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Any clue what this AI Dreamliner is doing? It appears it went to SXR

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Transporting troops by air instead of by road or rail to avoid Pulwama type attack.
 
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Transporting troops by air instead of by road or rail to avoid Pulwama type attack.

Why would AI be deployed for that? IAF has 10 C-17s now, apart from a lot of other transport aircraft too.

SpiceJet has become the 2nd largest Indian airline

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 1.html/amp
Good news for AI: They stay at #3
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:15 am

I dunno what Indigo's plans are or how they hope to secure expat pilots from https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/analy ... 35581.htm/. AFAIK even China is doing lot of expansion, wouldn't it burn a hole in their already stretched pockets. It is and would be interesting to see if they do manage to get multiple connections in secondary airports and whether there would be enough passengers. Pune for sure does have appetite, and guessing it's the same with others as well.
 
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Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:03 pm

I was curious if AI should swap in 77L to do DEL-JFK nonstop 10 weekly for the time being, as this is a more pemium route that should be able to be done nonstop both ways even with the Pakistan air closure. It would be about 17hrs flying time.

AI could swap in daily 77W DEL-SFO-SHJ-DEL since the plane should be able to do SFO-SHJ nonstop now.
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:50 pm

Crew issues aside, SHJ fuel stops both ways may be good for AI's bottom line, it can save on ATF taxes by tankering at SHJ en route India and by filling again at SHJ en route US.
 
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Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:33 pm

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Crew issues aside, SHJ fuel stops both ways may be good for AI's bottom line, it can save on ATF taxes by tankering at SHJ en route India and by filling again at SHJ en route US.

I was thinking the same.

Irehdna wrote:
I was curious if AI should swap in 77L to do DEL-JFK nonstop 10 weekly for the time being, as this is a more pemium route that should be able to be done nonstop both ways even with the Pakistan air closure. It would be about 17hrs flying time.

AI could swap in daily 77W DEL-SFO-SHJ-DEL since the plane should be able to do SFO-SHJ nonstop now.

SFO-SHJ is a very short term measure and not something permanent!!
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:40 pm

Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/reliance-infrastructure-limited-wins-bid-for-greenfield-airport-in-rajkot-for-648-crore/article26436283.ece/amp/

Surprised the gujju company - Adani Group- that won the bids to run half-a-dozen major non- metro airports in the country, has not bid for this greenfield airport. Seems like they were more interested in managing & developing existing airports than building from scratch a new airport.
 
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Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/reliance-infrastructure-limited-wins-bid-for-greenfield-airport-in-rajkot-for-648-crore/article26436283.ece/amp/

Surprised the gujju company - Adani Group- that won the bids to run half-a-dozen major non- metro airports in the country, has not bid for this greenfield airport. Seems like they were more interested in managing & developing existing airports than building from scratch a new airport.

This is the EPC contract. RInfra is doing at Rajkot what L&T does at BLR (and several other airports). Adani group doesn't have an EPC arm that I know of
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Tue Mar 05, 2019 4:04 pm

unrave wrote:
avier wrote:
Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/reliance-infrastructure-limited-wins-bid-for-greenfield-airport-in-rajkot-for-648-crore/article26436283.ece/amp/

Surprised the gujju company - Adani Group- that won the bids to run half-a-dozen major non- metro airports in the country, has not bid for this greenfield airport. Seems like they were more interested in managing & developing existing airports than building from scratch a new airport.

This is the EPC contract. RInfra is doing at Rajkot what L&T does at BLR (and several other airports). Adani group doesn't have an EPC arm that I know of


That makes it more clear. Which means Reliance won't be managing/running the airport. I thought this new greenfield airport would have more private participation.
 
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avier wrote:
unrave wrote:
avier wrote:
Reliance Infrastructure Limited wins bid for greenfield airport in Rajkot for ₹ 648 crore

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/reliance-infrastructure-limited-wins-bid-for-greenfield-airport-in-rajkot-for-648-crore/article26436283.ece/amp/

Surprised the gujju company - Adani Group- that won the bids to run half-a-dozen major non- metro airports in the country, has not bid for this greenfield airport. Seems like they were more interested in managing & developing existing airports than building from scratch a new airport.

This is the EPC contract. RInfra is doing at Rajkot what L&T does at BLR (and several other airports). Adani group doesn't have an EPC arm that I know of


That makes it more clear. Which means Reliance won't be managing/running the airport. I thought this new greenfield airport would have more private participation.

