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2008-08-20 00:00:28

By Manju V MUMBAI: At every international airport in India, only one security agency is allowed to conduct X-ray screening of registered baggage for all foreign flights. But Jet Airways has apparently been flouting this norm at the Mumbai airport for a while. The airline recently came under the scanner of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for doing away with the rule, which is aimed at making the security procedure at Indian airports foolproof. Air India, incidentally, is the...

2008-08-17 21:00:38

MUMBAI: It will be more work and less rest for Indian pilots, after all. The Bombay high court on Thursday let the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have its way and dismissed a petition filed by three pilots' associations challenging a circular curbing the cabin crew's rest hours. The pilots will be governed by stringent 16-year-old guidelines instead of the more scientifically structured rules framed in 2007 that aimed at reducing fatigue by providing longer breaks between...

2008-08-17 21:00:38

NEW DELHI: With passengers load factors hitting an all time low in July, domestic airlines have once again started offering special fares on some routes to put a check on budget travellers shifting out for trains and buses. This trend is most visible on India's busiest route - Delhi- Mumbai - where most airlines did not reduce any flights and now find planes shuttling between the financial and political capital with fewer fliers. While LCCs SpiceJet and IndiGo are offering basic fares...

2008-08-14 00:00:31

MUMBAI: Flight operations were suspended at Mumbai airport on Monday for 16 minutes and four flights were diverted due to repair work on a rain-battered patch of the runway. At around 1 pm, the commander of a Jet Airways flight that landed in the city informed Air Traffic Control about a patch on main runway 09/27 that had loosened due to the downpour. "It was the high- impact area where an aircraft touches down on landing. The patch had turned loose with pieces of rubble coming off the...

2008-08-08 12:00:31

Jet Airways has announced that it launch daily flights from Mumbai and Delhi in India to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, effective August 23, 2008. Dubai will be the sixth destination in Jet Airways's Gulf network and the second in the United Arab Emirates. The airline's Dubai flights will complement its daily services to Abu Dhabi, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat and Doha from various gateway points in India. The airline will deploy Airbus 330-200 aircraft on the new service. Wolfgang...

2008-08-08 00:00:28

By Arpit Basu Kolkata: Come Friday and JetLite, the subsidiary of Jet Airways, is all set to be a nofrills carrier. The airline's officials have decided to stop serving on-board meals and will sell ready-to-eat snacks on demand instead. "The sudden rise in fuel prices, coupled with inflation, has sent shock waves through the aviation industry. Being a legacy carrier, they are the worst affected. Hence the decision ," said an aviation expert. However, JetLite officials said that this is...

2008-08-05 12:00:36

US Airways (NYSE: LCC) has soared to the top of the charts by ranking number one in on-time performance among the 10 largest airlines for the first half of 2008 according to results released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) in its monthly Air Travel Consumer Report. For the first six months of the year, 79.4 percent of US Airways' flights arrived within 14 minutes of their published arrival time, or A14--the metric the DOT uses to measure on-time performance. During...

2008-08-04 09:00:41

Jet Airways, a private Indian airline, has opted for International Air Transport Association-billing settlement plan payment solutions from Wirecard, a provider of electronic payment and risk management applications. According to Wirecard, the range it offers comprises of individually tailored, industry- and customer-specific payment and risk management solutions, ranging from billing settlement plan in the airline sector and point of sale terminal solutions in the stationary segment all...

2008-07-29 09:00:53

Etihad Airways has announced that it will launch non-stop daily services from its Abu Dhabi home-base in the United Arab Emirates to Melbourne, Australia, from March 2009. The airline will operate the new service with a three-cabin Airbus A340-600, which is configured to carry 286 passengers, with 12 in first class, 30 in business class and 244 in economy class. James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways, said: "Since the successful launch of our services to Sydney and Brisbane, we have been...

2008-07-25 09:01:00

As part of its plans to start international flights, India-based Kingfisher Airlines plans to launch a service to Lahore, Pakistan along with other overseas destinations by September 2008, reported The Economic Times, citing the Press Trust of India. The airline plans to use an ATR 72 aircraft on the Delhi-Lahore route. The airline has already applied to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation for approval to commence operations on the new route, under the Bilateral Air Services agreement...


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