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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

AI Mumabi-Nairobi flight announced. to start ops from 27th sept 4 days a week https://twitter.com/HardeepSPuri/status/1140552382671028224 I honestly wonder how many possible flying hours has AI wasted so far that it's able to operate so many new flights without any new aircraft !! ?? I had heard th...

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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The unthinkable has happened !! A321XLR can fly DEL-LHR non-stop https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D9QAh_YXoAA4v3S.jpg https://twitter.com/LiveFromALounge/status/1140537203250081792 This could be the turning point in Indian aviation's long haul prospects forever. I can already imagine a 6E operated Asia-...

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by binayak
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Vistara with its upcoming 6 78-9s dosnt seem to WIDELY Expand their network and Im sure it will hurt them internationally as well especially if they fly the sectors where AI flies given the MAJORITY Indians fly AI cuz it offers the cheapest prices..its like the 6E of long haul . Nope. At least for ...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

FligtReporter wrote:
YaaY we won todays match WC2019 !


We're close to winning but these kinds of comments aren't entertained on this site . Please be careful.

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by binayak
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

^^^ sardar civil aviation minister fulfilling his fantasies with taxpayers money Maybe but I would barely call it a fantasy. There's huge Indian diaspora in Canada. Earlier one of the major options was 9W DEL-AMS-Canada (including one Vancouver flight on 9W metal). AI is only tapping a huge market....

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by binayak
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

With AI flying to 5 US cities non stop I believe DFW could be a considering spot for UK if they plan to launch their US routes however,I do believe LAX could work for them too but uts entirely upon them so lets see what they plan. Let's get less fancy here! UK won't be burning itself by flying to L...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can b...

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by binayak
Wed Jun 12, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Talking about Vistara...With their PE in a price conscious market like India will they be able to even survive half as Kingfisher or Jet Airways ? Though I have trust in them because they are a product of two finest and most professional brands in the world so they may survive however nothing can b...

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by binayak
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sorry, the banks and GOI have done a fantastic job so far. Not every company is worth saving. The banks are basically going to recover $0 that is ZERO. The banks and govt of Germany was able to sell of the pieces of Air Berlin (where Air Berlin wasn't even a player). The Indian banks achieved nothi...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I think it's unlikely that anyone will start BOM MAN now. If AI starts MAN , they'll add it to their EU bank from DEL. If Vistara starts flying int'l this year, of course Manchester won't be in their list of first few destinations. Only one who can fly is VS and I hope they better try making LHR BO...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

VTORD wrote:
binayak wrote:

I think AI can try out flights from Delhi to DPS and BNE with their 788s . Both have come up as underserved routes in the past and might work in AI's configuration.

Wouldn't BOM - SYD come before DEL - BNE?


By QF, maybe .
By AI, hardly any chance.

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This article suggests that some day American Airlines could start BLR or HYD service to SFW or PHL. https://simpleflying.com/american-airlines-is-considering-launching-non-stop-flights-to-india/ DFW - BLR / HYD?? :lol: Man what a distance!! Jokes apart, only route making sense from PHL to India is ...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

This article suggests, and provides reasoning, for the following 5 routes to be started. Of all the 5 routes, I think #2 has the best chance. Do you agree? 1. Mumbai to Manchester 2. Chennai to Paris 3. Mumbai to Toronto (year-round flights) 4. Mumbai to Sydney 5. Delhi to Johannesburg https://simp...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

You cannot get LH or AF/KL unions to agree to operate FRA-AMD or CDG/AMS-AMD even there is enough connecting traffic. They are worst than AI unions. All the load factor/yield story is to cover the actual issues. :confused: why would the unions care? If the route is profitable, why would the unions ...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

BLR total demand is definitely much less including in J when compared to BOM and DEL, but higher than MAA to Europe/USA. However having flown on BOM-FRA flight many times, I found that the flight to be half empty many times especially mid week. Yes. Now that I can see AI placing it's code on LH tra...

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by binayak
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The fact that there isn't one just goes to show that BLR isn't as high-yielding as some people think it is. :laughing: There are airport data shared by the BLR airport officials themselves that are buried somewhere in these Indian aviation threads. Additionally, I have presented two sets of data in...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

I think a good case for BLR can be LH down gauging FRA BLR to an a330 and letting UA start a non stop from EWR on a 787-9.
Let the higher yielding traffic fly UA which is a JV partner of LH.

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Now that Jet has discontinued YYZ, will Air Canada expand its presence to India? If so, which is the most likely route? How feasible is YYZ to BLR? Canada market is largely concentrated around DEL, ATQ region. Last year, AC reduced YYZ BOM to a seasonal 3 weekly despite the flight having good loads...

