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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 91  
User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 20714 times:

Despite healthy patronage, lone Salem flight from Chennai cancelled. I expect SpiceJet to step in once it receives its turboprops.
http://avindia.blogspot.com/

Quote:
The cancellation of the lone ATR flight from Kingfisher Airlines in the Chennai-Salem-Chennai sector has put regular air passengers from Salem and the adjoining districts of Namakkal and Dharmapuri in a quandary.
After a near two-decade struggle to make the airport active, the fliers from Salem and its neighbourhood, had the opportunity of getting connected to Chennai by a flight despite very 'uncomfortable timings.'

But for the past 10 days, the flight was cancelled without reason. “We have not received any official communication so far about the cancellation. We have to face public ire,” said a travel agent. Airport sources, however, pointed out that despite a recent hike in airfare, the flight had been doing well with the occupancy being 'very encouraging.'

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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 1, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 20610 times:

Thai airways to start direct flight to Guwahati.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/blnus/09211870.htm

Quote:
Thailand said on Tuesday that the country’s national carrier will start direct flights to Guwahati by next year to enhance accessibility for its businessmen to India’s Northeastern region, besides promoting tourism.


User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 749 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 20591 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 3):
Thai airways to start direct flight to Guwahati.

Now that is an interesting destination. I wonder how they will pull it off though. N.E is not exactly a business hub and given the instability tourism is probably going to be one sided.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 3, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 20575 times:

Quoting golfradio (Reply 4):
Now that is an interesting destination. I wonder how they will pull it off though. N.E is not exactly a business hub and given the instability tourism is probably going to be one sided.

Even if most of the traffic is to Thailand, it would still work except for the first few weeks on BKK-Guwahati sector as the Guwahati originating passengers make their return trip from BKK. I think it is likely to start out as 3x week.

GAU-BKK is about 900nm, and should be no more than 2.5 hour flight.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 4, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 20526 times:

Air India plans to shift one-third of workers to new subsidiaries.
http://www.livemint.com/2010/12/2020...-plans-to-shift-onet.html?atype=tp

Quote:
“Around 10,000 to 12,000 employees will be transferred to the subsidiaries and their wages will be linked to productivity. We are in dialogue with the employees,” said a senior Air India executive, who did not want to be identified.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 20407 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 1):
Thai airways to start direct flight to Guwahati.

This is a good move, we need more connectivity to secondary cities, given the congestion at the major airports in the country, this is one way to reduce the queues/ congestion!



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 20142 times:

Bangkok Airways will start 6 weekly flights between BOM and BKK effective 2nd March 2011.

PG 733 BKK - BOM 2220 0105+1 Ex- Tu
PG 734 BOM - BKK 0155 0750 Ex - We

Aircraft: A319



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 7, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 20111 times:

IIRC, GoAir and Spice Jet were in merger talk last year.

Is that still a possibility with SpiceJet under new ownership?
Does it make more sense for Indigo to buy GoAir given fleet commonality?
Can GoAir survive as an independent entity?
Could TATA group buy GoAir to enter the aviation sector?


User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 20060 times:

Was checking BOM flight status & was surprised to find a domestic airline with code BD ??? & another one with code 3C.

Which airlines are these ? Doesnt come up with anything when I check airlinecodes.

Thanks,

AI

[Edited 2010-12-24 14:54:16]

User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 20010 times:

Quoting AI (Reply 8):
domestic airline with code BD

Paging Hawk21M . BD is likely a typo for Blue Dart (BZ/BDA). The other (3C/DEC) is Deccan 360, also cargo.



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 19864 times:

Quoting AI (Reply 8):
Was checking BOM flight status & was surprised to find a domestic airline with code BD ??? & another one with code 3C.

Which airlines are these ? Doesnt come up with anything when I check airlinecodes.

Thanks,

AI
Quoting WestWing (Reply 9):
BD is likely a typo for Blue Dart (BZ/BDA). The other (3C/DEC) is Deccan 360, also cargo.

It's no error. 9W and BD have signed a code share agreement wherein BD puts its code on many domestic 9W flights.



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User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2134 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 19839 times:

Quoting ojas (Reply 10):
It's no error. 9W and BD have signed a code share agreement wherein BD puts its code on many domestic 9W flights.

I actually did know that but forgot   . Thanks for the correction.



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User currently offlineVIDP From India, joined Feb 2010, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 19696 times:

The dreaded Fog of this winter season has returned at IGIA today. Its 9:50 hrs IST and CAT-3 landings and takeoff is in progress. SG, G8 and 9W seem to have been hit hard while IC,IT and 6E are running with delays primarily because of taxing related delays.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 19653 times:

Quoting WestWing (Reply 9):
BD is likely a typo for Blue Dart (BZ/BDA)

True.

