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by devmapper
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 315
Views: 21749

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

“Obviously, Essar Steel judgement is not only impairing value for secured lenders but has allowed claims of operational creditors that were above what the resolution professional had admitted," he said. “Now, secured lenders are on the same footing as unsecured creditors, operational creditors...

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by devmapper
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why would Indian passengers at BLR, MAA, BOM, Pune etc take a flight to CCU to get to Vietnam? Depends on whether 6E provides a connection to HAN via CCU at an attractive price point. A detour via CCU from BLR/MAA would be around 10-12% longer which translates into an extra 15-20 minute flight time...

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by devmapper
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SJC is a breeze compared to the trek that is SFO (it's a pain!!!) especially from the South Bay where a size-able chunk of AI's customer base resides. As you have suggested if they can parther with AS here for feed from up & down the west coast, it will be game on. The extra cost of setting up ...

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by devmapper
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Sigh, some part of me wants AI to try giving UA the finger and codesharing with AS and B6. Shift one of the SFO flights to SJC and codeshare with AS to major West Coast airports. Shut down the IAD flight in favor of a second daily DEL-JFK and funnel passengers through B6 codeshares up and down the E...

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by devmapper
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Yet another article that highlights the gross mismanagement of Air India under the previous government https://www.financialexpress.com/opinion/grounding-the-maharaja-how-upa-clipped-air-indias-wings/1605836/ But but according to some AI would have not gone anywhere if they had bought 10 A343s. But...

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by devmapper
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

This hybrid model is scary. One of the issue with Jet in the last few years was was that they had an identity crisis for domestic operations. Were they FSC or were they no frills service wearing the designer gown of FSC. -R Well, 9W tried to be everything to everyone. They wanted to be a FSC for pr...

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by devmapper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BLR still has comparatively has far fewer int'l seats than the big two Indian airports , and is even lesser than MAA as per the last data. Heck, till a year back or so, even COK had more int'l seats than BLR. So your data goes on to prove nothing. Also, if BLR airport authorities go on harping abou...

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by devmapper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

:confused: why would the unions care? If the route is profitable, why would the unions care if they have to spend a day in a hotel in a large Indian city? Those are just alternative facts from a parallel universe. Best avoided. :rotfl: well, other commenters indicate there might be a grain of truth...

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by devmapper
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

That's what I was pondering over too. Why would LF, AF, KL union have a say in what city there is a business case to fly to? -R Unfortunately for them, India is a place they don't want to fly. Union mgmt negotiations are the single biggest reason why EU legacies couldn't expand in India in the past...

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by devmapper
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Yet when well-run foriegn flag carriers come and eat your lunch in BLR certain posters on this board whine and cry as to how anti-Air India the Bangaloreans are !! Honestly, I am not even sure why you made this rather hysterical comment. :stirthepot: I can't speak for others, including @dtw2hyd, I ...

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by devmapper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

devmapper wrote:
For comparison, some companies pay US3 to block upto 50 J class seats daily between their critical business centers.


In case anyone wants a background for that image, https://skift.com/2019/01/14/how-united-let-it-slip-that-apple-is-its-biggest-corporate-client/

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by devmapper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

There is no NA-BLR ULH flight yet, all the current flights are 1-2 stops and that means fuel burn is significantly less than a non-stop BOM-NA or DEL-NA. It also means less reserve crews for time outs. In spite of that, the fares are high so yield is definitely high. I meant a hypothetical NA-BLR n...

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by devmapper
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45863

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also, Bengaluru has the highest yields for any airport in India to the Unites States. This has been stated on the record by their airport authority. The last-minute travel demand to Bengaluru is also pretty high. On an average fares to BLR from anywhere in USA are more expensive than other cities i...

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by devmapper
Wed May 29, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30654

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

OMG. They cannot stop spending other people's money. How are they not making a good profit in this environment? Fares are still elevated. International fares will be elevated longer thanks to AI getting the Lion's share of 9W rights and limited bilaterals have raised fares. AI is structured in a wa...

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by devmapper
Wed May 29, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30654

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Does anyone know if AI non stop from DEL-DFW on charts anytime soon? I see AI has closed down BOM-JFK from June freeing up 773's. Is this an indication that they are planning to deploy it on a new route to USA? I think they decided to free up this 77W to deploy on BOM-LHR to fill in lost 9W capacit...

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by devmapper
Mon May 06, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1754
Views: 178140

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Is there any chance of a LAX to India direct flight by a US carrier? If not, why not? It is the second largest airport in the US, the largest on the US west coast and is a hub for AA, UA and Delta. Why has Air India not targeted LAX? AI had announced DEL-LAX starting October 2017 and I believe it e...

