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JetSpeak April 2016

  • Main Story
  • Aviation News
  • New Flight Launches
  • Hotel Updates
  • News at Jetways Travels
  • Featured MICE Destination Dom
  • Featured MICE Destination Int'nl
  • Tour Package of the Month Dom
  • Tour Package of the Month Int'nl
  • Industry News
  • Visas

Aviation News

Domestic Airline Indigo has announced changes to its flight schedule in Ahmedabad due to maintenance work on the runway at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport. Airline operations will be affected from 16th April to 29th October 2016 between 1000 hours and 1800 hours.

Indigo has cancelled some flights and has announced new flights to deal with the restricted timings.

Flights non-operational due to runway closure:-
Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
6E -161 Delhi 11:10 Ahmedabad 12:40 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -161 Ahmedabad 13:10 Goa 14:50 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -162 Goa 15:25 Ahmedabad 17:00 Saturday & Sunday 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -162 Ahmedabad 18:10 Delhi 19:45 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -202 Kolkata 12:55 Ahmedabad 15:30 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -135 Ahmedabad 16:15 Kolkata 18:50 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -202 Ahmedabad 16:05 Pune 17:25 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -245 Indore 10:25 Mumbai 11:35 Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -252 Mumbai 12:15 Indore 13:40 Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -245 Indore 10:25 Ahmedabad 11:35 M, T, W, Th, F & Sa 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -252 Ahmedabad 12:15 Indore 13:40 M, T, W, Th, F & Sa 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -269 Bengaluru 10:10 Ahmedabad 11:15 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -314 Ahmedabad 11:45 Bengaluru 12:55 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -135 Pune 14:25 Ahmedabad 15:40 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -179 Mumbai 11:55 Ahmedabad 13:05 M, T, W, Th, F & Sa 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -172 Ahmedabad 13:35 Mumbai 14:50 M, T, W, Th, F & Sa 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16


New flights operational in lieu of the above suspended flights:-
Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective From
6E -161 Delhi 11:10 Vadodara 12:40 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -161 Vadodara 13:10 Goa 14:50 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -162 Goa 15:25 Vadodara 17:05 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -162 Vadodara 17:40 Delhi 19:10 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -202 Kolkata 12:55 Bengaluru 15:30 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -135 Bengaluru 16:15 Kolkata 18:50 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -202 Bengaluru 16:05 Pune 17:25 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -245 Indore 10:50 Goa 12:35 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -252 Goa 13:05 Indore 14:50 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -313 Bengaluru 09:55 Vadodara 12:05 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -314 Vadodara 12:35 Bengaluru 14:45 Daily 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -135 Pune 14:25 Bengaluru 15:40 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -179 Mumbai 11:15 Goa 12:30 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16
6E -172 Goa 13:05 Mumbai 14:20 M, T, W, Th, F & Su 16-Apr-16 to 29-Oct-16


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Indigo Airlines has announced a revision to its Change / Cancellation Fee Structure. With effect from 1st April 2016, the airline will follow the new slab as follows:

DOMESTIC:
Time of change/ cancellation Applicable Fee (for bookings made w.e.f 1st April 2016​)
Upto 2 hours before scheduled departure 2250
0-2 hours before scheduled departure No show charges


INTERNATIONAL:
Time of change/ cancellation Applicable Fee (for bookings made w.e.f 1st April 2016​)
More than 4 hours before scheduled departure Rs. 2,500 per passenger per segment or equivalent amount in local currency
0-4 hours before scheduled departure No show charges

Note:

  • The slabs are in equivalent hours to the corresponding number of days before the scheduled departure of the flight.
  • In case, the Base Fare plus Fuel Charge (if applicable) is lower than the applicable Fee, then the entire Base Fare plus Fuel Charge will be deducted as the applicable Fee.
  • Change/ Cancellation will continue to be allowed up to 2 hours before the flight for domestic flights and 4 hours before the flight for international flights.
  • The above Fees will apply for bookings that are made on or after 1st April 2016 only. For bookings made before this date, the old fees will continue to apply.
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British Airways has announced changes to its Economy Short-haul Fare Structure. The new structure replaces the 6 fare type options with simpler, 3 fare type options, each with increasing levels of flexibility; ‘Basic’, ‘Plus’ and ‘Plus Flex’. Club Europe (business class) fares are unaffected by these changes. These fare types are only available on point-to-point journeys

