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IndiGo continues to expand domestic operations

by Vinay Bhaskara As its fleet grows with the introduction of new Airbus A320s, including India’s first sharklet retrofitted A320, low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo continues to expand its domestic services. The carrier will be adding one additional daily flight to Jaipur, Nagpur, and Kolkata from its hub in Mumbai with schedules as follow: Mumbai – Jaipur 6E296 BOM – …

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IndiGo launches new domestic and international flights

IndiGo cabin crew.Photo courtesy IndiGo. With the addition of its 64th new Airbus A320, India largest domestic carrier, IndiGo, has launched eight new flights on its domestic network. The fifth daily and direct flight between Delhi and Chennai, The second daily and direct flight between Delhi and Kochi The fourth daily and direct flight between Mumbai and Chennai The fourth …

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Exclusive interview: G.M. Toh, General Manager India, Singapore Airlines

Gian-Ming Toh, General Manager (India), Singapore Airlines.

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is one of the most respected airlines in the world. Bangalore Aviation was honoured to have an exclusive one-on-one with Mr. G.M. Toh, the airline’s head in India. Q. Please give us an overview of the trends you’ve seen in the Indian market over the past 6 months? What do you see in the next 6 months? …

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Air India commences second daily Delhi Bangalore flight with the 787 Dreamliner

With the arrival of its second Boeing 787 Dreamliner, Air India has commenced morning services to Bangalore and afternoon services to Kolkata. AI803 Delhi 06:35 ~ Bangalore 09:10AI505 Bangalore 10:10 ~ Delhi 12:25 AI020 Delhi 14:00 ~ Kolkata 15:55AI701 Kolkata 17:00 ~ Delhi 19:10 The first Dreamliner continues on its daily circuit to Chennai and Bangalore AI439 Delhi 07:00 ~ …

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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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Lufthansa analysis, Part 1 – Cutting capacity to boost profitability

When OneWorld members British Airways and Iberia together announced a 555 million Euro net profit under the umbrella of International Airlines Group (IAG), it provided almost a calming influence to the volatile European airline industry. After financial failures of Hungarian carrier Malev and Spanish carrier Spanair, earlier this year, many in the global analyst community predicted further pain amongst Europe’s …

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Overview of Singapore Airlines’ and subsidiary SilkAir’s India operations

The world’s best airline, Singapore Airlines will be effecting a significant change in its scheduled operations at Mumbai starting from the Winter 2011 schedule which goes in to effect on October 30th. The carrier is also strengthening the operations of its regional subsidiary SilkAir across India. MumbaiCurrently the carrier operates double daily flights between the financial capital of India and …

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Air China increases Bangalore operations, Lufthansa increases Mumbai Munich

From the Summer 2011 time-table which commences this Sunday, Air China is increasing its frequency on the Shanghai-Chengdu-Bangalore flight from two to three times a week. The Wednesday, Saturday arrivals with Thursday, Sunday departures will be complemented by an additional frequency arriving in to Bangalore on Mondays and departing early morning Tuesdays. Aircraft type continues to be an Airbus A319-100. …

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Flight disruptions at Kolkata expected due to 24 hour bandh

Bandhs are the bane of Indian politics. Forcing entire states to shut-down it is a drag on the Indian economy. Nowhere is the effect of a bandh stronger than the communist stronghold of the state of West Bengal and its capital Kolkata (IATA: CCU). A 24 hour bandh has been called for starting 06:00 September 7th, and ending September 8th. …

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Singapore Airlines to introduce Airbus A330-300 to Kolkata, reduce capacity

As per the GDS, Singapore Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A330-300 aircraft (cabin images with iPod support here) on the Singapore Kolkata sector from July 2, 2010. It is a smart move by the carrier. Its A330s have the same two class (business and economy) configuration as the Boeing 777-200s it currently operates to Kolkata and Ahmedabad, but the …

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Air Asia to commence services to Kochi, Trivandrum, Kolkata

