Instead of forcing regular airlines such as Jet Airways and Kingfisher to fly more frequently to unviable Northeast destinations, the government would do well to let the market work so that regional airlines can take wing in the region. (Let Aviation Markets Work , The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Nov 08, 2007)
We plan to increase capacity by 15 per cent a year, adding another 50 per cent to domestic capacity in three years. Our focus will remain on domestic business. In fact, international capacity expansion will help the domestic operations. (`We Are Making A Mark On International Routes', Business Line, K. Venugopal , Nov 06, 2007)
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the Netherlands based international airlines operating in India, is considering setting up a maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in India.
(Klm Mulls Mro Facility In India, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 30, 2007)
The saintly soul, Mother Theresa, is yet to be ordained as a saint. Her followers have to establish that she saved lives by performing miracles. Pilots, on the other hand, do not have to undergo this ordeal. (When Pilots Qualify For Sainthood, Business Line, A. Ranganathan, Oct 30, 2007)
The narrow escape that the Jet Airways flight landing in Mumbai had on Friday isn’t just providential. It could be a forewarning of things to come. Unless India’s aviation authorities wake up immediately, the nation, which is slowly getting used to . . . (Flying Blind, Times of India, Editorial, The Times of India, Oct 22, 2007)
With more Indian carriers tipped to fly to the US, the Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) is positioning itself as a major hub for the West Coast with a host of incentives. (San Jose Airport Lures Indian Carriers, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 22, 2007)
Europe is one of the world’s foremost exporters of aeronautics-related products and services. The EU aeronautics and aerospace sectors represent multi-billion euro industries in the European economy, sustaining millions of jobs for the citizens. (A380: In A Class Of Its Own, Business Line, Mohan Murti, Oct 22, 2007)
Located in northwest India’s Jammu and Kashmir state, the remote Ladakh astounds first-time visitors with its surreal landscape – craggy peaks, barren deserts, plunging gorges, turquoise-green rivers and a backdrop of ancient gompas . . . . (Ladakh's Lofty Passes, Singapore Times, Correspondent or Reporter, Oct 13, 2007)
The directorate-general of civil aviation, in its investigation of the near-collision at New Delhiâ€™s Indira Gandhi International Airport on Sunday, said it "revealed deficiencies in the knowledge of the Jet Airways flight crew with regard to departure p (Probe Finds Jet’S Crew Broke Rules, Asian Age, Sonal Kellogg, Oct 12, 2007)
Passengers on an Air India domestic flight from Chennai to New Delhi had a narrow escape on Sunday night when their pilot managed to avoid a collision with a Jet Airways aircraft.
(Planes Nearly Collide At Igi, Asian Age, Sonal Kellogg, Oct 11, 2007)
If private airlines are fit to fly the domestic skies, there is no reason why they should not offer services on international routes. (Bridging The Gulf, Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Sep 19, 2007)
Kanimozhi, daughter of Tamil Nadu chief minister M. Karunanidhi, wants to learn Hindi. These days, she is getting the maximum attention in Central Hall of Parliament. (Kanimozhi Is Rising Delhi Star, Asian Age, Harish Gupta, Sep 10, 2007)
Air India, the state-owned airline created through the merger of Indian and Air-India, could scale up fleet size to nearly 200 by 2011 against the anticipated 125-130.
(India's Airlines Seek To Expand , The Economic Times, Editorial, Economic Times, Sep 06, 2007)
What do ice-creams, telephone instruments, KitKat chocolate, electric filament lamp, and bottled mineral water have in common? These were the subject matter of a bunch of 15 appeals that the apex court disposed of a few days ago, when deciding the . . . . (Ice-Cream, Accountants, Cats And Dogs, Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Aug 25, 2007)
The deal may have been done but the sparks are still flying between Jet Airways and Sahara India Pariwar. (Sahara Blames Jet For Jetlite Woes, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 25, 2007)
The Indian-Americans in New York and neighbouring states kicked off the week-long grand celebrations of the 60th Independence Day with parades, cultural programmes and exhibitions depicting the country’s heritage.
(Indian-Americans Kickstart I-Day Celebrations , Tribune, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 14, 2007)
There is a spin being given to the latest increase in the cash reserve ratio (CRR) last week. It is that the Reserve Bank had no alternative because the commercial banks were drowning in liquidity following the conversion of billions of dollars on . . . . (Don’T Bank On A Bail-Out, Hindustan Times, Editorial, HindustanTimes, Aug 10, 2007)
If the M&A deals struck in the first half of 2007 are any indication, it appears that the boom witnessed in 2006 is likely to continue. Corporate finance activity in India saw 382 deals worth Rs 1,047 billion ($26 billion) in the first half of . . . . (India Inc: Coming Of Age, Business Line, Editorial, Business Line, Aug 07, 2007)
Travelling first class or business class on international flights is today akin to checking into a five-star hotel. (Premium Flying: A Taste Of Luxury On Air, Times of India, Correspondent or Reporter, Aug 06, 2007)
Private carrier Jet Airways on Monday reported a 31.35 per cent decline in net profit at Rs 30.88 crore for the quarter ended June 30 compared to Rs 44.98 crore for the corresponding quarter last year.
(Jet Airways Q1 Net Dips 31%, The Financial Express, Correspondent or Reporter, Jul 31, 2007)
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