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Aviation News

Turkish Airlines has announced its plans to launch new flights to Marrakesh in Morocco, Luxor in Egypt, Sulaymaniyah in Iraq, and to Mexico City and Cancun in Mexico. The airline has also announced its plans to increase the frequency of its flights to Bangkok and Phuket in Thailand.

New Turkish Airlines Flights to Sulaymaniyah, Iraq:

According to a press release issued by the airlines, the new flight service from Istanbul to Sulaymaniyah commenced with effect from January 26, 2019. The service will be operated daily.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

TK 806

Istanbul

0045 hrs

Sulaymaniyah

0315 hrs

Daily

26-01-2019

TK 807

Sulaymaniyah

0410 hrs

Istanbul

0700 hrs

Daily

26-01-2019

All time is local time

New Turkish Airlines Flights to Marrakesh, Morocco:

The airline will be operating flights to its newest destination Marrakesh, Morocco with effect from March 27, 2019. The airline has planned the services to operate on a 5-flights-a-week frequency.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

TK 619

Istanbul

1130 hrs

Marrakesh

1430 hrs

Wednesday& Friday

27-03-2019

TK 620

Marrakesh

1525 hrs

Istanbul

2205 hrs

Wednesday& Friday

27-03-2019

TK 619

Istanbul

1120 hrs

Marrakesh

1420 hrs

Saturday

30-03-2019

TK 620

Marrakesh

1515 hrs

Istanbul

2155 hrs

Saturday

30-03-2019

TK 619

Istanbul

1130 hrs

Marrakesh

1430 hrs

Except Tuesday & Thursday

31-03-2019

TK 620

Marrakesh

1525 hrs

Istanbul

2205 hrs

Except Tuesday & Thursday

31-03-2019

All time is local time

New Turkish Airlines Flights to Mexico City & Cancun, Mexico:

The Turkish Airlines has planned flights to Cancun, with a stop-over at Mexico City. The new flights will operate thrice a week and services will be launched with effect from August 21, 2019.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

TK 181

Istanbul

2055 hrs

Mexico City

0410 hrs (+1)

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

21-08-2019

TK 181

Mexico City

0530 hrs

Cancun

0750 hrs

Monday, Thursday & Saturday

22-08-2019

TK 181

Cancun

0920 hrs

Istanbul

0525 hrs (+1)

Monday, Thursday & Saturday

22-08-2019

TK 181

Istanbul

2020 hrs

Mexico City

0335 hrs (+1)

Wednesday

28-08-2019

TK 181

Mexico City

0455 hrs

Cancun

0715 hrs

Thursday

29-08-2019

TK 181

Cancun

0845 hrs

Istanbul

0450 hrs (+1)

Thursday

29-08-2019

All time is local time

New Turkish Airlines Flights to Luxor, Egypt:

The airlines new flights to Luxor, Egypt are scheduled to begin with effect from September 23, 2019. The flights will operate on 4-flights-a-week frequency.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

TK 682

Istanbul

2320 hrs

Luxor

0120 hrs (+1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

23-09-2019

TK 683

Luxor

0215 hrs

Istanbul

0625 hrs

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

24-09-2019

TK 682

Istanbul

0050 hrs

Luxor

0250 hrs

Monday, Tuesday,  Thursday & Saturday

28-10-2019

TK 683

Luxor

0345 hrs

Istanbul

0755 hrs

Monday, Tuesday,  Thursday & Saturday

28-10-2019

All time is local time

To book Turkish Airlines flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Japan Airlines has announced its plans to launch a new non-stop flight service between Tokyo-Narita and Bengaluru, India. Services will commence with effect from the summer of 2020.

A press release issued by the airlines stated, "As direct flights are currently not in service from Japan, the launch of this route will provide customers from North America a new option when travelling to the southern region of India."

