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by Viman
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 277
Views: 17809

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

India's domestic air passenger traffic beats global trend, up by 8.9% in July: New Delhi: At a time when the global air passenger growth is decreasing, Indian domestic air passenger market clocked an 8.9% growth in July this year when compared to the same month last year, international airlines body...

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by Viman
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 2217

Re: Indian Airports - Construction and Expansion Thread - 2019

"The upcoming Jewar airport in Greater Noida is likely to have eight runways and it will be double the size of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is likely to reach saturation point by 2024. The Noida International Airport Limited (NIAL) is likely to prepare a proposal that seek...

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by Viman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

"Jet Airways owes more than Rs 8,000 crore to a consortium of banks led by the State Bank of India, which now run the airline, while it has a much larger debt pile by way of accumulated losses to the tune of Rs 13,000 crore and vendor dues of over Rs 10,000 crore and salary dues of over Rs 3,00...

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by Viman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46522

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Reached BOM few days back, Indigo was on-time as usual, i used to travel a lot on Jet airways so free food and Jet Wifi IFE were missing but i understand those were not sustainable and frankly for short trips Indigo with its frequency and on time performance is an excellent option. There will be dec...

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by Viman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 880
Views: 46522

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

... And what happens if it doesnt shut down in the "NEAR FUTURE" or could you estimate the time frame of that near future as so far so many near futures have come and AI is still eating our money and flying So Id love to have your intellect on the time line as well when your so sure about...

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by Viman
Thu May 30, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Yes, I agree NG was “detained” not “arrested” (I had not paid too much attention to the choice of word when typing. It doesn’t change my underlying point that in a civilized society one need to be charged before being detained. India shouldn’t be a dictatorship where strong men or women rule or mak...

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by Viman
Thu May 30, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Yes, I agree NG was “detained” not “arrested” (I had not paid too much attention to the choice of word when typing. It doesn’t change my underlying point that in a civilized society one need to be charged before being detained. India shouldn’t be a dictatorship where strong men or women rule or mak...

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by Viman
Wed May 29, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Only in India can one arbitrarily decide a person can't fly. There are no charges against him. They really have no right to hold him back. While it may seem like I am defending chacha, I am not. I am a rules-based persons. That is the essence in any civilized society. Wow. Have you inside knowledge...

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by Viman
Mon May 27, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Naresh Goyal is under investigation by various departments like Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Enforcement Directorate etc.. he knew he was going to get nailed and was fleeing India just like Mallya, here are two articles on such stuff: A widening enquiry into diversion of funds and the source of th...

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by Viman
Sat May 25, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Naresh Goyal and wife were trying to flee from India, Emirates 777 was stopped after push back had taken place and both of them were de-boarded. Ha Ha Ha !! Now where are all the Naresh Goyal fanboys? Hopefully you will come back here from USA/UK/Canada ASAP to save your beloved Naresh Chacha :) htt...

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by Viman
Wed May 01, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Of the 56, we know Vistara is getting 10 and SpiceJet is getting 40 — it is still unclear if the 40 are all ex Jet planes. Assuming it is this means there are 10 available for AirAsia India. The lessors that haven’t yet filed to deregister must be hoping against hope that Jet would be rescued. What...

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by Viman
Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 35020

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Just a quick question for everyone what motivates all of you to come here and present your opinions when there is a very very small possibility that they are going to have any impact in real life? I.e. the people in power are very unlikely to read these threads and get influenced? I curate two thre...

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by Viman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

For decades India enjoyed US exemptions on Iran oil import sanctions which Trump ended last week. This will have a significant impact on ATF prices. It will be a major surprise. If you really paid attention to markets, then you would have noticed that Brent has already slipped down from $74 to $71 ...

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by Viman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Also, Aviation finance is a totally different animal, none of your listed experience matters. Masters in Computers Science teaches the nitty gritties of aviation financing, therefore it is very relevant. And btw I am indeed Batman, because everything someone says on the internet is 100% agmark trut...

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by Viman
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Brilliant example to Amazon/Flipcart. I think the issue is many here are in favor of random rulings if it favors their outcome. They don't understand what goes around comes around or for my Indian friends - Karma is a bi**h. Goyal was 100% wrong in imposing that 5 year rule through his connections ...

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by Viman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Should SG look into leasing 5 or 6 9W'S 77W assuming EY will lease them the 9W slots at LHR to restart BOM and DEL-LHR routes? I am assuming there is enough demand for another carrier on the route. If the routes are profitable SG should negotiate with Airbus or Boeing for A359'S or 789'S and replac...

