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Welcome to the India Aviation Thread for April. Please continue to add your comments below.

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Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:59 pm

Srilankan Airlines resumes services to Hyderabad & Coimbatore and commences Visakhapatnam effective July 2017

4 weekly Colombo-Hyderabad effective 12JUL17

UL177 CMB0700 - 0855HYD 320 x246

UL178 HYD0950 - 1145CMB 320 x246

4 weekly Colombo-Visakhapatnam effective 08JUL17

UL159 CMB0710 - 0910VTZ 320 x135

UL160 VTZ1010 - 1215CMB 320 x135

4 weekly Colombo-Coimbatore effective 16JUL17

UL193 CMB1330 - 1435CJB 320 x236

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Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:19 am

For those interested AI had a 94.4% load factor to Australia in January and 82.9% from Australia.

It can be seen on page 18. For number of passengers carried to each city refer to pages 23-25

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1701.pdf
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:29 am

qf789 wrote:
For those interested AI had a 94.4% load factor to Australia in January and 82.9% from Australia.

It can be seen on page 18. For number of passengers carried to each city refer to pages 23-25

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1701.pdf


I am keen to see the fine-print to find out how many of the pax travelling between AUS & India flights were O&D and how many were transferring to their Europe flights.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:20 am

[quote="atal17"]Srilankan Airlines resumes services to Hyderabad & Coimbatore and commences Visakhapatnam effective July 2017

4 weekly Colombo-Hyderabad effective 12JUL17

UL177 CMB0700 - 0855HYD 320 x246

UL178 HYD0950 - 1145CMB 320 x246

I tried to book to Sydney Via Colombo.,

Option to choose Hyderabad does not exist
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:30 am

atal17 wrote:

4 weekly Colombo-Coimbatore effective 16JUL17

UL193 CMB1330 - 1435CJB 320 x236

UL194 CJB1535 - 1645CMB 320 x236


CJB gets its first international expansion since 2008.
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:26 am

Why has Allaince Air changed its code from CD to 9I?
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:29 am

Mahan Air A310 charter flight to.from Kochi today https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/ep-mno
 
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Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:08 am

necatr4d wrote:
atal17 wrote:
Srilankan Airlines resumes services to Hyderabad & Coimbatore and commences Visakhapatnam effective July 2017

4 weekly Colombo-Hyderabad effective 12JUL17

UL177 CMB0700 - 0855HYD 320 x246

UL178 HYD0950 - 1145CMB 320 x246


I tried to book to Sydney Via Colombo.,

Option to choose Hyderabad does not exist


Only full fare Y available right now. Once it is announced officially, it'll be opened to connections.

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Why has Allaince Air changed its code from CD to 9I?


They changed to 9I when they changed to Air India Regional, but they continued to keep the code when they moved back to Alliance Air

BawliBooch wrote:
qf789 wrote:
For those interested AI had a 94.4% load factor to Australia in January and 82.9% from Australia.

It can be seen on page 18. For number of passengers carried to each city refer to pages 23-25

https://bitre.gov.au/publications/ongoi ... y_1701.pdf


I am keen to see the fine-print to find out how many of the pax travelling between AUS & India flights were O&D and how many were transferring to their Europe flights.


The Indian population in Australia is growing by strides - with more students choosing Australia over UK/USA than before. AI is well positioned for most of the O/D traffic (since most of the India-Australia O/D is squarely positioned at Delhi).

This gives further impetus to AI's plans of increasing both Sydney and Melbourne to 5 weekly each.
 
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:44 am

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The Indian population in Australia is growing by strides - with more students choosing Australia over UK/USA than before. AI is well positioned for most of the O/D traffic (since most of the India-Australia O/D is squarely positioned at Delhi).

This gives further impetus to AI's plans of increasing both Sydney and Melbourne to 5 weekly each.


Thats true.

Just wanted to know if AI has had any success into tapping into transfer traffic.
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BawliBooch wrote:
atal17 wrote:
The Indian population in Australia is growing by strides - with more students choosing Australia over UK/USA than before. AI is well positioned for most of the O/D traffic (since most of the India-Australia O/D is squarely positioned at Delhi).

