air travel

Air Arabia to connect 13 Indian cities to Odessa


September 5th, 2012 - 11:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Budget carrier Air Arabia Wednesday said that it will connect 13 Indian cities to the Ukrainian city of Odessa from Oct 12, 2012 via Sharjah."Launch ... Read more...

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Air Arabia to run two Delhi-Sharjah flights daily


August 29th, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) In a bid to increase its market share, Middle East based budget carrier Air Arabia Wednesday said it will start operating two daily flight services ... Read more...

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Pilot killed in South African jet crash


July 1st, 2012 - 4:38 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, July 1 (IANS) A pilot was killed after a jet plane crashed at an air show in South Africa, Xinhua reported.The pilot lost control over the jet -- a ... Read more...

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India pays Rs.600 crore as Haj subsidy annually


May 8th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India provides subsidy to over a lakh pilgrims who go to Makkah and Madina annually and spends over Rs.600 crore ($120 million) every year on ... Read more...

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Janardhana Reddy taken to Bangalore by road (Lead)


March 1st, 2012 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy was Thursday taken to Bangalore by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) by road.After day-long suspense on the mode of ... Read more...

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Janardhana Reddy all set to be shifted to Bangalore


March 1st, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, March 1 (IANS) Former Karnataka minister Gali Janardhana Reddy is all set to be shifted to Bangalore by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) but suspense remains ... Read more...

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Snow and ice blanket Britain


February 5th, 2012 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 5 (IANS) Heavy overnight snow in Britain severely disrupted road, rail and air travel Sunday, The Telegraph reported.Drivers were forced to spend the night in their cars as ... Read more...

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Spanish airline to cease operations


January 28th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Barcelona, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) Spanish airline Spanair said Friday it is ceasing operations and plans to go to court next week to seek bankruptcy protection.The financially struggling carrier issued a ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways signs MoU with International Golden Group


January 10th, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 10 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates' national airline Etihad Airways has signed a memorandum of understanding with International Golden Group (IGG) to offer their employees with tailored ... Read more...

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Qatar to open hotels in Sri Lanka


December 14th, 2011 - 5:46 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 14 (IANS) Qatar plans to open luxury hotels in Sri Lanka to boost tourism cooperation, a senior minister said Tuesday.Both sides have signed a number of agreements during ... Read more...

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Judges’ panel to examine charges against us: Kejriwal


November 5th, 2011 - 9:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 5 (IANS) A committee of judges will be set up to examine charges being levelled against members of Anna Hazare's core committee, key Hazare aide Arvind ... Read more...

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Globetrot free on Finnair and yet get to comment, critise


September 13th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 13 (IANS) It is, perhaps, the best job a globetrotter will aspire for: Go around the world with all expenses paid and in return just state how ... Read more...

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Air travel service tax for Q1 at Rs.231.5 crore


August 10th, 2011 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) A total of Rs.231.5 crore was collected as service tax from passengers travelling on airlines, including travel agents, in the first quarter of the current ... Read more...

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Air Arabia Egypt launches Istanbul flights


June 25th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, June 25 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia Egypt, a leading low-cost carrier in the region, has launched direct flights to Istanbul from its main hub in Alexandria.The airline's inaugural flight to ... Read more...

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Kolkata-based Pailan Group likely to take over Indian Arrows


June 6th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) Kolkata-based Pailan Group is likely to buy the All India Football Federation (AIFF)-owned Indian Arrows team, which was formed last year to prepare the national ... Read more...

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Iceland’s most active volcano erupts


May 22nd, 2011 - 3:32 am ICT by BNO News
REYKJAVIK (BNO NEWS) -- Iceland's most active volcano, the Grímsvötn, started erupting on late Saturday afternoon, officials said.The Icelandic Meteorlogical Office confirmed the eruption in a brief warning, giving no other details. ... Read more...

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Keep central record of ministers’ air travel: CIC


April 1st, 2011 - 10:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) The Central Information Commission (CIC) has suggested that records of the domestic and international travel of union ministers could be maintained centrally by the cabinet ... Read more...

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IndiGo to launch four flights connecting Indore


March 30th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 30 (IANS) Leading budget carrier IndiGo Wednesday said that it will launch four flights connecting Indore to Delhi, Bangalore, Srinagar and Nagpur from April 2 (Saturday)."These new ... Read more...

