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Lufthansa Confirms $3 Billion Dollar Airbus Order

The board of Lufthansa have approved the purchase of 24 A320neos along with 3 A321neos (Short for New Engine Option). This decision was taken as the group states it is “reacting to the positive market and earnings development and this ensures the necessary fleet size in the coming years.”

The order is scheduled to be delivered in 2023 and 2024 - during which time 10 of these aircrafts are destined for Lufthansa’s subsidiary Swiss.

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Native Glasgow is the Result of Multi-Million-Pound Restoration

Native Group is set to unveil its first Scottish offering in October this year, formerly the historic Edwardian Art Deco Anchor Shipping Line HQ building; this has become the selected property to house the new Native Apartments.

The apartments are located in the heart of Glasgow’s city centre, right next to George Square. Both Glasgow Central Station and the Airport are reachable via a 25 minute transfer - providing easy access to the city for business.

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TransPennine Express announce enhanced delay compensation scheme

TransPennine Express in collaboration with Northern, will be extending and enhancing their temporary compensation scheme for any regular travellers (without Season Tickets) that experienced delays and cancellations from 20 May to 30 June. The following routes will be eligible:

• Manchester Airport to Lancaster
• Liverpool to Scarborough
• Liverpool to Newcastle
• Manchester Airport – Middlesbrough
• Manchester Piccadilly – Hull
• Manchester Piccadilly – Leeds

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Traveleads announces partnership with the Welsh Sports Association

Traveleads is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Welsh Sports Association.  The alliance will provide members of the WSA access to a dedicated travel service, complete with expert sports travel consultants, offering the best rates and lowest fares on sports travel.

Already the trusted travel partner of the Sport & Recreation Alliance and the Scottish Sports Association, Traveleads is the largest provider of travel services to governing bodies of sport in the UK.

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Tube Strikes - Wednesday 26th September

A strike on the London Underground line serving Heathrow Airport will go ahead after the latest round of talks collapsed.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union on the Piccadilly Line will launch a 48-hour walkout from 12 noon tomorrow (Wednesday) and a five-hour strike from 8.30pm on Friday. The union says there has been a complete breakdown of industrial relations.
Transport for London warned there will be little or no service, including the Night Tube on Friday.
The two sides met at the conciliation service Acas but talks ended without agreement.
 

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Airlines Warned of Colossal Ash Cloud from Icelandic Volcano

Katla volcano, a close neighbour to Eyjafjallajokull, which erupted in 2010 causing mass travel disruption worldwide, is showing signs of imminent eruption for the first time since 1918.

Researchers have reported that the very active volcano has started churning out carbon dioxide, which suggests that the magma chambers below are filling up. A research report published in the Geophysical Research Letters journal found that Katla was releasing between 12 and 24 kilotons of carbon dioxide every day, making it “one of the largest volcanic sources of CO2 on the planet”.

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Singapore Airline’s New A350-900ULR Claims Title for the World’s Longest Commercial Flights

The A350-900 Ultra-long-range is the first of its kind capable of flying up to 9,700 nautical miles or over 20 hours non-stop.  Singapore airlines prepare to launch the world’s longest flight between Singapore and New York. This journey will cover a distance of around 9,000 nautical miles in an estimated 18 hours and 45 minutes.

The aircraft has been configured to house a two-class layout, with 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy class seats.

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New Air France-KLM CEO pledges to reinvest half of his salary back into the airline

the Air France-KLM group — formed by Air France’s 2004 merger with Dutch KLM — had been without a permanent leader since the resignation of previous chief Jean-Marc Janaillac in May.

After a long search Benjamin Smith was appointed on 16th August 2018 shortly after which time he officially took up his new position as chief executive. On the first day, (Mon 17th Sep) he announced the following statement to staff through a video message:

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British Airways announce an enhanced service for passengers with connecting flights.

Short connection times often leave people racing against the clock in unfamiliar airports, which is why British Airways have prepared the following list of improvements, including new technologies they plan to combine along with new strategies and vehicles to improve passenger journeys.  

•    Identify flights with large volumes of connecting customers then direct those aircraft to the most convenient and accessible airport gates.

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Hong Kong bullet-train set to commence service from September 23rd

More than eight years in the making, Hong Kong’s brand-new high speed rail officially opens for service on Sunday 23rd September. The new bulle- train significantly reduces the time in which it takes to travel to Shenzhen and Guangzhou. The longest bullet-train journey connects Hong Kong’s newly built West Kowloon Station with Beijing and takes approximately 9 hours. The bullet train also connects to the world‘s largest 25,000km national high-speed railway network.

The Hong Kong bullet-train service also includes popular travel destinations such as:

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