After carefully studying the latest IC/CD schedule I find atleast 2 flights ex-IXL, one to IXC, and another bi-weekly to SXR without any corresponding flights back to base at DEL. The other flights ex-IXL fit correctly.
And so on…
But the schedule ex-IXL also lists another set of flights without any corresponding link flights.
Now if CD7431/2 were daily, then the above schedule would make sense. But the CRS also confirms that CD7431/2 is only operational on 2,4,6,7.
So either CD is operating some kind of military charters to IXL on 1,3,5 or is keeping an aircraft stationed at IXL. Anybody knows what’s happening here?
Also can anybody confirm if all the 737-200’s are in CD colors? Someone mentioned the other day that atleast 2 of the 737’s flying for CD are still in IC’s old colors. How may are there in total now? All 11 still operational?
Finally are the 737’s under some kind of restriction regarding hours flown per day or some such?
Saw one of these 737’s at BOM last week just as it was being prepared for departure to VAD. It must have been something like 30 years old and looked like it would fall apart any second! High time these were sent to the scrap heap!