October 4 (TravelAndy): Emirates operated its inaugural flight service between Dubai and Edinburgh on October 1.
The Emirates Boeing 777-300ER touched down in the Scottish capital just before 3pm local time, making Edinburgh the airline’s second destination in Scotland and the eighth in the United Kingdom.
Emirates flight EK023, with a group of VIP guests and media on board, was welcomed by Edinburgh Airport with a water cannon salute.
To celebrate the new service, Emirates and Edinburgh Airport held a launch event hosted by Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, and Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, UK, alongside Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport. Continue reading Emirates starts Dubai-Edinburgh flight
September 21 (TravelAndy): Virgin Australia’s inaugural direct service from Perth in Western Australia to Hobart in Tasmania got under way earlier this week.
July 6 (TravelAndy): A direct flight will start operating between Western Australia and Tasmania from September.
Virgin Australia will operate the flight.
The Perth to Hobart service will run three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
According to the National Visitor Survey in Australia, around 41,300 Tasmanians visit WA each year and this figure is set to grow with the direct air link. Continue reading Perth-Hobart direct flight from September
June 30 (TravelAndy): People travelling to Monkey Mia and Carnarvon will benefit from discounted airfares offered by Regional Express (Rex), from July 2, 2018.
The Perth-Monkey Mia-Carnarvon air route will be serviced by Rex after a five-year agreement to provide regulated air services was signed between the state government and Rex earlier this year.
An innovative approach to reducing airfares on the route has resulted in Rex engaging with the owner of Shark Bay Airport (commonly referred to as Monkey Mia Airport), RAC; the Shire of Carnarvon, owner of Carnarvon Airport; and Perth Airport, to implement the Rex Community Fare scheme. Continue reading Reduced fares for Monkey Mia and Carnarvon flights
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
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 Oman Air to fly Salalah-Calicut direct from March 27
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 Bhutan Air to fly Bangkok-Bodh Gaya from Dec 4
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 GoAir to fly Chennai-Kolkata from Oct 12
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 Google launches travel planning app
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.