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Aviation News

Qatar Airways has announced its plans to début its new ultra-modern Airbus A350-1000 on the Singapore & Haneda flight routes. The new aircraft will be fitted with the airline's award-winning Qsuite business suites. A350-1000 services on flights to Singapore will commence with effect from November 1, 2018. Services on Tokyo Haneda route will commence with effect from January 1, 2019.

The Airbus A350-1000 will gradually replace the airline's A350-900 on its triple-daily flights to Singapore; the airline is planning to make the route to be an all A350-1000 route by April 2019.

The Qatar Airbus A350-1000 flights will feature 46 Qsuite Business Class seats and 281 Economy Class seats. Qsuite Business class seats feature adjustable panels and movable TV monitors that can be adjusted to convert 4 adjacent seats into a private cabin. The Qsuite also feature the industry's first double beds.

A press release issued by the airline announcing the launch stated, "Similar to the A350-900 – for which Qatar Airways was also the global launch customer – the high-performance A350-1000 boasts an advanced airframe with extensive use of composite materials. Coupled with a fuselage innovatively built with carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, the jetliner burns lesser fuel, reducing harmful effects to the environment. On the inside, LED mood lighting mimics a natural sunrise and sunset to help reduce the effects of jet lag."

In the press release, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways said, "We are tremendously excited to bring the world’s most technologically advanced passenger aircraft fitted with revolutionary Qsuite Business Class experience to our loyal customers in Singapore and Tokyo. The launch of the A350-1000 on these routes is a fulfilment of the promise we make to our passengers to provide them the finest experience available in the skies. We are confident that our A350-1000 flights and Qsuite cabins will be highly sought after, and look forward to bringing them to even more gateways throughout the Far East."

Flight Schedule for Qatar A350-1000 aircraft equipped with Qsuite:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Effective

QR944

Doha

Singapore

0815 hrs

2115 hrs

01-11-2018

QR945

Singapore

Doha

0200 hrs

0535 hrs

02-11-2018

QR946

Doha

Singapore

0155 hrs

1455 hrs

01-12-2018

QR947

Singapore

Doha

2045 hrs

0020 hrs (+1)

01-12-2018

QR 812

Doha

Haneda

0705 hrs 

2230 hrs

01-01-2019

QR 813

Haneda

Doha  

2350 hrs

0630 hrs (+1)

01-01-2019

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

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

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Qatar Airways has announced exclusive access to GQ & Vogue fashion videos on its on-board entertainment platform, Oryx One. The airline is the first in the aviation industry to include these iconic fashion brands in their entertainment offerings.

The airline will start airing episodes from a short selection of short-form content from GQ & Vogue on the TV section of its in-flight entertainment system.

A press release issued by the airline stated, "Vogue videos feature the glamour of the red carpet at the annual ‘Met Gala’, celebrity style and make-up tips in ‘Beauty Icons’, star-studded creative films in ‘Vogue Original Shorts’ and, filmed in a single shot, some of the world’s favourite personalities being challenged to a rapid-fire interview in ‘73 Questions’. The GQ channel offers style tips with ‘How to Do it Better’, exclusive interviews with Hollywood’s A-list in ‘GQ Men of the Year’, and the opportunity to watch celebrities go undercover on social media to answer real-life questions about themselves in the comedy series ‘Actually Me’."

Oryx One provides its passengers with up to 4,000 channels of entertainment options, including 500 blockbuster movies, 1,300 episodes of TV programmes, 1,000 audio channels and 50 games, with new content refreshed each month.

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

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The first TUMI pop-up store in the Middle East region has opened at Qatar Duty Free. Opened in partnership with Qatar Duty Free, the TUMI store aims to be the ultimate destination for travellers looking for a unique brand experience whilst transiting or departing from the award-winning Hamad International Airport (HIA).

The internationally known brand is recognised for its outstanding line of travel luggage and accessories. The pop-up store at Qatar Duty Free will include a TUMI embossing machine to enable customers to personalise their purchases. The embossing service for guest initials is free of charge.

Commenting on the opening, Mr. Thabet Musleh, Head of Qatar Duty Free said, "We are delighted to partner with TUMI to open this exclusive pop-up store at our home and hub, HIA. At QDF, we are constantly searching for the next best thing to offer our customers to enhance their experience prior to their departure."

Mr. Shaheen Jamil, TUMI Middle East Business Head added, "We are pleased to partner with Qatar Duty Free to launch our latest pop-up store, giving travellers the opportunity to experience our brand exclusively and personalise their products with the TUMI embossing machine. This is the first time we have launched a pop-up concept in partnership with a duty free retailer in the Middle East, and we are delighted to be showcasing our best selection of new season products at Qatar Duty Free."

QDF boasts more than 90 elegant boutiques and luxury, high-end stores, as well as more than 30 restaurants and cafés covering an area of 40,000 square metres at HIA, providing travellers with a world-class shopping experience under one roof. Luxury brands also available at the five-star airport include Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Bulgari, Hermès, Hugo Boss, Moncler, Rolex and Harrods.

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Etihad Airways has announced the launch of a new hand-baggage fare for selected routes. The fares will enable passengers who travel light to pay a lower amount to travel without any checked baggage in Economy Class. The lower fare will include a cabin baggage allowance of 7 kg.

A press release announcing the launch stated, "Guests looking to add additional checked baggage after purchasing a ‘Deal Fare’ can simply buy extra allowance at check-in or enjoy a 20 per cent discount when buying in advance online. Etihad Guest members who purchase the ‘Deal Fare’ can continue to enjoy free checked baggage allowance (Etihad Guest Silver – 10kg, Etihad Guest Gold – 15kg and Etihad Guest Platinum – 20kg). "

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 an Etihad flight, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Lufthansa Airlines has announced the launch of a new Taxi-sharing service, mytaximatch, in collaboration with mytaxi. The new service will enable passengers travelling from Munich Airport to the city centre to share taxis and save up to 50 % on the taxi fare. The fare would be dependent on the route and traffic.

Passengers can avail the service through the mytaxi app. Choosing the Match option enables passengers to be paired up with travellers to similar or neighbouring destinations and makes it possible for them to split the fare. There will be a baggage limit for up to two pieces of baggage to ensure a comfortable ride. The taxis will depart from the Taxi Rank at Terminal 2 of the Munich Airport.

A press release issued by Lufthansa stated, "At the end of each person’s route, the app calculates their individual price. This will never exceed EUR 49 in total, even if no suitable ride-sharer has been found. Even in the case of finding "no match", passengers still benefit from the price guarantee."

Commenting on the launch, Gleb Tritus, Managing Director of the Lufthansa Innovation Hub stated, "Our goal is to extend the first-class experience that we offer travellers on Lufthansa flights along the entire travel chain. This also means creating a digital and seamless connection to the diverse range of mobility options available on the ground. mytaximatch is proving to be an innovative addition to Munich Airport's mobility portfolio. The new service appeals in particular to those passengers who would probably otherwise not have decided to take a taxi."

mytaximatch service will be launched at Munich Airport with effect from September 19, 2018 for an initial test phase of 3 months. Lufthansa customers will receive all the information they need concerning the new service exclusively via the Lufthansa app and will be redirected straight to the mytaxi service. During the three-month test phase, Miles & More will be giving users a credit of 150 Premium Miles per matched journey – an attractive additional offer for all users who are already collecting miles with mytaxi and Miles & More.

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Lufthansa Group has announced the launch of new stations for its Lufthansa Express Rail service, enabling guests to book a seamless journey from more German cities to their destination - first by train and then by flight.

Beginning from September, Lufthansa Express Rail will gradually increase the number of stations it serves from the current 8 to 20. The rail service will connect these new stations to and from Frankfurt / Main. New stations that will be added in September include stations in Göttingen, Kassel, Erfurt and Aachen. Lufthansa Express Rail is already available in Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Mannheim, Karlsruhe, Stuttgart, Nuremberg and Würzburg.

