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JetSpeak June 2016

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Aviation News

Emirates has announced that all Indian passengers, travelling out of India on passports with Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR) and holding round trip/ return tickets to UAE, will no longer require an OK TO BOARD (OTB) when travelling on Emirates.

The new policy comes into effect immediately.

Travellers from India can now select their type of passport between Emigration Check Required (ECR) and Emigration Check Not Required (ECNR). Customers who select the ECNR option will not have to submit their visa.

However, passengers with ECR passports will still require an OK to Board approval.

For more details, contact Jetways Travels Flight Services at 011-44112200 for more information. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com
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Air India and Jet Airways passengers commuting to IGI Airport will soon have the option to check-in at Delhi Metro's Shivaji Stadium and New Delhi stations.

Previously, only Air India passengers could avail the check-in facility at the New Delhi Airport Express (Orange Line) station. With effect from July 1, 2016, this facility will be provided to both domestic and international passengers flying with Jet Airways and Air India.

The check-in counters at the stations will close two hours before scheduled departure of a flight.

"The airport passengers can obtain their boarding pass at the check-in counter and check-in the luggage as well. The checked-in baggage will be transferred to IGI Airport's Terminal-3 through a secured Baggage Handling System (BHS)," the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) said in a statement.

Recently, DMRC slashed fares by up to 50 percent and increased train frequency to 10 minutes between 8 AM and 8 PM everyday to encourage flight passengers to take the Airport Express line.
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GoAir announced the successful completion of its inaugural commercial A320 NEO flight, G8 336 earlier this month. The flight landed on the evening of June 8 at 16:20 at Mumbai International Airport to a rousing reception. To mark the occasion, GoAir CEO along with senior officials of Airbus, Pratt & Whitney and SMBC Capital welcomed the arriving passengers personally. The airline declined the customary water cannon salute in view of the ongoing water scarcity situation in the city.

Speaking on the occasion, Wolfgang Prock-Schauer, CEO, GoAir said, “It is a momentous occasion and GoAir is delighted to welcome all passengers in the inaugural NEO flight. With the induction of the first of our 72 NEO aircraft on order, we have reached a fleet strength of 20 aircraft. With this expansion, we will be able to strengthen our domestic network and will also be available to fly on international routes."

With this flight, GoAir became the first airline to use the A320 NEO aircraft in a Spaceflex configuration with 186 seats without compromising on passenger leg room and comfort. This configuration will also enable better service and availability during peak season for its passengers.

The A320 NEO “new engine option” allows for 15 percent in fuel savings from day one and 20 percent by 2020 with its latest generation engines and large Sharklet wing-tip devices. This is equivalent to a reduction of 5,000 tonnes of CO2 per aircraft per year.
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Jet Airways has announced the launch of #JetAdvance - a new feature which gives guests the flexibility to change their booking to an earlier flight, subject to availability of seats and for a fee of INR 1,000 per guest per flight.

According to a press release by Jet Airways, this customer-centric initiative will be applicable for flights across the airline's domestic network and offers guests the opportunity to travel on an earlier flight and reach their destination ahead of schedule, if required.

To avail this facility, travellers would have to choose a flight that has a departure time, at least 4 hours earlier than their booked flight. As the request for an earlier flight will be confirmed only at the check-in counter at the airport, guests will have to be personally present within the airport for the flight changes to be managed.

This new feature is not applicable for guests booked under group fares.
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Etihad Airways has upgraded its flights from Abu Dhabhi to Melbourne and Perth with the introduction of the A380 and Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners as operating aircraft. The Abu Dhabi-Melbourne A380 flight – EY460 and Abu Dhabi - Perth inaugural flights departed Abu Dhabi Airport on June 1st and were received with the traditional water cannon salute at their respective destinations in Australia.

While the A380 replaces one of the three-class Boeing 777-300ER aircraft currently deployed on the Abu Dhabi to Melbourne route, the Dreamliner replaces the A330-200 on the Abu Dhabi - Perth route.

Abu Dhabi to Melbourne A380:
Etihad Airways’ A380 has a seating capacity for 496 passengers in a four-class configuration: The Residence, First Apartments, Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats. The Residence is the world’s first three-room private suite on a commercial aircraft and is available for single/double occupancy.

The commencement of A380 services to Melbourne complements the airline’s recently opened Premium Lounge at Melbourne Airport.

Abu Dhabi to Perth Dreamliner:
The Etihad Airways B787-9 Dreamliner has a seating capacity for 299 passengers in a 2-class seating configuration: Business Studios and Economy Smart Seats.

