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by trinidadeG
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

I wonder what happens then in regards to the brand, aircraft, and technical support (maintenance/website/admin) which is mostly owned/controlled/managed by the parent Co. AirAsia Bhd. Also, its known fact that AirAsia India pays a premium on lease rentals to the parent co. owned leasing company whi...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

As long as the airline has friends in right places, daily dose of bad news is irrelevant. SG will do just fine. Indeed. SpiceJet gets slots at London Heathrow from September 1 https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/spicejet-gets-slots-at-london-heathrow-from-september-1/article...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9179

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

These are only repatriation flights. Just like SpiceJet's 'Wet-leased' HiFly A330neo. I won't be surprised if 9W also deploys a couple of 777s 9W is dead in the water for more than a year. Michael Jet cannot start scheduled, commercial operations. But they can operate these long-haul repatriation/c...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris
Replies: 33
Views: 9179

Re: Vistara to launch London, Frankfurt and Paris

These are only repatriation flights. Just like SpiceJet's 'Wet-leased' HiFly A330neo. I won't be surprised if 9W also deploys a couple of 777s

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by trinidadeG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020

An Auditor had previously pegged the value of Fernandes' 49% stake at Rupees 550 crores (around $73 million). Tony Fernandes trims AirAsia India exit price to $50 million amid Covid-19 The Tata group is in advanced talks to acquire AirAsia Group’s 49 per cent stake in their Indian joint venture airl...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread

This particular move was initiated by the "Resolution Professional" as part of the bankruptcy proceedings. As lightsaber says, its legal process. Now that the six planes are legally on the company books, they can be offered as assets to whoever wants to buy the airline. The future owner ge...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Jul 31, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NCLT allows Jet Airways to sell office in Bandra Kurla Complex ⋅ The lenders have kept the reserved price of the property is Rs 490 crore. ⋅ Property will be sold to pay off HDFC bank and the EXIM bank. ⋅ The US Exim bank has agreed to transfer the title of six (B777) ...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways insolvency: FSTC-led consortium promises $100 million initial investment to revive airline The consortium of Flight Simulation Technique Centre Pvt Ltd, Big Charter Pvt Ltd, and Imperial Capital Investments LLC, have secured an initial funding of $100 million that will be used to revive...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.
Replies: 8
Views: 2246

Re: India' s Low Cost SpiceJet Potential Cleared to Fly to the U.S.

After receiving the designation of "Indian Scheduled Carrier" from the Indian and the U.S. governments, SpiceJet, an LCC mainly flying 737s and Dash 8s to Southern Asian destinations ,could potential start services between the two countries. It is totally unclear from where it will get th...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

This is primarily for India's repatriation effort, I think, for which a single, wet-leased wide-body might be okay. Sustainable scheduled flights are a different ballgame altogether. Till now, Air India was the only local carrier to operate between India and the US, through the Vande Bharat Mission ...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

UAE-based investor reveals plan to revive Jet Airways https://www.theweek.in/news/biz-tech/2020/07/22/uae-based-investor-reveals-plan-to-revive-jet-airways.html A UAE-based investment company that is leading a consortium bidding to take over grounded carrier Jet Airways formally presented its resol...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE
Replies: 29
Views: 6293

Re: Spice Jet to launch a new airline in the UAE

Good way for SpiceJet to demonstrate how their proposed RAK-based airline will operate. SpiceJet to operate flights to Ras Al Khaimah in UAE from four Indian cities between 12-26 July SpiceJet said on Saturday it will operate flights from four Indian cities to Ras Al Khaimah in the UAE between July ...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Jul 11, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - Q3 2020
Replies: 55
Views: 5825

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2020

The government is not selling Alliance Air (9I) and its fleet of ATRs, though.

Only AI and IX is up for sale.

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by trinidadeG
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 52413

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Vistara is expected to take its second 787, VT-TSE soon...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I'm surprised they didn't build their network from Chennai. They had a fallout with AAI Chennai before they launched ops, otherwise their initial plan was to hub at MAA (subsequently moved to BLR). In the 6 months prior to Covid, they had significantly increased their MAA presence, perhaps in the l...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Status of the T7 fleet as of June 2020. Six planes on 'financial lease' from the EXIM bank. VT-JEV - 35158 - Stored at BOM VT-JES - 35159 - Stored at BOM VT-JEM - 35162 - Stored at BOM Above three airframes being maintained at BOM were offered for COVID19 relief operations. VT-JEW - 35164 - Impounde...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

