Airindia From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1660 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1344 times:
Jet Airways have been really brave in their endeavors to be a great Domestic Airline which they achieved. To reshape themselves into regional airlines it will take a herculean effort. It will be difficult for them to match the fares offered by other airlines. 737-800 are more than capable of flying to the middle east. 9W infact sends the 737s to Changi SIN for maintainence.
TKMCE From India, joined May 2002, 841 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
IC and AI wont be in any hurry to let in Jet! And already Indians are flying at competitive fare levels internationally withouts Jet's "assistance"!
So I dont see their entry to International any time soon!
Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
Well, lets see if AI can make a profit out of Karachi, Kabul and Yangon. If it weren't for hapless Keralites being bussed out to the Middle East, I doubt if AI, Emirates, or any number of Gulf based carriers would be reporting profits. In any case, I'm sure Naresh Goyal could eke out a profit margin out of Karachi or Kabul by hook or by crook.
Sean, do you know what bilateral policies India has with Pakistan in terms of 4th and 5th freedom rights. Could IC or AI ever fly passengers into Bom or Del and hub them out to destinations in, say, the US or the Far East?
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
AFAIK, going back to the early 90s as my data point, Air India had a policy to not transport Pakistani nationals on routes to/from India. They could be transported on 5th freedom sectors, and undoubtedly IC was allowed to transport them on their routes to/from Pakistan and domestically, but a Pakistani national was simply banned from flying BOM-LHR on AI, even if they wanted to.
Indian_flyboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1191 times:
Well, Jet Airways has for long been asking for permissions to operate international routes , In one edition of Business today (Don't remember which one ) Naresh Goyal was quoted saying Jet air would consider purchasing or leasing bigger aircrafts to cater to international routes. Things as they stand as of now , the government is yet to allow private airlines to go international. As TKMCE puts it IC and AI are going to be fighting pretty hard not to allow this .
Sahara , may claim to be one hell of an airline but still have miles to go to even come anywhere near Jet . They have off late started aggressive marketing and improving their services and putting in more a/c's not with too much luck though.
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1156 times:
Jet Airways those have some good alliance agreements with British Airways and KLM/Northwest Airlines. I think that helps Jet Airways on some routes also.
Jet Airways started a 3:00am flight from Mumbai-Bombay to Hyderabad because they now alot of people from international flights fly into Mumbai-Hyderabad at 11:00pm at night and had to stay at airport until 6:00am.