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by sibibom
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 159
Views: 28448

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

Maybe the US & others will pressure PAK to open its airspace. PAK is using its airspace to get concessions from India. It is really dangerous to do that. It opens the door for India to do similar petty things. Net net the military incident is long over. So airspace should open Actions have cons...

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by sibibom
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 271
Views: 18836

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Indigo's drama is an ego issue between the two promoters, the only end I see is one of them exiting. I think Qatar Airways is going to get an early Christmas miracle, they might get into Indian aviation with Indigo/

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 553
Views: 91106

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

Kindanew wrote:
Unlucky 8. First the A330 now the 777.


Not to mention B787-8, B 737-8, A380-800. and A350-800

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7855

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

Well, this is common in Indonesia during rains as well, and guess which aircraft type is mostly the culprit?

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by sibibom
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7855

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

Yes, the weather is quite bad for the last 2 days and will continue for the rest of the week. But SpiceJet has been subject to many allegations about disregarding safety and overworking their Pilots, perhaps this is just the effect of that.

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45840

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

IXE has been impacted a lot by CNN. The same catchment area now has 2 airports to be served, with CNN being larger and more modern too. The area is full of gulf NRIs, which is why IXE was a very attractive airport before CNN came into existence. Kannur(CNN) is closer to Calicut(CCJ) than Mangalore....

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?
Replies: 16
Views: 3398

Re: Fate of AI/EY 777-200LRs?

acavpics wrote:
Why did EY do away with these? I thought it would come in handy since they have been cutting capacity recently. The 77L would have been a substitute for routes where a 77W was a bit too much.


Cos the cost operating both the aircraft are similar. So why operate the smaller one?

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO
Replies: 183
Views: 24675

Re: LH will look at A321XLR, but it's no game-changer: CEO

Like it or not, it will be a gamechanger, perhaps not in the best way for LH. Smaller airlines and budget carriers have ordered it. They will start more point to point travel across the pond and maybe even into MiddleEast/South Asia, its going to impact the feed to mega-hubs like FRA and MUC amongst...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Fact remains, in the best of times, Air India's longhaul loses money. Now it's almost $700million extra. Is it prudent to start another route which will lose more money in such a circumstance?

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Cos they lost extra Rs 300 crore is the first couple of months of the Pakistani Airspace ban, now with Iran joining the list, the losses will be higher. I guess losing almost a billion$/year shouldn't call for negativity, lets add more routes to increase these losses further. source : https://econom...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 7
Views: 1237

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Should they just wait for all the airspace bans to be lifted first? They are hemmoraging money for Delhi to EU/NA flights....but I guess they don't care as long as big daddy is paying.

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 25, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport
Replies: 136
Views: 19273

Re: Virgin Atlantic demands 150 slots at expanded Heathrow airport

SEU wrote:
Remember the new Flybe takeover, could be apart of it, a bigger feed to a bigger Long haul operation?

I hope Virgin get more slots, 43% is a little much, but at least enough to have 25% of LHR slots at least.


They are asking for 43% of new slots not 43% overall

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6112

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India. Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it Air India still flies this route! Agreed, right now with a tech stop I believe in Vienna. Either way, even if AI stopped today,...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6112

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

dmstorm22 wrote:
Gr8Circle wrote:
airlineguy1234 wrote:
BOM-EWR


What made you post that? You didn't understand the topic?


To be fair, it is not being served by UA right now due to political unrest, though not in India.

Of course, it isn't high on this list anwyay even if we were to include it


Air India still flies this route!

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics
Replies: 70
Views: 6112

Re: Largest unserved city pairs due to politics

Mumbai-Karachi, Delhi- Lahore are sister cities with familial and business ties spanning centuries, would have had dozens of flights daily, but well now.........

I think Dubai-Tel-Aviv would be interesting in a normal world

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45840

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I know its off topic. But everyone in the entertainment industry to fair as snow in India, Its doesn't matter what the ethnicity. Even the ones we called dusky like let's say Rekha, its quite fair in real life. We have an issue, we either address it or just say there are one or two dark-skinned peop...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45840

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A321XLR can do DEL-NRT, Air Asia group has a new on order....may just start with one stop. However, whatever Air Asia says should be taken with a grain of salt. They barely keep up with their own lofty claims

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2131

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019

Image

Navi Mumbai airport runway starting to be visible a month back.

