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Old March 17th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #341
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India Jet Air: No Approval Sought For Air Sahara Merger
17 March 2006

NEW DELHI (Dow Jones)--Jet Airways (India) Ltd. Friday said it has yet to seek government approval for the acquisition of rival Air Sahara.

The statement came after Jet's chief financial officer Carl Saldanha Thursday told reporters that he expects the government to approve the acquisition by the end of March.

"Jet Airways regrets the statements made by one of its senior executives (about) pending government approvals," Jet Airways said in a statement.

The acquisition deal must be approved by the Ministry of Company Affairs and the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

In January, Jet Airways announced that it will pay $500 million to buy Air Sahara, which will give it control of about half of the domestic aviation market.
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Old March 21st, 2006, 08:41 PM   #342
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Reports: Merger to create India's largest airline in jeopardy
20 March 2006

NEW DELHI (AP) - A planned US$500 million (€410 million) merger between India's leading private carrier Jet Airways and rival Air Sahara appears to be in jeopardy due to government questions about control of airport landing slots, media reports said Tuesday.

The deal, which would create India's largest airline, could collapse if it isn't sealed by a March 23 deadline.

While the merger has been approved by the Ministry of Company Affairs, which oversees company law and antitrust regulations, it has not received clearance from the civil aviation regulation board, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported Tuesday, citing unnamed officials at Jet.

Both airlines declined to comment on the reports while the deal is still pending.

Civil aviation authorities are questioning the transfer of all Air Sahara's landing slots to Jet Airways, fearing that would give the merged entity too much control over airport parking bays, the report said.

While Jet had factored these in the valuation of Air Sahara, the government feels that airport facilities were leased to Air Sahara and should not automatically go to Jet, the report said.

Approval is needed ahead of March 23 when an escrow account, in which Jet had deposited the money for the buyout, expires, the Economic Times quoted Jet's executive director Saroj Dutta as saying. An extension of this deadline has not been discussed yet by the two airlines.

The new airline would control more than 50 percent in India's domestic aviation market.

In 2005, Jet Airways overtook state-owned Indian airlines in flying the most passengers. If it buys Sahara, it would also have the largest fleet of aircraft.

India's aviation sector has experienced robust growth in recent years after being opened up to private carriers as part of a broader government liberalization program began in the early 1990s.

The competition has brought down fares and in the process attracting more passengers. Aviation officials expect the number of fliers to grow from around the current 20 million a year to some 50 million in 2010.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 10:57 PM   #343
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Reports: Merger to create India's largest airline in jeopardy
20 March 2006

NEW DELHI (AP) - A planned US$500 million (€410 million) merger between India's leading private carrier Jet Airways and rival Air Sahara appears to be in jeopardy due to government questions about control of airport landing slots, media reports said Tuesday.

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almost through.

Jet gets Sahara assets, road clear for merger

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Allowing the transfer of Air Sahara’s entire fleet and airport infrastructure to Jet Airways, the government today cleared the way for the Lucknow-based airline’s Rs 2,300 crore acquisition.

The government’s aircraft acquisition committee, which included representatives from the civil aviation ministry, the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation and the Airports Authority of India, had agreed to the transfer of all Air Sahara properties, including parking bays and slots, to Jet Airways, civil aviation ministry officials said.

Today's decision will be the benchmark for all future mergers and acquisitions in aviation, including the proposed merger of state-owned carriers Air-India and Indian.

According to sources close to the deal, the merger would not have taken place in its current form if the government permission to transfer the entire infrastructure had not come.

With this, Jet Airways gets the entire 26 aircraft belonging to Air Sahara, its 26 parking slots in various airports across the country as well as rights to operate 134 flights a day to 34 destinations. Jet Airways operates 300 flights a day to 43 destinations with its 53 aircraft.

The permission to transfer the assets has been granted on the condition that these will not be further transferred or leased to a third party.
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Air Sahara would soon sport a new name. Jet Airways has decided to rechristen Air Sahara after securing the regulatory clearance for their pending merger and run it as a separate wholly-owned airline subsidiary for nine months.