This gives further impetus to AI's plans of increasing both Sydney and Melbourne to 5 weekly each.


Thats true.

Just wanted to know if AI has had any success into tapping into transfer traffic.


Transfer traffic would only further dilute yields, which are very likely already pressured by the budget-travel nature of the market (students and immigrant families) and the long stage length. I wonder what their J class loads (and fares!) are like. Moreover I have heard that certain times of the year, the 788 does not quite have the legs for the return trip back to DEL, and bags have to be offloaded.

The various European flights of AI must do better given the significantly shorter stage length and more diverse and balanced mix of business and leisure pax. Plus many European carriers, even non-alliance, offer interline or codeshare connections with AI to and from across Europe.

Speaking of this, does anyone know what is the status of the planned DEL-CPH launch? Has it been scrapped or delayed? After an official AI tweet and media coverage, there is absolutely no word anywhere, not from CPH airport nor from AI itself. Meanwhile, DEL-IAD has clearly been loaded, and despite no official indication from AI, DEL-TLV looks like it is in queue for launch, based on AI's tenders page and slot assignments shared here on A.net.
 
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 3:34 am

Reg Australia - Europe: The Chinese carriers have been dumping massive capacity in the market in the last two years. You can get return tickets to Europe for $700 in the peak season. Impossible to compete with this.
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Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:26 pm

Air India BHX-DEL stats 2016. Credit: the UK CAA

The UK CAA figures have been out for a while and I have been waiting for the full year punctuality stats to obtain the load factor but I have given up and used the individually monthly figures.

2016 140338 passengers compared to 130092 in 2015. Number of sectors 730 (just one cancellation in June showing) giving an average of 192 per flight or 75% load factor.

As a BHX local the flight has performed pretty well for time keeping and few cancellations (I believe there have been a couple of overnighters in BHX due tech) but overall a good performance operationally. At 75% I suppose there is plenty of room for improvement although there has been press reports (Indian) that a direct link to Amritsar has been mooted.

Also the 75% has to take into account the low season of May and June figures where they drop dramatically and often high season sees some incredible figures such as January 2017 where there was a throughput of 14017 passengers at 226 per flight at 88%.

By the way the 2016 split was 50591 Amritsar and 89747 for Delhi - the 2015 split is not available.

Also is there any idea how the route stands in terms of profitability/loss as previous reports have not painted a great picture on the viability of a lot of Air India international services.
 
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:04 pm

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Speaking of this, does anyone know what is the status of the planned DEL-CPH launch? Has it been scrapped or delayed? After an official AI tweet and media coverage, there is absolutely no word anywhere, not from CPH airport nor from AI itself. Meanwhile, DEL-IAD has clearly been loaded, and despite no official indication from AI, DEL-TLV looks like it is in queue for launch, based on AI's tenders page and slot assignments shared here on A.net.


As it turns out Air India has delayed Copenhagen to August, Tel Aviv will take its place.

http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 720_1.html

In much bigger news - Air India's Board has approved the lease of 7 Boeing 787-9 Dream)Liners (delivery date unknown)

Additionally in route news -

[*] The plan is to launch another US destination by the end of this year - potentially Los Angeles, Dallas or Houston

[*] AI is still seriously considering Vancouver or Toronto in Canada

[*] Plans to boost Australia frequencies are still afoot

[*] AI is also mulling plans to connect either Nairobi or Mauritius to Mumbai

[*] AI is postponing Copenhagen launch to August instead of May, while plan for Tel Aviv still remains as per schedule (May)
 
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:43 pm

indiGo announces services to its 46th destination - Doha effective 05MAY17

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1 daily Delhi-Doha

6E1701 DEL0150 - 0330DOH 320 D

6E1702 DOH1330 - 2000DEL 320 D

1 daily Mumbai-Doha

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Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:32 pm

BHXRunway15 wrote:
Air India BHX-DEL stats 2016. Credit: the UK CAA

The UK CAA figures have been out for a while and I have been waiting for the full year punctuality stats to obtain the load factor but I have given up and used the individually monthly figures.

