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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

To be honest I don’t know how SpiceJet is helped by more seats to DXB. They will get a good chunk of Jet’s ME routes / seats (to DXB and other markets). I feel like Spice is helped by higher fares more than being EK’s lackey on just sending people to DXB for $800 fares to the US. That will come dow...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Previously, all Indian airlines stood united in blocking any more bilateral seats to Dubai. However, now that Spicejet is aligned with Emirates, the previous joint citadel will crumble. Only time will tell. I think Emirates was smart with its SpiceJet play. It usually pays off to be aligned with th...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Perfect timing for what? Do you support the bilateral rights being increased? Why? No I don’t support it but I didn’t want to get into that same argument again. So I focused on timing. WRT timing, even if you support the seat increase, I cannot believe this comes up right now when every Indian airl...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

UAE, India to renegotiate bilateral air service agreement (Note -- this is based on reporting from the UAE side which may paint their own picture based on the meeting with the Minister. We need to know what it looks from the Indian perspective) 1. Talks on renegotiation of the bilateral air service...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

150 of Spicejet’s most recent flights to Hong Kong were delayed on average by 1 1/2 hours. Chinese paper screams murder and calls for slot penalization or monetary penalties https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3006967/indian-budget-airline-spicejet-set-open-ne...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4440

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

I’m not surprised. With all the politics going on in the Gulf plus India refusing to grant more seats to Qatar, how will QR grow and prosper? More EU-BKK/DPS/KUL routes are not going to drive a premium airline.

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9B7byHUIAEXCwf?format=png&name=small ET Now. And there we are....Jet will be liquidated and no sale is possible for the precise reasons given by myself and others. There is no way to resurrect Jet with such an unsecured creditor debt load. Now we can sit back and li...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

UAE, India to renegotiate bilateral air service agreement (Note -- this is based on reporting from the UAE side which may paint their own picture based on the meeting with the Minister. We need to know what it looks from the Indian perspective) 1. Talks on renegotiation of the bilateral air service...

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by CaliguyNYC
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But hey small town India gets a foreign flight and cheap fares. This has never been about cheap fares for NRIs - many of us are alliance captive and pay premiums to fly our alliance, be it coach or business class. But that story doesn't work for the remarks here. Lol what?! How many NRIs do you thi...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Which capitalist market or govt will compensate an investor? Care to point out? If it is true, I think it's not fair. But 1) Is this the only government in Indian history which might have done it? 2) Should the current government not investigate anything? Or just do what fancies you? More conspirac...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I am trying to analyze why the minister would say Jet will be saved and this process never dies. Read the Economic Times article again. The headline is misleading when you read the text. Here is the relevant quote section: India's new civil aviation minister said on Friday he is confident that airl...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Re: the sports quota, I am okay with AI sponsoring 203 sportsmen (depending upon who they are and at what level they compete and so on). I mean I don't want any of the National / IPL professional cricketers to be on that pay roll. India doesn't really provide adequate opportunities and encouragemen...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

But hey small town India gets a foreign flight and cheap fares. This has never been about cheap fares for NRIs - many of us are alliance captive and pay premiums to fly our alliance, be it coach or business class. But that story doesn't work for the remarks here. Right here, for some NRI's non-stop...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I am trying to analyze why the minister would say Jet will be saved and this process never dies. Read the Economic Times article again. The headline is misleading when you read the text. Here is the relevant quote section: India's new civil aviation minister said on Friday he is confident that airl...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A new lounge has opened at BOM's Terminal 1B, where the 3 major LCC's operate out of, called Oasis. Pretty reasonable rates too for access. Seems ideal for business travellers using LCC's and also the ones flying the "Business" cabin product of SpiceJet or GoAir. https://m.hindustantimes....

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^It's high time AI is shutdown and not sold. Our NRI overlords will go ballistic. For them the entire Indian aviation industry exists solely to indulge them with cheap tickets when they come visit us every year. How On earth you stole words from my mouth lolz..My Uncle and his family will be the ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

What we can reasonably infer is that a new Jet will likely be designed with a singular focus.... using the India-AUH bilateral to serve as a feeder to AUH. So, I am speculating.... 10 to 15 daily flights to AUH from various points in India, in a best case scenario. But since, Indian rules have some...

