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Foreign – October 2006

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Sri Lankan budget airlines struggle to get off ground
Singapore Airlines keen on Hyderabad airport project
Thai Airways launches its Bangkok-Gaya-Varanasi service
Changi Airport welcomes Air India Express
Dublin Airport Authority unit in Indian JV for duty-free business
Airlines industry owes 349 mn pounds in delay compensation
Continental Redesigns BusinessFirst Meals
Indian to fly twice daily on Dubai-Delhi sector
Emirates Airline launches service from Bangalore
Emirates to expand Mumbai call centre
Gulf Air flight delayed by eight hours
Gulf Air names key official
Israeli national arrested for carrying cartridges; permitted to return to Israel
ViaSat Receives $12 Million Order From ARINC

Monday, October 30, 2006
Thailand and India tap into pilgrimage air-travel segment
Emirates unveils more flights to Africa and India
KD 5 on Jazeera to all destinations
Air Arabia to launch holidays’ division
Air India’s low-cost carrier launches inaugural flight to Singapore
Finnair launches New Flights to Delhi
Bangalore is a key destination for Emirates SkyCargo
SriLankan Makes Maiden Landing at Goa
More Qantas IT dollars fly offshore

Saturday, October 28, 2006
Praful dumps delayed A-I flight
Finnairs 30th anniversary on Asia: New Flight to Delhi
Kingfisher Leases India’s First A-321-200
Air Arabia takes off to two more Indian Cities and Nepal
Indian high school & British Airways take off for charity
Sri Lankan Airlines fires salvo on mounting GDS costs

Friday, October 27, 2006
Air Arabia to operate daily services to Thiruvananthapuram
Transaero launches scheduled international flights to Goa

Thursday, October 26, 2006
Auckland Airport looks to India, China for more passengers
HK budget airline cancels inaugural flight to London
Thai Airways to fly to Hyderabad, Gaya and Varanasi from Oct 29
bmi flies out of India, Lufthansa trims flight
Airlines trim fuel surcharge
Snag forces cancellation of Lufthansa flight in Chennai
SriLankan’s ‘fly Pune’ plan on hold

Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Few takers for govt’s open skies policy
Indian call center workers face Aussie ire
Japanese student goes missing

Tuesday, October 24, 2006
bmi suspends Mumbai operations
Emirates ups Bangalore bellyhold
Qantas tech booked for India
Satellite navigation stumbles forward

Monday, October 23, 2006
Hutchison aircraft unit plans expansion to India
Kerala travel body bats for foreign airlines

Sunday, October 22, 2006
‘The Sikh Airline’ planning code-sharing with leading Indian domestic airline
Deportees from Spain are not Indians, confirms FIA

Saturday, October 21, 2006
SriLankan Airlines expands flights to India
Deportees at Islamabad Airport: Indians or Pakistanis?
Delta-Kingfisher deal: Catch Mumbai-NY flight!
Emirates starts new service to Bangalore

Friday, October 20, 2006
Thai Airways expands in India
Lufthansa to expand services

Thursday, October 19, 2006
Jet Airways eyes more India-Malaysia connections
BJP MP grounded by airline staff
ATA names Karnik president and CEO
Jet to start European base for expat pilots
SIA launches $ 360 mn upgrade programme
Qantas offshores to India, 340 jobs gone
Air India to drive long haul direct, 2006-07
Overbooking leaves Indian passengers stranded in Kathmandu
Record CEO response to Aviation Outlook Summit in Singapore in November
Korean Air to continue paying commissions on fuel surcharge, taxes

Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Air Slovakia’s Punjabi owner returns home
$300 mn Russian pledge for Zimbabwe mystery
Israeli tourist’s case to be decided
Oz honour for Indian ‘bee man’
Indian travel entrepreneur bags award

Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Violence hits Deccan Lanka’s plans
Gamco wins Kingfisher Airlines deal

Monday, October 16, 2006
Indian flight crash-lands in Muscat
60 hrs late, flight AI-112 from London hits IGI
Alitalia needs privatisation, extra cash; prefers partners in Asia
Qantas lifts prices, cuts fuel surcharge

