LF data July Int’l DL IND-CDG-71.4%, CDG-IND-89.3% (42% increase in pax on IND-CDG, 4.5% decrease in pax on CDG-IND) - Comparables: - BA BNA-LHR-71.3%; LHR-BNA-94.0% (Daily) - BA MSY-LHR-67.1%; LHR-MSY-87.8% (Less than daily) - BA PIT-LHR-76.6%; LHR-PIT-93.0% (Less than daily) - DL RDU-CDG-81.3%; C...Jump to post
From the simplyflying article: The airline does have a spare engine for the aircraft; however, it has to transport it from Delhi to the western city of Vadodara outside Ahmedabad. I literally laughed at this one. Vadodara is 100kms "outside" Ahmedabad! :lol: Among other AI news: CNBC is re...Jump to post
Air India in summer 2020 season is adjusting operational aircraft for Delhi – Jeddah route. From 31MAR20, the Star Alliance carrier will operate Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner on this route, instead of 777-300ER. This route is served 3 times weekly. AI991 DEL1630 – 1945JED 788 246 AI992 JED2115 – 0500+1DEL...Jump to post
Can one of you well informed a.net folks answer question for me? How many passengers fly from Indianapolis Paris and London separately. That is they do not go to CDG via Delta and then on to London nor did they fly to London and then on to CDG. I haven't been able to figure that out from all the in...Jump to post
SQ already serves AMD using A330-300. This is not a new route. It is an up-gauge. They have 6 destinations in India. BOM DEL BLR MAA CCU AMD I am only listing SQ served stations. There are other Scoot/SlikAir stations as well. I remember seeing an SQ bird at AMD as far back as 2010-2011 (772) when A...Jump to post
^^The link in the above post has a typo. Here is the corrected link: https://defenceaviationpost.com/air-india-hopes-to-secure-additional-slots-at-london-heathrow-airport/ What does this mean? It will operate 11 flights between Mumbai-London Heathrow in February and March. “On passenger demand, Air ...Jump to post
Jan is busy time for India - US travel. Just to give you an example: United started its SFO-DEL flight as a winter seasonal initially. My conclusion of low load factors is not based on this anecdotal flight but more so on the down gauge to 788. A load restricted 788 flying 15+ hours doesn’t seem op...Jump to post
IIRC Vistara has advertised for 787 crew to be based in DEL. Given that they are going to get 2 a/c initally by March, I don't see DEL and BOM flights being launched. It has to be one or the other. Both Tokyo and London have block times of about 20-21 hours roughly. More than likely both birds will ...Jump to post
Are these the same 4 that were “originally” destined for Hainan? Yes. ZB806-809. This was discussed in the Jet shutdown thread but posting here as well. Vistara has started returning leased 737s. Not surprising though they will likely have the 737s in fleet until about 2023 per this article. Also n...Jump to post
All things 787 is still showing 4 Vistara frames in Production Testing stage. One must admit that for an airline that is usually very vocal on social media, Vistara SM has been incredibly silent about this. Haven't even see the 787 pilot/crew recruitment ad in a while.Jump to post
BestWestern wrote:All this love for Air India does not equal yield.
From a pax ex perspective, AI isn't at the races.
