Daily Archives: May 12, 2009

Spicy aircraft names — A list of SpiceJet’s Boeing 737 fleet

Spicejet Boeing 737-800 VT-SPL "Cardamom"

New Delhi based SpiceJet has a practice of naming it’s Boeing 737 aircraft after the various spices. Below is a list of the ship registrations along with their names. It appears VT-SPE is one of the only aircraft with no name given. Boeing 737-800 VT-SPD Chilli VT-SPE no name VT-SPF Coriander VT-SPH Saffron VT-SPJ Mint VT-SPK Fennel VT-SPL Cardamom VT-SPM …

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Indian passengers allege racial bias at Air France

Over 50 Indian passengers flying Air France had a “harrowing” time at Paris airport after their aircraft developed a technical problem and on reaching Mumbai, complained bitterly that they were victims of “racial” profiling. The passengers were flying from Boston to Mumbai via Paris in an Airbus A330-200 aircraft registration F-GZCL. AF-218 was en-route from Paris Charles de Gaulle, France, …

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India outsources consular services in Toronto

With an aim to make visa services faster, hassle-free and efficient, the Indian Consulate in Toronto has decided to outsource its consular services under a new visa regime which will become functional from May 22. Preeti Saran, Consul General of India, said “The government has decided to outsource consular services in Canada. VF Services (Canada) would be the nodal agency …

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South African Airways to operate additional flights to meet IPL2 travel demands

South African Airways (SAA) will operate six additional flights between India and South Africa between May 18 through 26, using the higher capacity Airbus A340-600 to meet the growing demand for the semi-final and finals of the Indian Premier League season 2 (IPL2) cricket extravaganza. In cricket crazy India, there is a sudden escalation in the demand on the India …

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