Today DEL is Fogged up........Tough times for folks at BOM too especially with routes connected via Del......Looks like many long hrs at work  



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 19547 times:

Heading to BLR next week and I hear BIAL also gets affected by fog. Is this a new thing? I don't remember fog as an issue at the old HAL 'cowshed'.

Also, I presume from the previous post that 9W et al do not train their pilots for CATIII?

I'm looking forward to my trip on EK, will be flying 330s and 380s for the first time.


User currently offlineGolfOscarDelta From India, joined Feb 2008, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19528 times:

Quoting comorin (Reply 14):
I hear BIAL also gets affected by fog. Is this a new thing?

BIAL has been getting hit by fog ever since it opened. Fog wasn't as much of an issue at the HAL Cowshed. I'm due to fly into BLR next week too. My parents have been telling me that BIAL has suffered delays the last couple of days due to fog. Nothing lands there between 5 am and 10 am apparently. Last year i was delayed by 4 hours. Flying ATL-JFK-BRU-MAA-BLR, the MAA-BLR diverted back to MAA due to fog and then returned after fog lifted 4 hours later. It was 9W on btw.

EK and the middle eastern carriers usually depart around 7-9pm from the middle east and land at BLR at around 3 am. The fog shouldn't have built up by then so if you're flying EK you should be fine i think.


User currently offlineNimish From India, joined Feb 2005, 3213 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 19489 times:

HAL was bang in the middle of the city and never as badly hit by fog as BIAL is. BIAL is out in the outskirts, with Nandi hills close by and plenty of water bodies - it seems to be a good enough combination for fog  . The builders/ planners for BIA botched up in taking measurements for fog primarily from HAL and hence did not do something basic like center line lighting at BIA. Hence it's a min 550 m visibility and I can assure you it's much worse than that most mornings this season.

Good luck with your flights into BLR!



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User currently offlinecomorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (3 years 7 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 19476 times:

Quoting GolfOscarDelta (Reply 15):

Thanks! I'm flying JFK-DXB-BLR and arriving BLR at 5pm so hopefully all will be well inbound. My outbound is at 10.30 am so hopefully the fog lifts by then.

Hope you have a good trip too!


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 18, posted (3 years 7 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 19194 times:

Quoting GolfOscarDelta (Reply 15):

BIAL has been getting hit by fog ever since it opened.

Normally around 0530-0730hrs....Not as long as DEL though.
The problem is compounded by the newly introduced ATC Slot system that does not cater to delays due Weather/ATC.



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (3 years 7 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 18991 times:

Unsurprisingly SpiceJet and JetLite have the most cancellations and delays - the airline guys tried to blame the aircraft type (737) to some journalists but 9W's record with the same type is astonishingly good, so it must mean that SG and S2 don't invest in training pilots to CATIII standards or don't certify their aircraft.

But inspite of all the sob stories where NRI's and PIO's were dissing Indian carriers, mainly AI for 'providing anything' they didn't crib that much in Europe or the eastern seaboard when snow struck. I guess ToI should also realise that weather-related delays are a fact of life and should go after the airlines that have a particularly bad record and make sure that diversion airports such as LKO and JAI get better facilities, and at least ensure 24-hour immigration facilities.



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User currently offlinegolfradio From Canada, joined Jun 2009, 749 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (3 years 7 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 18807 times:

AI gets another USD 268 million to flush down the toilet. This should last the babus a good 2 years.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_breaking-news-air-india-gets-rs1200-crore-equity-infusion_1488128


User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 24
Reply 21, posted (3 years 7 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 18600 times:

Air India has made some changes to flights from Kerala to RUH and DMM. The highlights are:-

* All flights ex - RUH will now be on a B744 as opposed to the earlier mix of A310 and B744.

* DMM will get a once weekly B744.

* BOM - COK AI 690/691 will be a daily B744.


**********************************************************

Kerala - RUH/DMM operations looked like this earlier

TRV - DMM: 4 weekly A310
COK-CCJ-DMM: 4 weekly A310

CCJ - RUH: 3 weekly A310
RUH-TRV/COK-CCJ-RUH: 3 weekly B744

Effective 1st Jan 2011 they will look like this

TRV - DMM: 2 weekly A310
CCJ - DMM: 1 weekly A310 + 1 weekly B744
COK - DMM: 1 weekly A310 + 1 weekly B744 via CCJ

CCJ - RUH: 4 weekly B744
RUH-TRV/COK-CCJ-RUH: 3 weekly B744



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 48
Reply 22, posted (3 years 7 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 18456 times:

Happy New Year to all.

