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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 88  
User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 16655 times:

Indian Aviation Thread: Part 87 (by jayeshrulz Apr 28 2010 in Civil Aviation)
Previous thread reached its limit  

From the thread, we came to know about-Blue Dart 757 taking off like a "Drunken Horse"   
http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42cb3476&opt=0

Kalanithi Maran to buy 37% stake in SpiceJet
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...n-SpiceJet/articleshow/6037165.cms

Thank you.


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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 16622 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Kalanithi Maran to buy 37% stake in SpiceJet
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...5.cms

As I have stated before, this is an important development. I hope Maran acquires a majority stake, and develops MAA as southern hub, along with the current DEL hub.

I would expect SpiceJet, under Maran, to focus on MAA-SE Asia/ME routes. Maran group has deep pockets, and it doesn't hurt to be part of the ruling coalition at the central level.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 16540 times:

Younger Air India staff for new IGI terminal.
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Younge...-IGI-terminal/Article1-556855.aspx

Quote:
Air India is on a recruitment drive. It’s looking for more than 500 new employees — most of them should be no older than 25 years, so as to become the airline’s young face at the new terminal; it would be inaugurated on July 3 by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Air India would be one of the first to shift to the swank and massive Terminal 3; it would also be one of the biggest airlines to operate from there. Most of the airline staff at the new terminal will consist of freshly hired personnel.

The new recruits would be hired on a three-year contract with customer service agents not older than 25 years and senior personnel not older than 40. Though existing airline staff would also work at the new terminal, the passengers would see the younger brethren first.

“Most of our manpower is 50 plus who don’t have energy levels and motivation required for quality customer service,” he said. “That is why we are taking younger people. They will be given good salaries but they will work on contract basis, to ensure continued performance.”


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 16451 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Blue Dart 757 taking off like a "Drunken Horse"

The story says the crew "probably mistaking the edge lights for the runway center line lights". This does not really seem a believable explanation.

Does anyone - with a sharp-eyed bird in forum handle name - know whether the excessive yaw was during nose wheel steering regime or above (approx) 80 knots - when the rudder was effective?



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 16250 times:

Looks like Maran's acquisition will have a major impact on SpiceJet's future.
http://www.livemint.com/2010/06/1321...Jet-looks-to-buy-at-least.html?h=B
Quote:
India’s second largest low-fare carrier, SpiceJet Ltd, is likely to place an order for buying at least 20 more planes as part of a renewed expansion drive after media baron Kalanithi Maran agreed at the weekend to purchase a 37.75% stake in the airline to become its single largest shareholder.

The planned aircraft purchase would double the fleet of the Gurgaon-based airline. The airline’s “board will go for another round of fleet acquisition in order to boost its expansion on domestic and international routes,” said a senior SpiceJet executive who didn’t want to be named.

SpiceJet has an all-Boeing 737 fleet of 20 aircraft to which it plans to add four more this fiscal. The 20 planes it is likely to order will be in addition to the four. SpiceJet operates 137 flights daily to 19 cities. The airline has received approval to operate flights to the capitals of Nepal, Bangladesh and Maldives.

SpiceJet declared a net annual profit of Rs61.4 crore for fiscal 2010 compared with a loss of Rs352.5 crore during the previous fiscal. In April, SpiceJet had a market share of 12.6% among domestic carriers, behind IndiGo’s 15.7%.


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 16226 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 4):
Looks like Maran's acquisition will have a major impact on SpiceJet's future.

If the new a/c have IFE with mandatory SUN TV progs, then that will become an issue...... 


User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1029 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16197 times:

More aircrafts=More jobs for pilots....hope it happens soon !  


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 16190 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 4):
The planned aircraft purchase would double the fleet of the Gurgaon-based airline. The airline’s “board will go for another round of fleet acquisition in order to boost its expansion on domestic and international routes,” said a senior SpiceJet executive who didn’t want to be named.

Unless SpiceJet picks up planes second-hand - shouldn't be an issue - it will take a while for any new aircraft to be delivered. This is good news for SpiceJet as they finally have a clear owner rather than a confused batch of shareholders.