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by binayak
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

SpiceJet is hiring (walk in interview) and their requirements below offer good humor. "They (candidates) should carry a pleasing personality with an unblemished complexion and good body language, excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Hindi and English, confidence and abilit...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

The Chinese CAAC (flight allocations) will want reciprocity with India so any slots given to Indian carriers will have to have the same amount of slots for Chinese carriers landing in India. I know MU (China Eastern) wants to launch BOM (Mumbai) but can't (Only Air China to PEK 3x weekly & CX d...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

PVG isn't maxed out like HKG . When would Jet's HKG slots, if not utilized, revert to the HKG airport slot coordinator? How many daily flights did Jet have from India to HKG, and from which cities in India? I think HKG slots will go back in the upcoming weeks . The slots go back if unused for 80% o...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Recently there was a list of destinations planned by 6E for the a321neo . I wonder why didn't they choose PVG. There are only 2 daily flights from Delhi and no one flies from Mumbai . I guess Shanghai is the Chinese mainland equivalent of Hong Kong, correct? Isn't is difficult to get commercially v...

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019
Replies: 462
Views: 22046

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - June 2019

Recently there was a list of destinations planned by 6E for the a321neo .
I wonder why didn't they choose PVG. There are only 2 daily flights from Delhi and no one flies from Mumbai .

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by binayak
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Vistara operated their first 737 flight using the ex-Jet aircraft on DEL-ATQ last night (31st May). Reg. is VT-TGB and still bears the 9W seats/config and livery - sans the Jet name and flying sun logo, same like how SpiceJet is operating those ex-9W aircrafts. Funny how India's most premium airlin...

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by binayak
Fri May 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Sticks and stones and mocking comments rather than an intellectual rebuttal. Cool... Btw, things actually worked out mostly fine for me: DL JFK-BOM (nonstop with suites in J - mom and bro already booked and excited), VS new LHR-BOM (DL partner and previously had great onboard service in J between L...

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by binayak
Wed May 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Everyone is assuming that DL's JFK-BOM flight will be successful, but if Pak airspace is still restricted and US air carriers avoiding Iranian air space, right from the start, DL's BOM-JFK flight have to stop somewhere enroute (in Europe or Middle East), putting them at a disadvantage. However AI d...

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by binayak
Wed May 29, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

But sadly Vistara didn't put them in the game. They seem to be sitting on the sidelines taking the scraps the GOI will give them (and not even complain). So I guess we can only blame Vistara. Not exactly. Given the history of Indian carriers with WBs, Vistara needs to take every decision with cauti...

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by binayak
Tue May 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

I agree. I only mentioned AI since it technically has a FF program that is integrated into Star. But yes I wish Vistara has received the most of the BOM slots but sadly not the case. Also on international, I would have wanted Vistara to fly BOM-HKG/SIN/DXB - these are all business routes and best s...

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by binayak
Tue May 28, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Interesting take on yields. Here's a flip argument - BOM went from having a strong, but not dominant, FSC carrier hubbed there for both INTL and Domestic flights. This carrier was probably the go to for many business travelers and offered standard yield enhancing tools like FF programs, credit card...

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by binayak
Sat May 25, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

What routes Will Vistara 737s be used on? At which City will they be based? City: Only Delhi. Vistara has no other base than Delhi Currently its DEL only but you never know , maybe BLR/ BOM to fill up the void by 9W . A separate fleet type based out of a different city makes more sense than both th...

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by binayak
Fri May 24, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Not enough Class F seats perhaps? Sorry man , but don't worry STV/BDQ - EWR will soon happen to be a daily non stop 77W ! BOM will just have domestic flights . That's all. Yep! These days even Uddhav and SS May support this! Unfortunately US airlines don't. Remember UA can start STV as they have op...

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by binayak
Fri May 24, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Also I was interested by the fact that AI routed the IAD instead of JFK though BOM. JFK routes via VIE. Is it that there is a good amount of BOM-IAD O/D demand that is now using AI103? The flight isn't sold as BOM IAD non stop so I don't think they take any pax at BOM even if it is DEL BOM IAD. For...

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by binayak
Thu May 23, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

FYI talks collapsed between Hinduja and Etihad https://wap.business-standard.com/article/companies/jet-airways-future-up-in-the-air-as-hindujas-etihad-fail-to-strike-a-deal-119052301873_1.html It's hilarious to see 2 newspapers quoting different outcomes of the same meeting! https://t.co/Yf1bNBCayA...

