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by trinidadeG
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 19639

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

DIAL's first priority shall be to finish the new taxiway between Rwy 29/11 and 28/10 that shall go over the main approach road to T2,T3. Once that completes and when the three runways near saturation, they shall start on the fourth runway. Construction shall begin in phases from one end to another,...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 266
Views: 19639

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Looking at Vistara's latest August in-flight magazine it appears: 1) The count of aircraft in Aug is the same as in previous month including just six 737-800 NG -- wren't they supposed to receive 10 by now? What happened? Vistara were forced to take up 9W slots/planes in a hurry, so they chose to o...

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by trinidadeG
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46247

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

RwandAir inaugurated their Mumbai – Guangzhou thrice weekly flight on 18JUN19, which is an extension of their existing Kigali – Mumbai sector and will be operated on Airbus A330-200. This is interesting 5th freedom operation. How long will be layover in BOM? WB 500 has a scheduled 70 minute stopove...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46247

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

lightsaber wrote:
This will be interesting. I doubt EY will bid, so I wonder why they are mentioned in the link.

Lightsaber


The EY mentioned in the article refers to Ernst & Young - The London based professional services firm.

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by trinidadeG
Mon Jun 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46247

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI Mumabi-Nairobi flight announced. to start ops from 27th sept 4 days a week https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status/1140552382671028224 I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ?? I had heard th...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are talking about the home base of a hub airline in the countries biggest city, so very easy for them to do. MAN doesn’t have a large, home based hub airline and is not the UKs biggest city, so, probably needs a foreign airline to open such a route. In the same vein, this "foreign airline&...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So I think the officially end is upon us.... End of the runway for Jet Airways as Etihad, Hinduja baulk Hinduja halts negotiations, Etihad shelves plan to increase its investment Abu Dhabi-based Etihad was earlier keen to save its investment in Jet Airways, but now that plan is on the back burner s...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet proved the market existed, and if Vistara and Virgin could team up, back on to a winner. Just my 2p. BOM-MAN was one of 9W's weaker long haul flights (the other being MAA-CDG) compared to the AMS and LHR flights ex BOM. 9W could only make BOM-MAN work because of VS's strong presence at MAN and ...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet proved the market existed, and if Vistara and Virgin could team up, back on to a winner. Just my 2p. BOM-MAN was one of 9W's weaker long haul flights (the other being MAA-CDG) compared to the AMS and LHR flights ex BOM. 9W could only make BOM-MAN work because of VS's strong presence at MAN and ...

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by trinidadeG
Sat May 25, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Update: Now here is what he is being accused of: "Violations of Foreign Direct Investment MAY (emphasis added) have taken place when the Emirates took a stake in JPPL in 2014. Etihad not Emirates Sent from my iPhone XS MAX using Tapatalk "The Emirates". Referring to the country (UAE)...

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by trinidadeG
Wed May 22, 2019 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

When int'l carriers find BOM lucrative be it EU / US , Indian carriers failure isn't a justification for lack of potential as BOM/ DEL as hubs. Best will be give the ME3 unlimited points of call but limited seats. But even then mark my words, they'll dump capacity at BOM/ DEL . I agree. I remember ...

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by trinidadeG
Sun May 12, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30838

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Any chance AI is trying to add another slot or 2 at LHR and capitalize on 9W'S demise? Could a 77W be justified on BOM-LHR-BOM and DEL-LHR-DEL additional AI services? If so AI might tweaking their schedule if they can obtain additional slots or replacing 787'S with their 77W'S for additional capaci...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

aemoreira1981 wrote:
On SG, I have to wonder if they can convert part of their MAX 8 order to the MAX 10, as they could use a Y228 plane to DXB and fill it, owing to bilateral issues.

Except that the India-Dubai Bi-laterals impose a cap on total weekly seats, not flight frequencies.

