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Daily Archives: December 22, 2008

Turkish Airlines to offer First Class service

Turkish Airlines (THY) will begin offering first class seats on the three Boeing 777-300ERs, recently leased from Jet Airways, by Dec. 29, THY General Manager Temel Kotil has said. The first 2 Boeing 777-300ER aircraft scheduled to join the fleet on December 24th and 25th, 2008 are configured with 8 First Class suites, 30 Business in a herringbone layout, and …

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GoAir to expand fleet size

According to a report in today’s Economic Times (ET), low cost carrier (LCC) GoAir is expanding its fleet and operations. The airline has decided to scale up its fleet size to 35 by March 2011 from the existing strength of six aircraft. The airline will add 20 aircraft by end of this year and later bring in another nine in …

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Detroit slowing down as US gateway to Asia

Nathan Hurst at The Detroit News has written a good article on how Detroit Metropolitan Airport is fast loosing ground as the United States’ gateway to Asia. The airport is facing a slew of delayed introductions, reduction in frequencies, and in some cases outright cancellations of flights to a variety of Asian cities. Detroit is the home of the automotive …

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British Airways orders Embraer E-Jets

British Airways has placed firm orders on Embraer for eleven fuel efficient E-Jets, comprised of six Embraer 170 and five Embraer 190SR jets, with options for an additional three 190SR jets. The Embraer 170s will be powered by General Electric CF34-8C5 engines and the 190SRs will be powered by CF34-10E5 engines. The airline’s wholly owned subsidiary BA CityFlyer, which operates …

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Australian watchdog sues Singapore Airlines Cargo

Reuters is reporting that Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, sued the cargo unit of Singapore Airlines on allegations they were involved in international price-fixing. The commission has already taken action against Qantas Airways and British Airways, who paid fines totaling $17.1 million. The commission accused Singapore Airlines Cargo, of entering into arrangements with other carriers to …

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