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JetSpeak September 2018

Aviation News

Effective 23 October 2018, the International Departures at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad will be shifted to the Interim International Departure Terminal. All pre-departure processes such as Check-in, Immigration, Customs and Security Check for international flights will be held at the Interim International Departure Terminal located adjacent to the existing terminal.

There are no changes to the opening and closing times of the check-in counters; however, passengers are requested to arrive early as longer queues are expected.

For more information, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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British Airways has officially announced the opening of its refurbished First Class Lounge at the JFK Terminal 7. The luxurious lounge was refurbished as part of a £52 million dollar investment by the airline and is the first long-haul lounge to be refurbished in the new design.

The lounge is now 60 per cent larger and includes a new wine room as the centre piece, an opulent First Bar, and an upgraded dining room in addition to other BA First Class Lounge features. Gold cardholders and customers travelling in the airline’s First Class cabin on the airline’s London - New York route will now be able to access the refurbished lounge.

Commenting on the launch, Carolina Martinoli, Director of Brand & Customer Experience, British Airways said, "We fly thousands of customers between London and New York every week so we’re absolutely dedicated to making the experience as relaxing, comfortable and enjoyable as possible."

"We are investing £52 million in to our home at JFK this year as part of the £4.5 billion investment we’re making in our customer experience globally, and there will be further investments at JFK planned for the future. We hope our guests enjoy using the new facilities as much as we’ve enjoyed designing them."

The airline had refurbished its Concorde Room for First Class customers at JFK earlier this year. For First and Club World passengers, the airline has launched an enhanced check-in experience at the exclusive new Premium Zone with direct access to Fast Track security.

An upgraded concourse with extra seating in gates and more power outlets, redesigned security & check-in zones, updated wash rooms, and a new customer service desk at the departures area are some of the other improvements that the airline has introduced as part of its refurbishment process. The refurbishment is scheduled to end in 2019.

To book a British Airways flight or to opt for an upgrade, contact your Jetways Travels point of contact or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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United Airlines has announced its plans to launch special non-stop flight services to Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress event in February. The airline will be operating non-stop, direct flights from San Francisco to Barcelona to cater to the increased demand for the event.

The Mobile World Congress is the largest mobile event in the world and the 2019 edition is expected to have over 107,000 attendees from 2,400 companies.

The San Francisco-Barcelona flights will be operated by a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Bookings are currently open.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Effective Only on

San Francisco

1345 hrs

Barcelona

1025 hrs (+1)

Feb. 23

Barcelona

1250 hrs

San Francisco

1620 hrs

Feb. 24

San Francisco

1345 hrs

Barcelona

1025 hrs (+1)

Feb. 27

Barcelona

1245 hrs

San Francisco

1615 hrs

Feb. 28

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

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of four voice-activated services in Dutch on Google Home. Two of the airline's four services, namely, Travel Guide & Departure Planner, are completely new and complement two existing KLM voice services. The existing services enable customers to search for flights and help with packing.

The launch of the new services follow close on the heels of the launch of the Google Home, Google Smart Speaker and Voice Assistant services in Netherlands and keeps with the airline's aim of using digital innovation to enhance customer experience.

Travel guide
The first new service, Travel Guide, assists customers in finding a suitable destination for their travel. The service suggest 3 destinations on the basis of travel theme, flight duration, travel dates, and budget as quoted by the customer. The customers receive the current ticket prices via a link on their mobile phones soon after.

Departure planner
The second service, Departure Planner, assists customers in planning their arrival at the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The service uses a real-time technical connection to the systems and advises passengers accordingly. It tell passengers at what time they have to be at Schiphol before departure and also advises them about what time they should leave home, whether by car or public transport.

Searching for flights and help with packing
Searching for flights and help with packing are existing voice services offered by KLM on Google Home. They assist customers to search for and book flights and also provide advice on what to pack based on destination, trip duration and the weather forecast at the destination.

Commenting on the launch, Pieter Groeneveld, Senior Vice President - Digital, Air France - KLM, said, “Consumers are finding and using more and more voice-activated systems in their daily lives. Smart speakers are conquering the world even faster than smartphones. In keeping with our pioneer spirit, we are presenting the latest advances in voice control to remain at the forefront of service worldwide and make travel as easy as possible for our customers."

The Hand-baggage fare or 'Deal Fare' is currently available on flights between Abu Dhabi and selected destinations - namely, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Azerbaijan.

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

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of a new meal service on its KLM Cityhopper (KLC) flights. The new service, with more substantial and varied high-quality meals, will initially be served only for Business Class passengers in the Europe Business Class Box (EBC). The service will come into effect from October 28, 2018.

Commenting on the launch, Laslo Zimonyi, Product & Supplies Manager, KLM Cityhopper, said, "Customers boarding our aircraft look forward to being served a good, varied and tasty meal. For this reason, we will now be offering them the revitalised EBC Box."

Guests will now be able to make different meals using individual elements served together. For example, dressing and nuts will be served separately with salads. Furthermore, all the products served will be sustainable and sourced from local suppliers to the best of ability.

Guests on six of the longest flights flown by KLM CityHopper will be able to determine the time of their meals as well. Breakfast with fresh Fruit and cold cuts consisting of cheese and meat with a hot roll will be served until noon. A meal box will contain salad and side dishes will be available for the rest of the day. In addition to the meal box, customers will also be able to enjoy a second service: a Dutch croquette snack or a spinach-and-feta pastry.

KLM has the ambition of being Europe’s most successful, customer-centric, innovative and efficient network carrier. This means creating memorable experiences for customers on the ground and in the air by pursuing the “Moving Your World” approach. KLC’s new meal concept contributes towards achieving this ambition.

To book KLM CityHopper flights or a KLM International flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of 'Tune into your Travel,' a new Augmented Reality Travel Channel, that has been designed to get waiting passengers in the mood for their trip. The channel can be activated on Social Media with the help of the Facebook Camera on smart phones.

KLM Airlines is the first airline in the aviation industry to launch a channel of this kind. The service is the latest addition to the airline's augmented reality services that include the AR Hand Baggage Check. The hand baggage check can be accessed via the KLM App and the KLM Messenger.

A press release issued by KLM on the subject stated, "With the camera on the back, passengers can explore various travel landscapes, following animated characters dancing to music. With the camera on the front, passengers can apply all sorts of entertaining face filters, allowing them to interact with images, music and sound effects activated by their own movements."

"Head over to KLM in Messenger to get in the mood for your trip," the press release continued.

Click here to try “Tune in to Your Travel”!

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the signing of a code-sharing agreement with Qantas. The agreement will allow both airlines to expand their networks substantially and enable passengers to fly on a single ticket with full baggage transfers across both networks. The codeshare comes into effect from October 31, 2018.

For KLM passengers, this means they can fly from anywhere in the world, on a single ticket, with full baggage transfers, via Singapore to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Perth. For Qantas passengers, the codeshare will give passengers another route to get to Europe via Singapore.

Additionally, members of frequent flyer programs on both airlines will be able to earn points and status credits on code-shared flights and eligible passengers will be able to access the lounges of KLM Lounge in Amsterdam, in addition to the Qantas lounges in Australia and Singapore.

The carriers are also exploring redemption opportunities on codeshare flights.

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

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Etihad Airways has announced its plans to introduce its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its Abu Dhabi - Kuala Lumpur route. The route is serviced by daily flights; the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will come into operation with effect from December 20, 2018. The airline will be introducing the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to Brussels as well with effect from January 3, 2019.

The Etihad Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner has 28 Business Studios and 271 Economy Smart Seats and features innovative, award-winning cabin designs and products, Food & Beverage Managers in Business Class, and a Flying Nanny in Economy Class to provide extra specialised care for families with young children.

Commenting on the launch, Robin Kamark, Chief Commercial Officer, Etihad Aviation Group said, "Kuala Lumpur and Brussels are two very important destinations on the Etihad network, popular with both business and leisure customers and we are delighted to be introducing the 787-9 Dreamliner on these routes. Our customers can expect the quietest cabins and our latest in-flight products and technology, one of the world’s most technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft."

