Travel Resources

Planning for travel whether it be a business trip or a dream vacation can require planning and research. Use these handy travel resources to ensure you are fully prepared for your next great adventure!

Contact us at 91-11-44112200 to speak to one of our agents about corporate travel, events or vacations.

JetSpeak March 2019

Main Story

Aviation authorities across the globe have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after the aircraft model suffered its second deadly crash within months. The first crash was a new Boeing 737 Max 8 flight operated by Lion Air; it went down over the Java Sea in October 2018, killing 189 people. Another brand new Boeing 737 Max 8, flown by Ethiopia Airlines, crashed on March 10, 2019 in Ethiopia killing all people on board within minutes of takeoff.

Following the second crash, aviation regulatory boards across the globe have directed airlines to ground their 737 Max 8 aircrafts with immediate effect. At least 40 countries, including India, China, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Oman, UAE, Egypt, Kuwait, New Zealand and all EU member states have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8.

Many nations including India, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Kuwait, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom and the entire European Union have banned the aircraft from entering their airspace altogether.

In the latest update, USA & Canada joined the growing list of nations banning the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts from their airspace.

Other airlines that have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft include Ethiopian Airlines, Aeromexico, Aerolineas Argentinas, Cayman Airways, Comair Airways, Eastar Jet, GOL Linhas Aereas, Icelandair, Fly Dubai, Fiji Airways, Russia’s S7 Airlines, Sunwing Airlines, Norwegian Airlines and Turkish Airlines.

This has resulted in cancellation of many flights across the globe and an escalation in flight prices as well.

For more details and enquiries regarding your flight status, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200.

Read More

Aviation News:

Air Canada has announced more benefits for members of its Air Canada for Business program. The new benefits have been unveiled following a partnership with WeWork, the latest partner in Air Canada for Business' network offering special business programs, corporate rates and tools.

Under the new partnership, members of Air Canada's Small to Medium Business Program will now enjoy discounted access to WeWork's global network of more than 425 locations in 100 cities and 27 countries. With reliable internet, printers and conference rooms, WeWork's spaces offer Air Canada for Business members the essentials they need to hit the ground running and offer them the ease and convenience of having space to work and meet wherever they travel.

Commenting on the launch, Rania Chehade, National Manager of Air Canada for Business said, "The Air Canada for Business program is designed to evolve with new emerging business travel trends. Given we fly to over 60 destinations where WeWork offers workspace, we felt that this partnership would be an exciting new benefit for our members, business travellers working all over the world. They now have easy and convenient options to book a workspace, hold business meetings and enjoy networking opportunities with their peers."

"Our goal is to continue enhancing the travel experience for our business travellers and accommodate them with valuable services to support their business needs at destination," Chehade continued.

Other partners in Air Canada for Business' network include Avis, Budget, Breather, Park'N Fly and Rover. The program also offers an extensive network with the participation of Lufthansa, Austrian, Brussels Airlines, Swiss, Eurowings and other select Air Canada partners.

For more information on Air Canada for Business, contact Jetways Travels on 011-44112000 or send an e-mail to. enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Turkish Airlines has announced its plans to move its operations from Atatürk Airport to Istanbul Airport. The move is being seen as one of the greatest airport projects in the world and one of the most unique projects in global aviation history. Approximately 47,300 tons of equipment will be moved. Over 1800 personnel will be working during this operation.

The first stage of the move began on October 29, 2018 and the completion will take 45 hours - from 0300 hrs of April 5, 2019 to 2359 hrs of April 6, 2019.

A press release issued by Turkish Airlines stated, "In order to conclude the Great Move successfully according to prior plans, Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Airport will be closed for all scheduled passenger flights between 02:00 and 14:00 of April 6."

Commenting on the move, M. İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and the Executive Committee at Turkish Airlines stated, "The biggest move of the aviation history will take place. The combined size of the equipment we are going to transfer would cover 33 football pitches. After this great move, which will be watched by the entire world, we will wake up to a new morning. It will be a morning, which the sun shining on Turkish Aviation with the flights operated at Istanbul Airport. I convey my hopes that it will bring a great fortune to both our country and company."

The Atatürk Airport will host its last, final farewell flight - a flight to Singapore on April 5. Operations at the Istanbul Airport will begin with effect from 1400 hrs on April 6, 2019, with the first flight scheduled to be the Istanbul Airport – Ankara Esenboğa Airport flight.

The number of flights from Istanbul Airport will gradually be increased in stages according to a set plan.

For more details and enquiries on any effect on your flight status, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

More than 70 machines now in action at Heathrow Terminal 5

Automated bag-drop machines speed up the process of checking in a bag, while hosts are on hand to ensure airline’s high standard of customer service

Part of the airline’s continued £6.5 billion investment to enhance customer experience

British Airways has announced the completion of a major milestone in improving customer service at its Heathrow Hub. As part of its multi-billion overhaul, the airline has installed dozens of hosted bag-drop machines at its home at Heathrow, taking the total number of hosted bag-drop machines to 72 in Terminal 5 alone.

The new machines cut down the time taken to tag and process a bag, and essentially reduces queuing time for customers. The kiosks provide users with clear instructions and customer service agents are also at hand for assistance.

Over 3.5 million customers have already used the new technology so far.

Commenting on the new investment, Yannick Berneau, Head of Customer Experience at Terminal 5, British Airways said, "Removing the ‘desk’ as a physical barrier between customers and our agents allows us to offer the more personalised service that British Airways prides itself on. Hosted bag-drops are a great combination of automation and traditional customer service. The introduction of automation across the terminal has meant that our customers avoid queues and enjoy a faster, smoother journey through the airport."

A press release announcing the investment stated, "As part of British Airways’ investment for customers the airline is also enhancing its service training for airport customer service agents, providing them with iPads with specialised apps to enable the first representative a customer encounters to solve their issue or problem."

For more details and to book British Airways flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Etihad Airways has announced that it has completed the successful implementation of the newest guidelines and recommendations for flight tracking, ahead of the General Civil Aviation Authority’s (GCAA’s) proposed deadline of 1 June 2019. The recommendations were set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

The airline can now track its flights for positional updates every 15 minutes under normal circumstances and every minute in times of aircraft distress. The airline has achieved this capability in partnership with SITA. These capabilities have become very important following the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 in 2014; the flight disappeared without a trace over the Indian Ocean.

