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Photos and Video: Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8i receives water cannon salute at Delhi airport on first arrival

Whenever a new aircraft arrives at an airport for the first time, it is given the traditional water cannon salute by the airport’s fire trucks spraying water high in to the air from both sides, to form an arch under which the aircraft passes. India’s capital New Delhi’s India Gandhi International Airport welcomed the first Lufthansa’s Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental D-ABYA as …

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Lufthansa commences Boeing 747-8i service to Delhi, first Asian destination. Bangalore in September?

After unsuccessfully trying for almost two years to be the first airline to operate the Airbus A380 superjumbo to India, German carrier Lufthansa, is doing one better, and bringing to its second largest international market, its latest aircraft, the newest avatar of the venerable Boeing 747, the 747-8 Intercontinental or B748i in short. From Monday, the nation’s capital Delhi, will …

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Can Air India beat Qatar Airways with the first 787 service to London Heathrow? An all 787 Kangaroo service?

National carrier Air India can expect to take delivery of up to three or four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners as early as next week, as a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by home minister P. Chidambaram, approved a compensation demand for an almost four year delay in delivery, made by the carrier on the airframer. After the GoM meeting, India’s civil …

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SpiceJet adds flights between Delhi and Jaipur – growing guar bean industry a factor?

SpiceJet will be adding daily nonstop service between Delhi and Jaipur with schedule as followsSG 133 –> DEL –>JAI –> D – 07:15 A -08:00 –> 737 –> Daily SG 218 –> DEL –>JAI –> D – 20:40 A -21:15 –> 737 –> Daily This flight will be operated in conjunction with SpiceJet’s Mumbai-Jaipur services, as one aircraft will be …

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Special Report: Jet Airways 2012 Financial Analysis and 2013 Outlook

Jet Airways reported a large net pre-tax loss (Jet Airways and JetLite combined) of Rs. 1,331 Crore for fiscal year 2012, a very disappointing result. Revenue and passenger growth were robust as usual at 14.8% and 16.3% respectively. But the carrier’s net margin of -8.5% is indicative of tangible flaws in the business, and goes beyond the explanations of higher …

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Analysis: IndiGo plots international and domestic expansion

Less than a year after it commenced international operations, India’ s largest low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo, is planning a massive expansion of its Dubai operations, adding four new flights to its current two daily flights (one each from Mumbai and Delhi). Additionally, the carrier will add a second daily flight between Delhi and Bangkok. The carrier, which operates 57 …

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Virgin Atlantic to deploy new £100 million business class cabin on new A330 aircraft to Delhi

Richard Branson promoted, British carrier, Virgin Atlantic will introduce a new Airbus A330 aircraft equipped with a re-designed and upgraded Upper Class (business class) Cabin National, on its London Heathrow New Delhi service starting July 11, 2012. The state of art cabin boasts of the longest bed in business class in a modified herringbone layout, a 2.7 meters long bar …

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ANA to launch services to Delhi – deepening ties between India and Japan

Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (ANA), has announced that it will be launching flights between Tokyo Narita and New Delhi later this fall as part of a broader plan to increase its international capacity by 22% by the beginning of fiscal year 2014. The expansion will be enabled by a growth in ANA’s long haul fleet, as it will …

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SpiceJet to commence Dubai flights from Mumbai and Delhi

After almost two years after it commenced international flights, low fare carrier SpiceJet is expanding its destination portfolio by adding Dubai. The airline will commence daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai later this month from June 25th. The flights will be operated by narrow body Boeing 737-800 aircraft and SpiceJet has announced a special inaugural fare of Rs. …

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Editorial: Time to Eliminate Unions at Air India

When the Indian Pilots Guild, one of two pilot unions at national carrier Air India, began a strike around 2 weeks ago, it once again illustrated the deep fallacy of the employee situation at Air India. Coming on the heels of a $5.8 bailout package over 8 years offered by the Indian government, IPG’s industrial action marks just the latest …

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BREAKING NEWS: Lufthansa upgrades Bangalore and Delhi service to Boeing 747-8i this year

German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has confirmed the news story first broken by Bangalore Aviation yesterday, that it will operate its newest aircraft the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental to Bangalore and New Delhi soon.The airline which took delivery of its first 747-8i just yesterday said it will commence services with flights between Frankfurt and Washington Dulles on June 1, 2012. …

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Lufthansa takes delivery of first Boeing 747-8i. Expected to be deployed to India ahead of Chicago and Los Angeles

Launch customer and German flag carrier Deutsche Lufthansa AG has taken delivery of the first Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (747-8i or 748i), the latest variant of probably the most recognised airplane in the world. Lufthansa is getting the airplane which is registered D-ABYA ready for its delivery flight to Frankfurt on May 1. Boeing will host a celebration with senior executives …

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A PPP proposal to rescue Air India while retaining government ownership

Yesterday the government announced a massive Rs. 30,000 Crore ($5 billion) bailout of national carrier Air India. The government has justified this this bailout to ostensibly protect the jobs of the over-bloated workforce of 30,000 employees at the airline. Simple maths effectively translates the infusion to Rs. 10 million per employee, a figure the average Indian cannot even hope to …

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Turbocharging Jet Airway’s international operations

By Rishul Saraf and Vinay Bhaskara Jet’s international operation, which began in 2004 with a Chennai – Colombo flight, today has over a hundred flights daily, which generate nearly 60% of the airline’s total revenues. Jet’s system wide load factors stay around a healthy 80% mark, but their revenues are unable to match up with this, hence denying them of …

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MAPS and Analysis: Kingfisher Shrinks Yet Again

When full service carrier Kingfisher Airlines enacted a latest round of route and capacity cuts last week, it represented simply the latest evidence that the carrier is headed for bankruptcy and is in a death spiral. Part of the drawdown involved the cancellation of almost all of Kingfisher’s international operations, which occurred after the airlines lessors began demanding the return …

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Air India’s first Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner lands in Delhi

The 35th Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner painted in national carrier Air India livery touched down in the capital New Delhi earlier this afternoon. The aircraft currently registered N1015B which will become VT-ANH when delivered to Air India, lifted off from King County International Airport better known as Boeing Field at 10:01 Pacific time under the radio call sign Boeing 236 to …

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Video and photos: Lufthansa’s new full flat bed business class aboard its Boeing 747-8i coming to India

German carrier Lufthansa finally revealed its new full flat business class cabin which will be on its new Boeing 747-8i aircraft which are expected to be deployed on the New Delhi and Bangalore routes later this year, thus bringing to Bangalore, at least, the most modern business class cabin in the skies. Click on any image for a high resolution …

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AirAsia group struggles onwards in India

Vinay Bhaskara and Devesh Agarwal When Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia X announced last week that it would be ending service to Mumbai, Delhi, London, and Paris earlier this month, industry analysts seized on the occurrence as a repudiation of the long haul, low-cost business model. AirAsia X, an offshoot of Southeast Asian behemoth AirAsia, operated 377 seat Airbus A330-300s to …

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AirAsia X ceases operations to New Delhi, Mumbai, London and Paris

AirAsia X, the low cost, long haul, affiliate of AirAsia, today announced a suspension of flights between its Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia hub and Mumbai and Delhi in India, London, UK, and Paris, France. AirAsia X Airbus A340-300 at London Stansted airport. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. Mumbai – Four weekly services will be suspended with the last flight on 31 January, …

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