• Here are the safest airlines to fly in 2017

    With mysterious disappearing planes, an intentionally downed airliner, and a recent high-profile crash that killed a Brazilian soccer team, anxious travelers might be clutching their arm rests tighter than usual on flights — but in reality it has never been safer to fly. Crashes have been declining for the past 20 years and are at […]

  • Vistara Airlines may advance overseas sojourns

    Vistara, which completes two years of domestic operations on January 9, has maintained that it would like to start flying overseas as early as possible. Vistara, which completes two years of domestic operations on January 9, has maintained that it would like to start flying overseas as early as possible. NEW DELHI: Vistara, joint venture […]

  • Move on to install radar at airport under PPP

    Civil Aviation Ministry is going to finalise its decision very soon on installation of a multimode surveillance system, including radar and other equipment, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport under PPP, reports UNB. Security experts warned that the implementation of such a sensitive project under Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) will only put the national security at stake. They […]

  • Tourism earns record US$3.5b in 2016 for Sri Lanka

    Colombo : Tourism has brought a record US$3.5 billion to Sri Lanka’s exchequer in 2016, seven years after the end of a devastating civil war, a government minister said. But industry sources expressed that the skepticismboom could be short-lived as planned airport closures forced the cancellation of many international flights. Tourism on the Indian Ocean […]

  • AirlineRatings.com names top 20 safest airlines

    Airline rating organisation AirlineRatings.com has named top 20 safest airlines for 2017 from the 425 it monitors. Qantas has been adjudged as the world’s safest airline for the fourth year running due to its fatality-free record. The top 20 airlines in alphabetical order are: Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, All Nippon Airways, British Airways, Cathay […]

  • Latest Airbus A320 joins Bangkok Airways’ fleet

    Capt. Tipparat Pakpoomsin, Director – Flight Operations, Airways, together, with pilots received the airline’s latest Airbus A320 at Suvarnabhumi Airport recently. The Airbus 320 has 162 Economy Class seats and will be serving both domestic and international routes – Chiang Mai, Phuket, Krabi, Dhaka, Yangon, Siem Reap, and Mumbai. The airline’s fleet now consists of […]

  • JFK airport transformation to cost $10b

    New York : Andrew Cuomo, Governor, on January 4 unveiled a $10 billion plan to revamp John F. Kennedy International Airport. The plan also includes improvement of roads and mass transit. Long Island Rail Road station connecting to JFK will be modernised, roads in the area expanded, new security measures installed, new terminals will be […]

  • IATA advises Indian govt. to consult users before raising airport, navigation charges

    The Indian government should have consulted the stakeholders before increasing airport and navigation charges, International Air Transport Association (IATA) said. Blair Cowles, Regional Director, Safety and Flight Operations, IATA, expressed the international airline body’s displeasure in a letter to RN Choubey, Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on December 9. The letter was made public […]

  • HSIA to come under multi-mode surveillance system

    Despite security concerns voiced by experts and the Prime Minister’s instructions to be cautious in using radars, the Civil Aviation Ministry is going to finalise its decision very soon on installation of a multimode surveillance system, including radar and other equipment, at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport under PPP, reports UJNB. Security experts warned that the […]

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