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by vadodara
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 4316

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Udan (Air Odisha) Flights from Ahmedabad Flight_No Origin Destination Dep_Time Arr_Time Valid_From Valid_Till Frequency 6X-101 Ahmedabad Bhavnagar 07:05 07:45 16APR2018 30JUN2018 123456 6X-102 Bhavnagar Ahmedabad 09:45 10:25 16APR2018 30JUN2018 123456 6X-103 Ahmedabad Mundra 10:45 11:55 16APR2018 3...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 4316

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

AirIndia wrote:
anshabhi wrote:
I think the 2nd one would be Karnataka with Bengaluru, Mangalore, Belgaum and Hubli.


Also Gujarat. AMD, BDQ, STV and RAJ


Bhavanagar, Bhuj, Jamnagar, Kandla, Keshod (possibly), Mundra, Porbandar.

Some of these have/will have Udaan flights in due course.

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 4316

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

SQ has figured out how to make money in an extremely competitive environment. Bulk of their revenue comes from transfering passengers between Europe, N. America and SE Asia/Australia. Some from N America/E Asia to India. They do this by excellent service, a super efficient Changhi airport and fleet...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 4316

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Jet Airways because it had a monopoly, pardon the word, because a hemmed Air India and friendly ministers (and questionable financing) and laws that favor it to the detriment of flying public. It made a hash by getting all sorts of aircraft (A33X, A34X, B777) and so forth. Brussels hub, remember tha...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2
Replies: 92
Views: 4316

Re: Indian aviation thread 2018 part 2

Vistara likely to order wide-bodied aircraft in expansion bid https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/vistara-likely-to-order-wide-bodied-aircraft-in-expansion-bid/articleshow/63807862.cms Seriously are they trying to replicate KF? They are an excellent airl...

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?
Replies: 31
Views: 5088

Re: No direct flights between India and Pakistan?

Well, these days flying to US from ME3 is fraught with issues; why restrict it to India-Pakistan. Having said that, in reality Pakistan has ethinically cleansed lot of its minorities. For instance, the first air route in undivided India, Bombay-Ahmedabad-Karachi is highly unlikely these days. From I...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

Well I would like to give my views on long haul LCC in India : 1. India is not a small country like singapore/ Iceland / Norway to have LCCs operating only long haul flights . Traffic needs to be centralized through a hub. Now hubs are expensive to maintain and it would lower the turn around time o...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

I disagree. India has room for LCCs and FSC. Did I suggest that specifically? My limited point was that the growth, or unserved market, seem to be outside the metros. What AI has is a working hub at DEL. There is nothing even close in India. AI investment in this hub and its route network would giv...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 142
Views: 9067

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

DFW-HKG only works for AA because of the CX Asia connections. but you are correct DFW is not a pure O and D hub and BLR is not even slightly larger than Lovefield... Holds true for most cities except NY. Multiple DFW-(HND/NRT) work partly due to the fact: a) there is a lot of O/D traffic b) there a...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

So 6E can buy 50xA330NEOs, they will be empty with their current award-winning 6E inflight service. And PW is going to do 6hr NEO engine swaps at a remote station if that's what 6E's expectation.


And it may. But we will never find out if it has to compete with govt. subsidized Air India.

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

The misconceptions of what Air India "should be" are not necessarily confined to the govt. For instance, success of carriers like IndiGo and SpiceJet should be an eye opener to the posters here about where the market is heading. Yet you will find the sundry AI and Jet Airways flag bearers ...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?
Replies: 63
Views: 7745

Re: Will the ME3 become irrelevant?

ME3 opened doors for people to fly that one could not imagine say 10 yrs ago. Inspite of all the protests from the US Big3, the European 4 and so forth, reality is the ME3 offer a product that no one does. The spat really is about the 5th freedom rights, which btw US carriers happily used for decade...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 142
Views: 9067

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

On another note, however, I wouldn't be surprised if UA jumps on flights like ORD-BOM, SFO-BLR, and EWR-BLR in the near future. ORD/SFO/EWR are strong enough hubs to have flights that bypass DEL. UA's EWR-BOM overflies DEL (*A hub) but still does well since EWR very efficiently funnels traffic to I...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?

