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Flydubai Boeing 737 FZ981 crashes on approach to Rostov On Don

  • March 19, 2016
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A¬†Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by flydubai crash landed on approach to Russia’s Rostov-on-Don airport, early morning on 19th March 2016. The incident occurred between 0040 UTC and 0050 UTC. The aircraft was operating as FZ981 – a scheduled flight from Dubai, UAE to Rostov-on-Don. The airline confirmed that there were 55 passengers on board, all […]

Introduction to Airline Economics 101

  • February 15, 2016
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Airline economics – the use of metrics to measure performance – is an interesting subject. These metrics not only allow an airline to asses its own performance, across routes and wide-network, but also allows comparisons between airlines to be made where applicable. Some key airline metrics are below.   Available Seat Kilometre (or Available Seat […]

Guide to developing a great website

  • October 24, 2015
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Having a great website is an essential factor for success in today’s competitive business environment, for any business. In a day and age where consumers are increasingly moving online, and regular GDS sales are falling, this is more important than ever for an airline. What are the elements that make a good website, a great […]

Norwegian Places Largest Ever Aircraft Order from Europe

  • January 25, 2012
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Ambitious and successful Europe based low cost carrier, Norwegian, has announced that it has placed the largest ever aircraft order by a European airline. The order is for 150 Airbus A320neos, and 222 Boeing 737s. This makes a departure for Norwegian from its Boeing-only strategy so far. The order breakdown is as follows 100 firm […]

How to make Sri Lanka’s AirportExpress a success

  • January 22, 2012
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Sri Lankan government’s project to create a rail transfer service from Colombo city to the Colombo Bandaranaike Airport, has turned into a loss making venture. Keeping aside the usual suspecting of corruption involved in South Asian dealings, this is a suggestion to make the system work in Sri Lanka. – If possible, import two to […]

Airbus A380 Touches Down in Sri Lanka for the first time

  • January 9, 2012
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Note: The following post was published in 2012, when an A380 landed in Sri Lanka for the first time ever. Since then, Emirates A380s have landed in Sri Lanka several times – including an emergency landing in 2015. Making local aviation history, an Airbus A380-800 touched down in Sri Lanka today for the first time. […]

Deccan Lanka gets new investors, mulling expansion

  • January 9, 2012
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Leading Sri Lankan domestic airline Deccan Lanka has received additional capital after the purchase of its Indian Deccan held stakes by Singapore based Millenium Aero. The airline presently operates a single Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter and a GippsAero GA-8 Airvan aircraft. The airline has already finalized its plans to begin daily flights to Jaffna, in […]

Hambanthota Airport Development – Progress in photos

  • January 8, 2012
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The following photos depicting the present progress of the Hambanthota Mattala Airport development in Southern Sri Lanka, were posted on Sri Lanka’s Airport & Aviation Authority website.   The runway being constructed Terminal area being developed Terminal building being constructed Air Traffic Control Tower being constructed All photos copyright of the Airport & Aviation Services […]

Nokia Paints a Jet Airways Plane with a Lumia Ad

Nokia, the Finnish mobile phone manufacturer who recently embraced Windows Phone as its main smartphone OS, has taken the advertising for its new Lumia lineup one step further, by painting a Jet Airways aircraft with a Lumia ad. While photos of this aircraft are not yet to be seen on any spotter site (Indian aircraft […]

The Everyday New Year Resolution

  • January 2, 2012
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“Just till I go to sleep today”.. You just want to be positive, keep your resolutions till the end of 1st january. But why ? Last morning I thought, I only need to keep positive mood till 12 noon. That’s when it will be 2030 to Kiribati and Tokelau. And it made me think, why […]