Archive for the ‘Flights’ Category

UK airports will use body scanners

UK airports will use body scanners

The Department of Transport is expected to instruct airports to use full body scanners on passengers at UK airports following the terrorist attempt to blow up a Delta Airlines jet on Christmas Day. (more…)

Etihad Airways announces new flights to Australia

Etihad Airways announces new flights to Australia

UAE-based Etihad Airways has announced that it will introduce seven new flights a week to Australia.

Etihad was awarded permission to operate more flights to the region after talks between the Australian government and the United Arab Emirates government in Canberra this week. (more…)

A new route to the Arctic

A new route to the Arctic

Norway is to create a new Arctic Circle Airport. The Norwegian Parliament this week gave the go-ahead for the plans which will create a base architectually inspired by the nearby Tr?na mountains. (more…)

Save on Air New Zealand flights to LA

Save on Air New Zealand flights to LA

In the quest for autumn sun, it pays to plan ahead: Los Angeles, one of our favourite US destinations, is currently the subject of an Air New Zealand seat sale, with return flights from as little as ?399 per person – if you book before the end of 17 August and fly out on flight NZ3 on 25-26 October. (more…)

See the Burj Khalifa from the skies

See the Burj Khalifa from the skies

Is there any better way to see the world’s tallest tower than in luxury and from the skies? Tour operator Seawings certainly doesn’t think so: the company has created a tailored flight tour that allows passengers to experience the best of Dubai – including the spectacular sights of the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab – hundreds of metres up in the air. (more…)

Meet spring in Scandinavia thanks to SAS flight sale

Meet spring in Scandinavia thanks to SAS flight sale

SAS Scandinavian Airlines has launched a flight sale on tickets to some of the best spring destinations in the Nordic countries.

Book by 28 January and travel between 11 February to 30 June 2010 and you could fly to Copenhagen (pictured), Stockholm, Gothenburg and Stavanger for just ?59 one-way and to Helsinki for just ?65. (more…)

Air traffic controllers empty skies over Spain

Air traffic controllers empty skies over Spain

Travellers hoping to escape the cold by catching a flight to Spain may have to rethink their strategy after industrial action by air traffic controllers closed its airports on Friday and Saturday. (more…)

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Ash cloud grounds flights in Australia

Air passengers face disruption to and from Australia as the volcanic ash cloud from Chile’s Puyehue volcano sweeps across the south of the country.

Australia’s two major airports, Sydney and Melbourne, have cancelled all flights for up to 48 hours, while Adelaide and Canberra have also been hit. (more…)

A further step towards space travel

A further step towards space travel

Virgin Galactic’s space vehicle WhiteKnightTwo took to the skies in southern New Mexico yesterday in a dedication ceremony of its new home, Spaceport America.

To mark the step towards a new era of space tourism, Sir Richard Branson abseiled down the Norman Foster-designed building to cheers from a crowd of future Virgin Galactic astronauts and press. (more…)

More bush for your buck

More bush for your buck

A new flight route is making independent bush-to-beach holidays more appealing.

Next month, Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s easyGroup launches low-cost flights across east Africa. (more…)

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