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  Volume: XXIV, Issue No. 11 January 16-31, 2015  
     
 
 

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Biman gets another expatriate Managing Director and CEO
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : Kyle Haywood, a British national and has taken over responsibility of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines on January 5, a new release of the airline announced. According to the news release, the Board of Directors of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, in its 136th meeting held on September 11, 2014, appointed Kyle, as the Managing Director and CEO of Biman. Prior to his joining Biman, Kyle held senior executive posts in diffe. More...
NOVOAIR steps into third year of operation
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : NOVOAIR, which started its journey on January 9, 2013, with two E-145 jet aircraft serving domestic destinations of the country, has stepped into its third year of operations. The airline has established itself as the premium airline in domestic travel sectors with a track record of 98.73 per cent on-time departures of more than 8,540 flights, carrying around 347,880 passengers across five major cities. On completion of two years of operation, the management and sta. More...
Bangkok Airways unveils renovated domestic passenger lounges
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Bangkok Airways has recently unveiled its newly refurbished domestic passenger lounges at Chiang Mai International Airport and Suvarnabhumi international airport. The airline's new state-of-the-art "Boutique Lounge" and the "Blue Ribbon Club Lounge" at both airports are now open for all passengers. Tresarun Sitakalin, Ground Services Director of Bangkok Airways said, "To better accommodate our passengers, our lounges at Chiang Mai International Airport and Suvarna. More...
HSIA stages emergency exercise
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : Organised by Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB), an emergency exercise was held at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) on January 5. This exercise was designed to enhance and improve the conscious skill and awareness among all concerned personnel at the time of emergency like bomb threat, fire, air crash etc. CAAB Fire Service, Bangla-desh Fire Service and Civil Defence, Bomb Disposal Units of Bangladesh Army, Bangladesh Air Force and Bomb Squad . More...
Emirates announces special fares from Dhaka
-A Monitor Report Dhaka : New year, new adventures. Emirates is making it even more attractive for travelers from Bangladesh to say "Hello" to new destinations and experiences in 2015 with its offer of special fares to a wide range of cities across six continents. Bookings have to be made between on January 12 to on January 31, 2015 for travel between 22 January and 30 November, 2015. "Many people make travel resolutions for the new year and as a global connector of people and places, we'd l. More...
Thai Airways to resume Boeing B787 Dreamliner Perth-Bangkok flights
-A Monitor Report Bangkok : Thai Airways will resume its Boeing B787 flights between Perth and Bangkok from January 17, 2015 as the five-times-weekly TG483/484 service. Making its debut on the route - and to Australia - in September of this year, Thai's Dreamliner was quickly withdrawn in October in favour of an Airbus A330 to the Western Australia capital. A spokesperson for the airline confirmed the upcoming aircraft swap to Australian Business Traveller, although advised that its schedule . More...
Airbus to equip long-haul jets with floatable black boxes
-A Monitor Report Toulouse : A380 passengers jets will soon come equipped with ejectable black boxes that can float, making them easier to find in an air crash at sea, aviation sources said on Jannuary 12. "At the end of last year Airbus got the green light from European Air Security Agency (EASA) to work on the necessary modifications to its planes in order to install these new black boxes in the rear of the planes," one of the sources said. An EASA spokesman confirmed that the agency was w. More...
European airlines cannot keep up : Qatar Airways Chief
Doha (AFP) : Qatar Airways Chief Akbar Al-Baker boasted on January 7 that European carriers "cannot keep up" with competition from Gulf carriers, as his fast-growing airline welcomed the first Airbus A350 plane. In a wide-ranging press conference, Baker also revealed that Qatar Airways is carrying out tests to become the first airline in the world where all flight data recordings are streamed directly from the plane's "black box" to the ground while in flight. Doha-based Qatar Airways, along. More...
Dragonair moves to new check-in system
