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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:23 pm

avier wrote:
SpiceJet's new flights from Mumbai & Delhi using vacated Jet slots.

Mumbai-Jaipur/Patna/Bagdogra/Amritsar/Hyderabad/Coimbatore/
Kolkata/Mangaluru
Mumbai-Delhi X 2
Delhi-Patna/Bangalore.


Schedules for the above mentioned flights of SpiceJet.

https://www.ndtv.com/business/spicejet-announces-new-flights-after-jet-airways-grounds-flights-routes-flight-schedule-timings-tick-2025513?&tb_cb=2
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:31 pm

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Q4FY19 outlook for the two operational (& listed) airlines in the country:

Interglobe is expected to have a net profit of about 1K crores for the just concluded quarter - that's higher than my estimates. But we'll find out soon.

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Source: HDFC Securities

My own estimate has been Rs. 650 to 700 crore.
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 3:54 am

Even though Lightsaber has posted this in the Jet thread, I am posting it again here so that it can be freed of the heated discussion that has engulfed that thread. SpiceJet absorbs 100 pilots, 200 cabin crew members and 200 airport staff from Jet Airways.

Congratulations to Ajay Singh for prolonging the livelihoods of at least these 500 people, even if he cannot do it for thousands of others. I salute his decision to keep Jet Airways employees first in the recruitment process.

While 9W cannot be saved—the best option now is liquidation—its employees must not be allowed to suffer, and I congratulate Ajay for this step; he knows only too well how badly his airline was suffering a few years ago.
In grieving remembrance of the thousands of people who lost their lives on ET-AVJ, PK-LQP, XA-UHZ, S2-AGU, CP-2933, SU-GCC, EI-ETJ, D-AIPX, PK-AXC, 9M-MRD, VT-AXV and above all 9M-MRO, besides many more. Your deaths are not in vain. Safety first, always.
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:39 pm

avier wrote:
lightsaber wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
Sorry but that's outright rude and derogatory way to talk about highly committed and hard working employees. You should apologize for this.

He meant B737NG :)




There's literally no need of a law. FA's are free to choose between one piece dresses or overcoat and skirt and optionally leggings. 6E and AirAsia India also have similar uniforms

Obviously there are basic fundamental freedom rights and no one can force anyone to wear anything.

Ahhh... My bad. When I found articles on SpiceJet's new uniforms, for some reason I only noticed the selection of short dresses. My bad.

Lightsaber


You're right , SG cabin crew only have a choice of short dresses. Their ground staff however get a choice for pants.
Vistara and AI would be apt for ex-9W senior cabin crew members. Also remember, this is India, many crew walk out of conservative homes and would like to be appropriately dressed when leaving for work. This ain't a western country.
I can't imagine the more polished 9W senior crew members wanting to be in that attire below :

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Anshabi has incorrectly shown AirAsia uniforms in his post.


Continuing the discussion here, as it's off topic there. Yeah right they look like AirAsia uniforms. I am not sure they are very similar.
However see these videos with SG crew in that uniform:

https://youtu.be/JOrYC-fOMlI

I have seen them in these uniform personally too.
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:13 pm

I have a question: has anyone got the numbers of India`s 2018 overall air passengers? All I could find are the 139 million domestic passengers, with those flying either from or to India just missing.

It would be interesting to compare the volumes with those of Russia. Here are their 2018 numbers, copied and pasted from https://www.favt.ru:

international: 68,728,297
domestic: 138,146,535
total: 206,874,832
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:32 pm

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DGCA says it is conducting a special safety audit of IndiGo PW engines. It has sent a show cause notice to the COO and Head of engineering.


Is this the DGCA whose absurd logical reasoning is that a few passengers dancing in the aisle on a midair flight is tantamount to screwing with the "center of gravity" of the plane and causing turbulence? [see the link below] . And, you think they are qualified to do a logical safety audit? How can you be so naive?

Their official statement, "‘The frequent movement of the dancing crew may have affected the aircraft’s center of gravity during flight and created turbulence."

https://onemileatatime.com/spicejet-fir ... t-dancing/

And below is the link to the video.....decide for yourself whether it impacts the center of gravity on a 150,000 + pound plane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Z2VrVivIxI
 
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Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:25 pm

edealinfo wrote:
unrave wrote:
DGCA says it is conducting a special safety audit of IndiGo PW engines. It has sent a show cause notice to the COO and Head of engineering.