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 16108 times:

I wonder if they will come up with a name that reflects southern heritage.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...r-SpiceJet/articleshow/6046546.cms
Quote:
The new promoters propose to change the name of SpiceJet after acquisition and shift its registered office away from Gurgaon.


User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 16071 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Thread starter):
Kalanithi Maran to buy 37% stake in SpiceJet
Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 4):
Looks like Maran's acquisition will have a major impact on SpiceJet's future.
New chapter for SpiceJet as Ross sells stake

http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...spicejet-as-ross-sells-stake/page1

Quote:
SpiceJet, India’s second largest LCC, is entering a new growth chapter after US financier, Wilbur Ross, decided to exit the investment at a profit. Stepping in at the height of the oil crisis in mid-2008, Mr Ross injected cash to help stabilise the airline through the ensuing global financial crisis and it is now positioned to launch an aggressive expansion phase.


User currently offlineVIDP From India, joined Feb 2010, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 15963 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8):
The new promoters propose to change the name of SpiceJet after acquisition and shift its registered office away from Gurgaon.

Just pray to God that they dont make Sagar Ratna or Sarvana Bhawan people as their catering partners with only south indian meals being served. Sir we have stopped serving salted cashew nuts we have now Banana Chips for you  


User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15880 times:

Quoting VIDP (Reply 10):
Sir we have stopped serving salted cashew nuts we have now Banana Chips for you  

..... and coconut water in place of soft drinks. Jokes aside ... but changing the name of Spicejet may not be the wisest move.


User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15880 times:

Two tyres of Air India plane burst on landing, close shave for passengers

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/i...passengers/articleshow/6049785.cms

Quote:
Over 100 people on board an Air India plane had a close shave when two tyres of the left landing gear of the aircraft deflated soon after it landed at the IGI airport here today.

"Air India's Mumbai-Bhopal-Indore-Delhi flight (IC-133) with 100 passengers and six crew members landed at Delhi airport around 10.58 a.m and was taxiing towards the parking bay when engineers at the ground noticed two deflated tyres of the left landing gear and sparks emanating due to friction," an airline official said.

They then immediately informed the pilot and asked him to stop the Airbus-320 aircraft.


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15820 times:

When did times of india start reporting every little thing that happens as a 'close shave'? This has been going on for a few months, at least.

User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15812 times:

Quoting aviationbuff (Reply 11):
and coconut water in place of soft drinks. Jokes aside ... but changing the name of Spicejet may not be the wisest move.

It seems that Maran has decided to keep the SpiceJet name. He also plans to add more flights in South India, and focus on international operations. MAA is where my family is in India, and I am excited about the possibilities for both MAA and SpiceJet with Maran at helm.


User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15814 times:

Finnair is expected to re start its BOM - HEL flights this IATA winter 2010, and also are "looking" at MAA, BLR.

It does make sense as Kingfisher is joining OW alliance and with a proper code share agreements AY will be in a much comfortable position this time.

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/finn...olster-its-presence-in-india-10610



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User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3124 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15717 times:

Quoting tharanga (Reply 13):
When did times of india start reporting every little thing that happens as a 'close shave'?

OMG! They're a newspaper for god's sake....what more can you expect from them....? Be glad they didn't call it a "miraculous escape" or something like that....

Quoting WestWing (Reply 3):
Does anyone - with a sharp-eyed bird in forum handle name -

Good one   


User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15709 times:

Quoting gr8circle (Reply 16):
Quoting tharanga (Reply 13):
When did times of india start reporting every little thing that happens as a 'close shave'?

OMG! They're a newspaper for god's sake....what more can you expect from them....?

TOI is a rag. Can't believe anyone interested in serious news and journalism even reads it.


User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 814 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15700 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 8):
I wonder if they will come up with a name that reflects southern heritage.

Given the culture of sycophancy that exists in Tamil Nadu, I would reckon a name like Karunanidhi Jet, Annadurai Airways or some such name will be more probable. I think the recruitment policies will change too to reflect the special TN reservation policy.


User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2981 posts, RR: 25
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15693 times:

There are news reports that Spicejet name will be retained, no changes there.


