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Monthly Archives: July 2008

BIAL terminal undersized at 9.87 million ?

BIA, HAL dispute carries onSaturday July 5 2008 Monica Jha BANGALORE: The latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), on the passenger handling capacity of the two airports in Bangalore, indicates that there is just a minor difference in the capacities of the two airports, contrasting BIAL’s claims. The annual capacity of the HAL Airport has been …

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Air Force opposes BIAL plan on second runway

Air Force opposes BIAL plan on second runwayRavi Sharma It has been thought of south of the existing runway The runways at AFS Yelahanka and BIA are parallel to each otherAir Force has no objection to a runway being built to the north of the existing one BANGALORE: The Air Force has strongly objected to the plans of the Bangalore …

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Tough days ahead for airlines: Boeing

5 Jul 2008, TNN NEW DELHI: As oil continues its relentless upward march, US aircraft major Boeing sees difficult days ahead for airlines. While hardly any airline has business model to cope up with fuel at these levels, this is the first time in history that the increase in oil prices is happening at a time when world economy is …

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Kingfisher may buy SpiceJet in cash deal

Vijay Mallya looks to fly away with SpiceJetNirbhay Kumar, ET Bureau NEW DELHI: Another round of consolidation in the domestic skies seems imminent with UB Group chairman Vijay Mallya engaging in talks with two major shareholders of SpiceJet to buy the budget carrier in an all-cash deal. According to industry sources, Mr Mallya is negotiating with Gulf-based fund Istithmar and …

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UDF norms to be decided soon

User-charges norms for airports soonSindhu Bhattacharya/ DNA MONEY The user development fee (UDF) conundrum may finally get resolved next week when the Union civil aviation ministry holds a crucial meeting to frame a broad policy on this levy. At present, only two new airports (Hyderabad and Bangalore) have been allowed to charge a specific amount as UDF and that too …

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BIAL sees 13.66% drop in domestic departures

BIA sees drop in domestic departures ENS BANGALORE: HERE is some bad news for the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), which wants to have sole rights on Bangalore’s commercial airspace. The BIA has been witnessing a dip in the number of domestic flight operations in its very first month after it started operations on May 24 and this continues. According to …

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Dragonair launches daily service on Bangalore-Hong Kong route

By Lakshmi Vishwanath | Bangalore Dragonair, the sister airline of Cathay Pacific Airways launched its daily service on Bangalore-Hong Kong route, day before yesterday. The first flight landed at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), at 01.18 hours on July 1, while the first flight from Bangalore to Hong Kong departed at 02.35 hours yesterday. Bangalore is the seventh new destination, being …

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Jet Airways launches new direct flights from Pune to Hyderabad, Nagpur and Ahmedabad

Jet Airways will enhance its network connectivity from Pune with the launch of its new direct services to Hyderabad, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, effective 15-Jul-08. The flight from Pune to Hyderabad and Ahmedabad will be a daily direct flight whereas flights between Pune and Nagpur will operate six days a week, with the exception of Saturdays. Jet Airways’ flight 9W 3421 …

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BIA expansion suffers a setback

BIA II phase suffers a setbackFrom B S Arun, DH News Service, New Delhi: Just as the first phase of the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) was finally declared open after hitting air pocket several times, the proposed second phase has received a blow. The Defence Ministry is opposed to the proposed second runway direction and wants it to be shifted. …

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Plans for high speed train to BIA on track

DH News Service, Bangalore: In its first step towards implementing the proposed high speed train project to Bangalore International Airport, the State government on Wednesday called for Expression of Interest (EI) from private firms to take up the project on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The EI has been issued by Karnataka Industrial Investment and Development Corporation (KSIIDC), which …

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AAI taking steps to ensure safety for aircraft movements at Indian airports

To introduce A-SMGCS for monitoring movements at Mumbai and Kolkata airportBy Anita Jain | Mumbai Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to introduce Advanced Surface Movements – Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), to monitor Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Mumbai and Kolkata airport by next year. The System was introduced by USA based, Sensis Air Traffic Systems at Indira …

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