India's aviation minister is pleading with the country's carriers to lower their domestic fares. Read here to find out why, and how the airlines are likely to respond (Aviation Daily subscriber-only story).
Emirates, working with Airbus, is trying to find five metric tons in weight savings on the A380 aircraft it is scheduled to receive in the second half of 2009. Emirates wants the weight reductions so the aircraft will be light enough to use for routes such as Dubai-San Francisco, which it just started with a Boeing 777-200LR. Read the full Aviation Daily, subscriber-only story here.
Frontier unveiled a new fare structure today that lumps the fares into three categories with different levels of flexibility and amenities: Economy, Classic and Classic Plus. You can check out its explanation of the new fare structure here. You might also notice this looks a lot like the fare display at Southwest or Air Canada. That's not to say that Frontier's new structure isn't a good idea, but just that it isn't groundbreaking.