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Yeti Airline plane skidded -Nepal Airport closed temporarily.  

Yeti Airline plane skidded -Nepal Airport closed temporarily.

  Nepal's only international airport was closed on Friday after a plane skidded off the recently repaired r......
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Singapore Airlines announces lounge overhaul at Changi Airport  

Singapore Airlines announces lounge overhaul at Changi Airport

Singapore Airlines will be investing more than SGD50 million (£30 million) in a major revamp of its SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold Lounges at Changi Airport Te......
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AirAsia India to add nine planes to fleet by year end  

AirAsia India to add nine planes to fleet by year end

In the wake of grounding of Jet Airways, Air Asia is planning to lease narrow-bodies Airbus A320 in the next six months which will take its fleet strength to 30 by ......
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Nepal Tourism Board conducted its destination presentation in New Delhi  

Nepal Tourism Board conducted its destination presentation in New Delhi

Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) conducted its destination presentation to promote Nepal in the wake of Visit Nepal 2020 campaign. The event showcased the country’s many tourism offerings, as the Bo......
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Test helicopter flight heralds new era of travel between Hong Kong and mainland China  

Test helicopter flight heralds new era of travel between Hong Kong and mainland China

Commercial helicopter flights between Hong Kong and mainland China could become a regular occurrence by early next year, the Post has learned, al......
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Britons can now travel without their passports between two global holiday destinations  

Britons can now travel without their passports between two global holiday destinations

BRITONS will be able to travel to two global destinations passport-free, with facial scan technology replacing the pocket-sized documents. It follows a biom......
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Finnair to launch new connections to Daxing International, Beijing  

Finnair to launch new connections to Daxing International, Beijing

Finnair passengers will have even better connections to Beijing this winter with the launch of flights to the city’s new Daxing International Airport.<......
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Lemon Tree Hotels to invest INR 1000 cr for hotel development in the next two years.  

Lemon Tree Hotels to invest INR 1000 cr for hotel development in the next two years.

Lemon Tree Hotels will invest Rs.1000 cr,in next two years to expand their portfolio, said Patanjali Keswani, Chairman & Managing Director, Lemon Tree Hotels Li......
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Government of Canada designates Muskoka Airport  

Government of Canada designates Muskoka Airport

Air travel is essential to Canada’s economic growth and prosperity. Expanding Canada’s air transportation networks allows airlines to provide Canadians,......
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Azerbaijan Airlinesto launch its direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi  

Azerbaijan Airlinesto launch its direct flight linking Baku to New Delhi

The city of East with a Western outlook, Baku is known as the “Pearl of the Caucasus”. Combining history, culture and modernity, the vibrant city offers......
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Agartala airport to soon become the third international airport in Northeast India  

Agartala airport to soon become the third international airport in Northeast India

At present, Northeast has only two international, one at Guwa......
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AirAsia Unveils Long-Haul Plans  

AirAsia Unveils Long-Haul Plans

AirAsia, the Asia Pacific launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, has unveiled the first of its new generation long-haul fleet at the Paris International Air Show. ......
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Tourism: A Global Force For Growth And Development, Says UNWTO  

Tourism: A Global Force For Growth And Development, Says UNWTO

AirAsia, the Asia Pacific launch customer for the Airbus A330neo, has unveiled the first of its new generation long-haul fleet at the Paris International Air Show. T......
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IndiGo named as best low-cost airline for tenth year in a row  

IndiGo named as best low-cost airline for tenth year in a row

IndiGo  Central Asia and India’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards at the International Paris Air Show has ......
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.  IRCTC Tourism 6-Day Darjeeling, Gangtok Tour	 

. IRCTC Tourism 6-Day Darjeeling, Gangtok Tour

IRCTC Tourism is offering a tour package to Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Gangtok at a starting price of Rs. 20,075 per person. The five-night and six-day tour starts e......
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Ctrip and Uhomes launch an airport pickup service for Chinese overseas students  

Ctrip and Uhomes launch an airport pickup service for Chinese overseas students

  Online travel agency Ctrip has partnered with Uhomes, an overseas home rental an Read More >>
Indian aviation sector’s Taxation imbalances once corrected can be the brighter spot of this industry: SpiceJet  

Indian aviation sector’s Taxation imbalances once corrected can be the brighter spot of this industry: SpiceJet

Ajay Singh, Chief, SpiceJet said that the Indian aviation sector has great potential. The imbalances in regulatory and taxation structure need to be corrected for t......
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SpiceJet to hire up to 2,000 Jet staff: Ajay Singh  

SpiceJet to hire up to 2,000 Jet staff: Ajay Singh

In process of its expansion plan, Economic airline - SpiceJet plans to hire up to 2,000 staff, including pilots and cabin ......
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IndiGo to connect Chengdu and Guangzhou daily  

IndiGo to connect Chengdu and Guangzhou daily

Indigo spokesperson said,  “With our existing fleet and the new A321neo aircraft, IndiGo will have the capability to reach cities in China, Middle East and South East Asia. At this stage......
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delWine Summit and Excellence Awards  

delWine Summit and Excellence Awards

The Indian Wine Academy delWine Summit and Excellence Awards 2019, held on April 21 at the Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. This forum the brainchild of Subhash Arora and a platform for i......
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Kerala reduces ATF tax  for domestic carriers.  