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by binayak
Thu May 23, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7318

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

Does anyone know how much of 9W's long haul capacity has been replaced by DL, VS, KL now? AMS BOM, DEL have been up gauged . DL has announced JFK BOM which will carry good amount of pax who earlier flew AMS/ CDG BOM on 9W . VS has announced LHR BOM KL has announced AMS BLR Other than them, BA has a...

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by binayak
Thu May 23, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches BLR in W19
Replies: 52
Views: 7318

Re: KLM launches BLR in W19

dtw2hyd wrote:
aemoreira1981 wrote:
BLR is served daily by LH with a B748 with first class (flights by LH to BOM do not have first class as they are on the B744)


That could be Code-F gate and slot issue at Mumbai.


That issue was when T2 wasn't fully completed . Currently LH sends 748 to BOM during winter only.

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by binayak
Wed May 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

Here's another one : KL to start a 3 weekly AMS BLR from winter schedule.
But ...these routes were loss making. Weren't they? These routes led to 9W shut down. Wonder what KL is up to..... ;)

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by binayak
Wed May 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VS announce BOM return
Replies: 47
Views: 8385

Re: VS announce BOM return

edealinfo wrote:
CaliguyNYC wrote:
slcdeltarumd11 wrote:


Wouldn't EK offer similiar # of miles on J class to India as that of DL?


And why should pax with DL elite status go for EK miles ?

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by binayak
Tue May 21, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Other than jokes, I haven’t seen anyone post that all traffic should go through BOM. The same people that are pro BOM are also pro DEL and generally support hubs in India and Indian airlines. Just because people post attack’s doesn’t mean they are actually capturing what the poster thinks. Focusing...

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by binayak
Mon May 20, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

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? Is 400+ enough to fill a B77W and 100's of 1 stop co...

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by binayak
Mon May 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

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?

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by binayak
Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight
Replies: 33
Views: 6949

Re: BA retimes LHR-BOM Flight

If Jet flew three daily B77W on BOM-LHR and BA is adding one 216-seat B789 four times a week - was there overcapacity which is now more right-sized or have other airlines chipped in as well? Could this be a useful route for the new A350-1000? I'd rather love to see a club suite fitted 77W at BOM. B...

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by binayak
Sat May 18, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

How convenient -- SBI expects "clarity" on Jet's status in 1 week after the elections get over. The article in the link below also talks about interest from a "Mumbai-based business group". I wonder if that is Reliance, or an unknown group. reliance was rumored to be interested ...

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by binayak
Fri May 17, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Time is there for everyone to waste after all !! Now corps will fly the longer route one stop too. That's what most of the people here want i e literally gift the entire int'l traffic from India to ME3 . Who cares whether it's good for India in the long run or is it a missed opportunity ! After all...

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by binayak
Thu May 16, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019
Replies: 346
Views: 30114

Re: Indian Aviation Thread - May 2019

BLR to receive the BA A350 as of 1 January 2020 with the new J seats. I believe it is its second A350 route. https://onemileatatime.com/british-airways-a350-routes BTW, besides LH and SQ, which airlines operate the A350 to India? Saw this on twitter yesterday and was delighted to see an Indian dest...

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by binayak
Thu May 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR that want more ME connectivity. People want more nonstop connectivity to different global cities and more airline choice I can't think of very many people in DEL/BOM/BLR who pick Indian carriers over ME3. All my colleagues and friends at BOM take ME3...

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by binayak
Tue May 14, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Now no airline in the world can announce route wise profits but obviously if the revenue contribution of those routes are high, they're lucrative indeed. That is not logically consistent. A small fleet can contribute to 70% of the revenues and still be highly unprofitable. So why do you think Vinay...

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by binayak
Tue May 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

9W's long hauls were most profitable for them. Citation needed. Int'l ops were 67% of their revenues when the airline had 120 aircraft operating. (source : their financial results) For earning 67% of their revenues they just needed 10 77Ws , 6 a330s and 8-10 737s i e 26 out of 120 aircraft . Now no...

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by binayak
Tue May 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Jet Airways CEO, Vinay Dube has resigned following the resignation of CFO, Amit Agrawal.
Vinay Dube had tried his best to turn around the airline. Whatever he did for jet airways is remarkable.

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by binayak
Tue May 14, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways: Shutdown
Replies: 1547
Views: 155267

Re: Jet Airways: Shutdown

Indian cricket team was to fly Jet for 2019 World Cup in London, but now switched to another airline. And no, it's not Air India. Poor cricketers have to take a stop-over. Now talk of filling Jet's shoes. Ahead of 2019 World Cup, Virat Kohli forced to switch fleet following Jet Airways shutdown htt...

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