After nine months of integrating their operations and crew uniforms, the rechristened Air Sahara would finally be merged into Jet Airways to create a single entity, sources close to the deal told The Times of India.
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And I think the reason this is going so smoothly is because the Government doesnt want all the fingers pointed at them when they merge the two state airlines in a few months.
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Old April 12th, 2006, 11:20 PM   #344
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Pilot caught trying to fly plane while drunk in India

MUMBAI, April 12 (Reuters) - An Indian low-cost airline suspended a pilot after he was found drunk shortly before he was due to fly an aircraft with about 100 passengers on board, officials said on Wednesday.

The surprise Tuesday check at Mumbai airport -- India's busiest -- threw up several minor violations of safety norms by airlines, including an instance of a pilot in another low-cost carrier trying to fly in a T-shirt because his only uniform had gone to the laundry.

While aviation officials let most offenders off with a warning, Captain N. Ronaldo, a South American pilot flying an Air Deccan aircraft from Mumbai to the eastern city of Kolkata, was referred for "action" after being found drunk on duty.

"We have suspended the pilot after a breath-analyser showed he had alcohol beyond the permissible levels," Air Deccan spokesperson Vijaya Menon told Reuters.

Indian aviation rules do not allow pilots to drink 12 hours before a flight. It was not immediately known how much liquor the pilot had consumed.

India's civil aviation sector has expanded rapidly in the past three years with several new private airlines looking at home and abroad for new pilots.
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Old April 14th, 2006, 07:59 PM   #345
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Peak-hour use of runways to make touchdown faster
Saurabh Sinha
14 April 2006
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NEW DELHI: Air travellers who dread flying into Delhi in the peak morning and evening hours as their planes keep hovering over the city for long durations, can look forward to a faster touch down now.

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to make the two runways at IGI operational simultaneously during the peak hours and drastically cut down the long hovering periods of aircraft before landing within the next seven to 10 days.

Since April 1, the runways are being operated together on a trial basis from 10 am to noon and 4 to 6 pm. "The trial run has been encouraging. The response from the ATCs and airlines has been good and now we want to shift the timing to peak hours so that the real benefit of this system can be felt,"said airport sources.

The worst delays happen between 8-11 am and 5-9 pm as there is a long line of aircraft waiting to land and take-off. Since only one runway is used for a majority of peak hours, flights have to stay on hold till the runway is cleared of the last aircraft movement.

"With just one runway in use, the airport can manage a maximum of 25 movements (landings and take-offs). During the trial run, the simultaneous use saw as many as 35 flight movements happening without any problem. The number did not go higher as there were no more flights at that time. During peak hours, the new system can easily accommodate 45 flights an hour,"said sources.

The spokesperson of a major domestic airline said his pilots were happy with the new system. "Apart from wasting lakhs on burning fuel while hovering, the pilots say even most seasoned travellers get very irritated when they announce 'that the flight has reached Delhi but there are a number of planes waiting to land and their chance should come in about 40 minutes'.

The move of using both runways at peak hours should be very helpful,"he said.

However, airlines warn that passengers may not have to wait in air, but their ground troubles won't disappear. The domestic arrival terminal, I-B and international terminals are so cramped that they just won't be able to clear passengers at the same pace at which planes would be able to land or take-off.

"For instance, the domestic and international arrival terminals have a limited number of conveyor belts. Even if more flights land within an hour, the baggage clearance will remain slow and these places will be choked with waiting passengers,"he said.

In fact, things have already starting getting bad at the international terminal as the summer schedule of foreign airlines has come into effect and most flights now leave in a few hours' time at night.
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Old April 19th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #346
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Indian Cabinet Approves Aviation Improvement Pact With US
19 April 2006

NEW DELHI (AP)--India's Cabinet has approved an aviation agreement with the U.S. for cooperation in modernizing India's airports and upgrading its aviation infrastructure, a government statement said.

The Cabinet, at a meeting on Tuesday chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, approved the pact which provides for assistance by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority in developing and improving aviation standards in India.

The agreement was first proposed in April 2005.

The agreement would also allow training of Indians by U.S. aviation experts and personnel exchanges between the two countries. FAA technicians would inspect and calibrate aviation equipment and air navigation facilities in India and assist in airport certification, the statement said.

The U.S. has similar agreements with 100 other countries, it said.

India and the U.S. signed an "open skies" agreement last year, removing restrictions on the number and destinations of flights between the two countries. The agreement is expected to boost air travel between the two countries and to lower fares.

