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by unnayan
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 386
Views: 25967

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Certainly! ex VT-JFT makes for 7 737s in Vistara's fleet, and I wouldn't be surprised if VT-JFS joins as well because it is a HGW 737-800. VT-JFS and VT-JFT would make 8 out of the planned 10 737s Vistara were planning on adding to their fleet. I saw this coming ever since I stumbled upon 2 'unknow...

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by unnayan
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://m.republicworld.com/india-news/ ... -off-grass

Hope everyone is fine...
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AIX overshoot runway at Mangalore..

https://m.republicworld.com/india-news/ ... -off-grass

Hope everyone is fine...

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by unnayan
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How Calcutta won a Dubai flight but lost a London one The new route sounds suspiciously like a consolation prize Love the headline and the byline https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/how-calcutta-won-a-dubai-flight-but-lost-a-london-one/cid/1693185 TBH CCU never had any non stop to LHR...

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by unnayan
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Looks like Air India are starting non-stop flights from Kolkata to Dubai AI917 CCU DXB 1450 1855 A20N Su/Tu/Th/Fr AI918 DXB CCU 1855 0100+1 A20N Th/Sa AI918 DXB CCU 2010 0215+1 A20N Mo/We Might be wrong, I just looked it up on Google Flights for a week in August, so some changes are possible. This ...

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by unnayan
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

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 unnayan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A very sad news coming in from my favourite AI.Today it was the last flight of The CLASSIC A320 Reg VT-ESL from DEL-BOM after 30 Years of Service the Bird is finally off the indian skies...Im in tears. I flew that aircraft as a baby when it was in Indian airlines livery. The most beautiful aspect o...

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by unnayan
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

JOYA380B747 wrote:
Clicked this today morning at DEL. Pretty neat paintjob I would say. The blue shade in the lower half of the fuselage remains.

ImageVistara 737 by Niladri Haldar, on Flickr


Why did they leave the blue under belly?

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by unnayan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45918

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Bengaluru is completely sold out on the 7th and 8th of June even as there is availability to Mumbai. Lufthansa BLR BOM JFK 6778 6682 SFO 6675 6648 ORD 6623 6481 IAD 6576 6493 That doesn't reflect the reality of things like the way you make it seem. You haven't even considered other factors like BOM...

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by unnayan
Thu May 30, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 567999.cms
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AI IRROPS at LHR.. Consecutive 2 days flights to BOM delayed...

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... 567999.cms

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by unnayan
Wed May 22, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trends/flier-asks-for-water-air-india-alliance-crew-returns-with-iftar-food-wins-twitter-3993371.html/amp AI domestic growth plan...I wonder where are the frames coming from? Have they finally started overhauling grounded fleet? I don't see any growth plans mention...

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by unnayan
Wed May 22, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 1.html/amp

AI domestic growth plan...I wonder where are the frames coming from? Have they finally started overhauling grounded fleet?
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https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 1.html/amp

AI domestic growth plan...I wonder where are the frames coming from? Have they finally started overhauling grounded fleet?

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by unnayan
Mon May 20, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 1.html/amp
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Amidst all negative news for Air India.. some positive news... really good gesture from Cabin Crew

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/trend ... 1.html/amp

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by unnayan
Sat May 18, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Anyone noticed the many cheeky ads on AI fb page recently: https://scontent.fdel3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/60313280_1449706371837893_3771450614144303104_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&_nc_ht=scontent.fdel3-1.fna&oh=0d5ee9990076c565653c150e29eed4d6&oe=5D64798E http...

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by unnayan
Thu May 16, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 70
Views: 9172

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

MSN 8922 VT-IZX IndGo A320neo #77 was delivered yesterday (8MAY19) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46789906935_8c44a8ec3d_c.jpg F-WWIO Airbus A320 Neo INdigo s/n 8922 by @Eurospot , on Flickr So that makes 138 NEOs opperating in India. Is that the greatest number of NEOs opperating in any one n...

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by unnayan
Tue May 14, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I was wondering if it would be a good idea for AI to restart DEL-JFK nonstop on 77L. It would be a 17h55min flight westbound, around PK. I think they can command a good premium if they can pull it off. IMO operating this 3/wk is better than AI183 (the additional SFO flight). This would make DEL a p...

