Monday, April 30, 2012

Mumbai Airport Guide

The bustling Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has evolved into a pleasant swanky surprise for visitors to Mumbai, the financial capital of India.

Address:
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai, 400099

Website and Telephone: www.csia.in (+91-22-26813000) Time Zone: GMT + 5.5


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Notes: Please refer to the official website for latest updates.

US Airways


US Airways, the fifth largest airline has come a long way since its establishment in 1939 as the All-American Airways. Today’s US Airways has been the final outcome of a string of acquisitions and mergers.

Official Website: The website www.usairways.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Sunday, April 29, 2012

United Airlines


United Airlines, a fully owned UAL Corporation subsidiary, operates about 3,300 flights on United and United Express has a wide network of flights from UK as well as other European destinations.

Official Website:  The website http://www.united.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Goa Airport Guide

The Goa International Airport with its no frills relaxed ambience, you get an inkling of the laidback vacation that awaits you beyond the airport.

Goa Airport Address: Dabolim, Goa, India.

Website and Telephone: To access information about the airport or flights, you may visit the airport website at http://www.aai.aero/allAirports/goa_generalinfo.jsp or call the airport helpline +91-832-540 806.

 Time Zone: GMT + 5.5


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Delhi Airport Guide

Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport seems to have received the lion’s share of such transformation which is sure to amaze you as soon as you disembark your flight .

Address:
Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, 110037

Website and Telephone:
For updated flight information or any enquiry passengers can either visit the airport website www.newdelhiairport.in or call the local helpline +91-124-3376000. Time Zone: GMT + 5.5


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Notes: Please refer to the official website for latest updates.

TAP Portugal


TAP Portugal started operations in 1945 and has become a leading Portugal based airline. The airline is a member of Star Alliance network and handles 260 daily departures and over 1,850 flights on a weekly basis. TAP Portugal flights serve about 65 destinations scattered across some 31 countries.

Official Website: The website http://www.flytap.com/Portugal/en/Homepage is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Turkish Airlines


Founded in 1933, Turkish Airlines is the national carrier of Turkey and the country's largest carrier. Turkish Airlines operates a number of flights on global routes and has its main hub at the Atatürk International Airport, with secondary hubs at the Esenboga International Airport, Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, and Adnan Menderes Airport.

Official Website: The website www.turkishairlines.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Address: (UK Office): 149 Hammersmith Road Lyric House London W14 OQL

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AirAsia Could Return to Indian Skies

If rumours doing the rounds in India are indeed true then budget travellers with a liking for tickets on cheap flights have a reason to rejoice!

Reports suggest Malaysia’s budget airline, AirAsia is all eager to restart its flights to India as soon as possible. The airline is, reportedly, hoping to target the potentially profitable short-haul international routes in the region. Budget travellers will distinctly remember that AirAsia decided to call off its services to India some time ago.

While no official source is willing to validate the story, sources in the aviation industry insist that the Malaysian carrier is eager for a return to India skies. It is believed that the scrapping of bilateral landing rights, which denote exchange of landing rights for carriers of respective countries, has been the major push for AirAsia! The dismantling of bilateral landing rights means it is not compulsory for Air India to operate flights to Malaysia if AirAsia operates cheap flights to India.

Sources, who sought anonymity, say bilateral landing rights “constrained” AirAsia and now with the rule being gone, AirAsia has already applied for Indian landing rights. The airline is likely to restart India operations soon, if these reports are to be taken seriously.

The carrier will ply narrow-bodied aircraft like Boeing 737 or Airbus A320 in lieu of the A330 which was used by the airline in its earlier stint in India.

Big planes with more number of seats are more difficult to fill as compared to smaller planes with comparatively lesser number of seats, says the source.

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Thai Airways


Thai Airways, the national air carrier of Thailand, is one of the founding members of the Star Alliance. The airline operates various intercontinental, regional, and domestic flights from Bangkok, its home base. Initially formed as a joint venture between Scandinavian Airlines System and the Thai Airways Company, the airline became a full fledged Thai government venture in 1977.

