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by unrave
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Go Air IPO has been rumoured on and off for many years now. I don't think it is happening anytime soon given the current market conditions

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by unrave
Thu Aug 22, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

UA to make SFO-DEL a year round service. Meanwhile at BOM Here is the video of a man approaching SpiceJet plane at Mumbai Airport runway 27 today out of nowhere. Major breach. Unbelievable. https://twitter.com/shukla_tarun/status/1164543555940995072?s=20 Were the engines running or did they shut th...

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by unrave
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

That "rule" is applicable for greenfield airports only, and that too with a lot of exceptions

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by unrave
Thu Aug 22, 2019 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

When the two sale processes are completed the Indian aviation landscape will get fundamentally altered. Interesting times to follow the industry

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by unrave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

avier wrote:
Would have preferred GoAir to have moved their entire ops to T2 and grown more out of BOM, considering they are one of the most decent LCC's (of late).

There is no room for any airline to "grow" at BOM

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by unrave
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

TEMPO wrote:
I went to their website to see if I could actually book anything, but it’s a mess. Vietnamese and English hopelessly mixed together, and no sign of Delhi anywhere.

I managed to do a dummy DEL-SGN booking and proceed right up to the payment page, so I guess it is all good now.

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by unrave
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I’m not sure where dignity ends and pragmatism begins in international relations. For example, I hear that despite everything that happened at the U.N. Security Council a few days ago, President Xi of China is still expected in India this year for “informal” talks. Balanced trade with the promise o...

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by unrave
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

VietJet launches Delhi from HCMH (4x weekly) and Hanoi (3x weekly) wef 6 December

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by unrave
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Blerg wrote:
Indian arrivals to Serbia keep on growing and the other day I was at BEG and it was full of Indians mostly flying on Qatar or flydubai. I hope IndiGo considers BEG at least on a summer seasonal basis.

Do you have any latest source for the tourist arrivals data?

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by unrave
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

This round of Pak airspace closure seems to be much less impactful than the previous one. It is only from 2AM to about 11.45AM on 6 days a week. Air India says its long haul routes will get longer by just 12 minutes.

Pakistan is just playing to the gallery showing that it is indeed doing something.

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by unrave
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

DIAL's first priority shall be to finish the new taxiway between Rwy 29/11 and 28/10 that shall go over the main approach road to T2,T3. Once that completes and when the three runways near saturation, they shall start on the fourth runway. Construction shall begin in phases from one end to another,...

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by unrave
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

AirIndia wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
How is the progress on DEL’s 4th runway? When is that expected to be ready?


The 4th Runway already exists as Taxiway Y.

SO they are just converting a taxiway into a runway? Won't that affect aircraft movement?

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by unrave
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

DEL to increase airside passenger handling capacity to 140m pa by 2021

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by unrave
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Lufthansa to start a new daily route - Munich to India. some speculate it will be BLR but I hope it will be Hyderabad. If it is BLR then BLR is shaping to be India’s new crown jewel. Regardless of this speculation, on a personal anecdotal basis, I already regard BLR as the crown jewel of internatio...

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by unrave
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

edealinfo wrote:
1. How is Indigo doing on their India to Istanbul route? (They were supposed to operate 2 flights daily from Delhi but only 1 is operating.). Is the single flight going choc-o-block full?


Second daily is due to start next month

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by unrave
Sat Aug 03, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

From IndiGo Annual Report for FY 2019: - Addition of 11 new destinations in the next 12 months - Focus on improving connectivity in North East with ATR aircraft - Focus on starting services to countries with large outbound tourism like China, Russia and Israel I am surprised that Egypt is not on th...

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by unrave
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

From IndiGo Annual Report for FY 2019:
- Addition of 11 new destinations in the next 12 months
- Focus on improving connectivity in North East with ATR aircraft
- Focus on starting services to countries with large outbound tourism like China, Russia and Israel

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by unrave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I think the Banks will realise something, how much or how soon is a different issue altogether. Auction of slots is not possible since the market is not mature or prepared for that (stressed balance sheet of most airlines is the big reason) It is precisely this factor that IndiGo seems to be bankin...