2016 140338 passengers compared to 130092 in 2015. Number of sectors 730 (just one cancellation in June showing) giving an average of 192 per flight or 75% load factor.

As a BHX local the flight has performed pretty well for time keeping and few cancellations (I believe there have been a couple of overnighters in BHX due tech) but overall a good performance operationally. At 75% I suppose there is plenty of room for improvement although there has been press reports (Indian) that a direct link to Amritsar has been mooted.

Also the 75% has to take into account the low season of May and June figures where they drop dramatically and often high season sees some incredible figures such as January 2017 where there was a throughput of 14017 passengers at 226 per flight at 88%.

By the way the 2016 split was 50591 Amritsar and 89747 for Delhi - the 2015 split is not available.

Also is there any idea how the route stands in terms of profitability/loss as previous reports have not painted a great picture on the viability of a lot of Air India international services.


I think they should keep the flight as ATQ-DEL-BHX as ATQ has very little premium demand. Also I think higher paying pax would either chose Qatar or AI to ATQ from BHX rather than fly the STAN airlines. No need for a nonstop. Also think AI should go daily and extend to YYZ. A DEL-BHX-YYZ flight would allow AI to serve its core demo in YYZ, the VFR crowd (the nonstop premium pax should and will fly AC). The YYZ extension would also help push yields up in BHX as seats would be filled from YYZ. Other than AC, I think both AI and 9W should serve Canada with one stop flights. The Canada-India market is large but for what ever reason there are less business links and affluent VFR in/to Canada.
 
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:35 am

Another small carrier likely to bite the dust:
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/ind ... 993424.cms

Air Carnival stops all bookings from April 15.
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Tue Apr 04, 2017 1:33 pm

Presumably due to delays in delivery of 320neos , Indigo had placed a lease order for an additional 320ceos from AWAS. Its current fleet strength stands at 131.

http://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/ ... -from-awas
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Ban on GoonGaikwad lifted after he submitted this regret letter:
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I am not happy.

CanadaFair wrote:
Why has Allaince Air changed its code from CD to 9I?



Now all Alliance Air flights have an AI codeshare as well. Like 9I 123 is also AI 9123.
Probably associated with Alliance Air being renamed​as Air India Regional.
 
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Ban on GoonGaikwad lifted after he submitted this regret letter:
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Wasn't much of an apology, was it?

I hope this allows AI management political capital to get the unions to relocate crew bases to Delhi and maintenance to Nagpur.
 
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Ban on GoonGaikwad lifted after he submitted this regret letter:
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I am not happy.


Aww! I am reminded of your posts from some days back when you insisted that things are different now and that this MP would never get away. :) Do tell us how you liked the crow! Was it well done?
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Sat Apr 08, 2017 12:14 pm

Small update on the upcoming BLR-AMS sector by 9W, AMS Schipol Airport has given the "Go ahead" for the flight. The request is now with the ministry and will be "cleared soon" said a ministry official. Also seems like AF/KLM is not very happy abt it.
 
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Small update on the upcoming BLR-AMS sector by 9W, AMS Schipol Airport has given the "Go ahead" for the flight. The request is now with the ministry and will be "cleared soon" said a ministry official. Also seems like AF/KLM is not very happy abt it.


Thanks again for the update. Why would AFKL not happy about it? I am sure this is DL's idea and this will boost SkyTeam's TATL traffic. Both have to no plans to operate this route and ME3 are eating their lunch. I hope after AMS-MAA, 9W or KL starts AMS-HYD.
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I presume its due to the codeshare btw 9W & AF/KL. 9W plans to start MAA-CDG bt No plans for HYD-AMS as of yet.
 
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Do AF/KLM operate to BLR?
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Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:51 pm

Yes AF operates to BLR 5x weekly frm CDG operating a 777/333
 
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when does 9w start its maa cog service

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No idea. I guess its also with the ministry along with the BLR-AMS req.
 
