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SriLankan to increase Tokyo flights

As posted on The Networker, SriLankan Airlines from 24th December is adding its fourth weekly frequency to Tokyo Narita. The new flight operates out of Colombo on Saturdays and out of Narita on Sundays, on board Airbus A340-300 aircraft. The flight will operate as UL454/5, the nonstop Colombo – Tokyo terminator. The carrier was awarded…
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Boeing officially launches 737RE

Boeing’s board today approved the decision to officially go ahead with the 737RE. The airframer reported that it has received 496 commitments for the new upgrade from five airlines. Boeing pormises a 4% lower fuel burn over the A320neo. It is however yet to identify the future production facility for the new aircraft. The 737RE…
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The three elements of an ancillary sale

In my opinion, you need to have three pillars to make the sale of your ancillary product successful. Value Trust Impression Value – No passenger comes on board an aircraft to shop. Hence it is important that the products being sold on board convey some sort of value to the passenger. This is not about…
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Kingfisher to launch 3 routes to Colombo

Kingfisher Airlines, effective 1st October 2011, is launching daily flights to Colombo from Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram and Tiruchirapally. The flights will operate on board ATR72 aircraft. Kingfisher originally planned these flights to be operated from late 2010, which never materialized.

The Difference Between Consultants

I know of many consultants in this industry who do it solely as a way to earn money. They may show up as one man operations, but hire entire PR departments to build up their image. They may not know the difference between two aircraft types, but they often get quoted on leading media (…
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Now You Can Hire Me

Today I went ahead and launched Miyuru S. Consulting. Without making you tired, let me invite you to read all about it here. So, please share this news with your friends (possible effortlessly, from the above link) and give me a helping hand! Thanks for reading!

Beauty or commodity?

Every so often we come to hear about bringing back the beauty of flying, and about making air travel a commodity (specially in Asia). But is doing both of this at the same time really possible? To bring back the so-called beauty of flying, we have to go back to the good old days of…
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SriLankan Airlines Cargo Schedule

Since the return of its wet leased An-12 freighters a few years ago, it seemed that SriLankan Airlines had stopped its cargo operations. There was next to none marketing about any freighter flights operated by SriLankan and the SriLankan Cargo website too had not been updated in a good few years. The schedules link in…
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EgyptAir Boeing 777 Catches Fire at Cairo Airport

An Egyptair Boeing 777-200ER aircraft that was being prepared to a flight to Jeddah from Cairo, caught fire at the Cairo international airport today. The aircraft had about 300 passengers, all of whom were safely disembarked according to the airport authority. The fire fighter teams had successfully contained the fire. According to the early reports,…
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Asiana Cargo 747 Missing

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 747-400 freighter, operating flight OZ991 from Seoul Incheon to Shanghai Pu Dong has gone missing. The aircraft reported problems en route and decided to divert to Jeju (IATA:CJU). The aircraft lost contact with the radar eventually and its last known position was about 100km Southwest of Jeju. The flight’s scheduled departure…
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