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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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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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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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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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