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Mar 26, 2007

Indonesia To Announce Airline Ratings This Week Indonesia will announce the results of an audit on airlines this week, the country's aviation chief said on Tuesday, amid pressure to improve air safety following a string of accidents in recent months. Mar 20, 2007

All Nippon Airways

All Nippon Airways; North American customer relations and service office near Los Angeles was raided last Thursday by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Associated Press reported. The FBI declined to comment on the nature of the warrant, but ANA said there was "no suspicion of terrorism and the ANA flights are operating normally," AP said. Mar 19, 2007

Bangkok Airport

Don Muang Airport To Reopen After De-Commissioning. Bangkok's Don Muang Airport will reopen for domestic flights on Sunday to ease congestion at the new USD$4 billion Suvarnabhumi Airport, six months after it was decommissioned. Mar 25, 2007

Bangkok Airport, Thai Airways

Thai Airways, Nok Air, One-Two-Go Airlines and Orient Thai Airlines will resume domestic operations at Bangkok's old Don Muang Airport on March 25. Last Sunday Thai moved 29 truckloads of passenger and ground handling equipment back to Don Muang from the new Suvarnabhumi International, where a few gates at a time are being taken out of service to facilitate airfield pavement repairs. Don Muang was closed to scheduled commercial traffic when Suvarnabhumi opened Sept. 28, but the Thai government last month decided to permit some operations at the old facility to take the pressure off the new airport. Several commissions are studying soil and pavement conditions at Suvarnabhumi and will make recommendations to correct underlying problems. Mar 20, 2007

Samara Airport

Fog cited in UTair accident that kills six Accident investigators are looking at whether heavy fog played a role in Saturday's crash of a UTair Tu-134 that killed six passengers at Samara Airport. Mar 20, 2007

Sydney

Gateway debate grows Melbourne and Brisbane airports want the Australian government to open Australian routes to foreign airlines willing to serve gateways other than Sydney. They argue that Sydney receives most of the new flights operated by foreign carriers and that Qantas is concentrating more of its overseas capacity at the airport. Melbourne also complains that its international presence is suffering because Qantas is transferring overseas routes to subsidiary Jetstar. Mar 19, 2007

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