SpiceJet ex-CEO rumoured to be joining Kingfisher

SpiceJet ex-CEO rumoured to be joining Kingfisher

🕔14:46, 30.Sep 2010

Former SpiceJet chief executive officer Sanjay Aggarwal may join Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) as the chief executive according to regional media sources. Aggarwal joined SpiceJet in October 2008 and has been applauded for bringing the low-cost airline into profit for the

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Japan budget airlines competition hots up

Japan budget airlines competition hots up

🕔14:45, 30.Sep 2010

From October 31, AirAsia X plans to begin regular international flights from Haneda Airport. Since the de-regulation of the aviation sector, the Japanese government has encouraged more low-cost carriers to enter the Japanese market by improving airport terminals and relaxing

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Go Air planning 10th Airbus A320

Go Air planning 10th Airbus A320

🕔14:45, 30.Sep 2010

Indian low cost Go Airlines plans to fly to Pune once its tenth Airbus A320 is delivered on October 2. All being well, the airline will begin flights to Pune on that day. The airline recently added Patna and Lucknow

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Cathay and Alaska Airlines announce code-share agreement

Cathay and Alaska Airlines announce code-share agreement

🕔14:44, 30.Sep 2010

Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways has signed a new code-share agreement with Seattle-based Alaska Airlines. Cathay states that the agreement would further boost connections between North America, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia.Under the terms of the agreement, Cathay

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Moody’s ups UAL rating

Moody’s ups UAL rating

🕔14:44, 30.Sep 2010

Moody’s Investors Service has increase the ratings for United parent, UAL Corp following the completion of its review of the airline after it announced it was to merge with Continental Airlines. Moody’s is the last large credit rating agency to

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Redundancies announced at Mexicana

Redundancies announced at Mexicana

🕔14:43, 30.Sep 2010

Mexicana de Aviacion has announced plans to eliminate half of its workforce and reduce its routes and fleet of aircraft by 70% with a view to resuming operations in December. Union sources in local press estimate the cutbacks will mean

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Bombardier landing gear under investigation

Bombardier landing gear under investigation

🕔14:43, 30.Sep 2010

Two Bombardier aircraft have had to make emergency landings in less than a week because of a landing gear problem. On Tuesday pilots of a Skywest Airlines Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft landing at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee reported that

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Delta union voting begins

Delta union voting begins

🕔14:42, 30.Sep 2010

Delta Air Lines 50,000 employees are voting to decide whether it will become more unionised. The airline is the only large carrier in the US to be mostly nonunion. Only the pilots are represented by a union. Flight attendants voted

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New Turkish office for Etihad

New Turkish office for Etihad

🕔14:41, 30.Sep 2010

UAE flat carrier Etihad has opened a new office in Turkey, demonstrating the importance of the country as a destination. Fatos Kutay, Etihad’s director in Turkey, said the company contributed to improvement of commercial and cultural relations between Turkey and

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TCS and BA to develop MRO software

TCS and BA to develop MRO software

🕔14:41, 30.Sep 2010

TCS has announced it has entered into a pact with British Airways to develop IT software solution for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) for aviation. The solution, known as SWIFT MRO, is based on the latest SAP platform, which leverages

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