Prior to the current economic disaster - was UL and its former management structure the only example of the ME3 successfully running another carrier? I confess not very clear on the histories or details of the EK/UL partnership. I believe UL was consistently profitable while it was under EK's wing ...Jump to post
The US constantly makes it difficult for themselves - either by shooting themselves in the head (directly), or in the foot (indirectly). If an Air India plane diverts to Russia with US citizens onboard it could cause some issues. They are free to mandate American passengers not being allowed to book...Jump to post
I don't like the flutter on the tail. It makes it look like the rudder is misplaced from another aircraft.Jump to post
India-Russia have agreed "in principle" to expand their air service agreement. Under new terms, weekly flights between the nations may rise to 64, with each side allowed to serve 6 destinations each with Russian side having picked Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Goa, Amritsar, and Ahmedabad for t...Jump to post
20 years late to the Middle East super connector party - let's see what happens.Jump to post
I'm sorry I'm mean no disrespect but the fact that someone thinks JetBlue arrival on this route will put La Compagnie out of business is absolutely laughable. La Compagnie has held their own against AF, DL, AA, UA and other carriers on the JFK-Paris route, they have survived the pandemic which shut...Jump to post
Hi, does anyone know why some EK A380 aircraft (A6-EER and A6-EDQ for example) are mainly shuttling back and forth between Dubai and Moscow? Is it something to do with the Ukraine situation? As most other EK aircraft visit a variety of destinations. Could be something to do with insurance clearance...Jump to post
AI will soon be in a place where they will have a myriad of cabin products on their WB fleet:
Their own 777/787 product
And after that - their own 3510s/789s/77Xs - hope there is a plan to harmonize stuff wherever possible.
Are El Al flights using Saudi airpsace as of now? I recall a flight to BOM as of Dec '22 was still flying over the Red Sea after using only a sliver of KSA airspace. What's with that?
Speaking of which - what has become of the BOM flight? Can't see it available for booking anymore.
Air India is poised to be the only major international indian carrier especially in the long haul segment as i don't see much of a revived jet airways in the future while in the domestic sector they should be the second largest after Indigo as i expect a follow on order from Indigo in the future. A...Jump to post
JerseyFlyer wrote:No large freighters yet
Boeing757100 wrote:Will the widebody fleet count also take into account the Vistara 789s that they'll get post merger? (Afaik it's 7 frames)
Still no word of the split: -900 vs -1000 for the A350s and 320/321 for the A320s. According to the following the breakup for the A320neo family is 140 A320neo 70 A321neo https://twitter.com/rschuur_aero/status/1625470884151496704?s=46&t=lKL40gqaC7Ew6AdJBaWW4Q More A320 than A321 is quite unusu...Jump to post
Still no word of the split: -900 vs -1000 for the A350s and 320/321 for the A320s.Jump to post
And then they will cry about ceding market share to the ME3 (and others).Jump to post
With the recent removal of all flight limitations between India and Canada, I'm hoping for HYD-YYZ by AI as there's a significant diaspora in the Greater Toronto Area probably on par with Chicago. In addition many Indian companies (TCS, iGate, Virtusa etc.) having large working relationships with t...Jump to post
With every new article, the order split varies but gets a little more concrete, so one can only hope.
About Jan 27 in particular - will believe it when the order happens on that date of course. Too many dates like that have come and gone.
Vistara 789 As per this article , the 3 789 that had been lived to Vistara order have now been all delivered to Lufthansa . Wonder what has happened here ? Could have always come to Ai … https://simpleflying.com/threes-a-crowd-lufthansa-takes-delivery-of-another-boeing-787/ You are mixing apples an...Jump to post
smi0006 wrote:Where are the aircraft coming from?
Why does ET use DUB as a tech stop? Do their aircraft not have the range to fly non-stop to the US?Jump to post
Checked those flight numbers on FR24 - a 23-minute inter island flight? The views must've been good!Jump to post
Iran has had sanctions on it for over 40 years now. Pretty sure they know how to bypass them as and when necessary.
As another poster said, nobody outside the US and one or two other countries even bat an eyelid.
Isn't this the same carrier which partially grounded its A330 fleet a few short weeks ago after a crash landing?
MX issues or bad luck these?
Any word on AI getting something smaller than an A320 - an ATR/Q400 type aircraft?
Now that Alliance Air is a separate entity, surely AI would want to fly to smaller airports and not leave them entirely to SG/6E/9I?