Sunday, October 15, 2006
Ex-hijacker keeps his word, visits pilot
Air India flight hit by bird, grounded at Heathrow
First Punjabi-owned flight lands at Amritsar

Saturday, October 14, 2006
When the captain would play host to the hijacker
EU and India pursue aviation cooperation
Air Deccan signs deal with European banks
Fly Air Slovakia for Punjabi experience
Finnair to start flights from several Indian cities
SriLankan Airlines ripe for expansion
Nadja Frank new PR Manager

Friday, October 13, 2006
Singapore Airlines to cut fuel surcharge from Oct 14
Amadeus adds Valuair to its portfolio
Lufthansa to fly to Kolkata from December 2006
Air China’s Beijing-New Delhi flights from Oct 30
Families of Air India crew still haunted by memories
AI plane bomb convict to undergo trial for perjury

Thursday, October 12, 2006
Musician loses tangle over trumpet
Etihad plans flights to more Indian destinations
Grieving Sikh father relives daughter’s death
Dengue Virus Arrives in Nepal

Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Sri Lankan to operate more flights to India
‘Flights from India could bring dengue to Nepal’
Aviapartner strengthens position in Paris
Family members clamour for justice at Air India inquiry
Mangalore curfew affects tri-weekly flight service from Dubai

Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Emerging markets affect Middle East airlines
China Airlines to Increase Flights to Delhi
Etihad plans flights to more Indian destinations
Sri Lanka seeks more flights to India
British firms see opportunities Indian airports

Monday, October 09, 2006
NZ Aviation institutes urged to provide staff for India’s aviation industry
Philippine tourism woos big, lucrative Indian market
Bangladesh airline to fly to New Delhi
Families want some of Air India wreckage saved

Sunday, October 08, 2006
Businessman to get Rs 53K compensation
Macau flights considering gambling entertainment

Saturday, October 07, 2006
Red Army member faces Life for hijacking JAL flight over India
Nepal-bound flights on red alert
Demand for direct flight to Kuwait
No takers for airlines’ low-fare offer
Mineta Changes Aimed at Attracting Overseas Flights
Living with pain of Air India
SriLankan gives experience of 2 holidays at one destination

Friday, October 06, 2006
Nepal airport security ramped up after hijack alert
Turkmen to start flights to Kochin, Ahmadabad
RAK Airways goes niche
Jazeera Airways may be permitted to start Mangalore – Kuwait service
Jet, Sahara to fly to China, Thailand, Maldives
Air India acquittals ‘worse’ than bombing, witness says
Board caps spending on air india plaque
Journalist Kim Bolan chosen winner of PEN Canada/Paul Kidd Prize
Marcom to give desi flavour to FedEx
GRI bags Virgin Atlantic’s PR contract

Thursday, October 05, 2006
Kam Air launches Kabul-Mashhad flight; Service to New Delhi soon
India-born beauty was on hijacked plane
Air India announces new Bahrain officials
Taiwan’s China Airlines to add flights to New Delhi
Racism raised at Air India inquiry

Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Austrian Air may expand flights in India
Tight check on Nepal-bound flights
More international routes opened up to private airlines.
Bahrain Academy to train aircraft engineers opens
Singapore airlines buying 20 Boeing aircraft
Russian airlines begins flight between Moscow, Amritsar

Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Kuwait leasing firm increases fleet to 80 aircraft
Singapore Airlines inks deal for Boeing 787 order
Fear of loss: Indian to rethink UK flying plan
Man questioned and misses flight for speaking Tamil
Goa to become SriLankan Airlines’ 50th destination

Monday, October 02, 2006
RAK Air ready to fly into India
Harried at Heathrow, say passengers
Taxes and fees can make airfare bargains vanish
Kamloops man recalls horror of Air India

Sunday, October 01, 2006
Qantas sends 300 jobs to India
PM mum on Qantas job moves
China needs over 10,000 pilots
Air Deccan maintenance contract for Oman Air

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