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by VTORD
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 84812

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 730
Views: 84812

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

^^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 ...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 11052

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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 ...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

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.

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by VTORD
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 15461

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

BestWestern wrote:
All this love for Air India does not equal yield.

From a pax ex perspective, AI isn't at the races.

No one is denying the pit that AI is. This is more about the irony of EY "rescuing" an airline given their track record with airline investments not about "love for AI".

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by VTORD
Sun Jan 05, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020
Replies: 246
Views: 18360

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - January 2020

^^ There's a couple of videos doing the rounds on twitter. These jokers should be put on a no fly list pronto.

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by VTORD
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 15461

Re: Etihad to the rescue? Again?

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...

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by VTORD
Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo
Replies: 106
Views: 15461

Re: Etihad Could Look To Rescue Air India Alongside IndiGo

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104886

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 738
Views: 104886

Re: Delta Network Thread 2020

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Dec 31, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India announces BOM - STN
Replies: 26
Views: 4316

Re: Air India announces BOM - STN

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...

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by VTORD
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India announces BOM - STN
Replies: 26
Views: 4316

Re: Air India announces BOM - STN

With a 9:55 AM departure, I very much doubt there will be much scope for connecting flights. Maybe a 4 - 5 at most.

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by VTORD
Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Dec 25, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by VTORD
Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.bangaloreaviation.com/2019/ ... aipur.html
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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

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by VTORD
Sun Dec 22, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 167884

Re: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM

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...

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by VTORD
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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...

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by VTORD
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

https://www.livemint.com/companies/peop ... 03641.html
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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

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by VTORD
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

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 ...

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by VTORD
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Air India mulls launching Mumbai-London Stansted service https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/air-india-mulls-launching-mumbai-london-stansted-service/articleshow/72681245.cms Does anyone have insights on how the ATQ flight is doing? I am curious to know what the reasoning be...

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by VTORD
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

^^ This looks like a recycled article from pre-2017. The C-series has been the A220 for a while now.

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by VTORD
Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 18713

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - December 2019

Is it just me or 2.2 lakh ($3086) quite less from airline's point of view given that such ULH business routes have J fares $8000-$10000 or $7000 atleast? If that's the case , filling the flight is not a great achievement . I would take anything ToI writes with a entire bucket of salt. . It's low - ...

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by VTORD
Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

What's still puzzling to me is that while there are three 787s ready to be delivered by Boeing, Vistara is only taking them in Feb/March, which, by the way, is per their original delivery schedule. Which is kind of bizarre since they advanced the plane buid-up schedule and took Hainan Airlines prod...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka
Replies: 18
Views: 4706

Re: Emirates introduces fourth daily to Dhaka

behramjee wrote:
This new flight finally enables majority of U.S. getting conveniently connected to DAC with a transit of 3-4 hours.

I am actually surprised that DAC did not have a 22:30 time frame departure from DXB. Better late than never I suppose.

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

https://www.geaviation.com/press-releas ... reamliners

Incidentally SQ and Scoot have gone with RR.
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^^Looks like January is the delivery month. But cannot find anything confirming this one way or the other.

https://www.geaviation.com/press-releas ... reamliners

Incidentally SQ and Scoot have gone with RR.

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by VTORD
Sat Nov 23, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Priority for DGCA- why a sitar broke https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.thehindu.com/news/national/dgca-seeks-report-from-air-india-on-damage-to-sitar/article30055654.ece/amp/ Concert quality musical instruments are very expensive. Many artiste's are very specific to how their "equipment" f...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Based on this link: https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-ro ... p-service/ LA is the top market from delhi without a non stop , BOS is last at #15 and Atlanta is no where. Yes BOS would be a long short but probably still higher chance than ATL. AI should look into moving 3/wk SFO to BOM to account ...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Slots at BOM+DEL per the link: SpiceJet: 100 (24 at DEL) Indigo: 92 (outsized 40 at DEL) Vistara: 66 (12 at DEL) GoAir: 28 (12 at DEL) AirAsia: 28 (12 at DEL) AI: 12 (All DEL) IIRC, Vistara should be 56 (12 DEL + 44 BOM). See below from stated article: According to the ministry’s information, maxim...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

