Friday , 25 September 2020

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Our dedicated staff at Bangalore Aviation bring you stories from across the aviation world.

Horizon orders 30 Embraer E175 jets

Brazilian airframer Embraer and Horizon Air have signed a contract for 30 E175 jets with options for 33 more. The order which is the largest in the airline’s history is valued at $2.8 billion at current list prices and will be delivered over a three year period beginning next year. Horizon Air will use the E175’s to fly lower density …

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Qatar Airways adds second daily New York JFK flight

National carrier and oneworld alliance member Qatar Airways has added a second flight (QR703/704) between its hub in Doha and New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport. The new flight operates daily and offers morning arrivals at the destination in both directions. Unlike the existing evening service which targets the Indian sub-continent, the new service appears to cater to O&D …

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IndiGo launches 16 new flights

Indigo Airbus A320neo VT-ITC. Copyrighted image. Re-use prohibited.

Low cost carrier, Indigo is introducing 16 new flights through it’s domestic network. From 7 April, the airline will begin it’s first non-stop daily flight on the Chennai-Guwahati route, 2nd daily Bengaluru-Guwahati and 4th daily Delhi-Raipur. The airline will begin it’s 14th direct Delhi-Bengaluru and 7th direct Delhi-Ahmedabad flight’s on 9 April. A new non-stop daily Chennai-Jaipur flight and one-stop …

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Expect disruptions as Delhi airport repairs runway

Runway 28 at Indira Gandhi International Airport at night. Image copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Passengers flying through the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport should expect flight disruptions as the airport’s center and most heavily used runway 10/28 will undergo preventive repair work for seven days starting on 5 April. During the repair period changes in flight schedule and delays are expected to occur. The airport’s other two runways 09/27 and 11/29 will remain …

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Air Pegasus orders five ATR-72’s

Air Pegasus ATR 72-500 VT-APA.

Bangalore based Air Pegasus has added a third ATR 72-500 to it’s fleet. The airline will add another two aircraft in the coming two months and has placed an order for five more aircraft, intending to expand its fleet to 10 by the end of this year. Air Pegasus will use the new aircraft to start operations to Puducherry, Goa, …

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Pegasus orders five Boeing 737-800s

Pegasus Boeing 737 Boeing Image.

Turkish low-cost carrier Pegasus Airlines has finalized an order with American airframer Boeing for five 737-800 aircraft, valued at approximately $ 505 million at current list prices. The airline along with its subsidiaries Air Manas and IZair currently operates a fleet of 58 737’s. Pegasus has also ordered 57 Airbus A320neo’s and 18 A321neo’s for it’s future fleet.

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United announces full-time return of president & CEO Munoz

United Airlines Boeing 787 N29907. Photo copyright Vedant Agarwal.

Oscar Munoz (57), president and chief executive of United Airlines, who has been on medical leave since October 2015 after suffering a heart attack will resume his position full-time on 14 March. Brett Hart, the Chicago based airline’s EVP and general counsel has been serving as acting CEO. In early January, Munoz underwent a heart transplant but participated in United’s …

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Embraer unveils second generation E190-E2 aircraft

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer revealed the first of its line in second generation airliners at its headquarters, São José dos Campos, Brazil. Belonging to the E-Jets clan, the aircraft is expected to make its first flight in the second half of 2016 with first deliveries to be expected in 2018. The second generation aircraft uses new Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared …

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ATR appoints Giovanni Tramparulo as Chief Financial Officer

Franco-Italian aircraft manufacturer ATR has appointed 56 year old Giovanni Tramparulo as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Tramparulo worked with the European consortium from 1992-2014. The new appointment marks his return to the position he held from 2007 to 2010. From 2010 to 2014, he was the CEO’s sales finance special advisor. From 2012, he worked in Venice as …

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Jet Airways to integrate hub at Terminal 2 at Mumbai

Jet Airways' Boeing 737-800 VT-JBD

Jet Airways will shift its domestic operations from March 15, 2016 (late night of March 14, 2016), to Terminal 2 at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai. Like it already offers at Delhi’s T3, this move will enable Jet Airways to offer integrated domestic and international services within one terminal, drastically reducing connecting times between flights. The minimum …

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Spicejet turnaround requires a good risk appetite

Spicejet Boeing 737-800WL VT-SGK at New Delhi airport.

SpiceJet has seen challenging times over the past 5 years. While numerous reasons can be cited for this ranging from network structure, fleet decisions, competition, ability to command a premium, management churn, market weakness and overall brand strength, the financial position of the airline as of today is quite challenging. Much is being reported about the possible funds infusion and/or …

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Opinion: How Indian airlines are positioning themselves

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

The Indian skies are fairly busy. With seven airlines operating, one about to launch services, one in a bit of a challenge and six airline licenses granted by the Ministry of Civil aviation, increased competition is inevitable. Yet, if one looks at profitability, there is only one airline that has been consistently profitable. Which begs the question, are all the …

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Route dispersal guidelines: the anguish of airline network planners

Air India Airbus A321 VT-PPO. Seen here handing in the early morning light at Bangalore Airport.

[bsu_quote cite=”US President Ronald Reagan, August 15, 1986″] If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.[/bsu_quote] Reagan’s critique on government’s view of the economy can be applied to Indian aviation and the remote connectivity policy or route dispersal guidelines (often referred to as RDGs) implemented by the Ministry of Civil …

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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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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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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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Qatar Airways announces new route to Edinburgh

By BA Staff Qatar Airways will begin five flights weekly to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh effective 28 May 2014. The new route will be served by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner in a two-cabin configuration, offering passengers 22 Business Class and 232 Economy Class seats. QR 027 departs Doha (DOH) at 08:00 on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays and …

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Boeing and Korean Air commence construction of new aviation training facility

By BA Staff Boeing participated in a groundbreaking ceremony with Incheon and Korean Air for construction of Korea’s largest new aviation training facility to be located in Incheon’s Free Economic Zone (IFEZ).The new campus, which is slated to open in 2015, will allow Boeing to expand the scope of its training business in Korea and continue its long-standing training relationship …

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Cathay Pacific names new chief operating officer

Rupert Hogg, 51, will take up the position of Chief Operating Officer of Cathay Pacific Airways from March 2014. At the same time Hogg will become a Director of Cathay Pacific.Hogg takes over in the role from Ivan Chu, who will become Cathay Pacific’s Chief Executive. The current Chief Executive, John Slosar, will succeed Christopher Pratt as Chairman of the …

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Marginal decrease in August US passenger traffic from a year earlier

By BA StaffThe U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines carried 67.7 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in August 2013, 0.1 per cent fewer than in August 2012. Domestic passengers decreased 0.9 percent to 58.1 million, and international passengers increased 5.5 per cent to 9.6 million compared to August 2012. Total …

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