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Indian Aviation Thread: Part 96  
User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 18316 times:

Indian Aviation Thread: Part 95 (by LAXDESI Nov 21 2011 in Civil Aviation)
Part 95 has hit 200 posts, so its time for a part 96!

Turkish Airlines and Air India sign a codeshare agreement:
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/bus...-shareturkish-airlines_675618.html

Quote:
The national carrier Air India today signed a code-share deal with Turkish Airlines which will allow the latter's passengers connect to Air India flights on the Hyderabad, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata and Amritsar routes.

The deal will also allow both the airlines to market each other's flights by their own code and flight numbers on a free sale basis, a Turkish Airline statement said.

...

Even after being rejected by Star Alliance, it looks like Air India is continually improving bonds with Star Carriers...


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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 18041 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Thread starter):
Turkish Airlines and Air India sign a codeshare agreement:

Good move. I plan on flying Turkish in the future from LAX to MAA with stops in IST(sightseeing) and BOM(visit sister).

Indigo to hike frequencies on domestic, international routes.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...al-routes/articleshow/12112403.cms

Quote:
No-frills carrier Indigo Airlines said it will increase frequencies on the domestic and international routes this summer as it adds nine aircraft to its fleet by the year end.

He said the airline plans to add nine aircraft to its fleet this calendar year, taking the total fleet size to 60.


User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 17897 times:

Kingfisher misses deadline, more accounts frozen.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...ts-frozen/articleshow/12117550.cms

Quote:
The service tax department has frozen some more bank accounts of debt-crippled Kingfisher Airlines for missing the deadline for clearing dues. Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher had been given time till Wednesday to pay Rs 10 crore as arrears, but it could not meet the deadline till evening. Following this, the department attached all the bank accounts of the airline.

Kingfisher was allowed to operate some accounts on the promise that it would pay up by February 29. A senior service tax official said the airline's management is in talks with CBEC officials to resolve the issue. Kingfisher declined to comment on the matter. The income-tax (IT) department, too, has frozen the airline's bank accounts for non-payment of TDS (tax deducted at source) dues of over Rs 300 crore. Senior officials said the repayment schedule offered by the airline was not acceptable to the department.


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 17851 times:

So why did the runway at BLR fail? Interesting piece...
http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/201...-bangalore-airport-should.html?m=1



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User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 17517 times:

SpiceJet foresees tough times marred by high fuel and interest cost.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...eil-mills/articleshow/12144595.cms

Quote:
Budget carrier SpiceJet's chief executive Neil Mills feels the aviation sector, marred by high fuel and interest cost in the coming fiscal, will continue to face "tough operating conditions".

"I think the tough conditions will continue for a while in the coming fiscal. Our futures are pegged with oil prices and they are very high right now," Mills said in an interview.

Jet fuel now constitutes about 50 percent of the total operating cost of airlines in India. Domestic airlines are estimated to have lost around Rs.3,000 crore in the first six months of this fiscal.


User currently offline9w748capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 628 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 17424 times:

Does anyone have any suggestions for transit hotels at DEL? I'll have about 12h - scheduled to arrive from IXC at 6 PM and then out at 6 AM the next morning with RJ. Should be a fun trip, but I'd love to catch at least a few hours of sleep and have a proper meal. Has anyone stayed at the on-airport facility (Eaton)? The website is very confusing - it looks like it's inside security and you can't leave as it's in a "transit" area. Very strange. Would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks in advance!

User currently offlineLAXDESI From United States of America, joined May 2005, 5086 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 17298 times:

It's not all doom and gloom for India's embattled airline sector.
http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...urbulence/articleshow/12157847.cms

Quote:
IndiGo, a low-fare carrier launched in 2006, has climbed to second place in market share at the expense of Air India and Kingfisher Airlines and is the only one of India's six main carriers making a profit, for now at least.

IndiGo also sells and leases back its planes, sparing its balance sheet and allowing itself to maintain a young fleet. Industry watchers say there is no great secret to IndiGo's success, which they attribute to rigid adherence to a disciplined business plan, a task that grows more complex as the 50-plane airline adds a new plane every month.

