Archive for September, 2011

Air India Misery – CAG Indicts Ministry, Board

CAG report yells at AI’s order for 111 aircrafts - “It’s more monstrous than what CAG paints” repeats travel agents CAG (Comptroller & Audit General of India) following a check on the financial and operational performances of AI with particularreference to its: operational losses  fleet...

September 22nd, 2011 | Default, Featured, News | Read More

India to tap Global Tourism Market

One of the biggest tourism events in the pipeline is a mega Buddhist conclave with representatives from 40 countries in January, he said. Besides inbound tourism, India is also a lucrative outbound tourism market. “We want to re-organise our foreign office in various parts of the globe,”...

September 21st, 2011 | Default, Featured, News | Read More

Global Tourism Mart in early 2012

Global travel and tourism mart will be held India by February to push the booming travel trade segment and project India as a convention centre for tourism-related business. The global Travel Mart sponsored by the ministry of tourism will be held latest by February 2012 either in Delhi or Hyderabad which...

September 21st, 2011 | Default, Featured, Tourism | Read More

Air Traffic looks up

Global air passenger numbers were surprisingly strong in July, while freight markets stagnated and the end of 2011 is still expected to be weak, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. International passenger traffic rose 5.9 % in July year-on-year, while freight traffic fell 0.4 % mainly...

September 21st, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Oman Air Ranked Top for On-Time Performance At Heathrow

Oman Air has been ranked top for on-time performance at London Heathrow for the third time in six mionths with 100% of its flights taking off on schedule, according to a new release by the British Airport Authority for the month July 2011. Oman Air has consistently been ranked for on-time performance...

September 21st, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

India clinches highest air passenger growth

India recorded the highest domestic passenger growth this July at over 20 % followed by Brazil at about 18 %, though the growth was slower for international air traffic. “Brazil and India recorded the highest growth rates of 17.8 % and 20.6 % respectively. Both were stronger than June’s performance,”...

September 21st, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

PATA: Martin Craigs new CEO

PATA has appointed aviation industry expert Martin Craigs, currently elected president of Aerospace Forum Asia (AFA) and managing partner at Hillcrest International Advisory, as its new CEO, effective October 31. Craigs, presently based in Hong Kong but with prior work and project experience in Europe,...

September 21st, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

China tipped to spend $600b on Boeing in 20 years

Boeing Co increased its forecast for China’s spending on new commercial airplanes over the next 20 years by a fourth to $600 billion, saying international expansion by Chinese carriers will help drive faster demand in what it expects to become the world’s second-biggest market after the US,...

September 21st, 2011 | Aviation, Default | Read More

Rajasthan Int’l Folk Fest at Jodhpur from Oct 12-16

The fifth edition of the Rajasthan International Folk Festival (RIFF) will be held at Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur from October 12 to 16, 2011. Organised jointly by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust and the Jaipur Virasat Foundation, the festival is supported by The Taj Group of Hotels. The annual international...

September 20th, 2011 | Default, Featured, Tourism | Read More

DGCA back tracks: agents, please rise up

Biji Eapen President, IAAI In a very surprising and dramatic turn of events, the DGCA on 29th July 2011 passed an Order s t a t i n g t h a t t h e c ommi s s i o n i s a commercial matter between Airlines and Agents and DGCA as a r e g u l a t o r c a n n o t i n t e r v e n e i n s u c h commercial...

September 20th, 2011 | Default, IAAI | Read More
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