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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: 39846

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: 39846

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: 39846

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: 389818

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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by binayak
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

To be honest 6E doesn't need any code share partner unless it wants to feed their hubs. Generally airlines have codeshares to get more loyalties (FFs of other airlines). Since IndiGo is an LCC, no FFP so no need of loyalties. Therefore sole motive is feeding DOH. BTW Indigo already flies to DOH from...

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by binayak
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

However, expert of international law advocate Hiten Venegaonkar, who practices at Bombay High Court, said that the airlines is correct on their front. "As per the prevailing policy of RBI under regulation 3 of import-export rules of FEMA, ... The opinion of an INDIAN advocate on an INDIAN law....

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by binayak
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I always thought how will it be if 9W and Trujet code share with each other. Jet can just sell off all their ATRs (I'm sure the big bully will be more than happy to take them )and let Trujet operate the regional sectors with them placing their 9W code on those routes. This way jet will be able to ge...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Apparently there is a rule (Foreign Exchange Management Act) prohibiting all Indian airlines from accepting INR on international flights, yet only 6E abides by it. Why? G8 must be following it too because the last time I flew them , I saw in their BoB menu , the prices of the wines were written in ...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

6E's IST mission will test human endurance. If humans can survive on complimentary tap water without anyone going into glycemic shock for eight hours because they couldn't BoB for any reason and DPRK agents won't give food without foreign currency/international credit card, I am sure GoI will give ...

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by binayak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Blerg wrote:

Interesting, I didn't know that. So what do they accept if not INR? As in they don't accept just Rupees or any hard currency?


AFAIK They accept US $ or the currency of the destination country for BoB purchase in int'l flights

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by binayak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

... That I understand but I am talking about what happens once IndiGo maxes out its rights. Would the Indian government take forever to expand the bilateral? Would giving each another two daily flights be really that bad? 6E's IST mission will test human endurance. If humans can survive on complime...

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by binayak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11665

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

grounded - prohibited or prevented from flying. store - keep for future use. By your definition, the correct word will be "stored" . Had it been a flying MAX which was pulled out of schedule and kept on ground, then it would've been called grounded. However in this case, the 2/3 MAX weren...

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by binayak
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?
Replies: 69
Views: 11665

Re: Can the secondary market absorb Jet Airways B737NG if they are repossessed?

Any source to back up the claim of 5 737NG's and 3 MAX's grounded? FR24 seems to show all the delivered aircraft flying minus 3 737NG's in for a C-check. The 2 new MAXes are at Seattle factory and not delivered to the airline . So " grounded " won't be an appropriate word here. Their deli...

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by binayak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

QR would have been the perfect partner for 9W and it'd have been a win win for both parties. QR would have had an Indian FSC as envisioned, that too in the heart of Mumbai, and 9W would get a cash rich partner. For the fact that QR has stakes in mega airline groups like IAG and China Southern, it'd...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

sand26391 wrote:
BLR Airport 2018 pax numbers= 32,329,888
BLR DEC 2018 pax= 3,063,567.
Enters the 3 million pax/month for the very 1st time & also becomes the 3rd airport to enter the 30MPPA mark.

Do you have the bifurcated data of domestic and international pax?

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by binayak
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

So now 2 airlines in India are allowing pax to bid for higher class.

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by binayak
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Jet passenger numbers are down about 10%: https://www.bing.com/amp/s/www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/companies/jet-airways-passenger-numbers-fall-indigo-spicejet-perform-better-3365731.html/amp This cannot be helping revenue. Jet needs to stop being a victim and get control before this spirals o...

