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November 12, 2005

Etihad, Q1 new destinations

Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is to add Doha, Muscat, Manila, Jakarta and Paris to its schedule in Q1 next year, officials told Gulf News. Next month the airline starts flights to Johannesburg, and its new flights to Toronto are booked solid until February 2006. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:53 PM

Oriental focus on aviation reinsurance (The Telegraph)

Calcutta, Nov. 12: Oriental Insurance Company is keen on acquiring inward reinsurance business, particularly relating to the aviation and power sectors, from nearby Saarc countries and expects to achieve a business of $20 million in the current fiscal.

Posted at 02:41 PM

Oriental focus on aviation reinsurance (The Telegraph)

Calcutta, Nov. 12: Oriental Insurance Company is keen on acquiring inward reinsurance business, particularly relating to the aviation and power sectors, from nearby Saarc countries and expects to achieve a business of $20 million in the current fiscal.

Posted at 02:41 PM

UAE to host the 1st Arab Aviation Security Conference in Abu Dhabi (AME Info)

The UAE is slated to host the First Arab Aviation Security Conference in Abu Dhabi from February 6 to 9, 2006.

Posted at 07:12 AM

Low-cost airline's big spend (icWales)

LOW-COST airline Ryanair yesterday unveiled plans in Germany to spend **574m on new planes to create its second largest airport base.

Posted at 02:16 AM

November 11, 2005

Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. Reports October 2005 Traffic (RedNova)

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (BULLETIN BOARD: GLUX) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of October.

Posted at 04:18 PM

Aviation Partners CEO resigns (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Mike Marino, chief executive officer at Aviation Partners Boeing, has resigned.

Posted at 11:56 AM

Discussions between new investors and China Aviation Oil continuing (Channel NewsAsia)

Head of China Aviation Oil's restructuring task force Gu Yan Fei said that discussions with new investors including Temasek Holdings were continuing. Madam Gu however declined to name the investors or confirm rumours that oil giants BP and Vitol were among the interested parties.

Posted at 03:10 AM

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum: (The Chronicle Herald)

Aircraft and aviation memorabilia. Exit 6, Hwy. 102. Cumberland County Museum and Archives: Footprints in the Snow, to Nov 26. Open Tuesdays to Saturdays. 667-2561, Amherst.

Posted at 12:14 AM

November 10, 2005

Old Town Aviation Gets OK for Veterans' Discount (RedNova)

By AIMEE DOLLOFF; OF THE NEWS STAFF OLD TOWN - A change in certification at Old Town Aviation is allowing war veterans to obtain their commercial pilot's licenses at a reduced cost through the GI Bill.

Posted at 08:04 PM

ACE Aviation shareholders approve C$300 mln payout (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

Air Canada parent ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. won approval on Thursday to distribute up to C$300 million of capital to shareholders.

Posted at 01:27 PM

Gulf Air, e-ticket flights

Gulf Air has kicked off its e-ticketing service with flights from Bahrain to London and Sydney. Passengers are able to check in at the airport by producing an e-ticket printout and ID. The service is currently available on routes between Bahrain, London, Singapore and Sydney, but will be phased in across the airline's whole network by the end of 2007. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 03:26 AM

November 09, 2005

Bomb attack on Amman hotels

Three hotels in the Jordan capital of Amman have been rocked by apparent suicide bomb attacks, killing at least 57 people and injuring more than 120. The explosions struck the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels in the commercial Jebel Amman district, frequented by American and European businessmen and diplomats. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 10:14 PM

ACE Aviation Completes Deal With Boeing (AP via Yahoo! Finance)

ACE Aviation Holdings Inc., the parent company of Air Canada, said Wednesday it completed a deal with Boeing Co., made in April, to buy up to 36 Boeing 777s and up to 60 Boeing 787 Dreamliners, after an earlier pilot strike led the airline to cancel the deal.

Posted at 04:32 PM

China strikes 1.3 bln dlr aviation deals with Rolls-Royce, Airbus (AFP via Yahoo! News)

China signed commercial aviation contracts worth 1.3 billion dollars (1.1 billion euros) with Rolls-Royce and Airbus that coincided with President Hu Jintao's state visit to Britain.

