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Singapore Airlines: a 5-star no more

As a regular flier around the world, I would always experience the mental shock of coming down the levels as I transited from my Singapore Airlines flight, on to a domestic US carrier. It did not matter whether it was American, Continental, Delta, United, or US Airways, it did not matter if the transition was from economy to economy, or …

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Jet Airways sacks 35 expat pilots

With the aviation industry in a facing rough weather, private air-carrier Jet Airways has terminated services of up to 35 expatriate pilots who captain the airlines’ Boeing 737-aircraft. Confirming the development, a Jet Airways spokesperson said some 25-odd pilots have been sacked. But aviation industry sources claimed that services of up to 35 expatriate Boeing-737 captains have been terminated by …

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British Airways withdraws London Kolkata Dhaka flight

More bad news on the aviation front. CNN-IBN reports that British Airways will suspend its flights between Kolkata, Dhaka and London from March 28 next year as it finds the route unprofitable, an airline officer said here Friday. “The decision to suspend flights between Kolkata and London has been a difficult one to make. However, the route is not making …

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Air Asia announces operations from Kuala Lumpur to India

AirAsia, a low-cost carrier from Malayasia, has announced that it will commence its daily direct flight to Tiruchirappalli, India from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia beginning 1st December 2008. Employing a brand new fleet of Airbus A320, Tiruchirappalli will be the first route to be launched by AirAsia in India. To celebrate the launch of this new service, AirAsia is offering an …

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Man cheats death under Mumbai local train

I came across a startling set of photos at http://rammy-time2know.blogspot.com/2008/10/death-wont-be-closer-than-this.html. The blog article is definitely worth a visit. A man slipped under the local train and only by some miracle has survived. For sure, God and all angels were looking out for this fool, since he wasn’t.

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New taxiway N9 opened at Mumbai airport

As part of its ongoing efforts to upgrade the runway system at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) inaugurated a new taxiway N9 last week. MIAL is trying to reduce the runway occupancy time by landing aircraft at CSIA. N9 which is located on the Northwest side of primary runway 09-27 will immensely improve runway …

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Oil companies cut Aviation Turbine Fuel further

PTI reports, state-run oil marketing companies on November 3, cut jet fuel prices further by Rs 2,100 per kilolitre on top of the 17 per cent reduction, which was announced last week after the government exempted Customs Duty on fuel last week. Oil majors like Indian Oil Corporation (IOCL), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) …

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Bangalore real time flight arrivals information

You can also use the “BIA Arrivals” and “BIA Departures” link from the top menu bar for real time Bengaluru flight arrival and departure information from the Bengaluru International Airport website. For flight arrival and departure information in other cities, please select the “Real time flight information” tag from the right sidebar. Flight information is provided by FlightStats, and is …

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Minister assaults Kingfisher station manager

Politics is the last refuge of scoundrels, very true in India, especially those from the state of Bihar, and the pinnacle is the Rashtriya Janata Dal.The Press Trust of India reports Union Minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal MP Akhilesh Prasad Singh allegedly beat up the station manager of Kingfisher Airlines at Patna Airport on Monday after he was not allowed …

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British Airways plan to buy GoAir hits legal roadblock

According to a PTI report, British Airways’ (BA) multi-million pound takeover plan of Low Cost Carrier (LCC) GoAir got derailed and the Europe’s leading carrier may now negotiate for a marketing alliance instead. The report, which quoted UK’s The Sunday Times, “British Airways planned an audacious, multi-million pound takeover of one of India’s leading airlines – but the scheme was …

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Jet Airways launches special in-flight programme and contest for young passengers

Jet Airways, has just launched an In-flight Festival for Children called W.O.W (World of Wonders) with the onset of the festive season. WOW – is a tailor-made, two month long in-flight fiesta suitable for viewing by the entire family, while they fly Jet Airways. The festival will feature an exclusive Disney Channel compilation of hit shows like Hannah Montana featuring …

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Lufthansa to take control of British Midland

Kevin Done in London and Gerrit Wiesmann in Frankfurt of the Financial Times report that, Lufthansa is taking majority control of BMI British Midland, which will give it the second largest share of take-off and landing slots at London Heathrow airport, behind British Airways. The deal marks an important step in the restructuring of the European airline industry with the …

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Fuel prices reduce, air fares do not

Thanks to the global reduction in crude oil prices, and reductions in Customs duty (in response to desperate pleas by airlines), Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) prices in India, have retreated back to earlier levels of 8 months ago. Today, ATF is priced almost the same as in March 2008, but air fares show no sign of retreating. Airlines had almost …

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