Indigo in a BIG soup as Qatar bans Indians from entering Qatar (along with citizens of a few other countries) https://simpleflying.com/qatar-coronavirus-flight-ban/ I am puzzled by Watar’s decision to ban Indians. india just Has 45 cases whereas the USA has 722 cases but no ban applies to Americans...Jump to post
Air Astana to add Almaty-Mumbai service from June Air Astana will launch a new route between Almaty and Mumbai starting from June 1 this year. Kazakhstan’s flag carrier will fly the route four times a week, with a flight time around 4.5 hours. On Mondays and Tuesdays, flights will depart from Almat...Jump to post
Air India are to increase its London Heathrow to Mumbai route from 7 to 10 weekly flights from 14 February 2020
LHR 1330-0400+1 BOM (daily)
LHR 1625-0650+1 BOM (Wed & Fri)
LHR 1630-0650+1 BOM (Tue)
BOM 0700-1130 LHR (daily)
BOM 1030-1500 LHR (Wed)
BOM 1030-1505 LHR (Tue & Fri)
Air India mulls launching Mumbai-London Stansted service https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-mulls-launching-mumbai-london-stansted-service/articleshow/72681245.cms Air India in this week’s schedule update extended capacity increase for London Heathrow service into ...Jump to post
Expansion of Mangaluru airport runway not feasible: Hardeep Puri So, depite 2 accidents that could have been avoided with a long runway, the Government looks away https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/logistics/expansion-of-mangaluru-airport-runway-not-feasible-hardeep-puri/article28562401.e...Jump to post
Vistara might do well to launch JAI, PAT and IDR/BHO in northern India, and TRV, TRZ, VTZ and IXE in the south. All those places would make sense only when they have more slots at DEL & BOM. They can still get some at DEL, but not sure of BOM for any more. Do you really think Vistara can suppor...Jump to post
UA to make SFO-DEL a year round service.
Meanwhile at BOM
Here is the video of a man approaching SpiceJet plane at Mumbai Airport runway 27 today out of nowhere. Major breach. Unbelievable.
Air India from mid-September 2019 is re-organizing its network in East Asia, including the cancellation of 5th freedom rights beyond Hong Kong. Delhi – Hong Kong – Osaka Kansai eff 17SEP19 3 weekly Hong Kong – Osaka Kansai sector cancelled Delhi – Hong Kong – Seoul Incheon eff 18SEP19 4 weekly Hong ...Jump to post
in other news
Blow to GVK as HC allows Bidvest to sell Mumbai airport stake to a third party
Even though Air India was awarded Jet’s Pune Singapore slot, it will just sit on it and not operate it. The Government shouldn’t allow slot sitting! After how many days of not operating a flight, as intended, does the slot go back to the Government to be reallocated? didn’t the Government recently ...Jump to post
Looks like Pakistani airspace won‘t open anytime soon.
Rs 300 crore hole in Air India pocket as Pakistan air space closes https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/rs-300-crore-hole-in-air-india-pocket-as-pakistan-air-space-closes/articleshow/69081331.cms Is it not possible for AI to shift it's flights to the EU b...Jump to post
Air India in the last few days filed additional changes to its inventory for service to Birmingham and Madrid, for summer 2019 season. Delhi – Amritsar – Birmingham Reservation for 3 weekly service closed until 30JUN19 Delhi – Birmingham Reservation for 3 weekly service closed until 30APR19 Delhi – ...Jump to post
Lufthansa open to partnerships for tapping Indian market. Planning to add 2 more destinations.
Air India is planning on adding non-stops to US and Australia
Air India is weighing adding a Tel Aviv-Mumbai fight to its schedule. Air India would initially charge $250 each way on the Tel Aviv-Mumbai route and was weighing boosting the number of flights on its Tel Aviv-Delhi run to five a week. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-new-israel-china-r...Jump to post
Air India is weighing adding a Tel Aviv-Mumbai fight to its schedule. Air India would initially charge $250 each way on the Tel Aviv-Mumbai route and was weighing boosting the number of flights on its Tel Aviv-Delhi run to five a week. https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-new-israel-china-ro...Jump to post
Looks like AI flights to Italy are just breaking even based on this "Our flights to Milan and Rome are currently doing average. The occupancy on these flights could be improved further. The flight to Copenhagen has completed one year and we are analysing its performance. We are doing our best ...Jump to post
Looks like AI flights to Italy are just breaking even based on this "Our flights to Milan and Rome are currently doing average. The occupancy on these flights could be improved further. The flight to Copenhagen has completed one year and we are analysing its performance. We are doing our best t...Jump to post
AI is resuming the Bombay - Frankfurt route from 16th October on a B787. 4 times a week. Last time this route was operated in 2010. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280429/air-india-resumes-mumbai-frankfurt-route-from-mid-oct-2018/ JFK and another LHR will be added to from Winter e...Jump to post
Air India to connect BOM with JFK(3xWeekly B77W), resume FRA services (4xWeekly B788) in the winter schedule. (October) Really? :roll: Not doubting you but AI has in the past also said about BOM-SFO. Remember? I think even this time the DEL-JFK will have 3 more freq added . And about FRA, they've b...Jump to post
Any clue if LH is still interested to send their A388 to BOM ? And whether BOM has finally got the extra gate to accommodate more than one A380. LH is always interested in sending the a380 to BOM. However the airport has only 2 code F gates and both of them remain occupied at the time LH wanted it....Jump to post
BOM-FRA & BOM-HKG Talking about BOM FRA I would love to see LH up gauging it to an A380 once the new airport comes up. AI wanted to start it last year but hasn't done so. Any clue if LH is still interested to send their A388 to BOM ? And whether BOM has finally got the extra gate to accommodate...Jump to post
Anyone1 aware of this particular Surat aviation group WWAS or something?? I remember some member in the group saying that majority of BOMm pax are from Surat and similar with cargo Exports/imports from BOM. Why are the members of this group spamming airline's social media pages for more flights to ...Jump to post
Air France has just announced that they are handing over their Mumbai and Paris flight, to their newly launched millennial-focused airline, Joon! The timing of the flight stays largely the same from 18 June 2018: AF218 CDG1140 – 0005(+1)BOM 343 D AF217 BOM0155 – 0805CDG 343 D This is certainly inte...Jump to post
Air France has just announced that they are handing over their Mumbai and Paris flight, to their newly launched millennial-focused airline, Joon!
The timing of the flight stays largely the same from 18 June 2018:
AF218 CDG1140 – 0005(+1)BOM 343 D
AF217 BOM0155 – 0805CDG 343 D
Well one thing I don't know whether you all have noticed or not now all of AI USA routes are making money except one. It's the AMD LHR EWR one. I think unless politics is not removed from the airline, it won't come back on track. We had an entire thread on that route and it was obvious that such po...Jump to post