Kerala reduces ATF tax for domestic carriers.

Kerala government has decided to reduce the Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) tax from the current 28.75% to 5%. This reduction will be available only to domestic carriers flying to 4 international airpo......
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Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars  

Hampi to Gangtok: UDAN spreads wings, travel and tourism traffic soars

Hampi is now 40 km away from Vidyanagar airport near Ballari. Hampi in Karnataka, Gangtok in Sikkim, Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand and Shimla in Himachal Pradesh are among tourist destinations that ha......
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Austrian Airlines presents its new strategy  

Austrian Airlines presents its new strategy

Expansion of Vienna Flight Hub, Realignment of Decentralized Flight Traffic ·   &n......
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Bahrain seeks to attract more tourists  

Bahrain seeks to attract more tourists

The means to increase cooperation for tourism were discussed during a meeting between Shaikh Khalid bin Humood Al Khalifa, chief executive officer of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Autho......
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Aviation industry to Trump and Congress: End shutdown or risk more travel troubles  

Aviation industry to Trump and Congress: End shutdown or risk more travel troubles

Two flight attendant unions, the Association of Flight Attendants-CW, AFL-CIO and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants, echoed the concerns Thursday in their own ap......
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Citizens of 45 Countries to get Visa Free Access to Uzbekistan  

Citizens of 45 Countries to get Visa Free Access to Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev wants to build on the country’s initiative to stimulate tourism. Last year saw the introduction of e-visas to smooth the pr......
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Breaking Records With Triumph: Indian Airlines Add Over 100 Aircraft In A Single Year  

Breaking Records With Triumph: Indian Airlines Add Over 100 Aircraft In A Single Year

For the first time ever, Indian airlines inducted over 100 aircraft in a single calendar year and nine major Indian carriers took delivery of 120 planes in 2018. The current statistic of 120 ......
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Foreign tourists can directly fly to Andaman and Nicobar Islands  

Foreign tourists can directly fly to Andaman and Nicobar Islands

After recent visit of PM to Andman, The government announced the opening of Port Blair as designated immigration entry and exit checkpoint for visitors to Andman and Nicobar Islands. This wil......
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PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES FIRST HOTEL IN SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL  

PALLADIUM HOTEL GROUP ANNOUNCES FIRST HOTEL IN SPAIN’S COSTA DEL SOL

Palladium Hotel Costa del Sol to open in July 2019 offering 330 rooms with spectacular views of the Mediterranea......
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AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam  

AirAsia becomes first airline to connect Malaysia and Phu Quoc, Vietnam

AirAsia has become the first airline to connect Malaysia to Phu Quoc, Vietnam with the arrival of the inaugural Kuala Lumpur-Phu Quoc flight here today, further strengthening the airline’s As......
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Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9  

Kerala's fourth international airport in Kannur to be inaugurated on Dec 9

Kerala's fourth international airport, in Kannur, is slated to open on December 9. However, the newly-constructed airport is currently thrown open for public till Oct 12.  The a......
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Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha renamed as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda”  

Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha renamed as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda”

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved renaming of Jharsuguda Airport, Odisha as “Veer Surendra Sai Airport, Jharsuguda”   Veer Sure......
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GoAir To Connect 10 Indian Cities To Phuket  

GoAir To Connect 10 Indian Cities To Phuket

GoAir made history on 11 October, 2018, when it commenced its inaugural International operations with its first non-domestic flight between Delhi (DEL), Mumbai and Phuket (HKT). The flight also mar......
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Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore  

Drukair launches first non-stop flight between Guwahati and Singapore

Drukair Royal Bhutan Airlines has launched a non-stop service between Guwahati and Singapore. With this service, Changi Airport now has link to 16th city in India. This new route marks the first di......
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Delta proposes Minneapolis-St. Paul – Shanghai route to begin in 2020  

Delta proposes Minneapolis-St. Paul – Shanghai route to begin in 2020

Airline submits proposal to U.S. Department of Transportation to launch new route to Shanghai from MSP that would benefit the traveling public and enhance connectivity across U.S. Proposed service,......
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Dubai tourism aims to strike gold in India with more air connectivity  

Dubai tourism aims to strike gold in India with more air connectivity

Dubai wants more air connectivity with India, to double the number of tourists from its biggest source market in the coming years. A record 2.1 million Indians visited Dubai in 2017, and the number......
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RCI adds Hondaafushi Island Resort to its Maldives Portfolio  

RCI adds Hondaafushi Island Resort to its Maldives Portfolio

RCI, the global leader in holiday exchange and part of the Wyndham Destinations family of brands, announced its affiliation with another elite property in Maldives, Hondaafushi Island Resort. This ......
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Lufthansa’s India-Frankfurt flight now connects to Austin  

Lufthansa’s India-Frankfurt flight now connects to Austin

Lufthansa is set to launch five weekly flights from Frankfurt Airport to Austin – Bergstrom International Airport in Texas, USA commencing on May 3, 2019. With this new flight, Austin will be......
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GoAir commences operations to Maldives, First ever direct flight from Mumbai  

GoAir commences operations to Maldives, First ever direct flight from Mumbai

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, who had recently announced commencement of its international operations, launched its direct flight to Male out of Mumbai. The new internationa......
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IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square  

IHG debuts in Udaipur with signing of Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), one of world’s leading hotel companies has signed a management agreement with Bhumika Enterprises Private Limited for Holiday Inn Udaipur Urban Square. Th......
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GoAir commences International Operations . . .  

