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2009-02-05 04:19:00

LONDON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Heritage Oil, the operator of the Kingfisher-3A appraisal well in Block 3A, Uganda, in which Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) is a 50% partner, today issued the following press release. HERITAGE OIL ANNOUNCES THE COMPLETION OF THE SUCCESSFUL KINGFISHER-3A WELL IN BLOCK 3A, UGANDA Heritage Oil Limited (LSE: HOIL), an independent upstream exploration and production company, announces the successful completion of the Kingfisher-3A (Kajubilizi-3A) well in Block 3A,...

2008-11-07 09:00:14

Mainline Indian airlines Kingfisher and Jet Airways are expected to slash ticket prices by up to INR1,000 on domestic routes by December 2008, reported The Economic Times. The two private airlines are anticipated to reduce fares in view of the Indian government's planned bailout of the country's aviation industry and falling aviation fuel prices. Oil companies had recently announced a 17% reduction in aviation turbine fuel (ATF) prices, with the government slashing customs duty on jet...

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...

2008-10-13 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...

2008-09-24 03:00:20

By Lim, Kenny MUMBAI India's Kingfisher Airlines has awarded its advertising account to JWT Mumbai, shifting the business from incumbent Equus Red Cell, as the domestic carrier prepares to expand global operations next month. The airline, which bought a majority stake in Air Deccan last year, is looking to expand its route map across North America, the UK, Southeast Asia and West Asia. According to Vikram MaIhotra, GM of marketing at Kingfisher Airlines, JWT was selected based on its...

2008-09-20 12:00:37

By Manju V MUMBAI: The demarcating line between low-cost carriers and full- fare airlines may get blurred if Kingfisher Red's competitors, too, follow its decision to serve free hot and cold snacks on flights. Low-cost carriers, too, have started issuing seat numbers on boarding passes following a directorate-general of civil aviation order. Now, if more low-cost carriers also get on the free-food bandwagon, there will be very little to help the flier differentiate between a low-cost...

2008-09-18 21:00:20

By Manju V MUMBAI: Some time next month, a cabin crew member of a low-cost airline will wheel out an in-flight catering cart laden with steaming idli-sambhar or dahi vada or kathi rolls. And the announcement that the meal is on the airline will be the icing on the cake. In-flight food service has been the most popularly recognised demarcating line between a low-cost carrier (LCC) and a regular airline. But Kingfisher Red (Air Deccan before its makeover) is set to change that from...

2008-09-05 00:00:17

By James Thompson The flamboyant tycoon behind the Kingfisher beer to airlines empire is bucking the gloom with a service between Bangalore and Heathrow. James Thompson reports on his plans to shake up aviation Business Analysis Vijay Mallya, the chairman of United Breweries Group and Kingfisher Airlines, is known for his huge wealth and businesses in India, as well as his Bollywood-esque flamboyant dress sense and lavish parties on his yacht. But, to date, his airline has never given...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.