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by binayak
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Moscow? I wasn't under the impression demand is that large. I wonder what airport they would go for. Given that SU flies twice daily to DEL and Ural Airlines will start a flight to BOM, potential seems to be high. Maybe a bit of repetitive news on 6E's int'l plans, but recent ones suggest a few mor...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Do you recognize the difference between Prabhu and Dube? What kind of difference are you talking about? And before you change the topic, show your source which says jet airways CEO Vinay Dube wanting govt help to come out of financial situation. Is there a difference between NG and Dubey? I hardly ...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Suresh Prabhu, the Aviation minister has gone on record saying privately run airlines need to sort their own problems. Isn’t that symptotic of Jet Airways problems where the CEO hopes that they will be rescued by a pliant govt.? Has Vinay Dube said that or is this based on an information from unkno...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Suresh Prabhu, the Aviation minister has gone on record saying privately run airlines need to sort their own problems. Isn’t that symptotic of Jet Airways problems where the CEO hopes that they will be rescued by a pliant govt.? Has Vinay Dube said that or is this based on an information from unkno...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

That market is saturated. Perhaps a case can be made for more point-to-point services and taking on Indigo headon. BLR is one market that is ripe for such a move. Min 2X frequency on key markets like BLR-AMD, BLR-NAG, BLR-LKO, BLR-GAU and so on. A year ago I was supporting the fact that jet should ...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

They have themselves acknowledged that it will take until April 2019 to normalize the salary distribution. . So what? Times group won't leave even a minute chance to further damage the airline. I read another article saying that jet wasn't following dgca rules of refunding pax!!! Another article sa...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Are the 2 widebodies and 1 B77W flying again? Were they actually even grounded or was it scheduled downtime for regular maintenance? A look at the maintenance logs of these aircraft might give us the true picture. Perhaps, we should take some time off and scan through FR24 to see which aircraft in ...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Jet airways will launch a second daily DEL LHR from summer using the grounded a330-300 . What source are you using for this? I can see Jet have applied for slots for a second daily London Heathrow to Delhi flight but these have not been granted as yet. Can you give more details on this launch of ne...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Any data on which 737MAX's have been grounded? Any info on the regs of the grounded aircraft? The 5 inducted in jet's fleet are flying. 2 Max having reg VT JXF and JXG are kept at Boeing factory, Seattle and haven't been delivered to 9W . That's it. What is the total grounded aircraft? The last tim...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Larger question is why the aircraft was grounded? Lack of spares? If so, what jugaad done to get this up? Frankly working with Skyteam seems to be the more sensible thing 9W has done in a long time. The aircraft was temporarily grounded as the airline was undergoing a route rationalization. Of cour...

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by binayak
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

BawliBooch wrote:
Any data on which 737MAX's have been grounded? Any info on the regs of the grounded aircraft?


The 5 inducted in jet's fleet are flying. 2 Max having reg VT JXF and JXG are kept at Boeing factory, Seattle and haven't been delivered to 9W . That's it.

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by binayak
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Jet airways will launch a second daily DEL LHR from summer using the grounded a330-300 . To keep a check on 6E's London plans I suppose. Also, before it was grounded, wasn't it used for any other route? Or did they have spare capacity. Interesting also to see how they get these extra slots at LHR, ...

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by binayak
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Jet airways will launch a second daily DEL LHR from summer using the grounded a330-300 .

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by binayak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyways, I'm curious to see the initial domestic runs the new A321Neo's are going to be doing i.e the sectors they'll fly. I'm sure they'll have crew familiarisation flights on domestic sectors before they throw them for the long haul. Considering the a321neo is a member of a320 family, they don't ...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

About China, will they get decent slots if they aren't partnering with any Chinese carriers? Jet was given horrible slots for their flights to PVG. ULCCs don't need decent slots, they can pull up to the airport perimeter fence and load passengers by collecting cash. 9W may need decent slots, differ...

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by binayak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

About China, will they get decent slots if they aren't partnering with any Chinese carriers?
Jet was given horrible slots for their flights to PVG.

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by binayak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

nordikcam wrote:
What's SG ?

SG is the IATA code for Spicejet (an Indian low cost airline)

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by binayak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

One has to see how 6E skirts EU261/2004 rules at IST. I am sure they have a plan. A question : Is the compensation for delays valid only if the delay is beyond 3 hours or compensation needs to be given for any kind of delay as per that rule? Well does closing aircraft door and marking it as on time...

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by binayak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

IFE or not at least the toilets will be clean for the duration of the flight though, unlike the world class airline that is our national carrier The national carrier toilets were clean most of the time I flew. Well that depends on flight to flight. I hope IndiGo didn't install the a320neo lavs in t...

