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by CPS001
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6148

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

hohd wrote:
GA pulled out from BOM, but there was another airline flying from MAA to Indonesia, not sure which. I think they should give DEL a try, it could work, in addition to tourist connections, there is the religious aspect.


Batik flew MAA to both KNO and DPS, switched DPS to CGK just before Covid.

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by CPS001
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USA-India Repatriation during Covid-19: AUS-IAH-IAD-DEL-MAA on UA/AI/6E, June 2020 [lots of pictures]
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

Re: USA-India Repatriation during Covid-19: AUS-IAH-IAD-DEL-MAA on UA/AI/6E, June 2020 [lots of pictures]

Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad you reached home and are with your family. Thanks for the report! As someone who used Delhi Airport so frequently, the emptiness of the airport was really saddening. The level of inflight services really portrayed the seriousness of current situation. After ...

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by CPS001
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: USA-India Repatriation during Covid-19: AUS-IAH-IAD-DEL-MAA on UA/AI/6E, June 2020 [lots of pictures]
Replies: 4
Views: 2512

USA-India Repatriation during Covid-19: AUS-IAH-IAD-DEL-MAA on UA/AI/6E, June 2020 [lots of pictures]

Hey everyone, hope you're all safe and well. This is a trip report of my journey last month from Austin, TX to Chennai, India via Houston, Washington DC and Delhi, partly facilitated by a repatriation flight on Air India. I will also cover the positioning flights I took as well as the registration p...

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by CPS001
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7924

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

^^ MAA-ICN on the A321xlr (if possible) or a future A220xlr would be a game changer.

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by CPS001
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020
Replies: 78
Views: 7924

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2020

https://travelobiz.com/airasia-may-eventually-exit-india-jv-report/ There is a report that Air Asia India may exit India. The report says at present they are not looking to add any planes. I think they will try to sell their share if they are not successful in getting approval to start internationa...

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by CPS001
Thu Jun 25, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

There are several issues the way Vande Bharat (JP) mission is implemented. 4) Not allowing foreign born kids of both Indian parents. 5) Not allowing overseas Indian origins if entire family has foreign citizenship. Actually both of these are now allowed, provided at least one member (parent) has OC...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Yes, but the way the system has been set up, anyone can book a ticket with AI (even if they don't meet any of the criteria) and then attempt to register with the consulate or embassy. The checking or cross checking occurs only at the airport , and this is based on personal experience . Which also m...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Have a look at this on Air India Website; where it clearly mentions on the MHA guidelines, that one has to register with an Indian Mission (or embassy) overseas to board these flights. Also mentions what category of OCI/Foreign nationals are allowed . So basically, bookings are not open for all, at...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

The repatriation flights for getting Indians from US to India is not freely open for everyone, including Indian passport holders themselves. It is done in coordination with the Indian embassies that prepare a list of pax that need to be repatriated and priority is given to people with urgent issues...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights
Replies: 60
Views: 7891

Re: DOT now goes after India for impairing U.S airline rights

Wonder how that works. These flights aren’t really open to “everyone”. Just Indians who are eligible for evacuation. Interested to see how it goes. Does anyone know when the affected flights are applicable from? That's not entirely true. For phases 1 and 2, the pax were selected based on specific c...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2470
Views: 426996

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Is United blocking seats for social distancing? On a B737 on an itinerary next week, all the B and E seats are unavailable, but on an E175 all 4 across are available. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk They are not "blocking" middle seats from being sold, but they are holding th...

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by CPS001
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2470
Views: 426996

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

Is United blocking seats for social distancing? On a B737 on an itinerary next week, all the B and E seats are unavailable, but on an E175 all 4 across are available.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk

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by CPS001
Thu May 28, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3659

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

MAA: Lion A333 Korean B789 x2 Malindo B738 x2 SCAT B734 DHL B77F Vistara B789 Air India B788 x2 ANA B789 x2 (usually B788) Etihad B78X (usually A321) British B772 x2 (usually B789) Qatar B788+B77W (usually A333) + Qantas B789 Corsair A332 Asiana A359 Myanmar B738 Ethiopian A359 Air Seychelles A320 ...

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by CPS001
Fri May 22, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

First A359 into MAA!! And probably first B78X into MAA as well! (9V-SCJ, SQ8028) This was the 3rd A359 to MAA actually, last year a MH A359 diverted to MAA and earlier this month ET operated a cargo only A359. SQ was the 2nd B78X, the first being an EY cargo only flight earlier this month as well. ...

