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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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AirAsia and AirAsia X set to conquer Indian skies with aggressive expansion plan

Malaysia based AirAsia is trying to create aviation history with the launch of six new routes between India and Malaysia in rapid succession. In one more “conquering of Indian skies by storm”, the new services to key metro cities include Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi from Kuala Lumpur and from Penang to Chennai. The Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad …

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Major ATC systems crash at Delhi airport – Update 1

News agencies are reporting a major systems crash at the air traffic control at IGI airport in New Delhi. All flight operations have been suspended for the last 30~45 minutes. There are sporadic reports from passengers who are sitting on-board aircraft on the ramp of one or two aircraft pushing back. This crash has occurred during the peak evening rush …

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A guide to coping with air travel during the winter fog season in New Delhi

The dreaded winter fog season which plagues all transport services operating at the national capital, New Delhi, is fast approaching. Air travel is particularly hard hit with scores flights being delayed, diverted or outright cancelled. The airport suspends operations when the runway visibility drops below the mandatory minimum of 200 meters. The 2003-2004 season was the worst with a record …

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Singapore Airlines increases frequency to Mumbai and Delhi

With the global economy increasing in select geographies, Singapore Airlines (SIA) is making changes to its route network in the coming months. Frequency to Mumbai and Delhi will meanwhile be increased from March and June 2010, respectively. Flights will be operated twice-daily to both Indian cities, up from the existing 11-times-weekly. Effective 18 December, the Singapore-Moscow-Houston flight frequency will increase …

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Lufthansa may be first airline to commence Airbus A380 operation to India

New Delhi is an ideal candidate for Airbus A380 superjumbo operations as per Karl Ulrich Garnadt, member of the Lufthansa Board. The airside infrastructure with runway 29-11 at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) is A380 capable and the new terminal 3 expected to be ready by late summer 2010, in time for the upcoming 2010 Commonwealth games, will be …

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New Delhi’s IGI airport prepares for fog season

New Delhi is famous for it’s winter fog which wreaks havoc on all transport especially air travel. To minimize inconvenience to passengers and ensure continuity of operations during poor visibility conditions at IGI Airport, Delhi International Airport (P) Limited (DIAL) has initiated several proactive measures. City Side At the domestic airport, the traffic circulation plan has been modified as a …

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Jet Airways to commence Mumbai Kathmandu service

Jet Airways has announced that it will launch a daily flight between Mumbai and the Nepali capital Kathmandu from December 2, 2009. The airline currently operates six days a week flights between New Delhi and Kathmandu which will be enhanced to a daily from November 17, 2009. The Mumbai-Kathmandu service will be operated by the Boeing 737 aircraft. Flight 9W …

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Encroachments cramp one of Asia’s best runways at Delhi airport

Thanks to rampant encroachment, over one-third of one of Asia’s longest and best runways, 11-29 at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport cannot be used. At any airport, two measurements are crucial for pilots for every runway. Landing Distance Available (LDA) and Take Off Run Available i.e. how much of the runway length is actually usable for flight operations. The …

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Delhi airport commissions newest fire station with Rosenbauer Panther 6×6 fire trucks

The fourth fire station at New Delhi Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport has been commissioned to handle emergency situations at airside or terminals as part of the Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) facilities. The fire fighting force has also risen by 33 to 189 members who were inducted after their training in Malaysia, Delhi and Hyderabad ARFF plays extremely …

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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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Politics forces under-utilisation of Delhi airport’s latest biggest and best runway

In a major step the Government of India has imposed the first night curfew at an Indian airport. To allow the residents of the neighbouring and very upmarket Vasant Kunj area to have a peaceful night, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has restricted with immediate effect any aircraft movement, at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s (IGIA) newest …

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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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Virgin Atlantic codeshares on Jet Airways’ Mumbai London Heathrow route

Virgin Atlantic who recently withdrew their services on the Mumbai London Heathrow route, has entered in to a codeshare agreement with Jet Airways effective May 6 2009, allowing guests to book with Virgin Atlantic but travel with Jet Airways on their double daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow. Virgin Atlantic will place its code on Jet Airways flights as …

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Finnair to resume Mumbai Helsinki service in October upgrades Delhi to A330

Finnair who are withdrawing their Mumbai services for the summer, has decided to resume its Mumbai operations from October with it’s newly inducted Airbus A330-300 fleet. Kari Stolbow, director for the Indian subcontinent has indicated to IANS the carrier will re-start Mumbai services from October 18, 2009. For the first week, Finnair will operate the older Boeing MD-11, after which …

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