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by sand26391
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Well then regarding facts u can see in this website and nothing better u can find it out from here https://www.transtats.bts.gov/Oneway.asp?Cur_Row=400&Cur_Col=&apply_rate=No&sort_column=&Search_Lookup=&find=&sort_order= This is official statistics from Us gov.Do some readin...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

AirAsia India traffic highlights for 3 months ending March 2019:-

Pax= 1.9 million (+32%)
Pax traffic up by 40%
Pax capacity up by 31%
Pax Load Factor= 89% (+6pts)
Numbr of flights= 12,076(+23%)
Fleet Size= 20 aircrafts

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

See still your bragging Blr again and again..good for you that BLR is considered by all carriers. Regarding US ..have u been to Us??or boarded EK,EY,QR flights onward to any Us destination?Then u will know.I will not say that largest number of pax but majority of Indians in Us are Gujaratis and the...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Are you saying the daily 150J seats on 3 EK 77Ws, 35J seats on AI 77W and 50J/F on BA 789 are going empty? Not counting QR, EY, and CX. KL used to operate a clunker MD11 and LH a 343. If they cannot make it work with paid off rundown airframes, it is their cost structure and union issues, not lack ...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The JAL flight is not just for SFO/IT pax but to develop the BLR-APAC market aswell. The BLR-NRT market is growing well & the demand is quiet high. Not everything is connected to IT. There's a lot more to do than just IT, cargo being one of them. After 3 years of intense negotiations JAL is Lan...

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by sand26391
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

KLM closure was not due to low yielding traffic but also due to local market developments which includes ME3. Fact is a fact that KLM and Lufthansa have ended their flights. But they are evaluating the routes again..Bangalore as a airport is having good run no doubt regarding it and no one is quest...

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by sand26391
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

For your kind info HYD had KLM,Lufthansa way before bangalore so dont keep on bragging BLR ,BLR always.Things didnt go well for them as EK,EY,QR chunk out major traffic. Good for BLR its having very good growth.But why are you so aggressive in bringing down HYD. HYD is an underdog and Time will say...

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by sand26391
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The JAL flight is not just for SFO/IT pax but to develop the BLR-APAC market aswell. The BLR-NRT market is growing well & the demand is quiet high. Not everything is connected to IT. There's a lot more to do than just IT, cargo being one of them. After 3 years of intense negotiations JAL is Lan...

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by sand26391
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

The JAL flight is not just for SFO/IT pax but to develop the BLR-APAC market aswell. The BLR-NRT market is growing well & the demand is quiet high. Not everything is connected to IT. There's a lot more to do than just IT, cargo being one of them. After 3 years of intense negotiations JAL is Land...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

IndiGo delays planned 2nd daily Delhi – Istanbul flight to 01JUL19, instead of 01MAY19. From 05MAY19 to 31MAY19, existing 1 daily service from Istanbul will also make a technical stop, via Ahmedabad (Doha for 05MAY19 departure), instead of nonstop https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status/112221405669...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

@unrave What really!??! Now THAT is unfortunate. I never knew 9W was COK's largest int'l carrier. Anyways AIX may take the slots away from 9W. This is why AAI's numbers can never be taken with 100% accuracy as it includes O&D and Transit pax. Lets take an example Acc to BIAL numbers in Q2 2018 B...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Not the biggest 9W fan, but I do miss seeing the airline operational to be honest. Always good to see some sort of competition, esp to Air India... 1st of all India has only 2 FSC's and 1 is 'dead' and other is on ventilator for decades.... but I guess one's loss is other's gain? For example Since I...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Question is was there ever a race, Chennai has 1.5 Million more international pax than Bangalore, and everyone seems to have written it off as an airport. Ironic. Hyderabad never said it wants to be a hub. This is just distortion when one airport sends out too many SMWs. SMWs ? Social media warrior...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

It will, because the number of pax traveling on the sector is waaay higher than MAA-SFO. If you want to talk abt Sri Lanka, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore O&D traffic then MAA is a clear winner. Not many ppl know what goes on at the back-end & thats where I try to post some stats/information about ...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

AAI Stats-Mar-2019 Total (Intl+Domestic) passengers: 1. DELHI 5481013 2. MUMBAI 3571822 3. BANGALORE 2843363 4. KOLKATA 1885461 5. HYDERABAD 1837899 6. CHENNAI 1719693 Look at Chennai! Once considered as a "Hub" in the south, the growth is just not there. Once a competition to BLR, now th...