-A Monitor Report Hong Kong : Dragonair has successfully completed a move to a new check-in system for its airports worldwide. Over a six-month period, 91 destinations across the networks of Dragonair and sister airline Cathay Pacific successfully transitioned to the new system. The implementation of the new check-in system marks the final stage of the implementation of a fully integrated end-to-end passenger services system for both Dragonair and Cathay Pacific. This system interconnects its. More...
First guest heaps praise on The Residence by Etihad
-A Monitor Report Abu Dhabi : Etihad Airways has launched its first Airbus A380 aircraft from London Heathrow to its Abu Dhabi hub incorporating the world's most exclusive commercial airline seat, costing US$20,000. Flight EY12 departed with a full complement of 498 passengers, with two in the Residence, nine in First, 70 in Business and 417 in Economy, on schedule. The double decker superjumbo aircraft will operate daily on the London-Abu Dhabi route and by August 2015 on all its three servi. More...
Flying Qatar Airways to get less expensive
-A Monitor Report Doha : Flying with Qatar Airways (QA) may become relatively cheaper soon as the carrier on January 7 announced plans to reduce fuel surcharge keeping in view the significant fall in crude oil prices in global market. This was announced by Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways in response to a question at a press conference held for the global launch of the QA's world's first Airbus A350 XWB. "As far as reduction in fuel prices is concerned there will be no redu. More...
Crowded skies in SE Asia put pressure on pilots, air traffic control
-A Monitor Report Singapore : The sheer volume of flights in the skies over Southeast Asia is putting pressure on outdated air traffic control and on pilots to take risky unilateral action in crises such as that possibly faced by AirAsia Flight QZ8501. Pilots who have flown the route from Indonesia to Singapore say that it is not unusual to experience delays in getting approval for requests to increase altitude to avoid bad weather, and that some requests are eventually rejected due to the num. More...
India's newest airline takes off seeking upmarket flyers
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : India's newest airline made its maiden flight on January 9, kickstarting attempts to attract well-heeled passengers in a market dominated by loss-making, no-frills carriers. New airline Vistara_ a Sanskrit word meaning "limitless expanse"_ took off from New Delhi for financial hub Mumbai, offering flyers premium services including a string of special meal options. "Being full service doesn't mean you're lavish or you're over the top. It means serving different custom. More...
Malaysia Airlines celebrate 100th B737 delivery
_A Monitor Report Seattle : Malaysia Airlines and Boeing celebrated the carrier's 100th B737 direct delivery recently. The airplane, a Next-Generation B737-800, already arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. "The B737 has, and continues to be, an amazing aircraft for our airline with its consistent reliability, unmatched economics and innovation in passenger comfort," said Ahmad Jauhari Yahya, group Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airlines. "We used a B737 for our very first flight in 1972 and . More...
US-Bangla Airlines receives ISO 9001 : 2008 certificate
_A Monitor Report Dhaka : US-Bangla Airlines has become the first and only airline in the history of aviation in Bangladesh to receive ISO 9001:2008 certificate for operating flights as per scheduled timings, ensuring security and quality. The airline started its journey on July 17, 2014 two Dash-8-Q400 aircrafts. The aircrafts have 76 seats each, six of which are Business Class. Two more Dash-8-Q400 aircrafts and two Boeing B738-800 aircrafts are expected to join the airline's fleet in the m. More...
Jet fuel prices cut 12.5pc in India, move unlikely to lead to airfare reduction
_A Monitor Report New Delhi : The New Year has begun on a positive note for domestic airlines, with oil marketing companies reducing jet fuel prices 12.5 per cent, the steepest cut since July. Between October and December last year, jet fuel prices declined 11 per cent. Though the move will bring relief to airlines, it is unlikely to lead to reduction in airfares. In Delhi, the price of jet fuel has been cut from Rs 59,943 a kilolitre to Rs 52,423 a kilolitre. This is the first time in abo. More...
Myanmar upgrades civil aviation business
_A Monitor Report Yangon : Myanmar is upgrading its civil aviation business in a bid to boost the air transport sector amid growing tourist arrivals in the country year-on-year. As part of the move, it has recently corporatised Myanmar National Airlines (MNA) in operation to facilitate investment in air transportation technology and services. The corporatisation of the MNA, which was renamed from Myanma Airways (MA), is aimed at reinvigorate the country's aviation industry and improving the. More...
 
 
 
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