777X seems weird considering that both 787 and A350 orders would have covered every LH mission profile they expect to fly in the future. Hope they're not biting more than they can chew. Maybe the 779 can replicate the role the 747 had in their fleet before (with a slightly lower capacity) All the 7...Jump to post
Amazing - exciting times for AI, by unshackling them from the GOV this will hopefully see them rise to their full potential! How many 788 and 789 do they currently have? I assume they will plan to be kept? Will all the max go to Air India express? AI have 27 x 787-8s. Vistara have 3 x 787-9s with a...Jump to post
EY restarts CCU on an A320.Jump to post
Remember the too-good-to-be-true advertisements where Vietnamese low-cost carrier VietJet Air was offering flights from Bengaluru to Hanoi in Vietnam for Rs 9? Turns out it is too good to be true. However, several passengers who booked their VietJet Air flights via popular travel booking platforms ...Jump to post
From India, Vistara was about to open flights to LGW for this reason. But post-pandemic LHR slots became available and they operate there now without considering LGW.Jump to post
Does India not impose strict seat number allocations on Emirates which is the airline most likely to operate the A380 to/from India? India gets the same number of seats to a Gulf country/city as it gives to one of their carriers. And from what I know, Indian carriers keep hitting their ceiling, lea...Jump to post
Is AI/Tata interested in getting into the freighter game? Interesting question. I would think long-term certainly, but well over doubling the fleets of two airlines (Air India and Air India Express), along with the merging of four airlines into two, and just the general overall work for Air India n...Jump to post
https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/air-india-close-signing-deal-150-boeing-737-max-jets-economic-times-2022-12-09/ Reuters is also reporting a Max deal is close. I'm guessing they are going dual NB fleet like the US3.. Would take forever to get 300+ NEOs Bit of a comeback into the I...Jump to post
Leeham is reporting 50-100 A350s before year end, plus 100 MAXes (40 of which are Chinese planes, but not delivered). https://leehamnews.com/2022/12/08/hotr-big-airplane-orders-race-toward-year-end/ If this is true, bit of a coup for both Airbus and Boeing to sway AI away from widebody Boeings and ...Jump to post
atcdan wrote:Boeing 777-300ER
It’s the only plane that makes the floor of my tower heavily vibrate when it departs. Gorgeous wing, gorgeous engines, love the silhouette as she leaps into the sky at sunset.
It does'nt work that way. The incoming 777's are short term capacity uplift while AIC management make their final decision on which new widebody they will acquire. And as much as some people drool at the sight of Air India ordering a few 777X's, it isn't going to happen. Doesn't seem too short term...Jump to post
That's why it is hard to take aircraft orders made 10-12 years in advance too seriously these days.Jump to post
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A downgrade of the current livery but looks interim. As long as the interiors are fine...
How many 777LR is India getting? I always thought Qantas should have picked up all of these 777LR and fitted them with low density cabins. They could have been doing half a dozen direct flights to Europe and New York for the last couple years. Then swap the longest routes to the A350-1000ULR as the...Jump to post
Lamp1009 wrote:Will we actually see an order for any widebodies within the next year, or will the re-evaluation of things push potential orders for the forseeable future?
Tomorrow is JRD's birth Anniversary, great day to announce adeal if they were ready.... There was a Reuters or Bloomberg article that mentioned that AI was waiting for Independence Day to announce. All these dates have come and gone. There was news that both AI and Airbus were at a stalemate - does...Jump to post
5 times bitten, 20 times shy re: 6E getting widebodies.
Especially something like TK 777s - a pipe dream at best (for TK that is!)
I'm sorry, but that's bollocks! The title states that the flight crashed - 25 years ago! Read the first post of the thread and pay very close attention to the date of that post. I trust things will all come together for you. Read the thread title - it's not rocket science to work out that 1992 is n...Jump to post
CarbonFibre wrote:I think we all know what a new livery would look like!
SXDFC wrote:I hate to ask this, however I wonder if there’s any possibility of a new livery with these new jets? Perhaps a modern twist to what they have now?
A couple notes - Pilots dislike the older A320s for some surprising reasons. The vent fans in the cockpit are incredibly loud on the earlier aircraft in the family. It's like a wind storm up there (in terms of noise). I'm not sure what Airbus did to solve that on later aircraft, but the difference ...Jump to post
Air India outlined its transformation plan. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FdHGkDkXEAEcGYd?format=jpg&name=large Link to original PDF https://www.airindia.in/writereaddata/Portal/News/739_1_Press_release-Air_India_unveils_trans...Jump to post
All, does anyone have any progress at the new airport for Chennai? Last I've heard, they're building it in Parandur and it's gained signifigant opposition from farmers and villagers in Parandur. article from 3 days ago: https://www.dtnext.in/city/2022/09/18/protests-opposing-parandur-airport-contin...Jump to post
Once bitten, twice shy with these source based stories.
Wait for something official from AI first.
9W had a PNQ-SIN before its demise. AI had PNQ-HYD-SIN more than a decade ago and it allowed domestic pax on PNQ-HYD route. I dont know if AI is still allowed domestic pax on international connector routes. Of course they still are. Such domestic pax are issued boarding cards with a large 'D' on th...Jump to post
Singapore-India gets a new route ...Sin-PNQ Vistara has applied to start flights on the sector. Smart call this one. PNQ -Sin traffic+PNQ - SE Asia/USA will get on ths one rather than go to mumbai. https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-will-soon-get-direct-air-connectivity-with-singapo...Jump to post