Turkish Airlines to deploy bigger aircraft on the Istanbul-Mumbai sector next month

 In order to cater to the increasing passenger traffic on the Istanbul-Mumbai sector, Turkish Airlines, the flag carrier of Turkey is planning to deploy bigger aircraft on the Istanbul-Mumbai route from July 1, 2013.

The present aircraft operating on this route is A330-300 aircraft that has 289 seats, 28 business class seats and 261 economy class seats, however with the new bigger aircraft B777-300ER; the airline will be increasing the seat capacity to 312 seats, 38 business class and 274 economy class.

Mehmet Akay, General Manager, Western & Southern India of Turkish Airlines said, “We observed an increase in demand on Istanbul- Mumbai route and hence decided to deploy a bigger aircraft for a trial period of three months. Depending upon the performance, we will decide on whether to continue the same or not.”

Royal Caribbean Cruises introduces CruiseFly facility on Singapore sailings

Offering a smooth transfer to its guests from cruise liners to the airports, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has recently introduced the CruiseFly facility for cruises ending at Singapore. The facility is being offered by Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore and is the region’s first sea-to-air baggage transfer service, which allows guests an early check-in for flights that are departing the same day of the ship’s arrival into Singapore.

Passengers may book for CruiseFly either online or onboard the ship before the ship arrives into Singapore. With this service guests can check-in, deposit their bags and collect their boarding passes without having to queue at the airport. The CruiseFly service is available on airlines namely Singapore Airlines, Silk Air, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines and Jet Airways. It is valid on all flights departing post 2:30 pm from Changi Airport, on the day of the ships arrival to Singapore and can be availed at $28 per person carrying up to two pieces of baggage and $9 for each additional piece of luggage.