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Airlines get relief from Government but make passengers pay Transaction Fee

The battered India airline companies received a lifeline from the government on October 31. The 5% Customs duty on Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) has removed. In addition the government controlled oil marketing companies have announced a price reduction of Rs. 6,000 per kilolitre on ATF. These two steps, will result in an about 17% reduction in prices, but predictably, airlines …

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Spicejet posts net loss of Rs 198 crore for Q2

Press Trust of India reports, low cost carrier SpiceJet today reported a net loss of Rs 198 crore (INR 1.98 billion) for the second quarter ended September 30. The airline had posted a net loss of Rs 37.7 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous financial year. Total income of the carrier stood at Rs 363.3 crore in the …

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New Delhi airport’s new runway open for round-the-clock operations

The Press Trust of India reports, the third runway of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), which was recently inaugurated, has been opened for round-the-clock operation from yesterday. The runway, which was inaugurated on August 21 this year by Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel, was opened for commercial operations from September 25, 2008 but could not be used round-the-clock due to …

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Howrah to get Kolkata’s second airport

According to a Press Trust of India (PTI) report, Kolkata’s Howrah region is proposed to get a second airport in a bid to ease the passenger congestion at the existing Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (NSCBIA). Speaking at a function in Howrah yesterday, Subhash Chakraborty, West Bengal Transport Minister said, “There has been a considerable increase of passengers at …

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Jet Airways connects Bangalore to New York and Toronto

Jet Airways, today connected Bengaluru with New York (Newark and JFK) and Toronto, via its European hub in Brussels with four weekly flights – on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays respectively, till December 14, 2008. In keeping with the higher holiday season passenger traffic, Jet Airways will increase its frequency on the sector, operating daily flights between Bengaluru and Brussels …

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GHIAL commissions new Haj terminal at Rajiv Gandhi International

GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL) announced that it is all set for its maiden Haj operations from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. GHIAL has provided all facilities at the new Haj Terminal for the convenience of the pilgrims this year. The facilities are meant for both the passengers and the visitors. The Saudia Airlines Airbus A300 flight to Hyderabad will …

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