Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Jet Airways Announces Gulf Flights Expansion

Tourists to India from the Gulf region as well as from the UK and rest of Europe will soon have better connectivity options with key Indian destinations as India’s Jet Airways is keen on expanding network in the Gulf.

It is believed that the introduction of these new flights is going to bolster the airline’s presence in the Gulf region, where even now Jet Airways is considered as one of the top choices for flights to India. Jet’s extensive network within India and connectivity to other countries in Asia also offers beneficial options to the patrons.

The airline has launched a new flight service between Mumbai and Sharjah that will start operating from October 18. This will be the carrier’s sixth daily flight to the UAE from India’s financial hub of Mumbai.

One of India’s leading private carriers, Jet Airways will also be recommencing its flights to Kuwait and Bahrain from India’s southern city of Kochi, as part of its winter schedule.

Flight 9W558 will depart Mumbai at 2100 hrs and arrive in Sharjah at 2215 hrs. For the return journey, Flight 9W557 will leave Sharjah airport at 2315 hrs and land in Mumbai at 0315 hrs, the airline’s website revealed.

Kochi-Kuwait flight will be operated four times a week- Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Kochi-Bahrain flights will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The carrier will be deploying the Boeing 737-800s on these routes. Both premiere and economy class seat options will be offered on the flights to cater to passengers with different choices.

Monday, August 20, 2012

India’s Kerala to Organise Mountain Biking Event to Lure Tourists

State tourism department of Kerala is all set to organise a global mountain biking competition in November 2012. The event is being held keeping in mind the tourism interest of the state. Authorities believe that the three day global affair is sure to lure leisure vacationers into looking for flights to India, connecting country’s southern region.

The event would be held in the Kovalam seaside resort and Thenmala in Kollam district of the southern state of India, already popular holiday hubs among tourists booking flights to the province.

The event has been scheduled for the later part of the year as it is a high tourist season. Heaps of holidaymakers take Kerala bound flights to India during November-December as the weather during the months is just perfect for not only sightseeing but also for outdoor activities.

Authorities expressed faith that the MTB 2012 is going to lure a huge number of domestic as well as foreign sports lovers and tourists, beguiling them to grab state bound flights. A cross country race, which is billed as the main attraction of the event, will take place in Thenmala, a popular ecotourism hub of the nation.

Authorities have also launched a website for the event, which is surely going to be a beneficial tool for vacationers who are contemplating booking flights to India during November and are inclined to take a trip to country’s southern province.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Yamuna Expressway for Fast and Convenient Access to Taj Mahal

Slashing the driving distance between India’s capital city New Delhi and the incredible palace of Agra, Taj Mahal, the Yamuna Expressway is sure to delight the time-pressed vacationers taking flights to India.

This newly launched highway is 165-kilometre (100-mile) long and has trimmed down the driving time between the two destinations from five hours to around two hours.

Taj Mahal has always been a major tourist destination that lures over three million travellers every year to book flights to the country. Overwhelming the world with its beautiful architecture and unbelievable charisma, the monument was built by Emperor Shah Jahan to enshrine the body of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The palace is also an important part of country’s highly famous Golden Triangle Circuit and thus remains on the travel itinerary of a big chunk of vacationers taking India bound flights.

The highway will prove to be highly rewarding for those who wish to get a glimpse of this beautiful monument that ranks among the Seven Wonders of the World with less time on hands.

First proclaimed in the year 2001, the Yamuna Expressway boasts design that is particularly aimed at bringing down the traffic congestion making the ride more comfortable for road users visiting Agra from the capital city, one of the major gateways for those booking flights to India.

Travellers can enjoy a smooth and comfortable ride on this country’s longest six-lane motorway by paying a toll tax of INR 320 (£4 approx.).

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Foreign Travellers Opting for Indian Visa on Arrival Rises

More and more foreign travellers taking flights to India are now opting for the country’s Visa on Arrival (VoA) scheme. The country has reported a growth of nearly 15 per cent in the number of foreign tourists taking the facility in July 2012 in comparison to same month last year.

Official data reveals a growth of 14.8 per cent in July this year over the same period last year. A total of 941 flyers who grabbed flights to India in the month opted for VoAs. In the same month last year, 820 travellers taking India bound flights were issued visa on arrival.

The period of January-July 2012 also saw a growth of 16.2 percent when compared to the corresponding period of 2011. 6,594 VoAs were issued to foreigners taking flights to the nation from January to July 2011, whereas in 2012 the figure rose to 7,662 travellers taking advantage of the scheme for these 7 months.

Japan accounted for maximum number of tourists who booked flights to India and availed the VoA facility, followed by New Zealand and Indonesia. Delhi airport registered the highest number of visa issuance, chased by Mumbai and Chennai.