Commenting on the announcement, John Wright, Vice President Network Operations at Etihad Airways said, "Safety of our guests and crew at Etihad Airways remains our number one priority. Implementing this technology across our entire network is an exciting and ground-breaking milestone and we’re thrilled to have achieved this before the local mandate is in full effect."

As an international airline operating across some areas with limited ground-based receivers and air traffic surveillance, Etihad Airways now has comprehensive coverage, eliminating gaps over the oceanic regions, large parts of the African continent and polar airspace.

"In addition to the provision of real-time 4D aircraft positions, the technology offers other insightful capabilities to both anticipate and avoid adverse weather conditions and optimise fuel efficiency," Mr. Wright added.

The airline has been able to operate this new flight tracking system by utilizing the existing onboard ADS-B OUT technology, eliminating the need to install new equipment on its aircraft.

Read More

Etihad Airways has announced free luggage allowance for golfers visiting Abu Dhabi's renowned golf courses. The free luggage allowance includes an additional golf bag containing one set of clubs, one pair of golf shoes, and a golf umbrella or parasol. The move has been made in commitment to promoting Abu Dhabi as a global sporting destination.

Commenting on the new announcement, Hareb Al Muhairy, Senior Vice-President Destination & Leisure Management at Etihad Airways said, "The capital’s golf courses are some of the many highlights of a visit to the UAE and it is our pleasure to welcome and encourage golfers to the city. The launch of this free service will encourage golf lovers worldwide to enjoy the sport with greater ease in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world."

A press release announcing the allowance stated, "Golf plays a key role in Abu Dhabi’s tourism strategy, as golfers stay longer and spend around two and a half more days in the capital than the average tourist. Golfers often travel with their families, expanding the number of tourists that the city is able to attract."

For more information on Etihad Airways and golf tour packages, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Emirates Airlines has announced the introduction of an innovative new function to its in-flight entertainment. The new function, in coordination with the Emirates App enables customers to create bespoke play lists on the App, ahead of their scheduled flight and sync it to their seats once on board.

The Emirates App, with its new functionalities, connects customers to ice, the award-winning in-flight entertainment experience onboard the Emirates and its expansive range of over 4000 channels. The catalogue includes over 1000 movies, music tracks, podcasts and games. Customers can access all these and create their preferred play lists on the App, much before their flight departure time, enabling them to enjoy every moment of their flight time. All they need to do is create the playlist, sync in once on board and press play!

The syncing capability is currently available on over 100 Emirates Boeing 777 aircraft and will be made available progressively across the entire fleet, including A380 aircraft in the coming months.

Commenting on the launch, Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates Airlines said, "In keeping with our 'Fly Better' promise, our teams work tirelessly to provide ever better world-class travel experiences. Every detail is carefully considered as we continually enhance and develop innovative products and services for our customers. This latest functionality on the Emirates app elevates the customer experience even before they step onto the aircraft. Our customers can now browse the unmatched content on offer and create personal entertainment playlists at their leisure, and once comfortably settled in their seats on board, they simply sync and press play."

Emirates offers entertainment in 44 languages to cater to an expanding global customer base. There is a separate selection for children with 50 TV channels, including Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, CBeebies & the Disney Channel and over 75 Disney, Marvel, and children’s movies.

ice also features varied content such as Emirates’ own Food and Wine Channels giving customers a behind-the-scenes look at how it creates its onboard menus; expert-led LinkedIn Learning courses; as well as uTalk language courses offering lessons for beginners. Customers can even browse through their flight’s menus and wine lists up to a month before the departure date.

The Emirates app also features 3D seat maps which allows customers to navigate the interior of the Emirates A380 and the Emirates Boeing 777 during seat selection, and explore the spacious cabin before they board.

The Emirates app is free to download on iOS or Android devices.

.

Read More

Etihad Airways has announced an enhancement to its upgrade system; the enhancement now enables members of Etihad Guest Miles programme to use Miles as a form of payment to bid for a premium seat in a higher cabin.

The new function will be in addition to the existing credit card option.

A press release announcing the enhancement stated, "Etihad Guest members will receive an email invitation to bid for a one-cabin upgrade seven days prior to their flight, or they can visit the Etihad.com ‘Manage Your Booking’ page, or etihadguest.com".

"Guests will be able to see real-time notifications of their bid displayed on their screen, allowing two or more individual bids at the same time. Regular email and SMS updates will also be sent to notify them of the status of their bid," the press release continued.

The auction will take place from 48 to six hours prior to their flight’s departure. Once the auction closes, the successful winner will be notified immediately.

Guests bidding for upgrades are encouraged to check-in online up to 48 hours prior to departure, even while waiting for the auction results. The system has been optimized to process successful upgrades even after online check-in procedures have been completed. Once an upgrade offer is accepted, the system will automatically issue a new boarding pass to the upgraded cabin on the Etihad Airways Mobile App. Alternatively, the customer can collect it at check-in.

The airline has planned future enhancements that will enable Etihad Guest members to bid with their miles on Neighbour-Free seats as well as allowing guests to combine cash and miles for bidding.

For more details on Etihad Guest Members programme, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Etihad Airways has announced the introduction of an Airbus A380 aircraft on its daily flight services from Abu Dhabi to Seoul, South Korea. The Seoul Incheon Airport will join London Heathrow, Paris CDG, New York JFK and Sydney, as a destination served by an Airbus A380 with effect from July 1, 2019.

The Etihad Airways’ A380 offers guests a choice of 486-seats with 80 Economy Space Seats, 325 Economy Smart Seats, 70 Business Studios, 9 private First Apartments and a luxurious 3-room cabin Residence for two guests across its two decks.

Commenting on the launch, Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer at Etihad Aviation Group said, "Since launching our services to Seoul Incheon in December 2010, the route has proved tremendously successful and we have welcomed over 1.2 million guests on our flights to and from Korea since then. This reinforces the strong ties between our two countries, and the importance Etihad continues to place on the Korean market."

“The introduction of our award-winning Airbus A380 will provide our guests with the most revolutionary in-flight experience. The Etihad A380 embodies our ‘Choose Well’ brand promise perfectly, offering every type of traveller a flying experience tailored to meet their requirements, and to capture their imagination," Kamark continued.

