Friday, May 15, 2009

Jet Airways to be exclusive airline partner of Airport Shopping Festival

Mumbai: As the official and exclusive airline partner of the Bengaluru International Airport Shopping Festival, Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, will offer travelers flying to and from Bengaluru from May 15 to June 14, 2009, a 10% discount on base fare for tickets booked on jetairways.com, as well as a whole host of other exciting privileges.
These include a range of exciting offers for travelers on display of their boarding passes at partner outlets including Carbon, Deepika Govind, Odyssey, Café Coffee Day/Cookie Man, Secure Wrap, Baskin Robbins, Subway, My Baby Excel - Disney Soft Toys, Wowwee Electronic Toys & Gamez, Asmi, Nakshatra and D’damas; as well as discounts on travel services to and from Bengaluru Airport, courtesy travel partners Easy Cab and Hertz, all between May 15 and June 14, 2009.
Moreover, Jet Airways and JetLite passengers who make purchases above INR 300 at the Bengaluru International Airport Shopping Festival during this period, will receive two lucky coupons instead of the standard lone coupon, for entry into a lucky draw.
The bumper prize at the lucky draw is a package for four aboard the Golden Chariot, the famed Southern Indian luxury train. Weekly prizes include Golden Chariot couple packages and Jet Airways international couple tickets, while daily prizes include KSTDC (Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.) couple Packages.*
Commenting on the association Girish Nair, Area General Manager - Karnataka & Andhra Pradesh, Jet Airways said “Airports in India are evolving and going through major changes. This also opens up opportunities for airlines to add value to the consumers by giving them an unique experience while traveling. We are very excited to associate with this first mega airport event organized by BIAL and this International shopping festival was an excellent opportunity for brand Jet Airways to create value for the consumers, thereby adding an interesting dimension to the airport and airline partnerships. ”
According to Mr. Marcel Hungerbuehler, CEO, Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), “Airports worldwide have evolved and are now seen in a different light, they are much more than just travel facilitators. Bengaluru International Airport is in line with this change and is all set to hold its first mega airport event. Our intention is to play a significant role in the economic development of the city and the state by becoming a gateway to the South of India. Through this shopping festival and the associated partnerships, we will propagate Karnataka’s cultural vibrancy and the various tourist destinations within it.”
Speaking of this association, Mr. K Viswanatha Reddy, IAS, Director, Department of Tourism said “The Bengaluru International Airport Shopping Festival being the first ever shopping festival hosted by an airport in India, is a very important development. That this is being held in a traditional shopper’s paradise like Bangalore adds more attraction to it. Even in these times of recession, the number of people who travel are not too low and this will ensure that there is sustained interest among our target groups. The Tourism Industry in Karnataka collectively stands to benefit by targeting travelers passing through one of the country’s iconic airports.”
Jet Airways operates daily, direct flights to Bengaluru from Chennai, Coimbatore, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mangalore, Mumbai, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram in India.
The month long shopping festival announced by Bengaluru International Airport today is the first time an Indian airport will host a festival of this magnitude.
15/05/09 PRESS RELEASE/Jet Airways

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