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Deccan with Kingfisher...
2008-04-01 05:42:00
A few months back I promised that I will review Deccan website. To be very honest I didn't found any thing different or special to share. Every body knows it now has a feel of Kingfisher but, thats only the feel & nothing like Kingfisher. A jingle was there initially & I could not find it now. Infact, I downloaded it but, its not peppy. They have removed the history of the airline from their website, very sad. They have decreased the check-in weight to 13 kg. I have not flown in Deccan since, its merger with Kingfisher but, some of my close friends don't give healthy review for it. Same old story of being late. Now, the latest about it what I feared earlier. Deccan will cease to exist.
Aircraft Fractional Ownership & India...
2008-03-26 19:04:00
I was wondering why I have never posted about any of the charted airlines, even though i did my internship in a charted airline. Let me break this unsaid rule. With so much hype of B-jets (entering in India , Tata has stake in this) & Netjets offering what is known as Aircraft Fractional Ownership (AFO). Being the only person in India (i think so) who has done a project on Aircraft Fractional Ownership (I did a my Internship with Club One Air on the project titled - "Feasibility of Aircraft Fractional Ownership in India"), i believe its my duty to tell my readers about this AFO thing. The concept of AFO can best known on Netjets website, as this company introduced the concept to the world. I would like to cover issues pertaining to AFO in specifically in India. These issues are a roadblock to this concept- Inappropriate Infrastructure.Charted Flights are not allowed to take off on busy timings.Secondary preference given to charted flights.Even Indian Corporates love to have disco...
Shutting Down HAL Airport...
2008-03-17 18:38:00
Pressure on the government to keep Bangalore's HAL airport running is beginning to gain ground. While much of the angst is over traffic snarls, the arguments are substantive and deserve attention. The government on it's part is committed to close the current airport. It has signed a concessional agreement (CA) with BIAL where one of the terms is to not allow any other airport within 150 kms radius of the new one. Article by Samuel Jacob To know more please click on the title, for complete article.
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History of low-cost airlines in India...
2008-03-14 11:13:00
Knowing about my passion for Airlines one of dear friend send me a link. It had all the latest information about the low cost airlines in India . The ailines covered in that article are as follows - Air Deccan JetLite GoAir SpiceJet Indigo Air India Express Jagson Airlines MDLR Airlines Paramount Airways I have not even changed the title of the article. Plz click on the title to read brief history of the above said airlines with present situations. Its a beautiful article on rediff.com
More About: History , Cost , Low cost
Freedom... I Doubt...
2008-03-07 05:07:00
Ever noticed the Registration of Aircrafts in which you fly. There is one thing common in all & that’s all the registration starts from VT. So what actually does that mean. In good olden days, I am talking about British Raj period, all the aircrafts at that point were registered as Viceroy Territory. The Irony is that it still holds good & today aircrafts are registered for the short form of the same that’s our VT. None of the associated authorities have considered to think about that. We may have got freedom some 60 odd years back but, are we really free???
More About: Freedom , Doubt
Developments in Indian Aviation
2008-02-18 13:38:00
Important Developments in Indian Aviation - Four airlines given NOC to operate as Regional Airline – M/s. Star Aviation for Southern Region, Jagson Airlines for Northern Region, M/s. MDLR Airlines Pvt. Ltd., for Northern Region and M/s. Zav Airways for North-East/Eastern Region.Air India will become the full-fledged member of the Alliance formally by 2009, when the IT Integration and other issues will be completed. Specialized teams at Air India, Star Alliance and its member carriers are now working on the integration process.Approval given by Government to set up Greenfield airports in Kannur (Kerala), Navi Mumbai and about the international airport at Jewar, Greater Noida that is under the consideration.Andhra Pradesh State Government announced the reduction in the sales tax on ATF from 33% to 4%. more details about Zav Airways can be taken from http://zavairways.com/
Future Airports in India...