Schedule of Etihad Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur Flights

Flight No

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EY 418

Abu Dhabi

2230 hrs

Kuala Lumpur

1000 hrs (+1)

Daily

20-12-2018

EY 411

Kuala Lumpur

1915 hrs

Abu Dhabi

2220 hrs

Daily

20-12-2018

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

Schedule of Etihad Abu Dhabi to Brussels Flights:

Flight No

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

EY 57

Abu Dhabi

0250 hrs

Brussels

0720 hrs

Daily

03-01-2019

EY 58

Brussels

1005 hrs

Abu Dhabi

1935 hrs

Daily

03-01-2019

All timings are local time;

To book Etihad Flights to Brussels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send and e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Singapore Airlines has announced new rewards for the Gold Members of the airline's frequent flyer program KrisFlyer. The new rewards, named Elite Gold Rewards, are a selection of benefits that range from double KrisFlyer miles to cabin upgrades. KrisFlyer members flying on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir can redeem the Elite miles earned on these rewards, after reaching different levels of spend. The new reward system comes into effect on October 9, 2018.

A summary of the new rewards is detailed in the table below.

Elite miles earned on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir flights during membership year

Elite Gold Rewards

60,000

Double KrisFlyer Miles Reward
KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will receive a voucher, which allows them to earn twice the KrisFlyer miles for a single flight segment.

75,000

Short-haul Advance Upgrade
KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will receive an advance upgrade voucher, which allows them to apply for a one-cabin class upgrade for a single flight segment for selected routes at the point of booking. The upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.

100,000

Premium Economy Advance Upgrade 
KrisFlyer Elite Gold members will receive an advance upgrade voucher, which allows them to apply for an upgrade from Economy to Premium Economy Class at the point of booking. The upgrade will be confirmed at the point of booking, subject to availability.

For more details, visit singaporeair.com/elitegoldrewards or contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200. You can also send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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New Flight Launches

Jet Airways has announced the launch of a new non-stop daily flight service from Pune to Singapore. The new service will make Jet Airways the first in the aviation industry to offer direct international flights between Pune and Singapore. Services on the route are expected to commence with effect from 1 December, 2018.

The new flight will also enable passengers from Pune to board convenient connections to Auckland, Bangkok, Brisbane, Jakarta, Denpasar-Bali, Hanoi, Phuket, Jinjiang, Medan, Kuala Lumpur, Melbourne, Manila, Nadi, Penang, Perth, Phnom Penh, Shanghai, Yangon, Ho Chi Minh City, Surabaya and Sydney through two-way flights operated by code-share partners, via Singapore.

Guests can also connect to Da Nang, Hat Yai, Haikou, Hong Kong, Tokyo-Haneda, Okinawa, Pekanbaru, Palembang, Siem Reap, Sanya and Taipei through one-way connections via Singapore, operated by code-share partners.

Commenting on the announcement of the launch, Mr. Raj Sivakumar, Senior Vice-President – Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said, "Jet Airways will be the first Indian airline to provide direct connectivity between Pune and Singapore. Singapore has seen over 36,000 visitor arrivals from Pune in 2017, which is the highest for an Indian city without a direct flight. The launch of this new non-stop, daily service will benefit leisure travellers, as Singapore is one of the most popular for tourists from Pune. It will also attract business travellers mainly from the IT, Banking and Finance sectors as it provides seamless connectivity and reduces the travel time between Pune and Singapore significantly."

Schedule of new Jet Airways Pune to Singapore Flights

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Effective

9W 22

Pune

0510 hrs

Singapore

1315 hrs

01-12-18

9W 21

Singapore

2100 hrs

Pune

0005 hrs (+1)

01-12-18

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

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

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SpiceJet has announced the launch of its first flights to the Pakyong Airport in Gangtok, Sikkim and Kishangarh Airport, which serves both Ajmer and Pushkar. The airline is the first in the industry to offer flight services to both these newly inaugurated airports. Both Pakyong & Kishngarh Airports have been included in Indian aviation map to boost regional connectivity under the government's UDAAN Scheme.

SpiceJet flights to Pakyong Airport, Gangtok, Sikkim:
SpiceJet has launched daily direct flights to Pakyong from Kolkata and Guwahati. Prior to the launch of flight services to Pakyong, visitors to Sikkim could fly only to Bagdogra; a road journey of over 100 km from Bagdogra was required to reach Gangtok. The launch of the new flight services has ensured quite a reduction in travel time.

Pakyong Airport, is one of the highest located airports in India and is perfect for accessing Gangtok.

SpiceJet will be deploying its Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on the route.

SpiceJet flights to Kishangarh, Pushkar - Ajmer, Rajasthan
The airline has launched daily direct flight services between Delhi and Kishangarh. Kishangarh Airport offers tourists and pilgrims the perfect time-saving way to visit the Ajmer Sharif Dargah of Sufi Saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti and Pushkar Lake.

SpiceJet will be deploying its Bombardier Q-400 aircraft on the route.

Schedule of new SpiceJet Flights under UDAAN Scheme:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

SG 8768

Delhi (T2)

1605 hrs

Kishangarh

1710 hrs

Daily

SG 8769

Kishangarh

1730 hrs

Delhi (T2)

1830 hrs

Daily

SG 3324

Kolkata

0930 hrs

Pakyong

1055 hrs

Daily

SG 3327

Pakyong

1405 hrs

Kolkata

1535 hrs

Daily

SG 3326

Guwahati

1240 hrs

Pakyong

1345 hrs

Daily

SG 3325

Pakyong

1115 hrs

Guwahati

1220 hrs

Daily

All timings are local time

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

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IndiGo Airlines has announced its plans to launch flights to Hong Kong as part of its expansion plans. Hong Kong will be the airline's 15th international destination. The airline will initiate its services to Hong Kong with daily non-stop flights from Bangalore with effect from 11 December, 2018.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. William Boulter, Chief Commercial Officer, IndiGo said, "We are delighted to announce Hong Kong as the 15th destination in our international portfolio. One of the world’s biggest financial hubs, Hong Kong constitutes a strategic market for us. Hong Kong also caters to all kinds of travellers, be it family or a group of friends, and we see huge tourism potential in future from India."

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Effective Date

Frequency

6E 1771

Bengaluru

0445 hrs

Hong Kong

1245 hrs

11-12-18

Tuesday

6E 1772

Hong Kong

1400 hrs

Bengaluru

1800 hrs

11-12-18

Tuesday

6E 1773

Bengaluru

2340 hrs

Hong Kong

0745 hrs (+1)

12-12-18

Except Tuesday

6E 1774

Hong Kong

0845 hrs

Bengaluru

1245 hrs

13-12-18

Except Tuesday & Wednesday

6E 1774

Hong Kong

0845 hrs

Bengaluru

1150 hrs

18-12-18

Tuesday

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

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

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Lufthansa has announced its plans to launch new direct flight services to Austin in USA and Bangkok in Thailand for the 2019 Summer season.

New Lufthansa flights to Austin, USA:
The airline will be launching flight services from Frankfurt to Austin, USA. The new connection will complement the airline's existing flight services Dallas / Fort Worth & Houston in the state of Texas. Services on the Frankfurt - Austin route will be a Five-times-a-week service and will commence with effect from 3 May, 2019.

A press release issued by the airline announcing the impending launch stated, "Apart from Tuesday and Thursday, LH 468 will leave the Lufthansa hub in Frankfurt in the morning and reach Austin in the afternoon (local time) after a travel time of around ten hours. The return flight departs from Texas in the late afternoon and lands at Frankfurt Airport in the morning of the following day. On board, passengers can expect the usual high level of Lufthansa comfort in 255 seats in Business, Premium Economy and Economy Class."

An Airbus A330-300 with Business, Premium Economy & Economy class cabins will operate on the route.

