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Air India commences circuitous flights from New Delhi to Agra

Air India operated its first flight to Agra earlier today. Following a circuitous route (Delhi-Varanasi-Agra), this flight has a schedule that leaves much to be desired. Image courtesy gcmap.com The flight will be operated with an all-economy class Airbus A320 aircraft, three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flight AI 406 departs New Delhi at 1245, arrives Varanasi …

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Video: Plane spotting at New Delhi Airport – Songs of Runway 28

Hope you had a good holiday. Turn the volume up for this one. Another of our videos from New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, thanks to the team at Delhi International Airport Ltd. This one focusses on the sounds heard at the runway from various aircraft and their many engines. Hope you enjoy. As usual comments, praises, or brick-bats are …

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dnata commences ground handling for Air India at London Heathrow airport

dnata’s ground handling teams at London’s Heathrow airport have recently commenced provision of passenger services for three daily flights for Air India. Air India, which recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, operates three flights daily using Boeing 777 aircraft, from Heathrow to Mumbai and Delhi. Under the new contract, dnata is now providing passenger services to the airline, which include checking …

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Press releases – December 18

Boeing Names Michael Kurth as VP/GM, Unmanned Airborne Systems Programs David Pitchforth to lead Boeing Defence UK Ltd. ST. LOUIS, Dec. 17, 2012 — Company veteran Michael Kurth will oversee Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] unmanned airborne systems as of Jan. 1. Kurth, currently managing director of Boeing Defence UK Ltd. (BDUK), will relocate to St. Louis as vice president and general …

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Air India Chairman’s letter to all employees

By Devesh Agarwal Thanks to the Aeroblogger, we have a copy of Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Rohit Nandan’s letter to all the Air India employees. Dear Colleagues, I wish you and your family members a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! May the year 2013 usher in peace, progress and prosperity for all Air …

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Opinion: The Etihad-Jet Airways-Kingfisher Airlines love triangle. Who should Etihad choose?

by Devesh Agarwal Two days ago, two Times of India group newspapers, The Bangalore Mirror and The Economic Times reported UAE national carrier Etihad buying a 48% in financially disabled and grounded Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines. The Bangalore Mirror may be a tabloid, but The Economic Times is no slouch when it comes to financial matters. This went against the …

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After London, Qatar Airways beats Air India again, with first 787 Dreamliner service to Australia

Qatar Airways will be the first airline in the world to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia when it commences flights from Doha to Perth in Western Australia from February 1, 2013. Coupled with its Doha London Heathrow 787 service, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer a UK to Australia ‘all Dreamliner’ service. Despite being the …

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Air India has a one week low air fares sale to international destinations

Following in the footsteps of most international airlines, offering special fares ex-India, national carrier Air India, today announced, it is offering low fares for the lean season which commences from the middle of January. The scheme is valid for immediate out-bound travel to the Far East and Near East, and from 21 January 2013 onwards for the USA, UK, Europe …

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Would you like to read posts on how to improve your plane spotting photography?

by Devesh Agarwal A quick query to our readers. Bangalore Aviation has access to some good photographers who are also avid plane spotters and take great photographs of airplanes across the world. Would you like us to feature articles which can help you improve your plane spotting photography? Please post a comment. Do include specific points on what aspects would …

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Flight review: Air India: economy class: Boeing 787 Dreamliner: Bangalore to Delhi

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.

I looked forward to my first Dreamliner flight with considerable excitement, and with some trepidation, since I gave up flying Air India in 1997. Made the booking via the Expedia website. An okay experience, but given a choice, I would make the booking directly on Air India website. Air India AI505. Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VT-ANI October 24, 2012 (Dussera Day). …

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Night photos from Delhi Indira Gandhi international airport – the Boeing 777 collection

Continuing our photo essay (see part one) on the night photography at Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), thanks to the support of the kind friends at Delhi International Airport (P) Ltd. (DIAL) and the DGCA, today is the Boeing 777 collection. The 777 is largest twin-engine airliner in the world, along with being one of the most popular, and the …

