Archive for the ‘Flights’ Category

Google flight-check on its way

Google flight-check on its way

Google is set to challenge flight comparison sites such as Skyscanner with a new price check service which will “blow them out of the water”.

That’s the (as ever understated) view of Ryanair CEO Michael O’Leary who says the low-cost airline is working with the internet giant to deliver a new and improved way to find the cheapest flight online. (more…)

New routes to Puerto Rico

New routes to Puerto Rico

British Airways has announced its new twice-weekly service from Gatwick to San Juan in Puerto Rico, making it easier for travellers to get some winter sun.

Planned to start from next March, the new route will be great for those who want to enjoy the island’s famous beaches and exotic landscape. (more…)

A recipe for success in the sky

A recipe for success in the sky

The plan was simple. First, transport dozens of the world’s travel press to Doha and unveil the new all-star chef menu available in Qatar Airways business and first class cabins.

Next, fly in the four high profile chefs from the corners of your airline network, and line them up in front of an audience inside a brand-new multi-million dollar event centre to answer questions about the ambitious plan to take their multi-Michelin-starred reputations into the sky at 35,000 feet. (more…)

Scottish flights cancelled as volcano cloud creeps south

Scottish flights cancelled as volcano cloud creeps south

Air passengers face disruption this week as a volcanic ash cloud from Iceland passes over European air space. It is just over a year since the skies above Europe were closed due to an ash cloud from the Icelandic Eyjafjallajokull volcano, which forced aviation regulators to close 80% of European airspace during the Easter holiday in 2010. (more…)

Is this Londons next airport?

Is this Londons next airport?

Designed by internationally acclaimed British architect Norman Foster, the elegance of what could be London’s next airport is countered only by its nickname – ‘Boris Island’.

The support of London’s flamboyant Mayor Boris Johnson was enough to earn it the rather jokey moniker (reminiscent of a Bond villain’s lair), such are the politics surrounding the ?50 billion project that has sparked not only arguments about the future of air travel to the capital, but also the future shape of the entire UK economy. (more…)

Flying into the light

Flying into the light

It’s your best chance to witness the natural wonder – this January, climb above the clouds onboard Sweden’s brand new aerial tour of the Northern Lights.

Captivating us with its supernatural appearance, Aurora Borealis is at its brightest in a decade from now until February, due to its solar activity peaking – something which happens only every 11 years. (more…)

EasyJet launches flights to Russia

EasyJet launches flights to Russia

EasyJet has announced it will now fly between London’s Gatwick airport and Moscow’s Domodedovo airport from March 18 this year. The news looks set to shake up prices on the route, with return tickets costing as little as ?118 in September on certain dates according to our research – some ?100 cheaper than the competition. (more…)

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…)

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