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by binayak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

No one can deny 9W's issues plaguing them. However the general tone of this thread is overly pessimistic. Most's views on here seem like its already over for the airline with no hopes, which is a bit annoying to read . I can't imagine a bankrupt airline still operating most of their schedule Are th...

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by binayak
Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Perhaps this culture extends to safety and training as well. While it is obvious much of this thread is driven by Jet's competitors, questioning an airlines dedication to safety is beyond the pale. F.Y.I., it has the same safety rating as Indigo, and a higher rating than many Indian airlines. Try t...

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by binayak
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

There are clear financial issues. 9W's own statements indicate they are behind. They are cutting things like lounge access for their frequent flyers without notice. Although their website shows it's temporary , I always felt there's little need for a "complimentary " lounge access for gol...

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by binayak
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019
Replies: 76
Views: 10462

Re: Indian Airlines Orders and Delivery Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
Order book position of Indian carriers as on 01JAN2019

Jet Airways
145 B737 MAX 8
75 B737 MAX 9
10 B787-9


Jet airways hasn't ordered any Max 9. It's a misinformation in Wikipedia. It will be total 220 MAX 8

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by binayak
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 389818

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

A truly remarkable achievement by Jet to survive 2018. I concur: Jet defied all our expectations. And, to survive 2019, 9W can make a start by: 1. Axing MAA-CDG. MAA has no other international route anyway. 2. Redesigning JetWings magazine with a new cover and not more than 80 pages. PLEASE. 3. Get...

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by binayak
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 39846

Re: Indian aviation thread 2019

Happy new year to everyone here!! To summarize 2018 has seen Indian aviation achieve various milestones : 1. G8 started flying international 2. 6E grew to 200+ aircrafts 3. US airlines have once again started showing interest in India service 4. Fifth year of double digit growth 5. New regional airp...

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by binayak
Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Any idea of what the 20 destinations from IST /ISL are? Also what is the bilateral restrictions by Indian carriers to Turkey? 14 weekly? We have no information yet as to what the destinations are. My guess is they would be the 20 busiest airports in India. Both Indian and Turkish carriers are entit...

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by binayak
Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

VTCIE wrote:

For starters, I pray, with folded hands, for you all to stop saying ME3. Etihad is nowhere compared to the other two. In fact I would say ME2+TK.


Nowhere compared to the other two in what? Financial situation?

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by binayak
Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)
Replies: 28
Views: 3513

Re: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)

BOM, at least in the short term, wouldn't likely be touched by UA. AA, on the other hand, could look into using their existing 788 fleet at ORD to explore that option. They were flying a 77E daily ORD-DEL not too long ago. The 788 won't be able to make ORD BOM. The 787-9 can. In fact it has the per...

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by binayak
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)
Replies: 28
Views: 3513

Re: What's next for ORD-Asia? (2019 & beyond)

ORD - BOM / DEL can be a possibility. Well the latter is already served 7x weekly.

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

How true is this as posted by this user on another thread ? Not questioning the airline's potential, but I think its better to get started first before placing any major order. Even IndiGo took 6 A320 on lease, before ordering its first 100 aircraft. Or maybe a website and wiki article first :) Thr...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

It will hurt the IT industry if BLR loses EU connections and I hope BLR airport understands this. DO you really expect the airport to say no a new destination? Of course not . However it can be a serious case if BLR really loses FS domestic flights. The EU carriers need someone to interline. Well a...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Connections from one TK flight each at DEL and BOM are not going to fill 6E planes. What is Indigo PLF and OTP for November '18?? Sure BLR-IST is a possibility. The sad part, BLR turning into a ULCC hub If there is any further 9W consolidation at BLR, BLR has to depend on O&D traffic or 6E/AI c...

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by binayak
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)
Replies: 2425
Views: 163530

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Would be interesting to see how transfer traffic will work for say a XXX-IST-YYY (non-BOM/DEL) routing. TK is essentially full service international carrier. BLR/HYD/MAA would be about a 7-8 hour flight from IST. So how are they going to price the tickets, services like meals etc., if a pax is gett...

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