Each station will serve up to eight daily connections, thereby ensuring that Lufthansa passengers have excellent connectivity from across Germany to their departure airport in Frankfurt. Lufthansa passengers connecting to Frankfurt Airport by Lufthansa Express Rail also benefit from seat reservation included in the price, earning Miles&More miles and a guaranteed connection.

A press release issued by Lufthansa stated, "In the event of an unexpected delay of train or flight, Lufthansa will change your guests to a connection free of charge. Business Class guests can travel in the First Class of Deutsche Bahn and have access to the DB lounges. Check-in and seat allocation for the Lufthansa Express Rail Service can be done online via LH.com or mobile via the Lufthansa App. The boarding pass serves as a ticket for the booked Lufthansa Express Rail connection. At the AiRail Terminal in Frankfurt, Lufthansa Express Rail guests can comfortably check in and pick up their baggage. Further information on the offer can also be found at https://www.lufthansa.com/de/en/Lufthansa-Express-Rail."

According to the press release, stations in Freiburg and Ulm will be opened for service in December; stations in Essen, Bochum, Duisburg, Wuppertal, Oberhausen and Bonn are scheduled to be completed in early summer 2019.

Commenting on the launch, Harry Hohmeister, Member of the Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and responsible for hub management said, "Easy booking, simple transfer, direct connection to the world. The Lufthansa Premium understanding is to be able to make each customer an individual offer according to their needs and this cooperation aims to achieve exact that. In addition, Lufthansa is responding to the growing importance of networked mobility. Simple - global!"

Berthold Huber, Board Member for Passenger Transport at Deutsche Bahn AG added, "We want to offer our customers the simplest and most comfortable door-to-door travel chain possible. The seamless transition from rail to air, which enables our cooperation with Lufthansa, ideally complements our portfolio as a provider of networked mobility."

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

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SWISS Airlines has announced the launch of a new SWISS Food to Gate Service that will enable passengers at the Boarding Gate to order and get their food delivered directly to the gate. The service will be launched in collaboration with smood.ch, a Swiss food delivery platform.

A press release issued by SWISS Airline stated, "SWISS Food to Gate allows passengers to order food and drinks online on their day of departure and have it delivered directly to their boarding gate whenever they wish. Orders can be made on the same day up to 60 minutes before take-off. The payments are made online. Once the passenger is sitting comfortably at the boarding gate, they receive a notification to signal the arrival of the delivery person, who will be easily recognisable by their uniform."

To order their food, guests will need to navigate to swiss.com/foodtogate –– an external link platform. Once online, they can browse through the menu of hot and cold snacks, developed in collaboration with partner restaurants at Geneva Airport. The prices offered on the platform are the same as those available at the food outlets. Guests can place their order in just a few clicks. A delivery fee of just CHF 2.50 will be applicable.

SWISS also offers SWISS Saveurs, a new catering concept available on board direct flights from Geneva, which offers a wide choice of fresh produce, drinks and à la carte snacks.

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Vistara Airlines has announced a new partnership with British Airways to open up new routes between India and London Heathrow. As part of the new agreement, passengers can book Vistara to connect to London from over 13 new cities in India, including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Goa, Kolkata, Kochi, and Pune.

British Airways already operates two direct flights a day from Mumbai to London Heathrow, a double daily service from Delhi and a daily flight from Chennai. The airline also offers direct flights from Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Vistara said, "We are delighted to extend our existing interline and through check-in partnership with British Airways to a code-share agreement. This partnership reaffirms our commitment to taking India’s finest airline brand beyond Indian borders, and it gives us the opportunity of welcoming travellers from around the world to experience the ‘new feeling of flying’ in India with Vistara. We share a lot in common with British Airways, key among which is our focus on delighting customers. We are confident that our respective customers will truly enjoy the reciprocal benefits of this collaboration."

Rishi Kapoor, Head of Alliances, British Airways added, "We have been flying to India for more than 90 years, so it is incredibly exciting for us to be able announce this partnership with such a well-respected carrier. We have been wanting to expand our network in the region for some time and to have Vistara on board is great news for our customers and for companies based in these important cities. Whether it’s soaking up the beaches in Goa, India’s sunshine state, exploring Kochi, Kerala’s colourful city, or taking in the temples and culture of Amritsar, this partnership opens up a whole new range of destinations for holidaymakers too."

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

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Singapore Airlines has announced its plans to début its first Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft on its Singapore - Adelaide route. The airline is expected to commence services on the flights to Adelaide and back on the new aircraft with effect from December 17, 2018, subject to regulatory approval.

The airline's new Airbus A350-900 medium-haul aircraft will feature 40 Business Class Seats and 263 Economy Class seats. The Business class seats are in a 1-2-1 configuration, offering each business class passenger direct aisle access. Economy Class seats are in a 3-3-3 configuration.

Passengers can also enjoy the latest Thales AVANT in-flight entertainment system and high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi service onboard the new aircraft.

The new A350-900 will operate as SQ279 from Singapore to Adelaide, and return as SQ278, from Adelaide to Singapore. Following Adelaide, the A350-900 medium haul aircraft will also be deployed to Brisbane next year, subject to regulatory approval.

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

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Singapore Airlines has announced the launch of a new service that enables passengers flying with the airlines to save their mobile boarding pass on Google Pay. The move has made the Singapore Airlines the first airline in the Asia-Pacific region to have such a capability of Google Pay.

Currently, the facility to check-in with a mobile boarding pass on Google Pay is limited to a few airports and to passengers with only hand-baggage. Passengers with check-in baggage are not eligible. Passengers requiring visas, credit card verifications, and/or on flights between Sydney and Canberra will also not be eligible for using mobile boarding passes.

A complete list of cities where mobile boarding passes will be accepted are listed at https://goo.gl/Z71Z9F

A press release issued by Singapore Airlines said, "With this new initiative, customers can simply produce their boarding pass, which is saved to Google Pay, and proceed straight to the boarding gate after clearing immigration formalities. A customer will require an Android mobile device and first generate his or her mobile boarding pass via the SingaporeAir mobile App before being able to save it to Google Pay."

Commenting on the initiative, Mr Campbell Wilson, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, SIA said, "Our partnership with Google and the introduction of saving one’s mobile boarding pass to Google Pay is an example of SIA’s continued investment to broaden and enhance our digital capabilities. This ultimately demonstrates our commitment to constantly enhance the travel experience, making it even more seamless for our customers."

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has announced the launch of augmented reality for checking a hand-baggage dimension to confirm whether it meets the permitted dimensions. The technology enables passengers to check right at home, whether their hand baggage will be accepted on board. All passengers need to do is install the KLM App for iOS users.

The airline's AR hand baggage check makes use of a transparent, virtual KLM suitcase in the permitted dimensions; AR technology creates a virtual image that can be placed in reality and used interactively to compare with the passenger's hand baggage.

KLM is also one of a group of leading companies that use Apple’s Augmented Reality-technology to provide customer services in the KLM App.

Commenting on the launch, Pieter Groeneveld, Senior Vice-President - Digital, Air France - KLM said, "By harnessing the potential of AR, KLM is taking the next step in terms of digital service provision. With the AR hand baggage check, passengers can now see at a glance whether their hand baggage is the correct size. By offering this service, we are placing the needs of our customers first. We also continue to be pioneers of innovation in our passengers’ best interests."

A press release issued by the airline announcing the launch stated, "The KLM App has already been downloaded millions of times and has more than 100,000 active users each day. No fewer than 70% of the app users are logged in permanently and use the KLM app several times a month. The app’s features are designed to enhance overall comfort before, during and after the trip."