India launched the VoA scheme in January 2010 to boost country’s tourism interests and to tempt travellers to grab India bound flights. Initially only 5 countries - Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, New Zealand and Singapore – were offered the privilege. However later on, tourists from Cambodia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Myanmar taking flights to the destination were also offered the VoA plan.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Malaysia Airline Launches ‘Showcase Malaysia Dream Deal 2012’

Malaysia Airline (MAS) fans have all the reasons to smile now as the airline has launched ‘Showcase Malaysia Dream Deal 2012’ to delight its passengers yet again. Under this deal, travellers booking return flights to Malaysia or beyond from India will get two nights of free stay at select hotels located in popular Malaysian destinations.

This lucrative return flight deal is on first come first serve basis. All flights should be booked by October 23rd, 2012 and travel must commence by October 30th, 2012 from India.

Valid only on flights from India operated and marketed by MAS, this offer can only be availed by booking two full adult return flight tickets with the airline. Furthermore, this special scheme applies only to the flight tickets bought using the currency of India (INR) aboard MAS flights departing from India.

Under this limited period offer, those booking business class tickets aboard MAS flights may choose from select category ‘A’ hotels while those booking economy class flight tickets can opt for category ‘B’ hotels.

The hotel bookings and category under this scheme are subject to availability at the time of booking. Those willing to avail this special offer must place their hotel booking requests at least 3 working days before flight departure or hotel check in date, whichever is earlier.

With huge savings with free stays, the scheme is sure to please not only the MAS hospitality fans but also those foreign tourists in India who decide to book flights from India to explore Malaysian charms.

For exhaustive details on the offer, one may visit

Monday, August 13, 2012

Virgin Atlantic to Start Daily Delhi-London-New York Flights

British airline, Virgin Atlantic announced the launch of daily flights service from India connecting Delhi with New York. The flights will operate with a quick connection at London Heathrow from October 28, 2012.
The flights are sure to benefit British, American and Indian passengers with convenient connections and higher availability of seats on flights to India, UK and USA’s most important cities which are popular centres for business and leisure.
The new flights to New York’s JFK complement the airline’s existing same day connection from Delhi to Newark via London Heathrow, which turned out to be a major success. Sources reveal that it has remained consistently a top choice on the Delhi-Newark route this year with over 50 per cent growth year-on-year in terms of traffic out of India.
The increasing traffic on the Newark route indicates that most passengers prefer to take a connection for unwinding and indulging in some duty-free shopping.
With the launch of new flights between India’s capital and USA’s financial hub, the airline hopes to repeat the success story of its existing connection between two cities.
As per the airline’s flight schedule, a daily flight from Delhi would arrive at London Heathrow shortly before 6 p.m. (local time) and will depart for JFK at 7:25 p.m. (local time). At around 11:30 p.m. (local time), the flight will arrive in JFK.
India is one of the key markets for Virgin Atlantic and the airline is targeting to connect more passengers from India’s capital to JFK and Newark.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lufthansa’s ‘Queen of the Skies’ Debuts at Delhi International Airport

India bound Lufthansa fans have all the reason to smile now as the airline’s latest aircraft B747-8 Intercontinental or the "Queen of the Skies" took its debut flight from Frankfurt and landed at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on the 7th August 2012.

German carrier’s latest global fleet member - the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (B747-8) received a grand welcome at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport.

Lufthansa’s newest flight to India made Delhi the first Asian city to have received latest Boeing 747-8 flights featuring sophisticated business class facility that features comfortable reclining seats that can be converted into a 6.5 feet long, horizontal sleeping surface.

Besides the superlative business class facilities, 362-seater, B747-8 Intercontinental flights will feature 8 first class, 92 business class seats and 262 economy class seats. While sybarites will be able to enjoy airline’s signature business class facilities and services aboard flights, higher availability of economy class seats will ensure that budget travellers looking for cheap flights to India from Frankfurt are a happy lot.

Lufthansa’s newest aircrafts, B747-8 will replace the B747-400 aircrafts on daily direct flights connecting Delhi and Frankfurt. Besides its debut B747-8 flight to India, the airline is also planning to introduce B747-8 on Bangalore-Frankfurt flights within next two months.

In addition, the airline is also planning to introduce its all new sophisticated business class product on A330-300 aircrafts that are deployed to serve flights to India connecting Mumbai and Munich.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

IndiGo Offers Daily Direct Flight from Dubai to India

Budget holidaymakers looking to grab seats on cheap flights to India will certainly be a happy lot now as India’s famous cheap flight operator, IndiGo, is geared up to operate its new daily direct flight to India connecting India’s Pearl City, Hyderabad to the famous Middle Eastern destination, Dubai with effect from 7th August 2012.

The airline’s newest flight to India connecting Hyderabad and Dubai is expected to strengthen the airline’s overall flight network which currently operates over 357 daily flights to 32 destinations.

