Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 6:12 am

NRI Alert: Jet Airways introduces exclusive package for Dubai Shopping Festival


India’s Jet Airways has introduced all-inclusive JetEscapes Holidays for guests traveling to the world-renowned Dubai Shopping Festival, which gets underway from December 28, 2016.

The five-week long Dubai Shopping Festival is one of Dubai’s premier shopping extravaganzas and a must visit attraction, offering a fabulous retail experience and extensive discounts on leading brands around the world.

Enhancing this remarkable shopping experience further are twin packages from JetEscapes Holidays, which have been specially created to offer guests’ easy and convenient access to the Dubai Shopping Festival. The two packages, titled – ‘Free and Easy’ and ‘Extravaganza’ are attractively priced and include a three-night/ four-day program that takes care of all the needs of travellers from an end-to-end perspective, including return Economy travel, airport transfers, hotel accommodation with breakfast, city-tour, travel insurance and the opportunity to earn 5 JPMiles for every INR 100 spent. The airline will also facilitate the process of procurement of UAE visa at an additional cost of INR 6,500 per person.

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “We are delighted to offer customised, end-to-end travel itineraries to our guests for such a unique festival, which is a magnet for shoppers worldwide. The airline’s unbeatable network coverage between India and the Gulf including Dubai, coupled with our spirit of Indian hospitality will ensure that guests have the best of both experiences – both on-ground as well as in the air.”

While the ‘Free and Easy’ holiday starts from INR 30,270, the ‘Extravaganza’ holiday commences from INR 35,010. Guests opting for the ‘Extravaganza’ package can also get to experience exhilarating add-ons including a Dhow Cruise with dinner, a Desert Safari with barbeque dinner, together with a complimentary entry ticket to the Global Village – a cultural melting pot of global cuisines.

The following illustration highlights the travel options available to guests from major cities in India. The rates are valid for travel between January 4 and 28.

Jet Airways to connect Bengaluru with Colombo

India’s Jet Airways today announced the launch of a daily direct flight from Bengaluru to Colombo with effect from January 05, 2017. This new daily connection will provide travelers a convenient link between the Indian IT hub and Sri Lankan capital.

With the introduction of this new connection, Bengaluru will be the second Indian city after Mumbai to be linked to Colombo and Jet Airways’ third daily service to the Sri Lankan capital.

Jet Airways flight 9W 278 will depart Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport at 0040 hrs and arrive in Colombo at 0210 hrs (Local Time). The flight 9W 277 will leave Colombo at 0310 hrs (LT) to arrive in Bengaluru at 0435 hrs (LT).

Sri Lanka is fast emerging as a global IT-BPM destination of choice in number of key focus domain areas. The island nation is ranked amongst the Top 50 Global Outsourcing destinations by AT Kearney and its capital placed amongst Top 20 Emerging Cities by Global Services Magazine. Bengaluru is an established and key IT city having presence of global companies. All these business activities ensure robust air traffic growth to and from Bengaluru. Apart from business travellers, there is also a sizeable growing VFR (Visit Friends & Relatives) and leisure traffic movement between the two cities due to many tourist attractions.

Jayaraj Shanmugam, Chief Commercial Officer, Jet Airways, said, “Jet Airways is delighted to launch a direct service between Bengaluru and Colombo. With increasing economic activity between India and Sri Lanka, Jet Airways realized the gap in the connectivity and plugged it with this direct connection. Guests between these two destinations will be offered the best in-flight product and service excellence.”

In 2015, air passenger traffic between India and Sri Lanka was close to one million and from Sri Lanka to India more than 963,000. With development in SAARC region higher than the global rate and economic ties between India and Sri Lanka strengthening, air traffic growth is bound to increase every year.

The airline will deploy a state-of-the-art Boeing 737-800 Next Generation (NG) aircraft on this route, offering Premiere and Economy guests the best in-flight product and services along with award-winning in-flight Entertainment (IFE), as also meals that are regional favorites.


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