freqflyer : I have occasionally flown SG's 739. They pack them to the gills on GOI-AMD-JAI-CCU and back. Occasionally flown them AMD-DEL and AMD-MAA. My very fir
202 jayeshrulz : Royal brunei will get some of the 777. I guess 3.DEL-LHR is 77W too.
203 ojas : well they can change it to a A332. The point is DEL - LHR can do without the B77W; BOM - LHR needs the B77Ws due to good F class demand. No they are
204 Anshuk : I do think 9W needs more than just 3 77W's. At the moment however, it is indeed smarter to lease them out. Interesting to see that TG might lease thei
205 LAXDESI : Thanks for sharing. I may fly MAA-AMD enroute to Rajasthan on my next visit to India. I have never flown a B739/A321. I have flown the B757s though.
206 Post contains images WestWing : Jet Airways still have two 77Ws on order but these have been deferred and will not be delivered in 2010. 9W also had one order that was built and pai
207 Post contains links aviationbuff : Please continue here ............... Indian Aviation Thread: Part 86 (by aviationbuff Mar 13 2010 in Civil Aviation)
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