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by Viman
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

What can I say. That's the difference between a well run airline and a grossly mismanaged one. Banks handled this situation exceptionally well. They did not flush down more money down the drain on the basis of fairy tales spun by the clueless management. Or one that has political backing to stay in...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

IndiGo, Tatas protest govt's basis for allotting Jet Airways slots It's become obvious the current govt. is showing such bias and favouritism to SpiceJet, even making "waivers" as when needed just to benefit them whereas other airlines have to function with the regulatory framework. Also ...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Based on Official reports, SpiceJet has hired 1000 Jet Airways Employees and more will be hired in future, forum members are advised to ignore fake news and propaganda peddlers on this thread, not to forget the very same people have asked to close this thread in the past. News link on Spicejet hirin...

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by Viman
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet lost a hundred pilots to SpiceJet. https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/spicejet-hires-500-jet-airways-employees-including-100-pilots-3858361.html/amp I read somewhere else over 400 pilots have left Jet. Sorry I forgot to grab the link. What is being bid on? This certainly seems like a pi...

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by Viman
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How empty have BOM's terminal 2 and DEL T3 become at this point? - I'm guessing that they are pretty much ghost towns during the daytime domestic rush hours now. Nope, you are mistaken, I was flying from BOM Terminal 2 just two days back and it was as full as ever with passengers. Apart from Air In...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 35020

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Nope, I would like to see an increase in privatisation of as many airports as possible, reduce AAI filth as much as possible. I would much rather pay a fee for a private airport than travel in a sarkari airport. Absolutely. During my study break SIN-MAA-SIN shuttles, the departure from SIN is alway...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

SpiceJet has announced 6 more 737NG (in addition to the 16 previously announced and ATRs): https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSL3N2201D6 Are these ex-Jet aircraft? I assume ex-Jet pilot resumes are flooding in to SpiceJet, Indigo, GoAir, Vistara, and AirAsia India. Jet naturally will be incl...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Airport slots are not the property of the airline to be sold. When an airline fails its slots revert to the airport operator. And before you say it, I know airlines trade slots in LHR but India is not UK. BOM is not LHR. Let us discuss things the way they work in India. As noted, the LHR slots were...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 35020

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Chennai Airport has done the unthinkable: it has brought in a host of new retailers at the domestic terminal. Only in DEL/BOM/BLR do you expect to see such top-level brands. Kudos to AAI! More shops are coming in the international terminal. The ancient departures section has had a few shops under c...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How empty have BOM's terminal 2 and DEL T3 become at this point? - I'm guessing that they are pretty much ghost towns during the daytime domestic rush hours now. Nope, you are mistaken, I was flying from BOM Terminal 2 just two days back and it was as full as ever with passengers. Apart from Air In...

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by Viman
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1798
Views: 189067

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Great read! Thanks for posting. Re shifting focus to DL etc., in all fairness it is a valid scenario with a decent capacity crunch on LHR, CDG and AMS. Speaking of grabbing slots, I know SG, UK, 6E all added a bunch of new flights from BOM & DEL but how many BOM-DEL flights were added given the...

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by Viman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

What/Who is an administration? That's why I said Ajay Singh will "have his run" meaning at some point in the future, he too may likely run out of gas. For now, he has his rightful place in the sunshine. Bawli Bhai, Any reason for the sudden change in your allegiance? You went from bashing...

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by Viman
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways Latest Developments Discussion Thread

The airline which is taking over Bombay slots and routes with vengeance in not spicejet but Indigo, Indigo has received four aeroplanes in last five days and even before that they were gobbling up the slots at BOM which this earlier flight schedule announcement shows: https://www.goindigo.in/informa...

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by Viman
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 35020

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

IndiGo's new flights using 9W slots at BOM will depart from T2 at BOM with flight nos. from 6E 5300-5399. Timetable as published on their site ; https://www.goindigo.in/information/mumbai-terminal.html Nice to see the effect of these launches on the pricing, Bombay-Nagpur ticket booked for next wee...

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by Viman
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns
Replies: 323
Views: 28480

Re: Parts of Indian and Pakistani airspace closed after multiple shootdowns

Pakistan has been caught lying once again, AIM120 is used with F-16 which they lost, here is the picture of the part in India:

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by Viman
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36240

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Indigo is the actual "Nag/Naagin" in Nagpur, Indigo drove away Air Asia from Nagpur last month by dumping capacity and then jacked up the prices by 40% to 50% on those routes. Similar thing happened at Surat too Indigo has been using this strategy in many places across India, Tripura Chie...

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by Viman
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36240

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I follow this thread from afar as I only visit India every few years at this point. Just curious though - with SG turning their fortunes around, why do they still not serve NAG? Actually, Vistara doesn't serve NAG either IIRC. Indigo is the actual "Nag/Naagin" in Nagpur, Indigo drove away...

