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Finnair inks dotcom alliance for hotel bookings


September 11th, 2012 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 11 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Tuesday said it has signed a one-year agreement with Booking.com for hotel and accommodation reservation services."This new agreement with a world-class partner enables ... Read more...

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Finnair’s August passenger load factor up 3.9 percent


September 7th, 2012 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Friday reported a 3.9 percent rise in its passenger load factor in August which stood at 80.8 percent as the airline saw an ... Read more...

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British Airways launches video for nervous flyers


September 3rd, 2012 - 10:20 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) British airways have launched a video to calm down nervous flyers. The instructional video is meant to calm the nerves of individuals who might be having a ... Read more...

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Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger sue airline


August 30th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Texas, Aug 30 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A gay couple is suing an airline for allegedly revealing a sex object that was in their luggage. Christopher Bridgeman and Martin Borger are suing the United ... Read more...

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Spanish plane hijacking report denied


August 30th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Aug 29 (IANS) The Netherland police Wednesday denied that a passenger plane of Spanish airline Vueling landing at Amsterdam Schiphol airport had been hijacked. It stated the ... 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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SpiceJet to start Madurai-Colombo service


August 29th, 2012 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Wednesday said it will start services between Madurai and Colombo from Sep 20."SpiceJet will be the first airline to operate regular international ... Read more...

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Small plane crash in Russia kills two


August 23rd, 2012 - 10:04 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 23 (IANS) Two people were killed in a small plane crash near Russian city of St. Petersburg, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said Wednesday.The light plane crashed at ... Read more...

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Former Haryana minister Kanda surrenders, arrested (Lead)


August 18th, 2012 - 11:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Former Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda, accused of abetting the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, surrendered early Saturday at a police station here, ... Read more...

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India, Nigeria hope to have direct flights


August 16th, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Abuja, Aug 16 (IANS) India is set to review the Bilateral Air Service Agreement (BASA) with Nigeria so that airlines can operate non-stop flights to both countries.Indian High Commissioner Mahesh ... Read more...

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Passengers stranded as Kingfisher cancels flights


August 8th, 2012 - 11:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Mumbai, Aug 8 (IANS) Passengers of Kingfisher Airlines were stranded Wednesday as flights from the national capital and Mumbai were cancelled due to a strike by pilots over non-payment ... Read more...

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Will look at every aspect in Geetika case: Women’s panel


August 7th, 2012 - 8:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) A National Commission for Women (NCW) team, probing the suicide of former flight attendant Geetika Sharma, Tuesday said it will look into every possible aspect ... Read more...

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Haryana governor accepts Kanda’s resignation


August 6th, 2012 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 6 (IANS) Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia Monday accepted the resignation of controversial minister of state for home and urban local bodies Gopal Kanda from the Bhupinder Singh Hooda ... Read more...

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Jet fuel price hiked by 4.5 percent


August 1st, 2012 - 5:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, August 1 (IANS) Oil marketing companies (OMC) Wednesday hiked aviation turbine fuel (ATF) or jet fuel price by 4.5 percent for the second time in a month. According ... Read more...

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Air India reinstates nine sacked pilots


July 23rd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) The Air India management Monday informed the Delhi High Court that it has so far taken back nine of the 101 pilots who were sacked ... Read more...

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Emirates cuts fares on select destinations


July 18th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) To shore up its market share globally, airline major Emirates Wednesday launched a scheme that will reduce fares by 15 percent on select destinations across ... Read more...

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Pakistani airline sacks its most expensive employee


July 11th, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistan's national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has ended the contract of its most expensive employee who was drawing $50,000 a month, a media report said.Deputy ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways wins Airbus award


July 8th, 2012 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), has been awarded the "Top Operational Excellence Award" by Airbus for its fleet of ... Read more...

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Airline flies man to Sweden instead of France


June 30th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 30 (IANS) A professional surfer who thought he was on a plane to France was shocked when he discovered he was about to touch down in Sweden after ... Read more...

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Returned aircraft on own accord, says Kingfisher


June 27th, 2012 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Debt-ridden Kingfisher Airlines Wednesday said it has returned 32 aircraft to the lessors as those were not required under its truncated schedule of operation."There have ... Read more...

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Striking Air India pilots seek PM’s intervention


June 25th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The striking Air India pilots Monday sought the prime minister's intervention to end their stand-off with the airline's management. Eleven pilots went on hunger-strike Sunday."We ... Read more...

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Kejriwal stopped from boarding flight


June 22nd, 2012 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal Friday said he was stopped from boarding a Kingfisher flight and blamed "corrupt forces" for the incident."I had cleared all ... Read more...

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Ajit Singh to meet Air India’s executive pilots


June 17th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 17 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh will meet Air India's executive pilots, who are currently managing all of the airlines' international flights, for a solution to their ... Read more...

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Court notice to centre on striking pilots’ plea on back wages


June 13th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to the centre and the Air India management on a plea by the striking pilots seeking payment of ... Read more...

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Etihad appoints general manager for Brazil


June 12th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 11 (IANS/WAM) UAE's national carrier Etihad Airways has appointed Juan Torres as its general manager in Brazil.The appointment of Torres comes after Etihad announced flights to Sao ... Read more...

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SpiceJet to start daily flights to Dubai


June 8th, 2012 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet Friday said it would add Dubai as the third international destination to its network by daily operating direct Delhi-Dubai and Mumbai-Dubai flights ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer (Lead)


June 6th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is expected to take up American aircraft manufacturer Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in supply of ... Read more...

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Cabinet to decide on Boeing 787 compensation offer


June 6th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Wednesday said the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) will decide on Boeing's offer of compensation for the delay in ... Read more...

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Air India to hire new pilots


June 6th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 6 (IANS) National carrier Air India Wednesday said it will go ahead and hire new pilots to tackle a prolonged strike by a section of pilots that ... Read more...

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Air India deploys new roaster system to cut manipulations


June 2nd, 2012 - 7:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Air India has switched from manual to an electronic crew management system to stop manipulations in the allocation of flight duties to employees.The airline resorted ... Read more...

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Finnair to test new menu


May 31st, 2012 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, May 31 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it will soon start pilot tests on new service concept on its Helsinki-Manchester flights by providing a host of delicacies such ... Read more...

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Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed (Lead)


May 29th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Air India will not take delivery of the 787 Dreamliner planes from Boeing till the finalisation of the compensation for the delay in supplying the ... Read more...

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‘Air India won’t take Dreamliners till compensation fixed’


May 29th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh Tuesday said Air India would not take delivery of its first batch of Boeing 787 Dreamliner until both the airline ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to launch flights to Ahmedabad


May 29th, 2012 - 12:29 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways Monday said that it will start daily flights to Ahmedabad from November 2012."Addition of Ahmedabad will make significant contributions to traffic ... Read more...

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Air India proposes VRS to cut down staff


May 27th, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Financially stressed Air India has proposed a voluntary retirement scheme (VRS) for its executive cadre employees to bring down manpower costs.The Air India Board will ... Read more...

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