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Ethiopian Airlines to increase capacity in India operation

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced that effective March 25 and until October 26, 2018, it will increase capacity in its India operation by deploying the ultra-modern B777 aircraft on its twice daily operation to/from Mumbai and 767-200 aircraft on its twice daily operation to/from New Delhi. Both the B777 and 767-200 aircrafts will have flat beds in business class. Regional Director India Sub Continent, Ethiopian Airlines, Tadesse Tilahun, remarked, “As part of our strategy to expand in India, we have been increasing frequency and upgrading aircraft in the past few years to accommodate the growing demand to Africa. As a customer focused airline, we have the passenger’s comfort level in mind at all times with a view to continuously enhance our customers‘ travel experience and meet their growing expectations.” With the availability of additional seats on this leg, Ethiopian airlines have introduced heavily discounted fares to Nairobi, Uganda, Tel Aviv, Tanzania, Rwanda, Khartoum, Entebbe, USA, Europe and several other destinations. With the holiday season just around the corner, travellers can take advantage of these most competitive fares. Tilahun added “India is a very strategic market for Ethiopian Airlines and we are on the final stage of preparation to launch one more entry point to South India. With our 47 years of service to India, the Ethiopian Airlines has played significant role in bringing India and Africa together in general and India and Ethiopia, in particular.”

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Qatar Airways offers special fares to 20 ‘Easy Visa’ destinations

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To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Qatar Airways is offering Indian nationals special fares to 20 ‘Easy Visa’ destinations on both Economy and Business Class. The visa-friendly destinations offer Indian nationals a seamless and convenient process of securing their visas, either by applying online (e-visa), upon arrival or, in certain cases a visa-free arrival. Valid from 4th October to 25th December 2017, Qatar Airways’ ‘Easy Visa’ promotion will offer discounts of up to 40 per cent on Economy Class and 30 per cent on Business Class, as well as special companion fares on select destinations, offering flexibility for two passengers travelling together in business class to receive further discounts. Qatar Airways Senior Manager for Indian Subcontinent, Naveen Chawla, said, “The offer compliments our expansion strategy at Qatar Airways, which aims to provide travellers with a varied choice of destinations and to deliver an award-winning service on-board one of the youngest aircraft fleets with state-of-the-art-features.” This promotion follows a recent announcement last month by Qatar’s Ministry of Interior (MoI), Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways, allowing visa-free entry into Qatar for citizens of 80 countries, including India. Indian nationals wishing to visit Qatar will not require prior visa arrangements and can obtain a visa-waiver upon arrival. The waiver will be valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and entitle its holders to spend up to 30 days in Qatar during either a single trip, or on multiple trips. This waiver may be extended for a further 30 days. The 20 promoted destinations include Amman, Baku, Beirut, Belgrade, Bucharest, Doha, Kyiv, Maldives, Maputo, Nairobi, Prague, Sarajevo, Seychelles, Sofia, Skopje, Tblisi, Warsaw, Yerevan, Zagreb and Zanzibar. Passengers can now choose to …

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