Malaysian low-cost carrier Air Asia has confirmed dates to launch scheduled passengers services from Kuala Lumpur to three more cities in India. One November 12th, Asia Asia will begin services to Kochi (Cochin) the commercial capital of Kerala, four days later on November 16th to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) the political capital of Kerala and three days after that to the West …

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Double goof-up lands Bangladesh Air India Express passengers in the wrong country

A good way to end the week on a humorous note. Thanks to a comedy of errors due to a double goof-up by both passengers and airline Air India Express, four passengers from Bangladesh landed up in countries and cities far away from their destinations. Air India’s low fare subsidiary Air India Express operates a flight from the Bangladeshi capital …

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Did JetLite crew perform risky flight after tail strike?

A Jetlite Boeing 737-800, VT-SIJ peforming flight S2-703 from Mumbai to Kolkata with 141 passengers and 6 crew, suffered a tail strike. Tail strikes are not uncommon in longer aircraft, and the Boeing 737-800 features a tail skid plate to protect against structural damage as seen in this picture of a Jet Airways Boeing 737-800. Some newer 737s even have …

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Plane spotting images: Return trip from Guwahati via Kolkata on IndiGo airlines

Events of the week have over-taken me and left me with no time to post the return leg story of my Guwahati and Kolkata trip. My apologies. The return flights were smooth but reasonably eventful in other ways. Despite leaving well ahead of time, I got stuck in a traffic jam and barely made it to the airport, thanks to …

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My first trip to Kolkata and Guwahati, on IndiGo airlines – Part 1

On 27th August I took my first flight to Kolkata in my life. Even I was surprised that I had never been to one India’s largest cities in all my 45 years. My thanks to The Telegraph newspaper who invited me to speak on innovation at the Northeast ICT summit in Guwahati, Assam and making the trip possible. The day …

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Hoax bomb scare delays IndiGo airlines flight

An Indigo airlines Airbus A320-232 registration VT-INA performing flight 6E-203 from New Delhi IGI airport to Kolkata NSCB airport with 123 passengers and 6 crew was delayed due to an anonymous phone call threatening that a bomb has been placed on the flight. The call was made to Indigo’s call centre at around 16:00 local (11:30Z) scheduled to depart at …

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Singapore Airlines drops Hyderabad Silkair takes over, SpiceJet adds six new flights

Singapore Airlines will discontinue its thrice a week service to Hyderabad/Shamshabad and hand it over to its regional subsidiary SilkAir will will increase frequency to five a week service from June 15, using an Airbus A320 aircraft. The current schedule is :MI478 Departing Singapore 21.00 arriving Hyderabad 23.05 except Tue, ThuMI477 Departing Hyderabad 00.05 arriving Singapore 07.25 except Wed, Fri …

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Missing laptop fracas delays Kolkata Bangalore JetLite flight

A JetLite flight to Bangalore was delayed by 45 minutes and boarding on several flights had to be suspended for 10 minutes on Sunday evening after a passenger Saptarishi Basu, complained that his laptop had gone missing from the security hold. Around 5 pm, Basu, who was to board the JetLite flight to Bangalore, went in for security check. On …

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JetLite Boeing 737-800 returns to Kolkata after engine fire – Update 1

JetLite Boeing 737-300A JetLite Boeing 737-800 performing flight S2-361 from Kolkata to Guwahati, India, returned to Kolkata airport, after the crew declared an emergency after the left hand engine caught fire shortly after take-off at 0629 local 0059 GMT, January 17, 2009. The crew shut the engine down, activated fire extinguisher, and stopped the fire. The plane landed 0648 local. …

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Jet Airways special low fares on international sectors

Jet Airways has announced a basket of special deals on its international flights. Remember all fares mentioned herein are exclusive of surcharge and taxes. Mumbai/Delhi/Chennai/Kolkata – Singapore/Hong Kong/Bangkok Companion Free Offer on Premiére (business class)Jet Airways’ international Premiére customers travelling to Singapore and Hong Kong can now avail of exciting Companion Free travel offers. A Mumbai – Singapore Premiére return …

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