2008-02-08 08:11:00
Presently India have 460 airports n airstrips. The Govt. now plans to have nearly 500 airports n airstrips in India by 2020. This will include the ongoing redevelopment of currently unused airports or little used airports and development of greenfield and cargo airports. There are another 368 landing strips that function as makeshift airports for limited purposes. As many as 156 belong to the defence or semi-defence sectors and various state governments while 63 are owned by the private sector. The peculiar situation in India is that air traffic is concentrated at a few key airports. They include 16 offering international services and another eight that connect domestic sectors. These 24 airports together account for a whopping 94 per cent of traffic and the balance is spread over 36 smaller or regional airports. A very liberal aviation policy is requires to reach the target of 500 full-fledged airports in the country, which has to be backed by an aggressive programme to upgrade exi...
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Hobby Flying in India
2008-01-10 18:18:00
Commercial aviation in India is booming, as is the demand for professional pilots, but the development of "Hobby Flying " shows that the industry's growth is not restricted to the commercial side. Though infrastructure still serves as the key bottleneck, some 50 private aircraft were added over the last year to the country's flock of 208 general aviation aircraft, according to the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation. A few resort-style aero-sports club expected to open. Dedicated flight schools are encouraging people not only to learn to fly, but to buy, and are seeing uneven interest with "more enquiries from women," according to Anil Thapar, director of Rajasthan Aero Sports Club. The club will serve to train new pilots, with private and commercial classes set to begin in May. As a developing market, general aviation is still perceived to be a very expensive hobby in India, and that is also leading to the development of the microlight market.
Indian Aviation in the new year...
2008-01-10 18:12:00
Happy New Year ... with this note let me point out some of the issues i am concerned about in this new year... - What if after the coming General Elections govt. gets changed & it keeps different views than the present one?What if the ATF (Aircraft Turbine Fuel) keeps on rising?Will the new MD of Air India be able to do what the present is dreaming of?Is some other LCC will have the same fate like that of Air Deccan (now known as Simplifly Deccan)?Will common man will still be able to take on the skies wit rising fares n taxes?In the end just hoping that this yr turns out to be excellent one for the Airline Industry.
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Infrastructure development at Indian Airports...
2007-12-15 12:36:00
By 2020, Indian airports are estimated to handle: 100 million passengers Including 60 million domestic passengers Cargo in the range of 3.4 million tonnes per annum. The Government’s airport modernisation plan proposes investments of US$ 9 billion by 2010. The Government plans to develop around 300 unused airstrips across India - a move that has raised projections for jets required for regional connectivity. Boeing and Airbus, along with Embraer (Brazil), Bombardier (Canada), Sukhoi (Russia), ATR (France) and BAE System (UK) are keen to tap the emerging regional jet market in the country. Increased activity in the maintenance and repair operations (MRO) sector has attracted many foreign companies. Lufthansa has tied up with GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) to open an MRO facility for which it intends to invest US$ 23 million. Similarly, Boeing intends to invest US$ 100 million in a facility in Nagpur. With airport infrastructure being upgraded, non-aeronautical ...
More About: Development , Infrastructure , Airports
Snapshot of Aviation Industry in India
2007-12-15 12:27:00
Growing at a rate of 18 per cent annually, the India n civil aviation market holds out great promise for potential investors into the sector. India's civil aviation ministry expects 80 million passengers by 2020. The number of air travellers increased by a record 38.5 per cent in 2006-7. India anticipates doubling of passenger traffic over the next decade. The second largest aviation industry of the world, the Indian fleet comprised 370 aircrafts by the end of the year. And growth is expected to continue apace: the Government estimates that India’s fleet will reach approximately 500-550 aircraft by the end of 2010. India's civil aviation passenger growth, at 20 per cent, is among the highest in the world. The sector is slated to cruise far ahead of other Asian giants like China or even strong economies like France and Australia. The number of passengers who will be airborne by 2020 is a whopping 400 million. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) predicts that domestic traff...
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Jet flying in turbulent weather...
2007-12-04 18:17:00
The problems for Jet Airways are incresing just like the taxes n surcharges on air tickets... it all started when Kingfisher changed its business model from being a LCC to a full service premium airline & started taking on Jet... Then came its IPO & the Jet sahres were listed above Rs. 1000 per share. But, only then its decision to acquire Air Sahara came. The market & even the department heads of Jet reacted to it very sharply (agianst the deal). Share prices tumbled by nearly 50%, which till now have not been able to touch its listed prices, many of the department heads left Jet . Every body knows the end result of the deal... Air Sahara becoming Jetlite. By that time there were so many entrants & tough competition from LCC's started eating up its profit. In the mean time, International routes were opened for Indian private carriers & Jet tried to capitalise on this oppurtunity. Jet purchased new aircrafts...exactly the same time competition came from Air Indi...
