INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Emirates has celebrated 10 years of successful operations to Ahmedabad, the largest city in the state of Gujarat, India. Since its inaugural flight in October 2007, Emirates has carried over two million passengers and uplifted up to 74,000 tonnage of cargo from Ahmedabad. With 10 weekly flights and 260 tonnes of weekly cargo capacity offered, Emirates’ service to Ahmedabad has proven to be an indispensable resource for travellers, exporters and [...]

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GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, todayannounced its all-new additional flights for the winter schedule effective from 23rd  November, 2017. GoAir will operate 22 of these flights on new routes apart from increasing the frequencies by 8 flights on existing routes during the winter schedule. With the new services, it would operate an average of 240 flights a day. GoAir will strengthen its market presence at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, [...]

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The Emirates Group today announced its half-year results for 2017-18. The Group saw steady revenue growth and a rebound on profitability compared to the same period last year, in spite of the continuing downward pressure on margins, a rise in oil prices, and other challenges for the airline and travel industry. The Emirates Group revenue was AED 49.4 billion (US$ 13.5 billion) for the first six months of its 2017-18 financial year, [...]

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Emirates has unveiled the first aircraft in its fleetwith a new livery dedicated to Expo 2020 Dubai. The decal was installed on A6-EPK, an Emirates Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, at the Emirates Engineering hangar. The unique and striking livery is based on the Expo 2020 logo inspired by an ancient gold ring excavated in Dubai and it underlines Emirates’ support for the vision of Expo 2020 Dubai. Emirates is the Official [...]

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GoAir, an aviation foray of Wadia Group,, will shiftits entire operations to Terminal 2 with effect from 00:01 hours of 29th October 2017. In order to facilitate the growth of IGI Airport, GoAir has mutually agreed with DIAL to move its entire operations from Terminal 1 to Terminal 2 from October 29, 2017. The airline has taken various initiatives to ensure hassle free shifting. To inform its passengers of the [...]

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Young flyers will take just 49 minutes and 47 seconds to ask the dreaded, ‘’are we nearly there yet?’’ so with parents battling the boredom threshold,Emirates has teamed up with Dr Sandi Mann, a psychologist and boredom specialist at the University of Central Lancashire to find a solution. Dr Mann has worked with the airline to create the Child Boredom Quotient (CBQ), helping parents identify the exact moment their kids [...]

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Emirates serves more than 100 million meals a year with the same attention to detail in First, Business and Economy Class. Catering for more than 55 million dine-in guests a year travelling to and from 144 cities across 6 continents, no one understands global culinary trends better than Emirates as it serves destination-inspired cuisine onboard the world’s largest flying restaurant. With a catering investment of US$1 billion per year, Emirates [...]

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Emirates today launched a US$15 million campaign to inspire travel and promote the airline’s extensive network of global destinations including its home and hub, Dubai. The campaign is backed by the iconic soundtrack “Don’t stop me now” by British rock band Queen, which was found in a scientific study to be the most uplifting or “feel-good” tune on the UK charts in the past 50 years.  The ad spot utilises [...]

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Following the commencement of their partnership, Emirates and flydubai today announced that Emirates will expand its network to 29 flydubai destinations across three continents. The new partner network, through its codeshare, will offer greater frequency and easier access to more global destinations with the advantage of connecting baggage to the final destination.  Passengers can book from 03 October on Emirates.com,  through the Emirates Contact Centres or the travel agents network with travel [...]

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Customers can plan ahead and book Economy, Business or First class fares with direct service to Dubai and onward destinations. Travellers keen on visiting Europe during the holidays can explore the beauty of Eastern Europe at Croatia, with Emirates flights. Croatia offers beautiful towns to stroll the streets in the country’s capital Zagreb. Travellers can enjoy the city walks around botanical gardens, artistic churches and unusual museums like ‘The museum [...]

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flydubai has today announced its Half-Year Results for the 2017 financial yearand has reported total revenue of AED 2.5 billion (USD 689 million) an increase of 9.9% compared to the first six months of last year and a loss of AED 142.5 million (USD 38.8 million).  Historically, the trend for the second half has been stronger than the first half. Passenger numbers increased to 5.4 million; an increase of 10.5% [...]

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Prega News, the pregnancy detection kit from Mankind Pharmaceuticals, announced an innovative initiative for expectant mothers, today. Prega News has partnered with SpiceJet to launch a series of initiatives to make air travel for pregnant women more comfortable and enjoyable. As part of this initiative, a SpiceJet aircraft Boeing 737-800 Series has been fully body wrapped with Prega News branding. From the time tickets are booked until they reach their [...]

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Emirates will be operating extra flights to Jeddah to help facilitate travel for thousands of pilgrims this year heading to and from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj. Emirates will be operating 45 additional flights to Jeddah and 12 additional flights to Medina from 17 August until 11 September to help serve the 2 million pilgrims expected to travel to the Holy City of Mecca during Hajj this year. [...]

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Terming the Indian market as “interesting”, Lufthansa Cargo Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Executive Board Peter Gerber also said that growth inthe market was returning. The cargo arm of the German aviation major Lufthansa has increased its freighter services to Mumbai to four flights from earlier three, since the last month. India has always been an important market for Lufthansa Cargo, he said, adding, “We believe Indian market is [...]

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Boeing [NYSE: BA] forecasts a demand for 2,100 new airplanes in India, valued at $290 billion,over the next 20 years. The company released  the new numbers this week as part of its annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) briefings for India. “Commercial aerospace demand in India continues to grow at unprecedented rates,” said Dinesh Keskar, senior vice president, Asia Pacific and India Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. “The increasing number of passengers [...]

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Championing the importance of women’s contributions to the growth and development of aviation, Emirates recently hosted Shaesta Waiz for a Boeing 777 simulator challenge in its home base of Dubai. Waiz is the founder and pilot of Dreams Soar, Inc. (DSI), a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and empower young females to become the next generation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and aviation professionals, through a [...]

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On the eve of hosting Ramco User Meet (RUM) 2017, Ramco Systems, leading provider of Aviation & Maintenance software on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets, announced Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communication systems as customer for Ramco Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.8. Powered with next-gen aviation technologies/ solutions like Mobility and advanced inventory optimization, Ramco Aviation Suite will help Panasonic integrate and simplify Service Program [...]

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Emirates and flydubai today unveiled an extensive partnership which will see the two Dubai-based airlines join forces to offer customers unmatched travel options. Both airlines will continue to be managed independently, but will leverage each other’s network to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. The innovative partnership goes beyond code-sharing and includes integrated network collaboration with coordinated scheduling. The new model will give flydubai customers seamless connectivity to Emirates’ [...]

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Ramco Systems, leading provider of Aviation & Maintenance software on Cloud and Mobile today announced an order win from China Southern Airlines General Aviation Ltd. (CSAGA), the 2nd largest offshore helicopter operator in China for integrating its organization-wide maintenance and engineering operations. The Zhuhai-based company, which operates Asia’s largest fleet of Sikorsky helicopters will implement Ramco Aviation Maintenance & Engineering Suite 5.8, enabling its staff across China to automate and [...]

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Ramco Systems, a leading provider of Aviation & Maintenance software on Cloud, Mobile, and Tablets, today announced that it has secured an order from Airline MRO Parts (AMP) for its Aviation offering. The deployment of Ramco Aviation M&E MRO Suite V5.8 will provide AMP with a state-of-the-art, scalable platform on which to manage its parts distribution and trading business. AMP helps MROs and airlines manage their inventories, both with purchasing [...]

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