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WestJet plans to launch ultra-low-cost carrier

WestJetApril 26 (TravelAndy): WestJet has announced its intention to launch a new, ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) in Canada subject to agreement with its pilots and any required regulatory approvals.

Service is expected to start in late 2017 with an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s. The ULCC will provide Canadians with no-frills, lower-cost travel options.

“We have built WestJet from its low-cost, regional roots into a renowned, international airline with service to 21 countries and today it’s all about disrupting at the price-sensitive end of the market,” said Clive Beddoe, co-founder of WestJet and Chair of the Board of the Directors. “Launching a ULCC will broaden WestJet’s growth opportunities and open new market segments by offering more choice to those Canadians looking for lower fares.” Continue Reading →

Indigo adds Mangalore to its flight network

rp_IndiGo-300x30011111.jpgApril 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 →

NewLeaf to take off on July 25

Newleaf airlineJune 23 (TravelAndy): Canadian low-cost carrier, NewLeaf today announced to start operations from July 25.

“Today, I am happy to announce that we are one again, as a re-seller of airline seats, are accepting customer bookings, and that we will be taking to the skies on July 25,” the company’s CEO Jim Young said at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport today. Continue Reading →

NewLeaf fails to keep Feb 12 flight date

Newleaf airlineJanuary 20 (TravelAndy): Canadian low-cost carrier, NewLeaf has suspended its plan to start flights following a licence issue raised by Canadian Transportation Agency.

According to reports, the airline has decided to refund all credit card transaction for tickets booked to avail the flight service, which was initially scheduled to begin from February 12.

The airline hopes to be able to begin official services from spring, this year. Continue Reading →

Don’t stress over elusive airfare deals

logo-3.3-with-bgOver the past few months, several Indian airlines have been advertising incredibly low air ticket offers in phases. 

Interestingly, when many people landed on the booking pages of these airlines, they either did not find those advertised fares or found a “Sold out” sticker on those fares. In some cases, users could not even access the website concerned during the sale period. Continue Reading →

How to find cheap flights

Flying is costly and airfares usually form a major part of people’s travel budgets. However, if you are determined to travel more and travel cheap, there are ways in which you can spend less on flying. Here’s how to find cheap flights.

Be flexible with dates: This is the factor that usually makes the biggest difference.

I went to Canada in 2013 and had planned to arrive in Vancouver in July. But that was around the time the Calgary Stampede took place and airfares were ridiculously high. I checked June prices and they were nearly INR30,000 less. I bought the June tickets.

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