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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 87  
User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 18323 times:

Things listed:-

Air India have shut both their Pakistan offices at Karachi and Lahore

Kingfisher Airlines postpone Mumbai – Kathmandu launch

Kingfisher Airlines has postponed planned Mumbai – Kathmandu launch. The new launch date is now set for 01JUL10. Service operates with A320 on daily basis.


Jet Airways to add 3-4 aircraft in 6-9 months

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...6-9-months/articleshow/5844376.cms

Bharat bandh disrupts air, road traffic

Kolkata is said to be the worst-hit by the bandh as the airport bears a deserted look with only Air India flight in operation. More than 50 flights including those of Kingfisher has been cancelled.

http://news.oneindia.in/2010/04/27/b...ndh-disrupts-air-road-traffic.html

Pretty bad for Kolkata

AI flight lands in 'full emergency' at Mumbai airport
http://www.ptinews.com/news/627493_A...-full-emergency--at-Mumbai-airport


Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 18181 times:

Forgot to mention that AI were seeking a GSA in Pakistan few months ago, so in a way they may be still represented there if they have found one.

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Air India have shut both their Pakistan offices at Karachi and Lahore


User currently offlinekaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2884 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 18001 times:

Some positive news

Just saw as breaking news on Times Now [7pm IST] that major tax breaks and concessions have been provided for air passengers

Domestic flights service tax capped at Rs 100
International Flights service tax capped at rs 500
No service tax on flights to North East India


Cant seem to find links yet

But definitly a break through for the traveller

Karan


User currently offlineblrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 4 hours ago) and read 17799 times:

SQ to reduce F seats to India

SQ is removing first class from 11 of its 777-200 a/c. this means BOM,DEL and BLR 772 flights will not have F class.

source...
http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...272&con_type=1&d_str=20100420&fc=1



from star dust....
User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2957 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 17728 times:

Quoting blrBird (Reply 3):
SQ is removing first class from 11 of its 777-200 a/c. this means BOM,DEL and BLR 772 flights will not have F class.

A good move to refurbish those old aircrafts from 3 class to 2 class, makes sense.

Even MAA - SIN for that matter will be getting those 'new' B772 without F class from June or so I believe. Thus we can safely say, by July SQ will offer First class to BOM and DEL only.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2957 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 17674 times:

Air India to delay its entry into *A by three months

http://www.business-standard.com/ind...efer-joining-star-alliance/393517/


“The IT integration of erstwhile Air India and Indian Airlines can only happen by March next year,” said a senior AI official, who did not want to be identified.
Integrating the IT of the two erstwhile companies would provide AI with integrated product delivery, passenger handling and sales and marketing functions.

The airline’s current deadline to join the alliance expires in December, after being extended from June this year. “Our deadline will have to be extended further by three months, which we are sure we will get done,” added the official.



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User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 17606 times:

Delhi Airport Express Line trains to be operational in September 2010

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/delh...perational-in-september-2010-10219

Quote:
According to a PTI report, having received the first lot of trains from Spain, the Delhi Airport Metro Express Limited will put them on tracks for testing by mid next month as it gears up to launch the much-awaited line connecting Connaught Place with Indira Gandhi International Airport by September this year.


User currently offlineworldrider From Switzerland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 17598 times:

when will the DEL Terminal be completed? looking forward to see it!

User currently offlinemk777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 17557 times:

Quoting worldrider (Reply 7):
when will the DEL Terminal be completed?

July 3rd 2010 is the inauguration ceremony, Airlines will start moving around 2nd or 3rd week of July.

check out www.newdelhiairport.in for details.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 17409 times:

Just for fun a modification.

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q59/collection3/indian-new.png

[Edited 2010-05-01 18:31:44]

User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 17312 times:

Some threads discussing topics re Indian Aviation

AI Wants To Cancel 3 777s
AI Wants To Cancel 3 777s (by n1786b May 2 2010 in Civil Aviation)

Which Indian Carrier Will Join Skyteam
Which Indian Carrier Will Join Skyteam (by DELTA7478 Apr 30 2010 in Civil Aviation)

IndiGo: Further 150 A320s?
IndiGo: Further 150 A320s? (by Flying-Tiger Apr 28 2010 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3212 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 17136 times:

Quoting blrBird (Reply 3):
SQ is removing first class from 11 of its 777-200 a/c. this means BOM,DEL and BLR 772 flights will not have F class.

Does this include fitting these 772s with the new regional J, and the new Y (standard on 77W/ 380)? I sure hope so!



