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Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:23 pm

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binayak wrote:
ROFL. Not STV or AMD ? :lol:


Actually, I am going to propose STV-DTW non-stop. DTW being the leader of American airports and STV will be the mega hub of India. It will be a high yield route. Once WWWAS gets on board, no airline can deny the request. They are also experts in dealing with naysayers.


I personally don't see STV-DTW coming before STV-EWR. DTW would need a flight from DEL or HYD first.
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:10 am

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It will now be YYZ Vadodara direct flight.

And we have a winner.... :rotfl: :trophy:

dtw2hyd wrote:
binayak wrote:
ROFL. Not STV or AMD ? :lol:


Actually, I am going to propose STV-DTW non-stop. DTW being the leader of American airports and STV will be the mega hub of India. It will be a high yield route. Once WWWAS gets on board, no airline can deny the request. They are also experts in dealing with naysayers.


You are both officially persona non-grata in STV :lol:
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:01 am

IndiGo launches direct lights from HYD and VNS to BKK wef 15DEC18 on a HYD-BKK-VNS-BKK-HYD rotation. With these, IndiGo flies to BKK from 5 Indian airports.
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:20 am

According to local media reports QR B787 stranded at CCU after a service truck hit the aircraft... Aircraft seems to be A7-BCI doing QR540/541 service
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:14 am

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Just heard that AC will be cancelling YYZ BOM route during summer 2019 .
Any idea why they're doing so? Is the route going to be seasonal or permanent cancellation?

I just called up Air Canada call centre . They said that the flight (YYZ BOM) will become seasonal so it will run only during winter.
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:30 am

ILS at TRZ has been restored following the collision with the Air India Express aircraft last month
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:30 pm

Goair to commence 3x weekly BLR-HKT (Mo, Fri & Sun) & 2x weekly BLR-MLE (Wed, Su) wef 09/12/18. Bookings are now open.

Bengaluru-Phuket
G8-041 BLR 0415 0930 HKT
G8-042 HKT 1115 1335 BLR

Bengaluru-Malè
G8-043 BLR 1410 1540 MLE
G8-044 MLE 1650 1930 BLR
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:21 pm

It seems MLE and HKT flights seem to be launched only from the big 3 private airports, BLR, BOM and DEL (and COK), whereas MAA, which is much closer to HKT, is cold-shouldered. Why?
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:28 pm

HKT will be served from a total of 10 Indian cities in the coming year by GoAir. HKT will be a 'Base' for the airline and soon will begin DMK/BKK ops in 2019. So if im not wrong they will begin flights from MAA in 2019 for sure alomg with other cities in 2019. I've also heard they may tie up or do skme type of interlink/codeshare with an Int'l airline.
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2018 4:54 pm

VTCIE, also to consider that G8 has the most seat capacity from 1)DEL 2)BOM & 3)BLR. So it makes sense for G8 to add int'l capacity initially from the these 3 cities.....
 
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:16 am

FAA team has expressed satisfaction over India's safety preparedness and Category 1 rating is expected for India, reports Arindam Majumder of Business Standard.

Amreekan resident doomsday predictors can rest easy.
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Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:11 am

VTCIE wrote:
It seems MLE and HKT flights seem to be launched only from the big 3 private airports, BLR, BOM and DEL (and COK), whereas MAA, which is much closer to HKT, is cold-shouldered. Why?


Leisure destinations, so I presume stronger demand from cities with higher disposable income/ larger middle class
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:10 pm

Some crying on here over network-mirroring by market leader.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/rivals-allege-indigo-of-using-its-strength-to-squeeze-them-out/articleshow/66423453.cms



Also, article states SG has shutdown three stations including Agartala. Which are the other two? :?:
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Perform or perish.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:46 pm

Goalless capacity dumping and price lowering(I am going to use an acronym CDPL going forward) are not winning strategy, sure some competition may fold but will never achieve the monopoly as intended, the rot starts within. Emirates is the perfect example.

Indian financial analysts were little late in questioning Indigo's strategy.
Indian aviation analysts are clueless, still thinking AI or 9W going out of business in the solution.

