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Lufthansa strike cancels 300 flights


September 5th, 2012 - 4:16 am ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Germany's largest air carrier Lufthansa had to cancel about 300 flights Tuesday as its flight attendants went on strike in the country's major airports, the ... Read more...

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China improves flight punctuality


December 27th, 2011 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 27 (IANS) Flight punctuality has been improving in China this year from a year ago despite the rapid increase of flights, a senior official said.From January to November, ... Read more...

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Delhi airport gears to tackle foggy winter


December 20th, 2011 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 20 (IANS) With Delhi airport likely to be fogged out for the next two months, the airport authorities have made special provisions to look after passengers, including ... Read more...

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US fines airline $900,000 for tarmac delays


November 15th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Transportation fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for keeping 600 passengers waiting on the runway for more than three hours in 15 of ... Read more...

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US fines airline $900,000 for tarmac delays


November 15th, 2011 - 11:00 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 15 (IANS/EFE) The US Department of Transportation fined American Eagle Airlines $900,000 for keeping 600 passengers waiting on the runway for more than three hours in 15 of ... Read more...

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Technical snag in Mumbai airport hits flights


July 3rd, 2011 - 12:46 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) A technical snag in the radar at Mumbai airport led to flight delays of nearly 30 minutes early Sunday, according to an official.The radar of the ... Read more...

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Mumbai airport shuts down for five hours


April 30th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport will remain shut for five hours Saturday for maintenance work, an official said.However, no major flight delays are expected as all ... Read more...

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Storms in Chicago force 450 flight cancellations


April 21st, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, April 20 (IANS) Hail and torrential rains that hit Chicago area Tuesday night led to flight delays and cancellations of over 450 flights at O'Hare International and Midway airports, ... Read more...

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Putin announces compensation worth $100,000 for blast victims


January 25th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Families of those killed in a deadly terrorist attack at Moscow's Domodedovo airport Monday will receive three million rubles ($100,000) each as compensation from the government, Russian ... Read more...

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Environment ministry to hear Adarsh society Jan 4


December 28th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 28 (IANS) The environment ministry Tuesday granted an extension of seven days to Mumbai's scam-hit Adarsh housing society for the hearing on its show-cause notice for "unambiguously" violating coastal ... Read more...

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Patel blames heavy fog for flight delays


December 27th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai/New Delhi, Dec 27 (IANS) Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel Monday blamed the heavy fog over the national capital for flight delays and said that the authorities had managed to handle the ... Read more...

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Curbs on aircraft to check flight delays in Delhi (Lead)


December 27th, 2010 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) In bid to mitigate fog-related flight disruptions at Delhi airport, the aviation regulator Sunday imposed curbs on aircraft not equipped to land in runway visibility as low ... Read more...

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Heavy fog disrupts flights, trains in Delhi (Lead)


December 26th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Heavy fog disrupted flight and train schedules in the capital, leaving thousands of passengers stranded in the bitter cold at the international airport and railway station Sunday.A ... Read more...

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Punjab minister complains of Air India flight delays


November 14th, 2010 - 7:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Nov 14 (IANS) Punjab Health Minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla Sunday complained to Civil Aviation Minister Praful Patel of "mismanagement" of Air India flights from Punjab to other parts of the country ... Read more...

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Air-traffic control problems disrupts flights over Europe


August 21st, 2010 - 1:26 am ICT by BNO News
BRUSSELS (BNO NEWS) – An equipment malfunction at Eurocontrol, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, disrupted flights over northern Europe on Friday, the agency said.The malfunction occurred at Eurocontrol's ... Read more...

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Kingfisher to close check-in counters early to curb delays


July 20th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Kingfisher airlines will close its domestic check-in counters 40 minutes before the departure time to curb flight delays, the airline said Tuesday. The decision by the country's second ... Read more...

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Feedback to redraw compensation rules for flight delays sought


June 21st, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) India's commercial aviation regulator Monday invited people's suggestions to fine tune the norms governing the compensation paid to passengers by airlines due to delayed flights, cancellations and ... Read more...

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What makes Liz Hurley angry?