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by CPS001
Wed May 20, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

Private airlines to join Vande Bharat https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/private-airlines-to-be-part-of-vande-bharat-mission-soon-hs-puri-says-decision-to-restart-flights-to-be-taken-with-states/articleshow/75832517.cms Qantas repatriation flight to MAA - first ever non-stop...

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by CPS001
Tue May 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

It's not just about satisfying demand, some of the states have requested limited or no flights as they don't have enough facilities for the 1000s of evacuees. If everyone who wants to return is brought back in as short a time as possible, the systems will get overwhelmed.

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by CPS001
Tue May 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020
Replies: 86
Views: 6677

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2020

If I have to make a prediction, most regional evacuation charters will be operated by SpiceJet, leftovers will to Indigo/GoAir. Long haul will go to Air India and Vistara. As pe the latest, only Air India and AIX have got the mandate for evacuation. A full schedule is published as covered in the li...

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by CPS001
Tue May 05, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3659

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

MAA:
Lion A333
Korean B789 x2
Malindo B738 x2
SCAT B734
DHL B77F
Vistara B789
Air India B788 x2
ANA B789 x2 (usually B788)
Etihad B78X (usually A321)
British B772 x2 (usually B789)
Qatar B788+B77W (usually A333)

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by CPS001
Thu Apr 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10214

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

dtw2hyd wrote:
Any update on OCI entry ban, initial ban was up to April 15, was it lifted, subject to availability of flights, of course.
No it was pushed to May with the lockdown.

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by CPS001
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10214

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

As it stands there's no concrete plan even for domestic flights, let alone international. And they will probably not allow international as soon as domestic. Some rumors have suggested as late as July for intl resumption. Hopefully the govt at least allows some repatriation flights at some point. I ...

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by CPS001
Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 7999

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

CDG-MAA on AF.
This route ended in 2009 but is resuming this winter, so until then it qualifies.

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by CPS001
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 897
Views: 114323

Re: Boston Aviation Thread - 2020

LH is selling a bunch of US service in May, including 2nd tier cities, with pre-covid A380 services still filed. I don't see most of these operating.

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by CPS001
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 23038

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Any idea on when LH will resume? I'm flying them in May and August.

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by CPS001
Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 354
Views: 64761

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

DABYT wrote:
CPS001 wrote:
Why only 3 CityLine A340s? What about the 4th? D-AIFE, FF, GP and GW were active before they were parked.


There are only 3 A343 operated by CityLine. D-AIGW had already returned to mainline ops.
Thanks.

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by CPS001
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 354
Views: 64761

Re: Lufthansa Retiring Some A380s, A340s, 747s, and A320s

Why only 3 CityLine A340s? What about the 4th? D-AIFE, FF, GP and GW were active before they were parked.

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by CPS001
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10214

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

American Airlines DELAYS Bangalore-Seattle flight to 2021. No month of launch given,most likely a summer 2021 launch possble Press release says it will start in October 2021, probably onset of W21. http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/2020/American-Airlines-Announces-Summer-Schedule-Changes-to-Matc...

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by CPS001
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10214

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 928842.cms
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The French government is organizing a flight to repatriate 300 French citizens from Chennai to Paris. Airline that will operate is unknown.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 928842.cms

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by CPS001
Wed Apr 01, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020
Replies: 542
Views: 99139

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - April 2020

It appears Air India will bring home stranded Americans from India. The US Embassy in India is arranging these evacuation flights. https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status/1245359932720820224 Air India already repatriated stranded Europeans from several points in India to Frankfurt over the last wee...

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by CPS001
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

sand26391 wrote:
Iif you want such satellite iamges for any other Indian airports, let me know. I shall post it.... :)


Pls post an image of MAA...looking at pictures taken on the ground, I can count 50+ grounded aircraft. Thanks

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by CPS001
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

^^ Might also have to see if Flydubai made any changes to transfer seats to EK.

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by CPS001
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: COVID-19 India Lockdown Thread
Replies: 266
Views: 14790

Re: Coronavirus India lockdown thread

Modi was being called out by the opposition for not doing enough so at least he acted decisively. I think lockdown was the best option; better than doing nothing at least. Border and airport checks seem to have been done thoroughly. Still only time will tell the true extent of the spread. I'm in the...

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by CPS001
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2470
Views: 426996

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

cosyr wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
President just announced no flight from Europe for 30 days, England excepted.

President, as in Kirby? Is this announced somewhere? I can't find it on United's website.
Trump

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by CPS001
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 23038

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

freerover wrote:
KAUSavgeek wrote:
No more LH A340-600 on the 12th



Were they scheduled to upgrade to the 600 for the Frankfurt flight for the summer?
I think just for SXSW.