"The AR hand baggage check has been added to the existing functionalities of the KLM App, including up-to-date flight information, booking a flight, checking in online, downloading boarding passes or reserving specific seats. The app was also recently launched in the Airport Map, a digital map of no less than 24 different airports enabling passengers to find their way around quickly. With “Milestones”, passengers can use the KLM App to find out all sorts of useful information and tips with respect to their personal KLM flight history. Should a flight from Schiphol be significantly delayed, users also have the option of activating a digital snack or meal voucher. What’s more, the app even makes it possible for you to rebook your flight yourself," the press release continued.

To download the KLM app, visit http://klmf.ly/ios for iOS or http://klmf.ly/android for Android.

To book a KLM flight with your corporate travel partner, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Delta Air Lines has announced its plans to launch the first biometric terminal in the USA. The terminal, Terminal F, will be launched at the Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (Terminal F) in Atlanta in collaboration with the Customs & Border Protections, TSA, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Services at the new biometric terminal will commence late this year.

Following the launch, passengers scheduled to fly from the terminal direct to an international destination will have the option of using facial recognition technology from curb to gate, transforming the customer journey with a seamless travel experience through the airport.

A press release issued by the airline announcing the launch stated, "This optional, end-to-end Delta Biometrics experience includes using facial recognition technology to:

  1. Check in at the self-service kiosks in the lobby
  2. Drop checked baggage at the counters in the lobby
  3. Serve as identification at the TSA checkpoint
  4. Board a flight at any gate in Terminal F
  5. And, go through CBP processing for international travellers arriving into the U.S."
The technology is not limited to Delta passengers; passengers scheduled to fly from Terminal F on partner airlines Aeromexico, Air France-KLM or Virgin Atlantic Airways will also be eligible to use this technology.

Commenting on the impending launch, Gil West, COO, Delta said, "Launching the first biometric terminal in the U.S. at the world’s busiest airport means we’re bringing the future of flying to customers travelling around the globe. Customers have an expectation that experiences along their journey are easy and happen seamlessly — that’s what we’re aiming for by launching this technology across airport touch points."

The facial recognition technology will save time, enable faster boarding and will provide Delta employees an opportunity to have more meaningful interactions with customers throughout the journey.

The press release also gave an overview of how the technology will work.

The press release stated, "Customers flying direct to an international destination from Atlanta’s Terminal F wanting to use this option simply:

  1. Enter their passport information when prompted during online check-in.
  2. Forgot to enter passport information in advance? Don’t worry — this option will be available at the terminal after an initial passport scan and verification.
  3. Click “Look” on the screen at the kiosk in the lobby, or approach the camera at the counter in the lobby, the TSA checkpoint or when boarding at the gate.
  4. Breeze through once the green check mark flashes on the screen.
  5. travellers will need to have their passports available and should always bring their passports when they travel internationally for use at other touch points during their trip.
  6. And, if customers do not want to participate, they just proceed normally, as they’ve always done, through the airport."
"Also at ATL Terminal F, customers can take advantage of industry-leading Computed Tomography (CT) scanners at two automated screening lanes, which are being installed in partnership with the TSA and the airport. This means travellers won’t have to take out electronics from their bags at the TSA checkpoint, further enabling a smooth travel experience," the press release continued.

Delta Air Line has tested optional facial recognition boarding at ATL, Detroit Metropolitan Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport over the past several years. The airline recently tested a self-service biometric bag drop at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport for international customers and biometric boarding at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Optional biometric check-in have already been launched for all domestic Delta Sky Clubs.

To book a Delta Air Line flight, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail toenquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Jet Airways has announced enhancements to its 'Fare Choices' for Economy Class on its domestic route network with unbundling of fares. Meals will now not be included in Light and Deal categories of the Fare Choices in Economy, thereby, ensuring that guests have the flexibility of enjoying competitive fares with the option to buy meals if required from a specially curated on-board menu. The enhancements will come into effect for bookings from September 25, 2018 made for travel from September 28, 2018.

A press release issued by Jet Airways said, "Guests can choose from vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, including hot meal options on select flights and pay using their debit / credit cards. Complimentary beverage service including tea and coffee to all guests in Economy (including 'Light'/'Deal' fares), will continue on eligible flights."

"The airline will continue to offer complimentary meals across 'Light'/'Deal' Fare Choices for guests who have made bookings prior to 25th September, 2018. On flights within India, all features and benefits, including complimentary meals will continue for Economy fare options viz. 'Saver', 'Classic' and 'Flex and for all fare options in Première," the press release continued.

There will be no changes to the features and benefits under First class, Première and Economy fares on the airline's international flights. Members of JetPrivilege, Jet Airways' frequent flyer membership program, will continue to earn and redeem their JPMiles across all fare types.

Originally introduced two years ago, Fare Choices enabled guests to pick and choose their preferred fare and travel experience. The recently announced enhancements will further ensure that customers are able to pay lower fares and enjoy more choice on the features that they wish to pay and enjoy.



To book a Jet Airways flight, contact Jetways Travels, your corporate travel partner, at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Vistara Airlines has announced the launch of Vistara World, its in-flight wireless entertainment system across its aircraft fleet. The state-of-the-art entertainment system is complimentary and enables guests to stream content from Vistara World to their own personal devices.

The user interface is simple and intuitive and allows for easy selection of content from over 70 hours of TV shows, music, Bollywood and Hollywood content of various genres. A live moving map display further enables one to track their aircraft's flight path.

A press release issued by Vistara announcing the launch said, "The entertainment content is streamed wireless directly to customers’ hand-held smart devices or laptop computers. The complete range of content is best accessed on the Vistara World app available free for download on Google Play Store (for Android devices) or Apple App Store (for iOS devices), and Vistara highly recommends that customers download these apps prior to their flights. However, digitally unrestricted content on ‘Vistara World’ can also be accessed without the app on customers’ smart devices."

Commenting on the launch, Sanjiv Kapoor, Chief Strategy & Commercial Officer, Vistara said, "We are delighted to roll-out our ‘Vistara World’ wireless streaming in-flight entertainment system across our entire network and all flights, to further enhance the high levels of customer experience that Vistara is famous for. This is a significant addition to our product portfolio and fulfils a much sought-after request from our customers."

He added, "As is the case with everything we do at Vistara, it is the details that matter the most. Not only are we providing a state-of-the-art wireless entertainment system, we are also investing in high-quality, blockbuster Indian and Western content with a variety of popular and curated choices to delight our customers – there is something for everyone. This product introduction is just the latest in a series of launches and innovations, including the recently introduced Vistara Freedom Fares and the Vistara Retrojet, that have made Vistara the trendsetter in Indian aviation."

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

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New Flight Launches

Qatar Airways has announced its plans to launch direct flights to Da Nang in Vietnam and Mombosa in Kenya. The launch will mark the addition of two new cities to the international route network of the airlines. Da Nang will be the third city in Vietnam to be connected by Qatar Airways. Mombosa will be the second city in Kenya to join the Qatar route network.

New Qatar flights to Da Nang, Vietnam:



Da Nang will be the third city in Vietnam to be connected by Qatar flights; the airline is already operating services to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. The new flight services from Doha to Da Nang are expected to commence with effect from December 19, 2018.

The airline will be operating four-times-a-week flights; a Boeing 787-8 with 22 Business Class seats and 232 Economy Class seats will operate on the route.

Schedule for New Qatar Doha to Da Nang Flights:

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

Doha

Da Nang

0715 hrs

1805 hrs

Monday & Saturday

19-12-2018

Doha

Da Nang

2010 hrs

0701 hrs (+1)

Tuesday & Thursday

19-12-2018

Da Nang

Doha

1935 hrs

0005 hrs (+1)

Monday & Saturday

19-12-2018

Da Nang

Doha

0830 hrs

1300 hrs

Wednesday & Friday

19-12-2018

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

New Qatar flights to Mombosa, Kenya:

Mombasa will be the second city in Kenya to be connected by Qatar flights; the new services will complement the existing service to Nairobi. The airline will operate four-times-a-week flights on an Airbus A320 with 12 Business Class seats and 120 Economy Class seats. Services on the new route will commence with effect from December 11, 2018.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

Doha

Da Nang

0715 hrs

1805 hrs

Monday & Saturday

19-12-2018

Doha

Da Nang

2010 hrs

0701 hrs (+1)

Tuesday & Thursday

19-12-2018

Da Nang

Doha

1935 hrs

0005 hrs (+1)

Monday & Saturday

19-12-2018

Da Nang

Doha

0830 hrs

1300 hrs

Wednesday & Friday

19-12-2018

All timings are local time

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

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British Airways has announced its plans to resume its flight services to Osaka, Japan after a 20 year gap. The airline will operate four direct flights a week from London Heathrow to Osaka Kansai International Airport. A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner will operate on the route; services will commence with effect from March 31, 2019.

