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Tag Archives: Gulf Air

Emirates, flydubai, Etihad suspend Doha flights amidst middle-east diplomatic row

Gulf area map courtesy NOAA.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have severed diplomatic relations with the tiny peninsular state of Qatar claiming the latter’s support of terrorism. The four nations have cut all land, sea and air contacts too. Qatar, which boasts the highest per capita income in the world, shares its sole land border with Saudi Arabia which …

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Pakistan routes news and analysis: Gulf Air, Pakistan International Airlines, and Turkish Airlines

Several pieces of routes news from Pakistan emerged over the past week, and Bangalore Aviation has prepared a summary of these changesGulf Air increases frequency to Pakistan Bahrain based  Gulf Air has added 7 new weekly frequencies on its offering to Pakistan, from mid-December 2013, bringing its total Pakistani operation to 21 flights per week to four destinations. A summary …

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Jet Airways to lease three Boeing 777-300ERs to Turkish Airlines

by Devesh Agarwal Sources within Mumbai based Jet Airways indicate the airline has entered into an agreement with Turkish Airlines to dry-lease three of its Boeing 777-300ER (77W) aircraft for one year. The Indian carrier has a total of ten 77Ws in its fleet. Since 2008, the carrier has found it difficult to effectively utilise these highly popular aircraft. It …

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Middle East Loses its Luster for India’s Airlines

Will the majority of future of India-Gulf flights go through Dubai? The first 9 months of 2012 will see a major re-shuffling by India’s airlines on the heavily trafficked India-Gulf sector, as airlines respond to higher fuel prices and a poor regulatory environment, and Air India continues to re-align its network strategy. Air India will be enacting the most significant …

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GlobeGround driver hits, damages and grounds Gulf Air Airbus A320 at Bangalore – Update 1

Bahrain based Gulf Air had suspended it’s Bahrain Bangalore service in March this year. It resumed the service recently on October 24, and the resumption reached an unhappy situation last night. A driver of Gulf Air’s ground handling agent GlobeGround India drove his step-ladder in to the rear horizontal stabiliser of their Airbus A320-212 registration A9C-EN, damaging and grounding the …

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American held for carrying gun at airport, Jet to cancel Boeing 777 order, Vijay Mallya’s debt troubles

US national arrested for carrying loaded handgun on board a flight The Times of India is reporting A US citizen was arrested earlier this morning at the Chennai airport for carrying a loaded revolver. Central Industrial and Security Force (CISF) personnel who secure airports across India, found the weapon while scanning the baggage of Mr. Semilar, 58 years old, when …

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How Kingfisher and other airlines should leverage Twitter to build their brand

Kingfisher Airlines recently became the first Indian airline to get on board the social nano-blogging service Twitter. Following the success of JetBlue and Southwest, quite a few airlines have joined Twitter, including British Airways, Qatar Airways, Gulf Air, and United Airlines. While I laud the bold initiatives by Kingfisher Airlines, at present it is only broadcasting adverts and updates — …

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Gulf Air cancels lease with Jet Airways for Boeing 777-300ERs

Speculation is rife that the middle east is finally slowing down. The Gulf Daily News is reporting that Bahrain based Gulf Air will cancel its deal to lease four long-range Boeing 777-300ER aircraft from Indian carrier Jet Airways after just six months. Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER leased to Gulf Air painted in Gulf Air livery.Photo courtesy and copyright A.J. Best.In …

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Gulf Air withdraws Bangalore Hyderabad, Jet Airways starts Mumbai Kuwait service

Effective March 29th, Gulf Air is withdrawing its flights from Bahrain to Bangalore and to Hyderabad. No explanation has been provided by the airline, but I suspect that they have been crowded out by the far more aggressive Emirates Airlines. Gulf Air flies a small Airbus A320 to Bangalore daily and a slightly larger A321 to Hyderabad four times a …

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Image: Leased Jet Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER VT-JEG in Gulf Air livery

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER painted in Gulf Air livery.

Ten days ago, on March 3rd, Gulf Air received the first of the four Boeing 777-300ER (VT-JEG) aircraft leased from Jet Airways. Two more aircraft are expected to join the Gulf Air fleet later this month while the fourth one will join in May. The 312 seat uber-luxurious Jet Airways Boeing’s are well known. See a photo gallery of the …

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Jet Airways to lease 4 Boeing 777-300ERs to Gulf Air

Bahrain based Gulf Air has confirmed an agreement to lease four new Boeing 777-300ERs (B77W in industry parlance) from Jet Airways of India. The agreement which was signed on February 22nd, calls for three aircraft to join its fleet in March, and the fourth in May. This deal was expected since January. Gulf Air is already wet-leasing two Airbus A330-200s …

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Gulf Air to lease four Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ERs

Jet Airways procured ten ultra-luxuriously appointed Boeing 777-300ERs for its ambitious international expansion. It even won awards for its international first class, featuring private suites. Now those plans are in tatters, and Jet has abandoned its international ambitions, at least for the foreseeable future. Recently TravelBizMonitor reported Jet Airways, has dropped its expansion plan, especially plans of expanding overseas informed …

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Continental Boeing 737 crashes at Denver

In a second incident involving a commercial jet mishap at a major airport in just about twelve hours, as per Reuters, a Continental Airlines Boeing 737 plane went off the runway and caught fire at Denver International Airport at 18:18 December 20, (01:18 GMT December 21). Less than 12 hours earlier, at 13:51 GMT, December 20, a Gulf Air Airbus …

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Fire in Gulf Air aircraft disrupts traffic at Mumbai airport

PTI reports, the engine of a Gulf Air Airbus A321 aircraft with 124 passengers and nine crew caught fire a few minutes prior to its take-off today, disrupting flight operations at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai, for about an hour. “The engine of the Bahrain-bound Gulf Air flight GF 065 caught fire just when it was lined up …

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Jet Airways wet-leases aircraft to Gulf Air and Turkish Airlines

Jet Airways will lease out aircraft that have been rendered surplus following the route rationalisation and cost pruning. The airline recently entered into a Wet-Lease Agreement with Gulf Air Company G S C, Bahrain, for leasing out two A330-200 aircraft for four months. It has also entered into similar agreement with THY Turkish Airlines Inc, for leasing out three B777-300 …

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