New Lufthansa flights to Bangkok, Thailand:
The airline has announced its plans to launch daily direct flight services from Munich to Bangkok. Services on this route will commence with effect from 1 June, 2019. A new Airbus A350-900 will operate on the route.

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

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United Airlines has announced its plans to enhance its transcontinental schedules with its new 787-10 Dreamliner service, the newest aircraft in the Dreamliner family. The airline will be operating the Dreamliner on flights between New York / Newark and Los Angeles and San Francisco; the launch of these flights will make the United Airline the first North American airline to operate this Dreamliner on the routes. Services will commence with effect from 7 January, 2019.

In addition to upgrading the aircraft, the airline has decided to increase the number of flights between New York and Los Angeles and San Francisco to 27 daily flights.

Commenting on the announcement, Ankit Gupta, United's vice president of Domestic Network Planning and Scheduling said, "We have created the best schedule for our business and leisure customers by offering more choice and more convenience when planning travel between coasts. Combined with the addition of our newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-10, the schedule enhancements build on United's industry-leading on-board experience."

Schedule of new United Airlines New York/Newark to Los Angeles* Flights

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Aircraft

New York/Newark

0600 hrs

Los Angeles

0904 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

0700 hrs

Los Angeles

0949 hrs

787-10

New York/Newark

0850 hrs

Los Angeles

1143 hrs

777-200

New York/Newark

1000 hrs

Los Angeles

1304 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1100 hrs

Los Angeles

1348 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1300 hrs

Los Angeles

1548 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1500 hrs

Los Angeles

1809 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1600 hrs

Los Angeles

1853 hrs

787-10

New York/Newark

1700 hrs

Los Angeles

2009 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1800 hrs

Los Angeles

2109 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1900 hrs

Los Angeles

2209 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

2000 hrs

Los Angeles

2304 hrs

757-200

All timings are local time

Schedule of new United Airlines New York/Newark to San Francisco* Flights

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Aircraft

New York/Newark

0600 hrs

San Francisco

0914 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

0700 hrs

San Francisco

1014 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

0815 hrs

San Francisco

1127 hrs

777-200

New York/Newark

0930 hrs

San Francisco

1236 hrs

777-200

New York/Newark

1100 hrs

San Francisco

1418 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1200 hrs

San Francisco

1518 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1400 hrs

San Francisco

1718 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1500 hrs

San Francisco

1809 hrs

777-200

New York/Newark

1600 hrs

San Francisco

1913 hrs

787-10

New York/Newark

1700 hrs

San Francisco

2030 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1800 hrs

San Francisco

2140 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

1900 hrs

San Francisco

2240 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

2000 hrs

San Francisco

2340 hrs

757-200

New York/Newark

2100 hrs

San Francisco

0018 hrs (+1)

757-200

New York/Newark

2200 hrs

San Francisco

0118 hrs (+1)

757-200

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

*schedule reflects peak summer travel, subject to change

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

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SWISS Airlines has announced its plans to further expand its European network with new flight services to new destinations for the Summer 2019. The airline will be launching new non-stop flights from Zurich to Gdansk in Poland and Heringsdorf in Germany. Services on both routes will commence with effect from 31 March, 2019. Bookings are now open.

New SWISS Flights from Zurich to Gdansk, Poland:
The new SWISS airline flights from Zurich to Gdansk, Poland will be a four-times-a-week service that will operate on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A new SWISS C Series aircraft with Embraer 190 equipment of partner airline Helvetic Airways will operate on the route.

Gdansk will be the fourth city in Poland to be serviced by SWISS flights.

New SWISS Flights from Zurich to Heringsdorf, Germany
The new SWISS airline flights from Zurich to Heringsdorf, Germany will be in operation only between May and September. It will be a weekly service that will be operated only on Saturdays. A SWISS CS100 will operate on the route.

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

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Air Canada has announced its plans to significantly expand its route network with new flight launches across the globe. The airline will be launching new flights to USA and Austria. It will also be increasing flight services to India, Australia, Switzerland and Japan.

New Air Canada Flights to North Carolina, USA:
Air Canada will increase its services to North Carolina, USA with new flights from Montreal to Raleigh. The airline has also announced it plans to increase passenger capacity on Toronto to Raleigh and Toronto to Charlotte routes by upgrading the aircraft used.

The new Montreal to Raleigh route will be serviced by non-stop daily flights. Services on the route will commence with effect from 3 June, 2019. A 50-seat Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) will operate on the route.

The upgraded flights from Toronto to Raleigh and Charlotte will commence with effect from 1 May, 2019. Raleigh will be serviced by thrice daily flights from Toronto; Charlotte, on the other hand, will be serviced by twice-daily flights. A 76-seat, Embraer E175 from a CRJ will operate on both routes.

New Air Canada Flights to Vienna, Austria:
Air Canada will be launching its new daily flights from Vienna to Toronto with effect from 29 April, 2019. The new non-stop flights will be served by the Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner featuring Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins.

The daily flights will be reduced to a five-days-a-week service in Winters, i.e., from November to March.

Increase in Frequency of Air Canada Flights to Vancouver, Canada
Air Canada will be strengthening its flight services from Delhi to Vancouver with an increase in its flight frequencies. With effect from 2 June, 2019, the airline will be operating daily flights on the Delhi to Vancouver route.

In addition, the airline will be increasing the frequency of its flights from Melbourne, Zurich and Osaka to Vancouver. The Melbourne to Vancouver flights will be increased to four flights per week; the Zurich to Vancouver flights will have a frequency of five flights per week.

The flights from Osaka to Vancouver will see an increase in frequency for a limited period. The flight frequency will increase to five flights per week only from June and until October.

Air Canada's flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will operate on the Delhi - Vancouver, Melbourne - Vancouver, and Zurich - Vancouver routes.

All the new flights are timed to connect with Air Canada's global network through its Toronto and Montreal hubs, and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

Schedule of new Air Canada Flights:

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

AC7691

Toronto

0820 hrs

Raleigh

1008 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7693

Toronto

1605 hrs

Raleigh

1753 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7695

Toronto

2055 hrs

Raleigh

2243 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7582

Toronto

0905 hrs

Charlotte

1104 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7584

Toronto

1600 hrs

Charlotte

1759 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC8178

Montreal

1335 hrs

Raleigh 

1545 hrs

Daily

03-06-1019

AC7692

Raleigh

0600 hrs

Toronto

0756 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7694

Raleigh

1045 hrs

Toronto

1241 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7696

Raleigh

1830 hrs

Toronto

2026 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7583

Charlotte

1140 hrs

Toronto

1338 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC7585

Charlotte

1835 hrs

Toronto

2033 hrs

Daily

01-05-2019

AC8179

Raleigh

1615 hrs

Montreal

1820 hrs

Daily

03-06-1019

AC898

Toronto

1825 hrs

Vienna

0830 hrs (+1)

Daily

29-04-2019

AC899

Vienna

1040 hrs

Toronto

1330 hrs

Daily

29-04-2019

AC044

Vancouver

0125 hrs

Delhi

0400 hrs (+1)

Daily

02-06-2019

AC045

Delhi

0600 hrs

Vancouver

0730 hrs

Daily

02-06-2019

AC037

Vancouver

2250 hrs

Melbourne

0805 hrs (+2)

Monday / Wednesday / Friday / Sunday

03-06-1019

AC038

Melbourne

0940 hrs

Vancouver

0735 hrs

Tuesday / Wednesday / Friday /
Sunday

03-06-1019

AC802

Vancouver

1300 hrs

Zurich

0755 hrs (+1)

Except Monday & Wednesday

06-06-2019 to 13-10-2019

AC803

Zurich

1005 hrs

Vancouver

1125 hrs

Except Tuesday & Thursday

06-06-2019 to 13-10-2019

AC039

Vancouver

1330 hrs

Osaka

1545 hrs (+1)

Except Friday & Sunday

01-06-2019 to 25-10-2019

AC040

Osaka

1715 hrs

Vancouver

1010 hrs

Except Monday & Saturday

01-06-2019 to 25-10-2019

All Timings are local time; +1 denotes arrival on next day; +2 denotes arrival on second day from departure

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

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Delta airlines has announced its plans to launch new flight services to Canada & Europe. The airline will be launching daily flights from its hub, Atlanta to Ontario in Canada. For Europe, the airline has announced flights to 3 destinations - Lisbon in Portugal, Edinburgh in Scotland and London in the United Kingdom.

