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Germanwings fallout: Air New Zealand joins global airlines on new cockpit rules

Air New Zealand on Friday joined other global airlines in stipulating that two crew members would have to be present at all times in the cockpit, amid allegations that a co-pilot willfully crashed a passenger jet earlier this week, locking the pilot out of the cockpit.

Global airlines' chiefs to meet in Delhi in December

The 27-member airline club has also decided to hold the meeting of its Chief Executive Board (CEB) in Delhi in December this year, Star Alliance CEO Mark Schwab said here.

AI systems integration with Star Alliance: SITA completes technical requisites

It also provides passengers with an efficient online booking engine, kiosk check-in and web check-in, a SITA statement said.

Air India formally becomes 27th member of Star Alliance

Air India on Friday formally became the 27th member of Star Alliance, opening up its domestic network in the fifth largest aviation market to the global airlines grouping's passengers the world over.

Ceremony on AI formal induction to Star Alliance on July 11

Ahead of joining the Star Alliance, Air India has virtually completed integration of its systems with that of the group.

Oneworld open to taking Indian carrier onboard

Global airlines grouping Oneworld has said it is open to taking on board an Indian carrier provided it complements other members and has high service standards like Kingfisher Airlines, which has now been grounded due to financial troubles.

India's domestic air traffic rose 16% in August: IATA

India's domestic air traffic surged almost 16 percent in August despite "substantial volatility" in the overall growth rate and weak economic conditions, global airlines' body IATA said on Thursday.

Global airline industry may record modest profits next year

The global airlines' body estimated that Asia-Pacific airlines were set to post a USD 2.3 billion profit for 2012, which was USD 0.3 billion better than previously forecast.

Kingfisher says making alternative arrangements for booking

Crisis-hit Kingfisher Airlines on Friday said it has made alternative arrangements for customers to book their travel on the carrier, in the wake of global airlines' body IATA suspending it from its platforms for non-clearance of dues.

Profits of global airlines fall by 60% in Q4: IATA

The situation facing Indian carriers has been reflected worldwide with the profits of global airlines declining by a whopping 60 percent in the fourth quarter this year compared to last year, in spite of a 5.7 percent rise in passenger demand.

Global airlines wary of picking up stakes in Indian carriers

Several major international airlines seem to be wary of picking up stakes in the loss-making Indian carriers at this stage, even as the government plans to take steps to allow them to do so.

Set airline industry free by slashing taxes: IATA to India

Global airlines body IATA Wednesday asked Indian government to set the country's aviation industry free by expeditiously reducing taxes, especially those on jet fuel, instead of "micro-managing" the cash-strapped sector.