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by binayak
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

It would be cool if AI makes JFK BOM daily and launches an ORD.
Nice way to take advantage of other's lost opportunity!

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

With the again delayed quarterly report, I have a few questions: 1. How much cash does jet have on hand? 2. What obstacles remain to EY's offer. I haven't seen an acceptance. Mostly posturing that limits the incentive for EY to invest. 3. How much of a drop in ASKs has occurred? 4. What is Jet's ne...

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I have noticed in the past that websites repost old news saying it's "updated" . However in this case , the website clearly showed the date of post to be the one I mentioned . But on a.net the news became "today" !

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Today, it seems 9W is apparently ‘circling the drain’. http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/analysis-is-jet-airways-circling-the-drain-451110/ (article behind a paywall) You will do well to remember that SG itself was ‘circling the drain’ in 2014. https://crankyflier.com/2014/12/29/airlines-we...

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 10231

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

Mr. Kapoor used to earlier say that the 787s will come from 2020 . So are they leasing 2 of them from SQ before getting their own aircrafts ? (Similar to what jet did when it started flying int'l)

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

^^ Fortunately that's not happening . They're able to maintain good operational metrics (OTP , cancellation rate etc) even during this situation . Kudos to their management and other employees for their cooperation . Back to the point , are Indigo's cancellations still happening or they've slowed do...

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by binayak
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Appears to be across the network going into Monday. Several alleged claims like captain shortage, 100 pilots short to maintain schedule, pilots quitting at one base. Usual Bring Your Own Salt(BYOS) rule applies like with any other news coming out. Seems fishy as till a couple of days ago, everythin...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

On average a pilot or an FA flying domestic does 4 flights on a working day . Since 75 flights are cancelled today, around 19 captains seem to have quit today. Wonder why they're quitting in large numbers if the news is true. Where does it say that pilots have quit en masse? Someone has posted simi...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

https://twitter.com/IndiGo6E/status/1093112035359879168


Did you see Sanjiv kapoor's response to that? :lol:
Even more hilarious and as usual desperate attempts .
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dtw2hyd wrote:
Indigo social media team tried to have some fun with its passengers on Twitter. Seriously backfired.

https://twitter.com/IndiGo6E/status/1093112035359879168


Did you see Sanjiv kapoor's response to that? :lol:
Even more hilarious and as usual desperate attempts .

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by binayak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Are the cancellations concentrated at one base or multiple bases? Appears to be across the network going into Monday. Several alleged claims like captain shortage, 100 pilots short to maintain schedule, pilots quitting at one base. Usual Bring Your Own Salt(BYOS) rule applies like with any other ne...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

unrave wrote:
binayak wrote:

Grounding of aircraft due to engine issues?

No, crew scheduling issues.


Are the cancellations concentrated at one base or multiple bases?

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by binayak
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

unrave wrote:
IndiGo has had severe operational issues for the last two days. As many as 75 flights were cancelled yesterday and dozens have been cancelled so far today.


Grounding of aircraft due to engine issues?

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by binayak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Give people options. I still think the 3X JFK-BOM flight was dumb. They should have started EWR-DEL 3X. DEL is their hub. AI couldn't help taking advantage of the situation and starting a business heavy route that 2 other airlines blissfully didn't for a long time (And those 2 were in the right pos...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

DGCA has rejected the proposal of jet, indigo to extend the time limit from diversionary airport for the a320neo and b737max .
Well I don't think any route other than IXZ will be affected.
The gulf routes will still have a diversionary airport within an hour. Won't they?

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by binayak
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I am referring to the articles around the last EY big cash infusion where EY supposedly said that Jet had to funnel all traffic going west (other than LHR and their existing BRU flights) through AUH. I know some here that think that is all 9W needs to do, just fly from 20 Indian cities to AUH on a ...

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by binayak
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

This means both of IndiGo's codeshare partners - TK and QR - have unlimited access to the EU. . A couple of minor connections Qatar is not Indigo's partner. Once AAB experiences the world-class service on 6E will never sign the agreement. This is the guy who rejects planes for bad carpet. Imagine t...

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by binayak
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

AF and KL flights from their hubs to EU cities are code shared by 9W not interline.