Official Website:  The website www.thaiairways.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

Official Site Title: Thai Airways

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Address: Head Quarter -89 Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10900.
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Delhi International Airport – Heading the Race of Perfection

Delhi's Indira Gandhi International has been awarded with the title of World's Most Improved Airport in 2012 by the World Airport Awards held at the Passenger Terminal EXPO in Vienna.

The news is definitely going put big smiles on the faces of travellers who have flights to India and are scheduled to land at the award-winning Delhi Airport.

Other top challengers for the World's Most Improved Airport award were Ankara Esenboga Airport (2nd place), Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport (3rd), Sydney Airport in (4th) and Recife International Airport (5th).

Chairman of SKYTRAX, Edward Plaisted praised the significant improvements in infrastructure and facilities of Delhi airport and said that the airport now meets competitive international standard.

With enhanced services and facilities, a tour of Delhi airport is definitely going to be a fascinating option for both luxury flyers as well as those seeking tickets with airlines operating cheap flights to India.

Delhi airport was also conferred with the title of ‘India’s best airport’. Bangalore International Airport, Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and Chennai International Airport made up the top five in the country.

The World Airport Awards act as an esteemed benchmark of airport excellence and honours them on the basis of their annual SKYTRAX airport passenger satisfaction survey which includes areas like check-in, arrivals, transfers, shopping, security and immigration. The survey of the World Airport Awards is conducted at more than 388 airports worldwide.

The IGI airport is among the top choices of holiday makers looking for cheap flights deal to travel to India due to the high number of airlines it hosts from key international airports and a high frequency of flights. The airport is a key hub for Indian international carriers – Jet Airways, Air India and Kingfisher.

Reference: http://www.southalltravel.co.uk/news/India/90402126/Delhi-International-Airport---The-Most-Improved-Airport.html

Brace Up To Pay More for Using Delhi’s IGI Airport

This is no world for the poor!! Well, it surely seems the case as Delhi airport is all set to charge a new tariff from all fliers.

While India is a top holiday destination, Delhi airport is the country’s biggest gateway that handles millions of international travellers who take flights to India. The airport’s governing authority Delhi International Airport Pvt Ltd (DIAL) has come with a new tariff to ensure that an idea of cheap flights to India remains just that – an idea!

User Development Fee (UDF) is likely to be implemented soon as DIAL has requested the Airport Economic Regulatory Authority (AERA) to announce airport charge hike as soon as possible and make the hike applicable on air travel from June 15.

A DIAL official was quoted in India’s top English daily as justifying the tariff. He says the airport is suffering losses and it makes sense to announce the hike order as early as possible. A quick announcement is also needed to avoid the situation where travellers who are "booking tickets to fly to, from or via Delhi” after the applicable date will be lining up to pay the new UDF at airport counters.

Apart from levying UDF on all fliers (which so far was applicable to outbound international and domestic fliers), DIAL had earlier sought a 774% hike in airport charges payable by airlines, which is most likely to be passed onto to travellers.

The news report states that AERA sources have confirmed DIAL's appeal for hike from June 15 and the body is likely to make an announcement by this month end.

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Ryanair Airlines


Founded in 1985, Ryanair is a low cost airline of Ireland. It ranks among one of the largest low-cost carriers in Europe and also one of the busiest airlines in the world. The airline maintains its headquarters at the Dublin Airport and its primary base at London Stansted Airport.

Official Website: The website www.ryanair.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

New Cheap Flight Domestic Airline for the Indian Skies

In what may seem a silver lining among dark clouds for Indian aviation sector, a new airline might just take to India skies in the near future! Captain G R Gopinath, the man who gets the credit of kick-starting the concept of low-cost travel in India, is back! After nearly five years after the former army man-turned-businessman sold his Air Deccan Vijay Mallya (Chairman, Kingfisher Airlines), the rumour mills are rife with reports of the man getting back to the skies!

