Qantas and Air France renew partnership to offer customers more travel options between Australia and France

Written on May 24th, 2018

Qantas and Air France customers will now have more options to travel between Europe and Australia via Asia following a renewed codeshare agreement between the two carriers. Available for booking from 5th June for travel from 20th July 2018, Air France will add its code to Qantas flights between Hong Kong and Sydney, Melbourne and…

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SilkAir to undergo major cabin product upgrade and be merged into SIA

Written on May 24th, 2018

Singapore Airlines’ (SIA) regional wing, SilkAir, is to undergo a significant investment programme to upgrade its cabin products as part of a multi-year initiative that will ultimately see it merged into SIA. The programme will comprise investment of more than $100 million to upgrade the wholly owned subsidiary’s cabins with new lie-flat seats in Business…

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American Airlines applauds ratification of U.S. – Brazil Open Skies Agreement

Written on May 24th, 2018

American Airlines applauds the United States and Brazilian governments for finalizing an Open Skies agreement that will allow for increased air service between the two countries. “We applaud the U.S. Departments of State and Transportation and the Brazilian Ministry of Transport for taking this major step to enhance the U.S.-Brazil aviation relationship,” said Nate Gatten,…

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New non-stop Delta service between Orange County, California, and New York-JFK this October

Written on May 24th, 2018

Delta Airlines will launch new non-stop service from New York-JFK to Orange County, California on 15th October. This new flight, the only non-stop from New York to John Wayne Airport, provides another link between Southern California and the Big Apple and follows on Delta’s increased West Coast service from JFK this summer, with new San…

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Lufthansa Group Airlines introduce new economy “Light” fare on North American routes

Written on May 24th, 2018

As of summer 2018, Lufthansa Group passengers will be able to book a so-called Economy “Light” fare on routes to North America served by Lufthansa, SWISS, Brussels Airlines and Austrian Airlines. As the basic rate, the new fare is the least expensive option for price-conscious passengers only travelling with carry-on luggage and who do not…

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British Airways launches new direct service to Morocco & other routes

Written on May 24th, 2018

British Airways launches new direct service to Marrakech, Morocco(RAK) from London Heathrow(LHR). It will be adding a new four-per-week service from Terminal 5 to the Moroccan holiday hotspot from 28th October 2018. During the winter season customers will be able to fly direct from British Airways’ London-hub, with services taking off on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays;…

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The Appointment Group UK & US offices closed Monday 28th May 2018

Written on May 24th, 2018

The Appointment Group UK offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Spring Bank Holiday. The Appointment Group US offices will be closed on Monday 28th May 2018 in observance of Memorial Day. If you require any urgent assistance whilst our offices are closed, please contact TAG’s 24 Hours Emergency Team…

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Eurostar cancellations 24th, 28th & 29th May 2018

Written on May 22nd, 2018

Please note the following Eurostar trains will be cancelled on 24th May 2018: From London to Paris Train 9014: departing at 09:22 Train 9024: departing at 12:24 From Paris to London Train 9013: departing at 08:43 Train 9053: departing at 18:43 The following Eurostar trains will be cancelled on 28th May 2018: From London to Paris Train 9030: departing at…

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Ryanair’s Online Check-in Policy changes

Written on May 17th, 2018

Online check-in (for those customers who don’t choose reserved seats) will be available from 48 hours to 2 hours pre-departure for all flights from Wednesday, 13th June. This is double the 24 hour check-in period operated by Aer Lingus, British Airways, Lufthansa, Norwegian and Iberia. This will give reserve seat customers more time to select…

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Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy offering more comfort for flights to Melbourne

Written on May 17th, 2018

Customers travelling to Melbourne can experience Singapore Airlines premium economy with four flights a day offering the premium cabin option. Operating a mix of Airbus A380, A350 and Boeing 777-300ER aircraft on the route, Singapore Airlines has seen strong demand for its premium economy product since introducing it on the route in early 2016. Singapore Airlines’ Area Manager for…

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Fly Virgin all the way to the UK under new Virgin partnership

Written on May 17th, 2018

Virgin Australia and Virgin Atlantic have put flights on sale under their codeshare partnership, which will allow guests to travel effortlessly between Australia and the United Kingdom (UK). This is exciting news for the airlines’ customers, as the codeshare will provide them with more flexibility when booking long-haul services between the two countries. Key benefits…

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Stansted Airport opens a new check-in area

Written on May 17th, 2018

Stansted airport has opened the first phase of a new check-in area, adding eight “hi-tech” desks at the terminal. London Stansted Airport’s £600 million transformation project reached its latest milestone when the first section of a new check-in area opened to passengers on 1st May. Eight new hi-tech check-in desks are the first of 30…

