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Chandigarh International Airport: Air India announces flights to Mumbai, Pune from January 16

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN Chandigarh and different parts of the country is all set to get a boost as national carrier Air India on Tuesday announced two direct flights to Pune and Mumbai from January 16. The total number of flights operating from Chandigarh International Airport will now go up to 23.

Adding to connectivity is a fresh proposal by Ambala division of Northern Railway, which wants to start one additional Shatabdi train from Chandigarh to Delhi on Sundays.

Starting from January 16, two direct flights will operate to Pune and Mumbai. The flight between Mumbai and Chandigarh will take off from Mumbai at 7.20 am and land in Chandigarh at 10 am. From Chandigarh, the flight to Mumbai (AI 642) will take off at 5.45 pm and reach Mumbai at 8.10 pm.

The Pune flight will take off from Chandigarh at 10.50 am and land in Pune at 1.20 pm. The flight will take off from Pune at 2 pm and then land in Chandigarh at 4.30 pm.

This above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News

China’s Capital Airlines today launches first Vancouver flight

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

China’s Capital Airlines is readying to make its first-ever departure from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) at 4:30 p.m. on January 6.

The airline plans to fly three times per week out of Vancouver – on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. The flights arrive at Qingdao, China, at 7:40 p.m. the following day and then continue on to Hangzhou, arriving at 11:25 p.m.

Flights will depart Hangzhou at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. They make a stop at Qingdao, where the non-stop flight to Vancouver will leave at 6:05 p.m. Flights then arrive at YVR at 1:15 p.m.

Capital Airlines is the marketing brand of Beijing Capital Airlines, which is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines – an airline that is headquartered in the Chinese island province of Haikou, which is in the South China Sea.

Hainan Airlines is the largest privately owned air-transport company in China and the country’s fourth-largest airline in terms of fleet size.

The airline becomes the sixth mainland Chinese carrier to fly out of YVR.

The fifth mainland Chinese carrier to fly out of YVR was Xiamen Airlines, which launched flights in July.

Other mainland-China carriers to service YVR are Air China, China Southern Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Sichuan Airlines.

This above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News.

Southwest Airlines adds 2 cities, dozens of new routes

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Cincinnati and the Cayman Islands are in. The Ohio cites of Dayton and Akron-Canton are out.

Cincinnati and the Cayman Islands are in. The Ohio cites of Dayton and Akron-Canton are out.

The carrier routinely adds and drops routes during its seasonal updates. But the latest schedule release features an unusual amount of activity; More than two dozen nonstop routes will begin with the 2017 summer schedule in June, according to information from Southwest.

The highest-profile changes come with the destinations that will join Southwest’s route map, and with the ones that will fall off.

Southwest will begin flying from Cincinnati and from Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islandson June 4.

Southwest will connect Cincinnati to its bases at Baltimore/Washington and Chicago Midway. Southwest’s Grand Cayman service will operate to its base in Fort Lauderdale, pending regulatory approval for that international route.

Cincinnati had long been the biggest metro area that Southwest did not serve, and the airline’s new service was warmly embraced by officials there. The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) was once one of America’s busiest airports, buoyed by bustling hub for Delta Air Lines. Delta still operates a hub there, but it has sharply reduced its presence – eliminating hundreds of flights and dozens of nonstop routes that it used to fly from Cincinnati — since its merger with Northwest last decade.

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What Businesses Travelers Can Expect In Air And Hotel Costs In 2017

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Getting back to work after the new year holidays, business travelers and corporate travel departments have questions of what’s to come. Will airfare prices increase? Has Airbnb become a true alternative for business travelers? Will the election have a major affect on business travel? Rocketrip, the business travel startup that incentivizes employees, has compiled a survey of what to expect in 2017. The highlights:

Airfare
Average airfares will remain stable, but actual prices paid by business travelers could be on the rise.

Stable Airfare – Airfare inflation has been minimal because of low fuel prices and slow economic growth in Europe and Asia. These factors are projected to continue into 2017. However, there’s little reason to expect airfares to decrease. Airlines have not expanded capacity as passenger volume recovered from its low in 2008, and mergers have reduced competitive pressure on many routes.

Higher Costs for Business Travelers – Several factors will continue to put upward pressure on the actual cost of airfare for business travelers. Essentially, airlines are getting better at (perfectly legally) price discriminating against business travelers.

This above article is a summary. Please see the source article at Google News

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