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India's top private airline Jet Airways launched its service to Bangkok from Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport early on 7th May, 2008:

Jet Airways

Bangkok and Mumbai gets connected for the better. The new Jet Airways flight on the Mumbai-Bangkok route departed from Mumbai airport on time at 1.10 a.m. and reached Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi International Airport at 6.50 a.m. (local time). The return flight, 9W61, departed from Bangkok airport at 8.40 a.m. (local time) and reached here at 11.45 a.m. The airline has installed a Boeing 737-800 with options of two-class configuration, economy and premier, on the Mumbai-Bangkok-Mumbai sectors.

Premier German airlines Lufthansa announced the launch of three new non-stop flights between Mumbai and Munich starting 10th May, 2008:

Premier German airlines Lufthansa

Lufthansa is all set to become the first and sole airline plying between Mumbai and Munich with as many as three weekly flights. Airbus A340-300 is scheduled to be deployed on this route. From June 3 Lufthansa is also set to boost up its current services between Kolkata and Frankfurt from three to five flights a week. It will also introduce new 'regular interval' flights between Pune and Frankfurt July 1, 2008. The new six weekly flights will be managed by an Airbus A319, offering 48 seats in an all-business class configuration.

India bags No.1 position among top travel destinations in the world according to this year's readers' travel awards declared by luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler UK, up from the fourth position last year:

In the international luxury travel trade arena, the Condé Nast Traveler award is regarded as the top most awards in the travel industry. Among advertising campaigns for the leading tourism destinations, the ministry of tourism's Incredible India chain won the best awards.

Sri Lanka promoting Ayurveda to boost tourism:

Tourism is one of the main income generating industries in Sri Lanka. Major tourist attractions are focused around the island's famous beaches, ancient cities, heritage sites, and the lush green tea estates in the central hills.

"Our tourism sector is a combination of nature and culture and Ayurveda touches both. With Ayurvedic tourism becoming a booming industry in the region, we are making concerted efforts to streamline it to attract more tourists to our country," Sri Lanka Tourism Board head Renton de Alwis.

Lufthansa plans new flights connecting India, Germany:

Having recently enhanced their bilateral air traffic rights from 50 to 69 flights a week with India, premier German carrier Lufthansa will launch an all-business flight from Pune to Munich next month exercising the new rights.

Lufthansa's South Asia Director Warner Heesen said, "We are happy to get more rights to fly to India and have already enhanced frequencies on existing routes this summer. We are also launching the all-business class flight from Pune."



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