Daily Archives: October 22, 2008

Airlines to pay fuel dues in 6 monthly instalments

CNN-IBN reports that airlines will pay all outstanding dues on aviation fuel to oil companies in six monthly installments and will be given a credit limit of 90 days to purchase the current requirement of aviation turbine fuel (ATF), it was decided in the national capital on Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting of heads of various airlines …

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Star Alliance launches new brand campaign

With the theme – “You’ve earned it”, Star Alliance launched its new multi-platform brand campaign on Monday, October 20th, 2008. The campaign is aimed at increasing awareness and familiarity of the Alliance customer benefits, with a special emphasis on the value of global recognition for the frequent International traveller. “Working away from home on international business trips can take its …

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Taxes killing aviation – Interview with Dr. Vijay Mallya

Kingfisher Airlines Chairman, Dr. Vijay Mallya, in an interview with Ashwini Phadnis of the Hindu Business Line claims it is “Taxes, not over-capacity, that is killing the Indian civil aviation sector”. The business logic to Dr. Mallya’s statement is to reduce fares by reducing the ridiculous taxation structure on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF), which ensures ATF in India is almost …

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