For five decades, U.S. airline flights to India have been limited. Currently, American carriers operate only 14 flights a week to India, compared with 28 flights by Indian carriers to the U.S.
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Indian state-run airlines' IPOs delayed - minister

NEW DELHI, April 21 (Reuters) - The planned initial public offerings by state-run airlines Indian [IA.UL] and Air-India [AI.UL] have been deferred till the government decides on a proposed merger of the two carriers, a minister said on Friday.

"We wanted to complete the IPO processes in the first half of this year .... but there is a suggestion that there may be better valuation of a merged entity," Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel told reporters.
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New Delhi court rejects appeal against airport privatization
21 April 2006

NEW DELHI (AP) - The New Delhi Supreme Court on Friday rejected an appeal against the government's decision to award contracts to two foreign companies to privatize the new Delhi and Bombay airports.

The court rejected the appeal from the Reliance group, which was one of the bidders for the contracts, saying the government decision was in no way "discriminatory, illogical or illegal."

Reliance had argued that the process was illegal because the government changed the criteria during the tender.

Earlier this year contracts were awarded to the GMR-Fraport consortium, a joint venture between India's GMR and Germany's Fraport AG, to take over New Delhi's airport, and to India's GVK along with Airports Company South Africa, to run Bombay airport.

The private consortiums will modernize the two airports, which together handle almost 65 percent of India's international passenger traffic -- about 19 million passengers a year. Both airports have long been criticized for their inefficiency and lack of comfort.

The announcement of the deals sparked four days of strikes by airport employees who fear they could lose their jobs.

But the government insists it needs a sweeping program to modernize its aging airports, currently struggling to cope with booming air traffic caused by the country's rapid economic growth.
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Indian company files petition in Supreme Court against airport privatization
24 April 2006

NEW DELHI (AP) - An Indian company on Monday filed a petition in the Supreme Court, challenging the government's decision to award contracts to two foreign companies for privatizing the new Delhi and Bombay airports, a news report said.

Reliance Airport Developers filed the petition, questioning an April 21 verdict by the Delhi High Court, which upheld the government's decision to award the contracts, the Press Trust of India news agency reported.

It did not say when the petition would be heard. The Supreme Court is the last legal avenue for Reliance to get a share of the multimillion dollar airport modernization program.

The High Court had rejected Reliance's plea, saying the government's action was in no way "discriminatory, illogical or illegal". Reliance, had argued that the process was illegal because the government changed the criteria during the tender.

Earlier this year contracts were awarded to the GMR-Fraport consortium, a joint venture between India's GMR and Germany's Fraport AG, to take over New Delhi's airport, and to India's GVK along with Airports Company South Africa, to run Bombay airport.

The private consortiums will modernize the two airports, which together handle almost 65 percent of India's international passenger traffic -- about 19 million passengers a year. Both airports have long been criticized for their inefficiency and lack of comfort.

The announcement of the deals sparked four days of strikes by airport employees who fear they could lose their jobs.

But the government insists it needs a sweeping program to modernize its aging airports, currently struggling to cope with booming air traffic caused by the country's rapid economic growth.
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it was the High Court of the state of Delhi that rejected their case, and now they are petitioning the Supreme Court of India. I doubt the Supreme Court will stop the process now, because we are already way too behind with the modernization, and the last thing any politician would want is to be held responsible for a national humiliation.

The land is supposed to be handed over next month. The operations and maintenance agreement has been signed already, and there are good executives lined up in the board of the Delhi International Airport Limited.

Global team to remodel Delhi airport

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Papa Stefanou Yanni from Athens airport has been appointed as the chief operating officer (COO) for the joint venture that will manage the Delhi airport.

Bruce Benjamin, who is heading the project management team for GMR’s Hyderabad international airport project, is shifting to Delhi. Originally from Hong Kong airport, Mr Benjamin will be the head of the project management team for Delhi airport.

For the masterplan, which will play a key role in the modernisation of the airport, Thua Chai Teck from Changi airport has been appointed as vice-president at the Delhi airport joint venture.

Khong Peck Kim from Changi airport will look at the commercial aspects of the JV. In addition, Fraport is deputing a team of nearly half-a-dozen specialists for the project. The deadline for completing the first phase of modernisation-cum-expansion is ’10.

