unnayan wrote:avier wrote:CAAC unveils slots allocation/airline distribution for Beijing’s upcoming PEK/ZBAD dual-hub system
Seeing the above thread on how the Aviation authority of China plans to split airlines between the upcoming new Beijing Daxing airport and the older Beijing Capital Airport and makes it seem pretty fair, it struck me if such a system should or will be used when the new Navi Mumbai airport opens up. If not , airlines will have dual flights at both the old and new Mumbai airports. But knowing a certain airline with a large aircraft order, would throw capacity as fast as possible at the new airport if allowed to operate from both the city airports, and try to dominate and "own" the new airport through capacity and price dumping (like it does at BLR). And such could also be the case at the upcoming new Delhi airport at Jewar which will serve as the second airport for NCR. So wouldn't it be fair if India's Civil Aviation authority or AAI or whoever is responsible in deciding how airlines can operate with a dual airport system in a city, follow the CAAC method and ask airlines to pick one only. (?) Or themselves decide and split the airlines as it deems fit. Rather than giving airlines the choice where they can operate from. This would also free up space at CSIA in future and allow the main airline having it's hub there (subject to if it survives) to expand further.
The blue big bully is not very popular around here
They are the second largest airline out of the city, no metric shows they aren't popular if it weren't for the airport being slot constrained.