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by CaliguyNYC
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

As I had predicated on this thread, namely, Jet would be revived to show how effective the new minister is https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.livemint.com/companies/news/jet-airways-crisis-civil-aviation-minister-confident-of-a-solution/amp-1560506367181.html Note that he said that he is “very confid...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Even a party that is literally begging to issue a check to restart Jet, is caught in the Indian bureaucracy and business politics. India has not changed..... Moody or not The current government will never indemnify any investor. Which capitalist market or govt will compensate an investor? Care to p...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the exit of 9W, being left with less and less choices of J travel in domestic, I was forced to take an AI flight on the DEL-MAA sector yesterday, when the sandstorm had struck DEL. You really get to see how mismanaged everything is at AI. It is not one area, but on every single step! 1. I had ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I hope UK flies to Houston or Southern US for theres a lot of Indian diaspora there and its not served by neither AI nor the American 3 Houston may not be the best place to start US routes for UK. The diaspora in Houston is not as big as say DFW or LAX. Plus IAH is a UA hub so LH gets good feed the...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Can someone explain this article to me. Why are the banks trying to delay bankruptcy of Jet. If there is no real buyer (meaning a buyer with acceptable terms), then why delay more? I don't understand India's process at all. Also what happens when it goes in bankruptcy? Does the court again try to se...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The link below provides details of the repossession plan. It also has some interesting facts: "The US Exim Bank is likely to give the planes to Air India for preventive maintenance. Air India already houses one B777 aircraft from Jet’s fleet at its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facili...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

ADIGRO GIVES 48 HOURS DEADLINE Threatens to Walk Away https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.indiatoday.in/amp/business/story/adigroup-still-interested-jet-will-wait-only-48-hrs-1547702-2019-06-12 Even a party that is literally begging to issue a check to restart Jet, is caught in the Indian bureaucracy ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Here we go again..IndiGo announces new ATR routes to Buddhist circuit till now only AI was the carier which flew to Gaya and between Gaya and Varanasi with IndiGo's entry it will become more difficult for AI to attract customers. Waiting for IndiGo to launch routes to Kullu,Bikaner,Khajuraho and ag...

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by CaliguyNYC
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Yet another article that highlights the gross mismanagement of Air India under the previous government https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/grounding-the-maharaja-how-upa-clipped-air-indias-wings/1605836/ Hasn't Ai been mismanaged but ALL governments of India - Congress, BJP... I really hope th...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You know what is worse than recovering ZERO? Throwing even more money at the airline and deepening their losses. You seem to think Air Berlin was a great example of asset sale. That is because Air Berlin owned some assets in the first place. Jet owns none. NIL. NADA. What do you sell when you don't...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You make it sound so simple. Take some planes and start long haul international service is quite ludicrous. I'm not in Airline business but still I can list a few things : ⋅ Is there a business plan ⋅ Is it feasible for them ⋅ Get the right pilots ⋅ Training ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sure. No fault of beloved Jet Airways for it's downfall. NG met all his financial obligations and had clean slate. More conspiracy theories, blame government, blame banks, accuse Spice Jet owner. Good going. :roll: What does NG have to do with the sale process? He is out and stepped down. Now, he s...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also Vistara should get one night departure from LHR as a new entrant (I know not guaranteed but these do come and go - look at the Chinese airlines). Do you mean a slot pair or a single slot? If the latter, then of what good is it, if they don’t also receive a landing slot to go with their departu...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Why would the leased aircraft go back? Many weren't leased from 9W; 9W failed to make payments and lessors found new homes. They aren't going to give them back to 9W because they had them at one point. Just because people are talking about bidding, doesn't mean they know what they are doing. EY has...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

When slots are precious, tertiary cities are dropped to add frequency for high yield passengers, so this is the logical outcome of slot limitations. Not completely true. Tertiary cities can be money makers actually since they have very little to NIL competition and that's exactly what Spicejet is d...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