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User currently offlineblrBird From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 16983 times:

Quoting Nimish (Reply 11):
Does this include fitting these 772s with the new regional J, and the new Y (standard on 77W/ 380)? I sure hope so!

These a/c will end up having new J (32) and Y (238) seats



from star dust....
User currently offlineblr380 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 16931 times:

NasAir starts India operations with Mumbai route
http://www.arabiansupplychain.com/ar...ndia-operations-with-mumbai-route/

Too many LCC's on Indo-Gulf routes.....should see how many will survive in the next few years.
Also, the foreign carriers are having huge advantage over the Indian counterparts due to the 5-yr rule.
http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2...estic-airlines/?mod=wsj_india_main

Waiting to see Spicejet and Indigo to start intl ops.


User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16857 times:

I have heard that 9W is to start direct flight to CGK due to far-reaching traffic right negotiation with Indonesia. Can anyone confirm this?


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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2957 posts, RR: 24
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 16856 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 14):
I have heard that 9W is to start direct flight to CGK due to far-reaching traffic right negotiation with Indonesia. Can anyone confirm this?

I can confirm the rumor, nothing official though. I heard it through my sources as well.



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User currently offlineakhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2438 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 16816 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 15):
I can confirm the rumor, nothing official though. I heard it through my sources as well.

If this plan would materialize, EY would get an even stronger competitor on its Benelux market for the South East Asian destinations as 9W is now serving BKK, KUL, SIN and later on CGK.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2957 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 16726 times:

Quoting akhmad (Reply 16):
If this plan would materialize, EY would get an even stronger competitor on its Benelux market for the South East Asian destinations as 9W is now serving BKK, KUL, SIN and later on CGK.

See I don't know whether 9W will target the connecting passengers from Europe/JNB or the passengers from the Gulf. 9W can just connect to either one of those markets and it seems connecting to the Gulf makes more sense than to Europe.

I propose the following schedule for CGK

9W 082 BOM - CGK 0830 1630
9W 081 CGK - BOM 1100 1600

9W 084 MAA - CGK 0200 0845
9W 083 CGK - MAA 1830 2215

The BOM - CGK - BOM flights connect to the Gulf both directions and the MAA - CGK - MAA connect to USA-BRU flights both ways. Besides the timings for the MAA - CGK flight is good for O-D. The aircraft can be scheduled as:

BOM - CGK - MAA & MAA - CGK - BOM and thus avoiding the need of overnighting at CGK.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2957 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 16553 times:

Effective 16th May TG will terminate its day flights to BKK (TG 339/340). However it will upgrade the night flight from a daily B772 to a daily B773.

So there will be a capacity reduction of approximately 100 seats per week and a frequency reduction from 10 weekly to daily.

After the change, TG operations to India look like this --

HYD -- 4 weekly A300/A333
BLR -- daily A333
MAA -- daily A333
CCU -- daily A333 [Rivals: AIX 3 weekly B738, 9W daily B738, IT daily A321, druk air A319]
BOM -- daily B773 [Rivals: CX 3 weekly A333, IC daily A321, 9W double daily B738, IT 6 weekly A320]
DEL -- double daily from June (currently running 12 weekly A333/B772) [Rivals: CX daily A333, IC daily A321, 9W daily B738, IT 6 weekly A320]

total: 46 weekly flights.



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User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 16413 times:

THAI is adjusting service to India from May and June 2010.
There will be service adjustments to Mumbai and Delhi.

Bangkok – Mumbai eff 16MAY10 Reduce from 10 weekly to Daily. 3 weekly TG339/340 service is canceled. As a result, TG317/318 service is to switch from 777-200 to -300.

Bangkok – Delhi Service increase from 12 to 14 weekly. TG323/324 increase to Daily. TG315/316 continues to operate with 777-200. Planned -300 service from 31MAY10 is canceled.

Source: Airlineroute


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 16407 times:

Anyone aware of the status of the Navi Mumbai Airport.Is there some work going on,or is it still just having a board placed there.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1425 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 16334 times:

'Manly' Russian in burqa grounds SpiceJet flight

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...Jet-flight/articleshow/5893053.cms

Quote:
A Spicejet flight on Wednesday made a 'priority landing' in Kolkata after two Russian passengers, including a woman in a burqa, behaved "suspiciously" on board, an airport official said.

The pilot was given a priority landing after passengers reported the couple to air crew and the woman refused to take off her burqa for identification, Kolkata airport director R. Srinivasan said.


