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SpiceJet set to lease 2 B788 by winters

 
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 7:04 am    Post subject: SpiceJet set to lease 2 B788 by winters Reply with quote

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By when do you plan to start those flights?
We are looking at starting the service by this winter. Two Boeing 787 Dreamliners will be leased and we may fly to cities in the UK, like Birmingham or London, where we can look beyond Heathrow. A return fare of Rs 25,000-30,000 for these sectors will have great demand.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But ... what is the point? India-UK is a saturated market with huge established 1-stop and non-stop competition. SG has no record of long-haul flying and no major hubs - now out of the blue they decide they're going to wet-lease a widebody, sell 25k tickets for VFR/O&D pax, bleed their own carrier and everyone else in the bargain. I just don't get the point.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeh wrote:
But ... what is the point? India-UK is a saturated market with huge established 1-stop and non-stop competition. SG has no record of long-haul flying and no major hubs - now out of the blue they decide they're going to wet-lease a widebody, sell 25k tickets for VFR/O&D pax, bleed their own carrier and everyone else in the bargain. I just don't get the point.


They have been studying this since January. Profitability is the only target.

And who cares, if you win by bleeding others...
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PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

India has had enough LCCs try the India-UK route and flop in the past. Others like the Uzbek airlines have also tapped into the market. Good luck to SG on making this work, but IMO they don't have the right "network" thinking to pull this off.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nimish wrote:
India has had enough LCCs try the India-UK route and flop in the past.


Which LCC operated India-UK routes?

Other than the regular scheduled operators, the only ones I know who tried and went bust were fly-by-night operators like Air Punjab.
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Air Sahara (not a LCC though) tried DEL-LHR for a short period with a single B767-300ER before ending it unceremoniously. Introductory fare was Rs.25000 if I recall correctly.
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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

they rather use it to feed large carrier at its hub, like EK at DXB or SQ and SIN. It makes more sense to get less expensive A330NEO(whenever available), as range is not what they should be looking at this stage.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The_Goat wrote:
Which LCC operated India-UK routes?

Other than the regular scheduled operators, the only ones I know who tried and went bust were fly-by-night operators like Air Punjab.


There were a couple of attempts by UK based Punjabis/ Gujjus. News articles and the like. Nothing ever clicked. No reason to be believe this 25K deal on DEL-LHR from SG will click either.
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