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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 1 August 16-31, 2014  
     
 
 

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Singapore Airlines to launch Hokkaido flights in Dec
-A Monitor Report Singapore : Singapore Airlines has confirmed it will operate flight to Sapporo, Japan, in December 2014 and January 2015. A total of 14 flights will be operated to the capital of Hokkaido, a vast island accounting for about a fifth of Japan's total area. A renowned skiing and snow sports destination, Hokkaido is also home to many national parks and natural landscapes, high-quality agriculture and seafood, hot springs, as well as the Sapporo White Illumination - a Festival . More...
United College of Aviation builds up human resources
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : United College of Aviation, Science and Management (UCASM), one of the pioneering institutions for professionals in the field, will observe its fifth founding anniversary on August 30. Mohammad Ali, Executive Director, UCASM, said this while talking to The Bangladesh Monitor at the institution's own campus at Uttara in the city recently. The educational institution, approved by National University and Bangladesh Technical Education Board and Edexcel, has already dev. More...
Airports in Saudi Arabia to handle 100m travellers by 2020
-A Monitor Report Jeddah : Saudi Arabia's 27 airports will accommodate 100 million travellers by the year 2020, said a report issued by the General Authority for Civil Aviation (GACA). Prince Fahd bin Abdullah bin Mohammed Al-Saud, GACA president, approved the strategy. "This strategy coincides with modernisation projects witnessed in the field of civil aviation, especially after the Council of Ministers issued a decision that approved the strategy aimed at increasing operational competency," s. More...
Air India starts flights to Domodedovo
_A Monitor Report New Delhi : On July 18 early in the morning the aircraft of Air India landed at Moscow Domodedovo Airport. It was the first regular flight from Delhi, the flag carrier of India became a new partner of the biggest air hub in Russia. Passengers of Indian airline were warmly welcomed at Moscow Domodedovo Airport : waterbridge became the most picturesque part of the event. This spectacular moment was caught in the lenses of aviation photography fans invited to the festive event.. More...
India's newest airline eyes October launch
New Delhi : India's newest airline announced on August 13 flights could begin in October, saying it was "bullish" about the future even as a rival carrier reported a big loss. The new airline, to be called Vistara_ a Sanskrit word meaning "limitless expanse"_ is 49 per cent-owned by Singapore Airlines, while the Mumbai-based Tata conglomerate controls 51 per cent. The airline will offer both Business and Economy Class, new chief executive Phee Teik Yeoh told reporters in New Delhi, and hoped t. More...
China Southern launches new direct service to New York
_A Monitor Report New York : China Southern Airlines, the largest airline in The People's Republic of China, is pleased to anno-unce the start of direct service between Guangzhou and New York City. A proud member of Sky-Team, China Southern Airlines' new direct service marks the first flight from Southern China to America's East Coast and operates each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, arriving at JFK International Airport's Terminal 4 at 5:15 am the same day. "Today, on the occasion o. More...
Turkish Airlines' CEO scoops key industry award
_A Monitor Report Istanbul : Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO of Turkish Airlines, has won the prestigious Executive Leadership category at the 2014 Airline Strategy Awards. The awards took place on July 13 at the Honourable Society of Middle Temple, London. The award recognises a president or chief executive who has demonstrated outstanding strategic thinking and leadership over the course of the past year. In particular, the award takes into account the demonstration of: Strong team leadership; Succe. More...
Spanish airline Iberia to cut up to 1581 jobs
_A Monitor Report London : International Conso-lidated Airlines Group SA said on July 19 that its Spanish airline Iberia has informed employees and trade unions it plans to start a consultation period for a redundancy process involving up to 1,581 jobs. The company said that this has been discussed as an option as part of negotiations with the airline's unions last April. The redundancy process is a continuation of Iberia's plan to bring in permanent structural changes to allow profitable grow. More...
Emirates commences flights to Chicago
-A Monitor Report Dubai : Emirates has commenced a daily nonstop passenger service to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport from August 6. Chic-ago is Emirates' 9th destination in the US. Dubai-Chicago route is being served by the US-built Boe-ing 777-200LR aircraft powered by GE90 engines. The aircraft features a three-cabin configuration with eight private First Class suites, 42 Business Class lie-flat beds and 216 Economy Class seats. Whilst aboard the 14-hour, 40-minute flight, passenger. More...
Etihad Airways & Philippine Airlines launch landmark agreement
