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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16433

Re: Opportunity to bid for 100% equity in Air India extended to June 30, 2020; buyers asked to only absorb $3.5 B in deb

Hahaha. Man, they are deranged if they think anyone is going to bite in this environment. Such an investment by any carrier would invite some serious backlash. Nobody is making money. Now is not the time to acquire an even bigger money pit. I agree. The whole point of my post on this is to point ou...

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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/gov ... 28536.html
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Opportunity to bid for 100% equity in Air India extended to June 30; to sweeten the deal, buyers asked to only absorb $3.5 B in debt

Welcome to la-la land....
https://www.livemint.com/news/india/gov ... 28536.html

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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16433

Re: Opportunity to bid for 100% equity in Air India extended to June 30

To sweeten the offer, the successful bidder for Air India will be required to absorb ONLY ₹23,286.5 crore of debt ($3.5 billion) after the government transfers Rs 63,113 crore of debt from Air India and subsidiary Air India Express ahead of the national carrier’s proposed divestment.

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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India - Government to sell 100% stake.
Replies: 137
Views: 16433

Opportunity to bid for 100% equity in Air India extended to June 30, 2020; buyers asked to only absorb $3.5 B in debt

As a result of the coronovirus situation, the Government of India has extended the deadline for bidders to bid for 100% equity in Air India to June 30, 2020. This is the second time the government extended the deadline to submit bids for Air India as it had earlier extended the deadline to 30 April ...

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by edealinfo
Fri Apr 24, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

According to this article, "Geniuses" are working feverishly, trying to keep cost down while planning the phased resumption of services... Network Planning – a fine blend of Art and Science What must the network planners be doing currently? Well while airlines are grounded, plans are stil...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Are the geniuses at Vistara going to ask for an additional 15% discount on their second 787-9 before taking actual delivery. If not, they are no longer geniuses. See the link below. [Separately, Tatas have long been know for honoring contracts even though there were opportunities to get out of them ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Two SpiceJet lessors in talks to reclaim planes over missed payments - sources Lessors are willing to take losses as long as they get their aircraft out of India. Everybody remembers the fiasco with Jet Airways when lessors weren't able to re-possess their aircraft immediately for breach of contract...

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

1. Vistara is controlled by an Indian entity, Tatas and there was no doubt about Indian entity management control. Why is the Tata group desperately trying to exit Air Asia India (according to your post). Tata group only recently took the stake up to 51% in Air Asia India and that too only because ...

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Indigo, SpiceJet, Go Air, Air India, TruJet are 100% owned and controlled by entities in India. Air AsiaIndia is not. Its parent's CEO is mired in corruption allegations not just in India, but also in Malaysia. If Air Asia Malaysia sells its stake to have an Indian entity in full control of Air Asi...

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

how do people see this playing out - India talking to U.S. over visa sanctions . I think it will make messier the situation that already we are in. I am not surprised that Trump is p**sed. Per the link, there were 470,000 Indians who entered illegally, in one year alone (2015), and India just took ...

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 13, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

I am sorry of I am argumentative but Fuel (i.e.)ATF prices have never been lower so the reasoning is not sound. Assuming all other factors are constant (your assumption, including that the virus is not a factor for this airline), why would the airline fold now when fuel have never been lower (in th...

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by edealinfo
Sat Apr 11, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

There is no way Delta (or any airline) would fill anywhere near 50% of a summer TATL flight with frequent flyer tickets. One legacy running at 50% would very likely be overkill. They would not be 50% frequent flyer awards. Only a small percentage of a given flight is allocated to award redemption. ...

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by edealinfo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

vadodara wrote:

I hope the govt. doesn't pick winners and losers; instead let the market decide.


C'mon. What kind of a statement is that? How do you think Air India survived for the last decade?

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by edealinfo
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Separately, would Delta cancel a summer flight, if it is 50% full at this time but most of those seats are frequent flyer tickets from 25K to 28K miles round trip? They would not be 50% frequent flyer awards. Only a small percentage of a given flight is allocated to award redemption. Especially for...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Lootess wrote:
What more are you asking for? The situation is fluid everyday and DL doesn't have to update it until they feel it's final.

