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US airlines and pilots sue US Exim bank to stop Air India loan guarantees

Claiming unfair advantage being giving to foreign carriers, Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest, along with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) which represents 47,000 pilots working for 28 U.S. commercial airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines, have sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States for providing cheap financing in the form of $1.3 billion in loan guarantees and …

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Video: Etihad to fly to Dallas-Fort Worth

Abu Dhabhi based Etihad Airways PJSC has announced it will fly to Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), thrice a week, from December 3, 2014, making it the second middle-eastern carrier after Dubai-based Emirates to do so. DFW, will be the fifth destination in the United States for Etihad, following Chicago O’Hare, New York JFK, Washington Dulles, and Los Angeles. Like Emirates, the …

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Jet Airways and Garuda Indonesia sign code share agreement

Jet Airways and national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia have concluded a code share agreement for connectivity between India and Indonesia.Under the arrangement, using Singapore as a hub, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Garuda Indonesia’s flights between Singapore and Jakarta and Garuda will place its marketing code on Jet Airways’ flights between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. …

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Qatar Airways to fly to Miami from June 2014

by Devesh Agarwal Image courtesy Qatar Airways Flag carrier, Qatar Airways, has announced Miami to be its sixth destination in the United States with flights beginning June 10, 2014. The airline will offer four non-stop flights a week from Doha using a Boeing 777-200LR aircraft in a two class configuration with 42 lie-flat seats in business class, and 217 seats …

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SpiceJet announces Madurai-Dubai service

By BA Staff SpiceJet will begin a daily direct flight between Madurai and Dubai from November 22nd, 2013 utilising an all economy class 189 seat Boeing 737-800. Booking of tickets on this route is now open. Flight SG023 will depart Madurai 23:35 and arrive Dubai 02:20 the next morning. The return flight SG024 will depart Dubai at 03:50 and arrive …

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Bird Information Systems partners with FITS Air

By BA Staff Bird Information Systems (BIS), a provider of automated aviation and travel related software solutions has entered into a partnership with Sri Lanka based FITS Air, for the use of its Airline Inventory and Reservations System (AIRS). As per the partnership, Bird will provide FITS Air, the booking technology for the airline inventory hosting, reservation at all city …

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Emirates is now a partner with the Commonwealth Games

By BA Staff Courtesy of Wikipedia Emirates, the Official Airline Partner of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay, has today started the first leg of the “Baton’s journey round the world”, beginning its international journey in Glasgow. The Queen’s Baton will be transported by Emirates, visiting a selection of the Commonwealth’s nations and territories ahead of the Glasgow …

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SilkAir joins Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer programme

By BA Staff SilkAir (MI), the regional airline of Singapore Airlines, will become the latest airline partner to join Virgin Australia’s Velocity frequent flyer program. From October 10, 2013 onwards, Velocity members will be able to earn points and status credits or redeem their Points on the SilkAir network across South East Asia, India and China. This includes the ability …

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Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege inks partnership with Color Plus

By BA Staff Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege frequent flyer program announced a partnership with ColorPlus, a clothing brand for men. JetPrivilege members will get rewarded with 10 JPMiles for every Rs. 100 spent on purchases made at ColorPlus exclusive stores across India. JetPrivilege members will now get to experience premium ‘Smart casuals’ and the many product enhancements, introduced by ColorPlus’ innovations, …

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Jet Airways guests can now book and pay for their JetEscapes hoildays on jetairways.com

By BA Staff Jet Airways has introduced an option for guests to book and pay for their favourite JetEscapes Holidays, on the website www.jetairways.com. Jet Airways has crafted theme based holidays for its guests. Guests can select their preferred holidays from an array of popular themes like beach, pilgrimage, historical, wildlife, family and corporate holidays.  These holidays include return air …

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Celebrate Gandhi Jayanti with Air France – KLM

By BA Staff To mark the birth anniversary for the father of India, Air France KLM, a member of the Sky Team alliance announced a special online contest for all their Air France and KLM follower base in India. KLM India team will quiz their fans each day on location for two photographs of iconic Mahatma Gandhi statues around the …

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Emirates announces new service to Boston

by Vinay Bhaskara Image Credit: Devesh Agarwal ~ Bangalore Aviation Middle Eastern carrier Emirates has continued its rapid expansion into the North American market by announcing the commencement of daily nonstop services between its global hub at Dubai and Boston to commence from 10th March, 2014. The new flights will be served using Emirates’ Boeing 777-200LR aircraft, seating 266 passengers …

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Tatas and Singapore Airlines to form new airline in India

by Devesh Agarwal Taking advantage of India’s recent liberalisation of the aviation sector, the country’s most famous conglomerate, Tata Sons, and flag carrier Singapore Airlines (SIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding and applied for Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) approval to establish a new airline in India, thus adding a well financed full service carrier with strong customer service …

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Boeing Forecasts Growing Need for New Pilots in Asia Pacific Region

By BA Staff Boeing projects that the Asia Pacific region will continue to lead the globe in demand for hundreds of thousands of new commercial airline pilots and maintenance technicians to support expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades. The 2013 Boeing Pilot and Technician Outlook calls for 192,300 new commercial airline pilots and 215,300 new …

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SriLankan Airlines cancels Kozhikode

by BA StaffOneworld member SriLankan Airlines has apparently cancelled its daily Airbus A320 service between Colombo and Kozhikode, Kerala from the end of August (26th August to be exact). The services were run with the schedules below: UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1130 A: 1520 ~ A320 ~ x3UL169 ~ CMB-CCJ ~ D: 1350 A: 1510 ~ A320 ~ 3 …

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Malaysia Airlines posts operating profit in Q2 2013

by Vinay BhaskaraNewly minted oneworld alliance member Malaysia Airlines saw progress in Q2 2013 in its corporate turnaround plan as the carrier swung to a RM (Malaysian Ringgit) 8 million (US $2.4 million) operating profit from an operating loss of RM 102 million (US $31.0 million) during the same period a year prior. The performance was buoyed by 14% revenue …

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IAF achieves landing of C-130J Hercules at world’s highest airstrip Daulat Beg Oldie

by Devesh Agarwal DBO near the top of the map. Image: Wikipedia In a significant capability demonstration move by the Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved a world record when it landed a C-130J-30 Super Hercules aircraft landed at Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), the highest airstrip in the world at 06:54 hrs today. The Commanding Officer Group …

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IndiGo adds Ranchi as its 34th destination

Indian budget carrier IndiGo, has announced the introduction of new daily flights to Ranchi from Delhi and Patna. The airline will service the three cities in a circular routing i.e. Delhi-Patna-Ranchi-Delhi and reverse from today. Flight No. Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequency Via Fare* Effective 6E 493 Delhi Ranchi 4:20 PM 6:10 PM Daily 4011 18-Aug-13 6E 494 Delhi Ranchi …

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