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2008-07-03 00:00:18

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Increasing fuel cost and falling passenger loads are now going to severely restrict the choice of flights between different cities you used to enjoy earlier. Almost all domestic airlines are withdrawing or clubbing flights, mostly in off-peak hours, to put a cap on their losses that collectively threaten to be as high as Rs 10,000 crore this fiscal. Jet Airways, for instance, has cancelled about 10% of its 330 daily domestic flights from Monday to September...

2008-07-02 00:00:19

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: The days of high level connectivity across the country with a choice of reasonably-priced flights are numbered. Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal on Monday said Indian carriers have 30% excess capacity flights and are selling tickets 30% below break-even levels. And unless the industry, that collectively could lose as much as Rs 10,000 crore this fiscal, cut flights and raise average fares by 30%, the situation will remain "very bad," warned Goyal. "The 40-50%...

2008-06-30 09:03:01

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ Flying on domestic airlines these days is no frills and often no fun. But for those who fly foreign airlines, it's champagne and tandoori. A new golden era of air travel is being ushered in as foreign airlines arrive in the United States with fresh-off-the-assembly-line airplanes staffed by young crews determined to deliver ritzy service at 35,000 feet. "We are returning to the days when people actually want to fly," said Marc Casto, president of Santa Clara,...

2008-06-29 21:02:30

Gulf Air is all set to begin services to Hyderabad Airline's eighth Indian destination marks successful bilateral relationship between India and Bahrain Gulf Air, the sole national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, is all set to begin its services to Hyderabad from 1 July 08 with its inaugural flight taking off from Bahrain International Airport at 00.05 am. This follows the airline's successful launch of its services to China's commercial capital Shanghai on 16 June 2008. "Hyderabad...

2008-06-27 12:02:51

By John Boudreau, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jun. 27--Flying on domestic airlines these days is no frills and often no fun. But for those who fly foreign airlines, it's champagne and tandoori. A new golden era of air travel is being ushered in as foreign airlines arrive in the United States with fresh-off-the-assembly-line airplanes staffed by young crews determined to deliver ritzy service at 35,000 feet. "We are returning to the days when people actually want to fly," said Marc...

2008-06-25 00:02:31

By Manju V NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: It has taken about a decade for air travel to come a full circle in India. A Delhi-Mumbai ticket sold in the range of Rs 7,000 about a decade back. That figure looks like it has crawled back into the Indian economy-class flier's calculations. And, with the principal factor behind this retro trend - the rising price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) - looking like it is here to stay, it may not be long before Indian airports stop sporting that come-all, fly-all very...

2008-06-24 02:29:59

Fellow Star Alliance Member Carrier to Link US Airways Passengers to Beijing and Shanghai US Airways, Tempe Media Relations, 480-693-5729 Logo: http://www.usairways.com US Airways (NYSE: LCC) customers will soon have more Asia- Pacific connecting options through a new US Airways codeshare relationship with Star Alliance member carrier Air China Limited. The agreement puts the US code on Air China service to Beijing from Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York City's John F. Kennedy...

2008-06-21 09:00:32

By Jerome Taylor From gastronomic in-flight menus to luxury seats that turn into sumptuous beds, the world's great airlines spend millions of pounds each year trying to lure passengers to fly with them. British Airways espouses the virtues of Club World. Emirates offers the latest in digital entertainment. On Palmair, they pop flowers in the lavatories. The tiny airline, which runs a single, economy-only service out of Bournemouth, was voted, along with Air New Zealand, the joint third...

2008-06-20 18:00:24

Air NZ rates highly in British magazine survey WELLINGTON, June 19 (Xinhua) -- Air New Zealand has tied for third best carrier in the world, trailing winner Singapore Airlines and Indian carrier Jet Airways. The airlines were chosen from survey compiled by British consumer magazine Which? Singapore Airlines carries 18 million passengers a year and won top prize, while India's Jet Airways, about 10 million passengers, was runner-up. Air New Zealand with 12 million passengers shared...

2008-06-19 09:00:42

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/002690/civil_aviation) has announced the addition of the "Civil Aviation" report to their offering. The report provides an in-depth analysis of the Indian aviation industry, growth and trends, aviation infrastructure, future outlook, etc. It sheds light on various regulatory bodies that regulate the industry, various regulations and Government policy. According to International Air Transport Association (IATA), the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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