500 aircraft? 1000 aircraft? Castles in the air, unless they 'colonize' other airspaces. IndiGo Sri Lanka, IndiGo Bangladesh, etc. Not sure how feasible this is. What is so surprising about the market leader of a fast growing industry growing ~2.5x in 8 years? That is only a CAGR of 11% . Don't be ...Jump to post
Accounting for replacements IndiGo will operate a fleet of around 500 aircraft by 2025-26.... ...Will IndiGo eventually become a 1000 aircraft airline?... 500 aircraft? 1000 aircraft? Castles in the air, unless they 'colonize' other airspaces. IndiGo Sri Lanka, IndiGo Bangladesh, etc. Not sure how ...Jump to post
Zone boarding only works if everybody respects said system.
In a planeful of 100-300 pax, often in all shapes, sizes, nationalities and cultures, uniform discipline may not be the first thing that they exude. One casualty being zone boarding.
I had a lengthy discussion with a 6E training captain recently and he had nothing but glowing remarks to say about the airline. From the company culture to the new markets that will be served with the A321LR he was grinning from ear to ear. Its easy to assume that this airline will control a larger...Jump to post
What would be really awkward would be what to do with the passengers. Can you imagine all the families of Orthodox jews with Israeli passports wandering around a Saudi airport terminal? Technically, isn't this the case on AI's DEL-TLV-DEL flights? As long as it's just a few pax and possibly on only...Jump to post
One step at a time. I guess KSA does not allow El Al planes (unlike AI) because in the case of IRROPS it is fine to have an AI plane on the ground in a Saudi Airport. An El Al plane on the ground with the white Star of David emblazoned on its tail will be quite unsavoury for the Saudis at this point...Jump to post
sonicruiser wrote:Why are they blaming Turkey for something that is an Indian problem?
Yeah it was expected that it will be delivered on 29th but that information turned out to be false. It has had its customer acceptance flight so delivery shouldn't be too far away. The deployment plans are still up in the air. My guess is it will be first flown on domestic routes and when a sizeabl...Jump to post
Each year TK applies for additional destinations and frequencies, to have them rejected. Its very much a political matter, not simple air service decision. It's a similar story with Qatar, whose bilaterals haven't been updated since 2009 or so. From the Indian side, the aviation centric justificati...Jump to post
The first thing that needs to happen is that employee salaries along with backlog, even with a reasonable interest payment if possible need to be cleared pronto. News reports from this morning claim Naresh Goyal has stated that this will happen by April 1, but this is way too far down the line IMO. ...Jump to post
A321neo in Indigo Colors is looking great, looking forward to the Vistara A321neo IndiGo will be only the second Indian airline to operate the A321. The A319 remains exclusive to AI. With so many A320s, why were the A319 and A321 neglected by Indian airlines until now? I started a thread on this su...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:I am quite surprised though, why order the A350 when you already have 8 787's in service. Seems operationally more logical to take some more 787.
Ethiopian fly to tons of places in Africa, and own many airlines in the continent. Well done to them!Jump to post
Goa is a popular tourist destination for North and South Indians alike, as well as with Europeans (particularly Russians). Can't say there are too many visitors from SE Asia, Aus and NZ though, and even if there is a chunk, one-stop options abound.Jump to post
What stood out ET had reported first that the Tata group was keen on a deal only if the Goyals’ agreed to exit. Jet representatives offered the Tatas 26% and some board-level positions, including vice-chairmanship. This proposal has been rejected. Naresh Goyal and wife Anita Goyal own 51% in the ai...Jump to post
Tata Vets Jet Airways Books for Potential Acquisition The talks are still in their early stages and there’s no certainty they would result in a transaction, the people said, asking not to be identified discussing the private negotiations. India’s Mint newspaper reported Tuesday that Tata Group Chie...Jump to post
Flown all 3 of KU's A310s more times than I care to count, as well as AI's and EK's over the years.
Loved the plane - they don't make them like that anymore!
