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May 2009 – Page 3 – Bangalore Aviation

Monthly Archives: May 2009

Low air fares offer: Lufthansa 50% discount, Jet Airways to London Heathrow

Today seems to be the day for special international air fares offers. Lufthansa special 50-50-50 promotion.Lufthansa is offering special fares to celebrate 50 years of operations in India. For 50 hours, until May 8, 2009, Lufthansa is offering up to 50% discount on both business and economy class fares across Lufthansa’s network of 35 destinations in Europe and North America …

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Emirates Boeing 777 delivery deferrals: We will!! We will not!!

The last two days has been abuzz about the deferrals of deliveries of Boeing 777s by Dubai’s flag carrier Emirates Airlines. En-route to over-taking Singapore Airlines to become the world’s largest Boeing 777 operator, Emirates recently took delivery of it’s 75th 777. Abdullah al Shams, a fleet manager at Emirates based at the Boeing factory in Washington, USA, was recently …

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Virgin Atlantic codeshares on Jet Airways’ Mumbai London Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic who recently withdrew their services on the Mumbai London Heathrow route, has entered in to a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways effective May 6 2009, allowing guests to book with Virgin Atlantic but travel with Jet Airways on their double daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic will place its code on Jet Airways flights as …

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Finnair to resume Mumbai Helsinki service in October upgrades Delhi to A330

Finnair who are withdrawing their Mumbai services for the summer, has decided to resume its Mumbai operations from October with it’s newly inducted Airbus A330-300 fleet. Kari Stolbow, director for the Indian subcontinent has indicated to IANS the carrier will re-start Mumbai services from October 18, 2009. For the first week, Finnair will operate the older Boeing MD-11, after which …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA001 N787BA moves to the flight line

Image courtesy Boeing. Click on image for high resolution. A major step that many around the world have been waiting a long long long time for. The first prototype of Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner designation ZA001 registration N787BA is finally “shop complete” and has been moved to the flight line. See video. Fuel testing, the first in the series of …

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Video: Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner rolls out to the flight line

Boeing’s first 787 Dreamliner ZA001 N787BA rolled out on to the flight line at Everett yesterday and Liz Matzelle captured it on video. Hope you enjoy the video. Do visit Liz’s Vimeo page. There are other great Boeing related videos. Thanks Liz. Two other blogs I recommend visiting are Randy’s Journal and FlightBlogger. Randy Tinseth who is vice president marketing …

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A lady First Officer in an Arab airline. Congratulations Qatar Airways.

I received a press release from Qatar Airways about the pro-active and precautionary steps they are taking to protect their crews in the wake of the H1N1 Influenza A pandemic, better known as “Swine Flu”. Along with the release I received this picture, and it floored me. Generally, and I mean by and large, the middle east is not known …

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Images: Boeing 737 Next Generation new cabin interiors

Boeing recently displayed a mock-up of the cabin interiors of the new 737 next generation aircraft. Passengers of these airlines will be the lucky ones to fly the new aircraft. FlyDubai – Dubai, United Arab Emirates Continental Airlines – Houston, United States Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA – Fornebu, Norway Malaysia Airlines – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia TUI Travel PLC – London, …

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ATSB report and images of Emirates A340 tail-strike incident in Melbourne

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) released it’s preliminary report along with detailed images and simulations in the tail strike incident of the Emirates Airlines A340-500 A6-ERG at Melbourne on March 20, 2009. The jet with 257 passengers, 14 cabin crew and 4 flight crew on-board narrowly avoided disaster as its pilots struggled to take off from the end of …

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Emirates receives it’s fifth Airbus A380 and 75th Boeing 777

It has been an delivery filled last few days for Dubai based Emirates Airlines. On April 24, Emirates took delivery of it’s fifth Airbus A380 superjumbo. MSN0017 flew to Dubai as A6-EDE. On April 30, Emirates took delivery of it’s 75th Boeing 777, a Boeing 777-300ER. N5017V flew to Dubai as A6-ECQ. Emirates is set to soon overtake Singapore Airlines …

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