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China to export gutter oil for jet fuel


July 11th, 2012 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 11 (IANS) China will export gutter oil for reuse as aviation fuel after processing, a media report said Wednesday.The gutter oil is leftover cooking oil collected from restaurant ... Read more...

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Media cannot be a judge, say politicians


January 29th, 2012 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Jan 28 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi feel the media should not play the role of a judge -- because it ... Read more...

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Air France-KLM plans to cut costs to boost profitability


January 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (IANS) Air France-KLM Thursday unveiled a multi-billion-euro restructuring plan to bolster the group's profits by 2014. In a statement posted on its website, the Franco-Dutch joint venture ... Read more...

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KLM fliers can pick seat-mates on Facebook


December 16th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 16 (IANS) KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the flag carrier of the Netherlands, has launched a new programme that will allow passengers to pick their "seat-mates" on ... Read more...

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Dutch airlines to buy Chinese gutter oil


November 29th, 2011 - 1:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 29 (IANS) The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines plans to buy old cooking oil collected from restaurant gutters in China for use as fuel in its commercial fleet.SkyNRG, one ... Read more...

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Air France-KLM CEO Pierre-Henri Gourgeon resigns


October 18th, 2011 - 8:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- European airline holding company Air France-KLM on Monday announced that its CEO, Pierre Henri Gourgeon, has submitted his resignation. Few details were immediately released, but the resignation came ... Read more...

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Air France becomes first European airline to offer flights to Cambodia


March 31st, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- After a 37 years absence, Air France is once again offering scheduled flights between Paris and Cambodia. It makes Air France the only European airline to operate flights ... Read more...

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Large blasts rock army ammo bunker in Tanzanian city, casualties unknown


February 17th, 2011 - 6:26 am ICT by BNO News
DAR ES SALAAM (BNO NEWS) -- A series of large explosions rocked an army ammunition bunker in the Tanzanian city of Dar Es Salaam on Wednesday, not far from the international airport, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Kapur drops to 11th, Jeev 26th in KLM Open


September 13th, 2010 - 1:11 am ICT by IANS
Hilversum (The Netherlands), Sep 12 (IANS) Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh faltered on the final day Sunday and ended way down tied 11th and tied 26th as Martin Kaymer won ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Kapur slips to fourth, Jeev 11th at KLM Open


September 12th, 2010 - 12:21 am ICT by IANS
Hilversum (The Netherlands), Sep 11 (IANS) An eagle on the closing hole for the day salvaged the day for golfers Shiv Kapur (70) and Jeev Milkha Singh both at the end of ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Randhawa best Indian making the cut at Gleneagles


August 28th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Perthshire (Scotland), Aug 28 (IANS) Jyoti Randhawa shot a second successive two-under 70 to be the best Indian golfer at the midway stage of the Johnnie Walker Championships at the Gleneagles. Randhawa ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Air France to cut 4,400 jobs by 2013


June 25th, 2010 - 7:13 am ICT by IANS
Paris, June 25 (IANS) Air France will lay off its 4,391 employees by March 2013, French business daily La Tribune reported Thursday. Based on a work committee report of the company, jobs would ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Rome Airport Kept Open, Ural Airline Attempts A Fly


April 18th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Yekaterinburg, Apr 18, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ural Airlines attempted to fly a commercial plane headed all the way to Rome from Moscow which ultimately couldn't help but land in Schwechat Airport ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Dutch airspace to remain closed until at least Saturday evening


April 17th, 2010 - 7:20 pm ICT by BNO News
THE HAGUE (BNO NEWS) -- Dutch authorities on Saturday said that the country's airspace will remain closed until at least 8 p.m. local time.Dutch airspace has been closed since 6 ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air France-KLM Group financial results for 2009-2010 third quarter


February 11th, 2010 - 1:35 am ICT by BNO News
AMSTELVEEN, NETHERLANDS (BNO NEWS) – Air France-KLM Group unveiled the third quarter results for the 2009-2010 financial year, the company announced on Wednesday at KLM’s headquarters in Amstelveen.There were some signs of ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Air France to offer second free seat to obese passengers?


January 22nd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Paris, Jan 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Earlier Air France – KLM had announced that obese passengers would have to buy a second seat, if they are unable to fill their bulk in ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air France to urge fat passengers to book double seats


January 21st, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Air France has revealed that it will urge obese passengers to book double ones over "safety reasons".While issuing new guidelines that come into force from April 1, the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British officials help US probe airline bomb suspect


December 26th, 2009 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 26 (DPA) British police said Saturday they were helping their US colleagues in the investigations into the would-be airline bomber who tried to explode a device on a Northwest Airlines ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Amsterdam steps up security after airline incident


December 26th, 2009 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Amsterdam/Washington, Dec 26 (DPA) Security measures at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport were stepped up Saturday morning after a Nigerian passenger allegedly tried to set off an explosive device on a Northwest Airlines ... Read more...

