Daily Archives: December 15, 2008

Aviation turbine fuel prices reduced by 11%

Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices have been slashed by over 11 per cent by state-run oil companies. This is the seventh straight reduction since September as price surged to an all time high of Rs 71,028.26 a kilolitre (in Delhi) in August. ATF in Delhi has been cut by Rs 4,208.37 to Rs 32,691.28 a kilolitre effective midnight tonight, said …

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Kingfisher A320 planes de-registered or returned ?

The disagreement between Kingfisher Airlines and GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) has become murky. Yesterday, Daily News and Analysis (DNA) newspaper reported “In a major setback to Kingfisher Airlines, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has de-registered three of its aircraft on account of rental payment default. These aircraft will be grounded and not permitted to fly on commercial …

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Arik to use Kingfisher A340-500 interiors and seating

According to Business Traveller magazine, Nigerian carrier Arik Air will launch its flights from London to Lagos on December 15, using the Airbus A340-500 aircraft with their plush interiors and seating designed for Kingfisher Airlines. Arik recently took delivery of its first of three A340-500 aircraft, planes originally destined for Kingfisher Airlines before it was forced to shelve the order. …

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Jet Airways wins Business Traveller’s ‘Best First-Class service in the world’ award

Congratulations to Jet Airways, which has been voted as the ‘Airline with Best First-Class Service in the World’, by readers of the prestigious Business Traveler magazine, at the 20th Annual ‘Best in Business Travel’ Awards. The airline received the award at a gala ceremony at the Sofitel, Los Angeles on December 11, 2008. With the introduction of its award-winning First …

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Left luggage facility at Mumbai airport still closed

As per the Times of India, the “left luggage” facilities for transit passengers at the Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, which were closed well before the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, still remain closed. Airport operator GVK promoted, Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL) had closed down the luggage rooms, where transit passengers could leave their luggage behind and go about …

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