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by vadodara
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon
Replies: 32
Views: 2928

Re: Rumor: AI to announce IAH-DEL soon

IAH definitely has the catchment area. Besides a very strong diaspora, Houston is very rich in energy industry. Success surely will depend on IAH-DEL offering improvement in travel time's. (From what I understand, the Howdy Modi event in Houston has sold out.) People have talked about other airlines...

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by vadodara
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Your message is a bit cryptic. To make things clear, could you indicate potential routes that could conceivably by feasible. Thanks I think he is trying to make the case for"B India-to-B India" and "C India-to-C India" connectivity being overlooked in these states. e.g., BDQ/AMD...

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by vadodara
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Many have discussed about aviation growth. My simple submission that few markets seem to have been totally overlooked: a) Maharashtra continues to be the highest GDP state of India; it is relatively underserved outside of BOM b) Gujarat is India's most urban state with > 50% of population residing t...

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by vadodara
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is consolidation over in the US ?
Replies: 117
Views: 12345

Re: Is consolidation over in the US ?

B6 already is fairly penetrated over the E Coast, almost maps the old Eastern. Their push to acquire W Coast did not pan out and so may be out of options. AS may be able to pick some E Coast slots by some opportunistic merger/take-over. Their (and Virgins) DAL push did not quite pan since a few LGA/...

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by vadodara
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I’ve said this before but at the risk of belabouring the point, I’ll say it again. In the 21st-century, trade trumps rhetoric. Witness the India-China trade and rhetoric relationship - USD 100 billion annually, and growing. In 2018, India’s exports to Turkey were USD 7 billion while Turkey’s export...

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by vadodara
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

CCU- RGN was announced a while back, and begins in a few days from now. Likely logic will be additional services to SE Asia from other airports. CCU/DEL remain safe bets for such launches. They can test the waters in that region from these two cities. They can even look towards the more affluent no...

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by vadodara
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

With this, CCU has become a big Southeast Asian hub for 6E, with service to HKG, SGN, HAN and now CAN, in addition to the standard BKK and SIN. Also on the cards is RGN. CCU- RGN was announced a while back, and begins in a few days from now. Likely logic will be additional services to SE Asia from ...

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by vadodara
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I wouldn’t be surprised. In a recent meeting with airlines, the Minister said that bilaterals would not be increased, particularly to the Gulf, and that airlines need to explore connecting Indian cities to ASEAN countries, specifically, for which they are not currently constrained by bilaterals. I ...

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 16, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Blerg wrote:
Are they offering connection in CCU hence the night flight?


HKG bypass; they will continue to pick holes in the hub & spoke airline networks.

My guess a flurry of new services to SE Asian destinations from DEL, CCU, MAA and possibly from BOM/BLR.

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by vadodara
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

And, what's the logic of Vistara opening Indore as a new route from Delhi? I understand that they also opened Udaipur and Jodhpur as additional destinations but the logic for these were that tourists were willing to shell $ for a full service flight. Significant manufacturing - automotive, pharma, ...

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by vadodara
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Flynas Is commencing its flights from Dammam,Riyadh and Jeddah to Lucknow on their Airbus A320...It will be intresting to spot the 320 and wonder how it would experience for passengers to fly almost 6 hours long flight. I wonder if Flynas being an LCC could make this route happen then why cant Indi...

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by vadodara
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Which is India’s largest international airline — IndiGo or Air India? CAPA, the airline consulting firm, set the cat among pigeons last week when it said IndiGo overtook Air India by the number of seats deployed on international departures. IndiGo did not show any elation with the finding — it chos...

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by vadodara
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The other major city that could potentially be a mini hub is presumably BLR. If so, why is Vistara not starting more flights to BLR to other cities? Vistara has infact downsized the number of cities served from BLR to only connecting to BOM & DEL now. Speaks a lot about FSC demand for domestic ...

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Anyone know how IngiGo's Istanbul fights are performing? Are they still making stops on the way? A friend of mine flew the route last month, and told never again! Lack of hot food options other than sandwiches and cup noodles for 7+ hour flight makes a very tiring journey. Having said that loads we...

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by vadodara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

IndiGo announces Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam! Kolkata- Ho Chi Minh from 18th Oct, daily flights. This along with their recently announced Kolkata- Hanoi (Vietnam) & Kolkata- Yangon {Myanmar) flights starting next month. So this will be their second flight to Vietnam, connecting the two main Viet...

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by vadodara
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19649

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I am pleased another person sees it as I do. AAG did NOT just willy-nilly decide to but VX. AS had been deliberating for years about growing naturally (which was magic for years upon years) but AS knew that the real estate at in demand airports was at a premium. VX was bought for the major increase...