I always thought why MoCA/DGCA didn't intervene, then I realized mansions in posh Delhi areas won't get built on a government salary.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:29 pm

avier wrote:
Some crying on here over network-mirroring by market leader.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/rivals-allege-indigo-of-using-its-strength-to-squeeze-them-out/articleshow/66423453.cms



Also, article states SG has shutdown three stations including Agartala. Which are the other two? :?:


TBH there's nothing you can do about it. (note that I'm in no way supporting indigo's capacity dumping techniques and if you have seen my previous posts, I never had supported the same)
Competition will be there, aggressively. So Mr Kapoor can just earn sympathy and nothing else by whining about network mirroring and tweeting about the same.
And about SG, ask them can they even operate well with proper competition and without Mr Ajay Singh .
9W and AI have faced all these but never complained.
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:41 pm

avier wrote:
Some crying on here over network-mirroring by market leader.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/rivals-allege-indigo-of-using-its-strength-to-squeeze-them-out/articleshow/66423453.cms



Also, article states SG has shutdown three stations including Agartala. Which are the other two? :?:


You can’t blame your competitors for their economies of scale and operational advantages.

Having said that, this might be an attempt to encourage consumers to raise this issue. The Tripura CM came on record about Indigo jacking capacity, driving out SG and jacking up fares. If this method can be proven for a few other routes, the competition authorities may have something to say.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:59 pm

Ajay Singh has Modi's ear, so him whining gets attention in right places.

One more thing Ajay Singh should bring to Modi's attention. A rupee earner is burning forex at an alarming rate depleting India's forex reserves. In this case, unnecessary capacity dumping by wasting forex on leases, MX and ATF is not good for India's economy.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:05 pm

<. A rupee earner is burning forex at an alarming rate depleting India's forex reserves. In this case, unnecessary capacity dumping by wasting forex on leases, MX and ATF is not good for India's economy.>

Domestic connectivity drastically improving must be real bad for the economy.
 
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Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Is there information on why Lufthansa has replaced LH764/765 with LH766/767?
 
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:05 am

dtw2hyd wrote:
Indian financial analysts were little late in questioning Indigo's strategy.
Indian aviation analysts are clueless, still thinking AI or 9W going out of business in the solution.


Yeah, Indian analysts are clueless. We should bow down to the wisdom of Amreekan resident arm chair expert.

In factual news, IndiGo increases frequency on MAA-CJB to 7x daily from 2Feb19
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Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:35 pm

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Ajay Singh has Modi's ear, so him whining gets attention in right places.

One more thing Ajay Singh should bring to Modi's attention.


What Singh need to bring to Modi's attention is the precarious position it (will) find itself in and that the entire industry is in, and hence the need to bring about some reforms in the policy and taxation in the industry.
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:00 am

Another attempt for Air India restructuring
Will the debt relief help ?

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 502669.cms
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:08 am

This infographic showing the stark differences in cash balances of three listed Indian carriers shows why this fare war plays right into IndiGo's hands
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Source: Economic Times

And for the 'it's all hot money/slush money/tax have money' crowd, this figure comes from audited balance sheets. If they doubt that they should probably ask India's master of frivolous law suits - Prashant Bhushan - to file a case at the NCLT.
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:47 am

unrave wrote:
This infographic showing the stark differences in cash balances of three listed Indian carriers shows why this fare war plays right into IndiGo's hands
Image
Source: Economic Times

And for the 'it's all hot money/slush money/tax have money' crowd, this figure comes from audited balance sheets. If they doubt that they should probably ask India's master of frivolous law suits - Prashant Bhushan - to file a case at the NCLT.


I know that companies like to use creative accounting techniques, but I don’t see how Indigo have obtained an “audited balance sheet” for “March 2019” when it is now November 2018.
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:52 am

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I know that companies like to use creative accounting techniques, but I don’t see how Indigo have obtained an “audited balance sheet” for “March 2019” when it is now November 2018.

Fair question. That has been extrapolated from half yearly results as explained here (article behind paywall) https://prime.economictimes.indiatimes. ... its-rivals
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:56 am

The 1st 9W BOM-MAN service landed just under an hour early today.
 
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Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:18 am

unrave wrote:
DobboDobbo wrote:
I know that companies like to use creative accounting techniques, but I don’t see how Indigo have obtained an “audited balance sheet” for “March 2019” when it is now November 2018.