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User currently offlineanshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 15529 times:

Because TOI is made up of a bunch of idiots. We should be thankful they didn't call it a Boeing A320, as they have in the past.

User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 15508 times:

Indian scheduled airlines carry 47.85 lakh domestic passengers in May 2010

According to a PIB release, the total domestic passengers carried by Indian scheduled airlines in the month of May 2010 were 47.85 lakh. The total passengers carried by domestic airlines in the month of April 2010 were 41.88 lakh. The break-up for the month of May 2010 (in Lakh) is as follows:
Kingfisher Airlines – 10.00 (20.9%)
Jet Airways – 8.69 (18.2%)
AI (Domestic) – 8.47 (17.7%)
IndiGo – 7.53 (15.7%)
SpiceJet – 6.32 (13.2%)
JetLite – 3.84 (8%)
GoAir – 2.81 (5.9%)
Paramount Airways – 0.19 (0.4%)

The seat factors of domestic airlines in the month of May 2010 was:
IndiGo – 92.3%
SpiceJet – 90.4%
Paramount Airways – 86.6%
GoAir – 86.0%
JetLite – 85.4%
Kingfisher Airlines – 83.2%
Jet Airways – 82.5%
Air India (Domestic) – 77.8%

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/indi...estic-passengers-in-may-2010-10625


User currently offlineaviationbuff From India, joined Mar 2008, 1427 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15502 times:

Aviation Turbine Fuel prices hiked by 1.7 per cent

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/avia...-prices-hiked-by-17-per-cent-10624

Quote:
According to a PTI report, state- run oil companies, Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL), have again raised Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices, this time by over 1.7 per cent, in line with the rising trend in international oil prices.


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1654 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 15492 times:

Quoting aviationbuff (Reply 21):
IndiGo – 7.53 (15.7%)
SpiceJet – 6.32 (13.2%)

Its impressive how 2 new players hold more thana quarter of the market share and only these 2 are profitable.

Incidentally both a re Delhi based! (for not long until spicejet announces something)


User currently offlinegr8circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3124 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15380 times:

Quoting golfradio (Reply 18):
Given the culture of sycophancy that exists in Tamil Nadu, I would reckon a name like Karunanidhi Jet, Annadurai Airways or some such name will be more probable. I think the recruitment policies will change too to reflect the special TN reservation policy.
Quoting ojas (Reply 19):
There are news reports that Spicejet name will be retained, no changes there.

I think "Spice" goes very well with South Indian culture...no need to change the name....  