Air Deccan was launched in 2003 and was sold in 2007. However, the UB Group put an end to the low cost brand Kingfisher Red (erstwhile Air Deccan) and turned it into a full-service carrier.

While the well-equipped can argue whether the new airline launch has anything to do with the sudden demise of Kingfisher Red or not, the fact remains that country’s struggling aviation industry could well might get a short in the arm! And if rumours are to be paid heed to, then it is once again going to be a low-cost business model.

No wonder, budget travellers in the country are happy! With the prospect of availability of cheap flight tickets, who wouldn’t be! Even international tourists, who book flights to India and look to complement their cheap flights to India with cheap domestic travel in the country, can afford to smile as the current aviation scene in India does not inspire much confidence as far as getting cheap airfare deals is concerned!

A no-objection certificate (NOC) has already been secured from the Indian Civil Aviation Ministry to start the new airline.

Reference: http://www.southalltravel.co.uk/news/India/90402122/Indian-Skies-May-See-a-New-Airline-Soon.html

Royal Jordanian


The Royal Jordanian is the national airline of Jordan and one of the latest entrants to the Oneworld Alliance. The airline was started after the issue of a Royal Decree by King Hussein of Jordan in 1963. Royal Jordanian is the first Arab and regional airline to be invited to join oneworld.

Official Website: The website www.rj.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Icelandair Airlines


Icelandair, the flag carrier airline of Iceland, is part of the Icelandair Group and serves approximately 31 gateways scattered across the US, the Europe, and Canada along with its partners Alaska Airlines, Finnair, and SAS. Icelandair is under the supervision of the Icelandic Civil Aviation Administration.

Official Website: The website www.icelandair.co.uk is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Finnair Airlines


Finnair is the flag carrier and the largest airline of Finland. The airline maintains its main hub at the Helsinki Airport and operates a number of flights of global routes. Majority-owned by the Finnish government, Finnair Airlines offers flights to Europe, Asia, United States and Canada.

Official Website:  The website www.finnair.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Address: 5th Floor, 27 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BQ.

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Air India will Fly its First Dreamliner in May

The long-wait of Air India for operating Boeing 787 Dreamliner has finally been put to end. The airline is going to induct the first of its 27 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in May this year. More than 30 of Air India pilots will be trained in Singapore for flying the new plane.

Dreamliner will be active from two major Indian airports Delhi and Mumbai, popular gateways for those taking fights to India. The flying schedule is based on the assumption that the aircraft will fly 4,500 hours in a year, meaning daily flight duration of 12-13 hours.

The airline is now on tenterhooks to get the delivery of at least three more Dreamliners by the end of this year.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner is perhaps going to be a game changer for the Indian aviation sector, and in particular, the airlines ordering it as it is claimed by Boeing that it consumes 20% less fuel than any other ‘similarly sized aircrafts’. Decidedly, the Dreamliner would help Air India in cutting down its operational costs and making more profits.

A viable question by travellers could be – what’s in it for them? Though not in the near future, but travellers can hope to net travel tickets on cheap flights to India, should the airlines operating 787s decide to pass on the savings to them in the long run.

Cheap flights or no cheap flights, holiday makers aboard the new dreamliner will definitely have a world class experience for the advance technology that has been used in developing the craft.

For an ultimate passenger experience, features such as dynamic LED lighting, bigger windows, spacious stowage, cleaner and healthier air, lower cabin altitude, smoother ride and calmer cabin are particularly emphasised upon by Boeing.

Sources indicate that Jet Airways, another popular Indian carrier, has ordered 10 Dreamliners. A revolution in the Indian aviation sector is surely on the cards!

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China Eastern Airlines


Shanghai-based, China Eastern Airlines is one China's largest airlines and was founded in 1988. The carrier not only boasts a number of domestic branches, but it also is the controlling shareholder of China Cargo Airlines, China Eastern Jiangsu Airlines and China Eastern Wuhan Airlines. China Eastern Airlines (CEA) currently operates a flight network that spans over 80 international and regional routes and connects more than 100 destinations in China and aboard.

