London (TAN): British Airways has launched a new electric taxi service within London’s Heathrow Airport to shuttle its premium passengers to their connecting flights.
Guests will be transported directly in chauffeur-driven environment-friendly electric cabs, from one aircraft to a connecting flight .
The service, British Airways’ effort to reduce carbon footprint at the airport, features London Electric Vehicle Company cabs. The air-conditioned taxis come with a panoramic roof, gadget charging stations, WiFi, and room for hand luggage, and the rides are free of charge.
Brussels (TAN): Brussels Airlines has quite a few offerings up its sleeve for the upcoming summer. While it has announced an increase in flight frequencies to multiple African destinations, the airline will not just add frequencies to its existing flights but also introduce new ones to various European destinations.
The services constitute the airline’s effort to connect its flyers with its extensive continental and intercontinental network via Brussels. Continue reading Brussels Airlines plans multiple services for summer 2019
Cairns (TAN): Qantas has announced an increase in seating capacity and frequency across the company’s Queensland routes, from March 31, this year.
The addition will enable Australia’s flagship airline to offer over 2,600 extra seats every week compared with the same period last year.
The airline will continue the deployment of Airbus A330s on select flights from Cairns to Melbourne and Sydney.
December 31 (TravelAndy): Emirates has announced to fly daily to Glasgow from Dubai for a temporary period next year. The airline said the service will be provided between April 16 and May 31, 2019.
Emirates will use Airbus A380 for the flight, marking the aircraft’s first operation on a scheduled basis to Scotland.
The Airbus A380 aircraft will substitute the present double daily service between Dubai and Glasgow by Boeing 777 for a brief period, during which Dubai International Airport’s southern runway could remain shut for development work. Emirates’ decision to replace A380 is to ensure that the airline’s capacity from Glasgow to Dubai is not reduced, which is usually the case during upgrade routines, when single runway operations need airlines to lower and modify their service schedules. Continue reading Emirates to fly daily to Glasgow
December 30 (TravelAndy): JetBlue has opened a new seasonal service to connect Colorado’s Steamboat Springs with Boston, California’s Long Beach and Florida’s Fort Lauderdale, during the ski season.
Boston and Long Beach flights operate twice each week on Wednesdays and Saturdays, while Fort Lauderdale service operates weekly on Saturdays.
The airline will deploy its Airbus A320 to serve the routes for its winter seasonal schedule.
December 29 (TravelAndy): VietJet started operations between Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island to South Korea’s capital Seoul on December 22 this year.
The airline operates daily between the Vietnamese island and Seoul. While flights from Phu Quoc leave at 3.40 pm and reach Seoul at 10.55 pm, local time, the return flights take off at 1.45 am from the South Korean capital and arrive at Phu Quoc at 5.35 am, local time.
VietJet offered souvenirs and flowers to passengers on the inaugural flights to Seoul and back. The airline is also running special promotions on the tickets to celebrate the new route. It has tied up with Phu Quoc’s Vinpearl Discovery resort, which will offer promotions between March 25 and November 30, 2019.
December 28 (TravelAndy): Emirates has inaugurated a new lounge at Rome’s Leonardo Da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport for its passengers.
Located at departure Terminal 3, Level 2, close to gates E22 to E24, the new lounge sprawls over 950 square metres of floor space, and comes with a seating capacity of 162 people. The location also comes with views of the runway and a direct aircraft boarding convenience.
While the airline’s first class, business class, Skywards Platinum and Gold passengers have complimentary entry to the lounge, its Skywards Silver and Blue members have paid access to the facility.
December 26 (TravelAndy): TAP Air Portugal has announced San Francisco as its new destination, with five flights operating between Lisbon and the American city each week starting next year.
Operations will begin on June 10, 2019, with five flights flying to and from Lisbon on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. While flights from Lisbon will take off at 10.00 am, and arrive in San Francisco at 2.40 pm, local time, the ones in the opposite direction will depart at 4.10 pm, and reach Lisbon at 11.25 am, on the following day.
San Francisco will be the airline’s third new destination in the United States and eighth destination in North America in 2019. Antonoaldo Neves, CEO of TAP, said the airlines was following its expansion plans in the United States.
December 24 (TravelAndy): British Airways has announced a new route from London City Airport to Split in Croatia, which will start operating next year.
The airline has planned to connect the Croatian city to the Docklands airport with three flights a week during the summer months of June through September.
While British Airways already operates flights between Heathrow Airport and Split, flights from London City Airport to Croatia will be introduced for the first time.
Luke Hayhoe, general manager commercial and customer, British Airways, said they have been looking at new route and additional frequency possibilities with the arrival of their new aircraft next year, and that it was a natural addition to the summer leisure schedule.
It’s natural to worry about travelling when you have a disability.
There’s more to take into consideration when you’re putting your plans together, which can make your holiday feel like hard work before you’ve even left the house!
Here, we’ve split the process into simple steps — having a disability doesn’t mean missing out.
Following are seven tips to help you master travelling with a disability. Continue reading 7 tips to master travelling with a disability
July 4 (Notintown.net): There is an evolving demands of passengers for better experiences during mid to long-haul flights, according to a Turkish Airlines conducted Aviation Trends India 2017 survey in association with Nielson.
Conducted online, the survey interviewed respondents to understand their likes and dislikes in the Before Flight, During Flight and After Flight phases of the journey.
The survey also reflected the growing acceptance of airline travel as a preferred mode of travel in India due to the growth of the sector with increased options in the form of airlines, routes and benefits. Continue reading Flyers demands evolving, reveals survey
August 14 (Notintown.net): Saudi Arabia, which ranks high in terms of curtailing women rights, has laid out new rules (dress codes) for travellers planning to use the country’s airline services.
According to the new dress code, women passengers are forbidden to show skin and for the males, no shorts.
Women have also been strictly told to not wear anything too short or tight, failure of which may lead to ‘refusal of transporting passengers’. Continue reading Saudi airline dress code for passengers