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by binayak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

I doubt they'd want to serve the same city in China from Mumbai again, when they can offer Chengdu as a one-stop through DEL from Mumbai. Instead they can launch ops in a new city in China from BOM, like Beijing-since there are no direct flights there from the financial capital. Mumbai already has ...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

avier wrote:

IndiGo will be starting from next month, from 22nd Aug onwards, with daily flights on:

Mumbai- Singapore
Mumbai- Bangkok


BOM SIN once again. Well best of luck to them this time. Is there any possibility of a Mumbai - Chengdu in future by 6E given they're launching one from DEL ?

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by binayak
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

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 binayak
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

One of my friends who was a pilot in Jet Airways told me that they have started ground training and stuff. Also got to know that they are restarting. Anyone having insights into this? Are they restarting for sure? No , nothing like that was reported by any journalist here . All I've heard is the AM...

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by binayak
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

As a customer, I'd definitely agree with you. However, if you look at the fares between DEL/BOM and SIN, they are hardly high enough to generate enough profit, especially with widebody cost and 50% more seats to fill. Most of the India-SIN traffic on SQ consists of connecting pax to Australia/NZ as...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

By the way, the Government supposedly ordered the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) to investigate Indigo. Now will Indigo’s promoters also be barred from traveling abroad? Likely not. But in India, aren’t all persons supposed to be treated equally under the eyes of the law, or is that only...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Vistara to go international next month, with daily flights on: Delhi - Singapore Mumbai - Singapore Official announcement expected soon. What happened to the planned DEL CMB? Although Vistara is an excellent airline , using a320s for BOM /DEL to SIN will be a disappointment given its parent is usin...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Vistara to go international next month, with daily flights on: Delhi - Singapore Mumbai - Singapore Official announcement expected soon. What happened to the planned DEL CMB? Although Vistara is an excellent airline , using a320s for BOM /DEL to SIN will be a disappointment given its parent is usin...

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by binayak
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These BOM/DEL flights are exact replacements of erstwhile Jet Airways' flights with even the same timings. As you say this , I hope someone takes over 9W's morning BOM-LHR flight . I'm a bit disappointed that VS timed it's BOM flight at midnight along with other EU carriers . Morning flights to EU ...

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by binayak
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mumbai – Hong Kong eff 19SEP19 New nonstop service, 1 daily AI316 BOM0835 – 1650HKG 788 D AI311 HKG1805 – 0115+1BOM 788 D Interesting add. And finally they entered this market. So that's two new flights, with SG also flying on this route soon. Only downside, both are crappy options for the premium ...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

The additional flight is on 4 class B777-200ER, but the other two are on B777-300ER So BA+VS would have filled up most of the lost capacity on the route with 4 daily between them. Now AI needs to add one frequency to fill up the void completely. IIRC BA is seat restricted to BOM and DEL. What's the...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

British Airways will increase its London Heathrow to Mumbai route in Summer 2020 from 2 to 3 daily flights - all on B777 https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/1146308752276107264 There will also be frequency increases between 26 December 2019 - 6 February 2020 (17 weekly flights) and between 1 March...

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by binayak
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

With all the chaos created by Spicejet at BOM and other airports, I wonder why they were given most of the available BOM slots of 9W. They seem to have their own internal disruptions & chaos, and incidents like these are spilling over and affecting all other airlines now. There should be certai...

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by binayak
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26420

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yeps i totally understand that and thats why its more sad because AI's chances of being divested are as good as Canada's chances are of winning the cricket WC and that means the tax payers money will probably keep on going down the drain for another billion years probably :lol: . Kindly stop making...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 29, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

9W DEL LHR was 1 daily flight not 2 and also you missed out 1 daily BOM CDG on 9W . In the capacity gained column, AI's 3 weekly LHR BLR should not come because that was present before 9W shutdown. Thanks, I updated the list accordingly. Ball parking the list, could someone indicate what was the % ...

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by binayak
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How Calcutta won a Dubai flight but lost a London one The new route sounds suspiciously like a consolation prize Love the headline and the byline https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/how-calcutta-won-a-dubai-flight-but-lost-a-london-one/cid/1693185 TBH CCU never had any non stop to LHR...