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Soon, showers, personal mini-bars and draught beer from kegs on planes


March 21st, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Mar 21 (ANI): In a bid to stand out and attract new customers, airlines are now coming up with innovative luxury systems.Showers, personal mini-bars and the ability to drink draught beer ... Read more...

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Air travel to become costlier


February 28th, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 28 (IANS) Air travel is to become costlier with Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee increasing service tax on air travel in the federal budget for 2011-12 Monday.Mukherjee said service ... Read more...

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Thomas Alva Edison was spot-on about his predictions for the future


January 29th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): Late American scientist Thomas Alva Edison was dead right with most of his predictions for the future, which he had made in a 1911 interview.Edison had predicted that ... Read more...

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Air India posts cash profit of Rs.21.6 crore


January 3rd, 2011 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 3 (IANS) State-owned Air India Monday reported a cash profit of Rs.21.66 crore for November 2010, owing to significant improvement in efficiency and better management strategies.The operating surplus was ... Read more...

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Air New Zealand unveils ‘cuddle class seating’


December 23rd, 2010 - 10:43 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Air New Zealand’s innovation is being hailed as the most important development of air travel for decades. That is the “Cuddle Class.”Air New Zealand has finally ... Read more...

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Ex-JetBlue flight attendant joins Mile High Text Club


November 16th, 2010 - 7:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Nov 16 (ANI): The former jetBlue flight attendant, who made headlines when he quit his job and then deployed the evacuation slide of the plane he was on, is set ... Read more...

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Jet sends clarification on the QIP issue to government


October 27th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi , Oct 27 (IANS) Jet Airways Wednesday said it has clarified to the government about its plans to raise $400 million through qualified institutional placement (QIP)."We have sent a ... Read more...

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Passenger traffic up 19.3 percent from January to August


September 16th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) Domestic air passenger traffic grew over 19 percent between January and August as against the same period last year, the civil aviation ministry said Thursday. ... Read more...

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Chinese airline involved in crash suspends operations


August 26th, 2010 - 6:32 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 26 (IANS) The company whose aircraft was involved in Tuesday's deadly crash which killed 42 people and injured 54 has decided to cancel all its flights for safety reviews, officials ... Read more...

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Air travel safe for breast cancer survivors: Study


August 20th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Women who have survived breast cancer can fly without any worries, says a new study.University of Alberta researcher Margie McNeely said that the theory that breast cancer survivors ... Read more...

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Most patients with cardio problems can fly safely


July 25th, 2010 - 6:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 25 (IANS) Most people with cardiovascular diseases who are not critically ill can safely fly, a new report says. The study, conducted by the British Cardiovascular Society, says that such ... Read more...

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Air travel ‘poses no threat to heart patients’


July 25th, 2010 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 25 (ANI): Air travel poses no threat to those with heart conditions, and even those with serious heart disease can fly if precautions are made, according to a new guideline ... Read more...

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British designer designs speedy, luxurious futuristic train


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:31 pm ICT by ANI
Canberra, July 22 (ANI): Paul Priestman, the designer of a futuristic train 'Mercury' in Britain has said that the future of rail travel in the country would be sexy, speedy and luxurious. ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh inaugurates IGI’s Terminal 3


July 3rd, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, inaugurated the country's biggest Airport Terminal 3 at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport on Saturday.National Advisory Council Chairperson Sonia ... Read more...

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Scientists say Iceland volcano eruption is no longer active


May 24th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 24 (ANI): Scientists and geophysicists have said that the Icelandic volcano that caused weeks of air travel chaos is no longer active, but added that some steam is still coming ... Read more...

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Flydubai launches flights to Kabul


May 18th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, May 18 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai, Dubai's low-cost airline, has launched its first flight to Kabul, which the airline says is an "important step forward in the re-emergence of Afghanistan". UAE ambassador to Afghanistan ... Read more...

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China, Taiwan witness over 300,000 cross-Strait marriages


April 28th, 2010 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 27 (IANS) China and Taiwan have witnessed more than 300,000 cross-Strait marriages since air travel between the two regions started in 1987, the civil affairs ministry said Tuesday."Marriages between mainland ... Read more...

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