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Qatar waives entry visa requirements

Qatar will allow visa-free entry for citizens of 80 countries, effective immediately. Citizens of those countries, including the UK, wishing to visit Qatar will no longer need to apply or pay for a visa.

A multi-entry waiver will be issued free-of-charge at the port of entry upon presentation of a valid passport with a minimum validity of six months and a confirmed onward or return ticket.

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Loganair and British Airways renewed partnership

Loganair will partner with British Airways from 1st September 2017 when Loganair will begin operations as an independent airline. The two carriers have had a business relationship for more than 25 years. Travellers from the Highlands and Islands will be able to connect to British Airways global network via Inverness, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen for onward flights to Heathrow, Gatwick and London City airports, then onwards to over 200 worldwide destinations.

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SAS New Experience

SAS Scandinavian Airlines are upgrading their fleet with 30 new A320neo aircraft, the most efficient and environmentally-friendly aircraft for mid-range travel. The A320neo burns 15-20% less fuel per flight compared to the aircraft used today, and will therefore help SAS achieve its sustainability goals.

In addition to 30 brand new aircraft, the remaining 70 planes will be refitted with the new cabin between 2017 and 2019. To make the journey even more comfortable, the seats in the new cabin will be equipped with comfort cushions, a further recline and a new 30" seat width.

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Aer Lingus announce biggest ever winter schedule

Aer Lingus have announced their most extensive ever winter schedule across their UK, European and trans-Atlantic network with an extra 300,000 seats. The Aer Lingus network highlights include:

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Clayton Hotel rebrand La Tour Birmingham Hotel

The Dublin-based Dalata Hotel Group's newly accquired property the Hotel La Tour in Birmingham will be re-branded as a Clayton hotel by the end of 2017. The hotel features 174 guestrooms, a gym, extensive conference and event space and facillities, plus Mr. White's English Chophouse operated legendary chef Marco Pierre White. Dalata currently has a portfolio of 37 Clayton and Maldron hotels and has acquired the Hotel La Tour as the first step in an ambitious UK expansion plan. More details coming soon...

 

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Experience the best of Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways choice of stopovers

Etihad Airways has launched a '48 Hour Challenge' to transit travellers and UAE residents to experience a host of ‘once in a lifetime’ activities throughout the emirate in just two days. Passengers flying from Edinburgh, London Gatwick, London Heathrow and Manchester can choose to explore Abu Dhabi's many highlights through a series of exciting stopover programmes before connecting on to over 100 global destinations across the Gulf region, Asia, Australia and Africa with Etihad Airways and their partner airlines.

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Lufthansa Premium Economy Class gives you more

Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, Premium Economy Class on long-haul routes offers you a comfortable travel experience between Business Class and Economy Class. Enjoy numerous benefits on the ground and in the air.

The benefits of Premium Economy Class:

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Qatar Airways redefine the airport lounge experience

Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Business Lounge offers surroundings that rival those of any five-star hotel, redefining the world standard in airport lounge experiences. From the moment you enter, you are confronted with a stunning portrayal of Arabian heritage, a resort-like ambience, tantalising à la carte and buffet dining on the spacious mezzanine floor, and Qatar Airways unparalleled hospitality. The inspiring design is a showcase of modern flair and classic style creating an elegant Arabian ambience and a soothing retreat to remedy the stress of long-haul travel.

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British Airways announce new Nashville route

British Airways has announced a brand new direct service between London Heathrow and Nashville, launching May 2018. The new service will operate five times a week from Heathrow, Terminal 5 on a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. Conveniently positioned between three interstate highways, Nashville makes a perfect starting point for Southern road trips, with Memphis, Baton Rouge and New Orleans all within easy reach for fly-drive enthusiasts.

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Choose Air France and Paris Charles De Gaulle for an effortless travel experience

Air France fly from the following UK airports to Paris Charles De Gaulle: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds/Bradford, London, Manchester, Newcastle and Southampton, where you will enjoy seamless transfers between terminals on connecting flights. Make the most of your time at the airport by savouring some delicious French cuisine and relaxing in the comfort of the Air France lounges with free entry for La Première and Business passengers or, shop to your heart's content with endless boutiques and restaurants to choose from.

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