Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Jet Airways India
Jet Airways has been playing around with its North American schedules for the past week with many changes taking place and some decisions being reversed. Apart from the SFO suspension, JFK's capacity was going to be increased from a daily A 332 to a daily B 773ER. But this has changed and for the Winter 08-09 season, its BRU hub operations will be adjusted as follows:
DEL/BRU/YYZ - same plane daily service using an A 332 which means that capacity on the DEL-BRU route has been reduced from a daily B 773ER to an A 332.
BOM/BRU/EWR - daily flights using a B 773ER.
MAA/BRU/JFK - same plane daily flights using an A 332.
BLR/BRU - daily terminator flights using an A 332.
By looking at the above mentioned changes, one can make out that 9W now has 3 Boeing 777-300ERs idle as a result of SFO being suspended (2 aircraft used) + DEL-BRU capacity reduced (1 aircraft being used). One hopes that these aircraft get used on selective India-Middle East flights that can generate good yield as well as high demand on a year round basis. With 3 B 77Ws, 9W can fly the following Middle East routes easily:
2 aircraft can be used for : double daily BOM/DXB + double daily DEL/DXB
1 aircraft can be used for : 4 weekly DEL-JED + 3 weekly BOM-JED