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MAPS: New international flying rights granted to Indian carriers

India’s erstwhile civil aviation ministry has granted new international flying rights to both national carrier Air India, and private carriers Jet Airways and SpiceJet. First up is Air India, which received flying rights for  several new routes from its Delhi and Mumbai hubs. The Sydney and Melbourne rights give credence to the idea that Air India plans to begin operations …

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Routes Analysis – India Edition: Air India, IndiGo, Nepal Airlines, Ethiopian

Over the last week, foreign and Indian carriers alike have announced several interesting pieces of news around the Indian domestic and international networks. IndiGo India’s largest low cost carrier (LCC), IndiGo, will be adding one additional daily flight on each of Mumbai-Delhi and Mumbai-Hyderabad. The LCC will now operate 12 daily flights (except on Sundays) between Mumbai and Delhi, as …

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Air traffic plunges 11.5%, as air fares rise. Jet Airways group crashes almost 21%, IndiGo down 11%.

Talk about irony. In March this year, Dr. Dinesh Keskar and Bangalore Aviation were discussing the double digit, yet profitless growth occurring in the Indian airline industry. Less than six months later, air traffic continues its fifth consecutive month of decline. Within, just the third calendar quarter, (second quarter of the fiscal year 2012~13), air traffic plunged over 11.5%, from …

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Opinion: India’s government should allow A380 operations into India

Late last week, a report published in the Business Standard suggested that India’s erstwhile Ministry of Civil Aviation may finally loosen its rules governing Air Service Agreements (ASAs – or bilateral) by removing the aircraft type clauses from such agreements and restricting only seats,  frequencies, and route pairs allowed. What this means in effect, is that there would no longer …

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India seeks Lufthansa help for Air India to join Star Alliance, again. Jet can join too.

At the Directors General of Civil Aviation conference being held in New Delhi, India’s civil aviation minister, Mr. Ajit Singh said that his ministry would once again seek the help of German carrier Deutsche Lufthansa for Air India to enter (may be re-entry) the Star Alliance. In August, the world’s largest grouping of airlines had rejected the national carrier’s application …

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Photos: Air India receives first Charleston built Boeing 787 Dreamliner VT-ANI

Last week Boeing delivered to Air India, the carrier’s third 787 Dreamliner. ZA237, LN 46, registered VT-ANI. This the first aircraft built at the new Boeing assembly line in Charleston, and the first outside the venerable Everett factory near Seattle. Courtesy Boeing, some special photos of the delivery ceremony. Boeing India President Dinesh Keskar and Air India Representatives cut the …

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Air India’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner suffers minor bird hit while landing at Bangalore

Like a new car getting its first scratch, Air India’s first Dreamliner suffered a minor bird hit while landing at Bangalore earlier this morning. Air India Boeing 787-8 VT-ANH performing flight AI803 from New Delhi, with 127 passengers, suffered a bird hit while landing on runway 27 around 09:00 (03:30Z) at Bengaluru International Airport, Bangalore. The bird, struck the fuselage, …

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Air India commences second daily Delhi Bangalore flight with the 787 Dreamliner

With the arrival of its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Air India has commenced morning services to Bangalore and afternoon services to Kolkata. AI803 Delhi 06:35 ~ Bangalore 09:10AI505 Bangalore 10:10 ~ Delhi 12:25 AI020 Delhi 14:00 ~ Kolkata 15:55AI701 Kolkata 17:00 ~ Delhi 19:10 The first Dreamliner continues on its daily circuit to Chennai and Bangalore AI439 Delhi 07:00 ~ …

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Video: Cyrus Broacha’s irreverent spoof about the Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Cyrus Broacha, the irrepressible host of The Week That Wasn’t (TWTW) show on CNN-IBN takes his usual and irreverent look at the new Air India Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Skip ahead to time-stamp 16:00. Or else you can use this link too. Though, the spoof on Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi at timestamp 8:10 is also one that will have you laughing …

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