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Finavia makes its airports more eco-efficient

FINAVIA is developing the eco-efficient operations of its airports. This also refers to the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions.   Emissions caused by Finavia’s largest airport, Helsinki Airport, clearly declined in 2011. As a result, the airport was accepted into the second Read More

AirAsia profit jumps despite `challenging` climate

Malaysia-based AirAsia on Wednesday announced a sixfold increase in second-quarter net profit as Asia`s budget travel leader increased revenue despite what it called a "challenging" aviation environment.   Net profit was 367.2 million ringgit (USD 115 million), up from 58.3Read More

Singapore's Changi Airport to raise stake in BAPL

Singapore's Changi Airport International (CAI) has decided to increase its stake in Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL) to 32.2% from 26% held since the project began in 2009.   The stake increase was announced during West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee's official vRead More

Govt to introduce anti-hijack bill in next session of Parliament

A bill to award death penalty to hijackers and give the right to security forces to shoot down an aircraft which may be used as a missile is likely to be brought in Parliament in the next session.   The Civil Aviation and Law Ministries are taking a fresh look at the much-delayed AntRead More

Haj Pilgrimage

The Minister of External Affairs, Shrimati Sushma Swaraj in statement laid on the table of the Lok Sabha today informed the members that since Haj 2013, the Saudi Government has reduced the overall Haj quota for pilgrims from foreign countries, including from India, by 20% and for domestic pilgriRead More

India calls for 'broad-based' Intl probe into MH17 downing

India today sought a "broad-based" international investigation into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane in Ukraine and called for steps to ensure that such a tragedy was not repeated.   External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, in her address at the East Asia Summit ForRead More

Dubai airport show to feature 30 innovations

Airport executives will gather in Dubai this week for the 14th edition of the Airport Show held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from May 11 to 13.   Shaikh Ahmad Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates airline and Group, isRead More

Qatar Airways will seek more capacity in India: Akbar Al Baker

Qatar Airways flies to 12 Indian cities, more than its peers in the Gulf, and its hub in Doha competes with Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah for traffic. Qatar Airways' growth in India has, however, been hit, as the Indian government has not revised bilateral seat entitlements, despite Qatar'Read More

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