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Allegiant announces 18 new routes and ten new cities to its network

Photo coutesy Wikipedia user Fred Allegiant today announced new, nonstop jet service on 18 routes, including ten cities new to the Allegiant network. Today’s announcement will mark the 99th U.S. city served by Allegiant’s low-cost, nonstop service to popular vacation destinations, more than any other low-cost carrier in the U.S. To celebrate, the company, known for its exceptional travel deals, …

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SpiceJet to commence Ahmedabad to Muscat service

Low cost carrier, SpiceJet, will commence a thrice a week service on the Muscat-Ahmedabad route from August 29, 2013. The airline will deploy its 189 seat Boeing 737-800 New Generation aircraft. Muscat, the capital of Oman, will be the ninth international destination to be served by SpiceJet. The airline is offering an introductory fare of just Rs 5,999/- one way …

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Dubai Airports invites food and beverage, and retail service bids for Concourse D

Dubai Airports is inviting bids from food and beverage operators and selective retail-service providers for the award of concessions in Concourse D at Dubai International. Construction of Concourse D is well under-way with the facility’s opening slated for 2015. The opportunity is available to food and beverage providers in the categories of popular restaurants, 24-hour casual dining, licensed bars, coffee …

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Air India to commence Australia service with 787 Dreamliner in late August

by Devesh Agarwal After many a false start, it appears national carrier Air India is scheduled to commence its Australia service at the end of August. The airline will use its Boeing 787-8 Dreamliners to operate the route. A schedule for a triangular service between Delhi, Sydney and Melbourne has been loaded in to global distribution systems, but inexplicably, the …

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Air India resuming service to Birmingham

National carrier Air India Ltd has announced it is set to launch four weekly direct flights between Birmingham and New Delhi from August 1. The route will be operated the new Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner, with a configuration of 18 business class and 238 economy class seats. The flight will operate on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. It will depart from …

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In-flight review: Air Canada Executive First: Boeing 777-300ER and 767: Frankfurt to Toronto & Ottawa to London

Air Canada Boeing 767-300ER C-FMWU arrives at London Heathrow. Photo copyright Devesh Agarwal.

On a recent trip from Bangalore to Dallas-Fort Worth via Frankfurt I flew Air Canada international for the first time in my life. The first trip was from Frankfurt to Toronto Pearson on their Boeing 777-300ER and thanks to mother nature, and two very efficient and caring customer service executives at United and Air Canada in Boston, from Ottawa to …

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Video: Finnair A330 being painted in special Marimekko print livery

Last year, oneworld member Finnair teamed up with Finnish design and fashion house Marimekko. All Finnair aircraft will feature a Marimekko for Finnair collection of textiles and tableware, featuring Marimekko’s classic patterns which are specially designed to add a light and fresh visual and tactile dimension to the onboard experience. On of the first prints to be used was the …

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Video: Etihad’s new TV commercial

by Devesh Agarwal Abu Dhabi based Etihad Airways is releasing a new TV commercial (TVC) across the world in the next few days. Created by M&C Saatchi, the TVC will be released in the UAE on March 3rd, and then across Australia, China, Germany, India, Japan, UK, USA, and Nigeria the next day. The commercial which has been produced by …

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Video: IndiGo President Aditya Ghosh talks about why some airlines fail and some succeed

by Devesh Agarwal Aditya Ghosh, President and Executive Director of Indigo Airlines says “Airlines fail because ego comes in the way of wisdom,” (a reference to the flamboyant Dr. Vijay Mallya). “As any business matures, not just the airline industry, it tends to move away from the basics. We tend to forget what the customer really needs, versus what the …

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“Start from scratch”, Japan Airlines’ Chairman’s advice for Air India

“Very important for Air India to start from scratch, completely change the way you think” is the advice offered for India’s national carrier by Masaru Onishi, Chairman of Japan Airlines (JAL). Mr. Onishi who spoke to Bangalore Aviation on January 31 on the sidelines of the oneworld entry ceremony of Malaysia Airlines. Mr. Onishi knows the subject of revival; he …

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Air India first airline to commence scheduled Boeing 787 Dreamliner service to Paris CDG (Roissy)

by Devesh Agarwal National carrier Air India, became the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner operator to commence scheduled commercial services to Paris, Charles De Gaulle (Roissy) airport earlier today. AI-143 will depart Delhi at 13:10 daily, arrive Paris, at 18:05.AI-142, will depart Paris 21:30, arrive Delhi at 10:10 the next day. Air India is gradually expanding operations of its Boeing 787 …

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Jet Airways announces new Mangalore Dubai flight

Effective January 3, 2013, Jet Airways, will fly six times a week on the Mangalore-Dubai sector. The airline will deploy a Boeing 737-800 aircraft with 170 Economy seats on this route. 9W 532 will depart Mangalore at 2000 and arrive Dubai at 2230 (all times local) on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays. On Tuesdays, flight 9W 532 will depart Managalore …

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AirAsia X to increase services from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne, Taipei and Chengdu

AirAsiaX the long distance arm of Malaysian low cost carrier AirAsia will increase its frequencies from its Kuala Lumpur hub to Melbourne, Australia, Taipei, Taiwan, and Chengdu, China from next year. Melbourne services will see frequencies increase from the current daily flights to nine flights weekly by May 1, 2013 and to twelve flights weekly by July 1. Taipei will …

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After London, Qatar Airways beats Air India again, with first 787 Dreamliner service to Australia

Qatar Airways will be the first airline in the world to operate the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Australia when it commences flights from Doha to Perth in Western Australia from February 1, 2013. Coupled with its Doha London Heathrow 787 service, Qatar Airways will be the first airline to offer a UK to Australia ‘all Dreamliner’ service. Despite being the …

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Pictures: Air India 787 Dreamliner gets water cannon salute on first arrival at Bangalore

On the auspicious day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Air India commenced commercial service of its Boeing 787 Dreamliner. VT-ANH, performing flight AI403 from Delhi was given the traditional welcome, on its first arrival at Bengaluru International Airport, a water cannon salute by the airport’s fire-fighters (ARFF). The Dreamliner, carrying 173 passengers, touched down around 21:06, delayed by almost two hours late …

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SilkAir to commence Visakhapatnam Singapore service

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), will launch nonstop air services between Visakhapatnam (VTZ) and Singapore (SIN) from the winter 2012 schedule which commences on 28 October, making it the first airline carrier to provide a nonstop international air connection from Visakhapatnam. The new thrice a week service will be operated with Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft, in …

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IndiGo increases service between Mumbai, Goa, Chandigarh and Ahmedabad

With the arrival of its 68th Airbus A320, India’s largest domestic airline, IndiGo, is increasing its services between Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Goa, and Chandigarh from today. From the released time-table below the aircraft commences its work at 05:50 in the morning at Ahmedabad to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai to Goa to Mumbai to Chandigarh to Mumbai and finally back to …

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Lufthansa commences Boeing 747-8i service to Delhi, first Asian destination. Bangalore in September?

After unsuccessfully trying for almost two years to be the first airline to operate the Airbus A380 superjumbo to India, German carrier Lufthansa, is doing one better, and bringing to its second largest international market, its latest aircraft, the newest avatar of the venerable Boeing 747, the 747-8 Intercontinental or B748i in short. From Monday, the nation’s capital Delhi, will …

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