Archive for January, 2011

Finding “bad people, not bad objects”: IATA

The airline industry body IATA unveiled a plan on Tuesday to replace lengthy and sometimes intrusive passenger security checks at airports with a new system aimed at finding “bad people, not bad objects.” Under the project, an early version of which could be in place within 2-3 years if governments...

January 26th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

FIA to publish Air Fares

The Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) members will publish different fare levels for each route,the association announced on Tuesday.To control different airlines from increasing airfares as per their wish, the Indian Civil Aviation sector had told Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA) to reduce fares...

January 26th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Blames Aquino: CAADG Quits in a huff

The Philippines’ chief aviation regulator has abruptly quit, the government said Tuesday, after he blamed President Benigno Aquino for keeping the country on an international flight-safety blacklist. Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines director-general Alfonso Cusi tendered his resignation...

January 26th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Madam 5 is 41 plus; Wow! still kicking

FIRST CLASS of 747 flight attendants to be graduated convenes alongside the TWA superjet. The group of TWA Stewards, stewardesses and supervisory personnel attended the company’s operations training school. Instructors of the flight attendants course stand in front row at right. They are Clic...

January 26th, 2011 | Tourism | Read More

Kuwait Airways to go private

Kuwait Airways will be privatised by the end March, this year. This was reported by Arabic Language An Nahar quoting the chairman of the Gulf Arab carrier . Hamad al-Falah told An Nahar that “the transformation procedures are in the final stages.” Last August, Kuwait appointed Citigroup,...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Speedwings Aviation Academy to run a Workshop on IATA Training Courses for Secondary/ College Teachers at Hotel Grand, KOCHI

With a view to enhancing awareness among potential students, Speedwings Aviation Academy has finalized a series of Workshops to be held in different city head quarters of Kerala.for Friday 21 Jan 11. Apart from presentations by Speedwings’ faculty on the wide ranging courses and the practical application...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Etihad launches service to Bangalore

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched flights to its eighth destination in India – the Garden City, Bangalore. Etihad operates four return flights a week to Bangalore, which is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and the country’s third most...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

China Eastern: brisk traffic, profit boost

China Eastern Airlines, the country’s third-most valuable airline, expects its 2010 net profit to be around 10 times that of 2009 due to brisk air travel in China, it said on Tuesday. “The air transportation market has been recovering rapidly and continued to grow in 2010. In particular,...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

‘Cooked Rabbit’ at JFK

A New York City man could face a lengthy prison term if convicted on a drug charge after the “cooked rabbit” he claimed to be carrying through US airport customs turned out to be three bricks of cocaine, authorities said on Tuesday. The fuzzy tale unfolded at John F. Kennedy Airport when...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Expedia Drops American Airlines Listing

Online travel agency Expedia has dropped tickets for American Airlines from its listings, charging that the airline’s new commercial strategy is “anti-consumer” and “anti-choice.” The move, made over the weekend, is the latest development in a feud between the airline and...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More
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