Seems like more buyers coming out of the wood work! Not surprised to say the least. All of these, viz. IAG, LH, SQ and EY need to get hold of some feed to protect their turf. Their turf is shrinking fast under the LCC onslaught! http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/how-air-india-disinv...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18779

Re: The future of Etihad

Etihad getting to roll the dice? They claim Etihad is in touch with Reliance ADAG, Tatas and SpiceJet. Of the Indian players, only SpiceJet is being looked at as a serious possibility as the majority partner. IndiGo has withdrawn from the race in its present form and Jet, too, has said that it would...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 142
Views: 9067

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

I think STV to DXB/DOH/AUH. Surat is the Business capital of Gujarat, and several Gujaratis have ties and/or relatives in Europe and North America. Keep in mind that Ahmedabad is 4.5 hrs drive, so the addtion of such flights would be welcome to Southern Gujarat. EY/QR could start A320 flights from ...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which are the most underserved or unserved routes from India?
Replies: 142
Views: 9067

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

Most international travel has either been US/Europe or Gulf centric. Outside of those routes, pretty much everything is underserved.

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by vadodara
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

The whole point of Air India privatization in this round-about manner was to avoid the political controversy. Unfortunately, doesnt look like there are any takers so far. Lightsaber, truly as a moderator, may wish to keep this discussion to Air India, as an airline. Air India ceased to be an airline...

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by vadodara
Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The future of Etihad
Replies: 106
Views: 18779

Re: The future of Etihad

EK had a vision, EY has a political backing and a big pot of money. With Qatar mired in political disputes that wont go away, EY will be around for a while.

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8961

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

twaconnie wrote:
What does AS plan to do with their slots at LGA? I believe only half are being used now. Any info?


Since they downsized to E170's, they are 4X to DAL.

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

GOI should sell the airline as is to whomsoever for Rs 1. Other than Tata's, who will want the Air India slots at BOM, there may not be a suitable buyer. Now that Indigo has formally bowed out, Jet Airways may try to play the spoiler or try and raise the stakes. So might Qatar since they need some a...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

They mean the staff and 33k Crore of the debts, but didn't want to spell that out loud. There is no need. The terms are poor and they walked away. I believe a worse term is no indemnity from more found debts which I think will be many. Lightsaber From IndiGo's perspective; cost of attaining some pr...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Nira Radia has done her groundwork, This in hindsight will be the reason why Indigo will survive (and lets hope thrives). I think Ratan Tata needs to stop letting his passions cloud his judgments. I'm confused by the current terms for Air India. I do not see the business case for a bid. But as an e...

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Indigo had no need for the domestic arm and possibly Air India Express; they really needed the overseas slots plus Delhi/Mumbai. Essentially for the govt., how to unload the former Indian Airlines?

If Tata/SQ pick this up, they actually do the govt. a favor.

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8961

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

WingsOfLove wrote:
[BA is Alaska's largest Transatlantic partner. Iceland Air T7. Finnair T8. Emirates / Singapore T4.


Precisely, Finnair T8 and EK/SQ are on T4, not T7.

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by vadodara
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8961

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

From Alaska's stand-point, there is only a limited upside by moving to T7. Other than BA, nothing significant traffic to Europe from that terminal. I suppose, you take whatever is available on the table.

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The 737 MAX offers a very compelling range; it would appear that Jet Airways is planning to have a life other than funneling traffic to 3 European hubs.

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by vadodara
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA
Replies: 88
Views: 8961

Re: AS Begins JFK-SJC; Adds 3 daily SEA

How much is the incremental transfer traffic to international partners?

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

I thought this Air India thing was a disaster and Jaitley was responsible for this? So is this a good thing or bad? Or the good parts are due to Raju and the bad due to Jaitley? Raju can fix the planes is a good thing. Full credit to Raju for the impending A320NEO's engine fix. Jaitley is Modi's so...

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

... Considering the most progress has been made after the Andhra (or Telangana) minister exited, very amused at the finger pointing. Really, did Modi type that preliminary information memorandum in two weeks after Raju left? Also, there were no major fatal accidents during Raju's tenure, that is an...

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Govt is also planning on giving stocks in the privatized AI to its employees from the govt share of 24%, so it will bring the govt share down even more. The govt will sell the remaining stocks later on if and when AI starts being fully profitable and its stock prices goes up. Precisely. Float it on...

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

The govt. stake is down to 24% where it retains no rights to make 'management' decisions. A lot of people are getting this wrong: The government can't influence management decisions as a minority 24% shareholder. 76% is all that you need to run the company as you deem fit. One bad apple will spoil ...

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by vadodara
Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Two reports on AI privatisation this morning: Asian Review believes AI offers substantial value for interested airlines to engage in a bidding war. https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Airlines-set-for-bidding-war-over-Air-India-stake?page=1 Absolutely. The debt and assets are a wash. There a...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Skymark considering wide-bodies (again)
Replies: 10
Views: 2244

Re: Skymark considering wide-bodies (again)

Wide-body and A380 not in the same sentence from Skymark!