IndiGo has 21 percent of the domestic market, behind the combined low-cost and premium operations of Jet Airways, but up from its 17 percent share at the end of 2010. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) expects IndiGo to take the top spot from Jet in a few months in an aviation market that grew 17 percent in 2011 and is expected to expand by about 12 percent annually over the next few years.

Last year, IndiGo placed what was then the biggest-ever commercial airline order for 180 Airbus A320s worth $16 billion to be delivered starting in 2015 when an earlier 100-plane order is completed. It also began flying to a handful of foreign destinations using the same narrow-body plane type.

The airline has said it would consider an IPO, but Ghosh said recently it has no current plans to do so. IndiGo says it earned 6.5 billion rupees ($131 million) in the fiscal year that ended last March, a result that Kingfisher's Mallya has questioned.


User currently offlineanshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 486 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 17072 times:

IT suspended from the IATA Clearing House yet again.

http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/article2970627.ece


User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 16822 times:

FYI
Iraqi Restarts Mumbai After Two Decades (by Cricket Mar 15 2012 in Civil Aviation)



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 16534 times:

http://www.rediff.com/business/slide...oeings-787-dreamliner/20120317.htm

pictures of the AI 787 from HYD... the Y seat colors are not quiet "classy"..... anyone been there?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 16257 times:

DGCA does not seem to have heard about volksairways.....

Is there no thread on Aviation India 2012 or Im not able to locate it.

[Edited 2012-03-19 01:10:24]


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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 16163 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
DGCA does not seem to have heard about volksairways.....

Hmm. Interesting... They've been hiring... If the DGCA hasn't heard of them yet, they'll hear pretty soon

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Is there no thread on Aviation India 2012 or Im not able to locate it.

No thread



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User currently offlineAI From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 16004 times:

http://www.samachar.com/JetLite-disc...gets-Konnect-link-mdtsNrefijd.html

Have read the whole article, & I find Jet's strategy quite confusing.

Apparently JetLite & JetKonnect are merging to form a single low cost entity which will be called JetKonnect. But somewhere else the article quotes Chief Commercial Officer Raghavan "Jet Airways and JetLite will continue as distinct business entities operating under their own airline operating permits" !!

The article also mentions that some JetKonnect flights will have S2 code while others will have 9W codes.

& the article alos mentions "Though low-cost, JetKonnect, he said, will offer premiere services on certain routes, where guests may enjoy service, identical to that enjoyed by the full-service parent Jet".

I am not sure what Jet are trying to do. Why not keep it simple by having a full service bit (Jet - 9W) & a low cost bit (JetKonnect or whatever else they want to call it).


User currently offlinetharanga From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 1867 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 15969 times:

Quoting AI (Reply 12):
Have read the whole article, & I find Jet's strategy quite confusing.
Quoting AI (Reply 12):
I am not sure what Jet are trying to do.

I have been already confused by their existing strategy. So they are maybe going from one thing I don't understand to another thing that I don't understand.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15768 times:

Important week for Kingfisher....

[Edited 2012-03-22 02:37:57]


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 15765 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 11):
No thread

We need to start one then........



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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 15532 times:

I hope you guys saw this - pics of an old IC A320 which has been scrapped (anyone know which registration and is IC scrapping many of the eight-wheelers?) that got stuck in Narela northwest Delhi
http://www.hindustantimes.com/photos...neondelhiroad/Article4-830330.aspx



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User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15472 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
I hope you guys saw this - pics of an old IC A320 which has been scrapped

unique pics.

sad reality - For most onlookers thats the closest they will get to an aircraft.


User currently offlineviasa From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 1901 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15313 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 16):
(anyone know which registration and is IC scrapping many of the eight-wheelers?) that got stuck in Narela northwest Delhi

I have no idea. But I have the information that there were six IC/AI A320s stored in India and it could be one of that six:

VT-EPE Stored at BOM
VT-EPK Stored at BPM
VT-EPL Stored at CCU
VT-EPP Stored at BOM
VT-EPR Stored at DEL
VT-EPT Stored at DEL

I think, it must be Romeo or Tango...


User currently offlineAirIndia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 15217 times:

Just to share the outcome of meeting between EK and MoCA.

