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by avier
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Criticism and mockery of airlines like AI & SG are very relevant and needed (to bring awareness), considering the amount of cr*p that happens at those two airlines in various ways. One should go on Twitter and see what their fliers post with pic/video proof of the happenings at those airlines al...

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

unrave wrote:
I always thought Jodhpur could handle only ATR aircraft

Nope, 9W flew a 737 from BOM/DEL-JDH and AI always on an A32X on the same routes.

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

IndiGo adds a new destination in India : Jodhpur!
Will be flying Delhi & Ahmedabad to Jodhpur from 5th September , using A32X fleet.

Goodbye to AI monopoly at Jodhpur after 9W went off.

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

6E's Delhi - Istanbul flight will be operating as a non-stop from tomorrow. It used to make tech. halts at DOH/AMD either ways since the start of the route. Interesting to see how they use their remaining bilateral on the route which can be another one-daily/7weekly frequency. Seperately, Air India ...

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Why wouldn’t Indigo fare well on the Mumbai to Singapore route? Aren’t SpiceJet, Air India, Vistara and Go(?) already operating or will be operating on the route? What gives one of these Indian airlines an advantage over the other in operating this route? Don't confuse Singapore with Bangkok. IndiG...

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

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 ? I doubt they'd want...

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

^With this there will be 8 daily flights from Mumbai- Bangkok, and one daily on Mumbai-Phuket.

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by avier
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Spicejet will be adding a second daily BOM-DXB flight from August 3, 2019: SG005 BOM0905 – 1110DXB 737 D SG006 DXB1210 – 1705BOM 737 D GoAir announces seven new international routes, starting July 19th onwards: Mumbai – Abu Dhabi Mumbai – Bangkok Mumbai – Muscat Delhi – Abu Dhabi Delhi – Bangkok Ka...

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by avier
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing website updated to match FR's Boeing 737MAX200 rename
Replies: 109
Views: 4769

Re: 737-8200?

They should just rebrand it as Boeing 737-8MCAS , simple. Everyone will forget of MAX.

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by avier
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Will the Moody Government bail out Air India OR let things play out so people can see why Sir India needs to be sold or shut down? Lohani must be calling in favors from all the politicians that he has hobnobbed with to ensure Sir India is back on its feet. If govt. wanted to truly bail out AI, that...

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by avier
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

No fuel supply to AI from tomorrow over non-payments apparently. Airports likely to cutoff AI's fuel supply are Patna, Pune, Chandigarh, Cochin, Visakhapatnam & Ranchi. No budget allocations made to poor AI this year.

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by avier
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Your reasoning amounts to "One airline has committed fraud therefore all airlines are fraudulent". It is MY OPINION that the RPTs in IndiGo don't seem to be fraudulent prima facie. I am not going to investigate the claims. Let the appropriate institutions do their job. So far you seem to ...

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by avier
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yes sir, RTPs are a part and parcel of business. They become a problem when they are large, material and are prejudicial to the interests of minority shareholders. RTPs are governed by specific regulations. In India they were revised when Companies Act 2013 was passed, moreover something called SEB...

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by avier
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Jet Airways audit shows diversion of funds, fraudulent billing. "excess billing and fuel expenses".. ..malpractices, mismanagement through siphoning off funds… preferential and related party transactions, prejudicial to public interest.." https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transport...

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by avier
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

SATS is not equal to SIA. But if that doesn't meet the requirements how about the fact that Vistara using Indian Hotels Company for crew accommodation. Can you suggest anything better than Taj group hotels in India for crew accommodation ? Considering they are ideally located close to airports and ...

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by avier
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Taj airline Catering, where Tatas have 50% stake provides food for all Vistara flights. A clear case of RPT. SIA doesn't seem to be bothered? Definitely not, since Taj catering is co-owned by SATS (hence TajSats) which is a Singapore based company and controls 80% of the ground handling and caterin...

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by avier
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

You would think that they would have used more of Chennai routes, since it is the other airport like BOM and DEL that is slot constrained and a new Channai airport ain't going to be ready for at least another 6 - 7 years. When they were so smart with BOM slots, why are they shying off Chennai. This...