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by binayak
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I noticed that despite having 28 planes (23 Airbus A320 and 5 Boeing 737-800NG), and 800 flights a week (114/day), VISTARA only flies to 24 destinations (Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Goa, Varanasi, Guwahati, Bagdogra, Bhubaneswar, Srinagar, Jammu, Kochi, C...

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by binayak
Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I am trying to ascertain how much of Jet's capacity was lost to Europe and how much was substituted. Could you please help me correct and complete the list below? Capacity LOST (Jet): BOM - to LHR (3 daily flights) DEL to LHR (2 daily flights) BOM - AMS (1 daily flight) DEL - AMS (1 daily flight) B...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

. I can't imagine premium pax wanting a 737 with domestic first as J. But I get it - at the right price, even some business class pax will jump at it. So good luck to Spice. They'd rather take CX premium economy than SpiceBiz. Now who would dare to sit on a 737 for a 5+ hour flight from BOM to HKG....

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by binayak
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

How Calcutta won a Dubai flight but lost a London one The new route sounds suspiciously like a consolation prize Love the headline and the byline https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/west-bengal/how-calcutta-won-a-dubai-flight-but-lost-a-london-one/cid/1693185 TBH CCU never had any non stop to LHR...

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by binayak
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Delta Air Lines will deploy 77L in ATL JFK from Dec 22 .
Does this mean the 77L will do ATL JFK BOM JFK ATL rotation? If so, they can sell this as a same plane service from Atlanta to Mumbai . Can be a good marketing gimmick for DL .

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by binayak
Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

lutfi wrote:
Vistara advertising is also quite racist in advertising- all their featured cabin crew and pilots are of ‘wheaten complexion’. Do they not hire southern indians? SQ on the other hand is happy to use dark skinned indians in their adverts.


Huh ??? I hope you were being sarcastic .

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by binayak
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

From seatguru.com, Set Pitch (SP) [distance between 2 seats] and Seat Width (SW): For both, higher number is better Indigo A320 : 30" SP and 18" SW Vistara A320: 30 - 32" SP and 18" SW Spicejet 737-900ER and 737-800: 29" SP and 17" SW Air India A320 and A321: 31-32&quo...

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by binayak
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara and United Airlines will code share as per latest news.
Well Delta seriously lost the battle here. I think DL will try AI now

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by binayak
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Now that 9W is finished for good, what happens to the great majority of its employees who have not found any sort of employment elsewhere? Will they be forced to continue the job hunt? Have the other airlines absorbed 9W employees to capacity? Most of pilots and cabin crew have found employment eit...

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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI Mumabi-Nairobi flight announced. to start ops from 27th sept 4 days a week https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status/1140552382671028224 I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ?? I had heard th...

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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The unthinkable has happened !! A321XLR can fly DEL-LHR non-stop https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QAh_YXoAA4v3S.jpg https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/status/1140537203250081792 This could be the turning point in Indian aviation's long haul prospects forever. I can already imagine a 6E operated Asia-...

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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara with its upcoming 6 78-9s dosnt seem to WIDELY Expand their network and Im sure it will hurt them internationally as well especially if they fly the sectors where AI flies given the MAJORITY Indians fly AI cuz it offers the cheapest prices..its like the 6E of long haul . Nope. At least for ...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

FligtReporter wrote:
YaaY we won todays match WC2019 !


We're close to winning but these kinds of comments aren't entertained on this site . Please be careful.

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by binayak
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^ sardar civil aviation minister fulfilling his fantasies with taxpayers money Maybe but I would barely call it a fantasy. There's huge Indian diaspora in Canada. Earlier one of the major options was 9W DEL-AMS-Canada (including one Vancouver flight on 9W metal). AI is only tapping a huge market....

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by binayak
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With AI flying to 5 US cities non stop I believe DFW could be a considering spot for UK if they plan to launch their US routes however,I do believe LAX could work for them too but uts entirely upon them so lets see what they plan. Let's get less fancy here! UK won't be burning itself by flying to L...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can b...

