Saturday, July 5, 2014

Aviation Weekly Summary - 28June to 5July

Weekly Summary for 28th June to 5th July

New passenger initiatives under new government

While a detailed press release is available on the PIB website, AAI is taking a step forward with the QR technology, hitherto not used by them to address passenger grievances

Jetairways re-schedules flights to London, leading to chaos

Jetairways re-scheduled flights from Mumbai to London (9W118/117) to operate with a delay of over 12hours, for 1st of July leading to a lot of chaos at London which was widely covered on twitter. Jetairways has been doing these changes on flights to London, and few times on flights to HongKong once every 2 or 3 months

IndiGo adds flights and reschedules some

Effective 15th July 2014, IndiGo will add a new daily flight on Delhi – Pune – Delhi sector. The new flight would operate at below timings. Thus IndiGo will now operate 26x weekly each way.

6E143 DEL0505 – 0710PNQ D 320
6E142 PNQ0740 – 0945DEL D 320

The other flights operate as below

6E407 DEL0805 – 1010PNQ 6 320
6E407 DEL0835 – 1035PNQ x26 320
6E105 DEL1435 – 1640PNQ x6 320
6E401 DEL1805 – 2005PNQ D 320

6E102 PNQ1145 – 1400DEL x6 320
6E 406 PNQ1850 – 2100DEL x2 320
6E402 PNQ2035 – 2240DEL D 320

IndiGo will thus become the largest operator on the sector, where Air India operates 20x weekly with a mix of double bogey all economy A320s, A319s and A321s, Jetairways which operates triple daily full service flights, GoAir which operates triple daily and Spicejet which operates 13x weekly each way.

IndiGo is also adding second frequency on Mumbai – Indore – Mumbai sector effective 15th July 2014

The new flight will be an extension of its Patna – Lucknow – Mumbai flight, which operates as Bangalore – Kolkata – Patna – Lucknow – Mumbai, the return flight would continue to Lucknow, thus giving a two way Lucknow – Indore connection with a longer routing via Mumbai. No other carrier gives direct Lucknow – Indore connection.
6E339 BOM1530 – 1645IDR D 320
6E446 IDR1715 – 1820BOM D 320

Existing flight on Mumbai – Indore route for IndiGo continues to Raipur and onwards to Kolkata, both ways.

Jetairways is a dominant carrier on the sector, with 4 flights a day each way.

Spicejet adds flights for limited duration

Spicejet added additional frequencies on existing sectors effective 15th June
SG628 IXE1635 – 1725BLR D 737
SG629 BLR1810 – 1905IXE D 737

Madurai – sudden spurt in flights!

As Air Costa launched flights on Chennai – Madurai – Chennai sector, Spicejet also added flights on this sector with additional flights on Tuesdays and Saturdays taking the tally to 14x weekly each way. Air India also added flights on this sector, which continue onwards to Mumbai

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