Schedule of new A380 Abu Dhabi – Seoul Incheon Flights:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EY876

Abu Dhabi

2205 hrs

Seoul

1135 hrs (+1)

Daily

01-07-19

EY873

Seoul

0100 hrs

Abu Dhabi

0545 hrs

Daily

03-07-19

+1 denotes arrival on next day; All Timings are in Local Time

To book flights to Seoul on Etihad Airways A380, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Etihad Airways has announced its plans to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliners on its flight routes from Abu Dhabi to Rome and Frankfurt. The airline will be introducing the new 2-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, the largest variant of the technologically advanced aircraft, on its daily morning flight service from Abu Dhabi to Rome. The airline will operate the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on both its daily flight services from Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt.

The Abu Dhabi to Rome flights will operate on a new 2-class Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner with 32 Business Studios and 304 Economy Smart Seats. Dreamliner services on the route will commence with effect from June 1, 2019 and will complement the existing overnight flight service by a Boeing 777-300ER.

The Abu Dhabi to Frankfurt flights will operate on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner with 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats. The Dreamliner will serve both the existing twice daily flights with effect from July 1, 2019.

Schedule of Boeing 787-10 / 777-300ER flights to Rome, effective 1 June 2019

Flight No

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

EY 85

Abu Dhabi

0215 hrs

Rome

0620 hrs

Daily

Boeing 777-300ER

EY 86

Rome

1100 hrs

Abu Dhabi

1905 hrs

Daily

Boeing 777-300ER

EY 83

Abu Dhabi

0850 hrs

Rome

1300 hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-10

EY 84

Rome

2200 hrs

Abu Dhabi

0605 hrs (+1)

Daily

Boeing 787-10

All timings are in local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day
Schedule of Boeing 787-9 to Frankfurt, effective 1 July 2019

Flight No

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

EY 1

Abu Dhabi

0210 hrs

Frankfurt

0645 hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 2

Frankfurt

1120 hrs

Abu Dhabi

1945 hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 7

Abu Dhabi

0935 hrs

Frankfurt

1420 hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-9

EY 8

Frankfurt

2145 hrs

Abu Dhabi

0600 hrs (+1)

Daily

Boeing 787-9

All timings are in local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day

For the best corporate fares on Etihad flights and to book your flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

British Airways has announced the launch of a new channel in its in-flight entertainment as part of the celebrations of the 72nd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony (The Oscars). The new channel will be dedicated to the films nominated and awarded in both the ceremonies.

According to a press release announcing the launch, “The category, named Award Worthy, features films that collectively won eleven BAFTAs and ten Oscars in this year’s awards season, as well as receiving 77 nominations across the two ceremonies. “

Films in the category include The Favourite, which was nominated for 12 BAFTAs and 10 Oscars. Queen biopic and new release Bohemian Rhapsody, which picked up an impressive 12 nominations and six awards across the two ceremonies, is available to view on board for those who may have missed it at the cinema.

Other movies include A Star is Born, If Beale Street Could Talk, and a number of award winners from previous seasons including Three Billboards outside of Ebbing, Missouri, Get Out and cult classic The Godfather.

Commenting on the launch, Carolina Martinoli, British Airways’ Director of Brand and Customer Experience said, “We know that for many of our customers watching the latest films when they fly is a real treat they look forward to so we make sure that we’re serving up the best the cinema has to offer. This channel in our programming brings the industry’s award winners from the silver screen to the air.”

The airline is also currently investing £6.5 billion in new aircraft, new cabins, new catering, new lounges, WiFi, and new routes as part of its expansion plans.

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

Read More

All Nippon Airways, ANA, has announced its plans to introduce a series of comprehensive enhancements designed to improve passenger comfort and satisfaction for Business & First Class guests on all its international routes. The enhancements will include modernized in-flight dining experiences and an enhanced range of luxurious amenities. A press release issued by ANA on the subject stated that the airlines will enable advance meal selection option for all Business Class passengers with effect from March 1, 2019. Until now, this facility was limited only for guests who were members of the ANA Mileage Club and travelling by Business Class. Meal cuisine options have also been enhanced to include a selection of Japanese cuisine and several other international cuisines. On flights departing from Japan to India, Southeast Asia, Europe and North America (except Honolulu*2), Business Class passengers will be able to pre-order the full range of available dishes from ANA's premium THE CONNOISSEURS collaboration meal program. Japanese cuisine dishware for First Class and Business Class will also be upgraded for a visually and gastronomically stimulating dining experience.. “Starting in April, passengers flying in Premium Economy and Economy Class on North America (except Honolulu*2) and Europe routes will also have access to expanded dining options, with a range of additional upgraded menu items being available at 2,500 yen (about USD23). Passengers can select premium menu options for their in-flight meals up to 24 hours prior to departure*1,” the press release continued. The airlines has planned an upgradation to its amenities including top-of-the-line feather comforters, new white duck-down pillows, and new cardigans and sleepwear, for its business class and first class guests. “Another benefit available to First Class and Business Class travelers beginning March 1, will be revamped amenity kits from Globe-Trotter aimed at bringing an extra touch of luxury to the flight experience. First Class kits will include The Ginza's Essence Empowering Set of cosmetic solutions while Business Class Kits offer selections from Kose's Sekkisei MYV. These high-end cosmetics will appeal to the growing number of passengers interested in sampling Japanese cosmetics. Kits will be available in several colors, and ANA will rotate them every 3-4 months. The kits will be included in First Class on all international routes and in Business Class on North America (except Honolulu*2), Europe and Oceania routes,” the press release continued. Commenting on the plans, Yutaka Ito, Executive Vice President of ANA said, “At ANA, we strive to bring the best of Japan to the world while providing top-tier service that goes beyond even the loftiest expectations. We want to ensure that travelers, especially on long-haul flights arrive at their destination refreshed and ready to achieve their goals, whether they are traveling for business or pleasure. We will take whatever steps are necessary to keep ANA at the forefront of comfort and convenience for international travelers." Further information about the in-flight service can be found on the following link. Meal service (New contents will be released on Feb. 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m Japan Time) *1 This service will not be available once the limit has been reached for meal request orders. *2 Honolulu route service details can be found on the following link. https://www.ana.co.jp/group/en/pr/201811/20181127.html

Read More

Japan Airlines, JAL, has announced its plans to change the Reservations Start Date for international flights from the conventional 330 days to 360 days prior to departure. The new rule will will come into effect from April 1, 2019 0630 hrs IST.

With the new rule in place, customers planning to visit Japan will be able to book and issue tickets for flights a full 360 days ahead of the date of departure and make hotel reservations as well.

According to a press release issued by JAL, the airline has renewed its international passenger service system to enable these changes to come into effect. “Equal efforts will be carried out for domestic flights going forward”, continued the press release.



