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Jet Airways introduces 28 new flights in September to enhance domestic connectivity

Jet Airways introduces 28 new flights in September to enhance domestic connectivity

Continuing its focus on growing its domestic presence, Jet Airways, India's premier full-service international airline, is set to introduce 28 new flights in the coming month.

Being a network carrier, Jet Airways' new services – including industry firsts as well as a mix of non-stop and one-stop flights – will strengthen the airline's footprint, enabling it to meet the rising demand for domestic and international air travel in emerging cities. The new services will also help connect guests with other cities including metros as well as the airline's global network via its hubs in Mumbai, Delhi, and Bengaluru.

In a series of industry-firsts, Jet Airways will introduce daily flights from Indore, connecting the 'largest city in Madhya Pradesh' to Jodhpur as well as to Vadodara. In other notable firsts, Jet Airways is also set to commence flight operations between Chandigarh and Lucknow, Ahmedabad and Jodhpur as well as Vadodara and Jaipur. Jet Airways will be the only airline in the country operating these routes which will improve connectivity between north India and central as well as western India.

The airline is also introducing additional frequencies on key existing routes, expanding non-stop capacity between Mumbai – Guwahati and Delhi – Bagdogra and providing additional one-stop connectivity on the Mumbai – Bagdogra and New Delhi – Guwahati routes.

Among other network enhancements, the schedule will see Jet Airways launch non-stop flights connecting Bengaluru with Lucknow, Indore with Kolkata, Kolkata with Chandigarh, Coimbatore with Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam with Mumbai and Delhi, reflecting the growing demand for its services to facilitate the travel aspirations of its guests.

The airline's focus on Indore is evident, given that the city is fast shaping up as a key pillar in its pan-India network due to its central location and expanding infrastructure. Jet Airways is all set to deepen it's connect with Indore by offering services to 14 cities across the country. In fact, the airline will be the only one providing non-stop connectivity from Indore to emerging markets and mini metros such as Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Vadodara, Jodhpur, Allahabad, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Nagpur and Pune. Jet Airways will also provide non-stop connectivity from Indore to metros such as Kolkata and Hyderabad as well as its hubs in Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru channelising network traffic seamlessly to its international network. The airline's latest service to Kolkata will finally link it to the main commercial and financial hub of East.

The airline's new services such as Indore - Vadodara and Indore – Jodhpur will promote travel and stimulate business and economic activity in each of the cities, especially for the Small and Medium Enterprises located in and around Vadodara as well as Jodhpur. The new and existing flights will also enable Jet Airways' guests to avail the airline's day-return services from Indore to Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Nagpur. Further, guests from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Kolkata will now have additional connectivity to Jodhpur, Allahabad, Vadodara and vice versa via Indore.

Mr. Raj Sivakumar, Sr. Vice-President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Jet Airways, said, "As air travel gains prominence in emerging cities across India such as Indore, Jodhpur, Guwahati, Visakhapatnam and Vadodara, there is an increasing need to introduce connectivity solution for these cities. Our schedule has been meticulously planned to meet the expected surge in demand over the coming months. New flights, additional frequencies, greater capacity across more sectors are meant to offer our discerning guests additional choice, convenience, connectivity and superior comfort. This will also benefit Small and Medium Enterprises as well as corporate travellers who will be able to enjoy day-return flights. I am sure our new flights will reinforce Jet Airways' as the preferred airline and will boost connectivity, trade and development in each of these cities."

The detailed flight schedule is as under:

Sector Flight Number Frequency Departure Time Arrival Time
  INDUSTRY FIRST, NON-STOP SERVICES
Ahmedabad -Jodhpur 9W 706 Except Sunday 0945 1120
Jodhpur -Ahmedabad 9W 705 Except Sunday 1710 1840
Vadodara - Indore 9W 138 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1250 1355
Indore - Vadodara 9W 137 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1450 1605
Jaipur – Vadodara 9W 133 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1035 1225
Vadodara - Jaipur 9W 134 Sun/Tue/Thu/Fri 1640 1840
Jodhpur – Indore 9W 710 Daily 1215 1355
Indore – Jodhpur 9W 709 Daily 1500 1645
Chandigarh - Lucknow 9W 3523 Daily 1445 1640

 

Source: www.jetairways.com

Macao Gastronomy Charms KL

Macao Gastronomy Charms KL

Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2018 – The Macao Government Tourism Office (MGTO) is set to bring a tantalising taste of the 2018 Macao Year of Gastronomy to Kuala Lumpur this September.

As part of the city’s new designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy, plans tailored to enhance the city’s cultural legacy through its gastronomy are being rolled out internationally and locally. Initiatives outlined in a four-year plan will see exchange programmes with other nations taking place in a bid to showcase Macao’s culinary heritage while learning from each experience.

This September, Macao City of Gastronomy will showcase its culinary heritage at Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square Hotel and at Taste MIGF, the preview event of the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival on 1st and 2nd September.