I disagree. AI’s DEL hub is working. Plenty of pax seem to have no issue connecting there. Add to that O&D flights that AI offers from other cities in India, I think AI is doing a pretty good job of offering a range of flights. I think the big takeaway after Jet’s demise has been that foreign a...Jump to post
Air India's international revenues up 20% thanks to 9W closure:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 063278.cms
Etihad and rescue in the same sentence? Be afraid Air India, very afraid... I see your point but I must say that when the dust settles on this IF (and this is like the biggest, best if) it goes through, I am not entirely sure who is going to need the rescuing! On a serious note, I really don't thin...Jump to post
I think JFK-BOM is 5x after the winter. If it does well, they should probably make it daily first before opening another route. Personally I don't see HYD coming before DEL. HYD would probably get FRA as well as CDG and/or AMS before NYC. My reasoning behind HYD and BLR is that DEL is already serve...Jump to post
If JFK_ BOM does well would like to see them consider Bangalore and/or Hyderabad in the coming year with additional A350's they could build India gradually. I think JFK-BOM is 5x after the winter. If it does well, they should probably make it daily first before opening another route. Personally I d...Jump to post
On another note is this just making STN-ATQ-BOM a non-stop, or will this be in addition to the 1-stop via ATQ? This is an additional flight. AI165 has a 03:10 AM departure out of ATQ. The a/c rotation on AI165/166 is BOM-ATQ-STN-ATQ-BOM whereas on this one is BOM-STN-BOM https://twitter.com/KaranAt...Jump to post
PAX LOADS AT BLR inclusive of transfer and O&D pax. BRITISH AIRWAYS (SEPT,OCT,NOV & DEC*) Cool! Almost 89% overall. It will be interesting to see the numbers once the A350 ops begin. A considerable increase in Y and Y+ seats there. Do you have the comparative numbers for AI? QATAR AIRWAYS P...Jump to post
I did not see this posted here: Air Asia Abu Dhabi has released a list of destinations. JAI is first India destination. https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2019/12/air-arabia-abu-dhabi-files-first-routes-including-jaipur.html There's nothing like Air Asia Abu Dabhi. It's Air Arabia (Abu Dabhi). Not s...Jump to post
At some point AI is going to need more long range aircraft. More 787'S, A321XLR'S or A350'S. I could see more 787'S and A321XLR short term and perhaps a future order for A359'S. Would the 78J be a good aircraft for LHR and other high demand european airports? AI should stay away from buying anythin...Jump to post
I did not see this posted here:
Air Asia Abu Dhabi has released a list of destinations. JAI is first India destination.
https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2019/ ... aipur.html
A quick side note UA's EWR-India routes benefited from DL's arrival into this market. Although I haven't checked future ticket prices in some time out of the NYC market. At one point when DL opened their flight for sale they were charging more than double the price for coach than UA. UA which usual...Jump to post
I’m actually shocked that Kathmandu has more demand to Sydney than BOM. That makes no sense to me. I agree that is surprising but I don't think it is entirely out of place. The Nepalese diaspora is quite widespread from the ME to as far as the EU - in blue collar professions (everything from manufa...Jump to post
Sanjeev Kapoor has stepped down as CCO at Vistara effective Dec 31. Vinod Kannan to take over as CCO.
https://www.livemint.com/companies/peop ... 03641.html
Also Kannur is closer to CCJ- Kozhikode (Calicut) in Kerala, which always had many flights to the Gulf. So Kannur airport coming up is more of a loss to the airport at Calicut than Mangalore. So not sure what one user keeps harping about Mangalore vs. Kannur. Kannur itself has large population and ...Jump to post
Air India mulls launching Mumbai-London Stansted service https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-mulls-launching-mumbai-london-stansted-service/articleshow/72681245.cms Does anyone have insights on how the ATQ flight is doing? I am curious to know what the reasoning be...Jump to post
Is it just me or 2.2 lakh ($3086) quite less from airline's point of view given that such ULH business routes have J fares $8000-$10000 or $7000 atleast? If that's the case , filling the flight is not a great achievement . I would take anything ToI writes with a entire bucket of salt. . It's low - ...Jump to post
What's still puzzling to me is that while there are three 787s ready to be delivered by Boeing, Vistara is only taking them in Feb/March, which, by the way, is per their original delivery schedule. Which is kind of bizarre since they advanced the plane buid-up schedule and took Hainan Airlines prod...Jump to post
behramjee wrote:This new flight finally enables majority of U.S. getting conveniently connected to DAC with a transit of 3-4 hours.
^^Looks like January is the delivery month. But cannot find anything confirming this one way or the other.
https://www.geaviation.com/press-releas ... reamliners
Incidentally SQ and Scoot have gone with RR.
