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Air Asia to discontinue flights to Europe and India

Malaysian long haul carrier Air Asia X has planned to scrap its unprofitable routes to Europe and India. The carrier that is planning to list itself in the near future independently from its low cost pioneer parent Air Asia, is ceasing operations to Mumbai from January 2012, while services to New Delhi, London and Paris will cease in March 2012. The airline is citing weak European economy/reduced demand, continued high fuel prices and high airport and government taxes including 1 Jan 2012 carbon tax as the reasons for discontinuation of its services. London and Paris were the only European destinations that the low carrier was flying and this effectively puts an end to its ambitions to fly to those sectors unless the current European crisis…

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Jet Airways announces code-share with Thalys high speed rail

Jet Airways has announced a code share agreement with Thalys high speed rail which operates direct train service from Brussels to Paris covering the distance in just under 2 hrs. The airline plans to expand the code-share to other cities in near future. One can now directly book their travel upto Paris from any of the Jet Airways flights from India or US and Canada via Brussels. The code-share service is currently available for sale, for travel starting from October 30, 2011. Jet Airways has been consistently building up a great service to Europe and North America via its hub at Brussels, They offer a pretty good cabin product and great service, you can read more about their service offering in the reviews/trip reports by fellow Boarding…

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