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2008-10-23 03:00:27

Indian low-cost airline GoAir, promoted by the Wadia Group, is close to finalizing a $40 million contract with Air France-KLM for maintenance of its aircraft, reported The Economic Times. The news source said that the six-year contract is for the maintenance of 20 GoAir aircraft and will entirely be a customer-supplier arrangement. Edgardo Badiali, GoAir's CEO, said: "We have already signed the letter of intent with Air France. The formal agreement will be sealed very soon." GoAir is...

2008-10-15 15:00:16

Two British airlines said they would reduce fuel surcharges by up to $45 on return flights after an industry watchdog group criticized the practice. In September, the Air Transport Users Council complained British Airways' surcharges were not related to the cost of fuel, The Times of London reported Wednesday. Virgin Atlantic and BA both said they would reduce fuel surcharges. The price of crude oil has dropped from a peak price above $147 a barrel in July to about $80 a barrel this...

2008-10-10 09:00:37

Air France has announced that it will suspend its service from the London Heathrow Airport to Los Angeles, US from the 2008-09 winter schedule. The resources thus freed up due to the suspended service will be used to reinforce the London Heathrow-New York John F Kennedy service with flights increased from two to three flights a day for the summer 2009 schedule, two operated by Delta and one by Air France. Concurrently, the four SkyTeam airlines consisting of Air France, Delta, KLM and...

2008-10-03 09:00:23

By Deepa Babington and Tim Hepher Lobbying by Italian unions and politicians appears to be tipping the scales toward Lufthansa and hobbling Air France-KLM in the battle for a slice of Alitalia, which narrowly escaped liquidation last week. Air France-KLM has long been seen as Alitalia's logical partner because of existing commercial alliances. The two agreed on a takeover early this year, but the deal collapsed in acrimony over the price and plans to downgrade the Milan hub and focus on...

2008-09-29 21:00:24

By Nicole Lange; Patrick McGroarty COLOGNE, Germany - Armed German police boarded a plane minutes before takeoff Friday and arrested a pair of ethnic Somalis who they say wrote a suicide note proclaiming their desire to fight in a holy war and die in a terrorist attack. A 23-year-old Somali and a 24-year-old German born in Somalia were removed from KLM Flight 1084 to Amsterdam after the early morning raid at Cologne-Bonn Airport, police said. Authorities said they did not think the men...

2008-09-29 06:00:25

NEWS FACTS: Ethoca, the leader in collaborative fraud management, today announces that transavia.com, a leading European web-based flight brand (an Air France-KLM subsidiary), has joined the Global Fraud-Fighting Community. transavia.com offers low-cost flights, hotels and insurance and transports approximately 5.5 million passengers a year to holiday destinations in Europe and Africa. transavia.com has successfully increased its turnover year by year and recorded positive results for the...

2008-09-26 09:00:27

AIRLINE carrier flyglobespan will sit down for a delayed meeting today with Durham Tees Valley Airport bosses to discuss future scheduling. There had been speculation that the overdue talks were a sign that the carrier was to pull its services to six European destinations. But a spokesperson this week said scheduling decisions had been overshadowed by recent crises in the airline market. A string of carriers have been grounded as the economic grip tightens, including K&S Travel, XL...

2008-09-25 21:00:26

Northwest Airlines today announced Paul Mifsud, vice president of government and legal affairs for its joint venture partner, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is a recipient of the U.S. Federal Bar Association's "Transportation Lawyer of the Year" Award. Mifsud, an accomplished international aviation attorney and founder of the "Mifnet" online discussion forum, will receive the honor September 25th at the 2008 Federal Bar Association Reception in Washington, D.C. Mifsud's contribution to...

2008-09-25 09:00:36

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has called upon key players to hopefully clinch a last-minute deal to rescue Alitalia, as Italy's civil aviation authority ENAC has threatened to scrap the struggling airline's operating license. Alitalia is close to bankruptcy and could see around 19,000 staff being laid off. Concurrently, Mr Berlusconi's close aide Gianni Letta has held talks with union leaders, the CAI investor consortium and the former CEO of Alitalia, Francesco Mengozzi, who now...

2008-09-19 17:02:55

Slowly but surely airlines are edging into online social networking, giving air travelers an opportunity to share experiences and maybe score some discounted airfares. In return, the airlines are developing a marvelous new marketing tool. A win-win? Maybe. As usual, U.S. carriers - which are preoccupied with battling high fuel prices and slackening demand for travel - face the fact that innovation is coming from overseas, where most major airlines are still solvent, if not...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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