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by ameya
Thu May 14, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Tashkent to Incheon on an Uzbekistan Airways Dreamliner in Economy
Replies: 13
Views: 8428

Re: Tashkent to Incheon on an Uzbekistan Airways Dreamliner in Economy

Nice TR! Enjoyed reading it!

Flew 5 A320 flights on Uzbekistan in 2018, like that airline

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by ameya
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37964

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

In current times, what can airlines do to stay afloat ? Five things airlines could do in current times https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/coronavirus-concerns-5-things-that-airlines-must-do-to-stay-aloft-5029081.html The last 48 hours have not been good for the airline industry bec...

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by ameya
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 26023

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

IndiGo and SpiceJet, the big daddies of Indian skies, are struggling on foreign routes In the past one year, IndiGo and SpiceJet, dominant players on the Indian skies, have pressed ahead with their international ambitions. But not everything has gone according to plan. One such focus city was Hong ...

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by ameya
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 26023

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

IndiGo and SpiceJet, the big daddies of Indian skies, are struggling on foreign routes In the past one year, IndiGo and SpiceJet, dominant players on the Indian skies, have pressed ahead with their international ambitions. But not everything has gone according to plan. One such focus city was Hong ...

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by ameya
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: A220-300 Asia tour. BLR-DEL
Replies: 0
Views: 2469

A220-300 Asia tour. BLR-DEL

More pictures on this link: A220-300 Asia tour. BLR-DEL I am a big fan of the regional jets. Having studied them first in 2011 and being convinced about the capability, I have kept track of the market, development and possibilities. In the last eight years and since I first wrote an article on Regio...

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by ameya
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik
Replies: 3
Views: 9886

Re: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik

I remembered seeing Volotea B717 at Venice in 2015, while I was boarding my Easyjet flight. Little did I ever think back then that I would get a chance to fly Volotea. Being in India gives you flights on some of the newest aircraft in the world but never the rare ones, which are aplenty in USA and ...

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by ameya
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 26023

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Airfares on India’s busiest airline routes have dropped to new lows, beating even UDAN rates When IndiGo announced its Q2-FY20 results last week, it warned of sustained weakness in the market after the unusual fares in the strong month of October. The second quarter has long been traditionally weak...

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by ameya
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42633

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

What IndiGo’s mammoth aircraft order (again!) really means IndiGo, India’s biggest airline by fleet and market share, said it has placed a firm order for 300 A320neo family aircraft. The latest order comprises A320neo, A321neo and A321XLR aircraft and takes the total number of A320neo family aircra...

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by ameya
Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42633

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Air India's new privatisation challenge — competition from global counterparts looking to sell stake Air India has run into a debt of Rs 50,000 crore by some estimates and the special purpose vehicle (SPV) named Air India Assets Holding Limited (AIAHL) has mopped up Rs 21,985 crore by way of bond i...

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by ameya
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik
Replies: 3
Views: 9886

Volotea B717 to Dubrovnik

B717 – Volotea to Dubrovnik Few airlines impress you as much as Volotea impressed me. It may come as a surprise for many, since the airline has quite a lot of negative publicity online and a lot of folks got in touch with me via Twitter and Instagram to ask questions about my experience and share t...

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by ameya
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42633

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Jet Airways collapsed 6 months ago. A look at how Indian aviation has changed since Today marks the completion of six months since the fall of Jet Airways – once the largest airline in Indian skies. The last six months have seen quite a few debates about capacity, fares, market share, slots and a l...

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by ameya
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42633

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

How Spicejet is significantly expanding capacity by reconfiguring its aircraft SpiceJet is converting its dual class aircraft to mono class. The resulting increase in seats on SpiceJet planes is 18 per aircraft. One aircraft could add up to 86,000 ASK per day for SpiceJet with current stage length ...

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by ameya
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First time on the A220
Replies: 6
Views: 11678

Re: First time on the A220

mchei wrote:
Nice report, thanks!
By the way: if you get to fly Geneva - Zurich on a sunny day, enjoy it! That’s been one of the most scenic flights I ever had.


Thank You :)
Will definitely have that route in mind!

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by ameya
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42633

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

These unique air links indicate India’s growing dominance in geopolitical matters As the little known Arkia Airlines touched down in Kochi , there were celebrations all around. The airline also starts flights to Goa, which means India will be connected from four destinations in Israel. Arkia has al...

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by ameya
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First time on the A220
Replies: 6
Views: 11678

Re: First time on the A220

Some feedback... We were moved from row 6 to row 7. Not something I would worry about, yet wonder why. swiss is changing seats for different reasons, e.g. more demand in BusinessClass, weight and balance issues etc.! Interesting, wasnt aware its becoming a regular feature While Swiss does serve mea...

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by ameya
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: First time on the A220
Replies: 6
Views: 11678

First time on the A220

First time on the A220 Background We wanted to spend some time in the Lake District – covering lakes around Geneva – Annecy region in Switzerland and France and the next stop after Nice – Monaco was Annecy. The nearest gateway being Geneva, I searched for flights and guess what! Swiss was operating...

