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by edealinfo
Tue Apr 07, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Good riddance? Why? Why do you consider it differently from SpiceJet or Air India? What men! You still dont get how things work on Airliners.net/Twitter/Facebook? Indigo is the rich and villainous sethji in every Bollywood movie who can buy influence and support by throwing freebies to av bloggers!...

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

hohd wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
If they can exit Air Asia India now, the airline could fold, and a good riddance anyway.


Good riddance? Why? Why do you consider it differently from SpiceJet or Air India?

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by edealinfo
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

Air Deccan is first Indian casualty of coronavirus...... https://www.ndtv.com/business/coronavirus-impact-on-aviation-air-deccan-ceases-operation-employees-on-sabbatical-without-pay-2206529? Regional airlines in India never lasted long in the past so the virus is not the main issue in that case . T...

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by edealinfo
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://simpleflying.com/grounded-planes-costs/
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SpiceJet spends more than $20 million a month on its lease of 100 aircraft.

https://simpleflying.com/grounded-planes-costs/

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by edealinfo
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

“Tata Sons is stuck with AirAsia Berhad in a jinxed alliance. A watertight agreement is preventing Tata Sons from exiting AirAsia India“

This teaser is on the Business Standard newspaper. Does someone who has a subscription to the paper throw more light?

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by edealinfo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

You are applying principle on what basis? Air India, Jet Airways or Satyam? Unless someone tapped the call and you have access to transcripts! How do you transcribe an eye-roll? Ajay Singh didn't fix SpiceJet finances, he just spread the losses as tax write-offs. Compare SpiceJet taxes to other Ind...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

HDFC must know something that we don't... A bailout package coming out I need to buy SpiceJet shares... Maybe they got a call from PMO. That is the only plausible reason to depart from their longstanding conservative approach because they don't have a choice to say NO. Like I said a couple of weeks...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

"The shares were bought from the open market." per article. That's an operational point of how the shares were procured that unfortunately, doesn't throw light on their reasoning for the purchase. HDFC is a very conservative bank. Much lesser NPA... Did not give much money to Vijay Mallya...

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

avier wrote:
edealinfo wrote:
HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet

What does HDFC know that we don't?

"The shares were bought from the open market." per article.


That's an operational point of how the shares were procured that unfortunately, doesn't throw light on their reasoning for the purchase.

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by edealinfo
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 884418.cms?
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HDFC Trustee Co picks 5.45% stake in SpiceJet

What does HDFC know that we don't?

Read more at:
https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ma ... 884418.cms?

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by edealinfo
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 11059

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2020

What is more sad is the AI colony to the south side of the hangars . If that area got cleared out, the 2nd parallel runway could be built. While it may be too close for simultaneous take-off/landings , it could work for a simultaneous take-off/landing. Several airports, notably Newark, operate with...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Indians should stop fantasizing that other sovereign funds are going to save Indian carriers. So, here are the possibilities for the Tatas and their partners: 1. Operate Vistara and Air Asia separately -- 2 weak airlines and both destined to never make profits. Charity work is through Tata Trust no...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

If Singapore Air pays Air Asia's parent what it invested in Air Asia India they will be willing to sell even without a premium given the challenging times and need to raise cash. The Air Asia planes can be repainted as Vistara, get Vistara branding and service inside out, and operate in an all econ...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tata's faced with "Sophie's Choice" on Vistara and Air Asia India. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/coronavirus-impact-vistara-or-airasia-india-tata-group-must-pick-one-as-losses-mount/story/399633.html Sophie’s Choice is the title of a 1979 novel by William Styron, about a ...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Tata's faced with "Sophie's Choice" on Vistara and Air Asia India. https://www.businesstoday.in/current/corporate/coronavirus-impact-vistara-or-airasia-india-tata-group-must-pick-one-as-losses-mount/story/399633.html Sophie’s Choice is the title of a 1979 novel by William Styron, about a P...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I disagree with your contention or characterization of not much value. Ofcourse you will. You have, unfortunately, not stated a better use for the 787; baking under Delhi's sun or running 1 round-trip a day on DEL - BOM, isn't a better alternative. I see you have avoided answering the question, rep...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

. 1. Long before other members (apart from me) pointed out (on this thread and the other) that 3 weekly on evening LHR departures wasn't much value to Vistara,..... 2. you went on to shame Vistara for not taking slots from GA. 3. you went on to admit that this was a Government to Government deal! 4...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

So, now that we've moved goal-posts and are discussing Vistara's relationship with British Airways, why would Vistara pitch for slots with lousy LHR timings from Garuda, when BA now has truckloads of slots at LHR and can very well lease some prime-time ones to Vistara to "complement" thei...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Also, as someone mentioned on the other thread, these slot timings aren't great either...not sure why Vistara would be interested in them. You mean , for O & D, flying out of India at the middle of the night (which is standard for international travel) is a better option? Flying out of India in...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

trinidadeG wrote:
Also, as someone mentioned on the other thread, these slot timings aren't great either...not sure why Vistara would be interested in them.


You mean , for O & D, flying out of India at the middle of the night (which is standard for international travel) is a better option?