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by avier
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

avier wrote:
GoAir to launch new flights :
Hyderabad- BLR X2 /IXC/PAT starting August 15

GoAir new flight launches in August, with two new rotations including above:
Hyderabad- Bengaluru x2/ Chandigarh/ Patna
Hyderabad - Kochi x2/ Chennai/ Jaipur

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by avier
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

GoAir to launch new flights :
Hyderabad- BLR X2 /IXC/PAT starting August 15

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by avier
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: France to charge aviation tax
Replies: 125
Views: 11530

Re: France to charge aviation tax

Europeans as usual. They don't know what and whom else to rip off - sorry - tax. As if 50% plus income isn't enough. True. And since this tax is going to be levied on every pax (domestic/int'l), they are going to be earning a lot from overseas pax more so. Since France already has an extremely high...

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by avier
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

^Also to point out that Star Alliance group is almost completely dominating the India- Singapore and India-Aus/NZ market - with SQ group (along with UK soon), Air NZ, AI & Thai - carrying the chunk of the traffic. Only disappointing part is SQ hasn't formed close cooperation with AI. AI and Air ...

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by avier
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Agreed on the fare part. They're too low to sustain a WB. However if tomorrow SQ sells DEL / BOM SIN tickets on its A380/ B777 and on UK 737s , that'll be a product disparity. Unlike what generally happens in JVs, same fares can't be charged on UK and SQ. ... IIRC even 9W could operate 2x daily 77W...

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by avier
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Vistara to go international next month, with daily flights on: Delhi - Singapore Mumbai - Singapore Official announcement expected soon. Vistara's international flights to Singapore from Delhi/Mumbai to commence from 6th August onwards. Will be operated on ex-Jet-Airways Boeing 737-800 aircraft wit...

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by avier
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Vistara to go international next month, with daily flights on:
Delhi - Singapore
Mumbai - Singapore

Official announcement expected soon.

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by avier
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Xetron wrote:
SpiceJet technician gets stuck in aircraft's landing gear door at Kolkata airport, dies.

That's gruesome. Spicejet seems to be going through a dark phase.

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by avier
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

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 avier
Tue Jul 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Are u suggesting that 9W was very badly managed? I was suggesting more so that the markets they served were not responsible for their demise, since competitors are keen to fill up the exact same markets over any other with limited bilateral rights available to them. So false claims of where the mos...

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by avier
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Mr.Gangwal of IndiGo has written a letter to SEBI alleging lack of corporate governance at the airline over the recent years, blaming it on the other promoter and his company's control over the airline, seeking an intervention from the regulator for the same. Seems like a full blown public fight now...

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by avier
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

These BOM/DEL flights are exact replacements of erstwhile Jet Airways' flights with even the same timings. The cause apparently for the airline's demise, per posters on here..wink. And now other airlines are filling up those same routes, so there definitely was a lucrative market there unlike what ...

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by avier
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Spicejet will be adding a second daily BOM-DXB flight from August 3, 2019: SG005 BOM0905 – 1110DXB 737 D SG006 DXB1210 – 1705BOM 737 D GoAir announces seven new international routes, starting July 19th onwards: Mumbai – Abu Dhabi Mumbai – Bangkok Mumbai – Muscat Delhi – Abu Dhabi Delhi – Bangkok Ka...

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by avier
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach
Replies: 35
Views: 3320

Re: BA to be fined £183M for last year's data breach

Does that fine go to the affected parties i.e pax who had their identity/info stolen or to the govts kitty? If the latter, then shame on the govt. Broke countries just trying to milk their larger corporations.

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by avier
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

GoAir announces seven new international routes, starting July 19th onwards:
Mumbai – Abu Dhabi
Mumbai – Bangkok
Mumbai – Muscat
Delhi – Abu Dhabi
Delhi – Bangkok
Kannur – Dubai
Kannur – Kuwait

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by avier
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Aviation Minister blames the rains on SpiceJet related incidents Blame the rain, then they'll go on to blame the ghost of Jet Airways haunting them and creating havoc. The show cause notice, is more for "show" sake to give the impression that they taking action against Spice and that they...