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by ameya
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Air Antwerp’s Inaugural Day – Fokker 50 between London City and Antwerp
Replies: 5
Views: 11120

Re: Air Antwerp’s Inaugural Day – Fokker 50 between London City and Antwerp

Enjoyed reading it. Inaugural flights are fun to read. I am sure its more fun to be on them, hopefully sometime soon for me

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by ameya
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 37466

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

How IndiGo messed up its Delhi-Istanbul flight plan What is with IndiGo and bad news? While the airline seems to have the squabble between promoters behind it, the negative publicity this time was because the airline did not load luggage on its flight to Istanbul for a few days. Istanbul is the hub...

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by ameya
Mon Sep 23, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 37466

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

With slot exhaustion at major airports in the country, I hope airports will adopt a more effective method of slot allocation to airlines using higher capacity aircrafts. Larger 737/A32X should be given preference and encouraged and avoid slot wastage on turboprops and airlines like AI. Also smaller...

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by ameya
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia
Replies: 2
Views: 9634

Re: CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia

Nice trip report, though I would have enjoyed a few cabin photos. My last experience with IB had similar issues as you did when it came to backend/booking issues- they ended up having to rebook us onto VY/BA and reserved seats on all 3 flights, but only ticketed 1 flight. They were waiting for pass...

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by ameya
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia
Replies: 2
Views: 9634

CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia

CRJX – Air Nostrum by Iberia Few more pictures on the link. After flying to Lisbon and a hop to Madrid, the next stop for us was a trip to Monaco. Nice Côte d’Azur Airport at Nice serves Monaco and with a late evening flight, we wanted to make the most of our day in Madrid and be ready for the next...

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by ameya
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 37466

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Mumbai airport now has more domestic seats on offer than it did when Jet Airways was flying Remember the capacity crunch in Mumbai after the grounding of Jet Airways? Turns out that the Mumbai airport now has more seats on offer on domestic routes than it had when Jet operated its complete schedule...

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by ameya
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 37466

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Which is India’s largest international airline — IndiGo or Air India? CAPA, the airline consulting firm, set the cat among pigeons last week when it said IndiGo overtook Air India by the number of seats deployed on international departures. IndiGo did not show any elation with the finding — it chos...

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by ameya
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Looking back at my MD83 flight
Replies: 2
Views: 7783

Re: Looking back at my MD83 flight

HP69 wrote:
Nice pictures!


Thank you ! Had to search for them !

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by ameya
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Looking back at my MD83 flight
Replies: 2
Views: 7783

Looking back at my MD83 flight

Looking back at my MD83 flight As American Airlines retires its MD80s, penning my experience from 2014 on the MD83. Background I was to travel to Mexico for work and spend three days in Dallas post that. A long ride from India! The destination in Mexico shifted – initially it was to be Mexico City,...

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by ameya
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 37466

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The big opportunity and many challenges for Vistara With Jet Airways suspending operations in April — another full service carrier (FSC) shut shop in India. From January to June, over 70 percent of Indian passenger traffic was carried by Low Cost Carriers (LCCs) with national carrier Air India and ...

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by ameya
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45745

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Why govt must distribute Jet slots to other airlines urgently India has seen record air traffic growth in the last five years. Growth has been driven by capacity induction. Load factors have consistently been high, leaving little room for growth there As the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (D...

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by ameya
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45745

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Is it that they need to just work on the system and process or does it need to breath life into it? I think they just need to fix the system. The concept of subsidizing an air route to increase small town connectivity is quite normal and straight forward. I think this will work itself out in a few ...

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by ameya
Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates: My 50th airline
Replies: 2
Views: 5758

Re: Emirates: My 50th airline

HP69 wrote:
Sounds cool!

:smile:

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by ameya
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45745

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Let’s face it — unless govt breathes life into UDAN urgently, it will die Early last month, Minister of Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri informed the Rajya Sabha about the status of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. A total of 705 routes have been awarded thus far of which...

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by ameya
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45745

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Let’s face it — unless govt breathes life into UDAN urgently, it will die Early last month, Minister of Civil Aviation (Independent Charge) Hardeep Singh Puri informed the Rajya Sabha about the status of UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Nagrik) scheme. A total of 705 routes have been awarded thus far of which...

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by ameya
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Emirates: My 50th airline
Replies: 2
Views: 5758

Emirates: My 50th airline

Emirates: My 50th Airline, to Europe and back Friends, fellow avgeeks and social media expressed equal surprise and amusement when I said Emirates will be my 50th airline. To have traveled 49 and not flown Emirates or been to Dubai was a surprise for all. https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress...

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by ameya
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45745

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

What Vistara is up against in its first three foreign routes Call it by choice or the lack of it, the airline has launched its two flights to Singapore and would be followed by Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Bangkok flights. The current schedule of Vistara is not catering to connections at India end effect...