My aviation related wish list for 2011:

1. MAA-BKK non-stop by another carrier besides Thai--perhaps Air Asia or Spicejet.
2. MAA-ICN non-stop by Korean Airlines, enabling LAX-ICN-MAA--a long shot, but unlikely in 2011.
3. MAA-IST non-stop by Turkish Airline, enabling LAX-IST-MAA--the least likely item on my wish list.
4. More orders for C Series in 2011, with a small order by Spicejet for some thin and long routes, both domestic and intl.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (3 years 7 months 1 day ago) and read 18214 times:

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 22):
1. MAA-BKK non-stop by another carrier besides Thai--perhaps Air Asia or Spicejet.
2. MAA-ICN non-stop by Korean Airlines, enabling LAX-ICN-MAA--a long shot, but unlikely in 2011.
3. MAA-IST non-stop by Turkish Airline, enabling LAX-IST-MAA--the least likely item on my wish list.
4. More orders for C Series in 2011, with a small order by Spicejet for some thin and long routes, both domestic and intl.

1 - Likely - if and when more airlines get permission. Who knows, Indigo also cross the five year threshold this year.
2 - Hyundai has been asking for a while, but there is a reason most of their management sit in Delhi - flights
3 - depends on TK's expansion plans to India, I know they want to become an alternate India-Europe carrier and adding a few south Indian destinations should work for them.
4 - erm... India could do with more 80-100 seaters but...



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User currently offlineojas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2963 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (3 years 7 months 23 hours ago) and read 18203 times:

Air India will utilise the A330s on the following routes:

NBO, DAR, JNB, SIN, HKG, MEL, LOS

1) DEL - JNB will be on an A333.

2) DEL - MEL on an A332 rumors are via CGK.)

3) NBO, DAR, LOS will be launched from BOM using an A330

4) SIN, HKG too will get an A330.


Air India has begun de rostering the A310.