Robin Glover-Faure, Head of Short-haul, British Airways’ said, “Our customers were telling us they wanted a simpler fare structure for economy short-haul flights, rather than six possible combinations. This new approach is much easier to understand and will make booking quicker and simpler. "

Previously the airline had two types of fares: ‘hand baggage only’ or ‘with checked bag’. Each of those could be bought with three levels of flexibility – standard, semi-flex and fully flex, which created six fare type options. ‘With checked bag’ fares incurred a change fee for flight changes plus the difference in fare and no refunds; ‘semi-flex’ offered no flight change fees, free flight changes on the day of departure and no refunds, and ‘fully flex’ offered no change fees, free change on day of departure and refunds permitted.

With the new fare structure in place, customers choosing a ‘Plus’ fare will now receive the additional flexibility of being able to change their flight on the day of travel for free – an option that wasn’t available on the previous standard fare. This is in addition to the airline’s generous hold and hand baggage allowances plus free seat selection 48-hours ahead of the flight.

Each new fare type has the following benefits:

Basic - which are the cheapest available fares, will include:
  • The airline’s generous hand baggage allowance (no checked luggage)
  • Seating allocated at check-in or pay for seat selection
  • Flight changes can be made for a fee plus any difference in fare


Plus:
  • Include a 23kg checked baggage allowance, plus the airline’s generous hand baggage allowance
  • Free flight changes on the day of departure, up to one hour before scheduled flight time
  • Zero flight change fees ahead of departure (a fare difference may apply)
  • Free seat selection from 48 hours prior to departure


Plus Flex:
  • Are fully refundable
  • Include a 23kg checked baggage allowance, plus the airline’s generous hand baggage allowance
  • Free seat selection at time of booking
  • Free changes on the day
  • Zero flight change fees (a fare difference may apply)


When selecting the fares customers are given the option on the flights booking page to select either ‘lowest available’ or ‘flexible’. They simply need to click the option that suits them. If they choose ‘lowest available’ they will be shown the Basic and Plus fares. If they select ‘flexible’ they will be shown the Plus Flex fares. Both pages will also show the business class option, should they wish to upgrade.

On UK domestic routes, the ‘Plus Flex’ fare will be branded ‘Business UK’ and includes access to British Airways’ lounges, and priority boarding.

All customers, including those on a Basic fare, can continue to take advantage of the airline’s hand luggage allowance of . Those choosing a ‘Plus’ or ‘Plus Flex’ fare benefit from a 23kg checked baggage allowance. All customers are also able to check-in additional bags for a fee.

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New Flight Launches

Air Vistara has announced the launch of new direct, daily return flights from Delhi to Srinagar, Jammu and Kochi and from Mumbai to Kochi as part of its new summer schedule.

While the Delhi to Srinagar and Delhi - Srinagar - Jammu flights will be launched with effect from April 7, 2016, the direct daily return flights from Mumbai to Kochi, and daily same-aircraft flights from Delhi to Kochi via Mumbai will commence from April 14, 2016.
Direct Flights
Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
797 Delhi 14:45 Srinagar 16:15 Daily 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
977 Srinagar 16:55 Delhi 18:30 Daily 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
717 Delhi 08:45 Srinagar 10:10 Saturday & Sunday 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
713 Srinagar 10:45 Delhi 12:10 Saturday & Sunday 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
799 Delhi 06:45 Srinagar 08:15 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
799 Srinagar 08:50 Jammu 09:45 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
790 Jammu 10:50 Srinagar 11:45 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
790 Srinagar 12:25 Delhi 14:00 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
995 Mumbai 13:10 Cochin 15:20 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
996 Cochin 15:50 Mumbai 17:45 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
Via Flights
Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
977 SXR 16:55 DEL 18:30 Daily 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
977 DEL 19:10 BOM 21:10 Daily 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
713 SXR 10:45 DEL 12:10 Saturday & Sunday 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
713 DEL 13:20 VNS 14:45 Saturday & Sunday 07/04/16 - 29/10/16
995 DEL 10:20 BOM 12:25 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
995 BOM 13:10 COK 15:20 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
996 COK 15:50 BOM 17:45 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
996 BOM 18:30 DEL 20:35 Daily 14/04/16 - 29/10/16
799 DEL 06:45 SXR 08:15 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
799 SXR 08:50 IXJ 09:45 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
790 IXJ 10:50 SXR 11:45 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16
790 SXR 12:25 DEL 14:00 Daily 09/04/16 - 29/10/16