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Small update on the upcoming BLR-AMS sector by 9W, AMS Schipol Airport has given the "Go ahead" for the flight. The request is now with the ministry and will be "cleared soon" said a ministry official. Also seems like AF/KLM is not very happy abt it.

Why would AF/KL not be happy? It seems they and DL have decided to work with 9W for Indian flight expansion. Only thing I can think of, AF would have preferred 9W launch MAA-CDG first? I think its good. having BLR connected to both CDG and AMS. BLR is a large and relatively affluent makert. Skyteam needs to be able to offer options to BLR travelers.
 
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Rumour: Vistara will order 10 A350-900 in Paris Air Show.
No verification available.

Indigo operated 900 flights on Saturday, setting a new benchmark for Indian Aviation industry.

http://www.financialexpress.com/industr ... rk/621136/
 
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This went unnoticed... Ethiopian has upgraded ADD-BOM to twice daily A350.

http://www.planespotters.in/2017/04/eth ... umbai.html

Second A350 service to India after LH DEL-MUC, and 1st for BOM.
 
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Spotters, Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines are flying 737-800 to BOM for PIA once a week, aircraft are in PG own livery.
 
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More news on 9W's BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG plans - http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 447_1.html

Likely to start in the early winter schedule - let's hope this actually comes through!
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:25 am

Not to set the cat amongst the pigeons, but AIs oldest 77Ws are nearly 10 years old. Assuming they are due for replacement in another 10 years, and considering how long it takes AI to formally order and receive aircraft, would it be prudent to start speculation on what AI might order to replace the 77Ws?
 
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Not to set the cat amongst the pigeons, but AIs oldest 77Ws are nearly 10 years old. Assuming they are due for replacement in another 10 years, and considering how long it takes AI to formally order and receive aircraft, would it be prudent to start speculation on what AI might order to replace the 77Ws?

77W's retirement age is 16.79 years.

AI is operating 747 on DEL-BLR-DEL!!

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC173
 
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Rumour: Vistara will order 10 A350-900 in Paris Air Show.

http://www.financialexpress.com/industr ... rk/621136/


Where in the attached article does it say "Vistara will order 10 A350-900"??

Just like your previous rumor about SpiceJet getting 787's and going to long haul? :roll:
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anshabhi wrote:
devmapper wrote:
Not to set the cat amongst the pigeons, but AIs oldest 77Ws are nearly 10 years old. Assuming they are due for replacement in another 10 years, and considering how long it takes AI to formally order and receive aircraft, would it be prudent to start speculation on what AI might order to replace the 77Ws?

77W's retirement age is 16.79 years.

AI is operating 747 on DEL-BLR-DEL!!

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AIC173


Actually AI is operating widebody aircraft on this sector almost 18-20 days of every month, rest of it is A321. Is it because that they do not want to keep the widebodies on grnd ya it's it coz good PLF/Cargo to onward connection to SFO n beyond frm DEL? Interesting
 
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anshabhi wrote:
Rumour: Vistara will order 10 A350-900 in Paris Air Show.

http://www.financialexpress.com/industr ... rk/621136/


Where in the attached article does it say "Vistara will order 10 A350-900"??

Just like your previous rumor about SpiceJet getting 787's and going to long haul? :roll:


B787 and SpiceJet is no rumour. SG has signed 50 options for B737, which can be converted to B787 at any time.
Hear it from their CMD itself:
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 032_1.html
 
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Nimish wrote:
More news on 9W's BLR-AMS and MAA-CDG plans - http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 447_1.html

Likely to start in the early winter schedule - let's hope this actually comes through!



That's great. I can't read the entire article, and hence don't know about the frequency. I hope these are daily flights or at least 5x weekly or so to provide good connectivity. This will help in using DL/AF flights from US to India via CDG/AMS better for South Indians.
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anshabhi wrote:
B787 and SpiceJet is no rumour. SG has signed 50 options for B737, which can be converted to B787 at any time.
Hear it from their CMD itself:
http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 032_1.html


THIS is the exact quote from the article you posted:
What are plans with regard to induction of Boeing 787 planes?