The new service will be launched in collaboration with Japan Airlines; the resulting code share will result in an increase in the number of daily flights between London and Japan to up to 32 flights a week. Passengers will be able to earn and redeem Avios loyalty points on the new flights.

Commenting on the launch, Sean Doyle, Director of Network & Alliances, British Airways said, "Our partners Japan Airlines and Finnair have demonstrated that Osaka is a hugely popular route with leisure and business travellers alike, so we are excited to launch direct flights from London, giving customers another gateway. Japan is a highly sought-after destination for British tourists and many of the country’s key attractions are within easy reach of Osaka. This new route will also open up more opportunities for companies to explore and build business in the region so we’re expecting this new service to be well received by our customers."

Schedule of British Airways Flights between Heathrow and Osaka:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

BA19/ JL7078*

London Heathrow Terminal 5

Osaka Kansai

1420 hrs

0950 hrs (+1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

31-03-2019

BA20/ JL7079*

Osaka Kansai

London Heathrow Terminal 5

1130 hrs

1550 hrs

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

31-03-2019

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

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

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Air France has announced the launch of new flights to Quito, Ecuador on Joon, its subsidiary airline. The new flights will operate from Paris CDG and fly to Quito thrice a week. An Airbus A340 with 30 Business Class seats, 21 Premium Economy Seats and 227 Economy seats will operate on the route. Services will commence with effect from May 14, 2019.

The flights by Joon will complement the KLM flights from Amsterdam to Quito.

Joon Airlines, a subsidiary of Air-France, offers Business Class seats that transform into 2 metre-long seat beds with welcome kits, a personal 15.6 inch HD Touch Screen with 1200 hours of programs and noise-reducing headphones.

In Premium Economy, Joon features 19.3 inch seats with 133 degrees recline and 39 inches of generous legroom. Comfort kits, welcome drinks, and meals and beverage inspired by the Business Class offerings are some of the other features of Premium Economy onboard Joon flights.

Economy seats feature 30.7 inches of legroom and seats with a 118-degrees recline. Guests onboard Economy on Joon flights enjoy a latest-generation touch screen, a USB plug to charge your devices, and a complimentary full meal. An additional in-flight menu is also available for extra purchases.

Schedule for New Joon flights from Paris to Quito:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

AF210

Paris CDG

Quito

1310 hrs

1805 hrs

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

14-05-2019

AF211

Quito

Paris CDG

1950 hrs

1350 hrs (+1)

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

14-05-2019

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

To book a Joon / Air France flight, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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Air France has announced its plans to launch a seasonal flight service to Dallas, USA. The new service will operate from Paris CDG to Dallas-Fort Worth and will make Dallas the 13th USA destination to be connected to Paris by the airline's services. Services on the route will commence with effect from March 31, 2019 and will last through the summer season, until October 25, 2019.

An Airbus A330 with 36 Business class seats, 21 Premium Economy seats and 167 Economy seats will operate on the route. The airline will offer five flights in a week until the end of summer.

Schedule for New Air France flights from Paris to Dallas, USA:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

AF150

Paris CDG

Dallas-Fort Worth

1010 hrs

1350 hrs

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

31-03-2019 to 30-06-2019

AF159

Dallas-Fort Worth

Paris CDG

1545 hrs

0815 hrs (+1)

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

31-03-2019 to 30-06-2019

AF150

Paris CDG

Dallas-Fort Worth

1010 hrs

1350 hrs

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

01-07-2019 to 01-09-2019

AF159

Dallas-Fort Worth

Paris CDG

1545 hrs

0815 hrs (+1)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

01-07-2019 to 01-09-2019

AF150

Paris CDG

Dallas-Fort Worth

1010 hrs

1350 hrs

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

04-09-2019 to 25-10-2019

AF159

Dallas-Fort Worth

Paris CDG

1545 hrs

0815 hrs (+1)

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

04-09-2019 to 25-10-2019

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

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

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Delta Airlines and United Airlines have both announced their plans to launch additional flights to Las Vegas in time for the Consumer Electronics Show - CES 2019. Delta Airlines will operate additional flights from Shanghai, rerouting the airline's existing Shanghai - Atlanta flights to make a stop-over at Las Vegas. United Airlines will operate additional flights to Las Vegas from 8 US cities, in addition to its regular scheduled flights from 7 US cities. The additional flights will be in service only for the duration of the CES 2019.

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

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Date of Flight

DL186

Shanghai

Las Vegas

1205 hrs

0745 hrs (+1)

07-01-2019

DL186

Las Vegas

Atlanta

0945 hrs

1630 hrs

07-01-2019

DL185

Atlanta

Las Vegas

0915 hrs

1045 hrs

12-01-2019

DL185

Las Vegas

Shanghai

1245 hrs

1915 hrs (+1)

12-01-2019

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

United Airlines flights to Las Vegas:

United Airlines will be operating special flights to Las Vegas from 8 more cities, in addition to its existing flights. At present, the airline operates regular scheduled flights to Las Vegas from Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

To cater to the demand to CES 2019, the airline will be launching special non-stop flights from the cities of Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Raleigh-Durham, San Jose, Boston, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Seattle. The airline will also be increasing the number of flights to 48 daily flights on its existing routes to Las Vegas. Flights from New York / Newark and San Francisco will be upgraded to a Boeing 777-200 wide-body aircraft to cater to the increased demand.

Schedule of United Airlines Flights to Las Vegas:

Inbound to Las Vegas

Date of Flight

City of Departure

Time of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Arrival

Aircraft

Jan. 6

Boston (BOS)

0900 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1158 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

Boston (BOS)

0900 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1158 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

Austin (AUS)

1605 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1705 hrs

B737-700

Jan. 7

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

1300 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1555 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

Pittsburgh (PIT)

1545 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1720 hrs

A319

Jan. 7

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

1235 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1500 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

1600 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1715 hrs

E175

Jan. 7

San Diego (SAN)

1945 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

2100 hrs

E175

Jan. 7

Seattle (SEA)

1600 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1830 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

1030 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1200 hrs

E175

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

1530 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

1700 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 7

San Jose (SJC)

1930 hrs

Las Vegas (LAS)

2100 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1530 hrs

Boston (BOS)

2335 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1630 hrs

Austin (AUS)

2110 hrs

B737-700

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1230 hrs

Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

2005 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1240 hrs

Pittsburgh (PIT)

1955 hrs

A319

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1245 hrs

Raleigh-Durham (RDU)

2010 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1100 hrs

San Diego (SAN)

1210 hrs

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1900 hrs

San Diego (SAN)

2010 hrs

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1500 hrs.

Seattle (SEA)

1740 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1030 hrs

San Jose (SJC)

1200 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1440 hrs

San Jose (SJC)

1610 hrs

E175

Jan. 11

Las Vegas (LAS)

1850 hrs

San Jose (SJC)

2020 hrs

B737-900

Jan. 12

Las Vegas (LAS)

1530 hrs

Boston (BOS)

2335 hrs

B737-900

All timings are local time

Beginning January 13, United will resume regularly scheduled flights between Las Vegas and its hubs in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New York/Newark, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.