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting! Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways? Agreed. Anot...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

So that being said, when Lohani mentions BOM/DEL-LHR in that letter to SBI, does that mean AI has somehow found slots at LHR!? They could actually just add a BOM/DEL tag-on to the AMD-LHR flight without having to lease any a/c. They have plenty lying around.... Well, 9W's LHR slots are gone. So AI ...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1788
Views: 185839

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

My understanding is that there is atleast 1 Mumbai slot that AI has and is not using. This was discussed in the previous Indian Av thread in context of incidentally Jet complaining that they wanted to purchase it. It wasn't an LHR slot, IIRC. Jet was rumoured to be eyeing the last remaining, 7 week...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Beyond a point we should start looking at what pax will do after getting off the plane. You don't have money to buy a FSC ticket but want to travel UK, eh? We don't have enough backpackers to fill entire a/c yet. While you may be right about Corporate or Company-paid trips and even Tourists, you're...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

April Fools aside, it's only common sense to think that if anyone is going on holiday, they set aside a budget for it and want it to be fun rather than a struggle. People travelling for business, paid for by their employers are very naturally not even going to think about this. I could be wrong, bu...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

IndiGo just announced that it expects these flights to be huge success as, as per their research, humans don't need food, drinks, internet, entertainment, leg space or any other amenity to barely survive at all. If cattle can why not humans!!?? It's also recommending faint hearted people to reserve...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
Except that Indian regulations require the deployment of at least 20% of capacity in domestic routes


Approx 20 aircraft-worth of rotations, yes. RDGs, yes. But I have never come across this "20% capacity" clause mentioned anywhere. Just saying.

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by trinidadeG
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

IndiGo gets a step closer to UK foray, Spicejet may join in too Indian low cost carriers (LCCs) IndiGo and Spicejet have gone a step ahead in their plans of starting flights to the United Kingdom. This comes in the backdrop of the collapse of Icelandic LCC WOW Air. IndiGo has plans of going to Lond...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

IndiGo has secured slots in the summer schedule at STN and BHX. It will fly from DEL and BLR to STN and from ATQ to BHX Amritsar to Birmingham and Delhi/Bangalore to Luton is Brilliant, IMO. Especially BLR; giving one stop UK access to a lot of South Indian airports! I suppose these will tech-halt ...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Btw, does anybody know when T1 C/D will be broken down and be made into a simpler T1. Any sort of timeline take on that ? Heres an article from February. https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/delhi-s-igi-airport-expansion-work-may-begin-by-march-end/story-umqCI6LpCDJ8AyP4VVfjkI.html Posting som...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does anybody know why the Delhi Terminal 1 is known as T1-D ? Does it stand for Terminal 1 - Departures or Terminal 1 Delhi ? Terminal 1 was the original terminal of DEL. It had four modules T1A, T1B, T1C and T1D. The other modules (A, B) were decommissioned/demolished when T3 came along. The T1C/D...

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by trinidadeG
Fri Mar 29, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

^^ The Wide-bodies are VT-JWQ (left, in long term storage) and JWV, both A332s.

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Ahem. IndiGo is not India. The 'seniority system' very much exists at Jet, as with other Indian carriers. IndiGo may not have a seniority system themselves, but the Indian high-hour pilots (capable of becoming Captains on their A320s) that they're looking to grab from Jet (and other airlines) DO hav...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I wonder how many Jet pilots that interviewed with rivals Indigo and SpiceJet, but not formally accepted their offers, would now revert back to Jet, which presumably pays more. Also, apart from pay, 'seniority' matters to pilots at any given airline. How many high-ranking Commanders at Jet (which i...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

But now Indigo will probably deploy all the new planes coming in to capture the BOM slots that Jet will be vacating Wait, whats your source that Jet is vacating slots at BOM? As of yesterday, the banks have taken over the airline, with a decision to return their operations to normalcy before auctio...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Another sign that a turn-around is being executed with all hands on board. Note the date of commencement of code-shares. Air France expands Jet Airways domestic India codeshare from May 2019 Air France from May 2019 plans to expand codeshare partnership with Jet Airways, covering additional domestic...

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by trinidadeG
Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

did anybody report this https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/indigo-to-add-25-airbus-a321neo-planes-to-fleet-over-next-one-year-1553315971275.html Everything will depend on the performance of DEL IST mission. If IST is successful, they can try KIX / ICN / PVG / DPS. But now Indigo will probably ...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

anshabhi wrote:
Disgusting pic of a 6E a/c landing gear studded with mosquitoes at Dhaka:

Disgusting indeed, but not IndiGo.
This is the shark-themed Embraer E190-E2 that is currently on a promotional tour in this part of the world.

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by trinidadeG
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

+1 very nice. I do hope that they improve the product soon otherwise competition may get the leg up as and when other airlines get into the same route and the Pak airspace clears. Opinion: They won't 'improve' anything because there CAN be no competition on the route thanks to Bilateral limits. Ind...

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by trinidadeG
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

1,500 crore isn't enough to restore normalcy. It certainly won't return the airline back to 100 percent operations. That little won't even slow down aircraft repossession much less clear unpaid wages and vendor dues. Lightsaber Late edit: 1,700 crore due end of March, so talking about 1,200 crore m...

