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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...

2008-07-16 18:00:28

Derby-based Rolls-Royce Group yesterday said it had signed a long- term maintenance agreement with India's oldest privately-owned domestic airline, Jet Airways and Middle Eastern carrier Qatar Airways Rolls said Jet, which began international operations in 2004, had signed one of its Total Care agreements covering the airline's Trent 700-powered Airbus A330-200 aircraft. In a separate statement, Rolls said it had signed a similar deal to support Qatar Airways' fleet of four Trent...

2008-07-15 00:00:24

By Saurabh Sinha NEW DELHI: Spiralling costs and mounting losses have forced Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal to change his long cherished belief that a passenger is like a guest at home who can't be charged for the food served on board. From August 8, Jet's low-cost subsidiary JetLite will stop serving free water, toffees and snacks on its flights. While other LCCs (low-cost carriers) like IndiGo, SpiceJet and Deccan have long been selling snacks on their flights, JetLite will join this...

2008-07-14 15:00:36

By SHELLY PAZ El Al was ranked fourth out of 42 veteran international airline companies that operate long-distance flights to and from the UK. The ranking was published in the June issue of the British consumer magazine Which? and is based on a survey conducted in February among 30,000 passengers, who ranked their satisfaction with the world's carriers in eight different parameters. El Al, Qatar Airways and Emirates were ranked fourth, with a weighted satisfaction grade of 75...

2008-07-14 15:00:00

By Kushan Mitra Naresh Goyal may be the poster boy of India's post-reforms civil aviation industry, but the last year has not been a great one for him. First, several senior and middle managers quit Jet Airways to join liquor baron Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher Airlines, which has, within three years, stolen the limelight from Jet on service parameters. Worse still, after Mallya's acquisition of Air Deccan, the Kingfisher Airlines Group, with a share of 28.4 per cent of the domestic market, is...

2008-07-08 12:00:49

India's airlines have been flying high these past years as deregulation powered a booming industry. Over the past four years, six new airlines took off from Indian tarmacs, serving 100,000 passengers a day. In 2006, India's airlines made headlines when they ordered 400 new planes -- $37 billion worth of flying machines -- as the industry became a magnet for pilots from all over the world. But all these ambitious plans and dreams have of late wound down, in large part due to the rise in...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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