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

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United Airlines has announced the launch of new international flights from its hubs in USA to varied destinations in Europe. The airline will launch regular scheduled daily flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam and non-stop seasonal flights from New York / Newark to Naples, Italy. The airline is also planning a flight service between New York / Newark to Prague, Czech Republic.

In a press release announcing the launch, Patrick Quayle, Vice President of International Network, United Airlines said, "We've built an unparalleled global network and we continuously look for opportunities to make United the first choice for travellers booking flights to Europe and beyond. Whether customers are travelling for business or leisure, United offers more choice than ever before to connect to the places, people and moments that matter most."

United Airlines Flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam, the Netherlands:

The airlines will be operating year-round daily flights from San Francisco to Amsterdam. The launch will make the United Airlines the only US airline to operate non-stop flights between the two cities. It will also be the only non-stop flight from North America to Amsterdam. The new service will complement the airline's existing flights to Amsterdam from Chicago, Houston, New York/Newark and Washington Dulles.

Services on the new route commences with effect from March 30, 2019.

United Airlines Flights from New York to Naples, Italy:

The airlines will launch flights from New York / Newark to Naples exclusively for the Summer of 2019. These flights will be the only non-stop flight to Naples from North America and is expected to commence with effect from May 22, 2019 and until October 4, 2019, subject to government approval.

The flights to Naples will be the airline's sixth non-stop connection to Italy. A Boeing 767-300 will operate on the route.

Schedule of new United Airlines flight to Naples:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

UA 964

New York / Newark

Naples

1725 hrs

0805 hrs (+1)

Daily

22-05-2019 to 04-10-2019

UA 965

Naples

New York / Newark

1010 hrs

1405 hrs

Daily

22-05-2019 to 04-10-2019

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

United Airlines Flights from New York/Newark to Prague, Czech Republic:

The airline will also be launching seasonal flights from New York / Newark to Prague, Czech Republic. The service will be a daily, non-stop flight and will commence services with effect from June 6, 2019 and until October 4, 2019.

Schedule of new United Airlines flight to Prague:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

UA 188

New York / Newark

Prague

1805 hrs

0825 hrs (+1)

Daily

06-06-2019 to 04-10-2019

UA 187

Prague

New York / Newark

1010 hrs

1330 hrs

Daily

06-06-2019 to 04-10-2019

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

To book an United Airline flight, contact Jetways Travels, your corporate travel management company at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail toenquiry@jetwaystravels.com

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IndiGo Airlines has announced the launch of new international flights to Kuwait & Abu Dhabi as part of its network expansion plans. The airline has also announced its plans to strengthen its domestic route network with the launch of 24 new flights across India. Services on the new flights will commence in a gradual phase, starting from September 2018.

IndiGo New International Flights:

IndiGo Airline will be launching its first international flights to Kuwait and Abu Dhabi. The launch of the flights will result in an increase in the number of international destinations on the airline's network to 11 destinations. The airline will also be commencing international flight services from Ahmedabad and Trivandrum to Doha. Services for the international flights will commence with effect from October 2018.

Schedule of new IndiGo flights to Kuwait & Abu Dhabi:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

6E 1751

Chennai

Kuwait

0105 hrs

0410 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 1752

Kuwait

Chennai

0510 hrs

1225 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 1732

Calicut

Abu Dhabi

0040 hrs 

0330 hrs

Daily

16-10-18

6E 1735

Abu Dhabi

Cochin

0430 hrs

1030 hrs

Daily

16-10-18

6E 1734

Cochin

Abu Dhabi

1330 hrs

1630 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 1733

Abu Dhabi

Calicut

1730 hrs

2330 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 1727

Trivandrum

Doha

2235 hrs

0105 hrs (+1)

Daily   

01-10-18

6E 1728

Doha

Trivandrum

1100 hrs

1820 hrs

Daily   

01-10-18

6E 1729

Ahmedabad

Doha

0900 hrs

1000 hrs

Daily   

01-10-18

6E 1731

Doha

Ahmedabad

0205 hrs

0800 hrs

Daily   

02-10-18

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

IndiGo New Domestic Flights:

IndiGo will be launching 24 new flights across India including the first flights from Vadodara and Hyderabad to Port Blair. The airline will also be launching non-stop flights between Delhi and Imphal, Surat and Chennai, Delhi and Vijayawada.

Schedule of Additional New Flights:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

6E 285

Hyderabad

Vadodra

0555 hrs

0725 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 289

Vadodra

Hyderabad

0755 hrs

0925 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 293

Hyderabad

Port Blair

0955 hrs

1230 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 296

Port Blair

Hyderabad

1300 hrs

1540 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 297

Hyderabad

Indore

1610 hrs

1735 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 299

Indore

Hyderabad

1805 hrs

1925 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 309

Hyderabad

Goa

2000 hrs

2125 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 333

Goa

Hyderabad

2155 hrs

2315 hrs

Daily   

15-09-18

6E 896

Chennai

Surat

1335 hrs

1600 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 322

Surat

Chennai

1630 hrs

1845 hrs

Daily   

15-10-18

6E 423

Delhi

Vijayawada

1310 hrs

1520 hrs

Daily   

01-10-18

6E 6685

Vijayawada

Delhi

1600 hrs

1825 hrs

Daily   

06-10-18

6E 2615

Delhi

Imphal

1100 hrs

1345 hrs

Daily   

01-10-18

6E 2978

Imphal

Delhi

1430 hrs

1725 hrs

Daily   

01-10-18

All timings are local time

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

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Jet Airways has announced its plans to launch the nation's first non-stop flights from Mumbai to Manchester, UK. Manchester will be the airline's 21st destination on its international route network. The new service will complement the airline's existing flights from Mumbai and Delhi to London Heathrow.

Services on the route will commence with effect from November 5, 2018. An Airbus A330-200 with 18 Première Seats and 236 Economy Seats will operate on the route five day a week.

A press release announcing the launch said, "The airline has been working to strengthen additional connectivity choices for guests arriving in Manchester, who can now connect onwards to North America and Europe or even within the UK, via flights with Jet Airways' partner carriers including Virgin Atlantic, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Air France and other interline partners. Jet Airways' guests and those of certain partner carriers will also be able to enjoy mutual earn and burn of miles on each other frequent flyer programmes as per agreement between the respective airlines."

"Conversely, guests flying via Mumbai will be able to access Jet Airways' network of 45 destinations within India. Similarly, quick connections to beyond points on Jet Airways' international network such as Bangkok, Colombo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dhaka and Kathmandu, will now be available. Some of the domestic destinations to which the new service will seamlessly connect to from Mumbai include Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhuj, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kolkata, Nagpur, Raipur, Rajkot, Udaipur, and Vadodara," the press release continued.

Schedule of New Jet Airways Flights to Manchester:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

9W 130

Mumbai

Manchester

0230 hrs

0755 hrs

Except Tuesday & Wednesday

05-11-18

9W 129

Manchester

Mumbai

0930 hrs

0040 hrs

Except Tuesday & Wednesday

05-11-18

All timings are local time

To book Jet Airways Flights to Manchester, 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 several new flights to new destinations within India as part of its domestic network expansion plans. The airline has added Pakyong, Sikkim and Kishangarh, Rajasthan as new destinations to its domestic network as part of its regional connectivity scheme. The airline has also launched new flights routes between cities on its existing network.

SpiceJet New Flights to Pakyong, Sikkim:

The airline has launched new flights to Pakyong, Sikkim, the newest destination on the UDAN Scheme with a recently-launched airport. The airline is the first carrier to launch flights to Pakyong. The airline will start-off services with flights from Kolkata and Guwahati to Pakyong. Services will commence with effect from October 4, 2018.

