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by binayak
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

A Wamos Air A332 is on its way from Bali to Madrin with total flight time of about 15 Hours which leads me to believe a 332 can very easily be used by an airline between Toronto and Delhi...Aah but then All of it is only possible when the Chinese Virus is gone. The weight of the a/c is a key factor...

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by binayak
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

India's av blogger community used to "LOUVE" Mr.Kapoor - for obvious reasons! :wink: So support for an airline on forums like these and on social media followed Mr.Kapoor into whichever rinky-dinky airline he joined. Where is the "charismatic" Mr.Kapoor these days? Anyone know? ...

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by binayak
Mon Apr 06, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Air Deccan is first Indian casualty of coronavirus...... https://www.ndtv.com/business/coronavirus-impact-on-aviation-air-deccan-ceases-operation-employees-on-sabbatical-without-pay-2206529? Regional airlines in India never lasted long in the past so the virus is not the main issue in that case . T...

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by binayak
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10291

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Exactly. Also, there is the old 9W hangar, and the general aviation area . All needs to be moved away. Looks almost impossible though. AI housing colonies in Santacruz (E)Kalina are in control of AI employee unions, and they demand that even after privatisation , they'd like to retain those hosing ...

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by binayak
Sun Mar 29, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37509

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

With all the airlines having shut down their ops and inevitably difficult + costly air travel as a harsh future I wonder if the Indian aviation would ever be the same ? Gone will be the days when I used to see SV 333s with Thai Smile,flydubai,Oman air daily at my base and now I fear it would be too...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37509

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Does anyone know when will BA resume the 3rd BOM flight which started last year?

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by binayak
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29725

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Folks, How to check load percentage for the JFK mumbai delta flight? I saw the stats for BLR for KLM, is there a way to pull for delta as well? Newbie here. Since the route is new , i think it will be difficult to get PLF numbers online . Any insider of BOM might be able to give us the numbers . We...

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by binayak
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29725

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Some scoop regarding the AA service to BLR 1) BLR airport reps travelled to DL/AA/AC/UA HQ in January 2020 to discuss non stop flights to BLR. 2) All the airlines were interested to fly to BLR, but issue was aircraft range. 3) Abt 700,000 O&D pax travel btw BLR & US; ~40% travel with EK, EY...

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by binayak
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29725

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Congratulations to BLR airport for their first non stop to USA .
News have been circulating about AA launching SEA-BLR late this year . The route is pretty cool with high IT traffic .

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by binayak
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Happy New Year everyone.
Let's hope this year becomes a good one for Indian aviation industry with 1 Indian carrier set to fly long haul.

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by binayak
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164532

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

I feel to be more successful in the long run , DL should allow India side connections for this flight . I don't know how far DL interline with Vistara has gone ( as it appeared in the news recently) but as I just tried a random search for HYD-BOM-JFK , this flight wasn't shown in the booking option....

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by binayak
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 164532

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

questions wrote:
CaliguyNYC wrote:
The India side will need word of mouth and travel agents to spread good things about the DL planes (people still remember those nasty old planes they flew to BOM before).


Which “nasty old planes” did Delta previously fly to BOM?

767s from 2009 to 2015

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by binayak
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 17964

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Maybe TOI meant one way fare Even one-way fares are near the amount I had stated . Is it just me or 2.2 lakh ($3086) quite less from airline's point of view given that such ULH business routes have J fares $8000-$10000 or $7000 atleast? If that's the case , filling the flight is not a great achieve...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 17964

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Flight is full https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/united-to-start-delhi-san-francisco-daily-from-december-7/amp_articleshow/72397766.cms economy plus costs about $150-200 more and business starts at 2.2 lakh Read more at: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/artic...

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by binayak
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 17964

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Does anyone know what is the criteria for slot allocation at LHR ?
Is it that new airlines and destinations are given more preference ?

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by binayak
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25680

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Vistara Set to Fly to New York, Tokyo in Codeshare with Singapore Airlines and SilkAir With the 2 787's that Vistara is getting this month, do you think it is getting ready to fly BOM or Del to Tokyo and onward to Newark? Does the route all the way to Newark via Tokyo even make sense? I assume Newa...

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by binayak
Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 25680

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Shares of grounded Jet Airways inexplicably soar by 50% If you had invested Rs 10 lakh yesterday it would be Rs 15 lakh today. https://www.livemint.com/market/stock-market-news/grounded-jet-airways-stock-inexplicably-soars-by-50-11572504202532.html Who in his/her right mind would have invested 10 l...

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by binayak
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42031

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

JAL has announced NRT - SFO beginning Mar 2020. The timings are well suited for the new BLR flight. Both flight begin on the same day. I am not sure how their BOM, DEL flights are timed. https://press.jal.co.jp/en/release/201910/005371.html JAL doesn't fly to BOM . :( Note that 6E has an unspecifie...

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by binayak
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42031

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Today onwards VS starts LHR BOM route third time.

