Jet Airways, SpiceJet jump in the domestic carriers’ fray for Air India: Why govt nudging is only half battle won

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Two more domestic airlines in the fray for Air India would be music to the government’s ears, even if the entire scheme has been orchestrated by the government itself. Fearful of a flop show, the government has been quietly nudging potential bidders to throw their hats in the ring and it would not come as […]

Mount Agung rises majestically over eastern Bali at a height of just over 3,000 metres (9,800 feet). When it last erupted in 1963 it killed more than 1,000 people and razed several villages.

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Denpasar, Indonesia:  Indonesia raised its alert level for Bali’s Mount Agung volcano to the highest stage four on Monday and told residents to immediately evacuate areas near the summit, warning of the “imminent” risk of a larger eruption. Bali’s airport was closed for 24 hours, disrupting 445 flights and some 59,000 passengers, due to the […]

Emirates, Etihad suspend Bali services due to volcanic activity

Emirates, Etihad suspend Bali services due to volcanic activity

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On Monday, Indonesia raised its alert for Mount Agung’s volcano to the highest level and warned residents in the danger zone around the mountain to evacuate immediately. Local officials also said that Bali’s airport closure could be extended, according to Reuters. “We have suspended temporarily the uplift of guests with onward bookings to Bali due […]

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Qantas makes history as they prepare to operate world’s first biofuel flight from Australia to the US – and you’ll never guess what it’s powered by

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Qantas is set to fly a plane powered by mustard from Australia to the US in the world’s first biofuel flight. Early next year the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will fly to Los Angeles on a mix of standard jet fuel and 30 percent biofuel made from a type of mustard seed, The Sydney Morning Herald […]

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British Airways passenger endured “10 hours of hell” when speaker made loud noise during Las Vegas flight

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A passenger says she was forced to endure “10 hours of hell” during a British Airways flight to Las Vegas thanks to a loudly buzzing speaker. Nicole Lightbody, 26, from Glasgow, flew from London Heathrow to Nevada last month but says she was stunned when the airline offered her a £20 voucher as an apology. […]

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Emirates’ new first-class suites for Boeing 777s are inspired by Mercedes-Benz

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Emirates, which operates the world’s biggest fleet of long-haul aircraft, has thrown its weight behind the future of first-class travel, pouring millions into an upgrade of the ultra-luxury category on its Boeing 777 aircraft even as other carriers dispense of the biggest berths. President Tim Clark showcased the new design on the opening day of […]

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Southwest Airlines now flying nonstop to Cancun from St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO – Southwest Airlines is now offering nonstop service from St. Louis to Mexico.  The airlines first ever nonstop, international flight from St. Louis Lambert International Airport took off for Cancun Saturday. The flight number was 1985.  That’s the year Southwest starting flying out of St. Louis. “We’ve been here 32 years,” said Jason Van […]

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British Airways celebrates flights to TLV: “Israel has been one of our most important destinations”

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On Thursday, British Airways held a celebratory press conference marking the 85th anniversary of its London-Tel Aviv route. The airline’s CEO praised Israel as one of British Airways’ “most important destinations.” British Airways, the largest airline in the UK, marked this week 85 years of service between London and Israel. In honor of the occasion, […]

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British Airways ‘warned pilots about smoke fire or fumes 50 times in ONE MONTH’

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BRITISH AIRWAYS has reportedly warned its pilots about “smoke fire or fumes” on board aircraft after 50 reports of incidents in just one month. A briefing leaked to the Sunday Times is said to have shown scores of reports, dubbed “fume events”, were flagged up to the airline. In all there were 50 reports, although […]