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Monthly Archives: December 2013

AirAsia to use Bangalore as its India hub?

AirAsia A320 9M-AHS at Penang airport.

AirAsia is close to signing an agreement to use Bangalore as its hub for India operations, Bhaskar Bodapati, Senior Director of the Bengaluru Airport International Limited (BIAL) revealed in Saturday’s Deccan Herald. This will be a coup for the company, especially after the loss of the financially defunct Kingfisher Airlines. Historically, Bangalore has been ignored by India’s domestic airlines for …

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KLM improves its business class

KLM, the Royal Dutch Airline now provides fully flat beds on daily flights from New Delhi to Amsterdam on October 28, 2013. Starting this winter, all KLM international long-haul destination flights served by Boeing 747-400 will offer its business class passengers the new fully flat beds.Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Yeshwant Pawar, General Manager South Asia said “KLM continues to invest …

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Vote for Rotary in United Airline’s charity miles give away

As a Rotarian, I seek your help. It will take only about two minutes of your time. As an annual charity event, United Airlines donates 10 million airline miles to various non-profit charities. Each participating nonprofit partner is guaranteed to receive a minimum of 25,000 miles. The remaining portion of the 10 million total miles will be distributed to all …

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Emirates commences flights to Kabul

Dubai based Emirates airline commenced flights to Kabul, Afghanistan, its 138th destination and 78th country. The route is operated by an Airbus A340-500 configured in a three class cabin configuration, offering 12 first, 42 business and 204 economy class seats. EK 640 will depart Dubai daily at 09:55 and arrive in Kabul at 13:15. EK 641 will leave Kabul at …

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Cathay Pacific unveils third “Spirit of Hong” special livery Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific Airways unveiled the third edition of the airline’s “Spirit of Hong Kong” livery painted on one its Boeing 777-300ER B-KPB. Time lapse video at the end of the article. The livery design carries the silhouettes of the 110 “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign winners. “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign called for entries that best represented the …

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Etihad triples seats to Mumbai and Delhi, announces massive increase in India flights

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways has wasted no time in capitalising on its recent bonanza of seat quota increase under the new India UAE (Abu Dhabi) bi-laterial air services agreement (BASA). It has announced a massive increase in flights to most of its destinations in India. Specifically Mumbai and New Delhi: from 7 to 14 flights per week with immediate …

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Boeing commences wind tunnel testing of 777X

Boeing has commenced low-speed wind tunnel tests for its 777X aircraft. Testing is being performed on a 5% scale model of the baseline 777X, measuring about 4.22 meters (166 inches) long with a wing span of 3.92 meters (154 inches). Hundreds of sensors are embedded in the model to measure pressure to determine the in-flight loads as well as provide …

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DOT fines Brazil’s GOL airline largest penalty for violating airline consumer rules

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined the Brazilian airline GOL $250,000 for violating a number of DOT’s rules protecting the rights of air travellers. This is the largest penalty assessed for violations of the rules adopted in April 2011.The airline was ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Department’s airline consumer rules. U.S. …

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Analysis: Indian leaders should learn from the Dubai order bonanza

Value of orders at the show exceed India’s annual tax revenues The recently concluded Dubai Air Show 2013 broke all records for aircraft orders placed at an air show. Driven by the “Gulf Big 3”, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways, the show clocked orders exceeding a mind-boggling, $206 billion, underscoring the power shift in the commercial airline industry to …

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