Official Website: The website www.flychinaeastern.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Call centres for website support & website inquiries:
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Opening hour:     
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Brussels Airlines


Formed in 2006 as a result of a merger between SN Brussels Airlines and Virgin Express, Brussels Airlines is the largest airline in Belgium and it maintains its main hub at the Brussels Airport. Brussels Airlines’ network includes operations in Europe as well as the Middle East and Africa.

Official Website: The website www.brusselsairlines.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Description: Looking for cheap flights online? Visit Brussels Airlines for great deals on flights, hotels, and car hire across Europe.

Address: 3rd floor, Crown House, 72 Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8TH.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bahrain Air Still Waiting for the Green Signal from India

The wait seems to be not ending for Bahrain Air! Second national carrier of Kingdom of Bahrain, Bahrain Air is still waiting for the Indian authorities to offer them permission so that it can re-operate recently launched flights to Thiruvananthapuram Airport, Kerala.

Bahrain Air had initiated new flights to India on March 15, offering yet another connection to Indian state of Kerala. However, the airline was forced to cancel the flights as there was delay in getting the operating clearances and permits.

Bahrain Air’s Chief Executive Richard Nuttall held responsible the bureaucracy for the hold-up. He said the delay is caused as several people are “involved in signing documents.” But he anticipated that the airline would soon be able to resume the new Kerala bound services.

Nuttall explained that the airline is in constant touch with the authorities in India and is hopeful that there will be a positive response from the Indian Civil Aviation Affairs Authority very soon.

Bahrain Air is known in the regional market for offering relatively cheap flight tickets to its customers and enjoys massive reputation among budget travellers. With long delays, it seems that travellers are really loosing out on the chance to grab cheap flights to India for their travel.

However, there do seem a light at the end of the tunnel for the airline as reports indicate that the carrier would probably be able to resume its new flights to India from Thursday.

Reference: http://www.southalltravel.co.uk/news/India/90402115/Bahrain-Air-Yet-to-Receive-Consent-to-Resume-Flights-to-India.html

Air China


Air China Limited, abbreviated as Air China, is the flag carrier of People's Republic of China. It is one of the biggest carriers in the country and is based at the Beijing Capital International Airport.

Official Website: The website www.airchina.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

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Address: 41 Grosvenor Gardens, London SWIW OBP

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pakistan Airlines


Established in 1955 and wholly owned by the government of Pakistan, the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) is the national airline of the country. The airline uses Karachi International Airport as its hub and has a fleet of Boeing, Airbus and ATR aircrafts.

Official Website: The website www.piac.com.pk is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

Title: Pakistan International Airlines

Address: Booking Office - 28, Sackville Street, London W1S 3DU

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Alitalia Airlines


Alitalia - Compagnia Aerea Italiana commenced operations in 2009, following the acquisition of assets from Alitalia - Linee Aeree Italiane and of Air One. Alitalia is the Italy's leading airline and one of the world's biggest carriers. With a fleet of 158 aircrafts, Alitalia served more than 20 million passengers in the year 2010.

Official Website:
The website www.alitalia.com is a useful guide for searching booking information, airfares and the different cheap airfare offers put up by the airline at frequent intervals.

Address:
Piazza Almerico da Schio Pal. RPU - 00054 Fiumicino, Rome

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2012 – Set to Drive Indian Tourism!

Loaded with a wide range of tourist delights willing to becharm vacationers, India scores big time as a hot holiday destination! And to celebrate and promote this very facet of this magnificent country, Great Indian Travel Bazaar 2012 (GITB) kicked off on Sunday!

GITB is an “international tourism mart” that works to promote India as a world-class tourism destination and offers a platform for different market segments to come together and air their views.

