Archive for the ‘Flights’ Category

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…)

Heathrows first all-business flight

Heathrows first all-business flight

A housing market bubble, new car sales at record highs, and even the danger of George Osborne cracking into a smile. These are some of the indicators of an economic recovery, but another will reveal itself in mid-May when Qatar Airways launches a daily all-business flight from London’s Heathrow airport. (more…)

Hopes of talks to avoid airport strikes

Hopes of talks to avoid airport strikes

Talks to avert strikes at six UK airports could start as early as Monday. The threat of strike action still hangs over Heathrow, Stansted, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen airports, which would all be closed if Unite union members stage a walk out. (more…)

Fly to the sea and back

Fly to the sea and back

Previously off-limits, Sri Lanka’s north-east coast has rapidly transformed in recent years, with cool new hotels attracting intrepid travellers.

Intrepid because, until now, it was an arduous six-hour slog (on a good day) from the island’s only airport, near Colombo on the south-west coast, up to the quiet beaches of Trincomalee (pictured). (more…)

Nap before you fly

Nap before you fly

Twelve pay-by-the-hour bedrooms launch airside in Heathrow T3 today. The ensuite rooms are part of No1 Traveller’s hotel-style experience, which includes a bistro and small cinema, and will be the terminal’s first airside rooms that are open to everyone – no premium-class ticket required. (more…)

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…)

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