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New Delhi flights delayed due to fog, contradicts earlier press release by airport operator DIAL

Just about 24 hours earlier, DIAL the operators of New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) were proudly drumming their success of zero impact of fog on the early morning of 10th December. On 11th December, fifteen flights were delayed after a thick blanket of fog engulfed the capital, reducing the Runway Visibility Range (RVR) to 400 meters. This against …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner – first flight 2Q2009, first delivery 1Q2010

Just received a release from Boeing. Boeing announced today an updated schedule for its all-new 787 Dreamliner program that moves the commercial jet’s first flight into the second quarter of 2009 and first delivery into the first quarter of 2010. The new schedule reflects the impact of disruption caused by the recent Machinists’ strike along with the requirement to replace …

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Jet Airways and Emirates announce partnership

Jet Airways and Emirates Airline, have today announced their partnership plans spanning a reciprocal frequent flyer arrangement and unilateral code share agreement. Effective December 15, 2008, the two airlines will launch a reciprocal frequent flyer arrangement whereby members of Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege, India’s largest frequent flyer programme, may earn and redeem miles across Emirates’ rapidly-expanding international network, with the exception …

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Negligible fog impact at Delhi IGI airport

New Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) met its first fog challenge on 10th December, with zero impact on flights. As per a DIAL release there were zero diversions, re-schedules, or cancellations. As per procedure, Safeguard procedures were initiated when Runway Visual Range (RVR) fell below 1,500 meters, at 0458 local on morning of 10 December. Low Visibility Procedure (LVP) …

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