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Daily Archives: June 2, 2008

Airline Industry Bids Farewell to Paper Ticket

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a new era in air travel as it bid farewell to the paper ticket on the eve of the industry’s conversion to 100% electronic ticketing. The history of tickets Paper tickets date back to the 1920s. Each airline used a different form with varying rules. Airlines soon recognised the need for standardisation of …

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We will negotiate with BIAL, HAL: Yeddyurappa

http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=38892 BS Reporter / New Delhi June 2, 2008, 17:47 IST Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said that he was committed to negotiating with the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) over keeping the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) airport open following high court directions. “I will be complying with the high courts direction that we renegotiate with BIAL, in …

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BIAL flight performance improving

It is now the 10th day of operations for Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL). The graph below shows the slow and steady improvement of flight performance operations. The situation, however, is far from satisfactory. Average delays are still hovering at 40 minutes, which is bordering on “highly delayed”, and only 70% of flights leave within 15 minutes of their scheduled time …

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Holding BIAL to a higher standard

Readers must get the impression that I am anti-BIAL. Sorry, nothing can be further from the truth. As a lifelong believer in Bangalore’s desperate need for more and better infrastructure, I have always welcomed BIAL from the day it was conceived. I do hold, BIAL to a significantly higher standard of delivery. From day one, in justification of the over …

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