Monthly Archives: June 2009

A birthday, loss of Air France 447, loss of a sister — what a day

The Chinese have a saying May you live in interesting times Yesterday, June 1, 2009 was certainly interesting to say the least. The day began mixed. My son celebrated his birthday, while my sister was battling for her life in hospital. By 3:30pm (10:00Z) reports started filtering in about Air France’s flight AF447 from Rio de Janeiro to Paris being …

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Kingfisher Airlines joining oneworld’s Global Explorer round the world fare

From June 1, 2009, Kingfisher Airlines will participate in oneworld’s Global Explorer round the world fare, which offers flights on all members of the oneworld庐 alliance and some other selected airlines. KingGlobal Explorer will join a number of airlines with no other oneworld links – Aer Lingus, Air Pacific, Alaska Airlines, Horizon Airlines, and Gulf Air. This will be the …

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Major mishap averted at Mumbai airport — again!!! – Update 1

Mumbai airport is in the news again and not for any right reason. After a near fiasco with the presidential helicopter less than three months ago, a major disaster was averted at Mumbai airport on the same day that Mumbai airport has commenced 24 hour cross runway operations. An Air India Airbus A310-300, flight AI-348 from Mumbai to Delhi, India …

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Air France Airbus A330 flight AF447 Rio de Janeiro to Paris missing; 228 feared lost – Update 3

Follow Bangalore Aviation on Twitter. An Air France Airbus A330-200, registration F-GZCP performing flight AF447 which departed May 31, 2009, from Rio de Janeiro Gale茫o – Ant么nio Carlos Jobim International Airport, Brazil (IATA: GIG ICAO: SBGL) to Paris Charles de Gaulle, France (IATA: CDG ICAO: LFPG) with 216 passengers and 12 crew, is missing and overdue at Paris for more …

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