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/e...-indian-aviation-pie/1/179015.html

Cricket: Any additional light you can throw on the above, will be good.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 20, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 15159 times:

The question is can INDIGO sustain their profits over the next few quarters......


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User currently offlineCricket From India, joined Aug 2005, 2972 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 15042 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 20):
The question is can INDIGO sustain their profits over the next few quarters......

As long as they keep receiving a few planes every quarter, they'll continue in the black and given their order book, they'll be getting at least one plane every month for the next ten years...



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 22, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 15014 times:

Quoting Cricket (Reply 21):

As long as they keep receiving a few planes every quarter, they'll continue in the black and given their order book, they'll be getting at least one plane every month for the next ten years...

So its the new aircraft thats saving them the losses......Is that what you are saying.

Are they returning any older ones back.



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User currently offlineOwleye From Netherlands, joined Feb 2006, 962 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 14999 times:

Captain Gopinath had a cargo-parcel logistic service Deccan 360, he is also initiator of LCC Air Deccan later re-named as Simplify Deccan, later rebranded as Kingfisher Red. What is the status of Kingfisher Red at this moment and will it go bust as well or does it continue under a different brand when parent brand Kingfisher dissappears off the market?


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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 14824 times:

Deccan 360 A310Fs are not flying anymore.

KF is rumoured to lay off 35000+ staff.Hopefully KF pay them their dues 1st.



