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Vistara airline gets Dubai sales office

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By NewsGram Staff Writer 

Dubai: On Tuesday, India’s new private full service carrier Vistara opened its first overseas sales office in Dubai in order to cater to customers in the Gulf region. This was especially done keeping in mind the huge Indian diaspora.

Sharaf Travels LLC was appointed as the their general sales agent (GSA) by The Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines joint venture (51:49 percent) in the region spanning the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.

“With Sharaf Travels’ strong presence in these markets, residents and tourists in the Gulf region will have direct access to our services along with information on its growing network in India,” Vistara chief commercial officer Giam Ming Toh said in a statement here.

The nine-month old airline offers 321 weekly flights to 12 destinations across India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Panaji, Guwahati, and Bagdogra.

Services from Bhubaneswar will commence from October 1, Varanasi services from October 21, while the frequency between Delhi and Mumbai will be increased from November 1.

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The airline, which was the first to introduce premium economy seats on domestic routes in India, at present, operates a brand new 150-seater aircraft —the Airbus A320-200— with 16 business class, 36 premium economy and 96 economy class.

“We offer 20 per cent more leg space and comfort to our customers compared to the same aircraft model of other airlines,” the airline said in a statement.

Since its launch in January, Vistara has flown six lakh passengers across its network and has efficiently maintained about 90 percent on-time performance.

(With inputs from IANS)

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With the launch in Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap now provides its services across 10 cities in India and 2 cities in the UAE, the company said in a statement.

Founded in 2014, the company plans to initiate operations in Abu Dhabi with over 20 service partners by offering five services — deep cleaning, maid, pest control, handymen and AC servicing and repair, with home painting and packers and movers to be added soon.

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“Abu Dhabi has a large pool of service professionals available who are not yet online. This is a huge opportunity for UrbanClap to explore the market and tap into this latent talent and enable them to be independent micro-entrepreneurs in the coming five years,” said Abhiraj Bhal Co-founder of UrbanClap.

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With the expansion into Abu Dhabi, UrbanClap aims to grow its UAE business two times (month on month). The platform is already empowering over 100 businesses and has strategic plans to expand to other Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. (IANS)