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by unnayan
Tue May 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

One question for my understanding... Sahara acquisition was one of jets mistake.. but how were they haunting twelve years late too.. they did have some profitable quarters in between...

Again this is just for understanding..no bias

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by unnayan
Tue May 14, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Spiderguy252 wrote:
vadodara wrote:
I have 1,000,000miles on Jet. Where can I cash my miles?


Convert them to Amazon / Flipkart vouchers. As liquid as it gets.


Got email from JP that the miles can be used on any airlines for same redemption value... so a CCU-DEL ticket is still 8500 miles.. check that once if you can redeem

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by unnayan
Sat May 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Multiple operational issues reports from SG https://indianexpress.com/article/india/spicejet-flight-bengaluru-new-delhi-makes-emergency-landing-hundreds-stranded-5722419/ They have had similar issues like that many times before. I remember one CCU-BOM flight had landed in Nagpur in similar situatio...

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by unnayan
Sat May 11, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... d-5722419/
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Multiple operational issues reports from SG

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... d-5722419/

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by unnayan
Wed May 08, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

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EmoticonsAllDay wrote:
killswitch13 wrote:
Vistara plans to acquire Jet’s 777


Source?


https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busin ... 46451.html

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by unnayan
Tue May 07, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

https://www.timesnownews.com/amp/busine ... irm/413877
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This is funny if true.. AI sends money to Nigeria accidentally...

https://www.timesnownews.com/amp/busine ... irm/413877

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by unnayan
Wed May 01, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Top 20 airports by total passenger traffic https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/top-20-total.png Source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/05/01/2018-19-top-airports-in-india/ BLR 3 HYD 6. 6>3 therefore HYD is bigger airport than BLR. Amazing PAT is in the list given such a dungeo...

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by unnayan
Wed May 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30665

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 unnayan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

On a slightly different thought... Hasn't this been suddenly an opening for Boeing in India?

They are going to get two B737 customers without spending anything on Sales. This could open future sales if they like the aircraft

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by unnayan
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34628

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/air-ind ... -a-2029326
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Problems with Air India led to delays.. servers down for 5 hours...

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/air-ind ... -a-2029326

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by unnayan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34628

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 09837.html
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AI pilot union doesn't want Jet 777 commanders

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 09837.html

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by unnayan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

unrave wrote:
Hey look, SpiceJet is the new Jet
Image

Would the registration numbers change now or it will still fly at VT-JGC? What is the rule?

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by unnayan
Sun Apr 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1756
Views: 179174

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet 777 reverse herringbone business class seats would be a nice upgrade for AI passengers over their current B777 fleet..if 5 planes are indeed transferred to AI

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by unnayan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34628

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

SpiceJet to rapidly add ATRs: https://www.bing.com/amp/www.newindianexpress.com/business/2019/apr/16/spicejet-to-induct-five-bombardier-planes-to-its-fleet-1964999.amp Why are they the only airline taking advantage of the spike in fares to expand rapidly? I doubt the Jet ATR pilots didn't shop arou...

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by unnayan
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34628

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengalu ... 889398.cms
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BLR increases UDF for 4 months

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/bengalu ... 889398.cms

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by unnayan
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 386062

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

    unrave wrote:
    This bird has seen better days
    Image
    PC: Ameya

    Isn't that a MAX? Looks so old

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    by unnayan
    Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:41 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
    Replies: 455
    Views: 34628

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    I wish the forum could be upgraded but guess it would be a large order with too many moving parts. It sucks having to use reply just to see image hyperlink :( Yayyy... finally a daily flight on CCU-IXD..... was sick and tired of the train journeys with inordinate delays This makes no sense! Why are...

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    by unnayan
    Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:04 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
    Replies: 455
    Views: 34628

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    6E new flights (ATR) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D3Yv-gmXoAcvYdL.jpg I wish the forum could be upgraded but guess it would be a large order with too many moving parts. It sucks having to use reply just to see image hyperlink :( Yayyy... finally a daily flight on CCU-IXD..... was sick and tired of t...

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    by unnayan
    Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:19 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
    Replies: 381
    Views: 29418

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

    unrave wrote:
    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


    Just in time when AI halted operation...

