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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 34
Views: 8065

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

I fly this route quite often. Its barely 1 hour long (the longest that I have experienced is 1:45 hours, because of bad weather). Interesting that they use a Dreamliner on such a short flight. Then again, VN and TG do the same on HAN-SGN and BGK-SGN respectively... The same a/c does ATQ-DEL-BHX. Th...

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 34
Views: 8065

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

I fly this route quite often. Its barely 1 hour long (the longest that I have experienced is 1:45 hours, because of bad weather). I honestly never experienced turbulence even once. I seriously wonder where could such extreme turbulence come from on this route. Its entirely above plain fertile land....

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance
Replies: 34
Views: 8065

Re: Air India 787 - Window panel falls out in turbulance

I fly this route quite often. Its barely 1 hour long (the longest that I have experienced is 1:45 hours, because of bad weather). I honestly never experienced turbulence even once. I seriously wonder where could such extreme turbulence come from on this route. Its entirely above plain fertile land. ...

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 76
Views: 7080

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

If anything, I’d prefer that Jet expand the number of cities in India that they connect to CDG and AMS. I believe that they added Chennai to Paris and Bangalore to AMS within the past 6 months to compliment Delhi and Mumbai. I would love to see the following happening (with B737Max)!!: http://www.g...

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?
Replies: 76
Views: 7080

Re: Will Jet Airways ever return to the US?

I think Jet airways is not allowed to operate direct flights to US because of copyright issues with another airline named Jet Aiways in US, who registered first.

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by anshabhi
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

lightsaber wrote:
How is the China bilateral in terms of limits? The NEO and MAX will allow new entrants.

Lightsaber

Chinese carriers have exhausted their bilaterals while there is only 1 nonstop AI flight to Shanghai and that's it. Around 20% utilisation from Indian side.

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indigo A320 in MAD
Replies: 9
Views: 1297

Re: Indigo A320 in MAD

Embajador3 wrote:
Kadish wrote:
I saw an Indigo too ,40 days back in the same place...dunno if we r talking about the same bird.

The one I am referring to in MAD hasn't moved at all ever since it got there.

Can you please somehow get the tail number of this bird? It would become much easier to track everything about it!

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Good to see aviation developing nicely in smaller cities of India!

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

SpiceJet announces flights to Adampur http://wap.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/spicejet-to-start-adampur-flights-from-may-1-118041400588_1.html I think Pathankot recently started flights also on Alliance Air, rumor is Ludhiana soon also from some airline, though the runway is only 4000 fe...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Ex-Malaysian 777-200ER pricing

Could LCCs around the globe operate them on some very cheap leases?

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by anshabhi
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

DEL has issued tender for construction of Phase 3A of expansion https://www.newdelhiairport.in/pdf/tender-notice-april-02-2018.pdf T1 departure and arrival to be merged and expanded to 40m from 20m T3 to be expanded to 45m from 34mn Construction of fourth runway Just wondering .. doesn't http://www...

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by anshabhi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 22
Views: 3779

Re: Airbus A320ceo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

speedygonzales wrote:
March CEO backlog update:
(A319 + A320 + A321 = Total)
D: 17 + 196 + 182 = 395
J: 16 + 190 + 179 = 385
F: 15 + 182 + 169 = 366
M: 15 + 160 + 156 = 331

The production lines are running quite amazingly !! 35 per month is not a small thing ...

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by anshabhi
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

unrave wrote:
I50598 CCU PNQ 19:30 22:30
I50599 PNQ CCU 22:55 01:40

All flights daily eff. May 31

Well, I wonder if due to extreme slot constraints at BOM, is PNQ in anyway acting as a gateway to Mumbai? Pune-Mumbai is almost 4 hours by road and Navi Mumbai is 3 hours ..
Still much better than taking a train.

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.
Replies: 9
Views: 3151

Re: ATC sickness closes Gatwick airport.

They don't have any backup ATC for such a huge airport?

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

3 cheers to Vistara!! https://scontent.fbom2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/30516420_1956111998036741_2633422239348817920_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9&oh=af40068832183ed2af99a1febfe1f523&oe=5B287D3C https://mobile.twitter.com/TheSanjivKapoor/status/983268664110698496

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1798

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

dtw2hyd wrote:
May I suggest to include repos also in this thread.