Reliance will operate and maintain the airport for the first two years. It was mentioned in the contract.

The contract also requires the contractor to provide operation and maintenance services for a period of two years following the commissioning of the project.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 686096.ece
 
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IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D
 
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Reliance will operate and maintain the airport for the first two years. It was mentioned in the contract.

Maintenance clauses are standard in EPC contracts. This is definitely an AAI airport. RInfra doesn't own any equity in it.
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CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D


Oops. So the other cities won't be getting any IST connection. Looks like they had strong bookings for the first flight. I wonder what the political scenario (directly or indirectly) is with Turkey, that chances of bilaterals may be increased.
 
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avier wrote:
CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D


Oops. So the other cities won't be getting any IST connection. Looks like they had strong bookings for the first flight. I wonder what the political scenario (directly or indirectly) is with Turkey, that chances of bilaterals may be increased.


I dunno what they (Indigo) are driving at, unless IST visa issues are a non-issue, I don't think it will make much sense. Last I heard, even vfsglobal has stopped dealing in IST visas. Now you have to go the embassay to get the visa (which means added expenditure.) Of course for transit there is no visa so that's a relief but unless Indigo has a game plan from IST to either countries don't see it having much value atm. I'm talking of having a single airline ticket so baggage is checked once say at Delhi and is unloaded only at the destination country, nothing to do in the layover.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:37 am

Air India needs Rs 12,000 crore to pay debt in next fiscal

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-needs-rs-12000-crore-to-pay-debt-in-next-fiscal/articleshow/68279118.cms

^ The one that least deserves to remain in the Indian skies.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:43 am

SpiceJet new flights from Summer '19. -
Hyderabad-Colombo
Chennai-Surat
Chennai -Patna
Chennai- Bhopal

Udaan routes-
Kishangarh -Ahmedabad
Lakhimpur -Guwahati
Jaipur- Amritsar
Hyderabad-Gwalior
Jammu-Gwalior
Bengaluru-Gwalior
Kolkata-Gwalior
Bhopal-Udaipur


SpiceJet will also suspend Bangalore-Udaipur service from Mar-2019, as predicted right from the start.
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Air India needs Rs 12,000 crore to pay debt in next fiscal

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-needs-rs-12000-crore-to-pay-debt-in-next-fiscal/articleshow/68279118.cms

^ The one that least deserves to remain in the Indian skies.

If the NDA comes back to power, I think we'll see some definite outcome for the AI mess. Most likely the working capital debt will be offloaded into the SPV, ancillary companies sold off and the government exiting AI.
If the UPA comes back to power, Indian taxpayers should be prepared to dole out several billion dollars more to keep the proud national carriers running.
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:59 am

IndiGo new flights from Summer '19-

Delhi-Istanbul x 2nd daily (25th March, just before summer '19 )
Bengaluru- Udaipur x 2nd daily
Chennai- Raipur
Hyderabad- Gorakhpur
Kolkata- Gorakhpur
Chennai- Bengaluru x 9th daily

^ These are in addition to previously announced routes for summer'19 onwards.
 
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Looks like 6E wants to be the WN of India.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:42 am

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Looks like 6E wants to be the WN of India.

That is a known thing right from it's start.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:21 am

CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D

At this point, I feel like all of these are test flights for indigo's other aspirations.
 
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And as IndiGo announced more flights to IST, TK adds a widebody to MAN. I guess the UK is the market both airlines aim to serve.
 
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And as IndiGo announced more flights to IST, TK adds a widebody to MAN. I guess the UK is the market both airlines aim to serve.

Has indigo codeshared on TK's flights?
If that's so then how will they compete with existing non LHR India-UK non stops? You already have ATQ/DEL- BHX on AI . And suppose after restructuring , 9W adds a MAN- DEL?
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binayak wrote:
Blerg wrote:
And as IndiGo announced more flights to IST, TK adds a widebody to MAN. I guess the UK is the market both airlines aim to serve.

Has indigo codeshared on TK's flights?
If that's so then how will they compete with existing non LHR India-UK non stops? You already have ATQ/DEL- BHX on AI . And suppose after restructuring , 9W adds a MAN- DEL?