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25 Cricket : The question is where on earth are they getting these planes from - leases are usually quite 'shady'
26 Post contains links Cricket : I spied teh first two Air India 787-837's in livery on Matt Cawby's photo blog, you can see them around the middle of the photo behind the ANA Dreamli
27 Post contains links ojas : Air India posts a cash profit of Rs 21.66 crores in November, a pretty good upward trend. They are likely to post cash profit in Dec and Jan as well.
28 777way : Emirates cargo have launched freighter servcies to Kozhikode and Thriruvanathapuram, CCJ was also served in 2009.
29 Post contains links LAXDESI : IndiGo goes international; Set to fly to Maldives. http://www.asiantribune.com/news/201...oes-international-set-fly-maldives Quote: India's leading do
30 golfradio : The Gulf routes are going to be clusterf*ck. Does anyone know how many seats are available between city pairs?
31 Post contains links LAXDESI : Key independent directors may quit AI. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Ke...directors-may-quit-AI-board/733920 Quote: Within a year of being appoint
32 Cricket : Well, unlike SpiceJet they have the aircraft, but I doubt they'll get that many city-pairs at one go. However, I do expect services to SE-Asia and no
33 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India may be placed under BRPSE oversight. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...-oversight/articleshow/7250561.cms Quote: The government plans t
34 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective IATA Summer 2011, QR will upgrade DOH - BLR from a daily A320/A321 to a daily A330-200.
35 ManekS : Good to see BLR doing well, shouldn't be long before we see EY upgrade as well. Now if only IT and/or 9W would start international expansion from the
36 ojas : Slight correction. Effective 1st March 2011, QR will upgrade DOH - BLR from a daily A320/A321 to a daily A330. The month of March shows 5 weekly A333
37 Post contains links LAXDESI : NATS to help decongest Mumbai Int'l airport. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...tl-airport/articleshow/7257054.cms Quote: The GVK-led consortium,
38 Post contains links vtnyc : Indigo signs largest ever aircraft order. Follow the anet discussion below.... Indigo Signs MoU for 180 A320
39 Post contains links LAXDESI : http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE70CB6U20110113 Quote: Indian carrier Jet Airways expects to grow its domestic revenue by 15 percent and internat
40 comorin : Just got back from India (via DXB on an EK380) and can confirm that a very solid long-term expansion is going on. In the context of Indigo! it needs t
41 Post contains images anshuk : EK is most definitely eating away pax from other Indian airlines. But then again, this is happening all across the world. I might be flamed for sayin
42 Cricket : I remember a blogpost from about two years ago that argued that EK was the de facto national airline of India. I don't see that happening, but until
43 anshuk : I made this trip on EK mainly for two reasons: i) I wanted to try the A380 that now flies into MAN ii) I wanted to see Dubai Now that I've done both o
44 Post contains images LAXDESI : Many posters are under the mistaken impression that India is an export driven economy, and fail to realize that India has been running a trade defici
45 Post contains images anshuk : Unless they're flying up front, I'd pity them being stuck in those seats for 16 hours
46 ojas : According to the GDS, effective 1st July 2011 Air India will increase DEL - NRT from 4 weekly B777s to daily B777-200LR.
47 comorin : Is it me or are those EK seats really hard? It was torture to be in them for 14 hours, 380 notwithstanding...
48 anshuk : I agree with you! I think it has something to do with how narrow they are? Hmmm. I like the hammock style footrests that 9W provides. I want to try t
49 Post contains images comorin : Anshuk - I ended up doing a TR on my EK trip to BLR that you may find of interest...not sure how to link to another post
50 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on Indigo getting approval from GOI to fly intl. from August. Indigo To Fly Intl. From August (by LAXDESI Jan 19 2011 in Civil Aviation) Air In
51 OURBOEING : Is India becoming an "Airbus Country"? If you total all civil aviation aircraft in India, do you think there are more Boeing or Airbus? Cheers and Ha
52 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India to purchase 21 Airbus A-320. http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/cnb...urchase-21-airbus-a-32_514617.html
53 anshuk : I just read the report! It was a great read, thank you so much! I flew out of DXB on the morning of the 10th, so I think we may have crossed paths? M
54 Post contains links colts001 : Aviation ministry has given approval to Indigo on the following routes. BOM - BKK BOM - SIN BOM - DXB BOM - MCT DEL - BKK DEL - SIN DEL - DXB Source:
55 Post contains links colts001 : Top 10 international routes out of India by number of daily travellers BOM - DXB DEL - LHR BOM - LHR MAA - CMB MAA - SIN MAA - DXB DEL - SIN DEL - KTM
56 comorin : Thanks! I flew out of DXB on Jan 12 so we were close. BTW I did an overnight in Dubai and it was surprisingly chilly... Looks like all the 380s were