Macanese Flavours

Flown in from Macao specially for the exchange, the MGTO will present Chef Sandra Niza Barros (巴彦曉), a third generation chef born and raised in Macao.

With a family history steeped in gastronomy and professional background in bakery and pastry, Chef Sandra is the owner of Café SAB 8 (拾8 咖啡) which offers Contemporary Macanese Cuisine. Authenticity lies at the heart of Chef Sandra’s culinary values, preserving traditional Macanese flavours passed down by her family with a modern twist. Her culinary repertoire is flush with recipes handed down from her mother but presented in innovative ways.

Special Menu at Samplings

Together with Chef Valmurugan Subramaniam, Chef de Cuisine of Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant in Berjaya Times Square Hotel, they will present a unique array of dishes for the dinner at the Samplings On The Fourteenth Restaurant. A special menu comprising these dishes will be available at the restaurant from 3rd to 29th September 2018 (Except Sunday and prior reservation required). Don’t miss the chance to try out this unique spread and stand a chance to win 3D2N Holiday to Macao!

Macao Gastronomy at Taste MIGF 2018

Visitors to Taste MIGF will have the opportunity to take part in a Master Chef cooking demonstration with Chef Sandra. She will be showing how to prepare Macanese Cuisine - Garlic Shrimp and Portuguese Chicken. These informative sessions will take place from 1pm – 2:30pm on both days of the gastronomic weekend.

Meanwhile, the Macao Suite at the LuxuryPlus Showcase will see a number of exciting activities lined up over the two-day event. Chef Sandra’s Contemporary Macanese creations – Bacalhau (salted codfish) tart, Orange Roll made with fresh orange juice and Genetes (a Macanese cookie) – will be available at the Macao Suite.

At the same time, you can test your mettle on a Grand Prix simulator, running in conjunction with celebrations for the 65th Macau Grand Prix this November. Celebrating Macao’s vibrant calendar of events and festivals this December, the Macao Suite will also feature the Macao International Marathon, Macao International Parade, 3rd International Film and Festivals Awards Macao, and Macao Light Festival.

Important Dates:

1st & 2nd September (Saturday & Sunday)
12pm – 1pm: Food Tasting @ Macao Suite
1pm – 2:30pm: Master Chef Cooking Demonstration by Chef Sandra
5pm – 6pm: Food Tasting @ Macao Suite

Make your way to Taste MIGF on 1st and 2nd September to experience a gastronomic awakening and the taste of Macao!

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Fax: +603 2148 1357
Email: mgto@pacificworld.travel
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Jet Airways 6x Daily Flight From Mumbai To Dubai !

Jet Airways 6x Daily Flight From Mumbai To Dubai !

Dubai is unlike any other city in the Gulf. It is the favourite vacation destination for those who want to enjoy the amazing Middle East. Apart from that, Dubai is also an important business hub and along with leisure tourists, the city also attracts a lot of business tourists. Dubai is excellently connected to India on Jet Airways. Flights to Dubai on Jet Airways are conveniently timed and the best rates are available when you directly book online.

Route Fare Starting From
Mumbai – Dubai

Economy Business
MYR 583 MYR 1333
Flight No Route Depart Arrival Frequency
9W 580  

 

Mumbai - Dubai

0155 0335  

 

 

 

 

Daily

9W 542 0920 1100
9W 536 1230 1410
9W 538 1555 1735
9W 544 1850 2035
9W 558 2040 2225
9W 579  

 

Dubai - Mumbai

0645 1130
9W 541 1200 1645
9W 535 1510 2015
9W 537 1835 2325
9W 543 2215 0255
9W 557 2325 0415

Terms & Conditions:

  • Fares are applicable on return journeys in Economy from Mumbai to Dubai on direct flights operated by Jet Airways
  • Tickets must be purchased on or before Aug 29, 2018.
  • Travel date is open with black out date. 
  • Child/infant discount, date change, flight change, refund charges, weekend surcharge, black out period, travel restriction and/or flight restriction will be applicable as mentioned in the fare rule.
  • Jet Airways reserves the right at any time, without prior notice to add, alter, modify, change or vary all or any of these terms and conditions or to replace wholly or in part, the above offer by another offer, whether similar to above offer or not, or to withdraw it altogether.

You can book your flight on our website, mobile app, contact centre or your nearest travel agent.

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For further inquiries, please contact your preferred travel agents or us at: KULJETAIRWAYS@pacificworld.travelor any of our offices at:

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Level 6, Lion Office Tower, 1, Jalan Nagasari, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
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Unit 118, 1st Floor, Penang Plaza, 126 Jalan Burmah, 10050 Penang
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Suite M1-03A,Mezzanine Floor, Menara MAA, 6 Lorong Api-Api Satu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu
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Jet Airways expands codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

Jet Airways expands codeshare agreement with Bangkok Airways

Jet Airways, India's premier full-service international airline and Bangkok Airways, Asia's Boutique Airline, announced the expansion of their existing codeshare agreement to provide more choice and convenient travel options. Guests travelling between key destinations across Thailand, Vietnam, and India, will benefit from this alignment between the two airlines.