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by binayak
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Qatar has signed an open skies agreement with the EU. This means both of IndiGo's codeshare partners - TK and QR - have unlimited access to the EU. Jet's "hub" and BOM doesn't seem that formidable now. Doesn't matter because IndiGo has stated they'll code share for 20 destinations from IS...

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by binayak
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

I think people here are forgetting that there's a difference between connection at DEL and BOM. At BOM, the airport operator never utilizes the complete potential of T2 . It has the highest number of immigration counters in the country. However you'll never see all being utilized even during peak ho...

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by binayak
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 10231

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
Jet Airways has returned two ATR aircraft, VT-JCY and VT-JCZ to the lessors


Excellent . The rest of the ATR fleet should be returned soon .

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by binayak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Or it could mean that more Indian's are happy to fly so long as it is not thru BOM or DEL hub. The above statement has been proved wrong by Indian carriers themselves. (AI wouldn't have flown 9 weekly flights to SFO had people avoided connection through DEL) Is there a difference in mindset for Ind...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

The brand survived but the entity ostensibly will not. 9W was either going to fail or be taken over, the latter happenned. What half of the thread was trying to claim was that the name "jet airways" won't remain and all its assets be either repossessed( planes) or taken over by other airl...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

vadodara wrote:

Or it could mean that more Indian's are happy to fly so long as it is not thru BOM or DEL hub.


The above statement has been proved wrong by Indian carriers themselves. (AI wouldn't have flown 9 weekly flights to SFO had people avoided connection through DEL)

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by binayak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Cheerleaders of Jet were claiming the airline was in the pink of health until very recently. And vultures were saying the airline had no chance to survive. Guess who was the better prognosticator? Umm, it may be Jet Airways only in name. It seems that the 20% share stake NG was given by the banks w...

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by binayak
Sun Feb 03, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

A businessman from a village near Coimbatore takes 120 seniors from village on their maiden flight journey https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/bizman-gifts-air-travel-to-120-elderly-villagers/articleshow/67812064.cms?utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=iOSapp&utm_source=WhatsAp...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

EY can incentivise 9W and share the costs of operating from such cities to make the ops more viable, after all that's where 9W serves EY's purpose of flying to places it cannot itself. Or they'll miss out on places like Mangalore, Kannur, Lucknow, etc. I thought EY leasing some MAX from 9W will be ...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

I mean they can help 9W refurbish WB interiors . Whatever happened to the 9W plan for removing F? They need cash for refurbishment . F will be removed for sure . However just removing F and not touching the other cabins makes them lose a chance to upgrade their product . So they'll have a complete ...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

There are better routes 9W can try than tier 2/3 -- AUH . For EY to operate AUH -- Tier 2/3 city Just another short haul route out of Abu Dhabi . Not much of an increase in costs so no need to care much about the yields . It will serve as an important feeder for long haul ops. For 9W to operate AUH ...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Also I was under the impression (discussed here quite a few post above) that 9W's 77Ws are not capable of flying non-stop to the US.... 9W's 77Ws can do BOM JFK easily in their current configuration . They've done AUH SFO non stop for quite some time and that's longer than JFK BOM. http://www.gcmap...

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by binayak
Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019
Replies: 574
Views: 36377

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2019

Finally monthly threads are back.!!

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by binayak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

avier wrote:
^ Also since EY stated that they'd like to hire a CEO of their choice as per the terms of rescue, .


Sorry for my ignorance but I couldn't find any article stating that. Do they want Vinay Dube out of 9W too?
I'd just heard they'll like to have the board members of their choice.

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by binayak
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

unrave wrote:
Well and truly the end of the road for NRI Goyal then.


Hardly matters as the brand "jet airways " will continue to thrive and prosper.

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by binayak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

sq421 wrote:
You think Naresh Goyal has the time like you and me to go through this forum, read what the arm chair critics are saying and grow a conscience?


Just ignore these lobbyists. You'll find many of them here. Next time you see such an irrational post, don't reply .

