The tender awarded to Reliance Infrastructure (Anil Ambabi group) is reportedly cancelled and is up for re-tender. So another 1 year is wasted. So no work has been started except for some small hand painted board on the highway pointing to the proposed area. I didn't know the tender was cancelled. ...Jump to post
I have been personally boycotting Indigo for my travel in India since last few years. They have never shown a serious interest in Rajkot even after Jet collapsed. They have ATR and A320 (with load penalty) that could be operated from Rajkot. A320s can't operate to RAJ without a lot penalty. Has wor...Jump to post
VV wrote:Perhaps it is the plan, but considering the extent of the task, in my opinion it would be introduced into the fleet only in 2021.
Not content with wasting Government money, Air India plans to double aircraft fleet from 127 to 250 in just 4 to 5 years. There is no India like Air India. Couldn’t they have named the airline Hot Air, instead? https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/air-india-plans-for-rapid-growth-post-privati...Jump to post
Putting in numbers, it is a two runway airport with about a 10% reduction in runway capacity because taxiways are not optimal. But each runway should be good for 40+ opperations per hour instead of 45+ for optimal taxiways. So while LHR might do 80 million+ off two runways, MAA will have smaller ga...Jump to post
Thomas Cook (India) will see no impact from the collapse of the UK group.
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 475999.ece
Six locations shortlisted for Chennai's second airport https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/six-locations-shortlisted-for-citys-second-airport/article29479974.ece Separately, after 2 years when the current airport will be upgraded, its existing capacity will almost double from 18 million to...Jump to post
Huh? please elaborate. From what I understand, there were only 40 slots available at MAA prior! 40 ex Jet Airways slots. Those are not the only slots at MAA. The airport has a lot more room to grow. Doesn't MAA have a new terminal under construction? Lightsaber Yes, a new terminal is under construc...Jump to post
This article on Forbes states that (1) The excessive pitch issue affects only planes that have the Space Flex cabin installed (2) Easyjet has solved this issue by "by modifying its on-board software for loading the aircraft, rather than by blocking seats" Hopefully Airbus comes out with a ...Jump to post
Air passenger traffic falls for 3rd straight month https://www.livemint.com/news/india/air-passenger-traffic-falls-for-3rd-straight-month-1568893155952.html What a ridiculous headline, that too for a financial newspaper. Air traffic in India always falls in the Jul-Sep quarter. "Domestic sched...Jump to post
Looks like reduced payload is mandated to allow enough fuel for alternates and headwind considerations. Prohibiting some airline from doing dumb things is now deemed punishment? Interesting. indigo had no issues on the DEL to IST flight prior to the EASA directive. You are mixing two different issu...Jump to post
edealinfo wrote:Air passenger traffic falls for 3rd straight month
https://www.livemint.com/news/india/air ... 55952.html
Per CAPA, Vistara is to commence Delhi-Patna service in Oct-2019 or Nov-2019. Would Patna be a new station for them? Per the PAT Wikipedia page, it starts October 27. I can't find anything other than the CAPA report to corroborate this other than this link from Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi) which claim...Jump to post
Would anyone happen to know when the regulator will extend Jet's domestic slots allotment to airlines? They are currently until December 31st 2019, and am sure the airlines would like a definite answer (just like me :) ) so that they can set up the rest of their W19 schedules... There were some rum...Jump to post
Speaking of which, 6E11 has taken 6h 51m to fly to IST today, which means we will soon hear stories about pax landing without their bags today too. It doesn’t make sense. Are headwinds really that bad? Or, are they taking a longer route? has Pak forced them to take a less than optimal route when pa...Jump to post
I’ve said this before but at the risk of belabouring the point, I’ll say it again. In the 21st-century, trade trumps rhetoric. Witness the India-China trade and rhetoric relationship - USD 100 billion annually, and growing. Absolutely. The only country in India's "neighbourhood" that has ...Jump to post
Why? Simple. They support Pakistan’s position over India’s as it relates to Kash, and then they ask for like 10 additional daily frequencies . They just don’t know how to play this politically even though the writing is on the wall. Their best chance is to have asked for an additional frequency to ...Jump to post
CCU/DEL remain safe bets for such launches. They can test the waters in that region from these two cities. They can even look towards the more affluent northeast asia, to places like South Korea/Taiwan/Japan on their A321Neo XLR's. There's a lot of IT traffic to Vietnam. Perhaps we could see a rout...Jump to post
They are going to get nada! And deservingly so. Why? Simple. They support Pakistan’s position over India’s as it relates to Kash, and then they ask for like 10 additional daily frequencies . They just don’t know how to play this politically even though the writing is on the wall. Their best chance ...Jump to post
Yakamoz wrote:sibibom wrote:Why?unrave wrote:CNBCTV18 reports that Rahul Bhatia and the CEO of Turkish Airlines met the Civil Aviation minister to request additional flying rights to Turkey. Will be interesting to see how this pans out.
They are going to get nada! And deservingly so.
Indian media is reporting that Turkish Airlines CEO Bilal Ekşi and IndiGo co-founder Rahul Bhatia met the Indian aviation minster on Monday to request increase in flying rights. Current bilateral entitlements are 14 weekly frequencies for each side, all of which have been exhausted. TK has been tryi...Jump to post
Flynas Is commencing its flights from Dammam,Riyadh and Jeddah to Lucknow on their Airbus A320...It will be intresting to spot the 320 and wonder how it would experience for passengers to fly almost 6 hours long flight. I wonder if Flynas being an LCC could make this route happen then why cant Indi...Jump to post
IndiGo still operates this route - 6E1755. Stopped wef 1 October 2019 as per SSC Hmm .. interesting. Wonder if thats temporary. Also suprising then GoAir would launch this route, and add a new int'l station for such a route. GoAir has made CNN its home. Perhaps they believe they can make this route...Jump to post
Vistara has signed up with Panasonic Aero for its seatback entertainment on its A321 and B787 aircraft
https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... l-flights/
juliuswong wrote:VT-JEW is now listed for immediate sale by IBA Group. https://www.iba.aero/available-assets/
Air India is back to its old canard of hoarding flying rights without lunching flights. Many of you may not remember this but until 2011 Air India used to have something called right of first refusal on international flights, wherein if any carrier wishes to start an international flight Air India h...Jump to post
Thanks. But, what about rights to other places such as Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, etc. Is Air India squatting on allocated rights or using them? For instance, AI was supposed to start Pune to Singapore but has not started it as yet. Dubai & Hong Kong have been well utilised. Doha, Singapor...Jump to post
See the link below and now it seems to make sense (in the Government's political world). It appears that the Government turned a blind eye to the cutting of fuel supplies since this pertains to the Haj related operations. https://www.cnbctv18.com/aviation/unpaid-fuel-bills-haj-pilgrimage-may-hit-af...Jump to post
Any latest news on the T-1 expansion of IGIA? Any photos being uploaded by DIAL. How about HYD expansion, Goa-Mopa and MAA? Heard even AMD is undergoing expansion of some sorts. HYD expansion is underway in full swing Mopa has been held back by environment activists terrorists. It is before the Sup...Jump to post
Bangalore’s new runway 9R/27L passes initial operational tests. Due to open on December 5th. https://www.deccanherald.com/city/bengaluru-infrastructure/kia-runway-2-completes-validation-flight-to-open-dec-5-757369.html Did I read on a previous post on the India thread that this is only the 4th net ...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Delhi-Chengdu is an interesting choice by IndiGo. Could we expect more flights by them to China? How many Chinese destinations do they have now?