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Sep 8, 2008

Air France

Air France last week introduced mobile phone boarding passes on its 15-times-daily Paris Charles de Gaulle-Amsterdam service. Sep 8, 2008

Air France KLM

Air France KLM said at the beginning of July that it was in discussions with Veolia about a partnership to create a new high speed rail player in Europe. High speed rail travel is currently mainly in the hands of state-owned rail companies such as SNCF or Deutsche Bahn, or joint ventures between these operators such as Eurostar and Thalys. Private group NTV plans high-speed travel in Italy. Sep 8, 2008

British Airways

British Airways has now confirmed that it will begin Heathrow-Hyderabad flights on December 6 following Kingfisher Airlines introducing Heathrow-Bangalore last week, and Mumbai from the start of the winter season 26 October. he UK-India is certainly heating up. British Airways says the Indian market is now its second largest long haul after the United States. Besides Hyderabad the airline flies to Bangalore, Chennai (Madras), Kolkata (Calcutta), Delhi and Mumbai (Bombay). It competes on various routes with a number of carriers including Air India, Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic, besides the new Kingfisher operation. bmi introduced a short lived Mumbai route in 2006, and the airlines of the Gulf offer non-direct competition but only on a price basis. British Airways will operate Boeing 777 equipment on the route five times per week, with a four-class layout. Flight time is around nine hours. For more information visit www.ba.com Sep 6, 2008

Bmi

Bmi will double its London Heathrow-Moscow Domodedovo service to twice-daily on Oct. 26. The airline has served the Russian city daily since October 2006, but this additional service will firmly position the carrier as a key player on the lucrative route, previously dominated by British Airways and Russian airline Aeroflot. bmi operates two cabins on its...

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