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2008-10-21 09:00:33

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- L'Avion, the first all business class French airline, today announced its third quarter load factor results, new services and amenities for its customers. 3Q Load Factor Results L'Avion, which offers three flights daily between New York and Orly, revealed an average load factor of 79.8% for its third quarter in 2008 and sold 100,000 tickets as of October 3, 2008. The airline operates 12 weekly flights between Paris-Orly and New York/Newark. To date...

2008-10-18 12:00:13

The chairman of India's Jet Airways says he's rescinding a move to cut 1,900 jobs because he couldn't stand to see his mostly young employees suffer. Naresh Goyal told reporters in New Delhi Friday that even though India's low-cost airline industry will lose a record $2 billion this year, he will attempt to save money other than by laying off the employees, many of whom are young women who flocked to the start-up airline, The Washington Post reported. "This was the most emotional day in my...

2008-10-17 12:00:17

The chairman of India's leading private airline Jet Airways, Naresh Goyal, has reversed plans to lay off 1,900 staff, but has not commented on whether the reinstated staff will have to take a pay cut. Mr Goyal has said that the sacking was not a result of its broad-based cost-saving alliance with another private airline, Kingfisher. He has also denied that the airline had reversed its decision due to political pressure. The airline's management had stated that it had to adopt job cuts as...

2008-10-17 09:00:15

India-based airlines Kingfisher and Jet Airways, which recently formed a cost-saving alliance, plan to send back 15 narrow-bodied leased aircrafts to the leasing companies, after their leases end later in 2008 and in 2009, according to media reports. Majority of the 15 leased aircrafts have been operating on international routes. The new move is expected to eliminate nearly 75 flights per day, which represents around 8% of the combined domestic flights. According to media reports, eight...

2008-10-16 09:00:29

In response to the declining traffic volumes and crisis of the global financial markets, India-based Jet Airways has axed jobs of around 800 flight attendants, who were recently recruited for a planned expansion program. The company plans to cut even more jobs, and the total has reached 1,900, according to media reports. The airline has reduced the number of flights in its winter schedule by 15% than originally planned. Prior to these job cuts, the airline had a workforce of nearly 13,000...

2008-10-14 12:00:21

Jet Airways and Kingfisher Airlines have signed an agreement for the formation of an alliance of wide-ranging proportions that will help both carriers to significantly rationalize and reduce costs and provide improved standards of service and a wider choice of air travel options to consumers with immediate effect. The scope of the alliance includes codeshares on both domestic and international flights subject to the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) approval,...

2008-10-13 18:00:19

Kingfisher Airlines Limited Dear Friends, The fundamentals for air transport in India remain sound. Our economic growth at a rate of more than 7.5 %, bears testimony to the fact that the prospect for air transport will also grow in the future. However, over the past six months, the Indian Aviation Industry has suffered due to high fuel prices, back-breaking taxation, excessive airport charges and over-capacity. Acquisitions, mergers and alliances are common world-wide...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

India-based Jet Airways is planning to discontinue its Mumbai-Shanghai-San Francisco service, effective January 13, 2009, in light of the downturn in major economies worldwide. The passenger traffic between India and San Francisco, US will be served via Jet Airways's London gateway in co-operation with partner airlines. Jet Airways has already announced a codeshare partnership with United Airlines with connections between Mumbai and several US points via London in both directions. This...

2008-10-10 12:00:24

SriLankan Airlines and Etihad Airways have joined hands in a historic partnership between the National Carriers of Sri Lanka and the UAE, which will significantly enhance the route networks of both airlines. From 1st October 2008, SriLankan will begin codesharing on Etihad flights to Amman, Geneva, Dublin, Munich, Brussels, and Manchester. Etihad will do the same on SriLankan's flights to Male in the Maldives. The initial partnership between the two award-winning airlines commenced in...

2008-09-23 06:00:24

Jet Airways has expanded its existing codeshare agreement with Brussels Airlines to include Paris and Manchester, UK, via its European hub in Brussels, Belgium, effective October 26, 2008. Manchester is Jet Airways's second codeshare destination in the UK, after Birmingham, in addition to the airline's direct, daily services to London from Mumbai, Delhi and Amritsar in India. With this codeshare expansion, Jet Airways will now offer connectivity for its passengers between Mumbai, Delhi...


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