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December 2009 – Bangalore Aviation

Monthly Archives: December 2009

Plane spotting photos: Best of 2009

Thanks to you support, it has been a great year for Bangalore Aviation. We were listed on Mashable as one of 13 aviation journalists/bloggers globally to follow on Twitter. Our readership has touched the quarter-million mark, and we were invited to Germany by Fraport and Lufthansa to see how they are working, together, to make Frankfurt a global hub. Personally, …

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A guide to coping with air travel during the winter fog season in New Delhi

The dreaded winter fog season which plagues all transport services operating at the national capital, New Delhi, is fast approaching. Air travel is particularly hard hit with scores flights being delayed, diverted or outright cancelled. The airport suspends operations when the runway visibility drops below the mandatory minimum of 200 meters. The 2003-2004 season was the worst with a record …

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Kingfisher, Air India, and SpiceJet best airlines to fly during the Delhi winter fog season

The dreaded winter fog season which plagues all transport services operating at the national capital, New Delhi, is fast approaching. Air travel is particularly hard hit with scores flights being delayed, diverted or outright cancelled. In our quest to help air travellers in India, to better plan and minimise the disruptive impact of fog, Bangalore Aviation sent out a questionnaire …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AYB and VT-AYC

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In the finale of our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AYB and VT-AYC. VT-AYB features the national animal of India, the …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXZ and VT-AYA

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXZ and VT-AYA. VT-AXZ features the geographical diversity of India from the searing deserts …

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Passenger sets off firecracker on board Northwest flight

News channels are reporting that a passenger aboard a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport set off firecrackers aboard Northwest/Delta flight 253 from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Detroit, MI, USA, an Airbus A330-300, causing a commotion and some minor injuries. News reports quoting Delta spokeswoman Susan Elliott the flight carrying 278 passengers, had just arrived in Detroit when the incident took place …

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Bengaluru International Airport has the potential to grow in to a fine airport

Seasons Greetings. The last few days while I was overseas, the tabling of Joint House Committee report has created great uproar. While the report essentially just re-hashes past history and does not suggest any concrete steps, old discords have been re-opened. The newspaper DNA (Daily News and Analysis) asked me to write an opinion on whether the Bengaluru International Airport …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXW and VT-AXX

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXW and VT-AXX. VT-AXW features the religious diversity of India in the …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXU and VT-AXV

Bangalore Aviation wishes all its readers a very happy, safe and enjoyable holiday season. Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXR and VT-AXT

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXR and VT-AXT. You will observe Air India Express has paid a lot of …

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An airport and airline study and plane spotting in sub-zero temperatures

Having heard about the fantastic spotting opportunities in Europe I was very excited to be invited to Germany by Lufthansa and Fraport. The folks at both Fraport and Lufthansa had plans for us that kept us on our toes. To help us fight off the sub zero temperatures they kept us walking and walking and walking and walking. We could …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXP and VT-AXQ

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXP and VT-AXQ. VT-AXP features two relatively modern paintings. The Lady with a musical …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXM and VT-AXN

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXM and VT-AXN. VT-AXM features two palaces, one from north India and one from …

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Singapore Airlines increases frequency to Mumbai and Delhi

With the global economy increasing in select geographies, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is making changes to its route network in the coming months. Frequency to Mumbai and Delhi will meanwhile be increased from March and June 2010, respectively. Flights will be operated twice-daily to both Indian cities, up from the existing 11-times-weekly. Effective 18 December, the Singapore-Moscow-Houston flight frequency will increase …

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Qatar Airways to commence Bangalore Doha service, adjusts India capacities

Hope you are enjoying the Air India Express tail art series. I am in London right now and will be back in Bangalore just in time to celebrate Christmas. After a long wait, Qatar Airways has officially announced the start of services to Bangalore. The Doha based carrier will commence daily services using a narrow body Airbus A320 aircraft from …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXI and VT-AXJ

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series we feature the tails of VT-AXI and VT-AXJ. VT-AXI features two classical miniature paintings. On the left is Solah Shringar …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXG and VT-AXH

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXG and VT-AXH. VT-AXG features bridal wear and exotic jewellery. In India divorce is …

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Lufthansa may be first airline to commence Airbus A380 operation to India

New Delhi is an ideal candidate for Airbus A380 superjumbo operations as per Karl Ulrich Garnadt, member of the Lufthansa Board. The airside infrastructure with runway 29-11 at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is A380 capable and the new terminal 3 expected to be ready by late summer 2010, in time for the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth games, will be …

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She flies!!!!! Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner finally takes off

She was many years in the making, she is badly delayed, but December 15, 2009 the Boeing 787 Dreamliner finally took to the skies and made her first flight. Lifting off from runway 34L at 10:27PST (18:27Z). It is a time to forget all the negatives and just enjoy the birth of a beautiful new aircraft, and to congratulate all …

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The unique tail art of Air India Express – VT-AXE and VT-AXF

Air India Express has one of the most unusual liveries in the airline industry across the world. Each Boeing 737-800 has a different tail art with each side of the tail reflecting an aspect of India. In our on-going series, today we feature the tails of VT-AXE and VT-AXF. VT-AXE features two classical dance forms from south India. Bharatnatyam from …

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