-A Monitor Report Abu Dhabi : Etihad Airways and Philippine Airlines (PAL) on July 9 announced a strategic partnership agreement that marks a new era of cooperation between the flag carriers. The agreement covers codeshare flights, loyalty programmes, airport lounges, joint sales and marketing programmes, a Philippines domestic air pass, cargo, and the coordination of airport operations to provide a better guest experience at their Abu Dhabi and Manila hubs. Initially, the airline partners . More...
New features on Oman Air's website offer greater choice, convenience
-A Monitor Report Muscat : Oman Air has further expanded the choice and convenience that it offers customers by enhancing the range of booking options on its newly-designed website at www.omanair.com, and by making its web check in service even easier to use. The national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman now offers more choice of fares for every sector on its website, and customers can also view fares for their selection of cabin class, as well as those of a higher cabin class, in a single vie. More...
Qatar Airways continues network, frequency increases with additional flights
Doha : Qatar Airways has announced increased frequencies to cities of Tehran, Islamabad and Muscat. The additional flights, which include four for Tehran, two for Islamabad and four for Muscat per week, will commence September 1st, 3rd and 16th respectively. The additional flights are part of a surge in increased frequencies to a number of destinations across Qatar Airways' network in response to a steady increase in passenger demand. Tehran, which is currently served with 14 flights a week, wi. More...
Jet Airways in the news for repeated incidents
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : India's Jet Airways is creating one news after another. The airline has announced sale of aircraft to return to profit. And on August 14 morning there was a fire in the aircraft. Besides these another incident has brought it in discussion. The passengers of one of its planes survived despite recklessness of its pilots. A Boeing B777 of the airline while going from Mumbai to Brussels suddenly dropped five thousand feet from the approved height. The passengers of the p. More...
Bangkok Airways takes delivery of its latest A320 jet
_A Monitor Report Bangkok : Recently, Bang-kok Airways led by Pradit Theekakul, Executive Vice President_ Administra-tion and board director, welcomed the airline's latest Airbus 320 at Suvarnabhumi Interna-tional Airport. Bangkok Airways' fleet has progressively expanded with the arrival of its 28th aircraft. Airbus A320 aircraft holds 165 Economy Class seats and will be serving both domestic and international routes such as Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Udonthani, Myanmar (Yan-gon, Mandalay), . More...
Malaysian sovereign fund offers to buy MAS
_A Monitor Report Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian sovereign wealth fund Khazanah Nasional Berhad, which owns 69.4 per cent of Malaysia Airlines System (MAS), has tabled a plan to buy out the airline's remaining shareholders at 27 sen (US$0.08) per share to take total ownership. In a formal statement to the airline's board, Khazanah made the offer as part of a "selective capital reduction and repayment exercise," which would see the wealth fund as the sole owner. If the board and the remaining 30.6. More...
SriLanka national airline plans aggressive growth
-A Monitor Report Barcelona : SriLankan Airlines has doubled its passenger volume in last 4 years and has aggressive plans to grow their passenger count. With eSmash, SriLankan Airlines will be able to monitor their regional as well as global market share by origin and destination, agent, issue month, and class. It will also help the regional and station managers to identify their loyal sales agents and prospective agents. SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier of Sri Lanka, chose Accelya's . More...
Indian wins US$1m at Qatar Duty Free in Hamad International Airport
-A Monitor Report Doha : Qatar Duty Free, a subsidiary of Qatar Airways, has announced the winner of its exciting 16th Millionaire Draw, 129th Car Draw and 8th Bike Draw. The second Millionaire draw of 2014, conducted at Hamad International Airport, saw Don Thomas Chowalloor, an Indian national, become the lucky winner of the coveted US$1 million cash prize. Winner Don Thomas Chowalloor commented, "This is an unbelievable moment in my life, I will certainly use some of the money to help s. More...
British Airways: Fish and chips in the air
-A Monitor Report London : Stuart Fusco, Chef Director of the award-winning Quayside fish and chip restaurant and takeaway, based in Whitby, North Yorkshire, has been helping BA get a better batter for its first-ever on-board fish and chips. And in the airline's economy, Euro Traveller, class too. Quayside's fish is fried to a secret family recipe over more than three generations. Customers on board British Airways' longer short haul flights from Heathrow to destinations such as Athens, Larn. More...
Jailed Sahara Chief Roy seeks more time to seal hotel deals
Jailed Sahara Chief Roy seeks more time to seal hotel deals -A Monitor Report Mumbai : Jailed business tycoon Subrata Roy, working from a high-tech office in prison, has requested more time to negotiate the sale of some of his luxury hotels to help to secure bail. Roy, Chairman of the Sahara conglomerate, was initially given 10 days by the Supreme Court to talk to potential bidders for three hotels, including Grosvenor House in London and the New York Plaza, to raise US$1.6 billion for bai. More...
 
 
 
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