57 LAXDESI : Wise selection of routes as most of the them appear in the top 10 international routes from India. Disappointed that MAA is not in the list. I wonder
58 comorin : Indian cabinet reshuffling produces new Aviation Minister Vayalar Ravi. His prime objective seems to be to restore 'the Lost Glory of Air India'. His
59 tharanga : If that is his objective, then the best chance for it is in his power. To separate the airline from the government.
60 LAXDESI : As per wiki, he has a trade union background and that could be an asset if he uses it to get AI unions to make concessions to ensure AI's long term v
61 comorin : Restoring the Lost Glory of AI is a bit like searching for the Lost Ark. Any glory attached to AI was quickly lost on nationalization. Like you say,
62 AirIndia : Hope you all had a pleasant stay in DXB..... Anshuk - u seem to hae had a bad EK experience..... To all fellow netters... who are visiting DXB, feel
63 ManekS : This is very interesting as the busier DEL-SIN is only flown by 9W, AI (both fly meager narrow-body's) and SQ. BOM-SIN on the other hand is flown by
64 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective S11, MH will increase KUL - HYD from 5 weekly to daily. Other changes expected are: * MAA - KUL another daily flight *
65 ojas : The routes cleared by the Govt. of India for IndiGo are: BOM - BKK/SIN/DXB/MCT DEL - BKK/SIN/DXB
66 ojas : Yes, DEL - ATQ will now be flown on a B777-200LR and thus the flights will be re scheduled and will have timings similar to the DEL - US non stops AI
67 comorin : Thank you! I met AirXLiban once in Dubai - its always good to meet fellow a.netters...
68 tharanga : Can somebody give a brief description of the outstanding difficulties in the AI-IC merger? Mergers are not easy anywhere, but this one just seems ridi
69 gr8circle : Not very true....AI was nationalised in the late 40's or early 50's, not too sure......the 60's and 70's were the true glory days for AI when JRD Tat
70 comorin : Thank you for the correction. I had assumed that nationalization occurred after JRD left - my mistake.
71 anshuk : I didn't actually go into the city, spent almost the entire layover at the Marhaba Lounge (horrible service, but then again, you can't expect much fr
72 Nimish : There are numerous consultants and committees trying to figure it out - but it seems largely like AI and IC don't want to get along. Too much of pers
73 Post contains links ojas : An Oman Air flight doing MCT - MAA fell sick and the flight was diverted to BOM. The commander of the flight is hospitalized. Flight number WY 253, MC
74 anshuk : One of the main issues plaguing the merger is the question of seniority of employees in the merged airline. Obviously, the two independent companies
75 HAWK21M : Aero India 2011 09-13/02/2011. https://www.aeroindia.in/Main.aspx Any tips on how far from BIAL.Is 18km accurate.[Edited 2011-01-23 03:42:21]
76 Nimish : 18K is approx correct.
77 Cricket : Has the CCU modrnisation project stalled? I travelled into CCU earlier this week (in on 9W and out on 6E) and was amazed by the state of the airport.
78 gr8circle : I think this was a major failure on the part of all involved. They engage all these high profile consultants to study and recommend strategies for me
79 comorin : It's right on the NH/Airport Road so it feels a lot shorter than 18km - am I correct?
80 Post contains links ojas : New Additional international rights have been awarded by the ministry. Jet Airways: BOM - FCO/AMS/KUL/MLE/DXB/AUH DEL - BKK BLR - BKK TRV - SHJ 4 B77W
81 LAXDESI : I assume Jet would use some of the 77Ws on these new routes. Glad to see Jet pursuing a BOM hub strategy. I would hope Jet's schedule would allow con
82 ojas : No they are not going to use the B77W on the above mentioned routes. Yes, they already do.
83 LAXDESI : Where will the incoming 77Ws be used then? What aircraft will Jet use for the new routes then? Thanks.
84 comorin : What exactly are Jet and Kingfisher's strategy w.r.t. us N.A. travelers? If we want to do India with a stop in Europe, there's already BA, AF, LH in c
85 LIPZ : Looks like 9W is still not granted to fly to Paris.
86 tharanga : Don't forget AA from ORD, but I understand your point in every respect, and wonder the same thing.
87 LAXDESI : I don't believe the premium O&D market is currently large enough for these non-stop routes to be profitable at current fuel prices, and I don't s
88 anshuk : Thanks for the correction, I've always had trouble differentiating between A300/310's. IC definitely had A300's, though. The airport is actually quit
89 LAXDESI : Perhaps they are saving this route for some other Indian carrier.
90 comorin : True, I forgot that! Does DL do any nonstops anymore? Perhaps with the new Dreamliners, if they ever get delivered! btw LAX, is there an equation to
91 Post contains images anshuk : I remember the mad traffic jams as well.. Lol. This is the first Aero India I'm ever missing. I've attended every single edition since the start in 1
92 gr8circle : Yes, IC had the A300...I flew on one in 2003 (BLR-BOM) and it was quite a well maintained plane (at least the interiors), considering it was more tha
93 ojas : Kingfisher isn't coming to America anytime soon, they are happy with the OW alliance with BA - AA. Jet Airways? they themselves are clueless as to ho
94 Cricket : Praful Patel had a busy last few days at the Ministry!