User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 16190 times:

Spicejet fly to Dhaka?

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19192 posts, RR: 52
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 16091 times:

Those reading this thread might find this report of interest:

http://www.anna.aero/2010/05/05/indi...omestic-market-up-20pc-in-2010-q1/



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineCOEWR787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 336 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 16035 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 4):
Even MAA - SIN for that matter will be getting those 'new' B772 without F class from June or so I believe. Thus we can safely say, by July SQ will offer First class to BOM and DEL only.

And just to think that way back when SQ used to fly F even to CCU. I remember having flown in SQ F once many years ago from SIN to CCU. I was the only person in the entire cabin with three SQ stewardesses to serve me  
Quoting ojas (Reply 5):
Air India to delay its entry into *A by three months

Once Air-India enters *A it seems like *A will gain an even more formidable presence on the India - US routes.


25 Post contains images gr8circle : The only work would probably be that of putting up a fresh board saying "Proposed Site...."
26 LAXDESI : The linked article states that Indian carriers offer 38% of international capacity from India. Any idea what it is for other countries--say German ca
27 Post contains images gr8circle : A question for Indian a.netters....can a foreign national visiting India convert their Indian Rupees to a foreign currency at the airport, at the time
28 leftwing : ... exactly... DGCA should remove the 5 yrs rule of Intl flt for startups.... and to be fair to the older pvt airlines they should get some tax break
29 Post contains images jayeshrulz : i flew AUH-BOM and the flight was 50% empty!! it was a pleasurable flight thought!! BOM airport is a mess!! Esp the luggage handlers should learn to t
30 Nimish : Yes - they can convert back to foreign currency at the airport, and I'm not aware of any limits. However be aware that the rates are the airport are
31 Anshuk : In my opinion, BOM is much better than AUH. You should see the baggage handlers at LHR to see what rude is. This one time, while the baggage handler
32 mk777 : On July 3rd, T3 at DEL is scheduled to be inaugurated. Any ideas as to which carrier will be the 1st flight to dock at the gate. When do the airlines
33 gr8circle : Thanks Nimish....agree with you, the options at the airport are very limited and restrictive......so you mean authorised exchange dealers in the city
34 leftwing : ... Air India will dominate T3... trying to emulate SQ at Changi..... by getting the privileged locations for AI...[Edited 2010-05-07 10:15:31]
35 tharanga : This will be orchestrated, surely. AI, with some government VIP on board? are the government ministers still flying economy class, or is that over wi
36 777way : Jade Cargo have stopped operating to DEL, but continue with MAA as well as scheduled charter flights to BOM and CCU. Great Wall Cargo have not returne
37 VIDP : There was an issue in regards to rentals for space allocation at T3. AI wanted certain kind of exclusivity and were demanding lower rental charges be
38 ojas : With 9W entering into DMM and offering a daily TRV - DMM flight; AI is "retaliating" by increasing their one weekly BOM-TRV-DMM-TRV-BOM run to 4 weekl
39 leftwing : ...most likely 777 from JFK or LHR... one the flagship flts of AI....VVIP & VIPs on board.. thats a given...
40 Post contains links ojas : http://www.livemint.com/2010/05/0921...ndian-carriers-set-to-connect.html Air India and Kingfisher are all set to code share on UK domestic routes of
41 777way : Have Ariana launched Ahmedabad service?
42 PNQIAD : I have doubts about the accuracy in this report. I was looking at the UK-India bilateral MOU from 2005 and it states" So I guess if IT wanted, BA cou
43 ojas : The MOU may allow it in principle. However, since we know BA - IT are entering into a broad code sharing agreement, the fact that IT should not opera
44 Phen : A strange thing happened on the Dublin Airport departures website this morning - 3 AI flights were posted on it but the their status was "cancelled".
45 ojas : According to the GDS, 1)Finnair is reducing its 6 weekly flights to 4 weekly effective october 1. Services will be operated by 4 weekly A330-300. 2) A
46 AirIndia : Both ex DEL?
47 ojas : Yep, that is the only place in India where the above 2 carriers operate.
48 ojas : According to the GDS, From the second week of June, AI is upgrading DEL-HKG and DEL-HKG-KIX from an A310 to a B777-200LR. AI will be the only carrier
49 AirIndia : Oh yes. I think Finnair used to operate BOM too but they pulled out. Thanks.
