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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 17 April 16-30, 2015  


First A380 service to Scandinavia by Emirates
-A Monitor Report Dubai : Emirates Airline announced the launch of a daily A380 service to Copenhagen. As of 1st December 1, 2015, the Danish capital will be the first in Scandinavia to boast a scheduled A380 service. The launch of Emirates' A380 to Copenhagen, one of the most environmentally advanced aircraft in the sky, comes almost four years after the airline first linked the Danish capital with Dubai. The route will be served by the world's first two-class configured A380, with a capacit. More...
Malaysia Airlines to offer 30pc discount to patients
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Malaysia Airlines will offer 30 per cent special discount on its airfare to Bangladesh's patients, who will go to the Southeast Asian nation for treatment through GD Assist. GD Assist, a subsidiary of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd (GDIC), has signed a deal with Malaysia Airlines in this regard. Farzana Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO, GDIC and Director, GD Assist and Wan Mohd. Ebrahem, General Manager, Malaysia Airlines in Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan, signe. More...
AI pilots warn of danger from aging aircraft
-A Monitor Report New Delhi : In a letter to the Indian Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), an Indian professional pilot association has warned of possible risks to passenger safety due to the continuing operation of old decades-old aircraft by flag carrier Air India. The Indian Commercial Pilots Association (ICPA) submitted a document to the DGCA warning of potentially lethal consequences if Air India's older Airbus A320 aircraft, some of which are over 25 years old, are not retir. More...
New Madinah airport ready for testing
_A Monitor Report Madinah : The renovation of Madinah airport is part of GACA's wider plan to reform and liberalise KSA's airport sector. Saudi aviation authorities will begin testing the new airport at Madinah during April, Saudi Gazette reported. Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz International Airport covers about 4m sqm and has a capacity to handle 8m passengers annually. It is expected to be open to the public in time for this year's Umrah and Haj pilgrimages, when millions of Muslims will travel. More...
Thailand's Transport Ministry seeks to address concerns
Bangkok : Thailand's Transport Ministry is drawing is up an action plan to address concerns over the safety of planes based in the country, local media reports. "The ministry is now drawing up an aviation action plan, which will be completed this week and will be sent to the the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), airlines and aviation authorities in the countries we plan to visit," Transport Minister Prajin Juntong said. The daily also reported that Prajin and his team from the. More...
Qatar Airways Privilege Club launches new Globetrotter campaign
_A Monitor Report Doha : Qatar Airways Privilege Club, the five-star airline's loyalty programme, has launched the new Qatar Airways Globetrotter campaign exclusively for members to earn bonus Qmiles and travel badges as they enjoy exploring the airline's worldwide network of more than 140 destinations. Privilege Club members will have the opportunity to receive rewards of up to 100,000 bonus Qmiles and a single tier upgrade on travel between April 1 and December 31, 2015, allowing them to dis. More...
Turkish Airlines starts non-stop flights to Istanbul-San Francisco & Manila
_A Monitor Report Istanbul : Turkish Airlines added its second destination in California and 11th in the Americas by inaugurating flights to San Francisco. With existing services to Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, Toronto, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Boston and Montreal, Turkish Airlines adds flights to San Francisco as its 11th destination in the Americas. Beginning on April 13, 2015, San Francisco flights are being operated 5 times per week on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays,. More...
China Eastern reports net profit up 45pc in 2014
_A Monitor Report Shanghai : China Eastern Airlines reported a net profit of CNY3.42 billion in 2014, up 45 per cent over a net income of CNY2.38 billion in 2013. Full-year operating revenue rose 1.9 per cent to CNY89.75 billion while operating expenses were down 1 per cent to CNY79.64 billion. The carrier said the increased profits were due to a robust growth in domestic market demand, despite a domestic capacity increase and intensified competition. Passenger boardings jumped 6 per cent to . More...
China Southern reports 6.4pc profit drop in 2014
_A Monitor Report Guangzhou : China Southern Airlines has reported a net profit of CNY1.8 billion in 2014, down 6.4 per cent over a net income of CNY1.89 billion in 2013. Operating revenue jumped 10.4 per cent to CNY108.31 billion against a 9.3 per cent increase in operating expenses to CNY95.15 billion. The carrier attributed the profit drop to fierce market competition, the high-speed rail and exchange losses due to yuan depreciation. Passenger boardings climbed 9.9 per cent to 100.9 mill. More...
Three Gulf airlines woo US fliers as trade spat gains intensity
-A Monitor Report New York : The three fast-growing "Gulf carriers" have ruffled the feathers of the three biggest US airlines, tweaking them with their breakneck growth and broad expansion into the US market, wrote Ben Mutzabaugh, in USA Today recently. Those airlines -- Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways -- also have cultivated high-end reputations, winning over many US customers in the process. Each of the Gulf carriers touts a fleet of sparkling new widebody jets. The airlines' customer s. More...
Etihad enhances service offering in US with B787 flights to Washington
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, deployed a state-of-the-art Boeing B787-9 Dreamliner aircraft on its daily Washington, DC service from March 15, marking the US debut of its next generation First, Business and Economy Class products, says a press release. The airline's acclaimed interiors for the Boeing B787-9 include eight First Suites, 28 Business Studios and 199 Economy Smart Seats, offering superior levels of comfort, entertainme. More...
DTM - 2015 in pictures
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- Emirates? SkyCargo Night held in the City
- Emirates to restart flights to Baghdad from 1 March
- Canada wants Dhaka-Toronto direct air link
- Dhaka Regency Celebrated the Enchanting Valentine?s Day
- Sheer Joy of Shakrain, the kite festival
- India aims to achieve 1pc share of global arrivals this year
- Abu Dhabi named among top 10 destinations in 2015
- China is number one source of international tourists
- West Bengal Tourism reaching out to int?l tourism sectors
- Over 550,000 tourists spent more than $900m in Turkey in 2014
- Homestay programme gives authentic Indian-Myanmar experience in a remote region
- Record 56.4m tourists flocked to NY in 2014
- Cox?s Bazar-Teknaf Marine Drive to be completed by next year
- Watch World Cup Cricket 2015 matches live at Dhaka Regency
- Kabab and Paratha Festival on at Khazana Gulshan
- Hotels in London report 8.3pc RevPAR Increase
- UCBL card holders to get free int?l SIMs from WOWtel
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