Is this the DGCA whose absurd logical reasoning is that a few passengers dancing in the aisle on a midair flight is tantamount to screwing with the "center of gravity" of the plane and causing turbulence? [see the link below] . And, you think they are qualified to do a logical safety audit? How can you be so naive? Separately, where DGCA was required to make a decision - on whether Vistara could fly abroad --- they couldn't even make a decision themselves and had to kick it up for a political approval. They are a castrated organization. It is funny that a word in their acronym stands for "Authority".

Their official statement, "‘The frequent movement of the dancing crew may have affected the aircraft’s center of gravity during flight and created turbulence."

https://onemileatatime.com/spicejet-fir ... t-dancing/

And below is the link to the video.....decide for yourself whether it impacts the center of gravity on a 150,000 + pound plane.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... Z2VrVivIxI
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:04 pm

United extends suspension of daily Delhi-Newark direct till july 2

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... 969929.cms?


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 969929.cms
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:08 am

Kilopond wrote:
I have a question: has anyone got the numbers of India`s 2018 overall air passengers? All I could find are the 139 million domestic passengers, with those flying either from or to India just missing.

It would be interesting to compare the volumes with those of Russia. Here are their 2018 numbers, copied and pasted from https://www.favt.ru:

international: 68,728,297
domestic: 138,146,535
total: 206,874,832

I don't have the number but I'll tell you how to calculate it:
Go to AAI traffic page: https://www.aai.aero/en/business-opport ... affic-news
Take the numbers for April - December 2018 from the traffic figures of December 2018 (Annexure III)
Add the traffic figures for Jan, Feb, Mar 2018
Voila! (You have to do this because AAI lumps data according to the Indian financial year (Apr-Mar) and not the calendar year

Please do gives us the number if you calculate it
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:22 am

edealinfo wrote:
United extends suspension of daily Delhi-Newark direct till july 2

Read more at:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/arti ... 969929.cms?


https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bus ... 969929.cms


Any idea of how long these Pakistani airspace restrictions are going to continue? DEL flights seem to be hit really hard. The South Asian region's airspace is becoming pretty tight considering that there is also the Qatar diplomatic crisis and its restrictions on top of this.
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:08 am

Apparently, there was a YOY dip in domestic passengers during the month of February at BOM and DEL (by 13% and 6% respectively). Rest of the major airports in the country saw continued positive growth. It'd be interesting to see March and April figures for those two airports.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 961177.cms
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:17 am

acavpics wrote:
Any idea of how long these Pakistani airspace restrictions are going to continue? DEL flights seem to be hit really hard. The South Asian region's airspace is becoming pretty tight considering that there is also the Qatar diplomatic crisis and its restrictions on top of this.


Also, can anyone put an approximate figure to the loss of revenue (in terms of overflight fees) to Pakistan state due to the airspace closure?
I personally do not see the airspace opening before May 23rd - It's just a feeling.
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:30 am

unrave wrote:
My own estimate has been Rs. 650 to 700 crore.


Am working with 600 +/- 50 Crores for this quarter!
Save any unforeseen issues, they'll certainly hit 1000 Crores (may even get closer to 2K) mark during 1QFY20.
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:11 pm

AI pilot union doesn't want Jet 777 commanders

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 09837.html
 
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:27 pm

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AI pilot union doesn't want Jet 777 commanders

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 09837.html


So the union is also the management in the sense that it feels that it needs to opine on management related decisions?
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:44 pm

edealinfo wrote:
unnayan wrote:
AI pilot union doesn't want Jet 777 commanders

https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 09837.html


So the union is also the management in the sense that it feels that it needs to opine on management related decisions?

