Friday, September 14, 2007

Frankfinn Airhostesses

Frankfinn Institute of Airhostess Training has announced that it will be the exclusive cabin crew recruitment partner for Air Deccan, India's largest low cost carrier, and second largest airline after Indian Airlines.
According to Rakesh Agarwal, managing director of the institute, the partnership will be for an initial period of two years and will see students trained only at Frankfinn being recruited by Air Deccan.
According to Agarwal, the programme will aim to meet the acute shortage of human resources in the aviation sector of the country. He also said that the institute was in a position to guarantee the placement of 400 students to Air Deccan every year during the contract period.
In addition, the training will also allow candidates to cater to other enterprises related to the aviation sector such as hotels and travel organisations, he added.
According to Agarwal, with booming growth in the aviation sector the demand for cabin crew is likely to be seven to ten times higher than the current availability. At current levels, an average of 30 cabin crew are required per aircraft per airline, Agarwal said.
Frankfinn has an all-India network of 65 centres, including one at Dubai. Bahrain, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal are also being added to the network in due course, Agarwal said.
According to Agarwal, 11,500 candidates trained by the Frankfinn network have so far been recruited by various airlines and hospitality enterprises.

Flight b/w India-Canada

Jet Airways, India's premier airline today announced the introduction of a new flight linking Delhi with Toronto via Brussels, five times a week, effective September 05, 2007. This flight will also provide connectivity to Jet Airways' passengers traveling to New York (Newark) via its Hub in Brussels. At Brussels, flights will be synchronized in order to provide passengers seamless transfer and access between Delhi and Newark and Mumbai & Toronto. Significantly, this service will link for the first time, Delhi with the Capital of the European Union, Brussels. Flight 9W 226 will take off from Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport at 0245 hours and will arrive at Brussels International Airport at 0800 hours. This flight will then depart from Brussels International Airport at 0955 hours and will arrive in Toronto Pearson International Airport at 1215 hours. The flight will operate daily except Tuesdays and Thursdays. From Toronto Pearson International Airport, 9W 225 will depart at 2015 hours and will arrive at Brussels International Airport at 0955 hours. This flight will then depart from Brussels International Airport at 1155 hours and reach Delhi, Indira Gandhi International Airport at 2335 hours. Jet Airways, as part of its inaugural offer, has introduced a Promotional Economy Class return airfare of Rs. 37,000/-, and the Premi̬re return fare starts from Rs. 1,57,500 (fares indicated are excluding taxes)*. The Economy Class special fare is valid from September 05, 2007 for travel until December 31, 2007 and the tickets can be purchased till December 31, 2007. Jet Airways will operate the Delhi РBrussels РToronto flight with an Airbus 330-200 aircraft, which has been especially configured for international operations with 30 seats in Premi̬re and 190 seats in the Economy Class.

Air Ambulance

Apollo launches air ambulance service
Bangalore: Air ambulance services was launched by Apollo Hospitals Enterprises and Deccan Aviation on Wednesday, to save crucial time in transporting patients from a site to the hospital.The air ambulance services is aimed at reducing critical time in transporting the patient to the hospital, said Executive Director, Operations, Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Ltd, Mrs Sangita Reddy, at a press meet.An MoU was signed between Apollo Hospitals Enterprises and Deccan Aviation, where 11 choppers (two in Bangalore) and three aircraft of Deccan Aviation throughout the country will be linked to the air ambulance services. All 40 AHE centres will be linked to emergency air and road ambulance services, added Mrs Reddy.In Bangalore, air ambulance service will be provided to link new Apollo Hospitals on Bannerghatta Road. Apollo Hospital has conducted 400 air evacuations throughout India in the last two-and-a-half-years, while one or two air evacuations a month is carried out by Deccan Aviation.

Bahrain Flights

Jet Airways planning Bahrain flights
India' largest private airline, Jet Airways, is planning to fly to Bahrain from early next year, it emerged yesterday. The carrier has applied for Indian government permission to fly to the "lucrative" Gulf routes, including Bahrain, but would not actually start operations before January next year, sources told the GDN."It is a positive development in case the go-ahead is given to us," said Jet Airways Dubai-based Gulf regional manager Shakir Kantawala."We have not heard anything concrete yet, but are hoping for a favourable development," he said. Mr Kantawala said that the Gulf was a lucrative route to operate to, with Bahrain and the UAE "growing tremendously"."In addition, Qatar is poised for rapid and dramatic growth. In all this, we would fit in perfectly," he said.Sources told the GDN that Jet had applied for flights to six Gulf destinations from next year.

JetLite Eyes S-E Asia

JetLite eyes S-E Asia, plans fleet expansion
New Delhi: In a bid to scale up operations of its value carrier JetLite, Jet Airways plans to expand the airline's fleet size with an eye on international destinations in Middle East and South East Asia.“We plan to add at least five leased aircraft to our fleet in 2008. Some of the leased planes would also replace some existing ageing aircraft in the JetLite fleet “ JetLite chief executive Garry Kingshott told ET.This comes at a time when the airline is still struggling to get the full 24-aircraft Air Sahara fleet, it bought out in April this year, back on the sky. Currently, 14 aircraft are air-worthy, while the rest are sidelined on technical grounds.One leased Boeing 737 aircraft is likely to join the fleet by October this year. Once JetLite is able to increase its fleet size, it would look at flying to more destinations in South East Asia, including Bangkok, Kaula Lumpur, Dhaka, and Hanoi. In its previous avatar as Air Sahara, the airline flew to several international destinations including Singapore, Colombo, Kathmandu, and Malle.

Goyal Honoured

Goyal honoured with the TATA AIG award
Jet Airways Chairman Mr. Naresh Goyal honoured with the TATA AIG - Lifetime Achievement AwardOn September 11, 2007, Chairman Naresh Goyal was accorded the prestigious TATA AIG - Lifetime Achievement Award at the grand closing ceremony of the TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) International Travel Convention 2007 Abacus - TAFI Awards Nite on September 08, 2007 at the Magella Sutera of the Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.Ms. Sonu Kriplani-VP Passenger Sales, of the Company was present at the award ceremony and received the award on behalf of Chairman Naresh Goyal.Chairman Naresh Goyal was nominated for the award for being a "true trendsetter", "an achiever" and "someone who has made significant contributions to the Travel and Tourism industry in India."

Most Innovative Product Launch Award

Jet Airways wins "Most Innovative Product Launch" Award
Jet Airways wins TravelBiz Monitor’s - Most Innovative Product Launch Award for its 'First Class' product on its long-haul flights. The Award was given away at the grand closing ceremony of the TAFI (Travel Agents Federation of India) International Travel Convention 2007 Abacus-TAFI Awards Nite on September 08, 2007 at the Magella Sutera of the Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.Jet Airways have created the first airline 'suite' in the sky offering its customers the ultimate in privacy and luxury.Each First Class suite providing over 26sq ft of usable space, features dual sliding doors that create complete privacy for every passenger choosing to fly Jet Airways First Class.Each suite is designed to allow dining for two with a VIP/Business Jet style table, multiple LED lighting options, variable lumbar support and an eight point massage system.The state-of-the-art In-Flight Panasonic eX2 Entertainment system offers passengers over 200 hours of programming, audio CD's covering every imaginable music genre and all on demand and all heard through Bose noise cancellation headphones.For those wishing to work, laptop power and in flight telephones are available with the unique ability to send SMS and Email.