The new flights will be part of the new summer schedule, which has 17 city pairs connected through direct (non-stop) flights and 16 additional city pairs connected through ‘via’ flights such as Mumbai to Varanasi, Lucknow, and Bhubaneshwar and Bengaluru to Guwahati.

The new summer schedule also has over 40 additional single-stop travel options through connecting flights such as Srinagar to Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bhubaneshwar, and Lucknow to Pune and Hyderabad (all via Delhi).

Flights and connections on the new schedule are now open for sale through all channels.
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Indigo Airlines has announced new non-stop flights across its domestic network. The new flights, some of which come into effect from 1st May, 2016, will enhance the airline's connectivity within India.

Flight No City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
6E-405 Hyderabad 7:20 Coimbatore 8:40 1st non-stop flight 22-Jun-16
6E-409 Coimbatore 9:10 Hyderabad 10:40 1st non-stop flight 22-Jun-16
6E-434 Hyderabad 11:10 Nagpur 12:10 1st non-stop flight 22-Jun-16
6E-435 Nagpur 12:40 Hyderabad 13:40 1st non-stop flight 22-Jun-16
6E-334 Kochi 05:15 Hyderabad 06:50 2nd non-stop flight 22-Jun-16
6E-331 Hyderabad 16:20 Kochi 17:55 2nd non-stop flight 21-Jun-16
6E-83 Kochi 18:55 Muscat 21:00 1st non-stop flight 21-Jun-16
6E-84 Muscat 22:00 Kochi 3:05 1st non-stop flight 21-Jun-16
6E-501 Delhi 18:10 Ranchi 19:55 2nd non-stop flight 16-May-16
6E-504 Ranchi 20:35 Delhi 22:20 2nd non-stop flight 16-May-16
6E-525 Delhi 09:55 Jaipur 10:50 3rd non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E-555 Jaipur 11:30 Delhi 12:25 3rd non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E - 524 Delhi 05:15 Srinagar 06:40 6th non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E - 525 Srinagar 07:10 Delhi 08:35 6th non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E - 507 Delhi 15:45 Srinagar 17:10 5th non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E - 508 Srinagar 17:40 Delhi 19:10 5th non-stop flight 6-May-16
6E - 227 Kochi 04:50 Chennai 06:00 3rd non-stop flight 2-May-16
6E - 169 Jaipur 04:00 Bengaluru 06:25 3rd non-stop flight 2-May-16
6E - 146 Bengaluru 23:05 Ahmedabad 01:15 3rd non-stop flight 1-May-16
6E - 149 Ahmedabad 23:55 Bengaluru 02:00 3rd non-stop flight 1-May-16
6E - 194 Kolkata 23:15 Hyderabad 01:20 4th non-stop flight 1-May-16
6E - 195 Hyderabad 22:30 Kolkata 00:35 4th non-stop flight 1-May-16
6E - 164 Bengaluru 23:20 Jaipur 01:45 3rd non-stop flight 1-May-16
6E - 228 Chennai 23:00 Kochi 00:15 3rd non-stop flight 1-May-16

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Third daily return flights between Delhi and Bengaluru Second daily return flights between Delhi and Goa and an additional third flight between these cities on weekends Same aircraft via flight between Bengaluru and Srinagar Convenient new connection between Srinagar and Goa

AirVistara has announced additional frequencies between Delhi and Bengaluru, and Delhi and Goa as part of its network expansion drive. The new flights will be operational with effect from May 12, 2016.