More About: Weather , Flying
Bombardier Targets "Emerging Markets"
2007-11-28 11:10:00
Bombardier says a major portion of its business in coming years will come from Russia, China and India as well as South Africa and Brazil. In a ceremony to launch the Challenger 605 business jet in Mumbai, company spokesman Murray Sutherland said that market opportunities move with the changing fortunes of various parts of the world and global enterprises like Bombardier move with them. "The business is so international it makes us fairly immune to problems that are specific to some countries," he told Reuters. "But it would be foolish of us to disregard high oil prices or a possible downturn in the U.S. economy." At the same time, the Indian media was revelling in the attention from the world's third largest aircraft maker. The Hindustan Times noted that Indian business is expanding "at jet's speed" and that's what has attracted Bombardier towards Indian Aviation. It quoted Bombardier's South Asia managing director Nilesh Pattanayak as saying the market is ripe for the company...
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The X factor in Indian Aviation...
2007-11-14 09:39:00
The Times of India says a budget airline, which it did not identify, has rehired a pilot who lost his medical because he's suspected of being epileptic. The newspaper says the condition was spotted during an electroencephalogram (EEG) and it was reported to the pilot and the airline. The newspaper says its sources claim the pilot went to the U.S. to recertify because an EEG is not required unless there is a history of brain injury or disease. The Times says its sources assume the pilot did not mention the failed EEG during the U.S. examination and was given his medical. On his return to India, the same airline that had to let him go for the failed medical rehired him. India's director-general of civil aviation Kanu Gohain has promised to investigate. "We will look into the matter. How can he fly in India if he failed medicals here?" Gohain said. The newspaper also claims that there is a pilot flying in India on a single transplanted kidney. Whether that's a violation of medical r...
More About: Indian , Aviation , X Factor , Factor , X-Factor
Jab Gopinath Met Mallya...
2007-10-24 17:05:00
Blogpost on Deccan Branding... plz go thru the comments on all of the articles....i found them interesting... click on title to go to the blogpost
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Brand Update : Airdeccan ...
2007-10-24 17:00:00
Blog post on Rebranding on Air Deccan aka...DeccanPlzzz....click on the title to read it
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Watch Out For the New Deccan - Simplifly...
2007-10-24 16:56:00
A good article on Deccan's new look on Agency Faqs...click on the title.
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Not so Simple in Simplfly Deccan...
2007-10-24 16:12:00
I was jus goin thru the new look of Deccan website (which i will review soon), where i found their new resheduling & cancellation policy. In bold its written that- Please note: This Rescheduling / Cancellation Policy supersedes all previous rescheduling / cancellation policies; all old rescheduling / cancellation policies will no longer be valid.Besides this, earlier they used to refund the money if a passenger wished to cancel his/her ticket, but now they have stopped it. Now, they give a credit period of 180 days. Same as all other LCC's. Deccan was the only LCC who used to refund passenger's money. It was jus like a competitve edge for them bt, now they have lost their advantage over others.Also, in their resheduling they have made following changes-If the applicable fare (basic and surcharge) is more than the current fare, the difference amount will be charged to the passenger along with a Rescheduling Fee of Rs.500/- for either advancement / postponement of the flight. If...
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The Spicejet Way...
2007-10-23 14:21:00
The most quite n non-controversial airline "Spicejet" has made a deal with Air India. Air India will take 02 of its boeing 737-800 aircrafts on wet lease. the aircrafts will be used for Haj Pilgrimage only, the flight number will be of Air India but the logo will be of Spicejet...its a great achievement for Spicejet as it is only in its 3rd yr of operation. A setback for all those airlines who are making a lot of hoopla to fly abraod, as they dont meet the criteria required of 05 yrs experience domestic flying. It will be connecting Varanasi, Jaipur & Lucknow with Jeddah for 75 days starting this november. Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
Kingfisher Airline the surrogate brand...
