HindustanTimes Sat,27 Dec 2014


Air India to expand global network with Dreamliners: aviation minister

Air India plans to expand its global network using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft, which will emerge as the "game changer" for the national carrier, civil aviation minister Ajit Singh said Sunday.

Air India expects 20% hike in revenue in 2013-14: Ajit

Beleaguered Air India's fortunes seem to be shoring up with the airline estimating that its total revenue would go up 20% by the end of the current financial year.

Jet, IndiGo to sell tickets on EMIs

You can now pay for your air tickets in installments, while booking flights through credit cards on Jet Airways and IndiGo.

No seat for Tata in AirAsia India

Ratan Tata will not be on the board of AirAsia India, the joint venture between the Tata Group, Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia and Arun Bhatia of Telestra Tradeplace, who is a relative of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal.

India needs to have its own airport hub: ACI

The absence of an airport hub in India is a big disadvantage for Indian aviation, feels Angela Gittens, director general of Airports Council International (ACI).

Jet Airways names Gary Kenneth Toomey new CEO

Jet Airways today appointed Gary Kenneth Toomey as its new chief executive, two months after a landmark deal in which Abu Dhabi-based Etihad acquired a 24% stake in the Indian carrier.

Airbus A350 next-generation plane takes off on first test flight

Airbus's next-generation A350 plane took off on its first test flight on Friday, in a milestone for an airliner that the firm hopes will challenge Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in the lucrative long-haul market.

FIPB defers decision on Jet-Etihad deal

The Foreign Investment PromotionBoard (FIPB) today deferred a decision on Rs. 2,000-crore Jet-Etihad deal, the largest foreign investment in the Indian aviation sector, and sought clarity on control and ownership.

New Airbus A350 comes through first test flight

Airbus's next-generation A350 plane landed safely after its first test flight today, AFP reporters said.

Jet-Etihad deal hits ownership hurdle

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board on Friday deferred a decision on Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways planned 24% stake buy in Naresh Goyal-led Jet Airways.

Airbus A350 passes flight test

Airbus’ next-generation A350 plane landed safely in southern France after its first test flight on Friday.

Jet-Etihad deal: ministries object to ownership structure

Jet Airways and Etihad may have to re-work the ownership structure proposed in the Rs. 2,058 crore deal with key ministries including Civil Aviation and Corporate Affairs raising concerns over ultimate control of the domestic carrier.

IndiGo announces daily Mumbai-Muscat flights

IndiGo airlines has announced introduction of new daily non-stop flights connecting Oman's capital Muscat to Mumbai from June 16.

India poised to fly 640 more 140-seater aircraft in 20 yrs

India is the single-largest turboprop market outside Europe and would see a demand for about 640 aircraft in the 60-140-seater category over the next twenty years, estimates Canadian plane maker Bombardier.

Jet, Air France-KLM ink code-sharing deals

Jet Airways has entered into code-share agreements with European carriers Air France and KLM. Air France-KLM offer 27 weekly long-haul flights between Europe and India.
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