With the launch of these additional frequencies, Vistara will offer thrice a day flight service between Delhi and Bengaluru in both directions, and twice a day flight service between Delhi and Goa. In weekends, the Delhi to Goa flight frequency will increase to thrice a day.

The new flights are available for sale at Jetways Travels and other regular channels. Call 011-44112200.

Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
867 Delhi 14:45 Goa 17:20 Daily 12-May-16
848 Goa 17:55 Delhi 20:25 Daily 12-May-16
811 Delhi 07:40 Bengaluru 10:30 Daily 12-May-16
797 Bengaluru 11:10 Delhi 13:50 Daily 12-May-16

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AirVistara has announced Business Class weekend fares as part of its promotions. Under this promotional offer, two to four Vistara customers travelling together can experience the finest Business Class experience in the domestic skies at a flat 50% discount for all travellers on the booking (PNR).

This weekend offer is applicable on one way as well as return travel in Business Class during weekends (anytime departure on Saturdays and up to 4pm departure on Sundays) for booking made from until 15 May’16 and for travel from 16 Apr’16 to 15 May’16.

Customers can book this amazing Business Class Weekend Fare offer with Jetways Travels or on Vistara’s website www.airvistara.com.

Terms and conditions for the Business Class Weekend Fares offer:
  • This offer is only applicable to the maximum of 4 passengers booked under the same Business Class PNR
  • All passengers must travel together, and any booking cancellations will apply passengers on the booking
  • Offer is for travel all-day Saturdays, and for departures up to 4pm on Sundays
  • Fares are applicable for sale in India only
  • This offer is valid on direct flights only
  • This offer is not applicable on Delhi - Goa and Mumbai -Goa sectors.
  • This is a limited-inventory offer available on first-come-first-served basis. In case the seats under this offer are sold out, regular fares will appear
  • This offer is not applicable on group bookings.
Standard fare rules subject to Vistara’s terms and conditions apply.
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Qatar Airways has announced the launch of a second daily, non-stop flight along its popular route between John F. Kennedy Airport (JFK) in New York City and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha. The new flight represents the tenth Qatar Airways route between Doha and the United States. The airline had recently added daily, non-stop service to Boston (BOS) on 16 March, and will commence service to Atlanta (ATL), on 1 June.

The new route features the acclaimed Airbus A350 and a new morning departure time from JFK 11:15 hrs, allowing passengers to arrive in Doha (06:45 hrs local time) the morning of the following day. On its way to New York City, the flight will arrives at JFK’s Terminal 7 at 09:15 hrs, providing convenient access to the city and connecting flights across the United States.

Terminal 7 is also home to other oneworld members, including British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia, and Qantas. Qatar Airways will continue to operate its evening route, scheduled to depart New York at 23:00 hrs, from Terminal 8, providing an alternative and convenience when visiting Doha or connecting with outbound flights to the airline’s global network of more than150 destinations around the world.

Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
QR Flight 701 Doha 08:15 New York 15:15 Daily 12-May-16
QR Flight 702 New York 22:00 Doha 17:35 +1 Daily 12-May-16
QR Flight 703 Doha 02:25 New York 09:15 Daily 12-May-16
QR Flight 704 New York 11:15 Doha 06:45 +1 Daily 12-May-16
+1 denotes arrival on next day
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Hotel Updates

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of two Holiday Inn Express® Hotels in India and a Crowne Plaza in New Jersey, USA.

Holiday Inn Express® Chennai - Old Mahabalipuram Road

The 136-room Holiday Inn Express Chennai Old Mahabalipuram Road is conveniently located on Old Mahabalipuram Road (OMR) and offers great access to the district's commercial centre, the hub of automobile plants, IT technological parks and dedicated Special Economic Zones (SEZ). It is also nearby major tourist attractions like ECR Beach, VGP Universal Kingdom Amusement Park and the shopping district.

