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by atal17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 69
Views: 24096

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

About the 330s that is news... back to the 777s Jet Airways has a lot of excess capacity with those 777s. They have always been in excess of their need. Simply look at their leasing history with TK, TG and GF. Also deploying airplanes only serves as a stop gap measure and is definetly a lot better ...

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by atal17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200
Replies: 69
Views: 24096

Re: Alitalia B777-300ER and additional A330-200

According to CH Aviation, Alitalia expects its first B777-300ER in the 3Q this year. The article states it will be sourced from Etihad or other partner airlines. Speaking of partner airlines, Jet Airways has put 6 of its 777s for sale/lease. They were the ones leased and operated by Etihad previous...

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by atal17
Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - February 2017
Replies: 120
Views: 9714

Re: India Aviation Thread - February 2017

IndiGo announces flights to Sharjah- its 7th international destination! Budget carrier IndiGo today said it will launch services to Sahrjah from Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram, besides introducing a flight to Muscat from Kozhikode, starting March-April. http://economictimes.com/industry/transport...

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by atal17
Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai profits drop 68%
Replies: 24
Views: 5246

Re: Flydubai profits drop 68%

If it's that bad for an LCC, imagine what it would be like for it's parent which is a giant Full service carrier Care to elaborate? The two airlines run distinctively different kind of operations. How can you presume anything about the results of EK from the results of Fly Dubai? And, hey, they sti...

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by atal17
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flydubai profits drop 68%
Replies: 24
Views: 5246

Re: Flydubai profits drop 68%

If it's that bad for an LCC, imagine what it would be like for it's parent which is a giant Full service carrier Care to elaborate? The two airlines run distinctively different kind of operations. How can you presume anything about the results of EK from the results of Fly Dubai? And, hey, they sti...

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by atal17
Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 16097

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

whywhyzee wrote:
atal17 wrote:
DEL enters the 50+ million passenger mark!

2016 - 55,631,385
2015 - 45,981,773

Change - 21%


21% growth is incredible! Any ideas as to who was the driving factor behind that?


Massive capacity infusion from indiGo, Vistara, AirAsia India and Air India helped a lot.

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by atal17
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 16097

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

DEL enters the 50+ million passenger mark!

2016 - 55,631,385
2015 - 45,981,773

Change - 21%

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by atal17
Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

[*] SAUDIA to resume Thiruvananthapuram services . SAUDIA is set to return to Thiruvananthapuram after a long period of absence, with a total of 5 weekly flights from their hubs at Jeddah and Riyadh using A333 equipment effective 01APR17. Thiruvananthapuram will be SV's 2nd active city in Kerala aft...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

It's official: T2 will be IndiGo only terminal. T1 to be decongested by 40%. This gives 6E a capacity of 12 million passengers per year from Delhi. http://timesofindia.com/city/delhi/indigo-ready-for-solo-show-at-t2/articleshow/56861008.cms Correction - it hasn't been confirmed yet. DIAL will take ...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

* Oman Air increases frequencies/upgauges flights effective 05FEB17 - Following the recent round of bilateral negotiations, where Oman received an additional 6,000 seats - Oman Air has decided to increase flights/seats to their popular destinations in India. * Mumbai (WY203/204) receives the A332 * ...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

This is partly to boost aircraft utilization and allow TRV based aircraft to rotate northwards. Have no doubt that AIX will eventually launch COK/TRV to SIN connection. Only a matter of time. More so to bring the aircraft to their Engg base where they can shuttle aircraft to Kochi/Kozhikode/Mangalo...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

New routes/changes within Indian carriers - * Spicejet resumes Surat effective S17 Spicejet will resume Surat services after ending them abruptly when one of its planes was involved in an incident at the same airport 2 and half years ago. Spicejet will launch 2 daily Boeing B737 services between De...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week
Replies: 65
Views: 7242

Re: KEF-HKG: Unserved route of the week

A bit off topic - but I wonder how well would a TK service between IST & KEF work in terms of transfers to Asia...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

India, Netherlands revise pact to allow seven additional flights India and the Netherlands have revised the air services agreement allowing carriers from both the countries to operate an additional seven flights each week. This will benefit Jet Airways and KLM, which currently fly between India and...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Where did you pull this 20k number from? India-UAE(RAK) bilateral UAE very smartly negotiated JUST for rakairways, which went belly up and Air Arabia wanted those but India refused because it is from different emirate. Indian side of that allotment is still available to any Indian carrier. It's jus...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

VolvoBus wrote:
If India could restrict the existing bilaterals to India-UAE passengers,rather than India-anywhere via UAE,would there be a problem?


They'd reply in kind - might not be the same sector they're dealing with, but it will be counterproductive for sure.