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25 aeroblogger : Kingfisher Red is being phased out currently. In theory anyway.
26 Post contains links and images JOYA380B747 : Does these mean a brighter future for Indian Aviation? More foreign destinations from India Pvt carriers free to fly Indian carriers to fly to 11 new
27 Post contains images HAWK21M : Different names
28 buck3y3nut : Question is, who actually has the means to fly routes such as DEL-MEL; DEL-SYD? The only one I could think of 9W. Do they have enough planes to start
29 aeroblogger : No. Nobody is likely to start any of these routes any time soon. The move had basically no impact whatsoever.
30 Vimanav : "Qu'ils mangent de la brioche" - let them eat cakes. This is what a French Queen - supposedly Marie Antoinette - said when she came across peasants w
31 AirIndia : well, its as promised....
32 HAWK21M : Agree totally. Get a few more Cargo operators in the market too.
33 anshuk : I vaguely remember a bunch of Air India connector flights to/from the international terminals of DEL/BOM to various cities in India (again, to/from th
34 aeroblogger : Yes, these flights still exist. They are very convenient.. They often continue on to middle-eastern destinations... Yeah, these flights still exist.
35 anshuk : Yeah, they were extremely convenient flights. Somebody I know is looking at AI to fly to the UK, but the last flight from BLR to BOM departs at 2200.
36 aeroblogger : Flying BLR-DEL-LHR on AI is actually very convenient...
37 anshuk : The DEL flight gets into LHR in the evening, a morning arrival is more convenient for us. No doubt, flying through DEL is way more convenient, but we'
38 HAWK21M : VJM has promised to pay his staff pending salaries this week. But things still look tough for KF....
39 Post contains images caliatenza : Me and my friend took one of these connector flights last year...it was BOM-BLR. We missed our Go Air flight back to BLR so this was our only option
40 aeroblogger : Why would you expect a bad flight??? AI has by far the best product for domestic India flights with comfortable seats, good food (I trust the sandwic
41 Post contains images anshuk : What time was the flight? If I recall correctly, when I took the flight back in 2008, I only got a sandwich as well! And a bunch of noisy kids kickin
42 Post contains links LAXDESI : $3.6 billion Air India restructuring plan approved. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...-approved/articleshow/12519826.cms Quote: The long-awaited
43 Post contains images aeroblogger : Good, now they have the capital to run the airline. I hope that the management will actually make a decent effort at turning the airline around finan
44 pnd100 : Does anyone have any recent information or photos from CCU regarding the new terminal?
45 Post contains links vikramv1 : Indian aviation grows 12.3% in February as per reports http://airliners1.com/?p=1719 Quote : ----------------------------------------- Despite severe
46 HAWK21M : Any news on VJMs meet with the staff this week....any Outcomes?.
47 anshuk : Does anyone know all the booking classes on AI or where I can possibly find them?
48 aeroblogger : https://www.flyingreturns.co.in/html/er_airindia_flights.php
49 Post contains links LAXDESI : As per ET, junior staff will be getting paid a portion of their pending salaries. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...-salaries/articleshow/125367
50 HAWK21M : That was yesterday....They Did not get paid all the arrears. Heard the Pilots/Engineers are next.....[Edited 2012-04-04 13:36:05]
51 Post contains links LAXDESI : If the pilots and engineers are paid(even if partially), it may suggest that the management has an interest in saving the airline. In other news, it
52 Post contains images gr8circle : Couple of years ago when I was in India, I traveled NAG-BOM on an AI A319......plane was relatively new, clean and spotless, FAs were polite and cour
53 HAWK21M : But without a revised mgmt team......Things wont Improve.
54 Post contains links LAXDESI : Jet Airways plans more overseas flights by December 2012. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...mber-2012/articleshow/12554033.cms Quote: Naresh Goya
55 caliatenza : Its been ages and ages since ive flown..well ok i never flew AI i flew IC, but in the past few years i did tend to hear less then complementary thing
56 Post contains links anshuk : http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/...e/article3287633.ece?homepage=true "Bengaluru" Airport is to be renamed Kempegowda International Airport. I qui
57 Post contains images HAWK21M : Out here its all about naming.....The rest takes a backseat
58 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : So basically the condition of the Indian Aviation Arena is much like one being having Ah.... the only category of Aviation News that I love listening
59 vin2basketball : Translation: They'll add 20 odd int'l flights daily. They have "plans" for MNL, SGN, CDG, FRA,PVG and some more to the Gulf, Additionally, I'd like t
60 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : Exactly my thoughts Btw any chance they could reopen the PVG-SFO route and also are there any chances of DEL-AMS, which 9W mulled much over last year
