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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 83
Views: 14020

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

India taxes fuel at 30%. That adds 10% to 12% to the cost of long haul. DXB does not tax jet fuel. So a flight from DEL-JFK costs not only the added cost for longer ULH, but as only the short DEL-DXB leg pays the tax, it is an effective discount for EK airli. Doesn’t EMIRATES also have to pay the 3...

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo opens for sale daily IST-DEL nonstop eff 20Mar
Replies: 32
Views: 4200

Re: Indigo opens for sale daily IST-DEL nonstop eff 20Mar

A link on the decision to not perform European opperations: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/74700-indias-indigo-halts-plans-for-europe-ops I've seen nothing but a.net speculation on an A330NEO. We go off topic very quickly discussing about that. Indigo's has a profit, but just a small profi...

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

... It will have to be an Indian entity. Who exactly is willing to do that none of us here knows. Last year India changed rules to allow 100% FDI in aviation, 49% max by a foreign airline, no automatic approval(whatever it means), rest can be a sovereign fund or private equity. So QR and Qatar sove...

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by edealinfo
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

This is the latest on the Jet saga....... New plan for Jet's recast on anvil; Naresh Goyal's stake may go below 20% https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/new-plan-for-jet-s-recast-on-anvil-naresh-goyal-s-stake-may-go-below-20-119012501436_1.html Can someone who has access to Business S...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Read more about New plan for Jet's recast on anvil; Naresh Goyal's stake may go below 20%. Etihad Airways, which holds 24% in Jet at present, may up its stake to close to 40% in the airline; EGM scheduled for February 21 Does anyone have access to Business Standard newspaper in which the above story...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 83
Views: 14020

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

India taxes fuel at 30%. That adds 10% to 12% to the cost of long haul. DXB does not tax jet fuel. So a flight from DEL-JFK costs not only the added cost for longer ULH, but as only the short DEL-DXB leg pays the tax, it is an effective discount for EK airli. Doesn’t EMIRATES also have to pay the 3...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Avier you seem to forget that neither QR nor any other FOREIGN entity is allowed to throw buckets of money at 9W. Every contribution a foreign entity makes must be matched by an Indian partner and then some so that majority of shares and effective control of 9W remains in Indian hands. The same pri...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:

6E DEL-IST may be outside of codeshare agreement. .

This makes absolutely no sense, unfortunately. This is like saying you ac go to the candy store and being told you can buy anything except the candy

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 83
Views: 14020

Re: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

Dubai is Slot Restricted. That's why they been parking A380's and 777's at Dubai World Central. Combine the physical limitations of DXB with bilateral limits and EK is stuck. They are maxed out on India, China (viable routes), German (cities), and France. To grow other markets, they need more desti...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Does Indigo’s del to ist flight conveniently connect to TK’s European and North American bound flights?
Does anyone have the list of TK’s code shares on flights operated by indigo?

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Sibibom
At what hour blocks are slots ffreely available at Bombay?

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years
Replies: 83
Views: 14020

Emirates (EK) lack of expansion in recent years

Three to four years ago, EK was rapidly expanding and announcing new destinations and additional frequencies. In recent years, though, the growth has been slow. What gives?

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
And where would they fly to at that time of the night?

Anywhere they can? DEL has domestic departures even at 2.30


Aren't those Jet Airways and Air India positioning flights to other domestic destinations for travel to onward international destinations?

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Draconian is a general Indian expression often to overstate a point so it gets noticed. Have you noticed that with every minor airline incident, it is often expressed as the passengers having a “miraculous escape”? Examples of "miraculous escape" in Indian newspapers: https://www.firstpos...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Can someone with inside knowledge of BOM comment on whether slots can be had for the asking between 1 and 4.45 am, or do they have to meet strict criteria? Even though those slots are largely undesirable for domestic flights, they could be used for flights to Europe, which anyway depart in the dead...

