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Expense analysis: Kingfisher Airlines vs. Jet Airways vs. SpiceJet

Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines and SpiceJet are the only three publicly listed airlines in India, and are required to release their quarterly results. Using the results of the third quarter which ended December 31, 2008, I compiled three graphs to analyse their expenses. Depreciation and interest is included as part of expenses and other income is included as part of …

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Delta chiefs issue warning to airline staff in a memo

Following the recent warning by British Airways chief Willie Walsh, Delta Air Lines CEO Richard Anderson and President Edward H. Bastian issued a warning to all the airline’s employees today in a memo. To: Delta Colleagues Worldwide From: Richard Anderson and Ed Bastian Subject: Responding To A Worsening Global Economy The worsening global economy continues to place additional pressure on …

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Lufthansa launches new website for its Airbus A380 fans

Lufthansa has launched a new website devoted to its upcoming Airbus A380 which has a planned entry into service during the 2010 summer schedule. The airline invites visitors to discover more about its future flagship including details about the current status of Lufthansa’s first Airbus A380. The site is meant for both passengers and A380 fans who can find out, …

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Undelivered planes of Air Deccan and Kingfisher languish in France

I came across some interesting photos by fellow Flickr user A380spotter. ATR42-500 MSN503 VT-ADI in the old Air Deccan livery, still sporting the common man by R.K. Laxman. ATR72-212A MSN785 F-WWED supposed to be VT-DKL. This aircraft is painted in the Kingfisher livery, but obviously delivery has not been taken. The aircraft has been stored at Toulouse since early 2008 …

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Mumbai to loose Virgin Atlantic and Finnair flights by May

In a space of just two days, Mumbai airport authorities received a dual shock. Virgin Atlantic is suspending its London Mumbai service from May 3rd, while Finnair will suspend its Helsinki Mumbai service by mid May. Clearly the economic woes are playing havoc. The Mumbai London route has excess capacity with British Airways, Jet Airways, and Kingfisher Airlines operating non-stops, …

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