Archive for April, 2010

Air India to Washington with a smile

Air India will soon start daily operations between Indian cities and Washington with stopover in Milan,Italy.The decision to start a daily flight connecting Delhi and Kolkata with Washington via Milan follows the successful launch of Air India’s New Delhi-NewYork-Washington since December last year.

April 19th, 2010 | Aviation | Read More

Exclusive Interview with Biji Eapen, National President IAAI, after winning the 18 months long fight for Agency Commission

Congratulations!It was IAAI andyour hard workand persistencethat enabled youto keep yourpromise to theTravel Fraternity.Yes, we were ableto fulfill ourpromise to makecommission legaland get a rulingfrom DGCA that “Commission cannot bereplaced by Transaction Fee”. Though we triedfor legislation through...

April 19th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More

Jubilation in Chennai Travel Circle

DGCA’s orders based on the Kerala High Courtorder following Writ Petitions and thesubsequent Contempt of Court Case No.186/2010 filed by IAAI for re-instating IATA travelagency commission received loud cheers inChennai . IAAI’s National President Biji Eapenwas accorded a ceremonial welcome and astanding...

April 19th, 2010 | Featured, IAAI | Read More


Speedwings AviationAcademy,Cochin , bagged ,anAward of Excellence in the field ofAviation Studies from ITDI,Distance Learning Division of IATAMontreal . India stands first with27% of global student enrollmentsof which SPEEDWINGS’contribution has been substantialand continuous since 1995.Speedwings...

April 19th, 2010 | Editorial | Read More

For every truth there is an eye some where to see it. For every truth there is a court somewhere to judge it. For every judgement there is an authority somewhere to implement it

This is what has happened in India. Past 18months witnessed a long tireless hard work andthe strenuous all-round fight to regain what is lostto lakhs of families, who always looked up forthe small commission they received when soldthe air tickets, during the years behind. This remunerationfor the work...

April 19th, 2010 | Editorial | Read More

A great relief to air travellers: only one accident for every 1.4 million flights in 2009

The International AirTransport Association(IATA) announced theaviation safety performancefor 2009 showing that theyear’s accident rate forwestern-built jet aircraft asthe second lowest inaviation history. The 2009 global accidentrate (measured in hulllosses per million flights ofwestern-built jet aircraft)was...

April 19th, 2010 | General | Read More

Travel Agents, beware – New Virus from APJC

Ticketing Authority Process authorizesairlines to admit, refuse or limit ticketstock of individual Travel agents wef april1, 2010. Such a ruling from IATA cannothave surfaced in India without theapproval of APJC India. Two major TravelAgents’ Associations within APJC whichare to be the voice and defence...

April 19th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More

Ambulift for geriatric patients CIAL

Geriatic patients and passengers using stretcher and wheelchair will be provided more comfort and safety at the international airport with the Air India launching a state-of-the-art devise, Ambulift in its Ground Handling Division. The Ambulift will be used to embark and disembark passengers on stretchers...

April 6th, 2010 | Airlines, Aviation, Featured | Read More

Axe on tall Siva and Buddha statues near Airport

The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has asked BK Birla Trust, developers of Birla Kanan near IGI Airport, New Delhi to reduce the height of the 80-feet Shiva statue by taking off its pedestal. According to the AAI, the statue is taller than the height specified in the no-objection certificate (NoC)...

April 6th, 2010 | Airlines, Aviation, Featured | Read More

Gulf Air wasting millions on consultants

Blaming doing absolutely nothing while the airlines bleeds Gulf AirTrade unions have now accused the Gulf Air for wasting millions of dinars on consultancy firms and urged the Bahrain government to investigate the role of at least five companies that allegedly ‘did absolutely nothing’ while bleeding...

April 6th, 2010 | Airlines, Aviation, Featured | Read More
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