Maybe their code-share is not finalized yet but they could be selling tickets via their interline especially if they will rely on tour operators to book flights on them. Or maybe TK expects a boost in sales once the code-share is concluded. I don't think IndiGo could make IST would without TK.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:58 am

binayak wrote:
Blerg wrote:
And as IndiGo announced more flights to IST, TK adds a widebody to MAN. I guess the UK is the market both airlines aim to serve.

Has indigo codeshared on TK's flights?
If that's so then how will they compete with existing non LHR India-UK non stops? You already have ATQ/DEL- BHX on AI . And suppose after restructuring , 9W adds a MAN- DEL?

AFAIK, their codeshare is stuck at regulatory level. They have submitted it to the authorities
 
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BREAKING:-
Singapore Airline's 10 weekly Bengaluru flights will switch to Airbus A350-900XWB from 17th MAY 2019. Changes reflecting on SQ website.
 
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BREAKING:-
Singapore Airline's 10 weekly Bengaluru flights will switch to Airbus A350-900XWB from 17th MAY 2019. Changes reflecting on SQ website.

They are trying to phase out all the A333s and 772s by end of this year. They will be replaced by either A359 or 787-10. Pretty cool for the passengers as well as the spotters.
 
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anshabhi wrote:
binayak wrote:
Blerg wrote:
And as IndiGo announced more flights to IST, TK adds a widebody to MAN. I guess the UK is the market both airlines aim to serve.

Has indigo codeshared on TK's flights?
If that's so then how will they compete with existing non LHR India-UK non stops? You already have ATQ/DEL- BHX on AI . And suppose after restructuring , 9W adds a MAN- DEL?

AFAIK, their codeshare is stuck at regulatory level. They have submitted it to the authorities


So once that's approve, DEL-IST will have four daily flights?

I wonder who will suffer the most here as I am sure they will steal some passengers from others, I doubt they will be able to create that much new demand.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:17 pm

Blerg wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
binayak wrote:
Has indigo codeshared on TK's flights?
If that's so then how will they compete with existing non LHR India-UK non stops? You already have ATQ/DEL- BHX on AI . And suppose after restructuring , 9W adds a MAN- DEL?

AFAIK, their codeshare is stuck at regulatory level. They have submitted it to the authorities


So once that's approve, DEL-IST will have four daily flights?

I wonder who will suffer the most here as I am sure they will steal some passengers from others, I doubt they will be able to create that much new demand.


Turkish DGCA will never approve 6E codes on TK, once TK realizes 6E is dumping capacity and lowering prices on them. Indian DGCA will not approve any TK codes on 6E until 6E gives approval.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 2:28 pm

anshabhi wrote:
CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D

At this point, I feel like all of these are test flights for indigo's other aspirations.

And, what are those aspirations, specifically, and how do they relate, specifically, to the twice a day Istanbul to Delhi example?
 
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I think the second flight is only a placeholder until a second Indian city replaces it
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edealinfo wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
CPS001 wrote:
IndiGo has added a 2nd daily DEL-IST effective 25th March (5 days after the first daily service is due to begin). Their website suggests it will be operated by an A320, not A321.

6E 15 DEL0045 - 0515IST A320 D
6E 16 IST0615 - 1445DEL A320 D

Timings change from 31st March.

6E 15 DEL1145 - 1545IST A320 D
6E 16 IST1950 - 0410(+1)DEL A320 D

At this point, I feel like all of these are test flights for indigo's other aspirations.

And, what are those aspirations, specifically, and how do they relate, specifically, to the twice a day Istanbul to Delhi example?

Testing and training their crew and FA's for long haul flights, experimenting with long haul flight cancellations/delays, managing costs on longer flight's, and most importantly studying pax behaviour and response to low cost long haul ops.
 
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studying pax behaviour and response to low cost long haul ops.

Most pax don't care about the services other than getting from point A to point B. They care about the price though. As long as 6E can keep prices significantly cheaper than the other FSCs, they can handle long haul.
 
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Blerg wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
AFAIK, their codeshare is stuck at regulatory level. They have submitted it to the authorities


So once that's approve, DEL-IST will have four daily flights?

I wonder who will suffer the most here as I am sure they will steal
Y some passengers from others, I doubt they will be able to create that much new demand.


Turkish DGCA will never approve 6E codes on TK, once TK realizes 6E is dumping capacity and lowering prices on them. Indian DGCA will not approve any TK codes on 6E until 6E gives approval.