Furthermore, the airline is also likely to operate its second daily direct flight to India connecting Delhi and Dubai.

IndiGo’s newly launched flights are sure to provide more flying flexibility to business and leisure travellers, who look for cheap inbound and outbound flights to India.

In addition to the two newly announced flights, IndiGo has already made announcements to begin its international flights operations connecting Delhi to Muscat, Kathmandu, Dubai, Singapore and Bangkok and flights connecting Mumbai to Bangkok and Dubai.

On the basis of the market share of around of 26 percent as of June, 2012, IndiGo is the largest cheap flights operator in India.

IndiGo, with its primary hub at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, offers no Business class or First class seats on its flights. Instead, the famous no-frills airline ensures higher availability of economy class seats on its flights to delight budget passengers.

Russian Tourist on Flights to Goa Up, Briton Arrival Dips Down

The love affair between British vacationers and the beautiful Indian state of Goa seem to have hit a small snag! Official reports point towards a little dwindling of numbers as far as British tourist taking flights to Goa are concerned.

A report prepared by the Goan tourism ministry states that there has been a 30 percent decline in the figure of tourists taking flights from Britain to Goa over the last two years. On the other hand, during the same period the number of Russian tourists taking Goa bound flights to India has risen by more than 200 percent!

Goa, India’s smallest state remains a big lure for vacationers looking for water fun and pleasant holidays in India. The state’s beaches are considered to be the finest and liveliest in the region.

According to the report tabled in the state assembly, in 2010 and 2011 the top arrivals in the coastal state of Goa were from European countries, i.e. Germany, Finland, France, Switzerland and Sweden, apart from Russia and Britain. In 2010, 154,122 tourists from Britain took Goa bound flights to India and in 2011 the figure went down to 117,683.

Quite the opposite, the number of Russian tourists visiting Goa rose to an astonishing 133,780 in 2011 from 57,623 in the year 2010. The data also indicated that 43,717 British tourists landed in Goa until June this year, when the figure for Russians vacationing in Goa in the same period was 51,461.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Flights to Casablanca - Holidays

Cheap holiday packages draw people from across the world to Casablanca. The great distinction of desert and modern time metropolitan areas can also be skilled by way of holidays offers on cheap flights to Casablanca. The roads and streets in Casablanca are really neat and clean and people can easily stroll via them devoid of any tension or concerns of hygiene and pollution.

Casablanca has really taken the whole world by storm and carry on to grow and shine at a rapidly pace. It is a single of the most wanted vacation destinations;the point out of Casablanca Holiday packages fascinates the vacationers. The three major parts which captivate the consideration of the vacationers in the path of its beaches, ample buying centers and pleasant nightlife.

People can book properly Vacation Packages of the beach and water sports lover, the wonderful Ain Diab beach in Casablanca provides a significant assortment of entertainment amenities and recreational activities to visitors. People can just unwind, sunshine bathtub or laze around the heat beaches. If people are a sports activities fanatic and looking ahead to some journey, many water sports lined up for visitors. You can scuba dive, sail or simply swim in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

The holidays in Casablanca,shopping types an integral portion. There can be nothing at all additional satisfying and thrilling than shopping in the designer shops in city, fascinating malls and large streets in Casablanca, great arts, souvenirs, accessories and bags. World distinguished designers and famous personalities especially publication on Holidays.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Air India Indicates Cheaper Fares on International Flights

Air India has decided to cut airfares on flight to some significant destinations like Europe and North America. The new fares are likely to be effective from September 2012 and will definitely woo Britons and other foreign travellers flying on the routes.

Britons as well as other international travellers flying with Air India can now expect to save on flights operating on international routes.

The Indian flag carrier is all set to resume flights on its international routes, and the online sources indicate that overseas flights to some destinations are likely to get cheaper from September 2012.

Taking advantage of the industrial strike that rocked Air India, rival airlines raised the airfares on flights to some popular destinations like London, Paris, Munich and Toronto by as much as 25 per cent. However, with Air India’s aggressive pricing strategy upon resumption of its flights to these destinations, the affect can perhaps be reversed. This will come as a big respite to travellers contemplating tickets on cheap flights to and from these destinations connecting to India.

Air India may trim down its fares to destinations in Europe and North America immediately and is likely to offer cheap flight ticket deals and special offers through the network of travel agents to lure travellers whom the airline had lost to its competitors. The news will definitely bring pleasing rewards for budget conscious Britons planning to book cheap flights on these routes.

An official of Air India was quoted as saying, “Reducing fares is the only option with us to get back in the market that has almost been closed for over two months. The new fares would be announced as and when the flights would be added.”

Though the decision of Air India to offer cheap flight tickets is looked upon as unproductive by some, the airline’s officials believe that these routes would bring great profits for the carrier once it will launch its highly fuel-efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner.