Daily Archives: March 18, 2009

Air Traffic Controllers strike in France: Air France passengers need to read this

Air traffic controllers in France are set to strike on Thursday 19 March in a national day of strike action. Consequently the French Civil Aviation Authority, Direction Générale de l’Aviation Civile (DGAC) is limiting the number flights handled for each airline during that day. Air France has confirmed it will operate all of of its long-haul flights. On its short …

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Emirates to drop A380 from New York, slams Airbus for defects

Emirates recently announced that it will commence services to Toronto and Bangkok with its Airbus A380 superjumbo from June 1st. In order to do this Emirates will have to reposition two of its A380s from the current double-daily New York route. Emirates representatives have confirmed this re-positioning. One aircraft will be deployed on the three times a week Dubai Toronto …

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Armenia’s Armavia takes delivery of its first new Airbus A319

Armenia flag carrier Armavia took delivery of its first new A319 yesterday. The aircraft was handed over to Armavia’s President, Mikhail Bagdasarov, at a ceremony held at the Airbus factory in Hamburg, Germany. Operated under a lease agreement with ILFC, the new A319 will increase the airline’s Airbus fleet to five aircraft from the current four, two A319s and two …

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Images: Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways at Bengaluru International Airport

I had gone to Bengaluru International Airport for a meeting, and took my camera along. Got some great shots of Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways at the field. Hope you enjoy. Visit my photo album on Flickr. VT-VJK (the first KFA A330), performing flight IT2 coming in from London Heathrow. Sorry about the heat haze. The flight comes in the …

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SpiceJet announces new flights in Summer schedule

SpiceJet today announced its new schedule for summer 2009, effective March 29, 2009. Four new flights have been added to take the number of flights to 119 daily. In addition to the current Bangalore Ahmedabad (via Mumbai), a new direct flight connecting the two cities is added. Ahmedabad also gets a very convenient evening flight departing 18.35 to Mumbai and …

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