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November 30, 2008 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: November 30, 2008

Flybe in talks to buy bmi regional, bmi baby

Reuters, quoting The Mail, reports, British airline Flybe is in talks to buy British Midland’s (BMI) subsidiary operations bmi regional and bmi baby. The two airlines are not core to the strategy of British Midland’s new owner, Lufthansa (LHAG.DE: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), it said. Lufthansa took over British Midland last month, but the German airline has indicated it …

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Air France KLM flights to Phuket instead of Bangkok

As per a press release Air France and KLM will operate “rescue” flights to Phuket on 1 and 2 December from Amsterdam and Paris-CDG respectively. Due to the closure of Bankok’s Suvarnabhumi international airport, Air France and KLM will operate one flight on 1st December and one flight on 2 December 2008 from Phuket Airport. Departure from Phuket on 1 …

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U.S. Embassy message on Bangkok airport situation

banThe US Embassy in Bangkok has posted this message on its website. However, many Americans have been complaining about the unhelpful nature of the embassy staff. More importantly are some contact numbers that may be helpful. American citizens travelling or living in Thailand should be aware that the People鈥檚 Alliance for Democracy (PAD) has entered and forced the closure of …

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Security at New Delhi airport intensified

PTI reports an anonymous e-mail threatening to blow up the international airport in New Delhi has prompted authorities to step up security by deploying additional forces inside and outside the facility. The information about the e-mail was passed on to higher officials of the CISF, which is handling security at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), from Gujarat, CISF sources …

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Lufthansa launches new Lufthansa Italia brand

New Italian airline to be established – Lufthansa Italia to offer direct connections from Milan Malpensa to European destinations – Flights already available for booking from 99 euros Lufthansa has launched its new “Lufthansa Italia” brand in Italy. Lufthansa is to found its own Italian airline under the new brand early next year and apply for an Italian Air Operator …

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U-Tapao airport offers meager relief to Bangkok passengers

The tiny U-Tapao Airport (UTP), also spelled Utapao and U-Taphao, is a public airport serving Rayong, a city in Thailand. Primarily a naval aviation base, it is approximately 90 miles (140 km) southeast of Bangkok, near Sattahip on the Gulf of Siam. It south of route 3 (Thanon Sukhumvit) at km 189, about a 45 minute drive from Pattaya (Thailand’s …

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