I would love to see that. Also the unscheduled wet leases that Indian airlines often receive.

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 164
Views: 11037

Re: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?

Australia undoubtedly !! There are barely 10 weekly nonstop flight from India to Australia. Then, due to bilateral restrictions and unfair use of pax as 5th freedom traffic by ME3, even ME routes are becoming under-served now. I would also like to see more flights to Paro (Bhutan). Almost every intl...

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread
Replies: 23
Views: 1798

Re: Indian Airlines - Orders and Delivery thread

With air traffic in India set to increase four fold by 2036, the airlines of India have ordered nearly Thanks for the information. We are well prepared to become the largest aviation market. Cheers!! India will overtake China as most populous country by around 2025... Still a long way to go in term...

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: SkyTeam Go USA & Canada Travel Pass with CZ
Replies: 0
Views: 192

SkyTeam Go USA & Canada Travel Pass with CZ

I am an Indian citizen and I will be travelling to US soon on CZ. I came across this SkyTeam Go USA & Canada Travel Pass . I would like to know if anyone has used this earlier, how was your experience, how cheaper were the flights compared to regular fare etc? Also I would like to know if any ot...

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 103
Views: 5276

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

AirAsia India adds 18th aircraft, to expand in north east from Kolkata https://m.timesofindia.com/business/india-business/airasia-india-adds-18th-plane-to-expand-services-from-kolkata/articleshow/63667948.cms Anyone watching IPL? Looks like AI is sponsoring Delhi Daredevils !! https://scontent.fbom2...

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by anshabhi
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Who has a problem if Tata's are ready to take 33,000 crore debt for free? Its going to be something good for everyone in the end. And seriously you don't have any respect for IndiGo? The brand that it is, over 500+ aircraft orders,regular expansion, well listed and performing stock, most efficient a...

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by anshabhi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

I would personally be happy if my taxpayer money goes to Tata as AI management rather than govt as AI management

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by anshabhi
Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Air Asia India has taken delivery of its 17th A320. Like most of its fleet this aircraft too used to fly with its Malaysian parent. Interesting to note that I5 is the only Indian airline that hasn't placed an order for next gen NB aircraft. Instead it has issued an RFP to lease 40 A320ceos Which gi...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order

Would pose a lot of operational issues that way, as you can't deploy lie flat seats on domestic sector. Fleet commonality saves a lot of money ... Why can't you deploy lie flat seats on a domestic sector? US3 and B6 have tons of them flying domestically. So do the Chinese airlines. Well in India th...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order

I hope they install lie flat J class in some 737MAX for routes like BOM-NGO. Has any airline installed lie flat in a 737 in 2 by 2 config (so I am excluding a businesses Jet style config). Or are the only single isle with lie flat J 2X2 on the A321 and 757? Would pose a lot of operational issues th...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order
Replies: 21
Views: 5712

Re: New Large Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX order

First MAX deliveries, which I'm assuming would be from the previous order, start in which year? June this year. 9W has already started planning nrw routes with them I just find it amazing the massive growth that Indian aviation sector has achieved in such a short time. If it was 2009-2010 and 9W ha...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

I've heard from livefromalounge that Jet airways will start on board wifi internet service once DGCA allows it. They already have wifi on board 737s but its just to connect to their server and have their IFE in our device. Will it be free? JetStream (inflight Ife over wifi) is free but I don't expe...

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by anshabhi
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

anubhav787 wrote:
Is there any scope of widebody operated Gulf routes from LKO?

Saudia operates A330 to Jeddah right?

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

http://dgca.gov.in/reports/stat-ind.htm

Download the city pair wise excel data, do some work arounds and you will exactly what you want!!
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Slash787 wrote:
Is there a site or some sort of list where you can see the most flown or well the top 10 International routes from Bombay and Delhi?

http://dgca.gov.in/reports/stat-ind.htm

Download the city pair wise excel data, do some work arounds and you will exactly what you want!!

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by anshabhi
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strange 5th Freedom Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 2483

Re: Strange 5th Freedom Routes

BritTraveller wrote:
EK ATH-EWR
SG DME-ARN
EK DPS-AKL

Can you clarify what's SG please?? Its not SpiceJet probably..