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British Airways launch almost 200,000 summer seats from UK airports

Written on May 17th, 2018

British Airways begins one of its busiest summers ever in the UK regions with the launch of new routes and additional flights from five regional airports. The addition of two new Embraer 190 jets to the growing aircraft fleet means that almost 200,000 seats will be on sale to some of the most popular business…

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Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sign agreements strengthening Transatlantic partnership

Written on May 17th, 2018

Delta Airlines, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Limited have signed definitive agreements paving the way forward for their expanded Transatlantic joint venture. The joint venture agreement signed by Delta, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic sets out the governance as well as the commercial and operational terms the venture. Upon completion, Air France-KLM will acquire a…

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American Airlines celebrates opening of 5 new gates at Chicago O’Hare

Written on May 17th, 2018

American Airlines celebrated the opening of five new gates at its hub at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) on May 11, the first new gates to be constructed at the airport in 25 years. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined CEO Doug Parker; Franco Tedeschi, Vice President — ORD Hub Operations; Ginger Evans, Commissioner — Chicago…

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Fly to Japan with Finnair

Written on May 10th, 2018

Fly the Nordic way to all major cities in Asia. Finnair recently opened a new seasonal route from from Helsinki to Fukuoka. The airline fly to top destinations in Japan multiple times a week. See all the destinations in Japan and elsewhere in Asia, that you can book with Finnair. Here are the offers Finnair…

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Air New Zealand announces additional jet services between Dunedin and Auckland

Written on May 10th, 2018

Air New Zealand will operate five additional return A320 services between Dunedin and Auckland per week from October, adding around 70,000 seats annually to the route and upping seat capacity by close to 25 percent. The new flights are timed to help Dunedin business travellers get more out of their day in Auckland, as well as enable…

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American Airlines introduce routes to the Caribbean and Hawaii and Winter schedule changes

Written on May 10th, 2018

American Airlines customers will have new options to escape the cold with more seasonal and year-round flights to the Caribbean and Hawaii starting this winter. An overview of these new flights is as follows: From Chicago: Daily winter seasonal service to Honolulu and four new routes to the Caribbean From Miami: Seven additional daily frequencies to the…

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United’s 2018 Summer schedule offers customers more destinations than ever before

Written on May 10th, 2018

United’s summer schedule includes 29 new and returning destinations, including Washington, D.C.-Edinburgh, Scotland capital-to-capital service, and new service between New York/Newark and Porto, Portugal, and Reykjavik, Iceland, and between San Francisco and Zurich, Switzerland. United Airlines kicks off its 2018 summer seasonal travel schedule offering more options for customers from more than 100 North American…

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Emirates to launch a daily service to Edinburgh

Written on May 10th, 2018

Emirates announced it will start a daily service between Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh, and Dubai, from 1st October 2018. Edinburgh will become Emirates’ second destination in Scotland after Glasgow and its 8th in the United Kingdom after the airline starts its daily service to London Stansted in June. The new service will be operated by an…

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SURF’S UP: British Airways launch direct flights to Durban

Written on May 10th, 2018

Travellers hoping to escape the Northern Hemisphere’s shorter days and long, cold nights this winter have a new destination: the South African city of Durban with the start of British Airways’ new direct service. From 29th October 2018, holidaymakers will be able to surf their heart out along the Golden Mile, explore the lush green…

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TAG features on Buying Business Travel Top 50 TMCs list 2018

Written on May 3rd, 2018

With a business travel gross sales of £170.6m in 2017, The Appointment Group(TAG) ranks number 16 in Buying Business Travel’s guide to the top travel management companies in the UK – click here to see the full listings. It’s that time of the year when Buying Business Travel (BBT) magazine compiles an annual list of the Top…

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Air New Zealand Airpoints™ expands with five new partners

Written on May 3rd, 2018

Air New Zealand Airpoints is New Zealand’s most rewarding loyalty programme with more than 2.8 million members. In the past year more than one million flights and purchases from the Airpoints Store were enjoyed by members using their Airpoints Dollars. The five new businesses are: Risk insurance provider AIA New Zealand (which is currently seeking approval to complete…

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Air Canada to Launch daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario & Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Air Canada announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on 2nd July 2018. The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John’s; to Europe including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. Flights are now available for purchase. Daily Montreal-Windsor,…

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Qantas orders six more Dreamliners

Written on May 2nd, 2018

Qantas has announced an order for six additional Boeing 787-9s to fly on its international network, bringing its fleet of Dreamliners to 14 by the end of 2020. The arrival of the new aircraft will enable the airline to accelerate retirement of its last six Boeing 747s – an aircraft type that has been in…

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