50 LAXDESI : Are DEL-HKG and DEL-HKG-KIX two separate flights? Does AI fly non-stop from BOM to HKG? I would appreciate if you could list the routes on which AI i
51 ojas : Yes, DEL - HKG is a daily flight, on 3 days it continues to KIX and on 4 days it terminates at HKG but originating in BOM. No. BOM - JFK daily DEL -
52 LAXDESI : Thanks. Good to know AI is utilising all eight of its 772LRs. I wonder if India-HKG flights connect well to UA's HKG-SFO/LAX flights.
53 ojas : I don't know whether this has been posted or not, but AI has increased its capacity on the DEL - LHR route. They were operating daily B77L + 3 weekly
54 karan69 : Will domestic service on them between BOM/DEL/AMD cease to exist, Will they position the 777s now between bom and del Karan
55 ojas : Yes, effective 7th June ... there will be no domestic operations on the A310. At the moment, you have BOM - DEL on an A310 and a one weekly BOM - TRV
56 Nimish : Definitely the right way to go...
57 LAXDESI : As per AAI, Feb. 2010 passenger and freight traffic increased by 15% and 31% respectively--relative to the same period in 2009. I hope this trend will
58 Post contains links ojas : Spicejet gets rights to fly daily flights to KTM, DAC, MLE. MLE will be flown from BOM; while it looks like DAC will be flown from CCU & KTM from
59 LAXDESI : Good luck to SpiceJet. Indigo can not be be far behind on approvals. A comment in your link that I completely agree with. Quote: “I tend to believe
60 zvezda : Foreigners are prohibited from taking rupees out of India, so one must convert it all to foreign currency before leaving. One can take out up to US$1
61 COEWR787 : Oddly enough you can take Indian currency into India if you are entering from Nepal as long as no note of denomination greater than Rs. 100 is involv
62 bjorn14 : Does India and the EU have an Open Skies agreement? Thanks.
63 Andaman : AY's website shows 4x weekly in October 4th-24th, back to 6x weekly from November 1st.
64 comorin : Looks like the -LR is flying a lot of non-LR routes - so why the choice of that particular type by AI? Thanks
65 Anshuk : According to all of you, between QR, EK and IT, who has the better FF programme? I've had a couple of bad experiences with 9W and have decided its tim
66 zvezda : I'm not aware of any restrictions on taking indian currency into India, other than the requirement to declare currency exceeding US$10,000 or equival
67 Cricket : EK and IT I believe have full reciprocity in their FF programs for now, but IT doesn't do BLR-LHR anymore IT 001/002 has shifted base to DEL, and bef
68 ojas : So does QR and IT. QR has tie ups with many Star Alliance members like UA, LH, NH, BD .... so that might be an option for you.
69 karan69 : But then again with IT,considering the amount of LHaul flying he will get status with One World as well and the IT 321s between BLR-DEL or BOM are an
70 Post contains images Anshuk : This is far from enforced. I've taken much more out of India many times! Has the IT FFP been integrated with OW? If not, any idea when that would hap
71 Anshuk : I just checked, IT will not be fully integrated into OW until 2011. So assuming I have IT silver/gold by that time, will it automatically give Ruby/Sa
72 PNQIAD : I traveled out of BOM last week and noticed (I am 99% sure about this) that a sign at customs clearance said that you could take no more than INR 750
73 PNQIAD : Was checking the CBEC website and it says the following for outgoing passengers: So not sure about 7500 I quoted earlier - but may be the website is
74 zvezda : I'm not an indian national so I may not remember correctly the limits for indian nationals. I do remember thinking that it was a very small amount. Al
75 Anshuk : Hmmm. I've never noticed this sign. Interesting. Has anybody on this forum ever been asked how much currency they are carrying out of India? I've nev
76 PNQIAD : As far as I remember - this was the first time I noticed it too. Never been asked though.
77 tharanga : I've never been asked. I like to leave a country with some of its currency in hand. Assuming I return, I want to be able to survive for a day in a tig
78 zvezda : An alternative is to have some US dollars in small denominations. Taxi drivers will generally accept US dollars (at rapacious exchange rates) everywh
79 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India expects to take first 787 next March. The plan to use 787 on DEL-HKG should free up one 772LR. I hope they consider starting DEL-SFO with 78
80 tharanga : If AI gets 787s before the competitors, that is finally an advantage for them. Hopefully they don't squander it.
81 Post contains links aviationbuff : Great news ..... will look great in AI livery. ....... Air India is looking to sublease nearly half of its new Boeing 777-200LR/-300ER fleet AI To Le