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Here is a comparison of BLR's international traffic growth for Oct-Dec quarter for years '18 and '17. It appears most growth came from regional tourism mainly Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. AI's LHR traffic was the only exception. 9W AMS also had a boost, but now it is gone. And HYD had direct ...

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by sand26391
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

BLR overtakes COK in International pax traffic for March 2019 for the 1st time with 23% growth rate, which is the highest among the metros airports. Meanwhile HYD intl pax grew at 1.9% in March......

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:
So to clarify I am not saying never, I am saying in the next year or two.


I never said that a SFO flight WILL happen in the next 12-24months. But eventually it will happen & when it does (say in next 5 years) it will be a huge achievement.

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

As of now it's doing well due to the travel season. Today it had a departing load of 11J/212Y+09 (infants), BA I don't remember, but it's something in the similar range (will update if i come to know tmrw). Somedays i have seen it go low too (~ 2J/150Y). Is doing fine as of now, few rebookings of 9W...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Jet was BLR's last hope to become an FSC hub. There is only one FSC hub in India now and that is not BOM, and definitely not HYD HYD was, is & will never be a hub. All they do is just talk about "how the city supplies the largest numbers of US passengers and all" that crap, but still ...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

With ONLY AI as a FSC in India and the airline only sticking to DEL as its hub, no wonder no other city csn become a hub with 6E,G8,SG as LCC carriers. Obviously LCC carriers will take away the slots at airports like BLR if AI or zombie carrier like 9W dont use slots at say ex BLR. An airport like B...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Point taken, I remember the same being said (probably on SSC i think) about BLR-Japan flights never happening. Well, things change.... I would say never say never. I agree with your point on not being a true hub like Delhi, but we may never know... things change fast and with BLR overtaking BOM(csia...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Hopefully by the time T2 opens, there can be some development. Till then I don't think any new carrier will start the sector. Very long & thin as of now, focus is now on 5-6 hour radius frm BLR & AUS.

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Yes, SFO is the top unserved international route from BLR. For example, in Q2 2018 BLR-SFO Pax Daily Each Way (PDEW) was an avg of 170. More than that of KUL,MCT, CDG. Interesting. I wonder if the market keeps on maturing if we might see some non-stop flights? Watch the video from 0:15 onwards (1st...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Yes, SFO is the top unserved international route from BLR.
For example, in Q2 2018
BLR-SFO Pax Daily Each Way (PDEW) was an avg of 170. More than that of KUL,MCT, CDG.

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by sand26391
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

JAL have had the 787 since 2012. I think the demand has increased a lot, fueled several Japanese big companies' offices as well as the fact that all big Investment Banks now have their back offices at BLR so finance traffic between BLR and TKO has also increased. Not just back Offices(but that's no...

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by sand26391
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

JAL, now equipped with 787’s, may also have the optimum equipment to exploit these openings. JAL have had the 787 since 2012. I think the demand has increased a lot, fueled several Japanese big companies' offices as well as the fact that all big Investment Banks now have their back offices at BLR s...

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by sand26391
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Japan Airlines had meeting today with the 3 ground handling agencies at BLR, AISATS, GlobeGround India & CELEBI.

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by sand26391
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

^^ GoAir will not connect any Tier 2/3 cities to SEAsia anytime soon.
Only the Gelf sector is what they seem to expand on, nothing else from CNN(like always)

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by sand26391
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

> Maldives reported a 141% Increase in Indian visitors for March 2019. > March 2019= 11,836 Indian tourists. > For 3 months ending March 2019, Maldives reported a 85.5% Increase of Indian tourists. Jan-March 2019= 36,053 Indian tourists visiting Malè. GoAir has stopped taking bookings for Malè secto...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

BLR Airport 2018-19 Traffic statistics https://i.postimg.cc/VkSK0BcZ/IMG-20190422-144657.jpg March Int'l traffic grew by 18.7% Adding to this > 750 ATM were recorded on 20/01/19, highest ever in a single day & 3rd highest in India. > 109,174 pax was recorded on 11/01/19, highest ever in a singl...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

BLR Airport 2018-19 Traffic statistics

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March Int'l traffic grew by 18.7%

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by sand26391
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1796
Views: 188648

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I wonder who will take the 2x BLR-SIN & 2 daily AMS slots of Jet Airways (considering 9W isn't taking off anytime soon). Fingers crossed & hope for the best.