61 aeroblogger : IC has been the more impressive part of AI for as long as I can remember. The most profitable part as well... However, AI is usually pretty good as w
62 himmat01 : Why is 9W adding 35 flights on India-Germany sector. Are there plans for a second European hub at FRA/MUC?
63 aeroblogger : They aren't launching 35 flights on India-Germany, unless they want to follow Kingfisher.
64 JOYA380B747 : If this were to become a reality, I'm pretty sure a third German destination, probably DUS or BER might be linked to India because no way is 9W going
65 LAXDESI : I wonder if it is related to 9W joining Star Alliance with a JV with LH in the next few years.
66 vin2basketball : 9W to Star isn't looking too good thanks to the hullabaloo around the AI Star fiasco. 9W might just be pushed towards OneWorld as SkyTeam is actually
67 usflyer msp : Im pretty sure that the BASA includes 63 weekly flights per nation, not total.
68 behramjee : 100% correct ! I think they will code share on LH operated flights here rather than use their own metal. With regards to the new routes, it most like
69 simfanatic : 9W did however once state that they were interested in starting a route to BER, once it was open. So I guess they would actually physically stay out o
70 Post contains images caliatenza : I still fondly remember my flights with IC as a child...the candies that were handed out before take off, along with the mango juice . Even the inter
71 Post contains links and images anshuk : I remember as a kid I used to stay up till half past midnight every Saturday to watch an AI flight come in to land. Don't remember where it was from
72 aeroblogger : For December.
73 HAWK21M : Disappointing......
74 pnd100 : Does anyone know if VS plans to expand beyond BOM in India? I suspect not but wanted to get your opinions. Also what do you think will be the next int
75 aeroblogger : Doubtful - they'd be competing head on with BA on any viable destination. Scoot
76 pnd100 : This is what I suspected as well. Even without BA I doubt VS would have made further inroads into India. Maybe DEL but with BA even that is out. One
77 Post contains links and images JOYA380B747 : Mamata Banerjee asks Airports Authority of India to commission new terminal by June However, based on the progressions I saw when I flew through CCU l
78 Post contains images aeroblogger : Not sure what you mean? VA already has announced DEL (A330 from July) - I thought that was already included in destinations when you said expansion. I
79 pnd100 : Thank you, I was aware of the speculation re VS-DEL but unaware of the announcement. Therefore your "sage prediction" has educated me Regarding the ma
80 Post contains links LAXDESI : Thread on AI restructuring. AI To Get $6B, Relocate 19,000 Employees (by LAXDESI Apr 12 2012 in Civil Aviation)
81 aeroblogger : Thailand, big time. Far too much capacity available to BKK, which usually tends to be (relative) trash yield leisure traffic. India-UK is also overse
82 Post contains links and images JOYA380B747 : Taken from ET http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/photo/12656355.cms Is it true the first 787 will do domestic?! I'm guessing that will obviously do D
83 sankaps : I had a quick tour of the work in progress in CCU yesterday (I am in the airline industry). The terminal looks quite impressive in concept and design
84 anshuk : The fares you to be extremely low about 2.5-3 years ago, but since then they have been on a steady upward climb. BA seems to do well from all the sta
85 JOYA380B747 : Thanks but just out of curiosity and my humble lack of knowledge, where in the domestic area would/do they park them? T3 domestic stands at the gates
86 pnd100 : First of all sankaps thank you for the detailed description! It appears very encouraging but you hit the nail on the head with the last couple of sen
87 anshuk : I have no idea, to be honest! I know in BOM they tend to park domestic flights on the international and cargo aprons during busy times (as the peak h
88 aeroblogger : AI is able to operate domestic flights as international flights - they could just fly T3 International to Sahar.
89 sankaps : In the 50s and early 60s, CCU was one of the busiest international airports in Asia... on par with HKG and perhaps second only to HND, ahead of BOM,
90 anshuk : AI 609/610 operate from Terminal 1 of BOM..
91 BLRAviation : If its an A330, then most definitely parking in the international apron. I very much doubt BOM airport has provision for a Code D in the domestic sid
92 vin2basketball : Remember, CCU is a very educated area, with lots of talent. In spite of the poor govt. environment, Bengal has attracted a ton of FDI, especially in
93 anshuk : I know for a fact that a few domestic flights are parked on the international apron during the domestic peak hours. Not sure if this still happens bu
94 HAWK21M : Not any more.....If not mistaken Domestic Bays are all max code c. Code D are at the International apron.
95 VIDP : I wonder how jet manages when they repo their A332 once a week from DEL to BOM. Are they transferring pax from international apron to the domestic te
96 15A : 9w parks several 737 as well on the international apron since they rotate aircraft between domestic & international runs. It is one long & ve
97 Post contains images HAWK21M : A332 is at the International Apron....Including a number of B737/A320s too....The Boarding starts very early & there is a Looong drive to the Int