82 Post contains links aviationbuff : The news itself is pretty surprising .... AI Acknowledges That 9W May Join *A Too . (by kiwiandrew May 15 2010 in Civil Aviation)
83 Post contains links LAXDESI : Looks like AI is looking to lease more 77L and 77W. Looks like that would leave the incoming 787s to cover any non-stop NA expansion. http://www.fligh
84 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India likely to get single ticketing code by October. Looks like it might meet the deadline for Star entry. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes..
85 Post contains links LAXDESI : Mysore airport inaugurated. I wish they had spent a bit more to make it A320/B737 ready. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...naugurated/articleshow
86 aviationbuff : Air India introduces daily flights between Delhi-Ludhiana AI will operate ATR42-320 on this sector. However, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday the fligh
87 Post contains links aviationbuff : AI to start direct flight between Chennai-Coimbatore from May 17, 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...-chennai-bengaluru-and-patna-10346 Good
88 Post contains links aviationbuff : Some updates about Jet Airways Jet Airways announces seventh consecutive month growth in April 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...e-month-gro
89 aviationbuff : Safi Airways to Delhi Afghan-private carrier Safi Airways has launched 3 weekly Kabul – Delhi route since 28APR10 with Boeing 737 aircraft. Schedule
90 aviationbuff : Air India cancel Washington; Increase capacity Delhi – London Air India has canceled service to Washington DC. The service did not resume after its
91 tharanga : Wow, that didn't last long.
92 Post contains images jayeshrulz : Can you give the days and flight no? I may book one of the 777 flights1!!
93 HAWK21M : Whats the situation with Aryan Cargo these days.
94 Post contains images aviationbuff : and Flyington .....
95 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India posts 19.7 per cent increase in passenger traffic in April 2010 Some good news and relief for the national carrier. http://www.travelbizmoni
96 Post contains links aviationbuff : GMR academy to offer aviation training in HYD http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...05/18/stories/2010051851932300.htm
97 Post contains links aviationbuff : Expansion plans cleared for three airports http://business.rediff.com/report/20...ans-cleared-for-three-airports.htm Jalgaon Airport, Maharashtra Augm
98 Post contains links aviationbuff : BA won't be flying to HYD during strike As posted by Jasepl in Airliners - India Forum http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...c.php?t=9457&mforum=
99 bjorn14 : Why is there no direct LHR/LGW-CCU service? There are smaller cities in India that have this service why not the 4th/5th largest?
100 Post contains images Anshuk : The strike has been called off due to an injunction given against the Union by the High Court. However, the Union appealed and its appeal will be hea
101 VIDP : ACE is doing well on the domestic trucking front they compete well with the market leaders OM Logistics. But i believe you would be asking this in co
102 Cricket : Long, long story of how West Bengal, the state of which Kolkata is the capital decided to shoot itself in the foot, at one time after independence, C
103 Anshuk : Over and over again. I can never forget Singur.. Very few international carriers fly to CCU now. There isn't much demand, no strong industry to speak
104 gr8circle : And with people like Mamtadidi looking like they're not going away anywhere soon, WB is probably going to lag behind even more....the sheer populatio
105 Post contains links LAXDESI : Lufthansa to operate Airbus 380 on India route from winter. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...om-winter-/articleshow/5950014.cms Quote: "We are l
106 Cricket : DEL T3 will be ready by then, three A380 gates with double-decker bridges will get used commercially for the first time! But I won't be surprised if
107 Cricket : In other news, Jet Airways declared their annual results today. Notable highlights! Standalone (minus subsidiaries) made a profit of Rs 585.8 million
108 Post contains links LAXDESI : JetLite to replace CRJ fleet with Boeing aircraft by September. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...-September/articleshow/5954473.cms On which rou
109 golfradio : Never knew CRJs were being operated in India. What series are these?
110 zvezda : I'm guessing that AF, LH, and SQ will all start WhaleJet service to DEL within a few months of each other.
111 777way : Thai Cargo flying to DEL with the 77F on 25 May.[Edited 2010-05-20 10:36:10]
112 karan69 : I doubt SQ will ever bring rather find the need to bring the 380 to India, unless it starts some 5th freedom route or as a one off anniversary flight
