Emirates signs latest South Africa partnership with Cemair

In a move to support the ramp up of operations after boosting its passenger services to South Africa, Emirates has signed an interline agreement with Cemair. The deal opens up connections to six more destinations in the county through gateways in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The partnership also includes a couple of leisure points exclusively […]

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British Airways to welcome return of classic roast dinner

British Airways customers will be welcomed back on board with new ‘Best of British Menus’ next month. The latest edition even features a traditional British Roast dinner. The airline’s roast, that will be available in First and Club World, will provide customers flying across the globe a taste of a quintessentially British dish. British Airways […]

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Air Astana to return to London next month

Air Astana has unveiled plans to resume direct flights from Nur-Sultan, capital of Kazakhstan, to London Heathrow. The service will return on September 18th, initially with two frequencies per week on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Flights will be operated by the latest Airbus A321LR aircraft, with the flight time being seven hours and 15 minutes outbound […]

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Latvia approves €90m bailout for airBaltic

The government of Latvia has approved an investment of €90 million into state-owned carrier airBaltic. The money will be used to compensate for the losses caused by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and to overcome the ongoing economic crisis. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “The support of our majority shareholder to overcome the crisis […]

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United boosts London flights as restrictions loosen

With the announcement of England reopening to fully vaccinated travellers from the United States beginning on August 2nd, United Airlines is making it easier for business and leisure customers to jet across the pond with the addition of flights to London. In August, United will have six daily flights between the United States and London, including […]

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Emirates launches new flight to Miami, Florida

Emirates is connecting global business and leisure travellers with its first-ever passenger service between Dubai and Miami. The airline celebrated the inaugural flight of its four times a week service when it touched down in Miami at 11:00 local time on Saturday. Emirates flight EK213 was welcomed by Miami International Airport with a water cannon […]

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flypop prepares to take off from London Stansted

flypop has confirmed that London Stansted Airport will be its first UK airport base. The owners of the carrier argued there is strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key ‘secondary cities’ of India. London Stansted offers excellent connectivity, especially with its rail links into both London and the Midlands. Navdip Singh […]

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Jet2.com flies from Bristol Airport for first time

Jet2.com has taken off from Bristol Airport for the first time. The full flight departed from Bristol Airport to Majorca with holidaymakers jetting off on a much-needed holiday. The inaugural flight was followed by another to Menorca. The start of operations from Bristol Airport comes as the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca and Ibiza) and Madeira […]

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airBaltic Holidays debuts to European travellers

airBaltic has launched a new product, airBaltic Holidays, offering customers dynamic travel packages which include both a flight and a hotel reservation. Martin Gauss, chief executive of airBaltic, said: “As an innovative airline, we always strive to search for new ways to improve the customer experience starting from the booking process. “Today, when travelling has […]

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British Airways to trial digital queuing system at Heathrow

British Airways has revealed it will be trialling new queuing technology from Qmatic The carrier hopes the system will enable customers to virtually queue at check-in by pre-booking their slot time in advance of arriving at the airport. The technology, that is optional for customers, will be trialled by British Airways for three months on […]

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Swiss reconnects Zürich and London City Airport

London City Airport has welcomed the restoration of connections to Zürich (ZRH), with Swiss to resume flying to Switzerland’s largest city from today. The carrier will initially operate two rotations per week. The schedule will increase in line with the anticipated surges in demand for leisure and business travel as travel restrictions are relaxed in […]

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Jamaica Tourist Board launches UK webinar series

Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) London is launching a new interactive weekly webinar for travel trade, to share destination updates, trivia and travel protocol information in an engaging way for agents and partners. ‘Jamaica Virtual Vibes’ will take place every Wednesday at 13:30 for 45-60 minutes as a casual but informative way to hear about updates […]

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British Airways adds new European summer flights

Following the announcement that Britons are likely to be able to get a summer holiday this year after all, British Airways has added new services to holiday destinations for June and July onwards. The carrier said the new services are in response to overwhelming interest from its customers on its website. The 26 additional weekly frequencies will […]

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England reveals ‘green list’ of safe travel destinations

Holidaymakers from England will be able to travel to Portugal and Israel from later this month under new guidelines issued by the government. Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Iceland and St Helena are also on the ‘green’ list revealed today by transport secretary, Grant Shapps. Gibraltar, the Falkland Islands and the Faroe Islands, as well as South […]

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Grenada prepares to welcome back UK visitors

Grenada is preparing for the reopening of the local tourism sector following a successful vaccination campaign. The Caribbean destination, along with its sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, has already fully-vaccinated 70 per cent of hotel workers with the Astra-Zeneca vaccine. The hidden gem of the eastern Caribbean, the small and idyllic island of […]

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Fully-vaccinated St Helena reopens to tourism

On completion of the island-wide vaccination programme, St Helena has opened its doors once more to overseas visitors. The second most remote inhabited island in the world, guests will be able to enjoy beautiful landscapes, outstanding marine life, historic heritage and the warm and friendly local community spirit typical of the British Overseas Territory. St […]

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