I think one reason why Kolkata has most of the Flights to Dhaka is the most of the travellers are visiting their friends and family across the border, and business travellers are comparatively very less. Most of the families who emigrated out of Bangladesh in 1971 reside around Kolkata only. But sur...Jump to post
It's definitely not at 2 AM as many evening domestic flights to Lucknow either got diverted or cancelled.. Some of my relatives were flying to Delhi to catch an international flight..luckily their flight left a few hours before the incident I wonder how soon this can be fixed? It occurred at around...Jump to post
https://twitter.com/aneeshp/status/946036944064172032 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DSD_kv3WAAAl1Wt.jpg:large Lucknow airport runway closed for operations as Saudia A333 (SV895) bound for Riyadh stuck on runway due to technical reasons. @flightradar24 https://twitter.com/khabri_lal/status/946016605951...Jump to post
IndiGo is leasing planes, which limits their negotiating power on some of those items. Indigo ordered their A320neos direct from Airbus - they were one of the neo launch customers. Given the size of the order, they will have had a lot of bargaining power. Not only that, IndiGo currently owns all th...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:Another ex-QR A320neo has been delivered to IndiGo:Airbus A320 -271N 6946 VT-ITY IndiGo Airlines delivery 31oct17 TLS-DEL ex F-WBZ
Budget carrier IndiGo’s parent InterGlobe Aviation on Tuesday reported a 294% increase in net profit to Rs551.55 crore ($85.31 million) helped by credits received from manufacturers for aircraft delivery delays and grounding, besides better revenue management. In an analyst call, IndiGo chief finan...Jump to post
With the continuing engine problems of A32XNEO's, dont see how Indigo jumps into a A330NEO anytime soon. On other hand AI long-haul routes potentially come with aircraft. They will bid for the routes for sure; may wait to defer aircraft decision upon data. They should get access to data before the ...Jump to post
Bookings for first 3 ATRs have started!
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274889/thai-lion-air-plans-mumbai-late-sep-2017-launch/ I guess Air Asia will have a lot of catching up to do in Mumbai since even Air Asia India does not serve Mumbai. With only Air Aisa Indonesia serving Mumbai, I doubt Mumbai will ever be on their...Jump to post
Go Air's latest neo, delivered on 15 September suffers engine failure.
Awesome to see PW 1100G coming back on track!Jump to post
I came across this article recently, according to which SG CEO is on his way to become the 7th Aviation billionaire (i.e., who have most of their income coming from aviation related business), and all the other 6 belong to Asia only. Is this really true? Are there no such aviation billionaires in We...Jump to post
National carrier Air India has deferred the delivery of at least one A320 neo aircraft due to issues with CFM-manufactured engine, sources said. When contacted for comments about Air India deferring the delivery of aircraft on account of CFM engine issues, a spokesperson for Safran Aircraft Engines...Jump to post
Low CASM is great as long as you can fill the planes. Both Jet and AI have struggled with their 777Ws in the earlier years. Starting with DEL, which besides AI, will have vistara and indigo to fill 400 seater planes consistently to multiple destinations will be a challenge. I believe perhaps London...Jump to post
India's tourism industry could soon get a fillip with the re-introduction of seaplanes. Commercial aviation player Spicejet is scheduled to sign a MoU with Japan's Setouchi Holdings next week when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India, bringing seaplanes back to Indian skies. TOI has lear...Jump to post
Running after market share and not profits, is the #1 way to go bankrupt.Jump to post
This seems strange, A350-1000 is too big to start any operation, so is B787-10! They would be better with -9, - 8 or even A339. Seems they will only focus on Delhi or maybe Mumbai with these aircrafts, which is not the smartest move. While it might seem strange to mix A350-1000 into this, I guess t...Jump to post
Things getting further heated up in India! After IndiGo and Vistara now SG is also shopping for widebodies, albeit huge ones! Indian budget airline SpiceJet Ltd. has begun an order contest between Boeing Co. and Airbus SE for wide-body aircraft, in the strongest indication yet that it will go ahead ...Jump to post
only if they are unable to acquire AI, which is impossible. India's civil aviation Ministry has become an extension of IndiGo office. Some of the happenings in recent days: 1. 1 Year notice period for pilots. 2. Increase in excess baggage fees by 300%. 3. Qatar couldn't even submit an application f...Jump to post
Mine was an Indian airlines A319 when I was 2 or 3 year old.... And yeah, in those days flying was a luxury.Jump to post
IndiGo CEO Aditya Ghosh recently uploaded some pics of an under construction IndiGo AT72
KarelXWB wrote:Will be announcing a larger order, aggressive plans very soon : Yeoh
They have been saying that for almost 6 months now.
only if they are unable to acquire AI, which is impossible. India's civil aviation Ministry has become an extension of IndiGo office. Some of the happenings in recent days: 1. 1 Year notice period for pilots. 2. Increase in excess baggage fees by 300%. 3. Qatar couldn't even submit an application fo...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:anshabhi wrote:Guess which is the only LCC which directly threatens ME3 on their staple passengers-- IndiGo.
