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Singapore Airlines begins operations with Bangalore bound regional A350

First A350 XWB of Singapore Airlines receives the traditional water cannon salute at Singapore Changi airport.

Singapore Airlines has begun operating its regionally configured Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The airline flew the inaugural flight of the new product from Singapore to Adelaide, Australia. The aircraft is configured 303 seats with 40 business and 263 economy seats. The product is the same regional product found on the airline’s Boeing 787-10. The business class features a 1-2-1 layout with …

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India and Australia remove immigration departure cards from July 1

Immigration counters at New Delhi IGI airport. Picture courtesy Wikipedia.

Purely as a coincidence, India and Australia will both remove the immigration departure cards effective July 1. India used to require its citizens to fill up the card for all international departures. Foreign citizens were exempt. In case of Australia all passengers had to fill up the card. The India requirement for foreigners, including Persons of India Origin (PIO) and …

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Search for Malaysia Airlines #MH370 continues in seas off western Australia

Malaysia Airlines MH370 cumulative searched areas till April 3, 2014. Picture courtesy AMSA.

The Australian authorities coordinating the search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which went missing March 8th, informed that up to 10 military planes, four civil jets and nine ships will assist in today’s search. The search will focus on three areas in the search area of 217,000 square kilometres, 1,700 north-west of the city of Perth as …

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Malaysia Airlines #MH370: Australia search maps, India sends most advanced aircraft

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 continues off the coast of Australia. The three maps below show the areas searched till date, and what is planned for March 24, 2014. Global news agencies are focussing on the US Navy P-8A Poseidon which is arguably one of the best, if not the best, maritime surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft in …

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Satellite pictures of possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370

Satellite images of possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 off the coast of Australia.

As reported earlier, based on images provided by the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation (AGIO) to the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), there is hope that possible debris from Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, 12 days ago. The search is still under-way. AMSA has released the two pictures of the suspected debris from …

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Possible debris from Malaysia Airlines MH370 found?

Malaysia Airlines MH370 possible debris sighting near Australia search area map

Twelve days after the disappearance of the Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRO flight MH370, has the search effort involving thousands of people from 26 different nations, found debris from the plane? Australian prime minister Tony Abbott informed his parliament that “new and credible information has come to light in relation to the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian …

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Emirates to withdraw free chauffeur transfer service in Hong Kong

[bsu_pullquote align=”right”] “Chauffeur-drive service will be offered to passengers for flights until 28th February 2014.” – Emirates website[/bsu_pullquote] In a quiet update to its website, Dubai-based Emirates is withdrawing its free chauffeur transfer service for all first and business class passengers in Hong Kong after February 28, 2014. The carrier has been slowly curtailing chauffeur services at other cities as …

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Boeing, South African Airways launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort in Southern Africa

By BA Staff Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) announced that they will work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. Courtesy of Boeing The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business, …

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Jetstar receives Australia’s first Boeing 787 Dreamliner

by BA Staff Boeing (NYSE: BA) delivered to Jetstar Airways of Australia the carrier’s first 787 today, which is also the first Dreamliner for the nation of Australia. Jetstar Australia Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner VH-VKA Jetstar, is the Qantas Group’s low-cost brand. Like every other airline which has taken delivery of this new type of aircraft, Jetstar too will introduce the …

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Analysis: Qantas more than doubles full year profit as rival Virgin Australia loses money

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Paul Spijkers Australian airline group Qantas Group has reported an underlying pre-tax profit of AUD 192 million (US $171.5 million) for the year ended 30th June 2013, more than doubling from AUD 95 million for the year ending 30th June 2012. Broken up by segment, profit for Qantas mainline domestic fell 21% year-over-year (YOY) to AUD …

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Air India to commence Australia service with 787 Dreamliner in late August

by Devesh Agarwal After many a false start, it appears national carrier Air India is scheduled to commence its Australia service at the end of August. The airline will use its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to operate the route. A schedule for a triangular service between Delhi, Sydney and Melbourne has been loaded in to global distribution systems, but inexplicably, the …

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AirAsia X to increase services from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Taipei and Chengdu

AirAsiaX the long distance arm of Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia will increase its frequencies from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Melbourne, Australia, Taipei, Taiwan, and Chengdu, China from next year. Melbourne services will see frequencies increase from the current daily flights to nine flights weekly by May 1, 2013 and to twelve flights weekly by July 1. Taipei will …

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Can Air India beat Qatar Airways with the first 787 service to London Heathrow? An all 787 Kangaroo service?

National carrier Air India can expect to take delivery of up to three or four Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners as early as next week, as a Group of Ministers (GoM) headed by home minister P. Chidambaram, approved a compensation demand for an almost four year delay in delivery, made by the carrier on the airframer. After the GoM meeting, India’s civil …

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Singapore Airlines to introduce fourth daily flight to London Heathrow

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will introduce a fourth flight between Singapore Changi and London Heathrow from September 9th onwards. The fourth flight will be operated by a Boeing 777-300ER which features the ultra-luxurious Raffles business class, along with the latest cabin product of the airline which has a state of the art in-flight entertainment (IFE) system with full AVOD (Audio-Video On …

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