113 Boeing747_600 : 1740 m (5707 ft) ought to be enough for an Airbus 318 though! PrivatAir take note - How about a FRA-MYS tri-weekly service?!?! Are there plans to ext
114 Anshuk : Will there be any demand?! I doubt Mysore will generate enough premium demand for even tri-weekly..
115 aviationbuff : Kingfisher A319 to Bangkok Until 22MAY10, Kingfisher Airlines’ Delhi – Bangkok and Mumbai – Bangkok service are operated by Airbus A319, instead
116 777way : When will AI/IC merger conclude?
117 ojas : Effective 1st June 2010, Air Arabia will increase flights on the SHJ - GOI route from 3 weekly to 5 weekly A320. With this the total number of flights
118 777way : LOT plan DEL resumption next summer.
119 freqflyer : JetLite and Air India Regional both operate CRJs. JetLite operates -200ER's
120 Vimanav : You mean the inevitable demerger... brgds//Vimanav
121 Cricket : Seven S2 CRJ-200's and four CD CRJ-700's, flown both types the CR2's on DEL-BHU and the CR7's on DEL-AMD. The S2 CR2's are windows at an uncomfortabl
122 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective 2nd week of June; AI will no longer operate AI 310/314 from BOM, they will commence and terminate from DEL. That leave
123 Post contains links aviationbuff : Spice Jet flight makes emergency landing at Delhi airport http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...hi-airport/articleshow/5968780.cms
124 VIDP : Effective 1-Jul CCU-BKK-CCU will be on A321 all economy config.
125 aviationbuff : Ethiopian Airlines 767 to Beijing/Delhi/London Heathrow Source: Airlineroute As per 25MAY10 GDS timetable display, Ethiopian Airlines from 01JUN10 is
126 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India Crew, Engineers On Flash Strike (by aviationbuff May 25 2010 in Civil Aviation)
127 Cricket : I wonder if premium traffic is any good on the India-BKK route. I'm sure some people will pay for business, but most travellers are leisure passenger
128 aviationbuff : Jet Airways changes to Mumbai – Singapore schedule W10 Source: Airlineroute Jet Airways from 01NOV10 is rescheduling its Daily Mumbai – Singapore
129 aviationbuff : Condor launch Kochi India service in W10 Source: Airlinerouote Condor from 04NOV10 is to launch 1 weekly service to Kochi in India. Boeing 757-300 air
130 aviationbuff : AIRFRANCE postpone PReMIUM VOYAGeUR service to India Source: Airlineroute AIRFRANCE has postponed the introduction of PReMIUM VOYAGeUR service to sele
131 aviationbuff : Strike is called off As reported on News Channels Air India employees' unions call off strike The decision comes after Delhi HC ordered stay on strike
132 Anshuk : Thank God for Indian labour laws!
133 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective winter 2010, IT will go daily on DEL/BOM - BKK and DEL - HKG from the existing 6 weekly services each. DEL - HKG is a
134 Cricket : Would they have 5th Freedom on the BAH-COK leg?
135 Cricket : I'm flying to NRT next week out of DEL. Am really surprised at the complete lack of services given the amount of demand. the non-stop flights were cha
136 Post contains links 777way : Another flight being operated on 1 June http://www.thaiair.com/AIP_CARGO/FlightScheduleDisplay
137 VIDP : Off lately i have been dealing with lots of Japanese clients thanks to the exclusive Japanese Special Economic Zone coming up in Neemrana. With all d
138 leftwing : .. AI is supposed to have the landing rights.. these rights should be opened to Jet / KFA..
139 ojas : Indian carriers have landing rights for 14 weekly flights of which 4 are being used currently.
140 VIDP : Checked up with TG they got a back log of cargo for LHR ex DEL. Thats why operating this adhoc service. The routing is BKK-DEL-LHR-AMS. Its also oper
141 aviationbuff : Jet Airways changes to Delhi – Hong Kong operation from Jun 2010 Source: Airlinerooute Jet Airways starting 02JUN10 is adjusting its flight operatio
142 aviationbuff : Air India Hong Kong schedule changes from Jun 2010 Source: Airlineroute Air India starting 07JUN10 is re-aligning its schedule on Delhi – Hong Kong
143 Post contains links aviationbuff : Government of India sets up Civil Aviation Advisory Council http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/gove...il-aviation-advisory-council-10464
144 aviationbuff : SpiceJet swings to profit in FY2010, future looks brighter Source: CAPA SpiceJet posted a net profit of USD12.9 million in the 12 months ended 31-Mar-
145 karan69 : Todays BOM-AUH AI 717 operated with a 77L since when has that been going on Karan
146 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : Ever since all the trendy Mumbaiite chicks decided en masse, to recreate the "Sex in the City" girls' trip to Abu Dhabi