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by edealinfo
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Abu Dhabi has burned through too much in liquid funds. It is possible that they cannot save Jet except with Soverign borrowing and thus an extreamely high rate of return must be negotiated. This shouldn't effect an Indian airline, but with Jet having to compete with Air India and Indigo, they were ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Shouldn’t sovereign borrowing or borrowing backed by the sovereign, carry a lower borrowing cost since the sovereign (UAE Govt) is highly unlikely to defaul

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Draconian is a general Indian expression often to overstate a point so it gets noticed. Have you noticed that with every minor airline incident, it is often expressed as the passengers having a “miraculous escape”?

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Turkish and indigo agreed to code share on each other’s flights. does anyone know which flights specifically for which Turkish codes were place on Infigi flights. If most of the codes were placed on Indigo’s flights from New Delhi, then most likely Indigo would start del to ist

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Can someone with inside knowledge of BOM comment on whether slots can be had for the asking between 1 and 4.45 am, or do they have to meet strict criteria? Even though those slots are largely undesirable for domestic flights, they could be used for flights to Europe, which anyway depart in the dead ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

You can easily get slots at Mumbai airport but only for odd hours from 1am to 4.45 am. Amsterdam airport has reached the maximum flights allowed per law and therefore in that sense it is slot restricted. Unless KLM gives Jet on of its existing slots, Jet hypothetically won’t be able to start Madras ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Granting this approval will open a can of worms with several airports clamouring for inclusion in the bilaterals. Not true because the Government provided the very same dispensation when 2 other airports in Kerala opened! However, I don't know whether it was the BJP or Congress-led government that ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Sebi unlikely to give Etihad an exemption Read more at: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/stocks/news/sebi-unlikely-to-give-etihad-an-exemption/articleshow/67665512.cms The Securities & Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is unlikely to exempt Etihad Airways from making an open offer to mi...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Granting this approval will open a can of worms with several airports clamouring for inclusion in the bilaterals. Not true because the Government provided the very same dispensation when 2 other airports in Kerala opened! However, I don't know whether it was the BJP or Congress-led government that ...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

dtw2hyd wrote:
Public probably own just around 10%=15% of 9W, so there will be no mass short selling.


Aditya Birla Sun Life AMC Ltd. owns 3.55% -- they should get out, NOW!

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

unrave wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
BLR is my second pick if it is within the range of the A321neo.


If BLR to IST is a "no go", then it would also mean that Madras - IST is a no-go.

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh darn! Government blocks special dispensation for flights from Gulf countries to the new Kannur airport. So, you build a shiny new airport investing millions of $$$$ but restricted bilaterals pull the rug under your feet. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel-hospitality/411885-gulf-airlines-bloc...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Oh darn! Government blocks special dispensation for flights from Gulf countries to the new Kannur airport. So, you build a shiny new airport investing millions of $$$$ but restricted bilaterals pull the rug under your feet. https://www.arabianbusiness.com/travel-hospitality/411885-gulf-airlines-bloc...

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 344_1.html
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Fargo wrote:
Is KL ever going to start BLR-AMS, or are they content with leaving this route to 9W?


KLM is more likely to start Hyderabad per this 14-month old article:
https://www.business-standard.com/artic ... 344_1.html

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by edealinfo
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

INDIGO'S FLIGHTS FROM INDIA TO ISTANBUL WILL LIKELY BE FROM ONE OF THESE 8 INDIAN CITIES The following fairly recent (Dec 2018) link indicates that Turkish (if it had more rights) would have selected Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Amritsar and Bengaluru (in addition to doubling flights to M...

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

In my opinion, KLM May more likely opt for HYD (3x weekly) than select BLR. but that will likely happen only in 2 or more years

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

I understand that frequency drives yield but wouldn’t more capacity on an exiting Turkish flight yield more that one Turkish and one Indigo flight when the latter’s hard and soft service is so much inferior? Which businessperson who opt for that?