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by sibibom
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Media: Airbus to challenge IAG, Boeing deal for 200 MAX?
Replies: 124
Views: 16571

Re: Airbus seeks to break Boeing/IAG deal

This will go down as a classic Anet thread! Here is my take 1) IAG has gotten an amazing deal, Boeing needed this PR win, they got it. Will the LOI ever firm? depends on MAX's entry back into service. IAG will take it if Boeing can get people to trust MAX again. The ball is in Boeing's court. 2) Whi...

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by sibibom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Don't countries get paid for the flights flying over them? Pakistan is in a financial crisis, any money would help....but oh well one has to be ready for an Indian attack which is never coming... If I was in power, I would go with installing better radars which can differentiate a Su-30 and B787 wi...

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by sibibom
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1432

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Don't countries get paid for the flights flying over them? Pakistan is in a financial crisis, any money would help....but oh well one has to be ready for an Indian attack which is never coming...

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways named Skytrax airline of the year
Replies: 99
Views: 11386

Re: And the Skytrax airline of the year is ..

Well, we know who pays for "quality management" consulting now.

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 553
Views: 91106

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I think A321XLR and the potential B797 are making life difficult for the larger widebodies and traditional hub airlines. Especially EK will feel the heat soon. Multiple smaller airlines in Europe and middle east will go down this road. Indigo is talking about a new mega order (I am assuming A321XLR)...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR
Replies: 409
Views: 45323

Re: Business Risk for Boeing: The A321XLR

I still hope there is a B797, cos we really need a new clean sheet for shorter (well relative) flights with all the bells and whistle which B787 and A350 brought for longhaul travel. I guess MAX saga really screwed the timeline. Now XLR makes the business case even more difficult. B797and XLR in the...

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by sibibom
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax
Replies: 33
Views: 7272

Re: Airline Reviewer exposes Skytrax

Skytrax has been questionable for years, and then again, this post being made by someone who joined 3 days back, with Turkish logo, right after Turkish was downgraded by Skytrax......internet is becoming a very murky place with companies using their agents to further their agendas.

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4335

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

Interesting factoid but for relevance, how many of the 6,852 islands are populated by over 100 persons? Sometimes google can be your friend https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_islands_of_Japan_by_area So, basically less than 40 of the 6,852 islands have a population of more than 100. So, what was...

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The most important thing that saved SpiceJet (besides the correct political affiliation of the new owner) was the Marans getting out before it was too late. Jet could and would have been saved had this been done late last year. NG prevented this, now its honestly gone too far to be saved.

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates renegotiating 777X order
Replies: 553
Views: 91106

Re: Emirates renegotiating 777X order

I said it earlier and say it again, once A380 is gone, EK's business model based on scale would collapse. EK depends on A380 to fill B777 and vice versa. Now the question is how will find slots? DXB is completely full. Is DWC actually happening? There is no word on that....

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by sibibom
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4335

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... an_by_area
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edealinfo wrote:
sibibom wrote:
mr02 wrote:
Correction Japan is 6852 islands.


Interesting factoid but for relevance, how many of the 6,852 islands are populated by over 100 persons?


Sometimes google can be your friend

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_i ... an_by_area

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?
Replies: 45
Views: 4335

Re: Why does JAL operate WB aircraft on domestic routes?

So,JAL received their first A359 which they will operate on the NRT-FUK route which seems a bit excessive since JAPAN is an island. Why do they operate WB aircraft on domestic routes when they could just operate normal NB aircraft? https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/78964-jal-japan-airlines-ta...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

"We are interested but can't do it alone". Ha! I really don’t understand AdiGro. What’s really in it for them? They are eager to write a check without even knowing what the financial payback could be which makes no sense. Are they in for the free publicity? Probably not because the Indian...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax
Replies: 7
Views: 1996

Re: Jet Airways passenger jailed for life for hijack hoax

There have been a slew of hoaxes for reasons ranging for running late for a flight to "unfulfilled/one sided" love...it needs to be dealt with sternly, but jailing for life? Now that a step too far.