147 ojas : Air India has upgraded BOM - DXB AI 717/716 to a B777-300ER till the end of summer 2010 schedule from the previously operated A321. So at least we now
148 ojas : Air India will upgrade BOM - SIN to a B77W effective 21st June 2010. ****************** AI's CCJ - JED (5pw) and HYD - JED (2 pw) have been once again
149 Cricket : The summer holiday rush must be quite heavy!
150 Vimanav : No. Neither on COK-BAH. brgds//Vimanav
151 anshuk : Both are prime holiday destinations these days! Good to see the Indian carriers utilizing their equipment well.
152 Gr8Circle : Can understand about DXB, but why would the SIN upgrade be due to summer holidays....this would be a general capacity increase for a longer term, rig
153 AirIndia : I dunno about SIN, but here in th UAE, the summer holidays start around the middle of June. And this time they might be extended till the end of Rama
154 Post contains links aviationbuff : Kingfisher Airlines heading in right direction, predicts profitable 2010/11 CAPA Report http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...n-predicts-profitable-2
155 anshuk : Not really, no. That's usually in South India. In North India the holidays continue till the end of July in some cases. But June is peak travel seaso
156 Gr8Circle : Get your point....but what I was saying (or rather, wondering) is that the SIN capacity increase could be due to longer term increase in traffic.....
157 anshuk : Oh true, true. Agreed! Lets hope so, at least. I'm not sure they can fill a 77W on that route. Even SQ had do downgrade from a 77W to 772!
158 Cricket : I believe SQ is upping equipment on the night/morning flight and moving back to a double-daily service to DEL from 10pw..
159 Cricket : Any updates from anyone regarding Paramount?
160 Post contains links aviationbuff : Turkey introduces Visa-on-Arrival facility for Indian visitors http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/turk...facility-for-indian-visitors-10486
161 Cricket : Does this mean TK will increase their frequency into India? If I'm correct they only do DEL and BOM. I would assume they might want increased frequen
162 Post contains links blr380 : My apologies if this is a repost. Austrian Airlines expands capacity for Indian customers from 31 Oct
163 Post contains links blr380 : Interesting article on Emirates plans for India for the coming year: Emirates eyes 20% India growth http://www.business24-7.ae/companies...0-india-gro
164 Post contains links AirIndia : http://www.dgca.nic.in/bilateral/uae0507.pdf this file gives last update between the 2 sides (India and Dubai). See page 2. This is more than 3 years
165 Post contains links tharanga : Can anybody comment on whether this is Times of India nonsense, or a real story? http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...g-into-sea/articleshow/6005164
166 anshuk : a) "According to sources, the commander realized something was wrong when he returned from the washroom and did not get any response after he pressed
167 Cricket : Something happened on that flight, we just don't know what? Too many conflicting details - the news channels are also running with conflicting detail
168 Post contains links ojas : http://www.traveldaily.co.uk/AsiaPacificNews/Detail.aspx?Section=19237 9W moves to the Skyteam lounge at LHR terminal 4, moving out of the Etihad's lo
169 Post contains links rajrs : SpiceJet's international plans delayed by three months. The international plans of SpiceJet, have been delayed by three months till August 2010. http:
170 Post contains links aviationbuff : AirAsia X to start daily direct flights from New Delhi to Kuala Lumpur from August 4, 2010 Offers 1,000 free seats bonanza for online bookings made to
171 HAWK21M : About Time.Independent body free from Political Interference.
172 leftwing : ... who are we kidding here !...
173 comorin : AI plane waits 3 days to land: Flight lands with VOR equipment failure AIZAWL: A Kolkata-Aizawl Air India flight landed on Sunday at the Lengpui airpo
174 Post contains links AirIndia : It took them th Manglore crash to start identifying crtical runways in the country. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...n-minister/articleshow/6017
175 Post contains links ojas : http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...signs-agreement-join-oneworld.html Kingfisher formally signs agreement to join One world alliance. It seems 9W
176 aviationbuff : Kingfisher Airlines increase International Service Source: Airlineroute As per 07JUN10 GDS timetable display, Kingfisher Airlines is increasing follow
177 aviationbuff : Kingfisher Airlines reschedules Chennai – Colombo Source: Airlineroute As per 07JUN10 GDS timetable display, Kingfisher Airlines is to reschedule Da
178 Post contains links aviationbuff : IndiGo introduces six new additional flights on select domestic routes http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/indi...ts-on-select-domestic-routes-10540