Read More

Star Alliance has announced the opening of a new lounge at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for premium paying passengers travelling from the Dutch capital on any of the member airlines of Star Alliance.

The lounge will primarily serve eligible First Class and Business Class passengers on flights operated by Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines, Swiss Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, SAS, and TAP Air Portugal. The lounge will also allow access to Star Alliance Gold Card holders and eligible paid lounge members of Air Canada Maple Leaf Worldwide Club and United Club programmes.

Passengers departing on other Star Alliance member carrier flights are also welcome but must take note that the lounge is located in the Schengen departures area before passport control. Easy access is provided to the departure gates for Alliance member carrier flights to European destinations in the Schengen Zone*. In total, 16 Star Alliance member carriers serve Amsterdam, providing non-stop service to 23 destinations in 18 countries.

A press release issued by the alliance stated, “In addition to member airlines' own lounges and those operated by third parties, Star Alliance now offers eight Star Alliance branded lounges around the world located at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS), Buenos Aires Ezeiza (EZE), Los Angeles (LAX), Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Nagoya (NGO), Rio de Janeiro Galeao (GIG), Rome Fiumicino (FCO), and Sao Paulo Guarulhos (GRU).”

According to the press release, the new lounge at Amsterdam Schiphol features an elegant and contemporary design inspired by the ever-changing Dutch skies and landscapes and furniture creations and decoration pieces of original Dutch design. Free Wi-Fi throughout the lounge, a mix of standard and USB power outlets, individual work booths, communal work table, dining area, bar area, relaxation area and a wine bar are some of the other features of the lounge.

“Amenities feature a serviced bar during afternoon hours, beer on tap, a complimentary buffet with hot and cold meal options, flight information, business services such as printing and scanning, complimentary reading material and personal care amenities upon request. The lounge can accommodate up to 150 guests and will open daily from 5.30am to 9.30pm, depending on the Star Alliance (Schengen) flight schedule,” the press release continued.

For more details of the lounge, contact Jetways Travels at enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Air Canada has announced strategic changes to its services on Transborder and domestic routes to boost passenger capacity. The changes include additional frequencies and upgradation of aircrafts on its existing routes.

Updates on Transborder Routes: In a press release issued by Air Canada, the airline announced the launch of upgraded regional jet services between Toronto and Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis in USA.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Galardo, Vice President - Network Planning at Air Canada said, "We are very pleased to offer customers travelling between Toronto and the cities of Nashville, Washington Dulles and Memphis an upgraded travel experience with larger and more comfortable aircraft featuring a choice of Business Class and wi-fi options on all flights. We are also adding daily frequencies on our Toronto to Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Austin routes and from Montreal to Baltimore."

Upgraded services this summer peak include:

Route 

Frequencies 

Capacity 

Aircraft 

Toronto-Nashville

2 daily flights effective June 1

152 daily seats

76 seat CR9 operated by Jazz Aviation LP effective June 1

Toronto-Washington (Dulles)

3 daily flights effective May 1

228 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional effective May 1

Toronto-Memphis

1 daily flight effective May 1

76 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional effective May 1

Toronto-Raleigh

3 daily flights effective May 1

228 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Charlotte

2 daily flights effective May 1

152 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Minneapolis

Adding 1 flight for 4 daily flights effective June 3

304 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Philadelphia

Adding 1 flight for 5 daily flights effective June 3

380 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Toronto-Austin

Adding 1 flight for 2 daily flights effective April 29

152 daily seats

76 seat Embraer E75 operated by Sky Regional

Montreal-Baltimore

Adding 1 flight for 2 daily flights effective June 4

100 daily seats

50 seat CRJ operated by Jazz Aviation LP

Montreal-Raleigh

New daily flights launching June 3

50 daily seats

50 seat CRJ operated by Jazz Aviation LP

These enhancements are in addition to Air Canada's recent announcement it will launch new daily flights from Montreal to Raleigh and increase capacity by deploying larger aircraft with Business Class and wi-fi options on its Toronto to Raleigh and Charlotte flights.

Updates on Domestic Routes:

In a separate press release, Air Canada has announced that it will be deploying Bombardier Q-400 Next Gen aircraft on its regional routes across Western Canada. For domestic flights across Eastern Canada, the airline will be deploying larger Air Canada Rouge aircraft. The popular Calgary-Halifax Seasonal flights will be served by a larger mainline Airbus A320 aircraft.

Increased services this summer peak compared to last year include:

Route 

Frequencies 

Vancouver-Nanaimo

7 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Comox

4 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Sandspit

2 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Prince Rupert

2 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Smithers

2 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Kamloops

4 daily Q-400 flights

Vancouver-Penticton

3 daily Q-400 flights

Calgary-Kelowna

3 daily Q-400 flights

Calgary-Saskatoon

4 daily Q-400 flights

Calgary-Winnipeg

2 daily A320 + 1 daily CR-900 flights

Vancouver-Anchorage

1 daily 320 and 1 daily 319 flight

Montreal-St. John's

2 daily Air Canada Rouge A-319 flights effective June 5

Toronto-Fredericton

2 daily Air Canada Rouge A-319 flights effective June 1

Toronto-Moncton

3 daily Air Canada Rouge A-319 flights effective May 1

Toronto-Thunder Bay

3 daily Air Canada Rouge A-319 flights effective May 1

Calgary-Halifax

1 daily Air Canada A-320 flight effective May 14

For more details of the lounge, contact Jetways Travels at enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

New Flight Launches

British Airways has announced its plans to launch new flights to Lake Como, Italy and Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Bookings for both the new flights are currently open.

New Flights to Lake Como, Italy:
The British Airways new flights to Lake Como are actually a new flight service from London Gatwick to Bergamo Airport, the airport closest to Lake Como. Bergamo Airport is also just 45 km from Milan and within driving distance of Lake Garda, the Franciacorta Wine Region and many ski resorts on the Alps.

The new flight service from London Gatwick to Bergamo Airport will operate on a six-flights-a-week frequency (Daily except Saturday). Services are expected to commence with effect from September 1, 2019.

New Flights to Dammam, Saudi Arabia:
The British Airways new flight service to Dammam will connect the Saudi Arabian city to London Heathrow airport. The flight service will be the only daily flight service from London and will operate with a stop-over at Bahrain.

A Boeing 777-200 will operate on the route. Services are expected to commence with effect from December 1, 2019.

For more information on the new British Airways flights and for the best Corporate fares, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail toenquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

IndiGo Airlines has announced the launch of 3 new routes and as many as 14 additional flights across India as part of its expansion plans. The new routes include new connections from Hyderabad and Kolkata to Gorakhpur. The third new flight service is from Chennai to Raipur. Bookings for all the three new routes are open with fares starting from INR 2599/-.

Services on the new routes will commence with effect from April 2019.

The airline has also launched additional flights on its existing routes from Chennai and Bengaluru. Commenting on the launch of the additional flights, Mr. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer at IndiGo said, "We are very excited to add 14 new flights to our network along with along with 3 new routes connecting Chennai, Raipur and Gorakhpur. IndiGo has completed 12 years of successful operations in the India market as a low cost carrier, and adding new flights to its network will further augment the connectivity that we aspire to provide to our customers. It is our constant endeavour to provide our customers on-time, courteous and hassle-free service, and an affordable flying experience always."

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

Starting Fares (INR)

6E 0603

Chennai

1020 hrs 

Raipur

1220 hrs 

Daily

07-Apr-19

2999

6E 0365

Raipur

1250 hrs 

Chennai

1425 hrs 

Daily

07-Apr-19

2999

6E 6316

Hyderabad

0955 hrs 

Gorakhpur

1205 hrs 

Daily

30-Apr-19

3599

6E 6317

Gorakhpur

1235 hrs 

Kolkata

1410 hrs 

Daily

30-Apr-19

3599

6E 6318

Kolkata

1440 hrs 

Gorakhpur

1600 hrs

Daily

30-Apr-19

2599

6E 6319

Gorakhpur

1630 hrs 

Hyderabad

1850 hrs

Daily

30-Apr-19

2599

6E 0605

Chennai

1455 hrs 

Trivandrum

1630 hrs 

Daily

07-Apr-19

2700

6E 0606

Trivandrum

1700 hrs 

Chennai

1820 hrs 

Daily

07-Apr-19

3246

6E 0857

Bengaluru

0730 hrs 

Mangalore

0840 hrs 

Daily

10-Apr-19

3939

6E 0858

Mangalore

0925 hrs 

Bengaluru

1025 hrs 

Daily

10-Apr-19

3972

6E 0978

Bengaluru

1130 hrs 

Udaipur

1350 hrs 

Daily (Except Tuesday)

10-Apr-19

5096

6E 0979

Udaipur

1425 hrs 

Bengaluru

1645 hrs 

Daily (Except Tuesday)

10-Apr-19

5199

6E 0805

Bengaluru

1755 hrs 

Chennai

1910 hrs 

Daily

10-Apr-19

2155

6E 0806

Chennai

1940 hrs 

Bengaluru

2035 hrs 

Daily

10-Apr-19

2073

All timings are local time

Read More

Emirates Airlines has announced the launch of four additional flights on its route from Dubai to Durban. The new flights will complement the existing daily flights and will be in operation seasonally, from June 14, 2019 to August 4, 2019. The airline has launched the additional flights in response to increased demand during this travel period.

A press release announcing the additional flight stated, "The airline will also be introducing its award-winning First Class experience on the additional flights." According to the press release, the additional flights will operate on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

A Boeing 777-300ER aircraft with 310 Economy Class seats, 42 Business Class seats, and 8 First Class suites will operate the additional flights on this route. The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER offers First Class passengers private suites with full-flat beds and electrically-operated privacy dividers.

Other features of the First Class Suites include a personal electrically-controlled mini-bar, touch-screen Wireless Integrated Passenger Seat Controllers for Emirates’ In-flight Entertainment (ice) and seat functions, as well a 32" HD LCD screen.

Commenting on the launch of the additional flights, Fouad Caunhye, Regional Manager at Emirates - Southern Africa said, "Emirates’ decision to increase capacity is a clear indication of customer demand for our award-winning travel experience. We are committed to servicing Durban and offering our customers greater flexibility and travel choices during this busy season. The introduction of the First Class cabins will allow customers to fully experience our luxury offering and enjoy the high-standards we are known for."

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EK760

Durban

1420 hrs

Dubai

0040 hrs (+1)

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

14-06-2019 to 04-08-2019

EK759

Dubai

0320 hrs

Durban

0945 hrs

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

14-06-2019 to 04-08-2019

All timings are local time; +1 refers to next day arrival
For more information and for the best corporate fares on Emirates, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Emirates Airlines has announced the launch of additional flights from Dubai to Cairo, Egypt. The new flights will complement the existing thrice-daily flight service and will take the number of weekly flights serving Cairo to 25. The new flights will operate on Monday, Wednesday. Thursday and Saturday; services will commence with effect from October 28, 2019.

A Boeing 777-300 ER with 304 Economy Class seats, 42 Business Class seats and 8 Private Suites will operate on the route. Premium customers, and Platinum and Gold Skywards members can additionally enjoy the dedicated Emirates lounge in Cairo airport which opened in 2018.

Commenting on the launch of the additional flights, Orhan Abbas, Senior Vice President - Commercial Operations Africa at Emirates said, "Cairo is a very popular destination for both business and leisure travellers, and the additional flights will provide our customers with greater flexibility in their travel choices, and allow seamless connectivity to Emirates’ vast global network. There is a clear demand for our award-winning products and services. We’ve seen a consistent demand for the Emirates experience, with passenger occupancy on the route averaging 90 per cent. These additional flights will not only cater to the growing demand, but also help support tourism and trade in Egypt."

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EK921 

Dubai

1200 hrs

Cairo

1415 hrs

Monday, Wednesday. Thursday & Saturday

14-06-2019 to 04-08-2019

EK922

Cairo

1615 hrs

Dubai

2135 hrs

Monday, Wednesday. Thursday & Saturday

14-06-2019 to 04-08-2019

All timings are local time; +1 refers to next day arrival
For more information and for the best corporate fares on Emirates, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

LOT Polish Airlines has announced its plans to launch new flights from New Delhi to Warsaw as part of its 90th Anniversary celebrations. The new flights will be a non-stop service with a 5-times-a-week frequency. Services will commence with effect from September 17, 2019.

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner with three travel classes – LOT Business Class, LOT Premium Economy Class, and LOT Economy Class will operate on the route. Bookings are open.

A press release issued by LOT Airlines announcing the launch states, “The effective schedule of 5 weekly flights connects the home town airports of Star Alliance member air carriers: LOT Polish Airlines and Air India. The new route launch features excellent connectivity via Warsaw, starting from 40 minutes i.e. to/from London City Airport, Paris, Brussels, Kraków, Geneva, Amsterdam, Stuttgart, Nuremberg, Hanover, Oslo, Duesseldorf, Hamburg, Berlin, Billund, Prague and Budapest.”

Schedule of new LOT Flights from Delhi to Warsaw:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

LO 071

Warsaw

2240 hrs

Delhi

0900 hrs (+1)

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

17-09-2019 to 26-10-2019

LO 072

Delhi

1115 hrs

Warsaw

1550 hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

18-09-2019 to 26-10-2019

All timings are in local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day
LOT Polish Airlines is a fully integrated member of the Miles & More frequent flyer program and a member of the Star Alliance since 2003.

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

Read More

Vistara Airlines has announced the launch of new flight services from Delhi to Raipur in Chattisgarh and Dibrugarh in Assam as part of its expansion plans.

The new flight service from Delhi to Raipur will operate on a twice daily frequency with effect from March 31, 2019. The airline has announced an all-inclusive one-way fare of INR 2698/- in Economy Class as part of its promotional offer for the new route.

The new flight service from Delhi to Dibrugarh will operate daily with a stop-over at Bagdogra. Dibrugarh will be the be the 2nd destination in Assam to be connected by Vistara and the airline's 24th destination. Services on the new route will commence with effect from April 3, 2019.

Bookings for Dibrugarh are now open on all channels, with one-way fares for Bagdogra-Dibrugarh starting INR 2399 all-in, and INR 4999 all-in for Delhi-Dibrugarh (fares applicable in either direction).

Flight No

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

UK 793

Delhi T3

0640 hrs

Raipur

0820 hrs

Daily

31-03-2019

UK 797

Delhi T3

1800 hrs

Raipur

1950 hrs

Daily

31-03-2019

UK 794

Raipur

0855 hrs

Delhi T3

1055 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

UK 798 

Raipur

2035 hrs

Delhi T3

2220 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

UK 725

Delhi

0755 hrs

Bagdogra

1000 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

UK 725

Bagdogra

1035 hrs

Dibrugarh

1150 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

UK 726

Dibrugarh

1225 hrs

Bagdogra

1335 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

UK 726

Bagdogra

1410 hrs

Delhi

1630 hrs

Daily

03-04-2019

All timings are in local time
Bookings for these new routes are open. To book your Vistara flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Air Canada has announced its plans to launch new daily, seasonal flights between Calgary and London, Ontario. The new flights will be serviced by an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft with a choice of two cabins, wi-fi options and in-flight entertainment streamed to personal devices. Services on the new route will commence with effect from June 24, 2019 and will remain in effect until mid-October.

Commenting on the launch, Mark Galardo, Vice President - Network Planning at Air Canada said, "We have strategically added these non-stop services between the considerable southern Ontario market and Alberta to offer both convenient point-to-point travel, as well as easy connections at our Calgary hub to and from destinations throughout Alberta and BC including Vancouver Island. In London, the addition of Calgary flights complements our flights to Montreal and Toronto, giving customers in the greater southwestern Ontario region unparalleled options of connecting over three convenient hubs when travelling to their final destinations this summer."

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

AC1697

London, ON (YXU)

0700 hrs

Calgary (YYC)

0908 hrs

AC1698

Calgary (YYC)

1610 hrs

London, ON (YXU)

2158 hrs

All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at main airports, priority boarding and other benefits. For the best corporate fares on Air Canada Flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Air Asia has announced the launch of new flight routes from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka in Japan and Lanzhou in China. The two cities join an ever-growing list of long-haul destinations for the airline and the new flight services will be the only direct services in operation on the route.

The new flight service from Kuala Lumpur to Fukuoka has begun with a twice-a-week frequency. The flights from Kuala Lumpur to Lanzhou will be a four times weekly service and will commence with effect from May 1, 2019.

Schedule of new Air Asia Flights:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

D7 538

Kuala Lumpur

2350 hrs

Fukuoka

0700 hrs (+1)

Saturday, Sunday

D7 539

Fukuoka

0800 hrs

Kuala Lumpur

1300 hrs

Sunday, Monday

D7 538

Kuala Lumpur

2350 hrs

Fukuoka

0710 hrs (+1)

Tuesday, Thursday

D7 539

Fukuoka

0825 hrs

Kuala Lumpur

1325 hrs

Wednesday, Friday

D7 398

Kuala Lumpur

1725 hrs

Lanzhou

2220 hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

D7 399

Lanzhou

2350 hrs

Kuala Lumpur

0445 hrs (+1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

All timings are local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day

Read More

Emirates Airlines has announced the launch of new flight services to Porto in Portugal and to London Stansted in the United Kingdom. Porto is the second city in Portugal to be connected by Emirates; meanwhile, the connection to London Stansted complements the existing daily flight service. The airline also operates regular flights to London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

The new flight services to Porto will complement the existing flights to Lisbon. A Boeing 777-300ER with 8 First Class private suites, 42 Business Class seats and 310 Economy Class seats will operate on the route. Services will commence with effect from July 2, 2019 with a four-times-a-week frequency.

The flight to London Stansted will be the second daily flight on the route and will commence with effect from July 1, 2019. A Boeing 777-300ER with 6 First Class private suites, 42 Business Class seats and 306 Economy Class seats will operate on the route.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EK 197

Dubai

0915 hrs

Porto

1430 hrs

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday

02-07-2019

EK 198

Porto

1735 hrs

Dubai

0415 hrs (+1)

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday & Monday

02-07-2019

EK 65

Dubai

0900 hrs

London Stansted

1330 hrs

Daily

01-07-2019

EK 66

London Stansted

1500 hrs

Dubai

0105 hrs (+1)

Daily

01-07-2019

EK 67

Dubai

1415 hrs

London Stansted

1845 hrs

Daily

01-07-2019

Ek 68

London Stansted

2110 hrs

Dubai

0710 hrs (+1)

Daily

01-07-2019

All timings are local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day
To book Emirates flights and for the best corporate fares, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Etihad has announced its plans to launch new seasonal flights from Abu Dhabi to Alexandria in Egypt and Salalah in Oman. The airline has also planned to increase the frequency of its flights to London.

The new flights to Alexandria and Salalah will be in operation with effect from July 2 and August 31, 2019. An Airbus A320 will operate both flights on a four-times-a-week frequency.

