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News Digest – Press Releases – 2nd half January 2013

Japan Airlines releases nine month traffic data ending December 2012 — MIAL awards contract for duty free at New T2 at CSIA Duty free shops awarded to a consortium led by Aer Rianta International cpt. Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle awarded to Nuance Group India Pvt Ltd Mumbai, January 24, 2013 – Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), managed by GVK-led …

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Indian Air Force’s first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III enters flight testing

The Indian Air Force’s (IAF) first Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter (tail number CB-8001) has been delivered by Boeing, on schedule, for flight testing. Indian Air Force C-17 Globemaster III. CB-8001 The first of the 10 airlifters ordered, now enters a U.S. Air Force (USAF) flight test program at the famous “The Right Stuff” Edwards Air Force Base in Palmdale, …

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Cebu Pacific flies past IndiGo and GoAir with second global A320 with Sharklets

by Devesh Agarwal Low cost carrier, Cebu Pacific Air beat out India’s IndiGo and GoAir, to become the second operator, globally, when it took delivery of its first A320 equipped with Sharklets today during a ceremony in Manila, Philippines. The first ever A320 with Sharklets was delivered to Malaysian low cost carrier, AirAsia, late last year. India’s IndiGo and GoAir …

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Indian Air Force selects Airbus A330 MRTT as in-flight refuelling tanker

by Devesh Agarwal Airbus Military has confirmed that it has been selected by the Government of India as the preferred bidder to supply its A330 MRTT Multi Role Tanker Transport to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The decision follows a lengthy and thorough selection process including the completion of extensive flight demonstrations in India by the A330 MRTT during which …

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Japan Airlines to serve Miyazaki beef on international First Class

Japan Airlines (JAL) will be introducing the award-winning Miyazaki beef in its in-flight meals for First Class on international routes from Tokyo (Narita) to Europe and North America between January 9 and March 31, 2013, to commemorate the launch of JAL Sky Suite 777 – the airline’s latest cabin product on its 777-300ERs. Produced in Miyazaki Prefecture situated in the …

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Virgin Atlantic appoints American Airlines veteran as CEO

Richard Branson promoted Virgin Atlantic Airways has appointed Craig Kreeger, 53, as its new Chief Executive from February 1, succeeding Steve Ridgway, who is retiring. Kreeger joins Virgin from Dallas based American Airlines (AA), where he has held a 27-year career spanning commercial, financial and strategic roles. Kreeger, a graduate of the University of California in San Diego (UCSD) and …

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Air India Chairman’s letter to all employees

By Devesh Agarwal Thanks to the Aeroblogger, we have a copy of Air India’s Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Rohit Nandan’s letter to all the Air India employees. Dear Colleagues, I wish you and your family members a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year! May the year 2013 usher in peace, progress and prosperity for all Air …

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Press Releases – December 14, 2012

Dear Readers From today, we are starting a new feature called Press Releases. Every day we receive many releases from companies, despite our best efforts, we are unable to cover all of them. However, it is our endeavour to keep you, our readers, to be informed, and therefore we will post the raw releases in one batch for the day. …

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Opinion: The Etihad-Jet Airways-Kingfisher Airlines love triangle. Who should Etihad choose?

by Devesh Agarwal Two days ago, two Times of India group newspapers, The Bangalore Mirror and The Economic Times reported UAE national carrier Etihad buying a 48% in financially disabled and grounded Indian carrier Kingfisher Airlines. The Bangalore Mirror may be a tabloid, but The Economic Times is no slouch when it comes to financial matters. This went against 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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After London, Qatar Airways beats Air India again, with first 787 Dreamliner service to Australia

Qatar Airways will be the first airline in the world to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia when it commences flights from Doha to Perth in Western Australia from February 1, 2013. Coupled with its Doha London Heathrow 787 service, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer a UK to Australia ‘all Dreamliner’ service. Despite being the …

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Jet Airways takes delivery of first new Airbus A330-300

Jet Airways, today took delivery of the first of four new Airbus A330-300 series aircraft into its fleet, at the airframer’s headquarters in Toulouse, France. Aircraft registration VT-JWR. The airline is expected to take delivery of an additional A330-300 (VT-JWS) later this month. The first A330-300 aircraft will be be deployed from December 22 as 9W 228/227 on the Mumbai …

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Jet Airways places codeshare on Etihad’s Abu Dhabi Paris Charles De Gaulle flight

By Devesh Agarwal Jet Airways will place its code on Etihad’s flight operating out of Abu Dhabi to Paris Charles de-Gaulle airport with effect from December 10, 2012, offering its India passengers connectivity to Paris, via Abu Dhabi. The airline’s JetPrivilege members will earn JPMiles for their entire journey when they fly on Jet Airways codeshare flights from India to …

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Video: Leo Messi joins Kobe Bryant as global brand ambassador for Turkish Airlines

By Devesh Agarwal and Vinay Bhaskara Flag carrier Turkish Airlines has signed international soccer superstar Lionel Andrés “Leo” Messi, of La Liga club, FC Barcelona FC Barcelona as a Global Brand Ambassador. Messi joins NBA superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, and professional tennis player Caroline Wozniacki, who have been brand ambassadors for the airline since …

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Would you like to read posts on how to improve your plane spotting photography?

by Devesh Agarwal A quick query to our readers. Bangalore Aviation has access to some good photographers who are also avid plane spotters and take great photographs of airplanes across the world. Would you like us to feature articles which can help you improve your plane spotting photography? Please post a comment. Do include specific points on what aspects would …

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Lufthansa to re-launch new Germanwings budget airline with a la carte service-fare concept

German major, Lufthansa will re-launch its budget airline Germanwings on July 1, 2013, with a new brand and product concept allowing all passengers to enjoy “à la carte flying”. Passengers will then be able to create their own package and adapt it in detail to their individual needs, from low-cost flying without add-ons to a high-quality passenger experience with lots …

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Emerging economies, China, and India, lead IATA’s airline traffic growth forecast

An industry traffic forecast by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 240 airlines comprising 84% of global air traffic, shows India, China and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), leading air passengers and freight growth over the next four years. The IATA Airline Industry Forecast 2012~2016 sees passenger numbers expanding by an average of 5.3% per annum, between …

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