New Delta Flights to Ontario, Canada:
The Delta Airline will commence its daily flight services from its hub at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Ontario International Airport with effect from 22 April, 2019. The airline will launch an additional flight with effect from 9 June, 2019.

A Boeing 737-900ER aircraft with 20 seats in First Class, 21 in Delta Comfort+ and 139 in Economy Class will operate on the route. Every seat will include Wi-Fi access, free personal in-flight seat-back entertainment screens, power ports as well as complimentary snacks & beverages.

New Delta Flights to Lisbon, Portugal:
The airline will be launching direct non-stop flights from Boston, USA to Lisbon, Portugal with effect from 23 May, 2019. Lisbon is the 8th international destination to be connected to Boston by Delta Airlines.

A Boeing 757 aircraft equipped with 20 seats in Delta Premium Select, 29 seats Delta Comfort+ and 150 seats in Economy Class will operate on the route. Each seat will have access to in-flight Wi-Fi, personal seat-back entertainment screens, and power ports.

Services on the route will be effective only until 3 September, 2019.

New Delta Flights to Edinburgh, Scotland:
The Delta airline will be introducing daily non-stop flights from Boston, USA to Edinburgh in Scotland. The new flight will complement the airline's existing services to Edinburgh from New York JFK airport.

Services on the route will commence with effect from 23 May, 2019. A Boeing 757 aircraft with 16 seats in Delta One, 44 seats Delta Comfort+ and 108 seats in the Economy Class will operate on the route. Every seat will feature access to Wi-Fi, personal in-flight seat-back entertainment screens, power ports, as well as complimentary beverages, snacks & meals.

New Delta Flights to London, UK:
Delta Airlines will be strengthening its services to London, UK with the launch of new flight services from Portland and Detroit. The new flights will result in an increase in the frequencies of the airline's existing services from both US cities.

The airline will be increasing the frequency of its flights from Detroit to London to twice daily service. The frequency of flights from Portland to London Heathrow will be increased to a daily service as well. Services on the new frequencies will commence in Summer 2019.

Schedule of new Delta Flights:

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

Ontario

1055 hrs

Atlanta

1825 hrs

Daily

22-04-2019

Atlanta

0830 hrs

Ontario

0957 hrs

Daily

22-04-2019

Ontario

2245 hrs

Atlanta

0605 hrs (+1)

Daily

09-06-2019

Atlanta

1930 hrs

Ontario

2057 hrs

Daily

09-06-2019

Boston

2215 hrs

Edinburgh

0925 hrs (+1)

Daily

23-05-2019

Edinburgh

1055 hrs

Boston

1302 hrs

Daily

23-05-2019

Boston

2145 hrs

Lisbon

0915 hrs (+1)

Daily

23-05-2019 to 03-09-2019

Lisbon

1045 hrs

Boston

1315 hrs

Daily

23-05-2019 to 03-09-2019

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

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

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Austrian Airlines has announced its plans to launch flight services to Tokyo in Japan and Montreal in Canada.

New Austrian Airlines flights to Tokyo, Japan:
The airlines will commence weekly flight services from Vienna to Tokyo Narita, Japan with effect from March 2019. The airline will begin with six flights a week until May. From May until the end of October, frequency will be increased to daily flights.

New Austrian Airlines flights to Montreal, Canada:
To book Austrian Airlines flights, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Malaysia Airlines has announced the launch of direct flights to Madinah, Saudi Arabia. This will be the first direct commercial service from Kuala Lumpur to Madinah for the airline. The new flights will compliment the airline's existing flights to Jeddah.

Services on the Kuala Lumpur - Madinah route will be seasonal and will be available from 29 October, 2018 and until 26 March, 2019. There will be two flights per week. The Malaysia Airlines Airbus 330-300 with 27 Business Class seats and 263 Economy Class Seats will operate on the route.

Commenting on the launch, Izham Ismail, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Airlines said, "We look forward to welcoming our guests onboard Malaysia Airlines to experience Malaysian Hospitality with superior in-flight features including lie flat seats on business class and a variety of complimentary food incorporating the elements of best of Malaysia aimed at enhancing our passenger’s travel experience. Passengers will also be entitled to baggage allowances of 40kg on Business Class and 30kg on Economy Class without any additional charges."

Delta Airlines flights from Shanghai to Las Vegas:

Delta Airlines will be operate two flights between Shanghai and Atlanta with stop-overs in Las Vegas. A Boeing 777-200LR with 37 lie-flat Delta One (Business Class) seats, 36 Delta Comfort + (Premium Economy) seats and 218 Economy Class seats will operate on the route. Each seat features personal in-flight entertainment on demand, satellite-based Wi-Fi and power ports.

Services on the route will operate on two days - January 7 & January 12, subject to final government approval.

Flight No.

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival 

Frequency

MH158

Kuala Lumpur

1450 hrs

Madinah

2000 hrs

Monday, Tuesday

MH159

Madinah

2130 hrs

Kuala Lumpur

1120 hrs (+1)

Monday, Tuesday

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

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

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Hotel Updates

Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants has announced the opening of its first boutique hotel in UK - the Kimpton® Fitzroy London. It is located in Bloomsbury, a short walk away from the Russell Square Tube Station, the British Museum, and the University of London. The Heathrow Airport is approximately 30 km away.

An excellent location aside, Kimpton Fitzroy London offers its guests the exclusivity of staying in an iconic Grade II-listed Heritage Building that dates back to the late 19th Century and is a true homage to British History and design.

Guests enjoy a choice of 334 luxurious guest rooms and suites with striking interiors that include unique and contemporary artwork and vibrant floral cushions. Kimpton's signature touches that include in-room Yoga mats, complimentary bikes for exploring the city, and a heart-warming pet-friendly policy that lets pets stay for free enhance the hotel's appeal.

Other features of the hotel include a large ballroom, in-house restaurants and bars, modern meeting rooms, a 24-hour fitness centre and perks such as a complimentary champagne hour.

Commenting on the launch, Paul Walters, General Manager, Kimpton Fitzroy London commented, "This hotel will bring a new luxury approach to the UK– a more inclusive style of luxury as opposed to museum-like spaces so guests don’t need to keep their voices down in the lobby, or wear a suit jacket to dinner. A defining trait for the Kimpton brand is the focus on heartfelt human connections. We want guests to enjoy the glamour of a historic iconic building but still feel free to be themselves. It’s an approach we’re excited to bring to London, as we know it’s what guests in this city are craving."

The hotel brand launched its first hotel in Europe in 2017 in Amsterdam and has planned to expand its presence with hotels in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Barcelona, Tokyo and Paris.

To book the Kimpton Fitzroy London, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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InterContinental Group of Hotels (IHG) has announced the opening of the new InterContinental Minneapolis - Saint Paul Airport. This hotel is the first and only hotel to be connected via sky-bridge to the Minneapolis - Saint Paul Airport (MSP Airport) and offers a great base for the Twin Cities of Minnesota - Minneapolis and St. Paul, both of which are just a short 20-minute drive away. The Mall of America is just 5 minutes away as well.

The sky-bridge is at the third-floor level and connects directly to the Concourse C at Terminal 1 - Lindbergh. The TSA security checkpoint enables guests having only carry-on baggage to go directly to their gate from their guest rooms, spa or any of the hotel restaurants.

For local guests, the hotel offers a new dedicated roadway and valet parking or self-park options in a designated parking ramp. Restaurant and spa guests will receive parking validation for up to two hours.

Guests enjoy a choice of 291 rooms with king / double queen beds, done up in neutral tones, stone and wood finishes, and gold accents. Other features that enhance the appeal of this airport hotel include three signature dining experiences, including a penthouse-level observation bar; a luxury spa; and a 30,000 square-feet of flexible, state-of-the-art event space.

A press release issued by IHG announcing the opening of the hotel stated, "The 12-story hotel features 291 beautifully appointed guest rooms: a combination of kings and double queens. The in-room ambiance is reminiscent of a private hideaway with a modern design aesthetic featuring warm, neutral tones highlighted with stone and wood finishes and gold accents. Honor bars are stocked with all the essentials, including a new custom-bottled, two-year-old wheated bourbon fashioned exclusively for the hotel by Minneapolis-based Tattersall Distilling, bringing local connections to the guest-room. Available in-room in 375ml bottles, the whiskey is perfect for a nightcap or unwinding at cocktail hour near the end of a busy day."

"Crowning the hotel are the spacious 1,865 square-foot Wingspan Suite and 1,383 square-foot Pinnacle Suite. Laid out on the 12th floor, both suites offer exquisite attention to detail with unsurpassed comforts and breathtaking views. Guests can look forward to a relaxed and peaceful hotel stay as the entire property has been expertly engineered to eliminate jet engine noise," the press release continued.

To book the InterContinental Minneapolis - Saint Paul Airport Hotel for your stay or MICE Events, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Radisson Blu has announced the opening of the Radisson Blu Trabzon Hotel in Trabzon, Turkey. The new 162-key hotel is the first Radisson Blu hotel in Trabzon and takes the number of Radisson hotels in Turkey to 21 hotels. The hotel is located in Boztepe, approximately 7 km from the Trabzon Airport and within easy reach of Trabzon Meydan Park, Trabzon Museum, Hagia Sophia Museum, and many other attractions.

Guests enjoy a choice of 162 rooms and suites including family rooms. Some rooms have balconies that overlook the Black Sea, City landscape or the immediate surroundings. Free Wi-Fi, in-house signature dining restaurants, a bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and Wellness Centre & Spa are some of the other features of this hotel.

For MICE, the Radisson Blu Trabzon offers five conference rooms and a stunning ballroom with a capacity for 1,200 guests. All the rooms offer natural daylight, audio-visual equipment and individual climate control.

Commenting on the opening of the Radisson Blu Trabzon hotel, Tim Cordon, Area Senior Vice-President, Middle East, Turkey & Africa, Radisson Hotel Group said, "We’re excited to open our first Radisson Blu in Trabzon and grow the presence of Europe’s largest upper up-scale hotel brand on the north-east coastline of Turkey. Trabzon has traditionally held a strategic position on the coast of the Black Sea – a location that made it a famous trading port, especially on the old Silk Road. We hope to contribute to this rich heritage, and we are confident that both domestic and international travellers will enjoy exploring the city’s cultural highlights and lush landscape."

Mehmet Keser, General Manager of the Radisson Blu Hotel, Trabzon added, "We look forward to welcoming our first guests to the new hotel to experience our renowned Yes I Can! Hospitality and discover the best of Trabzon’s culture and history. Guests can expect a memorable stay in Trabzon delivered by our passionate team."

To book the Radisson Blu Trabzon for your holiday or MICE event, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Four Seasons Hotels & Residences has announced the opening of the first Four Seasons Hotel in Brazil, the Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo at Nações Unidas. The 258-key hotel is located in South Sao Paulo, along the Pinheiros River, and is surrounded by green leafy spaces. The Sao Paulo International Hotel is around 41 km away and the Congonhas-São Paulo Regional Airport is closer, at just 6.7 km.

There are many shopping malls in the vicinity of the hotel.

Guests enjoy a choice of 258 rooms and suites, that have been thoughtfully designed in true Four Seasons style to offer, trendy yet homely spaces for relaxation. The one-bedroom Corner Suites, especially, are in great demand due to their incredible views. Restaurants and spas, lounges and a variety of event spaces for up to 400 guests are the other features of the Four Seasons Hotel Sao Paulo.

Commenting on the launch, General Manager, Michael Schmid said, "Sao Paulo has held a special place in my heart for many years. Now, the opportunity to welcome our first guests from the community and around the world to a city that continues to evolve and excite is a dream come true. "

Chef Concierge Luca Medeiros added, "We are particularly excited to welcome Formula 1 fans from around the globe during the Brazilian Grand Prix from November 9 to 11, which takes place at the Autódromo de Interlagos just minutes from Four Seasons, and of course here in Sao Paulo we host the world’s largest comic con, CCXP, from December 6 to 9."

Opening offers: A variety of introductory offers are available, including special savings when booking 14 days in advance, a complimentary third night package as well as a hotel credit offer, and the Summer Love Romance Package inclusive of treats designed to welcome couples for a weekend getaway.

To book a stay at the Four Seasons Sao Paulo, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Four Seasons Hotel Singapore has announced the opening of its Luxury Themed Suites following the recent completion of its room renewal program. The new suites from the Suite Collection have been redesigned in four distinctive styles and have been aptly named the Royal Suite, the Governor Suite, the Ambassador Suite and the Presidential Suite.

Each of these suites recreates Singaporean legacy through a skilful representation of motifs, textures and colours. The Royal Suite is inspired by the Singapore Botanic Gardens; the Governor Suite features pear wood millwork offset with stylish contemporary furnishing. The Ambassador Suite represents the Peranakan culture, while the Presidential Suite represents the journey of Singapore from colonial outpost to a modern nation.

In addition to these suites, the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore offers a choice of 251 Guest rooms with floor to ceiling windows and a location close to the Central Business District as well as major attractions.

A Spa, a variety of restaurants including a Michelin-starred restaurant, and recreational spaces such as a rooftop pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and fitness centre are some of the other features enjoyed by guests at this hotel.

For MICE events, the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore offers 16,600 sq. ft. of refurbished meeting space including a ballroom with arched windows and penthouse function rooms.

To book a room / suite / event space at Four Seasons Singapore Hotel, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Xuzhou in Jiangsu Province of China. The new hotel is located in the heart of the city, at the top most levels of the city's tallest tower, minutes away from the Xuzhou CBD and many financial institutions. The Xuzhou East Railway Station is approximately 13.5 km away and the Xuzhou Guanyin Airport is 87.2 km away.

Guests have a choice of 344 contemporary guest rooms, including 25 suites, 4 Executive Suites and a Presidential Suite. All rooms and suites SMART TVs, Free Wi-Fi and City / Lake views. Other features include 4 restaurants, a sky bar and 8,022 square feet of event space.

Commenting on the opening of the hotel, Stephen Ho, President, Greater China, Global Operations at Hyatt said, "We sincerely appreciate the support from our owner, Su Ning and are excited to be expanding our brand footprint in the vital Huaihai Economic Zone and Yangtze River Delta region. We look forward to welcoming our guests to Hyatt Regency Xuzhou, a one stop destination for world-class hospitality, cultural Han experiences, and international conferences."

Jed Jiang, General Manager of Hyatt Regency Xuzhou added, "Xuzhou not only boasts a proud heritage as the birthplace of Han culture, but today it is the core city of the Huaihai Economic Zone and an important hub of the Yangtze River Delta region and the Belt and Road Initiative. We are excited to unveil a premium, full-service hotel at the pinnacle of Xuzhou, inviting guests to engage in meaningful connections while also connecting with the best of Xuzhou from a new perspective."

Special Offer*

To celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Xuzhou, guests will enjoy special rates starting from CNY598 net, including a daily breakfast at Market Café, for stays now through December 31, 2018.

To book a room, suite or event space at Hyatt Regency Xuzhou, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Marriott International has announced the opening of new hotels across its brands in Asia, as part of a major expansion drive. The expansion is especially focussed in Asia, with new hotel openings in Abu Dhabi & Dubai in UAE, Maldives, Jordan, and Zhuhai in China.

New Marriott Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE - Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel, EDITION Hotels:

Marriott has announced the début of its EDITION hotels in the Middle East region with the opening of the Abu Dhabi Edition Hotel in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The EDITION hotel is a ground-breaking hotel concept that blends the ultimate design, amenities, food and recreation facilities in an area to provide an elevated experience.

The Abu Dhabi EDITION hotel enjoys a waterfront location on the Al Bateen Marina, close to the Al Bateen Beach and Emirates Palace, and approximately 34.5 km from the Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Guests enjoy a choice of 198 guest rooms and 57 exclusively serviced residences. Each room and residence offers sweeping views of the marina. Aesthetic furnishings and appealing amenities enhance the experience of your stay. Heightened dining experiences with 3 signature restaurants, a luxurious spa, and a grand, elegant ballroom with a capacity of 450 guests for MICE events are some of the other features of this hotel.

The hotel will open in preview on 24th October and launch officially on 21st November 2018.

New Marriott Hotel in Dubai, UAE - Aloft Dubai South Hotel, Aloft Hotels:

Marriott has also announced the opening of Aloft Dubai South in Dubai, UAE. The fourth hotel from the Aloft brand to open in Dubai this year and the first in the Dubai South neighbourhood, the Aloft Dubai South offers its guests a modern stay experience with technological enhancements.

The hotel can be easily accessed from the Al Maktoum International Airport, owing to its location within the Aviation & Logistics hub in South Dubai. Top tourist attractions such as the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Islands, and the Mall of the Emirates are all within easy reach as well.

Guests enjoy a choice of 139 loft-inspired guest rooms and 6 Savvy Corner rooms. All the rooms feature a modern décor with custom artwork and the brand's signature offerings that range from a 49" LCD TV and Google Chromecast to custom USB ports throughout the room. The Google Chromecast enables guests to stream their own content during their stay. Free Wi-Fi is another valuable addition.

The Aloft South Dubai hotel by Marriott also offers on-site dining venues that range from an all-day multi-cuisine restaurant for casual dining to the brand's signature Bar & Lounge. Guests on the go can opt to simply pick up light meals, healthy bites, beverages and more from the Re:fuel by LOFT, which is open around the clock.

A 24 hour Re:charge fitness centre, an outdoor Splash pool, 4 Tactic meeting rooms with fast & free Wi-Fi, and the iconic Aloft programming that showcases live acoustic performances by up-and-coming artists are some of the other features offered by the Aloft South Dubai hotel.

New Marriott Hotel in Maldives - Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort, Westin Hotels & Resorts

Marriott has announced the opening of the first Westin Hotel & Resort in the Republic of Maldives. The Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort enjoys a location on a beautiful coral island in the Baa Atoll, a designated UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Site. Occupying the entire island, with spacious villas and suites spread across the white sands or built right over the ocean, the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort offers a heavenly stay experience.

Guests enjoy a choice of 70 villas and suites, 41 on island and 29 over water. Each villa features an eco-friendly double roofing to create the perfect natural ventilation, outdoor rainforest showers, mini-refrigerator and dishes and glasses, a 55" LED TV and Free Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity to help you stay connected. The over water suites are among the largest in the region.

Other features of the Westin Maldives Miriandhoo Resort include three unique dining experiences, the brand's signature spa that offers an even more enhanced experience with its unique over-water location, a fitness centre and recreational facilities that include a library, tennis, volleyball, basketball courts, and an outdoor pool as well. Additional on-site facilities of the resort include a PADI dive centre and a boutique store.

New Marriott Hotel in Jordan - Al Manara, Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts:

Marriott has announced the début of its first Luxury Collection Hotel & Resorts property in the Kingdom of Jordan. Nestled on the shores of the Red Sea, right at the mouth of the Saraya Lagoon, the majestic palatial Al Manara Hotel offers a luxurious and intimate base to explore the many treasures of Jordan. This Luxury Collection hotel is set against a backdrop of rugged granite mountains and has soft sandy private beaches as well.

Its prime location in the Saraya Aqaba development also puts it right besides a beach club, a souk and a conference centre. The King Hussein International Airport is around 10 km from the hotel.

Guests at the Al Manara Hotel enjoy a choice of 168 guest rooms, 38 suites and 2 villas. All the rooms, suites and villas boast luxurious furnishings, rainforest showers, floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with incredible views of the Red Sea or the mountain ranges.

Features such as a series of fine dining restaurants, private beaches and outdoor swimming pools, a state-of-the-art spa, and a fitness centre further enhance the experience of staying at the Al Manara Hotel in Jordan.

New Marriott Hotel in Zhuhai, China - St. Regis Zhuhai Hotel, St. Regis Hotels & Resorts

Marriott announced the launch of the St. Regis Zhuhai in China, under the St. Regis Hotels & Resorts brand. The hotel is located in the Zhuhai Business district in the Greater Bay area, a new integrated business and economic hub comprising the cities of Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen and Zhuhai. The Zhuhai Free Trade Zone and tourist attractions of Macau such as the Temple of A-ma are minutes away; the Zhuhai Jinwan Airport is almost 44 km away.

Guests at the St. Regis Zhuhai enjoy a choice of 216 elegant guest rooms, 34 suites and a Presidential Suite. The hotel's location on the top levels of the Zhuhai Tower ensures that all the rooms and suites offer great views of the historical structures of Macau and Zhuhai as well as the Greater Bay waterways.

Amenities include separate bathtub and shower and a 46" Plasma TV with satellite channel connectivity, in addition to the usual features. On-site restaurants and bars; 16146 sq. ft. of meeting space including the rooftop that offers great views of the Cotai Strip in Macau; and a state-of-the-art spa with its outdoor sky pool are some of the other features that enhance the experience of St. Regis Zhuhai.

To book your stay or event at any of these Marriott hotels or resorts, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Marriott International has announced the opening of new hotels across its brands in the Americas and in Europe. In the Americas, Marriott International has opened new hotels in Chicago, USA and in San Jose, Costa Rica. There is only one new Marriott hotel in Europe and it has been opened in London, UK.

New Marriott Hotel in Chicago, USA - Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, Aloft Hotels:

Marriott has announced the opening of the Aloft Chicago Mag Mile, the newest Aloft Hotel in Chicago, USA. The hotel occupies the site that was originally the location of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA); owing to this reference, the hotel is infused with art, especially in the hotel's meeting and event spaces, which span an expansive 5600 sq. ft.. These event spaces are named after contemporary artists and host artworks by them.

The Aloft Chicago Mag Mile enjoys a perfect location, especially for those seeking to explore this city. The Navy Pier and the Chicago's Children Museum are just 1.6 km away and the Chicago Cultural Centre and the many theatres surrounding it are within a 2 km radius. The O' Hare International Airport is approximately 29 km away.

Guests enjoy a choice of 337 guest rooms and suites with king and double queen beds and amenities that include Free Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity, 65" LED TVs, in-room mini refrigerators, custom Aloft bath amenities by Bliss® Spa, and walk-in showers with rainfall shower heads.

Other amenities include the brand's signature offerings including the W XYZ® Bar, Re:fuel by Aloft℠ all-day dining, and the state-of-the-art Re:charge fitness centre. The hotel also has an indoor pool on the 19th Floor.

In honour of the grand opening of Aloft Chicago Mag Mile there is a special offer of 20% off accommodations through December 30, 2018.

New Marriott Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica - AC Hotel San Jose Escazú, AC Hotels by Marriott

Marriott has announced the opening of its first hotel in Costa Rica and the fourth hotel under the AC Hotels by Marriott brand in Central America. Located in the exclusive neighbourhood of Avenida Escazú in San Jose, the AC Hotel San Jose Escazú is just 3 km from the Centro Corporativo Plaza Roble Business Centre and 7.7 km from the Tobías Bolaños International Airport. The Juan Santamaria International Airport is 19.3 km from the hotel.

Many of the tourist attractions of San Jose and shopping centres including the Avenida Escazu Shopping Centre are also easily accessible from the AC Hotel San Jose Escazú.

Guests at the hotel enjoy a choice of 122 guest rooms and 4 suites; each of the rooms and suites have been beautifully designed to take away the unnecessary and includes accessible rooms with roll-in showers and visual alarms and notifications for hearing accessibility. Amenities include a 55" LCD TV, satellite channels, and Free Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity.

2143 sq. ft. of meeting space and an on-site restaurants and fitness centres are the other features of the AC Hotel San Jose Escazú.

New Marriott Hotel in London, UK - Bankside Hotel, Autograph Collection:

The Marriott group has welcomed its newest hotel in its Autograph Collection with the opening of the Bankside Hotel in London. Located on the South Bank of the River Thames, alongside the Blackfriars Road, the Bankside Hotel is minutes away from the Financial District of London as well as tourist attractions such as London Bridge, Tate Modern and the Shakespeare's Globe.

Guests enjoy a choice of 161 rooms and suites, each of which have been beautifully furnished with carefully curated artworks. The hotel, true to its linkage with the Autograph Collection, features murals and creative pieces in its public spaces as well. For MICE, the Bankside Hotel offers 3,810 sq ft of event space, including Whitebox - a space, which can be set as per client preference and specifications.

To book your stay or event at any of these Marriott hotels or resorts, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail too reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of new hotels in Taiwan, United Kingdom, and Croatia. In Taiwan, the hotel chain has opened its first Hilton Hotel with a location in New Taipei City. In the UK, Hilton Worldwide has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown in Manchester. In Croatia, the hotel group has debuted the Canopy by Hilton brand of hotels with the opening of the Canopy by Hilton Zagreb.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in New Taipei City, Taiwan - Hilton Taipei Sinban, Hilton Hotels:

Located in the New Taipei City, the Hilton Taipei Sinban is the city's first international up-scale hotel and is located close to the CBD and in the heart of a neighbourhood filled with restaurants and shops.

Attractions such as The Lin Family Mansion and Garden, Daguan Academy, and the Banqiao Nanya Night Market are within a radius of 1 km. A location near Banqiao Station enables easy access to high-speed rail and other public transportation. The Taoyuan International Airport is approximately 40 km away and can be easily reached by public transport.

Guests of the Hilton Taipei Sinban Hotel enjoy a choice of 348 guest rooms, 38 deluxe suites and 14 premium suites. All rooms and suites offer amenities such as 50" HDTV, espresso machine, high-speed Wi-Fi, and beautiful city views.

Other features include a fitness centre, a rooftop infinity swimming pool, and around 33,422 sq. ft. of meeting and events space. The largest meeting space is the ballroom, which can accommodate maximum 900 guests.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Manchester, UK - DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels:

The Hilton hotel chain has announced the opening of the DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Downtown after a multimillion dollar renovation of a downtown hotel. The renovated hotel now boasts refurbished guest rooms, a Hilton Honors Executive lounge, a reconfigured lobby and new restaurants.

Guests enjoy a choice of 248 guest rooms and suites with amenities such as Free Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity, a 55" HDTV, Keurig coffee-maker, a mini-fridge and several charging outlets across the room. Suites have a microwave and a curved HDTV in addition to the amenities found in the guest rooms.

Other features of this renovated hotel include 2 on-site restaurants, a health club, an indoor heated swimming pool, a spa, and 65,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space, which includes a 30,000 sq. ft. Exposition Centre.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Zagreb, Croatia - Canopy by Hilton Zagreb, Canopy by Hilton Hotels:

The first Canopy by Hilton hotel in Continental Europe, the Canopy by Hilton Zagreb is located near the city’s main rail station and the upcoming Branimir Centar shopping mall. The Art Pavilion and Archaeological Museum in Zagreb are within a kilometre from the hotel. The Cathedral of Zagreb is barely 3 km away. The Zagreb International Airport is just 13.7 km away.

Guests enjoy a choice of 143 rooms and 8 suites; each room and suite features amenities such as 49" TV and Nespresso machine. Décor is uniquely Croatian.

Complimentary Bikes to explore the neighbourhood, an inclusive artisanal breakfast at the on-site restaurant or Break Fast bags for guests on the move, a fitness centre and two small meeting rooms sum up the offerings of the Canopy by Hilton Zagreb Hotel.

All the new Hilton Hotels and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels participate in Hilton Honors, the guest loyalty program.

To book a room or event venue at any of these Hilton hotels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of new hotels across the Americas as part of its expansion plans. The expansion is across its many hotel brands.

In USA alone, the hotel group has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon and the Home2 Suites by Hilton LaGrange in Illinois; the dual-branded Tru by Hilton and Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall in New York State; the Hilton Garden Inn Elizabethtown in Kentucky; and the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel in Florida.

In addition to these, Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the Hilton Guatemala City Hotel in Guatemala and the Hilton Garden Inn Chihuahua in Mexico. In all, the hotel chain has opened 7 new hotels across the Americas.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, USA - DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels:

Hilton Worldwide has opened the DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon in South Illinois, USA. The first full-service hotel in the region, the DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon is located just outside the Mt. Vernon City Centre and offers easy access to the local Chamber of Commerce and attractions such as the Cedarhurst Centre For the Arts and the Jefferson County Historical Village.

With the highways 57 and 64 close-by, it is quite easy to get to surrounding cities including St. Louis, Missouri to the West; Chicago, Illinois to the North; Memphis, Tennessee to the South; and Indianapolis, Indiana to the East.

Guests at the DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon enjoy a choice of 200 contemporary-styled guest rooms with features such as Free Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity, 40" HDTV, mini-refrigerator and microwave. On-site restaurants and bars, a heated indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness centre are the other facilities offered by this Mt. Vernon hotel.

In addition, the DoubleTree by Hilton Mt. Vernon offers over 9000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space that includes a 6000 sq. ft. banquet hall and 1700 sq. ft. of meeting rooms.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Albany, New York, USA - Tru by Hilton & Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall, Dual Branded Hilton Hotels:

The first of its kind in the USA, the Tru by Hilton & Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall is a dual branded hotel by Hilton Worldwide and is located in New York State, about 9.4 km from the Albany International Airport. An airport shuttle is available.

It is a unique new addition to the Albany region and is located steps away from the Crossgates Mall. The Hudson River and all the important sights on its river banks including the Empire State Plaza, Times Union Centre, and the NYS Capitol are within easy reach.

Guests enjoy a choice of spacious 96 Tru by Hilton guest rooms and 96 Homewood suites. Tru by Hilton rooms offer features such as a mobile desk, large bathrooms with premium bath amenities, top-rate in-room entertainment, mobile check-in, Digital Key, free Wi-Fi, remote printing and accessibility to outlets everywhere.

Other features that guests of Tru by Hilton enjoy include a complimentary build-your-own "Top It" breakfast bar with hot items, a 24/7 "Eat. & Sip." market with gourmet snacks and drinks, including single-serve wine and beer, lobby tablets and state-of-the-art fitness centres.

Homewood Suites by Hilton Albany Crossgates Mall, on the other hand, offers a combination of studio and one-bedroom accommodations with separate living and sleeping areas and fully-equipped kitchens. Guests are also provided complimentary daily full hot breakfast, evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi and a grocery shopping service (Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply).

Shared amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre, an indoor pool, sport courts and 682 square feet of flexible meeting space.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, USA - Hilton Garden Inn Elizabethtown, Hilton Garden Inn:

Hilton Garden Inn, a food & beverage leader in the up-scale hotel category for more than a decade, has announced the opening of the Hilton Garden Inn Elizabethtown in Kentucky, USA. The new hotel enjoys a location just off the Interstate 65 - Exit 94 and barely 500 metres from the Elizabethtown Tourism & Convention Bureau. The nearest international airport is the Louisville International Airport, which is located around 62.3 km away from the hotel.

Guests enjoy a choice of king and queen bed rooms with amenities such as a 49" TV, mini-fridge, and Free Wi-Fi. Wheelchair accessible and hearing accessible rooms and routes are available throughout the hotel.