The new flight service to London will be a seasonal service and will operate only for the month of April. A Boeing 787-9 with 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats will operate on the route. Services will commence with effect from April 5, 2019 and complement the existing thrice-daily flights to London.

Timetable: Abu Dhabi - Alexandria, effective 2 July 2019 – 31 August 2019

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Aircraft

Effective

EY 660

Abu Dhabi

1415 hrs

Alexandria

1600 hrs

Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320

02-07-2019 to 31-08-2019

EY 661

Alexandria

1650 hrs

Abu Dhabi

2240 hrs

Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320

02-07-2019 to 31-08-2019

EY 390

Abu Dhabi

0805 hrs

Salalah

1000 hrs

Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320

02-07-2019 to 31-08-2019

EY 391

Salalah

1050 hrs

Abu Dhabi

1240 hrs

Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun

Airbus A320

02-07-2019 to 31-08-2019

EY 13

Abu Dhabi

0720* hrs

London Heathrow

1200* hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-9 

April 2019

EY 14

London Heathrow

1340* hrs

Abu Dhabi

2350* hrs

Daily

Boeing 787-9 

April 2019

All timings are local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day
*Note: EY13/14 operates on 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 30 April

To book Etihad flights and for the best corporate deals, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail toenquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Virgin Atlantic has announced its plans to launch a new daily flight service between London Heathrow and Tel Aviv in Israel. The new flights will commence with effect from September 25, 2019. An Airbus A330-300 with Virgin Atlantic’s Upper Class, Premium and Economy Light, Classic and Delight will operate on the route. A press release issued by the airline stated, “2019 signifies a year of growth for Virgin Atlantic as the airline focuses on delivering irresistible, effortless and great value experiences that customers love. In 2019, Virgin Atlantic will welcome the first four of 12 Airbus A350-1000 to its fleet which not only boasts a totally redesigned on board experience for customers but will help transform the fleet into one of the quietest and most fuel efficient in the sky.” To book your Virgin Atlantic flights to Tel Aviv and for the best corporate fares, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Qantas has announced its plans to launch new seasonal flights from Melbourne to Queenstown. The new direct flights will commence with effect from June 21 to August 27, 2019 and will operate on a thrice-a-week frequency. A Boeing 737 will operate on the route.

A press release issued by Qantas announcing the flights stated, “These new flights are in addition to the Qantas Group’s 33 existing Queenstown services available each week throughout winter, with Qantas’ flights operating from Sydney and Brisbane and Jetstar’s flights from Sydney, Melbourne and Gold Coast.”

“The flights – which will operate on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays – have been made possible by reducing Qantas’ Melbourne-Christchurch schedule to four services per week over the winter when demand is lower,” the press release continued.

To book the Qantas flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

The award-winning airline will increase weekly flights to Johannesburg to 21 by the end of October 2019

Passengers will also see an increase in flights to the popular holiday destination of Cape Town, which will increase from seven to 10 a week from 27 October 2019

Qatar Airways has announced its plans to introduce new flights and increase the frequency of its weekly flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa. The new flights will commence service with effect from July 2019.

A press release issued by Qatar Airways stated, “Weekly flight frequencies to Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest metropolis, will increase from 14 to 18 from July, rising to 19 in August. A further two flights will be added to the airline’s winter schedule, taking the total number of weekly frequencies to 21 by the end of October 2019.”

Three additional flights will be introduced on the Cape Town route, taking the total from seven to 10, with effect from October 27, 2019.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chief Executive at Qatar Airways Group said, “We are pleased to be increasing our frequencies to these fantastic cities, and once again confirm our commitment to providing Qatar Airways’ passengers with an even greater choice of travel options to key global destinations.”

Schedules of Additional Flights:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Effective

QR 1365

Doha

2040 hrs

Johannesburg

0435 hrs (+1)

October 2019

QR 1366

Johannesburg

0800 hrs

Doha

1750 hrs

October 2019

QR 1371

Doha

0750 hrs

Cape Town

1710 hrs

October 2019

QR 1372

Cape Town

1840 hrs

Doha

0555 hrs (+1)

October 2019

All timings are local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day
To book Qatar Airways flights and for the best corporate fares, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Hotel Updates:

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the opening of new hotels in Australia and USA. In Australia, the hotel chain has opened its first Holiday Inn Express in Newcastle, a coastal city in New South Wales. In USA, the hotel has opened an InterContinental hotel in Houston, Texas.

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle, Australia The Holiday Inn Express Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia is a 170-key hotel located on King Street, in the city's commercial precinct. It is quite close to several offices, showrooms, and the Newcastle Interchange station.

Guests enjoy a choice of 170 rooms and access to several facilities including uncapped Wi-Fi, free Express Start Buffet Breakfast, self-serve laundry, on-site parking, and much more.

Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is approximately 25 km from Newcastle Airport and 176 km from Sydney International Airport.

InterContinental Houston Medical Centre, USA

The InterContinental Houston Medical Centre in Houston, Texas is a 354-key luxury hotel located right adjacent to the Texas Medical Centre, the world's largest medical complex.

A press release announcing the launch stated, "The hotel boasts unrivalled accommodations, amenities, guest services, and significant conference facilities and event space for both business and leisure travellers."

The hotel's Club InterContinental Lounge combines highly-personalized service and exclusive privileges. It also boasts the largest conference space of any building on the Texas Medical Centre campus.

The InterContinental Houston Medical Centre is approximately 40 km from the George Bush Intercontinental airport in Houston.

For more details and to book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Newcastle or InterContinental Houston Medical Centre Hotel, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112226 or send an e-mail to reservation@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

IHCL has announced its entry into the Plantation Trails and Homestay segment with the launch of Ama Trails & Stays. The launch marks the entry of the first branded product in the homestay market in India.

A press release issued by the hotel chain announcing the launch stated, “Ama Trails & Stays are a group of heritage bungalows, guesthouses and homestays at unique locations across the country. The Company signed a management contract for nine heritage bungalows with Tata Coffee in Coorg and Chikmagalur and is adding two of its own bungalows in Goa by mid next year under the AMA umbrella.”

The heritage bungalows are located in secluded locations in and around Coorg and Chikmagalur; they are original plantation bungalows refurbished to include contemporary conveniences. Guests staying here can enjoy plantation tours, go birding with the region’s 300 bird species or play golf.

Ama Homestays will commence operations with two units in Candolim, Goa.

