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Jet Airways to launch Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco service on 14-Jun-08

Jet Airways confirmed plans to launch daily Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco service on 14-Jun-08, using B777-200-ER equipment. The carrier plans to cater to business and leisure travel between the two cities, with a significant Chinese population residing in San Francisco. Jet Airways plans to tailor its China product to the market’s needs, and has commenced recruitment of Chinese crew. Jet Airways will …

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Mangalore Bajpe beats BIAL – First airport to operate two runways in Karnataka

Mangalore Airport Traffic up by 92% : Surpasses Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Times of India Mangalore airport sees phenomenal growth of 92% Surpasses Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Third fastest growing tier-II city Airport handles 42 international arrivals and departures per week Handles 28 domestic arrivals and departures per day Even on cargo front, impressive growth of 39% Mangalore, May 18: Mangalore has …

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Praful Patel`s wrong, again

RATIONAL EXPECTATIONSSunil Jain / New Delhi May 19, 2008(c) The Business Standard Aviation Minister Praful Patel’s outburst against Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia is perhaps not difficult to understand since most people think it was actually Patel who should have been keeping an eye on the delays at the Delhi airport — Ahluwalia’s asking the GMR Group officials …

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Bureaucratic bottlenecks come in way of projects

Bureaucratic bottlenecks come in way of projects For timely completion, developers and contractors need more help Instead of having individual reviews, an inter-ministerial panel can perhaps come up with faster solutions that find wider acceptance and quick implementation. — FILE PHOTO NEW AIRPORT, NEW VISTAS: A view of the new Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli. The Civil Aviation Ministry and …

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Singapore Airlines launches All-Business Class Service

Singapore Airlines’ Inaugural All-Business Class Service Takes Flight 15 May 2008 Singapore Airlines redefines long-haul air travel with the launch of its new all-Business Class service to New York (Newark). SQ 22 departed Singapore today at 1100hrs and is expected to arrive in New York at 1750hrs. The return flight, SQ 21, will depart New York at 2300hrs the same …

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More airlines charging for checking in baggage

Checked Baggage Fees: From LCCs to Legacies May 13, 2008 It started with Ryanair. Then it crossed the Atlantic and the Spirit caught on with Allegiant and Virgin America, too. U.S. legacy carriers Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways added checked baggage fees. American – with its announcement on April 28 – is the most recent airline to join …

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Airline Capacity and Operation in India for May 2001-2008

(c) TravelBizMonitor.com The Indian aviation industry is growing every month, as per a recent report by OAG’s latest airline schedules, the analysis reveals that airlines around the world plan to operate 2,553,657 flights throughout May 2008. There will be 40,015 more worldwide operations compared with May 2007 resulting in a two per cent growth. The total number of available seats …

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