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Turkish Airlines Attempts to Increase Flights to India

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Turkish Airlines, based in Istanbul, is looking to operate more flights to India.  They have approached the Indian aviation ministry to get approval for increasing the number of flights they can operate each week.  Under their current bilateral limits they are allowed no more than 14 passenger flights and 14 cargo flights to India per week.  They are operating this number of passenger flights, with seven flying out of Mumbai and seven flying out of Delhi, and now they want to extend their bilateral limits.

Adnan Aykac, general manager (northern and eastern India), Turkish Airlines, said that through their government they are currently trying to negotiate with the Indian aviation ministry for an increase in the limit.  He also stated that their current load factor for passenger flights is about 95% and there has been a 20% growth in the traffic from India.  The only down side to increasing flights out of the Indian airports is the recent hike in airport fees.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

First Direct Flights from Seoul to Taipei

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Seoul is set to offer direct flights from Gimpo Airport to Taipei International Airport.  The flights will begin on Monday and are the very first direct flights between the capital cities of Seoul and Taiwan.  Before the introduction of the new direct flight, travellers had to go to cities near the capitals.  The new route is a part of Taiwan’s flight network, which is continuing to expand and also includes non-stop service from Taipei to Shanghai’s Hongqiao Airport and Tokyo’s Haneda Airport.

The government of Taiwan has the goal of making it possible for travellers to connect to other major cities in Northeast Asia via direct flights.  The ability to make these flights will make it more convenient for business travellers and cut travel time for everyone.  They also hope to see the number of tourists form overseas rise as a result of the direct flights.  The Civil Aeronautics Administration’s Planning, Legal and International Affair Division said that the new flight network will make Taipei a hub in Northeast Asia.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Late Spring Snowstorm Causes Flight Delays in Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Parts of eastern Canada are seeing a last blast of winter, with a storm system that moved into the region Monday.  From Ontario through to the Maritimes there were flight delays and cancellations that were the result of snow and freezing rain.  Toronto’s Pearson International Airport had more than 50 flights that were either delayed or cancelled.  Other cities affected include Ottawa, Montreal, and Halifax.

Heavy snowfall warnings were issued for southern Quebec and freezing rain warnings were issued for parts of New Brunswick.  Nova Scotia was to see heavy rainfall.  As warnings were issued and the bad weather moved in, Air Canada and Porter Airlines both warned passengers to expect flight delays and cancellations.  In fact, Porter issued a weather advisory for a number of cities, including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Newark, and Boston.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Flydubai to Operate Four Flights Per Week to Sana’a

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Dubai’s low-cost airline, Flydubai, has launched their inaugural flight to Sana’a, the capital of Yemen.  Flight FZ091 departed Dubai Terminal 2 at 7:00 am this morning and landed at El Rahaba Airport at 8:40 am.  With the new operations on this route of four times per week, Flydubai now has a network that includes 29 countries across the GCC, Middle East, Africa, Indian subcontinent, Asia, an parts of Europe.

The Minister of Transport, Dr. Waed Abdulla Batheeb; and the Chairman of Civil Aviation and Meteorology Authority, Hamed Faraj; Flydubai’s Chief Commercial Officer, Hamad Obaidalla; the HE Abdulla Matar Al Mazroui, UAE Ambassador to Yemen; along with other Yemen state officials were on hand to celebrate the inaugural flight.  The new route will increase business opportunities in both countries and will give travellers more options when it comes to finding affordable and high quality travel.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Charlie Scott’s

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

For the very best in live music in Copenhagen, visit Charlie Scott’s.  Charlie Scott’s is the place to see live jazz like you’ve never experienced it before.  Charlie Scott’s is also the place to be to watch all the best sporting events when you just can’t watch them live.

Tuesday Jazz with Chris Tanner, SPH Harbour Jazz, and Long John’s Jazz Club are just a few of the events that will draw you in and set your foot to tapping.  On their website, www.charliescotts.dk, you will find details on performances, performance schedules, and sporting events schedules.

You will also find information on the 2012 Fringe Jazz Festival.  Charlie Scott’s is also available for bookings when you have a large event to host.  You can plan the perfect party at Charlie Scott’s, day or night, and receive special offers from the bar.  Contact Charlie Scott’s today for all your jazz, sports, and entertainment needs.