Can you tell me of major cost cutting efforts at Jet? About all the EY investment did is re-route connections to AbuDhabi. In other airlines EY invested in, they at least tried to cut costs with... in general poor results. From a pax perspective, if it counts: 1. A massive dilution of the JP progra...Jump to post
That is also the case for major European airlines. Their footprint is also quite tiny in India/China. Same reasons that would apply to US3 (yields, government backing). The European airlines have handy networks to India, with at least daily if not multiple daily flights: BA - DEL / BOM / HYD / BLR ...Jump to post
Knowing TG, they'll buy all versions of both aircraft.Jump to post
There have been a lot of rumours about 6E doing this and that, not least their supposed plan to purchase widebodies and fly to Europe right about now. As with anything, believe it when the orders have been made, the flights have been loaded onto the GDS, and tickets have been sold to fliers. You wou...Jump to post
Wow - unexpected order.
What's next lol? From having the oldest bunch of aircraft in the ME region a mere 5 years ago, they have quickly transitioned to having the latest planes.
Jet is an airline which has its fundamentals in place. Will they be knocked out in the current round as Indigo goes for the kill? That might well happen, but I would be surprised if it did. People underestimate Naresh Goyal IMO. The way I see it, Spicejet is the most vulnerable to a sudden death sc...Jump to post
As I said, Joon is heading for strike. On august 24th, 3 of Joon's unions sent a letter to the CEO saying they will strike soon if the flight attendants don't get a raise asap. What a joke. AF thought they would create a strike proof airline and lo and behold it catches the bug in under a year! :lol:Jump to post
Of course. Being able to have a great flight experience on an outstanding 77W, and not having to deal with a cramped 346 from iberia? or a hit or mostly miss bad cabin experience on AM? count me in! Between a Boeing 777-300ER and an A340-600, I know which one I will choose. Especially if I'm flying...Jump to post
Might be pertinent, this thread:
Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
All of their flights to India are on A320s/A321s.
These are one of the roomiest A320s in the sky today, but for capacity expansion maybe some of these flights can be scaled up to the 332. They have been paid for and still have a few years left in the tank.
Wikipedia is a joke. No one I know considers it a reliable source of information, regardless of the topic. You must be joking. It is the best website ever. Just thinking of the amount of effort needed to put up all that information, maintain and update it in real time using volunteers, all while ke...Jump to post
A380 capable?!? A wee bit late to the game. Lightsaber Why, Emirates are always going to be around. They send the 380 to MRU so MLE might want a slice of the action, with the tourist traffic to justify it. Back on topic, here are pictures of the NEO and the landing gear: https://images.indianexpres...Jump to post
South America is the only part of the world where India has very little to do with.
I suspect there are more NRIs / American Indians visiting South America from the US / Canada in any given year vs Indians from India itself.
What strikes me about this story is that Male are building a 2nd runway! What for? 1. Does Hulhule Intl even have the traffic to support parallel runway ops? Or is it some kind of vanity thing? 2. Where even is the room for a 2nd runway, going by the overhead pictures of the airport? : https://i.pin...Jump to post
What a surprise, this is the second time they have shut down. The strategy seemed very hodge-podge anyway, with their previous iteration being a luxury airline, and this one an LCC. It was a race to the bottom towards the end, with dozens of cancelled flights every week, and staff salaries being hel...Jump to post
Excellent report as always.
Nice that AI has managed to make multiple daily 787s work on DEL-CCU for what has been an extended period of time now.
Air India should aim higher: why stop at BOM-JFK or BOM-FRA when you have entire countries without direct flights from India. When they are not bound by commercial considerations like a normal airline they should look at more exotic routes. Malaysia is one of them - bereft of Indian carriers at the...Jump to post
Only apt that I paste this thread here:
Why has Nigeria never had a major airline?
Not to get too deep into this, but India was a major colony of the British and these air links are ancient as far as aviation history goes. Add that to AI's hub at DEL (they have 3 LHR flights if I'm not wrong) and the expansion of long haul flying from India over the last 20 years and you have the ...Jump to post
The nickeling and diming in the aviation industry has to get worse before it gets better. Let RyanAir lead it to the edge of the cliff if they want to - at one point, the flying public will realize the ins and outs of this game and vouch for a quality flying experience vs dozens of rules, regulation...Jump to post