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by binayak
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42031

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

BOM is a different ball game. There are many factors coming into play. 1) Lot more 1 stop options 2) Price competition is cut-throat 3) Alliance 4) Willingness to travel to JFK. Whereas AI to AMD from EWR, main attraction is processing and bag handling at last stop. Regarding the second and third p...

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by binayak
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42031

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Vistara was supposed to get its first aircraft in Feb 2020. I guess this means it will get its first 787 a lot sooner. The first flight is either Mumbai or Delhi to London ( have they secured the slots)??? Vistara earlier hinted the first flight to be Tokyo with JAL partnership. My thoughts on futu...

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by binayak
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019
Replies: 232
Views: 42031

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - October 2019

Do we know what routes Vistara will use the 787 on? Looks really nice I must say. Vistara was supposed to get its first aircraft in Feb 2020. I guess this means it will get its first 787 a lot sooner. The first flight is either Mumbai or Delhi to London ( have they secured the slots)??? Vistara ear...

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by binayak
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Instead of flying to filthy downmarket and overcrowded place like Goa AI should start a flight to World Heritage Diamond of India Khajuraho ! Im hoping Air India to start seasonal Direct flights between London to Khajuraho..It will be a great boost to tourism and showcasing the true Indian beauty a...

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by binayak
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

I think this whole ATQ to London mission would've been better had AI provided onward connections to US/Canada via interline . Only relying on O&D will be too risky .

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by binayak
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

India's biggest loss w.r.t global aviation (so far) - Being an Australasia-Europe stopover. How could this be true? For instance, SYD to LHR passes through China and no where through India http://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=LHR-SYD MEL- LHR (only passes at the very edge of India's far eastern states that...

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by binayak
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

You should first realize that adding any more base will lead to a good increase in total costs of the airline as they need to start crew bases, catering in that city . It's not possible for a small airline to rapidly grow and connect every route which seems worth a flight . I agree 100 percent with...

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by binayak
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Vistara adds two new cities to it's network: Jodhpur & Udaipur Daily direct services from Mumbai & Delhi to the two new destinations. Starting from 4th Oct. It is smart of them to start new cities that are connecting to their "hub" (Delhi) and aspiring "mini hub" (Mumbai...

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by binayak
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Vistara will provide in seat power source in their upcoming set of a320s .

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by binayak
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2020/

Good timings for BOM pax and this becomes the fourth day time flight to EU from BOM .
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Aeroflot will restart BOM from July , 2020 .
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... july-2020/

Good timings for BOM pax and this becomes the fourth day time flight to EU from BOM .

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by binayak
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

AA's one of the best bets for India ops was ORD - BOM . Regarding the other AA hubs : PHL might work out well from BLR DFW seems too far and the yields might not be worth flying this long LAX is a good opportunity . However , it is possible that once AA starts LAX-DEL , AI starts the same , prices b...

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by binayak
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

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 AC is seasonal only . This change occurred last year . On a side note , DL's flight doesn't seem to do well in Premium Select (I found RTs below Y fares) . D1 suite is really performing wel...

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by binayak
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 36642

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Since I didn't see the same discussed here, DL has increased BOM freq to daily year round as against 5x weekly in summer.
I have a feeling that this time, their non stop will last long.

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by binayak
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45153

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Rumors that AA is looking at restarting nonstop services to India again, possibly DFW-DEL. Just curious what do you all think? Is there anyone AA could realistically tie up with to provide onward feed from DEL? AI is out due to being in Star. Not sure if 6E/SG have a "full service" enough...

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by binayak
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45153

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Apparently hours after Spicejet's known overshooting had happened last month at BOM, another aircraft of theirs also had overshot the other secondary runway in use then. But that quickly got off the end and didn't get stuck like the other one. Hope there's slot reallocation at BOM and airlines with...

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by binayak
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45153

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

LH seems to have confirmed MUC- BLR .
Got the news from twitter

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by binayak
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45153

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Vistara will receive its 787 aircraft in Jan 2020, just 5 to 6 months from now. What do you think will be their initial destinations.? London LHR is a no brainer but slots are hard to come by so you can rule that out. Hong Kong is the next logical choice but you can rule that out as the bilateral i...

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by binayak
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 45153

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

AVIER said; “To add, 9W at its peak operated 7 daily flights on BOM-DXB” Interesting information and good to know. Thanks also for your detailed response and analysis which is good background information and makes a lot of sense. At its peak time they operated a 77W too in that route . That time , ...

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by binayak
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41044

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

This comes out of the blue. business Standard newspaper is now reporting that Indigo is now interested in Jet!!! If they do bid and get the slots it is curtains for SpiceJet which picked up 40 ex-Jet planes in an attempt to corner ex-Jet slots. Oh, this could get really interesting if Indigo doesn’...

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by binayak
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217309

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1864
Views: 217309

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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: 478
Views: 41044

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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