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by vadodara
Tue May 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?
Replies: 40
Views: 3099

Re: Could DFW one day rival/surpass ATL in total pax/ASM?

Yes. The increase in frequency to international destinations as well as aircraft upgauging will likely carry it over

DL will be left fighting for a few slots at DAL

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by vadodara
Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

AI has officially shut JFK BOM citing low demand - what a filthy excuse! PDEW for NYC BOM is 400+ . !! Why can't they just accept that their product is not at all competitive and they don't have enough corporate contracts to make this route work? Not enough Class F seats perhaps? Premium traffic dr...

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by vadodara
Mon May 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

binayak wrote:
AI has officially shut JFK BOM citing low demand - what a filthy excuse! PDEW for NYC BOM is 400+ . !!
Why can't they just accept that their product is not at all competitive and they don't have enough corporate contracts to make this route work?


Not enough Class F seats perhaps?

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by vadodara
Thu May 16, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Wasn't Jet's international market share out of BOM like 30% or 35% and most of Jet's pax are India origin. Also AI still carries pax out of BOM even with much fewer flights. So unclear where you are getting your facts. BOM has a ton of airline choices so let's not forget all the international carri...

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by vadodara
Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Exactly. So what is best for its people. I would say India is best served through more jobs and global connectivity that fosters business and tourists. I want everyone to push the GOI and state go to to lower taxes and streamline aviation. I think most non Anet people would say it’s a pretty pro gr...

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by vadodara
Tue May 14, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It's not what everyone wants, only desi small town residents here on a.net. Since for them, they ANYWAYS have to take a one-stop or more to connect globally be it through Dubai, Doha, Singapore, Mumbai or Delhi. But for mega city pax it definitely does matter, especially for those who value time an...

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by vadodara
Tue May 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Spiderguy252 wrote:
vadodara wrote:
I have 1,000,000miles on Jet. Where can I cash my miles?


Convert them to Amazon / Flipkart vouchers. As liquid as it gets.


Precisely my point; no value in terms of flying.

Hence no value in accumulating future miles in Jet Airways.

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by vadodara
Tue May 14, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I would rephrase. EY made a bid with so many conditions, it is unlikely to go forward. This way they may claim an offer. However, it is unlikely to be met. If someone else buys Jet, EY wins anyway. The chance of Jet flying again goes down everyday. Lightsaber Not sure how EY 'wins' but they investe...

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by vadodara
Mon May 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I would rephrase. EY made a bid with so many conditions, it is unlikely to go forward. This way they may claim an offer. However, it is unlikely to be met. If someone else buys Jet, EY wins anyway. The chance of Jet flying again goes down everyday. Lightsaber Not sure how EY 'wins' but they investe...

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by vadodara
Mon May 13, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

No, that was not my point. That is you putting words in others mouth as usual. I was pointing out at the Indian public sector banking and them being unaccountable for anything, expecting govt. bailouts everytime. Not defending SBI but 9W does not have a case to blame anyone. You are missing the poi...

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by vadodara
Sun May 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Your point is NG should have been bailed out because he had a great business case. No, that was not my point. That is you putting words in others mouth as usual. I was pointing out at the Indian public sector banking and them being unaccountable for anything, expecting govt. bailouts everytime. Not...

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by vadodara
Sat May 11, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

He is a banker. He is only concern should be trying recover whatever money he can. And he lacks that concern too; of trying to recover the money. That's my point. The video and the way he speaks about it, suggests it all. So no need to hail the great banker here. I also fail to see what's so right ...

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by vadodara
Sat May 11, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Antarius wrote:
Goyal was the definition of crony capitalism. I'm unclear how the pot and its supporters keep calling the kettle black.


You have it wrong! Govt not bailing out NG is crony capitalism.

If 9W doesn’t fly and others take away its market share is favoring other airlines.

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by vadodara
Thu May 09, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

You can invite some Surtis and they may express an opinion. The only opinion they come forth is that Surat contributes to 99% traffic of BOM, when infact they actually contribute to about less than 0.5% of the traffic at the financial capital's airport. And not to mention, Surat airport is horribly...

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by vadodara
Wed May 08, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

To be fair, BOM has good premium demand (witness EK's 5 daily wide bodies, SQ, BA that send premium heavy planes). The issue is more around competition and GOI policies that make having a hub at BOM (or anywhere in India) as issue. So it is market realities not some innate problem at BOM. Even if 7...

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by vadodara
Wed May 08, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Is BOM the worst in the world, no. That probably goes to LGA. At least New Yorkers admit that their airports collectively suck. BOM people on the other hand...


Ha ha!

And LGA has 2x the runway capacity of BOM!

