Virgin Atlantic announces thrice weekly Delhi-Manchester aboard A332, from WS'20 Air France announces thrice weekly Chennai- Paris (CDG) aboard 789, from June 14 '20. https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/new-flights-air-france-chennai-paris-this-summer-virgin-atlantic-delhi-manchester...Jump to post
there is not much O & D between these two countries, with ME3 there is plenty and lots of Indians work there. There are no such ties with Turkey. Why this simple and straight forward fact is overlooked in this discussion is beyond me! Civil Aviation does not exist in a bubble - and a nation is ...Jump to post
He probably means the airspace closures which I am sure had some impact but AI did not actually cancel too many flights. I believe these number variations are probably, flight cancellations or delays that are unrelated to the airspace closure. The real question is why for DEL-ORD 2*(342*7*52) as we...Jump to post
1) American Airlines to start Seattle – Bangalore; big connectivity over Seattle https://www.anna.aero/2020/02/18/american-airlines-to-start-seattle-bangalore-big-connectivity-over-seattle/ DEL - ORD = 250,002 DEL - JFK = 248,976 BOM - EWR = 247,950 Shouldn't these be exactly the same (342 x 7 x 52...Jump to post
SpiceJet takes on 2 A320 on wet lease. https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.economictimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/spicejet-inducts-two-airbus-a320-aircraft/amp_articleshow/74171661.cms They could have taken Vistara’s now surplus 737 (as a sub lease) but presumably Spicejet wasn’t ...Jump to post
" from the bay" Which are the airports for this? "a choice of two airports to fly out of" Which 2 ? SFO and SJC. Bay area airports would probably be SFO and OAK. I would actually also count SJC. More than the Bay, AS and AA will gain an advantage for passengers from Washington, ...Jump to post
My speculation is that during TRUMP's VISIT TO INDIA this month, an announcement will be made that Vistara is buying the referenced 4 787s assuming: 4 787-9s even at list price is an insignificant announcement for a Presidential visit. Expect big bang announcements like the NAMAS-II deal or just pl...Jump to post
Yes Seattle is the only city that can do BLR direct with a 789. I asked jayunited on the UA thread and flying in the region so close to the Middle East scares some UA pilots in that the flight has EXTRA contigency fuel because they don't want to divert to Afghanistan or Iran. That's why SFO-DEL wor...Jump to post
Okay...did not see this one coming! SEA-BLR!?
So a/c will be most likely a 787-9 I suppose?
Presumably their so called partners, JAL and BA, $tabbed then in the back by not being cooperative with either slots or codeshares. I would love to be proved wrong. Why all this drama!? These are not barter systems. These are all legal agreements drawn up by highly paid and trained people. If JL an...Jump to post
I think Vistara should partner with BA or VS and start Gatwick and flying a few key LGW-US routes for either VS or BA. For instance, Vistara could takeover VS' JFK-LGW. LGW is great for O&D but the lack of feed could really hurt an Indian airline. Jet definitely got a lot of transfer pax from V...Jump to post
What's interesting is the choice of city for this new venture, being BOM, rather than the usual "newer" BLR/HYD or the larger DEL (main hub for 6E). I think what could be a factor here is that Mumbai is also a seaport? If you look at the map of their MRO centers, there's nothing between E...Jump to post
I did not see this being posted here.
Vistara and United have announced reciprocal FF earnings effective Feb 01, 2020:
https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... rtnership/
Indore was part of the Holkar State while Belagavi was part of the Bijapur kingdom - no link to the Peshwai! Even in British India, Indore was in Malwa while Belagavi was in the Bombay presidency. My guess is that there is an attempt to build a tourist circuit. Belagavi/Hubli will be couple of hour...Jump to post
I could just imagine a Vistara mascot and an Emirates mascot going at it with models of 787s, 777s, and A380s. But anyway, I think that if Vistara can offer a lower fare than Emirates it may be popular with Indian migrant workers in M.E. I think the implication was that Vistara harbors ambitions to...Jump to post
AMD-EWR won’t happen. The premium end of the Gujarati VFR and business families are going to BOM (and maybe a side trip to Gujarat which doesn’t always mean AMD). It is one of the biggest misunderstandings on this forum that foreign Gujaratis mean going to AMD. Also there is no real business traffi...Jump to post
@VTORD sorry for the late reply, regarding your query regarding the QR cargo being uplifted, the airline carries arnd 25-27 tonnes of belly cargo everyday from BLR to DOH on its 77W. Thank you sir! and no worries! From what little knowledge I have been building about the cargo/logistics world, it s...Jump to post
https://www.aviationindia.net/2020/01/lot-polish-airlines-increases-frequency.html LOT Polish sees spectacular demand for its product and increases its flights from Warsaw to Delhi from 5X to 7X weekly (additional flights will commence in Sept 2020). Wow, soon a daily flight! They made this announc...Jump to post
Definitely a Peshawa route. LoL! "Peshawa Express" :D What will happen to all the Silk Air routes to India as the brand merger is supposed to wrap up by summer 2020. Which cities will be handed out to Scoot and which ones will go to SQ? Most likely scenario some Silk Air stations will get...Jump to post
BOW-EWR is probably one of the most profitable (operational profit) and recognizable routes for AI and the on board product is as good as UA (I flew both for comparison).. Is BOM-EWR viable because of AMD feed or on its own? If AMD fills most of the BOM-EWR 77W, An AMD-EWR will get even more traffi...Jump to post
Star Air adds Belagavi to Indore flights This is kind of a weird route. Any idea of the kind of traffic between these 2 places? https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/20/star-air-adds-belagavi-to-indore-flights/ My best guess is there may be some interaction between the manufacturing ecosystem in Indore v t...Jump to post
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