95 AirIndia : making hay while the sun shone..........
96 LAXDESI : Did you mean 788? I don't believe AI has ordered 789s. I am not sure I fully understand your question. Max. range(or design range) is the range at wh
97 ojas : Then I guess AI should order them as the B788 will struggle on a DEL - SFO non stop.
98 comorin : Sorry, I wasn't being clear. Perhaps this question really belongs in tech/ops: So lets say I ton of fuel carries x people 1000 miles. Then 2 tons of
99 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective S11, QR will operate a daily A330-200 on the DOH - MAA route. Earlier DOH - BLR upgrade to A330 was also announced. As
100 Post contains links ojas : India and Indonesia have revised their Air Service Agreements. * Both sides will have 28 weekly flights to be operated with intermediate points as CMB
101 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective S11, BA will upgrade it's day flight (BA 199/198) on the LHR - BOM sector from B777-200 to a daily B747-400. BA's Indi
102 Post contains links LAXDESI : Air India to have a single code (AI) from next. Hopefully entry into STAR alliance is not too far away. http://news.oneindia.in/2011/01/27/a...ode-ai-
103 Post contains links LAXDESI : SpiceJet to add 13 aircraft to their fleet this year. http://indiaearnings.moneycontrol.co...b_india/compnews.php?autono=516775 Quote: We have already
104 TheBigOne : I've just been looking at the Air India 787s on the KPAE blog website, and noticed that AI have tweaked the livery for this new aircraft. The sun rays
105 Post contains links ojas : 9W will launch a 3rd daily flight to DXB and new sectors like IXE - SHJ and TRV - SHJ http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...ulf-region/articleshow/73
106 AirIndia : I know someone who was unable to get on a non-rev on any airline from BOM to DXB this last weekend. Dubai Shoping Festival is one of the reasons....
107 jayeshrulz : I wanted to know about some aspects of Kuwait Airways, Emirates, GulfAir, and Qatar Airways, about when they started their flights particularly to BOM
108 Sankaps : Yup, that was me... I referred to EK and SQ playing the role of de-facto "national carriers" of India, given the number of int'l O&Ds they offer
109 ojas : Carriers from Dubai connect from 11 Indian cities to DXB, whereas Indian carriers connect DXB from 13 Indian cities. EK connects to 10 Indian cities
110 LAXDESI : Some interesting projections about Indian aviation as part of an article about AI doubling its fleet to meet demand. Unable to link as the link does n
111 Post contains images AirIndia : Yes but I would look at it this way - EK connects 10 Indian cities to DXB plus 90 other destinations..... and thats why sankaps referred to it as the
112 Post contains images comorin : Not to mention 90% of pax on my last EK flight from JFK were Indian.
113 Cricket : Sure, LH flights to SFO and LAX are mainly full of Indians. The best thing about EK in a way is when you have to get to a non-major European destinat
114 CaliAtenza : i'll be in dubai on the afternoon of the 12th of Feb...on my way back to BLR from LAX.
115 Sankaps : The measure is not how many Indian cities are connected to Dubai, but how many O&D connections are made available to those originating in India.
116 Post contains links ojas : Qatar Airways plans to add 2 new destinations in India and increase flights to certain destinations. http://www.deccanherald.com/content/...s-planning
117 Sankaps : My guess is one of them will be CCU; wondering what the other one could be?
118 Post contains images AirIndia : darn, I'll be in BOM on that day for a friends wedding
119 ojas : One of them is IXE for sure. I'm hoping the other is PNQ for all selfish reasons!
120 Post contains images Flying Belgian : Any idea on the registrations of the future "new" A332s for 9W ? The two birds are leased by ILFC and are ex Livingston frames. I've seen cn597 is in
121 simfanatic : Will they be able to offer the same product as on 9W's other A332, such as mood-lighting and all? Because 591 and 551are both still flying the "old" A
122 ojas : It's not 196Y but 190Y seats. JWD, JWE are configured in 18J/236Y exclusively used for DEL-BRU-YYZ. The A332s that are about to come to 9W should be
123 simfanatic : That would explain the product downgrade. On a BOM-DEL flight no one will miss mood-lighting or the bar. I suspect these will also operate the BOM/DEL
124 ojas : No, gulf sectors are only B737-800s. However BOM - JED could get this A330 due to the slight payload restriction on the B738 from JED.
125 Post contains links ojas : Air India to upgrade DEL - YYZ from B77L to B77W from IATA S11. BOM-DEL-PVG will continue to be a B777-200LR in S11 as well. source: www.airindia.in
126 Cricket : Hm, should be interesting - but just wondering if there is space on the BOM domestic ramp at terminals 1B and 1C for a wide-body? I know that 1A can
127 ojas : They can be kept at the bays near the ATC tower or at the international terminal and get the passengers bussed there. Given the slot constraints at B
128 Cricket : True, DEL-BOM will soon need to move to wide-bodies given the demand, as it is the two 737-900's JGC and JGD (none of which have been repainted) only
129 ojas : Those 2 frames are leaving the fleet soon. BKK does not need a wide body, neither does any gulf point except JED. The above mentioned A330s can be us
