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Electronics Gadgets Banned By FAA (Date : 27-06-2013)

The US will lift the ban on airline passengers using laptops during take-off and landing. The Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) is to rule that travellers can keep laptops, iPads and electronic readers on during taxi, take-off and landing because they are safer than had been thought, reported.

Research found such gadgets do not interfere with navigation systems and that data used to draw up the ban was from the 1960s when such devices were very different. However...

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Goa airport to be partly closed from April 5-8, 20 (Date : 04-04-2012)
Goa airport to be partly closed from April 5-8, 20

Goa\'s lone airport is heading for an annual maintenance closure for three days from April 5 to 8 this year. The Indian Navy, which maintains the airstrip, has announced that the airport will be closed for all civil and military flying between 7 am and 4 pm from April 5 to 8 for maintenance work. An Airports Authority of India spokesman said that Goa airport has maximum traffic in the morning following which the airstrip is open for military operations. The civil flights arrive back ...

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IndiGo to start 6 new flights from Delhi and Mumba (Date : 17-03-2012)
IndiGo to start 6 new flights from Delhi and Mumba

IndiGo will launch six new flights on its network from March 18, 2012. The airline will operate direct flights daily on the Mumbai-Srinagar-Mumbai route and on the Mumbai-Lucknow-Mumbai route. Additionally, the carrier will also operate its fifth daily and direct flight on the Delhi-Lucknow-Delhi route. IndiGo currently operates 319 flights connecting 32 destinations across India and abroad....

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Air India pilots threaten to strike from April 1, (Date : 09-03-2012)
Air India pilots threaten to strike from April 1,

Protesting delayed payment of salaries and allowances, a section of Air India pilots today warned they would not undertake flying duties from April 1, 2012 if their dues were not cleared by then. The Indian Pilots Guild (IPG), which represents the pilots of pre-merger Air India, has shot off letters to Ajit Singh, Minister of Civil Aviation, Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labour and others saying that a large number of its members had complained that \"finan...

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IATA suspends Kingfisher Airlines (Date : 09-03-2012)
IATA suspends Kingfisher Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Kingfisher Airlines from the global carrier-to-carrier account clearing system after the Indian carrier failed to make payments that were due.

The suspension means Kingfisher is unable to code-share with IATA’s 240 member airlines, representing more than 80% of international air traffic. In addition, the carrier will not be able to use other interline rights which will directly impact on passengers.


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Air India to launch Delhi-Melbourne flights (Date : 27-02-2012)
Air India to launch Delhi-Melbourne flights

Air India is likely to launch its Delhi-Melbourne flight later this year when its new Boeing 787 Dreamliners finally arrive. “Air India has proposed to launch direct services to Australia from Delhi commencing from the third quarter of 2012-13, using the Boeing 787 which are expected to be inducted in May this year,”...

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Bangalore airport may shut down for 7 hours every (Date : 11-01-2012)

Bengaluru airport operator, Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL), has circulated a ‘consultation paper’ which proposes to shut the airport for maintenance seven hours a day, every day from February 24 to April 19 this year. The shutdown is proposed to start at 9.45 A.M. and will last for seven hours. This means any flight scheduled between 10.30 A.M. and 5.30 P.M. will not be able to operate for almost eight weeks. An official source said, “Operations are proposed to be s...

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Central American contenders limber up for World Travel Awards Gala (Date : 13-10-2011)

Los Cabos (Mexico), Bay Islands (Honduras), San Jose (Costa Rica) and Granada (Nicaragua) will be among those competing for the coveted title of “Central America’s Leading Destination” at the World Travel Awards Gala Ceremony in Montego Bay on October 19th 2011.

Another key category to watch at the WTA 2011 Caribbean & the Americas Gala Ceremony is “Central America’s Leading Hotel”, with The Ritz-Carlton Cancun (Mexico), W Mexico City (Mexico), Hotel Parado...

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Sandals outlines plans to celebrate in style (Date : 13-10-2011)

Sandals Resorts has confirmed it will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in style at the annual World Travel Market in London during November.

Adam Stewart, chief executive of Sandals; Wayne Cummings, director of business, processes and administration; Jeremy Jones, regional director of the Eastern Caribbean and Karl Thompson, UK managing director will be in attendance to mark the milestone.

The event takes place from November 7th-10...

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Cruise holiday ideas as ‘Cruise like a Norwegian’ (Date : 13-10-2011)
Cruise holiday ideas as ‘Cruise like a Norwegian’

Norwegian Cruise Line has confirmed it is unveiling a new brand platform - Cruise Like a Norwegian – designed to embrace and celebrate the community of diverse vacationers who embody the passion, freedom and flexibility inherent in its Freestyle Cruising vacation.

Cruising like a “Norwegian” is for those who live life to the fullest, embrace new adventures and are passionate about their experiences.

The visual embodiment of the c...

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