If this isn’t shown as updated, I apologise – I’m actually taking some of my own advice for once and upping sticks and going travelling thanks to the BA Ashes Sale. I’ll try and keep it up to date until Thursday – after that point my internet connectivity will be limited. Full normal service resumed by Friday 6th!
Jet Troubles – Strikes on the way
Alas, Jet Airways of India seem to be having a few problems as the management are denying the reinstatement of two employees. If there’s a strike – look out for it from the 7th September….
(Times of India)
Air Nuigini to order a pair of Dash-8-Q400’s
(Who? It’s the national carrier of Papa New Guniea it seems – learn something new every day I suppose!).
Air Nuigini is to order a pair of Q400’s citing growth, better performance than a Fokker F70 on Short Take Off and Landing (STOL) .
It’ll be a first for this carrier as they’ll be ordering directly from Bombardier and not acquiring the units from the second hand market (as they’re the older more fuel guzzling/lower performance/high noise – and judging by my ride in a Dash8-100, I’d agree with this)
Deployment is being considered for 2010, with routes to Sydney and Melbourne being considered.
TAM Rocks Amadeus, Gets Starry Eyed
TAM is gearing up for Star Alliance membership with it signing a 10 year deal with Amadeus to provide IT and airside systems. Before you get excited though – they haven’t signed up to the GDS (Global Distribution System) just yet, but are open to it.
TAM are aiming for an end of year join to Star Alliance, but in realistic terms – targeting April next year, thus plugging the South American gap.
More next week – When I get round to publishing it!