98 Post contains links HAWK21M : Royal Brunei BI098 Emergency Landing In Mumbai (by fauzi Apr 15 2012 in Civil Aviation) Anyone aware...[Edited 2012-04-15 02:07:39]
99 Post contains images sankaps : Photo of the new CCU airport terminal taken today.
100 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : Much appreciated for the upload, Thanks a ton Whats remains to be seen also is how well are they going to develop the airport complexes, approach roa
101 Post contains images aeroblogger : Looking nice
102 ojas : At BOM, it is the international apron and mostly at some remote bay, the same can be done at BLR.
103 pnd100 : Amazing sankaps! Thanks for the upload of a great shot. Looks like the October prediction is more reasonable but it's looking better than expected. F
104 COEWR787 : I am looking forward to use the new terminal at CCU when I visit in December. It is starting to look real finally!
105 Post contains images sankaps : Another, closer view of the CCU terminal under construction, from the series of photos taken upon takeoff yesterday... [Edited 2012-04-15 17:31:15]
106 Post contains images sankaps : Scale relative to existing CCU domestic terminal (completed in the 90s, but looks like it could be from the 50s!) is evident in this photo (note that
107 BLRAviation : Bangalore, all contact stands and mixed 2 x Code C / 1 x Code E capable. But I understand AI has not yet commenced A330 ops in BLR. Still all narrow
108 HAWK21M : Amazing pics of CCU.
109 Post contains images pnd100 : You guys need to help me, historically speaking it is scary to look forward to any project related to Kolkata & CCU. We've been let down so many t
110 Post contains images anshuk : Just checked for flights on the AI website, the A330 is definitely operating into BLR. Not sure on what days, but until unless the maiden flight is d
111 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : But if you look at it.... when the domestic terminal was upgraded in the mid/late 90s, it was the best domestic terminal in India, with high ceilings
112 Post contains links LAXDESI : Update on India's plan to develop 90-seat aircraft. Expected to cost nearly $1 billion to design, and another $600 million for test aircraft and testi
113 anshuk : Is this some sort of an ego competition with Brazil and/or China? Until unless the Government forces AI to buy it, I doubt there are going to be too
114 pnd100 : I agree that buyers may be hard to find. They will have stiff competition though from established RJ manufacturers in Canada, Brazil, Russia & Uk
115 pnd100 : Agreed. Kolkata is strange in that sense. Infrastructure all over the city has this "frozen in time" quality to it. How it was then is how it still i
116 sankaps : There is actually a whole lot of infrastructure development going on in Calcutta right now (started by the previous regime, not the mad lady) -- Metr
117 BLRAviation : AI was supposed to operate an A330 but it is still A320 as of now. Got the information direct from airport operations, not AI web site.
118 Post contains links LAXDESI : The link below suggests that Indigo had profits in the range of $10-$20 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. It had reported a profit of
119 BLRAviation : There is no doubt that IndiGo is a well run and efficient operation. However, I get this niggling suspicion that their profits are more due to their
120 Cricket : Hahahaha, so do I. In the early 90's Kolkata was one of the first domestic sides of any Indian airport to get aerobridges. I used to fly IC 263/4 and
121 pnd100 : I agree that the profits may be more due to the sale / lease back. Having dealt with IndiGo for business I was also impressed with the "tight ship" t
122 HAWK21M : The future quarters will determine the course of the next few yrs.
123 JOYA380B747 : Judging by the terminal design as sankaps pics point out, I'm pretty sure they have expansion in the future in mind. They can easily demolish the old
124 Post contains links LAXDESI : Airfares on busy routes go up by 10-25 per cent. If sustained, higher fares should help the sector reduce its large losses. http://www1.economictimes.
125 Post contains links LAXDESI : Spicejet(B737 fleet) says approached by Gulf, Asian carriers for a stake. FlyDubai(B738 fleet) and AirAsia(A320 fleet) as potential investors come to
126 Post contains links LAXDESI : Some good news for AI on revenue and load factor. Is it the Kingfisher effect? http://avindia.blogspot.com/2012/04/...dia-bounces-back-with-healthy.ht
127 HAWK21M : When is the Foreign Airlines FDI in Indian aviation companies going to be permitted.......
128 aeroblogger : Don't hold your breath on it. It will happen eventually, but everyone is dragging their feet on this issue.
129 gr8circle : Good to hear this.....I'd say it is partly due to IT.....but there must be some other factors in play too....just hope it continues to stay that way
130 lightsaber : That is a number I do not understand. The rights should be allocated on a 'use it or lose it' basis. What is happening to IT's international rights a
131 vin2basketball : At the moment, Indigo is being pursued more than actively pursuing anybody, but they will hit a "growth wall" at some point, when they'll have to con