130 Post contains links ojas : Air India posts operational profit for December, it's second consecutive month. http://www.livemint.com/2011/02/0322...traight-month-AI-mak.html?atype
131 WestWing : Has there been a formally re-re-re-announced date for the single-code switchover? It was supposed to have been Jan 27th which has come and gone - tho
132 ojas : Air India never announced it on Jan 29th, the media reported it incorrectly. The integration was completed on January 14th or so and there were just
133 smi0006 : Air India is rumoured to have signed a ground handeling contract with Toll Dnata in Melbourne last week, are AI's Melbourne plans back on the go? Seem
134 Post contains links ojas : New flight numbers for AI Air India New Flight Numbers Post Merger (by ojas Feb 5 2011 in Civil Aviation)
135 Post contains links ojas : Etihad Airways to add few more cities in India this calendar year. EY has ATQ, AMD, JAI, CCU, GOI on it's radar. They already secured approval to oper
136 HAWK21M : Lots of 9W/IT night flights arrive at the International cargo apron [G] too.Guess Bus mvmt would cause a 15 min delay but then considering space cons
137 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective 27th March, 9W will launch daily BOM - DMM and a 3rd daily BOM - DXB flight 1) BOM - DMM 9W 564 BOM - DMM 1400 1545 9W
138 Cricket : End of lease? Is there a market for second-hand plain-Jane 737-900's? Not too many were built. Bus management used to chaotic at DEL when the rear ap
139 Post contains links Cricket : New minister, new problems at Air India http://www.livemint.com/2011/02/0823...ir-India-top-recruits-face-Ra.html Surprising to see Bhargava playiong
140 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective 9th March 2011, Armavia will launch 2 weekly flights to ATQ from EVN U8 319 EVN - ATQ 2030 0235+1 We U8 319 EVN - ATQ
141 HAWK21M : No Thread on AeroIndia 2011......Or just that I cannot find it.
142 ojas : According to the GDS, Effective 1st week of May AA will reduce ORD - DEL from daily to 6 weekly. Flight will not operate on Mondays from ORD and Wedne
143 ojas : From 5th April 2011, EK will add another weekly flight to BLR thus making it a triple daily A332 operation from that day. The missing flight was EK 56
144 comorin : Hi Ojas, Do you have timings by any chance? Thank you.
145 ojas : The BLR A343? It's the morning departure from BLR. (10am -ish)
146 comorin : Ok thanks. I misunderstood your post - so there are more flights now rather than new flights.
147 Post contains links LIPZ : Jet Airways keen on strengthening cooperation with Alitalia. http://www.dnaindia.com/money/report...k-for-italian-jaunt-europe_1508036
148 LAXDESI : The linked article states that Jet plans to offer a non-stop to NY, but it does not state the origin in India. I think DEL is more likely than BOM as
149 ojas : DEL - JFK has been rejected by the govt. of India, 9W can do DEL - EWR, BOM - EWR/JFK. My sources say the end of BRU is very near. NYC will go non st
150 LAXDESI : Interesting move by Jet to start a non-stop given the rising cost of fuel and economics of a non-stop flight. I hope it turns out to be profitable ov
151 Post contains links colts001 : An article about Emirates in NY times. It talks about everything including it's Indian operation. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/bu...irates&st
152 LIPZ : Weren't the routes to AMS & FCO supposed to be from BOM?
153 ojas : FCO is unknown yet, the bilateral needs to be amended which is when we will know. 9W never mentioned BOM - AMS as their preferred route IIRC.
154 comorin : DEL-JFK seems to be reserved for the AI nonstop! DEL-EWR competes with CO, BOM-EWR competes with CO and AI. BOM-JFK is open, would be nice.
155 Cricket : It looks like 9W is going to end up in SkyTeam sooner or later
156 ojas : As I said earlier, 9W have only 2 options left: To stay without an alliance or join Skyteam.
157 Cricket : If they do go Skyteam are are in the process of applying, I wonder if that will start reflecting on their route requests from now on beyond AMS, CDG
158 Post contains images Conti764 : I guess we can say bye bye to Jet Airways at BRU Quite a disaster for BRU and to a lesser extend, SN...
159 Post contains links LIPZ : Definitely bound for SkyTeam http://www.business-standard.com/ind...od-for-direct-flight-to-us/425480/[Edited 2011-02-16 13:50:25]
160 Cricket : So a major KL/DL code-share should allow for much improved connectivity to the US and inside Europe for 9W even though I am not at all fond of AMS (t
161 Post contains images Boeing747_600 : How are the load factors on AI's DEL-MEL route?! Seriously "Will" utilise ?!?! Since when did any of the above become AI destinations?!
162 ojas : That post was in response to the planned use of the leased A330s which would come later this year.
163 Post contains links ojas : Air Asia X will withdraw it's 4 weekly BOM - KUL flights and Air Asia Bhd will withdraw the 3 weekly KUL - CCU flights. HYD, TRV were already terminat
164 HAWK21M : Rumour of Quikjet rehiring Flt Crew/Maintenance Folks.....Any news.
165 Post contains links aviationbuff : Malaysian Airlines plane makes emergency landing at Delhi airport http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report...y-landing-at-delhi-airport_1510590
