par13del wrote:So does the percentage include the 9 Airbus a/c that the Airbus pilot group state are also out of service or is this just a 787 issue?
avier wrote:Also, this is the lean season in India i.e between Jun-Sept, so yes airlines do operate a lighter schedule and plan for heavy MX during these times . However AI has gone a bit too far this time in its grounding which has got do to with it running short of cash and the govt. being cautious to pump too much into the company.
lightsaber wrote:avier wrote:Also, this is the lean season in India i.e between Jun-Sept, so yes airlines do operate a lighter schedule and plan for heavy MX during these times . However AI has gone a bit too far this time in its grounding which has got do to with it running short of cash and the govt. being cautious to pump too much into the company.
This nicely sums it up. It is the low season and thus frequencies are at a minimum, so aircraft should be going through maintenance.
I agree AI has parked too many and that shows a problem.
Where is the plan to profitability? Taking away the debt will just result in it being re-accumulated. It is pretty obvious AI needs better revenue management. Delta works on arriving on time and generates (IIRC) a 19% revenue premium for that. Premium customers do not want to worry about when they arrive. I'd like to know if all this maintenance downtime is really maintenance or cash conservation.
CaliguyNYC wrote:I guess my question is what flights did they cut? We haven't heard of any international flights being cut (maybe they have). But if AI just pulled 787s flying domestic during the off season, is that so bad. I get it, they should use all their planes. But isn't grounding until monsoons end better than flying empty planes? Previously, AI's issue was that they cancelled too many flights. DOn't think that has been an issue for years. Anyone know on flight cancellations?
I guess my question is what flights did they cut? We haven't heard of any international flights being cut (maybe they have).
lightsaber wrote:I would suspect frequency, but I do not know the flights cut. If they are cutting domestic, then Indigo, GoAir, and Spicejet thank them.
But why would AI fly 787s domestically that are configured in an international premium configuration?
avier wrote:Regarding their Airbus network, they have pulled out of a couple of domestic rotations from July itself till October citing a combination of crew and A/C shortage due to MX and Hajj ops.
I don't see any cuts in their 787 ops, and AI has never fully and heavily used up all of their 787's at once on heavy duty rotations. They'd always have many lying on the ground for long between flights. So it could be that even now it's the same issue but with some completely out of flying due to lack of spares.
727200 wrote:How old are the planes in question? I read once that the first 5 years are covered by the manufacture for warranty. If that is true, then I would think most of the planes would not have an issue. Unless, they are talking about RR.
As for missing crew, its AI obligation to know what staffing they need in a given month and also by equipment. If they did not cover this, then we all know squarely where the blame lies.
lightsaber wrote:At the cost per month of a 787, I cannot understand paying to have them sit. There is demand, so sell them and that will pay for parts.
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