B Srinivas, son-in-law of GMR group chairman GM Rao, has been named as the managing director of the joint venture company, named Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd.

According to industry sources, the GMR Fraport consortium has quietly deployed a team of 45 executives in New Delhi to study various aspects of the airport’s operations. An office has been set up in Gurgaon for the JV.

The GMR-Fraport executives posted in Delhi are going though various operational aspects of the Delhi airport including topography, architecture and encroachments. This is necessary to prepare the master plan for development of the airport.

The team is also going through hundreds of contracts that the AAI has entered with various vendors for supply of goods and services.

While the GMR-Fraport consortium is expected to retain most of the AAI employees in their current position, key posts would be manned by representatives of the private sector management.

Represented on the board of the JV are Luis Miranda of IDF, Andreea Dina Pal of Fraport and Data Bashir Ahmed Bin Abdul Majid of Malaysia airports.
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Sky is bright for India's low-cost airlines

MUMBAI, April 25, 2006 (AFP) - Low-cost air carriers approach an annual industry gathering in India's financial capital this week with a bright future, despite shoddy airports and rising costs for staff and fuel, analysts say.

India's low-cost market is set to boom with four carriers -- Air Deccan, GoAir, Paramount and SpiceJet -- already operating, and another five -- Easy Air, Magic, Indigo, Indus and AirOne -- expected to take to the skies in the next 12-16 months, industry experts said.

"We expect low-cost carriers to capture at least 60-70 percent of the market by 2010," said Kapil Kaul, chief executive of the Singapore-based Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA).

The two-day India-Middle East Aviation Summit opens Wednesday in Mumbai with low-cost carriers hoping to find new partners such as Adel Ali, chief executive of Air Arabia, to funnel international passengers onto their planes in India.

But all low-cost airlines face rising costs as they buy or lease aircraft, bid for scarce pilots and slug it out for rich routes while expanding into smaller cities, analysts say.

CAPA estimates India's domestic market lost about 250 million dollars last year.

Analysts say this will mean more mergers such as domestic carrier Jet Airways' 500-million-dollar move on Sahara Airlines, the largest ever takeover in India's aviation industry.

The resulting company now has control over 49 percent of the market, including a major share of lucrative business travel, with rival state-owned Indian Airlines at 33 percent.

But low-cost carriers, at 18 percent are expected to quickly nibble that lead away.

"India's market is a very price sensitive one. And low-cost carriers will have a good run ahead," says Alok Dalal, aviation analyst with India Infoline, an equity research firm.

Firms like Kingfisher Air, owned by Indian liquor baron Vijay Mallya, are on a shopping spree as a result.

On Monday, Kingfisher ordered five Airbus A340-500 planes with an an option for five more, which would bring to more than 60 the total number of Airbus planes in its fleet.

"India's airline industry will add 350-300 new aircraft in the next five years, with low-cost carriers accounting for the bulk," Kaul said.

The number of air travellers in India rose 26.5 percent in the six months ended March 2005 to 18.52 million and that figure is expected to hit 50 million a year in the next five years.

Still, to capture that market will take a lot of cash and decisions by airlines to focus on smaller routes as niche players.

"At current yields and cost structures, the cash-burn rate for low-cost carriers is likely to increase," says Anish Desai, analyst with ABN Amro Research. "By default, we believe this should lead to pricing discipline in the industry and/or airlines identifying new and less competitive routes."

India's first budget airline Air Deccan has followed that path and now has the largest network in the country, spanning 55 destinations through a fleet of 30 aircraft.

It has flown nearly four million passengers since its inception in 2003.

"We have introduced for the first time dynamic pricing, which is net-interactive. Fares begin at 500 rupees (11 dollars), progressively going upwards. Even tickets bought at the last minute for our flights are 40 percent cheaper than other airlines," said Air Deccan managing director G.R. Gopinath.

Gopinath says India's biggest challenge will be to provide the best infrastructure.

The government has attempted to facilitate this in part by selling majority control of its two largest airports, Mumbai and New Delhi, to private firms this year.

"India has currently just four major airports, which are already congested. Hong Kong's Guangdong airport is now at least about five times bigger than all our airports put together," Gopinath says.

