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BIAL terminal undersized at 9.87 million ?

BIA, HAL dispute carries onSaturday July 5 2008 Monica Jha BANGALORE: The latest survey conducted by the Airports Authority of India (AAI), on the passenger handling capacity of the two airports in Bangalore, indicates that there is just a minor difference in the capacities of the two airports, contrasting BIAL’s claims. The annual capacity of the HAL Airport has been …

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Air Force opposes BIAL plan on second runway

Air Force opposes BIAL plan on second runwayRavi Sharma It has been thought of south of the existing runway The runways at AFS Yelahanka and BIA are parallel to each otherAir Force has no objection to a runway being built to the north of the existing one BANGALORE: The Air Force has strongly objected to the plans of the Bangalore …

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Tough days ahead for airlines: Boeing

5 Jul 2008, TNN NEW DELHI: As oil continues its relentless upward march, US aircraft major Boeing sees difficult days ahead for airlines. While hardly any airline has business model to cope up with fuel at these levels, this is the first time in history that the increase in oil prices is happening at a time when world economy is …

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Kingfisher may buy SpiceJet in cash deal

Vijay Mallya looks to fly away with SpiceJetNirbhay Kumar, ET Bureau NEW DELHI: Another round of consolidation in the domestic skies seems imminent with UB Group chairman Vijay Mallya engaging in talks with two major shareholders of SpiceJet to buy the budget carrier in an all-cash deal. According to industry sources, Mr Mallya is negotiating with Gulf-based fund Istithmar and …

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UDF norms to be decided soon

User-charges norms for airports soonSindhu Bhattacharya/ DNA MONEY The user development fee (UDF) conundrum may finally get resolved next week when the Union civil aviation ministry holds a crucial meeting to frame a broad policy on this levy. At present, only two new airports (Hyderabad and Bangalore) have been allowed to charge a specific amount as UDF and that too …

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BIAL sees 13.66% drop in domestic departures

BIA sees drop in domestic departures ENS BANGALORE: HERE is some bad news for the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), which wants to have sole rights on Bangalore’s commercial airspace. The BIA has been witnessing a dip in the number of domestic flight operations in its very first month after it started operations on May 24 and this continues. According to …

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Dragonair launches daily service on Bangalore-Hong Kong route

By Lakshmi Vishwanath | Bangalore Dragonair, the sister airline of Cathay Pacific Airways launched its daily service on Bangalore-Hong Kong route, day before yesterday. The first flight landed at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), at 01.18 hours on July 1, while the first flight from Bangalore to Hong Kong departed at 02.35 hours yesterday. Bangalore is the seventh new destination, being …

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Jet Airways launches new direct flights from Pune to Hyderabad, Nagpur and Ahmedabad

Jet Airways will enhance its network connectivity from Pune with the launch of its new direct services to Hyderabad, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, effective 15-Jul-08. The flight from Pune to Hyderabad and Ahmedabad will be a daily direct flight whereas flights between Pune and Nagpur will operate six days a week, with the exception of Saturdays. Jet Airways’ flight 9W 3421 …

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BIA expansion suffers a setback

BIA II phase suffers a setbackFrom B S Arun, DH News Service, New Delhi: Just as the first phase of the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) was finally declared open after hitting air pocket several times, the proposed second phase has received a blow. The Defence Ministry is opposed to the proposed second runway direction and wants it to be shifted. …

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Plans for high speed train to BIA on track

DH News Service, Bangalore: In its first step towards implementing the proposed high speed train project to Bangalore International Airport, the State government on Wednesday called for Expression of Interest (EI) from private firms to take up the project on Build Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis. The EI has been issued by Karnataka Industrial Investment and Development Corporation (KSIIDC), which …

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AAI taking steps to ensure safety for aircraft movements at Indian airports

To introduce A-SMGCS for monitoring movements at Mumbai and Kolkata airportBy Anita Jain | Mumbai Airports Authority of India (AAI) is planning to introduce Advanced Surface Movements – Guidance and Control System (A-SMGCS), to monitor Air Traffic Management (ATM) in Mumbai and Kolkata airport by next year. The System was introduced by USA based, Sensis Air Traffic Systems at Indira …

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Kingfisher Airlines rethinking international operations

Mallya rethinks overseas plansAVIATION CRISIS DEEPENSManisha Singhal / Mumbai June 28, 2008 San Francisco may get delayed, New York on ice. Two months before its maiden overseas flight was to take off, billionaire Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines has decided to rethink its whole strategy of flying abroad. “Due to the increase in crude oil prices and no signs of stability …

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Chennai Airport to commence work on second domestic terminal

Chennai’s Anna International Airport, to commence work on second domestic terminal within two monthsResidents oppose expansion of existing airportBy Lakshmi Vishwanath | Chennai Chennai’s Anna International Airport, will commence work on the construction of the second domestic terminal, within the next two months and is expected to be completed in 28 months. “It will have two-level terminals with departure area …

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Air India may reduce flights to New York

Air India discusses reducing flights to New York, decision likely soon MUMBAI: Surging air turbine fuel prices and mounting losses may compel Air India to reduce the frequency some of its international flights including its recently-introduced New York flights from both Mumbai and Delhi. The matter was understood to have been discussed at a meeting of senior Air India officials …

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Expert AAI team arrives at BIAL

Staff Reporter Bangalore: A team of experts from the Airport Authority of India (AAI), led by D.P Singh, General Manager (Communication and Management Survey), is assessing the air traffic and passenger capacity of the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) at Devanahalli following a direction from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. According to sources in the BIA, the team of four members …

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BIA gets new frequency

S Praveen Dhaneshkar, DH News Service, Bangalore: The Airports Authority of India has adopted a new VOR (Very High Frequency Omni-directional Radio Range) for the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) at Devanahalli after it was found that its VOR of 112.3 MHz was also being used by the INS Rajali, a naval airbase of the Indian Navy at Arakkonam, TN. The …

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BIA officials scramble to avert disaster

Wednesday June 18 2008 Express News Service BANGALORE: Aviation officials at Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) are striving to correct a folly that earlier escaped being noticed by those involved in air traffic control, but could’ve proved to be expensive. In a shocking case of carelessness, a first in the history of aviation, Bengaluru International Airport is using the same VOR …

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Chennai-Bangalore flights go near empty

18 Jun 2008, V Ayyappan,TNN CHENNAI: With travellers hesitating to fly to the new Bangalore airport because it is a two-hour drive from the city’s centre, airlines have started to combine some of their services on the Chennai-Bangalore route. Airlines that are already reeling under the impact of high cost of jet fuel are struggling to cope with low load …

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BIAL CEO: ‘We were close to pulling out’

DH News Service, Bangalore: Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) Chief Executive Officer, Albert Brunner on Monday said on several times in the past, the BIA consortium (Larsen and Toubro, Zurich Airport and Siemens AG) was on the edge of pulling out from the prestigious airport project. Delivering a talk on the new airport at the Aeronautical Society of India here, Mr …

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Expressway to BIA grounded

DH News Service, Bangalore: The State government, citing a study report of the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), has told the High Court that the proposed super expressway connecting the Outer Ring Road and Bangalore International Airport (BIA) is not feasible. Advocate-General Udaya Holla, in his submission on the airport connectivity, informed the court that the NHAI, which conducted …

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