That is exactly what unions do.
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:49 pm

British Airways to increase its Mumbai flights from 14 weekly to 18 weekly from 2 June 2019:
https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3793629189
 
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Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:31 pm

    SeanM1997 wrote:
    British Airways to increase its Mumbai flights from 14 weekly to 18 weekly from 2 June 2019:
    https://twitter.com/SeanM1997/status/11 ... 3793629189

    I am surprised they are using the 787 for this rather than their B747
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:59 pm

    unrave wrote:
    [...]I don't have the number but I'll tell you how to calculate it:
    Go to AAI traffic page: https://www.aai.aero/en/business-opport ... affic-news[...]Please do gives us the number if you calculate it


    Thank you for the link. So by the raw figures Russia is slightly ahead of India. But statistics can be blurry because more often than not the methodologies vary quiet a bit. So I would conclude that Russia and India are running head to haed, with major European countries (Spain, France, UK, FRG) playing in the same league. Roundabout 200 million air passengers per year, give or take a little bit.
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:13 am

    Could Jet Airways staff get a court order from India to seize Jet's aircraft so it can be used as security/collateral towards unpaid wages/dues? In essence, copying the same tactic used by a creditor in Amsterdam that seized a 77W plane there on a court order.


    https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mu ... 906464.ece
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:23 am

    Vistara adds a few more flights covering BOM, DEL and GOA. Looks like it is making itsy-bitzy progress towards capturing slots. Very slow but something is better than nothing.

    https://www.ndtv.com/business/vistara-a ... ls-2026096

    Schedule of Vistara's new flights
    Flight No Origin Departure Destination Arrival
    UK 841 Mumbai 11:25 Goa 12:35
    UK 842 Goa 13:10 Mumbai 14:40
    UK 985 Delhi 19:50 Mumbai 21:55
    UK 986 Mumbai 22:40 Delhi 00:50
    UK 953 Delhi 20:40 Mumbai 22:50
    UK 954 Mumbai 05:20 Delhi 07:25
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:36 am

    1. Does anyone have statistics on the average fleet utilization (hours/day) for Vistara, Air Asia, Indigo and SpiceJet?

    2. Instead of the their aircraft sitting on the ground at night, why doesn't Vistara fly them to international destinations such as Dubai, Singapore, etc? Wouldn't that increase fleet utilization?
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:19 am

    Kilopond wrote:

    Thank you for the link. So by the raw figures Russia is slightly ahead of India. But statistics can be blurry because more often than not the methodologies vary quiet a bit. So I would conclude that Russia and India are running head to haed, with major European countries (Spain, France, UK, FRG) playing in the same league. Roundabout 200 million air passengers per year, give or take a little bit.

    I got a total of 126 m domestic passengers for Russia in 2018 from the link you posted, with the help of Google Translate of course.
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:49 am

    IndiGo - Turkish codeshare is now active on 14 destinations operated by TK.
    Regulatory approval pending for 21 more, including 8 in North America. (Unfortunately DTW is not one of them :rotfl: )

    https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/

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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:51 am

    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:54 am

    unrave wrote:
    IndiGo - Turkish codeshare is now active on 14 destinations operated by TK.
    Regulatory approval pending for 21 more, including 8 in North America. (Unfortunately DTW is not one of them :rotfl: )

    https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... pril-2019/

    Ameerpeti predictions usually go wrong.

    Are Star Alliance awards available on 6E flights now? ( The domestic ones on which TK places its code)
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:00 am

    Air India will operate a 5x weekly Mumbai – Colombo flight from May 1, 2019.
    AI275 BOM2300 – 0130CMB 321 x47
    AI276 CMB0230 – 0455BOM 321 x15
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:07 am

    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter

    This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways?
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:13 am

    unrave wrote:
    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter

    This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways?

    Will this get EK extra rights into India?
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:39 am

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    Chennai Airport has done the unthinkable: it has brought in a host of new retailers at the domestic terminal. Only in DEL/BOM/BLR do you expect to see such top-level brands. Kudos to AAI!

    More shops are coming in the international terminal. The ancient departures section has had a few shops under construction for some time.

    https://twitter.com/aaichnairport/statu ... 2296299521
    https://twitter.com/aaichnairport/statu ... 9101148160

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    It would have been nice if they were duty-free, because they are not, I don't really see them being used by domestic travellers except for emergencies and somewhat of an impulse buy.
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:39 am

    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter


    Seems almost like the Indian Govt's hand behind this. The only other true LCC they partner with is JetStar- which is part of Qantas group.
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:46 am

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    Will this get EK extra rights into India?