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by trinidadeG
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-23mar19/

#wheelsNotComingOff?
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Jet Airways has reopened reservation for a number of International and domestic routes, effective from 01MAY19.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-23mar19/

#wheelsNotComingOff?

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by trinidadeG
Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

acavpics wrote:
sibibom wrote:
Just noticing Jet is down just Mumbai from Delhi! All other destinations have been suspended....


I just looked at the status of 9W122 to LHR. That seems to be in flight at the moment. Even 9W234 arrived at AMS a few hours ago.

ALL of 9W's Europe/NA flights operated today.

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by trinidadeG
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

While people are trying to figure out what to do next, circumstances are removing the parts needed in a recovery (planes, pilots, people with money willing to part with ie Etihad and customer goodwill). I think they waited to long. Goyal will end up with 100% of 0 value at least that seems to make ...

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by trinidadeG
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Plans to distribute 9W's BOM slots? In a tweet, the ministry Wednesday said it was working with all airlines to provide sufficient capacity... Govt looks at providing Jet Airways’ unused airport slots to other domestic airlines The Government thinks that 9W getting grounded will result in insuffici...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Our cat with nine lives NG may still have one conditional ace up his sleeve. Now that EY is willing to sell out, agree to it and have SBI buy them out and in turn sell it to QR who will have no issues once the "enemy country" investment has exited. It would be a God sent opportunity for Q...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

If Jet is discontinuing Hong Kong and Manchester, what will happen with the aircraft? Will they ground them or redeploy them elsewhere? Jet reduced frequencies on DEL-BOM/BLR but bumped up some to A330. When HKG/MAN are discontinued, there are possibilities of both, grounding or redeployment. For e...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Also Jet Airways has closed reservation for Mumbai – Manchester service for flights on/after 23MAR19. https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/1108018535794524160?s=19 1. Did Jet codeshare with VS for any flights out of Manchester? Yes. Six US destinations from MAN. Apart from 10 out of LHR. https:/...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

My gut feeling says BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG will be next, especially the latter. Concur. They began with down-gauging BOM-CDG from B777 to A330. Then shifted the regional International off A330s to 737s. In the next round of reductions, seems like the A330 routes will be curtailed - with BOM-MAN, BOM/D...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Does the smaller aircraft represent a A320? Larger A350? Yes, smaller aircraft would be Code- C - A320/B737 and the larger aircraft would be Code E - B747/B777/A330/A350. Are the trying to open a separate business, something on the lines of AI MRO business? Why would they want to service Code E air...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

vadodara wrote:
Does the smaller aircraft represent a A320?
Larger A350?

Yes, smaller aircraft would be Code- C - A320/B737 and the larger aircraft would be Code E - B747/B777/A330/A350.

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by trinidadeG
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-cancels-some-europe-flights-due-to-crew-aircraft-shortage/articleshow/68398283.cms AI has cancelled DEL/ATQ-BHX and DEL-MAD I guess the worst performing routes are getting axed. I am glad ATQ-BHX is gone, seemed like a super bad ...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Seems like SG won't be heavily affected by the MAX groundings. According to this CNBC article, the introduction of the MAXs had created a slack in overall aircraft utilisation and that will be used to absorb some of the shock of the 12 MAXs getting grounded. What the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max ...

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by trinidadeG
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386863

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Now 6E is officially the big bully :rotfl: . It is like killing two birds with a single stone ie) hiring the much needed pilots and banishing the competition at the same time. Hiring pilots is one thing but compensating for unpaid salary is out of the box. This is an indicator of 6E having deep poc...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

They've been choosing their routes carefully and side-stepping a certain kind of flyer. Unlike the other "FSC's" past and present.

Lets just wait and see where the famed TATAs take their airline, shall we? Thanks.

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Indian DGCA decides to ground the Boeing 737MAX. https://twitter.com/MoCA_GoI/status/1105527436345860101 Is it just grounding of the Indian registered MAX or banishing all the MAX from the Indian airspace like CAA did to the British airspace? So far, the tweet only covers Indian registered MAX. “On...

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by trinidadeG
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29534

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Big news !! Vistara gets permission to fly international. Colombo to be first destination https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/tata-s-vistara-finally-gets-approval-to-fly-on-international-routes-119031200916_1.html And now just wait for the "bully" to announce DEL-CMB ! Not...

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