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anshabhi
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:10 am

VTORD wrote:
Did not see the original story posted here but looks like the MP might be jolting home on the Jhelum Express!
http://www.business-standard.com/articl ... 511_1.html

@anshabhi.....one solid reason not to disband IR :D :lol:


The silent hero of the whole story was AI CMD Ashwani Lohani. No other CMD can show such courage to ban an MP. Forever.
You also need to thank Modi government for minimal political interference into AI. Could some fragile CMD under UPA even think of doing so? He would offer himself to be beaten..
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:16 am

Domestic terminal of IGI airport will soon be a Metro ride away
By the end of this year, the domestic terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport will be a Metro ride away as the DMRC’s upcoming Janakpuri West to Botanical Garden line is set to have a stop metres away from Terminal 1. With four interchange stations plotted on the 38-km line, it will connect commuters from all parts of the capital, as well as Gurgaon and Noida.


I have seen this metro constructing! Its probably going to be India's first driverless subway line.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/ ... ride-away/

Lucknow airport to get a new terminal

Lucknow airport may soon get a new terminal. Airports Authority of India on Friday appointed a consultant for development of a terminal building at the airport.
Estimated at a cost of Rs 1,200 crore, the integrated terminal building will have facilities for both domestic and international flyers.


http://timesofindia.com/city/lucknow/lu ... 823750.cms
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:01 am

unrave wrote:
PE was an ill conceived move in my opinion. In a country where most air journeys are less than 2 hours, few people would pay extra for a bit more legroom and slightly better food. They should have gone with a high density economy cabin and a small business class.



I think there's space for PE in India. Probably not on short haul though.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:17 am

We talk a lot about Boeing's MOM in the US. But I feel like the bigger market for that airplane is in places like India. Especially between the Tier 1 cities. Perfect for medium-high capacity and frequency. Hourly shuttles with 200-250 pax each.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:17 am

ytz wrote:
We talk a lot about Boeing's MOM in the US. But I feel like the bigger market for that airplane is in places like India. Especially between the Tier 1 cities. Perfect for medium-high capacity and frequency. Hourly shuttles with 200-250 pax each.


Right. Not only intra-India but MOM would also be best suited for India-SE Asia & China routes, which I think is the next Europe-USA.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:41 pm

India overtakes Japan as 3rd largest domestic market, on tie at 4th with UK for overall largest

http://timesofindia.com/business/india- ... 834063.cms

Party time!!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:04 pm

Some unique images how 6E is promoting Poorna, the film about 13 year old girl who climbed the Mt Everest.
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Now that's what I call innovation!

https://twitter.com/RahulBose1/status/8 ... 2301431808
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:01 am

Civil Aviation Minister makes big promises for Surat:

"We need to connect Surat airport with many more cities. We will soon add Surat from Patna and Ranchi. Further, we will also add Jaipur, Mumbai and Bengaluru with Surat in coming days," he added.

He said an international flight to Sharjah or Dubai will also begin from Surat.


http://www.ptinews.com/news/8543505_Sur ... Sinha.html

While I am confident Air Arabia/EK would start an intl flight with even 0 load factor, it would be interesting to see which airlines will pick up these domestic routes​.. Will IndiGo enter Surat?
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:44 am

First of all good to see the next generation of Indian av geeks take the Indian Aviation thread forward

wrt to Vistara operations at BOM,

With the new S17 schedule it seems we will just see them operate only two cities from BOM,
Namely BOM-DEL (eventually 9 daily ) and a single daily BOM-ATQ"

Since operations began it seems UK have managed to start and drop services from BOM to AMD GOI COK BLR, which have most likely failed because of being a single daily service and not having enough slots

Every domestic airline seems to be crying for slots at BOM , fairly evident with 9W not having added any more total departures than they did in the last 3 years .

On the international front however BOM is encouraging new routes hence we see CGK(via Bkk) and DPS (soon on Air Asia X) being added

Regards

Karan
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:15 am

karan69 wrote:
First of all good to see the next generation of Indian av geeks take the Indian Aviation thread forward

wrt to Vistara operations at BOM,

With the new S17 schedule it seems we will just see them operate only two cities from BOM,
Namely BOM-DEL (eventually 9 daily ) and a single daily BOM-ATQ"

Since operations began it seems UK have managed to start and drop services from BOM to AMD GOI COK BLR, which have most likely failed because of being a single daily service and not having enough slots

Every domestic airline seems to be crying for slots at BOM , fairly evident with 9W not having added any more total departures than they did in the last 3 years .

On the international front however BOM is encouraging new routes hence we see CGK(via Bkk) and DPS (soon on Air Asia X) being added

Regards

Karan


Oh wait.. there were some reports recently that govt has asked for 20 slots at BOM for UDAN. Where will they come from?

