Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Ethihad, Jet airways to offer discounts during Nishagandhi fest

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala’s biggest multidisciplinary cultural extravavaganza has found precious support from the sky.

A host of national and international carriers have lined up to partner with the annual Nishagandhi festival, beginning in the state capital on January 20.

Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates, will offer 25 per cent discount on its flights to Thiruvananthapuram to help cultural enthusiasts travel to the festival. The Jet Airways has announced discount rates for artists participating in the mega event.

Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the eight-day long festival of dance and music, attended this year by internationally acclaimed artists like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Hema Malini and Anoushka Shankar.

“We are happy that several national and international carriers have come forward to support the Nishagandhi festival,” said Kerala Tourism Minister A P Anilkumar.

The festival, which ends of January 27 attracts renowned artists from across the world and is a major draw on the international cultural calendar, is organised every year by the state tourism department.
12/01/16 e-vartha
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