Arabia offers affordable travel
To make travel more affordable Air Arabia has undertaken
cost cutting measures like doing away with glossy tickets,
that add to the cost and issuing e tickets and eliminating
computerised reservation system that saves on processing
cost saving measures taken up by the airline include
maintenance of one type aircraft which helps in reducing
expenditure on flight crew training, maintenance and
spare parts. Air Arabia also offers no free food on
board but offers a wide choice to select unlike other
airline claims to be the first low-fare international
airline in India.
a result of these measures, the Sharjah Government-owned
airline offers tickets at as low as Rs2,400 on the Nagpur-Sharjah
sector with the highest tarriff being in the range of
Rs5,000 on the sector, according to the season.
airline said it would offer the same tariff on the Hyderabad-Sharjah
sector too if it got permission to fly from there.
only on Friday-Saturday
Amitabh Bachchan-anchored show Kaun Banega Crorepati
being aired thrice a week till now will be aired only
on Friday and Saturday.
Nair, chief operating officer of Star India, said if
the tri-weekly schedule was to continue, the pre-recorded
episodes of KBC-2 would have lasted till December 23,
but with the rescheduled programme, the show will continue
till January 7.
will now be aired on Friday and Saturday while the Sunday
slot will feature a serial on Sai Baba.
cuts fuel surcharge by 50 per cent
has announced a 50-per cent reduction in fuel surcharge
as the price of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) has dropped
in the Indian market by more than Rs4,000 per kilolitre.
surcharge has come down by Rs200 on the long haul sectors
and by Rs100 on the short-haul sectors. A passenger
travelling on a long haul flight will now only pay a
surcharge of Rs200 against Rs400 charged earlier, while
a short haul passenger will pay a surcharge of only
Rs100 against Rs200 being charged earlier," said
Siddhanta Sharma, the chief executive officer of the
reduction in fuel surcharge will be available to passengers
making their booking after mid-night from December 2.
domestic airlines including Air Sahara and Indian Airlines,
however, are yet to take a firm decision on lowering
India in distribution pact with Dilmah tea
Mumbai: Heinz India, that markets brands like Complan,
Glucon-D and Nycil Powder in India is partnering with
MJF Teas of Sri Lanka for the sales and distribution
of premium tea under the brand name `Dilmah' in India.
phase I, Heinz will leverage its nationwide distribution
network to market `Dilmah' tea across 15 major cities
of India and will gradually expand into tier II cities.
The company will distribute and promote a wide variety
of flavoured and speciality Dilmah teas, including the
Dilmah Raga range, which has been specifically developed
for the Indian palate.
new venture between Heinz and MJF Teas will market and
distribute premium fine teas such as Pure Ceylon Tea,
English Breakfast Tea, Earl Grey, Dilmah Gourmet and
launches multimedia PDA phone Xda Atom
New Delhi: Cellular handset maker O2 has launched
what it claims to be the world's smallest multimedia
PDA-phone' Xda Atom in India. The handset comes with
multiple features specially designed to suit the requirements
portable powerhouse works on Windows Mobile 5.0 operating
system and offers a range of services such as music,
audiobooks, videos and camera. The handset is priced
Rs38,888 and enables high-speed data connectivity.
phone can help view PowerPoint files, create tables
and charts using Word and Excel and also access e-mail
accounts while on the move.
to introduce specialist skincare products
HLL is planning to extend iots Pond's brand into
new areas of facial care and is exploring options of
bringing in its international range of products for
skin lightening and anti-aging.
company says the skin care segment offers huge opportunities.
Globally, Pond's has a host of products in the skin
lightening and anti-aging segments.
Pond's introduced the `oil control' talc and cream products.
The oil control variant has also been added to its moisturising
cold cream and body lotion range. This variant has been
launched specifically for the Indian market. Moving
away from the perception of being a winter-care brand,
Pond's has of late been positioned as an all-purpose
skincare brand. The reason behind launching its oil
control range is to enable consumers to use the brand
has been exploring the oil control category for its
other winter care brand Pears. The glycerine brand known
for its mild properties has two new variants on the
germ shield and oil control platform.
other skincare brand, Vaseline is positioned on the
healthcare platform with a body lotion and a petroleum
jelly cream. The brand's range was expanded to talcum
powder, but was later withdrawn. A seasonal brand, unlike
Pond's, Vaseline also has a foot care cream, which has
remained a niche product with limited demand during
fairness cream brand Fair & Lovely is also being
expanded into new segments and may be extended into
the men's fairness cream category.
Gold to premiere Sahara One films
India has tied up with Sahara One Motion Pictures whereby
64 films produced by the latter would be premiered on
Star Gold channel within the next one year. About 12-15
of these movies would be telecast on Star Gold in December
2005 as part of the channel's Super Six initiative.
Gold is also in talks with other production houses with
a view to premiering movies produced by them on Star
to re-launch tea biz under single brand
Godrej Foods will now sell tea under a single brand
Godrej Tea and will phase out its existing tea brands
Noble House and Chai House.
Tea, part of the Rs5,500-crore Godrej Group, will first
enter northern markets, like UP and Uttaranchal, followed
by the rest of the Indian markets.
Tea is offering a strong innovative blend of tea with
Kadak Booster Leaves with its unique quality
`Kadva Nahin Kadak Tea'.
Tea will be supported by the marketing and distribution
tie-up with Jyothy Laboratories to ensure that the product
reaches consumers through over one million outlets across
the country in the shortest time with retailers being
regularly serviced with fresh tea.
part of the tie up with Jyothy Laboratories Godrej Tea
will begin by offering an introductory offer of two
free Ujala Supreme 30ml bottles on the purchase of 250gms
of Godrej Tea pack. Godrej Tea will be available in
250grams poly (MRP Rs44) and carton packs (MRP Rs47).
will also be available in low unit outlay packs of Rs5
and Rs10 to service consumers in smaller
towns and rural areas to experience its unique blend
of tea, through its tie-up with Jyothy Laboratories.
Compiled by Mohini Bhatnagar
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