DL DTW-AMS, ATL-AMS are the only transatlantic routes running now. ATL-LHR 1x was axed.


Doesn't DL have operate JFK as a hub out to Europe?

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Announcing June/July/August and September schedule right now would increase the already horrendous wait time exponentially. First, that you for the extremely useful post. With regard to your quoted statement above, I understand that UA wouldn't want to pull the schedule right now or cancel flights,...

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Question.

If Delta cuts one flight of a round-trip flight, will the person be eligible for a full refund...... even if Delta automatically re-accommodates the person on a partner airline flight that would take off within 90 minutes of the cancelled flight?

Thanks.

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

Re: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

Neither UA nor DL have announced a revised TransAtlantic flying program yet for 2020. As mentioned above , AA has, most probably the other two will shortly announce theirs in the upcoming weeks/days. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Thanks. I am unable to change "United" in the title to...

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?
Replies: 43
Views: 11445

What has Delta not massively cut flights to Europe this summer as United has?

I noticed that Delta has not cut flights to Europe this summer even though United has implemented massive cuts. What gives? Is United ahead of the curve and Delta isn't? Separately, Delta offers round trip flights to Europe for as little as 28K miles round trip for peak summer with wide availability.

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 08, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure
Replies: 356
Views: 65652

Re: LH Group fleet groundings, Germanwings closure

I am not sure about the logic of this. Shouldn't LH simply have deferred all new deliveries for 2 years? Fuel prices will be low at least for the next 2 years which means that older aircraft are still good.

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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Good riddance? Why? Why do you consider it differently from SpiceJet or Air India? What men! You still dont get how things work on Airliners.net/Twitter/Facebook? Indigo is the rich and villainous sethji in every Bollywood movie who can buy influence and support by throwing freebies to av bloggers!...

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

hohd wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
If they can exit Air Asia India now, the airline could fold, and a good riddance anyway.


Good riddance? Why? Why do you consider it differently from SpiceJet or Air India?

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Air Deccan is first Indian casualty of coronavirus...... https://www.ndtv.com/business/coronavirus-impact-on-aviation-air-deccan-ceases-operation-employees-on-sabbatical-without-pay-2206529? Regional airlines in India never lasted long in the past so the virus is not the main issue in that case . T...

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by edealinfo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://simpleflying.com/grounded-planes-costs/
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SpiceJet spends more than $20 million a month on its lease of 100 aircraft.

https://simpleflying.com/grounded-planes-costs/

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by edealinfo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

“Tata Sons is stuck with AirAsia Berhad in a jinxed alliance. A watertight agreement is preventing Tata Sons from exiting AirAsia India“

This teaser is on the Business Standard newspaper. Does someone who has a subscription to the paper throw more light?

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by edealinfo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

You are applying principle on what basis? Air India, Jet Airways or Satyam? Unless someone tapped the call and you have access to transcripts! How do you transcribe an eye-roll? Ajay Singh didn't fix SpiceJet finances, he just spread the losses as tax write-offs. Compare SpiceJet taxes to other Ind...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

HDFC must know something that we don't... A bailout package coming out I need to buy SpiceJet shares... Maybe they got a call from PMO. That is the only plausible reason to depart from their longstanding conservative approach because they don't have a choice to say NO. Like I said a couple of weeks...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

"The shares were bought from the open market." per article. That's an operational point of how the shares were procured that unfortunately, doesn't throw light on their reasoning for the purchase. HDFC is a very conservative bank. Much lesser NPA... Did not give much money to Vijay Mallya...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

avier wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet

What does HDFC know that we don't?

"The shares were bought from the open market." per article.


That's an operational point of how the shares were procured that unfortunately, doesn't throw light on their reasoning for the purchase.

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 884418.cms?
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HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet

What does HDFC know that we don't?