...I wonder what the min connectivity Vistara would need at BOM to maintain a min long haul network out of BOM - say LHR 2X and 1X to 2 EU hubs (so 4 daily long haul flights). Where would Vistara get the money to buy these slots in the open market? Without money they have to wait for AI to die, so ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Where would they get aircraft from? 9W has nothing left. Prized slots at places like LHR are long gone, aircraft are repossessed or lease terminated. If Jet returns, I bet many of the short term aircraft leases that Indian airlines did will just revert back to Jet. Remember, new Jet can't get back ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara announces several new flights from Mumbai. Go Vistara, go! https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.com/2019/06/12/vistara-adds-new-flights-mumbai/ I get that Vistara didn't get too many slots. I just wish their network out of BOM would be larger (meaning more city pairs). I fear that in the en...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I really don’t understand AdiGro. What’s really in it for them? They are eager to write a check without even knowing what the financial payback could be which makes no sense. Are they in for the free publicity? Probably not because the Indian public is, at this point, probably tired of the never en...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

"We are interested but can't do it alone". Ha! I really don’t understand AdiGro. What’s really in it for them? They are eager to write a check without even knowing what the financial payback could be which makes no sense. Are they in for the free publicity? Probably not because the Indian...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thanks for your insight Mr.Caliguy Thank you. Btw I don't live in India and have never been an Indian citizen. That said, I have been on this forum for years and years and have a love for Indian aviation. Would love to see India have strong airlines with a global footprint and true connecting hubs....

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It is getting pretty difficult to predict what India is going to do in any matter. If I have to take a wild guess, it will be around next budget, 55,000 Cr divestment looks good on new recruit's performance report. There are no options other than the shutdown, no foreign investor will invest in Ind...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

It is getting pretty difficult to predict what India is going to do in any matter. If I have to take a wild guess, it will be around next budget, 55,000 Cr divestment looks good on new recruit's performance report. There are no options other than the shutdown, no foreign investor will invest in Ind...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... And what happens if it doesnt shut down in the "NEAR FUTURE" or could you estimate the time frame of that near future as so far so many near futures have come and AI is still eating our money and flying So Id love to have your intellect on the time line as well when your so sure about...

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by CaliguyNYC
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The Indian government can't allocate slots at HKG. They can only allocate traffic rights. Airline then applies as normal process for slots... Note that IATA are already complaining that Indian govt is not following recommended slot allocation process for domestic slots. Obviously this is purely an ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing that Vistara has finally got permissions for DXB, BKK, SIN, KTM, CMB I just can't believe that Vistara isn't jumping in to a few key long haul flights like LON, HKG and on other EU hub where they partner with an EU airline for onward connections. I am all for being cautious but India's larg...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So I think the officially end is upon us.... End of the runway for Jet Airways as Etihad, Hinduja baulk Hinduja halts negotiations, Etihad shelves plan to increase its investment Abu Dhabi-based Etihad was earlier keen to save its investment in Jet Airways, but now that plan is on the back burner s...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sorry, the banks and GOI have done a fantastic job so far. Not every company is worth saving. The banks are basically going to recover $0 that is ZERO. The banks and govt of Germany was able to sell of the pieces of Air Berlin (where Air Berlin wasn't even a player). The Indian banks achieved nothi...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Oh now you're blaming 6E for SG's meltdown too. Not completely. But if you've been following the route developments of the two carriers you'd know how 6E shoo's away SG from many routes. Or are you unaware or rather in denial of that too? *Also now don't state examples of SG mounting flights on 6E ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1530
Views: 153239

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NG looks horrible but the banks and GOI look like they are bumbling along with no real way to restructure large companies without being accused of favoritism. Sorry, the banks and GOI have done a fantastic job so far. Not every company is worth saving. The banks are basically going to recover $0 th...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I just can't believe that Vistara isn't jumping in to a few key long haul flights like LON, HKG and on other EU hub where they partner with an EU airline for onward connections. I am all for being cautious but India's largest FSC just shut down. If now is not the opportunity when will? Just take 5 ...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Without structural reforms in finance and aviation sectors, all airlines are just house of cards, ready to fall anytime. Vistara will be the lonely FSC for some time, but I am not sure it will in business for the next 25 years. With the fall of Jet the Indian airline industry is healthier than ever...

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by CaliguyNYC
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 394
Views: 19063

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hearing that Vistara has finally got permissions for DXB, BKK, SIN, KTM, CMB I just can't believe that Vistara isn't jumping in to a few key long haul flights like LON, HKG and on other EU hub where they partner with an EU airline for onward connections. I am all for being cautious but India's larg...

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