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.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Korean B789 x2
Malindo B738 x2
Air India B788 x2
ANA B789 x2 (usually B788)
Etihad B78X (usually A321)
British B772 x2 (usually B789)
Qatar B788+B77W (usually A333)
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 ...Jump to post
CDG-MAA on AF.
This route ended in 2009 but is resuming this winter, so until then it qualifies.
DABYT wrote:Thanks. Jump to postCPS001 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.
Why only 3 CityLine A340s? What about the 4th? D-AIFE, FF, GP and GW were active before they were parked.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
Grounded aircraft at HKG
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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...Jump to post
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 ...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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....Jump to post
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...Jump to post
. >>>>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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post