Archive for July, 2010

Death Knell for Ordinary Travel Agents

Z-airlines target ordinary travel agents. Only large agents to stay hat the Airlines do not yet recognize is that the changes they arbitrarily implement would ultimately undermine their own credibility and existence. Anti Trust Laws, Competition Laws would eventually send them crawl on their knees. AH...

July 27th, 2010 | General | Read More

Enter The Sun: Curtains up for Yet Another Avian Drama

When SpiceJet Transforms in to Sun Airways with Kalanithy Maran at the helm The worst sort of business is one that grows rapidly, requires significant capital to engender the growth, and then earns little or no money. Think airlines. Here a durable competitive advantage has proven elusive ever since...

July 27th, 2010 | Aviation | Read More

FedEx Thinks Boeing 777 Fleet Game Changer

FedEx Says it will Take Delivery of Six More 777s Next Year AH Correspondent In its most recent quarterly earnings call, FedEx says it will add six new long range Boeing 777F long distance cargo planes in the next year to the six it has already taken delivery on starting last September, in a move that...

July 26th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

Radioactive Material On Passenger Flight

FAA Fines Indian Companies Rs. Two Crores Daniel Baxter AviStop The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing civil penalties totaling $422,500 against two Indian companies for violation of U.S. Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations. The FAA alleged that HS & Allied...

July 26th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

DHL will use 60 percent of the total investment to develop logistics service in the Asia-Pacific region especially technology services and after-sales repairing.

DHL will use 60 percent of the total investment to develop logistics service in the Asia-Pacific region -which maintains a year-on-year growth of 25 percent especially technology services and after-sales repairing, according to the chief executive. DHL has 400 offices in China, with 15 percent of these...

July 26th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

DHL to make big investment in India

DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, plans to add an investment of 50 million euros ($614.26 million) in the Asia-Pacific region, with most of the amount to be used in the fastgrowing markets, including China and India, Paul Graham, the company’s chief executive in the Asia-Pacific...

July 26th, 2010 | Cargo | Read More

Aviation14World’s Largest Passenger Plane A380 Lands at Delhi

Delhi T3 is India’s only airport terminal capable of receiving A380 The Emirates Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ aircraft on July 15 flew to the swanky T3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to a rousing welcome. The passenger jet with 543 people on board — including 26 crew...

July 26th, 2010 | Aviation, Featured | Read More

Herald Inter-active column

S. Baskar CHAMPION TRAVEL & TOUR Chennai Tamil Nadu champion. trvl@gmail.com Dear President — IAAI, Thanks for the valuable insight & information to us members about the Insurance scheme & bank guarantee. Just like your good self to please elaborate on the following points put forth under...

July 26th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More

Financial Guarantee schemes IATA vs Travel Agents

For a collective turnover worth Rs 1 crore, guarantee provider has to pay only Rs. 5000 TODAY, many of the Travel Agents are in a dilemma to opt “Insurance” or “Joint Bank” guarantees for survival. The apprehension is mainly due to the misguidance or nondissemination of regulations....

July 26th, 2010 | IAAI | Read More

Social Networking Sites Boost Asian Travel in, a Big Way

In India one-third Internet population visit travel sites AH Correspondent The new Asian customer and the way she plans, books and buys travel will be in the spotlight at this year’s Web In Travel conference taking place in Singapore in October. “Game-changing gadgets such the iPhone or the...

July 26th, 2010 | Travel | Read More
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