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Corporate Travel News – May

Airline & Airport News.

 

KLM NEW SERVICE: SAN JOSE

From 31st October 2017 to 23rd March 2018, KLM will operate a twice weekly service to San Jose using a Boeing 787. The dreamliner enhances passengers experience in all cabins featuring on-board Wi-Fi, larger windows, improved air quality and special LED lighting.  READ MORE

 

UNITED POLARIS BUSINESS CLASS

United are rolling out their new business class on their transatlantic fleet. Polaris named for the North Star offers all aisle access along with a new onboard customer experience, access to a private Lounge that features upgraded food and beverage choices, shower facilities, resting rooms and more. It offers a modern, elegant space to unwind, eat, relax and work. READ MORE

 

AIR CANADA LAUNCH THEIR NEW PREMIUM ECONOMY CLASS

2017 marks an important milestone for Air Canada as they celebrate 80 years of flying. Air Canada’s new Premium Economy Class cabin has now be fitted/retro-fitted on Airbus 330s, Boeing 777s and 787 Dreamliner’s. Pamper yourself with their new Premium Economy class and experience a larger seat, extra legroom, and priority airport services. When you travel in Premium Economy on AC international flights, you’ll enjoy a welcome beverage as you settle into your seat. You’ll then be offered the choice between two delicious hot meals served in a china casserole with glassware and cutlery, accompanied by a refreshing salad, warm bread and dessert. Breakfast offerings include: fresh coffee, juice, pastries and yogurt. You can choose from a selection of red and white wine, as well as beer, soft drinks, juice, coffee, and tea to accompany your meals. CLICK HERE 

 

LONDON – PERTH – MELBOURNE ON THE B787 

Daily flights will begin on 25 March 2018 and form part of a new London-Perth-Melbourne return service, a new QF9/10. Customers from the UK and Europe will also be able to connect to other Australian cities via Perth. Services will be operated by our new Boeing 787-Dreamliner, designed specifically for comfort on long-haul sectors, offering: Built-in features to reduce jetlag and improve the overall travel experience; A high level of comfort in our cabins, with a lower seat count than most of our competitors; and Tweaks to our in flight service so customers enjoy the journey even more. CLICK HERE 

 

QATAR AIRWAYS LAUNCH PARTNERSHIP WITH NATIONAL EXPRESS

Qatar Airways is pleased to announce the launch of its new interline partnership with National Express (9B), a bus service provider covering 27 cities in the UK via London Heathrow (LHR).  READ MORE

 

EMIRATES RETURNS WITH SIGNATURE IFTAR SERVICE FOR RAMADAN

Emirates’ signature Iftar service for customers during Ramadan is expected to commence on May 27 to coincide with the start of the holy month. These special meals will be available to passengers across all cabin classes on select Emirates flights, including flights to and from the Gulf region as well as on flights catering to Umrah groups travelling to Jeddah and Medina during the month of Ramadan. CLICK HERE 

 

JET AIRWAYS AND VIRGIN ATLANTIC ENHANCE CONNECTIVITY VIA LHR

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic today announced a further expansion of their codeshare agreement between India and the United States, providing greater choice and enhanced connectivity via London Heathrow. Jet Airways guests travelling between India and the United States can connect through London Heathrow on to nine U.S. destinations operated by Virgin Atlantic; Atlanta, Boston, Newark, Washington (IAD), New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco and Seattle.  READ MORE

 

LONDON CITY AIRPORT TO INTRODUCE REMOTE DIGITAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL

London City airport is to become the first in the UK to replace on-site air traffic controllers with a remotely operated digital system. Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway; controllers will be 80 miles away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras. The new system, due to be completed in 2018, will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019. It has already been trialled in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. The technology has been developed by Swedish defence and security company Saab. It is being introduced as part of a £350 million development to upgrade the Docklands airport which will also include an extended terminal building, enabling it to serve two million more passengers a year by 2025. READ MORE

 

BRITISH AIRWAYS EXPANDS ROUTES FROM REGIONAL AIRPORTS

A raft of new routes from UK regional airports are being introduced this weekend by British Airways. British Airways flights will take off from Birmingham and Bristol airports for the first time in a decade to four popular European destinations, meaning that the airline now flies from 17 airports in the UK and Ireland. READ MORE