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by vadodara
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19649

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

You're correct, there is something else coming still, I can't say what, because I don't fully know. If I was a betting man, I'd say this isn't over. Lets face it, AAG is just at the point where the first round of adds right after the merger have been operating long enough to ascertain their viabili...

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India slams CAPA report
Replies: 7
Views: 1647

Re: Air India slams CAPA report

Actually impressed that AI posted a rebuttal with actual data.

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The real question is whether they will risk losing a large corporate account by not flying to India. Note that United Airlines operated a single flight from Los Angles to New York - JFK. They were losing money on the flight but because of it, it technically had a presence in an important sector, an...

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 295
Views: 19171

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

So DL and UA both fly daily to BOM with AC flying 4x(?) weekly. BOM needs only AA now complete the NA quartet Quiet likely from both ORD and JFK. AA, however, is busy extending routes to 2nd tier European cities like MUC fro. Hubs like DFW using 787’s. Once those routes are saturated perhaps one to...

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by vadodara
Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19649

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

At some point, AS will need to add routes to the likes of DEN and PHX, dominant hubs of several airlines.

It may be better placed by starting services from PNW stations where it has some level of dominance.

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by vadodara
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX to India
Replies: 48
Views: 6224

Re: LAX to India

AI's problem to expand in the US needed the Boeing 777-200LR but they sold 5, and with the remaining 3 it is used for SFO-DEL, the B77Ws are very large to add new destinations, before launching DEL-LAX, the route DEL-SFO must be consolidated with B77W, which will free the B77L and be able to launch...

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by vadodara
Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others
Replies: 154
Views: 19649

Re: AS expands Pacific Northwest to California with 8 new routes & adds frequencies on others

I think Alaska did this a bit backwards. Instead of adding a bunch of Mid-West cities from say San Diego they should have started with these West Coast adds. I didn’t quite get the idea of competing with Southwest (outside of intra-California) while absorbing Virgin. Perhaps down the road some of t...

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by vadodara
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines Fleet Discussion 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 1962

Re: Alaska Airlines Fleet Discussion 2019

Probably leverage E2 more!

Virgin gave AS a rare opportunity to get out of NW; E175 should give it a leg up. Capitalize on WN’s lack of MAX.

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by vadodara
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 33019

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

BREAKING NEWS: "‘Mystery’ foreign investor may turn white knight for Jet" Holy Connolly; the Jet saga never ends! What's even more interesting is this interest has come in despite the raids against Naresh Goyal and all the accusations against him. “The foreign entity which sent in its EoI...

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by vadodara
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 33019

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

[Is DFW-HYD the number Indian city pair? I somehow doubt that. Could someone post the statistics. It seems like every time we speak of a US city to India, people say HYD is the #1 city pair. While I am not doubting that people from the HYD region have immigrated in large numbers to the US, my groun...

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by vadodara
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2798

Re: Air India Mumbai Hub

Air India's main international hub used to be in Mumbai, but is now in Delhi for about the last 10 years. Routes that remain from Mumbai are to important cities like Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Dubai, London, and New York City. Does anyone know why the main hub was switched from Mumbai to Delhi....

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by vadodara
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 33019

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

https://www.aai.aero/en/business-opport ... affic-news
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CaliguyNYC wrote:
9W's demise actually hurt route growth to cities outside of BOM/DEL/BLR. This was not expected by many on anet although several of us were saying exactly this.


Perhaps you might want to look at the data before you come to conclusion.

https://www.aai.aero/en/business-opport ... affic-news

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by vadodara
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 33019

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

IndiGo will add a 4th daily frequency between Mumbai-Dubai effective 25th August- 6E 1768 BOM0155 - 0335DXB 6E 1769 DXB0435 - 0910BOM Looks like most of the available DXB seats of 9W are going to BOM/DEL from the Indian carriers. Not having a dominant carrier at BOM means that now every airline wil...

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by vadodara
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8055

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Management has said that they like the E175's because they are able to move in to new markets that they may not have otherwise. Once they've had a chance to mature and grow they will move them to mainline if they're able. Some perfect examples are SEA-OMA/MKE/SBA SAN-AUS/MSP/SJC/SMF. There are a nu...

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by vadodara
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8055

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Does anyone have an idea how the A320 and A319 are performing for AS now that they're being taken care of? I know they have a high lease cost, but beyond that, I would imagine that they perform relatively well compared to the 737s. I did a Google search for the future plan, but keep coming up with ...

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by vadodara
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results
Replies: 65
Views: 8055

Re: Alaska Airlines 2nd quarter financial results

Seems like AS has gotten the hard part out of the way. Paine Field opened up some interesting 1-time opportunities.

