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JetBlue fined $90,000 for violating passenger rights


August 22nd, 2012 - 6:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- Low-cost carrier JetBlue Airways Corp. has been fined $90,000 by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) after it failed to inform passengers of their right to leave ... Read more...

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Goair flies new aircraft on Goa-Bangalore service


August 22nd, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Aug 21 (IANS) Mumbai-based Wadia group's low-cost carrier Go Airlines India Ltd (GoAir) Tuesday launched its service to Goa (Panjim) from Bangalore with a brand new aircraft (A320) of ... Read more...

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Pratt & Whitney inks pact with Indigo for 300 engines


July 9th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) Indian low cost carrier IndiGo said Monday it has signed an agreement with US-based Pratt & Whitney for 300 PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 150 Airbus ... 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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Air India to import jet fuel directly


June 7th, 2012 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Air India wants to directly import jet fuel that would help the national carrier save around Rs.300 crore annually.To do this, the airline will seek ... Read more...

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SpiceJet to offer Rs.777 fare on its routes


May 22nd, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) To commemorate its seventh anniversary and to lure more passengers in the peak travel season, low cost carrier SpiceJet Tuesday announced a unique scheme by ... Read more...

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Vigilance report to help probe AI’s alleged ticketing scandal


May 20th, 2012 - 7:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) A 2011 vigilance report, which had exposed certain discrepancies in Air India's ticket sales, will be reviewed to further probe allegations of wrong-doing in awarding ... Read more...

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Air India call centres being run by IndiGo’s mother firm


May 18th, 2012 - 10:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) A probe is on to find out whether Air India lost market share or any revenue by awarding the contract to manage its ticketing ... Read more...

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Air India recorded highest number of cancellations in April


May 17th, 2012 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Troubled national carrier Air India hit another low Thursday with official data revealing that the flag carrier had the highest number of cancellations amongst all ... Read more...

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Go Air in talks with European carriers for maintenance work


April 19th, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, April 19 (IANS) With its fleet size set to expand, low cost carrier Go Airlines is in talks with two European carriers for an aircraft maintenance and spare parts ... Read more...

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IndiGo to launch six new flights from April 20


April 18th, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Low-cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo will start six new direct flights between Mumbai, Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam from April 20, its president Aditya Ghosh said Wednesday."IndiGo is ... Read more...

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Domestic January-March air growth at 6.55 percent


April 18th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) The number of passengers carried by domestic airlines grew by more than 6.55 percent in the period between January to March 2012 and stood at ... Read more...

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SpiceJet foresees tough times


March 5th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Budget carrier SpiceJet's chief executive Neil Mills feels the aviation sector, marred by high fuel and interest cost in the coming fiscal, will continue ... Read more...

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GoAir orders Pratt & Whitney engines for 72 Airbus aircraft


February 15th, 2012 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The Wadias promoted low-cost carrier GoAir Wednesday said it has booked engines from Pratt & Whitney, a division of US-based United Technologies Corp, for the ... Read more...

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IndiGo to go ahead with fleet expansion


January 10th, 2012 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) Low cost carrier (LCC) IndiGo Tuesday said a possible review of its fleet expansion by the aviation regulator would not hinder the induction plan and ... Read more...

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IndiGo defends itself, says passenger safety paramount (Lead)


January 9th, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo Monday tried to defend itself against the civil aviation watchdog's charge that it had flouted mandatory safety norms, and said passenger safety ... Read more...

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IndiGo says passenger safety its mission


January 9th, 2012 - 7:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Low cost carrier IndiGo Monday said it has not flouted any safety norms by not reporting incidents of flight duty times of airlines' personnel or ... Read more...

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IndiGo launches five new domestic flights


December 23rd, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Budget carrier IndiGo Friday said it has added five more daily flights on its domestic route.The new flights started Dec 20 are in the Kolkata-Raipur, ... Read more...

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Kingfisher’s market share falls to fifth place in November


December 22nd, 2011 - 7:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 22 (IANS) Vijay Mallya-headed Kingfisher Airlines' domestic market share dropped to fifth place at 14 percent in November, caused by its less capacity due to route rationalisation ... Read more...

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Kerala will push low-cost airline, Islamic banking: Chandy


November 22nd, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) Kerala will pursue with the central government its proposal to start an airline, mainly to extend low-cost option to its vast diaspora in the Gulf ... Read more...

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IndiGo begins international operations


September 1st, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 1 (IANS) Low-cost carrier IndiGo Thursday launched its maiden international flight from the national capital to Dubai, becoming only the fourth Indian low-cost carrier to operate overseas ... Read more...

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Flydubai doubles fleet


August 4th, 2011 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 3 (IANS/WAM) Flydubai, Dubai's pioneering low-cost airline, has doubled the size of its fleet within a year following the arrival of its 18th aircraft last week.Marking yet ... Read more...

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Aeromexico carries out first transcontinental biofuel flight


August 2nd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by BNO News
MEXICO CITY (BNO NEWS) – Mexican flagship carrier Aeromexico on Monday evening made its first transcontinental flight using biofuel, the company said on Tuesday.The company said the flight from Mexico City to ... Read more...

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Jet Airway’s posts Rs.123.2 crore net loss in Q1


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Private carrier Jet Airways Friday reported a net loss of Rs.123.2 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal."Loss after tax INR ... Read more...

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Kalanithi Maran summoned by police, seeks time


July 13th, 2011 - 5:48 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) Media mogul Kalanithi Maran, managing director of the Rs.19 billion Sun TV Network Ltd, was summoned to appear before the police Wednesday morning in connection with ... Read more...

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IndiGo, Canada’s CAE to set up pilot training centre


July 9th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 9 (IANS) Montreal-based CAE, a world leader in providing simulators for training pilots, and InterGlobe Enterprises Limited of India have announced to form a joint venture training centre ... 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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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...

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Flydubai launches Hyderabad-Dubai flights


June 15th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 15 (IANS) Dubai's low cost carrier Flydubai has added Hyderabad as its second destination in India with the operation of the first flight between the two cities.Hyderabad is ... Read more...

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IndiGo to commence Delhi-Dubai flights from Sep 1


June 14th, 2011 - 10:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) Leading low-cost carrier IndiGo Airlines Tuesday said it will launch its international foray Sep 1, by operating services from New Delhi to Dubai."It is ... Read more...

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Australian flights cancelled due to Chile volcanic ash


June 12th, 2011 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 12 (IANS) Thousands of travellers were left stranded in Australia after many domestic and international flights were cancelled Sunday due to volcanic ash from Chile making its way ... Read more...

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Kingfisher Airlines launches nine new domestic flights


June 11th, 2011 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Liquor baron Vijay Mallya-promoted Kingfisher Airlines has launched nine new flights on its domestic network connecting major metros to tier-II and III cities, the airline ... Read more...

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Air Arabia launches holiday package to Kenya


May 10th, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 10 (IANS) In a bid to entice Indian tourists, Middle East-based low cost carrier (LCC) Air Arabia Tuesday launched a summer package to Kenya starting from Rs.49,500."The low-cost ... Read more...

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Private airlines told not to hike fares


May 2nd, 2011 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) Monday directed private airlines not to take advantage of the Air India pilots' strike by hiking air ... Read more...

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Senior DGCA official sacked


April 19th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The controversial director of air safety at the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), R.S. Passi, has been relieved of his duties, a senior official ... Read more...

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