GoAir commences International Operations . . .

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, who had recently announced commencement of its international operations, launched its first ever direct international flight to Phuket out of N......
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Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards  

Double win for Etihad Airways Engineering at the Aviation Business Awards

The Technical Sales and Customer Service team at Etihad Airways Engineering was awarded the ‘Unsung Hero of the Year’ award which recognised the multi-cultural team for playing a key ro......
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DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019  

DIAL plans to make Delhi airport plastic free by 2019

The country’s busiest airport will be plastic-free by the end of 2019. Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has started the process of not using plastic for grocery bags, ......
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Sarovar To Open A Hotel In Somaliland . . .  

Sarovar To Open A Hotel In Somaliland . . .

Sarovar Hotels and Resorts, one of India’s leading hospitality companies, has unveiled its plan to open a hotel in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland.   Somaliland ......
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New Tourist Information Centers and Jerusalem City Pass make Jerusalem and Tel Aviv more Accessible  

New Tourist Information Centers and Jerusalem City Pass make Jerusalem and Tel Aviv more Accessible

The Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) has launched a series of services for tourists, including a new city pass that offers a bus service from the airport to Jerusalem, free inner-city public t......
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Indigo Airlines glitch hits flights at airports  

Indigo Airlines glitch hits flights at airports

Indigo Airlines’ systems were down at all airports on Sunday due to a technical glitch for about one-and-a-half hours, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at different airports across the......
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Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .  

Emirates touches down in Edinburgh . . .

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, on 1st October 2018 celebrated the inaugural flight of its new service between Dubai and Edinburgh. Emirates flight EK023, with a group of......
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Govt unveils Digi Yatra, facial recognition system that allows entry into airports  

Govt unveils Digi Yatra, facial recognition system that allows entry into airports

Travellers will soon be able to enter airports in the country with facial recognition biometric under the government’s Digi Yatra initiative. Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said the in......
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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to celebrate its 99th anniversary  

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to celebrate its 99th anniversary

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will be celebrating 99 years on October 7, becoming the only airline in the world to reach this milestone. Since 1919, KLM has continued operating under its original name, ......
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AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property  

AVANI Hotels and Resorts To Expand Presence in South Korea with Second Busan Property

AVANI Hotels & Resorts announce the signing of a second property in South Korea. In the final stages of development and scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2019, AVANI Central Busan Hotel......
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ICICI Bank ties-up with MakeMyTrip to launch a range of co-branded credit cards  

ICICI Bank ties-up with MakeMyTrip to launch a range of co-branded credit cards

ICICI Bank, today announced its partnership with MakeMyTrip, the country’s leading online travel company, to launch a range of co-branded credit cards tailor-made to suit the aspirations of t......
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Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai  

Oman Tourism conducts multi-city roadshow; strengthens its outreach in Mumbai

The Ministry of Tourism, Oman successfully conducted the second leg of the multi-city roadshow in Mumbai today. The event witnessed around 140 notable companies of Mumbai’s travel trade in a ......
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PM inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector  

PM inaugurates Jharsuguda Airport and flags off UDAN flight between Jharsuguda-Raipur sector

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi yesterday inaugurated a new airport in Jharsuguda - also known as the powerhouse of Odisha. Governor of Odisha, Prof. Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister of the State,......
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India Needs To Address Infrastructure Constraints: IATA  

India Needs To Address Infrastructure Constraints: IATA

IATA has called on the government of India to maximise the potential contribution of aviation to India’s development by addressing infrastructure constraints that limit growth and government ......
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Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World  

Qatar among 10 Most Open Visa Countries in the World

Qatar has become the most open country in the Middle East and the 8th most open in the world in terms of visa facilitation. The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) recently updated its visa openness......
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Jet Airways starts Vadodara-Indore daily direct flights  

Jet Airways starts Vadodara-Indore daily direct flights

Jet Airways on Sunday commenced its daily direct flight services to Indore from Vadodara, Gujarat. With the launch of these services, the number of flights operated from Vadodara now stand at 23 pe......
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DGCA asks airlines to operate more flights to Kerala  

DGCA asks airlines to operate more flights to Kerala

DGCA asked domestic airlines to operate additional flights to Kerala and cap fares as the state reels under a deluge that has forced its busiest airport in Kochi to shut operations till August 26.<......
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Jet Airways introduces 'seat select' initiative for it's passengers at attractive rates  

Jet Airways introduces 'seat select' initiative for it's passengers at attractive rates

Jet Airways, India's full-service, premier international airline, today announced a 'Seat Select' sale that offers the airline's guests an exclusive opportunity to select their pref......
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Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .                                       

Kerela flights update from MOCA . . .

