SpiceJet to launch flights to Silchar, Aizwal

SpiceJet to launch flights to Silchar, Aizwal

NEW DELHI: SpiceJetBSE 1.11 % will start flights to Silchar and Aizawl from October as the budget airline looks to boost air connectivity in the North East region. The flights are being introduced with focus to “get the north-eastern states on its pan-India radar,” SpiceJet said in a release today. The carrier would deploy its Bombardier Q-400 fleet for the newly-devised schedule. “Flights to new sectors effective from October 4, include Kolkata-Silchar-Guwahati; Kolkata-Aizawl-Guwahati; Kolkata- Gorakhpur-Delhi,”…

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Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays to get lowest air fares

Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays to get lowest air fares

NEW DELHI: Mirroring a global trend, air fares in India are getting to be the cheapest during the middle of the week, when demand is at the lowest. Passengers who flew on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the period from March to July paid the least for their tickets, according to data compiled by online travel company MakeMyTrip.com. The trend is based on the average air fare on select routes for each day of the month during…

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9 diverted flights, 6 cancelled due to bad weather Friday

9 diverted flights, 6 cancelled due to bad weather Friday

Nine flights were diverted to Clark Airport and six others were cancelled as of 11:00 AM on Friday, according to the released advisory of the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA). GMA News initially reported delayed flights at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 due to lightning in the Manila Station. Among the diverted flights are: Cebu Pacific 5J962 0750H (Davao to Manila) Cebgo flights DG6228 0820H (Caticlan to Manila) DG6042 0855H (Busuanga to…

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Qatar Airways plane is forced to make emergency landing in Turkey after engine catches fire

Qatar Airways plane is forced to make emergency landing in Turkey after engine catches fire

Aircraft forced to land at Ataturk Airport with one of its engines on fire The Airbus A330, flight QR240 had been headed for Doha, Qatar Airline confirmed the incident was caused by a bird strike  No reports of any casualties and passengers disembarked safely A Qatar Airways passenger jet with over 300 people on board was forced to make an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport today (Thursday) after an engine caught fire, the airline…

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Etihad set to launch daily flight to Venice

Etihad set to launch daily flight to Venice

Etihad Airways will expand its services to Italy with a daily flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport. The new service will begin from October 30, 2016 and be served by an Airbus A319, offering 16 seats in business and 90 in economy. Together with Alitalia, its codeshare and equity partner, Etihad Airways will offer 35 weekly flights in and out of Italy, including double daily services to Rome and Milan. Etihad Airways started flights to…

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Flying American Airlines? Thank Hollywood for salads on board and a new route

Flying American Airlines? Thank Hollywood for salads on board and a new route

American Airlines flies more passengers out of Los Angeles International Airport than any other carrier and wants to maintain that dominance, especially among L.A.’s high-spending glitterati in the entertainment industry. To do that, American has created a panel of advisors from the entertainment industry to suggest ways the Fort Worth, Texas-based airline can make celebrities and Hollywood big shots happier in the air. The panel, created quietly about 18 months ago, is called the American…

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20 Best Airlines in the World : Emirates Named the Best Airline for 2016

20 Best Airlines in the World : Emirates Named the Best Airline for 2016

Emirates has been named the best airline in the world for 2016 by the leading consumer-aviation website Skytrax. The Dubai-based airline was presented with the award at a ceremony during the 2016 Farnborough Airshow. This is the fourth time Emirates has garnered this honor in the past 15 years, as well as its first win since 2013. “We are honored to be recognized by the prestigious Skytrax awards,” Emirates President Tim Clark said in a…

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Emirates EK521 Crash Landing in Dubai: Passengers on Flight want their Luggage Back

Emirates EK521 Crash Landing in Dubai: Passengers on Flight want their Luggage Back

Passengers seen scrambling to salvage their hand luggage from the overhead lockers of Emirates EK521 flight after the plane crash-landed at Dubai airport were lambasted for putting the survival of their belongings ahead of themselves and their fellow travellers. But those who followed proper safety protocol and abandoned their bags are still wondering whether an unlikely reunion is possible. Dinah Sam told the Khaleej Times that she lost five suitcases, including valuables such as work documents…

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