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by avier
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179624

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

UKFLYER26 wrote:
You have missed my point, maybe I should have made it clearer. It shows TWO aircraft with VT-SYO and TWO aircraft with VT-SYR on airfleets. I am fully aware that those are SpiceJet registrations.

Yes, that would be incorrect. Planespotters is more accurate in that sense.

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by avier
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1757
Views: 179624

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

UKFLYER26 wrote:
For Example - Airfleets shows two aircraft with the registration VT-SYO and VT-SYR in service presently with SpiceJet - which is obviously impossible.

Those two reg. show as active with Spicejet and flying as per FR24.

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by avier
Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

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 avier
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Spicejet will be adding a second daily BOM-DXB flight from August 3, 2019:
SG005 BOM0905 – 1110DXB 737 D
SG006 DXB1210 – 1705BOM 737 D

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by avier
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

SpiceJet seems to be getting the bad rep they truly deserve on social media, from their pax who suffered on their aircraft mishaps. https://mobile.twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/status/1146361991503609857/photo/1 https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10216981866492873&id=1652943718 Where are ...

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by avier
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

- Maximum 56 weekly flights on India carrier between London Heathrow and Mumbai/Delhi (combined) - Unlimited number of flights between all other UK airports and all airports in India So does that imply unlimited flights permissible from BOM/DEL to Gatwick and even Stansted,etc. Or is that rule of 5...

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by avier
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

SeanM1997 wrote:
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.

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by avier
Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 390
Views: 26417

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 certain...

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by avier
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7865

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

More pics of last night's 737 overrun at BOM of SpiceJet. Looks difficult to remove from site. Engine blades seem to be damaged too. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-c5aZhWkAAGImM?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-dDNsNXkAAXbLN?format=jpg&name=medium Additional pics here from...

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by avier
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit
Replies: 32
Views: 7865

Re: 2 Spicejet and Air India overruns as monsoon rains hit

Air India Express overran the taxiway at Mangalore, which has a notoriously short runway situated on a tabletop. It has an 8000ft long runway. I wouldn't term that as "notoriously" short. There are much shorter runways airlines operate to in the country like at Dehradun, Jammu, Patna, Raj...

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by avier
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://mobile.twitter.com/aaistvairpor ... 9565078529

Seems like AIX & SG are trying to maintain their record of who has the most runway/taxiway overshoots amongst Indian carriers. :lol:
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And now a Spicejet plane has overshot the runway at Surat airport.
https://mobile.twitter.com/aaistvairpor ... 9565078529

Seems like AIX & SG are trying to maintain their record of who has the most runway/taxiway overshoots amongst Indian carriers. :lol:

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by avier
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Thanks, I updated the list accordingly. Ball parking the list, could someone indicate what was the % of lost capacity restored? My rough estimate is not more than 40 to 60% of the capacity was restored. Doesn't this mean that there is still a large hole to be filled or was there surplus capacity on...

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by avier
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

IXE has been impacted a lot by CNN. The same catchment area now has 2 airports to be served, with CNN being larger and more modern too. The area is full of gulf NRIs, which is why IXE was a very attractive airport before CNN came into existence. Kannur(CNN) is closer to Calicut(CCJ) than Mangalore....

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by avier
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

On your list of additional destinations you both mentioned IXE (Mangalore) as a potential choice for Vistara. could you elaborate as to why this City May or should have a chance? I have seen Mangalore as an important air link to Mumbai even during the good old days. It was one of Jet's first few no...

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by avier
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

1) For the size of fleet and number of flights, are the number of destinations (24) relatively conservative, optimal, or aggressive? 2) If the destination count is too conservative, do you think it was to keep operating cost lower than if they had more destinations? 3) Which domestic destinations d...

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by avier
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 45944

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Also BOM-HKG is a red eye flight. 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. I don't think Spicejet offers or will be offering J class on Int'l flights, even on the HKG r...

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