Holiday Inn Express® New Delhi - International Airport Terminal 3

The 93-room Holiday Inn Express New Delhi - International Airport Terminal 3 is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Delhi and is the first to open in the Delhi International airport area. Both the Domestic & International terminals are easily accessible and the CBD of Gurgaon and Delhi is within easy reach as well.

True to the promise of the Holiday Inn Express brand, which guarantees guests comfort and convenience, both hotels offer the following amenities:

  • Free and fast Wi-Fi available in guest rooms and throughout the hotel so they stay connected all day, every day
  • Free Express Start™ Breakfast or a Grab & Go option for a smart start to the day
  • A comfortable and restful sleep with high quality bedding and a choice of firm or soft pillows
  • Self-service business centre and laundry room for everyday needs of the guests
  • 24-hour access to the fitness centre for guests to indulge in fitness regime any time

Crowne Plaza® Saddle Brook Hotel, New Jersey
The 148-room Crowne Plaza® Saddle Brook hotel is located in New Jersey, around 13 kilometres west of New York City. Situated near major New York and New Jersey area airports as well as key local businesses, venues and attractions, this hotel is ideal for hosting business travellers who need convenient access to the city while also having ample space for large corporate meetings and events.

Guests at this New Jersey hotel will experience the Crowne Plaza brand’s new “Always On” enhancements that are focused on connectivity, wellness and productivity. The 24-hour business centre features the "Be On" program, with single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords.

For bookings, contact Jetways Travels Hotel Services at 011-44112232 / 2236 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Marriott International has announced its grand landmark début in Taizhou, Zhejiang province of China and Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, USA under its Marriott & Delta hotels brands.

Zhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel, China
The 351-room Zhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel is the first five-start international hotel in the dynamic Huangyan area, Taizhou’s new commercial hub and home to China's Mould Town Expo City. The hotel is less than 15 minutes away from the high-speed railway station and just half-an-hour from the Taizhou Airport. Well-known city attractions such as Huangyan Grottoes, Huangyan Waterfalls and Eighteen Lakes of Eastern Zhejiang are also in the proximity, enabling guests to explore the city with great ease.

Zhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel has 351 elegant and spacious rooms featuring views of the city skyline, state-of-the-art facilities and amenities ranging from high speed internet, luxurious bedding with down comforters and cotton-rich linens to spacious marble bathrooms and 48” flat-panel TV.

Zhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel offers a total of 2,400 square meters of meeting space with an elegant pillar-less 1,000 square meters Grand Ballroom, the largest ballroom in town, as well as 14 meeting rooms that can be scaled for various functions and sizes. Each of these meeting rooms is equipped with a full set of audio-visual equipment including oversized LED screens and onsite associates are always available to ensure the smooth operations of functions.

Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista
The 241-room Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel is located just around the corner from Disney Springs and close to the Disney World Resort and other Orlando attractions. It is a member of the Disney Good Neighbor Hotel program and offers complimentary transportation daily to Walt Disney World.

The hotel features a resort-style outdoor swimming pool that will soon boast a kids’ splash zone featuring a pirate ship. There is a kids’ game room on-site, a 24/7 fitness center with state of the art touch screen technology on equipment, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi and on-site parking. Guests can also kick-up their feet and relax near the outdoor fire pit area on the property.

For further information or reservations, please contact Jetways Travels Hotel Services at 011-44112232 / 2236 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com.
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Visas

VFS Global has announced several new services for Indian travellers planning to travel to UK & Turkey. With effect from 1 April 2016, VFS Global has become the exclusive Visa Service Provider for the Republic of Turkey and the only authorized Visa service provider in India, Nepal & Maldives. 16 Turkey Visa Application Centres have been launched for the purpose within India itself.

For UK, VFS Global has launched an 'on-demand mobile visa service' for Indian travellers. This is in addition to the already present UK Visa services offered by VFS.

According to a press release issued by VFS Global, "Through this service, applicants located anywhere in India and applying for visas to the United Kingdom, can complete the entire visa application procedure and enrol biometric data within the comfort of their homes or offices."

