Virgin Atlantic now flies to Detroit
Virgin Atlantic recently announced their new Detroit to London service, and will be the only British airline flying direct from the Motor City. Detroit has always been a hub of industry, and it's also one of the busiest US airport hubs, connecting passengers from a across the US with Virgin’s partner airline Delta. With two direct flights daily between Virgin Atlantic and Delta, its never been easier for you to get to London.
Detroit to London Flight Schedule
Flight VS107, Airbus A330-300, departs London Heathrow at 10:10am and arrives in Detroit at 1:15pm. Flight VS108, Airbus A330-300, departs Detroit at 5:50pm and arrives at London Heathrow at 6:25am (+1 day).
Delta operated flights - DL21, Boeing 767-400, departs London Heathrow at 2:25pm and arrives in Detroit at 6:02pm. Flight DL18, Boeing 767-400, departs Detroit at 10:14pm and arrives in London Heathrow at 11:05am (+1 day).
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 14:49
Qatar Airways wins third ‘Airline of the Year’ award
Qatar Airways has been honoured with three of the top aviation accolades at the annual Skytrax World Airline Awards, winning Airline of the Year for a third time – a major accomplishment for an airline to reach multiple times.
The highest ranking in the annual Skytrax awards category, Airline of the Year is a testament to the commitment and dedication to service excellence and a high-quality travel experience for all passengers that fly with Qatar Airways.
The award comes at a time when the airline has experienced remarkable growth, given the major enhancements to its fleet in the last 10 months, with the entry into service of the Airbus A380 and the Airbus A350 as the Global Launch Customer.
In addition to the Airline of the Year award, the airline also collected two other awards: Best Business Class Airline Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East – which Qatar Airways has won for the eighth time.
The Skytrax World Airline Awards, held at the Musee de l'Air et de l' Espace, Paris Air Show, are widely known as the Passengers Choice Awards with millions of travellers, from 160 different countries, participating in passenger satisfaction surveys to decide 2015's winners.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Officer, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker said:
“I am honoured to lead an airline that has paved such an accomplished path to excellence, and innovation, demonstrating the team’s unwavering pride in their work and the experience provided to each of our passengers. Becoming an award-winning airline takes dedication and passion – and retaining such a ranking takes commitment, which I thank each and every team member at Qatar Airways for. Our passengers are at the heart of everything we do at Qatar Airways, and we are very proud to be recognised by them and to receive these three Skytrax awards."
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 17:09
Etihad Airways starts daily flights to Hong Kong
Abu Dhabi carrier Etihad Airways has started daily services to Hong Kong to cater to increasing demand on the route. The daily flights will be operated using a two-class Airbus A330 aircraft, offering a total of 3,620 seats per week between Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi. Codeshare partners on the route include airberlin, Air Seychelles, Alitalia, NIKIand Hong Kong Airlines.
James Hogan, Etihad Airways’ President and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Demand for travel into and out of Greater China has never been stronger. The introduction of a daily frequency to Hong Kong, along with our popular services to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai, will ensure that business and leisure travellers benefit from convenient timings and connections to suit their needs.
“Our guests travelling from Hong Kong and nearby southern China are now connected to more than 30 destinations across the Gulf region, Middle East, Africa, Europe and North America over Abu Dhabi. In addition, we offer guests travelling to Hong Kong onward connections to a number of destinations across Asia through our codeshare partnerships.”
The daily flight schedule is as follows:
Flight EY834 from Abu Dhabi (AUH) takes off at 21:45 and arrives at Hong Kong (HKG) at 09:45 local time.
Flight EY833 from Hong Kong (HKG) takes off at 18:55 and arrives at Abu Dhabi (AUH) at 23:25 local time.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 June 2015 16:56
Emirates to start daily flights from Orlando
Beginning September 1, 2015, Emirates will fly non-stop daily from Orlando to Dubai and beyond, connecting to over 140 destinations worldwide.
Fly from Orlando and enjoy Emirates Airline’s limited-time companion fares starting at USD 1,399* in Economy Class and USD 7,999* in Business Class.
Book by June 18 for travel from September 1, 2015 - April 30, 2016.
Last Updated on Monday, 15 June 2015 16:00
Jimmy Choo helps launch British Airways' direct service to Kuala Lumpur
British Airways used the services of celebrity Malaysian shoe designer Jimmy Choo to launch their non-stop service from London to Kuala Lumpur. Fashion designer Datuk Choo and Hollywood actress Tan Sri Michelle Yeoh - a resident of Ipoh, north of Kuala Lumpur - alongside supermodel Georgia May Jagger were photographed beside a British Airways Club class seat with the iconic Petronas Tower in the background.
British Airways used a Cinderella inspired photoshoot to promote the launch of their Boeing 777-200ER service to the Malaysian capital.They are also offering special fares from Kuala Lumpur to London until 16 June for tickets valid for travel thru November 30 2015.
If you are planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur you can fly to London on board British Airways for just US$840 round-trip.
Last Updated on Monday, 01 June 2015 17:01
Air Arabia Jordan to begin operations in May 2015
Air Arabia Jordan, the Kingdom’s new low cost carrier (LCC) recently announced that it will commence operations from its Amman Queen Alia International Airport base mid-May this year. Beginning with direct flights to four countries in the region, Air Arabia Jordan will greatly strengthen connectivity between Jordan and the Levant, Middle East, Europe and North Africa.
Starting Monday May 18 2015, Air Arabia Jordan inaugural flight will take off to Kuwait city as the carrier’s first destination, followed by the launch of regular scheduled services to Jeddah, Erbil and Sharm El Sheikh on May 19th, 20th and 21st respectively, with more destinations to be added later in 2015.
Earlier this year, Air Arabia announced the establishment of its fifth international hub in Jordan following the acquisition of a 49 per cent stake in Petra Airlines which has led to the creation of Air Arabia Jordan, the Kingdom’s new low cost carrier (LCC). The newly established carrier, managed by Air Arabia, will follow the carrier’s successful low-cost business model introduced to the MENA region eleven years ago by Air Arabia.
Adel A. Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia said: “As a major tourism market with a stable domestic economy, Jordan offers a superb opportunity to serve both in-bound and out-bound passenger demand. In turn, the launch of Air Arabia Jordan will provide a direct boost to the Jordanian economy through the creation of skilled jobs and the opening up of new opportunities for local businesses.”
Air Arabia Jordan passengers can enjoy exactly the same comfort, reliability and value for money services they are used to flying from the carrier’s other four hubs. Air Arabia Jordan fleet consists of new Airbus A320 aircraft equipped with the world’s most spacious economy seat pitch.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 10:14
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