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Ryanair discontinues legal actions against Belfast Telegraph

Ryanair has dropped legal proceedings against the Belfast Telegraph after the paper issue an apology to the carrier about a number of false claims made in an article posted on the Telegraph website on August 6th. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 RYANAIR WELCOMES BELFAST TELEGRAPH APOLOGYRyanair, Europe’s only ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), today (19 Aug) welcomed an apology …

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easyJet brings popular Inspire Me function direct to tablets via its new app

European LCC easyJet has launched a new IPAD app. Find the details below. 19th August 2013 easyJet, the UK’s largest airline, is now providing travellers either on a budget or in need of last minute holiday inspiration, access to easyJet’s popular and innovative ‘Inspire Me’ tool through a dedicated iPad application. The simple and free, map-based app enables customers to enter …

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Kiwi same sex couple ties the knot at 30,000 feet

An Auckland based couple made history today by becoming the first same sex couple in New Zealand to marry in flight. Find the details below.  19th August 2013  An Auckland-based couple has this morning made history celebrating the legalisation of same sex marriage in New Zealand by saying “I do” in the skies. Lynley Bendall and Ally Wanikau, who have been …

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PR: THAI in-flight magazine “Sawasdee” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design

Thai Airways recently won an award of excellence for its in flight magazine “Sawasdee.” Find the press release below. 18th August, 2013  THAI in-flight magazine “ Sawasdee ” wins Award of Excellence in Magazine Design Image Credit: Thai Airways Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI) announces its Award for Excellence in Magazine Design for the in-flight magazine, Sawasdee. THAI’s in-flight …

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Bhutan Airways (Tashi Air) to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok

by Vinay BhaskaraAccording to the Airline Route blog, private Bhutanese carrier Bhutan Airways (also known as Tashi Air) is set to begin daily Paro-Kolkata-Bangkok flights from October 2013 with its new Airbus A320 aircraft. Proposed schedules are as follow: B3700 PBH-CCU 1035 – 1110 CCU-BKK 1150 – 1550 320 Daily B3701 BKK-CCU 0630 – 0730 CCU-PBH 0810 – 0945  320 Daily Tashi Air …

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Spirit Airlines announces new routes out of Minneapolis

by Vinay BhaskaraMiramar, Florida based LCC Spirit Airlines has announced 4 new nonstop routes out of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport. Beginning November 7th, the low cost carrier will have daily non-stops from Minneapolis St. Paul to Tampa, Orlando, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, complementing existing flights from Chicago O’Hare, Dallas Fort Worth, Las Vegas, Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale, and Denver. …

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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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Emirates commences luxury private jet service

by Devesh Agarwal Dubai-based Emirates, has announced the launch of its luxury private jet service using a ultra-spacious Airbus 319 aircraft. Providing a bespoke private charter service to most locations worldwide and beyond the existing Emirates network, the aircraft offers a new configuration with a high level of comfort and service for up to 19 passengers. The configuration of the …

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Painted Skies: news and pictures of aircraft special liveries – June 5

A319-112     3660     OK-NEP     CSA Czech Airlinesseen at FRA 30/05/13 with a special “90 1923-2013” anniversary sticker on the fuselage instead of the standard CSA logohttp://www.planepictures.net/netshow.php?id=1224431 A320-212     187     F-GFKS     Air France (SKYTEAM cs)      last service 21/04/13, ferried 07/05/13 CDG-NWI, seen at NWI 03/06/13 in basic SKYTEAM cs, for part out and scrap A320-214     4699     OK-HCA     Holidays Czech Airlinesferried 29/04/13 JED-PRG after …

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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 13

by Devesh Agarwal This fortnight’s edition of news on special liveries from Karsten Heiligtag. *cs = colour scheme A320-214     4083     A9C-AD     Gulf Airat DXB 08/02/13 in special cs now with “2013 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix” titles, ex “2012 Formular 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix”http://www.airliners.net/photo/Gulf-Air/Airbus-A320-214/2230244/L/&sid=f2c9586395112746123c9cd54e781f18 A340-642     933     A6-EHJ     Etihad Airways (special “F1 Formula 1” cs)seen at MEL …

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‘Painted Skies News’ – special aircraft liveries – Mar 5

Karsten Heiligtag from Germany puts together this interesting list called “Painted Skies News” on a fortnightly basis, capturing aircraft in various liveries from around the world. If you are a “Special Liveries” junkie, I recommend this list. Bangalore Aviation has obtained permission from Karsten to re-publish his list. Hope you enjoy. Please let us have your feedback on this initiative. …

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News Digest – Press Releases – 1st Half February 2013

Below is a listing of press releases received February 1 onwards, till date. We will be appending more press releases at the end of this article regularly as and when new releases are received. CATHAY PACIFIC INTRODUCES WORLD’S BEST BUSINESS CLASS AND NEW PREMIUM ECONOMY CABINS ON HYDERABAD-HONG KONG FLIGHTS Cathay Pacific Airways today announced that passengers can enjoy a …

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News Digest – Press Releases – 2nd half January 2013

Japan Airlines releases nine month traffic data ending December 2012 — MIAL awards contract for duty free at New T2 at CSIA Duty free shops awarded to a consortium led by Aer Rianta International cpt. Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle awarded to Nuance Group India Pvt Ltd Mumbai, January 24, 2013 – Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL), managed by GVK-led …

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New digest – Press releases – Week 2 – January 7~13, 2013

NTSB INVESTIGATORS LOOKING INTO BOEING 787 SMOKE EVENT IN BOSTON Jan. 7, 2013 WASHINGTON– Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board are gathering information regarding reports of smoke aboard a Boeing 787 at Boston’s Logan Airport today. The Japan Airlines 787 was on the ground and empty of passengers at the time of the incident. The NTSB has dispatched an …

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Indian and global commercial aviation news briefing: September 28th

by Devesh Agarwal India top news SpiceJet passenger loads on Q400 flights exceeding expectations within a week of commencing serviceSources inside the airline have told Bangalore Aviation that the passenger load factors on their Q400 operations have smashed the airline’s expectations within the first week of travel itself. On almost all routes, the passenger load factors are exceeding the break-even …

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Commercial Aviation News Briefing: September 26th

by Vinay Bhaskara India: Air India launches austerity drive Air India, in a move that defies its traditional profligacy, will be launching an austerity drive beginning October 1st. Rohit Nandan, Air India’s chairman, related in a memo that Air India will be enacting the following initiatives.Payments on reimbursements of entitlements and vouchers will be cut by 10%, in addition to …

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Commercial Aviation News Briefing: September 23rd-25th

by Vinay Bhaskara Starting this week, we will be providing readers with an intelligence brief recapping the major commercial aviation news from India, and the rest of the world. India- Cathay Pacific and Jet Airways re-shuffle Delhi – Hong Kong Cathay Pacific and Jet Airways both announced major changes to their operations on the Delhi- Hong Kong sector for IATA’s …

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NTSB issues urgent safety recommendation for General Electric CF6-45/50 engines

The United States National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued two urgent safety recommendations affecting General Electric CF6-45/50 engines. This engine is found mostly on cargo aircraft like Airbus A300s (now retired by Air India), Boeing 747s, DC-10s, MD-11s, and U.S. Air Force KC-10 tankers. However, there is a case involving a passenger Boeing 747-300 of Saudi Arabian Airlines. The …

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