"By way of information"

What does it mean? Is it correct for a formal letter?

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It's a way of saying take note, or you should know or you should be aware of the following information.

It's used in all kinds of formal and semi-formal communications but would sound odd between friends.

So an agency might well say:

By way of information, the airline offices will be closed next Friday but your reservation will still be accessible online.

Informally, you might tell a friend.

By the way, the airline offices. etc.....

It's fine for a formal letter but might sound a bit presumptuous from an applicant to a company or university.

  • "For information purposes" could be an equivalent? Nov 9, 2018 at 17:39

It's a formal equivalent of "FYI" (for your information)

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