Daily Archives: September 30, 2008

Air passengers to pay yet another fee

The air transport cartel is at it, again. In all too familiar theme, we passengers must get ready to pay one more “fee“. Readers will recall that airlines decided to scrap travel agent commissions, in India, effective October 31, 2008. This move by the airlines, created an uproar in the industry and led to strikes and protests. Presently, airlines pay …

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Delhi airport shuts brand new runway

Anirban Chowdhury of The Business Standard reports that just four days after it was opened, the third runway at the Delhi airport was closed today after some crucial equipment stopped functioning. Operations were already restricted to daytime use after the runway lights failed over the weekend, rendering the runway unusable at night. According to Air Traffic Controller sources at the …

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