Daily Archives: December 5, 2008

Kingfisher to launch Mumbai London daily service

Kingfisher Airlines will start operations to its second international destination with the launch of daily direct flights from Mumbai to London from January 5, 2009. A330 image is my copyrightAccording to the release issued by the airline, a brand new Airbus A330-200 will be deployed for the route. Kingfisher Airlines commenced its international operations on September 3, 2008 with its …

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Jet Airways and JetLite reduce fuel surcharge

I was just reading an article on Business Standard about no fare cuts by Jet and JetLite, and in the background, I get this news from Jet and JetLite. From tomorrow, December 6, 2008, JetLite has announced a reduction in applicable passenger fuel surcharges on all domestic routes. For routes under 750 kms, the fuel surcharge is reduced by Rs. …

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Business Standard: Calling the airlines bluff

Read a nice article by Anjuli Bhargava in the Business Standard today, about the airlines’ ticket prices, the fuel prices, and the politicians. I strongly recommend your reading it. Ms. Bhargava asks Can someone enlighten me as to what鈥檚 going on? I am referring to this quid pro quo that鈥檚 been playing out through the media between the airline industry, …

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787 Dreamliner further delayed: Wall Steet Journal

The Wall Street Journal reports Boeing Co. may further delay first deliveries of its flagship 787 Dreamliner by at least six months to account for the recent strike by union machinists and other snags. According to people familiar with the situation, Boeing officials are expected to announce later this month that first deliveries of the fuel-efficient jet might not occur …

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Price gouging by airlines, at Mangalore, scares away passengers

DNA reports how airlines are killing the goose that lays golden egg, by resorting to price gouging at Mangalore As per DNA Businessman Abdul Wahab had to make a sudden trip from Bangalore to Mangalore recently. He walked into the office of one of the airlines at the BIAL airport. The ticket he bought cost him Rs. 8900. A while …

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Shooting scare at New Delhi airport

All the major airports across India have been turned in to fortresses following perceived threats. The jitters created a security scare at New Delhi鈥檚 Indira Gandhi International airport in the early hours of Friday, and triggered panic among passengers and sent security officials into a tizzy. The chaos began when a sound similar to gunshots were reportedly heard from the …

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