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6265

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

As I recall, the drawdown of DEN happened under the "leadership" of Bob Ferguson - just before Bethune and Brenneman - as he was worried about the costs at DIA. So they reshuffled the deck and redealt a hand known as Cal Lite and proceeded to lose even more than they had projected to lose...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

6E keeps low number of stations in its network but each of its station is well connected by them to multiple other places. This ensures lower turn around time of the aircraft even at smaller cities. But yeah one thing is true, it is the LCCs because of whom we are bound to become one of the largest...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?
Replies: 37
Views: 6265

Re: Why did CO abandon the DEN hub?

Lot of CO history at Stapelton and the subsequent move to DIA. Combine that with CO bad financial situation. All in all, Gordon Bethune decided to shut down Denver and redeploy assets to Newark and Houston. Newark as a hub to Europe really took-off after this move. Houston also took off especially s...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Here we go again. Anyone other than Air India and Jet are 'cronies'. Mallaya tried to join the club; guess he didnt realize how exclusive that club is. All airlines that have worked the networks to get the inside track in the Civil Aviation Ministry have succeeded. Others have fallen by the wayside...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

No no ...I thought twice before changing my view. None of us can arrive at a concrete solution but somehow I think what BawliBooch is saying might be true. You see last time while reporting their financial profits, indigo did not give a proper explanation why it increased. Nothing was discussed abo...

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by vadodara
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

> Taking over 100% of the debt and selling off 76% in the airline to cronies. Why retain 24%?. All it takes is fifth standard maths to calculate what percentage of debt is being taken over. Hint: It is not 100%. Coming to math, the general consensus on a.net puts AI debt at 70,000cr. Correct? So th...

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by vadodara
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees
Replies: 35
Views: 5114

Re: Jet Airways Defers Salaries of Some Employees

Very true; this is fake news. This is nothing but a conspiracy to malign Jet to prevent it from taking over Air India.

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by vadodara
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Here we go again. Anyone other than Air India and Jet are 'cronies'. Mallaya tried to join the club; guess he didnt realize how exclusive that club is.

Did someone mention that Jet is deferring employee salaries? I am sure that must have something to do with Indigo or Spice Jet.

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

If you are referring to N. Atlantic/Europe India market, sure BA has a strong hand. But is that all the India market is today?

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1693

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

If you take away EY's ~14,000 seats, the load factors are close to 100%. EK/QR upgauge to A380? If they were using EY to get to a tier 2 city in India then QR and EK are the only avenues. AA/BA and LH will get you to most of the tier 1s in India, so it will good for them too EY leaving. Feel like i...

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads
Replies: 23
Views: 1693

Re: DFW Foreign Carrier Estimated February 2018 Loads

Interesting.

Passengers: EK + QR + EY ~38,000
Capacity: EK + QR + EY ~53,000

If you take away EY's ~14,000 seats, the load factors are close to 100%.

EK/QR upgauge to A380?

Also, Japan Air has 90% capacity utilization.

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

You are still holding on to your bloated workforce conspiracy. AI's staff cost (including retirement benefits and 83 international destinations some ULH) - 12% Indigo's staff cost with one plane type, mostly domestic - 11% Air India Express staff cost, mostly international - 6.3% Let Indigo or Vist...

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India Privatization, by June-decision?
Replies: 239
Views: 19466

Re: Air India Privatization by June-decision

globetrotter94 wrote:
vadodara wrote:
I would think OneWorld, specifically, IAG make a bid for AI.


??? I have no idea on what basis this statement is made. Out of all OneWorld members, only QR has been linked with AI.


Not bidding would 'lock them out' of one of the fastest growing aviation market.

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by vadodara
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Just out of curiosity, why would Iraqi airlines fly to AMD? Not saying they shouldn't just wondering why? Pilgrimage flights for Gujarati moslems, traders? Business. Tourism. Friends and Family (can be clubbed under tourism). Possibly labor as well, but no where close to likes of Kerala. The whole ...

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by vadodara
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: India Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 757
Views: 39435

Re: India Aviation Thread - 2018

Just out of curiosity, why would Iraqi airlines fly to AMD? Not saying they shouldn't just wondering why? Pilgrimage flights for Gujarati moslems, traders? Business. Tourism. Friends and Family (can be clubbed under tourism). Possibly labor as well, but no where close to likes of Kerala. The whole ...

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