2007-10-10 21:13:00
Ever wondered about why the kingfisher airlines got its name ??? It could have been UB Air as, it goes effectively with the groups name. If one carefully analyzes the complete portfolio of brands available with UB group (parent company of Kingfisher Airline s) none of the brand is repeated that is none of the brand name is used for two diversified products, only kingfisher has got that honor…the big Q is why so??? Well if we talk about Kingfisher it was originally only a beer brand, the only brand which is present in more than 50 countries & which is served on 5 int’l airlines…it’s the fastest growing brand in beer segment with a growth rate of nearly 30 % where as all other beer brands in the world have growth rate of only 3%... kingfisher beer definitely has a commanding position. The beer drinkers are usually youngsters between the age of 14 to 30 yrs. these constitute of more than 50% of the world population, that means it’s a significant market to be catered. Now, ...
More About: Brand , Fisher
Mergers in Aviation...
2007-10-04 16:17:00
Ever thought the impact of mergers that’s takin place in Indian aviation will lead to??? The rosy picture what we see is not that rosy if we analyse carefully the complete scenario. Whats the basic reason of mergers, are airlines loving to get merged in order to have some sort of benefits to them…I don’t think so, they are doin it due to compulsion, the financial compulsion. Air Deccan sold its stake to Kingfisher only due to financial crisis, Air Sahara sold only due to mounting losses (the second deal). GoAir is cutting operations, even Spicejet may also be on sale (some stake). So, whats the mergers will finally lead…it will lead to cartels. Cartels of 2-3 airlines coming together like Kingfisher – Deccan, Jet- Jetlite, Air India or even Paramount with Spicejet or GoAir , may be both on Paramounts side. The cartels then formed will lead to some kind of monopoly with big players having there own say, prices have already started to going up, they are already heading north...
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Death of Low Cost Airlines from Indian Aviation…
2007-09-08 21:11:00
From the time Kingfisher acquired a stake of 26% in Air Deccan, I have a gut feeling that this is the beginning of slow but, steady death of Low Cost Airlines in India. The ticket price has risen from the very next day. The colour of Aircrafts, change in attires of Airport staff etc. has been taking place. If Air Deccan dies its slow death, which I strongly feel so, then, I personally don’t think other small players will able to survive for long. Air Deccan was the largest operator in India, with touching more than 60 cities (even more than state owned Air India). If its gone than other players like Spicejet, Indigo Airlines & GoAir which do not constitute more than combined market share of 18-20%, will not be able to survive the blood bath. Next target is Spicejet for, every one from Kingfisher to Jet Airways & even Paramount is also looking for its bigger pie in the acquisition party. GoAir is already in trouble & Indigo will be left alone to wait & watch, it may also c...
More About: Indian , Death , Low cost
The Air India Experience…
2007-08-31 18:01:00
I was in Delhi on 24th & I would not like to discuss how I landed in Delhi, it was complete chaos for me… but, ya sure about my return flight to B’lore. I decided to fly by Air India (Indian), really a brave decision 4 me due, to all my previous experiences with the airline bt, I had made my mind for that. I flew with Air India, Delhi – Bangalore, 30th Aug., IC-403. I went to Airport counter on Sunday 26th to buy my tickets… the counter (with new Air India logo) was nearly empty with a short ‘Q’. my turn came n I asked for the 1630 hrs flight, the gentleman over there was a little confused stood up, strolled here n there for a few minutes changed his counter then, asked me to come over to that counter. Not a big deal 4 me n the whole ‘Q’ (although the short 1) shifted its counter. I again told my details etc. n asked for the cost, he said go to cash counter n pay…he he he… I went to cash counter n paid whatever I was asked to. (fare- Rs. 3200 tax- Rs. 225+1100 = ...
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Private Airports goes Commercial…
2007-08-31 17:57:00
The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MCA) has given approval to 03 private airstrips to go commercial. These are – Jamshedpur Airport owned by Tata Steel Ltd. Vijaynagar Airstrip owned by JSW Steel. Mundra Airport (Gujarat) run by Adani Group. These can boost Regional Airlines, which will use smaller airports. Air Traffic Control will be manned by AAI, but airport charges can be levied by their own discretion. Air Deccan has started operating a flight b/n Jamshedpur & Kolkata with an ATR. Tata has guaranteed a minimum number of seats to the airline. All these gives a rosy picture about boom in Indian Aviation, bt, I have a couple of serious questions- What if the govt. do not complete its 5 yr. term? (shows the current tussle b/n Left parties & Congress Party ) Even if it completes 5 yr. term bt, do not come to power after the gen. elections in 2009. What if new govt. change its policy or even slow down the whole process? (the way it happened in the case of much-hyped golden quadr...
