Etihad Airways collaborates with Emirati Chef on special inflight Ramadan menu

In celebration of the Holy Month, Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, has teamed up with Emirati Chef Khaled Alsaadi to offer a specially curated inflight menu for the month of Ramadan. The Abu Dhabi-based Chef has put his signature twist on authentic Emirati recipes, fusing contemporary cooking techniques and local ingredients to […]

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Heathrow appoints Mark Brooker to its board

Heathrow Airport Holdings Ltd has today announced that Mark Brooker joined the airport’s Board as a Non-Executive Director in April. Mr Brooker brings a wealth of digital, financial and transport expertise to the Board as the airport gears up for growth, post-pandemic. Mr Brooker has a wide breadth of experience across high-profile, operational and strategic […]

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Brazil eases restrictions for unvaccinated travellers

Brazil is easing Covid travel restrictions on the back of a drop in infection rates. The Latin American nation has lifted quarantine requirements for unvaccinated visitors, although they are still required to show a negative Covid result. Traveller health statements used to track Covid cases will no longer be required, effective immediately, while testing for […]

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Qatar Airways launches new in-flight food menu for North American flights

Qatar Airways has created freshly curated menus for its North American flights, taking inspiration from the 13 gateway cities it serves in the U.S. and Canada and using local ingredients to enhance passengers’ gastronomic experience onboard. Mary-Jane Bonnaud, the first female head chef for Qatar Airways and the first female chef to design an in-flight […]

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Jamaica reports rapid recovery in UK visitors

The Jamaica Tourist Board has reported a significant increase in UK visitors returning to the Caribbean island with more than 15,000 arrivals in January, 18,000 arrivals in December and 16,000 arrivals in November. The latest arrival data indicates the paradise island, winner of “Caribbean’s Leading Destination” at World Travel Awards, is almost on course to […]

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Etihad and Abu Dhabi Airports team up to launch Etihad Guest’s ‘Miles on the Go’

Abu Dhabi Airports, the owner and operator of the emirate’s five airports, and Etihad Guest, the loyalty programme of Etihad Airways, signed an agreement to launch the “Miles on the Go” product at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Etihad Guest members can now instantly earn and spend Etihad Guest Miles when shopping at participating merchants located […]

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Grenada to lift all Covid-19 restrictions next week

The tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has announced the removal of all Covid-19 restrictions, including entry restrictions for unvaccinated travellers. From April 4th, all travellers, regardless of vaccination status, will no longer be required to take Covid-19 tests to enter. There will also be no further need to show proof of vaccination […]

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Virgin Atlantic returns to full strength in United States

Following renewed customer confidence and a strong uptick in bookings, which are up 50 per cent year on year, Virgin Atlantic is reinstating its full portfolio of US destinations. The carrier is reaching the milestone for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic. Flights to Seattle and Washington DC will take off next […]

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Anantara New York Palace Budapest to open in the spring

Anantara has added Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel to its portfolio, marking the company’s debut in Hungary and a continuation of its European expansion. Situated in the heart of the city, the opulent property is an architectural ode to the Belle Époque era, exuding old-world glamour blended with contemporary luxury. Since its construction in […]

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British Airways returns to US from Gatwick

Following the recent reopening of US borders for Brits, British Airways’ first transatlantic flight from Gatwick took off earlier bound for Tampa, Florida. The airline’s services to Tampa will operate three times a week. British Airways will also resume flights from Gatwick to popular family holiday-hotspot Orlando on Friday. This is the first time the […]

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Indigo Partners places substantial Airbus order in Dubai

Indigo Partners has announced an order for 255 additional Airbus A321neo family aircraft for its portfolio of airlines. Wizz Air (Hungary), Frontier (United States), Volaris (Mexico) and JetSMART (Chile and Argentina) are all part of the group. The firm order was signed at the Dubai Airshow. This order brings the total number of aircraft ordered […]

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Heathrow begins rebuilding team following pandemic cuts

Heathrow has begun recruiting for over 600 new frontline roles as the restart of transatlantic travel and easing of international restrictions boosts confidence in the aviation sector. While passenger numbers at the hub remain 56 per cent down on pre-pandemic levels, the airport has begun replacing staff let go over the past 18 months. The move to […]

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Nouvelair to return to Manchester next spring

Nouvelair has confirmed it will re-launch regular flights from Manchester to Tunisia. The decision comes after what the carrier branded “positive news” on the relaxation of travel restrictions by both UK and Tunisian governments. Flights initially started in July last year but had to be suspended shortly afterwards due to the restrictions imposed by the […]

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flynas takes off for AlUla in Saudi Arabia

flynas has announced its latest network expansion, featuring the first ever direct international flights into AlUla International Airport. Starting from November 19th, the routes into AlUla will take off from Dubai and Kuwait. Domestic routes added as part of the expansion include Riyadh, Dammam and Jeddah. The announcement marks the first time that international travellers […]

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Air Belgium begins Airbus fleet renewal programme

Air Belgium has taken delivery of the first of two A330-900. The aircraft is configured with 286 seats in a three-class layout – 30 comfortable lie-flat business class, 21 premium-class,  and 235 economy-class seats. The aircraft is furnished with the Airbus Airspace cabin. All seats are equipped with the latest-generation, in-flight entertainment system, on-board Wi-Fi […]

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British Airways operates carbon neutral demonstration flight

The British aviation industry has come together to operate a net zero flight. The short flight – British Airways BA1476 from London Heathrow to Glasgow Airport – was powered directly by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), provided by BP. It was blended at 35 per cent with traditional jet fuel in accordance with technical aviation specifications. […]

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Passenger numbers continue to fall at Luton Airport

London Luton Airport (LLA) welcomed 1.2 million passengers throughout July and August this year, as people travelled to visit family and friends, whilst holidaymakers took advantage of relaxed travel restrictions during the summer holidays. The most popular destinations for passengers travelling through the airport were Palma de Mallorca, Bucharest and Belfast, reflecting the traffic light […]

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Gatwick seeks to become two runway airport

Gatwick has announced that a public consultation will start on September 9th on plans to bring its existing northern runway into routine use alongside its main runway. The airport said the scheme would help secure its long-term growth, generating approximately 18,400 additional jobs by 2038 and an additional expected £1.5 billion gross value added to […]

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Air Canada to launch new Munich connection

Air Canada has unveiled details of its planned Munich (MUC)-Toronto (YYZ) schedule as the carrier continues to rebuild its network. The launch follows an announcement from the government of Canada that it will reopen international borders on September 7th. The loosening of restrictions enables foreign nationals who have been fully vaccinated with the government of […]

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Ryanair to cease operations in Northern Ireland

Ryanair has confirmed it will end operations at both airports in Belfast. The low-cost carrier will cease flights from Belfast City Airport in September and from Belfast International Airport in October. Ryanair blamed the cost of operating at the airports as well as a UK government “refusal to suspend or reduce” air passenger duty (APD). […]

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