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Philippines implementing reforms to improve air safety rating


September 14th, 2012 - 3:52 am ICT by BNO News
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (BNO NEWS) -- The government of the Philippines is implementing further aviation reforms in the hopes of restoring the country's air safety rating in the United States, officials said on ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

IndiGo readies to fly to Kathmandu


June 17th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, June 17 (IANS) Fares on the New Delhi-Kathmandu flight are poised to dip, to the joy of the budget traveller, as India's low-cost carrier IndiGo readies to start operations ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Technology unable to keep up with vagaries of weather


December 23rd, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) Mobile applications and mobile web services are failing to update passengers with the latest travel information, in view of the vagaries of weather. Research from mobile internet ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Branson to work as air hostess on AirAsia flight


November 17th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 17 (IANS) Virgin Atlantic boss Richard Branson will don a striking red skirt and play a stewardess on a rival airline AirAsia flight after he lost a bet with ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Virgin boss Branson to shave his legs, wear make-up after losing bet?


November 17th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Kula Lumpur, Nov 17 (ANI): Virgin Group boss Sir Richard Branson, who will be dressing up as an AirAsia stewardess after he lost a bet he made during the Formula 1 season, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

India, Malaysia ink six pacts to take bilateral ties forward (Part II)


October 27th, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Malaysia is the tenth largest source country for foreign tourists visiting India with 115,794 Malaysians visiting India in 2008.The trend is expected to continue in view of the improved connectivity between ... Read more...

Posted in World |

New aircraft seat to cram more passengers


September 14th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A "saddle" seat aimed at accommodating more airline passengers onto budget flights has been designed and its makers have claimed it does not affect passenger comfort. The design, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Malaysia to make visa access easier for Indian tourists


July 8th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (ANI): Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has said that he has instructed the Immigration Department to facilitate the issuance of visas easier for Indians visitors.Najib said the ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Malaysia to make visas easier for Indians


July 8th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, July 8 (IANS) Malaysian immigration authorities have been instructed to facilitate the issuance of visas to make it easier for Indians to visit Malaysia, Prime Minister Najib Razak said Thursday. Speaking ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Meet the world’s tallest couple!


July 4th, 2010 - 2:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 04 (ANI): The world's tallest married couple live in Dagenham, East London.Wilco Van Kleef-Bolton at 7 feet and wife Keisha at 6 feet 5 inches, are the world's tallest ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Delhi’s new Terminal 3 will have 78 aerobridges, 35 escalators


June 22nd, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The humongous new Terminal 3 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport that opens July 3 will have all the amenities for passenger travel comfort, including the highest ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Growing hidden costs of budget airlines


June 15th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 15 (IANS) Tourists to Britain looking for cheap internal or European flights, beware. Budget airlines are sneaking in more hidden costs, jacking up the prices to a near ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ryanair Slaps Toilet Fee On Fliers To Boost Revenue


April 10th, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Apr 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Low cost airline Ryanair has made it clear that it will go ahead with its plan of imposing toilet fees on its passengers in the near ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Ryanair To Charge For Toilet Usage


April 8th, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Apr 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Ryanair management has made it clear that it is going to impose a fee for using toilets. The airline management has decided to take this ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air India employees to go on strike over non-payment of salaries


July 2nd, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 2 (ANI): Employees of India's flagship carrier Air India have announced they will be on strike for two hours on Friday in protest against the non-payment of salaries.Air India ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Recession-hit airlines to charge passengers for using loo!


May 19th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, May 19 (ANI): Air passengers may soon be charged for using the loo, as part of cost-cutting efforts.Fines for overweight passengers and steps to make people carry their own luggage to ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Regulator asks airlines to explain fare hike


February 12th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A day after Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel warned airline operators against "cartelisation", the aviation regulator Thursday asked them to explain the reason for hiking fares and ... Read more...

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Regulator asks airlines to explain fare hikes (Lead)


February 11th, 2009 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) After Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Wednesday morning warned airline operators against "cartelisation", the aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), asked them to explain ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

JetLite introduces promotional fare of Re.1


February 11th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Bucking the trend of Indian carriers, including budget airlines, withdrawing promotional fares and hiking base tariff, low-cost carrier JetLite Wednesday introduced a promotional base fare of Re.1. The ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Praful Patel warns airlines against cartelisation


February 11th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) A day after Indian carriers, including budget airlines, decided to withdraw their promotional fares and hiked the base tariff, the government Wednesday warned operators against "cartelisation"."The government ... Read more...

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Airfares in India up as carriers drop promotional schemes (Lead)


February 10th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) Indian carriers, including budget airlines, Tuesday decided to withdraw their promotional fares, which in some cases were as low as Rs.99 excluding taxes, and hiked their base ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

India’s anti-monopoly body watching Jet, Kingfisher deal


October 15th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) Action will be initiated against Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways under India's anti-trust laws if they hike fares in tandem after their recent strategic and operational alliance, ... Read more...

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Kingfisher-Jet alliance inevitable for survival: Gopinath


October 14th, 2008 - 1:50 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Oct 14 (IANS) The alliance between India's leading private carriers Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways was "inevitable" for their survival and mutual growth, said Captain G.R. Gopinath, vice-chairman of Kingfisher and ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

SpiceJet among top 10 budget carriers in Asia: Poll


September 22nd, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) An online travel magazine tracking Asia's hotels, spas and airlines has ranked India's low-cost carrier SpiceJet among the top 10 budget airlines in the continent.The magazine, Smart ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Difficult times for for budget airlines’


June 18th, 2008 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Kozhikode, June 17 (IANS) Budget carriers will find it difficult to survive with fuel prices and airport charges going up, an airline official said Tuesday. "The low cost model will not survive," ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bigger airlines lose passengers as rising fuel costs push up fares


June 1st, 2008 - 4:48 pm ICT by admin
By Varada Bhat and Sanjay Singh Mumbai/New Delhi, June 1 (IANS) Bigger airliners are losing passengers to smaller players after soaring aviation fuel costs forced carriers across board to hike fares over ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

RAK Airways to launch service from Kerala


April 17th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin
Kozhikode (Kerala), April 17 (IANS) RAK Airways, the national airline of the Ras al-Khaimah, a constituent emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch its service from Kozhikode International Airport in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nepal’s fledgling cinema to go to Gulf


April 2nd, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, April 2 (IANS) Nepal's fledgling film industry is set to go to places. After screenings in neighbouring India's Sikkim, West Bengal and Mumbai, where a sizeable Nepali and Nepali-speaking diaspora lives, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Airlines not worried by railway fare cut


February 26th, 2008 - 10:17 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, Feb 26 (IANS) Leading budget airlines are not worried by selective fare cuts Railway Minister Lalu Prasad announced in the railway budget for 2008-09 Tuesday, and maintain that people would prefer ... Read more...

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