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by VTORD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

BDQ is just around 90 Somethin KMs from AMD True. I don't understand why someone here on this forum still feels Baroda residents would prefer to go +400 Km away to catch a flight, when there is a much nearer int'l airport with decent flight connectivity. EXACTLY...whoever that someone is he or she ...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Different arguments for AI AOGs and EK AOGs, bit rich isn't it. No one asked STC to buy 100+ A380s, what is his excuse. Do you understand sarcasm? Read my post again. Anyone w/ iota of comprehension skills would have understood esp., reading the last sentence that it wasn't a defense of STC! I mean...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So basically you are claiming UK management is same as AI management? That is a low bar to compare a 2014 greenfield airline with a 1932 airline with debt, legacy costs and unions. What are you on about? Do you just randomly pick s*** out of the air? :irked: Where do I imply anything of the sort? :...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

VTORD, @vadodara, @hohd, @fortunerunner and others: do you have any insights or possible reasons why nobody has relaunched flights between BOM and PNQ after 9W (the sole operator) collapsed? The demand is high enough to fill three or four A320s a day. [/quote] Demand between BOM-PNQ is very high ho...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Was a similar benefit of the doubt accorded to AI When AI wanted 10x343s it got 50x777/787s 2008 GFC happened Oil reached $100/BBL ME3 were brutal Lemons with beta software and prematurely breaking parts were handed over by Boeing Wingbox needs repair after delivery. GEnXs needed PIP after PIP All ...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 11, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Also about Vistara 789 proving flight assumptions. In 2014, the 789 launch customer Air NZ started commercial service in less than a month from delivery. Transtasman is much more complicated than DEL-AMD proving flight. You are making it sound like Vistara took Wright Flyer delivery. This is 2020, ...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

VTORD wrote:
We all know STV is 30% of BOM traffic so that just leaves the other 70%! :lol:


Guys, I was just joking! This was supposed to be a dig at the WWWAS or whatever they are called. Didn't want to flare passions.....

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

PNQ as big as it is does not have the international traffic of many smaller South Indian cities. Except for DXB, there is not much ME3 or even SE Asia O & D traffic to/from PNQ. Don't know why it is, may because of the leakage of some traffic to BOM. PNQ had a flight SIN many years ago, but was...

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Dunno about you all but currently I am more intrigued about the new A321neos of UK. Pictured below are the Collins Diamond seats for reference. Would be a brilliant NB J product for Indian aviation. Curious as to which other routes will this be seen in. https://www.rockwellcollins.com/-/media/image...

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by VTORD
Mon Mar 09, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://twitter.com/SarinAndCo/status/1 ... 59074?s=20

If you click on the picture in the tweet, the second page has the English version.
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GoI has permitted full self handling of ground service by foreign carriers:

https://twitter.com/SarinAndCo/status/1 ... 59074?s=20

If you click on the picture in the tweet, the second page has the English version.

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by VTORD
Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Re the question of the thrust derating: The Missus designs engines for a living (not jet, internal combustion) so I ran both the post by @142857 and the flight global article by her and she speculated this: AI probably decided that a lowered thrust was optimum for them based on all the airports and ...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces CVG service
Replies: 77
Views: 12706

Re: AS announces CVG service

DBCoop3r wrote:
psa1011 wrote:
UA couldn't make this work from SFO, does Seattle have some better ties to Cincinnati?

I hear there's a company called GE in Cincinnati and a company called Boeing in Seattle. I wonder if they ever do business together? ;)

Isn't CVG also a hub for Amazon Air?

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 84566

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

UA384 SFO-IND These flight numbers were accessed for the June schedule using Google Flights. Not sure if some of these flight numbers change throughout the rest of the summer as I didn't check that in depth. Interesting....Seems like UA has changed some flight numbers on SFO-IND....usually the even...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

What would "visa invalidation" mean in this case? https://www.livemint.com/news/india/govt-suspends-visas-for-people-travelling-from-italy-iran-s-korea-and-japan-11583241253092.html Speculation has begun on another thread in this forum that the London Heathrow slot pair sold by Air New Ze...