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by vadodara
Mon May 06, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Seriously? The anti Jet and anti BOM people are the ones who are infatuated. Most people saying positive things about Jet are normal pax that have no agenda. BOM has always had options and always will. so in the end BOM will be fine. No begging bowl.. DL’s JFK-BOM is a great add. If anything, Jet's...

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by vadodara
Mon May 06, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

That said, Jet had a great J product from my pov. Mock me if you want, but I will miss it and am not looking forward to KL/AF rebooking by DL. You actually believe that jet’s fail only affects BOM. It will affect all of india as tourist arrivals decline. Just look at the hard numbers of tourist gro...

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by vadodara
Mon May 06, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Spice, Vistara et al.

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by vadodara
Mon May 06, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

That said, Jet had a great J product from my pov. Mock me if you want, but I will miss it and am not looking forward to KL/AF rebooking by DL. You actually believe that jet’s fail only affects BOM. It will affect all of india as tourist arrivals decline. Just look at the hard numbers of tourist gro...

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by vadodara
Sun May 05, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

The slots will be replaced, very profitabily, with a bunch of narrow bodies. Do you mean Indigo? Zero chance as of now. They are going after destinations within 5 hours and chasing BOM and DEL slots for domestic operations. By the time they get interested in AMS and CDG, Jet's slots will be forfeit...

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by vadodara
Sun May 05, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Top 20 airports by total passenger traffic https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/top-20-total.png Source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/05/01/2018-19-top-airports-in-india/ BLR 3 HYD 6. 6>3 therefore HYD is bigger airport than BLR. BOM 'hub' was flat, possibly due to saturation...

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by vadodara
Sun May 05, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Government sees little scope for Jet Airways revival: Sources This is what forum members have been saying for over 2 months while Govt. only now makes such statements; why do forum members know more than the Government? https://www.livemint.com/companies/news/government-sees-little-scope-for-jet-ai...

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by vadodara
Fri May 03, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Top 20 airports by total passenger traffic https://networkthoughtsblog.files.wordpress.com/2019/05/top-20-total.png Source: https://networkthoughts.com/2019/05/01/2018-19-top-airports-in-india/ BLR 3 HYD 6. 6>3 therefore HYD is bigger airport than BLR. BOM 'hub' was flat, possibly due to saturation...

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by vadodara
Fri May 03, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I hope DL succeeds; if it does then there is some hope. Hope for what????? Getting more direct flights between India and the US to cities other than DEL/BOM. For a AA or UA ORD/DEL-BOM at a minimum. At a stretch, SFO/LAX/DFW/IAH/ATL/DCA for the same. Outside of DEL/BOM, best shot is for BLR to poss...

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by vadodara
Fri May 03, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I would honestly want Vistara to start flights to EU by taking slots from BOM. LHR and AMS routes were doing pretty good, so if Vistara takes B777 from 9W then they could start it but again I don't think so now the slots at LHR and AMS are available. Having your first International flight in a wide...

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by vadodara
Fri May 03, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 207
Views: 17372

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

binayak wrote:
How will this be : (My view)
Vistara taking 5 B777s and 20-22 B737s and reconstructing most of jet's BOM hub (More than 60%). Good for most of jet's Mumbai based staff and good for BOM as it will retain FSC hub status.


Jet Airways, v2

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 33820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

AAI Stats-Mar-2019 Total (Intl+Domestic) passengers: 1. DELHI 5481013 2. MUMBAI 3571822 3. BANGALORE 2843363 4. KOLKATA 1885461 5. HYDERABAD 1837899 6. CHENNAI 1719693 Look at Chennai! Once considered as a "Hub" in the south, the growth is just not there. Once a competition to BLR, now th...

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 33820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Here is international traffic data posted by airport authorities for the period between April'18 to March'19. Gives a better picture. https://i.imgur.com/EzpopNC.jpg Seems like the stand-out airports for growth are Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Amritsar, Varanasi, and so forth. With the exception ...

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Problem is you can't restructure Jet properly unless you also restructure the industry (ie. Air India and it's continual losses). If you believe Modi and Jaitlie, they already created a new company and moved all bad AI assets to that SPV. Air India was a mess even before Modi and Jaitley came in. S...

