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by killswitch13
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37499

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Air India to operate AI 121/AI120(DEL-FRA-DEL) on Wed, Fri, Sun

Air India to reduce Mumbai-Frankfurt from 4 flights/week to 2 flights/week

Air India to operate AI 125/124 (BOM-FRA-BOM) on Tue, Fri from Mar 18- Apr 29

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by killswitch13
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37499

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Air India has decided to cancel flights to Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Israel, South Korea and Sri Lanka till April 30, an airline official said on Friday, 13 March, amid mounting concerns over coronavirus epidemic.

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by killswitch13
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37499

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

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...

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by killswitch13
Fri Feb 28, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29720

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Update on Vistaras B787
There are 36 J class seats, 21 PEY seats in 2-3-2. And Economy in 3-3-3.

The first Boeing 787-9 will commence its delivery flight at 0800 local time on 29.02 and arrive in Delhi at about 1400 local time.

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by killswitch13
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29720

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by killswitch13
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29720

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Rajiv Bansal appointed as new CMD for AI starting tomorrow. This will be his second stint too like the incumbent Ashwani Lohani

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by killswitch13
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17638

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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)

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by killswitch13
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 17963

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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 ...

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by killswitch13
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25657

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

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...

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by killswitch13
Thu Nov 14, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25657

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India has closed reservation for Mumbai – Bangkok and Kolkata – Bangkok for travel from 20JAN20, while 1 of 2 daily Delhi – Bangkok is also closed for reservation from the same date

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by killswitch13
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25657

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

DGCA hasnt published Quarterly international traffic stats since April 2019 and SARDAR Mantri is more interested in starting new flights from Amritsar and doing votebank politics. Should be made to go

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by killswitch13
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36583

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by killswitch13
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45125

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

According to a Paki Minister the airspace of Pakistan will once again be closed for India.

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by killswitch13
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45125

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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.

https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status/1164543555940995072?s=20

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by killswitch13
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41013

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

From Frankfurt, Lufthansa to operate 747-8I instead of A380 to Delhi from 29MAR20

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by killswitch13
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41013

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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 ...

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by killswitch13
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41013

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

in other news

Blow to GVK as HC allows Bidvest to sell Mumbai airport stake to a third party

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/delhi-hc-dismisses-gvk-s-plea-against-mumbai-airport-stake-sale-1561986643857.html

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by killswitch13
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41013

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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 ...

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by killswitch13
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41013

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

AI planning to start operations to Taiwan, Mauritius and Vietnam soon

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by killswitch13
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 51652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI schedule for BOM-NBO-BOM starting 27/09/19

Operating a/c: B788

AI961 0400-0730 (Tu/We/Fr/Su)
AI962 0900-1730(Tu/We/Fr/Su)

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by killswitch13
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 51652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Minister of Civil Aviation on his twitter profile has announced 4x weekly flights to Nairobi ex BOM and Amritsar via Patna ex BOM. Both begin on 27.09.2019

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by killswitch13
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 51652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^ Even BOM-HKG is on the cards.

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by killswitch13
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 51652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^ sardar civil aviation minister fulfilling his fantasies with taxpayers money

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by killswitch13
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 51652

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

This months edition of Vistaras inflight mag shows new connections to MAA, IXC and VNS ex BOM

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by killswitch13
Fri May 17, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 33765

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Despite closed for reservation for all dates recently, Air India this week revised tentative date for Mumbai – New York JFK resumption to 03JUL19, instead of 02JUN19

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by killswitch13
Wed May 08, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 33765

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Vistara plans to acquire Jet’s 777

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by killswitch13
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 347
Views: 33765

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Is it not possible for AI to shift it's flights to the EU by grabbing slots at BOM and flying from there temporarily instead of DEL till the Pakistani airspace opens up?

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by killswitch13
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 38101

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

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...

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by killswitch13
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 382
Views: 31614

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

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 – ...

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by killswitch13
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 38369

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Lufthansa open to partnerships for tapping Indian market. Planning to add 2 more destinations.

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/lufthansa-open-to-partnerships-for-tapping-indian-market-1550059114420.html

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by killswitch13
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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...

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by killswitch13
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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...

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by killswitch13
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

binayak wrote:
Brussels airline to end the only Belgium India route BRU BOM by January 7 , 2019 .


STV will ask for direct connection :lol:

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by killswitch13
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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 ...

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by killswitch13
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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...

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by killswitch13
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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...

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by killswitch13
Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6832

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

unrave wrote:
Yay one more route to burn taxpayer money.


Way better than Punjab Mail and Dhokla Khakra Express

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by killswitch13
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6832

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

ojas wrote:
Effective 16 OCT AI will begin 4 weekly BOM - FRA flights as per the below

.23.5.7 BOM FRA 0850 1350 AI 125 788*C
.23.5.7 FRA BOM 1520# 0305 AI 124 788*C


Really good flight timings

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by killswitch13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

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...

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by killswitch13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 170284

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India to connect BOM with JFK(3xWeekly B77W), resume FRA services (4xWeekly B788) in the winter schedule. (October)

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by killswitch13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK
Replies: 38
Views: 6832

Re: Air India to connect BOM-FRA and BOM-JFK

The BOM-FRA news has been since last May. Probably another hoax. Anyway if not what would be the possible timings considering BOM is slot constrained.

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by killswitch13
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 13904

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

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....

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by killswitch13
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 13904

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

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...

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by killswitch13
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47198

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

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 ...

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by killswitch13
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47198

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

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...

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by killswitch13
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47198

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

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

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by killswitch13
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 47198

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

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...

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