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IATA advocates desperate need for a wholistic vision for Indian aviation

At an industry gathering in India’s capital New Delhi, IATA’s Director General and CEO Giovanni Bisignani advocated what most aviation analysts in India have been saying all along — there is a desperate need for a comprehensive approach in Indian aviation, with a common vision by all involved. While most would latch on the the chest-thumping statement of Bisignani “If …

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Bangalore Aviation features on Mashable’s list of 28 Awesome Aviation Pros on Twitter

For Mashable, the ultimate social media guide, Shashank Nigam the CEO of SimpliFlying.com, an award-winning blog on airline branding prepared a list of 28 Awesome Aviation Pros on Twitter which includes Bangalore Aviation. No one knows Indian aviation better than Devesh Aggarwal. Once a million-miler with Singapore Airlines, he’s now based out of Bangalore and runs the Bangalore Aviation blog. …

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India civil aviation overview podcast at IAG blog

I was given an opportunity to record a podcast at the Innovation Analysis Group and provide an overview on some latest developments in the Indian civil aviation market. Some of the topics covered; the rise of SpiceJet and IndiGo, and the airport development fee at New Delhi and Mumbai airports. You can hear and download the podcast here.

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British Airways Nose to give comic relief

As I sign off for the week, a light hearted story from British Airways with a serious intent. There will be Red Noses on the ground and in the air at British Airways this week, in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day on 13 March. (Picture by Nick Morrish/Seven Squared/BA News) Staff will be encouraged to Do Something Funny …

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Things I will not travel without

There are many road warriors who visit Bangalore Aviation regularly. We road warriors have a list of items we will never leave home, for a trip, without. This is my “crucial items list”. Please share your list via a comment. 1. Blackberry Love this GSM device from RIM. It is the device for the road warrior. The Nokia E series, …

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Video of global air traffic over 24 hours

Happy 2009. As we wake up to a new year, I bring you an interesting video I came across on YouTube, which shows the global air traffic over 24 hours. But speeded up to complete in one minute. Air traffic follows the sun, at its peak during daylight, just like most human activity does. In the initial stages of the …

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IATA figures confirm global aviation slowdown

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation reports that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) released international traffic data for Aug-08 that confirmed a continuing downturn. International passenger demand growth slowed to 1.3%, following disappointing growth of 1.9% in July. Passenger load factors fell to 79.2% a sharp drop-off from the 81% recorded during the same period last year as capacity …

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Foreign airlines flock to India

Foreign airlines flock to India, ignore global downturn India is seen as a growing market for international airline traffic and the current market size is nearly $5 billion (Rs 21,000 cr) a year They are cutting flights to several destinations in the wake of a worldwide slump in business, but international airlines are doing just the opposite in India because …

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Indian Travel Agents need to EARN their income

From October 1, 2008, airlines in India are going to stop paying commissions on their tickets sales by travel agents. Travel agents are understandably incensed. Until about a year ago they used to earn 9% commission, which was dropped to 5%, and in another 2 months, will drop to 0. Industry experts say most small agents will shut shop, while …

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Fuel populism killing air transportation

India, the world’s largest democracy, has a sorry record in sound and bold economic administration. Populist measures abound, and nothing is sacred or immoral in the perpetual quest to obtain and then secure the “gaddi”. Fuel pricing in India is a prime example. Officially, the “Administered Price Mechanism” was abolished in 2002, but today, the Indian government has a greater …

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HAL Airport rated at 8 million passenger capacity

An official study by the Airports Authority of India assesses the annual passenger capacity of HAL Airport at 8 million passengers. 6.5 million domestic terminal and 1.5 million international terminal. This is contrary to popular belief of 3.5 million passengers. According to Mr. B.R. Sena, General Manager, AAI, Bangalore, the figure of 3.5 million is based on extremely old assessments. …

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Paramount Airways adds new routes to its network

Paramount Airways adds new routes to its networkWill enhance operations from 62 flights to 66 flights a day in the following weeksBy TBM Staff | Chennai Madurai based, Paramount Airways is planning to enhance its operations from 62 flights a day to 66 flights a day in the following weeks. The new routes include Bangalore-Vishakapatnam (direct), Chennai-Vishakapatnam (direct) and Chennai-Tiruchipalli …

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HAL can help airlines save fuel

The high prices of ATF (Aviation Turbine Fuel) have the airlines in India in a tizzy. They are cutting back services, begging for a reduction in fuel taxes, sub-leasing their aircraft, basically, anything, which will help stop their haemorrhaging losses. Karnataka has one the highest prices of ATF in the country due to its high taxes, and faces pressure for …

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BIAL terminal needs immediate expansion

The managements, of both, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL), and, of their partners, have been going hammer and tongs for the last 18 days, correcting problems. Many of the “teething problems” have been addressed, the few others, hopefully, very soon. However, the passenger terminal building (PTB) is not a “teething issue”, and needs to be expanded on a war footing. …

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Suggestions for BIAL to get the airport in order

It is approaching 2 weeks since the launch of the new Bengaluru International Airport and the management of BIAL has been making steady progress in solving the multitude of problems present. Before I offer some suggestions for BIAL management for their consideration, I make an open offer to BIAL management, on behalf of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce. …

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BIAL denies it barred IndiGo ground handling

Govt may not implement new ground-handling policyBS Reporter / New Delhi June 05, 2008 The recent dispute between the Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) and Indian carriers may make the government go back on its decision to implement the new ground-handling policy next year. According to sources in the civil aviation ministry, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL) has said that …

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An Indian Airport Hurries to Make the First Flight

May 22, 2008Bangalore JournalAn Indian Airport Hurries to Make the First FlightBy SOMINI SENGUPTA BANGALORE, India — For years, frequent fliers in this technology hub complained bitterly about having to suffer the indignities of a tattered and tiny airport scrunched in the middle of a busy city neighborhood. Now, with a new one opening on Saturday, people are clamoring once …

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