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by atal17
Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Don't worry, India-UAE open skies is not going to happen. Abu Dhabi is happy with what it has between EY and 9W, and wouldn't care for Dubai. These are just planted stories by journalists (for free food). Indian carriers have strong hold on O&D market and they still have 20K seats/week more to ...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?
Replies: 21
Views: 10903

Re: British Airways to return Pakistan this year?

Just had a look at this link.. https://www.samaa.tv/sports/2017/01/uk-diplomat-wants-england-cricket-team-to-visit-pakistan/ Does make sense to me. Surely I do see BA returning to ISB. Especially when the new airport opens this year in August. It's been going on for a while now I think it's time th...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 25, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Just came across this news on Mint: http://www.livemint.com/Companies/EqS0XxLYIOExQHwAu0O8rK/Government-asks-Qatar-to-start-airline-in-India.html Looks like GoI is ready to talk capacity.... Quite a fair idea - if India should have to release seats to Qatar, they should be forced to pump investment...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

New routes/changes within Indian carriers - * Spicejet resumes Surat effective S17 Spicejet will resume Surat services after ending them abruptly when one of its planes was involved in an incident at the same airport 2 and half years ago. Spicejet will launch 2 daily Boeing B737 services between De...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25408

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

EWR is no longer slotted...why the odd departure time from EWR? Very late for a european flight. Because its arrival time into DXB is one of the busiest of EK's arrival banks, with huge onward connections. EK's JFK-MXP-DXB arrives around an hour before EWR-ATH-DXB will. But they already have a flig...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25408

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

rnav2dlrey wrote:
wasn't there some form of ME3 previously at EWR? perhaps in the mid-00's. i believe there was; i'm just drawing a blank.


QR, for a limited period of time until they got hold of more 77Ws.

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Present day EK is AI in 2012. Btw, what's SLB? SLB - Sale and Lease Back "Take off the debt, Air India will beat everyone hollow" Sounded like Owaisi's statement.... remove police for 15 mins..... If and that statements are just that..... statements....... AI put themselves under debt wit...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Sorry - that's a very very simplistic view of the idea behind the sales. AI having rock-bottom fares, doesn't somehow magically eliminate Yeah that's because AI is a very small airline compared to any of ME3. If it expands rapidly, then surely it can magically eliminate EK/EY/QR out of the picture....

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Continuing from http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=19312573#p19312573 Indian airlines are also using their OD quota completely. And, how is EK getting transit passengers at first place? AI offered these fares in its independence day sale: Singapore/ Bangkok - Rs 15,999 Dubai - Rs 16,999...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25408

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

BTW, WOW - that is sure to enrage DL right now! :grabs popcorn: Forget DL, think about how UA is feeling right now. EWR is their fortress hub, and this directly competes with UA. If I'm not mistaken, DEN and GUM are now the only two UA hubs not served by EK. EK doesn't even operate to half of DL's ...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25408

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

Softaero wrote:
Finally. Surprised it isn't nonstop though.


It isn't meant to be Dubai-Newark as much its meant to be Athens-Newark.

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by atal17
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17
Replies: 126
Views: 25408

Re: Emirates Announces Newark via Athens from 12MAR17

Are AMD bound pax forecasted to take this more convenient option as the airport is closer to their homes in New Jersey or will they take the one stop option via JFK? I'm quite sure EK themselves, aren't too interested about the transfer pax from EWR @DXB. BTW, WOW - that is sure to enrage DL right ...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

New routes/changes within Indian carriers - * Spicejet resumes Surat effective S17 Spicejet will resume Surat services after ending them abruptly when one of its planes was involved in an incident at the same airport 2 and half years ago. Spicejet will launch 2 daily Boeing B737 services between De...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Did you know that 6E has started using 4 digit flight numbers.. like 6E 3457, no its not a codeshare! Not a surprise at all. They would've run with 3 digit flight numbers with the rate at which they are expanding.. :lol: Although, this might have something to do with it http://timesofindia.indiatim...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flynas Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft
Replies: 11
Views: 4428

Re: Flynas Orders 60 Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Is Flynas controlled by the Saudi government? If not, where is the financing coming from? Flynas presently leases its 30 A320's but the article says they are going with outright ownership with this NEO order...who's putting up the funds? Faro Definitely not owned by the Saudi Government. It is part...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

New routes/changes within Indian carriers - * Spicejet resumes Surat effective S17 Spicejet will resume Surat services after ending them abruptly when one of its planes was involved in an incident at the same airport 2 and half years ago. Spicejet will launch 2 daily Boeing B737 services between Del...

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by atal17
Wed Jan 18, 2017 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

I agree there are times when an airline will deploy a wide body on a short route. But it's much more rare than deploying multiple narrow body aircraft, because that gets you both lower cost and higher frequency. It's not rare - this happens all the time, all across the world. Even a cursory look at...