Schedule of new SpiceJet flights to Pakyong, Sikkim:

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective

SG 3324

Kolkata

Pakyong

0930 hrs

1055 hrs

Daily

04-10-2018

SG 3327

Pakyong

Kolkata

1115 hrs

1245 hrs

Daily

04-10-2018 to 15-10-2018

SG 3327

Pakyong

Kolkata

1450 hrs

1620 hrs

Daily

16-10-2018

SG 3325

Pakyong

Guwahati

1115 hrs

1230 hrs

Daily

16-10-2018

SG 3326

Guwahati

Pakyong

1300 hrs

1405 hrs

Daily

16-10-2018

All timings are local time

SpiceJet New Flights to Kishangarh, Rajasthan:

The airline has launched new daily direct flights from Delhi to Kishangarh, Rajasthan under the government's UDAN scheme. Kishangarh is the airline's 8th UDAN destination in India and the 2nd in Rajasthan. It is the gateway to the holy city of Ajmer. Services on the route will commence with effect from October 8, 2018.

Schedule of new SpiceJet flights to Kishangarh, Rajasthan:

Flt No.

Origin>

Destination

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

SG 8768

Delhi (T2)

Kishangarh

1605 hrs

1710 hrs

Daily

SG 8769

Kishangarh

Delhi (T2)

1730 hrs

1830 hrs

Daily

All timings are local time

SpiceJet Additional Flights:

The airline will also be launching additional flights across existing destinations on its domestic route network, including the first daily direct flights from Kanpur to Mumbai and Kolkata. The airline will also be launching flights from Varanasi to Kolkata and Bengaluru, between Bengaluru and Coimbatore, and Hyderabad to Surat.

Flight No.

City of Departure

City of Arrival

Time of Departure

Time of Arrival

Frequency

Effective Date

SG 438

Mumbai

Kanpur

1050 hrs

1315 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 415

Kanpur

Mumbai

1400 hrs

1615 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 1006

Hyderabad

Surat

0705 hrs

0905 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 1007

Surat

Hyderabad

0925 hrs

1100 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 3465

Bengaluru

Coimbatore

0930 hrs

1020 hrs

Except Tuesday

08-10-2018

SG 3466

Coimbatore

Bengaluru

1100 hrs

1210 hrs

Except Tuesday

08-10-2018

SG 3083

Coimbatore

Bengaluru

1745 hrs

1840 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 3084

Bengaluru

Coimbatore

1905 hrs

2000 hrs

Daily

08-10-2018

SG 3328

Kolkata

Varanasi

1650 hrs

1825 hrs

Daily

04-10-2018

SG 3329

Varanasi

Kolkata

1845 hrs

1955 hrs

Daily

04-10-2018

SG 374

Kolkata

Kanpur

1135 hrs

1315 hrs

Daily

01-11-2018

SG 378

Kanpur

Kolkata

1355 hrs

1525 hrs

Daily

01-11-2018

SG 721

Bengaluru

Varanasi

0605 hrs

0825 hrs

Except Tuesday

07-11-2018

SG 722

Varanasi

Bengaluru

0855 hrs

1140 hrs

Except Tuesday

07-11-2018

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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GoAir has announced its plans to launch international flights from India to Phuket in Thailand and Malé in Maldives. The airline will be commencing its international flight services from Delhi and Mumbai; Bengaluru will join soon. and October 14, 2018 respectively.

GoAir International Flights from Delhi & Mumbai to Phuket, Thailand:

GoAir will be launching the nation's first direct flights to Phuket, Thailand. The service will be offered from Delhi and Mumbai. The Delhi to Phuket flight service will be a twice-a-week service; the Mumbai to Phuket flight will operate thrice a week. An Airbus A320 will operate on the route.

The airline has announced an inaugural return fare of INR 18,999 (All inclusive) for both routes. Services on the routes will commence with effect from October 11, 2018

. GoAir International Flights from Delhi & Mumbai to Malé, Maldives:

The airline will be operating direct flights from Delhi and Mumbai to Malé, Maldives. Delhi to Malé flights will operate on a twice-a-week flight frequency; flights from Mumbai to Malé will operate thrice a week.

The airline has announced an inaugural return fare of INR 18,999 (All inclusive) for its flights from Delhi to Malé. For Mumbai to Malé, the airline has announced an inaugural return fare of INR 17,999 (All inclusive).

Services on the route will commence with effect from October 14, 2018.

Commenting on the launch of their international operations, Mr. Cornelis Vrieswijk, CEO, GoAir said, "It is with great pride that we announce the commencement of our maiden international operations. Phuket and Male are key tourist destination and hold a lot of promise. As an LCC, we have always strived to offer the best value for money to our customers and now we extend this proposition to the international traveller as well. The international schedules have been planned to allow quick and convenient connections for customers and is a reflection of our continued journey towards excellence."

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

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Hotel Updates

InterContinental Hotels Group or IHG has announced its plans to début its Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants chain in Bangkok, Thailand and in London, UK. The global chain brand will be managing a brand new hotel by Siam Sindhorn in Bangkok with effect from 2020. The hotel in UK will be opened sooner, with a launch scheduled for late October 2018.

IHG Kimpton Hotel in Bangkok, Thailand:

The newly-built Kimpton Bangkok will be the first Kimpton hotel in Thailand and the second across East Asia and Korea. Guests will have a choice of 349 artfully designed guest rooms including 124 Serviced Residences and on-site facilities such as two fine eateries, swimming pool and spa, and much more. Corporations in need of meeting space can benefit from the hotel's array of meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 200 guests.

The Kimpton Bangkok is located less than a hour's drive from the Suvarnabhumi International Airport at Bangkok, Thailand and right besides Lumpini Park. The hotel is a part of Sindhorn Village, a 22-acre mega mixed-use development, with a rich selection of bespoke dining and retail options that can benefit guests further.

IHG Kimpton Hotel in London, UK:

The new Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel is the first Kimpton Hotel in London. It is housed in an iconic heritage building and will be re-branded as a Kimpton hotel with effect from October 2018. Much of its Victorian architecture including its marble columns in its public spaces will be retained. Interiors have been refurbished to a contemporary standard.

The Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel is located at Russell Square in Bloomsbury, within walking distance of the British Museum and the West End of London. For corporations, the hotel offers 2862 sq. ft. of space, with the largest meeting space accommodating maximum 400 guests.

Founded in 1981 by Bill Kimpton, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants pioneered the concept of unique, distinctive, design-forward hotels in the United States. The boutique luxury brand was acquired by IHG in 2015 and currently operates 67 hotels and 82 restaurants, bars and lounges in the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.

To book a stay at the Kimpton Hotels, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112226 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Intercontinental Hotels Group or IHG has announced the opening of the InterContinental San Diego hotel at the San Diego Bayfront in Southern California, USA. The newest addition to the IHG family is a 400-key newly-built property that offers a new retreat of luxury and sophistication with scenic waterfront views at downtown San Diego.

Guests have a choice of 400 guest rooms including 24 suites; on-site facilities include 5 restaurants, bars and coffee shops, a rooftop pool with a pool bar, sun deck, a health & wellness centre with yoga terrace and a state-of-the-art video wall for on-demand workout classes. Corporations can book around 95,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor Meeting and Event space. An exclusive Club InterContinental lounge offering premium amenities and tailored services.

The InterContinental San Diego hotel is owned by Portman Holdings and will be managed by IHG. It is located on the historic grounds of a former baseball stadium, Lane Field and steps away from Embarcadero, which docks both the famed USS Midway and Maritime Museum of San Diego, in addition to several cruise ship ports. It is also close to downtown hotspots, including Little Italy, the San Diego Convention Centre, Gaslamp Quarter, Seaport Village, and more.

To book a stay at the IHG San Diego hotel, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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IHG has announced the opening of a new dual-brand property in Manchester, UK. The brand-new Crowne Plaza® Staybridge Suites® welcomed its first guests this week.

Occupying the lower 12-storeys of a Lume Development building on Oxford Road, the new UHG hotel is part of the University of Manchester’s Campus Masterplan, which includes the wider redevelopment of Alliance Manchester Business School. It also adjoins its new two-storey Executive Education Centre, which will provide a new home for the business school’s corporate leadership and management programmes.

