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Air Deccan offers Budget Travel Solutions
Ties up with Travelguru to provide online booking of Hotels and Holiday packages

Bangalore, 21st February 2007:- Air Deccan India’s second largest airline announced a strategic tie up with Travelguru, India’s premier online travel portal to provide budget hotel bookings and holiday packages. The tie up will provide Air Deccan passengers the unmatched convenience of selecting and making reservations in 2,500 hotels including over 1,500 budget/ economy hotels, through its website www.airdeccan.net. The hotels are located in 160 cities across India including all destinations that Air Deccan flies to.

The hotels included offer a wide range of facilities such as free airport transfer, breakfast and other value adds, making this a single window service for all travel solutions. Air Deccan passengers are assured the best available hotel rates along with instant confirmation of the booking. Passengers will have online access to both Air Deccan and Travelguru contact centres for speedy and accurate response to their queries.

Capt. G.R Gopinath Managing Director Air Deccan said, “The Air Deccan-Travelguru tie up will serve as the one stop window for affordable travel solutions for the discerning traveler. It is our constant endeavor to bring down the cost of travel by driving up ancillary revenue. Partnership with a leading travel portal like Travelguru will bolster Air Deccan’s ancillary revenue creation, which has always been a focus area of our operations.“

He further added, “Our passengers will have the advantage of high value for money deals from quality hotels across India including in the metro cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata where the escalating cost of hotel rates is among the highest in the world.“

Ashwin Damera, Founder & CEO of Travelguru, said, “Air Deccan is leader in offering budget flight options to Indian travelers. We are happy to partner them in now making hotel stays more affordable and within reach of the price sensitive traveler. The synergy from the tie up both in terms of expertise and resources will create a unique product for the ever increasing league of travelers in India. We believe the prices and range of hotels we have to offer is going to spark a revolution in the hotel segment.“

Bookings: Passengers may log on to www.airdeccan.net, for booking tickets and hotels/ holiday packages. Flight bookings can also be made at the 24/7 all India call centre 39008888 (prefix city code).

About Travelguru
Travelguru is a pioneering travel solutions company that offers travelers the opportunity to plan and purchase their travel in a transparent, hassle-free, quick and smart way. Strategic partnerships and alliances with travel industry leaders give Travelguru the edge as an aggregator of travel services. Backed by next generation, real-time, metasearch technology, Travelguru throws up a wider range of travel options for domestic and outbound international travelers. Promoted by two Harvard Business School alumni with significant travel, technology and corporate experience and a team of experienced professionals from industries such as hospitality, travel & trade, financial services and E-commerce, Travelguru is set to redefine the way India travels. Travelguru can be found on the World Wide Web at www.Travelguru.com or can be reached by calling the company’s customer support center, +91 - 22 - 4275 4878 (standard charges apply).

About Air-Deccan
India’s fastest growing low cost airline and the 2nd largest airline in the country, with a market share of 19.7% (November 2006) Air Deccan has the largest network in India today covering 60 airports, plying over 300 flights a day. The airline currently operates a band new fleet of 18 Airbus A 320 aircraft, with an average age of 1.5 years and 23 ATR Turboprop aircraft. Since its inception in August 2003, Air Deccan has carried over 8.7 million passengers and the numbers are growing everyday. The airline has recorded an on time performance of (within 1 hour) of 97.19% for January 2007.