Most news channels are reporting a tweet from IAF_MCC that India has removed airspace restrictions imposed since Feb. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/iaf-removes-temporary-restrictions-post-february-27-in-signal-to-pakistan-to-open-its-airspace-for-overflying-again/articleshow/69600819.cms...Jump to post
Air India is looking to possibly restart Toronto or Los Angeles, once all the grounded planes are repaired. News article mentioned expected restart of these planes by September Looking forward to Lohani's leadership in Air India. Hope he improves the airline https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-new...Jump to post
I believe this is likely to be the final outcome of the LCC and FSC. Similar to USA, where in economy you pay for luggage, meal and your seat, while you enjoy premier facilities in the business class. Indian FSC will finally evolve to the same model as they compete with LCC more and more.Jump to post
Mumbai airport main runway is closed. Secondary runway in operation due to IAF plane overshooting the runway.
No significant delays yet
https://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-n ... oleTI.html
AI is looking at Jet's five B777s, B737s for AI Express and may even consider the widebody Airbus A330. In all, AI may take 10 to 12 of Jet's planes and SpiceJet may take a few more in the coming weeks. To operate these planes, AI and SpiceJet will take aircraft with operating crew from Jet. https:...Jump to post
With the Pakistan air space closed, USA flights are making a fuel stop. Is the stop over is selected right, Air India should be saving cost I think. Lower weight at the time of take off, fueling up outside India (lower taxes). They can actually chose to operate an efficient dream liner on the route ...Jump to post
Government should intervene and regulate advance booking by Jet Airways Jet cancellation fees are one of the highest and people find it difficult to cancel their scheduled flights. Refunds will be equally challenging. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/jets-grounding-yet-fly...Jump to post
I find connecting through Indian airports a pleasure. Good food in cafeteria and lounges. Easy to connect to multiple connections (not fixated to chose the same airline). Coming from Europe and connect on to a Tier-2 city via a LCC. It works perfectly. We discuss more about Tier-2 city connectivity,...Jump to post
[quote="sand26391"]BLR Airport handled 33.5 million passengers in calendar year 2018. TERMINAL 2 RENDERS https://i.postimg.cc/8Csxk4Jv/bial-to-invest-over-rs-13000-crore-for-development-and-expansion.jpg Interesting pictures Will this allow BLR to even have terminal 3 facing the second run...Jump to post
Pretty strange if you ask me GCmaps are quite good but not always show reality. Other than GC distance, airlines looks at available airways (open to civilians), overflying countries and also terrain A GCMap distance suggests MNL-TLV should fly over Himalayas and Tibet. No flight crosses Himalayas a...Jump to post
AIRASIA INDIA 20th Aircraft registration is VT-KUL. So should we expect international announcement ? This ponders me to ask, does the new 20 plane rule will allow an airline to fly only international once they have 20 planes and not deploy any capacity on domestic sector? AirAsia India is a good ca...Jump to post
....but gcmap gives DEL-PEK distance as 2370 miles, which even the A320neo covers. What could be the issue? There are two issues why GCmap distance is not a right representation for India China routes Firstly, most of airspace of China is controlled by military. Civilian flight into and out of Chin...Jump to post
Why would FL310 and FL320 breach minimum separation? If India has RVSM, which BawliBooch seemed to confirm, then that is standard vertical separation. I can guarantee with absolute certainty that all three aircraft are RVSM equipped. Flight level has nothing to do with the aircraft following the fl...Jump to post
After failing to raise money by selling its frequent flyer program, and failing to come to an agreement with Tatas, and failing to thresh out a deal with Etihad, Jet is now now knocking at the doors of SBI to raise Rs 1500 crore https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-...Jump to post
Guys, Please read the event report. I believe it is important that pilots of all there flights should be contacted to investigate properly, if the event report is as per the link https://www.businesstoday.in/top-story/atc-help-avert-mid-air-collision-of-three-planes-close-to-delhi-flight-information...Jump to post
SpiceJet launches 1x daily flight between Kolkata and Lilabari wef 15JAN19. Lilabari is a small airport located in Northern Assam close to its border with Arunachal Pradesh. This UDAN route will be operated on Q400 aircraft. Interesting the airport and route was served by Air India and still featur...Jump to post
Is there any chance of AI ordering additional 787'S in the next year, either direct purchase or lease? I think a combination of 789'S and 78J'S would allow AI to reduce their 77W fleet and allow AI to offer the right size of capacity to meet route demands. AI should fix the planes they have to open...Jump to post
VT-ANE seems still stuck at ARN. No flights post 28th Nov
Per TPG this is the published schedule for SFO-DEL: UA104 San Francisco (SFO) 7:15pm Departure ⇒ New Delhi (DEL) 12:45am (+2) Arrival UA105 New Delhi (DEL) 4am Departure ⇒ San Francisco (SFO) 6:10am Arrival It is seasonal and will not start for another 12 months. So at present it doesn't really aff...Jump to post
I will not fancy a LCC for 9 hours. Connecting from small cities (which I am from), will still require 2 stop connection (City - DEL - Fuel Stop - London). I will prefer a train to a nearest metro airport and a direct flight. Immigration and international travel is still a bit confusing for first ti...Jump to post
IndiGo set to enter the Georgian market in FEB 2019 with Delhi-Tbilisi flights https://www.azernews.az/region/140881.html Georgia immigration had given troubles to lot of Indian there, and lack of Indian Resident Mission in Georgia further complicates the process. The lack of clarity about e-visas ...Jump to post
Another attempt for Air India restructuring
Will the debt relief help ?
