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UAE GCAA releases preliminary information in UPS Boeing 747-400F N571UP crash at Dubai

The General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has released preliminary information on the crash of UPS Airlines Boeing 747-400F freighter registration N571UP at Dubai on September 3, 2010. In parallel UPS has released a statement identifying the two crew who perished in this crash. GCAA Announces the Preliminary Report on the ACCIDENT INVOLVING UPS6 Boeing …

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Kingfisher Airlines granted permission for seven new international routes ex Mumbai and Delhi

The Government of India has granted Kingfisher Airlines traffic rights to operate on seven new international routes, including the highly prized New Delhi – London which was strongly objected to, by the national carrier, Air India. The new international routes for which traffic rights have been granted are: New Delhi – London New Delhi – Hong Kong New Delhi – …

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Emirates to commence Dubai Tokyo service in March using Boeing 777-300ER

Emirates has unveiled plans to launch direct services between Dubai and Tokyo which will be the 102nd destination for the Dubai based carrier. At present, Emirates operates daily services to Osaka which was launched seven years ago. Starting 28th March 2010, Emirates will fly non-stop to Tokyo five times a week on every Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The …

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Emirates expands capacity to Bangkok, Sydney, Manila and Jakarta

Dubai based Emirates airlines is undertaking a major expansion of it’s capacity adding 17 flights per week to Bangkok, Sydney, Manila and Jakarta. This represents a massive 13% increase in seat capacity and takes the airline’s operations up to 187 flight per week. Starting December 2009, Emirates will introduce a fourth daily service to Bangkok, a third daily service to …

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Government of India grounds FlyDubai’s India plans

Under pressure from domestic carriers it appears that the Government has grounded the India plans of FlyDubai, the low-cost airline floated by the Al-Maktoum royal family of Dubai. The airline had sought permission for flights to Chandigarh, Coimbatore and Lucknow with tourist destinations like Goa to be added later. Obviously this has made the Ministry of Civil Aviation re-think it’s …

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Jet Airways to launch Hyderabad Dubai route using Boeing 737-800

Jet Airways will launch a new daily flight on the Hyderabad-Dubai sector, using a two class Boeing 737-800 aircraft, effective August 16, 2009, marking Jet Airways’ first international service from Hyderabad. The airline currently flies twice daily to Dubai from Mumbai, and daily from Delhi and Chennai. Effective August 16, 2009 to October 24, 2009,9W 550 will depart Hyderabad at …

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Kingfisher Airlines re-aligns international operations and fleet to contain losses

The financial woes at Kingfisher Airlines continue. Despite carrying the maximum number of domestic passengers, over dues are piling up. In some cases cheques issued by the airline are bouncing, salary and other cost cutting measures are making employees like pilots leave the airline to join competitors. This photo from Digital Airliners on Flickr encapsulates the three stages of Kingfisher’s …

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Emirates to commence A380 service to Seoul in November 2009

Dubai based Emirates Airline will commence operations of its Airbus A380 superjumbo aircraft to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport in November 2009. Emirates currently operates daily flights to Seoul using a Boeing 777. Trade ties between South Korea and Dubai have been growing steadily, and major Korean corporations are active in the Dubai business arena. The Korean government is also positioning …

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Singapore Airlines cuts capacity to India Thailand USA Europe, increases Middle East

Singapore Airlines is making further adjustments to its route network, primarily cutting back flights to various destinations in India, Thailand, Europe, and USA, while increasing capacities to the middle east. The changes, will take place progressively from now and will apply for the rest of the Northern Winter schedule (i.e. till end-March 2009), and will most likely continue in to …

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March of Emirates across Indian skies

On 16 October 2008, Emirates Airlines, moved all operations at Dubai International Airport to Terminal 3. Terminal 3 is over 1,500,000 m2 (370 acres) in size, the single largest terminal building in the world, and is dedicated exclusively to Emirates Airlines. The move demonstrated the meteoric rise of the airline since its inception on May 25, 1985 with just two …

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Singapore Airlines adds Kuwait, increases Abu Dhabi, Cairo frequencies

Singapore Airlines will begin a four-times-weekly service to Kuwait from 15 March 2009. Flying via Abu Dhabi, the service will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, using Boeing 777-200 aircraft. As a consequence of the introduction of this service, Singapore Airlines will now fly between Singapore and Abu Dhabi daily, up from the existing three times weekly service. From …

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