We are looking at various options to increase profitability and one of these could be introducing low-cost, long-haul routes. We are studying it and cannot give a timeline when we will induct the 787 aircraft. The deal which we signed with Boeing gives us an option to swap narrow-body Boeing 737 Max aircraft with wide-body planes.


"Looking at various options of which one could be introducing low-cost, long haul" does not mean "SG is going out to buy 787's for LCC Long Haul". especially when he very clearly says in the next sentence that "he cannot give a timeline on when we will induct 787 aircraft".

Comprende?
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:51 am

Ah whatever.. LH will upgrade MUC-BOM to A359 from 15 April:

http://www.aviationpros.com/press_relea ... -in-munich
 
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:18 pm

"77W's retirement age is 16.79 years."

What has this statement got to do with what devmapper is saying? He asked a very specific question assuming a 20 year life span for the 77Ws. If you are pointing to AI's avg fleet age, then the rate at which GoI buys stuff, they should have started shopping 3 months ago....

devmapper wrote:
Not to set the cat amongst the pigeons, but AIs oldest 77Ws are nearly 10 years old. Assuming they are due for replacement in another 10 years, and considering how long it takes AI to formally order and receive aircraft, would it be prudent to start speculation on what AI might order to replace the 77Ws?


I would say No. I think they are yet to receive 4 more 788s and then the 3 remaining 77Ws from the original infamous order. The latter might go to VIP travel but Iet's wait and watch until that happens. Another year should provide a clearer picture on how their new routes are working out. Wasn't Lohani talking about leasing some 789s recently?
 
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Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:07 pm

Spicejet will commence another route to Maldives effective 10MAY - Thiruvananthapuram-Male, with their Q400 aircraft. They will also commence Bengaluru-Thiruvananthapuram and will increase Bengaluru-Vijayawada to 3 daily and Bengaluru-Kochi to 2 daily.

To make way for these flights, Spicejet will pull out of Hyderabad-Coimbatore and Hyderabad-Mangalore effective the same date.
 
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I would say No. I think they are yet to receive 4 more 788s and then the 3 remaining 77Ws from the original infamous order. The latter might go to VIP travel but Iet's wait and watch until that happens. Another year should provide a clearer picture on how their new routes are working out. Wasn't Lohani talking about leasing some 789s recently?


788s cannot be used for NA operations because they don't come with crew rest areas. Which means AI would essentially be flying 3 77Ws, 3 77Ls, 5 789s and whatever current 77Ws they can manage to keep going. Doesn't really bode well for the future of AI.
 
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Spicejet will pull out of Hyderabad-Coimbatore


Not too long ago SG was the largest operator from CJB. Soon it will be reduced to 1x daily to MAA and BLR.
Conversely 6E launched CJB only 2011 and has since grown to become the largest operator with 4x MAA, 3x HYD, 3x BOM and 2x DEL
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A nice article about congestion and expansion at major Indian airports: http://wap.business-standard.com/articl ... 559_1.html
 
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Today is Surat's day. Apart from above AI STV-DXB flight, apparently SG is launching these:
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https://facebook.com/AAISuratAirport.Of ... 025833521/
AI also promised to launch either of STV-BLR/CCU/MAA, apart from STV-VNS.
https://twitter.com/CRPaatil

Congrats Surat. Seriously I could never expect it to develop sooo rapidly. I am still unable to believe this. From 2 daily flights a month earlier, STV will have 10 daily flights a month later.
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:17 am

:lol: ;) :lol:
Both happen to be member of Star Alliance!
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https://facebook.com/planespottersindia ... 608596910/
 
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Re: India Aviation Thread - April 2017

Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:08 am

anshabhi wrote:
Today is Surat's day. Apart from above AI STV-DXB flight, apparently SG is launching these:
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https://facebook.com/AAISuratAirport.Of ... 025833521/
AI also promised to launch either of STV-BLR/CCU/MAA, apart from STV-VNS.
https://twitter.com/CRPaatil

Congrats Surat. Seriously I could never expect it to develop sooo rapidly. I am still unable to believe this. From 2 daily flights a month earlier, STV will have 10 daily flights a month later.


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