"In order to realize the JAL Vision1, as introduced in the JAL Group Medium Term Management Plan, the carrier will continue expanding its network in order to become the world’s most valued and preferred airline," the press release continued.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Days of
Operation

Tokyo (Narita)

1825 hrs

Bengaluru

0005 hrs (+1)

Daily

Bengaluru

0245 hrs

Tokyo (Narita)

1455 hrs

Daily

All time is local time

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Philippine Airlines has announced the resumption of its services to India with the launch of non-stop flights from New Delhi to Manila, its hub. The services on the route will operate four-times-a-week, with effect from April 2019, subject to regulatory approval.

According to a press release issued by the airline, "The long-heralded return of PAL to the Indian market will provide a welcome boost to the tourism industries of both the Philippines and India. The airline previously flew the Manila –Delhi route from 2011 to 2013, with most flights making costly stopovers in Bangkok due to the limited range of the Airbus A320 aircraft then in use. PAL also served Kolkata (Calcutta) as a key stopover point on the flag carrier’s multi-stop Manila-Europe services in the 1950s."

A brand-new Airbus A321neo aircraft with full-flat business class seats, generous legroom and the latest in entertainment systems and Wi-Fi connectivity will operate on the route.

Commenting on the resumption of services, Bautista, President of Philippine Airlines, said, "India is the air travel growth market of the future and a new economic power, so our link to Delhi improves the Philippines’ connectivity with the global economy. We are enthusiastic about our new Delhi route because, for the first time, we have the right-sized aircraft for the Indian market. Our Airbus A321neo’s long-range capability makes direct non-stop flights possible, and this new plane features 168 seats configured specially for long-haul travel, making the 6 hour and 50 minutes Manila-Delhi flight more comfortable and pleasant."

The airline has also announced its plans to ramp up operations in the Asian region by launching new routes to Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia) from its Manila hub, starting this summer season.

The flight services to Phnom Penh marks the first direct air link between the Philippines and the capital of Cambodia. The flights to Hanoi will be the airline's second flight route connecting Manila and Vietnam. For Hanoi and Phnom Penh, PAL will utilize a 156-seater Airbus A320 and a 199-seater Airbus A321 Classic.

New Flights from Delhi to Manila

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

PR 727

Delhi

0145 hrs

Manila

1045 hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday

17-04-2019

PR 727

Delhi

0145 hrs

Manila

1045 hrs

Sunday

05-05-2019

PR 726

Manila

2045 hrs

Delhi

0100 (+1)

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

17-04-2019

PR 726

Manila

2045 hrs

Delhi

0100 (+1)

Saturday

04-05-2019

All time is local time

New Flights from Manila to Hanoi

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

PR 595

Manila

2225 hrs

Hanoi

0045 (+1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

31-03-2019

PR 596

Hanoi

0145 hrs

Manila

0530 hrs

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday

31-03-2019

All time is local time

New Flights from Manila to Phnom Penh

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

PR 521

Manila

2210 hrs

Phnom Penh

2345 hrs

Except  Wednesday & Sunday

01-04-2019

PR 522

Phnom Penh

0045 hrs

Manila

0420 hrs

Except Monday & Thursday

01-04-2019

All time is local time

To book Philippine Airlines, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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2018 was a record-setting year for United in many respects. We flew the most passengers ever, operated the most mainline departures and achieved the fewest cancellations ever in a year, resulting in more United customers departing on-time in 2018 than ever before.

We expanded our route network to even more exciting destinations throughout the globe, launched products based directly on your feedback and most importantly lent support to our communities in need.

Click below to see what we were proud to accomplish in 2018 and what's coming for customers like you in 2019.

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Hotel Updates

The Hilton London Bankside Hotel has announced the opening of the world's first Vegan Suite. Designed in collaboration with the Vegan Society, the new suite uses vegan-friendly materials and design elements throughout the suite.

All elements including the carpets and pillows, the mini-bar goodies, and even the items on the hotel's housekeeping trolleys are eco-friendly products. The mini bar will be filled with a variety of locally-sourced, vegan treats including Graze protein powder and Naked fruit and nut snacks.