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by unrave
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

My personal opinion is if the company as a whole can’t be sold, its slots should revert to the state. Otherwise, it could create distortions in the market, since the strongest player will gooble the available slots with its “war chest” (for purchasing slots) thereby widening the gap between the str...

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by unrave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I don't see the airline as a whole finding a buyer. It will go into liquidation and its assets will be sold. This will also be a test case for the IBC to determine how regulatory assets (slots, bilateral rights) are treated. If they are sold then IndiGo will make a strong bid for them.

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by unrave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I noticed the extra flights allotted to airlines at BOM, from Jet's slot kitty, do not show up from sometime around in Oct. I'm wondering if airlines have to reapply for those slots or what happens then. They were granted only till 30SEP with the understanding that the extension will depend on the ...

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by unrave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

By the way this was once again the most active country specific forum on Anet last month. Congrats to everyone who participate here. Special mention about our most active member: edealinfo.

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by unrave
Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 46451

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

IndiGo will add a 4th daily frequency between Mumbai-Dubai effective 25th August- 6E 1768 BOM0155 - 0335DXB 6E 1769 DXB0435 - 0910BOM Looks like most of the available DXB seats of 9W are going to BOM/DEL from the Indian carriers. Not having a dominant carrier at BOM means that now every airline wil...

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by unrave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Wow! What's the target market here? Would have expected SGN prior to HAN, so must be more government/diplomatic traffic they're targeting vs business/tourists. My guess is SGN will be launched from DEL Haha wouldn't DEL-HAN make more sense to connect the capitals? DEL-SGN is the largest India-Vietn...

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by unrave
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

IndiGo enters Vietnam, adds Kolkata-Hanoi from October 3rd. This is the only India-Vietnam flight. Wow! What's the target market here? Would have expected SGN prior to HAN, so must be more government/diplomatic traffic they're targeting vs business/tourists. My guess is SGN will be launched from DEL

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by unrave
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Govt planning to privatise 20-25 airports in second phase: AAI chairman The AAI will decide the names of these airports with annual passenger traffic over 1.5 million soon and recommend them to the Ministry of Civil Aviation https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/aviation/govt-planning-to-privatise-2...

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by unrave
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Hi, sorry if this has been discussed before. Re the new termianl in patna - are there also going to be runway extensions as well? I thought one of the major issues was runway length limiting MTOW/range. Also - if there's a new terminal at current Patna site, whats the reason for the new terminal at...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

The reason I bring this up is that it totally amazes me how some on this forum have totally bought into the propaganda dished out in the Indian media that they don’t even see through and distinguish between what’s fact and patriotic zeal. regrettably,this kind of tunnel vision that India is the gre...

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by unrave
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Meanwhile DGCA has given the all clear to the two pilots involved in the incident.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

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by unrave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

avier wrote:
IndiGo adds a new destination in India : Jodhpur!
Will be flying Delhi & Ahmedabad to Jodhpur from 5th September , using A32X fleet.

Goodbye to AI monopoly at Jodhpur after 9W went off.

I always thought Jodhpur could handle only ATR aircraft

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by unrave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Why wouldn’t Indigo fare well on the Mumbai to Singapore route? Aren’t SpiceJet, Air India, Vistara and Go(?) already operating or will be operating on the route? What gives one of these Indian airlines and advantage over the other in operating this route? BOM-SIN was among IndiGo's first ever inte...

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by unrave
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

But there is also nothing in the media that said that they didn’t do that. If there is a secret agreement “for India to withdraw the planes why would it be in the media in the first place? I can assure you that India will not withdraw fighter jets from forward positions just to save a few hours' de...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

edealinfo wrote:

So, did India back down and give into Pak’s Demand that India withdraw its fighters from the forward operating base (in exchanging for opening its airspace)? And, was it a secret agreement so the Indian Government won’t be embarrassed?

No.

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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Pakistan airspace is open to all commercial traffic. After some very traumatic time Indian Aviation is out of the blues now. Most capacity lost to 9W has been restored and Pak airspace is open now. Icing on the cake will be the bumper Q1 earnings that airlines are going to report soon True dawn wil...