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27 Cricket : I assume this means the AA code-share is over?
28 Post contains links Jacobin777 : Of interest: "A Canadian commission of inquiry is expected to release a report on Thursday into the bombing of Air India flight 182 in 1985. The fligh
29 Post contains images gr8circle : I hope the Canadian authorities get the culprits before they die of old age....
30 gr8circle : I just saw a headline on the ToI website that says "Mumbai ATC goes blind for 21 minutes".....now this is a really scary story if you read it, one th
31 Post contains links ojas : http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/...06/18/stories/2010061854550100.htm SpiceJet may becomes Sun Airways once the Marans takeover. The proposed name
32 Post contains images Vivekman2006 : So this means mandatory Sun TV if (and when) they decide to have IFE on those planes??
33 LAXDESI : I am not thrilled with the new name, but could have been a lot worse. I wonder if Maran has any plans to acquire widebody aircraft in 2-3 years.
34 Post contains links karan69 : Any one have any idea of this construction activity going on at BOM http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...3&highlight=&mforum=airlinersindia
35 Cricket : Maran denied that he would change the name in an interview to ET two days ago, but it does make sense, but I hope he doesn't become another southern
36 LAXDESI : I think he would need a turboprop to connect 2nd tier cities if he has a hub and spoke model in mind, with MAA/DEL as hubs. I wonder if he would grow
37 HAWK21M : It did occur on Wed morning around 0550hrs.In fact Pushback was delayed on our Aircraft for approx 15-20mins due this problem as Communications could
38 777way : Is it true Jet are planning charters to Iraq?
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43 jayeshrulz : Rumor:- One of my reliable friend, who works for AI, has told me that there are talks between AI and SQ to codeshare flights to Australia and Auckland
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48 Post contains links aviationbuff : Robust domestic traffic growth for India in May-2010; New ownership and consolidation in 2010 http://www.centreforaviation.com/new...ip-and-consolidat
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50 Post contains links aviationbuff : Jet Airways Konnect to introduce daily services between Kolkata-Ranchi http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/jet-...-kolkataranchi-from-tomorrow-10685 The s
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61 gr8circle : I was at YYZ yesterday to see off family members travelling to India on Jet Airways.....was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of European passengers s
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63 Post contains links aviationbuff : AI curtails flights due to cabin crew shortage http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...w-shortage/articleshow/6097564.cms Effected Sector - Internation
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65 LAXDESI : I would like to share some interesting data on Indian American population estimates as of July 2008 by US Census. The Indian American category include
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70 AirIndia : Thanks for the update. Indeed it will provide the required push, but as said earlier very often some one (an indian airline)needs to capitualte on th
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76 aviationbuff : SAS/Lufthansa codeshare to India SAS’ “SK” code is appearing on selected Lufthansa service to India, mainly to Chennai, Delhi and Mumbai. Codesh
77 ojas : AI 102 JFK - DEL; will be the first to dock there on the 14th July at 1645 hrs.
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79 gr8circle : Why would passengers have to do that....at BOM, if you arrive on a 9W international flight and are continuing onwards to a domestic destination on 9W
80 karan69 : gr8circle i guess it will be a similar arrangement at t3 Karan
81 comorin : Sorry to ask an obvious question: Will all international flights (CO, BA etc) also move to T3 immediately? Thanks
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83 comorin : Thank you Ojas. Will the taxi services be upgraded to radio taxis with uniformed drivers like in BLR and BOM? The plans look great, and I hope that t
84 VIDP : We already have radio taxis operating in New Delhi. There are about 4 companys of Radio taxi,s operating out of which two are operating from the airp
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89 Post contains images comorin : How is maintenance in DEL these days. Granted I'm an old-timer from the Jhaadu/Pouncha/Phenyle days, but have things improved? I know it took a lot of
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95 Post contains images gr8circle : Does ToI find it so difficult to recruit reporters with brains? Lightning probably strikes a couple of thousand aircrafts every day! I have personall
96 VIDP : If that actually happens what an ironic situation would that be you have a fleet of B77W which you dont know where to fly and thats when you lease it