The suites will also feature furnishings and keycards made with Piñatex, a natural leather made from the cellulose fibres of pineapple leaves. Pillows will include anti-bacterial, non-allergenic and environmentally sourced material to replace feather down. For example, the Buckwheat pillow is made with 100% organic buckwheat hulls and the Kapok Pillow is made from natural kapok.

Guests will use PRIJA ginseng, earthly hotel toiletries such as shampoo and conditioner and essentials such as a shower cap, vanity and nail kit, all made with recycled packaging.

Commenting on the launch, General Manager James B. Clarke said, "Veganism is not just a dining trend, it has become a lifestyle choice for many and in turn, we want to be the first hotel to be able to offer those who follow the plant-based lifestyle, the chance to fully immerse themselves within it from the moment they walk into the hotel."

A spokesperson from The Vegan Society, Danielle Saunders added, "Having been involved with the planning of Hilton London Bankside's Vegan Suite since the early stages in 2018, we're thrilled to see the concept come to life."

"The hotel has carefully selected different plant-based features with exceptional attention to detail and we're pleased to see that those who live the vegan lifestyle are now able to expand their plant-based options with the opportunity to enjoy vegan travel. We are excited to be able direct our followers and supporters to a hotel which incorporates the whole lifestyle experience from checking in, to sleeping in plant-based linen and furniture," Saunders continued.

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IHG Has announced the opening of its brand new Staybridge Suites London-Heathrow Bath Road minutes away from London Heathrow International Airport.

The 190-key property has 145 Studios and 45 one-bedroom Suites, with fully-equipped kitchen and luxurious bedrooms with neutral hues.

With on-site facilities ranging from a pantry-styled shop - the Pantry for snacks, ready-to-go meals, and other conveniences to a launderette, the Staybridge Suites offers a comfortable place to stay for long stays.

According to a press release issued by IHG, the Staybridge Suites London- Heathrow Bath Road is part of a dual- branded property with Holiday Inn®, due to open later in 2019. Guests at Staybridge Suites London- Heathrow Bath Road will also be able to benefit from access to all facilities and amenities at the Holiday Inn just next door.

To book Staybridge Suites London - Heathrow Bath Road, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Visas & Passport

The Immigration Department of Malaysia has announced a Visa Waiver programme for Indian Nationals. Under the programme, Indian Nationals will not require to get a visa; instead they will have to register themselves via the online Electronic Travel Registration & Information (eNTRI) facility. At the end of the registration process, they will be provided with an eNTRI note, which has to be presented to the Immigration Officers at Malaysia on arrival.

The Visa Waiver Program will be effective from January 1 to December 31, 2019. A fee of USD 20 is required to register on the eNTRI facility.

The eNTRI note would be valid for a single journey to Malaysia, which needs to be undertaken within 90 days of receiving the eNTRI note. Maximum duration of stay under the Visa Waiver Program is 15 days.

Indian nationals will require a valid passport, passport size photograph, confirmed return tickets, proof of accommodation and proof of sufficient funds in addition to the eNTRI note.

For more details, visit www.windowmalaysia.my

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VFS Global has announced the launch of Russia Visa Application centres in 4 cities across India - in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. The new centres will include Premium Lounge Services, cater to the growing needs of outbound travellers to Russia, and increase accessibility and convenience of visa services.

The key features of the centre include:

  • Convenient and centrally-accessed location
  • Premium Lounge for personalised and comfortable service
  • Dedicated website for easy access to information including visa categories, requirements, check-list and applicable fees
  • 100% secure handling of passports, documents and personal information
  • Door-step delivery of passports



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VFS Global has announced the revision of fees for its Portugal Logistics and Visa Fees. According to a news update published on the visa website, the VFS Portugal Visa Centres at Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Jalandhar will be revised. The new rates were effective by end of 2018

The revised fees and effective dates are as below:

CATEGORY

NEW FEES

Short Term

INR 4797

Children 6-12

INR 2798

VFS Fees

INR 1908

VFS Premium Lounge Service Fees

INR 2600




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The Ministry of Interior in the Kingdom of Thailand has announced an exemption on the Visa on Arrival Fees. The exemption will be temporary and effective only between January 14 to April 30, 2019.