In view of closure of Cochin airport and to ensure that passengers are not inconvenienced, DGCA has asked the scheduled domestic airlines to mount additional flights. Out of 71 arrivals and 74 depa......
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An initiative by trujet, WINGS OF HOPE  

An initiative by trujet, WINGS OF HOPE

A project initiated by TruJet conceptualized by Valmiki Hari Kishan, Valmiki Foundation in association with Seshanka Binesh from Pratyusha Support further supported by Novotel Airport, Southern Tra......
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Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines  

Strong Increase in Passenger Volume of 4.0 Percent in July Compared to the Previous Year : Austrian Airlines

Austrian Airlines continuously increases its passenger volume. Austria’s red-white-red carrier transported over 1.4 million passengers in July 2018, corresponding to a rise of 4.0 percent com......
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Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa  

Oman Air announces new codeshare agreement with Lufthansa

Oman Air, the National carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is continuing its expansion across Europe by extending its codeshare agreement with Lufthansa.   Under the expanded cod......
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Emirates adds frequencies to the Netherlands  

Emirates adds frequencies to the Netherlands

Emirates today announced that due to strong market demand, it will introduce five additional flights per week from Dubai to Amsterdam. These additional flights will complement its existing double d......
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AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia  

AVANI signs agreement to manage a second hotel in Malaysia

AVANI Hotels and Resorts continues to expand the brand presence in Asia with an agreement with KTI Property Sdn. Bhd. to manage an AVANI hotel in Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, Malaysia. ......
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Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa In France  

Indians No Longer Require Airport Transit Visa In France

France has announced that Indian passport holders will no longer require an airport transit visa while transiting through the country.   "I'm pleased to announce that, with......
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Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking  

Airlines and Airports Have their Eyes Open to Human Trafficking

In support of the United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint c......
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Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District  

Anantara Hotels and Resorts Announces Development of First Luxury Global Hotel Brand in China’s Chengdu Qingyang District

Anantara Hotels and Resorts, a hotel owner and operator, currently with 39 hotels and resorts in 13 countries across Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian Ocean, has announce......
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Fly smart with GoAir for fares starting at Rs 1,045  

Fly smart with GoAir for fares starting at Rs 1,045

GoAir one of the fastest growing airlines, today announced special low fares promotion across all sectors with ticket starting as low as Rs. 1045 (all-inclusive) for the travel period from 21st Jul......
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No visa fee for children under 18 visiting UAE  

No visa fee for children under 18 visiting UAE

Children of tourists, under the age of 18 visiting UAE will be exempted from visa fee, during the summer season from July 15th to September 15th of each year UAE cabinet announced on Sunday
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Oman announces new short stay visa . . .  

Oman announces new short stay visa . . .

To bring momentum to the tourism growth and to encourage more travelers to visit the country, the Royal Oman Police has recently announced a new short-term tourist visa at 5 Omani Riyal (OMR) to vi......
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Brussels Airlines and Tomorrowland unite the world in Belgium  

Brussels Airlines and Tomorrowland unite the world in Belgium

For the seventh year in a row Brussels Airlines organizes party flights from all over the world to bring 11,571 festival goers to Tomorrowland in Boom. With 240 party flights the company brings mus......
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Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018  

Qatar Airways to Showcase Its Ultra-Modern A350-1000 at the Farnborough International Airshow 2018

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that six state-of-the-art aircraft will be on display at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow, taking place from 16 to 22 July in Hampshire, Unit......
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Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May  

Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for May showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 6.1% compared to t......
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Revival Lords Inn – Vadodara Pledges To Save The Earth On World Environment Day  

Revival Lords Inn – Vadodara Pledges To Save The Earth On World Environment Day

On the occasion of World Environment Day 2018 Revival Lords Inn, Vadodara’s premium mid-market business hotel did its bit to promote conserving Earth and its precious resources. On 5th June, ......
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CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality  

CSIA Mumbai achieves 3-year renewal of ACI’s Level 3+ Neutrality

VK Mumbai International Airport Limited (MIAL), the company that administers the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) achieved yet another milestone by becoming the only airport in the ......
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All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu  

All possible steps will be taken to make Kannur Airport fully operational by September – Shri Suresh Prabhu

The Minister for Civil Aviation Shri Suresh Prabhu has said that the Kannur airport will be provided with all possible help to make it fully operational by September this year. After meeting with K......
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Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy  

Qantas announces shortlist of regional cities for new pilot academy

The Qantas Group has released a shortlist of the nine regional cities in the running to be home to the new Qantas Group Pilot Academy.   The Academy, due to open its doors in 2......
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IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again  

IndiGo tops the on-time performance in the Indian Skies yet again

Following the recent increase in IndiGo flight frequencies for business and leisure travelers across the 6E network, - IndiGo continues to record the highest On Time performance of 80.9% in May 201......
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Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe  

