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by avier
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I hear everyone about not rushing things, but I also really struggle with it. On the one hand these airlines are supposedly doing really well, with strong management and strong fundamentals. But they are acting like companies that are just getting by. Where a slip up could bring them down. And that...

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by avier
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.financialexpress.com/industry/we-are-learning-from-jet-airways-mistakes-indigo-ceos-take-on-jets-fatal-move/1618632/lite/ Indigo “learns” from Jet’s mistake and will not order wide bodied aircraft. Good call in my opinions . separately, Lufthansa has decided to clos...

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by avier
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Aeroflot in last week’s schedule update filed summer 2020 operation, with various long-haul aircraft changes. Not mentioned in last week’s report, the Skyteam member plans to introduce Airbus A350-900XWB aircraft on Moscow Sheremetyevo – Delhi route, starting 01JUL20. 1 of 2 daily service to be ope...

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by avier
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop
Replies: 7
Views: 1134

Re: Air India opens for sale Toronto-Delhi nonstop

Why the negativity? How much of an impact does the airspace ban have on them other than the stop in VIE on some North American flights? Care to elaborate the "haemorrhaging?" I have seen AI pissed on so much on this forum yet their expansion has been consistent. They know what could make ...

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by avier
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Mumbai is more about the connecting pax for KQ than O&D. They also regularly send a 787 to BOM if loads are good enough. AI will be a welcome competition on the route but KQ has a better soft product. KQ & ET both carry a lot of connecting traffic through their hubs from BOM. Hence even ET ...

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by avier
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Air India suspends its regional director for allegedly shoplifting wallet at Sydney airport Bhasin was rostered as one of the commanders (pilots) of AI301 flight, which was set to depart at 10.45 am (local time) on June 22 from Sydney airport for Delhi. "There is an initial report of one of it...

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by avier
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

OK - racist is maybe too strong a word. But their advertising is not at all representative of India - I have never seen a South Indian ethnic (dravidian) portrayed in their ads. ????? I have never seen anyone telling out loud what their ethnicity is in Vistara ads, unless you mean to classify an en...

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by avier
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

edealinfo wrote:
Oman Air has suspended its operations to many cities in the world including Mumbai in India as part of the Public Authority for Civil Aviation directives to halt operations of Boeing 737 Max aircraft.


Oman Air used to operate 2-3 daily flights using 737's on BOM-MCT. It's now 2 daily on A330's.

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by avier
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

BOM slots are not everything. I respectfully disagree. I thing it is EVERYTHING. True. For the fact that one airline (Vistara) went to the extent of adding a new fleet type (737) on such short notice just to grab hold of those slots. Another (Spice) is taking 40 aircrafts in a month for those slots...

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by avier
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Air India suspends its regional director for allegedly shoplifting wallet at Sydney airport Bhasin was rostered as one of the commanders (pilots) of AI301 flight, which was set to depart at 10.45 am (local time) on June 22 from Sydney airport for Delhi. "There is an initial report of one of its...

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by avier
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara advertising is also quite racist in advertising- all their featured cabin crew and pilots are of ‘wheaten complexion’. Do they not hire southern indians? SQ on the other hand is happy to use dark skinned indians in their adverts. Racist is when one discriminates against a particular race/et...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Resolution Professional meets Jet Airways management, fast tracks process Chhawchharia also implemented a complete moratorium of all claims, proceedings, cases and notices to Jet. No properties or assets of Jet either in custody or with the airline can be attached by any entity. There was an evictio...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I know I couldn’t believe it either. Why only two runways. Reason - all the politicians bought the land around the airport and then didn’t want to sell. Or rather they selected only a poor site which could accommodate only two runways and leave no room for further expansion. A bunch of nuts I say w...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

India is expected by 2030 to be the most populous nation. To have a decent standard if living requires transportation. The only way to meet such demand is to think big. 8-runways won't be enough. True. It's sad and really stupid that the new Mumbai airport (NMIA) will be having just 2 parallel runw...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You'll rushed in judgement to their [airline/airport/authorities] defense without learning about the past history and experiences. ... ... Have no pity for such pax. It's almost become the norm that Indian pax report late for Check-in or at gate for boarding, and somehow end up becoming the "v...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 140
Views: 23111

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

UA 77W parked in BOM after suspension of flights between US-India. Wonder what happens to this bird. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9o1yREVUAAxRL8?format=jpg&name=small Source: ET Journo- Tarun Shukla Ok, it just departed to Honolulu from Mumbai. Very interesting routing. BOM-HNL-EWR. https://www...

