INDIAN NEWS & TIMES

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The airline also picked up the award for Best First Class Comfort Amenities. The Skytrax World Airline Awards are considered a global benchmark of airline excellence. This year’s results were decided by 19.8 million customers across 105 countries. The survey reviewed over 320 airlines from August 2016 to May [...]

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Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has announced the appointment of Mr. Abdulla Alkhallafi as Cargo Manager, North India, effective June 2017. A Business Administration professional from the University of Dubai, Mr Alkhallafi has been with SkyCargo since 2014. He was earlier stationed in Singapore, one of the busiest markets in Asia. Mr. Alkhallafi, who will now be based in New Delhi, will be looking after the North India [...]

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Emirates today confirmed that its new First Class product will be showcased at the Dubai Air Show in November. Making its debut onboard a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates’ new First Class cabin will feature 6 private suites laid out in a 1-1-1 layout, compared to the existing 8 private suites in a 1-2-1 layout on its existing 777 fleet. In addition to the entirely redesigned First Class product, Emirates’ new Boeing [...]

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GoAir, one of India’s fastest growing airlines, announces their commencement of 2 additional flights out of Pune.  Effective May 19th, the airline will start daily flights from Pune to Bengaluru and Kolkata. These additional flights from Pune will provide non-stop connectivity from Pune to Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Nagpur, Delhi, and Kolkata. The city of Pune and state of Maharashtra both play an important role in GoAir’s network. The new routes [...]

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Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, has increased the range of solutions available to its pharma customers by entering into agreements for global container rental services with two leading players in the market: SkyCell and va-Q-tec, in addition to its existing cooperation with Envirotainer. The agreements allow Emirates SkyCargo to offer its customers a variety of specialised temperature controlled containers for the transportation of pharmaceutical or life sciences products.   [...]

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To beat the summer heat, IndiGo, India’s preferred low cost carrier today announces a Three-day Summer Special Sale across the IndiGo network. In the Summer Special Sale, starting  May 08 to May 10, 2017 – passengers can make bookings at compelling all-inclusive prices starting at INR 899 on select domestic destinations and vacation getaways including Mumbai-Goa, Ahmedabad-Mumbai, Chennai-Port Blair, Guwahati-Hyderabad, Mumbai-Guwahati, Jammu-Amritsar, Delhi-Udaipur, Kolkata-Agartala among many others. These special fares [...]

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Medela India, the world’s leading global producer of breast pumps and nursing accessories announced their brand new summer offer for mothers in association with Make My Trip. Medela will reward one lucky customer of freestyle breast pump with a voucher worth Rs. 1, 00, 000 and 10 lucky customers who have bought the Swing Maxi pump with vouchers worth Rs. 10,000 each. The duration of this offer will be from [...]

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Emirates’ focus on meeting and exceeding customer expectations both in the air and on the ground were recognised yesterday with four accolades at the ‎Business Traveller Middle East 2017 Awards. At a ceremony attended by key travel industry executives, Emirates was crowned “Best Airline Worldwide”. It was also named “Airline with the Best First Class”, “Airline with the Best First Class Lounge” and “Best Frequent Flyer Programme”. Adel Al Redha, [...]

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SpiceJet, the country’s favourite low-cost carrier, today unveiled ‘Khel Yatra’ for the underprivileged children in Delhi as its chief sponsor. An inter-school 100 meter athletic competition Khel Yatra is a special initiative supported by the airline to identify and appreciate young budding talent from among the underprivileged sections of the society who otherwise go unnoticed. The competition was conceptualised and organised by two Gurgaon based students Joya Kapoor and Maria [...]

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Emirates has introduced another service to mitigate the inconvenience of the recent ban on electronic devices on board US-bound flights. Beginning today, First and Business Class passengers will be able to borrow tablets on board Emirates’ US-bound flights allowing them to continue working during their flight. The new service is in response to the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) directive which requires all passengers travelling on non-stop flights to the [...]

