More carmakers caught in headlights of VW engine-rigging scandal

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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Iran's 'catastrophic mistake': Speculation, pressure, then admission

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Analsyts say it is irresponsible to link the crash of a Ukraine International Airline Boeing 737-800 to the 737 MAX accidents (AFP Photo/INA FASSBENDER)

Missing MH370 likely to have disintegrated mid-flight: experts

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A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 commercial jet.

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Leaders see horror of French Alps crash as probe gathers pace

"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Garuda mulling reopening routes to Amsterdam and Nagoya

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia is considering reopening routes to Amsterdam and Nagoya, and starting a new service to India next year so as to jack up revenue from international flights, which contributed 45 percent of its income in 2006.

Garuda spokesman Pujobroto said the carrier was now studying what needed to be done to improve its services, including the use of newer aircraft and expanding promotion to business passengers.

"We terminated our service to Amsterdam at the end of 2004 because it wasn't competitive and was losing money. Now, we are considering reopening it with improved efficiency and profitability," said Pujobroto on Wednesday.

"Amsterdam is actually a highly prospective market in Europe."

Besides Amsterdam, Garuda also closed its routes to London and Paris in 2004.

It closed its service to Nagoya after the second Bali bombing in 2004 caused a collapse in the number of Japanese passengers, leaving it with only two destinations in Japan -- Tokyo and Osaka.

"As the Japanese market has been showing an improvement, we're studying the possibility of also reopening the route to Nagoya."

Regarding a service to India, he said that Garuda had yet to select a destination in that country.

Besides reopening old routes and establishing new ones, Garuda will also increase the frequency of its flights to a number of existing destinations.

Agus Priyanto, Garuda executive vice president for sales and marketing, said the new and reopened routes would boost the contribution of international services to Garuda's earnings to 50 percent in 2008.

Garuda currently serves 27 domestic and 24 international routes. According to Pujobroto, routes to the Middle East, Japan and Australia are the most profitable of all of the airline's international routes.

Pujobroto said Garuda was targeting a profit of Rp 45 billion (US$5 million) in 2007 after suffering losses for the past three years -- it lost Rp 800 billion in 2004, Rp 688 billion in 2005 and Rp 197 billion in 2006.

During the first four months of this year alone, the flag carrier had made a Rp 121 billion profit, as compared to a loss of Rp 279 billion during the same period last year.

The improved performance, according to Pujobroto, is due to various programs instituted by Garuda, including strengthening its subsidiaries, and improved productivity and efficiency.

Garuda currently operates 49 aircraft, consisting of three Boeing 747-400s, six Airbus 330s, 19 B737-400s, 14 B737-300s, five B737-500s and two B737NGs. It also has 25 B737NGs and 10 B787 Dreamliners on order, which are expected to start flying in 2009.

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