Both the Etihad A380 and the Etihad Dreamliner feature the airline’s highly acclaimed next-generation interiors, the latest Panasonic eX3 entertainment system with more than 750 hours of on-demand entertainment, live TV news and sport channels, improved gaming, and high definition screens across all cabins. The A380 has full mobile and Wi-Fi service, with USB and power points at every seat.

Flights on the Delhi-Abu Dhabi-Melbourne sector and the Delhi-Abu Dhabi-Perth sector can be booked with Jetways Travels Air Ticketing Services at 011-44112200. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com.
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Qatar Airways and Qatar Duty Free have entered into a collaboration to promote web check-in. Fliers who check-in online and download their boarding pass before arriving at the airport will receive discount vouchers to shop at the Qatar Duty Free, one of the world’s top airport retail spaces.

Every passenger who checks in online for their Qatar Airways flight this summer will receive a 10 per cent discount for redemption at participating Qatar Duty Free stores in the Hamad International Airport. A voucher will be available for passengers to download upon completion of online check-in via qatarairways.com and can be redeemed when they arrive at HIA.

In a press released issued by the airlines, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker said, "Our focus is always on providing the very best travel experience and value for our passengers, from booking their journey to reaching their final destination. This summer passengers can enjoy seamless travel when they are Going Places with Qatar Airways, starting with online check-in and continuing with our esteemed shopping at Qatar Duty Free."

As part of the summer promotion, passengers can choose from a wide variety of duty free products at amazing prices, from Tiffany, Burberry, TAG Heuer, Chopard, and Bulgari, Harrods, Michael Kors, Coach, Perfumes, Cosmetics and Skincare, Godiva chocolates, Swarovski jewellery and gifts from Marmalade Market.

Qatar Duty Free’s outlets inside HIA’s departure terminal offers products ranging from cosmetics to designer labels, all perfect purchases for those venturing on summer vacations, as well as for business travellers who are keen to benefit from the offer.
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New Flight Launches

Air Vistara has announced the addition of Port Blair to its network . The airline has also increased the frequency of its flights on the Delhi - Guwahati sector with the introduction of two additional daily flights.

Flights from Delhi to Port Blair, the 18th destination and the latest addition to the airline's network, will commence with effect from September 30, 2016. The airline will operate daily flights to Port Blair ex-Delhi with a stop-over at Kolkata. This new flight will also result in an increase in the number of flights on the Delhi - Kolkata sector.

To promote the new flights, AIr Vistara has launched an introductory one-way fare starting at INR 5,500 from Kolkata and INR 9,850 from New Delhi in Economy Class (taxes and fees extra). Attractive fares are available in Premium Economy and Business Class as well.

The new flights are open for booking with immediate effect.
Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency No of Stops Effective
UK 755 Delhi 13:40 Guwahati 16:00 Daily Direct 18-June-2016
UK 706 Guwahati 16:35 Delhi 19:00 Daily Direct 18-June-2016
UK 747 Delhi 07:20 Port Blair 12:30 Daily 1 stop; at Kolkata 30-Sept-2016
UK 778 Port Blair 13:25 Delhi 18:50 Daily 1 stop; at Kolkata 30-Sept-2016
All times are local times.

With the addition of the new frequencies, Vistara will now be able to increase its connectivity between Guwahati and Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Srinagar and Delhi.

For booking your Air Vistara Delhi - Guwahati flights or Delhi -Kolkata - Port Blair flight, contact Jetways Travels Air Ticketing Services at 011-44112200. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com
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Air France has announced the launch of new flights from Paris, France to New York, USA. The new flights will operate between Paris-Orly airport and New York JFK airports, marking the beginning of a new route for the airline.

The daily flight will be serviced by a Boeing 777-200, with 250 seats in Economy Class, 24 seats in Premium Economy and 35 seats in Business.

The airline has also announced the availability of a brand new lounge at Paris-Orly airport for its Flying Blue Elite Plus members and La Première and Business passengers as well. The lounge is located at Hall 3 of the airport and will be open from 0530 hrs to 2200 hrs daily.

Flight Schedule
Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
AF032 Paris-Orly 11:20 New York-JFK 13:25 Daily 6-June-2016
AF037 New York-JFK 18:25 Paris-Orly 07:45 Daily 6-June-2016
All times are local times.

For booking your AirFrance Delhi - Paris - New York flights, contact Jetways Travels Air Ticketing Services at 011-44112200. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com
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GoAir has launched the first-ever evening flights to Srinagar. The inaugural flight, which was flagged off from Srinagar to Delhi on June 15, made GoAir the first airline in India to operate evening flights to Srinagar International Airport.

