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JetSpeak May 2017

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Aviation News

Jet Airways has announced that it has shifted the operations of its international flights from Kochi to the all new state-of-the-art international Terminal 3 (T3) at Cochin International Airport (CIAL). The airline began operations from the new terminal on April 18.

The new Terminal 3 spans a huge 1.5 million sq. ft. across two levels and has a capacity to handle as many as 4000 passengers at any given point of time. There are 84 check-in counters at three check-in islands, together with 40 counters each for immigration and emigration in the Arrivals and Departure sections. Arrivals is at Ground Level and departures are at the First level.

Other features of Terminal 3 at the Cochin International Airport include a state-of-the art baggage handling system with four computer tomography (CT) scanners, five health check counters, a 33,000 sq. ft. Duty-free shop, food court, prayer rooms and 10 customs counter for the convenience and comfort of guests using the terminal.

Jet Airways' flight 9W 575, from Abu Dhabi to Kochi arrived at 1340 hrs on April 18 and thereby became the airline's first international flight to arrive at Kochi's new Terminal 3. Jet Airways will operate a total of 6 flights daily from the new international terminal, with services to Doha, Sharjah, Dammam, Abu Dhabi, Muscat and Dubai from Kochi.

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New Flight Launches

Jet Airways has announced the launch of two new flight services to Europe from Chennai and Bengaluru with effect from October 29, 2017. The new flights will connect guests from Chennai to Paris and from Bengaluru to Amsterdam, and thereon on to further destinations across Europe and USA.

While the Bengaluru to Amsterdam route will be serviced by daily flights, the Chennai to Paris route will have a five-days-a-week service. Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines and Delta Airlines will be the code-sharing partners on these flights.

According to a press release by Jet Airways, the launch of these new flights will make Jet Airways the only airline to offer direct non-stop services between these cities and enable its guests to route further travel to USA and Europe through 3 (three)

Flight Schedule:

Flight No. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency No of Stops Effective
9W 236 Bengaluru 0225 hrs Amsterdam 0835 hrs Daily Non-Stop Oct. 29
9W 235 Amsterdam 1050 hrs Bengaluru 0040 hrs Daily Non-Stop Oct. 29
9W 128 Chennai 0145 hrs Paris 0810 hrs 5 Days a Week Non-Stop Oct. 29
9W 127 Paris 1010 hrs Chennai 0015 hrs 5 Days a Week Non-Stop Oct. 29

All time is local time.

Jet Airways will deploy the Airbus A330 aircraft on these routes. The Airbus A330 features spacious cabin, greater leg-room and lie-flat beds in Première.

Bookings for the new Chennai to Paris and Bengaluru to Amsterdam flights are open. To book, kindly contact your Jetways Travels representative or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com.

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Jet Airways has announced plans to expand and strengthen its domestic network with a series of new launches across India. The airline has plans to introduce 42 new weekly flights on the Nagpur - New Delhi, Lucknow - Kolkata, and Kozhikode - Bengaluru sectors as part of its expansion plans.

The newly launched direct flights will serve to connect India’s emerging / Tier II cities with India’s metros. The new services will commence operations effective May 01, 2017.

The airline has also planned on increasing the frequencies of its flights on existing sectors and deploy wide-body aircraft to boost passenger capacity on key routes.

Some of the routes which will benefit from the increased frequencies include the Delhi – Amritsar and Mumbai – Kolkata sectors. Wide-body Airbus A330 and Boeing 737 will be deployed to boost passenger capacity on the Delhi – Bengaluru and Delhi – Bhopal routes.

Flight Schedule:

Flight No. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival
9W 7065 Delhi 0745 hrs Nagpur 0930 hrs
9W 7062 Nagpur 1020 hrs Delhi 1205 hrs
9W 772 Lucknow 0705 hrs Kolkata 0835 hrs
9W 771 Kolkata 1450 hrs Lucknow 1630 hrs
9W 2371 Bengaluru 1315 hrs Kozhikode 1430 hrs
9W 2372 Kozhikode 1455 hrs Bengaluru 1605 hrs
9W 2793 Delhi 1940 hrs Amritsar 2110 hrs
9W 2794 Amritsar 2135 hrs New Delhi 2305 hrs
9W 621 Mumbai 2035 hrs Kolkata 2320 hrs
9W 622 Kolkata 0145 hrs Mumbai 0435 hrs

All time is local time.

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IndiGo Airlines has announced the launch of new flights across its domestic and international network as part of its expansion efforts. The airline will be launching its first non-stop flights to Doha and Singapore; on the domestic front, the airline has plans to introduce new non-stop flights and increased frequencies between key cities within India.

Effective 5th May, guests will be able to fly non-stop to Doha from Delhi and Mumbai. Services from Chennai and Kozhikode to Doha will commence from 20th July. Flights from Bangalore to Singapore will commence on 30th June.