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by avier
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately
Replies: 140
Views: 23111

Re: UA suspends BOM service effective immediately

UA 77W parked in BOM after suspension of flights between US-India. Wonder what happens to this bird.

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Source: ET Journo- Tarun Shukla

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by avier
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SG's next intl destination is going to be Singapore BREAKING:- #SPICJET to begin Daily flights to #Singapore from #Delhi, #Mumbai & #Bangalore in the winter schedule 2019 It looks like Spice is targeting the three main business markets. That's exactly what Jet did. So a no-brainer for SG if the...

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by avier
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Nice read. Behind a pay wall though. Also temporary slots were never meant to be temporary, as pretended by the MoCA. https://prime.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/69883124/transportation/the-great-code-share-wars-spicejet-and-indigos-furious-scrap-over-jets-international-allies?utm_source=twitter...

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by avier
Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nepal seeking access to Chinese airports, China proposing flight increase in wake of new aviation talks
Replies: 2
Views: 431

Re: Nepal seeking access to Chinese airports, China proposing flight increase in wake of new aviation talks

China seems to be on a huge expansion mode for its int'l aviation market, increasing bilateral with so many countries. And then quickly having their airlines mount flights. Hope Nepal is smart enough to make sure their local airlines secure access into Chinese territory. China has a habit of having ...

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by avier
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Interesting things - the head of SBI said that he couldn't predict what would happen in the NCLT because no airline has gone through it (so fascinating) and then the below quote: "A meeting of lenders was held to consider the way forward in respect of Jet Airways. After due deliberations, lend...

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by avier
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Well Big Brotha and all my brothas here... I Formally announce my BREAK UP with AI :white: Tonight Im gettin over You AI..we werent lovers but certainly more than friends but we cant be nothing no more..BuBye :wave: Please end your PDA here for airlines, especially AI. Discuss aviation, not your lo...

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by avier
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

News just in: NCLT admits Jet Airways under IBC I believe this finally vindicates the stand of those of us who have been calling out Jet's dire financial status Why did their stock price shoot up suddenly? That doesn't make sense. I wonder what happens next: liquidation or some kind of resolution t...

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by avier
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1382

Re: Pakistani airspace ever going to reopen?

Pakistan is a very unstable country. They need to first solve their internal issues of harbouring Islamic terrorists, for them to reach any truce with their neighbours.
Till then, I expect their airspace closure to keep dragging on.

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by avier
Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Speaking of A321Neo's, Air Asia has just converted most of their outstanding A320Neo orders for the larger A321Neo variant. That's now 253 A321Neo on order for the group.

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by avier
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI being prepped for sale (again): https://www.financialexpress.com/industry/fresh-bid-to-sell-air-india-finance-ministry-to-prepare-new-proposal-to-consider-these-issues-this-time/1612482/lite/ I wonder if investor concerns are addressed enough. Otherwise this will fail again. This is the best yie...

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by avier
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

On another note - for long time posters here - I can't believe we are back to talking about AI new routes and expansion. It is like 2008 again. But good at least there is a lot going on in Indian aviation. Why 2008? Have you missed out on the very diverse AI expansion on Int'l markets using their 7...

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by avier
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

RwandAir inaugurated their Mumbai – Guangzhou thrice weekly flight on 18JUN19, which is an extension of their existing Kigali – Mumbai sector and will be operated on Airbus A330-200.

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by avier
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^They don't seem keen to utilise spare capacity to seize available slots at DEL/BOM and instead launching so many int'l flights now, using their A320Neo's.

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by avier
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Finally Finished , RIP. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9RWlhXUcAY1COs?format=png&name=small https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/sbi-led-consortium-to-take-jet-airways-to-nclt-seek-resolution-under-ibc-reports/articleshow/69825957.cms Well summarised by a well kn...

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by avier
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

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ET Now

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by avier
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I hope the Government now would have the kuhanas to: 1. Get rid of the 0/20 rule that stymies competition on the international routes 2. Allow Air Asia India to fly internationally ^From Jet Shutdown thread: One of 6E's worst nightmare is here: https://imgproc.airliners.net/photos/airliners/7/5/4/5...