Higher Airfares for Canadian Travellers

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

A Statistics Canada report reveals that Canadians are paying higher prices for airfare.  Last year the average ticket price was $234.80 and at the same time this year the average price is $248.60.  These fees do not include GST or other taxes or fees.  The price increase is hitting those who travel within Canada.  Average prices for domestic flights rose from $179.10 in 2010 to $195.80 in 2011.  However, international flights actually decreased in average price, from  $319.40 in 2010 to $318.30 in 2011.

Jennifer Sanford, a spokesperson for WestJet, said that they increased their prices five times in 2011 due to the rising cost of fuel.  Peter Fitzpatrick, spokesperson for Air Canada, also said that the state of the economy and rising fuel costs were reasons for increases in their ticket prices.  The prices of tickets for domestic flights is also dependent the city from which people are flying.  Those flying from Toronto are going to be paying the highest prices at an average of $221.60.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Bahrain Air will Resume Flights on Friday

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

The past three weeks has seen the suspension of Bahrain Air flights to Thiruvananthapuram international Airport due to issues over the air traffic rights on the Bahrain-Thiruvananthapuram-Bahrain sector.  Flights will resume on Friday because Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) gave mandatory clearance for the airline and they will offer flights on their regular schedule, with flights on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bahrain Air’s summer schedule had begun on March 29, but flights to Thiruvananthapuram stopped on March 29 as civil aviation authorities would not give permission for the airline to operate on the new schedule.  Talks were held earlier in April between Civil Aviation Affairs Authority, Embassy of Bahrain in India, Indian Embassy, and the Bahrain Air authorities in New Delhi, but the airline held of on resuming flights until they had written clearance.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Hawaiian Airlines Launches Flights from Honolulu to Fukuoka

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

The latest Hawaiian Airlines service to Asia has been launched with daily non-stop flights beginning today from Honolulu to Fukuoka.  Fukuoka is the third destination in Japan and the fourth destination in Asia for Hawaiian Airline in the past 17 months, with the other Japanese destinations including flights to Tokyo, Seoul, and Osaka.  Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian’s president and CEO, said that the new service will make it possible for people throughout the Kyushu region of Japan to have direct access to Hawaii.

However, the new service to Fukuoka is also very beneficial to Hawaii’s economy and tourism as Hawaiian is the only airline to offer year-round service to the region.  The new service will add about 100,000 seats to flights from Japan to Hawaii.  Fukuoka is also close to China, Korea, and other countries in Asia, which makes it easier for people from the continent to visit Hawaii.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Gatwick Flights Resume After Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Early Monday saw all inbound and outbound flights at London’s Gatwick Airport suspended because a plane has to make an emergency landing at the airport.  Virgin Airlines A-380, which was on its way to Orlando, Florida, had to land and be evacuated when smoke was noticed in the cabin.  Reports say that several passengers were suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation, but no one was seriously injured.

Gatwick Airport officials would not give any details, but would only say that there were temporary delays to arriving and departing flights and that these delays were cause by technical problems experience by an aircraft.  It has been confirmed that at least one Air Transat flight arriving from Toronto was delayed due to the issues with the Virgin Airlines flight.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

Air Canada Flights Getting Back to Normal After Strike

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Saturday afternoon saw Air Canada operations get back to normal after pilots held a sick-in that left dozens of flights grounded and stranded many passengers overnight on Friday night.  A total of 75 flights were cancelled, but Air Canada says on its website that operations are back to normal and that Saturday’s flight schedule is operating as usual.  Toronto’s Pearson International Airport still had a fe delays later in the day, but most were early in the morning.

Amanda Champagne, a resident of Alberta, spent the night in a hotel and then waited hours on Saturday morning for a flight to Deer Lake, N.L.  It became apparent by noon that she might not get out on Saturday and was told by Air Canada staff she might have to wait up to a week.  Champagne said that the airline has to put their customers first.  Peter Fitzpatrick, a spokesperson for Air Canada, said the interruption in the flight schedule at Pearson was due to the illegal strike action held on Friday.

The above article is a summary.  Please see the source article at Google News.

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