Wonder where the next focus will be?

Have to imagine they continue their tech sector milk run.

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by vadodara
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

You mean airports with the highest growth rate? Isn't that just a function of starting from a low base to begin with? If you have 5 passengers the first year and 8 the next, that's a 60% growth. The fact that 9W's demise has not made any dent in the passenger numbers indicate that the markets were ...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

To devmapper: Obviously you have emotional attachment to Indian metal. You have not pointed out any factual statement how AI or Jet ensured some specific advantage. I did a quick look at AAI traffic. #’s. Airports with highest traffic include likes of Surat, Gauhati, Bhopal, Patna and others. An eve...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Me thinks a new set of crew is cheaper than 18 hours of lost B737 hours I would add an opportunity cost as well. They can easily add a new SouthEast Asia destination to their network in these 18 hours. RwandAir did that with CAN out of BOM. However, I have seen European 747s and A380s hang around C...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Bhadra wrote:
IndiGo opens bookings for Kolkata-Yangon sector.
Service to begin on 20th September.


About time service to East of India picked up!

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by vadodara
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

To Vadodara - the "problem" is that no major country in the world doesn't balance low fares with local airline growth and nonstop connectivity. You will notice no one on net is against expanding BA's or LH's bilaterals or adding city pairs. The ME3 want to dump seats in BOM/DEL/BLR (which...

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by vadodara
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In the meantime if likes of EK, EY and QR subsidize Indian growth, where is the problem? Really? EK, EY and QR are subsidizing growth in India's international traffic? So they are flying passengers below cost out of the goodness of their hearts to European and North American destinations? They are ...

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by vadodara
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

If you feel that Indian carriers cannot profitably deploy long haul, shouldn't something be done to allow them to? India is a huge long haul source country, why would it just sit back and depend on foreign carriers to fuel its economic growth? Also the airlines and unions should be speaking out mor...

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by vadodara
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

More information on Jet’s slots from the Indigo conference call https://www.google.com/amp/s/finance.yahoo.com/amphtml/news/edited-transcript-indigo-nse-earnings-205946634.html “On the domestic slots, there were about 150 slots, means departure slots available both in Bombay and Delhi. This is actu...

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by vadodara
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Read the posts again, and see what's being discussed. The user above you seems to have got it, you don't apparently after multiple tries. Unless you're intentionally diverting the topic elsewhere now by talking of 9W being dead or alive. Route viability and market preference of airlines has been hi...

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by vadodara
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Will the Moody Government bail out Air India OR let things play out so people can see why Sir India needs to be sold or shut down? Lohani must be calling in favors from all the politicians that he has hobnobbed with to ensure Sir India is back on its feet. If govt. wanted to truly bail out AI, that...

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by vadodara
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

For better or for worse 9W is dead so not sure which the false claims are you referring to. Read the posts again, and see what's being discussed. The user above you seems to have got it, you don't apparently after multiple tries. Unless you're intentionally diverting the topic elsewhere now by talk...

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by vadodara
Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1805
Views: 190296

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It is called Bank Gurantee.

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by vadodara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Are u suggesting that 9W was very badly managed? I was suggesting more so that the markets they served were not responsible for their demise, since competitors are keen to fill up the exact same markets over any other with limited bilateral rights available to them. So false claims of where the mos...

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by vadodara
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 35262

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These BOM/DEL flights are exact replacements of erstwhile Jet Airways' flights with even the same timings. The cause apparently for the airline's demise, per posters on here..wink. And now other airlines are filling up those same routes, so there definitely was a lucrative market there unlike what ...

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by vadodara
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1805
Views: 190296

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo: Looks like Punjabi airlines where the business plan is serving Scotch with Tandoori chicken dont seem to cut it anymore. Agree; the Gujjus have now taken that place. Didn't you hear of the plan to build a new airport near Moody's favorite statue in his home state? And, the Adanis taking ...

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by vadodara
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1805
Views: 190296

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo:

Looks like Punjabi airlines where the business plan is serving Scotch with Tandoori chicken dont seem to cut it anymore.

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by vadodara
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1805
Views: 190296

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

MCA orders fraud probe against Jet Airway "Company was prima facie indulging into malpractices, mismanagement through siphoning/ writing-off/ diversion of funds and other financial irregularities, including but not limited to preferential/ related party transactions prejudicial to the public i...

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by vadodara
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46528

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.financialexpress.com/industry/we-are-learning-from-jet-airways-mistakes-indigo-ceos-take-on-jets-fatal-move/1618632/lite/ Indigo “learns” from Jet’s mistake and will not order wide bodied aircraft. Good call in my opinions . ga X Did NG make mistakes? I thought it w...

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