Subodh Kant Sahai, Minister of Tourism, Government of India was among the various dignitaries and guests who graced the inaugural day of the event. The Indian minister emphasised on the growth of the tourism in the country and advocated the need for making tour and travel sector a priority.

A traditional holiday destination, India is now being offered support by the authorities to mushroom it as one of the world’s finest destinations for vacationers.

Mr Sahai also spoke about the need to improve the hospitality infrastructure. He said the country has massive requirements for hotel rooms in order to serve tourists who take flights to India. It must be noticed that India is already witnessing big investments in the hotel sector with many local and international players realising the country’s tourism potential.

GITB is being held in Jaipur, Rajasthan - a top spot for holiday makers and one of the big factors that drive the demand for cheap flight tickets to India.

GITB is organised by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan, the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry).

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Saturday, April 14, 2012

Uzbekistan Airways Considers New Routes To Mumbai

Uzbekistan Airways fans planning holidays to India’s entertainment capital, Mumbai have a reason to smile now as Uzbekistan Airways is planning to introduce new flights, connecting Tashkent and Samarkand to Mumbai. In next three to four months, the Uzbek national carrier will start operating the new route, in order to improve air connectivity between India and Uzbekistan.

The new flight will make air travel to India, particularly for travellers from the Uzbekistan or those transiting the country much more comfortable and convenient.

The necessary documentation has already been filled out and filed to the Indian aviation ministry to procure regulatory approvals and permissions and the airline hopes to launch their new flights to India sometime in July 2012.

With its hub at Tashkent International Airport, Uzbekistan Airways currently operates flights to Delhi and Amritsar. However, with it’s fairly higher number of economy and premium economy class seats, the airline could possibly turn out to be a good choice for those who look for economy class tickets on cheap flights to India for leisurely breaks or business tours!

The airline announced the launch of its new flights weeks after India's Civil Aviation Ministry announced the opening of 11 new international sectors in an effort to improve global connectivity including new routes from New Delhi to Tashkent.

With its efficient use of Boeing and Airbus airplanes in its fleet, Uzbekistan Airways is a popular airline that offers lucrative deals on its flights to Asian, European or North American destinations!

Reference: http://www.southalltravel.co.uk/news/India/90402109/Uzbekistan-Airways-Plans-To-Launch-Flights-To-Mumbai.html

Friday, April 13, 2012

Indian Govt Plans Big Investment to Develop Airports in Country

With India fast galloping towards becoming one of world’s hottest holiday destinations, Indian authorities are working overtime to ensure that travel buffs who land up in the country are impressed by every facet of the country and not just luring attractions!

Government of India has come up with plans to make sure that fliers taking flights to India are left impressed by infrastructural standards of the airports in the country. It will put in as much as $30 billion in next 10 years to develop airports. Several existing airports will be opened up for refurbishment.

Indian media has covered the story adequately and the reports point towards the success of implementation of public private partnership (PPP) model in airport development to be the major factor that has pushed the government.

A top government official has been quoted by different news sources as saying that the government’s investment in the airport segment is expected to go up from $10 billion during the 10th and 11th Five-Year Plans to $30 billion over the next decade.

It surely is bright news for not only domestic patrons but also for foreign business and leisure tourists who are often heard complaining about Indian airports’ standards. It just might also prove to a boon for those who look for tickets on cheap flights to India. Who knows with more airports available for connections, travellers might just be able to net cheap deals with the airlines!

At present, there are around 127 airports in the country. Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA), New Delhi recently earned a second spot, while the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai stood at forth place among 180 world wide airports surveyed for the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) awards by the Airports Council International (ACI) for 2011.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Chandigarh Airport Awaits International Flights to India

Frustration of the people waiting for Chandigarh Airport to start international flights is at a peak. Even after making many repetitive announcements of international flights starting soon, they are still an unfulfilled dream for Chandigarh Airport.

Indian Ministry of Defence has not granted the permission to the Chandigarh Airport to operate international flights even when the airport has been awarded with the status of 'customs airport' and upgraded its infrastructure.