"You don't just plan for landing and take offs. You need to factor space for flight catering, maintenance, cargo, courier companies, restaurants, car rental and hotels," he added.
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Ha ha, good luck to the Government of India for trying to find a way out of this mess. Airports aren't modernized in a day, and its going to be a while before our airports can handle the growth.

Think about this: The new Bangalore International Airport, which is still in its early stages of contruction, has already undergone a major design change because by the time the new airport would have been built, it would still be too small to handle the number of passengers!

Shows what narrow vision and vested interests of politicians in a developing country can do.
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India's largest airline adds fuel surcharge of 6.70 dollars on air tickets

NEW DELHI, April 27, 2006 (AFP) - India's largest airline, Jet Airways Ltd, said Thursday it would add a surcharge of 300 rupees (6.70 dollars) for all tickets on domestic routes because of higher jet fuel prices.

The fee will be added onto tickets starting May 1, but will not be applicable on tickets bought before April 30, the airline said in a statement.

World oil prices have soared to record levels and held beyond 70 dollars a barrel on heightened concerns over the Iranian nuclear crisis, alongside news of weak US gasoline supplies.

Publicly-listed Jet Airways merged with rival Sahara airlines earlier this year in a 500-million-dollar deal that was the largest ever takeover in India's aviation industry.

The resulting company now has control of more than 49 percent of the market, including a major share of the lucrative business travel industry.
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India's Jet Airways yearly profit jumps 15 percent

MUMBAI, April 29, 2006 (AFP) - Jet Airways, India's largest private airline, said Saturday full-year net earnings rose 15 percent on air-traffic growth and profit from the sale and leaseback of planes.

For the year ended March 31, the airline reported net profit of 4.5 billion rupees (101 million dollars). Full-year revenues rose 39 percent to 61.4 billion rupees.

Fourth-quarter net profit soared 71 percent to 2.2 billion rupees (51 million dollars). Revenues during the three months ended March 31 climbed 61 percent to 19.7 billion rupees.

Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal said in a statement said the results were strong but cautioned that high oil prices and other operational costs could affect future performance.

"We remain the market leader .... but operate in a challenging environment. We are concerned with the high level of input costs, primary fuel, and expect that the coming year could remain challenging," he said.

Jet, which will command half of India's aviation market after its planned 500-million-dollar purchase of rival Air Sahara, faces increasing competition from low-cost carriers such as Air Deccan, GoAir and SpiceJet.

"In coming months, we will be working towards successfully integrating Air Sahara operations into our own," Goyal told reporters.

Jet shares rose 38.5 rupees, or 4.14 percent, to 963.05 rupees ahead of the release results in a special trading session held Saturday to test software at the Mumbai stock exchange.

India began to deregulate its aviation sector in the 1990s, allowing private players to enter the domestic market previously dominated by state-run carrier Indian, formerly known as Indian Airlines.

Jet Airways has flown nearly 60.7 million passengers since it took to the skies in 1993. It now operates 43 so-called "classic" and next-generation Boeing aircraft. The airline has an average fleet age of 5.2 years.
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Crossposting from the Indian aviation thread in the Indian subforum.

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Ha ha, good luck to the Government of India for trying to find a way out of this mess. Airports aren't modernized in a day, and its going to be a while before our airports can handle the growth.

Think about this: The new Bangalore International Airport, which is still in its early stages of contruction, has already undergone a major design change because by the time the new airport would have been built, it would still be too small to handle the number of passengers!

Shows what narrow vision and vested interests of politicians in a developing country can do.

Actually it's the politicians and not "designers" who forced the design change. You should actually thank goverment for this..
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Actually it's the politicians and not "designers" who forced the design change. You should actually thank goverment for this..
No, the point I am trying to make is that these airports should have been functioning more than 5 years ago!

After missing deadlines after deadlines, of course the initial design will go obsolete, so I dont think the government is doing us any favor by making a design change to expand it, they are simply trying to rectify their dilly-dallying.
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Ha ha, good luck to the Government of India for trying to find a way out of this mess. Airports aren't modernized in a day, and its going to be a while before our airports can handle the growth.

Think about this: The new Bangalore International Airport, which is still in its early stages of contruction, has already undergone a major design change because by the time the new airport would have been built, it would still be too small to handle the number of passengers!

