Edinburgh Airport increase passenger numbers and introduce new routes

Edinburgh Airport’s January passenger numbers show 700,142 people passed through the airport in the first month of the year with a 21.7% increase in the number of international passengers. In terms of international passengers this is the greatest monthly increase since January 2008 when the number of international passengers increased from January 2007 by 26.3%.

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Singapore implements compulsory fingerprint scanning

Singapore’s Immigration and Checkpoints Authority will implement mandatory biometric border scanning from June 2016. This means that all visitors will be subject to the compulsory scanning of fingerprints. Half a million travellers go through the country’s border every day, and Singapore has the busiest land-based checkpoint in the world. Security at these checkpoints is a crucial concern and biometric identification will be able to flag potential security threats more effectively.

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A new look for Traveleads!

For those of you following us on social media, you may have noticed some changes recently.  February marked the beginning of our 45th anniversary celebrations, and what better way to celebrate than with a brighter, fresher new look.

Though it has served us well, we have decided to bid a fond farewell to the iconic Traveleads logo (above).  The classic blue and orange lettering has long been a recognisable stamp of quality throughout the travel industry, but it’s time to retire the plane that has flown above our name for many years and say hello to new, more up to date branding.

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SAS Go Light in Europe

From the 27th April 2016 SAS Go Light will be available on all European routes so passengers can travel with hand luggage only and benefit from lower prices. SAS Go Light has been rolled out to all European destinations following positive feedback on selected route trials of the product in 2015. SAS Go Light includes the option to cancel with a full refund within 24 hours, the ability to choose your seat 22 hours before departure, and tea and coffee on board. You can also pay for access to the SAS Lounge.

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Douala International Airport Temporary Closure

Passengers travelling to Cameroon may be affected by runway works which will take place at Douala International Airport from 20th February to 21st March 2016, impacting on all incoming and outgoing flight schedules.

From 20th to 29th February 2016: Flight schedules will be adapted, please call your Traveleads teams for further details on 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.

From 1st to 21st March 2016: Douala airport will be closed. During the shutdown period, all flights arriving in or departing from Cameroon will be operated from the Yaoundé-Nsimalen airport.

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British Airways Update

London to Shanghai routes enhanced

This February British Airways are increasing services between London and Shanghai by three per week, making it even easier for customers to find flights to perfectly suit their schedules. Plus from summer 2016 the route will be operated on the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The technologically advanced aircraft features state-of-the-art facilities, contemporary interiors and the luxurious new First Class cabin.

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Qatar Airways Sydney and Adelaide bonus Qmiles offer

Fly to Sydney daily with the World’s Best Airline starting March 2016, and Adelaide starting May 2016. Experience the delights of Australia, with daily connections from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh via Doha to Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Adelaide. Plus, if you become a member of Qatar Airways Privilege Club you could earn up to 20,000 bonus QMiles when flying to Sydney or Adelaide during the launch period.

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Air France KLM WoW Sale: 5th-8th February

Air France KLM have just released details of their weekend sale. (These fares are only available this weekend) Fares start from just £34 for return flights to Muscat and look at some of their other exciting destinations… Fly to New York and take a bite out of the Big Apple from just £66, or visit Chinas giant pandas in Chengdu from only £59 With fares as low as these we’re sure flights will be filling up quickly, so call our Traveleads team today to check availability and confirm you flights.

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Cathay Pacific Manchester 'Escape Lounge' access unavailable

Manchester Airport’s 'Escape Lounge' in Terminal 2 will be undergoing refurbishment between the 1st February and the 31st March 2016. During this time lounge access will not be available for passengers travelling on Cathay Pacific flights. In lieu of lounge access, eligible members and passengers will be offered a £15 cash voucher for use in a selection of restaurants and bars in Terminal 2 following security clearance, in addition to complimentary Wi-Fi service for the day of travel. If you require further information please call your Traveleads teams on 0113 245 7745 or 0131 718 4000.

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Air France KLM from Glasgow to the World

With the launch of the new Air France route to Paris on the 27th March 2016, Air France KLM will offer passengers departing from Glasgow an even wider range of options when travelling to Paris, Amsterdam and the world.

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