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February 19, 2013 – Bangalore Aviation

Daily Archives: February 19, 2013

IAF Sukhoi Su-30MKI crashes at Pokhran range. Fourth crash of frontline fighter. Crew safe.

IAF Su-30MKI in a flypast at AeroIndia 2011 A Su-30MKI air superiority fighter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed at Pokharan range, Rajasthan, earlier today around 1920 IST (1350Z). Both the crew ejected safely and there is no damage reported to any civilian property of any casualties on the ground. A spokesperson for the IAF could not divulge details …

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Time for government to stop procrastinating on Air India: CAPA

by Devesh Agarwal The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) has released a report on national carrier Air India titled ‘Air India: the time has come to stop procrastinating and act. The final scene is near’. The content and conclusions of the report are in line with our analysis. If anything, the CAPA report is mild displaying the diplomatic wording …

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Jet Airways site says they halved ticket pices in a sale, but we cannot find the savings

by Devesh Agarwal Experience India鈥檚 biggest air ticket sale with 20 lakh seats on over 450 daily flights across 57 cities within India. Lofares on Jet Airways and JetKonnect flights starting INR 2,250. is what Jet Airways’ website screams at you as one of the largest Indian carriers launches a mega sale valid till February 24, in which it appears …

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Scamster makes 389% profit margin selling official travel tickets to Members of Parliament

by Devesh Agarwal A ticket bought for Rs. 17,270 was sold to the Rajya Sabha secretariat for Rs. 67,270, a 389% mark-up!! We regularly hear either the Minister of Civil Aviation, Mr. Ajit Singh, or the Director General of Civil Aviation, Mr. Mishra, calling for airlines to curb their fares and not indulge in price gouging. One has to wonder …

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