March 30th, 2010 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 30 (ANI): Elizabeth Hurley has said that she has a short temper and can blow her top in traffic congestion, flight delays and even air fresheners.While the model-cum-actress has taken ... Read more...

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JetBlue And Delta Want Temporary Tarmac Rule Exemption


March 10th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, March 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new Government rule that says that passengers on board cannot be held for more than 3 hours on the tarmac and that the ... Read more...

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JFK Airport Runway Closure Hits Flights


March 2nd, 2010 - 8:56 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar New York, March 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As was declared before by the JFK Airport authority, the airport shut a part of its runways for four months starting from this Monday. ... Read more...

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After the fog, expect some rain in Delhi (Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A change from the past few days, Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning Thursday with little fog and a rise in the mercury level. The met ... Read more...

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Fog hits Railway services in north India


January 6th, 2010 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 6 (ANI): The railway services were disrupted on Wednesday morning here as a thick blanket of fog covered the region.The visibility recorded was 100 meters in the morning ... Read more...

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Flight operations normal in Delhi, but backlog continues


January 4th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Flight operations normalised in the capital Monday after several disruptions over the past two days due to heavy fog. However flight delays were still reported because of ... Read more...

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Canadian airports remain chaotic due to tougher security


December 30th, 2009 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) With more flights to the US than many countries combined, Canadian airports are experiencing severe flight delays because of tougher security introduced after the failed bombing ... Read more...

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Delhi records season’s coldest day (Lead)


December 26th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) A day after the capital celebrated a relatively warm Christmas, temperatures dropped to 5.2 degrees Celsius Saturday - the lowest of the season. "The minimum temperature recorded today ... Read more...

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Delhi shivers as mercury dips even lower


December 24th, 2009 - 11:48 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) At 6.1 degrees Celsius, temperatures in the capital dipped even lower than in the past two days making Delhiites shiver despite the bright sun Thursday. According to the ... Read more...

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Delhi records season’s lowest temperature


December 22nd, 2009 - 12:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Delhiites shivered despite the sunshine Tuesday as the national capital recorded the season's lowest temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius. "The minimum temperature recorded early this morning was two ... Read more...

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Temperature above average, fog back in Delhi


December 11th, 2009 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The capital woke up to a foggy morning Friday with the minimum temperature remaining above average. The met department predicts dense fog over the weekend. "The minimum ... Read more...

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FAA Computer Glitch leads to flight delays in US


November 20th, 2009 - 1:45 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Nov 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An FAA computer malfunction involving access to flight plans caused nationwide flight cancellations and delays on Thursday morning in the US.The computer bug that caused all ... Read more...

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Rains disrupt Delhi flights, damage portion of terminal (Second Lead)


August 22nd, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) At least 20 flights were delayed and 10 diverted in the national capital Friday evening following gale and torrential rains that also flooded and damaged a portion ... Read more...

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Diamondback Terrapin Turtles Affect Flight Schedules At JFK Airport


July 10th, 2009 - 6:33 pm ICT by GD
Bad weather is usually the reason that affects flight schedules but one must not have heard that it is a brigade of amorous turtles that is the reason behind flight delays. It ... Read more...

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Turtles block runway at New York airport


July 10th, 2009 - 7:57 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 10 (RIA Novosti) Several flights have been delayed at New York's Kennedy Airport when some 80 turtles blocked one of the runways, a media report said. Officials believe the turtles ... Read more...

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What air travellers hate most while flying


June 26th, 2009 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 26 (ANI): A survey of Australian travellers has revealed that dirty toilets, overweight passengers and rude flight attendants are among what the passengers hate the most while flying.The Travel.com.au ... Read more...

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Impose ‘congestion pricing’ to decongest airports, says expert


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) 'Congestion pricing' could be one way to decongest airport runways and overcome the problem of rampant flight delays. In London, motorists pay a fee to drive into certain ... Read more...

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Introducing ‘congestion pricing’ at airports could help avoid delays


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): London's "congestion pricing"-the fee motorists pay to drive into certain parts of the city during peak traffic hours- could solve the problem of flight delays, says an economist ... Read more...

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