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by CPS001
Mon Mar 09, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://runwaygirlnetwork.com/2020/03/08/maturity-of-indian-aviation-on-display-as-vistara-787-interior-revealed/ • Vistara to start B789 trial flights in mid March from DEL to BOM and ATQ • Longhaul postponed to May due to Covid, first destination London or Tokyo • No crew rests on first 6 B789 • F...

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by CPS001
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 172
Views: 23038

Re: Austin Texas Aviation Thread - 2020

Don't think LH will pull out. Yes, probably DY won't survive this, but in the long run I don't think LH will leave for good. KL might postpone and BA might drop gauge if they have to.

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by CPS001
Sat Feb 29, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37160

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

acavpics wrote:
Does anyone know why 6E is abruptly ending its 2x daily Chennai - Kozhikode route after 28MAR2020?
They're not. They are in fact upgauging from 2x daily ATR to 1x daily A320 from 29th March.

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by CPS001
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

edealinfo wrote:
Too bad there are still no direct flights between India and Manila/Jakarta.


Batik Air operates a daily Chennai to Jakarta via KL.

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by CPS001
Sat Feb 22, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Thanks for pointing out the spelling error about the virus as i hadn't even noticed and have been using the wrong spelling all along, without noticing it was wrong. But, you seem to suspect that the wrong spelling has an malicious undertone. I don't get what that could possibly be so could please y...

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by CPS001
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

TOP 10 US-INDIA airport pairs https://i.postimg.cc/gJkSsv4G/FB-IMG-1582045436411.jpg For more:- https://www.anna.aero/2020/02/18/american-airlines-to-start-seattle-bangalore-big-connectivity-over-seattle/ Interesting, looks like Delhi-LA is the largest unserved (direct) pair. Many people have been ...

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by CPS001
Mon Feb 17, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Actually SpiceJet has wetleased from BH Air for several years now. Both A320 and A319 aircraft. They also regularly lease 737s from Corendon.

Kudos to them for finding a way out and not canceling more flights while the MAX, which they should've had at least 20-25 of by now, remains grounded.

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by CPS001
Thu Feb 13, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1172
Views: 127952

Re: AA to make SEA an INT hub/launches SEA-BLR in Oct 20/AS to join OneWorld

I am shocked at what happened on the India side. I can’t think of any other major airline that flies to BLR that already doesn’t fly to BOM and DEL. It’s shocking that AA bypassed India’s Tier 1 cities in DEL, BOM, CCU and MAA and went straight to BLR. MAA is southern India’s premier gateway city a...

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by CPS001
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16417

Re: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.

As expected future 100% tax payer owned Indian carrier getting ready to start International operations. Just in time approval. It will get 4x744s and all the 744 staff (no details or numbers available) https://www.pib.gov.in/PressReleasePage.aspx?PRID=1601985 They've been flying international for a...

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by CPS001
Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16417

Re: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.

IX has a lot of privileges - no need to conform to RDG, no 5/20 rule, etc - will these stay after it's sold off? I'm sure it won't be half as profitable if it had to fly a required % of 2 and 3 tier domestic routes. Similarly AI has the privilege of operating international connectors from several ai...

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by CPS001
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Just passed through NAG on the way to PNQ a couple of days ago on G8. After bearding began, there was a secondary screening of my bag and check of me using the metal detector. Everyone had to go through this just prior to entering the jet bridge. It was like the security check on the way to the US....

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by CPS001
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 29423

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport pax down 2% in 2019 I guess the air pollution is taking a toll. https://centreforaviation.com/news/delhi-indira-gandhi-international-airport-pax-down-2-in-2019-972626 I wonder if there is any way of figuring out if this 2% just moved to other airports in In...

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by CPS001
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

. >>>>Why would JAL codeshare beyond Tokyo with Vistara? Because Vistara offers them code shares, on what, 20 flights in India? You need 2 hands to shake to make a deal. JAL can't have it as an entirely 1 way relationship. Pretty much every significant international airline into India codeshares or...

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by CPS001
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

https://www.aviationindia.net/2020/01/lot-polish-airlines-increases-frequency.html LOT Polish sees spectacular demand for its product and increases its flights from Warsaw to Delhi from 5X to 7X weekly (additional flights will commence in Sept 2020). Wow, soon a daily flight! They made this announc...

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by CPS001
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 17471

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

Impressive that they send their best products to India. There was a time when Indian destinations only received tired products from international carriers... specially EK and their notorious A330 Many airlines send good products to India but only to DEL, BOM and BLR. Example: LH A380/A350, QR Qsuit...

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