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by devmapper
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29407

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

You need to realise that nearly all DEL-EU/US flights have to nearly overfly BOM/STV now. There is little point for having someone fly HYD-DEL or BOM-DEL only to come back south to Maharashtra to reach Chicago/JFK. The fact that AI can make US East Coast from BOM but not DEL is telling of this. At ...

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by devmapper
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019
Replies: 381
Views: 29407

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2019

Honestly if AI can make BOM-US nonstop I don't know what's stopping then from just shifting DEL-JFK/ORD to BOM-JFK/ORD. There should still be some O/D demand from BOM and now BOM is the best positioned Indian airport for Europe/Africa/NA. UA is going to have a lot of trouble on this route if AI is ...

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by devmapper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24917

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

I think you're underestimating the chance of PHL working. How do you know people that currently drive up to EWR/JFK today don't live closer to PHL, like my Indian parents in Central Jersey (EWR is technically closer, but PHL is way closer than JFK). Anecdotal evidence: I have close friends living i...

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by devmapper
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes
Replies: 192
Views: 24917

Re: AA Considering A Return to India + Africa Routes

UA benefits significantly from their AI codeshare. Not to hijack a thread about AA, but UA and AI don't have codeshare. If they did, AI would be flying double daily flights to EWR and ORD and daily flights to IAD. Re: AA to India, the safest origin would probably be JFK, the most profitable would p...

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by devmapper
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15754

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

AI and other Indian carriers are already getting the benefit of a government they control not giving EK and EY additional city pairs while letting QR do whatever they want in India. It would be even more punitive if AI did this, but my guess is that they will try. I wish AI had any control over the...

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by devmapper
Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA
Replies: 78
Views: 15754

Re: RUMOR: EY to launch partnership with UA

How would the members that are already in Star Alliance feel about that ? Does Star Alliance really need EY ? The alliance seem to be more than well covered around the world. Considering EY is propping up 9W, I think AI would probably veto EY joining *A, unless the GoI decides to do something monum...

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by devmapper
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I would go with IAH (star hub and in Texas which has had a ton of recent Indian immigrants). The issue with LAX is that there hasn't been too much growth with new immigrants. LA is filled with Indians who have been there for ever. Not really the AI lover crowd. Also LA is so spread out. Some from t...

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by devmapper
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

MTOW upgrade is just paperwork. Which AI still hasn't completed, especially since it has been flying the 77W to SFO every so often. Chinese carriers are trashing LAX-DEL/BOM yields. So it has to be a repeat miracle after SFO. There is one flight on CA from LAX that allows connections to BOM/DEL. Un...

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by devmapper
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

With Mr Lohani back , I think we can expect AI to better utilize its 77Ws and 788s . Some suggestions (for better utilization of 777s) can be: 77W : DEL-JFK-DEL (7w) DEL-ORD-DEL(7w) DEL-SFO-DEL(9w) DEL-LHR-DEL(Replace one of the frequencies with a 77W because no more slots at LHR so that's how you ...

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by devmapper
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

AI has succeeded at SFO probably lot to do with convenience and UA’s apathy. Think it is the sweet spot of UA frequent fliers (who get reasonable FF credit - this matters because it opens AI up to people that might never otherwise fly AI) plus a ton of recent immigrants that, contrary to those on n...

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by devmapper
Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

^ Certain users on here do not care if Indian hubs/airlines are benefited or not. They just want to connect at a phoren hub, because for them anything phoren is good, even if it's 12hr+ layovers. Customers don't care about the nationality of a product/service, they only care if it is beneficial to ...

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by devmapper
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

COK or MAA to connect through DEL or BOM it's like asking them to commit a crime or something. They just won't do it. BUT they seem to have no issue going through LHR, DXB, DOH, FRA, etc. Though I will concede for many, myself included, we don't want a double-connection and getting to DEL or BOM mi...

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by devmapper
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Wow just wow. “Economic refugees” The vast majority of Indian immigrants in the US are professionals who immigrated as skilled labor. They don’t have the weird anti indian thing you see on Anet. The ones who came in the 60’s and 70’s were very westernized (many went to schools that stilled had fore...

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by devmapper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

West coast, and more specifically California has India like weather and surely it's among the top choices for Indians any day. Also, most tech is centered around west coast while east coast is more about business,and Indians in US are majorly techies No, what I am trying to get to, is perhaps for t...

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by devmapper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

EWR India for UA has been doing quite well and I'm sure the 77W has been put because of good connections at BOM end. My main motto is to prove that people actually "like " to connect through DEL /BOM as much as they like to do via Middle East. Yes, and that feeds into my other point, EWR-...

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by devmapper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 385984

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
The saga will be over Jet's employees get paid and Jet's shiny new jets are dusted off from storage

Until NG screws 9W up again in 5 years?

Not being snarky, genuine question.