Priority for DGCA- why a sitar broke https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/news/national/dgca-seeks-report-from-air-india-on-damage-to-sitar/article30055654.ece/amp/ Concert quality musical instruments are very expensive. Many artiste's are very specific to how their "equipment" f...Jump to post
Based on this link: https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-ro ... p-service/ LA is the top market from delhi without a non stop , BOS is last at #15 and Atlanta is no where. Yes BOS would be a long short but probably still higher chance than ATL. AI should look into moving 3/wk SFO to BOM to account ...Jump to post
Slots at BOM+DEL per the link: SpiceJet: 100 (24 at DEL) Indigo: 92 (outsized 40 at DEL) Vistara: 66 (12 at DEL) GoAir: 28 (12 at DEL) AirAsia: 28 (12 at DEL) AI: 12 (All DEL) IIRC, Vistara should be 56 (12 DEL + 44 BOM). See below from stated article: According to the ministry’s information, maxim...Jump to post
If AI cannot make JFK/EWR work, then BOS will have to wait for some time. If there is range, likely ORD/IAD before BOS. Perhaps even ATL. ORD from what I understand will be out of bounds for the 788. I think even now the 77W is pushed to the envelope during the winter. So IAD is the guinea pig (so ...Jump to post
I can't seem to get the right link. It says it's broken. Do you have another one? Thanks For the SG news use the link in #283....that one works fine. I think two URLs got mixed up there. Here is a link which confirms the move: https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/11/21/ana-all-nippon-airways-japan-airline...Jump to post
Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense. When Air India ordered B787 in January 2006, their need was very very pressing, they had an ageing fleet of B747s-A310s that needed urgent replacement, they couldn't hav...Jump to post
There are reports that in the peak Sydney summer months, AI has left bags behind because of load restrictions and now AI wants to fly the 788 on one of their longest US routes (considerably longer than SYD). It will be interesting to see how they manage to pull this off! If it’s successful, AI can ...Jump to post
ORIGIN DESTINATION Flight Number FREQ DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRCRAFT STOPS Delhi Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 1:50 13:40 B777-ER 1 Mumbai Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 6:05 13:40 B777-ER This is a copy - paste of the tabulated information from this page: http://www.airindia.com/time-table.htm I used the para...Jump to post
I guess this was done during airspace blockade.. Would 788 have the legs for Del- IAD? Yes. Guess they haven't updated it. :lol: I think they should be able to pull it off. DEL-IAD is 7506 mi per GCM - that gives it approx., 1000 mi breathing space to the 788. Via BOM? What was the origin & des...Jump to post
The same plane VT-ALS has been doing BOM-LHR for the past 8 days that’s why I assumed one is enough. To add to the utilization piece, one plane each for 3/wk YYZ, IAD and SFO is also poor utilization Yeah.....I think if both the SFO flights and IAD operate on the same day (using the same equipment ...Jump to post
DEL-LHR, BOM-LHR, DEL-IAD, DEL- YYZ, DEL/BOM - JED should be 1 each. DEL- JFK, DEL-ORD, BOM-EWR should be 2 each DEL-SFO should be 3 This puts usage at 14 out of 16 frames. The 14 being used are also at very low utilization. All of AIs east coast flights get in by 12 noon and are on the ground/ doi...Jump to post
Surprising AI chose to cancel the afternoon departure Del-Bkk , this flight fed lot of connecting traffic to AIs European bank. In another AI news AI upgauged AI 111/112 Del-Lhr to 77w So now AI's 777 fleet is (almost) fully deployed? Looks like all AOG a/c are now back in service. 77L DEL - SFO = ...Jump to post
I can confirm to you that there is no preference to fly only Vistara or Air Asia on domestic legs too.. and will definitely not be on International sectors. Lowest price always wins. Besides starting a route to NA based o flying patterns of a group company is preposterous, however big TCS is. You c...Jump to post
6. Why does Vistata require crew training on the 787s? Aren't the pilots already licensed to fly the aircraft ,and the crew certified to fly the aircraft? Or, are you suggesting that what they went through to get licensed is bogus. Crew familiarization is about a lot more than just type rating pilo...Jump to post
New Delhi's top undeserved markets are as follows: [Numbers after the City indicate indirect two-way traffic]. What could Vistara do with this information? https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-routes-asias-top-10-airports-non-stop-service/ Not much. For e.g., 130K is a pretty low number for an airp...Jump to post