All posts tagged "London Heathrow"

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    Fourth Daily London – New York JFK for Virgin

    Virgin Atlantic will introduce a fourth daily flight to its London Heathrow – New York JFK service from 28th October 2012. Flight VS025 will depart London at 19.00, arriving New York 22.00, with VS026 returning at 08.00 and arriving London at 20.00. Virgin currently flies three times daily from London to New...

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    British Airways Back in Dublin and Belfast!

    The acquisition of the bmi group of airlines by International Airlines Group will result in British Airways-liveried aircraft once again operating from Dublin and Belfast to London Heathrow, but could result in more than 2,000 job losses, writes Neil Steedman. The deal raises many questions – only a few of which have...

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    EC Clears IAG Acquisition of BMI

    The European Commission has given the go-ahead for the acquistion of British Midland International by the International Airlines Group, parent company of British Airways and Iberia. IAG said: “Some technical conditions need to be finalised before completion, which is anticipated to take place around 20th April 2012.” The approval comes after IAG...

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    British Midland Cancels Tripoli Flights

    British Midland International has cancelled flights to and from Tripoli up to and including 30th April 2012. Passengers holding tickets for BD services between London Heathrow and Tripoli for tickets issued for travel on or before 30th April 2012 are permitted one change free of charge on the same route for travel...

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    BA’s Triple Avios Promotion

    Members of BA’s Executive Club can earn triple Avios on up to four eligible Club World and First flights to selected destinations until 31st March 2012. The offer is valid for Ireland and UK residents for flights from London Heathrow to Jeddah, Cairo, Delhi, Toronto, Calgary, Atlanta, New York Newark, Boston, Chicago and...

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    Iberia Heathrow Flights Moving to T5

    From Sunday 25th March 2012, all Iberia flights operating between London Heathrow and Madrid will depart from and arrive at London Heathrow Terminal 5 and will have a new BA flight number. They will continue to be operated by Iberia with Iberia’s on-board services.

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    New Virgin Atlantic Upper Class

    Virgin Atlantic’s new Airbus A330-300 aircraft will include an upgraded business class seat, bar and fine dining service in the Upper Class cabin. The aircraft will begin operating the London Heathrow-New York JFK route this spring and all Virgin’s Heathrow routes by 2015. A new airside Clubhouse will also open in March...

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    BA to Resume Flights to Libya

    British Airways plans to resume flights from London Heathrow to Tripoli from Tuesday 1st May 2012, following a thorough security review in conjunction with the UK Government and the Libyan authorities. The airline will fly to and from Tripoli three times a week.

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    IAG Buys BMI for £172.5m Cash

    British Airways and Iberia parent company International Airlines Group and Deutsche Lufthansa AG have today reached a binding agreement for IAG to acquire British Midland International for £172.5 million (€206.8m) in cash, although the price is subject to significant reductions. BMI comprises three distinct business units – bmi mainline, bmi regional and...

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    UK Strike On, Heathrow Currently Normal

    The 24-hour UK public sector strike is taking place today, but Sky News reports that London Heathrow is currently working normally. At 08.00 the airport website reported that “immigration queues are currently at normal levels. However there still remains a possibility of delays for arriving passengers later in the day.” The statement...

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    Britain – Nigeria, a Route of Rejection?

    First, a Nigerian airline was denied slots at London Heathrow. Then the Nigerian government threatened to cut British Airways flights in Lagos in retaliation. Then the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority imposed fines of $135 million on BA and $100 million on Virgin Atlantic (they operate 21 return flights a week from Britain...

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    Winter Sun Savings with BMI

    British Midland International has announced discounts to winter sun destinations including Nice, Marrakech, Agadir and Beirut for a limited time only. Fares must be booked by 20th September 2011 for travel between 1st November 2011 and 31st March 2012. The return fares on offer, including taxes and charged, include Belfast to Cairo...

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    BA / Air Berlin Codeshare Flights

    British Airways and Air Berlin have commenced operating their codeshare agreement on more than 40 flights across key European markets. BA customers now have London Gatwick – Nuremburg added to their network, while Air Berlin customers can now fly direct from a number of German cities into London Heathrow.