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

With Air India hopefully on the blocks soon, Tata will clearly prefer that over Jet

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by sibibom
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

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 so...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45840

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Slightly off topic, after reading the discussion on BLR I decided to read on the city and the state. I noticed the state experienced a fast population growth while local fertility rates fell to 1.8 children per woman. Anyone know where most of these people came from? I guess this population migrati...

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by sibibom
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45840

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

On another aviation forum, I read that Indigo's DEL - IST flight is pretty much a failure which is why they have not even bothered to start the second flight (remember they announced 2 daily flights to IST). Apparently they aren't withdrawing the DEL -IST because it would reflect an acknowledgement...

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by sibibom
Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I guess India just kissed goodbye to a potential investment in Jet by the Hindujas. I had long been arguing on this forum that potential investors in Jet are being sent a message and the message is on the wall. At least by the end of this week we would know whether Jet will fly again or not. Guess ...

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by sibibom
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble....... Could also be why the Hindujas were chosen. I wonder if their govt connections are BJP or Congress. If BJP, then this plan seems more likely IMHO If real, Jet could be...

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by sibibom
Thu May 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is for real? I hope they can get it up and running ASAP, suddenly SpiceJet is the one who will be in a world of trouble.......

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by sibibom
Sat May 18, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

weren't most of the widebodies owned by Jet? Some are owned, Some other are leased. Are you saying these are valid lessors? Never heard of them. MOORGATE AIRCRAFT 2007 LIMITED FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-A LTD FLEET IRELAND AIRCRAFT LEASE 2007-B LIMITED JIHB LIMITED JIHBTWO LIMITE BISHOPSGATE...

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by sibibom
Sat May 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

SQ789 wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
what's the latest news going on with their 77W?

Almost all are now returned back to lessors.



weren't most of the widebodies owned by Jet?

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by sibibom
Fri May 10, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More
Replies: 55
Views: 16553

Re: Air Italy Abandon Boeing for Airbus + More

Akbar Al Baker will always keep us entertained. Pretty sure they will eventually go for COMAC only to diss it in a few years :p

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by sibibom
Wed May 08, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

On what basis do you call their flight to IST a success? Forward ticket sales were good enough for them to warrant starting of the second flight even before the actual first flight commenced. ps : They fly to ISL, not IST Wasn't the second flight intended to be a slot squatter so no other Indian ca...

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by sibibom
Wed May 08, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

New Stats for BOM 1. The daily passenger footfall — which had dropped to 95,000 on April 18 — increased to 117,000 this week (vs 130,000 when Jet was at its peak) 2. New flights: SpiceJet 47 + 6 starting May 11 = Total: 53 IndiGo 10 + 10 starting May 12 + 10 starting May 15 : Total 30 Vistara 20 Ai...

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by sibibom
Wed May 08, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

edealinfo wrote:
sibibom wrote:
They have tasted success (far too early though) with Istanbul.


On what basis do you call their flight to IST a success?


Forward ticket sales were good enough for them to warrant starting of the second flight even before the actual first flight commenced.

ps : They fly to ISL, not IST

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by sibibom
Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order
Replies: 44
Views: 10151

Re: IndiGo Prepares for Another 'Large' Airbus Order

Widebody it will be! They have tasted success (far too early though) with Istanbul.

Plus with no Jet Airways, there is a demand for European destiations

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by sibibom
Sun May 05, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Government sees little scope for Jet Airways revival: Sources This is what forum members have been saying for over 2 months while Govt. only now makes such statements; why do forum members know more than the Government? https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/government-sees-little-scope-for-jet-ai...

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by sibibom
Sat May 04, 2019 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways stock plunges 12%, hits 52-week low of Rs 122 during the day When Jet stock was Rs 240, I had opined that it was overpriced and said short sellers would likely do well. Well, they would have gained 100% by now. I still think Rs 122 is overpriced....and that the stock at this point shoul...

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by sibibom
Sat May 04, 2019 3:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s
Replies: 76
Views: 15249

Re: Fiji Airways orders 2 A350s

Will London be an option? They are after all a Commonwealth nation....

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