Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

Air France-KLM edges out Lufthansa to buy 25% stake in Alitalia

Air France-KLM Group, the world’s second largest airline, has agreed to pay 323 million euro ($432 million) for a 25 per cent stake of Alitalia SpA. Alitalia was put into bankruptcy on August 29, after two years of attempts to sell the 49.9 percent state owned airline. On December 12, CAI agreed to buy Alitalia’s main assets and to combine …

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Airbus A330 gets birthday boost from Boeing 787 Dreamliner delays

On its 15th anniversary, the Airbus A330 is getting a major birthday gift, and from none other, than its major competitor, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Thanks to the 2 year delay on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, airlines who had previously ordered the aircraft, are rushing to fill the gap with the Airbus A330. Qantas which has placed firm orders for …

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Travellers risk detention under new US ESTA visa rules in force from today

This is the 501st post on Bangalore Aviation. My sincere thanks to all the visitors and supporters.From today, travellers visiting the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) risk being detained at airports and sent home if they don’t comply with new U.S. immigration rules. The new Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) program has been made mandatory from …

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