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June 19 (TravelAndy): Norwegian is continuing its UK expansion with a new direct service from London Gatwick to Rhodes, that took off on June 17.
The weekly flight will operate on Saturdays, throughout summer, said the airline.
The flight will depart London Gatwick at 21.15 and reach Rhodes at 03.15, the next day. On its return, it will leave Rhodes at 04.45 and arrive in Gatwick at 07.00. Continue reading Norwegian starts Gatwick-Rhodes direct flight →
June 15 (TravelAndy): Vistara, Indian full-service carrier, launched monsoon sale that offers one way, all-inclusive fares starting INR 849 in Economy Class.
Bookings under the Sale are open till midnight of June 17, 2017 for travel between June 28, 2017 and September 20, 2017.
The lowest fare is applicable on the airline’s Jammu-Srinagar flight. Continue reading Vistara announces fares starting INR 849 →
June 12 (TravelAndy): The departure of flight AC1962 from Montreal-Trudeau airport tonight will mark the successful launch of Air Canada Rouge’s newest route.
The seasonal, non-stop service between Montreal and Marseille will operate three times a week during the summer and give flyers more choices when travelling to France.
“The Marseille service will be the only non-stop flight operated by a network carrier between Marseille and North America further expanding Air Canada’s reach in France by complementing existing services to Paris, Lyon and Nice, and strengthening our presence in Provence-Côte d’Azur, a popular summer destination for Quebecers,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada. Continue reading Air Canada starts Montreal-Marseille nonstop flight →
June 9 (TravelAndy): Avianca started four weekly direct flights from Boston to the airline’s hub in Bogota, Colombia, offering travelers 960 seats per week.This new service operates four times per week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday on the Bogota – Boston route, and on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday on the Boston – Bogota route.“With this new addition to our route network, Avianca becomes the first and only airline to directly join Boston with Bogota and vice versa, connecting travelers coming from the State of Massachusetts to the main capitals in Latin America. Travelers from South America will be able to fly more easily to key destinations in New England”,said Hernan Rincon, president of Avianca.
May 4 (TravelAndy): The Vietnamese low cost carrier, Vietjet has started operating on the Singapore-Hanoi route from the Changi international airport.
The flight will be 2 hour 55 minutes both ways.
The flight from Hanoi takes off at 10:00 and arrives in Singapore at 13:55. The return flight departs from Singapore at 14:55 and lands in Hanoi at 16:50. Continue reading Vietjet starts Hanoi-Singapore flights →
May 2 (TravelAndy): Qatar Airways has announced that from May 7, 2017, the airline will operate its third daily non-stop flight from Doha’s Hamad International Airport to Bali’s Denpasar.
The new flight will depart from Doha at 17.45 and reach Denpasar ar 08.10 the next day. On its return, the flight will leave Denpasar at 09.30 and reach Doha at 14.05.
“The start of triple daily non-stop services from Doha to Bali Denpasar offers passengers from our global network even greater access to this popular leisure destination with smooth international transfers and a variety of times to suit their own schedules,” said Akbar Al Baker, group chief executive, Qatar Airways. Continue reading Qatar Airways to fly third nonstop Doha-Bali flight →
April 27 (TravelAndy): Budget airline Norwegian will start flights between London and Singapore from September 28, 2017, the airline said.
With this, the airline’s growing low-cost long-haul network expands to Asia.
Norwegian will operate four weekly flights, increasing to five in the winter, from London’s Gatwick to Singapore’s Changi Airport. Continue reading Norwegian to fly London-Singapore from Sep 28 →
April 24 (TravelAndy): Russia has simplified visa procedures for the citizens of 18 countries, including India, to its far east when the visitors are entering the country through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok.
A list of 18 countries has been approved whose citizens can obtain electronic single entry business, tourist or humanitarian visas when entering the Russian Federation through checkpoints at the Free Port of Vladivostok. This initiative is aimed at enhancing the investment appeal of the region and expanding business ties by facilitating projects involving foreign companies, and attracting more foreign tourists, an official statement said.
The signed directive submitted by the Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East contains an approved list of 18 countries: Algeria, Bahrein, Brunei, India, Qatar, People’s Republic of China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan. Continue reading e-Visas for 18 countries to Russia far east →
April 21 (TravelAndy): India’s flagship carrier Air India will start direct flights between New Delhi and Washington DC from July 7, 2017.
April 19 (TravelAndy): IndiGo, Indian low-cost carrier has announced Mangalore as its new destination, said the airline in a release.
Effective May 01 2017, IndiGo will operate daily non-stop flights from Mangalore to Bengaluru and Mumbai at fares starting Rs 1499.
Mr. Aditya Ghosh, President and Whole Time Director, IndiGo said, “Mangalore, an important seaport and a major commercial centre in Karnataka with the state’s second busiest airport, is fast gaining prominence as a business hub and a tourist gateway. We have been getting requests to connect the city of Mangalore for years.” Continue reading Indigo adds Mangalore to its flight network →
April 18 (TravelAndy): To delight passengers travelling from Vishakhapatnam to Araku Valley in India’s Andhra Pradesh state, Indian Railways launched a special glass top coach, which will provide panoramic view of the route.
Known as Vistadome, this air-conditioned coach attached to the Visakhapatnam-Kirandul passenger train, claims to be a first-of-its-kind in Indian Railways.
It has glass top and glass window, providing 360 degree see-through view of the 128 km journey to the scenic Araku valley. Continue reading Glass roof train on Vizag-Araku route →