Moreover, this expanded partnership will offer guests enhanced connectivity and seamless access when travelling throughout the combined networks of both the airlines.

Under the expanded codeshare agreement, Jet Airways will place its marketing code on Bangkok Airways' flights beyond Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Sukhothai and Trat in Thailand and Da Nang, Phu Quoc in Vietnam.

The codeshare flights have been opened for sale for travel starting from 23rd August, 2018.

Subsequently, Bangkok Airways will place its marketing code on Jet Airways' flights beyond Mumbai to key destinations like Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Delhi, Goa and Chennai; as well as beyond Delhi to Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai.

Currently, Jet Airways places its code on Bangkok Airways' flights between Mumbai and Bangkok while Bangkok Airways places its codes on Jet Airways' flights between Bangkok-Mumbai and Bangkok-Delhi.

On the occasion of the codeshare expansion, Gaurang Shetty, Whole-time Director, Jet Airways, said, "This is a continuation of our endeavour to offer our guests more choice and connectivity across key markets around the globe. Jet Airways and Bangkok Airways have been codeshare partners since 2013, and with this enhancement we will for the first time, be able to offer our guests seamlessly connectivity on codeshare flights to seven key touristic favorites across Thailand, as well as growing markets in Vietnam. This codeshare agreement will further lead to a boost in tourism and trade between India and these Asian nations."

Mr. Puttipong Prasarttong-Osoth, President of Bangkok Airways said "Jet Airways is a leading international airline with a major presence in India and across the world. We are pleased to expand cooperation with Jet Airways to strengthen our respective route networks and offer business and leisure travelers with unprecedented and convenient access to new gateways. Moreover, Jet Airways' codeshare passengers traveling on Bangkok Airways will enjoy the boutique airline's unparalleled services such as lounge access and in-flight meal."

For more information about Bangkok Airways, please visit www.bangkokair.com or contact Call Center 1771 (24 hours) or +66(2) 270 6699.

Source: www.jetairways.com

From shopper to marketer

From shopper to marketer

rodin-provence

Being a fan of the brand you market certainly helps – just ask McArthurGlen’s director of marketing operations, Isabelle Ratinaud.

Not everyone can say they’ve landed their dream job, but McArthurGlen’s director of marketing operations, Isabelle Ratinaud, who joined the company last June is one of the lucky few.

“Before I knew I would work here, I’ve already been a McArthurGlen shopper for the past 15 years – I’ve been to eight outlets and even frequented one at least seven times! So when they came up with the position, I knew it was for me.

“In fact, I think my husband was the happiest, because he loves shopping just as much as I do,” quipped Ratinaud who comes with travel, retail and e-commerce experience.

Cultivated Rich Asians

“There is now less difference in shopping behaviour between our Asian and European guests. Essentially, everyone wants to find the brand and item that makes them feel special.”

While Asians used to prefer classic European brands such as Prada, Gucci and Bottega Veneta, she observes that they now gravitate towards brands that are lesserknown and hard to find as more of them travel frequently to Europe

In response, she and her team introduced pop-up stores at the outlets featuring new designers “who may not even have their own stores” to keep things fresh.

Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines are source markets the company is also interested in expanding, she revealed.

To reach out to more customers, Ratinaud is developing several marketing campaigns themed around fashion seasons – think Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer – Fashion Week in Paris, Milan and London, as well as big occasions such as Lunar New Year and Autumn Festival.

Staying relevant with new experiences

Within the outlets, changes are also taking place rapidly as luxury consumer preferences evolve.

Even as new outlets open in quick succession – the Group added 85,000 sq m of new retail space last year – existing ones are being redeveloped to offer an updated shopping experience with food & beverage being a key focus.

“Tourists want to experience local products when they come to our outlets. We’re lucky we are in countries with amazing food but we also want to work with local suppliers to ensure we bring in plenty of innovative and authentic
cuisine for our consumers.”

Over the next year, 20 new F&B concepts will be introduced to the portfolio, according to Ratinaud.

Outlets will also incorporate a distinct sense of place as shopping is now seen as a highly social experience instead of being merely functional.

Putting it simply, “you shop with friends and family and you share these experiences on social media. You want a beautiful environment where you can shop beautiful brands, while having a glass or a lovely meal,” said Ratinaud.

The latest outlet in Provence is a perfect example. “Not only does it look just like a southern France village with beautiful reproductions of local houses, it smells like one (you can detect whiffs of lavender). The experience is very pleasurable.”

It’s the reason why the outlet is one of her favourites, although the French-born marketer admits it might also have to do with her penchant for shopping.

“It has really fantastic brands. I find it hard to go there each time without buying something.”

Source: Travel Weekly Asia July 2018 Ebook