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Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic to Begin Flights to Las Vegas, Add Extra Flight to Boston

Virgin Atlantic announced that it will begin new and additional flights from London Heathrow.
The carrier will launch a new London-Las Vegas route on March 31, which will be operated using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The airline will also add a second daily flight to its London-Boston route on this date. The service will be operated using Airbus A330-300 aircraft.
In addition, Virgin will bring back its seasonal London Heathrow-Barbados route, which will …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2018

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Guangzhou-Tel Aviv Route

Hainan Airlines to Launch Guangzhou-Tel Aviv Route

Hainan Airlines announced that it will introduce new service between Guangzhou and Tel Aviv on August 2. The carrier will operate the route three times a week, using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights are scheduled to depart Guangzhou at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, arriving in Tel Aviv at 8:50 a.m. From Tel Aviv, flights will depart at 12:45 p.m., also on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, and arrive in …

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines Orders 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in $12B Deal

American Airlines said late Friday it had ordered an additional 47 Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
The deal, valued at $12 billion at list prices, includes 22 787-8s and 25 787-9s. Deliveries are slated to start in 2020 and 2023 respectively, and will make American, the world’s largest airline, the largest 787 operator in the Western Hemisphere.
“This was a difficult decision between the Boeing 787 and the Airbus A350 and A330neo and …

Great Moments in Travel History – April 2018

April is the fourth month of the Gregorian calendar and the first month of the year to have 30 days. It is commonly associated with spring and rain, as in the saying April showers bring May flowers. Known in Latin as Aprilis, the derivation of which is uncertain, the month is also associated with two major religious holidays that result in one of the busiest travel seasons of the year, …

Hainan Airlines Links Shenzhen with Brussels, Madrid

Hainan Airlines Links Shenzhen with Brussels, Madrid

Hainan Airlines announced the launch of new service from Shenzhen to both Brussels and Madrid. The route to Brussels as the carrier’s third to the Belgian capital, while the service to Madrid is the airline’s first between China and Spain.
Flights from Shenzhen to Brussels are scheduled to depart at 9:25 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and arrive at 4 p.m. From Brussels, flights will depart at 8:20 p.m. and arrive …

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines to Launch Changsha-London Flights

Hainan Airlines announced that it will launch new service between London and Changsha, China, on March 23. The carrier will operate the route using Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart London Heathrow at 10 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and arrive at Changsha Huanghua International Airport at 4:25 p.m. the next day. Return flights are scheduled to depart at 11:20 a.m. and arrive at 4:30 p.m.
Aircraft cabins are equipped …