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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

edealinfo wrote:

So, did India back down and give into Pak’s Demand that India withdraw its fighters from the forward operating base (in exchanging for opening its airspace)? And, was it a secret agreement so the Indian Government won’t be embarrassed?

No.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Pakistan airspace is open to all commercial traffic. After some very traumatic time Indian Aviation is out of the blues now. Most capacity lost to 9W has been restored and Pak airspace is open now. Icing on the cake will be the bumper Q1 earnings that airlines are going to report soon True dawn wil...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 2766

Re: Pakistan reopens its airspace

Good sense prevails finally. Loss of revenue from overflight rights must have surely stung the near bankrupt country.

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

My recommendation for a logical approach is as follows: 1. Sell the profitable parts of AI first.... Air India Express AI-SATS AI Engineering 2. Sell or close the non profitable subsidiaries: E.g. Alliance Air 3. Sell full service AI international 4. Sell AI domestic by routes. For instance, BOM an...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

GoAir to launch new flights : Hyderabad- BLR X2 /IXC/PAT starting August 15 GoAir new flight launches in August, with two new rotations including above: Hyderabad- Bengaluru x2/ Chandigarh/ Patna Hyderabad - Kochi x2/ Chennai/ Jaipur HYD airport is bursting in seams with new services, and is No. 4 ...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

“Obviously, Essar Steel judgement is not only impairing value for secured lenders but has allowed claims of operational creditors that were above what the resolution professional had admitted," he said. “Now, secured lenders are on the same footing as unsecured creditors, operational creditors...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Your reasoning amounts to "One airline has committed fraud therefore all airlines are fraudulent". It is MY OPINION that the RPTs in IndiGo don't seem to be fraudulent prima facie. I am not going to investigate the claims. Let the appropriate institutions do their job. So far you seem to ...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yes sir, RTPs are a part and parcel of business. They become a problem when they are large, material and are prejudicial to the interests of minority shareholders. RTPs are governed by specific regulations. In India they were revised when Companies Act 2013 was passed, moreover something called SEB...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In regards to another airline, RTP's (related party transactions ) are not a big issue apparently, as per a very learned user on this thread. Yes sir, RTPs are a part and parcel of business. They become a problem when they are large, material and are prejudicial to the interests of minority shareho...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

SATS is not equal to SIA. But if that doesn't meet the requirements how about the fact that Vistara using Indian Hotels Company for crew accommodation. Can you suggest anything better than Taj group hotels in India for crew accommodation ? Considering they are ideally located close to airports and ...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Taj airline Catering, where Tatas have 50% stake provides food for all Vistara flights. A clear case of RPT. SIA doesn't seem to be bothered? Definitely not, since Taj catering is co-owned by SATS (hence TajSats) which is a Singapore based company and controls 80% of the ground handling and caterin...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

You have a partnership with a friend and he keeps making contracts with another firm he owns. Not an issue for you? No, as long as the contracts do not unduly favour the other firm. Taj airline Catering, where Tatas have 50% stake provides food for all Vistara flights. A clear case of RPT. SIA does...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Thanks and this makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is why Vistara is not using the 2 brand new A320 that is expected in July and August for which it could have obtained a version with the required MTOW for international travel. Heck, it could have designed the interior of these 2 aircraft for max...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

"Vistara said the existing Airbus A320 planes in its fleet are not suited to fly nonstop to Singapore and hence, Boeing 737 aircraft is being used for operation." How can this be true? Could someone please explain why Vistara's A320 and A320NEO technically cannot do DEL or BOM to Singapor...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

One of my friends who was a pilot in Jet Airways told me that they have started ground training and stuff. Also got to know that they are restarting. Anyone having insights into this? Are they restarting for sure? NCLT process will take its own sweet time and even at the end of it there is no guara...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Related party transactions happen all the time and that is not an issue per se. The problem arises when RPTs are not done at arm's length. While I agree with Gangwal's demand that IndiGo should ideally call an open tender, the share of RPTs in this case is too small at only 0.5% of the airline's rev...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

