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by vadodara
Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Mumbai Hub
Replies: 23
Views: 2753

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: 223
Views: 15592

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: 223
Views: 15592

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: 7939

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: 7939

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: 7939

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 1787
Views: 185424

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: 34735

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: 34735

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: 1787
Views: 185424

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: 1787
Views: 185424

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: 1787
Views: 185424

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: 46220

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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by vadodara
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Perhaps I am missing something but anyone care to remind NG’s contributions to the airline industry? NG created an airline which at one point was truly world class. (Quality dropped over the last several years but for a time the experience on it was outstanding) Bijness was good until he started tr...

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by vadodara
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

<Both NG and Ajay Singh used GOI favoritism to get ahead.> Ajay Singh actually confounded the airline prior to when the current govt came in power; if anything he got pushed out when the lines between politicians and business blurred! The point is the Maran’s were the lawmakers and still couldn’t ru...

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by vadodara
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46220

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With the new launch of the A321XLR (8700km full payload range), which Indian airline is first to Europe with a narrow-body!? Didn't Indigo's ISL (Istanbul) launch fail because of range limitations due to the Pakistani airspace closure!? You can fly BOM-LHR with the A321XLR (and DEL too if Pakistani...

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by vadodara
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I actually think he had a really good hand but didn't expect the googly (cricket terminology; don't know what the equivalent is for poker) In my opinion, NG thought that there was not a chance in the world that a Government, on the precipice of national re-elections, would allow a high profile comp...

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by vadodara
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

While digging a bit deeper over this weekend, I came to know that he no stranger to aviation. Surprise, Surprise ... He was the founder of SpiceJet around 2005 and was pushed out around 2010. Who pushed him out? Family of the then Union Textile minister who were a major part in UPA government. Talk...

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by vadodara
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NG instead played Poker with a bad hand. I actually think he had a really good hand but didn't expect the googly (cricket terminology; don't know what the equivalent is for poker) In my opinion, NG thought that there was not a chance in the world that a Government, on the precipice of national re-e...

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by vadodara
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46220

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

United Airlines will codeshare on 20 Vistara flights. Given that UA's planes land in the dead of the night, will Vistara operate night flights or are passengers expected to spend 5 to 8 hours in the airport at night waiting for their morning Vistara flight? https://www.eturbonews.com/255696/united-...

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by vadodara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

NG instead played Poker with a bad hand. I actually think he had a really good hand but didn't expect the googly (cricket terminology; don't know what the equivalent is for poker) In my opinion, NG thought that there was not a chance in the world that a Government, on the precipice of national re-e...

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by vadodara
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Finally Finished , RIP. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RWlhXUcAY1COs?format=png&name=small https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/sbi-led-consortium-to-take-jet-airways-to-nclt-seek-resolution-under-ibc-reports/articleshow/69825957.cms Well summarised by a well k...

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by vadodara
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

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. True that...

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by vadodara
Sat Jun 15, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unconfirmed: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt
Replies: 25
Views: 4747

Re: Qatar to put Hamad Int Airport expansion on halt

Something had to give after the relentless blockade. Already, Qatar had to swap out the narrow bodies for medium sized aircraft just to get around the blockading countries.

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by vadodara
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46220

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Hajj Flights Schedule is out for North India region.Its surprising that AI will operate the Hajj flights time time as previously I have seen Saudia A332s operating Hajj flights to and fro lucknow...Im wondering what planes will they use I doubt they will use A320s so probably 321s and dont think th...

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by vadodara
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46220

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Aarbee that is exactly my point no Indian airline is able to fill the gap for Jet's long haul. Not Vistara (with SQ and Tatas), not Indigo (with its profits) and not Spice (with its govt backing). The question is why can't they expand - they don't want to , they don't have the resources, they don't...

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by vadodara
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Traded? Never said that. AS far as value, they still seem to have value as EY, Adi etc are bidding. The issue is not value of what is left of Jet but rather what l;inabilities the GOI and banks will place on new Jet. That is a huge difference which people don’t seem to get. Agreed that 9W was flyin...

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by vadodara
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The banks are basically going to recover $0 that is ZERO. The banks and govt of Germany was able to sell of the pieces of Air Berlin (where Air Berlin wasn't even a player). The Indian banks achieved nothing other than a give away of slots to Spice. Great job? And once again selling the pieces is n...

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by vadodara
Tue Jun 11, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Skipping Provident Funds payments is a very serious . And where is that money going to come from if Jet doesn't have any? Jet doesn't have a money printing press and you can't expect NG himself to be running that press. For heaven's sake there was no money to base base salaries and you are talking ...

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by vadodara
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are being hard on NG. This is a business failure and you are attaching company issues to him personally which I don't think is correct. Otherwise, no one will get business. NG make poor business decisions but no business makes good decisions 100% of the time. Plus, in a notoriously difficult an...

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by vadodara
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

The new asks really aren’t new. It should have been obvious to a business reporter that EY would ask operational vendors to also take a haircut on debt. Those guys should just feel lucky to get something. EY also doesn’t want to be drawn in for wrong doing NG May have done. Which is also fair and n...

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by vadodara
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You are underestimating PSBank Babus' ability to spread the blame so thin that it won't register on anyone. As I said in the past, over the last nine months SBI probably hired Audit-4 to do justify whatever they did/didn't do. There will be thousands of pages of case studies and analysis of all pos...

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by vadodara
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

[My point on it worked out for me was messing Jet dying in the end didn’t affect me. To your point my family does one to two trips to india a year. We just want high quality FSC with nice J and sky team miles. And fortunately VS, DL, KL all came through for BOM-US travelers. So from a selfish pov I...

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by vadodara
Fri May 31, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jeez guys. Why is it so annoying to you that some of us liked flying Jet. I am totally not annoyed that you hated Jet. Jet offered me good service and tons of options from BOM-EU plus a sky team connection. To each their own. . Like Pan Am and TWA fan-boys, you are free to purchase Jet Airways memo...

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by vadodara
Fri May 31, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

gives the GOI more flexibility with Jet Can you quote one example where GOI used the flexibility to save Jet? In summary GOI enforced every rule to force Jet shutdown. GOI bent every rule to help SpiceJet. May 23rd mandate confirms India is happy with GOI's actions with Jet, hence no change in the ...

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by vadodara
Mon May 27, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

V interesting that the NG fan club wants to make Spice Jet into another Jet Airways.

Presumably Singh can count better than Goyal and perhaps is less infatuated with the Class F service

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by vadodara
Mon May 27, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

... Naresh Goyal is under investigation for siphoning Jet Airways funds. ... That's the question -- is he? Or rather, was he, before he showed up at the passport control desk? could it be a last-minute, knee-jerk reaction from a passport control official, who realized that such a high-profile figur...

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by vadodara
Sun May 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1787
Views: 185424

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

[ G's decision whether to sell his shares, or not, was entirely his personal decision much the same as whether your decision is to keep or sell your Reliance shares. Reliance employee salaries are not based on whether Mukesh Ambani buys or sells Reliance shares -- it is rather based on the performa...

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by vadodara
Sat May 25, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30826

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

[ To be fair JFK BOM arrived at BOM around noon. Much earlier than the UA (and soon, DL) flight. Though, I suppose the Indian population is more OK with talking midnight domestic flights than the EU/US. UA has tremendous ability to funnel pax thru EWR not to mention NYC as the wealthiest catchment ...

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