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by anshabhi
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Kashmon wrote:
if India had any brains they would just have open skies with UAE and try and negotiate full fifth freedoms for airlines in both countries.

Consumers would benefit like crazy

but their backward protectionist thinking holds them back....

Not again, please!

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by anshabhi
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants
Replies: 86
Views: 5172

Re: US set to request five years of social media history for all visa applicants

Honestly I don't even remember the infinitely many anti-Trump comments that I made during presidential elections on FB. Glad that I got my visa before this rule came lol !! (I am from India). P.S.: MOST of my social media accounts are fake. What details should I provide them if I had to apply for vi...

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

The majority of EL AL is no longer state-owned, still EL AL brought it upon itself to continue not to fly 1,5 days per week due to Shabbat and around 10 more days a year due to the observance of other Jewish holidays, so it looses at least 75 days a year by being willing to adhere to the will of or...

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by anshabhi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: SaudiGulf orders 16 widebodies at Boeing

Mou ... Long way from becoming an "order"

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by anshabhi
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Airline seats are a perishable quantity. AI should try to sell as many tickets as possible at 0 profit 0 loss basis, and I am sure with cheap tickets there would be enough Indians to fill the flights. Believe me, even solo flyers are on a rise in India, thanks to the dirt cheap fares offered by SE A...

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by anshabhi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

WEF 1st JUNE IndiGo is starting daily ATR flights connecting Bengaluru with Kozhikode/Calicut, bookings open! 6E7128 CCJ 0805 0920 BLR 6E7129 BLR 0950 1110 CCJ IndiGo will soon launch non-stop Bengaluru-Udaipur with the tentative timings:- 6E503 UDR 1030 BLR 1305 6E493 BLR 0820 UDR 1100 After launc...

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by anshabhi
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?
Replies: 51
Views: 6250

Re: What new runways are in work over 2,000m?

Kannur international airport in Kerala, India. Also the Adampur air force base is being converted into a civil enclave, and some modifications to runway were correspondingly made. Its not an entirely new runway, however. Then, we have Sindhudurg airport, Meerut airport and several other similar smal...

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by anshabhi
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA down to 1x daily on BOM-LHR
Replies: 12
Views: 4206

Re: BA down to 1x daily on BOM-LHR

Does this decrease in frequency reflect 9W's success on the route (they now operate 3 daily 77W on the route), or does it reflect that relative business demand in BOM vs other Indian cities is not as high as it used to be? Or, people connecting on the ME3. There has been no significant increase in ...

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by anshabhi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19528

Re: Air India Privatization by June

Govt mulls allowing airlines with negative net worth to bid for Air India http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/govt-mulls-allowing-airlines-with-negative-net-worth-to-bid-for-air-india-118031900026_1.html If this comes to fruition, the likes of 9W and UK - who have a negative net wort...

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by anshabhi
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Your worst enemy's worst enemy is your best friend Does it mean that other airlines from Asia such as CX or KE will soon be able to overfly Saudi for their TLV routes? huh who is the worst enemy's worst enemy? Apparently, India is friendly with all the nations involved here .. Does anyone know why ...

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

coolian2 wrote:
But Israel isn't 70 years old?

Formed roughly in 1948, and I think that's where the 7 decades figure comes from.
Saudi has banned flights since then

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Which country/airline could be next to get similar rights?
And do you think at sometime AI will upgrade this to 6-7/week?

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Yes it was a 310 from BOM. That much is certain. But we do not know the route. It is interesting why AI did not start the route from BOM this time around as well. I would imagine Bombay has more economic & cultural ties with Israel. Or maybe just to avoid direct confrontation with LY? I would i...

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39553

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Awesome !! But I heard AI used to fly over Saudi in 1990's to TLV on BOM-TLV route..? Several news sites have reported that the ban has been lifted after 70 years. I have come across this BOM-TLV in the 90s claim too, but only in the comments section. Is there anyway to know for sure? There are sev...

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by anshabhi
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel
Replies: 85
Views: 13368

Re: First flight in 7 decades overflies Saudi Arabia to Israel

Does Pakistan also prevent Israel bound aircraft from overflying it, and thus a detour to Mumbai and the Arabian Sea, rather than following the GC route?
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