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 884418.cms?

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 10229

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What is more sad is the AI colony to the south side of the hangars . If that area got cleared out, the 2nd parallel runway could be built. While it may be too close for simultaneous take-off/landings , it could work for a simultaneous take-off/landing. Several airports, notably Newark, operate with...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Indians should stop fantasizing that other sovereign funds are going to save Indian carriers. So, here are the possibilities for the Tatas and their partners: 1. Operate Vistara and Air Asia separately -- 2 weak airlines and both destined to never make profits. Charity work is through Tata Trust no...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

If Singapore Air pays Air Asia's parent what it invested in Air Asia India they will be willing to sell even without a premium given the challenging times and need to raise cash. The Air Asia planes can be repainted as Vistara, get Vistara branding and service inside out, and operate in an all econ...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.aviationindia.net/2020/03/a ... ts-in.html
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I had no idea there were so many Germans in India.

https://www.aviationindia.net/2020/03/a ... ts-in.html

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tata's faced with "Sophie's Choice" on Vistara and Air Asia India. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/coronavirus-impact-vistara-or-airasia-india-tata-group-must-pick-one-as-losses-mount/story/399633.html Sophie’s Choice is the title of a 1979 novel by William Styron, about a ...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tata's faced with "Sophie's Choice" on Vistara and Air Asia India. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/coronavirus-impact-vistara-or-airasia-india-tata-group-must-pick-one-as-losses-mount/story/399633.html Sophie’s Choice is the title of a 1979 novel by William Styron, about a P...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I disagree with your contention or characterization of not much value. Ofcourse you will. You have, unfortunately, not stated a better use for the 787; baking under Delhi's sun or running 1 round-trip a day on DEL - BOM, isn't a better alternative. I see you have avoided answering the question, rep...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

. 1. Long before other members (apart from me) pointed out (on this thread and the other) that 3 weekly on evening LHR departures wasn't much value to Vistara,..... 2. you went on to shame Vistara for not taking slots from GA. 3. you went on to admit that this was a Government to Government deal! 4...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So, now that we've moved goal-posts and are discussing Vistara's relationship with British Airways, why would Vistara pitch for slots with lousy LHR timings from Garuda, when BA now has truckloads of slots at LHR and can very well lease some prime-time ones to Vistara to "complement" thei...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Also, as someone mentioned on the other thread, these slot timings aren't great either...not sure why Vistara would be interested in them. You mean , for O & D, flying out of India at the middle of the night (which is standard for international travel) is a better option? Flying out of India in...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

trinidadeG wrote:
Also, as someone mentioned on the other thread, these slot timings aren't great either...not sure why Vistara would be interested in them.


You mean , for O & D, flying out of India at the middle of the night (which is standard for international travel) is a better option?

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

SpiceJet pilot, who did not fly overseas this month, tests positive for coronavirus https://www.livemint.com/news/india/spicejet-pilot-who-did-not-fly-overseas-this-month-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-11585462945593.html he might have caught it from a fellow pilot that did but who did not exhibit ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

But yeah, let's not waste an opportunity to push the tired, old "789 baking in the sun" theory... :) You mean it's finally flying on a regular basis? umm .. maybe you haven't noticed that, at the moment, nothing is It was a rhetorical question. I was questioning someone challenging my sta...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

CaliguyNYC wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
Plus it was a govt to govt inside deal. AI is paying much much less or even got it for free in return for india buying palm oil from Indonesia.


That was my speculation for which you are giving it wings!

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

trinidadeG wrote:

But yeah, let's not waste an opportunity to push the tired, old "789 baking in the sun" theory... :)


You mean it's finally flying on a regular basis?

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... -GA_AI.jpg
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Looks like it is 3 slot pairs or 6 individual slots according to this document....

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... -GA_AI.jpg

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4209

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/
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Here is a great web site that tracks slot trades though it doesn't indicate the cost of the trade.

https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 37228

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-india-heathrow-slot-lease/ It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end. More discussion on this on thi...

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