May 22 (TravelAndy): Singapore-based low cost airline Scoot will operate six flights every week to Osaka from July 8.
“Osaka has long been on our radar and we’re excited to add it to our network,” Scoot’s CEO, Campbell Wilson was quoted as saying in a report. Scoot already flies to Tokyo and Kyoto.
Of the six weekly flights, three will fly via Bangkok and the rest via Kaohsiung,Taiwan. Continue reading Scoot to Osaka from Singapore
May 21 (TravelAndy): Low cost airline Air Asia began operations from New Delhi on Thursday.
New Delhi will be the airline’s base in the North Indian market. The carrier will now fly from New Delhi to Bengaluru, Guwahati and Goa.
“We are very excited to step into Delhi. We hope to enable more people to experience air travel in India,” a report quoted AirAsia India chief executive Mittu Chandilya as saying. Continue reading Air Asia starts flights from Delhi
May 21 (TravelAndy): Low-cost carrier Air Asia will start operating on the Johor Bahru to Bangkok route from July 17.
Booking opened for the new route on May 18 and for bookings made till May 24, the airline is offering all-inclusive fares from MYR69 for travel between July 17 and May 31, 2016, Air Asia said in a statement.
The four-times-a-week will depart on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 6.55pm and land in Bangkok at 8.45pm. Continue reading Air Asia’s new Johor Bahru-Bangkok flight
May 19 (TravelAndy): India-based budget airline SpiceJet is offering all-inclusive fares starting from INR1,010 as part of it’s 10 year anniversary celebrations.
The three-day sale is on and will continue till the midnight of May 21 for the travel period from July 1 to October 15, the airline said.
The offer is only valid for flights within India and on a first-come-first-served basis. Continue reading SpiceJet offers fares from INR1,010
May 18 (TravelAndy): Indian airline Vistara started operations on the Delhi-Lucknow route on Monday.
While the daily flight takes off from Delhi at 12noon, it departs from Lucknow at 1.55pm.
The airline plans to increase the frequency to two flights a day on this route from June 16.
Vistara is also set to start operations on the Bengaluru-Mumbai route from June 16. Continue reading Vistara starts Delhi-Lucknow flight
May 18 (TravelAndy): Air Asia is is offering a 50 per cent discount on base fare on select flights.
Passengers can book till May 24 for travel between September 1 and March 31 to avail of this offer. Continue reading Air Asia offers 50% discount on base fare
May 17 (TravelAndy): Luton-based budget airline EasyJet will add an extra row to all its current and future A320 aircraft, increasing the number of seats from 180 to 186.
According to reports, the carrier has denied that the move will cramp space inside the aircraft because the extra space is being managed by shifting a wheelchair-accessible toilet and moving a wall at the rear of the plane. Continue reading EasyJet adds 6 more seats to its A320s
May 16 (TravelAndy): Europe-based budget airline Ryanair has announced two new routes from Newcastle in its winter 2015 schedule.
While the flight to Alicante will operate thrice a week from October 27, the flight to Dublin will fly nine times every week. Continue reading New Alicante & Dublin flights from Newcastle
May 15 (TravelAndy): If you budget travellers out there are in the mood to splurge a bit, Qatar Airways is offering a 2-for-1 deal on business and first class tickets on many flights.
Travellers purchasing a business class or a first class ticket (if business class is not available) will get a complimentary ticket for a travel companion, by paying only the taxes and levied surcharges. Continue reading Qatar Airways offers 2-for-1 deal
May 15 (TravelAndy): Discounts are flying thick and fast at the four-day Weekday Special Travel Fair organised by the Tourism Authority of Thailand, which began in Bangkok on Thursday.
“Only a handful of tourists travel on weekdays. This is an economic loss.The fair is helping local economies and giving cost-effective vacations to tourists,” Bangkok Post quoted Anupharp Thirarath, deputy Tourism Authority of Thailand governor for domestic marketing, as saying. Continue reading 100 baht goodies at Bangkok trade fair
May 13 (TravelAndy): Indian citizens travelling to the Philippines will now not need a visa to enter the country if they already have a valid AJACSSUK (Australia, Japan, Canada, Singapore, the US and UK) visa.
Under the new rule that came into effect last month, Indians can now can now enter the country from all entry ports, including international airports and sea ports, domestic without a Philippines visa for a period of 14 days, extendable to a maximum of 21 days. Continue reading Visa-free travel for Indians to Philippines
May 12 (TravelAndy): Hovelstay, a new accommodation booking website, which is increasingly being referred to as the rebel alternative to Airbnb, is offering sleeping options that backpackers and shoestring travellers will find helpful.
The website has three sections – Survivor Hovels, Good Enough and Clean & Comfortable. Continue reading New cheap sleep site turns heads