Archive for April, 2009

Swine flu screening stepped up at Indian airports

Thursday, April 30, 2009 20:14

Delhi International Airport has given special passes to health workers, to enter the airport, in order to enhance surveillance against any entry of swine flu in the Capital.

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IndiGo Airlines six new Mumbai flights launched

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:46

IndiGo, the low-cost domestic airline based in India, has launched six new flights.

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Qatar Airways Nagpur-Doha flights to be suspended

Thursday, April 30, 2009 11:14

Qatar Airways has decided to suspend its flights between Nagpur in India and Doha, the capital of Qatar, from May 15, 2009.

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Malaysia Airlines offers free Los Angeles, New York flight changes

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 17:12

Malaysia Airlines has announced that passengers who have booked to travel to Los Angeles or New York in the United States are free to make changes to their flights, free of charge, till the end of May 2009.

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Airlines, travel operators cancel Mexico flights due to swine flu

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 17:01

Countries, airlines as well as travel and tour operators, have canceled flights to and from Mexico because of the outbreak of the swine flu in Mexico.

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Emirates free Dubai stopover offer

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 13:18

A new stopover package from Emirates airline will offer First and Business Class passengers the opportunity to stopover and experience Dubai for free.The airline said that All First and Business Class bookings made for travel on Emirates Airlines between May 15, 2009 and September 15, ...

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Druk Air Paro-Bagdogra-Bangkok flight launched

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:43

Bhutan’s flagship carrier Druk Air launched new flight services from Paro in Bhutan to Bagdogra in West Bengal and Thailand’s capital Bangkok, on April 18, 2009.

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Alaska Airlines, Horizon Air to charge fee for first baggage check

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:40

Alaska Airlines Group has said that Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will start charging passengers $15 for the first bag checked.

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Paramount Airlines’ Kolkata, Guwahati, Agartala flights from Chennai launched

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:01

Chennai-based Paramount Airways has launched new services to eastern and north eastern cities from southern cities, from April 27, 2009.

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Porter Airlines to expand Toronto island airport

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:17

The Canadian carrier Porter Airlines announced its plans to build a new $45-million terminal in Toronto’s downtown island airport.

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Delta Air Lines Memphis-Love Field, Dallas flights soon

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 17:11

Delta Air Lines recently announced that it will begin services from Dallas' Love field airport, from July 6, 2009.

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US, Japan sign aviation safety pact

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 15:18

The governments of the United States and Japan have signed a Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) as well as another pact on related implementation procedures.

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Jet Airways daily Mumbai-Jeddah, Riyadh flights from June 14, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 14:59

Jet Airways, based in Mumbai, India, will launch services from Mumbai to Riyadh and Jeddah, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, from June 14, 2009.

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Kingfisher Airlines on Twitter

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 12:37

Kingfisher Airlines is on Twitter. Kingfisher Airlines, promoted by Vijay Mallya's UB group, has launched its Twitter account on popular microblogging site Twitter. Customers of Kingfisher Airlines can access Kingfisher Airlines on Twitter by logging on to Twitter and becoming a follower of Flykingfisher.

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Air India Express direct Chennai-Abu Dhabi flights soon

Monday, April 27, 2009 16:10

The National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL) has announced that it will start biweekly Air India Express flights from Chennai to Abu Dhabi, via Tiruchirapalli, from April 30, 2009.

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JetBlue Airways plans New York-Barbados, Jamaica flights

Monday, April 27, 2009 9:19

The United States-based JetBlue Airways is planning to start flights from New York to the Caribbean island of Barbados from October 1, 2009.

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Jet Airways Chennai-Dubai, Mumbai-Dubai flight launched

Monday, April 27, 2009 6:02

Jet Airways has added daily flight services to Dubai from Chennai, from April 23, 2009. It has also launched another daily Mumbai-Dubai flight.

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FAA to set new safety rules for medical helicopters

Sunday, April 26, 2009 13:21

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to formulate new rules that would require medical helicopters to use additional safety gadgets and procedures, including systems that help avoid collision.

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Air India Express Chennai-Abu Dhabi flights soon

Saturday, April 25, 2009 11:08

Air India Express, the low-cost airline subsidiary of Air India, is launching a two-days-a-week service between Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu in India and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from April 30, 2009.

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Firefly Subang, Penang-Singapore flights soon

Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:05

Firefly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Malaysia Airlines, will start flights from Subang and Penang in Malaysia to Singapore from June 1, 2009.

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JetBlue Boston-Baltimore flights in September 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009 5:55

The low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways has announced that it will start four flights a day from Boston’s Logan International Airport to Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport from September 9, 2009.

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China Eastern Airlines new Kolkata-Kunming, Delhi-Shanghai flights planned

Friday, April 24, 2009 17:45

China Eastern Airlines, based in Shanghai, China, plans to increase the number of flights between Kolkata in eastern India and Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China, from June 2009.

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easyJet to serve Starbucks VIA Ready Brew coffee in-flight from May 1, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 12:24

EasyJet Airline, the low-cost carrier based in London, will begin serving Starbucks VIA Ready Brew coffee on its flights from airports at Newcastle, Stansted, Gatwick and Madrid from May 1, 2009.

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US Airways flies again between Charlotte and Paris after an 8-year gap

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:51

The United States-based US Airways has resumed non-stop flights between Charlotte in North Carolina, the United States, and Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, France.

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United Airlines obese passengers to pay for two seats

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:32

United Airlines has announced that obese passengers may have to pay the price for two seats when boarding the plane.

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Emirates Dubai-Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta flights increased

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:09

Emirates Airlines, the national airline of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will start double-daily services from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia, from May 1, 2009.

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Air New Zealand promotional fares for Australian travelers

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 10:03

Air New Zealand Limited, the national airline and flag carrier of New Zealand, has launched a big promotional campaign in Australia intended to get more Australians to visit several parts of New Zealand.

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Air India Kanpur-Delhi fare slashed

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:32

Air India has reduced the fare of its Kanpur-Delhi flight.

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Malaysia Airlines discount air fares to 35 cities

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 8:11

Malaysia Airlines launched its MAS Stimulus Package today, announcing discounts of up to 55 per cent to 35 cities worldwide.

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Pet Airways’ pet-only flight to be launched

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 7:36

Pet Airways has announced that it will launch the first ever pet-only airline service, serving five cities to start with, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles.

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