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Economy – Bangalore Aviation

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Etihad cuts seat back IFE screens and revises economy meals

Of the big three middle-eastern carriers, Etihad has been suffering the most financially. The airline has resorted to significant cost cutting over the last couple of years to try to claw their way out of the red. The airline has also been trying to increase revenue out of its existing product by charging to book certain seats, introducing a buy-on-board …

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Jet Airways hurts its brand, cuts meal service in economy

Jet Airways Biryani Festival.

Financially beleaguered carrier, Jet Airways has desperately trying to cut costs both operationally and at the cost of the passenger. After recently announcing that it would end lounge access for its frequent flyers, the airline has announced that it will cut meals for all economy passengers except for JetPrivilege Platinum and Gold members on certain fares and full fare “flex” …

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Vistara to reconfigure aircraft, boost economy class capacity

Vistara Airbus A320 VT-TTC arrives at Bengaluru performing the airline's inaugural flight UK889 from New Delhi.

The Tata-SIA Airlines Vistara, will be reconfiguring its Airbus A320 aircraft and boosting economy class capacity and reducing both business class and premium economy class capacity tacitly admitting failure of its strategy. The airline will change its existing configuration of 16 business, 36 premium economy, and 96 economy, to eight business, 24 premium economy, and 126 economy class. Class Business …

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Cathay Pacific included on Dow Jones sustainability indices for first time

By BA Staff Cathay Pacific Airways announced that the concerted effort the airline has made towards operating as a sustainable organization has led to it being included on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the first time. The DJSI are recognized as the leading global sustainability benchmark, tracking the stock performance of the world’s leading companies in terms of …

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Jet Airways Q1 FY2013~14 performance analysis – part 1 – Financials

by Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal Earlier this week, Mumbai based Jet Airways announced a net post-tax loss of Rs. 355.4 Crore (US $ 59.8 million) for the first quarter of Fiscal Year 2014, reversing from a Rs. 24.7 Crore net profit during the same period a year prior. Total revenues declined a whopping 12.3% to Rs. 4, 064.4 Crore …

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US Airways upgrades inflight experience

by Vinay Bhaskara Earlier this week, Tempe based US Airways announced several upgrades to its on-board product including the following (as per a report from Inflight Weekly): US Airways Domestic First Class – Image credit – US Airways A new look and branding for the domestic First Class meal tray New china for domestic First Class to align with the …

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Indian aviation 2012 review Part 1: Overall trends

by Vinay BhaskaraThis is part 1 of our 2012 review of Indian aviation. Part 2 will come next week with a carrier by carrier review of  2012 in Indian aviation. When the story of Indian commercial aviation in 2012 is told, the overarching narrative across almost the entire industry will be one of cautious optimism (though Kingfisher Airlines obviously belies this …

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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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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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Cathay Pacific upgrades Delhi Hong Kong route to new Business, Premium Economy and Economy class cabins

Cathay Pacific Airways is upgrading its daily Delhi Hong Kong service with the introduction of the airline’s new Business Class cabin and its new Premium Economy Class cabin from October 29. Cathay Pacific will operate this route with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft featuring a three-class configuration – new Business Class, Premium Economy Class and the new long-haul Economy Class seats. …

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Photos and Videos: Air India’s Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner cabin interiors revealed

At the India Aviation 2012 show in Hyderabad, Boeing finally unveiled the interiors of its 787-8 Dreamliner meant for delivery to Air India today. Bangalore Aviation was one of the first publications to be invited on board the long awaited aircraft. Line Number 35, test registered N1015B, which when delivered to Air India will become VT-ANH. This video is a …

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Editorial: European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme is Flawed

This week on Monday, I read an editorial in favor of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in the New York Times, and decided to respond with a op-ed. In your editorial published on Monday, February 27th, your paper made the claim that Washington and other critics of the European Union’s (EU’s) new Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Your editorial, …

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Images: Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy and international Economy Class seats

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has taken delivery of a new Boeing 777-300ER registration B-KPY which is the first aircraft to feature its new Premium Economy Class product and new long-haul Economy Class seats. The new Premium Economy class features a quieter and more spacious cabin with between 26 and 34 seats per aircraft. The seat pitch is 38 …

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VIDEOS: The new Southwest Airlines cabin

On Tuesday, Southwest Airlines announced a series of changes to its interior, including the addition of 6 seats to their 737-700 aircraft and a reduction in seat pitch offset by a decrease in recline. The new cabin also features, “recyclable carpet, a brighter color-scheme, and a more durable, eco-friendly, and comfortable low-profile seat that weighs less than the current seat.” …

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Details of Cathay Pacific’s new Premium Economy and Economy class seats

Hong Kong based Cathay Pacific Airways has released details of its new premium economy class and economy class seats which will be progressively introduced on its long-haul flights from March 2012 for operational commencement from April 2012 onwards. Unfortunately the carrier is not releasing pictures of the new cabin till next year. With the carrier intending a clear differentiation between …

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Air India’s flawed sales and lease-back strategy for its 787 Dreamliners

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.

A few days back Air India released a request for proposal (RFP) for their planned sale and leaseback of seven Boeing 787 aircraft. These are the first seven Dreamliners out of a planned order of 27 aircraft. The deal would also include “one or two spare” GE GEnx engines. Air India is currently requesting a 12 year lease deal from …

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Delta Air Lines expands Economy Comfort Service

Earlier today, Delta Air Lines announced that it would be expanding its popular economy comfrot service to all domestic aircraft. 550 mainline aircraft, as well as 250 2-class regional jets will be configured with the new seating. Earlier this year, Delta implemented an international Economy Comfort section on 170 aircraft. The new economy comfort sections will be installed in the …

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India Budget 2010: Impact on the aviation sector

Keeping in mind the five year term of the Lok Sabha, the first year is the thank you budget, years two and three are the hard and bold budgets, year four is the status-quo budget, and year five is the populist budget meant to garner votes. With coalition politics in full sway, the union budget is also now subject to …

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