Archive for July, 2008

Giant model of A380 unveiled at Heathrow

Saturday, July 26, 2008 9:51

The gateway to the Heathrow Airport has a new attraction. A giant model of an Airbus A380 has been installed at the spot, courtesy Emirates Airline.

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Bahrain Air to take-off from Kochi twice a week

Thursday, July 24, 2008 13:13

Bahrain Air, the first and only premium low price carrier (PLPC) in Bahrain, has said that it would launch its inaugural flight from Kochi, Kerala to Jeddah via Bahrain on Wednesday.

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Air India may be forced to cut costs, routes

Wednesday, July 23, 2008 9:09

Soaring fuel bills and a steady drop in passenger demand are forcing India’s national carrier Air India to go in for cost-cutting measures.

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Air Arabia flies 10 million-plus passengers

Monday, July 21, 2008 12:41

Air Arabia, the first and largest low-cost carrier in the Middle East and North Africa, has flown more than 10 million passengers since its launch in October 2003. 

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Dubai-Sao Paulo daily service by Emirates

Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:08

Establishing a popular gateway to onward South American destinations from Dubai and popular transit markets including the regional Middle East and Japan, Emirates has introduced a seventh addition to its Brazil flights, making its non-stop Dubai-Sao Paulo operation a daily one.

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FlyDubai orders 54 Next-Generation Boeing 737-800 planes

Sunday, July 20, 2008 10:03

FlyDubai, the new low cost airline from Dubai , has placed an order for 54 Next-Generation 737-800 aircraft from Boeing. The order is valued at approximated US$4 billion and is termed as the biggest single order by a Gulf-based low cost carrier for the Boeing aircraft.

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Fuel bills force Virgin Blue to ground 2 more aircraft

Saturday, July 19, 2008 17:31

Soaring fuel bills have forced Australian airline Virgin Blue, owned by Richard Branson, to ground two more aircraft. A three per cent reduction in route capacity has brought overall cuts by the airline to 12 per cent since last month.

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US billionaire swoops down to rescue SpiceJet

Friday, July 18, 2008 17:41

SpiceJet has just got spicier with US billionaire Wilbur Ross pumping in Rs 3.45 billion into the low cost airline.

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Kingfisher international flights from September 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008 17:27

Spiraling fuel prices or economic downturn don’t seem to stop Kingfisher flying high. India’s most popular private airline Kingfisher Airlines is set to launch its international service with daily flights to Europe and Southeast Asia by September 3.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines implements AvientCrew IBS solution

Saturday, July 12, 2008 11:20

Kerala-based IBS Software Services, a leading provider of new-generation IT solutions to the global travel, transportation and logistics space, has signed an agreement to provide AvientCrew, its crew management solution to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the national airline of The Netherlands.

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Kingfisher, Fame Adlabs in pact to redeem King Miles at Fame Multiplexes

Saturday, July 12, 2008 11:16

Dr Vijay Mallya’s Kingfisher Airlines has entered into a pact with the hugely popular multiplex chain, Fame, to kick start a promotional alliance beginning this week.

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Air India to take polar route on long haul flights

Monday, July 7, 2008 7:45

Long haul operations by Air India are likely to be initiated via the polar routes.  Air India is reportedly planning to file an application with the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to fly the transpolar route.

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American Airlines job cuts: 700 employees may be sacked

Monday, July 7, 2008 7:38

By the end of the current year, high fuel costs would spell doom for as many as 7000 employees at American Airlines.

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Deccan SkyLimo helicopter taxi service from Bangalore airport

Sunday, July 6, 2008 6:56

Bangalore's traffic jams are legendary. Those landing at the Bangalore International Airport oftne have to travel hours through the slow-moving traffic to reach their destinations.

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Emirates begins flights to Kozhikode

Sunday, July 6, 2008 6:42

Emirates Airlines’ first flight to Kozhikode touched down to a warm welcome at Calicut International Airport this week.

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Haneda airport, Tokyo chooses IBS solution for aviation cargo management

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 19:12

Taking its cargo solutions to a broader plane, IBS, the Kerala, India-based global provider of software solutions to travel tourism and logistics players, has taken its iCargo Cargo Terminal Operations module to the Tokyo International Air Cargo Terminal Ltd (TIACT).

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Singapore Airlines gets its 5th Airbus A380 Superjumbo

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 19:07

Singapore Airlines, the national airline of Singapore, has taken delivery of its 5th Airbus A380 Superjumbo.

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Daily non-stop Connecticut to Europe flight from Northwest canceled

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 19:05

Northwest Airlines, headquartered in Eagan, Minnesota, the United State, is pulling the plug on its daily, non-stop service to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from Bradley International Airport, Connecticut, the United States, with effect from October 1, 2008.

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Frequent-flier tickets on Delta Airlines will get fuel surcharge tacked on

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 19:01

Delta Air Lines, based in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, has decided to charge passengers who redeem their miles for free flights a fee of at least $25.

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