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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 pm    Post subject: Air India News -- Part 33 Reply with quote

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/transportation/airlines-/-aviation/air-india-to-phase-out-remaining-3-classic-a320s-by-december/articleshow/64192245.cms

Air India to phase out remaining 3 Classic A320s by December

May 16, 2018

Disinvestment-bound flag carrier will phase out its remaining three Classic planes, which are nearly three decade old, from the fleet by the end of this year.

The airline had in April 2014 announced its plans to retire all 14 single-isle double-bogey wheel planes from its fleet in a phased manner after it decided to induct more fuel-efficient A320 neo planes into operations.

Air India has already removed 11 classic A320 planes out of operations and the remaining three such aircrafts will be going out of the fleet by December this year, a senior company official told PTI.

The official said that though these planes are still flying, but they are carrying out limited operations.

“Most of the time these planes are on a stand-by mode and they perform one or two schedule flight in a day,” the official said.

Earlier, the carrier had planned to retire these planes by March this year.

The Indian Commercial Pilots Association – one of Air India‘s pilots‘ bodies – had in 2015 termed these aged planes as “lethal and snag-prone” and demanded their grounding from aviation regulator in order to ensure passengers‘ safety.


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/17/investing/air-india-privatization-sale-buyers/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28CNNMoney%3A+Latest+News%29

What is the status on the sale of AI. According to the news report only Singapore/Vistara has any interest.

Until the debt situation is resolved no will buy this airline.
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iah87 wrote:
http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/17/investing/air-india-privatization-sale-buyers/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28CNNMoney%3A+Latest+News%29

What is the status on the sale of AI. According to the news report only Singapore/Vistara has any interest.

Until the debt situation is resolved no will buy this airline.


This is just another masturbatory exercise by the clueless babus and their nefarious uber-babus in the GOI. Of course, no one will buy this airline with $9 Billion in debt, unless the hapless Indian taxpayer writes off that debt. And that's just one element of the expected headache. AI's work culture, the unions, the neta-babu infiltration are the real problems.
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/jet-airways-naresh-goyal-says-air-india-on-his-radar/articleshow/64229204.cms

Jet Airways' Naresh Goyal says Air India on his radar

May 19, 2018

Jet Airways India Ltd. is not ruling out looking at the sale of loss-making national carrier Air India Ltd., its chairman said, although he remains focused on his own airline.

"We are looking at our own business,” Naresh Goyal said in an interview in Manchester, England. “But I am not saying that we will not look at Air India, I’ve never said that. Ultimately we will always see what is the best approach ahead of us, and for the country.”


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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/67470-air-india-express-commits-to-launching-intl-surat-ops

Air India Express commits to launching int'l Surat ops

May 24, 2018

Air India Express has committed to launching international services out of Surat in Gujarat in northern India within two months of the airport getting the customs notified status, The Times of India has reported.

"Air India Express is waiting for Central Government to approve the customs notified status for Surat airport. Within one month after the customs notified status is given to the airport, Air India Express will launch a Surat to Kochi Int'l flight and in two months from Surat to Sharjah," Surat Airport Action Committee (SAAC) President Sanjay Ezhawa has said.

In February 2018, the Indian government allocated INR10 million rupee (USD146,500) in order to equip Surat airport with the necessary immigration facilities to allow international services out of the airport.

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