Airliners-India Forum Index Airliners-India
Flickr Group & Facebook
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Alitalia to Delhi

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Civil Aviation
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
varunsud7
Member


Joined: 18 Sep 2017
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Alitalia to Delhi Reply with quote

Hello Everyone !

I am planning a trip to Italy in November first week. I read that Alitalia is starting non stop flights rome delhi from 29 Oct 2017. Its website is booking these flights. Also, makemytrip, cleartrip etc. are booking this alitalia flight.

But my travel agent says they havnt recieved any confirmation as the approval is still pending from DGCA.

Anyone can please confirm weather they are actually starting or not ?

Thanks and Regards
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sumantra
Member


Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 4477
Location: New Delhi

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Alitalia to Delhi Reply with quote

varunsud7 wrote:
I am planning a trip to Italy in November first week. I read that Alitalia is starting non stop flights rome delhi from 29 Oct 2017. Its website is booking these flights. Also, makemytrip, cleartrip etc. are booking this alitalia flight.
But my travel agent says they havnt recieved any confirmation as the approval is still pending from DGCA.

Doesn't look like it. The Alitalia website does not show it, neither does makemytrip for that matter. I guess they haven't loaded it on the GDS till the DGCA permission comes in. Right now, Air India has the only direct flight between DEL and FCO, a flight that has a good rating. All others are one-stops, and some could be cheaper. Is AI not an option?
Cheers, Sumantra.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justbala
Member


Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 1763
Location: Bangalore

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Alitalia to Delhi Reply with quote

sumantra wrote:
varunsud7 wrote:
I am planning a trip to Italy in November first week. I read that Alitalia is starting non stop flights rome delhi from 29 Oct 2017. Its website is booking these flights. Also, makemytrip, cleartrip etc. are booking this alitalia flight.
But my travel agent says they havnt recieved any confirmation as the approval is still pending from DGCA.

Doesn't look like it. The Alitalia website does not show it, neither does makemytrip for that matter. I guess they haven't loaded it on the GDS till the DGCA permission comes in. Right now, Air India has the only direct flight between DEL and FCO, a flight that has a good rating. All others are one-stops, and some could be cheaper. Is AI not an option?
Cheers, Sumantra.


Cleartrip shows this flight

Alitalia
AZ-770
FCO 14:40
Fiumicino, Rome, Terminal 1
02:30 DEL
Indira Gandhi Airport, New Delhi, Terminal 3
7h 20m

It is priced 30% more expensive than AI on most days

Even AZ website shows the flight. You need to select a flightdate after Oct 29
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sumantra
Member


Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 4477
Location: New Delhi

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Alitalia to Delhi Reply with quote

justbala wrote:
Even AZ website shows the flight. You need to select a flightdate after Oct 29
Thanks, Balagopal: yes, I see it on quite a few sites, now.
Cheers, Sumantra.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Jaysit
Member


Joined: 19 Dec 2006
Posts: 4242

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there enough traffic to support this flight? Or is Alitalia just throwing darts at a board hoping that something sticks?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Caliguy
Member


Joined: 14 Nov 2007
Posts: 551
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On its own I don't think there is enough traffic although Italy has one of the bugger EU Indian populations. My guess is AZ is jumping on the "use India to fill your transatlantic planes" bandwagon like AF/KL did. Guess it keeps their transatlantic flights going during the off peak fall/winter period. My guess not based facts.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sumantra
Member


Joined: 28 Oct 2007
Posts: 4477
Location: New Delhi

PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaysit wrote:
Is there enough traffic to support this flight? Or is Alitalia just throwing darts at a board hoping that something sticks?
Alitalia isn't among the best-managed airlines around, and if one considered their competitor's coffers...All said and done, there has been some decent biz traffic on the route from what I hear (plus the tourism angle), and the B788 Dream)liner is perhaps best suited for the route's economics (more so, AI's configuration). AI's homework was quite good, for the route: from what I hear. The balancing act between a daily flight and a non-daily one (more fixed costs: staff, hotel, transport which amortise better with daily flights) is a tight one, and is expected to bleed an airline during its initial years. AI is not doing too badly with the loads (pax and cargo), and their tickets are priced quite competitively. It was good route planning to stretch routes on the Dream)liners in the Nandan and Lohani eras, while the barrel costs stay down. I'm not sure if there is a market for a competitor right now, and AZ with their unimpressive track record, and being second-best with the plane type involved, perhaps do not stand much of a chance, here.
Cheers, Sumantra.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justbala
Member


Joined: 11 Jan 2007
Posts: 1763
Location: Bangalore

PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As Etihad Partner Airline - 9W FFP can get full benefits on this flight and I guess 9W will add its codeshare on this flight (as they do with on FCO-AUH flight)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Airliners-India Forum Index -> Civil Aviation All times are GMT + 5.5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group. Hosted by phpBB.BizHat.com