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Airlines may cut more flights to fight ATF costs

Anirban Chowdhury & Manisha Singhal / New Delhi/Mumbai June 16, 2008, The airline industry said it would consider deeper cuts in flights and routes to counter rising aviation turbine fuel (ATF) costs and falling passenger growth as a result of rising fares. This is one of the key decisions taken at a five-hour meeting among airline chiefs Friday, including Kingfisher’s …

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Emirates spreads its wings in India

12 June, 2008 Adds frequencies to New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad DUBAI, U.A.E, 12th June 2008 – Set against a backdrop of booming trade ties and escalating travel between Dubai and India, Emirates, one of the world’s fastest-growing carriers has announced plans to advance its Indian operation with 18 additional flights per week, effective 1st July 2008. The Dubai-based airline …

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Thai Airways cancels Bangkok-New York non-stop flights

Thai Airways cancels Bangkok-New York non-stop services, sells all four A340-500sSurging oil prices force airlines to cut back, but Lufthansa expandsBy TBM Staff | Mumbai According to a Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) news report, Thai Airways will cancel its non-stop services from Bangkok to New York and sell all four A340-500s, in response to surging oil prices. It …

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Forgotten milestones in the BIAL saga

Important and mostly forgotten dates in the BIAL saga Project conceived in 1991 June 1998 Tata-Changi-Raytheon consortium walks out over delay in clearance May 1999: MoU signed between KSIIDC and Airport Authority of India June 1999: Expression of interest invited November 8, 2000: Bidders asked to submit detailed project report October 29, 2001: Siemen’s led consortium selected by Government of …

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Bengaluru needs a single aviation platform

Bengaluru, June 7: After the initial barrage of criticism over the inconvenience caused to passengers, Bengaluru International Airport has achieved ‘punctuality’ and efficiency within two weeks itself said BIAL CEO Albert Brunner in his first interview to this newspaper after the airport started operations. Q.Ground handling has become an issue. What is the real problem? A. There is a lot …

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BIAL plagued by cargo inefficiencies

In my visit report of 28-May-2008, I have highlighted the shortcomings of BIAL in the services and cargo areas. On 7-June, CNBC-TV18 is confirming, the situation is far from acceptable. If you are sending a package to or from Bangalore, be prepared for a delay of at least two days. That’s not all, you will be paying more for it …

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SpiceJet cancels 15 flights in South

Our Bureau Bangalore, June 2 Low cost airlines have starting turning away from the new international airports in Hyderabad and Bangalore with SpiceJet having cancelled nearly 15 flights in the South, with most of them from these two airports. SpiceJet chief commercial officer, Mr Samyukth Sridharan, told Business Line that the airline now runs only one flight out of Bangalore …

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Airline Industry Bids Farewell to Paper Ticket

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched a new era in air travel as it bid farewell to the paper ticket on the eve of the industry’s conversion to 100% electronic ticketing. The history of tickets Paper tickets date back to the 1920s. Each airline used a different form with varying rules. Airlines soon recognised the need for standardisation of …

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We will negotiate with BIAL, HAL: Yeddyurappa

http://www.business-standard.com/common/storypage_c_online.php?leftnm=10&bKeyFlag=IN&autono=38892 BS Reporter / New Delhi June 2, 2008, 17:47 IST Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today said that he was committed to negotiating with the Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) over keeping the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) airport open following high court directions. “I will be complying with the high courts direction that we renegotiate with BIAL, in …

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BIAL flight performance improving

It is now the 10th day of operations for Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL). The graph below shows the slow and steady improvement of flight performance operations. The situation, however, is far from satisfactory. Average delays are still hovering at 40 minutes, which is bordering on “highly delayed”, and only 70% of flights leave within 15 minutes of their scheduled time …

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Holding BIAL to a higher standard

Readers must get the impression that I am anti-BIAL. Sorry, nothing can be further from the truth. As a lifelong believer in Bangalore’s desperate need for more and better infrastructure, I have always welcomed BIAL from the day it was conceived. I do hold, BIAL to a significantly higher standard of delivery. From day one, in justification of the over …

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BIAL real time flight information

You can now obtain Real Time flight Departure and Arrival information for BIAL Airport, Bangalore, on the Bangalore Aviation blog. In addition there are options of a flight tracker and other goodies. Please do give me your comments and views of this blog, and the new developments. There are links to sites like Authorati, Technorati, Del.ico.us, Digg, and Newsvine, which …

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BIAL inches towards normalcy

It appears that Mr. Brunner and members of his team have listened to the pleas of Bangalore. They have been on-site, getting things fixed, apologising and comforting passengers, putting pressure on their ground handling agents, and other sub-concessionaires to get in to shape. Ever so slowly things are falling in to place. Airlines are reporting smoother operations by and large. …

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BIAL passengers fume as crew hunts for missing plane

Sandhya Ravishankar / CNN-IBN Tue, May 27, 2008 at 13:13 in Nation section MISSING IN ACTION: Minutes before departure, the crew of Indian said the plane couldn’t be located. Bangalore: You have heard of planes going missing in flight, but have you heard of a jet going missing at the airport? That’s exactly what happened at the new Bangalore International …

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Drive, Don’t Fly

Savie Karnel and Sanchita Sen27 May 2008 Two MiD DAY reporters set out simultaneously from Bangalore for Chennai, one by plane and the other by bus, to check out the relative merits of air and road travel. Savie Karnel, who flew from the Devanahalli airport, took 7 hours to reach central Chennai, while Sanchita Sen, who boarded a bus, took …

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Smooth take-off for BIAL, shutdown for HAL

“I am the happiest man in the world” said Albert Brunner, CEO of the BIAL consortium. He has good reason. His seven years of perseverance, along with his dedicated team, has concluded with the smooth opening of the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) on May 24, 2008. Barring a few glitches here and there, the experience was “awe-inspiring” for many Bangaloreans, …

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India’s Airline Industry Consolidates, but Change Is Still in the Air

Economic reality is reshaping India’s airline industry. Just a few years into a third wave of private operators, the high cost of fuel has led to a number of mergers, including a high-profile agreement to combine Indian Airlines with Air India. Other issues, including infrastructure constraints, increased competition, and wage inflation, have left low-cost carriers, such as Sahara and Air …

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