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Jet Airways offering 3X JPMiles and 20% off at Hilton in South East Asia and India

Jet Airways is offering a promotion via which you can earn 3X JPMiles with a weekend stay at any participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton Portfolio in South East Asia and India. For stays within India,  you are also entitled to 20% off on weekends, including complimentary breakfast and Wi-Fi, you can find all the deals here. For availing this offer you would need to first register here and then select Jet Airways as your preferred double dip partner. You can select your double dip partner as follows: Login to your HHonors account. Click “Edit Profile”. Click “Edit Preferences”. Choose “MyWay Earning Style”, and select “Points & Miles Earning Style”. Click “Preferred Travel Partner”. Select Jet Airways as your preferred travel partner, and enter your JetPrivilege account…

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Jet Airways acting CEO resigns, unhappy with Etihad strategy

Jet Airways can’t seem to get a break in losing its top officials. Ever since Etihad got a green signal to pick up 24% stake in Jet, there has been a steady outflow of senior executives who have been unhappy with the way Etihad has been driving things at Jet and trying to use it as a feeder to bring foreign bound Indian traffic. The latest to leave is the acting CEO Ravishankar Gopalakrishnan thereby becoming the fifth senior executive at the airline to quit since last year. Gopalakrishnan had become the acting CEO on 16th January after Gary Kenneth Toomey quit within seven months of taking up the place. Other notable high-profile exists have been of K.G.Vishwanath, vice-president (commercial strategy and investor relations), and…

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Etihad ups its stake to 19.9% in Virgin Australia

Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates has upped its equity stake in Virgin Australia Holdings to 19.9% through a number of  market purchases it had made in these last few weeks. Etihad has been on a stake acquisition spree in the past few years as a strategy to build up a network to compete with bigger middle eastern competitors of the likes of Emirates and Qatar Airlines. The airline has built up equity stakes in Air Berlin, Air Seychelles, Virgin Australia and Aer Lingus, will acquire 49% of Air Serbia from January 2014 and, subject to regulatory approval, will acquire 24% of India’s Jet Airways. Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia have a ten-year strategic partnership that helps code-sharing on flights, joint sales…

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Etihad all set for its India push

Etihad is trying to make the most of the bilateral pact signed between India and Abu Dhabi that allows it to expand the current allocation of 13,600 seats on flights between the two countries to a whopping 50,000. In a statement made by the airline, it stated its intention to use a wide-body Airbus A340-600 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Mumbai and the wide-body A330-200 aircraft on one of the two daily flights to Delhi. Not only that ,the airline will also operate a larger aircraft which can seat 174 passengers instead of the 136-seater deployed currently on its daily flight to Chennai. This capacity increase is going to be in addition to the Jet Airways flights that will now be using…

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Jet Airways and IndiGo pull out inventory from Makemytrip.com

If you are planning a trip to India and use Makemytrip.com to book your travel, be warned. Jet Airways and IndiGo which among themselves fly nearly 50% of domestic traffic in India have pulled out their inventory from the travel site Makemytrip.com protesting the so called ‘opaque fare’ scheme the site was running. To give a brief background about the ‘opaque scheme’ the travel sites in India which were stuck with the loads of the ailing Kingfisher Airlines tickets offered heavily discounted air tickets without disclosing the airline name until the payment was made. However, the country’s aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) directed all airlines to immediately withdraw participation from such schemes through a directive on March 28, 2012 as they do…

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Jet Airways inducts new Boeing 737-800 with Sky Interior

Last week Jet Airways brought home its latest Boeing 737-800 VT-JBU with the latest Sky Interior, these interiors are a blend of the new technology experiences of Boeing while designing its latest generation aircrafts like the 787. The aircraft has larger windows and is illuminated with the light-emitting diode (LED) lighting which significantly enhances the sense of spaciousness in the cabin. That aside, the dynamic and brighter LED lighting can portray different color schemes, all these features will result in maximum efficiency and lower maintenance costs. The aircraft also has pivot bins which will enhance overhead storage space and the cabins are much quieter than previous versions. The airline has 10 more aircraft on order and the delivery will be taken from October 2011 to March 2013.…

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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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Kingfisher’s air viability under question

As per Kingfisher’s annual report for the year ended March 31, 2011, the airline is in dire need of funds to keep going. Saddled  with huge debt and mounting losses, the airline has been finding it tough to raise money in the current market conditions. The airline had planned to raise $250-$350 million through an issue of global depositary receipts in January 2011 but it turned out to be a non-starter. Even though Kingfisher cut its debt through a restructuring by issuing shares to 14 banks which as of today own 29 percent of Kingfisher and has obtained approval from its board for equity infusion, the shareholders are highly worried about the operational sustainability of the airline which has led to  its market value slumping to under…

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