According to a press release by GoAir, "There was a long standing demand from local authorities, leisure travellers and various trade organizations for operating flights post 6 pm in the valley."

The press release continued:
At the flag off ceremony, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti, remarked "The Airport Authority of India and Indian Air Force, on the request of the state government, have agreed to allow flight operations from Srinagar Airport up to 10 pm and the operators should now take advantage of this extended flight operation timing especially in the summer season, when there is maximum tourist inflow to Kashmir. Our government is working with various airlines and the Centre to connect Srinagar and Jammu airports with other cities of the country through direct flights and also start international flights from Srinagar airport.” GoAir has direct connectivity to Srinagar from New Delhi and Mumbai. Apart from these two cities, GoAir has indirect convenient connectivity from 12 other cities to Srinagar.

For booking your GoAir Delhi - Srinagar flights, contact Jetways Travels Air Ticketing Services at 011-44112200. Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com
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British Airways is continuing to expand its European network with the launch of new flights from London to Alicante, Spain and Innsbruck, Austria.

The new London to Alicante flight operates on a four-times-a-week frequency and will take the number of British Airways flights from London to Spain to 63 flights a week. The direct flights will operate from London City Airport on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. One-way hand-baggage-only fares for the route starts at £55.

The airline will be launching a new flight to Innsbruck, Austria from Heathrow Airport London with effect from December 4, 2016. The new flight will be in addition to an existing London Gatwick to Innsbruck flight. The Heathrow to Innsbruck flight will operate four-times-a-week in winters and twice a week in the summer. Introductory return fares start at £88 in Euro Traveller and £338 in Club Europe.

Guests booking ‘Plus’ or ‘Plus Flex’ fares will have the added advantage of being able to check in their ski equipment as part of their 23kg baggage allowance. This will be in addition to the hand luggage allowance of one cabin bag and a handbag or laptop bag per person.

London Heathrow Innsbruck →← Winter Flight Schedule:
Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
BA 684 London Heathrow 10:30 Innsbruck 13:35 Wednesday 4-Dec-2016
BA 684 London Heathrow 11:55 Innsbruck 15:00 Friday 4-Dec-2016
BA 684 London Heathrow 08:30 Innsbruck 11:35 Saturday 4-Dec-2016
BA 684 London Heathrow 16:10 Innsbruck 19:15 Sunday 4-Dec-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 14:25 London Heathrow 15:30 Wednesday 4-Dec-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 15:55 London Heathrow 17:00 Friday 4-Dec-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 12:35 London Heathrow 13:40 Saturday 4-Dec-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 19:55 London Heathrow 21:00 Sunday 4-Dec-2016

London Heathrow Innsbruck ↔ Summer Flight Schedule:
Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
BA 684 London Heathrow 11:05 Innsbruck 14:10 Wednesday 29-Mar-2016
BA 684 London Heathrow 08:00 Innsbruck 11:05 Saturday 29-Mar-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 15:00 London Heathrow 16:05 Wednesday 29-Mar-2016
BA 685 Innsbruck 11:55 London Heathrow 13:00 Saturday 29-Mar-2016
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Qatar Airways launched its long-awaited, first commercial flight to Atlanta, earlier this month. The inaugural non-stop service between Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) in Doha and its return flight were sold out, highlighting the need for the new international service.

In a press release issued by the airlines, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said, "From our very first flight, we see that our services are essential to this city, even in a major aviation hub such as Atlanta.. Atlanta is home to dozens of Fortune 500 companies that conduct business around the world – businesses that need the convenience only our flight, with connections in Doha, can provide."

Qatar Airways’ home and hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha, offers the geographic advantage of being located within six hours of 80 per cent of the world’s population. This is an advantage, other airlines and alliances cannot provide.

With its extensive network throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, Qatar Airways flights can reduce overall flying time by hours.

The first Qatar Airways departure proves the point that hundreds of passengers on the first flight from Atlanta took advantage of convenient connections to reach more than 40 destinations out of the airline’s global network of more than 150 destinations. The majority of connecting passengers flew on from Hamad International to India, Southeast Asia and African destinations, such as Nairobi, Addis Ababa, Asmara, and Khartoum.

New Flight Schedule:
Flight no. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
QR 755 Doha 09:05 Atlanta 16:55 Daily 4-Dec-2016
QR756 Atlanta 19:25 Doha 16:15 +1 Friday 4-Dec-2016
All time are local time; +1 day denotes arrival on next day
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Newsletter 2016