Shows what narrow vision and vested interests of politicians in a developing country can do.
Actually this present government forced the consortium to change the design. the Aviation Minister I believe was not happy with the design as well as its not that futuristic looking terminal. I just wonder howcome a consortium which includes the ppl who built Zurich Airport decided to go with the same design as they had planned it sometime back in the 90s... They should have changed the design immediately when given go ahead, instead the govt is pushing them to redesign the terminal. But the govt has already done the damage by delaying so long.. Last time I heard that Blore airport cant take any more flights during peak hours because its completely saturated.
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Actually this present government forced the consortium to change the design. the Aviation Minister I believe was not happy with the design as well as its not that futuristic looking terminal. I just wonder howcome a consortium which includes the ppl who built Zurich Airport decided to go with the same design as they had planned it sometime back in the 90s... They should have changed the design immediately when given go ahead, instead the govt is pushing them to redesign the terminal. But the govt has already done the damage by delaying so long.. Last time I heard that Blore airport cant take any more flights during peak hours because its completely saturated.
This shows that there is something fishy about banglaore's new airport. I guess this is what happens when a country does not have a airport regulatory authority (other than AAI) to approve/oversee/regulate these kind of investments.

Doesn't any one in Bangalore know what is really happening with airport!!!! They are in for shock of life time, probably this will be THE worst designed green field airport ever built any where in the world!

I am still unsure how this company BIAL is able to pull this off!! Do you think like all projects in india they might have buffered the coffers of bureaucrats??
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I am pretty certain a lot of palms have been greased during this whole BIAL saga. Actually, it would be naive of us to think that any international project in India can actually get done without having to bribe some government official or politician, usually the latter.

Again, more than anything else, its the delays that have and will hurt this project most. I would blame the Government of Karnataka the most for this whole mess though. Had SM Krishna stayed as the Chief Minister, i am sure this airport would have faced less problems.

The next government, supported by that nutsack HD Devegowda did its best to undo most of the projects undertaken by the previous government.

But on a positive note, at least this airport will bring some professionalism and better services to the infrastructure starved city. And whatever the design, I am sure we would still prefer it to that current shoebox of an airport.

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I had read in some forums and news stories that Jet might be the next Star Alliance member, and maybe this is a step in that direction? Hopefully by that time Jet will have a much wider network to make it worthwhile.

Jet Airways partners with Lufthansa

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Jet Airways and Lufthansa German Airlines have entered into a reciprocal frequent flyer agreement. Frequent flyer members of both Jet Airways and Lufthansa will benefit by way of earning and redeeming frequent flyer miles while travelling across the network of the two airlines. This partnership is in effect from 1 May, 2006.

Members of the Jet Privilege programme can now enjoy the convenience of Lufthansa's global connectivity and earn JPMiles when they travel on any of Lufthansa's 42 weekly flights to Frankfurt/Munich from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. The benefits of this partnership extend to Lufthansa's entire network of 13,200 weekly flights across 188 destinations across 78 countries. Similarly members of Lufthansa's frequent flyer programme, Miles and More can also accrue and redeem their miles on all flights operated by Jet Airways, gaining better connectivity across Jet Airways' domestic and international network to 48 destinations.
in addition, Jet seems keen on starting a cargo airline as well.

Jet Airways plans cargo airline

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When Charles A Adams (an ex-UPS executive who serves on the Jet Airways board) landed in Mumbai last week, he saw five freighter aircraft. What caught his attention was that all of them were owned by foreign airlines like Lufthansa; none of them owned by an Indian freight company.

Almost all freight from India is catered to by foreign airlines, and there are only five freighter aircraft in India, three of which are owned by DHL. No wonder, Jet is planning to set up a cargo airline, which will be steered by Adams.

Jet believes there’s a huge potential in cargo (there are reports that Reliance plans to buy 40 cargo planes to ferry its perishables for its retail stores across the country). ‘‘Ùnlike earlier (when traditional items like garments or jewellery was being exported) you see all kinds of manufactured goods,’’ says Adams.

Jet plans to start with three aircraft and will have a network across the country that will be connected to a hub, which will feed its international freight. Initially, domestic and international operations will contribute equally but progressively Jet expects international freight to contribute two-thirds of the revenues.
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