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by unrave
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pakistan reopens its airspace
Replies: 12
Views: 3154

Re: Pakistan reopens its airspace

Good sense prevails finally. Loss of revenue from overflight rights must have surely stung the near bankrupt country.

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

My recommendation for a logical approach is as follows: 1. Sell the profitable parts of AI first.... Air India Express AI-SATS AI Engineering 2. Sell or close the non profitable subsidiaries: E.g. Alliance Air 3. Sell full service AI international 4. Sell AI domestic by routes. For instance, BOM an...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

GoAir to launch new flights : Hyderabad- BLR X2 /IXC/PAT starting August 15 GoAir new flight launches in August, with two new rotations including above: Hyderabad- Bengaluru x2/ Chandigarh/ Patna Hyderabad - Kochi x2/ Chennai/ Jaipur HYD airport is bursting in seams with new services, and is No. 4 ...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

“Obviously, Essar Steel judgement is not only impairing value for secured lenders but has allowed claims of operational creditors that were above what the resolution professional had admitted," he said. “Now, secured lenders are on the same footing as unsecured creditors, operational creditors...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Your reasoning amounts to "One airline has committed fraud therefore all airlines are fraudulent". It is MY OPINION that the RPTs in IndiGo don't seem to be fraudulent prima facie. I am not going to investigate the claims. Let the appropriate institutions do their job. So far you seem to ...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Yes sir, RTPs are a part and parcel of business. They become a problem when they are large, material and are prejudicial to the interests of minority shareholders. RTPs are governed by specific regulations. In India they were revised when Companies Act 2013 was passed, moreover something called SEB...

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by unrave
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

In regards to another airline, RTP's (related party transactions ) are not a big issue apparently, as per a very learned user on this thread. Yes sir, RTPs are a part and parcel of business. They become a problem when they are large, material and are prejudicial to the interests of minority shareho...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

SATS is not equal to SIA. But if that doesn't meet the requirements how about the fact that Vistara using Indian Hotels Company for crew accommodation. Can you suggest anything better than Taj group hotels in India for crew accommodation ? Considering they are ideally located close to airports and ...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Taj airline Catering, where Tatas have 50% stake provides food for all Vistara flights. A clear case of RPT. SIA doesn't seem to be bothered? Definitely not, since Taj catering is co-owned by SATS (hence TajSats) which is a Singapore based company and controls 80% of the ground handling and caterin...

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by unrave
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

You have a partnership with a friend and he keeps making contracts with another firm he owns. Not an issue for you? No, as long as the contracts do not unduly favour the other firm. Taj airline Catering, where Tatas have 50% stake provides food for all Vistara flights. A clear case of RPT. SIA does...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Thanks and this makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is why Vistara is not using the 2 brand new A320 that is expected in July and August for which it could have obtained a version with the required MTOW for international travel. Heck, it could have designed the interior of these 2 aircraft for max...

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by unrave
Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

"Vistara said the existing Airbus A320 planes in its fleet are not suited to fly nonstop to Singapore and hence, Boeing 737 aircraft is being used for operation." How can this be true? Could someone please explain why Vistara's A320 and A320NEO technically cannot do DEL or BOM to Singapor...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1975
Views: 246165

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

One of my friends who was a pilot in Jet Airways told me that they have started ground training and stuff. Also got to know that they are restarting. Anyone having insights into this? Are they restarting for sure? NCLT process will take its own sweet time and even at the end of it there is no guara...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

Related party transactions happen all the time and that is not an issue per se. The problem arises when RPTs are not done at arm's length. While I agree with Gangwal's demand that IndiGo should ideally call an open tender, the share of RPTs in this case is too small at only 0.5% of the airline's rev...

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by unrave
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019
Replies: 478
Views: 42907

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - July 2019

IndiGo is launching daily flights on BOM-KWI wef 5AUG19. BOM joins MAA and AMD to become the third Indian city to be connected with KWI by 6E

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by unrave
Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1975
Views: 246165

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

SEBI is investigating alleged corporate governance lapses at IndiGo. I don't think SFIO is involved here.

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