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Continued success for Team Scotland and Emirates

Official airline partner of Team Scotland and award winning airline Emirates will be pleased to see the Scottish athletes they carried to the Gold Coast doing well as they continue to collect medals in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The games take place every four years and this year saw athletes from all over the Commonwealth arriving into Queensland, Australia. It is the fifth time Australia has hosted the games, which feature a total of 71 nations competing in various sporting events.

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Award-winning mobility solutions from Avis

Avis is a trusted and award-winning brand with a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, and is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, with a commitment to true convenience and exceptional service. Avis’ knowledgeable team works successfully with Traveleads and many of the UK's most prestigious brands to offer you, the customer, the best possible mobility solutions with a truly global service and an exceptional international presence.

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Qatar Airways Airbus A350-900 will mark the inauguration of the new Cardiff route

Qatar Airways will launch daily flights from Doha to Cardiff on 1st May 2018 with the inaugural flight to be flown using the ultra-modern Airbus A350-900, in recognition of the aircraft’s links to Wales. The A350-900, of which Qatar Airways was the Global Launch Customer, wings are built by Airbus in Wales.

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Virgin Trains Welcomes Wills and Wally Their Newest Azuma Sets

After nearly two months at sea, two brand new Azuma train sets arrived from Japan on Wednesday.  Having circumnavigated the globe on the container ship Wallenius Wilhelmsen the two Azuma sets have been affectionately nicknamed Wills and Wally (after the boat they arrived on).  The two five-car sets will be used for platform validation tests on the East Coast Mainline throughout May and June.

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Tried and Tested - Lisbon

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries.  Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form.  Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal.  During World War II, Lisbon was one of the very few neutral, open European Atlantic ports, a major gateway for refugees to the U.S.

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From the heart of London to the best of the Netherlands with Eurostar

Eurostar's direct train services from London to the Netherlands began this week. The new twice-daily train takes just three hours to Rotterdam and three hours 41 minutes to Amsterdam. It will transform the connection between these key destinations, providing travellers with a fast comfortable journey between these important capital cities and an environmentally friendly alternative to flying.

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Lufthansa's new Glasgow to Frankfurt route

Lufthansa now fly from Glasgow to Frankfurt daily in addition to their existing five times a week service to Munich. Lufthansa serves Glasgow Airport with its modern fleet of Airbus A320s. As well as providing Lufthansa’s Scottish passengers with daily access to Germany, the new Frankfurt flight enables Glasgow passengers to access onward connections to the airline’s worldwide network of 209 destinations in 74 countries through its Frankfurt and Munich hubs.

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Air Canada makes finding the perfect fare even easier

Air Canada's new expanded Economy fare offering combines competitive pricing and award-winning service to suit every traveller's needs. In redesigning its existing Economy fares the airline is introducing a new Comfort fare that provides customers a wide range of features, including complimentary access to Preferred Seats, and the option to purchase other amenities such as Maple Leaf LoungeTM access.

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More long-haul options for Scottish passengers with Virgin Atlantic and Flybe

Virgin Atlantic and Flybe have extended their partnership to offer Scottish customers all the advantages of Virgin's Manchester route network, making it easier to transfer to long-haul flights. Flybe's Glasgow to Manchester route is now included in their codeshare deal so passengers in Scotland can connect to and from Virgin Atlantic flights, with one boarding pass and have their bags checked through for the entire journey.

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Qatar Airways Gatwick flights coming soon...

Enjoy flights twice daily from London Gatwick Airport to Doha starting 22nd May 2018, in addition to Qatar Airways six daily flights from London Heathrow Airport.

Award-winning service, comfortable seats and up to 4,000 in-flight entertainment options await Gatwick customers onboard the state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Recent developments have seen the airport transformed into a state-of-the-art facility, with an extensive range of first-class catering and retail outlets.

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