166 Post contains links tharanga : I think the Airport Express metro line will be opening in DEL this week. Looking forward to it. http://ibnlive.in.com/news/delhi-met...start-cp-to-igi
167 ojas : According to the GDS, ET to reduce ADD - BOM from 2 daily to single daily immediately. Till 26th March they will operate a mix of B757 and B763 and fr
168 VIDP : Yes we all are looking forward to it. Although initially they would not be offering check in baggage facilities and train would run at a slower speed
169 Sankaps : Air Asia has an ad in today's Telegraph newspaper saying "We Heard You" and that the CCU-KUL 3x weekly flights are staying! Interesting turn of event
170 Cricket : By the CISF Guard? Or by an airline staffer? BOM is very rarely used for military movements, unlike say DEL (and even then the ELINT 707's are visibl
171 AirIndia : Good news for the Chandigarh runners especially........... Any idea if this link terminates at the ND metro station? Alas, it will still be 2 changes
172 WestWing : As far as I can remember - the DGCA circular allows you to take photos (a) inside an airport terminal, (b) from the terminal of an aircraft,(c) insid
173 CRJ900X : What's the status of the Air India tender for the lease of 16-20 CRJ700 NextGen's for its regional affiliate? Is a firm order in the pipeline or has A
174 Post contains links LAXDESI : Unions allege that profitable AI routes were closed to benefit private carriers. Any one know if there is any merit to these allegations. http://www.m
175 Sankaps : Which private carriers could have benefited from AI's pulling out of LAX?
176 Post contains images fortunerunnner : Besides that obvious question article also claims LAX was profitable route which is somewhat surprising. I was under impression that it used to bleed
177 ojas : 9W was going to launch DEL-PVG-LAX along with BOM-PVG-SFO. The news never came in the press however many in the know even knew the schedules, flight
178 fortunerunnner : Question is not if 9W wanted to launch LAX route but did AI pull out of LAX for 9W or some other private carrier? Isn't it same AI and same GOI that
179 ojas : It can never be explicitly proved. However, there are a handful of routes which have been doing well for AI but had to be pulled out prematurely. Eg
180 tharanga : It'd be so much easier if you could just take the bureaucrats out of such decision-making, period.
181 Sankaps : Isn't that the very basis of free market competition? May the better airline win! Until 9W came along, foregin carriers were getting all of the high-
182 Post contains links LAXDESI : AI losses continue. I assume the GOI will have to keep bailing out AI for the foreseeable future. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...his-fiscal/ar
183 comorin : I flew AI six months ago JFK-DEL-BLR., and last month, flew EK JFL-DXB-BLR I was very pleased with the AI flights - beautiful interiors, good onboard
184 fortunerunnner : Point is why GOI should care if 9W will make money or not on a certain route and deny permissions because there isnt enough "demand". Barring few reg
185 gr8circle : I've made this point before.....GOI has owned AI for the past 60 years or so and AI's glory days were in the 60's and 70's, when it was very much a G
186 9W748Capt : No kidding - so they're gonna reduce capacity for the busy summer season? Is this route not doing as well as some people think? Too low-yield?
187 comorin : Yes, you have - apologies, a senior moment on my part!
188 ojas : Air India effect to sum it up.
189 LAXDESI : Does UA codeshare with AI on ORD-DEL flight? If no, any plans to do so in the near future.
190 ojas : No. Yes.
191 Cricket : I'll be flying to SFO (again) early next month and wanted to know if other than BA if any airline offers Premium Economy into India. That said, BA WTP
192 LAXDESI : Looks like the new minister is sympathetic to a demand of Rs. 17,000 crores($4 billion) from AI. Will that much money be enough to buy out all/some o
193 HAWK21M : Wonder if the AI Employees will consider a lucrative VRS offer..... AI has all they need to be sucessfull.....just get the motivated people in the ri
194 Cricket : Like that is going to happen anytime soon unless and until they sell it off. Gustav Baldauf told politicians to mind their own business and now they
195 Sankaps : Couldn't the same apply to 9W in terms of how it is perceived by Indian pax, except it is much better run? Especially on the ground -- most failing f
196 Post contains images comorin : I suppose so, but personally, neither 9W or IT gives me that 'desi' feeling. The nice thing about Indians is that they don't smile unless its genuine
197 Post contains links Cricket : Male chauvinism lives on, a guy refused to fly because of a female pilot on an Indigo flight http://bit.ly/gzCDWa
198 Sankaps : Interesting point. Part of the reason why I believe there will be 3-4 survivors in India after the ongoing shakeout: Jet at the higher end for the to
199 LAXDESI : I would include Kingfisher in the top end, and I expect Spicejet to be around. GoAir is unlikely to survive as a stand alone entity.
200 Post contains links LAXDESI : THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. PLEASE GO TO PART 92. Indian Aviation Thread: Part 92 (by jayeshrulz Feb 26 2011 in Civil Aviation)
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