Air Canada to resume flights to Delhi as IndiaPakistan tensions ease

MONTREAL — Air Canada says it is resuming daily flights to northern India in the coming months as tensions with Pakistan continue to ease following a standoff between the two nuclear powers earlier this year.The airline plans to restart non-stop daily flights between Toronto and Delhi on Oct. 1. after Pakistan reopened its airspace to all traffic last week for the first time in nearly five months. Air Canada says its daily Vancouver-Delhi route will resume on Aug. 1.The two routes were among thousands disrupted in February as airlines cancelled or rerouted flights that pass through the heavily travelled India-Pakistan air corridor.The routes were quickly reopened, but suspended again in April as Pakistan’s ongoing airspace closure along its eastern border with India prompted longer, costlier flights that involved stopovers along with more landing fees and frustration from passengers.Pakistan shut its airspace in February after an Indian aircraft crossed into Pakistan to carry out what India called a pre-emptive strike against militants blamed for a Feb. 14 suicide bombing in Indian-controlled Kashmir that killed 40 Indian troops. Pakistan retaliated, shooting down two Indian aircraft and capturing a pilot, who was later returned to India.Over the past week United Airlines Inc., Air India and other carriers have also announced they will resume service to parts of the country.Air Canada vice-president Mark Galardo notes the renewed service will come in time for celebrations of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. Seasonal flights between Toronto and Mumbai will also resume on Oct. 27.Companies in this story: (TSX:AC)The Canadian Press read more

More fantastic gold intersections for Centamin

first_imgCentamin Egypt, which is developing the first large scale modern gold mine in Egypt, has intersected a further extremely high grade zone of gold mineralisation during its drilling program at the Sukari project in the Eastern Desert region. The intersection is a significant high grade structure parallel to and below the Hapi Zone.The high grade gold assay results in hole D1280, for example, intersected spectacular visible gold and galena in a massive quartz vein (558 – 559 m) within highly mineralised porphyry, which was drilled as a step-out hole to test the down dip extension of the porphyry in the Amun zone on northing 10550N. This hole intersected a high grade zone of 35 m @ 164.09 g/t Au from 550 m, containing a higher grade zone of 3 m @ 1,842.57 g/t Au from 557 m (including 1m @ 5,420 g/t Au from 558m with abundant visible gold). This deeper structure correlates to 6 m @ 15.21 g/t Au in hole RCD521 from 542 m and 22 m @ 21.83 g/t  Au from 549 m in hole RCD1221, 25 m to the south (announced in November 2007).This mineralised intersection sits outside the current optimized pit shell and also outside the upgraded 7.46 Moz Measured and Indicated resource (Measured 2.72 Moz, Indicated 4.74 Moz), and 3.7 Moz Inferred resource, which was announced in December 2007.The current drill program has been very successful in targeting the down dip extension of the Hapi zone and deeperparallel high grade structures within the main porphyry, providing significant results over the past few months of focus in the Amun Deeps area. The company says it strategy remains to drill further the Amun Deeps zone “to add significant ounces to the global gold resource.”last_img read more