Other facilities available at the Hilton Garden inn Elizabethtown include a cooked-to-order breakfast and dinner at Bred and Bourbon restaurant and a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space, offering an up-scale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including salads, gourmet snack items and artisanal offerings, varietal beverages and a self-serve speciality coffee bar.

Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, 24-hour business centre with remote printing, a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an indoor heated saline-pool and 1400 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space are the other features of this hotel.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in La Grange, Georgia, USA - Home2 Suites by Hilton LaGrange, Home2 Suites by Hilton

Hilton Worldwide has announced the opening of the Home2Suites by Hilton LaGrange in Georgia, USA. The new hotel is a pet-friendly hotel located 99 km from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 58 km from the Columbus Metropolitan Hotel.

Guests enjoy a choice of 89 suites with fully equipped kitchens and modular furniture, Free Internet connectivity, and trademark Home2 Suites amenities such as Spin2 Cycle, a combined laundry and fitness area, Home2 MKT for grab-and-go items, and the Inspired Table, a complimentary daily breakfast that includes more than 400 potential combinations. Other features include an outdoor saline pool and a patio with a fire pit and grilling area.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel, Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton has announced the opening of Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel in Florida, USA. The 124-key hotel is located off the Interstate 75, approximately 17.4 km from Grand Prix Tampa and around 27 km from Busch Gardens and Adventure Island. The Tampa International Airport is the closest international airport and is located about 42 km from the Hilton Garden Inn Tampa-Wesley Chapel.

Guests enjoy a choice of 124 king and queen bed rooms with 50" TV, Free Wi-Fi connectivity, mini-fridge and complimentary printing at the Business Centre. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurants or pick something up from the Shop, a 24-hour, grab-and-go retail space offering an up-scale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including salads, gourmet snack items and artisanal offerings, varietal beverages and a self-serve speciality coffee bar.

Other facilities offered by the hotel include Free Wi-Fi connectivity throughout the property, 24-hour business centre with remote printing, state-of-the-art fitness Centre, and an outdoor patio adjacent to a nature preserve featuring a beautiful pool and sunbathing deck. For business conferences and other events, the hotel offers over 3,700 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Chihuahua, Mexico - Hilton Garden Inn Chihuahua, Hilton Garden Inn

The hotel chain has opened the first Hilton Garden Inn in Chihuahua, Mexico. The Hilton Garden Inn Chihuahua is part of one of the largest multi-purpose developments in Chihuahua. The Chihuahua Exhibitions & Convention Centre and many tourist attractions including museums are within a 10 km radius. The General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport is approximately 24 km away.

Guests enjoy a choice of 137 rooms and suites with amenities such as Free Wi-Fi, a 55" TV and mini-fridge. Guests can enjoy on-site facilities such as a rooftop pool with Jacuzzi, a 24x7 rooftop fitness centre, dining venues, and 4,000 sq. ft. of flexible event space.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Guatemala City, Guatemala - Hilton Guatemala City, Hilton Hotels & Resorts:

Hilton has announced the début of its brand of hotels in Guatemala, with the opening of the Hilton Guatemala City. The hotel is located close to the Plaza Espaῆa and the Plaza Espana subway station. Many tourist attractions including the Children's Museum and the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology are easily accessible and the La Aurora International Airport is less than 5 km away.

Guests enjoy a choice of 130 guest rooms and suites; all feature high ceilings, large windows, hand-painted murals and other local Décor. An elegant dining room and bar, two whirlpools, an outdoor swimming pool, lush gardens, a state-of-art fitness centre and over 4000 sq ft of event space await you here.

All the Hilton hotels listed above participate in Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program. To book a room or event venue at any of these Hilton hotels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Curio Collection by Hilton has announced the opening of new hotels in France and Nigeria. In France, the Maison Astor Paris hotel has joined the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton. In Nigeria, Hilton has announced the début of its Curio Collection brand in Africa with the opening of the Legend Hotel Lagos Airport Hotel in Lagos.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Paris, France - Maison Astor Paris, Curio Collection by Hilton:

The famed Maison Astor Paris is now part of the exclusive Curio Collection by Hilton. The hotel enjoys a prestigious location just a km from the Boulevard Haussmann and 2 km from Avenues des Champ Elysees. The Eiffel Tower is approximately 4 km away across the Seine and the Louvre Museum is just 3 km away from the hotel.

The Masion Astor Paris is renowned for its historic link with the famed Astor Family, more specifically John Jacob Astor IV, who established his residence with his wife in this hotel. Their legacy continues to live on with this hotel.

Guests enjoy a choice of 131 guest rooms and suites styled after uniquely Parisian apartments with high ceilings, large windows and French balconies. All the guest rooms feature amenities such as Free Wi-Fi access, HDTV and Nespresso Machines.

The Maison Astor Paris hotel also offers two intimate meeting spaces equipped with TV screens and LCD projectors, a 24/7 elite concierge service, and a 24/7 fitness centre.

New Hilton Worldwide Hotel in Lagos, Nigeria - Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton:

The Legend Lagos Airport is the first hotel in the continent of Africa to join the Curio Collection by Hilton. It is also the 500th Hilton hotel across Europe, Middle East and Asia.

The new hotel enjoys a location right next to the private jet terminal at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport. Passengers arriving by private jet benefit from the advantage of having an exclusive immigrations and customs desk right within the hotel.

The Murtala Muhammed International Airport is around 1.3 km away and the Domestic terminal is at a distance of 5 km from the hotel.

Guests enjoy a choice of 54 guest rooms and suites with features such as a 40" TV and art deco interiors. The hotel also has 2 Presidential Suites with private terrace, bar, whirlpool and stunning airfield views. On-site facilities include restaurants and bars, indoor swimming pool, steam room, 24/7 accessible fitness centre, and 1292 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space.

All the Hilton hotels listed above participate in Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program.

To book a room or event venue at any of these Hilton hotels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to reservations@jetwaystravels.com

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Visas & Passport

The Republic of Turkey has announced its plans to discontinue its Visa on Arrival services. The services will not be available for visitors arriving at Turkey on or after 28 October, 2018. Citizens from India, Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and a 100 other countries were eligible for this visa.

According to press reports on leading newspapers, visitors to Turkey will now have to apply in advance for an e-visa on https://www.evisa.gov.tr/en/ much prior to their departure. They will also be required to carry a copy of it while in transit.

According to Visa Information published on Turkey's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, "The applicants can obtain their visa after they fill in the necessary information concerning their identity, passport and travel dates and pay visa fee online."

Applicants need to meet a list of criteria for their e-visa to be eligible.

One of the boxes that need to be ticked while applying for the e-visa is the possession of a valid visa or residence permit from any of the Schengen Countries, UK, Ireland, or USA. Only visitors having the valid visa (no e-visas accepted) will be granted entry by e-visa. All other visitors need to visit the local Turkish consulate or embassy for their visas.

Other criteria include validity of passport for the duration of the stay in Turkey and proof of hotel reservation, return ticket and possession of minimum USD 50 for each day of your stay.

The e-visa is only valid when the purpose of travel is tourism or commerce. For other purposes, such as work and study, visas are given by Turkish Embassies or Consulates.

On the final step of the application process, a link to download the e-visa is given. On entry to the country, the e-visa will be verified by passport control and only those meeting the required criteria will be granted entry.

It is advisable to carry a print out or soft copy on your phone/ tablet of the e-visa and all required documents including print out of hotel reservation, return ticket and bank statement showing the required amount in the balance.

For further assistance or details, contact the Passport & Visas section of Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to visa@jetwaystravels.com

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The Philippines Embassy has announced a revision in its fees for Consular Services. The new schedule of fees will be implemented by the Philippine Embassy in New Delhi (Consular Section) and the other Philippine Consulates General in India with effect from 1 November, 2018.

Revised Fees - Processing & Issuance of Visa

Payment for the consular service fees will be accepted only by Demand Draft payable to EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF PHILIPPINES.

For more information, contact the Passport & Visa section of Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to visa@jetwaystravels.com


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