Archive for the ‘Aviation’ Category

Business Traffic Shows Strong Growth;Rising oil prices fuel concern

IATA reported that world international RPKs rose 8.2% last year compared to 2009, while FTKs climbed 20.6%, showing the “the world is moving again.” However, the sharp rise in oil prices could make for a difficult 2011, IATA cautioned. “After the biggest demand decline in the history of aviation...

February 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

SpiceJet focus smaller cities in India

SpiceJet Ltd., the first Indian low-cost carrier to receive permission to fly abroad, is going slow on adding international routes and instead plans to focus on putting smaller cities on the flight map, where it sees greater growth opportunity. To cater to the growing demand for aviation in India, SpiceJet...

February 25th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Boeing Rolls out 1000th 767

Boeing on Wednesday rolledout its 1,000th 767—a -300ER passenger model forAll Nippon Airways. It is thefinal 767 to completeassembly on the currentproduction line; henceforth,767s will be assembled in anew, smaller bay.The 767 family includes threepassenger models—the 767-200ER, 767-300ER and 767-400ER—and...

February 24th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Common Flight code for AI,IA

Nearly four years after the two national carriers were merged Air India and Indian Airlines flights will finally share a common flight code. The IC code, which originally belonged to Indian Airlines and is now used for most domestic flights of Air India, will not be used anymore from next month.All Air...

February 24th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Ink & Toner Cartridges banned on board

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned ink and toner cartridges of more than 16 ounces from both carry-on bags and checked luggage on flights within the United States or in-bound to the United States. Reason : the incident few weeks ago where authorities found bombs hidden inside toner...

February 24th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Hiring of ATCs on war footing

The government seems to have finally taken cognisance of the long-pending shortage of Air Traffic Controllers (ATC) in the country’s airports and has commenced recruitments to the posts to make air travel safer. “We have recruited 338 ATCs and their training is going on. We have also issued an...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Kuwait Airways to go private

Kuwait Airways will be privatised by the end March, this year. This was reported by Arabic Language An Nahar quoting the chairman of the Gulf Arab carrier . Hamad al-Falah told An Nahar that “the transformation procedures are in the final stages.” Last August, Kuwait appointed Citigroup,...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Speedwings Aviation Academy to run a Workshop on IATA Training Courses for Secondary/ College Teachers at Hotel Grand, KOCHI

With a view to enhancing awareness among potential students, Speedwings Aviation Academy has finalized a series of Workshops to be held in different city head quarters of Kerala.for Friday 21 Jan 11. Apart from presentations by Speedwings’ faculty on the wide ranging courses and the practical application...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

Etihad launches service to Bangalore

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has launched flights to its eighth destination in India – the Garden City, Bangalore. Etihad operates four return flights a week to Bangalore, which is the capital of the Indian state of Karnataka and the country’s third most...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More

China Eastern: brisk traffic, profit boost

China Eastern Airlines, the country’s third-most valuable airline, expects its 2010 net profit to be around 10 times that of 2009 due to brisk air travel in China, it said on Tuesday. “The air transportation market has been recovering rapidly and continued to grow in 2010. In particular,...

January 26th, 2011 | Aviation | Read More
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