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by unrave
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Quite obvious that it is a politically motivated route.

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by unrave
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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. ...

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by unrave
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 54675

Re: Indigo Blocks ~30% of Seats on DEL-IST Flight per EASA Directive to Keep Tail-End of A320/A321neo Relatively Empty

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.

Will the update be applied for old aircraft as well?

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by unrave
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Bankruptcy Discussion Thread
Replies: 1315
Views: 228678

Re: Thomas Cook Airlines News and Discussion Thread

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 475999.ece
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Thomas Cook (India) will see no impact from the collapse of the UK group.
https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/co ... 475999.ece

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by unrave
Mon Sep 23, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

edealinfo wrote:
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.

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by unrave
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

edealinfo wrote:
I previously said that in 12 to 18 months all MAA slots will be exhausted. Now, I say 3 to 6 months.

No

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by unrave
Fri Sep 20, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 54675

Re: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread

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 ...

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by unrave
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo Family 'Excessive Pitch' Issue Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 54675

Re: EASA Directive Requires Indigo to Block ~30% of A321neo Seats on DEL-IST flight

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...

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by unrave
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/air ... 55952.html

What a ridiculous headline, that too for a financial newspaper. Air traffic in India always falls in the Jul-Sep quarter.
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edealinfo wrote:
Air passenger traffic falls for 3rd straight month

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/air ... 55952.html

What a ridiculous headline, that too for a financial newspaper. Air traffic in India always falls in the Jul-Sep quarter.

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by unrave
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Are there any airports in India that can handle the A320 but not the A321?

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by unrave
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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.

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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 ...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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 ...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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 ...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Yakamoz wrote:
sibibom wrote:
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.
Why?

Geopolitics.

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation September 2019
Replies: 197
Views: 27028

Re: Turkish Aviation September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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.

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by unrave
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

edealinfo wrote:

So, what do you think are chances of this happening?

Zero. Such an acquisition will flout shareholding norms

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by unrave
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Blerg wrote:
Are they offering connection in CCU hence the night flight?

CZ flies 2x daily to DEL so IndiGo has probably picked the next best thing.

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by unrave
Sat Sep 14, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Blerg wrote:
Wasn't there a plan to build a second airport in New Delhi?

Not exactly in Delhi but 80km to its south. Tenders will likely be called before end of the year

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by unrave
Thu Sep 12, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

CaliguyNYC wrote:
Maybe there is someone who wants SIN, but India has open skies/very liberal with SIN from most cities (just not the big metros). So what is the big deal?

PNQ-SIN is a major casualty of AI's inability to launch flights.

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by unrave
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... l-flights/
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Vistara has signed up with Panasonic Aero for its seatback entertainment on its A321 and B787 aircraft
https://livefromalounge.boardingarea.co ... l-flights/

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by unrave
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 2001
Views: 260029

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

https://www.iba.aero/available-assets/

You're a moderator now? Congrats mate.
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juliuswong wrote:
VT-JEW is now listed for immediate sale by IBA Group. https://www.iba.aero/available-assets/

You're a moderator now? Congrats mate.

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by unrave
Tue Sep 10, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

They should at the very minimum fit a small subfleet of aircraft with over and offer hot BOB meals.

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by unrave
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Blerg wrote:
Anyone know how IngiGo's Istanbul fights are performing? Are they still making stops on the way?

Nope. They are non stop now. IndiGo just launched the second daily on this route

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by unrave
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Vistara did not order the LR version

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by unrave
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

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...

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by unrave
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

The earlier this airline is sold the better it is for Indian international connectivity

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by unrave
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

Unfortunately no. You have to go through customs and immigration during transit also.

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by unrave
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019
Replies: 380
Views: 40052

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - September 2019

So DL and UA both fly daily to BOM with AC flying 4x(?) weekly. BOM needs only AA now complete the NA quartet

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by unrave
Sun Sep 01, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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...

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by unrave
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

I hope and believe that ultimately SC will decide in favour of the airport with some environmental safeguards

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by unrave
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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...

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by unrave
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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 ...

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by unrave
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Another waste of a week. On to 31AUG now

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by unrave
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

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?

They have approvals to fly CCU-CAN. Bliaterals are restricted to 42 weekly flights each side. China has exhausted its share.

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by unrave
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019
Replies: 369
Views: 47236

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - August 2019

Has happened multiple times in the past. Will be resolved by a call from the Civ Av ministry to the Petroleum ministry

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