Chandigarh Airport invested around INR 80 crores (INR 800 million) to modernize its new terminal building which opened on April 14 last year and introduced many other facilities to decoy international airlines to begin their operations from here.

Apart from this, the airport also showed its worth by operating more than 300 flights in 72 hours efficiently, counting international flights to India for those holiday makers who visited the country for the India-Pakistan Cricket World Cup semi-final match at Mohali last year. Yet, it has not been given the clearance to host international flights to India. 

The low-cost international airline Air Arabia showed interest to begin Sharjah-Chandigarh flight, but as the runway and the air traffic control of the Chandigarh airport are managed by the Indian Air Force, the international airlines are obliged to take consent from the ministry of defence. Certainly, a great loss for budget travellers seeking tickets on cheap flights to India!

The Director of Chandigarh airport Captain H S Toor says that even through Chandigarh airport satisfies all the conditions required for international operations, ministry of defence has still not passed its appeal to operate international flights for six months.

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Southall Travel - Delivering Better Than the Best Experiences

Southall Travel, one of the leading travel agencies based in the UK, helps millions of travellers every year with endless options. The agency is an ATOL licence holder, an ABTA member and an IATA certified agency.

Southall Travel is a one stop shop for travellers looking for cheap deals on airfares, hotels, all-inclusive packages, travel insurance and car rentals! With different divisions like The Holiday Team and Applehouse Travel that offers corporate deals, Southall Travel aims to offer excellent services to the UK travellers departing to world-wide destinations.

The agency has business tie-ups with almost all the major airlines that operate flights to India from the United Kingdom. No wonder, thousands of holiday makers, business travellers and students looking to net tickets on cheap flights to India contact Southall Travel.

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Apart from offering innumerable deals on Jet airways’ flights to India’s most preferred gateways like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Southall Travel also offers lucrative deals on car rentals, hotels, travel insurance, etc for those planning holidays in India.

Budget tourists can net cheap tickets to thriving Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore and Hyderabad starting from as low as £515, £533, £527, £531 and £533, respectively. Those willing to grab some of the best airline deals would do well to visit Southall Travel’s website, www.southalltravel.co.uk.

With a wealth of information about different destinations and no dearth of cheap deals on airfares, accommodations and all-inclusive packages to dazzling Indian cities, Southall Travel’s website remains one of the most surfed travel portals in the United Kingdom. Furthermore this website is securitymetrics certified site and also uses the services of VeriSign to protect the interest of its users, which gives greater transparency and control to its users!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Malaysia Airline’s In-Flight Menu Introduces Indian Flavours

In an endeavour to delight its passengers, Malaysia Airlines has announced to enhance its in-flight menu with some exotic Indian flavours on its flights departing from Indian destinations to Kuala Lumpur.

The airline’s enhanced in-flight menu will feature some of the most flavoursome Indian vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisines on its flights departing from New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore to Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysian Airlines, one of the preferred choices for tickets on long haul flights to India and other holiday destinations in the region, is hoping to lure more travellers with its new and improved in-flight menu.

The airline has collaborated with the renowned Taj Group of Hotels and Taj SATS Air Catering Ltd which is expected to offer passengers a rare taste of unique Indian gastronomic delights with a wide variety of traditional and popular Indian regional signature cuisines from the Taj Group of Hotels.

Over the years, Malaysia Airlines has been the best bet for leisure and corporate travellers seeking lucrative deals and premium in-flight services for leisurely breaks or business tours to global destinations.

If you are one of those true blue delectable Indian cuisines lovers headed to Malaysia, then book your cheap flights to India on any airline but ensure that you have secured a seat on Malaysia Airlines flight for you onward connection from one of these metro cities to Kuala Lumpur Airport.

For those with any kind of dietary restriction relating to non vegetarian meal, the airline has announced that it will strictly adhere to stringent quality standards and Halal benchmark and will use the best ingredients for preparing the meals.