Guests will be able to earn and burn loyalty points through the Taj InnerCircle Loyalty Programme. Bookings are currently open.

To book your experience, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

InterContinental Hotels Group, IHG, has announced the opening of several new Holiday Inn Express branded hotels across India. The hotels have been opened in partnership with SAMHI and have been entirely refurbished to ensure a complete Holiday Inn Express experience. 7 new Holiday Inn Express hotels have been opened across Pune, Nashik, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

New Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Pune:


In Pune, IHG has opened 2 new Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Holiday Inn Express Pune Pimpri and Holiday Inn Express Pune Hinjewadi. Holiday Inn Express Pune Pimpri is barely 2 kms away from the Pimpri Railway Station and 16 km from the Pune Junction. This hotel offers its guests Free High-speed Internet Access as well as self-laundry facilities in addition to the basic amenities.

The second new hotel - Holiday Inn Express Pune Hinjewadi has a more central location, quite close to corporate offices. It is approximately 10 km from the Pimpri Railway Station and 19 km from Pune Junction.

New Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Nashik:


In Nashik, the opening of the Holiday Inn Express Nashik Indira Nagar Hotel marks the debut of the IHG brand hotel in Nashik. The 101-key hotel enjoys a location on the Indira Nagar Road, just off the Mumbai Nashik Expressway, just 9 kms away from the Nashik Road Railway Station.

Amenities include Free High-speed Internet and Self-laundry facilities in addition to basics.

New Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Bengaluru:


The new Holiday Inn Express Bengaluru Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru enjoys a strategic location close to several banks and corporate offices. Major landmarks such as the World Trade Centre, Yesvantpur Railway Station, and Yesvantpur Metro Station are less than 5 km away.

Guests enjoy a choice of 118 guest rooms, free High-speed Internet access and self-laundry facilities in addition to the basics.

New Holiday Inn Express Hotels in Hyderabad:


In Hyderabad, IHG has opened two new Holiday Inn Express hotels - the 148-key Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad HITEC City and a 168-key Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad Banjara Hills.

The Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad HITEC City is located right in the heart of the technological area, minutes away from the corporate offices of Dell, HCL, Deloitte, Amazon and many more. The Rajiv Gandhi Hyderabad International Airport is about 32 km away.

The Holiday Inn Express Hyderabad Banjara Hills, on the other hand, enjoys a location on the other side of Hyderabad, in a location with many Government offices and major hospitals. It is closer to Secunderabad. The Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is around 30 km from here.

Both the new hotels are equipped with free high-speed Internet access and many more facilities, common with all Holiday Inn Express hotels.

New Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Ahmedabad:


The new Holiday Inn Express Ahmedabad Prahlad Nagar enjoys a strategic location within walking distance of the Venus Atlantis Corporate Park, and just off the 100 feet Road. The Sardar Vallabhbhai International Airport is 18 kms away. Almost all the tourist attractions of Ahmedabad can be easily accessed from this hotel.

The hotel has 132 guest rooms with many amenities, including free high-speed Internet access.

For more details on these new Holiday Inn Express Hotels and to book a stay, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112236 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

IHG has announced the opening of new hotels in Scotland, Mexico & Peru. In Scotland, the hotel chain has opened a Staybridge Suite and a Kimpton branded hotel. In Mexico, IHG has announced the opening of a Staybridge Suite Hotel and a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel. In Peru, the hotel chain has opened a Holiday Inn Express. All the new hotels are open and are welcoming guests.

Staybridge Suites Dundee in Dundee, Scotland:


The first Staybridge Suites in Scotland, the Staybridge Suites Dundee is located within a formerly abandoned linen mill in Dundee. Designed to meet the needs of extended stay guests from business travellers to families, Staybridge Suites Dundee offers 85 one-bedroom and studio suites with living areas, fully equipped kitchens and flexible work spaces.

Many of the suites have the original features including exposed brick ceilings and iron beams, connecting guests directly to the buildings historic past.

In terms of location, the Staybridge Suites Dundee is located less than 5 km from the Dundee Airport, close to the Dundee Harbour.

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland:


The first Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant in Scotland, the Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland enjoys a location in Charlotte Square, one of the most beautiful squares in the heart of the New Town. Famous landmarks such as Charlotte Square Private Garden, Albert Memorial, and Alexander Graham Bell Birthplace are all right opposite to the hotel.

The Edinburgh Airport is just 11 km away.

The Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in itself offers is located within a complex of seven interconnected Georgian Townhouses with handsome woods, plush fabrics and rich colours. Amenities include indoor pool, steam room, lush robes, in-room yoga mats, and even pet amenities.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Playa del Carmen Hotel in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico:


The first Holiday Inn Express & SUites hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, the Holiday Inn Express & SUites Playa del Carmen hotel enjoys a location on Constituyentes Ave, in the heart of Playa del Carmen’s downtown, and within walking distance to the beach.

The closest airport, the Cancun International Airport, is almost 56 km away.

A rooftop swimming pool, ice machines, and microwave in every room are some of the amenities that this hotel offers in addition to the Holiday Inn Express basics.

Staybridge Suites® Saltillo in Saltillo, Mexico:


The Staybridge Suites® Saltillo in Saltillo, Mexico enjoys a strategic location in a mixed-use commercial development on Blvd. Corporativo 177, just 5 kms from CANACINTRA Convention Center and within easy reach of major shopping and entertainment areas. The nearest airport, Plan de Guadalupe International Airport, is just 13 km from the hotel.

The hotel offers a choice of 121 suites in different sizes and with different features distributed on eight floors. All suites have fully-equipped kitchens or kitchenettes; additional facilities such as a heated swimming pool and self-laundry facilities make the Staybridge Suites Saltillo ideal for long-stay guests as well.

Holiday Inn Express® Lima San Isidro Hotel in Lima, Peru:


The Holiday Inn Express Lima San Isidro Hotel is a newly built hotel located in the vibrant San Isidro neighborhood, in the heart of Lima, Peru. It enjoys close proximity to the Jockey Plaza shopping mall, the Huaca Pucllana ancient archaeological site in nearby Miraflores district, top restaurants and shopping areas. The city’s most important business districts are within easy reach as well.

The Holiday Inn Express Lima San Isidro Hotel features an indoor heated swimming pool in addition to the regular Holiday Inn Express amenities.

For more details and to book a stay at the Staybridge Suites, Kimpton Hotels, Holiday Inn Express hotels, or any other IHG branded hotels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112226 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

Read More

Newsletter 2019