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October 17, 2008 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: October 17, 2008

Lufthansa offers to help Air India become a member of Star Alliance

According to the Press Trust of India, German flag carrier Lufthansa, today said, it will act as a mentor to Indian state carrier Air India to become a member of Star Alliance, a global grouping of top airlines. “Lufthansa is the mentor for Air India and we will work together to get the latter on board the Star Alliance,” the …

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MRTPC orders probe into Jet-Kingfisher alliance

Press Trust of India reports that fair trade practices body Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission (MRTPC), today, ordered a probe into the operational alliance formed between two leading private carriers, Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines. According to highly placed sources, taking a suo moto cognisance based on media reports, the MRTPC ordered its investigative arm, Director General of Investigation …

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UPA Ministers differ on bailout for aviation industry

According to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report, the downturn in the aviation sector yesterday brought the differences among UPA ministers into full play on issues like the bailout for the beleaguered industry. The Labour Ministry convened a tripartite meeting to discuss the sacking of 1,900 Jet Airways employees. 鈥淲e will seek details of employment and inspect the work …

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Indian Oil commissions 36 km fuel pipeline to Bengaluru International Airport

In a major move to reducing emissions and traffic, while increasing reliability and purity, Indian Oil, commissioned its 36 km long pipeline from its bulk storage terminal at Devanagonthi to Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli, where its joint venture with Skytanking GmbH of Germany, IndianOil Skytanking Ltd. (IOSL), is the primary Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) vendor. The underground pipeline costing …

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SpiceJet launches 鈥榮pecial spicy’ reduced air fares

SpiceJet announced a drop in its fares on advance purchases of tickets. Apart from a reduction in basic fare for flights booked 10 to 15 days in advance, SpiceJet will also remove the congestion surcharge of Rs 150. The airline is trying to help passengers who plan their holidays and business trips in advance. Announcing the cut, Samyukth Sridharan, Chief …

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