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October 01, 2005

Airline closure strands travelers (Freeport Journal)

FREEPORT - The rumors began Thursday night, the first time Rockford Airport Executive Director Bob O'Brien heard there was a chance that TransMeridian, the Georgia-based airline that resurrected passenger service to Rockford two years ago, was shutting down and declaring bankruptcy.

Posted at 11:55 PM

Jazeera starts October 30

Kuwait's new budget carrier Jazeera Airways will start operations on October 30. The new airline has invested heavily in new technology to allow bookings online, through SMS and travel agents. Passengers will be able to choose whether to have food or not during the short flights. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:56 PM

Swiss, special offers

Swiss International is offering special fares this month to 32 European destinations from Dubai with prices from Dhs2,200. Seats must be bought before October 25 for travel up to October 31. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:51 PM

Airline bankruptcies effects far-reaching (North County Times)

NEW YORK ---- It might be tough to see how a major airline filing for bankruptcy has anything to do with the likes of Walt Disney Co. or AT&T Corp. That is, until you realize that they lease planes that the carrier flies.

Posted at 09:30 PM

Insurance rules subject of aviation dispute (Sierra Vista Herald)

SIERRA VISTA - Some local pilots who rent hangar space from the city at the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport say the Federal Aviation Administration and the city are defining "aircraft" differently.

Posted at 03:07 PM

Aviation buffs mark centennial of Wrights' first practical flight (The Herald-Sun)

When Wilbur Wright soared into the sky over Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905, it was pretty much a private showing.

Posted at 02:40 PM

Aviation buffs mark centennial of Wrights' first practical flight (Myrtle Beach Online)

DAYTON, Ohio - When Wilbur Wright soared into the sky over Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905, it was pretty much a private showing. Only a few friends and some local farmers witnessed the historic event.

Posted at 02:36 PM

Aviation buffs mark centennial of Wrights' first practical flight (The Herald-Sun)

When Wilbur Wright soared into the sky over Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905, it was pretty much a private showing.

Posted at 02:36 PM

Aviation buffs mark centennial of Wrights' first practical flight (The Daily Advance)

DAYTON, Ohio *** When Wilbur Wright soared into the sky over Huffman Prairie on Oct. 5, 1905, it was pretty much a private showing. Only a few friends and some local farmers witnessed the historic event.

Posted at 02:29 PM

Airline Plans Service Between Tulsa, Orlando (RedNova)

By Bloomberg, AP and Staff Reports Atlantic Southeast Airlines, the regional airline affiliate of Delta Air Lines Inc., will begin daily round-trip air service between Tulsa and Orlando, Fla., on Nov. 1, airline officials said Tuesday.

Posted at 01:57 PM

Airline bankrupt (The Sentinel)

Local people hoping to fly nonstop from Harrisburg International Airport to Disney World soon will have to make other plans. TransMeridian Airlines, a scheduled chartered airline that operated flights to Orlando every Sunday and Thursday, ceased its operations Friday and declared bankruptcy.

Posted at 08:51 AM

Airline to end service to SFO / Discount carrier Independence Air hard-pressed by rising fuel costs (San Francisco Chronicle)

When fledgling low-cost carrier Independence Air started flying out of San Francisco International Airport in May, the occasion was marked with cake and speeches. On Friday, the struggling airline quietly announced plans to cease flying from SFO in two...

Posted at 08:41 AM

Airline to end service to SFO / Discount carrier Independence Air hard-pressed by rising fuel costs (San Francisco Chronicle)

When fledgling low-cost carrier Independence Air started flying out of San Francisco International Airport in May, the occasion was marked with cake and speeches. On Friday, the struggling airline quietly announced plans to cease flying from SFO in two...

Posted at 08:36 AM

CGCC aviation getting a hangar (The Arizona Republic)

The Valley's only community college aviation program is getting more space.

Posted at 04:21 AM

Airline Boss Jets Off (Sky News via Yahoo! UK & Ireland Finance)

British Airways' boss Rod Eddington has bade a fond farewell to the airline after five years in charge. But Sir Rod will not be far away - he is to become a transport adviser to the Government.

Posted at 03:03 AM

Winner of airline ticket announced (Watertown Daily Times)

Gabrielle Zastrow, of 714 Vine St., has been named the winner of the airline ticket giveaway associated with the Main Street Program's summer Gateway entertainment series.

Posted at 12:02 AM

September 30, 2005

India s Deccan Aviation plans $250 mln IPO (Daily Times)

MUMBAI: India s first budget airline, Deccan Aviation Ltd., has began work to launch an initial public offer for up to $250 million to fund its expansion, a source familiar with the deal said on Friday.

Posted at 07:48 PM

ACE Aviation Delays Sale of Its Jazz Airline Unit (Update4) (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, postponed plans to sell a stake in its Jazz regional airline as an income trust after a government review cut demand for the high-yield securities.

Posted at 01:22 PM

ACE Aviation Delays Sale of Its Jazz Airline Unit (Update1) (Bloomberg.com)

Sept. 30 (Bloomberg) -- ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., parent of Air Canada, postponed plans to sell a stake in its Jazz regional airline as an income trust after a government review cut demand for the high-yield securities.

Posted at 08:39 AM

Sun Is Setting on a Temple to Aviation (Los Angeles Times)

Berlin's Tempelhof Airport, once a grand reflection of Hitler's dreams, is on its way to becoming obsolete. BERLIN *** Those big planes rattling the sky, dropping candy bars on tiny parachutes to the ground.

Posted at 02:05 AM

September 29, 2005

Eos airline offers $1,500 discounts (Seattle Times)

Eos, a new airline trying to lure high-paying passengers from major carriers between New York and London, said it received U.S. approval to start service...

