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Reliance Jio announces Diwali offer



New Delhi: Reliance Jio today announced a special one-time offer called the JioPhone Diwali 2019 Offer. Jio is making the JioPhone available for a special price of only ₹699 as against the current price of Rs. 1500 during the festive season of Dussehra and Diwali.

“This is a clear saving of over Rs. 800 without any special conditions like having to exchange your old phone,” Reliance Jio said in a statement.

The company said it will also offer data benefits valued at Rs 700 to customers who buy the JioPhone during the offer period. “For first 7 recharges that the customer does, Jio will additionally add Rs 99 worth of data,” Jio said.

With the Rs 800 savings on the purchase price and Rs 700 worth of free data, the company pegged the total benefits for JioPhone buyers at Rs 1500.

Mukesh Ambani, chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries, said: “Jio will ensure that no Indian is deprived of affordable Internet and the fruits of the Digital Revolution. By offering the ‘JioPhone Diwali Gift’, we are making an investment of Rs 1,500 towards bringing every new person from the Bottom of the Economic Pyramid into the Internet Economy.”


Emirates announces $16-billion deal to buy 50 airbus aircraft




Dubai: Emirates Airline said Monday it would buy 50 Airbus 350-900 widebody aircraft in a deal worth $16 billion, with delivery to begin in May 2023.

“I am happy to announce we are purchasing 50 Airbus 350 for $16 billion,” the carrier’s chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al-Maktoum told reporters at the Dubai Airshow.

In an announcement made at the Dubai Airshow alongside Airbus CEO Guillaume Faury, Emirates chairman and CEO Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum said that Monday’s firm order replaces a previous deal for 30 A350-900 and 40 A330-900 aircraft which had been announced earlier in the year.

“We are confident in the performance of the Airbus A350 XWB and we believe this aircraft this aircraft will be a good fit,” he said. “With our A350…we plan to offer different cabin configurations.”

“We’ll be able to take new aircraft to new markets, not only in the region, but also…up to 15 hours of flying time from Dubai,” he said, adding that the $16bn deal reflects Emirates’ confidence in the future of the UAE’s aviation sector and role as a travel hub.

Emirates serve a global network spanning over 158 destinations in 84 countries. Its fleet stands at 267 large aircraft, including more than 100 Airbus, 380 superjumbo.

Its move earlier this year to reduce its total A380 orders triggered Airbus to pull the plug on the costly plane, which airlines have struggled to fill to its capacity of 500-850 people.

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