Fair question. That has been extrapolated from half yearly results as explained here (article behind paywall) https://prime.economictimes.indiatimes. ... its-rivals


Understood - I wondered if I’d missed anything!
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:49 pm

In other news, Ural Airlines is launching daily service between DME and BOM. This is a big win, though I wonder how prosperous this route will be considering it's 7+ hours on a narrowbody. Eugh.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:00 pm

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In other news, Ural Airlines is launching daily service between DME and BOM. This is a big win, though I wonder how prosperous this route will be considering it's 7+ hours on a narrowbody. Eugh.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

This is mainly to attract tourist traffic as getting to Moscow via LHR /CDG may not be preferable to many, only preferable option remains ME3 . So I think Ural has done the right thing. Now only if they get an Indian partner.
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:08 pm

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BOMFlyer wrote:
In other news, Ural Airlines is launching daily service between DME and BOM. This is a big win, though I wonder how prosperous this route will be considering it's 7+ hours on a narrowbody. Eugh.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

This is mainly to attract tourist traffic as getting to Moscow via LHR /CDG may not be preferable to many, only preferable option remains ME3 . So I think Ural has done the right thing. Now only if they get an Indian partner.

DEL/BOM-Russia is largely unserved. This is a bold move from U6, as it is now the second airline (after SU) between India and Russia, as AI discontinued DEL-DME flights. Now if only a DEL-LED flight took place! :)

However, other CIS countries have plenty of service to India, with KC on TSE/ALA-DEL (BOM is on the horizon), HY on TAS-DEL, ZM (Air Manas) on FRU-DEL and T5 on ASB-ATQ and others. BTW, I don't know why T5 flies ASB-ATQ! Any reason?
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:26 pm

VTCIE wrote:
binayak wrote:
BOMFlyer wrote:
In other news, Ural Airlines is launching daily service between DME and BOM. This is a big win, though I wonder how prosperous this route will be considering it's 7+ hours on a narrowbody. Eugh.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

This is mainly to attract tourist traffic as getting to Moscow via LHR /CDG may not be preferable to many, only preferable option remains ME3 . So I think Ural has done the right thing. Now only if they get an Indian partner.

DEL/BOM-Russia is largely unserved. This is a bold move from U6, as it is now the second airline (after SU) between India and Russia, as AI discontinued DEL-DME flights. Now if only a DEL-LED flight took place! :)

However, other CIS countries have plenty of service to India, with KC on TSE/ALA-DEL (BOM is on the horizon), HY on TAS-DEL, ZM (Air Manas) on FRU-DEL and T5 on ASB-ATQ and others. BTW, I don't know why T5 flies ASB-ATQ! Any reason?


Russia-India is quite underserved, but considering U6's fares on the nonstop (INR 65K usually), they aren't very competitive or compelling. One could easily fly the ME3 (with widebodies on EK) or EU carriers (NB for <4 hours) for much cheaper. The only advantage is the nonstop, really. Maybe that will stimulate demand or work well for business people. The good thing about the flight are the timings IMO (landing in DME, departure is hellish).

HY recently launched TAS-BOM, and I think T5 also operates ASB-DEL. As for ASB-ATQ, I also have no idea.
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:36 pm

VTCIE wrote:
binayak wrote:
BOMFlyer wrote:
In other news, Ural Airlines is launching daily service between DME and BOM. This is a big win, though I wonder how prosperous this route will be considering it's 7+ hours on a narrowbody. Eugh.

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... ce-in-s19/

This is mainly to attract tourist traffic as getting to Moscow via LHR /CDG may not be preferable to many, only preferable option remains ME3 . So I think Ural has done the right thing. Now only if they get an Indian partner.

DEL/BOM-Russia is largely unserved. This is a bold move from U6, as it is now the second airline (after SU) between India and Russia, as AI discontinued DEL-DME flights. Now if only a DEL-LED flight took place! :)

However, other CIS countries have plenty of service to India, with KC on TSE/ALA-DEL (BOM is on the horizon), HY on TAS-DEL, ZM (Air Manas) on FRU-DEL and T5 on ASB-ATQ and others. BTW, I don't know why T5 flies ASB-ATQ! Any reason?


T5's ASB-ATQ is primarily used to feed their flights to London Heathrow and Birmingham. Always some of the cheapest fares around.
 
