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MH370: Why do top Indonesian police say they know what happened but M'sian cops 'play dumb'

One of the strangest things about MH370 was the insistence of the government of Malaysia in the wasting of search resources over a South China Sea search when it knew on the morning of its disappearance that the flight had recrossed the Malaysia Peninsula to the north of the entrance of the StraiRead More

After SpiceJet, Jet Airways, AirAsia India Join Fare War

AirAsia India is offering fares as low as Rs. 1,290 under a special promotional offer.  This offer is applicable on bookings till September 21, 2014, and travel period between September 16, 2014 and March 31, 2015.   Meanwhile, Jet Airways is also offering promotional fares on tRead More

Now, 10K Reasons for Airport Staff to learn Hindi

Signing documents and reports in Hindi might just become a fad among airport employees here, especially if they could get some extra cash. In a move imposed by the Airports Authority of India’s Hindi Implementation Committee recently, all non-Hindi speaking employees are in contention for aRead More

Why Indigo survived while Air India fumbled

Air India vs. Indigo is a favorite case study in management schools. In 2004, when Air-India was piling up aircraft with a capex of around Rs 38,000 core, its private sector competitor Indigo was entering into long-term contracts with Airbus Industries so that deliveries could be staggered into tRead More

Seaplanes, helicopters likely to propel Goa tourism this Christmas

Goa tourism is expected to get a fillip this Christmas with the likely introduction of seaplanes and heli-tourism, and a little later by the launch of the amphibious bus, tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told TOI.   Parulekar said that the tourism department has given its NOCs to these thRead More

Who will demolish the slums near the airport?

Concerned about the slums right next to the city airport, Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, on Wednesday, wrote to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan raising a flag about the delay in shifting the slums. Now, the blame game has begun as to who is responsible. While the state governmeRead More

Jet Airways to send special flight for passengers stranded at Leh

Jet Airways in addition to its normal scheduled flight will operate an additional Boeing 737-700 flight between Delhi-Leh-Delhi on September 13, for evacuating stranded passengers at Leh.  The flight 9W 1368 will depart Delhi at 0930 hrs and arrive Leh at 1100 hrs. The return flight 9W 1369 Read More

Air India flyer eats half of a worm served in breakfast

 In a glaring instance of Air India's (AI) shoddy service, a chief engineer in the Merchant Navy had to go through the shocking experience of eating a good half of a worm that got mixed in the breakfast served on Pune-Delhi flight No. AI852 on September 11. By the time the passenger, MahRead More

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