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

SpiceJet pilot, who did not fly overseas this month, tests positive for coronavirus https://www.livemint.com/news/india/spicejet-pilot-who-did-not-fly-overseas-this-month-tests-positive-for-coronavirus-11585462945593.html he might have caught it from a fellow pilot that did but who did not exhibit ...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

But yeah, let's not waste an opportunity to push the tired, old "789 baking in the sun" theory... :) You mean it's finally flying on a regular basis? umm .. maybe you haven't noticed that, at the moment, nothing is It was a rhetorical question. I was questioning someone challenging my sta...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

CaliguyNYC wrote:
jfk777 wrote:
Plus it was a govt to govt inside deal. AI is paying much much less or even got it for free in return for india buying palm oil from Indonesia.


That was my speculation for which you are giving it wings!

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

trinidadeG wrote:

But yeah, let's not waste an opportunity to push the tired, old "789 baking in the sun" theory... :)


You mean it's finally flying on a regular basis?

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... -GA_AI.jpg
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Looks like it is 3 slot pairs or 6 individual slots according to this document....

https://www.acl-uk.org/wp-content/uploa ... -GA_AI.jpg

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/
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Here is a great web site that tracks slot trades though it doesn't indicate the cost of the trade.

https://www.acl-uk.org/completed-slot-trades/

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-india-heathrow-slot-lease/ It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end. More discussion on this on thi...

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-india-heathrow-slot-lease/ It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end. Air India? Holy smoke.....thou...

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1305
Views: 378508

KLM Retires 747 - Final Nail in the Coffin Thread

https://simpleflying.com/klm-boeing-747-retirement-2/
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Coronovirus is the final nail on the coffin......

https://simpleflying.com/klm-boeing-747-retirement-2/

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Re: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

Anyone knows how much they paid for it?

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-ind ... lot-lease/

It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end.
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https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-ind ... lot-lease/

It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end.

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by edealinfo
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years
Replies: 19
Views: 4475

Garuda Leases 6 London Heathrow Slots to Air India for 2 years

https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-ind ... lot-lease/

It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end.
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https://simpleflying.com/garuda-air-ind ... lot-lease/

It is a shame that the geniuses at Air Vistara didn't pick these up. Air India pulled the rug from under Vistara's feet. Now Vistara has a brand new 787 that will be baking under the sun for months on end.

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by edealinfo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Has the DGCA “permanently” allotted Jet’s slots to other carriers or is it still continuing the charade that it is a “temporary” allotment pending the final sale/ bankruptcy of Jet that has just got a fresh 90 day extension?

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by edealinfo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

SpiceJet has returned 5 wet leased 737 to Turkish Corendon airline

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

6E offers its resources to government for critical cargo transportation... https://m.republicworld.com/business-news/india-business/covid-19-indigo-offers-govt-its-aircraft-and-crew-to-transport-medicine-equipment-across-country.html A strategic move to find favor for the airlines in a potential go...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Indus ... 161221.ece?
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Air India to incur ₹30-35 crore loss per day following suspension of operations

https://www.thehindu.com/business/Indus ... 161221.ece?

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

What's required each day of parked planes: "The parked planes need to be serviced daily by a team of 10 people. Every day, each plane needs to have its engine run, has to taxi far enough for the tires to rotate fully, and has to have its hydraulics, avionics and electronics checked." https...

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by edealinfo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

hohd wrote:
acavpics wrote:
AirAsia India is somewhat a mystery, it is a foreign owned airline masquerading as an Indian carrier


You are parroting the fallacy promoted by Subramanium Swamy.

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by edealinfo
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Or they should provide stop-gap funding. Something on the lines of Udaan although in affect they never gave much though. s. Here are my thoughts of bringing relief to the airline sector: 1. Get rid of RGD or whatever it is called. Why should airlines subsidize government policy? Its not like airlin...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Unfunded DGCA mandate by DGCA: Keep adjacent seat vacant for passengers My suggestion. Asks DGCA to pay for the middle seat kept vacant or get law passed by the legislature. Somebody should call DGCA out. They can't make up the rules and expect airlines to fly at losses. https://www.cnbctv18.com/avi...

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

Vistara's 2nd 787 has completed its first test flight at Boeing.

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

pune wrote:
[The easiest question would be to ask is why give 1.44 lakh crore to big corporates which they did last year and this taking from RBI.


Who were the major beneficiaries of the largess?

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

AVG PAX LOADS OF EU CARRIERS AT BLR FOR MARCH 2020 (Till 22/03) AIR FRANCE CDG-BLR = 38.5% BLR-CDG = 62% KLM AMS-BLR = 56.2% BLR-AMS = 80.3% LUFTHANSA (Data not avbl for all days) FRA-BLR = 54% BLR-FRA = 72% BRITISH AIRWAYS LHR-BLR = 43% BLR-LHR = 68% Excellent info and thanks for sharing!

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

anshabhi wrote:
Govt must waive of airport parking charges for airlines during this period, or take the credit for next airline crash in India.
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So, your solution is for private operators of an airport (BLR, HYD, etc) to subsidize someone else's loss?

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by edealinfo
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

I seriously don't understand why stock trading hasn't halted yet when literally now everything has come to a halt. Are they wanting all stocks to hit the ground (?). Merely stopping trading doesn't change the underlying value of stocks. For instance, there is a futures market where stock prices wil...

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... t-6326875/

Neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad, says Air India
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https://indianexpress.com/article/india ... t-6326875/

Neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad, says Air India

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by edealinfo
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020
Replies: 649
Views: 40747

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - March 2020

https://simpleflying.com/airasia-ceo-cl ... ion-probe/
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AirAsia CEO Cleared In Airbus Corruption Probe
https://simpleflying.com/airasia-ceo-cl ... ion-probe/

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