April 21 (TravelAndy): India’s flagship carrier Air India will start direct flights between New Delhi and Washington DC from July 7, 2017.
March 23 (TravelAndy): Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, announced a new daily direct flight between Salalah, capital city of southern Oman’s Dhofar province and Calicut, Kerala, starting March 27, 2017.
The three-and-a-half hour flight will depart Salalah at 01.10 and arrive in Calicut at 06.20. The return flight will leave Calicut at 07.00 and arrive in Salalah at 09.15. (Also read: Oman Air to fly Muscat-Nairobi from March 27)
Additionally, the airline has increased frequency of the existing flights between Muscat and Calicut from one a day to twice daily since February. Continue Reading →
November 25 (TravelAndy): Bhutan Air will start a new nonstop flight route between Bangkok and Bodh Gaya in India’s Bihar state, from December 4, 2016.
Twice-a-week flights will operate between Bangkok and Bodh Gaya on Sundays and Wednesdays, said the airline.
The flight timings are yet to be disclosed in the website of the airline. Continue Reading →
The thrice-a-week flights will operate between the two capitals on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, said the airline.
The flight will leave Delhi at 14.25 and arrive in Madrid at 20.20. On its return, it will depart from Madrid at 21.50 and reach Delhi at 11.10, the following day.
This route is set to become India’s first direct air connectivity to Spain.
September 28 (TravelAndy): India’s low cost carrier, GoAir is all set to start daily direct flights between Chennai and Kolkata, from October 12, 2016.
Direct flight on this route will depart daily, leaving Chennai at 11.00 and reaching Kolkata at 13.20. On its return, the flight will depart from Kolkata at 17.30 and arrive in Chennai at 19.45.
Tickets for the new flights are already on sale. Continue Reading →
September 21 (TravelAndy): Google has launched a new app called Google Trips that will help users organise all travel information in a single place.
“Google Trips is a personalized tour guide in your pocket. Each trip contains key categories of information, including day plans, reservations, things to do, food & drink, and more, so you have everything you need at your fingertips. The entire app is available offline — simply tap the “Download” button under each trip to save it to your phone,” Google said in a blog post.
The app accumulates all flight, hotel, car and restaurant reservations information from the user’s Gmail inbox and stores it under the “reservation” tile in the app. Additionally, it recommends local attractions and eateries near the user’s place of visit. Continue Reading →
May 21 (TravelAndy): Vistara, a Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines joint venture carrier, is set to start two Kolkata-Delhi flights every day from June 10, 2016.
The first will depart from Delhi at 7.20 and reach Kolkata at 9.30. The second daily flight will depart from Delhi at 17.55 and reach Kolkata at 20.10.
The return flights will leave Kolkata at 10.15 and 20.50 and reach Delhi at 12.50 and 23.15 respectively.
The flights will operate on all days of the week except Sundays.
Bookings for this route are already open.
June 3 (TravelAndy): India’s flagship carrier Air India will start operating direct flights between New Delhi and the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo from June 15.
All-inclusive return airfares will start from INR15,555, the airline said.
Except Wednesdays, the flight will depart every day at noon and reach Colombo at 3.35pm. On Wednesdays, it will depart at 1.30pm and arrive in the Sri Lankan capital at 5.15pm.
May 26 (TravelAndy): Dragonair intends to start operations on the Hong Kong-Hiroshima route from August 16 and is currently awaiting government approval to that effect.
The Hong Kong-based airline plans to operate two flights a week on this route.
If the government green-lights the plan, Dragonair will become the first airline to fly on this route. Continue Reading →
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 →
The airline will operate five return flights a week, totalling nearly 1,700 seats.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer the Perth-Singapore route with a schedule and aircraft type that will make it commercially viable,” Mr Evans said, adding that Boeing 737 will be used for this sector.
“The service from Perth will arrive into Singapore at 5.20pm providing excellent connections with our airline partners into key regional Asia destinations including Tokyo, Shanghai and Delhi subject to regulatory approval,” Evans said.
Launch fares will start from AUD199 one way, the company said.
April 13 (TravelAndy): Non-stop flights between Orlando in Florida, US, and Havana, Cuba, will start operating on July 8, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has said.
“With the changing dynamics in the relationship between the US and Cuban governments, we are pleased to offer these flight options to residents in Central Florida,” said Phil Brown, Executive Director of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
In the first phase, Island Travel & Tours will operate a weekly flight on Wednesdays. A Sunday flight will be added later in the summer.