Within the domestic sector, the new connections include the first non-stop flights between Amritsar and Jammu, Bangalore and Mangalore, Mangalore and Mumbai, and Hyderabad and Guwahati. Additionally, the airline will operate its 15th flight between Bengaluru and Delhi (to and fro), and 10th additional flight between Bengaluru and Hyderabad and Kolkata and Bengaluru (to and fro). Additional flights have been announced for Ranchi, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram as well.

The new flights will provide increased frequencies on the routes and offer greater travel options to its customers. Speaking about the latest network expansion, Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo, said, "We have witnessed a growing demand in the domestic sector for business and leisure travel. The additional frequencies in the summer schedule are a testament to our promise to provide enhanced connectivity in the country. It gives me immense pleasure to announce these new frequencies, which will provide even more flexibility of choice to our customers, and connect these destinations across India.”

New International Flights:

Flight No. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
6E 1701 Delhi 0150 hrs Doha 0330 hrs 5-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1702 Doha 1330 hrs Delhi 2000 hrs 5-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1708 Mumbai 1120 hrs Doha 1230 hrs 5-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1709 Doha 0430 hrs Mumbai 1020 hrs 5-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 73 Bengaluru 2100 hrs Singapore 0430 hrs 30-Jun-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 58 Singapore 0530 hrs Bengaluru 0800 hrs 1-Jul-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1707 Chennai 0030 hrs Doha 0245 hrs 20-Jul-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1706 Doha 1430 hrs Chennai 2130 hrs 20-Jul-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1712 Doha 0345 hrs Kozhikode 1030 hrs 20-Jul-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 1711 Kozhikode 1135 hrs Doha 1330 hrs 20-Jul-17 1st non-stop flight

All time is local time.

New Domestic Flights:

Flight No. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Effective Frequency
6E 367 Delhi 1200 hrs Amritsar 1325 hrs 1-May-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 244 Amritsar 1655 hrs Delhi 1810 hrs 1-May-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 894 Delhi 2110 hrs Amritsar 2210 hrs 1-May-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 895 Amritsar 2240 hrs Delhi 0005 hrs 1-May-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 367 Amritsar 1355 hrs Jammu 1450 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 244 Jammu 1525 hrs Amritsar 1625 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 6724 Bengaluru 0530 hrs Mangalore 0630 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 897 Mangalore 0700 hrs Bengaluru 0755 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 604 Bengaluru 1455 hrs Mangalore 1550 hrs 1-May-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 178 Mangalore 1620 hrs Bengaluru 1715 hrs 1-May-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 942 Mumbai 0940 hrs Mangalore 1130 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 275 Mangalore 1205 hrs Mumbai 1400 hrs 1-May-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 876 Bengaluru 2030 hrs Mangalore 2130 hrs 15-May-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 877 Mangalore 2200 hrs Bengaluru 2255 hrs 15-May-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 124 Bengaluru 1220 hrs Delhi 1505 hrs 5-Jun-17 15th non-stop flight
6E 126 Delhi 1555 hrs Bengaluru 1900 hrs 5-Jun-17 15th non-stop flight
6E 122 Thiruvanan-thapuram 0850 hrs Bengaluru 1020 hrs 5-Jun-17 4th non-stop flight
6E 126 Bengaluru 1935 hrs Thiruvanan-thapuram 2050 hrs 5-Jun-17 4th non-stop flight
6E 122 Delhi 0450 hrs Thiruvanan-thapuram 0815 hrs 5-Jun-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 127 Thiruvanan-thapuram 2120 hrs Delhi 0045 hrs 5-Jun-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 186 Bengaluru 0730 hrs Hyderabad 0825 hrs 16-Jun-17 10th non-stop flight
6E 187 Hyderabad 1830 hrs Bengaluru 1940 hrs 16-Jun-17 10th non-stop flight
6E 186 Hyderabad 0900 hrs Guwahati 1145 hrs 16-Jun-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 187 Guwahati 1450 hrs Hyderabad 1750 hrs 16-Jun-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 186 Guwahati 1215 hrs Imphal 1310 hrs 16-Jun-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 187 Imphal 1340 hrs Guwahati 1420 hrs 16-Jun-17 3rd non-stop flight
6E 789 Kolkata 1130 hrs Bengaluru 1355 hrs 22-Jun-17 10th non-stop flight
6E 997 Bengaluru 1430 hrs Kolkata 1700 hrs 22-Jun-17 10th non-stop flight
6E 822 Bengaluru 0650 hrs Ranchi 0925 hrs 22-Jun-17 1st non-stop flight
6E 6133 Ranchi 2130 hrs Bengaluru 1920 hrs 22-Jun-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 822 Ranchi 0955 hrs Kolkata 1050 hrs 22-Jun-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 6133 Kolkata 1750 hrs Ranchi 1850 hrs 22-Jun-17 2nd non-stop flight
6E 369 Bengaluru 1425 hrs Ahmedabad 1630 hrs 30-Jun-17 5th non-stop flight
6E 893 Ahmedabad 1705 hrs Bengaluru 1915 hrs 30-Jun-17 5th non-stop flight
6E 425 Bengaluru 1110 hrs Kochi 1215 hrs 30-Jun-17 5th non-stop flight
6E 369 Kochi 1245 hrs Bengaluru 1350 hrs 30-Jun-17 5th non-stop flight

All time is local time.

