edealinfo wrote:CaliguyNYC wrote:BOM slots are not everything.
I respectfully disagree. I thing it is EVERYTHING.
Note that Bombay airport cannot be expanded, and the new airport, when constructed, would be inconvenient, for those residing in the main city. So, airlines that have slots in the "primary" Bombay airport can milk it for years to come.
Note that Ajay Singh realized the potential of BOM when he bid for an UDAN route with zero subsidy. He just wanted the BOM slot. Voila, that turned out to be a money spinning route for him zero competition on the route and loads consistently over 90% from Day 1. That's the lesson he took from it -- why do you think he went totally bananas in an attempt to get 40 ex-Jet planes most of which are to be deployed on BOM routes?
How about the fact that the other 3 private airlines do not have B737 in their fleet.
How about the fact that SGs 737-max are grounded.
How about the fact that SG was losing revenue because of Max
How about the fact that SG has pilots with complete familiarity of 737.