132 anshuk : I know my family all shifted to AI when IT started facing all those problems.. Its a pity, because the Kingfisher First AmEx card was so bloody good!
133 Boeing747_600 : This idiotic fixation with DEL has annoys me to no end. Why the hell can't AI launch routes out of BLR and HYD with eh 787s? Does anyone know if thes
134 lightsaber : So just speculation. While I agree Indigo will eventually 'hit a wall,' I think the A320NEO range delays when they have to partner. However, I could
135 abrelosojos : = It is actually sensible network planning. Demand from DEL is significantly more and higher yielding than BLR or HYD. Saludos, A.
136 aeroblogger : The fixation with DEL is not at all idiotic. AI is building a hub. DEL has a nice terminal, good O&D, and good geographic positioning. Unlike 9W,
137 JOYA380B747 : Don't worry.... at the rate at which the charges are increasing at DEL now, both for the airlines and the passengers, if such increase continues with
138 Nimish : ^^ That being said, with the tag of the "world's most expensive airport" soon - DEL is going to make airlines (and pax) cry with the fees!
139 Thomas_Jaeger : I am trying to do some research to find out which Kingfisher Airlines aircraft are still operating its reduced and now apparently fairly stable summer
140 freqflyer : I could count 8 parked IT ATR's at MAA last month alongwith a Deccan 360 ATR, apparently stored while another landed and taxied past . This was on 26
141 BLRAviation : Actually the number of students to Australia from north India is crazy. The total demand is much higher ex-Delhi and even ex-Mumbai, which made me wo
142 Post contains links and images BLRAviation : I did an analysis on the new fees at Delhi airport. http://www.bangaloreaviation.com/201...e-in-airport-charges-and-fees.html It is high. The interna
143 Post contains links BLRAviation : I hope you don't mind. AvIndia is just an aggregator site which copy pastes news stories from others. The URL for the source story is always below th
144 Post contains links BLRAviation : Lufthansa has confirmed it will upgrade FRA-DEL and FRA-BLR to B748i during this current summer 2012 schedule. This should occur ahead of its service
145 Post contains links pnd100 : 9W announces the launch of a second daily flight from CCU-BKK. 9W072 1100 dep 1510 arr 737 9W071 1600 dep 1705 arr 737 http://www.jetairways.com/EN/IN
146 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : marvellous news.... it seems I can finally fly the 748 this year after all... thanks
147 Post contains images darkroast : LH just became my first option to BLR this fall
148 HAWK21M : When is the 1st AI B787 scheduled to arrive?.
149 Post contains links LAXDESI : New Kolkata airport terminal to be commissioned in four months. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...ur-months/articleshow/12936450.cms Quote: The n
150 Post contains links and images JOYA380B747 : JAL 787 from NRT-DEL Starts from Tuesday, anybody in Delhi please do take a nice shot of it.. Regds
151 Cricket : DEL seems to be in the early schedule sequence for both new Boeing types - JL with the 787 and LH with the 748
152 AirIndia : JL claims it is suited for DEL as its only 186 seater? LH bring in as they cant get their 380, so the next best.......
153 aeroblogger : Forget JL, AI is expected to start domestic hops ex-DEL next month for crew familiarization flights..
154 Cricket : That should be fun, I'll check out the sectors and try and catch a ride. But JL will still beat AI to operations.
155 anshuk : Any word of when the 748i will operate on FRA-BLR?
156 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : No official word yet from LH on when will the DEL and BLR flights start. Not until further deliveries of the new jumbo to LH happen. If at all consid
157 gr8circle : Why isn't LH considering the 748 for BOM? Wouldn't it make a lot of sense?
158 sankaps : Just transited BOM en-route from LHR to HKG on 9W. And was transported back to the bad old days of Sahar in the 1980s, absolute chaos, no line discipl
159 pnd100 : 100% agree with your last sentence sankaps. This is what I fear for the new terminal at CCU. This is the reason we were impressed with T3 at DEL. It
160 sankaps : Agree, DEL T3 is the closest we have to a world-class airport in India. Though even there some things make you shake your head. Like for instance why
161 HAWK21M : Its all about Training........
162 aeroblogger : No it's not. It's all about attitude. You can train employees as much as you possibly could, but if they are apathetic in customer relations, it's go
163 Post contains links anshuk : http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper...al/tp-tamilnadu/article3382607.ece I found this rather nice article on the new terminal at MAA. It looks quite
164 Post contains links LAXDESI : Kingfisher pilots threaten fresh stir from May 9. I am surprised that IT is still around. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...rom-may-9/articleshow
165 Post contains images HAWK21M : Isn't training also including a section on attitudes
166 aeroblogger : Not really. Training teaches people to do their work. Competent staff isn't enough (although it's a lot more than CCU currently has) - the staff need
167 Post contains images JOYA380B747 : It would for sure, so would so many other destinations that are served by their 744s now.... and I'm positive BOM will get their 748s when more of th
