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Jet Airways, AirAsia, Air India Offer Discount On Domestic, International Flight Tickets

Jet Airways, AirAsia, Air India Offer Discount On Domestic, International Flight Tickets

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Here are the offers on domestic and international flight tickets in detail: Jet Airways' offer on flight tickets in detail: Jet Airways is offering up to 30 per cent discount on domestic and international flight tickets under its Global Sale, which is valid till September 9. For domestic flights, travel must commence on or after September 12, 2018 and flight tickets must be purchased a minimum of eight days prior to departure, said the airline. For Jet Airways' international flights, travel must commence on or after September 10, 2018.   AirAsia India's offer on flight tickets in detail: AirAsia India has announced flight tickets starting from Rs. 999 on select routes under a limited-period offer. Under its promotional scheme, called 'Big Sale', AirAsia India is off
Change in the mindset is biggest issue in cleanliness drive: Dr. Uttam Yadav

Change in the mindset is biggest issue in cleanliness drive: Dr. Uttam Yadav

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Cleanliness has become movement from a mere scheme. This movement can succeed only through dedication and team-work said Dr. Uttam Yadav in an interactive session as precursor to Swachhata Pakhwada organized by Indiatourism in Mumbai today. Dr Uttam Yadav, Health Officer, Indore Municipal Corporation gave detailed presentation on the work undertaken by the Corporation and interacted with the audience on issues that need to be addressed on priority to keep city clean. Indore City has worked on retaining its "Cleanest City in India" title for the Swachh Sarvekshan Survey best city award for 2 consecutive years i.e. 2016-17 & 2017-18. The objective of the survey is to encourage large scale participation and to create awareness amongst all sections of society about the importance of wor...
SpiceJet successfully tested India’s maiden biofuel-powered flight

SpiceJet successfully tested India’s maiden biofuel-powered flight

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A 78-seater Bombardier Q400 aircraft, propelled by a blend of 75% air turbine fuel and 25% biojet fuel, took off from Dehradun and landed in Delhi. “It has the potential to reduce our dependence on ATF by up to 50% on every flight and bring down fares,” SpiceJet CMD Ajay Singh said. Rival IndiGo also toyed with the idea about five years ago, but dumped it later in favour of cheaper imported jet fuel. Union minister Nitin Gadkari said the government was looking to float a "special policy" for biofuel use in the aviation sector.
IndiGo Starts Additional Relief Flights On These Routes :

IndiGo Starts Additional Relief Flights On These Routes :

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Budget passenger carrier IndiGo is operating three daily additional relief flights to and from Kochi naval base in view of the current flood situation in Kerala, said the carrier in a press release issued on Monday. IndiGo's additional relief flights will be operated till August 26, 2018. As part of relief measures, a special customer support team has also been designated who are working 24*7 to assist affected passengers and families, said IndiGo. According to the carrier, the airline is also providing cancellation and rescheduling waiver to passengers booked to travel from August 16, 2018 to August 31, 2018. Passengers can reach IndiGo through it's it's twitter handle- @IndiGo6E, Facebook chat and live chat services. Commuters can also write to the airline at customer.relations@goindi...
Jet Airways Vs IndiGo Vs AirAsia Vs GoAir: Latest Deals On Flight Tickets

Jet Airways Vs IndiGo Vs AirAsia Vs GoAir: Latest Deals On Flight Tickets

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GoAir and AirAsia are also offering discount on flight tickets. Carriers like Jet Airways, IndiGo, AirAsia and GoAir are currently offering a range of offers on domestic and international flight tickets. These offers can be availed from respective airline's website/app. The new schemes range from new flights announcements to discount on flight tickets. IndiGo and Jet Airways have recently introduced new destinations and flights in order to increase connectivity at low fares. GoAir and AirAsia are also offering discount on flight tickets. The travel period and booking dates of these offers may vary from each other. Jet Airways' new offer on flight tickets Jet Airways is offering flight tickets on select domestic routes at a starting all-inclusive price of Rs. 1,177. Jet Airways has
ixigo Wins Best UI/UX App Award at Google India Apps Summit 2018

