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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Jet Airways’ network map and schedule analysis for middle east and gulf

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

As Jet Airways announces its fifth daily flight between Mumbai and Dubai, thanks to an exhaustive analysis by our supporter Abhijit, we have compiled a map of Jet Airways gulf and middle-east network. The map is generated courtesy of GCMap. Jet Airways will operate 280 frequencies a week between India and the middle-east and Gulf region in the Winter 2014 …

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Jet Airways to commence Abu Dhabi flights from Lucknow, Goa, Ahmedabad

Starting from November 14, Jet Airways will connect three more Indian cities to Abu Dhabi the home of its 24% stake-holder Etihad Airways PJSC. The airline will commence daily non-stop flights from Lucknow, Goa and Ahmedabad to the Emirate and will use two class narrow-body Boeing 737-800s on the routes. While the Lucknow and Ahmedabad flights have been scheduled to …

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Avolon places an order for Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners and 737 MAX 9s

Boeing and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. This is Avolon’s first order for the 787 Dreamliner and will increase the lessor’s 737 MAX order to 20 …

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Republic Airways Holdings places order for 50 Embraer E175 Jets for United Express

Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., the world’s largest operator of E-Jets, announced a contract for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of order is estimated at USD 2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices. The aircraft will be operated for United Airlines under the United Express brand. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in …

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Air Seycelles to launch flights to Mumbai

National carrier Air Seychelles, which is 40% owned by Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC, will commence thrice a week direct flights between Mumbai and Mahé commencing December 2 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. The roughly four hour long flight is expected to be operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft, with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. The …

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Video: Air India celebrates one year at Birmingham, UK

Air India Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner line number 35 test registered N1015 (later became VT-ANH) at the India Aviation show, Hyderabad March 2012. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Air India and Birmingham airport authorities had a lavish celebration at the Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn to mark the one year anniversary of Air India flights to the city. Event Host – Sameena Ali-Khan First Speaker: Lord-Lieutenant Paul Sabapathy CBE Second Speaker: Solihull Mayor Kate Wild Third Speaker: Pankaj Srivastava, Commercial Director, Air India Fourth Speaker: Birmingham Airport CEO Paul …

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Video journey of the Qatar Airways A380

Qatar Airways became the 12th operator of the Airbus A380 super jumbo when it took delivery of its first aircraft registration A7-APA two days ago. The airline has produced a series of four videos showing the aircraft from concept to delivery. Enjoy them. Episode 1 – The assembly [bsu_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngxw37gqHQM” width=”640″ height=”360″ controls=”alt” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes” theme=”light”] Episode 2 …

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Freedoms of the Air: strategic aviation assets for a nation

Map of bilateral air services agreements between World Trade Organization members. Courtesy of the Air Services Agreement Projector, World Trade Organization, 2007

This article is the last of the two part series on Air Services Agreements. In part 1, we highlighted aspects of bilateral air services agreements. This part highlights freedoms of the air which are equally important and are included in bilateral provisions. What are “Freedoms of the Air” Freedoms of the air or traffic rights are aviation agreements between two …

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Air India loses money on all international flights, but two

Air India Boeing 777-237LR VT-ALF Jharkand at New Delhi IGI airport. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal, all rights reserved. Used with permission.

National carrier Air India lost money on 57 of its 59 international routes in the last fiscal year which ended March 31, 2014. The airline lost a whopping Rs 4,273.35 crores (approximately $712 million at current exchange rates) operating these international flights. This according to an internal “Route Economics” provisional report for April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 which …

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Qatar Airways finally takes delivery of it’s first Airbus A380

Doha based carrier Qatar Airways has taken delivery of it’s first Airbus A380 super jumbo today, at a handover ceremony in Hamburg. Under-scoring the importance of their partnership, Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, officially took delivery of the aircraft from Fabrice Brégier, Airbus President and CEO. The airline has taken delivery of the aircraft after a three month stand-off …

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Lufthansa cancels planned Airbus A380 service to Mumbai

As per the time-table on its website, German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa has once again cancelled its planned equipment upgrade on its Frankfurt Mumbai Frankfurt service. The airline first cancelled a planned upgrade from the existing Boeing 747-400 to the new Boeing 747-8i in July. At that time the airline said it would upgrade Mumbai to an A380. Just two weeks …

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Sale offer from SpiceJet starting at Rs 1,999

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet has announced yet another sale. This is for flights from select cities, Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata. Fares commence at Rs. 1,999 all inclusive and tickets need to be purchased till September 16, 2014. The travel period is from October 7, 2014 to January 15, 2015 and the usual terms and conditions …

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A salute to airlines and staff providing relief in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Kudos to all the airlines of India for yeoman’s service to the thousands of victims stranded by floods in the ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The airport at Srinagar has been cut-off from the city by the rising waters, and much of the machinery is non-functional. Airline staffers are preparing hundreds of boarding passes by hand to return the …

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Bi-lateral air services agreements: strategic assets for aviation

Map of bilateral air services agreements between World Trade Organization members. Courtesy of the Air Services Agreement Projector, World Trade Organization, 2007

The Jet-Etihad deal last year brought to the forefront the issue of bi-lateral air services agreements or bi-laterals in short. Bi-lateral agreements and their impact on the aviation sector including routes and profitability is extremely critical. We present a two part series that highlights bilateral agreements and freedoms of the air. In part one, we will cover what are bi-lateral air …

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Emirates continues A380 operations at Mumbai. What are Lufthansa’s options?

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Dubai-based Emirates will continue operating its A380s in the prized early morning slot at Mumbai. [bsu_pullquote align=”right”]”Emirates can confirm that it is has received an approval from Mumbai International Airport Private Limited to continue operating its A380 service between Dubai and Mumbai for the winter 2014 timetable.[/bsu_pullquote]A spokesperson for the airline said: “Emirates can confirm that it is has received …

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Indian Navy takes delivery of it’s fifth Boeing P-8I

The Indian Navy has taken delivery of it’s 5th Boeing P-8I maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft as part of a contract for eight aircraft with Boeing. The aircraft tail number IN324 arrived at INS Rajali also known as Arokkanam naval air station, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. The aircraft joins the four previously delivered P-8Is which are stationed at the …

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