Any chance Air India will serve Cairo. There have been reports that Air Sahara may begin international routes to Africa and Europe, is Cairo a possibilty?
Both seem very unlikely, to my knowledge. S2
will start CMB soon as their first foreign destination, and even this took very long to realize. If they are allowed to fly to further destinations, this will definitely first be the SAARC or ASEAN countries, and not beyond. But I guess that will take some time.
It depends how the new/old Indian government will implement the recommended aviation policy. I personally assume that the aviation market in India will be liberalized quite quickly in the next 2-3 years, since the roadmap seems to be very definite. It is possible that once AI
are allowed to acquire the proposed aircraft (let's assume August-September + 18 Months delivery), become more competitive and use more of their bilaterals, private carriers' foreign destinations could multiply, but I wouldn't expect this to happen too soon.
As far your question with AI
... I wouldn't suspect them to serve CAI soon. Some new leased 310 shall arrive soon (?), and first priority, as far as I know, will be LOS via NBO, once government clearance is there. I guess, too, that increasing frequency to the Gulf is on the top of the agenda. But one never knows, maybe CAI will be on AI
's map once again in future, I have somehow observed that these decisions are taken with short notice.
But do not take my word, there are many people much
better informed than me, so for instance B747-437B. He, in my eyes, knows everything what will happen. Most I have written is rather my personal evaluation
Mrniji, I love my national carrier, what can I say
No need for explainations, same here
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