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 502669.cms
Government of India planning a restructuring of Air India debt. This should give much needed relief to the company and save them working capital. Servicing these high interest loan had been a strain on the AI financials. https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviatio...Jump to post
I am unsure what is Indigo looking towards. They still need to add many more planes, which need to fly some where. Newer domestic routes will require lower fares, which will be challenging due to high oil prices.I believe they should expand more internationally to smaller destination offering point ...Jump to post
Air India launches Delhi - Nanded Services from November
http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/ ... 88117.html
An IX/AXB 737 while taking off from TRZ/Trichy took out a localiser and part of a periphery wall mesh. With the pilots presumably unaware of what happened, the flight carried onwards to BOM and the damaged underbelly and part of boundary wall mesh stuck within one of the main landing gear was disco...Jump to post
The long layover of BI at Tokyo is not the best usage of plane. Most of BI planes though stay around at airport for many hours (London, Melbourne, Bali)
They could maximize utilization of aircraft by launching newer routes and expand their one-stop product.
Looking forward to BI expansion to new destinations in Indonesia and ChinaJump to post
Kuala Lumpur is an interesting destination for Indigo. Air India could not make it work nor with Air Indian Express. Malaysian carriers dominate these routes due to extensive onward connections. If pricing is right, Indigo can make it work. There is quite a big Indian disapora in MalaysiaJump to post
Air India decides to close the international flight from Chandigarh.
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 825940.cms
AI is resuming the Bombay - Frankfurt route from 16th October on a B787. 4 times a week. Last time this route was operated in 2010. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/280429/air-india-resumes-mumbai-frankfurt-route-from-mid-oct-2018/ JFK and another LHR will be added to from Winter e...Jump to post
The only possible explanation is RB wants a slice of the India - Australia market. (Indian visitors to Australia are 1/5th of Chinese but growing much faster) Very likely. With MEL (& SYD) being the 4th (& 3rd) highest unserved market from BLR, they are trying to tap AUS market. A couple of...Jump to post
I am hoping they start flights to India with A320 NeosJump to post
Very interesting departure timings for Dubai. Probably be first off late night departures for Royal Brunei from BWN. But will connect well with Australia connection. More Australian destinations expected with A320 NEO Any update when the new planes will be delivered ? Would be keen to take few pictu...Jump to post
Another UDAN airport to soon have flights. Darbhanga Airport to be on air map of India. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/spicejet-likely-to-operate-flights-from-darbhanga/articleshow/63944182.cms Interestingly, Darbhanga Airport was home airport for Darbhanga Aviation and had flights t...Jump to post
flytuitravel wrote:NZ321 wrote:I think this is quite a courageous decision... leave it at that.
I echo this!
Hope this works out for them. Do the 787s have crew rest facilities?
http://aviationtribune.com/airlines/asia/royal-brunei-airlines-announces-daily-non-stop-service-to-london/ This is part of an on-going trend of increasingly more direct nonstop flights bypassing the ME hubs? I don't think it is part of a trend of bypassing the ME hubs. Brunei have been flying via D...Jump to post