Monday, 09 September 2019 15:00

JA Lake View Resort Dubai - Foodies Paradise

Written by Paul Rollason
The latest addition to the five-star JA The Resort, JA Lake View Hotel, is opening the 22nd of September 2019. The all-inclusive hotel, located just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, offers guests a luxury stay with the widest range of on-site facilities and activities in Dubai.
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 08:15

Luton airport to gain express rail link with London

Written by Paul Rollason
Luton airport will gain a frequent fast link with London as part of a £600 million package of rail improvements. A Luton airport express-style service is to be operated by a new fleet of electric trains. The upgraded rail connection is due to start by December 2020 with fast trains between London St Pancras and Luton airport Parkway station every 30 minutes. East Midlands Railway (EMR) trains will also serve Luton, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough and Bedford. The airport initiative follows Dutch firm Abellio assigned to operate the East Midlands Railway franchise for the next eight years. The partnership involves package…
Friday, 09 August 2019 11:19

Gatwick outlines £1.11bn investment plan

Written by Paul Rollason
A £1.11 billion five-year expansion plan has been unveiled for Gatwick. An extension to pier six is the single biggest project outlined in the capital investment programme. It aims to offer 500,000 more North Terminal passengers the ability to embark and disembark aircraft via a jetty-served stand, as well as improved gate waiting areas. The design incorporates automated boarding technology which uses biometrics to process passengers through e-gates straight onto the aircraft. Similar projects run by other airports owned by Gatwick half sahreholder Vinci Airports will “provide inspiration” for the Pier 6 extension’s coffee shops and retail.
Friday, 19 July 2019 09:31

Turkey, Tunisia and all-inclusives ‘top value options this summer’

Written by Paul Rollason
Turkey and Tunisia have emerged as the top growth destinations being considered by cost-conscious British holidaymakers looking outside the eurozone this summer, according to new data. But Ibiza and Dubai are losing their appeal despite the emirate remaining the top long-haul destination.
Tuesday, 16 July 2019 07:27

Easyjet announces new service from Bristol to Red Sea Riviera

Written by Paul Rollason
EasyJet is expanding its winter network from Bristol Airport with a new sevice to Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera, Egypt. Hurghada will be served from October 30 on Wednesdays and Saturday
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 08:32

Easyjet announces new service from Manchester to Red Sea Riviera

Written by Paul Rollason
EasyJet is expanding its winter network from Manchester airport with a new sevice to Hurghada on the Red Sea Riviera, Egypt. Hurghada will be served from October 30 on Wednesdays and Saturday
Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:19

British Airways announces new World Traveller Plus amenities

Written by Paul Rollason
British Airways is changing some of the amenities it offers to World Traveller Plus passengers. From July 1, 2019 the premium economy service will have new amenity kits made from recycled plastic bottles. The kits will contain an eyemask, socks, a pen, toothbrush, toothpaste and lip balm from Scaramouche and Fandango. A new quilt and cushion will feature the herringbone design also found in First cabins and on the new amenity kits. In February the airline introduced a revamped dining menu into premium economy, including a third meal option, a “more substantial” second hot meal during the flight, and new dishes. It…
Friday, 21 June 2019 11:18

Gate to gate wi-fi introduced by Norwegian

Written by Paul Rollason
Budget carrier Norwegian is introducing ‘gate to gate’ wi-fi for passengers. Internet access will be available for the entire duration of each flight across the airline’s wi-fi enabled aircraft from pushback to arrival at the airport gate. Previously, aircraft had to climb to an altitude of 10,000 feet before the wi-fi network was activated. Norwegian was the first low cost carrier to begin introducing free wi-fi on long-haul routes on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners. Half of the Dreamliner fleet is expected to be equipped by 2020.
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 15:32

IAG (British Airways and Iberia) signs deal to buy 200 Boeing 737 Max aircraft

Written by Paul Rollason
International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a letter of intent with Boeing for 200 737 Max aircraft to join its fleet. The mix of 737-8 and 737-10 aircraft is expected to be delivered between 2023 and 2027 and are likely to be used by IAG airlines including Vueling, LEVEL and British Airways flying from Gatwick.
Sunday, 16 June 2019 11:16

Heathrow: Boris Johnson ‘backtracking on third runway opposition’

Written by Paul Rollason
Tory party leader frontrunner Boris Johnson appears to have backtracked on his long-held opposition to a Heathrow third runway. The former London mayor refused to reassure campaigners against the runway earlier this week that he would cancel the scheme. Johnson vowed to his constituents four years ago that he would “lie down with you in front of those bulldozers and stop the building, stop the construction of that third runway”. However, at a hustings organised by the Conservative Party’s 1922 Committee of backbenchers on Wednesday, he was equivocal, The Times reported.
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