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Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:53 pm

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This infographic showing the stark differences in cash balances of three listed Indian carriers shows why this fare war plays right into IndiGo's hands
Image
Source: Economic Times

And for the 'it's all hot money/slush money/tax have money' crowd, this figure comes from audited balance sheets. If they doubt that they should probably ask India's master of frivolous law suits - Prashant Bhushan - to file a case at the NCLT.


SG has no cash, ouch!

Only people who survive this industry in down cycle are the ones with money in bank or Air India.
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:35 am

IndiGo outlines ambitions for China market.

IndiGo chief strategy officer Willy Boulter said the carrier is "very ambitious for the Chinese market", airlines currently operate 42 weekly frequencies between the countries while Indian airlines only operate five. IndiGo is currently evaluating the feasibility, with Kunming one of the cities under consideration by the airline.

Link:- https://centreforaviation.com/news/indi ... ket-855506


China’s Big Data hub looks at direct air link with India’s Silicon Valley, Bengaluru.

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/ind ... urce=other
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:18 pm

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IndiGo outlines ambitions for China market.

IndiGo chief strategy officer Willy Boulter said the carrier is "very ambitious for the Chinese market", airlines currently operate 42 weekly frequencies between the countries while Indian airlines only operate five. IndiGo is currently evaluating the feasibility, with Kunming one of the cities under consideration by the airline.

Link:- https://centreforaviation.com/news/indi ... ket-855506

Now let's see what kind of slots they are given . China has a record of not offering proper slots to Indian carriers .
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:21 pm

Jet Airways increases frequency on BOM-DXB to 7x daily and BOM-SIN to 3x daily wef 5DEC18
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:13 pm

Jazeera Airways launches KWI-DEL from 15 dec, 4 weekly
 
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Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:20 pm

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Jet Airways increases frequency on BOM-DXB to 7x daily and BOM-SIN to 3x daily wef 5DEC18


I read this in an article few hrs back that they have cut COK & IXE-DXB city pairs because of these new flights. Interesting that they r conc on BOM/DEL hubs.
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binayak wrote:
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IndiGo outlines ambitions for China market.

IndiGo chief strategy officer Willy Boulter said the carrier is "very ambitious for the Chinese market", airlines currently operate 42 weekly frequencies between the countries while Indian airlines only operate five. IndiGo is currently evaluating the feasibility, with Kunming one of the cities under consideration by the airline.

Link:- https://centreforaviation.com/news/indi ... ket-855506

Now let's see what kind of slots they are given . China has a record of not offering proper slots to Indian carriers .


Will be interesting to see what they will do with launch to say PEK/PVG in 2019/20. Lets see... what will happen.
 
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:06 am

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Now let's see what kind of slots they are given . China has a record of not offering proper slots to Indian carriers .


Maybe this time China knows that to increase bilateral between the two countries is only possible if it's fully utilised from both sides. Earlier India was generous on that front and never cared for the Indian side of it. But now they do. And China is desperate for more access to India's aviation market. So they may be kinder this time on slot timings.

Also, 6E strategy here is typical. Limited frequency to China, so utilise quickly before rivals start expanding and spare no chance for them here ( read China). Whatever is limited, gobble it up quickly. Thats the way they did it for DXB.

And SG has signalled interest many a times on China too, so one way of keeping them off.
 
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:56 pm

Does anyone know if the Air India Mumbai ground staff strike is a one-off issue, or is it likely to spread countrywide? Reports indicate 37+ flights delayed at BOM, with different sources providing a variety of numbers.

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/several ... cy-1944225
 
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:11 pm

avier wrote:
binayak wrote:
Now let's see what kind of slots they are given . China has a record of not offering proper slots to Indian carriers .


Maybe this time China knows that to increase bilateral between the two countries is only possible if it's fully utilised from both sides. Earlier India was generous on that front and never cared for the Indian side of it. But now they do. And China is desperate for more access to India's aviation market. So they may be kinder this time on slot timings.

Also, 6E strategy here is typical. Limited frequency to China, so utilise quickly before rivals start expanding and spare no chance for them here ( read China). Whatever is limited, gobble it up quickly. Thats the way they did it for DXB.

And SG has signalled interest many a times on China too, so one way of keeping them off.

    It seems BLR is a prime candidate for launching new routes to China, given that 6E has already gone ahead with BLR-HKG, and 9W was looking at BLR-PVG. @sand26931, can you shed any more light on this?