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by devmapper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Or it could mean that more Indian's are happy to fly so long as it is not thru BOM or DEL hub. The above statement has been proved wrong by Indian carriers themselves. (AI wouldn't have flown 9 weekly flights to SFO had people avoided connection through DEL) Is there a difference in mindset for Ind...

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by devmapper
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 35986

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

US and UK have open skies and free trade agreements. I agree that could be done India/UAE as a whole. The bilateral rights have been frozen since 2007. If a mutually beneficial deal can be struck the bilateral will be amended, otherwise no. Since Dubai can veto anything not in it's favor, setting a...

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by devmapper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Why do we want the Govt to meddle in everything? Are American carriers directed by their government to start/stop particular flights? Let Indian airlines fly wherever they want. Let them flight, bleed and let the bad airlines die. GoI should focus on building infrastructure and keep its grubby hand...

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by devmapper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 385984

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
devmapper wrote:
The S2 AoC probably wouldn't work, because any smart buyer would put in non-compete clauses. He'd have to wash his hands and walk away.

S2 AoC won't work because the AoC is owned by Jet Airways the airline and not Naresh Goyal the director.

Ah, I missed that bit.

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by devmapper
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 385984

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

NG is the problem. He can't solve himself through a subsidiary. I think NG walked away from Tata, simply because they made it clear that they'd buy him out completely, and that he'd have no shares in 9W. His actions remind me of Dick Fuld of Lehman before the bankruptcy. I hope he's not a vindictiv...

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by devmapper
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I think it would be smarter for Indigo to fly to even smaller airports like LCY where competitions are relatively less or commence FSC type services at attractive prices to capture competing traffic. IMO, it is good for them dropping LCC long haul operations for now under current circumstances Sure...

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by devmapper
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
That is where the newly signed codeshare agreement with TK comes into play. There will be multiple daily flights to ISL on IndiGo and TK will fly the pax to points across EU and NA.

It's a good start, nevertheless, 6E must look to increase the number of codeshare destinations as soon as possible

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by devmapper
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Reality bites: IndiGo shelves plans to operate flights to Europe for now. Istanbul will be launched soon https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/for-indigo-no-evenings-in-paris-no-nights-in-london/amp_articleshow/67578701.cms While I applaud 6E's ambitions to fly med...

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by devmapper
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

AI will allow Y class passengers to bid for a J class upgrade at the gate. I know CX allows Y class passengers to bid on upgrades to Y+/J. Perhaps people familiar with airline revenue management would be able to tell the rest of us whether such upgrade bidding processes help improve RPKs.

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by devmapper
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39373

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Indigo can easily set up a hub out of Bangalore, CCU and DEL. Jet can do it out of BOM and AI can do it out of BOM, DEL. I am defining a hub as a city that has enough O&D traffic on its own to most destination and can offer connections. MAA loses because BLR is better hub. Best city to be a hub...

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by devmapper
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Changing seat configuration every few years costs a bit of money AI doesn’t have. Even UA took almost 10 yrs now, after merger with CO to get its strategy right I think switching to a 2-2-2 layout for J on the 777 fleet shouldn't be that hard or expensive. AI already has bought the seats for the 78...

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by devmapper
Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air India Pilots suggest expansion of network to make it profitable https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-pilots-suggest-expansion-of-network-to-make-it-profitable/articleshow/67101175.cms?utm_source=twitter_web&utm_medium=social&utm_camp...

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by devmapper
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

unrave wrote:
Looks like IndiGo doesn't want to fly its neos over water:


Is this due to some kind of ETOPS restriction imposed on the GTF NEOs?

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by devmapper
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

pushpakvimaan wrote:
Hope UA and AI now decide to integrate better and offer code shares on each other networks


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by devmapper
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

AFAIK all 77Ws are capable of higher MTOW, just need paperwork and payment to GE/Boeing. The only advantage with VT-ALX is clean cabins, which will be a short-term advantage before interiors get trashed by pax. Any idea what happened to the Maharaja Business Class which was announced with such fanf...

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by devmapper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

I don't think so the B77W would be replaced anytime soon, AI will keep them at least for the next 8 to 10 years, the replacement for them would be B777X or B787-10ER if that gets launched by that time or well if Air India survives by that time. AI is hardly going to be able to order max 15 frames (...

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by devmapper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Even I wonder what AI would replace these 777s by. But before that, they desperately need more narrow bodies to remain relevant in India unless their strategy is to only offer domestic connections from DEL/BOM. I wouldn't mind AI restricting itself to International routes and corresponding 3x daily...

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by devmapper
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 160560

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

DEL LAX IMO will be good only with a 789 or at the max a 77L. It wouldn't have worked with 77W . They don't have 789s unfortunately. The board unwisely refused to convert the last 6 788s to 789s. Is it too soon to start asking about AI 777 replacements? Keeping in mind that the oldest frames are ov...

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