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by VTORD
Fri Mar 06, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I agree,I think its better if IndiGo too gets a few 788s on order cause usually all the airports IN INDIA can accomodate them and that can fulfill their wish of connecting more cities in India to the World. Operational model and strategy aside, one would assume that an airport capable of handling t...

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by VTORD
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

According to this link from the same page: http://www.schedule-coordination.jp/calendar/index.html Deadline for Submission of Initial Slot Request by Airlines is 15 May 2020 for W20 and 04 Oct 2019 for S20 Please note: Even in the case of US airlines, the USDOT did the final allocation to the airlin...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

This is why I drive to BOM directly from my hospital in Pune (a 2.5-3 hr trip), park at T2, fly to DEL/MAA, return to BOM next day, pay approx 1500-2000 Rs in T2 parking, fill petrol at Khalapur toll, return home and end up spending much less time on the trip (and only marginally more money) than I...

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by VTORD
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Slightly off-topic but since it's been quite the flavor of this thread for some time now, here is a link from the horse's mouth that could throw some light on the handling of slots at Haneda (and some other interesting information). My interpretation of this is that once the slot is awarded to a cou...

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

The blog is run by a travel journalist who has been known to share/break stories over number of years. I haven't yet seen though how many of his predictions have come right . At the same time, their is always the famous saying ' There's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip' . There have been many...

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by VTORD
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Google the highlighted portion and follow the Reference link from December 2, 2016. AFAIK, the US Treasury doesn't allow airlines/owners who have dealings with sanctioned entities. I could be wrong in my opinion. I did. Exactly this: " Delhi HC orders ED pgurus ". If you google some key t...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

This makes no sense to me for the following reasons: 1. Narita is in to boondocks so to speak and is TWICE the distance from the Tokyo City center as Haneda. Unless you are implying that business passengers enjoy the views of a longer ride. 47 miles from one of the most populous cities in the world...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I don't know why you feel Gatwick is "bad" or a "huge disappointment". Vistara is a small and loss making airline. Regardless of SQ or Tata, they cannot afford a London slot unless it is free. Why would you think that starting flights from Gatwick, which is not that bad, is a hu...

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by VTORD
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

RE NAG: Yeah that's an interesting route. But what is more interesting is that the minister in question has been out of power for 6 years now and the route still exists. Unless QR is trying to appease the philosophical alma mater of Narendra Modi who are HQ'd in Nagpur. Do note that 9W had regular f...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 38976

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Why doesn't AI fly direct to LHR from other big Indian cities like CCU and MAA? There is either no direct service at all, or it is done by BA instead. Have AI ever had a foothold on those routes, if not, then why do they let BA muscle in? They never really had long-haul ops from southern India, uni...

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

If LH gets the A321XLR, may be HYD could be candidate. This smaller plane can survive and I think they can sell a few business class seats on the route. BA is commanding a higher price than EK or QR for example for flights to/from US. BA's advantage is that they have decent O & D. Also fares to...

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

AFAIK its just for this summer. It maybe that BA is either testing the waters for double daily or as I posted earlier, that they must be getting high book loads due to the virus thingy happening in SEAsia(which is what I believe). The timing looks good for pax arriving and departing from BLR & ...

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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 ...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Mon Feb 17, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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 ...

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by VTORD
Sun Feb 16, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

" 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, ...

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by VTORD
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

:champagne: Congrats to BLR, SEA and AA! Looks like they will leverage a lot of AS feed up and down the West Coast.

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by VTORD
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS to join OneWorld / AA to make SEA an Intl gateway
Replies: 1208
Views: 143409

Re: American to launch SEA-BLR flights in Oct 2020

Okay...did not see this one coming! SEA-BLR!? :o
So a/c will be most likely a 787-9 I suppose?

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by VTORD
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

Can we go easy with the hyperbole?
"almost certain to acquire Air India" isn't quite the same as "almost certain to bid for Air India"

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by VTORD
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020
Replies: 475
Views: 30866

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - February 2020

https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... rtnership/
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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/

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18283

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates
Replies: 32
Views: 6522

Re: Vistara Considers Adding More Boeing Jets in India to Fight Emirates

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 11029

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18283

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

@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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18283

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18283

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 11029

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 1:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18283

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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