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Oman Air to fly Salalah-Calicut direct from March 27

(Source: www.omanair.com)

(Source:
www.omanair.com)

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 →

India: Alternate train for wait-listed passengers

IMG_2383March 22 (TravelAndy): Indian Railways will now allow wait-listed passengers to avail confirmed seat in the next train to the same destination, without any extra charge.

This is good news for train passengers in India because wait lists run into the hundreds frequently in this country.

The railway ministry, tweeted this today through its official handle @RailMinIndia. Continue Reading →

Istanbul-Dhaka railway route on the table

Train.jpgMarch 21 (TravelAndy): The proposal for an Istanbul to Dhaka railway route was discussed at a two-day meeting attended by the representatives of more than 11 countries in New Delhi last week.

The meeting on “Strengthening Railway Transport Connectivity in South and South West Asia” was organised by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) in co-ordination with Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) and the Indian railway ministry.

Discussions were held to strengthen the rail transport and provide connectivity to the countries in South Asia and South East Asia. Among the countries that took part in the meeting are Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Iran, Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkey and India. Continue Reading →

Plans to restore Dhaka-Darjeeling rail link

The iconic Keventer's restaurant in Darjeeling

The iconic Keventer’s restaurant in Darjeeling

 

March 21 (TravelAndy): In order to enhance cross border tourism and trade, India and Bangladesh is looking to restore rail link between Darjeeling and Dhaka.

The rail route between Darjeeling, the hill town in India’s West Bengal state and Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, will be restored after 52 years, since it was severed during India-Pakistan war in 1965, Mujibul Haque, Bangladesh railway minister, told the Dhaka Tribune.

“We will wrap up the project by late 2019,” added Mujibul. Continue Reading →

New low-cost option for trans-Altantic flights

 Vueling is another brand of the International Airlines Group that will launch LEVEL

Vueling is another brand of the IAG that will launch LEVEL

March 18 (TravelAndy): A new low-cost long-haul airline will starts operations from Barcelona to Los Angeles, San Francisco (Oakland), Buenos Aires and Punta Cana.

Named LEVEL, the airline brand is being launched by the International Airlines Group (IAG).

Flights to Los Angeles  will  start on June 1, 2017 and operate twice per week, those to San Francisco (Oakland) will start on June 2, 2017 and operate thrice a week and those  to Punta Cana (Dominican Republic) will begin June 10, 2017 and operate twice a week. Flights to Buenos Aires will start on June 17, 2017 and operate three times a week. Continue Reading →

Oman Air to fly Muscat-Nairobi from March 27

Oman Air

(Source: www.omanair.com)

March 16 (TravelAndy): Oman Air, the national carrier of Oman, has announced the launch of a four-times-a-week flight from Muscat to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, starting March 27 2017.

The flight will depart from Muscat on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, leaving at 14.50 and arriving in Nairobi at 1855. From Nairobi, the return flights will depart on Tuesdays, Wednesdays,Fridays and Sundays, leaving at 0045 and arriving in Muscat the next day at 0650.

From Nairobi, there will be convenient connections to other places in Africa in cooperation with Kenyan Airways. From Muscat, guests can also benefit from connections offered by Oman Air to its destinations in the far East, Indian Subcontinent, Europe and elsewhere.

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Jet Airways & Fiji Airways ink codeshare deal

Logo R1 square bgMarch 7 (TravelAndy): Jet Airways, India’s full-service premier international airline and Fiji Airways, Fiji’s National Airline, have announced a code-share partnership which offers guests travelling on both carriers convenient and seamless connectivity between India and Fiji via Singapore and Hong Kong. Apart from connectivity, this increases the scope of Jet’s popular frequent flier programme JetPrivilege.

The codeshare agreement, a first-of-its-kind between the airlines of the two countries, will address the growing demand for travel between India and Fiji.

Jet Airways will place its ‘9W’ code on Fiji Airways’ flights from Singapore and Hong Kong to Nadi, and Fiji Airways will place its ‘FJ’ code on Jet Airways’ services between Singapore and Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai as well as between Hong Kong and Mumbai & Delhi. All codeshare flights will allow through check-in to the final destination of any journey. Continue Reading →

Emirates to fly Dubai-Cambodia from July 1

The-Emirates-Boeing-777-300ER-2March 3 (TravelAndy): Emirates will launch its maiden flight on the Dubai-Cambodia route on July 1, 2017.

It will operate daily flights on this route with one stop at Yangon in Myanmar, said the airline.

The flight will depart from Dubai at 09.15 and arrive in Yangon at 17.25. It will leave Yangon at 18.55 and reach Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh at 21.25. The return flight leaves Phnom Penh at 23.10 and arrives in Dubai at 05.40 the next morning, after a stopover at Yangon. Continue Reading →

Tourism boost for beach town Digha

Digha

Digha

March 3 (TravelAndy): The popular beach town of Digha in India’s West Bengal state is set to be developed as an international tourist destination, said reports.

The state government has planned to introduce cable cars and a toy train track along the coast from Digha to Udaypur on the West Bengal-Odisha border.Additionally, a 20km sea-front driveway between Digha and Mandarmani is also on the cards.

The coastline of West Bengal is dotted with beach destinations such as Digha, Mandarmani, Sankarpur and Tajpur. Continue Reading →