Komal Singh, an airhostess with Air India, has been issued a charge sheet for breaking the airline’s conduct rule. Singh had filed a complaint against two pilots in the same airline for molesting her.
Kingfisher Airlines, the privately owned carrier based in Bangalore, India, has reported a net loss of Rs 419 crore for the second quarter of the 2009-10 fiscal, which ended on September 30, 2009 – down by 3.2% from the corresponding period in the last fiscal, when it incurred a net loss of Rs 483 crore.
The licences of the two airline pilots have been suspended after the incident in which they not only overflew their destination – the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport – a week ago but also was out of contact with the air traffic control (ATC) for about 80 minutes in spite of repeated calls from the ATC tower.
Low-cost carriers Southwest Airlines and Frontier Airlines are adding flights and starting new destinations from Denver International Airport, in Denver, Colorado, the United States, in 2010.
British Airways, the flag-carrier airline of the United Kingdom, has launched daily, non-stop flights between Las Vegas, Nevada, the United States, and London.
Heathrow Airport in London has been voted the “worst airport in the world” for the second year in succession in a poll of 14,500 frequent-fliers.
Iberia Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Spain, has canceled about 400 flights scheduled for October 26 and 27, 2009, in view of the strike planned by the flight attendants of the airline.
Iberia Airlines, the national airline of Spain, has announced that it will set up a new airline, by 2011, in order to operate on its short-haul and medium-haul routes.
Air China will plans to start a new flight between Bangalore, the IT capital of India, and Shanghai, the business hub of China. The Shanghai-Tokyo-Bangalore flight will begin its operations before December 25, 2009.
Jet Airways, based in Mumbai, India, is launching daily, direct flights between Mumbai and Riyadh, the administrative and commercial capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), from October 25, 2009.
Delta Air Lines, based in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, has announced expansion of its international routes, including using larger aircraft, for the summer of 2010.
Southwest Airlines is launching 9 daily flights from Lambert-St Louis International Airport in St Louis, the United States, from May 2010. This includes 6 new non-stop services.
AirTran Airways, the low-cost airline based in Orlando, Florida, the United States, has announced that it has expanded its mobile Web services in order to help the passengers manage their travel.
Two of the 3 major airlines operating on inter-island routes in Hawaii, the United States, have merged.
Virgin America, the low-cost airline based in California, the United States, has announced a partnership with Google in order to offer free in-flight Wi-Fi service to all of its passengers during the holiday travel season from November 10, 2009, to January 15, 2010.
A leading advocate of the rights of airline passenger has sued Delta Air Lines, based in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States, for allegedly hacking her e-mail accounts and personal computer.
Baboo, the regional airline based in Geneva, Switzerland, is launching a new service between London Oxford Airport in England and Geneva International Airport in Switzerland on December 19, 2009.
Air Canada, the flag-carrier airline of Canada, has launched an application for BlackBerry, about two months after the carrier having done so for iPhone. Through this new service, the customers can get real-time information on Air Canada flights.
The United States House of Representatives has passed the Airline Safety and Pilot Training Improvement Act of 2009.
The Boeing 747-8, the new variant of the legendary Boeing 747, is over 90% completed and is expected to be launched in 2010, according to the Boeing Company.
AirAsia, the low-coast airline based in Malaysia, has announced that it is starting daily, direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, to the Indian cities of Kolkata (West Bengal ) and Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi (Kerala) from November 2009.
The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed fines against two major US-based airlines – US Airways and United Airlines – for having flown their planes “on hundreds of occasions” violating the FAA’s rules or other standards for airline safety.
Deutsche Lufthansa, the flag-carrier airline of Germany, has announced that it will re-launch improved mobile phone and internet services (GSM/GPRS) initially on its long-haul flights between North America and Europe by the middle of 2010. For this, Lufthansa has teamed up with Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant.
Southwest Airlines, the budget airline based in Dallas, Texas, the United States, is adding over 100 one-way flights to its schedule across the United States and also dropping about 20 flights system-wide in the spring of 2010.
Emirates Airlines, the national flag-carrier airline of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is expanding its services in India, focusing on adding flights to and from the southern state of Kerala.
Sensis Corporation, based in Syracuse, New York, the United States, is developing a runway monitoring system which allows planes to land simultaneously on closely spaced runways, thus putting an end to passengers having to sit inside an aircraft owing to delays in taxiing to the runway and in taking off.
The first test flight of the new Boeing AH-6i light helicopter has been successful, says the company. The test flight of the attack and reconnaissance helicopter took place over Arizona Desert.
Air India's new direct Delhi-New York, Mumbai-Washington flights soon; Kolkata-Washington service from December 1, 2009.
Continental Airlines, based in Houston, Texas, the United States, is expanding its service to Hawaii by adding new flights between California and Hawaii from March 7, 2010.