Monday, 15 February 2016

New Heathrow runway boosts economy

According to the CEO of Virgin group, Sir Richard Branson, constructing a third runway at Heathrow would give a boost to the economy. Third runway would surely pave the right track for the recovery of the economy.

The airline tycoon made another call for the coalition government to have a change in its policy against the 3rd airstrip.

It’s something that the governments have dodged since the Second World War while Charles de Gaulle has erected 5 runways, Germany has constructed 7 airfields and another 5 landing strip were built in Italy.

Sir Richard Branson added, “The government does not have to borne any expenses as the construction of third runway as its construction would be undertaken by a private enterprise.”

The best part is that it would attract several people to take a tour to the country and consequently, it would result in more competition. As a result, the airfares would come down if the competition takes a steep turn.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Philadelphia is a treat for art enthusiasts

Nothing can deny the fact that Philadelphia is an art lover’s kind of town and it definitely is bursting with magnificence on the inside and out. If art is something that inspires you deep within, it’s time you book flights to Philadelphia to derive pure pleasure from some of the fine experiences the city has to offer.

The Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) 2016 will commence on 28th March, 2016 and will run through on 27th April, 2016. You are invited to join a 25 days magnificent display of artistic presentations that feature more than 150 arts partners.

From high flying acrobatics to innovative performance, PIFA generated millions of dollars for the city and touched the lives of countless people who held a deep fascination for the arts.

PIFA 2016 embarks on a journey with you through the lenses of art, collaboration and innovation.

Let the fabulous journey begin!

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Singapore Airlines introduces $50 million inflight programme

Singapore Airlines is on the verge of launching its in-flight connectivity as part of a $50 million programme so that it can provide the internet and mobile data services to the customers even when the passengers are flying at an altitude of 35,000ft.

The in-flight connectivity is available on 14 airliners in the fleet of Singapore Airlines’ aircrafts that include Airbus A340s that are deployed on the longest non-stop flights of the world between Singapore and Newark. Flights to Los Angeles would also be equipped with the technological in-flight programme.

Such services have been extended to the Australian market and the regulatory approvals have not been acquired. Passengers can now gain an access to the Internet, send and receive emails on their smartphones and other electronic devices. They can also send and receive text messages with GSM-compatible mobile phones.

There is a map that would highlight availability when flying over particular countries and is published in the Singapore Airlines’ KrisWorld in-flight entertainment magazine.

Friday, 12 February 2016

Singapore Airlines introduces fourth daily service

Singapore Airlines, the world’s most awarded airline has celebrated the launch of its much awaited fourth daily service flights from Heathrow to Singapore. SIA held a customer gate event with guests and customers.

Travellers were provided an opportunity to take delight in refreshments that include sparkling wine, canapés and cake. Moreover, they were surprised when they were presented with a chance to win prizes as part of customer giveaway.

Singapore Airlines’ General Manager UK & Ireland, Phee Teik Yeoh commented, “SIA has sought after the launch of a fourth daily service for the past 14 years. And, we are extremely pleased to rejoice its appreciated arrival that we have longed-for eagerly.”

He further stated that the customer benefits provided by four daily flights from London to Singapore are numerous. The passengers other than taking benefits from a wider choice of departure time will also be able to access the vast range of destinations beyond Singapore.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Lufthansa boosts London-Frankfurt route

Lufthansa Airlines, the largest airline in Europe and the flag carrier of Germany has announced seven percent increase in capacity as well as on services between London Heathrow and Frankfurt from start of summer 2014 timetable. From Sunday 30th March, all Lufthansa flights between Heathrow and Frankfurt will be operated by the larger Airbus A320 and A321 aircrafts resulting in almost 1,000 additional seats per week.

In the words of Christian Schindler, Lufthansa general manager UK & Ireland, The airline is delighted to make this added commitment to the passengers across south-east of England and is further improving the convenience of flights with some subtle timetable adjustments. All these adjustments will surely make easier for Lufthansa customers to plan their journeys by creating a better spread of 12 daily flights between Heathrow and Frankfurt in both directions across the day.

The airline is also replacing Airbus A319 aircraft which currently operates some of the flights is the most efficient way to increase the number of available seats with in the number of arrival and departure slots available to the airlines at Heathrow.

He further said, that Lufthansa will continue to offer the highest number of flight frequencies between Heathrow and Frankfurt which also provide excellent onward connections to worldwide network.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

New look food festival to be celebrated in the UAE capital

If you are one of the connoisseurs who hold a deep fascination for food, it’s time for you to book flights to Abu Dhabi.

The food festival is scheduled to begin from 5th February next year and will run through 20th February, 2016. It will feature a wide array of new culinary initiatives and the event will stringently lay a focus on traditional Emirati dining and local ingredients.

To celebrate the fifth anniversary, the festival will present a series of various events that would include highly-focussed master classes and a different range of culinary demonstrations.

Travellers can fly with Etihad Airways if they are planning a trip next year to Abu Dhabi.

What’s more? There will be promotions being done by 14 globally known masterchefs, celebrity chefs and other special guests that will grace the festival.

Leisure Products Development Manager, TCA Abu Dhabi, Noura Al Dhaheri commented, “This indeed is evolution not revolution. After four successful presentations, the new-look Gourmet Abu Dhabi will make sure that this culinary festival continues to raise the bar.”

Monday, 8 February 2016

Singapore Airlines’ Scoot to launch flights to the Taiwanese capital

Singapore Airlines’ has announced that its low-cost carrier “Scoot” will commence its flight operations to the Taiwanese capital with effect from 18th September 2012.

The airline will start its flights to Taipei, which will be the fifth route, a month ahead of schedule.

The new flights, which initially were planned to commence services in the month of October will now commence from 18th September with a Boeing 777 airliner.

Flights will be operating thrice a week departing from Terminal 2 at Singapore’s Changi airport at 0105hrs and will touch down in Taiwan’s Taoyuan airport at 0540hrs.

Scoot’s chief executive, Campbell Wilson said, “Taipei is a lively metropolis that is simply loaded with many things to do. It offers eating, shopping and other cultural and outdoor activities to its passengers right through the year.”

Sunday, 7 February 2016

Maldivian to launch flights to Sri Lanka

Maldivian, the flag carrier of Maldives is all set to start flights to Colombo.

Maldivian will be flying to Sri Lanka's Colombo airport from August, the airlines have announced.

The airline will be flying to Colombo, Sri Lankan capital from Addu International Airport and will provide connection to three northern atolls, Gaafu Alif, Gaafu Dhaalu and Fuvahmulah.

The airline is planning to launch flights from Addu to Colombo from August 7 this year.

The airline is also contemplating a code sharing and international agreement with Sri Lanka's national carrier before it will start flights to Colombo.

With the start of flights to Sri Lanka the passenger will have more options.  As both these countries are  known for their huge tourism  potentials the introduction of new flights will be of much help for tourists from  around the world who want  to visit both these destinations.