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Singapore Airlines welcomes FDI reform


September 20th, 2012 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Singapore Airlines Thursday welcomed the government's decision to allow foreign direct investment in Indian carriers, but said it has no plans right now to invest ... Read more...

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Lufthansa introduces new jet service, hopes to increase India market share


August 8th, 2012 - 12:27 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) To increase its market share in the India air passenger outbound travel segment, German airline major Lufthansa Tuesday launched its services on a new Boeing ... Read more...

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Emirates makes key changes in India management team


August 1st, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug (IANS) Emirates airline Wednesday said it has made key management changes in its commercial operations department with Essa Sulaiman Ahmad joining as the new vice president, India ... Read more...

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Emirates cuts fares on select destinations


July 18th, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) To shore up its market share globally, airline major Emirates Wednesday launched a scheme that will reduce fares by 15 percent on select destinations across ... Read more...

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‘Falling rupee making India more attractive to tourists’


July 14th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The falling rupee may have hit the budget of Indian tourists. But on the flip side, leisure travellers from abroad are evincing more interest ... Read more...

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Emirates Holidays eyes growing African business from India


June 7th, 2012 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) Emirates Holidays, the holiday packages arm of Emirates Airlines, Thursday said it has a bullish outlook on its business in Africa from India."We expect the ... Read more...

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Now movies to promote Incredible India abroad


February 16th, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Bollywood movies have for long popularised foreign destinations in India and now the same tool will be used to promote Indian destinations among foreign ... Read more...

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Gulf Air announces discounted fares to select destinations


December 12th, 2011 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Bahrain's national carrier Gulf Air Monday announced a 40 percent discount from India to select new destinations in Europe and Africa to mark the airline's four ... Read more...

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Finnair not averse to Kingfisher’s direct flights to Helsinki


September 14th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Helsinki, Sep 14 (IANS) Despite a pact with Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines, Nordic carrier Finnair said it has no objection to the Indian carrier connecting directly with Helsinki from other ... Read more...

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Etihad to expand services in India


February 5th, 2011 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Feb 4 (IANS/WAM) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has decided to expand its services in India to tap the huge opportunity offered by the Indian ... Read more...

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Emirates launches ‘Honeymoon package’


November 23rd, 2010 - 8:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) Emirates airline is launching special 'Honeymoon packages' from 10 Indian cities, including New Delhi, to Seychelles, beginning at Rs.59,938 (per person), the airline announced Tuesday, as the ... Read more...

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Air Arabia launches visa service for Indian passengers


October 5th, 2010 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 5 (IANS) Air Arabia Tuesday launched a service to facilitate its Indian passengers to buy tickets and apply for visa to the United Arab Emirates online."We now connect 13 ... Read more...

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Finnair looking at Indian cities beyond New Delhi


September 9th, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishnu Makhijani Helsinki, Sep 9 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair Thursday said it is closely looking at Indian cities beyond New Delhi, apart from exploring a "host of options" with Vijay Mallya's Kingfisher ... Read more...

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Finnair to start daily Helsinki-Delhi service from January


September 7th, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Arvind Padmanabhan Helsinki, Sep 7 (IANS) Nordic carrier Finnair will start a daily service between Helsinki and New Delhi from the first week of January while making takeoff and landing times from ... Read more...

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Kerala, Asia’s best tourist destination: Smart Travellers


August 31st, 2010 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 31 (IANS) Kerala Tourism has got a boost with readers of SmartTravelAsia.com placing the state as the best Asian holiday destination ahead of Bali, Phuket and the Maldives. "This is a ... Read more...

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Lufthansa Group to increase flights from India


June 24th, 2010 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) The Lufthansa Group of airlines will offer 78 weekly flights from seven Indian destinations providing better European connectivity to travellers starting Oct 29, an official said. With ... Read more...

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Air Asia offers low fares to promote tourism in Malaysia


June 23rd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Petaling Jaya (Malaysia) June 23 (ANI): Air Asia will be offering one way 'extra low fares' to eight Indian destinations for as low as RM169 starting today through next Wednesday."With the ... Read more...

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Munnar rated after Tokyo as Asia’s best destination


May 11th, 2010 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, May 11 (IANS) Munnar, the picturesque hill station in Kerala's Idukki district, has been rated as the second best Asian tourism destination after Tokyo by TripAdvisor, a popular travel guide and ... Read more...

