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2008-08-30 21:00:17

By Arpit Basu KOLKATA: Here's some real good news for those travelling by low- cost carriers (LCCs), Kingfisher Red (Deccan) and JetLite. Henceforth, they will be spared the trouble of checking in more than once while covering multiple sectors along the way.The botheration of collecting the luggage at the transit destination and then checking in again will soon be a thing of the past. Both the LCCs will now be equipped with an advanced check-in system to facilitate passengers. While...

2008-08-30 09:00:46

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: On Monday, Kingfisher officials submitted the letter of intent to commence international flights to Dhaka , Chittagong and Yangon at the Foreigners' Regional Registration Office in the city. While the airline is all set to start services to Dhaka and Chittagong from October 20, they are not yet ready with a specific timeframe for Yangon. "We met FRRO Basab Talukdar and submitted the letter of intent to commence international service from the city. Although...

2008-08-29 12:01:00

Jet Airways has announced that it will re-introduce its third service on the Delhi-Udaipur sector in India, with a new ATR 72-500 aircraft, effective September 1, 2008. The flight will operate six days a week, with the exception of Tuesdays. The new flight will complement the airline's current twice-daily services on the sector, a direct flight and another flight between Delhi and Udaipur, via Jaipur. Sudheer Raghavan, chief commercial officer of Jet Airways, said: "With the festive...

2008-08-27 06:00:35

Jet Airways has announced that it will launch daily direct flights from October 31, 2008, to connect Bengaluru, India, with the North American cities of New York and Toronto, via its European hub in Brussels, Belgium. The airline will operate the new daily direct flights using Airbus 330-200 aircraft. Jet Airways offers connections to Washington-Reagan, Dallas, Boston, Cleveland, Baltimore and Raleigh-Durham in the US, via New York; and to Birmingham, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin-Tempelhof...

2008-08-26 12:01:11

Qatar Airways has announced that it will operate a daily non-stop flight between Doha, Qatar, and New York, US, beginning on October 26, 2008. The airline plans to deploy its new Boeing 777-300 Extended Range aircraft on the route reducing close to three hours off the current 17-hour flying time between Doha and New York. Qatar Airways currently operates to the New York gateway city of Newark via Geneva, Switzerland. As part of the revised operational schedules, Qatar Airways will switch...

2008-08-26 12:01:11

South African Airways (SAA) received two more influential awards, being recognized as the "Best Airline in Africa" along with having the "Best Cabin Crew in Africa." These awards were bestowed by World Airline Awards, which are based on the annual World Airline Survey by British aviation experts Skytrax(TM). The awards are recognized around the world and the survey is renowned for being a truly global, independent passenger survey of airline standards, with an estimated 15 million...

2008-08-26 03:00:40

NEW DELHI: Jet Airways may have curtailed its domestic footprint, but the Naresh Goyal-owned carrier has started scouting for a second hub in Europe after Brussels. This hub would be in a central European country like Switzerland, Italy or Germany and is likely to be activated in 2009-10 when Jet is scheduled to launch the next phase of its international operations by adding new destinations and also increasing frequencies to existing ones in the Gulf. "This year we'll be getting two more...

2008-08-25 15:00:00

By Kushan Mitra Jet Airways has declared a large profit of Rs 143 crore for the first quarter ended June, but most of it is the result of the way it now depreciates its smaller Boeing 737 and ATR planes. The fact is that all airlines continue to bleed and so, are cutting costs and increasing revenues by raising fares. From August 1, all the leading carriers Jet, Kingfisher-Deccan and Air India have raised fares up to 10 per cent on all sectors. But Deccan reversed its decision within 24...

2008-08-25 06:00:46

Jet Airways has launched daily direct flights from the Indian cities of Mumbai and Delhi to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The airline said that Dubai will be the sixth destination in its Gulf network and the second in the United Arab Emirates. Jet Airways will deploy Airbus 330-200 aircraft on these routes. Jet Airways's Dubai flights will complement its daily services to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha from various gateway points in India. To commemorate its maiden foray...

2008-08-22 00:00:26

By Arpit Basu KOLKATA: On the eve of a very busy day at Kolkata airport - more than 8,500 passengers are booked in Wednesday's flights - chaos reigned at every booking counter in the airport and across the city. Thanks to Bengal's bandh culture, the Citu-sponsored industrial strike is turning into a total shutdown in Kolkata, grounding every flight supposed to take off after 6 am on Wednesday. Even air traffic controllers, who are exempted from the strike, are afraid of joining duty....


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