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Air India has announced plans to launch non-stop flights on the Delhi - Washington sector with effect from July. The new service will be the only direct flight connecting Delhi with Washington with a B777-200LR aircraft. The flight will have a 3-cabin configuration, with 8 seats in First Class, 35 seats in Business Class and 195 seats in Economy Class.

Washington will be Air India’s fifth non-stop destination in USA. Existing destinations serviced by Air India include New York (JFK), Newark (EWR), Chicago (ORD) and San Francisco (SFO). The new Delhi to Washington service will commence from July 7, 2017.

Flight Schedule:

Flight No. City of Departure Time of Departure Destination Time of Arrival Frequency Effective
6E 103 Delhi 0115 hrs Washington 0715 hrs Thrice a Week July 7, 2017
6E 104 Washington 1100 hrs Delhi 1030 hrs(+1) Thrice a Week July 7, 2017

All time is local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day

Bookings for the new Delhi to Washington Flights are now open. Kindly contact your Jetways Travels point of contact or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com.

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Hotel Updates

InterContinental Hotels Group or the IHG chain of hotels has announced the launch of new hotels in Asia, Australia and USA as part of its expansion plans.

Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central - Brisbane, Australia

The 226-key Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central, which opened its doors on April 3, offers business travellers and leisure tourists a great base within easy reach of the Brisbane CBD and excellent shopping, dining and recreation venues. An extensive transportation network in the vicinity enables guests to get around the city with ease.

Michael Foster, Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central Hotel Manager added, "We offer a no fuss experience that gives guests exactly what they need from a hotel stay: comfy beds, a convenient location, free Wi-Fi and our popular Express Start™ breakfast bar and Grab & Go option.”

The new Holiday Inn Express Brisbane Central features a meeting room, on-site parking spaces and a generous breakfast area as well.

HUALUXE® Zhangjiakou - Zhangjiakou, Greater China

The 340-key HUALUXE Zhangjiakou hotel is the first and only high-end hotel by a global brand in Zhangjiakou and the 300th IHG branded hotel in Greater China. It enjoys a strategical location right in the heart of the Zhangjiakou City Centre, just 12km from Zhangjiakou Airport and 8 km from the Zhangjiakou Railway Station.

Guests at the new HUALUXE hotel benefit from the services of six multi-cuisine and speciality restaurants and bars, fully equipped conference and meeting facilities, six multi-functional meeting rooms and an expansive pillar-less ballroom which at 1,300 square metres is the largest pillar-less ballroom in the city.

Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Bellingham

The opening of the 153-key Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Bellingham in Bellingham, Washington marks the début of the new H4 design for the Holiday Inn brand of IHG Hotels. Designed in collaboration with Holiday Inn hotel owners and frequent guests, the new design meets the changing needs of modern leisure and business travellers.

Each guest room at the the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Bellingham hotel features the H4 design and includes:

  • A Welcome Nook, where guests can hang their coat, drop their keys and personal belongings and plug in their devices – much like they would an entryway or mudroom in their own home.
  • An entirely new room type, the King Bed with Comfort Hideaway, which features a trundle-type bed that doubles as a sofa during the day and can pull out into two twin beds at night. The room design is ideal for both business travellers, serving as a separate place to work or relax and unwind, and families with kids and teens, giving each member of the family a comfortable place to sleep and play.
  • A new Moveable Desk and more than five dedicated points of power throughout the room, which gives guests the required flexibility to work and play anywhere in the room.

Amenities include free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; an on-site business centre; 7,800 square feet of meeting space with capacity for more than 785 people; and an on-site restaurant and bar. Additional amenities include an indoor saline pool with steam room and sauna as well as a fully-equipped fitness centre.

The Holiday Inn® Hotel & Suites Bellingham is located barely minutes away from the Bellingham International Airport.

Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown:

The opening of the 350-keys flagship Hotel Indigo Los Angeles Downtown hotel marks the début of the Indigo brand in Los Angeles. Located in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, the 18-storey boutique hotel offers its guests classy accommodations a short walk away from the L.A. Live entertainment district, Staples Centre and Los Angeles Convention Centre.

Guests get to stay in spacious guest rooms with murals depicting elements of old Hollywood and enjoy access to amenities such as the brand’s Neighbourhood Guide, an innovative touch-screen display that connects guests to each other, the local neighbourhood and to Hotel Indigo locations around the world.

An impressive 9,100 sq. ft. outdoor pool terrace with bar; a 24-hour fitness centre; and nearly 22,000 sq. ft. of meeting space across 11 rooms are some of the other features of this hotel.

Guests can book a stay in any of these new IHG hotels by sending an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com.

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