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Singapore Airlines reduces Mumbai Delhi flights, DragonAir reduces Bangalore

Singapore Airlines is reducing operations from Singapore to Mumbai and New Delhi, while Dragonair is cutting back on its Hong Kong Bangalore route. Singapore – MumbaiSQ422/SQ423, service is reduced from a daily to five a week (Daily except Tuesday and Thrursday) from February 9, 2009. Service operates with a Boeing 777-200. Overall frequency to Mumbai reduced to 12 weekly from …

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Kingfisher to commence London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Colombo services through January, starting tomorrow

Update – January 6. It never struck me, when posting the original article, but based on the timings, Kingfisher can offer passengers, connection between Singapore and London via Mumbai. Further, if Kingfisher can streamline its current Bangalore London operations with better slots at Heathrow, it need only one Airbus A330 instead of the current two. It can deploy that aircraft …

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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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Shocking drop in global air cargo confirms global economic meltdown

The recently announced results by The International Air Transport Association (IATA), is nothing short of shocking. International air cargo is down by a whopping 13.5 per cent in November when compared to November 2007, and passenger growth is down by 4.6 per cent. Graph legendRPK – Revenue Passenger Kilometres (sales)ASK – Available Seat Kilometres (capacity)FTK – Freight Ton Kilometres (sales)ATK …

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Meru Cab and Easy Cab drivers strike in Bangalore

The Times of India reports that passengers were put to hardship at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) and Bangalore city on Tuesday, as luxury cabs went on strike at the airport in protest against the suicide of a cab driver owing to alleged harassment by owners. All the close to 400 cabs, of Meru Cab and Easy Cab, were off services …

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State illegally gave BIAL forest land for hotel?

A potentially explosive report in today’s Deccan Chronicle The state government has illegally helped the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) to develop commercial real estate on some 200 acres of forest land. BIAL is developing a star hotel, restaurants and office space on this land — all in violation of the Union government’s rules, regulations and Acts. Documents available with …

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Jet Airways connects Bangalore to New York and Toronto

Jet Airways, today connected Bengaluru with New York (Newark and JFK) and Toronto, via its European hub in Brussels with four weekly flights – on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays respectively, till December 14, 2008. In keeping with the higher holiday season passenger traffic, Jet Airways will increase its frequency on the sector, operating daily flights between Bengaluru and Brussels …

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SpiceJet offers new Bangalore Jaipur direct flight

SpiceJet is sure going to win the hearts of the Rajasthani community, and major businesses like Bosch India, with its new Bangalore – Jaipur direct flight. Starting October 26, 2008, SpiceJet schedule will offer a B737 morning departure, same day evening return. SG284 depart Bangalore 08:45 arrival Jaipur 11:30.SG283 depart Jaipur 17:15 arrival Bangalore 20:00.

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Sanity Check: Bangalore international airport rail link

The Karnataka state government is tripping over itself trying to expedite the High Speed Rail Link (HSRL) to the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), conservatively expected to cost Rs. 5,200 – Rs. 5,700 Crore by completion date, somewhere by 2012. The HSRL project has been put on the fast track, and the Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation Limited …

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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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Jet Airways re-introduces Bengaluru-Pune same day return flight

Jet Airways, announced, they will re-introduce their daily operations on the Pune-Bengaluru-Pune sectors, becoming the only airline to offer its passengers a same day return service between the two cities, effective September 11, 2008 Jet Airways will commence daily operations on the sector with Boeing 737 aircraft, complementing the airline’s existing (six days a week) service on the sector. Flight …

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Jet Airways announces international flights from Bangalore

Jet Airways has started advertising its maiden international flights from Bangalore to and from Brussels, expected to commence from October 31, 2008, and November 1, 2008, respectively, subject to Government approvals. The flights will be operated using Jet’s Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Jet Airways has 10 in its fleet of of date. The schedule announced on the company website is : …

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Work on road to BIA from Nov

DH News Service, Bangalore: Work on the much awaited six-lane elevated road between Hebbal and Yelahanka bypass to facilitate smooth traffic to and from the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) will start from November this year. Speaking to reporters here after reviewing the progress of various national highway development projects in the State, Union Minister of State for Shipping, Road Transport …

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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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The great Indian wine war

WINE PRICES IN BANGALORE HEADED INTO THE STRATOSPHERE ! You might be surprised at a wine article in my aviation blog, but wine is a subject close to my heart. The convoluted alcoholic beverages policy in India, makes each state, akin to another country, each with their own cumbersome taxes and regulations. The recent collapse of the Doha round of …

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