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United Airlines, Jet Airways Announce Codeshare and Frequent Flyer Partnership

Customers from United Airlines and Jet Airways will benefit through an agreement signed by both carriers. The companies plan to offer codeshare service, significantly expanding the number of flights available to customers of both carriers to travel between the U.S. and India. United’s Mileage Plus® and Jet Airways’ JetPrivilege members would also have the opportunity to accrue and redeem frequent …

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Airlines must refund ticket in 7 days: Govt

22 May 2008, Saurabh Sinha, TNN NEW DELHI: Domestic airlines will no longer be able to hold passengers who cancel their tickets to ransom by delaying refunds indefinitely or by asking them to fly again instead within a given time. Acting on complaints, the government is set to issue new refund rules: airlines will have to issue refunds within a …

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BIAL launches new website

The BIAL consortium has launched a new website providing information on the new Bengaluru International Airport (BIA), at http://www.bengaluruairport.com. The website has a lot of information and is worth checking out. Please do keep in mind, that it is a work in progress.

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BIAL UDF INR 1070 all inclusive

I have received a clarification from BIAL that the User Development Fee (UDF) is to be collected from ALL OUTBOUND INTERNATIONAL passengers. The amount of INR 1070 is inclusive of all taxes. So please make sure, you carry the correct amount of money with you. BIAL has also appealed that passengers paying UDF please remit exact change. A User Development …

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Rank contempt of court by BIAL: Justice Saldanha

Express News Service BANGALORE: Shifting all commercial aviation operations at Bengaluru International Airport on May 23 will put its operator Bangalore International Airport Limited and the Ministry of Civil Aviation in rank contempt as the matter is sub-judice and the Contempt of Court Act mandates that interference in the course of judicial proceeding constitutes criminal contempt which is punishable with …

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HAL airport may reopen later: minister

Govt Studying Options, Wants Some Flights From Old FacilitySaurabh Sinha & Anshul Dhamija |TNN Source : The Times of IndiaNew Delhi/Bangalore: Less than 48 hours before HAL airport shuts down and the Bengaluru International Airport (BIA) takes off, the Centre has made a U-turn on its decision of having only one airport in Bangalore. Civil aviation minister Praful Patel told …

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Regional airlines take to Indian skies

In a scenario of rising demand and intense competition between Full Service Carriers and Low Cost Carriers in India, regional airlines are emerging to take the lead discovers Anita Jain The Indian civil aviation sector is poised for a quantum growth with growing levels of domestic and international tourism traffic. With the upward surge, the Indian Low Cost Carrier (LCC) …

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Govt rejects airports fees hike proposal

21 May 2008, Saurabh SinhaSource : The Times of India NEW DELHI: Coming to the rescue of domestic airlines, government has decided not to accept GMR and GVK’s proposals to hike Delhi and Mumbai airport charges by 10%. The privatisation pact allowed both the GMR and GVK groups — which are modernising these airports — to increase aeronautical charges levied …

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Bengaluru International Airport Will Become Operational on Friday, May 23, 2008

May 23, 2008 Bengaluru International Airport Will Become Operational on Friday, May 23, 2008 Source : BIAL Website Bangalore, May 16, 2008: Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) today announced that the Bengaluru International Airport will become operational on Friday, May 23, 2008 following approval from the Ministry of Civil Aviation. The airport will be formally inaugurated in the presence of …

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Expect a bumpy ride to the future

RETAINING HALExpect a bumpy ride to the futureBy V Ravichandar Keeping the HAL airport open is an option that needs to be pursued before it is dispensed with. As we are raising this issue of retaining the HAL airport, I had a mail from a friend in the US, saying, “I am amused to see the 11th hour fuss on …

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Jet Airways to launch Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco service on 14-Jun-08

Jet Airways confirmed plans to launch daily Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco service on 14-Jun-08, using B777-200-ER equipment. The carrier plans to cater to business and leisure travel between the two cities, with a significant Chinese population residing in San Francisco. Jet Airways plans to tailor its China product to the market’s needs, and has commenced recruitment of Chinese crew. Jet Airways will …

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Mangalore Bajpe beats BIAL – First airport to operate two runways in Karnataka

Mangalore Airport Traffic up by 92% : Surpasses Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Times of India Mangalore airport sees phenomenal growth of 92% Surpasses Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai Third fastest growing tier-II city Airport handles 42 international arrivals and departures per week Handles 28 domestic arrivals and departures per day Even on cargo front, impressive growth of 39% Mangalore, May 18: Mangalore has …

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Praful Patel`s wrong, again

RATIONAL EXPECTATIONSSunil Jain / New Delhi May 19, 2008(c) The Business Standard Aviation Minister Praful Patel’s outburst against Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia is perhaps not difficult to understand since most people think it was actually Patel who should have been keeping an eye on the delays at the Delhi airport — Ahluwalia’s asking the GMR Group officials …

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Bureaucratic bottlenecks come in way of projects

Bureaucratic bottlenecks come in way of projects For timely completion, developers and contractors need more help Instead of having individual reviews, an inter-ministerial panel can perhaps come up with faster solutions that find wider acceptance and quick implementation. — FILE PHOTO NEW AIRPORT, NEW VISTAS: A view of the new Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli. The Civil Aviation Ministry and …

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Singapore Airlines launches All-Business Class Service

Singapore Airlines’ Inaugural All-Business Class Service Takes Flight 15 May 2008 Singapore Airlines redefines long-haul air travel with the launch of its new all-Business Class service to New York (Newark). SQ 22 departed Singapore today at 1100hrs and is expected to arrive in New York at 1750hrs. The return flight, SQ 21, will depart New York at 2300hrs the same …

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More airlines charging for checking in baggage

Checked Baggage Fees: From LCCs to Legacies May 13, 2008 It started with Ryanair. Then it crossed the Atlantic and the Spirit caught on with Allegiant and Virgin America, too. U.S. legacy carriers Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and US Airways added checked baggage fees. American – with its announcement on April 28 – is the most recent airline to join …

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Airline Capacity and Operation in India for May 2001-2008

(c) TravelBizMonitor.com The Indian aviation industry is growing every month, as per a recent report by OAG’s latest airline schedules, the analysis reveals that airlines around the world plan to operate 2,553,657 flights throughout May 2008. There will be 40,015 more worldwide operations compared with May 2007 resulting in a two per cent growth. The total number of available seats …

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Kingfisher to launch services to Kathmandu

16-May-2008 Kingfisher Airlines announced plans to launch services to Kathmandu from Mumbai or Bangalore via Delhi, subject to government approval. The carrier plans to launch its first international service in Aug-08, with routes from Bangalore to San Francisco, London and New York, with plans to then rapidly expand its international route network to over 20 destinations, including Nepal. This is …

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India presses foreign airlines to start day flights

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI) People wishing to fly abroad now have more options of travelling during day time, with several foreign airlines starting additional flights during these hours for passengers’ convenience following India’s insistence. Civil Aviation Ministry has been pressing the international carriers to do away with night services and operate additional flights during day time and the effort …

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