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  Volume: XXIII, Issue No. 17 April 16-30, 2014  
     
 
 

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Jet Airways expands its codeshare partnership with Air France
-A Monitor Report Mumbai: Jet Airways, India's premier international airline, and Air France, the flag carrier of France announced the expansion of their codeshare partnership, which will offer guests enhanced network connectivity to 12 major cities across Europe and the United Kingdom. The new codeshare flights opened for sale from April 2, and will be available for travel effective May 14. Currently Air France places its marketing code on Jet Airways' domestic routes between Mumbai, Delh. More...
Qatar Airways flies into Philadelphia
-A Monitor Report Doha : Qatar Airways' inaugural flight to Philadelphia touched down at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) recently marking the airline's fifth gateway in the United States. With the launch of the daily service between Philadelphia and Qatar Airways' hub in Doha, capital of the State of Qatar, the city becomes destination number 137 in the airline's expanding worldwide network. Qatar Airways now operates 35 passenger flights a week between the United States and Doha - . More...
MH370 hijacked: Russian intelligence claims all passengers alive!
-A Monitor Report Moscow : As the massive search continues in the Southern Indian Ocean for the missing Mala-ysia Airlines, a controversial theory came up last day which proposes a probable hijack of MH370. Russian intelligence sources have claimed that all passengers and crew members aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane MH370 are alive and the plane was in fact, hijacked and flown to Afghanistan-Pakistan border. According to a source in Russian's FSB secret service, the plane was hijac. More...
Emirates Airline lands at The Dubai Mall
-A Monitor Report Dubai : Visitors to The Dubai Mall can now connect with aviation like never before, thanks to Emirates Airline. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group, on April 14 officially launched the newest Emirates Official Store and the Emirates A380 Experience - the Middle East's first public A380 flight simulator - at the shopping destination. Located at The Village at The Dubai Mall, the Emirates A380 Experience introduces visit. More...
Private travel entitlement enhanced to US$12,000
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : The Bangladesh Bank on April 6 decided to enhance this global private travel entitlement to US$12,000 per adult passenger during a calendar year, with up to US$5,000 or equivalent for travel to SAARC member countries and Myanmar, and up to US$ 7,000 or equivalent for travel to other countries. It said, as before, for minors - below 12 years in age - the applicable quota will be half the amount admissible for adults. However, foreign exchange in the form of cash mus. More...
How much is search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 costing countries?
-A Monitor Report Kuala Lumpur : The BBC and Australian website www.news.com.au have tried to estimate the costs: here are some of the notable points they have reported. - While Malaysia has refused to speculate on the costs of its search operations, according to the BBC estimate, the amount is around US$33-42m. Fuel, spare parts, transporting supplies and relocation of staff all add to the cost. - Australian ship HMAS Success costs about US$550,000 a day to operate, while another ship, the H. More...
Turkish Airlines' Frequent Flyer Programme Miles&Smiles re-shaped
-A Monitor Report Istanbul : As Turkish Airlines continues to expand its global network, we have made changes in our Miles&Smiles programme to take into account regional and geographic differences. In brief, here are some of the programme changes; -We have increased the number of award seats available on every flight, making it easier to secure Capacity Controlled Award Tickets. This will apply to all aircraft in order to improve the level of satisfaction of the esteemed members. -We will el. More...
Singapore Airlines to become first airline to fly A380 into India
Singapore Airlines to become first airline to fly A380 into India -A Monitor Report Singapore : Singapore Airlines will be the first airline to fly the A380 to India on May 30. India has only recently lifted a ban preventing airlines on flying the world's largest passenger aircraft into the country. Singapore Airlines Senior Vice-President (Marketing Planning) Lee Wen Fen was quoted on the Business Standard website as saying : "We have been keen to operate the Airbus A380 to India and are gl. More...
AirAsia flags concerns over new Malaysia terminal amid MH370 crisis
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) : Malaysian budget carrier AirAsia said on April 2, a much-delayed new international terminal set to open in one month is rife with problems, casting further doubt on aviation safety in the country as it struggles with the MH370 crisis. The facility near Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is being touted by Malaysian authorities as the world's largest low-cost airline terminal. But the terminal, dubbed "klia2", has been hit by repeated delays, construction issues and. More...
A glimpse of social media revolution in global travel industry