    The next time UAE and India sit down for talks to enhance bilateral rights, there will be a strong push to raise the limit from the Indian side - that has resisted grant of additional rights so far.
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:59 am

    unrave wrote:
    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter

    This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways?


    Agreed. Another step towards "FSC-mukt Bharat".
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:10 am

    probably totally speculative article -

    https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 36921.html

    would be nice though if it happens. The pilots get their jobs back, Vistara gets another airline and brand, and they can play with the LCC and the premium brand in-between them. Although getting new aircraft would be a pain. Let's see if this actually happens, would be a surprise though.
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:47 am

    unrave wrote:
    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter

    This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways?

    No one needs anyone!

    No other alliance can or did ever provide as many EU/US connections to Indian tier 2 cities in 2 stops as AF KL group.
    Quite a hard fact here for the EK fans to digest! (I'm not referring to you)
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:01 am

    According to a source from another thread (Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble), Asiana is considering trimming its underperforming routes among which is DEL with an average LF of 68.3%. I wonder if this could be a good opportunity for IndiGo to step in, especially if they can sign a code-share agreement.
     
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:06 am

    Blerg wrote:
    According to a source from another thread (Asiana Airlines in huge financial trouble), Asiana is considering trimming its underperforming routes among which is DEL with an average LF of 68.3%. I wonder if this could be a good opportunity for IndiGo to step in, especially if they can sign a code-share agreement.

    DEL-ICN was probably overserved anyway. Can the A321neo fly this route non stop?
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:22 am

    trinidadeG wrote:
    unrave wrote:
    CPS001 wrote:
    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter

    This has potential to become quite a comprehensive codeshare agreement that opens up the world to tier 2/3 cities. Fly SG to BOM, EK to DXB and the world beyond. Who needs Jet Airways?


    Agreed. Another step towards "FSC-mukt Bharat".

    Absolutely true. When even LCCs have started to codeshare with big global FSCs, such as 6E-TK and SG-EK, the need for an Indian FSC is nullified. I hope the SG-EK codeshare expands appreciably.

    EY, of course, burnt billions of dollars on an airline that it eventually only drove into the ground. Another hit to the pride of Abu Dhabi; another feather in Dubai’s cap. More importantly, this shows that SG is moving even further away from the ultra-ULCC model, and is going the way of WestJet and JetBlue (in terms of adding premium features as well as codesharing with big international airlines).

    But note that FZ is tightly bound to EK, so I do not know how EK will deal with both FZ and SG.
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    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:27 am

    pune wrote:
    probably totally speculative article -

    https://www.livemint.com/companies/news ... 36921.html

    would be nice though if it happens. The pilots get their jobs back, Vistara gets another airline and brand, and they can play with the LCC and the premium brand in-between them. Although getting new aircraft would be a pain. Let's see if this actually happens, would be a surprise though.

    TBH, Tata is an extremely prudent and knowledgeable company. With great difficulty it has managed to lend some significance to I5, while successfully steering the only true FSC India has left. Of all companies, Tata will not buy 9W.

    Nobody will want to buy such a debt-ridden company. 9W is already dying the same death as IT*. However, I hope those helpless employees get a job, anywhere, and not be in any more peril for no fault of theirs.

    *Kingfisher Airlines.
    In grieving remembrance of the thousands of people who lost their lives on ET-AVJ, PK-LQP, XA-UHZ, S2-AGU, CP-2933, SU-GCC, EI-ETJ, D-AIPX, PK-AXC, 9M-MRD, VT-AXV and above all 9M-MRO, besides many more. Your deaths are not in vain. Safety first, always.
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:29 am

    unrave wrote:
    DEL-ICN was probably overserved anyway. Can the A321neo fly this route non stop?

    Yes. It's almost same as DEL-IST (gcmap.com). Though majority of ICN travellers from India transit to US. If they close this flight we will see an impact on US Fares. Also, they can manage their connections better and it won't be difficult to fill this flight.

