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Jet Airways adds third Mumbai London Heathrow flight. Good USA connections.

Jet Airways Boeing 777-300ER VT-JEG performing flight 9W117 from London approaches Mumbai airport

India’s largest private airline, Jet Airways has announced a third flight on the strategic Mumbai London Heathrow route, starting from the winter schedule which commences October 29th. Flight schedule 9W116 departs Mumbai at 09:05 and arrives London Heathrow 13:35. 9W115 departs London Heathrow at 15:30 and arrives Mumbai 05:55 the next morning. The flight will be operated by a three …

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Bi-lateral air services agreements: strategic assets for aviation

Map of bilateral air services agreements between World Trade Organization members. Courtesy of the Air Services Agreement Projector, World Trade Organization, 2007

The Jet-Etihad deal last year brought to the forefront the issue of bi-lateral air services agreements or bi-laterals in short. Bi-lateral agreements and their impact on the aviation sector including routes and profitability is extremely critical. We present a two part series that highlights bilateral agreements and freedoms of the air. In part one, we will cover what are bi-lateral air …

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US airlines and pilots sue US Exim bank to stop Air India loan guarantees

Claiming unfair advantage being giving to foreign carriers, Delta Air Lines, one of the world’s largest, along with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) which represents 47,000 pilots working for 28 U.S. commercial airlines, and Hawaiian Airlines, have sued the Export-Import Bank of the United States for providing cheap financing in the form of $1.3 billion in loan guarantees and …

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DOT fines Brazil’s GOL airline largest penalty for violating airline consumer rules

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) fined the Brazilian airline GOL $250,000 for violating a number of DOT’s rules protecting the rights of air travellers. This is the largest penalty assessed for violations of the rules adopted in April 2011.The airline was ordered to cease and desist from further violations of the Department’s airline consumer rules. U.S. …

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In new strategy Etihad invests in Darwin Airlines, re-brands it Etihad Regional

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, today announced what it calls a ‘step-change in global aviation’ with the launch of its first branded regional operation, after taking a 33.3 per cent stake in Swiss carrier Darwin Airline. (Left to right) James Rigney, Etihad Airways’ Chief Financial Officer; Maurizio Merlo, Chief Executive Officer of …

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Airline consumer complaints down from previous year

By BA Staff Airline consumer complaints filed with DOT’s Aviation Consumer Protection Division during the first nine months of this year were down 14.1 percent from the first nine months of 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released. From January to September 2013, the Department received 10,439 consumer complaints, down from the total of …

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Boeing and US Army museum launch online ‘Soldiers’ Stories’ gallery

By BA Staff Boeing, as part of its continuing partnership with the National Museum of the United States Army, has launched the online Soldiers’ Stories video gallery, which features male and female veterans describing their experiences in service. The videos can be found on the Army Historical Foundation’s website and on Boeing’s Tribute Page. In addition to honouring these stories …

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New Boeing B-52 upgrade to increase smart weapons capacity by half

By BA Staff B-52H. Photo courtesy US Air Force Boeing will continue to increase the B-52 bomber’s effectiveness and versatility under a new U.S. Air Force contract that calls for the aircraft’s smart weapons capacity to expand by 50 percent. Under the $24.6 million agreement, Boeing will develop a modification to existing weapon launchers so the aircraft can carry smart …

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US airfares down 3.6% in second quarter 2013

By BA Staff The average domestic air fare decreased to $378 in the second quarter of 2013, down 3.6 percent from the average fare of $392 in the second quarter of 2012, measured in constant 2013 dollars, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported. Huntsville, Ala., had the highest average fare, $547, while Atlantic City, N.J., …

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Alaska Airlines inaugurates new service between Boise, Idaho, and San Diego

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines began daily service between Boise, Idaho, and San Diego, from this month, as the carrier celebrates 30 years of service to Boise Airport. To celebrate the new flights, Alaska is offering one-way fares starting from $99* between Boise and San Diego. Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing said: “Alaska Airlines offers more flights from Boise …

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Alaska Airlines starting service between Portland-Reno/Tahoe and Portland-Tucson

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines is growing again in Portland, Ore., with new nonstop flights between the Rose City and Tucson, Ariz., starting Nov. 1, and between Portland and Reno/Tahoe, Nev., starting Nov. 8. Joe Sprague, vice president of marketing said: “Alaska Airlines is proud to give our customers two new destinations from our Portland hub, with daily flights to …

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Alaska Airlines starts service between Seattle and Colorado Springs and Seattle and Omaha

By BA Staff Alaska Airlines is inaugurating daily service between Seattle and Colorado Springs, Colo., starting Nov. 1, and between Seattle and Omaha, Nebraska, starting Nov. 7. The flight schedule is shown below: Summary of new service: Start date City pair Departs Arrives Frequency Nov. 1 Seattle-Colorado Springs 6:20 p.m. 9:55 p.m. Daily Nov. 2 Colorado Springs-Seattle 8:00 a.m. 9:55 …

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July 2013 U.S. airline traffic data shows system passengers unchanged from 2012

By BA Staff Courtesy of Bts.gov The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reported that U.S. airlines carried 69.2 million systemwide (domestic + international) scheduled service passengers in July 2013, the same as in July 2012. The systemwide total was the result of a 0.7 percent decrease in the number of domestic passengers (59.3 million) and a …

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Airline on-time performance in August down from previous year, up from July

By BA Staff The United States’ largest airlines posted an on-time arrival rate of 78.8 percent in August, down from the 79.1 percent on-time rate from August 2012, but up from the 73.1 percent mark from July 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Air Travel Consumer Report released today. Airlines also reported two tarmac delays of more than …

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DOT fines ticket agents for code-share disclosure violations

By BA Staff The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) today fined two ticket agents for violating the Department’s rules on disclosure of code-share flights. DOT issued a $125,000 fine against Carlson Wagonlit Travel and a $65,000 fine against Frosch International Travel, and both companies were ordered to cease and desist from further violations. The amount of the fines was based …

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United States grants approval to Etihad-Jet Airways code share request

by Devesh Agarwal On September 4th, Etihad Airways and Jet Airways had petitioned the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to authorise them to code share i.e. put their marketing codes on each other airlines’ flights. Download the original petition in PDF format here or scroll to end of the article to view it and the approval letter. Etihad requests …

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Boeing, South African Airways launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort in Southern Africa

By BA Staff Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) announced that they will work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent. Courtesy of Boeing The companies signed a Memorandum of Understanding for sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain development at The Corporate Council on Africa’s 9th Biennial U.S.-Africa Business, …

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Etihad Airways to commence Los Angeles flights using Air India 777-200LRs?

by Devesh Agarwal Etihad Airways Boeing 777-300ER Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today announced the launch of direct non stop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi (AUH) to Los Angeles, California, USA (LAX), from June 1, 2014, subject to regulatory approvals. The announcement goes on to say, Etihad will deploy a three …

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VistaJet Selects Jet Aviation to Operate and Manage Global Aircraft Fleet in the United States

By BA Staff VistaJet, the leading Global business aviation company, and Jet Aviation, a leading business aviation services company, announced today that Jet Aviation Flight Services will operate and manage a U.S.-based fleet of Bombardier Global jets for VistaJet’s Flight Solutions Program. Service on the first three aircraft is scheduled to begin in March 2014, with the U.S. fleet expected …

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