mrniji
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New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?

Sat May 08, 2004 7:28 am

Can anyone confirm this?

On http://www.airfleets.net/, I found the information that the next 747-4B5 will be leased from KE again, but only 23 December 2004, as VT-AID.

I thought due to LAX it was supposed to arrive mid Mai (actually now) and another one in October or so. But I was told that probably the elections have 'grounded the plan' until completition. How come this a/c appears in the database?
So a decision in favor for KE has been taken, and the delivery date is slightly back??

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RE: New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?

Sat May 08, 2004 8:55 am

That aircraft is probably for increasing LAX service. The Jun 11 sked is for 3 X weekly. In October or December... AI will go 6X a week.


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mrniji
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RE: New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?

Sat May 08, 2004 9:30 am

That means that AI could have done LAX earlier with the existing fleet??

I thought there was a plane due in May, which was apparently postponed due to elections - but why is the deal for the plane in December (which I thought was tendered for October) then already fixed?? Hmmm...

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So, I hope I am assuming right that two jumbos will arrive this year still (but when?)

Btw, how are the sames for BOM-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-LAX doing? Any info??

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RE: New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?

Sat May 08, 2004 10:16 am

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1313971/6/

If you check the above post, you will see that VT-AID has been operating for Air India for almost 6 months now. I have no clue why airlinefleets.net or whoever else thinks otherwise.

That means that AI could have done LAX earlier with the existing fleet??

VT-AIC and VT-AID were acquired to enable the expansion of ORD services and the introduction of LAX. The current fleet of 9 744s is absolutely capable of handling 23x weekly flights. The additional aircraft will only be required to increase LAX frequency.

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RE: New Leased AI 744 From KE Again?

Sat May 08, 2004 8:15 pm

Thanks, Sean.

Sorry for a confusing misspelling in my previous post, last line I meant 'sales' and not 'sames'...

So, anyone of you an idea or the chance to check whether tickets on AI 137/136 BOM-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA-LAX vv. on AI are selling well? Should in my eyes be an attractive alternative.

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