Posted at 05:24 PM

Two Israel Aviation Industry employees suspected of fraud (Haaretz Daily)

Two Israel Aviation Industry acquisitions and marketing agents were interrogated on Thursday by the police International Crimes Unit on suspicion of bribing IAI officials in order to take exceptionally high commissions in transactions they handled.

Posted at 12:46 PM

Gulf Air, a future without AD

Gulf Air has put together a task force to review the airline's organisational structure and network, following the withdrawal of Abu Dhabi as partner. The task force will submit a strategic direction plan to the board for review. Gulf Air's Project Falcon returned the airline to profitability, but it has since come under pressure as a result of fuel price rises. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 07:57 AM

September 28, 2005

Air Arabia, more Ramadan flights

Air Arabia is putting on an extra fourteen flights between Sharjah and Saudi Arabia during the holy month of Ramadan for Umrah pilgrims. Flights will run daily to Jeddah's Haj terminal starting on 19 October, and finishing on 1 November. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:36 PM

Talks with Pakistan on civil aviation inconclusive (The Hindu News)

ISLAMABAD: Talks between India and Pakistan on enhanced cooperation in civil aviation ended inconclusively here on Wednesday despite agreement in principle on the subjects that were discussed.

Posted at 02:45 PM

Talks with Pakistan on civil aviation inconclusive (The Hindu News)

ISLAMABAD: Talks between India and Pakistan on enhanced cooperation in civil aviation ended inconclusively here on Wednesday despite agreement in principle on the subjects that were discussed.

Posted at 02:45 PM

Aviation C02 Controls to Cost EUR9 a Ticket (RedNova)

By Stephen Castle in Brussels A scheme to combat carbon dioxide emissions from aviation could extend to cover other forms of pollution, the European Commission said yesterday, as it unveiled moves which could lead to a 17 per cent saving on airlines' greenhouse gas output.

Posted at 07:18 AM

September 27, 2005

Qatar Airways goes to Spain

Qatar Airways will start flying to Madrid from 2 December. The airline will operate three flights a week between Doha and the Spanish capital. The airline is also introducing a service to Berlin, which begins on 15 December, and to Nairobi from 15 November. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:50 PM

Officials rename terminal: Aviation Fest makes history (Wellington Daily News)

History was made at the Lion's Club Aviation Festival. The Wellington Municipal Airport terminal building was re-named the Cole-Brown Terminal after Dr. Ward Cole and Dr. Elvin Brown.

Posted at 02:35 PM

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation fulfils investment in US Airways-America West (Canadian Press via Yahoo! News)

MONTREAL (CP) - ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, said Tuesday it has completed its planned $75-million-US investment in the new US Airways and progress has been made on co-operation agreements between the two companies.

Posted at 10:21 AM

(AFX UK Focus) 2005-09-27 12:23 GMT: EU proposes to open aviation talks with Ukraine (Interactive Investor)

BRUSSELS (AFX) - The European Commission said it is proposing the launch of talks with Ukraine on the opening of a common aviation area. The move follows the decision of EU transport ministers in June to form a European common aviation area with neighbouring countries.

Posted at 06:46 AM

September 26, 2005

Assetinsure enters aviation insurance (Sydney Morning Herald)

Insurer Assetinsure has entered the general aviation insurance market. Melbourne-based Assetinsure is 50 per cent owned by Babcock & Brown, which is a worldwide owner and financier of commercial aircraft through its subsidiary Babcock & Brown Aircraft Management Inc.

Posted at 08:46 PM

IC, Arabic online bookings

InterContinental Hotels Group has introduced an Arabic online booking website. The facility is available for bookings at IC's 3,500 hotels across seven brands, and Priority Club rewards programme. The hotel chain says over $5m worth of reservations are booked via the group's Internet sites, which are now available in nine different languages. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 08:44 PM

Civil Aviation Conference for Asia-Pacific Region open in Australia (AngolaPress)

CANBERRA, 09/26 - The 42nd Conference of Directors General of Civil Aviation for the Asia and Pacific Region opened on the Gold Coast of Australia`s state of Queensland Monday.

Posted at 01:58 PM

Airline streamlines to cut costs (WRIC 8)

DULLES, Va. Independence Air is cutting some flights. The Dulles-based airline has announced it plans to reduce its flight schedule in an effort to save money and stave off bankruptcy.

Posted at 08:11 AM

September 25, 2005

Budget hotels for UAE

The Landmark Group will establish 20 budget hotels in the UAE and India in the next 18 months. Branded City Max, rooms will be priced from about $50 a day and provide basic accommodation with no room service. One hotel will be built in each of Dubai, Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:08 PM

China's engines to occupy one tenth of world's aviation market (People's Daily)

China's engines will occupy one tenth of the world's aviation market in next 20 years, with the market value to be worth 34 billion US dollars, thanks to Chin's high demand for new aircraft, said Steve Miller, a senior official of Rolls Royce company, on Sunday.

Posted at 07:59 PM

Airport officials may venture into private aviation business (San Diego Union-Tribune)

Sep. 25 (UNION-TRIBUNE): The future of private aviation at San Diego International Airport returns to an airport board committee tomorrow as officials consider possible competition for the business that serves the aircraft.

Posted at 11:37 AM

Emirates sackings over service

Emirates Airlines has sacked eight senior cabin crew managers over concerns of falling standards among front line staff, reported 7Days. Staff heard of the sackings via a letter from cabin crew head, Kevin Griffiths. Senior VP for service delivery, Terry Daly, wrote to staff earlier this year after complaints of slipping standards. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 05:41 AM