Entries by Dave

London City Airport announces major Departure Lounge upgrade

London City Airport has unveiled a major investment in refurbishing its departures area which the airport claims will enhance the customer experience for passengers and celebrate London businesses and brands. Investment of £12m 30% more seating Two new dining experiences Newly-expanded duty free and retail space Phased transition set for completion by Summer 2023 This […]

Auction of A380 parts

On the 13, 14 and 15 October 2022, five hundred A380 parts will be auctioned by Airbus for the benefit of the Airbus Foundation and the AIRitage association. These parts were selected following the deconstruction of MSN 13 by TARMAC Aerosave, partner of the auction.  Lamps, the bar, stairs, handrails, trolleys, seats, paddles, and even […]

Bond Street Elizabeth line station to open on 24 October

The final Elizabeth line station will provide a new link to one of the busiest shopping districts in the UK with entrances at Hanover Square and Davies Street. Bond Street’s Elizabeth line station will open on Monday 24 October, subject to final approvals. The opening of the station will further transform travel across London and […]

Virgin Atlantic to join SkyTeam

SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, and Virgin Atlantic have announced that the UK airline will join as SkyTeam’s newest member in early 2023. Virgin Atlantic will become SkyTeam’s first and only UK member airline, enhancing the alliance’s transatlantic network and services to and from Heathrow and Manchester Airport. The alliance claimed that Virgin Atlantic customers […]

British Airways and Qatar Airways form the largest airline joint business

Qatar Airways and British Airways have completed the latest phase in the expansion of their partnership, offering global connectivity between more countries than any other airline joint business. The airlines have added 42 new countries to their shared network, including Italy, the Maldives, Norway, Singapore, and Sweden, giving passengers enhanced access between destinations in Europe […]

Delta revamps Premium Select

Delta Air Lines is introducing an improved “premium economy” experience. Customers flying in Delta Premium Select, available on all trans-Pacific and most trans-Atlantic flights, will soon be treated to a refreshed and improved cabin experience, complementing the spacious seat design Delta’s Premium Select passengers already know. The new Delta Premium Select cabin features locally-inspired dining, […]

Spectacular new gourmet dishes in Air France lounges at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Air France is offering new culinary delights in its lounges at Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. The Ducasse Paris teams have developed new dishes to be enjoyed in the long-haul lounges in terminal 2E. For the short and medium-haul lounge in Terminal 2F, Servair corporate chef François Adamski, Bocuse d’Or and Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF), […]

Hans across the water…

Hans Airways has performed its formal ‘route proving flight’ over the North Atlantic for the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) aboard its newly re-registered Airbus A330-200, G-KJAS. The proving flight on 31 August was a special occasion for Global Travel Management, as Director Natalie Pawley was among the guests on board, brother of the flight’s […]

British Airways September Sale

British Airways and British Airways Holidays have launched their September sale, with reductions made across a range of flights and holidays all the way into the summer of 2023. Running until 20 September 2022, the sale offers discounts on travel across the globe, from Europe city-breaks to far-flung Caribbean getaways and 2022 winter sun trips […]

Emirates invests more than $2bn on ‘customer experience’

Emirates is investing more than $2billion to enhance its inflight customer experience, including a massive programme to retrofit more than 120 aircraft with the latest interiors, plus an array of other service improvements across all cabins, starting in 2022. The President of Emirates Airlines, Sir Tim Clark, said, Emirates is flying against the grain and […]