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Video discussion: The recent spate of airline accidents. A cause for worry? #MH17

Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER 9M-MRD. Photo copyright M. Azizul Islam. Photo used with permission, do not copy or reproduce.

I had a chance to participate in a Boom News’ panel discussion hosted by noted journalist Govindraj Ethiraj, focussing on the issue of passenger safety in the wake of the MH17 shoot-down in Ukraine, and the crashes of Air Algerie flight AH5017 in Mali and TranAsia flight GE222 in Makung, Taiwan. Enjoy the 30 minute program, and do share your …

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Emirates to commence A380 service to London Gatwick

Emirates_A380-800 A6-EDF arrives at London. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

The world’s largest Airbus A380 operator, Dubai-based Emirates airline, will become the first to operate the A380 superjumbo in to London’s Gatwick airport. The carrier who just took delivery of its 44th A380, will increase its seats by 36% when it replaces the existing Boeing 777-300ER on its EK09/EK10 flights between Dubai and London Gatwick, with the A380, from March …

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Singapore Airlines A380 diverts to New Delhi on medical emergency

Singapore Airlines A380-800 9V-SKD. Image copyright Devesh Agarwal

Just as there are talks of permitting A380 operations in India, a Singapore Airlines Airbus A380-800 registration 9V-SKT operating flight SQ321 from London Heathrow, United Kingdom to Singapore Changi airport, with 388 passengers onboard (number of crew unknown at this time) was forced to divert to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), India, due to a medical emergency. The …

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Jet Airways to lease three A330-200s to Turkish Airlines

In a December 12th filing with the Borsa Istanbul stock exchange (BIST), national carrier Turkish Airlines has said it will lease three Airbus A330-200 aircraft from India’s Jet Airways for a period of six years. The financial details of the proposed lease were not made available. The middle-eastern giant will lease another five A330s from Dutch lessor AerCap for a …

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AirAsia X orders 25 additional A330-300

AirAsia X, the long haul, low fare airline affiliate of the AirAsia Group has placed an order for 25 more A330-300s with European airframer Airbus. The order is valued at US$ 6 billion at list prices. This order increases AirAsia X’s total orders to 57 A330-300s, which are scheduled to be completed by 2019. Fifty-one direct on Airbus and six …

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Air India optimistic of joining the Star alliance

Unlike news reports which indicate Air India will re-commence the joining process with Star Alliance, and therefore leave a possibility of a negative outcome, a press release by the national carrier exudes confidence that the carrier will surely join the alliance. Air India set to join Star Alliance The National Carrier is set to join Star Alliance, the leading global …

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Etihad to commence Abu Dhabi to Jaipur flights

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, will launch a daily service from Abu Dhabi to Jaipur commencing on April 1, 2014. With Jaipur, Etihad will serve ten destinations in India Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kozhikode, Mumbai, New Delhi and Trivandrum. Etihad will operate the service with an Airbus A320 aircraft in a two-class configuration, 16 …

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Vote for Rotary in United Airline’s charity miles give away

As a Rotarian, I seek your help. It will take only about two minutes of your time. As an annual charity event, United Airlines donates 10 million airline miles to various non-profit charities. Each participating nonprofit partner is guaranteed to receive a minimum of 25,000 miles. The remaining portion of the 10 million total miles will be distributed to all …

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Cathay Pacific unveils third “Spirit of Hong” special livery Boeing 777-300ER

Cathay Pacific Airways unveiled the third edition of the airline’s “Spirit of Hong Kong” livery painted on one its Boeing 777-300ER B-KPB. Time lapse video at the end of the article. The livery design carries the silhouettes of the 110 “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign winners. “The Spirit of Hong Kong” campaign called for entries that best represented the …

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Analysis: Indian leaders should learn from the Dubai order bonanza

Value of orders at the show exceed India’s annual tax revenues The recently concluded Dubai Air Show 2013 broke all records for aircraft orders placed at an air show. Driven by the “Gulf Big 3”, Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Etihad Airways, the show clocked orders exceeding a mind-boggling, $206 billion, underscoring the power shift in the commercial airline industry to …

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InterGlobe and CAE inaugurate India’s largest pilot training facility

IndiGo Airbus A320-232(SL) VT-IFK with Sharklets.

by Devesh Agarwal Rahul Bhatia, InterGlobe, Marc Parent, CAE InterGlobe Enterprises, the parent company of India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, and CAE, a global leader in flight simulators and training, inaugurated India’s largest pilot training facility in India. Located in Greater Noida, in the National Capital Region (NCR), the Centre, CAE Simulation Training Private Limited (CSTPL), is a joint venture …

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Jet Airways offers special airfare discount for Rotary South Asia Literacy Summit in New Delhi

Jet Airways is offering a special discount on domestic airfares to attendees of the Rotary South Asia Literacy Summit to be held in New Delhi on December 14 and 15. The airline will extend a 5% discount on the base fare and fuel surcharge. Use the discount code “JETRSA2013” when making the booking on the Jet Airways website. Other terms …

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IndiGo adds Bagdogra as a destination. New Ahmedabad Mumbai Guwahati flight.

India’s largest domestic airline is adding Bagdogra as its 30th domestic destination from December 1, 2013. With its 71st A320 joining the fleet, IndiGo will operate 448 daily flights to 30 domestic and five international destinations. Flight 6E-434 commences an almost 12 hour duty cycle at 05:45 starting at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Guwahati to Bagdogra to Kolkata to Bangalore. …

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As Competition Commision clears Jet-Etihad merger, it is goodbye Jet and hello Jetihad

by Devesh Agarwal On Tuesday, beleaguered Indian carrier, Jet Airways cleared its final hurdle in its $397 million quest to sell a 24% stake to Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways PJSC, when the Competition Commission of India (CCI), cleared the deal paving the way for the Naresh Goyal promoted Jet to receive desperately needed cash from the deal. The Union …

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