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Goan origin Fernandes has pan-India aspiration for his AirAsia (Lead)


April 13th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Aparajita Gupta Kuala Lumpur, April 13 (IANS) Malaysian no frills carrier AirAsia, owned by a prominent entrepreneur of Goan origin Anthony "Tony" Francis Fernandes, will add six more flights to India this ... Read more...

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Air Asia to link five more Indian cities


March 11th, 2010 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, March 11 (IANS) Malaysia-based low-cost airline Air Asia is all set to fly to five more Indian cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai - this year, a company official ... Read more...

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Emirates offers packages for Dubai Shopping Festival


January 28th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 28 (IANS) Emirates Airlines announced new packages coinciding with the start of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) in Dubai Thursday. Travellers to Dubai for the DSF can now avail a package ... Read more...

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AirAsia plans to spread in India, hub in Bangkok


November 20th, 2009 - 6:20 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) Malaysian low-cost carrier AirAsia is planning to make Bangkok a hub next year to expand connectivity to Indian cities, a senior company official said Friday. "We are looking at ... Read more...

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Etihad launches Abu Dhabi-Hyderabad flight


November 12th, 2009 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Nov 12 (IANS) Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates has launched services to Hyderabad, its seventh destination in India. Etihad is the first airline to operate flights between Abu Dhabi and ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways to launch flights to Hyderabad


November 4th, 2009 - 12:35 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Nov 3 (IANS) Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will operate four flights between Abu Dhabi and Hyderabad every week, WAM news agency reported Tuesday. Etihad is the first ... Read more...

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Air Arabia announces low-fare festive bonanza for Indians


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 7 (IANS) Flying to the Arabian Gulf during Diwali or Christmas? You can do it for as low as Rs.3,037 ($60) per head with Air Arabia, the Sharjah-based low-cost carrier. "We ... Read more...

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Emirates Airline offers special Eid packages


September 18th, 2009 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 18 (IANS) Dubai-based Emirates Airline Friday announced holiday packages to destinations in Asia and Europe on the occasion of Eid, a company official said. Asha Subramanian, sales manager of Emirates Airline, ... Read more...

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Lufthansa promises rich Indian gourmet treat above the clouds


August 29th, 2009 - 4:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 29 (IANS) German carrier Lufthansa Saturday unveiled a new in-flight menu to give its first and business class passengers on India route a rich gourmet experience with Indian culinary ... Read more...

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Etihad to start flights to Hyderabad from November


August 6th, 2009 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 6 (IANS) Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will start flights from Abu Dhabi to the Indian city of Hyderabad from November, WAM news ... Read more...

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Air Arabia offers special fares for Indian passengers


April 13th, 2009 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Sharjah-based budget airline Air Arabia Monday announced lucrative packages for its Indian passengers to travel to Greece, Egypt, Jordan and the Gulf region this summer. Apart from the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Airlines cuts flights to India by half


March 25th, 2009 - 9:06 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 25 (IANS) Sri Lanka's national carrier has cut its flights to India by half, a report said Wednesday. "Sri Lankan Airlines has slashed flights to India from 100 a week to ... Read more...

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No more firing, or hiring, at Kingfisher Airlines


November 17th, 2008 - 9:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) Kingfisher Airlines Monday said while it would not lay off employees, it would also not hire new people as long as the current downturn continued."There is no ... Read more...

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Malaysia’s AirAsia waives fuel surcharge for all flights


November 12th, 2008 - 2:56 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, Nov 12 (IANS) In a first such move worldwide, Malaysia-based AirAsia and AirAsia X have decided not to charge passengers fuel surcharge for all their local and international flights.The measure ... Read more...

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Etihad to fly to two more Indian destinations


August 14th, 2008 - 7:14 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Aug 14 (IANS) Etihad Airways, the national airlines of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), intends to increase flights to and from India, said a top company official here Thursday. India is ... Read more...

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Lufthansa cancels Mumbai-Frankfurt flight


August 4th, 2008 - 8:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) Lufthansa German Airlines has cancelled its Mumbai-Frankfurt flight for Monday and Tuesday to clear its maintenance backlog created by an employees' strike in Germany last week, which ... Read more...

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Etihad Airways takes off for Chennai, Kozhikode


August 2nd, 2008 - 9:15 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Aug 2 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE)'s national airline Etihad Airways has launched its inaugural flights to Chennai and Kozhikode in India. "India is an enormously important market for ... Read more...

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