Archive for October, 2011

IAAI Tamil Nadu State Meets :The general body meeting of IAAI Tamil Nadu State was conducted on 23rd Sept. 2011 at Hotel Ambassador Pallava – Dynasty Hall

Sri. A V S Ramani was elected as the President of the Managing Committee with Sri. Habeeb Mohammed as Vice President, Sri. A Bright Manohar as Secretary, Sri. H S Ashraf Ali as Jt. Secretary and Sri. T Kishore Kumar as Treasurer. Five committee members were elected to the Managing committee. All the...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, News | Read More

SriLankan Airlines reduces loss

SriLankan Airlines has cut its net losses to Rs 202 million (US$1.8 million) in the 2010/11 financial year from Rs 6 billion ($54.5 million) a year earlier. Its cost-cutting programme means the carrier can speed towards enhancing its cargo subsidiary’s global network and hub operation, increasing...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

Gulf Air refused entry to Afghanistan

GULF Air, Bahrain’s flagship carrier, is accusing Afghan aviation officials of breaching international rules controlling landing rights after two of the airline’s flights were refused entry to Kabul. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) denied an A320 carrying belly cargo permission to land...

October 25th, 2011 | IAAI | Read More

Air India may go for scrapping first class seats…

ir India may reduce or even do away with its first-class seats on mo s t i n t e r n a t i o n a l f l i g h t s depending on the outcome of an internal study it is conducting to reconfigure seats on its fleet to boost revenue. Air India also plans to reschedule timing of some of its US flights, such...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

Emirates for 777 upgrade

Emirates wants Boeing to come up with a better version of the 777 in the next six months and have it ready to enter service by 2018, Emirates president Tim Clark said. The airline is Boeing’s largest 777 customer with around 100 of the aircraft in the fleet, and a further 40 still to come. Retirements...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

DGCA tightening rules on airfares and refunds

The Director General of Civil Aviation will shortly lay down guidelines on fares and refund timelines, and ban charges on certain services such as for providing wheelchairs. “The intention is to check airfare prices from going up extraordinarily in these difficult times,” said The Director General...

October 25th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

IATA Warns Air Traffic Management Improvement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned that states are falling behind in their commitments to improve Europe’s notoriously inefficient air traffic management. According to the latest independent Performance Review Body (PRB) report and the draft recommendations from the European...

October 25th, 2011 | IATA | Read More

Volumes down, down

INTERNATIONAL airfreight volumes have fallen by 3.8 per cent in August (year-on-year), following a 1.8 per cent dip in July. North American carriers reported a seven per cent fall in cargo volume for August (compared with the previous year), followed by carriers in Asia-Pacific down 5.4 per cent and...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

IATA Pushing to adopt Checkpoint of the Future (CoF)

THE International Air Transport Association (IATA) is pushing governments and other aviation stakeholders to adopt Checkpoint of the Future (CoF), a supply chain approach to cargo security, harmonisation of measures among governments and constant vigilance about new threats. “Today’s security...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More

Operating profit down 43%

For the first time in eight quarters, airline profits have declined, with the exception of Europe, IATA said. The world’s airlines posted a cumulative second-quarter net profit of US$2.32 billion, down 40 per cent from $3.71 billion in the year-ago period. Notably, for the second quarter Asia/Pacific...

October 25th, 2011 | Default, IATA | Read More
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