"The ‘on demand’ service can be delivered on request at the applicant’s residence, office, or any location of choice (subject to risk assessment). The ‘On Demand Mobile Visa’ service will be convenient and economical for large groups of people travelling to the UK, such as group corporate employees, who do not wish to travel to visa application centres for this purpose," the press release continued.

The service is available by appointment only - on a day of choice (including weekends) and charged separately. To know more about this service, write to userpayservicesindia@vfshelpline.com or contact Jetways Travels Visa Services at 011-44112200/ 2208 / 2278. You can also send an e-mail to visa@jetwaystravels.com.

According to VFS Global, the on-demand mobile service is currently available only for those seeking visas to UK. However, few Schengen countries including Hungary, Denmark, Portugal and Slovenia will also be offering this service through VFS Global in the days to come.

Another service that VFS Global has launched exclusively for UK Visa Applicants is the Home to Home Service (H2H) – a personalised chauffeur service that includes end-to-end assistance with form-filling and submission. This is specifically aimed at out-of-town applicants who may have to travel to certain cities for their visa application.

According to the press release by VFS Global, the Highlights of this service will include:
  • "Pick-up and drop-off: This service is available anywhere in the city of your application, including from airport/ train station for out-of-town travellers.
  • Premium Lounge: After express check-in at the VAC, the applicant is guided straight to the Premium Lounge. Photocopy, photo booth, and SMS services are free of cost. Free courier service also included for return of document.
  • Personalized VFS assistance: Staff assistance will be available right from the pick-up point until the completion of submission. Customers can use the ‘Digital Assist’ service (personalised form-filling assistance) or the ‘Get It Right’ service (document scrutiny, with an opportunity to send any missing documents to the Embassy within a time-frame) free of charge.
  • Longer working hours: Appointments are available outside of regular work hours from Monday to Friday until 7pm."

The Home-to-Home (H2H) service is currently available for the VFS Global centres at New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. To book the service, write to userpayservicesindia@vfshelpline.com or contact Jetways Travels Visa Services at 011-44112200/ 2208 / 2278. You can also send an e-mail to visa@jetwaystravels.com.
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VFS Global has announced the launch of Prime Time Services for Slovenia, Schengen, Czech Republic, Hungary & Denmark. This service allows applicants to make Visa appointments on a Saturday for an extra charge.

With this service, applicants need not skip work or important engagements for a Visa interview on weekdays. They can easily schedule it for the weekend (Saturday - 09:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs local time).
Prime time Service Charges
For less than 10 applicants For more than 10 applicants
2606 INR (Per applicant) 1533 INR ( Per Applicant)
Applicants who had booked their appointments online need to bring a print out of the confirmation when they arrive at the visa application centre to submit their application. Alternatively, appointments can be booked by visiting the VFS Application Centres and paying by cash.

All fees are non-refundable.
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VFS Global has issued important Schengen Visa updates for travellers visiting Italy, Spain, Denmark and Malta.

According to an important communication to Jetways Travels and other agents,

  • For visitors to Italy, "It is mandatory to have face-to-face blank pages in the passport to submit an application" .
  • Visitors to Spain are required to provide
  • "Original Bank statements with bank stamp and sign, with last update date within 15 days.
  • PAN Card Copy is mandatory.
  • ITR of last 3 years"
  • For minors, "In case the minor is accompanied by either of the parents, a no objection affidavit must be submitted from the parent not travelling. Signatures in the affadavit should match with parent's passport. If the minor is not accompanied by any of the parent, then affidavit from both parents, signature of both parents has to be in the affidavit.
  • Photocopies of passports of the parent not travelling with the minor have to be attested by notary public."
  • In-case one or both parents do not have passports, then they need to provide a government ID proof having signatures & the ID photocopy should be notarized.
  • The application form, sworn declaration and minor authorization form must be signed by both the parents in all cases.
  • For visitors to Denmark, "Applicants of all age need to be physically present at the time of Visa Application as Live photograph is required for all age applicants."
  • For visitors to Malta, "Applicants of age 1 year and above need to be physically present at the time of Visa Application as Live photograph is required."
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Newsletter 2016