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Luxury Seekers with Flights to India to Have More Hotel Options

India is flooded! The country is witnessing huge investments in the hotel industry with old and new all players striving hard to get a slice of India’s growing market!

India, the top holiday destination that attracts millions of travellers each year, seems to have become the latest love of hospitality firms around the world. With each passing day, a domestic or international hotel company is heard announcing the big launch or expansion in the Indian market!

Billed as one of the biggest economies in the world, India falls short in terms of quality hotel rooms. With millions to serve and only few hundred thousands of rooms, it surely takes no genius to figure out the potential of hotel industry in the country.

Worldhotels has joined the chorus and has announced its plans to develop 10 hotels in India by 2013, bringing smiles on faces of travellers taking flights to India.

As of now, Worldhotels offers services to 10 hotels in India. These include two Claridges hotels in Delhi and NCR, the Sahara Star in Mumbai and Aamby Valley in Pune. Out of these hotels, 4-5 are branded and the rest are affiliations, with a 50:50 blend of five star and four star properties.

The company clarified that it will “like to maintain this mix.”

While not many budget foreign travellers, who prefer cheap flights to India, will sit up and take notice of the announcement, the news will surely grab attention of luxury seekers.

India’s current contribution to Worldhotels’ global sales is 2% and is expected to rise to 5% to by 2014. The firm hopes to cater to business and leisure travellers, conference organisers, corporate tour managers and travel agents.

Reference: http://www.southalltravel.co.uk/news/India/90402103/Worldhotels-to-Develop-10-Properties-by-2013-in-India.html

Monday, April 9, 2012

More Hotels for Budget Travellers Taking Flights to India in 2012

Joining the ranks of those looking towards India for growth, Accor SA has announced its plans to increase the number of hotels in India by almost doubling them in the year 2012!

Currently, the hotel group operates 12 hotels in India. The number is expected to go up to 23 as 11 more properties will open their doors for the guests in the current year.

The announcement is one of the many in the series made by global hospitality companies, vis-à-vis India. Lebua Hotels & Resorts and Swiss International are couple of such hotel groups that have announced plans to set up/expand properties in India. India is seen as a hot tour and travel market with as many as almost 6 million travellers booking flights to India every year. However, the country’s hotel industry leaves much to be desired with a wide gap between those taking airline tickets to country and that of the number of hotel rooms. This is the void the hotel chains are hoping to fill.

Talking about Accor, the company will set up five hotels in April under the brands Ibis, Formula 1, Pullman and Novotel. The remaining properties will open by the close of the current year. Nine out of 11 hotels that are expected to come up this year will be budget and economy hotels, catering primarily to domestic holiday makers and those international tourists who go for cheap flights to India.

Out of Accor’s already set up 12 hotels in India, one-third are in the budget and economy segment, clearly indicating the company’s focus towards that segment.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

How to search, compare and book cheap flights with southalltravel.co.uk

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Travel planners at Southall Travel have exclusive access to Global Distribution Systems like Amadeus, World Span, Sabre that provide real-time information about the availability of flights  and hotel rooms for any particular  instance of time. Not only will you be offered the best price for all non-stop flights to your destination but information about all connecting flights will also be provided. Connecting flights, you would agree, will prove be a lot cheaper and help you cut down on your travel costs significantly.

Although rarely, you may find, that the fares offered on the phone are slightly higher than what you found on the web. This is because the airline fares are highly volatile and continue to change on an ongoing basis with respect to the availability of seats.

The deals which the website offers while you are simply browsing through may not be available the next minute when you are ready to book them. This typical character of the airline fares is a testament that reveals the importance of booking the seats as soon as you find a price that suits your pocket and not waiting for a further cheaper price. The numerous package holidays displayed on the southalltravel.co.uk, which include the flights plus hotel, also work on the same principle. Just remember that air fares and prices of the hotels are bound to get expensive as the travel date draws nearer. The discounts you would find weeks before your travel may not be available on last minute booking.

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