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FedEx Express takes delivery of its first Boeing 767 freighter

by BA Staff Global express shipping giant FedEx Express, has taken delivery of its first 767-300 Freighter. The 767-300F will replace the carrier’s ageing DC-10 freighters. The 767 Freighter is based on the popular 767-300ER (extended range) passenger airplane and is able to carry approximately 52 metric tons of revenue cargo with intercontinental range. The aircraft will give FedEx the …

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Etihad to double its capacity to Kathmandu

by BA Staff Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways PJSC, double the frequency of Abu Dhabi Kathmandu service from seven flights per week to a double daily schedule from November 1, 2013. The new services will be operated by narrow body A320 aircraft fitted with 16 business and 120 economy class seats. Since the start of flights to Kathmandu in 2007, Etihad …

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MAPS: Qatar Airways expands Doha hub in Winter 2013/14

by BA StaffMiddle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways has announced an expansion of its Doha hub with new frequencies to Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East for the IATA Winter 2013/14 season. The details can be found below. Jakarta – Frequency increases from 11 weekly to double daily (14x weekly) Yangon – Frequency increases from 3x weekly to daily (7x weekly) Dubai – …

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Etihad Airways introduces ‘Flying Nanny’ service aboard long duration flights.

by BA Staff Etihad Airways has introduced ‘Flying Nanny’ service, a dedicated in-flight child care assistance program for families, on its long-haul flights, Identified by a bright orange apron, the Flying Nanny provides a ‘helping hand’ to families and unaccompanied minors. Video below the fold During the past two months 300 Etihad Airways cabin crew members have completed enhanced training …

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Hainan Airlines commences Beijing Chicago non-stop flights

by BA Staff China’s Hainan Airlines commenced non-stop service from Chicago to Beijing, opening the airline’s newest American gateway. Currently the flight operates twice a week using an Airbus A340-600 seating 288 passengers in a three class configuration. The airline is hoping to obtain government approval to change equipment to a two class Boeing 787 Dreamliner in November, and to …

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Routes: Copa Airlines grows its Panama City hub further

by BA StaffAlready one of the world’s fastest growing airlines, Central American Star Alliance carrier Copa Airlines is growing its hub at Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport further this winter by increasing frequencies to several destinations. San Jose (CR) – 8th daily flight introduced from 3rd October using Boeing 737-700 equipment, with schedule as below: CM116 ~ PTY-SJO ~ D:1526  A:1546 …

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LAN Peru to eliminate Lima – San Francisco

by BA Staff Image Credit: JetDriver South American oneworld member LAN Peru has announced that it is eliminating nonstop service between its hub at Lima, Peru and San Francisco effective 1st April, 2014. LAN inaugurated services to San Francisco just four years ago in 2010. LATAM Airlines S.A., the parent company of LAN Peru, will continue to serve the California …

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Qatar Airways commences Doha Chengdu flights

by BA Staff Doha-based Qatar Airways commenced scheduled thrice a week flights to Chengdu, the airline’s 130th destination and sixth in China, after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Chongqing. The airline now operates 41 flights a week to the country. The Chengdu route is operated with an Airbus A330 in a two-class configuration of up to 248 seats in …

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Baron Eagle – India’s first “Global Jet Card” for private fliers launched

by BA Staff An option to substitute high value private jet ownership finally gets addressed today with the launch of Baron Eagle, India’s first “Global Jet Card”. This “By Invitation only” membership program will offer Individuals and Corporates all the benefits of owning a large fleet of Aircraft depending on their mission requirement at a fraction of the ownership cost …

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British Airways long haul network changes: Summer 2014

by BA StaffLondon based full service carrier British Airways has already begun to announce changes to its long haul network for the Summer 2014 season. Bangalore Aviation has prepared a summary of those changes below. London Heathrow Accra – 10x weekly service introduced for Winter 2013/14 continues and sees capacity increase from daily Boeing 777 + thrice weekly Boeing 767 …