Guests have a choice of 212 contemporary guest rooms and access to on-site facilities such as a 24-hour gym, club lounge, excellent restaurants and bars, and state-of-the-art meeting rooms that can accommodate maximum 200 delegates. Due to the hotels’ easy access to transport links and Manchester’s major tourism attractions and commercial hubs, short and long-stay business clients, leisure visitors, entrepreneurs, academics and those visiting the universities nearby, are all expected to become regular guests.

A press release issued by IHG announcing the opening stated, "On the top seven floors of the building, the vibrant new Staybridge Suites Manchester Oxford Road is a home away from home. Full of energy, as well as boasting quiet and relaxing zones including “The Den” with its cosy lounges, or the top floor terrace with panoramic views of Manchester city, this unique hotel is ideal for long stay guests. All 116 studios have exceptional views of the city, fully equipped kitchens, 24-hour gym access, laundry facilities and complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast in the “Hub” kitchen."

To book a stay at the Crowne Plaza® or Staybridge Suites® in Manchester, UK, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112226 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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IHG has announced the opening of a Holiday Inn Express in Gurugram Sector 50, in the Delhi NCR region of India. The hotel is the first Holiday Inn Express hotel in Gurugram and is open for the public.

Guests have a choice of 205 contemporary guest rooms with Free high-speed Internet connectivity and features such as a gymnasium and a laundry room for extra convenience. The hotel is approximately 30 minutes drive from the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and is in close proximity to the metro station as well.

To book Holiday Inn Express Gurugram hotel, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112236 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts have announced their accomplishment in gaining the approval for a patent application for their WorkLife Room. The newly-patented concept room is promoted by the brand as its innovative guest room of the future.

A press release issued by Crowne Plaza describes the WorkLife Room as a room "designed to help modern business travellers unleash their productivity and provide them with a space that fits their blended lifestyle."

According to the press release, the key features of the WorkLife Guest rooms include:

  1. Angled bed, which opens up more space for the room’s distinct zones. The cocooning headboard, Beautyrest mattress, plush linens and Sleep Advantage® aromatherapy kit help guests rest.
  2. Sofa nook, a multi-purpose space for reading, watching TV, working, meeting with colleagues or kicking back with room service.
  3. Desk area, an uncluttered workspace where guests can focus.
  4. Welcome station, which gets guests settled with a space for keys, bags and coats.
  5. Bathroom, with modern and bright design to help guests feel re-energized by their routines.
  6. Free High-speed Wi-Fi and enough charging stations – comprised of USB and power outlets – to power up to fourteen devices - all located within arm's length of furnishings to enable quick access to charging stations.
The WorkLife Room is currently limited to Crowne Plaza properties in USA.

To know more or to book a Crowne Plaza hotel, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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IHG has announced the launch of IHG Business Edge corporate program for Small & Mid-size Enterprises. The program enables SMEs to monitor essential travel data including hotel spend, room nights, average daily rate, savings and IHG Rewards Club participation over the previous 12 months through a single customer portal.

A press release issued by IHG stated, "Prior to launch, 1,500 companies have already signed up as members, eager to benefit from a program designed to streamline the negotiation process, reward loyalty, and consolidate data, content and booking into one easily accessible customer portal."

"IHG Business Edge has been in development for the past year, and was built based on the insights of 2,100 global SME customers, and then piloted with 300 companies across 17 countries. Through this process, the companies made it clear they wanted to benefit from some of the competitive advantages traditionally enjoyed by large enterprise customers, and were looking for a partner that understood small business and could provide them with meaningful resources and content that they couldn't get on their own," the press release continued.

Commenting on the launch, Derek DeCross, SVP, Global Sales, IHG said, "We knew that there was an unmet need for a travel buying program specifically designed for SMEs – a group of customers who can often be under-served by the industry. We worked together with SMEs to design the program and they told us that a discount program alone is not compelling enough to drive their loyalty and engagement. They didn’t want lengthy negotiations - but rather a rich discount they could count on, reliable reporting and insight into the latest information, as well as access to a diverse corporate network of other 'similar' organizations."

The IHG Business Edge program is open to SMEs (companies with less than 250 employees) with up to $50 million in revenue and an annual IHG expenditure of minimum $5,000. Eligible SMEs can avail discounted rates at participating hotels across IHG’s portfolio of more than 5,400 properties across 15 brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts and Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants. Participating travellers also enjoy the benefits of IHG® Rewards Club Gold Elite status after completing their first stay.

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


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Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced the official openings of new hotels in USA and China. The hotel brand has opened the Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ in Florida, USA and the Hotel Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading in Shanghai Jiading, China.

Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort™ in Florida, USA:

Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort is located within walking distance of the famous Universal Orlando Resort and offers guests a personalized hotel experience.

Guests get a choice of 168 apartment-style suites with fully-equipped kitchens and comfortable living rooms, in addition to bedrooms and stylish baths. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and guest rooms, complimentary skin and hair amenities in the bathrooms and complimentary hotel shuttle to the Universal Orlando resort are available.

According to a press release issued by Hyatt, features of the Hyatt House across from Universal Orlando Resort include:

  1. The Commons - A common lounge open for all guests
  2. Outdoor Commons - includes outdoor fire pits
  3. Complimentary Morning Spread, a full hot breakfast served daily for guests, featuring continental breakfast items such as cereal, muffins, fresh fruit, and more, along with vegetarian and gluten-free options
  4. The H BAR, which features the Sip + Snack Menu, a delicious menu with items including soups and sandwiches, plus premium beers and wines, offered seven days a week
  5. 24/7 H Market to meet the everyday needs of guests, from snacks and sundries to freshly prepared salads and sandwiches.
  6. 24-hour Gym
  7. Borrows Menu with often-forgotten items from phone chargers to razors
  8. A Very Important Resident (VIR) program, including complimentary grocery shopping, and other personalized perks, for guests with 30 plus consecutive nights
  9. Additional services, including Guest Laundry and complimentary grocery shopping available to extended-stay guests
For events, the Hyatt House offers 'Gathering Rooms' "with more than 680 square feet of flexible meeting spaces, a tasty food and beverage menu, audiovisual equipment and a House Host to make sure events are a real crowd pleaser," the press release continued.

Hotel Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading in Shanghai Jiading, China:

The Hotel Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading is the first Hyatt hotel in Northwest Shanghai. The brand new hotel was designed by world-renowned architect Tadao Ando as a landmark of contemporary culture in the middle of Jiading New City.

The hotel is located a short drive from the Hongqiao International Airport and Hongqiao Railway Station. the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, F1 Shanghai International Circuit, Anting International Automobile City and Jiading Industry Zone are all within easy reach.

Guests enjoy a choice of 304 contemporary guest rooms including 23 Suites, 4 Executive Suites, and a Presidential Suite. Free Wi-Fi, four world-class dining and lounging spaces, and 37,673 square feet of meeting and event spaces are some of the other features of the hotel.

To celebrate the opening of Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading, guests who book stays now through October 7, 2018 may enjoy a special offer of rates starting from CNY 780 net. Guests must request this offer that also includes a daily breakfast buffet for one at Market Café, a 15 percent discount at the hotel’s food and beverage outlets, and a special opening gift.br>
Terms & Conditions

Offer valid for reservations made in advance between now and October 07, 2018 for stays from now through October 7, 2018 at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading. Package inclusions are subject to availability and must coincide with guest’s stay at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading. No credits may be used towards alcoholic beverages. A limited number of rooms are allocated to this offer; reservations subject to availability. Offer not valid with groups, conventions, other promotional offers, tour packages or special rate programs. Rate is per room, per night, based on double occupancy and excludes service charges, mandatory resort fees, applicable taxes and other incidental expenses. Additional charges may apply for additional guests or room type upgrades. Guest is responsible for all charges not included in package. No refunds for any unused portion of package. No substitutions nor replacement services or products offered for package inclusions. A portion of the rate for this offer may reflect taxes, service charges, gratuities, and third-party charges for certain included items, and those costs are not eligible for World of Hyatt™ points. Promotional blackout periods may apply due to seasonal periods or special events, and normal arrival/departure restrictions apply. Hyatt reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time without notice.