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by atal17
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

This is not ridiculous. An A320/737 is cheaper per seat than a 787 on such a short route. A 787 has to lift about 260,000 lbs to carry 300 people, which is about 900 lbs per person to be lifted into the air. An A320 has to lift about 93,000 lbs to carry about 150 people, which is about 600 lbs per ...

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by atal17
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Why would one fly an Dreamliner on a route that's only 1200 miles long? Would not a narrowbody be much more efficient? That's a bit ridiculous. Why would an airline choose to make a decision to deploy Dream)liner based on distance? Kochi-Delhi/Dubai are high-volume routes, that requires a lot of ca...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21934

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Air India commenced San Francisco with 3 weekly, and then upped it to 6 weekly when they were comfortable enough. I think it's a good idea. correct. also EY lowered frequency to 3 weekly from daily, I guess AI did affect them. EY is daily SFO-AUH when I just searched. Of course AI will affect them ...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Air India announces whole slew of expansion! Effective March 2017 - Delhi-Ahmedabad/Nagpur will see increased frequencies Effective May 2017 - Air India will commence Delhi-Copenhagen, Kolkata/Chandigarh-Bangkok, Delhi-Port Blair and 2nd daily Delhi-Bangkok/Leh Effective July 2017 - Air India will c...

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by atal17
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21934

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

[email protected] wrote:
Can't imagine 3 weekly flights will do much against 21 weekly flights on EK/EY/QR.


Air India commenced San Francisco with 3 weekly, and then upped it to 6 weekly when they were comfortable enough. I think it's a good idea.

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by atal17
Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Air India has launched flight number 814 from PNQ-IXC. A polling gimmick, the flight will operate 3 days a week with an A320. Good to see that polls are leading to new route launches. Finally, some "Acche Din". You want to see poll promises - check out their new Amritsar-Nanded route too.

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by atal17
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

* Air India will bring the Dream)Liner on its Delhi-Kochi (AI831/047) & Kochi-Dubai (AI933/934) flights effective 01FEB17, raising the capacity on the routes by an additional 72 seats per week. Why would one fly an Dreamliner on a route that's only 1200 miles long? Would not a narrowbody be muc...

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by atal17
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

I have a question- why didn't AI pick up 7 KFA ATR-72 lying at Chennai? It could have got them for almost free... Instead it ordered 10 new ATRs. http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/seven-aircraft-of-kingfisher-idle-at-chennai-airport/article8549170.ece Wataniya Airways, Indonesia AirAsia a...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Rwandair formally announces Kigali-Mumbai - with a B737!!!!

WB500 KGL2355 - 1125+1BOM 73H 135

WB501 BOM0145 - 0515KGL 73H 246

Source: airlineroute/RoutesOnline

Personally, I think WB may end up updating the schedule to an A330 instead for this route. A B737 would be torturous for this 8hr route.

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Just got a notification on TOI app: CBI registers FIR over alleged irregularities in procurement of software worth Rs 225 crore by Air India, reports PTI Praful Patel's bad days have started. I've been waiting for them to catch this slippery crook for years. If they ever do, that is. @atal 17, acco...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus And Boeing 2016 Orders
Replies: 729
Views: 83574

Re: Airbus And Boeing 2017 Orders

SpiceJet order confirmed. Firm order for 100 737 MAX8 s and options for 50 https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-13/boeing-wins-22-billion-order-from-india-budget-carrier-spicejet I wonder if they'll actually take delivery of them this time? The last time they ordered 737s half of them we...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Yep, 155 737 MAX 8s (includes 42 original orders firmed up) + 50 purchase rights.

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Boeing bags an order for 205 Boeing planes from Spicejet worth $22 billion!

Congratulations, Spicejet - what a brilliant turnaround from being on the brink in 2015!

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Now, for some news from Vistara * Vistara reported a net loss of Rs400cr (US$58.8 million) for the FY2016, on account of high expenses and lower projected revenues. It plans to turn cash-positive by 2018-19, and a net profit in 2020-21. The TATA board has also given indication to axe Premium Economy...

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by atal17
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

SpiceJet eyes dreamliner for long haul budget flights That's a good news. A Norwegian and Scoot like airline. It will further push ME3 out of India, if Spicejet and Vistara start long haul operations. So, I am all hands in! SpiceJet is the only LCC which operates Q400 as well, and sometimes A319 on...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

Might free up DL to operate another BOS to Europe flight while still having a AMS service on 9W. AFAIK, 9W is also short on widebody aircraft, after delaying their 787-9 orders indefinitely. They also had 3 A330-200s on lease with TK, but there are rumors stating that these 3 A330-200s have been so...

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by atal17
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India aviation thread
Replies: 209
Views: 14648

Re: India aviation thread

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