    For a time, SG flew to CAN. Did that route fail because of the SG financial crisis, or low demand?
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:19 pm

I am not aware of this development wrt 6E China expansions (for now), acc to the CAPA article 6E is still "evaluating feasibility" on mainland China. So it would be a bit early to comment on this. I wud bet on DEL/BLR/ BOM(Probably) and even perhaps CCU (to Kunming perhaps). AFAIK the next part of their intl expansion is Saudi, partly EU and Vietnam/Indonesia.

Regarding a potential Chinese carrier to BLR in 2019, I am not aware of it as of now. But PVG was #7 in the TOP unserved destination from BLR in 2017-18, so there is demand and potential. But it depends on the bilaterals and other stuffs.
 
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Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:46 pm

IndiGo has updated its website with a fresh new look, same with the app.
https://www.goindigo.in/
 
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:44 am

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Any latest news on opening up of HAL airport in Bangalore city for commercial operations? The last I checked, talks were on between state government, BIAL and HAL. All parties were reported as being keen on this. If this materializes before the end of 2019, Bangalore will be the first major city in India to have 2 operational commercial airports.


As an erstwhile Benglurean, I'm happy that some progress is happening in this regard:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 478543.cms

Though the article doesn't specify a timeline, I'm hoping for this to happen soon and for them to move short haul domestic traffic to HAL airport.
I'm sure the ones who've suffered the city's infamous traffic and lack of infrastructure would totally support this.
 
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Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:51 am

Bhadra wrote:

As an erstwhile Benglurean, I'm happy that some progress is happening in this regard:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 478543.cms

Though the article doesn't specify a timeline, I'm hoping for this to happen soon and for them to move short haul domestic traffic to HAL airport.
I'm sure the ones who've suffered the city's infamous traffic and lack of infrastructure would totally support this.

HAL airport has the potential to become Bangalore's equivalent of LCY - a small airport closer to city centre complementing a much larger airport away from the city. I think BIAL will have the first right of refusal for running the airport if this plan materialises.

Meanwhile the cabinet has approved the privatisation of 6 airports - AMD, JAI, LKO, GAU, TRV and IXE.

Cue the likes of Prashant Bhushan running like headless chicken screaming SCAAMMMM!
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:58 am

unrave wrote:
Bhadra wrote:

As an erstwhile Benglurean, I'm happy that some progress is happening in this regard:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/cit ... 478543.cms

Though the article doesn't specify a timeline, I'm hoping for this to happen soon and for them to move short haul domestic traffic to HAL airport.
I'm sure the ones who've suffered the city's infamous traffic and lack of infrastructure would totally support this.

HAL airport has the potential to become Bangalore's equivalent of LCY - a small airport closer to city centre complementing a much larger airport away from the city. I think BIAL will have the first right of refusal for running the airport if this plan materialises.

Meanwhile the cabinet has approved the privatisation of 6 airports - AMD, JAI, LKO, GAU, TRV and IXE.

Cue the likes of Prashant Bhushan running like headless chicken screaming SCAAMMMM!


Once again MAA and CCU miss the bus. Yet they were the forerunners for privatisation. For MAA this is just too bad. The international terminal is straight from the 1980s.
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:25 pm

Breaking: IndiGo converts orders for 125 Airbus A320neos to bigger A321NEOs

https://twitter.com/anuragkotoky/status ... 4927476736

Any idea from when these 125 will be heading to India? The 1st 321N will be arriving this month acc to reports.
So with these A321N, we can probably see a "BURST" of new INTL Sectors from DEL/BOM/MAA/BLR/CCU and a few Tier 2/3 cities in the coming years? Interesting development with this news, I wonder what will happen to the WB order they have planned in 2019 or so....
 
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Re: Indian Aviation Thread - 2018 (2)

Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:59 pm

sand26391 wrote:
Breaking: IndiGo converts orders for 125 Airbus A320neos to bigger A321NEOs

https://twitter.com/anuragkotoky/status ... 4927476736

Any idea from when these 125 will be heading to India? The 1st 321N will be arriving this month acc to reports.
So with these A321N, we can probably see a "BURST" of new INTL Sectors from DEL/BOM/MAA/BLR/CCU and a few Tier 2/3 cities in the coming years? Interesting development with this news, I wonder what will happen to the WB order they have planned in 2019 or so....


That's interesting. I wonder if we might finally see them expand in Europe and Africa with these aircraft.

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