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    by unnayan
    Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:54 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
    Replies: 381
    Views: 29418

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

    https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/w ... id/1687554
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    Thai Smile adds CCU-BKK flights from 31st March, flight will be 5 times a week...

    https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/w ... id/1687554

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    by unnayan
    Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:12 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
    Replies: 381
    Views: 29418

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

    Definitely will miss it.. always adored it since childhood..when we only flew IC.. Jet aircrafts were such a treat to watch.. and actively followed Jet Privilege in whatever limited flying I did..

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    by unnayan
    Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:37 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
    Replies: 3319
    Views: 386062

    Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

    just redeemed all my JP miles to Amazon vouchers... and feeling incredibly sad..

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    by unnayan
    Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:56 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
    Replies: 381
    Views: 29418

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

    Vistara to fly New Delhi- Bagdogra- Dibrugarh Starting from April 3, Dibrugarh will be the 24th destination in the country and second in Assam after Guwahati for the airline. DEL-GAU-DIB might have been a better routing than DEL-IXB-DIB. Moreover, why DIB rather than IXS/IMF? Or, for that matter, J...

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    by unnayan
    Mon Mar 11, 2019 4:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
    Replies: 381
    Views: 29418

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

    Indigo starts daily IXD-BOM rotation from 20 April... 2nd 6E flight out of IXD

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    by unnayan
    Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:16 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
    Replies: 574
    Views: 35990

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

    unrave wrote:
    SpiceJet Q3 results:
    Net profit of Rs 55.1 crore (vs Rs. 240 crore YoY)
    Revenue up 20%
    ASKM up 16%
    Yield up 8%
    Will add 7 MAX and 1 freighter aircraft this quarter


    Still good news.. or else Indian skies would be boring with only A320s

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    by unnayan
    Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:22 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
    Replies: 574
    Views: 35990

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

    So, what is the remedy if bribes were found to be paid. Would the air rights be canceled? It is a little too late for that now because of almost 100% of the bilaterals are used by both Indian and UAE carriers and canceling the air rights would cause tremendous inconvenience to passengers. Perhaps t...

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    by unnayan
    Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:06 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1412139 Seeing the above thread on how the Aviation authority of China plans to split airlines between the upcoming new Beijing Daxing airport a...

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    by unnayan
    Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:13 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    I have photos of grounded aircraft belonging to that "blue airline whose name shall not be mentioned" with missing engines or with a layer of dust covering them. I could just as easily start a thread "Blue airline runs out of cash!" or "Blue airline mothballing aircraft! Do...

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    by unnayan
    Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:08 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    But what about the recent news of Jet defaulting on payments? Surely not a good board decision if everything is hunky dory

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    by unnayan
    Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:04 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    ET Prime carried an interview with IndiGo COO William Boulter today (paywall) https://prime.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/67358154/transportation/heres-looking-at-you-china-indigos-chief-commercial-officer-willy-boulter-says-indias-neighbour-is-the-market-of-the-future Points to note: First bat...

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    by unnayan
    Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:03 am
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    Given the way LO is expanding from WAW (and to a small extent BUD), it should definitely try to launch WAW-DEL and WAW-BKK to expand its growing Asian presence. Only then can WAW be a true intercontinental hub. Also, LO, a downtrodden member of Star, can try codesharing with AI. These new connectio...

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    by unnayan
    Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:14 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
    Replies: 497
    Views: 39379

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

    It will be interesting to see how Indian Corporates welcome the 6E IST flights.. will they start preferring these over EK/QR/EY options and force employees down the cheapest option? That will be a bit painful :)

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    by unnayan
    Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:24 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
    Replies: 2425
    Views: 160619

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

    ATF prices to go down 14.5% effective this midnight. Along with the sharp recovery in rupee, this fall in ATF prices means that the worst is over for the Indian aviation industry. (Two minutes' silence to who thought SpiceJet was on the road to insolvency) Great news.. I hope some of the benefits a...

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    by unnayan
    Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:19 pm
    Forum: Civil Aviation
    Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
    Replies: 2425
    Views: 160619

    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

    That would make sense for long haul but I am sure the 240 config can easily do 1500nm which is the longest domestic route. The plan is to employ A321neos on both medium haul international routes and high capacity domestic routes. Having different seat configurations for both would complicate schedu...

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