Tim Clark mentioned long-haul low-cost carriers as the biggest threat.
Guess which is the only LCC which directly threatens ME3 on their staple passengers-- IndiGo.Jump to post
Now I am expecting some major announcement by Vistara, which will include wide body aircraft as well.
http://m.timesofindia.com/business/indi ... 406265.cms
Here's another article, which confirms that Vistara will order wide body aircraft. They have aggressive long and medium haul plans. http://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/vistara-to-fly-abroad-after-next-march-place-order-for-wide-body-planes/amp_articleshow/60406265.cms "Very Soon&q...Jump to post
This mutual understanding between Japan Airlines and Vistara will help the two airlines pursue significant cooperation in the near future, such as codeshare, frequent flyer partnership as well as other operational arrangements, allowing them to leverage each other's network, expertise and assets, s...Jump to post
I read the title too quickly and thought it said "wheels end up inside cabin", which would have made for a far more interesting story... But anyway, how on earth does this happen? Extremely strong winds? Rain/slippery conditions? High speed turn on wet taxiway. Check this Looks like a hig...Jump to post
IndiGo will retain the Air India brand for international operations.
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/4SIyZ ... fails.html
There are not going to be any 5th freedom flights out of India. IndiGo would never allow it. They are going long haul and that's where the first LCC on India-Europe will come from Singpore already has 5th freedom rights from India except London, US and Middle-east. Check out the agreement http://dg...Jump to post
I am hopeful that we will get to know the unidentified customer for that 125 B737Max LoI, or maybe it would be converted to a firm order. By 9W.Jump to post
Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception. Right. Even though the article says " The senior commander's actions have been overlooked until now. " Would AI have picked it up if he wasn't dobbed-in by a colleague? Read the article! He wasn't s...Jump to post
Tells you how active AI's flight safety department is, contrary to the general perception.Jump to post
I am confused. So did the altitude restriction not help when it was supposed to, or was the issue fixed? If it is the first case, then how did engineering mess up the route cause to come up with a recommendation that didn't help? The first case. The issue wasn't fixed and PW came up with a recommen...Jump to post
The NEOs are back to FL300+ after a long time!
https://twitter.com/ari_maj/status/9038 ... 36/photo/1
Just when you thought PW is doing atleast something right......
This documentary might be of some help..
TropicalSky wrote:I hope PW gets these issues resolved......this is a nightmare for the company......when last has there been any good news regarding this engine?
Curious any word if Leap met or exceed SFC promises
http://wap.business-standard.com/article-amp/companies/indigo-removes-altitude-restriction-from-a320-neo-117090100983_1.html Quote from the article: Sources familiar with the situation said the altitude restriction did not serve any purpose of solving the problem with the No 3 bearing component whic...Jump to post
6E removes altitude restrictions for NEO:
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 983_1.html
Apparently, PW told them flying at lower altitude is useless.
India has 7 main carriers, for a rather small market of 100 million pax. IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet, Air India, GoAir, Vistara and AirAsia India. And 4 other regional Airlines- Zoom Air, TruJet, Air Odisha and Air Carnival. Surviving in India with all the cut throat competition and high taxes is ...Jump to post
India and China are in a border military standoff currently so I doubt we'll see any new frequencies or a new bilateral negotiated anytime in the near future. It's a shame as deepening air links would especially benefit India. India would naturally increase them when it feels like doing so. Current...Jump to post
IndiGo wants its A320 pilots to fly turboprop planes
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 500_1.html
^^Interesting article. IndiGo is finding it quite difficult to get ATR pilots..
The SpiceJet team will assist the women from the check-in point to the collection of luggage, from the conveyor belt on arrival, speedy check-in through Spicemax counters, early boarding announcements, upgrades to Spicemax economy seats which have more leg room and offer them comfortable seats. The...Jump to post
Some more details: We have planned to increase the capacity of T1 and T3 and build a fourth runway. As per the Master Plan, the capacity of T1 will be increased from 20 million to 40 million and the capacity of T3 will be increased from 34 million to 45 million. The expansion would enable us to hand...Jump to post
dtw2hyd wrote:Kingfisher went down when it acquired Air Deccan and started International same time.
Breaking: Ashwani Lohani to return to Railways.
https://mobile.twitter.com/someshjha7/s ... 1035729920
dtw2hyd wrote:Kingfisher went down when it acquired Air Deccan and started International same time.
Well I think we need this thread. Now that AAI has forced LCCs to move 30% of ops from T1 to renovated T2, its for sure that T2 is going to be active again, after 7 years, renovated at a cost of ₹100 crore ($15.6 million). This renovated T2 will add a capacity of 15 million to Delhi airport. http://...Jump to post