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by Viman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Are the salaries of the Naresh Goyal social media cheerleaders behind too or is it only Jet employees that are getting shafted? Naresh Goyal's Social media cheerleaders are paid ON TIME. It is laughable to see them trying to spin Naresh Goyal losing control of Jet Airways as some kind of achievemen...

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by Viman
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Looks like I touched a raw nerve of Naresh's minions with Dawood Ibrahim, they are unison in singing " Call us corrupt, call us thieves but do not link us with Terrorists and Underworld". Well it is not everyone's problem that your ""Aaka" was in bed with Dawood. A simple Go...

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by Viman
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The only one harming Jet employees is Naresh Goyal and his minions on social media, they have sheepishly gone underground after the recent spate of cancellations as they don't want to face the wrath of irate customers. If Naresh destroys jet he should branded as wilful defaulter and thrown in Jail.

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by Viman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

9 out 11 years in losses even after having Dawood Ibrahim money then Dial a Ministers State Bank money, no competition till recent times, used to destroy Air India routes by bribing ministers, blocked Tata buying Air India in 1990s, lobbied against new liberal flying rules and blocking new airlines ...

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by Viman
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Why do you say certainly not a board seat? He will have 20% after dilution and is probably one of the bigger shareholder. I think he will retain his board seat. But so what. That is just vanity. Board seats do not have operating control and one vote can't make the board do things you want. I predic...

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by Viman
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Okay, time to separate actual facts from concocted fiction. The law limits the import of foreign currency to Indian soil to the extent of Rs. 25,000. Even this was only recently revised from the earlier limit of Rs 10,000. See the relevant RBI notification: https://www.rbi.org.in/scripts/Notificati...

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by Viman
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The first rule of Indian capitalism is there are only sick companies, there are no sick promoters. I am sure NG has siphoned off enough money over the years to sustain his family for a few generations It was just a jibe from my side, I know Naresh would have learnt few lessons on money laundering f...

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by Viman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Naresh Goyal is an egomaniac, he will take down the entire company rather than give up control. First Tata and now Etihad have shown him the reality. Naresh will be back selling tickets as ticket agent just like his old Dawood Ibrahim days.

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by Viman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I don't think any airline in India is doing good. If I recall correctly Boeing rep said fares in India are 10%-15% below cost and are not sustainable. Airlines with hot cash are waiting out on others to go out of business. This is not a healthy competition. Even government of India saying these far...

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by Viman
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

You make your point with sarcasm, but there are to big issues in that link: 1. Jet failed to timely pay a bank debt. Kudos to Jet management for self reporting. 2. A 'C' rating means most financial institutions either cannot lend or won't due to the far higher reserve requirements. It just became m...

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by Viman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

In 2018 Indigo was already showing signs of a monopoly player, dumping capacity to drive out other Airlines then raising the prices, hopefully Spice Jet and Go Air fight back in 2019 and stop or at least minimise the monopoly ways of Indigo. An example will be the recent withdrawal of Air Asia from...

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by Viman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39584

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

In 2018 Indigo was already showing signs of a monopoly player, dumping capacity to drive out other Airlines then raising the prices, hopefully Spice Jet and Go Air fight back in 2019 and stop or at least minimise the monopoly ways of Indigo. An example will be the recent withdrawal of Air Asia from ...

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by Viman
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 387740

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Etihad is giving guarantee for this SBI loan and there is no consortium of Banks helping out Goyal: "Jet Airways is in discussions with its largest lender to SBI for raising short-term loans worth Rs 1,500 crore. The airline is looking to mop up these funds to meet its working capital requireme...

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by Viman
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162104

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

From the same day they Are shutting down three stations Amritsar, Nagpur and Surat. With the capacity expansion of Indigo we can expect other airlines closing further routes! I am not able to find this news about closure of Air Asia at these stations, can you give some link? Bookings are not open o...

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by Viman
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 162104

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Air Asia finally adds BOM to its network with the announcement of 1x daily BLR-BOM wef 15JAN19. This route is currently served by at least 32 daily frequencies across carriers. From the same day they Are shutting down three stations Amritsar, Nagpur and Surat. With the capacity expansion of Indigo ...

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by Viman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range
Replies: 68
Views: 14136

Re: Boeing Releases 777X BBJ; 11,000+ nm Range

Gulfstream G650 has a cabin altitude of 3290', just shows the vast difference between Bizjets and the Airliners.

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by Viman
Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100
Replies: 52
Views: 10849

Reuters: Iran airlines need 500 planes, official mulls Sukhoi SSJ 100

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian news agencies reported the country’s top civil aviation official as saying on Wednesday. Iran needs to upgrade its ageing passenger fleet and i...

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