Daily Archives: January 21, 2009

Images: Singapore Airlines unveils A330 cabin with iPod iPhone support in Economy

Singapore Airlines took delivery of its first Airbus A330-300 aircraft, 9V-STA, today, and also unveiled the cabin product. Acquired under a lease agreement with Dublin-based AWAS, and powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines, the aircraft was handed over to the airline at a ceremony in Toulouse today attended by Mak Swee Wah, Executive Vice President Operations and Services, Singapore Airlines, …

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Delta to reduce Atlanta Mumbai nonstop frequency

Delta Airlines which recently commenced its Atlanta – Mumbai non-stop is feeling the pinch of the economic slowdown affecting India’s IT industry. Effective March 29, it will reduce the frequency of its service from a daily to five flights a week. The service will not operate on Tuesdays and Sundays ex-Atlanta, and Mondays and Wednesdays ex-Mumbai. In my opinion, it …

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GoAir joins low fare fight with IndiGo and SpiceJet

The Mint is reporting that GoAir recently started offering uniform fares, inclusive of surcharges and other taxes, for purchases made 21 days in advance. For short sectors, defined as less than 750 kms travel distance, the airline will charge Rs 1,700 a ticket and Rs 2,700 for distances greater than 750 kms. According to the company statement, in effect a …

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South African Airways crew detained at London Heathrow after drugs discovery

Agence France-Presse is reporting, the entire crew of a South African Airways flight from Johannesburg to London Heathrow, were arrested Tuesday after about $450,000 worth of cannabis and cocaine were found in their suitcases, by British customs officials. As per officials, British customs agents found 110 pounds (50 kilograms) of cannabis, worth about $210,000, and 9 pounds (4 kilograms) of …

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Getting Mumbai, Delhi, and Bangalore, off the world’s most delayed airports list

My post The world’s most delayed and most punctual airports, seems to have ignited a media frenzy within India. Times of India carried snippets from the article Sunday 11th January, which became a national story, and was picked up later that morning by the TV networks. A lot of Bangalore Aviation readers have been asking me questions relating to the …

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