More About: Airports , Private , Merc , Riva , Ports
New rise in the Indian Aviation…
2007-08-29 20:03:00
Few days after the final clearance from the governing bodies to the merger of Air India & Indian , these ads appeared in national dailies emphasizing on their much hyped changed looks etc…the new rise in Indian Aviation in the form of Air India... after Kingfisher & Jet Airways it’s the turn of national carrier to provide personalized TV screens in their new A-321, presently available on a few routes bt, soon to be extended on all routes…finally the sleeping giant awakens. This 1 shows appeared on the national dailies with full page coverage showing the complete make over…showing all the three subsidiaries viz., Air India, Air India Express & Air India Cargo… The inaugural of a dedicated flight to India Post serving the North – East India…using the B – 737-200 Aircraft… The time table to North – East connecting Kolkata, Guwahati, Imphal & Agartala daily… With so much hype I really wonder hw, it is goin to work for Air India in future with some sect...
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Atlast the Merger Cleared...
2007-08-26 18:10:00
India completed the merger of state-run carriers Air-India Ltd and Indian Airlines Ltd, the combined entity is one of the Top 30 in the world in terms of fleet. Air-India, as the merged carrier is known, will have 112 Boeing Co. and Airbus SAS planes and will be run by the National Aviation Co. of India Ltd. The merger will save Rs800 crore ($194 million) a year and won’t lead to any job losses for the 34,000 employees employed by both the airlines. The ministry of company affairs has approved the merger.Air-India will induct 21 new planes this year. Air- India Express, ordered 68 planes from Boeing to expand flights. Indian Airlines, has placed an order for 43 planes from Airbus to expand services and regain market share. By 2011, Air India will have as many as 135 planes. The domestic and international operations of the newly formed airline would be integrated... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
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The Taj International Airport Hub (new airport near@Delhi )
2007-08-26 18:02:00
The civil aviation ministry has approved the setting up of a new airport at Jewar near Delhi . Jewar, a two-hour drive east from Delhi, will see a spanking new nternational airport to come up by 2010, The project is called the Taj International Airport Hub. The idea for the Jewar airport was first floated in 2001 by the Uttar Pradesh government. It will require an acquisition of 1,500 hectares of land and an investment of Rs3,505 crore (excluding the cost of land), split over several phases. The state government will select a private partner, who will lead construction and management of the proposed airport with a 74% equity stake, with the balance 26% equally split between Airports Authority of India (AAI), the civil aviation ministry, and Uttar Pradesh government-owned Taj Expressway Authority. The private partner will be selected through a bidding process which will include multiple stages of seeking an expression of interest followed by pre-qualification and financial bids. The J...
The Youth Movement In Indian Aviation...
2007-08-26 10:16:00
One can see the youth movement in the cockpits of some Indian airliners. 19-year-olds are flying as first officers in aircrafts like Boeing 737s and A320s and the four-striper beside them might be as young as 25. In India about 5 percent of commanders on jet aircrafts are under 30 years of age. Thnax to the rapid expansion of Indian aviation. Indian pilots are now, trained almost exclusively for airline positions and the training has become very focused. A young pilot can be commercially rated at 18 years of age and, for some airlines, it needs just 1,500 hours of flying hours to get control of the wheel. Is it good or bad??? especially given the demanding flying conditions in India. If one becomes a commander after flying as a copilot for only two years, there is a level of risk involved due to lack of experience. One must remember that a 19-year-old copilot may be sharing the cockpit with a 25-year-old commander -- there are hardly any years of experience between them. to read co...
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This says it all...
2007-08-23 10:35:00
this says it all... i hv nothin to say much...jus hv a glance... taken from The Times of India...click on the title to see on the site... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
The Taste of India...
2007-08-23 10:17:00
Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan having his food in an Aircraft, flying so high but, still down to earth...the innocence in his eyes says it all...having the true India n spirit...the way millions of Indian still live their life is truely shown by the leader of India...hats off to him... to view it (taken from The Times of India) plz click on the title... Seed Newsvine Dig the Web!
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