168 pnd100 : Any professional training course will not only include sections on attitude, perception & image in relation to customer service but will also ass
169 karan69 : BOM does not have facilities to manage 748i with a lot of international heavies leaving in traditional bus boarding fashion due to integrated termina
170 JOYA380B747 : True However, LH for now and the near future won't base 748s in MUC, at least the batch of 748s coming in the next 2 yrs will be based in FRA as far
171 Post contains links fxramper : LH 748 to Delhi and Bangalore. http://www.centreforaviation.com/ana...747-8-to-delhi-and-bangalore-72620
172 9w748capt : Is it me or does LH have a whole lot more capacity ex-Europe to India than the other players? LH seems to be doing well to quite a few 2nd tier destin
173 JOYA380B747 : CCU is no more a destination for BA or LH anymore, in fact no non-stop link to Europe from CCU anymore. BA dropped CCU operations 2-3 yrs back and LH
174 anshuk : Its good to see that 9W is second on that list. I'd be interested in knowing how much India-Europe traffic is routed through the Middle East. Anybody
175 Post contains links LAXDESI : AI plans to use Dreamliner on domestic routes. It certainly will help as it increases aircraft utilization. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...-cu
176 Post contains links LAXDESI : Government threatens to shut Air India international flights if pilots go on strike. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/b...on-strike/articleshow/1304
177 JOYA380B747 : With all good intentions of success for AI, I'm glad all of this is happening. Gives the country a chance to realize how badly is the airline is run a
178 aeroblogger : The IPG has been absolutely militant since the merger. I'm glad they are asking to be decertified like this - finally, AI will be able to make rationa
179 HAWK21M : It never ends out here....does it..........
180 Post contains links aeroblogger : http://aeroblogger.com/home/blog/ipg-illegal-strike/
181 lightsaber : Actually this makes sense for JL. It will be like EK flying the A380 into airports before the home airline launches service with the type, it 'steals
182 aeroblogger : Quite simply, no. Unless some major investment comes in (unlikely), IT will not have the cash.
183 HAWK21M : Good thing is that IT reduced fleet schedule is not having any delays/cancellations. but the bigger problem of getting the airline back on track &
184 sturmovik : Airbus latest O&D shows Indigo as having converted 18 A320s to A321s. Does anyone have more info on this? Is it conceivable that they might get A3
185 HAWK21M : Is the A321 taking into account capacity or A319 for range.
186 Post contains links and images JOYA380B747 : I don't know how many news channels in India broadcasted video on the first 787 JAL to DEL but all I could find was this sole clip, http://www.youtube
187 hohd : In fact it is the opposite. LH is also struggling with Middle east carriers, they dropped HYD and CCU in the last one or two years. They fly to DEL,
188 sturmovik : Not sure, the spreadsheet mentions only 321s. I'm guessing it's capacity. I was wondering, are the A320s weight limited on the SIN or BKK runs out of
189 Cricket : I doubt they converted, the initial order for 100 aircraft was always for 80 A320 and 20 A321. The last time I spoke to them, they confirmed the A321
190 Post contains links LAXDESI : Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ahmedabad in November. http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes...ahmedabad/articleshow/13077270.cms Quote: The A320 a
191 sturmovik : I was not aware that they were already considering A321s, thanks for that info. However, the mailer from the Orders google group also mentions 18 A32
192 Post contains links aeroblogger : Kingfisher Airlines Pilots Go On Strike http://aeroblogger.com/home/blog/kin...strike-air-india-strike-continues/
193 Post contains links anshuk : I think the reason that IT is stubbornly continuing is this: http://www.thehindu.com/business/companies/article3404324.ece The UB Group itself has a h
194 LAXDESI : That is nearly $2.4 billion in exposure, which is nearly 32 times the market value of $70 million of UB holdings. I expect a lot of litigation as UB
195 Karan69 : Initial order placed was for 80 320s and 20 321s but later on these 20 321s were converted to 320s , now it seems that 18 of them have been again con
196 anshuk : AI isn't handling the cancellations of flights too well. Trying to rebook my parents who were meant to travel tomorrow on a flight that is now cancell
197 aeroblogger : Depends on the station. HYD from what I've seen/heard is handling this very well, while I've heard that DEL is completely overwhelmed by the number of
198 anshuk : Thanks for the figure, it really helps. Wikipedia tells me that the entire UB Group is worth over $12 billion, so there is a chance that they could a
199 aeroblogger : That's what I was saying. Don't let them contact you with alternatives. YOU tell THEM then alternative you want to get booked on, get it endorsed ove
200 Post contains links aeroblogger : We've hit 200 posts, so it's time for a new thread. Part 97![Edited 2012-05-11 15:18:05]
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