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ind ... s?from=mdr
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:13 am

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Also visit their Facebook page: https://facebook.com/AirVistara

several nice images from inauguration ceremony!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:52 am

Garuda LCC Ciitilink are using Ahmedabad as a techstop to Jeddah.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

@anshabhi,

Slots are given out as pairs and being regional they will be within a 60-90 min period also given this is govt backed the slots will have to be handed ou provided the carrier meets the requirements
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 6:08 am

Not only Citylink, but also Malindo recently. I have also seen a few Pilatus PC 7 trainers make tech stops here in the past few months. I don't know whether these were for the Indian Air Force or not . They were painted Red. The ones originally delivered to the IAF were blue.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:34 am

Air India announces Washington DC effective 07JUL17

AI103 DEL0115 - 0715IAD 77L 357

AI104 IAD1100 - 1030+1DEL 77L 357
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:51 am

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Air India announces Washington DC effective 07JUL17

AI103 DEL0115 - 0715IAD 77L 357

AI104 IAD1100 - 1030+1DEL 77L 357


77L? Interesting.... Probably it will be upgraded to B77W during maintenance days..
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:05 am

anshabhi wrote:
atal17 wrote:
Air India announces Washington DC effective 07JUL17

AI103 DEL0115 - 0715IAD 77L 357

AI104 IAD1100 - 1030+1DEL 77L 357


77L? Interesting.... Probably it will be upgraded to B77W during maintenance days..


Best aircraft to start a new route, IMO.

Came about since AI111/112 was moved to a 788.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:42 am

freqflyer wrote:
Not only Citylink, but also Malindo recently. I have also seen a few Pilatus PC 7 trainers make tech stops here in the past few months. I don't know whether these were for the Indian Air Force or not . They were painted Red. The ones originally delivered to the IAF were blue.



That Malindo Air KUL-JED flight is the perfect opportunity for Suratis to get their first international flight. MoCA recently said Surat will be made an Intl airport.
This flight can be given full 5th freedom rights on both legs, with stop in Surat. It will give Suratis a flight to both Jeddah and Kuala Lampur.
Its operated by a B738. Surat has all the facilities for it.

Air India begins Croatia codeshare partnership from Apr 2017

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... -apr-2017/
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:33 am

Jet Airways may sell minority stake to raise funds

Jet Airways is working on a big fund-raising plan. Sources tell CNBC-TV18 that several interested suitors are in talks with Naresh Goyal's aviation firm for investments.

People privy to the development have told the channel that Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) and sovereign wealth funds are in talks with Jet Airways

Etihad is going to increase it's stake in 9W.

http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/busine ... assic=true
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Wed Mar 29, 2017 6:20 am

Top 20 airports in India for domestic traffic: Kolkata #4, ahead of Chennai and HYD. Growth happening where there is airport capacity.
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https://twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor/sta ... 56/photo/1
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:22 pm

Several airports are set to breach the 2 million annual passenger mark. Good show overall.
17April2019: RIP Jet Airways
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:52 pm

Zoom Air to get 5 aircraft by June, is in advanced talks with an ASEAN carrier for stake sale:

http://profit.ndtv.com/news/corporates/ ... ds-1674348


Which carrier do you think could this be?? No guess from me...
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:50 pm

A source told me today that Jet Airways has got a slot at AMS for a new flight. He said its likely to be from BLR. Will be interesting if its true.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:43 am

sand26391 wrote:
A source told me today that Jet Airways has got a slot at AMS for a new flight. He said its likely to be from BLR. Will be interesting if its true.

Wow! Thanks for that lead @sand26391! Makes so much sense!
Mr.Kapoor's favorite poodle!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:36 am

sand26391 wrote:
A source told me today that Jet Airways has got a slot at AMS for a new flight. He said its likely to be from BLR. Will be interesting if its true.


Would love to see this turn to reality - a BLR-AMS flight timed well with KL/ DL's massive hub at AMS would be a perfect alternate to LH on routes to North America (KL has some incredible exotic destinations on offer too). And it would allow 9W FFPs to stick with 9W on both domestic and long haul intl - without the extra hop via BOM.
Incredible India!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:06 am

Also 9W will be starting MAA-CDG. Most likely using the A330 as they deploy on the BOM-BLR/MAA sector.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:42 am

I welcome flights that help us small city folk avoid international connections at the mess that is BOM emigration counters after 9PM
17April2019: RIP Jet Airways
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:55 am

sand26391 wrote:
A source told me today that Jet Airways has got a slot at AMS for a new flight. He said its likely to be from BLR. Will be interesting if its true.

sand26391 wrote:
Also 9W will be starting MAA-CDG. Most likely using the A330 as they deploy on the BOM-BLR/MAA sector.


Thank you for posting much needed good news. SkyTeam-9W partnership will be a game changer.
All posts are just opinions.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:57 am

sand26391 wrote:
Also 9W will be starting MAA-CDG. Most likely using the A330 as they deploy on the BOM-BLR/MAA sector.


Would you mind me asking your occupation...? Please!
Thanks for the good news!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:27 pm

unrave wrote:
I welcome flights that help us small city folk avoid international connections at the mess that is BOM emigration counters after 9PM

Still? I thought they opened like 70+ counters now with the whole new T2 thing.....

@sand26391 Thanks!!
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - March 2017

Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:35 pm

Took me almost 1.5 hours last time. This was three months back.
17April2019: RIP Jet Airways
 
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