97 tharanga : Somebody needs to tell ToI how stupid they are looking. Maybe the reporter doesn't know that lightning strikes are fairly common. But a reporter wort
98 mk777 : what a silly idea. 9W can just take back its 77W and fly these routes, why would they want to lease AI's 77LR. It doesn't make any sense but nothing
99 LAXDESI : That would be consistent with AI's strategy of DEL as a hub for all non-stop flights to NA. I wonder if 9W would be better off starting with BOM-ORD
100 karan69 : The 9W part of the rumour i doubt will ever happen but the possibility of surrender of BOM-JFK slots could be because of AI shifting all major ops to
101 LAXDESI : BOM-EWR is a larger O&D market than BOM-JFK, so that makes sense. AMD/HYD/MAA/BLR-BOM-EWR one-stop provide additional feed on the Indian side, an
102 Post contains links aarbee : Bird-hits decline at Ahmedabad airport http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...cline-at-ahmedabad-airport_1402768 ... According to DGCA data, there wer
103 smi0006 : Hey Guys, Was just wondering if anyone here knew anything about Air India’s recruitment practices in overseas ports? I am wanting to apply for one o
104 VIDP : I think it will be outsourced with QF or NZ doing the handling for them. I doubt they will deploy their own staff for 1 flight daily.
105 karan69 : Reliable sources suggest the schedule to MEL to be on the lines of AI 413 MEL-DEL Dept from MEL is around 2030 hrs arrival into MEL is 1830 hrs Initia
106 abrelosojos : = Yes, it did. Also, why would 9W need to lease in the 77L's. If it wishes, it can fly nonstop on their own 77W's can't they? Saludos, A.
107 gr8circle : I don't think that's correct.....when did AI ever serve IST? Definitely not in the past 40 years....
108 smi0006 : Oh yes I am aware that the check-in will be out sourced, not to QF they are not in the market to handle foreign airlines any more, and at MEL at leas
109 Post contains images OURBOEING : I am flying CO to Delhi. hopefully this time the service will be a little better than last time. DCA-EWR-DEL to IXC next day on Kingfisher Can't wait
110 Post contains images buck3y3nut : Maybe a trip report will go handy??? Share your experiences on the CO 772 as well as the Kingfisher experience
111 Post contains links abrelosojos : = I can look at my OAG data and tell you exact stuff when I have some time ... but for now, AI website actually has a VERY good timeline of all its d
112 ojas : The new terminal at DEL has been inaugurated.
113 Post contains links aviationbuff : SpiceJet CEO Sanjay Aggarwal resigns http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/spic...-ceo-sanjay-aggarwal-resigns-10780
114 Post contains links AirIndia : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...Terminal-3/articleshow/6123333.cms Why the inauguration 10 days before operations? Is the familiarization testi
115 Cricket : Aggarwal was the key behind SpiceJet's turnaround over the past 18 months. They were in a really deep hole in 2008 when they got Wilbur Ross in. Mayb
116 HAWK21M : Thats great news.......... I hope its not a case of new mgmt wanting the old folks out. That would be the start of the collapse.
117 Post contains links LAXDESI : http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...f-SpiceJet/articleshow/6129240.cms Quote: Neil Mills, currently serving as the chief financial officer (CFO) of
118 Post contains links aviationbuff : Ahmedabad-London flight may start once again http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...once-again/articleshow/6129357.cms
119 jayeshrulz : Well, i dont see a possibility of a nonstop, but a SPV-DEL/BOM-LHR will work. Now with the T3 at DEL, i think AI should start expanding more....
120 aarbee : I think if AI continues this BOM/DEL focussed strategies it will keep on diverting traffic to Foreign carriers. Most of the people I know would rathe
121 Post contains links aarbee : 2 9W flights from AMD cancelled for the day http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...s-cancelled-from-ahmedabad_1405627
122 Post contains links and images aarbee : Travelator - The IAD people mover is gone and here's the new technology ... Now, glide to international airport on a travelator http://timesofindia.in
123 tharanga : Speaking of Hajj flights, will they remain in their current location at DEL? Is the current location adequate, or is an upgrade in order?
124 Post contains images golfradio : Looks to be seen how long AI is going to try this. It seems like at various times they try various tactics with no long term strategy. If they are tr
125 tharanga : This is a major decision of philosophy, coming up. 787 will allow nonstop flights from secondary cities. Can you pursue that strategy, while at the s
126 golfradio : But I don't get the rationale behind creating a hub. Which destinations are they trying to connect and what is the target demographic? S.E. Asia, Jap
127 tharanga : Well, that's the other question. In the short term, we can talk about DEL being a hub for traffic originating or ending in India. Personally, I think
