Daily Archives: December 29, 2008

Computer glitch grounds Qantas A380

In an incident, that will definitely not please either the airline, or the airframe manufacturer, the world’s largest commercial airliner the Airbus A380 superjumbo, operated by Australian carrier Qantas was grounded in Fiji due to a computer glitch. VH-OQB, the second aircraft in Qantas’ A380 fleet, recently delivered, and which commenced operations just one week ago, was on a routine …

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Singapore Airlines slashes fares from India

Singapore Airlines has announced a new low fare sale from India to select destinations in South East Asia and Australia. As per the ad in today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition, the fares round-trip ex-Bangalore to Singapore is INR 16,830, Denpasar/Bali/Kuala Lumpur/Penang/Langkawi/Kuching/Bangkok INR 23,980, Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide INR 41,350. These include taxes and surcharges. Fares are for economy class travel. Tickets must …

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Financial manoeuvring hurts DIAL and AAI

In his weekly column “Rational Expectations”, Sunil Jain has written an excellent article titled “Mr. 20 per cent” highlighting the financial shenanigans played by the operator of Indira Gandhi International Airport, GMR promoted Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL), and the resultant negative impact not just on Airports Authority of India (AAI), but also on DIAL itself. His postscript says it …

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