I am making a new topic for the AirAsia issue as its a international airlines and its a safety issue. Pl contribute their. Somehow I can't view that thread anymore.. is it deleted? I cannot find it either.. Seems like it's been deleted. Anyway, I came across an article on the topic. Apart from look...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NCLT allows Jet Airways to sell office in Bandra Kurla Complex ⋅ The lenders have kept the reserved price of the property is Rs 490 crore. ⋅ Property will be sold to pay off HDFC bank and the EXIM bank. ⋅ The US Exim bank has agreed to transfer the title of six (B777) ...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mumbai Airport allows doubling of flights from tomorrow Mumbai airport, India’s second busiest, has been allowed by the Maharashtra state government to handle 100 flight movements (50 arrivals and 50 departures) from Tuesday, even as cases in the city and state continue to rise. Airlines said they ...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Hope to see them flying again whats the current fleet status ? 12 planes, including the A332 flying with Air Serbia. "Jet Airways' fleet presently stands at 12 aircraft which are either owned outright or under financing arrangement. Out of the existing fleet one Airbus 330-200 aircraft is curr...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Jun 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1854
Views: 214145

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways' Resolution Professional has short-listed four companies for placing a financial bid for acquiring Jet Airways. According to sources privy to the information, Alpha Aviation, Kalrock Capital, Imperial Capital, and Siva Rasiah have been shortlisted. These four companies will be given one ...

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by trinidadeG
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 8039

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

A TRAGEDY THAT IS PATNA AIRPORT The location of the Airport itself is so that no further expansion can be done as far as the RWY Length is concerned given its sandwiched between a Railway line and the Zoo.The Terminal area can be renovated but it seems theres not much room for that either and parki...

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by trinidadeG
Thu May 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Spicejet has removed seats from 2 Q400's and converted them into freighters I don't mean to nitpick, but other sources say Three Q400s were converted into freighters. Also, it seems like SG chose to convert their oldest turbo-props into freighters. I suspect they might stay in that configuration pe...

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by trinidadeG
Wed May 13, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

I thought Indigo denied it but here is the case against the foray in to Oz: https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-05-12/the-last-thing-an-airline-magnate-needs-is-another-airline Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk IndiGo isn't looking at VA. Rahul Bhatia is. The Australian media got mixed...

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by trinidadeG
Mon May 11, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52291

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Indian media is now reporting that "IndiGo the airline" isn't interested in VA, but InterGlobe Enterprises (which owns 37% of InterGlobe Aviation) is. Can safely say that VA won't be re-branded as Indigo Australia. :D InterGlobe Enterprises, the joint owner of India's largest airline IndiG...

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by trinidadeG
Mon May 11, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52291

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Indian airline giant flies into Virgin with low cost plan India's biggest passenger airline is putting together a proposal for Virgin Australia that would take the company back to the future. Street Talk understands IndiGo - a low cost airline with 48 per cent market share in India - is in the Virg...

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by trinidadeG
Mon May 11, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Now THIS is an interesting development!! Indian airline giant flies into Virgin with low cost plan India's biggest passenger airline is putting together a proposal for Virgin Australia that would take the company back to the future. Street Talk understands IndiGo - a low cost airline with 48 per cen...

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by trinidadeG
Mon May 11, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration
Replies: 314
Views: 52291

Re: Virgin Australia to enter voluntary administration

Indian airline giant flies into Virgin with low cost plan India's biggest passenger airline is putting together a proposal for Virgin Australia that would take the company back to the future. Street Talk understands IndiGo - a low cost airline with 48 per cent market share in India - is in the Virg...

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by trinidadeG
Mon May 11, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

"Going the Jet Airways' route"? Thats strange. If you read the threads, some people here were actually bashing Vistara for NOT going taking up Jet's FSC network!! Vistara has been super-cautious compared to Jet Airways.... Anyway.. some opinions regarding air traffic levels returning back ...

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by trinidadeG
Thu May 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Yes NBs all. What I was suggesting in the previous thread was: Delhi – Singapore: A320 >> goes to B787-9 Mumbai – Dubai: B737(??) >> goes to A321 Mumbai – Singapore: A320 >> goes to A321 Something to watch is what they do with the 7 x 737s which were to exit the fleet by 2022-23. Does anyone know w...

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by trinidadeG
Tue May 05, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

No sign of bailout from govt yet, GoAir promoters tell employees Wadia group promoters Nusli Wadia and son Jeh said there have been no signs of help from the Centre and banks to bail out the aviation sector. The Wadia group owns low-cost airline GoAir, which has sent 90 per cent of its employees on...

