Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

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

IATA:2011 industry profit forecast halved

industry net profits forecast to $4 billion citing various reasons. Higher fuel costs, unrest in the Middle East and Africa and natural disasters in Japan, among many, have played key roles in driving down the profits. The airline body has downgraded its profits expectations for the year from the $8.6...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Asia picks up;Europe loses ground

Air China Ltd, Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd and Singapore Airlines Ltd are adding planes to meet Asian travel demand even as American and European carriers cut flights due to rising fuel prices. According to a Bloomberg report, the Asia- Pacific region’s commercial fleet will surpass Europe and North...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Indians, Chinese driving up Toronto tourism

Canada, as also travel hungries from China and Brazil Toronto is a popular travel destination among visitors from the developing (BRIC) world, according to a Tourism Toronto report released in Toronto. In 2010, Ontario’s capital saw an increase in vacationers from places such as China, India and...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Egyptair Increases baggage allowence to woo tourists

Post the democratic movement in Egypt in January, 2011, Egyptair has doubled its baggage allowance for its international and domestic passengers in order to woo tourists travel to Egypt. With this, Egyptair becomes one of the very few airlines in the world to allow two checked in bags free of charge...

June 15th, 2011 | Featured, Travel | Read More

Aertropolis planned in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to set up high-end townships around the new international airport at Panvel, Mumbai; promoting them as special business, hospitality and amusement clusters along with residential complexes, according to a report in Hindustan Times. The City and Industrial Development...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Guruvayur airport: new site proposed

An overgrown stretch of land, which is currently a headache for local residents, has been proposed as site of a mini airport in Guruvayur. Officials have zeroed in on Kuttadan Padam in Vylathur, 3km away from Guruvayur, as a suitable site to build the long awaited airport. District Collector PG Thomas...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Aertropolis planned in Mumbai

The Maharashtra government plans to set up high-end townships around the new international airport at Panvel, Mumbai; promoting them as special business, hospitality and amusement clusters along with residential complexes, according to a report in Hindustan Times. The City and Industrial Development...

June 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More
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