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Huge hike in airport charges and fees for passengers and airlines at Delhi. Fares expected to increase.

Image courtesy Wikipedia. At a time when the Indian airline industry is already reeling under the double whammy of lowering economic output and sky-rocketing fuel prices, passengers and airlines are going to get hit by a massive hike in both passenger and aeronautical charges at the national capital New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA). The airport operator Delhi International …

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Indian government approves airlines to borrow $1 billion overseas, but delays FDI

The government of India will allow aviation companies to borrow up to $1 billion (Rs. 5,100 crore) collectively and up to $300 million individually, from overseas, via the external commercial borrowings (ECB) route, as per a statement released by the finance ministry today. In his Budget speech last month, the Indian Finance Minister had announced that companies in the aviation …

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Indian Government expands visa on arrival scheme to 11 countries

The Indian Government is expanding its Tourist Visa on Arrival (TVOA) scheme, first introduced in 2010 to the nationals of 11 countries, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, Finland, Luxembourg, New Zealand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Indonesia. The TVOA facility is only available for arrivals at the four metro airports, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The government has also expanded the purpose …

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“How can you save money, except by getting the 787?” Interview with Dr. Dinesh Keskar, President, Boeing India

On the sidelines of the India Aviation 2012 show at Hyderabad, Devesh Agarwal had an exclusive one-on-meeting interview with Dr. Dinesh Keskar, President, Boeing International Corporation India Pvt. Ltd., and Senior Vice President of Sales, Asia-Pacific and India, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Dr. Keskar also chairs the Committee on Aviation at the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which …

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First Boeing 787 Dreamliner green bio-fuel flight underway

ANA9397 the delivery flight of a brand new All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is making aviation history as it flies to its destination, Tokyo’s Haneda airport, today. Image courtesy FlightAware It is the first time a 787 Dreamliner has flown powered, at least in part, by sustainable biofuels. The delivery flight between Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. …

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A PPP proposal to rescue Air India while retaining government ownership

Yesterday the government announced a massive Rs. 30,000 Crore ($5 billion) bailout of national carrier Air India. The government has justified this this bailout to ostensibly protect the jobs of the over-bloated workforce of 30,000 employees at the airline. Simple maths effectively translates the infusion to Rs. 10 million per employee, a figure the average Indian cannot even hope to …

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Video: Lufthansa’s new “nonstop you” campaign’s TV ad

Image courtesy Lufthansa At the ITB show in Berlin, German carrier Lufthansa announced a new media campaign titled “nonstop you”. The new campaign attempts to build on the carrier’s strong reputation amongst business travellers and also targets leisure travellers more directly than before. Signifying a change in focus by airlines across the globe this year, the campaign focuses on the …

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Your views: Topic of the week: The future of Kingfisher Airlines? Tatas should acquire?

Continuing our weekly interactive post where we seek your views, this week we discuss Kingfisher Airlines. Whether due to his own poor planning and execution, or as some conspiracy theorists will have you believe, there is no doubt, in the case of Kingfisher Airlines, Dr. Vijay Mallya has been systematically pushed against the wall. Kingfisher Airlines is now a weight …

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INFOGRAPHIC: 1000th Boeing 777 Emirates A6-EGO routes till date

Last month Dubai based Emirates airline received the 1000th Boeing 777 to be built. The aircraft is registered A6-EGO and performed its delivery flight, from Everett to Dubai, on March 21, 2012. Since then the airline has sent this aircraft to many cities across the world, including the capital of India’s neighbour Bangladesh, Dhaka. Image generated courtesy GCMAP. The most …

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Video: Thai Airway’s first Airbus A380 being assembled and flown

Recently Airbus S.A.S. completed the final assembly of MSN (manufacturer’s serial number) 087 Thai Airway’s first A380 superjumbo. Here is a time lapse video showing the event. The national carrier is scheduled to receive delivery of the airline this year. Thai Airways will become the ninth customer worldwide to operate the behemoth, and is expected to deploy the A380 on …

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Video nostalgia: The TV ads of British Airways – The world’s favourite airline

British Airways is one of the world’s most recognisable airlines and at 93 years, one of the oldest. The radio call sign for British Airways is Speedbird, based on the stylised icon of the airline’s predecessors, Imperial Airways and BOAC, and probably best symbolised by Concorde. The airline has naturally relied upon and continues to rely on history and nostalgia …

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Video and photos: British Airway’s special Dove livery celebrating the London Olympics by Pascal Anson

British Airways has launched a special ‘Dove’ livery celebrating the upcoming London Olympic games of 2012. Nine Airbus A319’s will wear this new livery for the next one year. As part of our BA Great Britons programme, designer Pascal Anson was chosen to create a unique aircraft livery to celebrate London 2012. His beautiful design is based on a dove, …

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INFOGRAPHIC: Three years Passenger Load Factors and On Time Performance 2009~2011

In parliament, the Indian civil aviation minister Mr. Ajit Singh released the historical information on the passenger load factors and the on-time performance for domestic operations of Indian carriers for the last three years i.e. from January 2009 to December 2011. The annual average for each airline is given, as is the average for all airlines for a given year, …

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Your views: Topic of the week: What should the Indian airline industry do, to survive 2012?

Dear Readers, welcome to a new financial year. As you know, interactivity with you, our readers, is important to us, and we constantly ask for your thoughts and your views on our stories. Comments received are featured in EVERY page footer, and we are thankful for the contributions received. Deriving from my friend Brett Snyder The Cranky Flier, from today …

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Video: Emirates new “Hello World” branding TVC

Dubai based Emirates airline is trying to evolve its brand from a travel / airline brand to a global lifestyle brand. The carrier set to launch a new global brand platform and direction, themed “Hello Tomorrow,” which positions the global airline as the enabler of global connectivity and meaningful experiences. Emirates has partnered with Strawberry Frog and will launch promotions …

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