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by sand26391
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 92352?s=19
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"ETIHAD's 1 of 4 daily Mumbai service is now remarked with "Subject to Government Approval" for flights on/after 01MAY19"

https://twitter.com/Airlineroute/status ... 92352?s=19

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

How on earth will Jet EVER get these slots back? Are these SG flights till temporary or till WS'19?

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by sand26391
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Yes, it was me. It was too "Instagramy" to post it here, so I didn't post it here :P

Anyways.... Seems like 9W has transferred LHR slots to EY.
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by sand26391
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Copenhagen, Dublin and Paris are now open for booking under the TK-6E codeshare, in addition to the 9 destinations already open. https://twitter.com/khabri_lal/status/1116678026480082946 Some sock puppet was clamouring that this codeshare will never come to fruition. can't WAIT when they will open ...

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

BLR Airport RWY 2, T2, other Major infrastructure under construction. (Pic is arnd 20 days old)

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by sand26391
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years
Replies: 76
Views: 12321

Re: London Stansted aims to secure flights to 25 long haul destinations over the next 5 years

https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... expansion/
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Not sure if this had been posted here b4, IndiGo airlines (6E) has planned to start 1 stop Delhi-STN & BLR-STN (or BLR-DEL-STN) this year with its Airbus A321N.

https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... expansion/

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by sand26391
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no India - Vietnam flights?
Replies: 18
Views: 2171

Re: Why no India - Vietnam flights?

I think IndiGo will add flights to Vietnam this year.

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by sand26391
Tue Apr 02, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387621

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

If LCCs bring same amount revenue to airports, Eurowings would replace Lufthansa at FRA, and Ryanair/easyJet would replace BA at LHR. BLR has the privilege of being the hub/HQ of failed airlines. Kingfisher Airlines, Kingfisher Red, Simplifly Deccan, Deccan 360 and Air Pegasus. AirAsia is also stag...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Trivandrum-Tokyo by Air India express via Hong Kong is very possible as there are a hell lot of Japanese & Chinese companies in TRV. Aurangabad-PEK is also very likely as the twitter mentions are above 100, so definitely there MUST be demand. Also lets not forget AMRITSAR-Vancouver-Toronto fligh...

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by sand26391
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 34979

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

9W opens Booking for Surat-Amsterdam & Cochin-Amsterdam.
Plans to make Surat & Cochin a hub for International routes & drop Mumbai as its HQ.

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by sand26391
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 336
Views: 37382

Re: Arabian Aviation Thread - 2019

Flynas will fly 3x weekly between Jeddah & Bengaluru (India) this summer. Dates & timings unknown as of now

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by sand26391
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29635

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

BLR Airport Summer schedule 2019 update. 1) IndiGo will start new domestic routes to Agra, Nashik. 2) Spicejet will start Gwalior service. 3) StarAir will begin Jamnagar flights. 4) FLYNAS will begin 3 weekly flights between Bengaluru & Jeddah. 5) Spicejet Cargo will begin freighter flights betw...

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by sand26391
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29635

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

^^ I was actually talking about last resort... Atleast have a USB port..

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by sand26391
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29635

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Totally agree on the USB ports... Atleast that is a basic requirement.. for ex BLR-HKG-BLR on an A320N without an IFE is kinda understandable.. but no USB ports...
though the airline will switch the route to A321N this year.

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by sand26391
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29635

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

A few friends of mine recently flew BLR-HKG and the load was ~170. They told me that that the return journey of around 6hr30min was definitely a pain. But he said for the price of the ticket 50% less than KA, he may consider flying with 6E again... ofcourse if its for family vacation & for offic...

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by sand26391
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 29635

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

^^ Yes it is a long term plan for 6E.

Also Jet Airways service to Hong Kong is closed for reservation for travel on/after 23MAR19 acc to Airlineroute!

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