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    2. Instead of the their aircraft sitting on the ground at night, why doesn't Vistara fly them to international destinations such as Dubai, Singapore, etc? Wouldn't that increase fleet utilization?


    1. Passengers don't magically come with a flight. There has to be demand at that particular time slot.

    2. Planes need daily maintenance and it usually happens at night

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    SpiceJet has signed a codeshare agreement with Emirates. Interesting!

    Source: Ajay Awtaney on Twitter


    I almost feel betrayed now!! Why did I waste so much of my time fighting online against EK being given bilateral rights?? Why did I dream of strong Indian long haul carriers?? Ajay Singh at one time was very vocal against EK (See: https://m.economictimes.com/industry/tr ... 638496.cms)

    His comments were the motivation for my online anti-EK trolling. I feel betrayed now
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:42 am

    Pics of the MoU signing.

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    Also EK will reaffirm it's position as the national carrier of India for int'l connectivity.
    Mr. Singh being all nationalistic....ghantaa!
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 am

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    Yes. It's almost same as DEL-IST (gcmap.com).

    That's a fallacy. The great circle route passes over the Himalayas, the actual route will be much longer.
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:06 am

    unrave wrote:
    anshabhi wrote:
    Yes. It's almost same as DEL-IST (gcmap.com).

    That's a fallacy. The great circle route passes over the Himalayas, the actual route will be much longer.


    yup right even then DEL-ICN takes <7 hours
    while ICN-DEL could take up to 8.5 hours cause of winds .

    The longest scheduled A321neo flight has a block time of 8.5 hours. Thus Well within the range.

    ^^^^ looking at above EK-SG pic I am getting pardesi feels.
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:43 am

    avier wrote:
    Pics of the MoU signing.

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    Also EK will reaffirm it's position as the national carrier of India for int'l connectivity.
    Mr. Singh being all nationalistic....ghantaa!


    Not getting the image :(
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:47 am

    From June 2, 2019, British Airways will operate 18x weekly flights on Mumbai-London Heathrow route. The schedule for the new flight is,

    BA135 LHR1750 – 0740(+1 day)BOM 789 x146
    BA134 BOM1210 – 1720LHR 789 x257

    British Airways will deploy a premium heavy 787-9 on this route. The rest of the two frequencies on the Mumbai – London route are operated by a mix of 787-9 and 772, both featuring first class.
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:54 am

    A321neo has longer range than the A320neo right?
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:02 am

    avier wrote:
    Pics of the MoU signing.

    Image

    Also EK will reaffirm it's position as the national carrier of India for int'l connectivity.
    Mr. Singh being all nationalistic....ghantaa!

    I do not see the nationalism here. Business cannot be dictated by nationalism. Barring UK, there is no viable FSC left in the country, and goodness knows what might happen to it in the near future. The best option, therefore, is to hook up with a big international airline.

    This is a masterstroke from SG. Who knows, the way it is expanding, it might capture 20% of the market share with the help of the Al-Maktoums. Just because you are an LCC does not mean you are permanently debarred from partnering with international FSCs.
    In grieving remembrance of the thousands of people who lost their lives on ET-AVJ, PK-LQP, XA-UHZ, S2-AGU, CP-2933, SU-GCC, EI-ETJ, D-AIPX, PK-AXC, 9M-MRD, VT-AXV and above all 9M-MRO, besides many more. Your deaths are not in vain. Safety first, always.
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:02 am

    anshabhi wrote:
    His comments were the motivation for my online anti-EK trolling. I feel betrayed now


    Lesson: Never take sides, u never know when u will be left out!

    Also QR and AAB were most vocal about partnering with an Indian carrier. Neither TK or EK made any noise and look what happened. QR is left in the lurch....
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:04 am

    unrave wrote:
    AirIndia wrote:
    Will this get EK extra rights into India?

    The next time UAE and India sit down for talks to enhance bilateral rights, there will be a strong push to raise the limit from the Indian side - that has resisted grant of additional rights so far.


    I thought the resistance was due to non-availability of preferred slots at DXB. With 9W's departure perhaps some slots are up for grabs....
     
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    Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

    Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:26 am

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