Archive for June, 2011

China Southern to buy 6 Boeing Freighters

China Southern Airlines, one of the country’s top three carriers, will buy six Boeing 777 freighters with a total list price of USD$1.58 billion. Each freighter had a list price of USD$264 million.

June 25th, 2011 | General | Read More

E-ticketing for J&K Gondola cable car soon

The J & K Tourism department will soon launch an e-ticketing service for the ‘Gondola Cable Car’ in Gulmarg resort. “Online ticketing for Gondola rides would be introduced very soon,” said Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for Tourism and Culture, J&K, while addressing a function...

June 25th, 2011 | General | Read More

IAG narrows losses in first quarter

International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG), the company formed through the merger between British Airways and Spain’s Iberia, posted narrowed first-quarter fiscal losses, adding it expects significant growth in operating profit for 2011. IAG chief executive Willie Walsh said, “Revenue...

June 23rd, 2011 | Featured | Read More

New emission charges: IATA slams EU

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) slams European Union by describing plans to charge the industry for emissions as “illegal”. The global aviation body said the new regulations merely echoed environmental failures of the past. IATA director general Giovanni Bisignani, said: “Uncoordinated...

June 15th, 2011 | General | Read More

IATA:2011 industry profit forecast halved

industry net profits forecast to $4 billion citing various reasons. Higher fuel costs, unrest in the Middle East and Africa and natural disasters in Japan, among many, have played key roles in driving down the profits. The airline body has downgraded its profits expectations for the year from the $8.6...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Asia picks up;Europe loses ground

Air China Ltd, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd are adding planes to meet Asian travel demand even as American and European carriers cut flights due to rising fuel prices. According to a Bloomberg report, the Asia- Pacific region’s commercial fleet will surpass Europe and North...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Indians, Chinese driving up Toronto tourism

Canada, as also travel hungries from China and Brazil Toronto is a popular travel destination among visitors from the developing (BRIC) world, according to a Tourism Toronto report released in Toronto. In 2010, Ontario’s capital saw an increase in vacationers from places such as China, India and...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Egyptair Increases baggage allowence to woo tourists

Post the democratic movement in Egypt in January, 2011, Egyptair has doubled its baggage allowance for its international and domestic passengers in order to woo tourists travel to Egypt. With this, Egyptair becomes one of the very few airlines in the world to allow two checked in bags free of charge...

June 15th, 2011 | Featured, Travel | Read More

Aertropolis planned in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to set up high-end townships around the new international airport at Panvel, Mumbai; promoting them as special business, hospitality and amusement clusters along with residential complexes, according to a report in Hindustan Times. The City and Industrial Development...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Guruvayur airport: new site proposed

An overgrown stretch of land, which is currently a headache for local residents, has been proposed as site of a mini airport in Guruvayur. Officials have zeroed in on Kuttadan Padam in Vylathur, 3km away from Guruvayur, as a suitable site to build the long awaited airport. District Collector PG Thomas...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More
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