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China railways carry 600 mn passengers


May 6th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 6 (IANS) China's railways have carried over 600 million passengers in the first four months of 2012, a year-on-year rise of 2.8 percent, the authorities said Sunday.The increase ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi airport completes 30 years


January 4th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 3 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Tuesday celebrated three decades of providing travellers with world class services.The UAE capital's international ... Read more...

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Etihad revenue up 39 percent


October 5th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 5 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways Wednesday said its revenue surged by 39 percent to $1.1 billion in the third quarter of the current fiscal.Etihad's revenues were $785 million ... Read more...

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Turkish firm investing over $100 mn on Mumbai, Delhi airports


January 30th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
By Neelam Mathews Istanbul, Jan 30 (IANS) With India's air cargo and passenger traffic growing at a frantic pace and efficiency and security becoming a major concern, a Turkish firm is investing $100 ... Read more...

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China’s Spring Festival spells largest migration time


January 20th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 20 (IANS) Over 2.3 billion passengers - on an average 5.75 million a day - will journey to and from their homes, making for the most congested travel time as ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi posts 13 percent growth in air traffic


November 30th, 2010 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 29 (IANS/WAM) The Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) Monday announced a 13.3 percent increase in traffic in October, with passenger numbers reaching 904,000 compared to the corresponding month last ... Read more...

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Jet Airways reports rise in number of flyers


November 23rd, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 23 (IANS) Private air carrier Jet Airways reported an 18.1 percent rise in its international passenger numbers for the month of October, a statement said Tuesday."Strategic code-shares and innovative ... Read more...

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Domestic air passenger numbers drop 11.08 percent in Q2


October 19th, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The total number of passengers carried by Indian domestic airlines for the quarter ended September was 119.83 lakh -- down 11.08 percent from the quarter ending June, ... Read more...

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Indian carriers to cut losses this year: IATA


September 23rd, 2010 - 8:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Indian carriers will pare their losses this year to $400 million from $1.7 billion in 2009 as passenger and cargo traffic increase and fuel prices remain stable, ... Read more...

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India demand spurs daily Delhi service by Finnair (Lead)


September 7th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) Buoyed by some strong demand from India even during the difficult times for global carriers during the past few years, Nordic airline Finnair is starting a ... Read more...

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British Airways crew vote on new offer


July 6th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) British Airways (BA) cabin crew began voting Tuesday on a new offer by the airline aimed at averting fresh strikes over the management's cost-cutting decisions. The management made the ... Read more...

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Dubai air traffic to touch 150 million by 2030


June 25th, 2010 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 25 (IANS/WAM) The number of air passengers transiting through Dubai annually will increase by almost four times from 40 million today to 150 million by 2030, a top airlines official ... Read more...

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Air Arabia posts $15 mn first quarter profit


May 7th, 2010 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Sharjah, May 7 (IANS/WAM) Air Arabia (PJSC) has posted a net profit of 50 million UAE dirhams (about $15 million) in the first three months of this year. However, the figure represented a ... Read more...

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Continental and United to form world’s largest airline


May 3rd, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Houston/Chicago, May 3 (DPA) US airlines United and Continental Monday announced a "merger of equals", which is set to create the world's largest airline. Falling passenger numbers, high fuel prices and intense competition ... Read more...

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Lindt & Sprungli reports increased chocolate sales


January 19th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Jan 19 (DPA) Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Sprungli AG said sales in 2009 were worth 2.52 billion francs ($2.46 billion) representing organic growth of 2.3 percent. In the US, Canada and ... Read more...

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Finnair’s business class passengers grew last month


January 9th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Saturday said its business class passengers grew 16 percent in December last year, despite a scheduled reduction in flights. "Business class passenger numbers fell in ... Read more...

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Toilet blockages force Cathay Pacific Airbus to divert to Mumbai


November 25th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Nov 25 (DPA) Airbus said Wednesday it was investigating a series of mystery toilet blockages on Cathay Pacific planes which forced one passenger jet to make an unscheduled landing in ... Read more...

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Abu Dhabi Airport registers strong passenger growth


August 22nd, 2009 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 22 (IANS) Abu Dhabi International Airport has recorded strong growth in number of passengers despite the economic downturn, WAM news agency reported Saturday. Passenger numbers for July exceeded 900,000, ... Read more...

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Airports Company South Africa posts positive growth


August 22nd, 2009 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Johannesburg, Aug 21 (IANS) The Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has posted better earnings this year with 3.2 billion rand ($408 million) compared to last year's 2.8 billion (about $357 million), despite ... Read more...

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Dubai International Airport reports rise in passenger traffic


August 19th, 2009 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 19 (IANS) The Dubai International Airport saw an increase of passenger traffic in July, registering a 12.6 percent growth, the highest since May 2008, WAM news agency reported Wednesday. It ... Read more...

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UAE airline sees jump in passenger numbers


August 5th, 2009 - 6:47 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 5 (IANS) Over 616,000 people travelled by Etihad Airways, an airline of UAE in July, a nine percent increase in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year, ... Read more...

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Additional charge for air travellers in Delhi, Mumbai soon


January 20th, 2009 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Airfares are all set to go up once again as the government is close to working out the airport development fee (ADF) charges - an additional fee ... Read more...

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Cathay Pacific loses $13 mn case with cabin crew


January 13th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Hong Kong, Jan 13 (DPA) Hong Kong airline Cathay Pacific was Tuesday facing a potential 13 million US dollar payout to its cabin crew after losing a court case over unpaid holiday ... Read more...

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Lower Air Fares


January 7th, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
In the start of the year Thai Airlines , Jet Air were offering reasonable promotion price tickets. Now, Singapore Airlines is also offering but a promotional online fares to 15 regional destinations. ... Read more...

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Air India to restart lone Himachal Pradesh flight from Dec 3


December 1st, 2008 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Dec 1 (IANS) State-owned carrier Air India has decided to restart its operations in Himachal Pradesh from Dec 3, officials said Monday."We have decided to resume the lone flight between Delhi ... Read more...

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Concordes replacement will herald a return to supersonic travel


October 24th, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 24 (ANI): A new aircraft capable of flying between London and New York within three hours is being developed to replace Concorde, heralding a return to supersonic travel.According to ... Read more...

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British commuter trains to get closer to can of sardines


October 16th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 16 (IANS) British commuter trains may soon resemble Mumbai’s overcrowded suburban services, if new passenger capacity rules are any indication.The department of transport has chosen a simple way to increase ... Read more...

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Fire forces the Eurotunnel to shut down


September 11th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by admin
There have been reports of fire on the Eurotunnel, forcing it to be shut down temporarily.All train traffic through the Channel Tunnel, which links England and France, has been suspended amid ... Read more...

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British Airways-Iberia planned merger to make Europe’s largest airline


July 30th, 2008 - 11:13 am ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) British Airways (BA) is in talks with Spanish carrier Iberia for a merger which will create Europe's largest airline. With combined passenger numbers of more than 60 million ... Read more...

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China Southern Airlines posts quantum leap in profit


April 21st, 2008 - 12:06 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Beijing, April 20 (Xinhua) China Southern Airlines Co, the country's largest carrier by fleet size, said Sunday that its first-quarter profit soared 523 percent year-on-year on the stronger yuan and greater passenger ... Read more...

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