Yes but IndiGo is TK's only realistic option at getting more feed from India. TK needs them more than they need TK.
 
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EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
studying pax behaviour and response to low cost long haul ops.

Most pax don't care about the services other than getting from point A to point B. They care about the price though. As long as 6E can keep prices significantly cheaper than the other FSCs, they can handle long haul.


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Yes but IndiGo is TK's only realistic option at getting more feed from India. TK needs them more than they need TK.


They have AI at DEL connecting ~40 domestic stations. That partnership comes without partner dumping and lowing prices on DEL-IST.
 
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Yes but IndiGo is TK's only realistic option at getting more feed from India. TK needs them more than they need TK.


What's stopping TK from going to someone other than 6E?
 
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Blerg wrote:
Yes but IndiGo is TK's only realistic option at getting more feed from India. TK needs them more than they need TK.


What's stopping TK from going to someone other than 6E?

No one else is interested
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:28 pm

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So once that's approve, DEL-IST will have four daily flights?

I wonder who will suffer the most here as I am sure they will steal some passengers from others, I doubt they will be able to create that much new demand.

This article perhaps gives a clue. TK has long been eyeing the India-US market but has been stuck because of Bi-lateral seat limits.

The timings of these two flights connect well to a lot of destinations in European Union but does not connect well to flights to North America.
https://networkthoughts.com/2019/03/06/indigo-doubles-flights-to-istanbul-turkish-code-share-to-be-effective-soon/

Once the code-shares are in place, TK will be able to funnel EU bound pax from India on 6E metal while freeing up more seats on their own planes for NA transit pax?
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:18 pm

IndiGo seems to be a much better partner for TK than AI even if both are Star Alliance members. Also, let's not forget that Air India seems to be rather close to LH Group so that could be another reason why they are ignoring TK. I remember that AI launched VIE shortly after OS suspended their own flights to DEL. I think AI isn't interested in getting other partners but LH in that area of the world. Especially not those who are on bad terms with LH.

I think this was a very short-sighted move by AI, I think OS' base in Vienna won't last for long especially with all competition going on there. Maybe AI could team up with Aegean as a counterbalance to 6E-TK?
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:39 pm

LH is UA's TATL JV partner. So LH-AI partnership was lukewarm at best and went downhill when LH double crossed AI's entry into *A. These were the days LH wanted 9W(how ironic) in *A.

AC and TK were happy with AI's entry into *A than founding members LH, SQ, and UA.

TK product has a loyal following, some claim it is better than ME3 product. Leaving them to 6E is not a good strategy is not a good strategy.

I doubt 6E can push GoI to expand Turkey BASAs, particularly with recent events in the region, a certain plane ;) ;) was upgraded by Turkey.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:20 pm

Yes but, correct me if I am wrong, since AI entered Star Alliance, their ties deepened with LH Group much more than with TK.

I just saw on Amadeus that TK codes on 6E were added. IST-DEL-IST should be as follows:

IST-DEL 19.15-04.10
IST-DEL 20.20-04.45
IST-DEL 20.35-05.05

DEL-IST 06.25-10.30
DEL-IST 11.45-15.45
DEL-IST 14.00-18.15

These code-shares were not there earlier today. They were since added.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:56 pm

LH-AI/GoI relationship has worsened since AI/GoI realized LH's intention was to put AI's entry on hold(after AI invested $200 Million) until GoI accepts second *A partner in India, ie., 9W.

AC-AI relationship has improved.
 
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Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:23 pm

Blerg wrote:

I just saw on Amadeus that TK codes on 6E were added. IST-DEL-IST should be as follows:

...

These code-shares were not there earlier today. They were since added.

Have 6E codes on TK been added too?
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:10 am

unrave wrote:
I think the second flight is only a placeholder until a second Indian city replaces it

They did not need a placeholder as it is not like Vistara, Air India, Jet, Go and AirAsia were in any position to start India - Istanbul and steal the route from under their nose.
My thinking is that there is strong advance booking otherwise it would be highly risky to start a second flight with just 20 days before it commenced.

Perhaps the Indian tourist is tired of visiting the same ole places such as Thailand, Malaysia and the UAE.....and Turkey, with all its tourist sites is far more appealing especially for tour operators who can put together an interesting package of sites to visit within Turkey

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