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.
Gurgaon (TAN): IndiGo has announced to operate daily non-stop return flights from Kannur to Chennai, Hyderabad, and Hubli from this month.
Kannur International Airport, all set to become IndiGo’s 67th destination, is the fourth international airport in Kerala, the only state in the country with four international airports.
IndiGo will start the operations from January 25, 2019.
Frankfurt (TAN): Lufthansa has opened the Panorama Lounge at Frankfurt Airport, in an attempt to expand lounge space and meet increasing passenger demand.
Located at departure in the terminal 1A Schengen area opposite Gate A26, the new lounge has raised seating capacity in the area by 40 per cent. High demand for the two already present Business lounges prompted the Lufthansa Group to introduce the Panorama Lounge to its Business class guests.
Dr Andreas Otto, product manager for premium airlines, Lufthansa Group, and chief commercial officer, Austrian Airlines, said: “I am delighted that by renting the Panorama Lounge we can once again offer our lounge guests the service they have come o expect from us.”
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 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.
December 17 (TravelAndy): If you are an Alaska Airlines guest with an ugly sweater to wear, you are in for a treat this holiday season.
Alaska Airlines passengers wearing ugly holiday sweaters to the airport on December 21 will be able to board their flight early.
The airlines’ offer is part of National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day promotions, which it will be celebrating for the second consecutive year. It will include all Alaska and Horizon Air flights across Alaska’s 116-city chain, and will be available to all its flyers and employees for one day.
The celebration is intended for spreading joy among flyers during the holiday season. Passengers can tweet their photos and videos enjoying the holidays, with the hashtags #iFlyAlaska and #UglySweaterDay. The airlines is also playing holiday-themed boarding music and films through the month.
December 13 (TravelAndy): Perth Airport has introduced sleeping pods at its T1 zone, making it the first airport in Australia with this facility.
The airport has installed eight pods in collaboration with Smarte Carte and Finnish company GoSleep.
According to Perth Airport CEO Kevin Brown, the pods would be perfect for passengers who either arrived early or had some time between connecting flights, as they connected their flights in different ways, many with a short stopover. Continue reading Perth Airport introduces sleeping pods for passengers
July 1 (Notintown.net): Friday saw a lot of tourists stranded in Bali as the international airport was shut after a volcanic eruption resulted in ash and smoke in the sky, according to officials.
Nearly 450 flights were cancelled early morning at the Ngurah Rai airport after Mount Aging shot smoke and ash some 2000 metres (6500 feet) into the sky.
The shutters on the airport were brought down some early on Friday after a pilot flying overhead found volcanic ash at a height of 23,000 ft. Continue reading Mount Agung in Bali active again, airports shut
June 8 (TravelAndy): The government of India plans to build airports at several popular tourist spots in the country under a regional connectivity scheme.
According to reports, the government is looking at popular tourist destinations such as Agra, the city of Taj Mahal, Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh, Hampi in Karnataka, Kaziranga in Assam and Colva beach in Goa. Continue reading Air connect for more Indian destinations
January 9 (TravelAndy): St. Helena, a remote island in the South Atlantic Ocean, will open its first airport in February.
Famed as Napoleon Bonaparte’s place of exile, St.Helena Island welcomed its first test flight on September 2015.
British Airways Comair will be the only airline set to operate flights to St. Helena from Johannesburg, The Guardian said. The airline is scheduled to operate a once-a-week flight to St Helena, every Saturday. Continue reading Flight to connect Napoleon’s exile island
October 20 (TravelAndy): The Himalayan state of Sikkim in India is set to get its first airport in December 2016.
The airport is being built at Pakyong, 35km from Gangtok, the state’s capital.
“Improving connectivity is the key to promoting tourism.” said India’s tourism minister Mahesh Sharma. Continue reading Sikkim to get airport in Dec 2016
A lot of people I know are uncomfortable about security check at airports.
It’s not really as complicated and tiresome as it seems, you know! If you keep a few things in mind, you can sail through security check pretty smoothly.
The thing to understand is the fact that these rules are in place for the safety of passengers, and you are one of them. So, before you become biased in thinking of how you may be discriminated against and how you are being treated like a criminal, think of this basic fact.
Here are some pointers that will help you sail smoothly through airport security. Continue reading How to glide through airport security check