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Why the Jet Airways acquisition will be good for the Tatas

VT-JAX Jet Airways Boeing 737 MAX 8. Image copyrighted. Do not reproduce.

The potential of the Tatas acquiring the beleaguered Jet Airways, raises a lot of questions. Bangalore Aviation presents an operational analysis on where and why the acquisition makes sense and what it would need to go through. This analysis focusses on the Tatas acquiring Jet and merging it with Vistara, the brand of Tata SIA Airlines Limited, the joint-venture of …

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China Southern is leaving SkyTeam

China Southern Airbus A321 B-8423. Taking off for it's delivery flight.

China Southern Airlines has officially conformed that it will leave SkyTeam at the end of the year. The airline which is Asia’s largest, posted the below notice to it’s shareholders and investors. There have been rumors of China Southern leaving SkyTeam and going OneWorld for some time now. The airline has had a second rate status in SkyTeam due to …

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Garuda Indonesia takes delivery of 777 in SkyTeam livery

Garuda Indonesia "SkyTeam livery" Boeing 777-300ER PK-GII.

Indonesian flag carrier, Garuda Indonesia has taken delivery of a Boeing 777 in a special SkyTeam livery. The aircraft is a Boeing 777-300ER bearing the registration PK-GII and like all 300ER’s is powered by two massive General Electric GE-90-115B engines. In August 2014, Garuda became the 20th airline to become a member of SkyTeam. The airline operates a fleet of …

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Etihad Airways signs code share agreement with Kenya Airways; strengthened ties with SkyTeam?

by Vinay Bhaskara Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways has inked a code share with Nairobi based Kenya Airways, expanding access to second and third tier African destinations for its consumers. Etihad Airways will place its code on flights by Kenya Airways to 27 destinations across Kenya Airways’ African network. Meanwhile, Kenya Airways will place its code onto 32 onward destinations …

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SkyTeam strengthens China dominance with addition of Xiamen Airlines

Image courtesy SkyTeam SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, led by Delta, Air France-KLM, and Korean Airlines, today welcomed Xiamen Airlines as its 19th member Xiamen Airlines, with its hubs in Xiamen, Fuzhou and Hangzhou, is the third member in the alliance from China, joining China Eastern and China Southern, and cousin China Airlines from across the straits, in Taiwan. These …

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Images: Aeroflot SSJ100 in SkyTeam Livery

Russian national carrier Aeroflot has released images of its new Sukhoi Superjet (SSJ) 100 in the SkyTeam Alliance livery. The carrier’s SSJ-100 becomes the first Russian built aircraft to ever be painted in an alliance livery. Aeroflot currently operates 5 of the 87 seat (12F/75Y) Superjets on regional routes, and has 25 more on order. Aeroflot SSJ-100 SkyTeam Livery Aeroflot …

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Korean Air Cargo becomes first airline to operate both Boeing freighters – 747-8F and 777F

Korean Air has become the first airline in the world to operate both freighters from the Boeing stable — the 747-8F and 777F. Three days ago, the national carrier took delivery of the two aircraft at Everett, Washington, USA. Korea’s flagship carrier, a member of the SkyTeam alliance, is also the first Boeing customer to order both the passenger (747-8i) …

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Jet Airways in talks with Air France-KLM, Delta, and Alitalia. To finally join SkyTeam?

Both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that India’s largest carrier Jet Airways is in talks with Air France-KLM, Alitalia and Delta Air Lines Inc. about joining the SkyTeam alliance. Jet has long practised a policy of bi-lateral and code-share agreements and officially, its management has steadfastly refuted any speculation of carrier joining an alliance, but with Air …

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Jet Airways shifts to SkyTeam lounge at London Heathrow

Jet Airways has replaced its premium passengers lounge at London’s Heathrow airport Terminal 4. Previously Jet was using the Etihad Airways lounge but has now shifted to the one year old SkyTeam lounge opposite gate 10. The two-floor lounge includes features such as food and bar counters on both levels, a wine bar, wi-fi internet access, a meeting room, showers …

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Kingfisher Airlines to join oneworld alliance, will Jet Airways join Skyteam?

Ever since Kingfisher Airlines had a fare war with British Airways on the Bangalore London Heathrow sector over a year ago, there have been behind the scene parleys between the two airlines on cooperation rather than competion. Bangalore Aviation learnt of these negotiations in January, but were requested to hold on till the deal came through. This report on oneworld …

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Vietnam Airlines agrees to join SkyTeam alliance by 2010

SkyTeam and Vietnam Airlines signed a preliminary agreement confirming the airlines’ first step towards full membership into the SkyTeam alliance by 2010, pending fulfilment of the alliance’s membership requirements. South East Asia and South Asia are a weak geography in the alliance’s network, which Vietnam Airlines will hopefully fulfill. Vietnam Airlines operates 64 routes to 20 domestic and 24 international …

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