Daily Archives: May 23, 2008

DGCA issues CAR to airlines for refund norms

Travel trade associations skeptical of airlines implementing the directiveBy Krupa Vora | Mumbai The much-debated issue of refund of airline tickets has been now brought to the forefront by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) by issuing a Civil Aviation Requirement (CAR) letter to the airlines. As per this CAR dated May 22, 2008 all scheduled and non-scheduled carriers …

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BIAL confirms launch of new airport on May 24

The BIAL management has sent out this e-mail earlier today, confirming the launch of operations of the new Bengaluru International Airport, later tonight. Congratulations to the entire BIAL team, and welcome to Bangalore.—————————————————-Friday, May 23, 2008 1:21 PM Subject: New Date: Commencement of Commercial Operations at new Bangalore International Airport Dear All, This is to inform that Bengaluru International Airport …

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BIAL’s cargo warehouse in shambles

Airports in the 21st century, are like the ports and railway junctions of the 19th and 20th century — critical drivers of economic growth. As individuals, we look to the glamour and prestige associated with passenger air travel, while tending to overlook the air cargo requirements of commerce and industry which is drives the economic engine of Bangalore. Thanks to …

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India’s Airline Industry Consolidates, but Change Is Still in the Air

Economic reality is reshaping India’s airline industry. Just a few years into a third wave of private operators, the high cost of fuel has led to a number of mergers, including a high-profile agreement to combine Indian Airlines with Air India. Other issues, including infrastructure constraints, increased competition, and wage inflation, have left low-cost carriers, such as Sahara and Air …

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