Archive for October, 2011

IAAI REGISTERS STRONG PROTEST AT THE PAConf/34 held at Singapore on October 12th 2011

Mr. Biji Eapen raised strong protest before 34th PAConf held on October 12th 2011 at Singapore. The text of his presentation before the Conference is reproduced below: On behalf of the IATA Travel Agents in India, I plead before this Global Body, to defer if not dismiss, C1.3 proposed by Member (3)....

October 28th, 2011 | Default, IAAI | Read More

Boarding passes may soon go ‘mobile’ in India

Air travellers across the country may soon have their boarding passes sent directly to their cell phones. SITA, an air transport communications and IT solutions provider, is in talks with airlines and other agencies concerned for implementation of their PassengerWeb check-in application that allows people...

October 28th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

The City of Bolzano

Bolzano is located at about 250 m asl and has got some 105,000 inhabitants, of which 26% are German-speaking, 73% Italian-speaking and about 1% is Ladin-speaking. Bolzano is the capital of South Tyrol, which officially bears the name “Autonomous Province of Bolzano“. The city is also seat of most...

October 28th, 2011 | Default, Featured, Travel | Read More

World’s most expensive Luxury Hotel in Seychelles

According to a new survey from, a resort in the Seychelles is the most expensive luxury hotel in the world. captured the average nightly rates for the period from June through August 2011. From those figures, the Top 10 Most Expensive Luxury Hotels were established....

October 28th, 2011 | Default, Hospitality | Read More

Kingfisher to SriLanka

India’s Kingfisher Airlines has launched three new international routes from key south Indian cities to Colombo over the last weekend. The new routes are: Tiruchirapalli – Colombo – Tiruchirapalli Kingfisher Airlines is the only Indian carrier to offer flights from the three cities...

October 28th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Jet Airways to Manila from December

Jet Airways will be launching its services to Manila from December this year and induct 11 new Boeing aircraft by March 2013. The airlines will be acquiring 11 new Boeing 737-800 NR by March 2013 and three would be inducted in the fleet by March 2012.

October 28th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Pvt airlines approach Govt. for fare hike

Hit by mounting losses and high debts, private airlines have asked the government to allow them to raise fares. Representatives of private airlines have reportedly met senior government officials in the finance and civil aviation ministries in the last few days to present details about the precarious...

October 27th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Air India on-time performance improving

Struggling hard to tide over the financial crisis , the State-owned Air India has made valiant efforts to improve its on-time performance (OTP), achieving 100 per cent ontime performance of its flights on September 20 and 21 from Mumbai and Delhi. Overall OTP of Air India this month has been over 80...

October 27th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Jet Airways tops market share

Jet Airways and JetLite, combined, have again scored the highest market share among domestic airlines with 26.3 per cent, while Kingfisher Airlines topped in load factors with 75 per cent occupancy in August, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) data. GoAir and SpiceJet had the...

October 27th, 2011 | Default, Travel | Read More

Kingfisher passengers stranded due unpaid fuel bills

According to a news item appeared in ‘The Hindu’, hundreds of Kingfisher passengers were left stranded in major cities on Thursday evening when the airline cancelled several flights following stoppage of aviation fuel supply. Hundreds of Kingfisher passengers were left stranded in Delhi and in major...

October 27th, 2011 | Default, Tourism | Read More
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