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Etihad Airways to commence Los Angeles flights using Air India 777-200LRs?

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the launch of direct non stop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles, California, USA (LAX), from June 1, 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement goes on to say, Etihad will deploy a three …

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Pakistan routes news and analysis: Gulf Air, Pakistan International Airlines, and Turkish Airlines

Several pieces of routes news from Pakistan emerged over the past week, and Bangalore Aviation has prepared a summary of these changesGulf Air increases frequency to Pakistan Bahrain based  Gulf Air has added 7 new weekly frequencies on its offering to Pakistan, from mid-December 2013, bringing its total Pakistani operation to 21 flights per week to four destinations. A summary …

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Analysis: Emirates to launch Kabul continues trend of contrarian A340-500 utilization

by Vinay Bhaskara MEB3 carrier Emirates is launching daily nonstop services to Kabul, its first Afghan destination, from 4th December, 2013. The route will be served using 258 seat Airbus A340-500 aircraft in a 3-class configuration (12F / 42J / 204Y).Flight Schedules for the new route are as follows: Route Depart Arrive Duration Aircraft Dubai – Kabul 0955 1315 2:50 …

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PHOTOS and Analysis: A new Indian start-up; Zexus Air?

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in Ch-Aviation is stating that proposed domestic start-up Zexus Air, to be based at Delhi, is planning to acquire four Embraer E175LR regional jet aircraft (with manufacturer serial numbers [MSNs] 17000277, 17000287, 17000291, and 17000309), as per its application with India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for an air operator certificate (AOC). The aircraft were …

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Analysis: SpiceJet to launch Delhi-Macau

by Vinay Bhaskara A report in the Macau Business Daily states that Gurgaon based low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is planning on launching nonstop flights between Delhi and Macau. SpiceJet has already won approval from the Indian government to launch Delhi-Macau, likely using Boeing 737 equipment. But it has not yet filed for approval from the Macau government. A Macau …

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Analysis: SriLankan Airlines to grow its Indian operations

by Vinay Bhaskara According to a report from the Press Trust of India, newly minted oneworld alliance member SriLankan Airlines is eyeing an expansion of its Indian operations by adding 12 new weekly flights to tap into its burgeoning hub at Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport. SriLankan Airlines chairman Nishantha Wickremasinghe had this to say about Sri Lankan’s plans We have not …

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Maps: Potential United Boeing 787 operations for 2014

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: United Airlines With the announcement of thrice weekly San Francisco – Chengdu to commence in June 2014, Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines has the planned the following long haul routes for its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in 2014. San Francisco – Chengdu –> 3x weeklySan Francisco – Osaka Kansai –> DailySeattle – Tokyo …

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Analysis: Jet Airways to add second daily flight between Mumbai and Singapore

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Devesh Agarwal India’s largest full service carrier, Jet Airways, is adding a second daily flight between its largest hub at Mumbai, and Singapore. The second daily flight, effective 1st November 2013, will be served using 154 seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft in a 2-class configuration (16 J / 138 Y). The proposed new flights, 9W 10/9 …

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Analysis: Qantas more than doubles full year profit as rival Virgin Australia loses money

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Paul Spijkers Australian airline group Qantas Group has reported an underlying pre-tax profit of AUD 192 million (US $171.5 million) for the year ended 30th June 2013, more than doubling from AUD 95 million for the year ending 30th June 2012. Broken up by segment, profit for Qantas mainline domestic fell 21% year-over-year (YOY) to AUD …

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Analysis: Jet Airways to withdraw from Bhubaneswar

by Vinay Bhaskara According to several reports, Mumbai-based full service carrier Jet Airways is planning on pulling out from Bhubaneswar from the Winter 2013/14 season. Inventory has been zeroed out from 27th October onwards and flights to and from Bhubaneswar are no longer bookable on jetairways.com. Additionally, sources are saying that Jet Airways has not requested slots at Bhubaneswar for …

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Jet Airways Q1 FY2013~14 performance analysis – part 2 – JetLite, aircraft utilization, and ancillary revenues

by Vinay Bhaskara JetLite continues to be a (modest) bright spot in Jet Airways’ broader operations. The low cost wing of Jet Airways, which was recently merged with the JetKonnect brand to streamline low cost operations, reported a net post-tax profit of Rs. 6.9 Crore, down from Rs. 11.7 Crore a year prior. An increased proportion of JetKonnect’s fleet was …

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IATA reports rising passenger traffic growth as business confidence returns

The International Air Transport Association (IATA), an airline industry association which represents some 240 airlines comprising 84% of global air traffic, announced global passenger traffic results for February showing that demand growth is accelerating on the back of stronger business confidence, particularly in emerging regions. Passenger demand rose 3.7% compared to February 2012. October 2012 appears to have been a …

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Air cargo business grows cautiously in January: IATA

by Devesh Agarwal The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents about 240 airlines comprising 84% of global air traffic, released its global air freight demand statistics for January 2013 which show signs of stabilisation of air freight industry on the back of encouraging growth towards the end of 2012. Compared to the previous year, demand for air freight grew …

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Analaysis: Etihad reports full year 2012 profit; equity investments beneficial for both Etihad and partners

by Vinay Bhaskara Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER — Image Credit Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi based Eithad Airways reported its second straight year of profitability, with calendar year 2012 witnessing a net profit of US $42 million (versus $14 million), on revenues of $4.8 billion (up from $4.1 billion in 2011). Full year EBITDAR (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, and …

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