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AAI makes progress on PPP for six airports

by BA StaffYesterday, the Airports Authority of India (AAI) announced that it has invited the Request For Qualification (RFQ) for selection of the prospective bidders for Chennai and Lucknow Airports for conversion of these airports to a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The RFQs will remain open till mid-October, and applications are allowed from a single entity or a consortium. As …

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Jet Airways launches Android smartphones app

by BA Staff Jet Airways has launched its mobile application (app) designed exclusively for Android smartphones. The mobile application will allow the airline’s guests to conveniently book tickets, check flight status, manage their JetPrivilege account and enjoy special promotional offers, among a host of other features. The native mobile application is now available for free down load from Google Play. …

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Videos: Singapore Airlines launches its new ad campaign “The lengths we go to”

by Devesh Agarwal Iconic national carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) has launched a new global brand campaign named “The Lengths We Go To”, showcasing the airline’s commitment to putting the customer at the heart of everything it does. Explaining the thinking behind Singapore Airlines service experience, and the brand campaign, Singapore Airlines’ Executive Vice President Commercial, Mr Mak Swee Wah, said …

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Air France launches A380 flights to Shanghai

by BA Staff European SkyTeam member Air France has launched Airbus A380 flights to Shanghai’s Pudong International Airport today (2nd September 2013), beating Star Alliance rival Lufthansa as the first European carrier to offer A380 services from Shanghai by 24 days. The flight is currently (as of 8:00 am Bangalore time) in the air as the following screen cap from …

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Air India reduces Delhi – Tokyo

by BA Staff Image Credit: Devesh Agarwal As per the Airline Route blog, Indian national carrier Air India is reducing Delhi-Tokyo Narita this winter from five flights per week to four utilizing Boeing 777-200LR equipment. The new schedules for the flight are as follow: AI 306 departs Delhi at 21:10 on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays ~ arrives to Tokyo …

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Ethiopian Airlines reports record profits, stands behind Dreamliner despite fire

Image Credit: Konstantin von Wedelstaedt by Vinay Bhaskara African carrier Ethiopian Airlines has announced a record net profit of 2.03 billion birr (US $107.6 million) for the period from July 2012 – June 2013, up 178% from 734 million birr (US $39.2 million)year-over-year (YOY). Operating profitability also rose a healthy 170% YOY to 2.7 billion birr (US $143.1 billion), from 1 …

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Air India constitutes over 80% of dues to Airports Authority of India

by Devesh Agarwal Air India is well known for receiving thousands of crores of tax-payer rupees in bailouts, however, the unfettered largesse to the beleaguered national carrier does not end there. The airline is the constant recipient of indirect dole in the form of huge overdues to state-run service providers like the Airports Authority of India which runs most of …

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India succesfully addresses ICAO’s safety concerns

by BA Staff The Press Information Bureau, Government of India reports, The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) validation team submitted its report and recommendations to ICAO headquarters for the review by the ICAO SSC Validation Committee. ICAO has conveyed that corrective action taken by India have successfully addressed and resolved two Significant Safety Concerns (SSC) relating to airworthiness and operations. …

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Aircraft News: A380 deliveries to Korean Air and Emirates, 787-9 completes engine test

by BA.com staffWe have a three pieces of aircraft related news for you this Friday morning. 7th A380 delivered to Korean Air Image Credit: Airbus Seoul-based Korean Air took delivery of its 7th Airbus A380 earlier this week, with Manufacturer Serial Number (MSN) 126. The aircraft is registered as HL7621 and left Tolouse on 28th August. Korean Air’s A380 are …

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Maps: Potential United Boeing 787 operations for 2014

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: United Airlines With the announcement of thrice weekly San Francisco – Chengdu to commence in June 2014, Chicago-based full service carrier United Airlines has the planned the following long haul routes for its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners in 2014. San Francisco – Chengdu –> 3x weeklySan Francisco – Osaka Kansai –> DailySeattle – Tokyo …

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