128 Cricket : FYI, expect there to be utter chaos in Delhi on July 14 From the official Press Release The details of ‘Terminal Process Proving Flights’ schedule
129 tharanga : Why should it be chaos? It lists AI 102 as starting at IAD. I thought this is discontinued?
130 aarbee : Emirates to fly superjumbo A-380 to mark IGI airport T-3 opening http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/Emirates-to-fly-superjumbo-A-380-to-mark-IGI
131 Post contains links AirIndia : So the inauguration has been pushed by 2 weeks it seems. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...ets-longer/articleshow/6136667.cms But the AI first f
132 Post contains links LAXDESI : Spicejet related news from flightglobal. I wonder what regional jet will Spicejet buy? I thought they would need some turboprops too. http://www.fligh
133 ojas : According to the GDS this winter 2010, TG will go double daily to BOM, albeit with a different timing altogether. TG 317/318 will operate with a daily
134 ojas : According to the GDS, QR is announcing the following changes to India effective winter 2010. 1) QR will go double daily to Delhi. The schedule of the
135 Post contains links LAXDESI : Good to see GoAir expanding. It seemed like they were in trouble a few years back. I am sure they would be a nice acquisition for Kingfisher in the fu
136 tharanga : I take it there is a subsidy for providing service to these sectors. Can somebody explain how the subsidy works? I saw they are exempt from some tax,
137 Cricket : No wait, Kingfisher has money???
138 Post contains links aviationbuff : Condor Airlines to offer direct connectivity between Kerala and Europe from November 5, 2010 July 7, 2010 http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/cond...-nove
139 Post contains images HAWK21M : Why would IT add to their losses
140 VIDP : Not sure of the subsidy part the only benefit is that all flights originating from J&K and North East the fares are exempt from INR 103 service t
141 LAXDESI : I am of the opinion that GoAir will not survive on its own in the long run unless it gets much larger. The current owners are probably looking to get
142 LAXDESI : Latest data from AAI: India Traffic The total passenger traffic during the reporting month of April 2010 has shown a remarkable increase of 22.0 per c
143 Post contains links WestWing : VT-ALU ("Orissa") 777-300ER for AI currently on delivery flight to DEL as AIC 164 (FlightAware). Significant, because it has been rumored that ALU may
144 HAWK21M : Heard Quikjet might restart with Four B752 Freighters.Any news on that.
145 golfradio : Wow, after so many false starts since April 2008, I wonder if it's true. I know they had big names like IL&FS and Tata Capital backing them. If I
146 ojas : According to the GDS, from winter 2010 ... QR will also be increasing capacity to MAA from a mix of A321/A330 to daily A330 (4 weekly A333 + 3 weekly
147 ojas : Checked the GDS, it seems GF is terminating one of its oldest routes to India ... BAH - TRV from August 1. With that GF operations to India will look
148 Post contains links AirIndia : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/C...GI-airport/articleshow/6167682.cms The first commercial flight has reached Terminal 3.......... Anyone there to
149 Post contains links Nimish : Yes (the Hindu was) and Yes, it did get a water cannon salute... More at: http://airlinersindia.s4.bizhat.com/...=87482&mforum=airlinersindia#874
150 Post contains images anshuk : Lol. Times Now "First landing at T3." I didn't know that the new terminal had a runway on top of it :-P Congratulations to Delhi! It looks absolutely
151 Post contains images anshuk : I hope somebody manages to get photos of the EK A380 at T3! Please do put them up or provide us with a link
152 Post contains images jayeshrulz : A A380 is on its way to DEL !
153 ojas : With immediate effect, 9W will code share on KQ's BOM - NBO flight (9W 6203/6204). Smart move by 9W, IMO. So now should be read a Skyteam alliance?
154 Post contains images comorin : I like the sign that says "You are one of the first passenger at T3" Good old Dilli-da-Airport! Punj-English rules !!
155 Post contains links LAXDESI : http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...ya-Airways/articleshow/6172841.cms Quote: Jet will place its code on Kenya Airways' daily services between Mumb
156 ojas : According to the GDS, from winter 2010. 1) KUL - BLR will go from 5 weekly to daily B738. 2) KUL - DEL will go from daily to 12 weekly; New flight sch
157 AirIndia : Will post a TR soon.... quiet an eventful flight......... the funny part was that most pax in Y were not aware about the significance of the flight..
158 anshuk : You lucky man! What are your impressions of the terminal? How well was baggage handled? What were the loads?
159 anshuk : JetPrivilege is pleased to announce its new Frequent Flyer Partner (FFP) – Kenya Airways and 2 New Codeshare Partners - Kenya Airways and United. K
160 LAXDESI : My search for a LAX-MAA fare for Feb. 2011 shows Jet as one of the cheapest options. I am sure these codeshares will benefit both 9W and United. I wi
