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A salute to airlines and staff providing relief in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir

The nightly aircraft line-up tail parade at the apron of Kempegowda International Airport Bangalore

Kudos to all the airlines of India for yeoman’s service to the thousands of victims stranded by floods in the ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir. The airport at Srinagar has been cut-off from the city by the rising waters, and much of the machinery is non-functional. Airline staffers are preparing hundreds of boarding passes by hand to return the …

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Bi-lateral air services agreements: strategic assets for aviation

Map of bilateral air services agreements between World Trade Organization members. Courtesy of the Air Services Agreement Projector, World Trade Organization, 2007

The Jet-Etihad deal last year brought to the forefront the issue of bi-lateral air services agreements or bi-laterals in short. Bi-lateral agreements and their impact on the aviation sector including routes and profitability is extremely critical. We present a two part series that highlights bilateral agreements and freedoms of the air. In part one, we will cover what are bi-lateral air …

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Emirates continues A380 operations at Mumbai. What are Lufthansa’s options?

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

Dubai-based Emirates will continue operating its A380s in the prized early morning slot at Mumbai. [bsu_pullquote align=”right”]”Emirates can confirm that it is has received an approval from Mumbai International Airport Private Limited to continue operating its A380 service between Dubai and Mumbai for the winter 2014 timetable.[/bsu_pullquote]A spokesperson for the airline said: “Emirates can confirm that it is has received …

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Indian Navy takes delivery of it’s fifth Boeing P-8I

The Indian Navy has taken delivery of it’s 5th Boeing P-8I maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft as part of a contract for eight aircraft with Boeing. The aircraft tail number IN324 arrived at INS Rajali also known as Arokkanam naval air station, after a flight from Seattle’s Boeing Field. The aircraft joins the four previously delivered P-8Is which are stationed at the …

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