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  • AA09: Jetlite fleet renewal to begin in 2010


    <p>India's Jet Airways could be in the market for both narrowbodies and regional jets in 2010 as part of a fleet...


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  • AA09: Jetlite fleet renewal to begin in 2010

    News | 09 Sep 2009 03:13 | Siva Govindasamy

    <p>India's Jet Airways could be in the market for both narrowbodies and regional jets in 2010 as part of a fleet renewal plan for its Jetlite subsidiary.</p><p>"Jetlite's...http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/AA09-Jetlite-fleet-renewal-to-begin-in-2010-332041/
  • Jet Airways and Air Sahara to merge

    News | 23 Jan 2006 10:00

    <P><BR>Jet Airways has confirmed that it will acquire rival carrier Air Sahara in a ground-breaking deal worth around $500 million. The deal represents the first consolidation in India’s fast-changing air transport market. <BR><BR><IMG height=156 alt=GOYAL hspace=6 src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=11162" width=106 align=left>Jet, India’s largest privately owned airline, confirmed to the Bombay Stock Exchange that directors “considered and approved, subject to receipt of regulatory approvals as may be required, the acquisition by the company of 100% of the full paid-up equity share capital of Sahara Airlines Ltd”. <BR>Jet says the cash deal will be worth around $500 million. <BR>Delhi-based Air Sahara, which is owned by the Sahara Group conglomerate, has been on the market for some time as it needs cash to expand, although Mumbai-based Jet denied in October any interest in buying it. Recently launched Kingfisher Airlines was considered a front-runner in the bidding but it says it hashttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Jet-Airways-and-Air-Sahara-to-merge-204242/
  • Indonesian MRO shows lightweight IFE installation

    News | 24 Feb 2004 00:00

    <p>A new-generation in-flight entertainment system is one of the highlights of the GMF AeroAsia stand (A507).</p> <p>The Jakarta-based maintenance and repair organisation is showing an example of the Ibises International SMC-3000 lightweight IFE system originally developed by Californian company Global Aviation. </p> <p>GMF AeroAsia is negotiating to install the system in the Boeing 737-400s of Indian carrier Sahara Airlines. GMF has just signed a $1 million contract with the airline for D-checks of these aircraft.</p> <p>Present at the show for the third time, the company is looking forward to a busy week. </p> <p>Iwan Zaiwansah, general manager marketing, says GMF plans to announce a number of new contracts over the next few days. They will cover maintenance of up to five 747-200s for Phuket Air of Thailand, JT8D engine and APU maintenance for Indonesia's Lion Air, MD-80 and 747-200 maintenance for Orient Thai Airlines, a D-check of the presidential Boeing 727.</p> <p>BRENDAN GAhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Indonesian-MRO-shows-lightweight-IFE-installation-179669/
  • Ambitions in Africa

    News | 05 Dec 2000 00:00

    <p>Among the world's worst performers, some North African airlines are looking forward to a brighter future</p> <p>Hilka Birns/CAPE TOWN </p> <p>WHILE MOST African airlines rank among the world's poorest performers, the north of the continent is home to a clutch of carriers which are generally paying their way, modernising their aircraft fleets and looking towards a more competitive future. Spanning Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Sudan, the region is geographically part of Africa, but has strong historic and cultural ties with Europe and the Arab world. </p> <p>Leading North African carrier EgyptAir ranked 60th in the world last year in turnover terms, with sales of about $1 billion, making it Africa's second largest airline after South African Airways. Royal Air Maroc (RAM) and Tunisair rank next, with sales of around $600 million and $500 million respectively, while Air Algerie, Sudan Airways and Libyan Arab Airlines have been hamstrung by political turmoil and/or inthttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ambitions-in-Africa-123354/
  • Makeover for Sahara in growth bid

    News | 01 Nov 2000 00:00

    <p>India's Sahara Airlines is undergoing an image revamp which includes a re-branding exercise and new corporate colours as it seeks to expand its share in the local market. </p> <p>Changes were made beginning on 2 October, when new colours were unveiled alongside an operational name change to Air Sahara. </p> <p>"It is part of the changes we are making to improve the airline," says a spokesman. "There have been some management changes and we have some foreign consultants who are helping us." </p> <p>Sahara, formerly Sahara India Airlines, is one of two main private domestic operators in the country, the other being larger Jet Airways. Last year, Jet began operating ATR-72s in addition to its existing 20-plus Boeing 737s, and is studying the purchase of regional jets. Sahara has eight 737s. </p> <p>Earlier this year Sahara shelved a plan to form a domestic feeder carrier like Jet has done. The plan to operate turboprops as a result of rising fuel costs may be revived if the Indianhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Makeover-for-Sahara-in-growth-bid-123103/
  • New Indian domestic carrier gets go-ahead

    News | 28 Aug 2000 23:00

    <p>Crown Express has won Indian Government clearance for its investment proposal to launch a new, privately owned domestic airline operation by the end of the year. </p> <p>According to the Indian civil aviation ministry, a no-objection certificate (NOC) is still under consideration to clear the airline to start flying. The next committee meeting to discuss the application is expected to be held in September. </p> <p>Clearance has, however, already been granted by the commerce and industry ministry for a 1.11 billion rupee ($24.3 million) proposal to establish the airline. Around 60% of the money is expected to come from a group of Indian investors led by aircraft leasing specialist Neera Radia and her family, while the rest could come from foreign institutional investors and venture capital funds. Radia told local press that she wants the new airline to provide "affordable air travel to Indian consumers". </p> <p>Civil aviation ministry officials say Crown Express plans to operatehttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/New-Indian-domestic-carrier-gets-go-ahead-119580/