IndiGo is launching daily flights on BOM-KWI wef 5AUG19. BOM joins MAA and AMD to become the third Indian city to be connected with KWI by 6E

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by unrave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

SEBI is investigating alleged corporate governance lapses at IndiGo. I don't think SFIO is involved here.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These BOM/DEL flights are exact replacements of erstwhile Jet Airways' flights with even the same timings. As you say this , I hope someone takes over 9W's morning BOM-LHR flight . I'm a bit disappointed that VS timed it's BOM flight at midnight along with other EU carriers . Morning flights to EU ...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Indian LCC's continue to add int'l flights from BOM/DEL mostly, much like what 9W did (a reason small town residents hated the airline for, on here). The big two cities continue to be the most attractive markets for all airlines, be it on domestic or int'l. Just a few posts above there are GoAir's ...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I just learnt that since IBC is a law ratified by the parliament and the Cape Town Treaty bill is yet to be passed as a law, the former will take precedence in case of conflict between the two. Tough luck lessors.

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by unrave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

There is also a safety violation "probe" specifically at Spicejet. Now that there were safety incidents, they needed to place blame on SpiceGet so blame wouldn't fall on DGCA! That's how things are in India. Everything is in reverse. The probes shouldn't be post -fact but should precede t...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

There is also a safety violation "probe" specifically at Spicejet. Now that there were safety incidents, they needed to place blame on SpiceGet so blame wouldn't fall on DGCA! That's how things are in India. Everything is in reverse. The probes shouldn't be post -fact but should precede t...

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by unrave
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4717

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

SpiceJet has secured three pairs of slots at Singapore. The airline plans to launch daily services from DEL, BOM and BLR

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by unrave
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

subramak1 wrote:

India does not need liberal bi laterals with Turkey. It made sense to give them to gulf countries as a quid pro quo for a few things

Subu

India has pretty much made it clear that bilateral air rights are quid pro quo with the recent increase in bilats with Saudi. Makes a lot of sense too.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

By 2030, both China and India will overtake that of the US, it's simple demographics, when a large portion of about 2.5 Billion people begin flying, the US will be left behind simply. Eventually, yes. But not as early as 2030. India's traffic is ~180 million while US traffic upwards of 1 billion. 1...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

that's because our Aviation sector is set to become the second largest by the end of the next decade. Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk Second? No way. Third largest is a realistic possibility. I'd have agreed with you if it was 2014 There's no way Indian aviation sector gets bigger than China'...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Another incident today: SpiceJet plane breaks runway lights at Kolkata airport. Flight SG-275 from Pune to Kolkata..veered off..owing to wet runway / heavy rain. Pilots took corrective action to get the aircraft on center line. Four runway edge lights were inadvertently damaged.All passengers and c...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Another incident today: SpiceJet plane breaks runway lights at Kolkata airport. Flight SG-275 from Pune to Kolkata..veered off..owing to wet runway / heavy rain. Pilots took corrective action to get the aircraft on center line. Four runway edge lights were inadvertently damaged.All passengers and cr...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

swapcv wrote:
unrave wrote:
Last month's Indian aviation thread ran into a record 18 pages. Good job!
that's because our Aviation sector is set to become the second largest by the end of the next decade.

Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk

Second? No way. Third largest is a realistic possibility.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7859

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Air India Express overran the taxiway at Mangalore, which has a notoriously short runway situated on a tabletop, factors that contributed to the last fatal crash in India in 2010. (Incidentally that was also an Air India Express plan that had flown in from Dubai). The runway is being extended now, s...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Does Indigo have plans to acquire wide-bodies ? I think they are flying their A321s to HK. If they do wish to go further will they go like Air Asia X which has widebodies but is still in LCC ? They have spoken about acquiring widebodies, but unlikely to happen anytime soon. I think there are ongoin...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

hohd wrote:
Right now there are no negotiations taking place

Nope, India continues to engage with Pakistan through diplomatic channels and I am fairly certain opening of the airspace is one of the issues being discussed.