Slot Allocation Achieves Unprecedented Choice and Competition in Europe

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) provided evidence that the current system for allocating capacity at Europe’s airports is benefiting consumers with greater choice and expan......
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Brussels Airlines flies Red Devils and their fans to Russia  

Brussels Airlines flies Red Devils and their fans to Russia

As the official airline of the Belgian Red Devils, Brussels Airlines flies the national team as well as their fans to Russia. Trident, the official Belgian Red Devils aircraft is bringing the Belgi......
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Women in Aviation International (India Chapter) and Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day in Imphal  

Women in Aviation International (India Chapter) and Lockheed Martin India celebrate Girls in Aviation day in Imphal

Women in Aviation International, India Chapter and Lockheed Martin Corporation in association Airport Authority of India (AAI) today celebrated Girls in Aviation Day at Imphal Airport. With the vis......
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Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted  

Emirates celebrates inaugural flight to London Stansted

Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN).   The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down just before 1400hrs lo......
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Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia  

Qatar Airways Commences Final Preparations Before Take-Off To The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

With the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM just one week away, Qatar Airways, the Official Partner and Official Airline of FIFA, is preparing to unite football fans from around the world as it begins th......
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Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax  

Delta, LAWA Formally Kick-Off $1.86-Billion Project To Modernize, Upgrade And Connect Terminals 2, 3 At Lax

Delta Air Lines and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) have formally kicked off the Delta Sky Way at LAX project — the $1.86 billion plan to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and ......
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Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport  

Lufthansa LEOS puts second eTug into operation at Frankfurt Airport

Lufthansa LEOS, the ground handling services expert at Germany's major airports, has been using the world's first eTug at Frankfurt Airport since 2016. The subsidiary of Lufthansa Technik h......
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Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan  

Emirates to launch A380 services to Osaka, Japan

Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, will introduce regular scheduled commercial Airbus A380 services to Osaka (KIX) in Japan on 28 October 2018*. The deployment of the double......
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Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .  

Airlines Urge Caution on Airport Privatization. . .

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) 74th Annual General Meeting (AGM) urged governments to take a cautious approach when considering airport privatization. In a unanimously passed re......
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Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India  

Amadeus launches its Airport Common Use Service (ACUS) for India

Amadeus introduced the ‘Airport Common Use Service’ (ACUS) to key stakeholders in the Indian aviation industry at India’s first Common Use Roundtable, an event hosted by Amadeus a......
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Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017  

Over 7 lakhs Foreign Tourist Arrivals in April 2018, registering a growth of 4.4% over April 2017

Ministry of Tourism compiles monthly Foreign Tourist Arrivals (FTAs) & FTAs on e- Tourist Visa on the basis of information received from Bureau of Immigration (BOI). The following are the impor......
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Tourism Minister urges Civil Aviation Ministry to provide better air connectivity to tourist destinations  

Tourism Minister urges Civil Aviation Ministry to provide better air connectivity to tourist destinations

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Sh. K. J. Alphons yesterday held a high level meeting with the Minister for Civil Aviation, Sh. Suresh Prabhu and Minister of State for Civil......
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Shri Suresh Prabhu reviews Skill Development in Aviation Sector and the progress being made on developing National Air Cargo Policy  

Shri Suresh Prabhu reviews Skill Development in Aviation Sector and the progress being made on developing National Air Cargo Policy

Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation reviewed the status of Skill Development in Aviation Sector and the progress being made on developing National Air Cargo Policy, here today. He directed t......
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Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans  

Vietnam extends visa exemption for Europeans

Vietnam’s 15-day visa-free policy for European nationalities has been renewed for a three-year period (until 30 June 2021). Thus, effective from 01 July 2015 until 30 June 2021, citizens of I......
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Committed to augmentation of Airport capacity through NABH (Nextgen Airports For Bharat) Nirman initiative : Suresh Prabhu  

Committed to augmentation of Airport capacity through NABH (Nextgen Airports For Bharat) Nirman initiative : Suresh Prabhu

Shri Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Civil Aviation said that the government is committed to the building of airport capacity as part of NABH (NextGen Airports for BHarat) Nirman initiative. He said th......
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AUA Boeing intercepted by Eurofighter at the Austrian border  

AUA Boeing intercepted by Eurofighter at the Austrian border

Austrian Airlines’ fleet was enlarged with an additional Boeing 777, a twin-engine long-haul aircraft, yesterday. The aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was intercepted by two Eurofighters......
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New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training  

New Boeing 777 of Austrian Airlines to Land in Vienna for the First Time as Part of an Interception Training

he big event is approaching just one day from now: Austrian Airlines is going to welcome its new Boeing 777 at its home airport in Vienna. The long-haul aircraft with the registration OE-LPF was mo......
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Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures  

Turkish Airlines bridging two continents and connecting cultures

Turkish Airlines, flying to more countries and international destinations than any other airline, offers a free layover service to all international transit Turkish Airlines passengers who fly thro......
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Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa  