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by binayak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Wow. So what investigators couldn't find since years in fact decades, a person has found the same through what?.... Google Search!!! New thing on this website for the first time! A Google Search even links indigo's ownership to praful patel! If I say the same here, my posts will be reported and in f...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Were both so under performing that couldn't even last a year? Really bad news. They had no onward connections from MXP. The India-Italy market is not large enough to support such a sharp addition in frequencies. Now with Air Italy starting multiple flights to US, I hope they try at least a seasonal...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Air Italy has announced suspension of Mumbai and Delhi flights from Feb 17 and March 29 respectively Were both so under performing that couldn't even last a year? Really bad news. All your allegations probably have some basis and some truth it except one. What evidence do you have to support your a...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

NMIA will become attractive only once the upcoming Trans Harbour Link is up and open and connects directly to the oldest and most affluent part of Mumbai - South Mumbai. Till then their catchment area will be restricted to the nearby townships of Navi Mumbai, etc. The main question remains as to wh...

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by binayak
Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

In light of all the discussions about where land should be acquired for BOM, and how people living in different parts of the city can get to BOM Airport using various means of transportation, should there be a separate BOM+NMIA construction and discussion thread? Not now . We can discuss this in In...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

While New Bombay will help, I can't imagine anyone from the western suburbs ever going to the new airport. What BOM really needs is clearing of the slums to create a parallel runway. Why? People in the western suburbs have the options of going to Navi Mumbai through quite a few connectors. There ar...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

What BOM really needs is clearing of the slums to create a parallel runway. That's something the Govt will realise probably in 2025 or later after few years of 'spiritless' Navi Mumbai airport operations, when they will be faced with the bottom line that people of Mumbai will only settle for a BOM ...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

BLR should be next to get IST connection by 6E. They need more int'l connectivity. That's subject to their a/c performance for such a long route. BOM being the more premium market, may not work well for them . Like the way BKK and SIN had turned out for them ex-BOM. BKK and SIN are premium destinat...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I doubt you know about any of the draconian cost-cutting measures 9W has taken in Y, J and F alike. And you talk about EY's cost-cutting measures. . Can you explain the "draconian " cost cutting measures in F / J? In case of Y, I agree there has been massive cost cutting (domestic only no...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Why is 4 flights a bit much. Because 9W has given up on EU-US flights, they should add HYD-AMS. This relationship has so far been an example of how a fair deal can be had between airlines (hello EY). Plus that market is very indian origin and VFR filled, so an Indian carrier makes sense. Plus 9W is...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your best flights of 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2927

Re: Your best flights of 2018

My best flight of 2018 was:
UA EWR-BOM 77W in Polaris : Excellent hard product specially the bedding .

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by binayak
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

The increase has been mainly because of AI dropping BOM -- Japan routes. (They did operate via HKG) BOM- HKG is a big hole in AI's East-Asia network. I believe they operate that as a one-stop through DEL now. Yes they operate it as a one stop via DEL and those flights continue from HKG to ICN and K...

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by binayak
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
ANA has increased capacity on NRT-BOM from a 5x weekly B737 to daily 787-9 in the space of 5 years


The increase has been mainly because of AI dropping BOM -- Japan routes. (They did operate via HKG)

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by binayak
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

ANA will upgrade BOM to a 787-9 from September this year.
Now I'm waiting for JAL to announce BOM too.

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by binayak
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

HYD is EK's #1 India-US market. HYD is in top 3 for QR and EY. HYD is 380-ready correct? This being true why haven't we seen 1 x daily up-gauge to A388 at HYD? I mean EK500 is the "NRI Express" for crying out loud... I remember reading an article somewhere that Telegu is the fastest growi...

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by binayak
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39694

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

The next-biggest international airport, MAA*, has no SkyTeam service (barring the SV flight on Sundays), and the 9W route to CDG (incidentally MAA's only international route on 9W remaining today) is only 5x weekly (given 9W's situation, there is no question of its being upgraded to daily). Perhaps...

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by binayak
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 388533

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

@edealinfo your point 6 is bound to happen this time because EY themselves are cooperating with AF KL.
About point 12, I don't think they should let the 77Ws let go. The routes where 77W is deployed are the most profitable for them. They should take 787-9s and expand internationally.

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