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by binayak
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can b...

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by binayak
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sorry, the banks and GOI have done a fantastic job so far. Not every company is worth saving. 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 nothi...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I think it's unlikely that anyone will start BOM MAN now. If AI starts MAN , they'll add it to their EU bank from DEL. If Vistara starts flying int'l this year, of course Manchester won't be in their list of first few destinations. Only one who can fly is VS and I hope they better try making LHR BO...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

VTORD wrote:
binayak wrote:

I think AI can try out flights from Delhi to DPS and BNE with their 788s . Both have come up as underserved routes in the past and might work in AI's configuration.

Wouldn't BOM - SYD come before DEL - BNE?


By QF, maybe .
By AI, hardly any chance.

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This article suggests that some day American Airlines could start BLR or HYD service to SFW or PHL. https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-is-considering-launching-non-stop-flights-to-india/ DFW - BLR / HYD?? :lol: Man what a distance!! Jokes apart, only route making sense from PHL to India is ...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179638

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This article suggests, and provides reasoning, for the following 5 routes to be started. Of all the 5 routes, I think #2 has the best chance. Do you agree? 1. Mumbai to Manchester 2. Chennai to Paris 3. Mumbai to Toronto (year-round flights) 4. Mumbai to Sydney 5. Delhi to Johannesburg https://simp...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You cannot get LH or AF/KL unions to agree to operate FRA-AMD or CDG/AMS-AMD even there is enough connecting traffic. They are worst than AI unions. All the load factor/yield story is to cover the actual issues. :confused: why would the unions care? If the route is profitable, why would the unions ...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BLR total demand is definitely much less including in J when compared to BOM and DEL, but higher than MAA to Europe/USA. However having flown on BOM-FRA flight many times, I found that the flight to be half empty many times especially mid week. Yes. Now that I can see AI placing it's code on LH tra...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The fact that there isn't one just goes to show that BLR isn't as high-yielding as some people think it is. :laughing: There are airport data shared by the BLR airport officials themselves that are buried somewhere in these Indian aviation threads. Additionally, I have presented two sets of data in...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think a good case for BLR can be LH down gauging FRA BLR to an a330 and letting UA start a non stop from EWR on a 787-9.
Let the higher yielding traffic fly UA which is a JV partner of LH.

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Now that Jet has discontinued YYZ, will Air Canada expand its presence to India? If so, which is the most likely route? How feasible is YYZ to BLR? Canada market is largely concentrated around DEL, ATQ region. Last year, AC reduced YYZ BOM to a seasonal 3 weekly despite the flight having good loads...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet is hiring (walk in interview) and their requirements below offer good humor. "They (candidates) should carry a pleasing personality with an unblemished complexion and good body language, excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Hindi and English, confidence and abilit...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The Chinese CAAC (flight allocations) will want reciprocity with India so any slots given to Indian carriers will have to have the same amount of slots for Chinese carriers landing in India. I know MU (China Eastern) wants to launch BOM (Mumbai) but can't (Only Air China to PEK 3x weekly & CX d...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

PVG isn't maxed out like HKG . When would Jet's HKG slots, if not utilized, revert to the HKG airport slot coordinator? How many daily flights did Jet have from India to HKG, and from which cities in India? I think HKG slots will go back in the upcoming weeks . The slots go back if unused for 80% o...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Recently there was a list of destinations planned by 6E for the a321neo . I wonder why didn't they choose PVG. There are only 2 daily flights from Delhi and no one flies from Mumbai . I guess Shanghai is the Chinese mainland equivalent of Hong Kong, correct? Isn't is difficult to get commercially v...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45957

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Recently there was a list of destinations planned by 6E for the a321neo .
I wonder why didn't they choose PVG. There are only 2 daily flights from Delhi and no one flies from Mumbai .

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Vistara operated their first 737 flight using the ex-Jet aircraft on DEL-ATQ last night (31st May). Reg. is VT-TGB and still bears the 9W seats/config and livery - sans the Jet name and flying sun logo, same like how SpiceJet is operating those ex-9W aircrafts. Funny how India's most premium airlin...

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