Biggest Airport, after Mumbai, to be developed in Mopa, Goa

A joint team of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) and Commerce Logistics Department will visit Goa on 7th-8thMay 2018 to facilitate the development of cargo hubs at the new airport to be constr......
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Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record  

Passenger Demand Accelerates in March, Load Factor Sets Another Record

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for March 2018 showing that demand (measured in revenue passenger kilometers, or RPKs) rose 9.5%, compa......
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Kerala Tourism aims for 100% increase in foreign tourist arrivals in next 5 years

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According to a report in The Hindu Business Line, N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh, launched test flight of sea plane (amphibian flight) on Krishna river in Vijayawada yesterda......
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GoAir expands operations with 30 additional flights  

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Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), announced that the revamped Terminal 2 of Indira Gandhi International Airport will be operational on 29th October 2017. ......
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According to a report by Nirbhay Kumar,in The Financial Chronicle,Indian carriers, hungry for expanding their operations to Dubai, are eyeing flying slots of Qatar Airways that remain unutilised ......
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GVK group awarded the tender for Navi Mumbai Airport project

As per the Business Standard report, the Maharashtra government has initiated the process of selecting the developer for the INR 16,000 crore Navi Mumbai Airport project, eight months after a......
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PANSA and IATA to Work Together to Develop a National Airspace Strategy for Poland

PANSA (the Polish Air Navigation Service Provider) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have agreed to work together with other aviation stakeholders to develop a National Airspac......
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Tivoli Hotels and Resorts announces its expansion into the Middle East

With the goal of developing outstanding hotels in Qatar, Tivoli Hotels and Resorts – part of Minor Hotels – announces it is now operating the Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels in Doha, a colle......
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AVANI Hotels & Resorts, the vibrant upscale brand by Minor Hotels, is pleased to announce it will debut in North Africa with two new properties in Tunisia, in partnership with Groupe Chaabane.<......
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Railway Minister acts towards ending the VIP culture

As per the PTI report, in order to end the VIP culture, the Railway Ministry has ended a 36-year-old protocol, where it was mandatory for General Managers to be present on arrival and departu......
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Bengaluru International Airport to be first Aadhaar enabled airport in India

As per the TNN report, after a two-month pilot project in February, the Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL) has given push to its plan to make Kempegowda International Airport (KIA......
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Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC  

Air India subsidiary AIESL inks MRO MoU with SIAEC

As per a PTI report, Air India's subsidiary AIESL has forged a partnership with Singapore Airlines' engineering arm, as AIESL seeks to get a foothold in the global MRO market besides ......
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Jet Airways highlights holiday options this winter with Jetescapes’  

Jet Airways highlights holiday options this winter with Jetescapes’

Jet Airways, unveiled a host of exciting domestic and international holidays for guests planning their winter getaway. Attractively priced, with all-inclusive domestic holidays starting at IN......
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Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai  

Aviation Ministry seeks proof to allow more flights to Dubai

As per the Economic Times report, the aviation ministry has asked domestic airlines to submit proof of Dubai airport’s commitment of more slots to them before agreeing to increase the numbe......
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Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’  

Vistara launches host of benefits under ‘Vistara Direct’

Vistara, launched ‘Vistara Direct’, a unique and exciting program under which the airline offers an array of benefits to travellers who book tickets directly on Vistara’s we......
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British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home  

British Airways’ 25th 787 Dreamliner touches down at Heathrow home

British Airways’ 25th Dreamliner, a 787-8 aircraft, touched down at its new Heathrow home on September 29, taking the total number of long-haul aircr......
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Software glitch holds up check-in at airports worldwide

As per the New York Times News Service report, flights were delayed and travellers struggled to check-in at airports around the world on Thursday after a software programme used by several ma......
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Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan  

Air India ties up with PNB and IndusInd for INR 3,250 cr loan

Air India tied up with public sector lender Punjab National Bank and private lender Induslnd to secure loans to the tune of over INR 3,000 crore for meeting working capital requirements. The ......
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Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards  

Maharashtra Bags Three National Tourism Awards

On the occasion of ‘World Tourism Day’ Maharashtra received three National Tourism Awards 2015-16 at the hands of the President, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, here today. These three awards wer......
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Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples  

Tamil Nadu: Tale of Temples

With over 3300 temples, Tamil Nadu truly is the cradle of the Dravidian culture. No wonder it attracts the second highest footfalls of overseas tourists in India. Several of the magnificent temples......
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Intro The backwaters have a unique ecosystem- freshwater from the rivers meets the seawater from the Arabian Sea.   Backwaters in Kerala is a netw......
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Madhya Pradesh takes home maximum accolades at National Tourism Awards

Besides bagging the Hall of Fame Award for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Development of Tourism category, Madhya Pradesh Tourism bagged a number of awards and accolades at the National Touris......
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British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft  

British Airways to use remote controllers to push back aircraft

British Airways has introduced high-tech remote controlled devices to push back aircraft across its short-haul operation. The airline is modernising its operation to maintain and further impr......
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President presents ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS, 2015-16’ to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry on ‘World Tourism Day’  