179 blr380 : Interesting comment at the end of the article regarding both AI and 9W joining *A. Adds to the discussions going on here for a long time.
180 Post contains images Owleye : Spicing this thread. Boeing 787-8 in Air India livery (oil painting on canvas):
181 golfradio : Amazing art. You are truly gifted. The 787 will be a sight to behold in the Air India livery.
182 aviationbuff : wow ... beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
183 karan69 : Beautiful Painting simply amazing left me speechless for a moment Karan
184 Post contains links ojas : http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...-plans-to-revive-air-india_1393479 Another Air India turnaround plan. Let's see if anything good materializes t
185 Vimanav : Actually that crash had little to do with Patna Airport. That was a case of crew goofing up their approach - being too high, then doing a 360 and at
186 HAWK21M : Looks good.
187 ojas : Effective 1st August 2010 Air India will start services to ICN from DEL via HKG. The flight will be 4 weekly using a B777-200LR. AI 314 DEL - HKG 2315
188 LAXDESI : I I wish they had scheduled the HKG-DEL flight a little later so as to provide a connection to UA's SFO-HKG flight which arrives at 6:05 pm in HKG. DE
189 Post contains links aviationbuff : Power cut affects flight operations at Mumbai airport http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...ai-airport/articleshow/6027076.cms
190 HAWK21M : Quite a Few Tarmac Lights were Inoperative last night at the Airport too.Added by the rains after 0530hrs.
191 Post contains links AirIndia : Hi Mel........... adding to inoperative tarmac lights............just saw this.......... http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42cb3476&opt=0 You mus
192 Post contains images comorin : Hilarious article! Plane took off like a "Drunken Horse" ...
193 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective August 2010 BA will get the B77W to India. The B77Ws will be configured as 14F/56Y/44Y+/183Y. BA 139/138 will be opera
194 ojas : The past few months AI was operating an A320 with a technical stop in MCT on the CCJ-DMM and CCJ-RUH route. Now AI will operate the A310s on the above
195 Cricket : Amazing they still keep those around, I guess when the 787's come the 310's will finally be retired. Saw VT-EJJ at HKG with the rear left door being
196 AirIndia : did you manage a picture / cellphone camera shot!
197 Post contains images HAWK21M : Amazing Dramatic Reporting.....The truth is so different....Pity can't speak about it on a public forum.Wonder who this source really is....
198 Cricket : Nope, saw it too late, my flight was on its take-off roll when I noticed it. Interestingly also saw two IT A332's there (the BOM and DEL birds I gues
199 ojas : Kingfisher Airlines to start 4 routes from India to CMB. COK - CMB: ATR TRZ - CMB: ATR TRV - CMB: ATR BLR - CMB: daily A321
200 Cricket : Interesting, I wonder if IT has taken delivery of some of the 72's that were languishing in TLS, or are they pulling some ATR routes out?
201 ojas : All the above mentioned routes are starting from 1st Nov 2010 BLR:- IT 063 BLR - CMB 0010 0130 IT 064 CMB - BLR 0230 0350 Daily A321. TRZ:- IT 076 TR
202 COEWR787 : Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The flex in the787-wing is striking.
203 Post contains links freqflyer : Spicejet stake sale http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...n-SpiceJet/articleshow/6037165.cms
204 LAXDESI : As per the article, Maran will acquire 37% from some of the current promoters. He also plans to buy another 20% from the open market to have majority
205 Jacobin777 : That's a shame....India-Pakistan now is only served with PK. I'm hoping IT start some Pakistan flights..Also, it would be nice if both govts. moved f
206 AI : But majority of population are interested in whats happening now ! AI
207 Jacobin777 : Which means traveling, seeing the world...rather than caught up in decades old drama..IMHO...
208 comorin : Ladies and gents, pajamas and pants, I have a question. Elsewhere, I have read allegations about the ex-CMD of NACIL taking a skim off recruiting expa
209 Post contains images LAXDESI : With respect to AI, assume guilt unless proven otherwise. It is well known that getting many important posts in India involve paying off the relevant
210 Post contains images comorin : I think they should make kickbacks legal and taxable Poor GOI employees are watching everyone else get rich, not fair! In the good old days, everyone
211 Post contains links jayeshrulz : Indian Aviation Thread: Part 88 (by jayeshrulz Jun 12 2010 in Civil Aviation) Please continue your contributions in thread number 88. Thank you. India
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