For additional information or to book a stay at Hyatt Regency Shanghai Jiading, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112226 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Marriott International has announced new bonus points across all its participating brands to celebrate its newly unified loyalty programs. Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) have been unified to create a single program that enables members to converge their account and points for more benefits.

A press release issued by Marriott International states, "Together, the unified programs are richer and packed with new member benefits. Members can seamlessly book, earn, and redeem points at all 6,700 hotels in our portfolio across all Marriott International channels, achieve Elite status faster, and more quickly earn points that can be redeemed at properties spanning 130 countries and territories. Plus, members earn on average 20 percent more points per dollar spent and have their Elite status recognized consistently at every hotel across the portfolio."

The promotion will allow members to earn bonus points for stays of two nights or more and for exploring new brands. Over 6,700 hotels across 29 brands are participating in this promotion.Members can also win bonus points and nights by playing '29 Ways to Stay,' a limited time game.

"Bonus points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments, and much more," the press release continued.

MEGABONUS IN MORE PLACES:

  1. Registration: By January 7, 2019
  2. Earning Period: September 26, 2018 – January 31, 2019
  3. By registering for the promotion here, Marriott Rewards and SPG members will earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays of two or more nights and 1,000 bonus points per brand, starting with their second brand.
  4. Promotion valid at participating Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton properties.
  5. See the Official Terms & Regulations for more details at Marriott.com/MorePlaces.


Play 29 WAYS TO STAY:
  1. Playing Period: October 4 – November 1, 2018
  2. “29 Ways to Stay” is a memory game with fun facts and trivia about Marriott’s entire loyalty portfolio of brands. Each day, players have the chance to win instant prizes, including bonus points and nights.
  3. By playing “29 Ways to Stay” every day members increase their chances of winning the grand prize which includes a two-night stay at each of the 29 brands participating in Marriott’s loyalty programs.
  4. See the Official Rules* at Marriott.com/29Ways.
To enrol or learn more about Marriott Rewards and SPG, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Marriott International has announced the début of Autograph Collection Hotels in Turkey with the opening of Sofa Hotel in Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey. The Sofa Hotel is small and chic with just 82 keys and joins Autograph Collection Hotels’ unique portfolio of one-of-a-kind hotels around the world that share the brand’s values of vision, design and craft.

The hotel is located in the heart of Istanbul’s chic shopping district, Nişantaşı. Guests enjoy a choice of 82 guest rooms beautifully adorned with custom-designed furnishings and a private collection of curated artwork. Five suites and a selection of terrace rooms with private balconies offer more space as well as stunning city views. Each guest room offers a large marble bathroom with standing shower and luxurious separate bathtub.

A press release issued by Marriott stated, "Located on the first floor, Sofie Restaurant is open 24/7 providing gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Highly acclaimed Frankie Istanbul, one of Istanbul’s hottest rooftop destinations, offers an elegant and energetic ambience alongside a unique fusion menu of innovative Mediterranean dishes and local cuisine. Guests can also soak up spectacular views of the city at the stylish bar and lounge area, while enjoying the impressive wine list on offer."

A state-of-the-art spa with the latest Asian and European wellness therapies including Indian healing massages, hot stone therapy, traditional Turkish Hammams, a relaxation pool, Jacuzzi and luxurious Turkish bath further enhances the experience.

For corporate events, the Sofa Hotel Istanbul offers five meeting rooms with maximum capacity of 250 delegates in the largest space.

To book a stay at Sofa Hotel Istanbul, contact Jetways Travels at 011-44112200 or send an e-mail to enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Hilton Singapore has announced the launch of special bonus perks for Meetings & Events organized at the hotel. The move is to promote the use of its recently-renovated meeting and event space. The promotion is valid for event bookings made until December 31, 2018 and held until March 31, 2019.

The perks range from complimentary room upgrades to double event planner points. To be eligible, the event must have minimum 15 guests / delegates or include bookings for minimum 15 guest rooms at the Hotel Hilton Singapore.

A press release issued by Hilton stated, "Meeting professionals can now choose from 12 inspiring event venues, including a Grand Ballroom and the Panorama function room with 180-degree panoramic city views at the rooftop. Upon making their bookings, they can also select two of the following bonus perks for their full-day meetings for a limited time:

  1. Welcome breakfast on arrival
  2. Complimentary free flow of soft drinks for all delegates
  3. Complimentary whole fruits in a bowl throughout the meeting
  4. 15% off AV equipment"
"For meetings taking place over a number of days, with attendees requiring overnight room stays, meeting professionals can enjoy even more benefits which are as follows:

  1. One complimentary guest room night for every 25 paid guest room nights (maximum of five complimentary guest room nights)
  2. Two complimentary upgrades to Executive room with lounge benefits for up to two guest rooms
  3. 20% discount off total bill at all Food & Beverage outlets operated by Hilton Singapore, excluding Room Service
In addition, new meeting or group bookings can also enjoy double Event Planner Points, where they can get benefits faster through the Hilton Honors loyalty programme," the press release continued.

The press release also specified that "bonus perks are applicable for full-day meeting packages, inclusive of two coffee breaks and one lunch at a discounted price of $85 (usual price at $95) per delegate and price per guest room starts from $260.* "

Hilton's Meetings & Events program, 'Meet with Purpose' is inspired by the group's global corporate responsibility strategy 'Travel with Purpose' and focuses on three essential pillars: Mindful Meeting, Mindful Being and Mindful Eating.

Mindful Meeting: Inspires event organizers to host events with a more sustainable outlook that includes minimizing use of resources such as paper for registrations and switching off climate control when a meeting room is not in use.

Mindful Being: Assisting event organizers on ways to incorporate well-being into their meetings with ideas that pump up energy and boost creative thinking, encouraging meeting professionals to incorporate interesting ideas into their itinerary.

Mindful Eating: Inspires meeting & event professionals to encourage healthy food choices and re-examine event dining to minimise food waste by availing solutions such as portion control, local-sourcing, pre-plating salads and establishing central water stations with reusable containers.

Since 2017, Hilton Singapore has advocated against the use of single-use plastics in the hotel wherever possible. Plastic water bottles in meeting and event venues are replaced with glass bottles or pitchers, and plastic dish ware is replaced with recyclable or environmentally-friendly materials. The hotel also participates in a Nespresso capsule recycling programme.

*All prices printed herein are subject to seven percent GST and 10 percent service charge.enquiry@jetwaystravels.com


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Hilton has announced the launch of a new hotel in Istanbul, Turkey marking the expansion of its hotel portfolio in the region. The new hotel - Hilton Istanbul Maslak - joins 61 existing Hilton properties in Turkey and is the latest addition to the hospitality leader’s flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

Hilton Istanbul Maslak is located a short 30-minute drive from Ataturk Airport and a short walk to the subway station.

Guests have a choice of 284 contemporary guest rooms with Free Wi-Fi connectivity and a range of hotel amenities including access to the Executive Lounge for guests of Executive Rooms. Other features of the hotel includes a dedicated art gallery in the lobby, a wellness spa with Turkish hamman, steam room, massage and Pilates room and VIP spa suites, and a 60 sq. m. squash court.

For meetings and events, Hotel Hilton Istanbul Maslak offers more than 6,600m² of event space, including a starlit rooftop venue, a 850m² pillar-less ballroom, and 22 meeting rooms spread across three floors and that can accommodate up to 1,200 guests, all equipped with the latest and most sophisticated A/V technology.

Hilton Istanbul Maslak is also part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's 14 distinct hotel brands.

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


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