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Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:30 am

Spice Jet will start a night flight from Delhi to Chennai via Hyderabad starting December 4. I hope they are getting a discount for landing fees, and this if it takes off can alleviate problems of overcrowding at peak hours at domestic airports. AAI should consider raising landing fees at peak hours and provide substantial discounts for late night flights which can be passed on to passengers. Are there discounts for late night landings-does any one know?

These late night flights can also help passengers connect to international flights from Delhi and Bombay and not have a prolonged layover at these airports.

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http://www1.economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1304399.cms

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The decision to launch this night flight comes after the "success story" of its first night flight on the Delhi- Ahmedabad-Mumbai, which was started for three days a week and then increased to a daily service due to the "heavy demand", a SpiceJet spokesperson said.

The Delhi-Hyderabad-Chennai flight would operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays, while the service on the return sector would operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:39 am

The "built-in" discount comes by way of not having to hang around in the sky in holding patterns all over the countryside. That's pretty much as good as it gets.
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:45 am

Quoting Pomnath (Reply 1):
The "built-in" discount comes by way of not having to hang around in the sky in holding patterns all over the countryside. That's pretty much as good as it gets.

Good point. And if they keep flying the aircraft through the night they won't need a parking bay at major airports. They should also be able to provide cargo feed to international flights.
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:12 am

Quoting LAXDESI (Thread starter):
The decision to launch this night flight comes after the "success story" of its first night flight on the Delhi- Ahmedabad-Mumbai, which was started for three days a week and then increased to a daily service due to the "heavy demand", a SpiceJet spokesperson said.

Thats true,Including a 2 hr halt at BOM.Was talking to a F/O Friend who spend some time during hs 2 hr break with us.According to him 0S has got good plans to pick more B738s only in 2006.
The current loads on the Del-Amd-Bom-Amd-Del look good.

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 2):
Good point. And if they keep flying the aircraft through the night they won't need a parking bay at major airports. They should also be able to provide cargo feed to international flights.

Currently theres just 2 spare Bays at BOM [Domestic Terminal] before the 9W Hyd & Blr night flts leave.Remember parking space is more in the Day.Not Night.
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:51 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 3):
Remember parking space is more in the Day.Not Night.

I think that would help Spice Jet if they fly their aircrafts in the night-thus not needing parking at night. BTW, how does gate allocation work at major airports?
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:30 am

I was thinking that Sahara would fly this route at night ( DEL-HYD-MAA) as they would be able to pick up passengers from AA's new ORD-DEL flight. Since the flight arrives late in the night, and there weren't any flights from DEL to other destinations after the AA flight arrives, I thought Sahara would start a DEL-HYD-MAA and DEL-BOM-BLR flights for connecting passengers. And as Spicejet had already demonstrated, with a right fare structure, the route could be profitable with both domestic and connecting passengers feeding it.
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:53 am

Quoting Blrsea (Reply 5):
was thinking that Sahara would fly this route at night ( DEL-HYD-MAA) as they would be able to pick up passengers from AA's new ORD-DEL flight. Since the flight arrives late in the night, and there weren't any flights from DEL to other destinations after the AA flight arrives

Is Continental tied up with anyone for onward connections to BOM/MAA/BLR/HYD? Doesn't the CO flight arrive late too? Given that some US airlines have 773, and DEL is with in range from JFK, ORD, EWR, expect more non-stop flights to DEL if an Indian airline can provide onward connections to southern cities at late hours. Sahara is well placed to provide onward connections given DEL is their base.
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:05 pm

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 6):
Is Continental tied up with anyone for onward connections to BOM/MAA/BLR/HYD?

Usually its 9W which provides the interlining for Skyteam carriers. I think it is so even in this case.
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:53 pm

Quoting LAXDESI (Reply 4):
how does gate allocation work at major airports?

At Bom in the Domestic side.Each Airline has a fixed no of slots.One bay reserved for VVIP Flights,At times its occupied by IC or Kingfisher,but if a VVIP aircraft is due,then it has to be vacated.

Bay #13 that no one wants  Smile. BDA/DHL uses it for last 10 years.

With the construction of 8 additional bays.Thee are 2-3 vacant bays around.
Even Both GO Air A320s are parked out here currently.

Normally IC,CD & Kingfisher are requested to move their Aircraft temporarily to accomodate Transitting Aircraft if there is a bay problem as they have Hangars available.

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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 12:44 am

HAWK21M,
Thanks for the information. I would like to know how new gate slots will be allocated in the future. Is there a use it or lose it policy to prevent hogging? Can gate slots be traded or they go back to AAI?
 
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:18 pm

Im not aware on any fixed policy.But depending on the numbers of Aircraft at each base,the bays are allotted.
9W main base is BOM so they have majority.
But in case of Divertions due Del Fog there is bound to be a bay problem so Airlines will be towing their aircraft to vacate some bays.
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:23 pm

this way they'll beat the sh*t out of Indian Railways. As much as I am fan of Indian railways, I'd love to see passengers having greater choice.
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:45 pm

Quoting Aseem (Reply 11):
I'd love to see passengers having greater choice.

Sure would too.I hope the Aircraft are filled though.
BTW...The number of Pax travelling by Rail in India in a Day is almost equal to the number of Pax travelling by Air In India.[Not including the Ticketless travellers  Smile]
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:49 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
.The number of Pax travelling by Rail in India in a Day is almost equal to the number of Pax travelling by Air In India.[Not including the Ticketless travellers Smile]

not true!!! the number of passenger Indian Railways carries in a day is equivalent to population of Australia, and if you include WT (without ticket) then that alone is equivalent to population of New Zealand.
Now don't ask me the source, as I have been gaining knowledge for long. Big grin
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RE: Spice Jet Delhi-Chennai Night Flight

Thu Nov 24, 2005 4:18 pm

Quoting Aseem (Reply 13):
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 12):
.The number of Pax travelling by Rail in India in a Day is almost equal to the number of Pax travelling by Air In India.[Not including the Ticketless travellers Smile]

not true!!! the number of passenger Indian Railways carries in a day is equivalent to population of Australia, and if you include WT (without ticket) then that alone is equivalent to population of New Zealand.
Now don't ask me the source, as I have been gaining knowledge for long.
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What I meant was.....The number of Pax travelling by Rail in India in a Day is almost equal to the number of Pax travelling by Air In India in a Year.
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