Day: June 1, 2018

AIR NEW ZEALAND JOINS FORCES WITH QANTAS IN CODESHARE DEAL

June 1, 2018

Not two months from casting aside Virgin Australia as its alliance partner in favour of going it alone on the Tasman, Air New Zealand has inked a codeshare deal with Qantas for ongoing access to Australian domestic destinations. The codeshare agreement signed between the two carriers in Sydney on Friday features Air New Zealand adding […]

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ET View: The bankruptcy route for Air India

June 1, 2018

If the government is unable to sell Air India as a going concern with the conditions it has attached, let it meet the fate reserved for any company that is unable to service its debt. If the airline can keep debt service going, it can stay afloat. If it cannot, the government should make it […]

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Singapore Airlines reveals details of world’s longest flight

June 1, 2018

A MARATHON flight of nearly 19 hours is launching in October — and there’s something familiar you won’t see on board. TICKETS will go on sale today for what will be the world’s longest commercial flight — a whopping 18 hour, 45 minute marathon from Singapore to New York. Singapore Airlines has revealed more details […]

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WORLD’S LONGEST FLIGHTS AS OF NOW

June 1, 2018

WORLD’S LONGEST FLIGHTS (FOR NOW) 1. Doha-Auckland, Qatar Airways — 14,529km 2. London-Perth, Qantas — 14,496km 3. Dubai-Auckland, Emirates — 14,200km 4. Los Angeles-Singapore, United Airlines — 14,113km 5. Sydney-Houston, United Airlines — 13,833km 6. Sydney-Dallas, Qantas — 13,837km 7. San Francisco-Singapore, United Airlines/Singapore Airlines — 13,592km 8. Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta — 13,581km 9. Abu Dhabi-Los […]

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Bhubaneswar to have second airport: Civil Aviation Ministry

June 1, 2018

NEW DELHI: Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar is set to get a second airport to reduce congestion at the existing one, the Civil Aviation Ministry today said. The airport registered a growth of 39.4 per cent in 2017-18 fiscal, making it one of the fastest growing airports in the country. “Identification of a suitable land to build […]

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Air India: Privatization flops as sale attracts no Bids

June 1, 2018

Selling Air India was one of the government’s economic priorities for this year, and the failure of the auction will dampen hopes that it could privatize other state-owned companies. Bidding for the national carrier closed Thursday without a single prospective buyer coming forward. “As informed by the transaction adviser, no response has been received for […]

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