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Kingfisher indefinitely postpones Hong Kong and Singapore operations

I forwarded my “eureka” moment to Dr. Vijay Mallya about servicing the Kangaroo route via Mumbai, given the imminent withdrawal of Qantas from the Mumbai-Sydney route. He very kind replied, and my thanks to him. Dear Mr. Agarwal, Thank you for your email of 6 January, for your good wishes and compliments on the launch of our international operations. I …

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Airbus A330 gets birthday boost from Boeing 787 Dreamliner delays

On its 15th anniversary, the Airbus A330 is getting a major birthday gift, and from none other, than its major competitor, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Thanks to the 2 year delay on the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, airlines who had previously ordered the aircraft, are rushing to fill the gap with the Airbus A330. Qantas which has placed firm orders for …

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Singapore Airlines to induct Airbus A330-300

Airbus A330-343E, F-WWKZ, CN 978, pictured here in the cold grey skies of Toulouse, France, will soon be heading to the lush tropical city-state of Singapore, as 9V-STA, and joining the fleet of Singapore Airlines, who will become the newest operator of the Airbus A330 aircraft. Singapore Airlines will introduce its new Airbus A330-300, powered by Rolls Royce Trent 700 …

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Singapore Airlines slashes fares from India

Singapore Airlines has announced a new low fare sale from India to select destinations in South East Asia and Australia. As per the ad in today’s Times of India, Bangalore edition, the fares round-trip ex-Bangalore to Singapore is INR 16,830, Denpasar/Bali/Kuala Lumpur/Penang/Langkawi/Kuching/Bangkok INR 23,980, Sydney/Perth/Brisbane/Melbourne/Adelaide INR 41,350. These include taxes and surcharges. Fares are for economy class travel. Tickets must …

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Travel agents to boycott Singapore Airlines

I must tip my hat to the travel agents’ associations in India. Their strategy of targeting one airline at a time, has paid handsome dividends. From a paltry five per cent commission on the basic fare, they have successfully made all the airlines pay three per cent on the gross fare, which includes the fuel surcharges, on domestic fares. Passengers …

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Australian watchdog sues Singapore Airlines Cargo

Reuters is reporting that Australia’s competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, sued the cargo unit of Singapore Airlines on allegations they were involved in international price-fixing. The commission has already taken action against Qantas Airways and British Airways, who paid fines totaling $17.1 million. The commission accused Singapore Airlines Cargo, of entering into arrangements with other carriers to …

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Panoramic views of Airbus A380 – Qantas, Singapore, and cockpit

Thanks to a post by Jon Ostrower at FlightBlogger, I came across some breathtaking 360 degree panoramas of the Airbus A380. Thanks Jon. The photographer, Giles Vidal, has produced several panoramic views from the delivery of the first A380 to Singapore Airlines, including tours of the cabin, to the A380 cockpit, and now a beautiful panoramic look inside the cabin …

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Singapore Airlines adds Kuwait, increases Abu Dhabi, Cairo frequencies

Singapore Airlines will begin a four-times-weekly service to Kuwait from 15 March 2009. Flying via Abu Dhabi, the service will operate on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, using Boeing 777-200 aircraft. As a consequence of the introduction of this service, Singapore Airlines will now fly between Singapore and Abu Dhabi daily, up from the existing three times weekly service. From …

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Jet fuel supply problem at Christchurch airport

Singapore Airlines has issued a flight alert for its Christchurch Singapore services. Apparently Christchurch airport is currently providing only limited supplies of jet fuel to airlines as a result of a fuel supply problem. This problem is affecting all airlines operating from Christchurch. As a result, Singapore Airlines is unable to uplift sufficient fuel each day to allow for its …

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Singapore airlines to commence Riyadh service

Singapore Airlines will launch its inaugural flight to Riyadh on Sunday, 14 December 2008. SQ454 will depart Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 1250hrs.Arrival at Riyadh King Khalid International Airport Terminal 1 at 1820hrs (all times local). SQ453 – will depart from Riyadh at 2015hrs,Arrival at Singapore Changi Airport at 1105hrs the next day. Both legs of the flight will …

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British Airways and Qantas in merger talks

While airlines have seen one of their biggest expenses, fuel, come down in price, they are still struggling to find demand as the world’s major economies contract, and tis the season of industry consolidation. British Airways on Tuesday said it’s holding merger talks with Australian national carrier and fellow OneWorld alliance partner, Qantas Airways, in a deal that could combine …

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U-Tapao airport offers meager relief to Bangkok passengers

The tiny U-Tapao Airport (UTP), also spelled Utapao and U-Taphao, is a public airport serving Rayong, a city in Thailand. Primarily a naval aviation base, it is approximately 90 miles (140 km) southeast of Bangkok, near Sattahip on the Gulf of Siam. It south of route 3 (Thanon Sukhumvit) at km 189, about a 45 minute drive from Pattaya (Thailand’s …

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Singapore Airlines suspends Bangkok services indefinitely

Singapore Airlines will suspend all its flights to and from Bangkok until further notice due to the security situation, and a lack of operational service staff, at Suvarnabhumi Airport. The suspension includes those flights scheduled between Tokyo Narita and Bangkok, in addition to flights between Bangkok and Singapore. Customers booked on flights in the near future are advised to monitor …

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2008: The year reality struck home for airlines in India

The turmoil in the Indian airline industry during the month of October has produced results that can be, only mildly described as, significant. In just four weeks, castles built over the last four or more years, have come crashing down. By the end of 2008, the Indian airline industry which accounts for less than 2% of the global airline market, …

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Singapore Airlines: a 5-star no more

As a regular flier around the world, I would always experience the mental shock of coming down the levels as I transited from my Singapore Airlines flight, on to a domestic US carrier. It did not matter whether it was American, Continental, Delta, United, or US Airways, it did not matter if the transition was from economy to economy, or …

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Singapore Airlines reduces service to Bangalore, Chennai, drops Amritsar

At one time, Singapore Airlines SQ was the most dominant international airline in Bangalore, operating 12 flights a week. A daily night flight and a morning flight 5 days a week. No more. The new title holder is Emirates operating as many as 3 flights a day. Citing diminishing demand, from October 26, 2008 onwards, SQ has discontinued the 5 …

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Kingfisher, SIA battle it for Singapore market

Manisha Singhal / Mumbai, Business Standard For decades, more than 70 per cent of the business and first-class passenger market between India and Singapore has been controlled by Singapore International Airlines (SIA). But home grown Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines is all set to challenge that with daily flights to the island city starting September 18 from Mumbai, a move that …

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Foreign airlines flock to India

Foreign airlines flock to India, ignore global downturn India is seen as a growing market for international airline traffic and the current market size is nearly $5 billion (Rs 21,000 cr) a year They are cutting flights to several destinations in the wake of a worldwide slump in business, but international airlines are doing just the opposite in India because …

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