Archive for the ‘Airlines’ Category

Air Asia to fly to six more Indian cities

Low-cost carrier Air Asia is planning to add another six flights to India this year from Malaysia to cater to growing traffic. Flights from Penang to Kolkata would start from April 28, Kuala Lumpur to Mumbai May 6, followed by Kuala Lumpur- Chennai, Kuala Lumpur-New D e l h i , Ku a l a L ump u r -Bangalore,...

March 16th, 2011 | Airlines | Read More

Air India Express Headquarters at Kochi

Minister for Civil Aviation, Vayalar Ravi inaugurates the Air India Express Headquarters at Kochi. From left – Aby George, PRO – AIE; K.P. Dhanapalan. MP, Tara Naidu ( Chief of Commercial – AIE ) Yousef Ali ( Independent Director, AI ) and Arvind Jadhav (CMD- AI)

March 16th, 2011 | Airlines | Read More

Air India Advised pay freeze

To turn around ailing Air India, financial advisory firm Deloitte has suggested a series of measures, including a freeze on any increase in pay or promotion of its 31,000 employees for the next three years. The airline has an annual wage bill of Rs 3,100 crore and the report has said as many as 2,600...

January 26th, 2011 | Airlines | Read More

The Month That Was-for The Flying Birds

Airline news round-up from all over India Air India July 06 As part of restructuring its top hierarchy, Air India plans to hire some senior executives, including a Chief Strategy Officer and a Chief Operating Officer for its lowcost international arm Air India Express. June 30 The Air India engineering...

July 22nd, 2010 | Airlines, News | Read More

Why volcanic ash is dangerous for airplanes?

By Jim S Dean In April, ash from Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull grounded flights across the globe heading to and from Europe for days. Although no aircrafts were actually affected, airline companies kept their planes grounded,based upon government safety policy. The effects of this cost the airlines...

June 15th, 2010 | Airlines, Featured | Read More

China will lead the global cargo market

IATA’s latest forecast shows a 12%increase for cargo in 2010. The figure is driven largely by a strong rebound in Asia-Pacific. International freight growth for the region is up nearly35% year-on-year as of the end of2009. China is the local powerhouse, the third largest trading nation after the...

June 11th, 2010 | Airlines | Read More

First runway on a river in India

An engineering marvel is getting ready at the Chennai airport, a runway bridge across the Adyar river that can even take the weight of an A380 aircraft. The bridge is being built so that the secondary runway can be extended over the bridge to the other side of the river.The country’s first bridge...

June 11th, 2010 | Airlines | Read More

Air India facing slow and sure death

Nation’s flag carrier , Air India ,is slipping into a “slow and silent decline” and unless drastic steps are taken the airline would slide into a“point of no return”, consulting firm Booz & Co. said in a presentation to the company’s board recently. This company was hired by Air...

June 11th, 2010 | Airlines | Read More

Scdnnars soon in Delhi airport

The Indian authorities are planning to install body scanners at the Delhi Airport on a trial basis and some manufacturers have told them the machines won’t recognize silicon implants for what they are. As also, surgical implants such as pacemakers, artificial heart valves and orthopaedic devices....

May 29th, 2010 | Airlines | Read More

Passenger delay due to airport tracking

Passengers’ personal electronic gadgets could become valuable tools to combat airport delays. TSA is exploring the option of integrating technologies into US airports that pick up on passengers carrying PDAs or Smartphones on them, as a way of monitoring their progress and how long they’re...

May 29th, 2010 | Airlines | Read More
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