Tuesday , 20 August 2019
Home >> 2008 >> December >> 13

Daily Archives: December 13, 2008

Bangalore flights disrupted by fog

Two flights to Bangalore, one from London and another from Mumbai, were diverted to Chennai airport Thursday morning due to bad weather conditions at Bangalore. The British Airways flight from London and the Indian Airlines flight from Mumbai were supposed to land at Bangalore airport at around 0600 hours. After the weather conditions became better at Bangalore airport, the flights …

Read More »

Third runway at New Delhi opens for low-visibility operations

An Express News Service report that the third runway at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, installed with Category III-B Instrument Landing System (ILS), was finally commissioned on Friday for low-visibility air traffic operations during dense fog days, brings much cheer to harried passengers. “The certification was given following an inspection by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) after taking …

Read More »

IATA working on document calling for foreign carriers to buy in to domestic airlines

According to a PTI report, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is working on a non-binding document for its member airlines calling for foreign ownership, saying that the aviation industry should be allowed to run like any other business like automobiles or telecom. IATA is planning to urge all governments to have a re-look at allowing foreign airlines to pick …

Read More »

Brussels Airlines to join Star Alliance

The Star alliance press office announced that at their annual Board Meeting, the CEOs of the Star Alliance member airlines have voted to accept the application of Brussels Airlines to become a future member of the alliance. Brussels Airlines is the Belgian airline offering the widest choice of flights to and from the “capital” of Europe. With a fleet of …

Read More »

Bi-lateral agreement impeding connectivity:Finnair

According to a PTI report, Finnish carrier, Finnair has expressed, that Indo-Finn air services agreement is hampering connectivity between the two countries and its plans to operate flights to more cities in India. “At the moment, it is impossible to connect Finland with more than two India cities. The bilateral agreement between both the countries forbids it,” stated Kari Stolbow, …

Read More »

Singapore airlines to commence Riyadh service

Singapore Airlines will launch its inaugural flight to Riyadh on Sunday, 14 December 2008. SQ454 will depart Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 1250hrs.Arrival at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport Terminal 1 at 1820hrs (all times local). SQ453 – will depart from Riyadh at 2015hrs,Arrival at Singapore Changi Airport at 1105hrs the next day. Both legs of the flight will …

Read More »

Kingfisher restores travel agent commissions

As I had indicated in my earlier story, Kingfisher Airlines announced that it will pay three per cent agency commission to travel agents on gross fare, effective from today. The decision to pay three per cent commission was acknowledged in a fax sent to TAAI office last night. “The airline has also withdrawn Transaction Fee on tickets, which was introduced …

Read More »