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The President of India Shri Ram NathKovind presented the “National Tourism Awards, 2015-16” to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry at a function organised b......
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Alitalia is ready to make a comeback to India after a big gap of 9years. It stopped operating in the country in 2008, the Italian airline will start a new direct flight between Delhi and Rome ......
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Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways  

Austrian Airlines Signs Wet Lease Agreement with Adria Airways

Austrian Airlines will start a wet lease agreement with its Star partner Adria Airways. The aim of the agreement is to have reserve aircraft available to enable greater flexibility in flight planni......
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New Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Announces Nature Activities, Packages and Rates

The new Cardamom Tented Camp in Botum Sakor National Park in southwest Cambodia has announced 3 day/2 night and 4 day/3 night packages for nature tourists. The safari-style camp with nine furnished......
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PSU under Ministry of Railways, records 18 % rise in turnover and declares 66.5 % Dividend For FY 16-17

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The Minister of Civil Aviation Shri P Ashok Gajapathi Raju has announced that the process for bidding for the second round of the Regional Connectivity Scheme – UDAN will start today. Briefin......
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AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort  

AVANI to debut in the Maldives with development of AVANI Fares Resort

AVANI Hotels & Resorts is thrilled to announce the development of its first resort in the Maldives. AVANI Fares Maldives Resort will be located on Fares Island in the Baa Atoll and is scheduled......
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The upgraded passenger terminal building of Jammu Airport was inaugurated by Shri P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju, Union Minister for Civil Aviation and Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, Chief Minister of Jammu & Ka......
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7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016  

7.4% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals in July, 2017 over July, 2016

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Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai  

Brussels Airlines increases flight frequency to Mumbai

Only 6 months after the launch of Brussels Airlines’ first connection to India, the airline already increases its flight offer to Mumbai. As from the winter season the Indian metropolis will ......
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Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service  

Bengaluru airport to offer HeliTaxi service

Bangalore International Airport Ltd (BIAL) would soon offer a helicopter shuttle service (HeliTaxi) between the city and airport at the cost of a luxury cab fare, said an official. The airport at D......
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Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives  

Odisha Tourism Minister highlights development initiatives

Indian Association of Tour Operators’ (IATO) interactive luncheon meeting at Eros Hotel, New Delhi, Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture (IC), Government of Odisha said that t......
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AIRail Expansion between Salzburg Central Railway Station and Vienna Airport    

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As of September 1, 2017, Austrian Airlines and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) are expanding their cooperation program entitled “AIRail” on the route between Salzburg Central R......
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Cathay Dragon introduces self-printing web generated boarding cards in Kolkata

Cathay Dragon became the first international airline to introduce self-printing web generated boarding cards at Kolkata Airport. The online check-in feature allows passengers to check-in and print ......
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IndiGo takes its FitToFly programme to Hyderabad and Kochi

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Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali  

Air New Zealand to nearly double capacity to Bali

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Airport Authority of India signs MoU with Govt. of Uttarakhand for development for aviation sector in the State

Going ahead with its commitment towards the responsibility of creating, upgrading, maintaining and managing civil aviation infrastructure in the country, Airports Authority of India (AAI) signed an......
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Qatar Airways Increases Frequency To Moscow With Additional Daily Flight  

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Qatar Airways is pleased to announce that it has added additional flights to its Moscow route, bringing the total frequency to 21 flights per week between Doha and the Russian capital. Commencing 2......
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300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket  

300th flight destination of Turkish Airlines is Phuket

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Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo  

Emirates to operate one-off A380 flight to Colombo

Emirates’ iconic A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, on Monday 14th August as the global airline joins local authorities in ......
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Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers  

Austrian Airlines Celebrates Two Million Embraer Passengers

Austrian Airlines integrated the first Embraer jet in its fleet in January 2016. In the meantime, 16 aircraft of this type are being deployed on European short- and medium-haul routes to more than ......
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Raipur Airport Ranked First in Customer Satisfaction Index Survey

Raipur’s Swami Vivekananda Airport was once again ranked first in Customer Satisfaction among 49 airports in the country. Raipur Airport achieved 4.84 score on a five point scale index in the......
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AVANI Hotels & Resorts is delighted to announce the development of its first hotel in Mauritius located along a stretch of the island’s unspoilt south coast. When it opens in 2021, the 15......
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Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion  

Emirates boosts U.S. economy by US$21 Billion

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The Ministry of Civil Aviation held a meeting of all stakeholders last week to invite suggestions for designing AirSewa 2.0, the upgraded version of the AirSewa web portal and mobile app that was l......
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Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service  

Air New Zealand introduces smart passport service

The airline's mobile app is now able to scan and save passport information and send a timely reminder when it's time to renew.   Every month around 550 customers turn u......
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Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto  

Air Canada connects Mumbai with daily direct service to Toronto

Air Canada has started operating four times a week direct flight between Toronto and Mumbai. This marks the beginning of the only non-stop service connecting the two cities. The new flight complime......
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US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers  