Posted in World |

British Airways and Spain’s Iberia create Europe’s third-largest airline


November 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov.13 (ANI): British Airways and Spain's Iberia Airlines have created Europe's third largest airline through a 4.4 billion pound all-share merger.According to The Telegraph, the deal was inked after 16 months ... Read more...

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British Airways, Iberia agree merger (Lead)


November 13th, 2009 - 8:16 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 13 (DPA) British Airways and Spain's largest airline Iberia agreed to a merger forming the world's third-biggest airline, the companies announced. The merger, which was agreed after 16 months of negotiations, ... Read more...

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Iberia, British Airways agree on merger


November 13th, 2009 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Nov 13 (EFE) Spain's largest airline Iberia and British Airways (BA) have agreed on a merger, the companies said in a joint statement Thursday. The deal will be completed in late 2010 ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kapur makes the cut at KLM Open golf


August 22nd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by IANS
Zandvoort (Holland), Aug 22 (IANS) Despite bogeying the final hole, Shiv Kapur managed to make the cut by the skin of his teeth at the KLM Open. He added a third round ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Dubai Airshow 2009 attracts top aerospace names


July 13th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 13 (IANS) The next edition of the Dubai Airshow, considered as the fastest growing airshow in the world, will feature some top brands in the aerospace industry this time, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Bolivian, Polish and Dutch news outlets fall for Air France hoax


June 22nd, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- Bolivian television station PAT, Poland's TVN24 and Dutch news radio BNR probably thought they had their biggest scoop yet: photos from inside Air France Flight 447, seconds before ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Air France-KLM and Delta form transatlantic joint venture


May 20th, 2009 - 7:21 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, May 20 (DPA) Europe's largest airline, Air France-KLM, and US carrier Delta Airlines have agreed to a joint venture involving transatlantic flights, the French-Dutch airline announced Wednesday in Paris. The partnership will ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Kerala Catholic church to strengthen its labour union


April 26th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, April 26 (IANS) The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC) Sunday issued directions to the laity across the state to strengthen the labour union under the church and also set up labour ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Air France-KLM to slash up to 3,000 jobs


April 15th, 2009 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, April 15 (DPA) French-Dutch air carrier Air France-KLM said Wednesday it would cut between 2,500 and 3,000 jobs by 2011. A spokesman for the airline said there would be no direct layoffs, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Mount Redoubt simmers down


March 30th, 2009 - 3:05 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Mount Redoubt , in Alaska simmered down after spreading a layer of gritty volcanic ash over several communities, including the state's largest city.Last Sunday,the volcano was emitting low-level tremors but didn't erupt, ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Agents to protest against commission denial by foreign airlines


January 27th, 2009 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Travel agents across the country will launch a fresh round of protests Jan 30 against those foreign carriers which have refused to pay them commission, an agents ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New Zealanders snapped up cheap airfares after data error


January 16th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Wellington, Jan 16 (DPA) Nearly 650 New Zealanders snapped up super cheap airfares as low as 50 New Zealand dollars (about $27) for flights to Europe in September after a data input ... Read more...

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Air France takes 25 percent stake in Alitalia


January 13th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Jan 13 (Xinhua) Air France-KLM will pay 323 million euros ($431 million) to acquire a 25 percent stake in Italian airline Alitalia, the two companies have said.Alitalia, the 62-year-old state-run company, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Bangkok Airport closed flights diverted to Malaysia


December 1st, 2008 - 11:34 am ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Due to the political problems in Thailand, both the Bangkok's airport had been seized from November 25 by protesters, a minimum number of flights from Bangkok had been diverted to KL International ... Read more...

Posted in Business, Thailand, Thailand Tourism |

German commandos storm a KLM jet and seize 2 Somali suspected terrorists


September 26th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by David M N James
German commandos have stormed a jet in Cologne and arrested two suspected terrorists.The commandos went in the Dutch plane at Cologne airport and swiftly arrested the two men suspected of planning terror ... Read more...

Posted in Events, World, World News |

German police storm plane, detain terror suspects


September 26th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Berlin, Sep 26 (DPA) German police stormed an Amsterdam-bound plane at Cologne-Bonn Airport Friday and arrested two suspected terrorists, a police spokesman said.The spokesman said a Somali man aged 23 and a ... Read more...

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