‘Treasure your health’ package from Cathay Pacific
Health is wealth and Cathay Pacific Airways now teams up with another
world-class entity - Raffles Hospital - to offer you an opportunity to
safeguard yourself against life’s little hazards with a health screening
package at Asia’s premier healthcare hub, Singapore.
on a Cathay Pacific flight
Today Singapore is more than just a leisure or business destination.
It has earned a reputation for its superlative healthcare system
complete with an excellent international patient liaison service to
assist in appointments, referrals, admissions, follow-up care,
interpretation services and all the other details that ensure complete
peace of mind.
Cathay Pacific’s Health Screening Package at Raffles Hospital offers
a choice: Raffles Deluxe - designed to maintain health at the prime of
life by screening for lifestyle diseases and the more premium Raffles
Executive - to ascertain health risks that come with middle age.
Both options are available with special screening for ladies.
The package includes return airfare to Singapore, hotel accommodation
for three nights and four days with breakfast, return airport transfers
and the health-screening package. Passengers of course have the option
of choosing accommodation at a range of three to five star hotels and
can also opt to extend their stay or upgrade to business class. The
offer is now open and ends on December 31, the last day of travel under
Raffles Health Screeners enables you to take charge of your health
and have an evaluation to minimize health risks through early detection,
allowing you to maintain your health and wellness.
With over 30 years of experience, a professional team offers a
one-stop comprehensive health screening service for individuals and
State-of-the-art technology combined with personalised attention
makes you comfortable and you will receive a detailed medical report
followed by a private consultation with your doctor.
Sales and Marketing Manager Ruhan Abbas for Cathay Pacific Airways
Colombo explaining the airline’s objective in providing this invaluable
package said: “Health is of great importance and our health screening
package at Raffles Hospital makes it easy for passengers to enjoy a
world-class medical check-up and perhaps also attend to business needs,
or combine the experience with a great shopping spree. Our package makes
the visit worthwhile, enjoyable and comfortable.”
JETLITE TO CUT STAFF BY A THIRD
In a major restructuring exercise, JetLite, the Naresh Goyal group’s
value carrier, will be trimming its 2,300 staff strength by roughly a
third to cut costs and integrate some key functions with its flagship
carrier Jet Airways.
Confirming this, Jet Airways’ CEO, Wolfgang Prock-Schaeur, said, “In
the process of integrating the airlines, which is a must to keep JetLite
afloat, there will be a shift of certain employees from JetLite to Jet
and the workforce for both the airlines will be combined.”
He added that “the majority of the workforce - at least two-thirds -
will be integrated with Jet” and others will get a voluntary separation
The Company was not, however, ready to discuss details of the VSS for
employees, but said it would be an “attractive one”.
A JetLite executive said the downsizing would take place in functions
such as airport services, security, sales and marketing and HR.
(Courtesy Business Standard India.)
Sri Lankan ‘special’ for fasting passengers
Emirates staff are both eager and
ready to welcome passengers to the airline’s brand new home
at Terminal 3 of the Dubai International Airport.
SriLankan Airlines has made arrangements for the convenience of
passengers of the Islamic faith during the annual Ramadan Fasting Period
until October 1.
A limited quantity of dates, fruits and other items are being carried
on board SriLankan flights which will be in the air at the time of
breaking the fast in the evenings.
The airline is even providing takeaway packs for passengers on Jeddah
bound flights that touch down shortly before 6 p.m, since they may need
to break their fast while still at the airport.
Passengers are requested to inform the airline of their special
requirements at the time of booking their flight, to their Travel Agent
or to the SriLankan Airlines Ticket Office.
Passengers who book through the Internet on www.srilankan.aero should
also notify the airline through the “Meal Request” column in the on-line
This is especially important where groups of fasting passengers are
travelling, so that arrangements can be made well ahead of the flight,
as regular flights are only prepared for a limited number of fasting
passengers with special needs.
Emirates taxiing for take-off from new terminal
With the announcement of the phased opening of Terminal Three [T3]
from 14th October, the spotlight has now turned firmly on Emirates’
much-anticipated move to its dedicated new home in Dubai.
In a carefully-orchestrated move, the first phase of Emirates’
operations from T3 will launch all flights to the GCC and the Americas -
40 flights a day, around 15 per cent of the airline’s total services.
Phase Two will include flights to the rest of the Middle East and
Africa as well, increasing operations to 99 flights every day, 37 per
cent of all flights. Flights to Europe will take-off in the next phase,
escalating operations to 168 daily flights or 60 per cent of all
Emirates’ services. The fourth and final phase will include flights to
the Indian Subcontinent, East Asia and Australasia and bring the total
to 269 flights every day.
Each phase will commence after receiving a “clean operational chit”
from the previous one to ensure customers enjoy a smooth, seamless
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, Chairman and Chief Executive
Emirates Airline and Group said: “October 14th marks another red-letter
day on the Emirates calendar.
Emirates is effectively throwing open the doors of its new home,
inviting cherished customers to enjoy the spacious luxury and
state-of-the-art facilities; relax in the soothing ambience; and travel
globally with family and friends in total comfort. With five dedicated
A380 gates, our flagship fleet will soon be flying from its rightful
home.” Emirates’ dedicated terminal is planned as a lifestyle
destination in its own right, Sheikh Ahmed added.
Emirates has designed an entire floor of luxurious, themed lounges in
the 10-storied concourse for its premium passengers, with a capacity for
more than 2,000, serving the finest international cuisine and offering
full-fledged spa facilities. Lounges for unaccompanied minors and
special needs passengers are specially-designed to take the stress off
From this month, Emirates and its travel trade network will
proactively inform passengers of the change in the Terminal, which will
also be reflected in the reservations and ticketing systems and