US rolls out expedited entry for 'low-risk' Indian travellers

US has started rolling out for India its Global Entry programme which allows for expedited clearance of pre-approved, low-risk travellers. Navtej Sarna, Indian Ambassador to the US yesterday became......
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Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France  

Zhao Guang You - Imperial Cuisine in Business Class of Air France

On departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, and for a period of one year, Zhao Guang You, chef of the JE Mansion restaurant in Beijing, will be signing new dishes for the Company on flights ......
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IndiGo, India's largest carrier in terms of market share, has expressed interest in Air India, Secretary Civil Aviation R N Choubey told reporters today. "Post the Cabinet decision tomorrow, we......
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Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India  

Singapore Airlines introduces A350 services to India

Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce the introduction of its A350 services to India. Mumbai will be the 16th destination within its network to receive the Airbus A350-900 aircraft. The daily s......
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Austrian Airlines Opens Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for Premium Customers  

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Austrian Airlines opens its own Priority Check-in Zone at Vienna Airport for premium customers. Senators, Star Gold ticket holders and Business Class passengers have a total of ten Senator and Busi......
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Cathay Pacific announces new codeshare agreement with MIAT Mongolian Airlines

Cathay Pacific and MIAT Mongolian Airlines today announced a new codeshare agreement which is set to benefit the customers of both airlines.   Starting 12 July 2017, Cathay Pac......
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Two initiatives to improve passenger experience at Emirates Terminal 3 will soon be introduced  

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Travellers departing from Dubai International Airport Terminal 3 can look forward to a smoother airport experience with the implementation of two new initiatives that will streamline the check-in a......
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The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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Centre Grants Approval for Airport at Jewar in Greater Noida  

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The Government has granted in-principle approval for a greenfield airport at Jewar in Greater Noida in view of the rapidly growing flying requirements of the NCR region . Announcing this at a press......
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GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute  

GoAir launches Aviation Security Training Institute

GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, today announced the establishment of its ‘Aviation Security Training Institute (ASTI)’ which has been duly approved by Bureau of Ci......
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Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017  

Qatar Airways set to reveal first Aircraft fitted with award-winning Qsuite at Paris Air Show 2017

Qatar Airways is set to steal the limelight at this year’s Paris Air Show, taking place from 19 to 25 June at Le Bourget in Paris, with the launch of the first aircraft in its fleet fitted wi......
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55.3% Growth in Foreign Tourist Arrivals on E-Tourist Visa in May, 2017 over May, 2016  

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Singapore Airlines is pleased to announce a special offer exclusively for its new and existing KrisFlyer loyalty card members. Rewarding those who love to travel, customers booking a Singapore Airl......
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Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars  

Emirates partners with BMW Group for its new fleet of Chauffeur-drive cars

Emirates has partnered with BMW Group to provide a fleet of luxury automobiles for its complimentary Chauffeur-drive service for Business Class passengers in the UAE.   The new......
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New figures from Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) show that Abu Dhabi welcomed 1.6 million guest arrivals year to end of April, a 7% growth compared to the same period in 2......
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The Lufthansa Group will now enable secure and simple payments at the check-in counter, by introducing “Amadeus Airport Pay”. This new service, developed by Amadeus and Ingenico, will s......
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SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter  

SpiceJet Clocks 2nd Successive Profitable Year and 9th Consecutive Profitable Quarter

SpiceJet reported a quarterly profit of INR 41.6 crore for the three months ended March 31st, 2017, making it the ninth successive profitable quarter for the airline. Net profit for FY 2017 stood a......
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Emirates touches down in Croatia  

Emirates touches down in Croatia

Emirates’ inaugural Boeing 777-300ER flight from Dubai touched down in Zagreb to a water cannon salute and traditional Croatian folk dancers, with more than 350 passengers on board. &......
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Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA  

Jet Airways launches it's cadet pilot training programme in partnership with world leader CEA

Jet Airways, India’s full-service, premiere international airline, in collaboration with CAE, a world leader in providing training solutions to commercial airlines, today announced the launch......
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Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom  

Weekly freighter service will provide increased capacity to and from the United Kingdom

A Qatar Airways Cargo Airbus A330 freighter touched down at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday, marking the start of freighter services to the carrier’s second airport in London. ......
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Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers  

Alex Cruz, British Airways Chief Executive Message to Customers

Many of our IT systems are back up today and my colleagues across the airline are working very hard to build back our flight programme and get as many of our customers as possible away on their tra......
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Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion  

Bangkok Airways Launches “Mid Year Charge Up” Promotion

Bangkok Airways Pubic Company Limited launches the “Mid Year Charge Up” promotion, offering great fares to various destinations in Thailand and overseas for travelers who seek a value-f......
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Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'  

Explore Dubai for less with 'My Emirates Pass'

Emirates’ customers can explore more of Dubai this summer by enjoying exclusive offers and discounts across the city with My Emirates Pass, which turns the Emirates boarding pass into an excl......
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Etihad Airways offers free stopovers to all Economy Class guests from the Middle East, Africa and Pakistan