Archive for March, 2009

British Airways flight services to Kolkata terminated

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 19:17

British Airways has stopped their direct flight services to London from Kolkata yesterday.

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Boeing Research & Technology-India centre launched in Bangalore

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 19:01

On March 31, 2009, Boeing announced the launch of its Research and Technology-India Centre.

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Air passenger behavior – Israeli airline passengers better behaved than Europeans

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:13

Israeli airline passengers more 'tolerant' than Europeans, a survey by British Airways shows.

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Gogo, American Airlines in-flight internet in 300 more planes

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 11:03

  American Airlines expanding in-flight internet service to 300 more planes.

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American Airlines to offer Wi-fi in domestic flights

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 10:58

American Airlines plans to provide Wi-Fi internet services to its domestic flights.

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Strike by Qantas Airways staff leads to big delays across Australia

Monday, March 30, 2009 19:50

A strike by baggage handlers of Qantas Airways, the national airline of Australia, resulted in long delays at major airports across Australia on March 30, 2009.

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ATC lunch breaks may force Air New Zealand to cancel flights

Monday, March 30, 2009 19:46

Air New Zealand says it would be forced to cancel 25 regional services because of air traffic controllers’ lunch break.

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Air India Chicago flights from New Delhi and Hyderabad

Monday, March 30, 2009 9:00

Air India has launched direct flights to Chicago, USA from a number of Indian cities - New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai. The Hyderabad Chicago direct flight will be via Frankfurt, which Air India's international hub. Delhi Chicago flights too will use Frankfurt as the hub. Air India will also have direct ...

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Emirates on ‘Journey Through India’ campaign

Sunday, March 29, 2009 4:23

Emirates is advancing its service on Indian routes with the launch of its unique ‘Journey Through India’ campaign.

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FAA wants to keep information on bird strikes secret

Sunday, March 29, 2009 3:32

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed to keep information about bird strikes secret.

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Embraer suffers sharp fall in fourth-quarter profits

Saturday, March 28, 2009 19:31

Embraer, the Brazil-based company that makes commercial, military, and corporate aircraft and also provides aircraft-related services, has announced a sharp fall in its profits for the fourth quarter of 2008.

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Continental Airlines starts New York-Shanghai daily non-stop flight

Friday, March 27, 2009 10:12

Continental Airlines has started a daily, non-stop flight between Shanghai in China and New York.

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China sets up defence branch of Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Friday, March 27, 2009 10:11

China's biggest aircraft maker sets up defence aviation branch

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Asheville, Knoxville, Atlantic City to Orlando flights from AirTran Airways

Friday, March 27, 2009 9:19

AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline headquartered in Orlando, Florida, the United States, is adding three new non-stop services to Orlando International Airport.

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SriLankan Airlines starts eco-friendly Green Flights

Friday, March 27, 2009 9:17

SriLankan Airlines has begun transforming its worldwide operations into environment-friendly ‘Green Flights.’ It is the first airline in South Asia to make a full and unconditional commitment to environmental conservation.

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Sri Lankan Airlines cuts India flights from 100 to 51 per week

Friday, March 27, 2009 9:17

Sri Lankan Airlines, the national airline of Sri Lanka, has reduced the number of its flights to India from 100 flights a week at present to 51 flights a week due to, what the carrier described as, “mounting financial pressure as a result of steep decline in passenger traffic.”

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Number of ‘mishandled’ luggage comes down in 2008

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 20:33

Airlines around the world 'mishandled' 23 per cent less baggage in 2008 compared to 2007. The reason: Passengers generally carried fewer luggage in order to avoid fees for baggage as well as the latest technology the airlines used to monitor luggage.

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Strike won’t hit Easter-holiday travel, Air New Zealand assures customers

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 20:21

Air New Zealand, the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand and the country’s largest airline, has sought to assure its customers that a strike planned by flight attendants at the start of the Easter holidays will not affect their holiday-travel plans.

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American Eagle Airlines non-stop flights to 6 cities from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 19:10

American Eagle Airlines, the regional partner of American Airlines, will start new non-stop flights to six cities from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in Texas, the United States.

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Eurocontrol new flight-data processing system launched

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 19:09

Eurocontrol, the air traffic control (ATC) agency of Europe, has launched a new flight-data processing system based in Maastricht, the Netherlands.

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Akal Air new Birmingham-Amritsar flight service soon

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 19:08

New airline Akal Air, a trading division of Air Sylhet, will launch Birmingham-Amritsar flights from April 4, 2009.

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Pakistan International Airlines’ Leeds Bradford – Islamabad flights increased

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 19:07

A Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation report says that Pakistan International Airlines has announced its decision to increase the number of flight services from Leeds Bradford to Islamabad from two to three times a week, starting March 30, 2009.

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Continental Airlines nonstop daily New York-Shanghai flight launched

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 19:06

Continental Airlines will launch daily nonstop scheduled flights between New York (Newark Liberty) and  Shanghai,  China from March 25, 2009.

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Passenger revenue of US-based airlines plunges by 19% in February 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009 15:00

Passenger revenue of airlines based in the United States has dropped by 19% in February 2009, compared to February 2008 – the decline applying to both domestic flights as well as flights across the Atlantic and the Pacific and to Latin American countries.

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Qantas Airways to cut 100 senior jobs

Monday, March 23, 2009 14:58

Qantas Airways to scrap 100 senior executive posts in a bid to tackle the tough times.

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Dassault Aviation reports more cancellations than orders for 2009, fall in net profit

Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:51

Dassault Aviation, the aircraft manufacturer based in France, has forecast that there will be a drop in the net orders for its Falcon jets in 2009 as a result of the global economic recession.

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Virgin America to charge $15 for first checked bag from May 5, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009 11:42

Virgin America, the low-cost airline based in the United States, will charge a fee of $15 for the first checked bag from May 5, 2009, thus becoming the latest airline to charge a fee for checked luggage.

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British Airports Authority ordered to sell 3 airports in UK ‘to end monopoly’

Friday, March 20, 2009 19:19

The Competition Commission (CC), the anti-trust regulator of Britain, has asked the British Airports Authority Limited (BAA) to sell 3 of its 7 airports in the United Kingdom.

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Continental Airlines New York-Shanghai daily non-stop flights from March 25, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 19:16

Continental Airlines, based in Huston, Texas, the United Sates, will start scheduled service between New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport and Shanghai in China from March 25, 2009.

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Emirates to fly Airbus A380 Superjumbo on Toronto-Dubai route from June 1, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009 19:14

Emirates Airline, owned by the government of Dubai, will make the first commercial flight of Airbus A380 Superjumbo aircraft to Pearson International Airport in Toronto, Canada, on June 1, 2009.

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