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Air India 787 Routes Announced Yet?  
User currently offlineairevents From Germany, joined Jan 2002, 875 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4927 times:

AI had the first Dreamliner delivered to them some days ago. Have the routes it will fly on been revealed yet? I am headed that way soon, so could possibly squeeze in a Dreamliner flight depending on what routes they fly. Thanks for any information!


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User currently offlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12428 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4885 times:

One daily flight each from DEL to BLR and MAA from Weds next, 19 September.

[Edited 2012-09-14 04:49:25]

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31679 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4825 times:

wef September 19, AI will operate its Delhi-Chennai-Delhi and Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi flights with the Dreamliner.


Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4732 times:

I need to fly DEL-HYD-DEL at the end of October (probably Oct 28). I typically fly Indigo or Jet Airways, but now that this beauty is flying around: will there be a chance of catching an AI B787 flight on this route on/around these days?

User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4416 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 3):
I need to fly DEL-HYD-DEL at the end of October (probably Oct 28). I typically fly Indigo or Jet Airways, but now that this beauty is flying around: will there be a chance of catching an AI B787 flight on this route on/around these days?

No

However, AI's 77W will be operating flights AI126/127... It's always a treat to get a widebody.

It probably would only cost 30-40 Euro more to fly DEL-HYD via BLR, if you want to experience the aircraft.



Airports 2012: IXE HYD DEL BLR BOM CCU KNU KTM BKK SIN ICN LAX BUR SFO PHX IAH ORD EWR PHL PVD BOS FRA MUC IST
User currently offlinejayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4313 times:

I've heard they will be put on DEL-ATQ-DEL and even DEL-CCU-DEL as well for crew training.


Keep flying, because the sky is no limit!
User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4280 times:

Quoting jayeshrulz (Reply 5):
I've heard they will be put on DEL-ATQ-DEL and even DEL-CCU-DEL as well for crew training.

CCU will be happening with VT-AND, but ATQ has been cancelled I believe.



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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4120 times:

There are also some rumored plans for Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Nairobi, Tashkent, Almaty (or Astana), Dushanbe and Ho Chi Minh City.

787 also to go to Shanghai and Tokyo.


User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4112 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 7):
There are also some rumored plans for Rome, Milan, Barcelona, Madrid, Nairobi, Tashkent, Almaty (or Astana), Dushanbe and Ho Chi Minh City.

These are all cities which are being considered for AI 787 service.
There are some more as well: DAR, MNL, BOS, BHX, MAN, LOS, TLV, AMM, CAI, SVO/DME, and ACC are also being considered by AI for 787 service.

[Edited 2012-09-14 17:27:40]


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 4098 times:

Cairo and Amman seems really odd ones out of all.

User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 4032 times:

Quoting 777way (Reply 9):
Cairo and Amman seems really odd ones out of all.

I believe those 2 routes are being pushed by some Ministry of External Affairs initiative...



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User currently offlinesmi0006 From Australia, joined Jan 2008, 1531 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3925 times:

I believe first non-training permanent route is a MEL/SYD triangle... No start date announced.

User currently offlineKiwinlondon From New Zealand, joined Dec 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 3753 times:

There was speculation that AI would operate DEL - MEL - AKL. This might be a good route for the Dreamliner.

User currently offlineVIDP From India, joined Feb 2010, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting Kiwinlondon (Reply 12):
There was speculation that AI would operate DEL - MEL - AKL. This might be a good route for the Dreamliner.

I believe the rotation decided now is DEL-SYD-MEL-DEL


User currently offlineRWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3185 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3622 times:

So is AI thinking the US market is not good for the 787? Seems the 787 could make DEL-LAX/ORD/JFK a more profitable non-stop than the 744 or 777 on a year round basis. Those in the know, your insight is appreciated.


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User currently offlineaeroblogger From India, joined Dec 2011, 1363 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Quoting RWA380 (Reply 14):
So is AI thinking the US market is not good for the 787? Seems the 787 could make DEL-LAX/ORD/JFK a more profitable non-stop than the 744 or 777 on a year round basis. Those in the know, your insight is appreciated.

The 787 was ordered by Air India to replace the A310 aircraft used on midhaul missions.

The routes to USA/Canada all lose money because yields aren't high enough to sustain the ULH flight. Midhaul expansion is much more profitable.

Not to mention, service to the likes of Almaty and Dushanbe is far more useful than a flight to Los Angeles - there are tons of options on the latter, so AI's service is not necessary.

The only 2 north american destinations being considered are BOS and YVR, and that's probably because they are the shortest unserved markets...

[Edited 2012-09-15 04:27:14]


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User currently offline777way From Pakistan, joined Dec 2005, 5716 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2752 times:

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 10):

Wouldnt Baghdad and Tehran or Mashhad and Najaf make more sense, even Damascus in better times, all three countries host major Shia holy sites, strange logic.


User currently offlinekaran69 From India, joined Oct 2004, 2887 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2678 times:

From 26 th sept it will operate on the daily DEL-DXB flight

AI995 DEL2025 – 2220DXB 788 D
AI996 DXB0005 – 0445DEL 788 D

Karan


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