Under the exemption scheme, nationals and passport holders of India will be exempted from a Visa on Arrival Fees of 2000 Baht. Passport holders of 19 other countries will benefit from the scheme. The VoA and exemption is applicable only for tourism purpose.

The requirements for Visa on Arrival include:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport photograph (4×6 cm)
  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity**
  • Confirmed return ticket within 15 days.
  • li>5.2,000 Baht fee in cash
  • Applicant must carry sufficient funding (at least 10,000 Baht per person or 20,000 Baht per family) and provide proof of accommodation in Thailand.

"Passport holders can apply for VoA at any of the 48 designated immigration checkpoints by submitting a hard copy of the Visa Application Form.""

Applicants arriving in Thailand via the Suvarnabhumi Airport are required to fill an online form at https://extranet.immigration.go.th/voaonline/voaonline/VoaonlineAction.do

List of VoA Checkpoints

1. Suvarnabhumi Airport
2. Don Muang International Airport , Bangkok
3. Chiangmai International Airport , Chiangmai
4. Phuket International Airport , Phuket
5. Hatyai International Airport , Songkhla
6. U Tapao Airport , Rayong
7. Mae Sai Immigration Checkpoint , Chiangrai
8. Chiang Saen Immigration Checkpoint , Chiangrai
9. Chiang Khong Immigration Checkpoint , Chiangrai
10. Betong Immigration Checkpoint , Yala
11. Sadoa Immigration Checkpoint , Songkhla
12. Samui Airport , Surat Thani
13. Sukhothai International Airport, Tak Immigration Checkpoint
14. Bangkok Harbour Immigration Checkpoint, Bangkok
15. Sri Racha Immigration Checkpoint , Chonburi
16. Mabtaput Immigration Checkpoint , Rayong
17. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
18. Samui Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani
19. Phuket Immigration Checkpoint , Phuket
20. Satun Immigration Checkpoint , Satun
21. Krabi Immigration Checkpoint , Krabi
22. Songkhla Harbour Immigraion Checkpoint , Songkhla
23. Chiangrai Airport Immigration Checkpoint, Chiangrai
24. Surat Thani Airport Immigration Checkpoint , Surat Thani
25. Sattahip Habour Immigration Checkpoint, Chonburi
26 .Khlong Yai Immigration Checkpoint, Trat
27. Pong Nam Ron Immigration Checkpoint, Chanthaburi
28. Aranyaprathet Immigration Checkpoint, Sakaeo
29. Mukdahan Immigration Checkpoint, Mukdahan
30. Tak Immigration Checkpoint, Tak
31. Padang Besar Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
32. Su-ngai Kolok Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
33. Nong Khai Immigration Checkpoint, Nong Khai
34. Bueng Kan Immigration Checkpoint, Bueng Kan
35. Phibun Mangsahan Immigration Checkpoint, Ubon Ratchathani
36. Tha Li Immigration Checkpoint, Loei
37. Nakhon Phanom Immigration Checkpoint, Nakhon Phanom
38. Nan Immigration Checkpoint, Nan
39. Ban Prakob Immigration Checkpoint, Songkhla
40. Khuan Don Immigration Checkpoint, Satun
41. Tak Bai Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
42. Bukit Tal Immigration Checkpoint, Narathiwat
43. Samut Prakan Checkpoint, Samut Prakan
44. Kanchanaburi Land Border Checkpoint, Kanchanaburi
45. Prachup Khiri Khan Checkpoint at Hua Hin Airport, Prachup Khiri Khan
46. Phusing Land Border Checkpoint, Sisaket
47. Satun Checkpoint at Koh Lipe Marine Port, Satun
48. Trang Airport, Trang




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