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Monthly Archives: August 2008

Foreign airlines flock to India

Foreign airlines flock to India, ignore global downturn India is seen as a growing market for international airline traffic and the current market size is nearly $5 billion (Rs 21,000 cr) a year They are cutting flights to several destinations in the wake of a worldwide slump in business, but international airlines are doing just the opposite in India because …

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BIAL airport faces probe by legislators

New Bangalore airport faces probe by legislatorsAugust 10th, 2008 ICT by IANs By Vishwanath KarnicBangalore, Aug 10 (IANS) The two-month old Bangalore international airport, a Rs. 25-billion ($625-million) greenfield project, faces a probe by a Karnataka legislators’ panel over alleged deviation in design and lack of sufficient facilities for passengers as well as visitors. “The new airport is no better …

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Delta Adds First-Ever Nonstop Service between Atlanta and Mumbai, India

Longest range commercial jetliner will connect Atlanta to one of world’s fastest-growing economies Boeing 777-200 Long Range aircraft features lie-flat seats in Delta’s BusinessElite class ATLANTA, Aug. 7, 2008 – Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today announced a new daily nonstop flight between Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and Mumbai, India, starting Nov. 1, 2008*. The new flight will connect the …

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The great Indian wine war

WINE PRICES IN BANGALORE HEADED INTO THE STRATOSPHERE ! You might be surprised at a wine article in my aviation blog, but wine is a subject close to my heart. The convoluted alcoholic beverages policy in India, makes each state, akin to another country, each with their own cumbersome taxes and regulations. The recent collapse of the Doha round of …

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