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by avier
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Excellent response that clearly explains the circumstances! Thanks. I'm sorry, I've edited the airport part, as looking up online I realised that was incorrect. But basically Mecca doesn't have any airport, and to have lakhs of pilgrims fly there on regular commercial flights would be impossible as...

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by avier
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Why does the Government need to organize Hajj flights. Why can't those who want to go on Hajj just buy their own tickets? this is not intended to be a political or religious discussion. I am looking for the logical reasoning.....unless there isn't one? From what I've read, I believe Hajj subsidies ...

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by avier
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

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ET Now.

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

As an example, why do you think Ajay Singh was given an exception from mandatorily making a public offer to buy shares (when his shareholding crossed 25 percent) but buyers of Jet are not offered the same exception. It is the same Government that deals with Spicejet and Jet but why was there a diff...

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

But since, Indian rules have some strange formula that require that foreign capacity can not exceed 20 percent of domestic capacity..... Funnily, those rules don't apply to Air India Express. They get special treatment there and can have purely all int'l flights if they wish, though AIX does some t...

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

A new lounge has opened at BOM's Terminal 1B, where the 3 major LCC's operate out of, called Oasis. Pretty reasonable rates too for access. Seems ideal for business travellers using LCC's and also the ones flying the "Business" cabin product of SpiceJet or GoAir. https://m.hindustantimes.c...

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^It's high time AI is shutdown and not sold. It's fraud employees gala time will come to an end. In case of 9W, the owner was a fraud, and the poor hard working employees bore the brunt of the airline shutting down. Incase of AI, their employees are a bunch of fraudsters, and the airline run by a ...

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways' problems will be solved, says civil aviation minister https://m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/civil-aviation-says-confident-jet-airways-problems-will-be-solved/articleshow/69786622.cms While on one hand there is (fake) optimism being shown by the lenders...

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by avier
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Well, well, well, I' m afraid you missed the whole crux of the data presented when you came up with your own hypothesis. I am even more surprised that the two individuals that the data was directed at have cheered your response even though they exactly know what the data was pointing to. This parti...

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by avier
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Can someone explain this article to me. Why are the banks trying to delay bankruptcy of Jet. It's called Drama. In this country they like to stage a play over such issues which keeps dragging with many different climaxes till the general public just lose interest in the play and move on, by when th...

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by avier
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I never understood why Indigo's entry causes Spice and AI or whomever people here say to run away from the route. Are these routes really just having enough demand for one flight? Even if Indigo slashes fares in an irresponsible way, shouldn't demand increase. Again I would understand on a few exot...

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by avier
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Pakistani pilgrimage passengers beaten at Baghdad Airport.

Looks like only one man got into a major fight. And his behaviour probably warranted that reaction from the security guards, injuring himself in the process. Other pax seem to calmly walk around.
I wouldn't believe the PAK media story, they always behave like their countrymen are victims.

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by avier
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Wow I didn't know these new city pairs from BOM. Will good for BOM. I really think increased city pairs will be good for BOM and the airlines. Plus if BOM-DEL/BLR/CCU/HYD airfares go up 10% because of a reduction in capacity, so be it. I also don't see Vistara really filling up Jet's shoes. Vistara...

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by avier
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

When slots are precious, tertiary cities are dropped to add frequency for high yield passengers, so this is the logical outcome of slot limitations. Not completely true. Tertiary cities can be money makers actually since they have very little to NIL competition and that's exactly what Spicejet is d...

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by avier
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1661
Views: 162813

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

US Exim Bank moves DGCA to de-register 6 Boeing 777-300ER's of Jet.

Seperately, NSE to remove Jet Airways shares from daily trading.

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by avier
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Suspension of operations at airports in Gujarat due to Cyclone Vayu.

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by avier
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 782
Views: 37771

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Was poking around the UK website ans saw something odd on their flight schedules page (too lazy to post a screen shot): Flight# UK0866 Origin: (undefined) BDQ 00:10 Dest: BOM 01:00 Freq: TUE effective 11-Jun - 11-Jun Would this be a ex-9W 737 stored at BDQ? That was last night's diversion of their ...

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