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

It is not the total debt, it is the current debt and corporation's ability to service current debt matters. A couple of years back one expert said Emirates has $12 Billion debt in total. I was puzzled. Really doesn't matter as long as it has the cash flow to service current debt. In the case of 9W,...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

What can I say. That's the difference between a well run airline and a grossly mismanaged one. Banks handled this situation exceptionally well. They did not flush down more money down the drain on the basis of fairy tales spun by the clueless management. Or one that has political backing to stay in...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This is a conundrum because of transitioning from a very state dominated economy to a free-market one. Air India employees long used to minimal work, free housing in Santa Cruz, clubs etc were unwilling to move anywhere. This disease also afflicts Indian Navy. e.g. justification to host bulk of the ...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 33820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

So except SFO, there should be good connectivity to NA from BLR in 2020. Though it seems that ORD & DFW might connect to an AA flight not JAL. Also hasn't ANA announced MAA? Depends if this flies into Narita or Haneda. Hopefully Haneda. Japanese airlines picking S India cities for expansion mig...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 33820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

JAL, now equipped with 787’s, may also have the optimum equipment to exploit these openings. JAL have had the 787 since 2012. I think the demand has increased a lot, fueled several Japanese big companies' offices as well as the fact that all big Investment Banks now have their back offices at BLR s...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 33820

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - April 2019

Japan Airlines had meeting today with the 3 ground handling agencies at BLR, AISATS, GlobeGround India & CELEBI. So the open free skies agreement with Japan may finally result into some meaningful service growth. JAL, now equipped with 787’s, may also have the optimum equipment to exploit these...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

dtw2hyd wrote:
The IBC law came into play because a lot of companies in the state of Gujarat were drowning in debt and Modi want to help them. Not to help Jet or any others.
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Innuendo! Any proof?

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I see India's bankruptcy law changing Lightsaber Just a nitpick for the sake of clarity: Bankruptcy process under IBC (Insolvency & Bankruptcy code) has still not been initiated for Jet. So, let's not imply that we should change a law that isn't being used for the issue at hand. More important ...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet fans should stop blaming MoCA, the banks, PM Modi, the butterfly effect and the Big Bang for Jet's demise. The airline died because it was an unviable operation making too little revenue for too long. The banks did absolutely the right thing by not throwing good money after bad. Jai Hind. Yes a...

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?
Replies: 35
Views: 2860

Re: DL focus cities of the future (RDU, AUS, BNA)?

Ironic that both BNA and RDU were AA hubs/focus cities in past.

For a more stable service that might survive a downturn in economy, perhaps more of a focus city approach will work better.

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

As we now turn to looking at the bids for Jet and how they can resume, my big question is - which of Jet's routes met operating costs? Forget about Jet making a profit, but what routes can the new buyer fly without losing their shirt and being back in this same spot a year from now? Anyone have an ...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Regardless of the outcome, EY is unlikely to get all of 9W’s slots. They may not want to either.

From EY’s perspective, a rump 9W that mostly runs a feeder service to Abu Dhabi with some limited point 2 point service (collection/redemption for FF points) would suffice.

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Here is an Interview with Jayant Sinha, the Minister of State of Finance, on Jet's collapse. He is so polished and explained the Government's position very well. This is the kind of minister that one should be proud - educated, articulated, clarity in thought, logical, and non-biased. When politici...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?
Replies: 76
Views: 9149

Re: Alaska Airlines 737 MAX Future - Bright or Bleak?

I said from the get go that all this was was a time to watch for dips in Boeings stock price and buy. So do you think it would be wise for AS to purchase more MAX for their fleet strategy given the current environment? Probably load up on MAX if the price/delivery is right; jettison the leased 320’...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I suspect the Jet buyer proposals have now vanished. What is there to buy? If one buys, I assume the buyer gets all the debt. EY has lost its 24% investment and all the Indian feeder traffic, not looking good for them. With the planes all gone to the lenders, Jet's value to others has vanished. EY ...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I will add to what I said above. South Delhi and South Mumbai businessmen value time more than anything. If 6E has flights as per their preferred timing, they will happily take them. Never mind the service. As I have said, 9W’s on-board service was not much better than 6E’s, and nor is AI’s, for th...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Especially when you have people like British Airways already running the route out of LHR, or in the case with my family we use Emirates as their frequencies and DXB stopover are much more suited to our needs. If there was a flight available from Stansted we'd probably still use Heathrow due to its...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Technically Indian airlines have rights to fly to London, not LHR specifically, under the bilateral, so someone could apply for STN (and probably get it) or LGW (which is also short of slots). Is STN easily accessible from London city? It isn't the best, but it is doable. Not particularly less conv...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

All the investment made in Jet (be it debt or equity or sweat capital) is lost. The GOI sold nothing of Jet. Nothing. That is a big failure. It reenforces that India is all about crony capitalism Why is it the GoI responsible for this? We've seen a perfect case study called Air India where governme...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1110
Views: 116073

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Interesting article published in Economic Times. Apparently NG sought the wisdom of likes of Deepak Parekh, the founder of HDFC. His suggestion to ‘retire’ did not go very well with NG. Surprise! What is surprising was that Dubey stayed till the end. Feel sorry for the man. Perhaps he was sent by De...

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