Monthly Archives: June 2011

Airbus A320neo a runaway success at the Paris Air Show, pressure on Boeing

Driven by rising fuel costs, growing environmental legislation, and shrinking margins, airlines from across the world have sent a clear message to airplane manufacturers by ordering massive numbers of the fuel efficient A320neo. neo which stands for New Engine Option is a re-engined version of the single aisle Airbus A320 family aircraft equipped with new engines from Pratt and Whitney …

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bmi first to commence Amritsar London Heathrow direct service

bmi, British Midland International, Heathrow鈥檚 second largest airline, and a member of the Star Alliance will commence a thrice a week service between Amritsar and London Heathrow starting on 14 October 2011. bmi Airbus A330-242 G-WWBB. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal. Flights will operate to London Heathrow via Almaty in Kazakhstan. bmi will be the only airline to offer a direct …

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BREAKING!!! – Air India unit – Centaur Hotels’ website insecure – allows access to guests’ passports, ID’s, credit cards

The next time you check in to the Centaur Hotel at IGI airport New Delhi, and hand over your passport and/or credit card, beware!!!!, you are exposing your personal information to the whole world. At a time when the Government of India is imposing draconian rules on internet services providers, and battles are raging on the issue of privacy, or …

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IndiGo announces grand international plans, offers aggressive low fares

Indian low cost carrier IndiGo, which controls at 19.7% share of the domestic market, announced the launch of its international operations with the release of schedules and fares. The airline which operates an all A320-232 fleet, completed the required five years of domestic operations recently, and has been granted permissions by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. IndiGo will operate its …

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DIAL introduces Park-n-Fly car parking scheme at Delhi IGI airport

The promoters of New Delhi鈥檚 Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) have introduced a ‘Park N Fly‘ scheme at the new Multi Level Car Park (MLCP) at Terminal 3 (T3). The car park is the largest in India with a capacity of 4300 vehicles spread across seven floors. The Park N Fly facility is available at the premium parking area on …

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Enhanced security checks at Bangalore airport. Give yourself additional time.

There is a high security alert at Bengaluru International Airport till Friday. There are enhanced security checks across all stages of embarkation. This includes a very high level of pre-embarkation checks and secondary ladder point check. These checks have been mandated by various intelligence agencies who must have some credible risk perception. Airines too are closing flights for check-in and …

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