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by ameya
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Vistara is up against in its first three foreign routes
Replies: 1
Views: 727

What Vistara is up against in its first three foreign routes

What Vistara is up against in its first three foreign routes Call it by choice or the lack of it, the airline has launched its two flights to Singapore and would be followed by Mumbai-Dubai and Delhi-Bangkok flights. The current schedule of Vistara is not catering to connections at India end effect...

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by ameya
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

On Time i̶s̶ was a wonderful thing. IndiGo’s famed punctuality mantra has gone for a toss since last July As the feud between the promoters of IndiGo became public, the airline’s CEO wrote to the employees to continue focusing on on-time, courteous and hassle-free experience. Since inception, the a...

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by ameya
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Despite its international ambitions, IndiGo is still an Indian airline. Here’s why IndiGo, India’s largest airline by fleet and domestic market share, has made no secret of its international ambitions. From expressing interest in the widebody operations of Air India to launching flights to Istanbul...

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by ameya
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 52942

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

[urlhttps://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/that-was-fast-mumbai-airport-returns-to-peak-capacity-after-void-created-by-jet-airways-demise-3726041.htm]That was fast! Mumbai airport returns to peak capacity after void created by Jet Airways’ demise[/url] Much has been talked about the capacity in Indian av...

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by ameya
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 52942

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How SpiceJet became the biggest beneficiary of the slots vacated by Jet Airways In a recent annual general meeting, airline group International Air Transport Association (IATA) unanimously passed a resolution urging governments to adhere to global slot allocation guidelines and it has come at a tim...

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by ameya
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 52942

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

An uphill task: IndiGo’s international foray is not as easy as it looks Last week, IndiGo, India’s largest carrier by domestic market share and fleet, announced its results. The airline reported its highest ever international capacity deployment in its history. With a growth of 60 percent in intern...

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by ameya
Thu May 30, 2019 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 34372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Indian aviation could be heading into another cycle of overcapacity and that is bad news for airlines Charts and full article on the link From hyper growth to negative growth, the last eight months have been a rollercoaster for Indian aviation. Capacity induction, led by IndiGo, had fuelled a 20 pe...

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by ameya
Tue May 07, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 34372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Airline capacity crisis in the sky: Does it affect your international holiday plan? There has been a lot of talk about the capacity crisis and subsequent increase in fares in the Indian skies. Airlines are trying very hard to get over the crisis by inducting new aircraft – either by speeding up the...

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by ameya
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 34372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

This could be the best summer yet for Vistara Vistara, the Tata group – Singapore Airlines joint venture was infused with equity of Rs 900 crore by the shareholders recently. This came amid speculation that the Tatas, which also own a majority stake in AirAsia India, would bid for Jet Airways. The ...

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by ameya
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1917
Views: 230062

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Can Jet Airways fly again? Indian aviation history suggests it won’t As a B737-800 (VT-SJI) landed in Mumbai from Amritsar, ahead of schedule in the intervening night of April 17 and 18, it marked the last time a Jet Airways aircraft would touch down for some time. The aircraft ironically was opera...

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by ameya
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 403261

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

Kingfisher vs Jet Airlines: Aviation authorities use different rulebooks to deal with each airline’s crisis In 2012, one major airline collapsed. Two years later, another was on the brink. As Jet Airways – the country’s oldest private airline that has been operating for 25 years — is in free fall (...

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by ameya
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 38827

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/the-days-of-cheap-airfare-are-over-for-now-heres-why-2795841.htm There is a general agreement among travellers that airfares have shot up. A close look reveals that pricing strategy by airlines is adjusting itself to the global benchmarks of revenue management. In ...

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by ameya
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 403261

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

How Jet Airways landed in a soup Profits are as thin as a boarding pass. Skyrocketing — forgive the pun — losses are common. This has been pretty much the story since the aviation sector was liberalised in India. The history of Indian aviation is littered with airlines that have gone bust. NEPC, Da...

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by ameya
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Embraer E190-E2 Shark livery from Mumbai to Delhi
Replies: 0
Views: 3422

Embraer E190-E2 Shark livery from Mumbai to Delhi

Exploring the E190-E2 shark livery from Mumbai to Delhi Additional Pictures on the link above I have been a fan of the Regional Jets since the time I first studied them for the Indian market in 2011. Since then I have tracked this market, not just in India but the entire APAC region and sometimes k...

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by ameya
Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 38864

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Route Dispersal Guidelines in Indian aviation, explained As Jet Airways withdrew from multiple stations across the country, the attention quickly shifted to a flight between Guwahati and Dehradun which the airline had announced. Many times, nonstop flights between two cities are a result of traffic...

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by ameya
Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737
Replies: 7
Views: 8828

Re: BOM-KUL - Business Class on Malaysia Airlines Retro Boeing 737

Thoroughly enjoyed reading the TR !

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by ameya
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GoAir firms contract for 72 A320neo aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

GoAir firms contract for 72 A320neo aircraft

Airbus has just announced that Go Air has firmed up contract for 72 A320neo aircraft which it had signed up as an MoU

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