ixigo Wins Best UI/UX App Award at Google India Apps Summit 2018

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ixigo, India’s leading travel search marketplace, has bagged the ‘Best UI/UX App’ for its flights app at Google India Apps Summit 2018 held in Bengaluru on 29th of May. Honoring creativity, innovation, design and user experience in app design, the Google India Apps Summit awards are chosen by a panel of industry experts after a thorough evaluation and app review. Commenting on the award win, Rajnish Kumar, ixigo CTO & Co-founder said, “We are thrilled to receive this award at Google India Apps Summit, the industry’s most coveted event. ixigo has been at the forefront of technology, design and UX innovation that empowers travellers. Our recent usability enhancements and design revamp has resulted in a near-doubling of the conversion rates in our flights and hotels app. Our new UX des
Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

Minister of Railways directs to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance

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In a major policy decision, Ministry of Railways has comprehensively revised categories of various Railway Stations with a view to make it more practical and rational. This comes after the Minister of Railways & Coal, Shri Piyush Goyal directed to re-categorize railway stations taking into account earnings, passenger footfall, strategic importance with a view to plan various passenger services and passenger amenities at stations in a more effective and focused manner. It will also help the passenger to have a better experience in relation to travel amenities at stations. The earlier criteria for station categorisation was based on the annual passenger earnings only. Stations were categorised into 7 categories which A-1, A, B, C, D, E and F. The criteria for categorisation of stations ...
Vistara wants to fly overseas by May next year :

Vistara wants to fly overseas by May next year :

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Vistara Airlines has approached the Aviation Ministry to start international operations from May next year, reports the Economic Times. Vistara is a joint venture between Tata Sons and Singapore Airlines, where Tata owns 51 percent and Singapore Airlines has a 49 percent stake. They expect to meet the 20-plane eligibility norm by next year. "As part of the preparation, we have also advanced our aircraft deliveries and expect to receive our 20th aircraft by March 2018. In addition to our initial order, we are leasing two Airbus A320neos, which will arrive by June 2018," the airline told ET. Sources told the newspaper that the airline is waiting to get a no-objection certificate (NoC) from the ministry and a final approval from Directorate General of Civil Aviation to fly overse
Railway to run special trains between Mumbai and Howrah during Durga puja :

Railway to run special trains between Mumbai and Howrah during Durga puja :

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To clear extra rush of passengers during the Durga puja festival, the Central Railway will run four trips of special trains between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai and Howrah. A statement of the Railways said that the train no. 01125 will make two trips in which it will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 11.30 am on September 20 and arrive Howrah at 9.30 pm next day. During the return journey, train no. 01126 will leave Howrah at 11.30 am on September 22 and will arrive Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 12.20 am on Sunday. The train will halt at many stations. The Central Railway also decided to run two trips of Superfast Special Train between Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Howrah. Train No. 02015 Superfast special train will leave Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at 1.20 pm on Sept 24 and arrive Howr...
AirAsia Big Sale: Tickets From 999 On Domestic Routes, Rs. 1,999 Overseas :

AirAsia Big Sale: Tickets From 999 On Domestic Routes, Rs. 1,999 Overseas :

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Amid rising competition among airlines operating in the country, AirAsia India has announced all-inclusive tickets starting at Rs. 999 in a limited-period promotional scheme. As part of its "Big Sale", AirAsia India was offering discounts on tickets booked in advance. AirAsia India said on its website the Big Sale offer was applicable on travel from March 1, 2018 to November 21, 2018. Bookings under Big Sale can be made till September 17, 2017, AirAsia noted on its website - airasia.com. "The earlier you book the bigger the surprise," AirAsia further said on its portal. The all-inclusive starting ticket price of Rs. 999 was being offered on the Bagdogra-Kolkata route, the portal showed. Among other promotional fares was the all-inclusive Rs. 1,099, being offered on the Bhubaneswar-Kolkata...