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  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDONESIA: IPO of Garuda awaits strategic partner

    Flag carrier Garuda Indonesia mayhave to extend the waiting period foran initial public offering. The Departmentof State Owned Enterprises(SOE) has scheduled the carrier and itssubsidiary companies for initial publicoffering/IPO this year 2007. However, the company is still uncertainas it...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: Air India may resume freighter service

    Air India is likely to re-launchfreighter service around June thisyear with two converted A310s. Theairline plans to tap Paris-Frankfurtand Shanghai-Bangkok via Mumbaiand Bangalore respectively. The airlinehalted its loss-making freighter servicein the mid-90s. With the resumption of a dedicatedfreighter service,...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: Skycooler names sales agents

    Following the recent launch ofSkycooler, a specialist cooltainer leasingcompany, the company is furtherdeveloping its global network throughthe appointment of sales agents DRHLogistics in Sri Lanka, which will representSkycooler throughout the Indiansub-continent. Skycoolers CEO Graham Walterssaid: "Cool-chain services are becomingincreasingly...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: First Flight adds Bangalore to network

    First Flight Couriers has announcedthe addition of Bangalore to its recentlystarted aviation operations. With this,the company will be offering direct connectivitybetween the main trade hubsof the country — Chennai, Bangalore,Mumbai and Delhi. First Flight is also now able to...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: DTDC to launch new product

    India-based express logistics firm,DTDC will launch a new premiumproduct that will seek to deliver greatervalue for money to those seeking topof the line service at below marketleader prices. Termed "V Series," the service willdeliver documents up to one kilogramthe...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    INDIA: FDI in domestic carriers may soar

    The Indian government is consideringa proposal to increase the foreigndirect investment (FDI) limit in scheduleddomestic carriers to 74 percentfrom 49 percent, the Economic Timesreported. The idea is being mootedto increase the funding options fordomestic airlines, which have drawnup huge...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    SRI LANKA: Lanka to decide on air ties with Emirates

    A four-member board, appointedby Sri Lankan President MahindaRajapaksa, has recommended thatthere be "effective" accountability andtransparency in the maintenance andoperation of SriLankan Airlines in theevent of the lease being extended tothe Emirates, according to sources. The board was formed to...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Emirates plans to expand in Americas

    Emirates airlines is expected tomake major inroads into North andSouth America this year, Gulf Newsreported, citing sources familiar withits expansion plans. The Dubai-based carrier, whichrecently announced several enhancementsto its existing network as wellas new routes it would add in...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Deutsche Post signs logistics pact

    Dubai Industrial City said it establisheda partnership with Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN) the parentcompany of DHL, Danzas and Exel,to support its 20 million square feetlogistics facility – transPARK. Dubai Industrial City’s proximity toJebel Ali Port – the world’s...... Read More
  • 01 Feb 2007

    MIDDLE EAST: Qatar Airways Cargo expands

    Qatar Airways Cargo has announcedseveral appointments in senior managementpositions. The Doha-basedcarrier has promoted Joachim Klechato regional manager Europe andAmericas, to be based in Frankfurt.Prior to joining Qatar Airways Cargo,Klecha was area manager, Germany,Switzerland and Austria for BritishAirways Cargo. In...... Read More