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Fair valuation of Jet:
Per Etihad Rs 160; per Naresh Goyal Rs 200, SEBI’s formula Rs 260; Indian stock market Rs 265. What are the latter two so off when it comes to fair value? Is this time for massive short selling the Jet stock?

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA expresses interest to Chennai
Replies: 22
Views: 4917

Re: ANA expresses interest to Chennai

What is “PER”?

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Indigo would be better served by connecting Istanbul to Amritsar or Ahmedabad, and Bangalore, in my opinion

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Turkish already flies to New Delhi. If they need more capacity they could simply upguage

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

How many aircraft will Vistara receive in the next 3 months? Zero?

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

And what kind of ceremonial role do you envisage for Lalaji? Ribbon cutting for new routes? A master at the political chess game won’t sit tight for long

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

From which cities does Indigo propose to provide direct flight service to IST? Of what “good”/use is the BLR to NRT route if it doesn’t connect to SFO (the 2 great software centers). Separately does the BLR NRT flight connect to the JFK flight and if yes, what is the total flight time using that rou...

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by edealinfo
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

Of what “good”/use is the BLR to NRT route if it doesn’t connect to SFO (the 2 great software centers). Separately does the BLR NRT flight connect to the JFK flight and if yes, what is the total flight time using that route BLR to JFK

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 263
Views: 43538

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

>>>>I agree 100% that YYZ-IST will remain 77W because of the huge demand. I have flown that route several times and each time it is packed solid with no vacant seats. They could probably fill an A380 if they so desired.

So, why aren't they starting a second daily frequency?

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Binayak,
Thanks for the key pieces of info and good to know.

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Lightsaber, Why have you already reached the endgame conclusion? For that you will have to wait until mid Feb. i am leaning towards some sort of settlement. Goyal is friendly and influential with all political parties (hey, how can you not forget the free upgrade to business class, ha ha), and Mr Mo...

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by edealinfo
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

Here is "MY" resolution plan for Jet Airways. I can see that some of you will like to tear it apart after reading the first 4 bullets but, if that is the case, you should let me know your alternative plan. 1) Naresh Goyal to be named Chairman Emeritus in a purely ceremonial role (nothing m...

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by edealinfo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 21129

Re: LOT Polish international growth

>>>>>It seems to be a smart move by LO to differentiate its offer and have the advantage of a schedule convenient for passengers between Europe and India, instead of going head to head against the major players you mentioned Fair enough argument and I do hope it works for them. Almost no-one in Indi...

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by edealinfo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2019
Replies: 497
Views: 44236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2019

>>>KL/AF/DL have a virtual (so it is not a real one, just functions like one) metal neutral JV with Jet. Why isn't Virgin Atlantic (as yet?) part of that virtual mental neutral JV? It would make sense for them to do so since they are anyway 49% owned by Delta and Jet flies multiple times a day to th...

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by edealinfo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 21129

Re: LOT Polish international growth

>>>>Would AI put LO’s code on its flights beyond DEL?
Most probably yes but note that AI, being a Government run airline, doesn't exactly have a sterling reputation. Heck, even Lufthansa, and United prefer to put their passengers on other airlines within India than AI!

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by edealinfo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 162
Views: 21129

Re: LOT Polish international growth

>>>If the flight were to leave at 4pm after US arrivals, it would land 2:30am in Delhi. Most (> 90%) foreign flights from Europe arrive and depart from India in the middle of the night. It has been the case for ages and will do so for the conceivable future. Why do you think this is the case? Answer...

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by edealinfo
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Updated: Operations suspended
Replies: 3319
Views: 419345

Re: Jet Airways: reports cash running out

>>>There just isn’t the level of traffic between India and AUH for all the seats allocated. While this may be true, this isn't looking at the big picture. As you are aware, the rights between India and DXB have long been exhausted (since Dec 2016, I believe). While everyone primarily wants to go to ...

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