If AI cannot make JFK/EWR work, then BOS will have to wait for some time. If there is range, likely ORD/IAD before BOS. Perhaps even ATL. ORD from what I understand will be out of bounds for the 788. I think even now the 77W is pushed to the envelope during the winter. So IAD is the guinea pig (so ...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I can't seem to get the right link. It says it's broken. Do you have another one? Thanks For the SG news use the link in #283....that one works fine. I think two URLs got mixed up there. Here is a link which confirms the move: https://loyaltylobby.com/2019/11/21/ana-all-nippon-airways-japan-airline...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Air India was very short sighted in ordering the 788 over the 789. But then again nothing that Air India does makes common sense. When Air India ordered B787 in January 2006, their need was very very pressing, they had an ageing fleet of B747s-A310s that needed urgent replacement, they couldn't hav...

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by VTORD
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

There are reports that in the peak Sydney summer months, AI has left bags behind because of load restrictions and now AI wants to fly the 788 on one of their longest US routes (considerably longer than SYD). It will be interesting to see how they manage to pull this off! If it’s successful, AI can ...

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by VTORD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

ORIGIN DESTINATION Flight Number FREQ DEPARTURE ARRIVAL AIRCRAFT STOPS Delhi Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 1:50 13:40 B777-ER 1 Mumbai Washington AI 0103 ..3.5.7 6:05 13:40 B777-ER This is a copy - paste of the tabulated information from this page: http://www.airindia.com/time-table.htm I used the para...

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by VTORD
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I guess this was done during airspace blockade.. Would 788 have the legs for Del- IAD? Yes. Guess they haven't updated it. :lol: I think they should be able to pull it off. DEL-IAD is 7506 mi per GCM - that gives it approx., 1000 mi breathing space to the 788. Via BOM? What was the origin & des...

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by VTORD
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

^^Their website time table still shows IAD on 77W via BOM :roll:

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by VTORD
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

The same plane VT-ALS has been doing BOM-LHR for the past 8 days that’s why I assumed one is enough. To add to the utilization piece, one plane each for 3/wk YYZ, IAD and SFO is also poor utilization Yeah.....I think if both the SFO flights and IAD operate on the same day (using the same equipment ...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

DEL-LHR, BOM-LHR, DEL-IAD, DEL- YYZ, DEL/BOM - JED should be 1 each. DEL- JFK, DEL-ORD, BOM-EWR should be 2 each DEL-SFO should be 3 This puts usage at 14 out of 16 frames. The 14 being used are also at very low utilization. All of AIs east coast flights get in by 12 noon and are on the ground/ doi...

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by VTORD
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

Surprising AI chose to cancel the afternoon departure Del-Bkk , this flight fed lot of connecting traffic to AIs European bank. In another AI news AI upgauged AI 111/112 Del-Lhr to 77w So now AI's 777 fleet is (almost) fully deployed? Looks like all AOG a/c are now back in service. 77L DEL - SFO = ...

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by VTORD
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

I can confirm to you that there is no preference to fly only Vistara or Air Asia on domestic legs too.. and will definitely not be on International sectors. Lowest price always wins. Besides starting a route to NA based o flying patterns of a group company is preposterous, however big TCS is. You c...

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by VTORD
Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

6. Why does Vistata require crew training on the 787s? Aren't the pilots already licensed to fly the aircraft ,and the crew certified to fly the aircraft? Or, are you suggesting that what they went through to get licensed is bogus. Crew familiarization is about a lot more than just type rating pilo...

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by VTORD
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019
Replies: 366
Views: 28359

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - November 2019

New Delhi's top undeserved markets are as follows: [Numbers after the City indicate indirect two-way traffic]. What could Vistara do with this information? https://www.anna.aero/2019/03/06/100-routes-asias-top-10-airports-non-stop-service/ Not much. For e.g., 130K is a pretty low number for an airp...

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