161 anshuk : I find it really surprising that 9W does not offer any international flights out of BLR. And yes, MAA/BLR-HKG-SFO/LAX makes a lot of sense! I really
162 Post contains links aviationbuff : Emirates Airline expects 10 – 15 per cent revenue growth in Indian operations this year http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/emir...-indian-operations-th
163 Post contains links aviationbuff : Air India to develop New Delhi’s IGI Airport’s Terminal 3 as major hub http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/air-...orts-terminal-3-as-major-hub-10914 T
164 Post contains links aviationbuff : GVK to invest Rs 1,000 crore in Bangalore airport expansion http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/gvk-...-bangalore-airport-expansion-10854
165 AirIndia : Terminal is very pleasant. bt for a freq flyer, whose been around the new terminal looks and feels a lot like some existing termnals around the world
166 Cricket : In DEL given the size of the building I doubt they could have 'Indianised' it, but the sad thing is that several new terminals - smaller terminals co
167 777way : AI A320 visited Islamabad on 14 July as a VIP flight.
168 anshuk : The External Affairs Minister of India, Mr. S.M. Krishna visited Pakistan.
169 Post contains links aviationbuff : Runway at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai to be closed for a few hours daily http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/runw...closed-for-a-few
170 Post contains links aviationbuff : Check-in counters to be closed 40 minutes before departure http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/chec...-40-minutes-before-departure-10893
171 Post contains links aviationbuff : DGCA asks airlines to stick to time schedules, issues circular http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/dgca...me-schedules-issues-circular-10917
172 Post contains links ojas : AI has announced expansion on certain routes. Already announced: * DEL - MEL * DEL - ORD * DEL - YYZ Domestic: * New non stop DEL - GOI flight * DEL -
173 Post contains links ojas : http://logisticsweek.com/air/2010/07...to-operate-from-new-dubai-airport/ Air India invited to operated from the new terminal next year. Wonder if it
174 Post contains links ojas : EK - 9W code share agreement called off, as it was not benefiting anyone. EK was code sharing on 9W's flight 548/547 (DEL - DXB) and 544/543 (BOM - DX
175 ojas : According to the GDS, (i) TG 315/316 to go to B744 thus offering First class as well, while the other flight remains as the B773. (ii) BKK - CCU will
176 Cricket : What? A TG 747 in DEL, wow, it has been years since they last came. Delhi-Bangkok must be rocking with an upgrade like this, though UI've always obse
177 ojas : Knowing TG, anything can happen they have a very unpredictable schedule. They announced B744 operations to BOM for the entire winter, but lasted for
178 Post contains links LAXDESI : Finally, Air India to have domestic low-cost carrier. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...st-carrier/articleshow/6203229.cms As AI flies most of it
179 VIDP : So how many B747-400 flying into DEL in the night effective this winter TG, KL, BA anybody else ???
180 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on likely AI and DIAL deal. AI And DEL Airport Mega Deal? (by LAXDESI Jul 23 2010 in Civil Aviation)
181 colts001 : LH, BA (2 daily 744), AF, KL & TG
182 anshuk : Anybody has any info on the 9W nosewheel collapse?
183 Boeing747_600 : TG?!?! What the heck is TG flying a B744 from BKK to DEL for?! Is there THAT much traffic on the route?
184 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : I'll believe this when I see a pic of an AI 777/787 getting a water-cannon salute on the ramp at Tullamarine. Sad to see this route downgraded from a
185 ojas : It's going to be a B777-200LR.
186 Post contains images VIDP : Well the thai massages are getting quite popular in northern india since the thai visa became free
187 ojas : AI will now re time DEL - FRA flights AI 161 DEL - FRA 1330 1815 AI 160 FRA - DEL 2210 1020+1 Aircraft: B777-200LR, daily operations
188 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : O....K!
189 Post contains links AirIndia : http://www.avherald.com/h?article=42ea68fb&opt=0
190 Post contains images anshuk : When will IT move its domestic ops to T3? I just booked flights for the 16th and 22nd of August and it still shows Terminal 1C/D being used
191 ojas : 27th August onwards 9W, IC, IT go to terminal 3.
192 anshuk : Thanks! Argh, I read somewhere that ops would shift on the 30th of July. I was well excited. What a bummer!
193 Post contains links ojas : 1) AI will be starting daily DEL - ORD Non stop from 31 October 2010 Air India To Start DEL - ORD Non Stop (by ojas Jul 24 2010 in Civil Aviation) 2)
194 AirIndia : July 26th for all intl ops. Domestic from Aug 27th onwards.........
195 Post contains links jayeshrulz : Indian Aviaton Thread Part 89 # Its Raining! (by jayeshrulz Jul 25 2010 in Civil Aviation)
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