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Emirates Holidays and events company 117 Live have announced a partnership spanning what will be an unparalleled season of live entertainment events in Dubai, kicking off with Justin Bieber’s concert on 6 May, 2017. The partnership will offer customers from around the world the opportunity to purchase their concert tickets, hotels, flights and transfers all in the same place – with a Bonus of 1000 Skywards Miles also offered to customers staying in [...]

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Emirates announced today the launch of a daily A380 service to Nice, gateway to the French Riviera and Provence. The daily A380 service will start on 1st July 2017, just in time for the beginning of the summer holiday season. After Paris, Nice becomes Emirates’ second destination in France to welcome the iconic double decker, further stimulating demand for travel to the region. Nice is currently served with a daily [...]

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Emirates is giving centre stage to its women employees on the upcoming occasion of International Women’s Day. Women make up close to 44% of the airline’s workforce and have been an integral part of the success story of Emirates over the last 31 years.  Emirates currently employs more than 29,000 women from over 150 nationalities. Women employed at Emirates come from diverse backgrounds and work across the entire spectrum of airline operations. Over 18,000 work as [...]

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Malindo Air, CAPA 2016 Asia Pacific Regional Airline is delighted to announce that the airline will be offering exclusive fares to Business and Economy Class travellers during the Malindo Air Early Bird Gets the Deal, to fully enjoy a premium service. The promotional fares are available from 27 Feb until 5 March 2017, and is valid for all purchases made online, over the counter at all Malindo Air ticketing offices and [...]

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Emirates, Skytrax’s World’s Best Airline 2016, willlaunch a series of new cabin products and enhancements in 2017 for both its A380 and Boeing 777 fleet. The multi-million dollar cabin interiors upgrade programme includes an enhanced Onboard Lounge for its flagship Airbs A380 aircraft. Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline said: “The A380 Onboard Lounge is hugely popular with our customers, and has become an iconic feature of Emirates’ A380 offering.  [...]

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Keeping up with the spirit of this season of love, British Airways celebrated the Valentine’s Day with its happy customers flying the BA 142 or the #FlightofLove in the wee hours of 14 February. British Airways greeted all its customers flying the BA142 – synonymous with the date of 14 February – from New Delhi to London Heathrow with heart shaped Valentine’s Day special chocolates. The customers also received a [...]

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Maini Group, established in 1973, is expanding its presence in aerospace sector by investing in a new dedicated facility to meet global aerospace manufacturing requirements. The new factory will be located in Bommasandra in Bengaluru close to the existing facility. The group will focus on investments, employment opportunities, technology adaption & its wide ecosystem, which will eventually cater to the needs of our customers.  Gautam Maini, Managing Director, Maini Precision [...]

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Maini Group, one of India’s premier design and manufacturing entities, is set to participate in the 2017 edition of AERO INDIA. Founded as a small component manufacturer by Dr. S.K. Maini in 1973, the Company has grown to a multi-unit Group of three companies with over 1500 employees spread over 13 locations. Mr.Sandeep Kumar Maini,Chairman, Maini Group said, “Our Founder Dr. Maini always had deep faith in the Indian work [...]

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Emirates has launched an additional privilege to extend the usage of its luxury lounges at Dubai International Airport to its Loyalty Programme members and their guests at a minimal fee regardless of their class of travel. The pay-per-visit access will be available to Emirates Skywards members and their guests travelling on Emirates. Business Class travelers now also have the option to pay an upgrade fee to access the First Class [...]

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It was a clean sweep for India’s favourite airline – SpiceJet at the Asia One Awards, Singapore – as it walked away with top recognition in three prime categories. The airline which has been trending all through 2016 with multiple awards and accolades was adorned ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands – 2016’ by the Asia One Board. The selection process was supervised by PricewaterhouseCoopers. SpiceJet Chairman and Managing Director Mr. Ajay Singh, [...]

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