-A Monitor Report London : With the advent of the social media websites in the travel and tourism industry, the extent of digital transparency has taken the industry by a storm. Social media plays an intrinsic role in every aspect of the travel and tourism industry today. Almost 50 per cent of travelers upload pictures and comments on social media outlets using smart phones and laptops. Moreover, 53 per cent of travellers upload photos and post comments regarding their experience on their soci. More...
Profits of China Southern and China Eastern Airlines plummets 24pc
-A Monitor Report Guangzhou : China Southern Airlines, the country's biggest airline by fleet size, said net profit for 2013 fell more than 20 per cent, the latest Chinese carrier to be hit by a weak economy and stiff competition. Net profit was 1.99 billion yuan (US$320 million), down 24.2 per cent from the previous year's 2.62 billion yuan, with revenue also one per cent lower at 98.55 billion yuan, it said in a statement filed late Friday to the Hong Kong stock exchange. The Guangzhou-bas. More...
Amadeus predicts golden decade for travel industry
-A Monitor Report Madrid : New research from Oxford Economics, commissioned by industry tech-giant Amadeus, has suggested the travel industry is poised for a period of sustained growth over the next decade. This growth will be a largely driven by China, as it grows to become the largest outbound travel market by 2023. The report - entitled Travel: Macro trends driving industry growth over the next decade - predicts an optimistic macro-economic outlook for global travel over the next ten years. More...
Bangkok Airways launches Chiang Rai flights; take a bike for free
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Bangkok Airways has launched flights between Chiang Rai, in northern Thailand, and Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi).The airline will be using a 162-seater Airbus A320 aircraft to service the route. The airline is allowing cyclists to take one bike on their flight to Chiang Rai from Bangkok for free. "We see Chiang Rai as another potential destination to enhance tourism and commerce within the region. The city is also a strategic gateway to neighboring countries such as the R. More...
Cathay Pacific renews distribution agreement with Amadeus
-A Monitor Report Hong Kong: Cathay Pacific has renewal its distribution agreement with Amadeus. Thanks to the agreement, Amadeus travel agents in Asia can continue to access the same level of Cathay Pacific and Dragonair fares, availability and functionality as per any other travel agency channel. Outside of Asia, Cathay Pacific and Dragonair's complete range of fares, availability and functionality is available to Amadeus users with the same conditions as their website, call centre and other. More...
Partnership vital to Etihad expansion strategy
-A Monitor Report Saadiyat Island : Etihad Airways and its Abu Dhabi home-base continue to benefit from the airline's strategy of working closely with network partners which, in turn, is supporting economic growth in markets around the world. Details of the successful expansion strategy were shared by James Hogan, Etihad Airways' President and Chief Executive, during his keynote address to delegates at the Global Aerospace Summit being held in Abu Dhabi. Hogan said, "Etihad Airways continues . More...
IATA wants crackdown on unruly flight passengers
Montreal (AFP) : The International Air Transport Association urged governments on April 10 to take stronger action against unruly passengers on commercial flights. The Montreal-based global airline alliance agreed at a diplomatic conference recently on changes to the Tokyo Convention of 1963, which provides the legal framework for dealing with passengers whose unruly or otherwise disruptive behavior leads to violence or threatens flight safety. "This agreement is good news for everybody who fl. More...
Turkish Airlines takes delivery of first airplane featuring galleys from TCI
-A Monitor Report Istanbul: Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing B737-800 outfitted with galleys manufactured by Turkish Cabin Interiors (TCI). Turkish Airlines will this year receive nine more B737s equipped with TCI galleys. Boeing has been assisting TCI in the development of airplane interior products since shortly after the company was founded through the joint effort of Turkish Airlines, Turkish Aerospace Industries and Turkish Technic. "This is a year in which we will. More...
Thai Airways online ticket sales now processed by 2C2P
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Thai Airways International (THAI) has announced that 2C2P, a Singapore-based, comprehensive payments solutions provider, will now process all online sales transactions made through the THAI website, for both domestic and international ticket sales. Thai Airways' customers now have more payment options, including credit cards, debit cards, payment counters and bank channels, such as ATM and Internet banking. 2C2P's payment processing services work with all major card. More...
Saudia signs collaboration agreement with Boeing
-A Monitor Report Jeddah: Saudi Arabian Airlines has signed a broad collaboration agreement with Boeing allowing the companies to pursue possible partnership opportunities in the areas of defence and commercial aviation. Boeing and Saudia will explore areas of cooperation in pilot and aircraft maintenance training, rotorcraft support, management and leadership training and manufacturing focused on the expansion of local presence and aerospace skill development in country. "This agreement will. More...
 
 
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