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Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways, Virgin Atlantic to Expand Partnership

Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic announced that the two are expanding their existing codeshare agreement.
Beginning April 19, Jet Airways will place its code on Virgin Atlantic flights between London Heathrow and nine destinations in the United States, namely Atlanta, Boston, Newark, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington Dulles.
Jet Airways and Virgin Atlantic first began their codeshare partnership on flights in 2009. Under the agreement, Virgin has …

Norwegian to Link London Gatwick with Denver, Seattle

Norwegian to Link London Gatwick with Denver, Seattle

Norwegian Air Shuttle announced plans to launch two new routes to the United States from London Gatwick in September. The carrier will begin twice-weekly service to Denver and Seattle, both on September 17.
Flights to Denver will depart at 9:50 a.m. and arrive at 12:40 p.m. From Denver, flights are scheduled to depart at 2:40 p.m. and arrive at London Gatwick at 6:40 a.m. the next morning. The service will increase …

Hailo Rebranding as mytaxi Following Merger

Hailo Rebranding as mytaxi Following Merger

Hailo, a ride-hailing app based in London, is rebranding following the company’s merger last summer with mytaxi.
The Hailo service and app, which was started by former London taxi drivers, will continue to function until the end of May but current customers are being urged to migrate to the mytaxi app.
“You won’t need to login, register, add a card or do any of that boring stuff,” the company said in an …

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Expands Presence at London Heathrow with Purchase of Croatia Airlines Slots

Delta Air Lines will gain five takeoff and landing slots at London Heathrow Airport following a deal with Croatia Airlines.
The Atlanta-based carrier will pay Croatia Airlines $19.5 million for a late morning slot on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Delta will assume ownership of the slots on April 1.
The story was first reported in the Croatian newspaper Vecernji list
The Croatian airline said that the funds from the sale will be …

Tube Strike Causes Gridlock in London

Tube Strike Causes Gridlock in London

A London Underground strike left the city paralyzed and wet as travelers and commuters tried to get around without public transportation.
Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union as well as the Transport Salaried Staff’s Association walked off the job late Sunday in a dispute over job cuts and ticket office closures.
The dispute resulted in the closure of most underground lines. The Tube is used by some 4.8 million passengers …

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

China to Operate Freight Train to United Kingdom

The China Railway Corporation said it launched freight train service to London Sunday.
The train, which will take 18 days to cover over 7,400 miles (11,909 kilometers) from Yiwu West Railway Station in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China to Barking, London, will traverse eight countries including Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, and France before arriving in the United Kingdom, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Yiwu, a city of 1.2 million people, is …

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott to Add Five Hotels to Luxury Collection in 2017

Marriott International announced the addition of five hotels to the Luxury Collection brand.
The additions are the Wellesley and the Westbury in London; the new Hôtel de Berri in Paris; Cristallo Resort & Spa in Cortina, Italy, the Luxury Collection’s first ski resort; and the Alexander in Yerevan, Armenia.
The Luxury Collection brand plans to add 12 new properties in 2017, according to Mitzi Gaskins, who heads the unit.
The Luxury Collection brand …