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Airport Traffic Roundup: Beijing Airport hits 80 million passengers in one calendar year, Dubai Airport continues to grow

by Vinay BhaskaraEarlier this week, Beijing Capital Airport (PEK), the world’s second busiest airport by passenger enplanements, crossed 80 million passengers carried in one calendar year. According to Zhang Guanghui, general manager of Beijing Capital International Airport co., the airport is likely to cross the 90 million passengers per annum mark by 2015, allowing it to pass Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International …

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Jet Airways announces new Mangalore Dubai flight

Effective January 3, 2013, Jet Airways, will fly six times a week on the Mangalore-Dubai sector. The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 170 Economy seats on this route. 9W 532 will depart Mangalore at 2000 and arrive Dubai at 2230 (all times local) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. On Tuesdays, flight 9W 532 will depart Managalore …

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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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Air India has a one week low air fares sale to international destinations

Following in the footsteps of most international airlines, offering special fares ex-India, national carrier Air India, today announced, it is offering low fares for the lean season which commences from the middle of January. The scheme is valid for immediate out-bound travel to the Far East and Near East, and from 21 January 2013 onwards for the USA, UK, Europe …

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SpiceJet to commence three new international routes

Gurgaon based low fare carrier SpiceJet will expand its international network by opening three new sectors Kochi Male, Kochi Dubai, and Ahmedabad Dubai. Male is a new destination for the airline. SpiceJet already operates daily flights to Dubai from Mumbai and Delhi. Flight From Destination Departure (Local Time) Arrival (Local Time) Frequency First Flight SG 3901 Kochi Male 1250 hrs …

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50 flights diverted due to Dubai airport closure

Air Traffic at the middle-east’s busiest hub experience major snarls due to the fog and loss of power to a critical runway backup system. The closures were caused this morning when reduced runway visibility. About 06:45 there was a loss of power to a critical runway backup system required to maintain runway lights during foggy conditions. While actual power was …

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SpiceJet to commence Dubai flights from Mumbai and Delhi

After almost two years after it commenced international flights, low fare carrier SpiceJet is expanding its destination portfolio by adding Dubai. The airline will commence daily flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Dubai later this month from June 25th. The flights will be operated by narrow body Boeing 737-800 aircraft and SpiceJet has announced a special inaugural fare of Rs. …

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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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MAPS and Analysis: Kingfisher Shrinks Yet Again

When full service carrier Kingfisher Airlines enacted a latest round of route and capacity cuts last week, it represented simply the latest evidence that the carrier is headed for bankruptcy and is in a death spiral. Part of the drawdown involved the cancellation of almost all of Kingfisher’s international operations, which occurred after the airlines lessors began demanding the return …

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Emirates Launches Dubai-Washington DC

Earlier this week, Middle Eastern giant Emirates announced that it had plans to add service to 3 or 4 destinations in the US from its Dubai hub over the “next few years.” As an interesting start to this latest round of US expansion, the carrier has announced new service to Washington-Dulles International Airport effective September 12th. The route will be …

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MAP: 8 Air India flights cannot even cover their cost of fuel

According to a report from the Press Trust of India (PTI), Indian civil aviation minister Vyalar Ravi revealed before the Rajya Sabha today that Air India’s estimated loss for FY 2010-2011 was Rs. 6,994 Crore, down sharply from the Rs. 5552.55 Crore loss posted in FY 2009-2010. Ravi also said that, “Based on April-September, 2011 route wise profitability, two routes …

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Emirates places largest order in Boeing history for 50 777-300ER at Dubai air show

Inaugurating the Dubai air show 2011, Dubai-based Emirates Airline, already the world’s largest operator of Boeing 777s, announced an an order for another 50 777-300ER aircraft with an option for a further 20 more. The order, with a value of $18 billion, makes this the single largest commercial airplane order in Boeing’s history by dollar value. It also makes 2011 …

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Emirates to begin flights to Seattle; Dallas-Fort Worth

by Vinay Bhaskara Emirates, the world’s fastest growing airline, announced today an expansion of its North American network. Beginning February 2nd, 2012, Emirates will serve Dallas-Fort worth once daily nonstop from Dubai. On March 1st, 2012, they will also add daily flights to Seattle-Tacoma. Emirates flights to Dallas will be served with 266 seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft. The aircraft are …

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IndiGo announces grand international plans, offers aggressive low fares

Indian low cost carrier IndiGo, which controls at 19.7% share of the domestic market, announced the launch of its international operations with the release of schedules and fares. The airline which operates an all A320-232 fleet, completed the required five years of domestic operations recently, and has been granted permissions by the Ministry of Civil Aviation. IndiGo will operate its …

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IndiGo granted international route permissions. How will it operate Singapore?

Last week, the Indian ministry of civil aviation granted Gurgaon based low fare carrier IndiGo permission to commence its international operations in August with flights to Dubai, Bangkok and Singapore ex-Mumbai and Delhi and to Muscat ex-Mumbai. The Dubai and Muscat routes are a bonanza for the airline. Mumbai and Delhi are the two largest markets in India. There is …

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Bangalore bound FedEx Express Boeing MD-11F declares emergency diverts to Mumbai

A FedEx Express Boeing MD-11F registration N579FE performing flight FX-5062 from Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Bangalore, India, declared a full emergency after receiving a fire indication in the lower belly cargo hold, and diverted to Mumbai, CSI airport. The aircraft landed safely at 18:24 local (12:54 UTC) and after inspection the alarm was found to be false. The full …

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