Posted at 11:56 AM

Gulf Air in top 10

Gulf Air has been ranked among the world's top 10 airlines in a Skytrax passenger poll, and named Travel and Tourism company of the year at the Arabian Business Awards, reported Gulf Daily News. The airline has climbed to sixth place in worldwide rankings for its overall performance in first class, 12th in business, and 10th in economy class. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 02:45 AM

November 08, 2005

SAA aircraft delivery

Saudi Arabian Airlines will next month receive the first of the 15 new Embraer aircraft it ordered last April, according to Director General Dr Khaled Ben-Bakr. The national carrier will use the aircraft to add frequencies on existing regional and domestic flights, and eventually develop mini-hubs in the northern city of Hail and the southern resort city of Abha. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 09:24 PM

Continental makes fair showing on airline survey (bizjournals.com via Yahoo! Finance)

Continental Airlines Inc. fared better than many of its U.S. airline carrier counterparts in Zagat's 2005 U.S. Airline Survey and 2005 International Airline Survey.

Posted at 02:36 PM

China aviation in stake talks with BP (Stuff)

SINGAPORE: BP, the world's second-largest oil firm, is among four foreign investors negotiating for stakes as part of a rescue plan for China Aviation Oil (CAO) (Singapore) Corp Ltd, a source said yesterday.

Posted at 10:14 AM

98 Dubai firms attend WTM

Dubai will host a 5,000 sqft stand at the World Travel Market 2005 to be held in London from November 14-17. The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing is supported by the largest-ever delegation of 98 Dubai companies from the hospitality, travel and tourism sectors. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 06:30 AM

November 07, 2005

EK says Qantas protectionist

Emirates vice chairman and group president Maurice Flanagan branded the Australian airline Qantas 'one of the world's most anti-competitive airlines'. His comment to a news agency came came after Qantas objected to Emirates' bid to double its weekly flights to Australia to 84. [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 11:15 PM

BP May Buy China Aviation Oil Stake, Dow Jones Reports (Bloomberg.com)

Nov. 8 (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc, Europe's biggest oil company, may buy a stake in China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corp., Dow Jones Newswires reported, citing an unidentified person.

Posted at 08:31 PM

Cleric Tasks FG On Aviation Sector Reform (AllAfrica.com)

Primate of the Church of the Lord (Aladura) worldwide, Most Rev. Rufus Okikiola Ositelu yesterday urged the Federal Government to beam its reform searchlight on the activities and operations of the country's civil aviation sector with a view to correcting all anomalies bedeviling the industry.

Posted at 11:55 AM

Putin wants progress on aviation holding (Russian Information Agency Novosti)

MOSCOW, November 7 (RIA Novosti) - President Vladimir Putin demanded Monday that the government speed up the establishment of an aviation holding. "I want to remind you of the terms to establish an aviation holding. We have a plan.

Posted at 06:59 AM

Escape Dubai stress to Al Maha

The world famous Al Maha Desert Resort said its surveys showed that its biggest source of new clients were Dubai residents looking to escape the stresses of the city. With only 40 villas and two suites this resort offers privacy and tranquility in a luxury setting (see Five-Star Travel). [AMEInfo.com]

Posted at 12:39 AM

November 06, 2005

Boom in civil aviation calls for modern airport infrastructure (The Hindu)

"Civil aviation is one sector that will attract huge investments in the next five years."

Posted at 02:59 PM

FAA official says agency reviewing Rounds air travel (AberdeenNews.com)

PIERRE, S.D. - The Federal Aviation Administration has started a review of Gov. Mike Rounds' use of state-owned aircraft after Democratic leaders raised concerns about the Republican leader's trips, an agency official said.

Posted at 01:01 PM

Skywards, Taj Hotels tie-up

The Taj Group is the newest hotel partner of Emirates Airlines' Skywards frequent flyer program. Any Skyward members staying at any of Taj Group of hotels and resorts worldwide until November 15 this year will earn double miles. Members will earn 500 Skywards Miles per qualifying stay at any of the 73 Taj properties. [AMEInfo.com]

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