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by trinidadeG
Tue May 05, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6714

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Singapore Airlines commits to Vistara, no obligation to Virgin Australia In a written response to shareholders questions ahead of the meeting published on April 29, SIA decline to discuss Virgin Australia's recent announcement on voluntary administration saying that it is too early for any further ...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Yeah, global demand will be suppressed, but i also think that global supply is reducing, what with many airlines ceasing operations and even more airlines seeing themselves shrink their operations. Whether some indian carrier also suspends/shrinks operations remains to be seen. IMO, the fallout of a...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

According to this article, "Geniuses" are working feverishly, trying to keep cost down while planning the phased resumption of services... Network Planning – a fine blend of Art and Science What must the network planners be doing currently? Well while airlines are grounded, plans are still...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

IMO, Economics trounces Geography when it comes to Aviation, these days. So far as things unfold, it seems that there will always be people who will ignore the Geography lesson and be willing to fly to BDQ/PNQ via DEL, as long as they find it cost-effective. Which is what airlines, emotional or othe...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Apr 19, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Ferrying connecting passengers from BOM would offer very marginal upside since most of the destinations probably already have connectivity to ME3 or SQ. Only 11 of 30 domestic destinations currently served by UK from DEL have "connectivity" to ME3 or SQ. Vistara currently has Code-shares ...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Please can we change the name of this thread to "Vistara discussions"? Thanks. :lol: Feel your pain on this one! :lol: :lol: But having said that.... :twocents: Pretty much! I think they might be able to absorb delivery of 1 more 789 and the first 2 A321s but I would not be surprised to s...

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by trinidadeG
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Ofcourse, though, Mr. Bhaskararan only came on board recently when the TATAs took over the reins of the ship. https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tatas-take-control-of-airasia-india-with-new-ceo-sunil-bhaskaran-board-118101100091_1.html I believe there has been a big change in the ai...

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by trinidadeG
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Please can we change the name of this thread to "Vistara discussions"? Thanks.

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by trinidadeG
Sun Apr 12, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Air Deccan is first Indian casualty of coronavirus...... https://www.ndtv.com/business/coronavirus-impact-on-aviation-air-deccan-ceases-operation-employees-on-sabbatical-without-pay-2206529? Regional airlines in India never lasted long in the past so the virus is not the main issue in that case . T...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Maybe they got a call from PMO. That is the only plausible reason to depart from their longstanding conservative approach because they don't have a choice to say NO. Like I said a couple of weeks back, SpiceJet will never fold under this government. Bhagavan(God) always helps Bhakths(Devotees). Als...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I think MIAL will find it cheaper and convenient to focus on developing Navi Mumbai airport now, rather than trying to make major airside layout changes at BOM. Why can't Air India Engineering (and the hangars) be shifted to Nagpur where AI Engineering already has a facility? That would create more...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10245

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What is more sad is the AI colony to the south side of the hangars . If that area got cleared out, the 2nd parallel runway could be built. While it may be too close for simultaneous take-off/landings , it could work for a simultaneous take-off/landing. Several airports, notably Newark, operate with...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

sand26391 wrote:
Iif you want such satellite iamges for any other Indian airports, let me know. I shall post it.... :)

Thank you for the updates. I Would appreciate sat imagery for the Navi Mumbai airport construction site if possible.

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Look I have no idea about the other discussion with edealinfo. I’m just responding to the crux of your argument (and notice no quotes) that a night departure from LHR works for BA/VS but not for Indian carriers. That was it. You say BA and VS are network carriers but VS/BAs night departure from LHR...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Why do you feel the timings do not work for India based but work for London based. They are perfect for India based. AI has put in to have the timings changed to a 9 pm or so (back to GA’s original times) departure from London and a 1-2pm departure from BOM. This will allow AI to bring in pax from ...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

edealinfo wrote:
I disagree with your contention or characterization of not much value.

Ofcourse you will.

I literally made that up. I was speculating.

Okay. :) Keep it up then.

Your responses have been noted. Thanks.

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 30, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

You mean , for O & D, flying out of India at the middle of the night (which is standard for international travel) is a better option? Flying out of India in the "middle of the night" may not be the best option for all O/D pax, but neither is flying out in the afternoon. At its peak, J...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So, now that we've moved goal-posts and are discussing Vistara's relationship with British Airways, why would Vistara pitch for slots with lousy LHR timings from Garuda, when BA now has truckloads of slots at LHR and can very well lease some prime-time ones to Vistara to "complement" thei...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37260

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So, now that we've moved goal-posts and are discussing Vistara's relationship with British Airways, why would Vistara pitch for slots with lousy LHR timings from Garuda, when BA now has truckloads of slots at LHR and can very well lease some prime-time ones to Vistara to "complement" their...

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