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by unrave
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Air India has to repay 9,000 crores in principal-related loan payments this year. So, how does it repay the amount is it has made huge losses and has no money to repay the principal? Really simple answer. Borrow more money to repay the prior loan! [And, do this over and over again over the years an...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 309
Views: 21111

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Last month's Indian aviation thread ran into a record 18 pages. Good job!

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/tra ... 2019-06-28

Those are ATR routes and have been posted here before.
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edealinfo wrote:
Indigo to start 6 new routes and none touch Mumbai and New Delhi.

https://www.indiatoday.in/lifestyle/tra ... 2019-06-28

Those are ATR routes and have been posted here before.

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382731

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

$9/hr is excellent salary in India. Maybe so, but not for expert programmers. In fact s/w development in India became so expensive companies start to move development back to NA. 60K per year would be expected cost to hire programmer there. The fact that boeing paid $9/h, means they were hiring des...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How many “incidents” will it take for the Government to extend the runway? The previous overshooting the runway resulted in the loss of over 100 lives. India never learns. Praful Patel promised the runway would be extended but never implemented it. Too bad politicians can’t go to jail for false pub...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 382731

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

$9/hr is excellent salary in India. I am in fact surprised that people working on Boeing contracts are paid so much. Strange that a business news portal like Bloomberg would insinuate that the low pay - relative to the US - given to Indian engineers reflects in the quality of work. Haven't they hear...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019t

I think it would be smart to sell Air India in pieces. Start with Air India Express and sell 100 percent of it with zero onerous conditions. AI express is profitable, has few permanent staff and good slots so it should sell. If they try to sell the parent, there is a super high chance they will fai...

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by unrave
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I can't wait for disinvest to happen and see these entitled sarkari workers get a taste of employers that demand actual productivity

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by unrave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178121

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

A group of Jet employees has announced a bid for Jet Airways in partnership with Adi Partners under the IBC

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by unrave
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

"Budget carrier Wizz Air plans to introduce India flights" I think LiveMint grossly JAZZED UP the context of the story in the story title. First, the A321XLR won't be available for 4 years, and more importantly, the The Wizz executive only mentioned the range that the aircraft was capable...

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by unrave
Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Now who would dare to sit on a 737 for a 5+ hour flight from BOM to HKG. ? https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/spicejet-to-launch-daily-flights-from-mumbai-to-hong-kong-from-august/articleshow/69972859.cms Plenty of 737 fly transcontinental routes in the USA - distance and time compa...

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by unrave
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I don't quite follow the logic. Why wouldn't foreign airlines be able to milk CNN for 5th freedom aircraft? How many from CNN would want to see the world? I suspect most of those using CNN would be O & D passengers so little opportunity to milk 5th freedom North Kerala is one of India's most pr...

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet opens BOM-HKG for sale for flights starting 30SEP19. SG already flies to HKG from DEL.

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:
The indigo flight will target Indian tourist not Vietnamese (I am willing to bet that few from Hanoi will vacation in CCU or India).

Why do you think IndiGo flies to BKK from VNS of all places?

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

edealinfo wrote:
Why Kannur? It is a brand new airport run by a public and private partnership. foreign carriers wouldn’t be able to milk it for premium passengers and 5th freedom traffic.

I don't quite follow the logic. Why wouldn't foreign airlines be able to milk CNN for 5th freedom aircraft?

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by unrave
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45860

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The CFM deal while being cost effective and Pratt being proactive bla bla bla.... the truth is that many corporates had placed embargos on 6E travel for executive if the flight wasa NEO.... and 6E was aware of this issue and maybe at some level this was an influencer as well.... Really? This is new...

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by unrave
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 4717

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... to-a321neo
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Air Asia is converting 253 A320neos to the larger A321neo. It is now the single biggest customer of A321neo now at 353 planes
https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news ... to-a321neo

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